Where to pick your own berries this season
Berry season is here! Check out these area farms that offer the chance to pick your own fruit. Check the website or call ahead before visiting, as crop availability is ever-changing and some farms require reservations.
115 Oak Hill Rd., Harvard
PYO blueberries and raspberries at this family farm, which also features a frog pond, retail store and the Cider Barn Tap Room with house-made hard ciders.
Carver Hill Orchard
101 Brookside Ave., Stow
PYO season starts in July and runs through October. In the summer you’ll find blueberries, peaches, raspberries, cherries, and assorted vegetables.
4 Kendall Hill Rd., Sterling
PYO strawberries, blueberries, peaches and raspberries at this farm set atop Kendall Hill, with a clear view of Mount Wachusett.
301 Sanders Rd., Oakham
Chairs are provided if you’d like to sit and pick at this family-owned blueberry farm. Typically opens mid-July, call for opening day info and hours.
327 Ayer Rd., Harvard
PYO blueberries and raspberries or enjoy a selection of peaches, picked for you, and for sale at the stand.
Douglas Orchard & Farm
36 Locust St., Douglas
PYO blueberries starting in mid July. The farm grounds are open to walk around and get a sighting of their chickens and ducks, or enjoy live music (additional fee) on Saturday evenings this summer.
1300 Richardson Rd., Ashby
Find four varieties of PYO blueberries on over 700 bushes. Typically open Friday through Sunday, check ahead for season opening and hours.
George Hill Orchards
582 George Hill Rd., Lancaster
Offering PYO blueberries, peaches, and raspberries in the summer. Check their Facebook page for details.
Gianetti’s U-Pick Blueberries
557 Union St., Franklin
Five varieties of high-bush blueberries make for easy picking. Follow their Facebook page for updates.
20 Nixon Rd., Framingham
Summer PYO offerings include flowers, blueberries and blackberries. Call ahead for hours.
Hollis Hills Farm
30 Marshall Rd., Fitchburg
This farm hosts live music, corn hole tournaments and has an ice cream and retail store. In the summer, you can pick your own flowers, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, blueberries and blackberries.
Howe’s Farm & Garden
225 Hardwick Rd., New Braintree
This expansive farm boasts over 10 acres of PYO berries.
232 Pleasant St., Berlin
Formally Indian Head Farm, open daily and offering PYO strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and flowers.
294 Chase Rd., Lunenburg
Summertime PYO offerings include raspberries, blueberries, peaches, nectarines, grapes, pears, and concord grapes.
209 Chace Hill Rd., Sterling
A farm store, bakery, and restaurant with PYO blueberries and raspberries.
70 Nourse St., Westborough
Offering PYO strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, plus a self-guided hiking trail, which passes by barns, a pond and Nourse Brook.
Odd Pine Farm
122 Ferin Rd., Ashburnham
This 5-acre blueberry farm will host its opening day on Thursday, July 29.
95 Farwell Rd., Tyngsboro
Country kitchen, animals, and PYO strawberries, blueberries, cherries, peaches and flowers.
Red Apple Farm
455 Highland Ave., Phillipston
This farm has a Brew Barn and Cidery with nightly live music, along with PYO raspberries, blueberries, peaches, sunflowers and even "dig your own" potatoes.
143 Argilla Rd., Ipswich
A bakery, farm store, winery, and farm animals along with PYO strawberries, cherries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries.
38 Root Rd., Hubbardston
Enjoy nine acres of PYO blueberry bushes.
Sunburst Blueberry Farm
44 Rawson St., N. Uxbridge
Over 1,000 bushes at this PYO blueberry farm, surrounded by open fields with horses grazing in pastures and paddocks.
Tougas Family Farm
234 Ball St., Northborough
Strawberries, cherries, blueberries, peaches and blackberries are the summer PYO offerings. Also there is a playground, animal petting zoo, and farm store.