Friday, Aug 19, 2022 9:00a -
Monday, Oct 31, 2022 6:00p

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Life in Boston is always exciting (our never ending event lists should tell you that), but sometimes getting out of the city can provide relaxation and unique fun. We’ve rounded up some of the most interesting experiences happening this summer at farms around Boston and beyond, for when you need a dose of nature in your day.

Attend the Peach Festival at Cider Hill Farm

When: Saturday and Sunday, August 20-21, 8:30am-4 p.m.

Where: Amesbury | 43.6 miles from Downtown

Info: For two weekends Cider Hill Farm is celebrating the heyday of the peach with live music, an outdoor cider bar, hayrides, food trucks, an enormous spectrum of peach treats, and the opportunity to pick your own of this summer fruit.

Take a bee keeping class at Newton Community Farm

When: Saturday, August 20, 10 a.m.

Where: Newton | 12.5 miles from Downtown

Info: Learn about the process of keeping bees, the equipment required, and lots of fun facts about this special species during a beekeeping course. The hives at Newton Family Farm provide a scenic and stimulating setting for the workshop.

Do yoga with alpacas at In The Meadow Farm

When: Saturday, August 27, 9:30 a.m.

Where: Lunenburg | 45.2 miles from Downtown

Info: Get your stretch on with the help of the lovable Alpacas at In the Meadow Farm. An instructor (and the alpacas) will lead you through a relaxing hour long yoga class, then you can snuggle with your furry new friends.

Explore sunflower fields near Boston

When: Late August

Where: Around Massachusetts

Info: Sunflower season is no joke in Massachusetts. Check out these farms when the flowers are in full bloom to capture that perfect Instagram photo and take in the breathtaking beauty of these seasonal blooms.

Shop local at the Field Side Market at SpringDell Farm

When: Saturday and Sunday, September 10-11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Littleton | 38.8 miles from Downtown

Info: Head to the picturesque SpringDell Farm grounds to shop an extensive market of local crafters, creators, and artists, as well as antique dealers, wellness products, food vendors, and more. 

Attend Farm Fest at Holly Hill Farm

When: Saturday, September 24, 6 p.m.

Where: Cohasset | 27.4 miles from Downtown

Info: This non-profit, organic farm is all about giving back. Proceeds go towards education, feeding the local community, and conservation. By attending Farm Fest, a party with live music, a chef-driven menu, and local liquors, you’re contributing to that mission too.

Take a cooking class at Appleton Farms

When: Thursday, September 29, 6 p.m.

Where: Ipswich | 30.3 miles from Downtown

Info: Perfect your apple pie in the culinary education center at this historic farm. Using locally sourced apples you’ll learn the ins and outs of making the crust and assembling the pie, then try the end product a la mode with the rest of your classmates.

Attend Harvest Festival at Verrill Farm

When: Sunday, October 2, 11 a.m.

Where: Concord | 23.2 miles from Downtown

Info: Ring in the fall season with a Harvest Festival straight out of Gilmore Girls. Enjoy food, music, games, prizes, pumpkin patches, and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Pumpkins for Pediatrics at Emerson Hospital.

Dine out at Lookout Farm

When: Wednesday-Thursday, 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 12 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Where: South Natick | 18.7 miles from Downtown

Info: The Greenhouse at Lookout Farm serves up BBQ dishes and comfort food classics, made from locally sourced ingredients of course, in a beautiful, natural setting. During your meal enjoy live music and beer and cider made on site.

Pick your own flowers at Parlee Farms

When: July-October, Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Tyngsboro | 37.9 miles from Downtown

Info: Stroll through 2 acres of beautiful flower gardens and pick your own blooms for a one-of-a-kind bouquet. After you’ve cut your flowers (sheers and bucket provided), the farm staff will professionally wrap it up for you.

Taste wine and take a guided winery tour at Nashoba Valley Winery

When: Saturday and Sunday year round, 11:30am-4pm

Where: Bolton | 43.8 miles from Downtown

Info: Each tour includes complimentary wine tasting and will guide you through the entire wine-making process from the pressing of the fruit to the bottling of Nashoba Valley Winery's wines.

Tour a historic home at Martin House Farm

When: Every Sunday, 1 p.m.

Where: Swansea | 55.7 miles from Downtown

Info: The Martin House Farm is a unique piece of New England history where you can catch a glimpse of what life and work would have been like on the farm in the 1800s. Tour the historic house and the grounds for a fascinating look into the past.

Scout rides on Cool Car Cruise Night at Simcock Farm

When: Every other Wednesday at 6 p.m. through 10/19

Where: Swansea | 48.7 miles from Downtown

Info: Show off your cool car at this bi-weekly car meetup at Simcock Farm. Enjoy the quiet evening hours on the farm and scout out the rides your fellow cruisers brought. A hot dog food truck will offer bites and ice cream sales on the farm benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital. 

Photo: Yoga with Alpacas at In The Meadow Farm.

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