Cherry on top - summertime berry picking
Berry picking is the perfect summertime activity, especially when you get to eat your freshly picked strawberries, cherries, raspberries or blueberries! On Saturday, we drove to Northern Massachusetts to spend the warm afternoon at Parlee Farms,
a charming family owned farm with beautiful fields and a variety of family friendly activities. While each berry has different peak growing times throughout the summer, find a local farm for a juicy, pick-your-own adventure. If you're looking for something fun to do on the weekend, I shared a few local farms below that offer berry picking throughout the summer, happy picking!
C.N. Smith Farm
Town: East Bridgewater, MA
Picking Offerings: Strawberries, peaches, blueberries
About: Originally starting as a potato farm in the 1920's, C.N. Smith Farms today has turned into a pick-your-own farm for families.
Honey Pot Hill Orchards
Town: Stow, MA
Picking Offerings: Blueberries, peaches, pears
About: New England's 200 acre farm offering scenic views for apple, blueberry, peach and pear picking. Family friendly farm open to public.
Town: Tyngsboro, MA
Picking Offerings: Strawberries, blueberries, peaches, cherries, flowers
About: Family owned farm with variety of pick-your-own offerings throughout the summer. Has a farm stand, Annie's Animal Barns, Mary's Country Kitchen, hayrides, and more.
Town: Ipswich, MA
Picking Offerings: Raspberries, blueberries, cherries, strawberries, blackberries
About: Family owned and operated fruit farm, made up of 120 acres of fields. Freshly baked goods are sold at the farm stand along with a winery housed in the farm's stunning barn.
Town: North Andover, MA
Picking Offerings: Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, plums, peaches
About: Fun for the whole family at the 300 year old Smolak Farms, complete with berry fields, community events, farm stand and orchards.