Where to pick your own berries this season

Baystateparent Magazine
Farms all across the state offer the chance 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.

Carlson Orchards

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. 

Clearview Farm

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. 

Derrick Farm

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.

Doe Orchards

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.

Elm Shade

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.

Hanson Farms

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. 

Cordelia's Farm

232 Pleasant St., Berlin


Formally Indian Head Farm, open daily and offering PYO strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and flowers.

Lanni Orchards

294 Chase Rd., Lunenburg


Summertime PYO offerings include raspberries, blueberries, peaches, nectarines, grapes, pears, and concord grapes.

Meadowbrook Orchards

209 Chace Hill Rd., Sterling


A farm store, bakery, and restaurant with PYO blueberries and raspberries. 

Nourse Farm

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. 

Parlee Farms

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. 

Russell Orchards

143 Argilla Rd., Ipswich


A bakery, farm store, winery, and farm animals along with PYO strawberries, cherries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries.

Sawyer’s Farm

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.