Guide Pick-Your-Own Farms

We have many great farms that offer pick-your-own crops in Massachusetts. We start the year with strawberries, then blueberries and raspberries, and peaches in the summer. We then move into the Fall with our #1 tradition of picking apples, and then run into pumpkins in October. Don't forget, you can also pick out a fresh Christmas tree to finish out the year.

*The availability for each of these crops may vary from year to year, especially due to weather. So, it's always a good idea to call ahead to the farm you want to visit to check on picking conditions.

It's fun, great exercise, and you can't get any fresher than U-Pick/Pick-Your-Own!

Start with Strawberries in June

Strawberry picking generally starts beginning to mid-June and ends mid-July
50+ Farms offer Pick-Your-Own Strawberries

June is also Dairy Month. Pair your fresh-picked strawberries with local whipped cream for some delicious Strawberry Shortcake. 

Strawberries in field

Map of Strawberry PYO Farms

Calendar of strawberry and other food and farm festivals

Find a Strawberry Recipe!

Blueberries

From mid-July to the end of August blueberries are ripe and ready for picking!
80+ Farms offer Pick-Your-Own Blueberries

Blueberries are one of the native fruits to Massachusetts. Low in calories and high in antioxidants, blueberries are a great snack for kids and adults alike!

youth picking blueberries

Map of PYO Blueberry Farms

 

Calendar of blueberry and other food and farm festivals

 

Find a Blueberry Recipe!

Peaches

From mid-July to September you can pick peaches at your local orchard.
20+ Farms offer Pick-Your-Own Peaches

Peaches and nectarines are actually the same species, with only small differences. You can pick both of these sweet and juicy fruits across the Commonwealth in the later half of summer. 

 

peaches in tree

Map of PYO peach farms

Calendar of peach and other food and farm festivals

Find a peach recipe!

Apples

From August to November you can pick from dozens of varieties of apples at a local orchard.
80+ Farms offer Pick-Your-Own Apples

From sweet to sour, the many types of apples provide a delicious snack. Picking your own apples to have fresh fruit or for baking in a pie is a great way of welcoming autumn.

hand picking an apple

Map of PYO apple farms

Calendar of apple and other food and farm festivals

Find an apple recipe! 

Pumpkins

From September to October you can pick your own pumpkins for fall festivities!
60+ Farms offer Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins

Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes can be picked at a farm near you! Find the perfect one for decorating your home or baking pumpkin seeds.

pumpkins displayed in large crates

Map of PYO pumpkin farms

Calendar of pumpkin and other food and farm festivals

Find a pumpkin recipe!

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