Tuesday, Aug 24, 2021 9:00a -
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13 farms outside of Boston where you can "PYO" (pick-your-own) produce August through October. In particular, apples, pumpkins, and peaches. Many of these places also feature blueberry picking until late August.
Farms are sorted by distance from Downtown Boston.
1) Lookout Farm in South Natick, MA
18 miles from Downtown Boston
In addition to peach and apple picking, this place also features an on-site brewery & cidery with a restaurant. Peaches, apples.
2) Brooksby Farm in Peabody, MA
19 miles from Downtown Boston
Apple and peaches are ready to be picked. Apples.
3) Verrill Farm in Concord, MA
22 miles from Downtown Boston
PYO sunflowers is ongoing through mid-September, followed by PYO pumpkins. Sunflowers, pumpkins.
4) Old Frog Pond Farm & Studio in Harvard, MA
46.5 miles from Downtown Boston
The farm is certified organic since 2006. Pick-your-own is open and boxes are available at the self-serve farmstand everyday 9:30am-5:30 pm. While you're there, walk the trails around the pond and through the woods and enjoy more than 50 outdoor sculptures by artists from all over New England. Raspberries, apples.
5) Boston Hill Farm in North Andover, MA
24 miles from Downtown Boston
A 12-generation family owned and operated farm in North Andover, Massachusetts. Blueberries, peaches, apples.
6) Ward's Berry Farm in Sharon, MA
25 miles from Downtown Boston
Besides the typical PYO, Ward’s Berry Farm also has cherry tomatoes, edamame, flowers, and over 30 acres of pumpkins in all shapes & sizes for you to pick later on in the season. That's about 100,000 pumpkins! Peaches, cherry tomatoes, edamame, flowers, pumpkins.
7) Hanson's Farm in Framingham, MA
25 miles from Downtown Boston
In addition to pumpkin picking in September & October, this place also features PYOF (flowers). Blackberries, pumpkins.
8) Smolak Farms in North Andover, MA
28 miles from Downtown Boston
Enjoy other activities such as hayrides and picnics while you’re at the farm.Peaches, plums, blueberries, sunflowers.
9) Russell Orchards in Ipswich, MA
33 miles from Downtown Boston
It's a bit of a drive, but if the foliage is just right it's a beautiful drive. It won't be as insane as some of the other orchards, but it does get busy on weekends. They also have amazing cider donuts that are totally worth the wait. Blueberries, blackberries, apples, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, currants.
10) Nashoba Winery in Bolton, MA
35 miles from Downtown Boston
There's a brewery/winery/distillery on the property so you can grab a few pints/glasses of wine while you are picking apples. Apples, peaches.
11) The Big Apple in Wrentham, MA
36 miles from Downtown Boston
This place is cool and has amazing donuts, cider, and candy apples. Pick your own apples available weekends in September only. Apples.
12) Parklee Farms in Tyngsboro, MA
38 miles from Downtown Boston
The farm also features an expansive petting zoo with 70+ different animals. Blueberries, peaches, apples, flowers, pumpkins.
13) Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury, MA
43 miles from Downtown Boston
Recently named the #1 Apple Picking Spot in the U.S. by Yelp, Cider Hill Farm has officially begun their 40th season of apple picking. Each weekend features free live music, hard cider bars, hayrides, lunch at their food truck, cider donuts, and pumpkin treats. The farm also offers an Outdoor Market during the weekend. Apples, peaches, blueberry.