Where to Pick Peaches, Plums, Cherries, Corn, and More at Boston Farms

Wrap your hands around some delicious fruit at these family friendly Boston farms. Photo courtesy of Lookout Farm
Wrap your hands around some delicious fruit at these family friendly Boston farms. Photo courtesy of Lookout Farm
7/7/23 - By Elyse Andrews

High temps mean it's high time for picking peaches and more at Boston farms. Kids can pick late-summer produce, like pears, raspberries, plums, cherries, corn, and more—even currants!  Children who enjoyed hunting for strawberries and blueberries on local farms in June and early July will have a blast plucking (and sampling) stone fruits and more at these nearby farms in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

For another fun u-pick experience that will lead to a beautiful centerpiece of sunflowers, snapdragons, and more for your summer table, consider a visit with kids to these flower farms around Boston. Or, pick your favorite flavor at these Boston farms with homemade ice cream. And be sure to bookmark our post on places to pick apples with Boston kids—some varieties are ripe starting late August. Happy harvesting!


Boston Farms - Where to Pick Summer Fruits West of Boston

1. Belkin Family Lookout Farm — South Natick

You’ll find peaches, nectarines, and plums in the summer, plus pears, apples, and pumpkins in the fall at the Belkin Family Lookout Farm. The farm is super family-friendly, with a small train, children’s play area, and farm animals.

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2. Carlson Orchards — Harvard 

This second-generation family farm has plentiful fields of raspberries, blueberries, peaches, and even nectarines available for picking in the summer (that’s in addition to fall apples). Stop by Carlson Orchards’ frog pond to see some wildlife (including lots of dragonflies!) while you’re at the farm.

Photo of handful of berries picked at Boston farms. 
See how much those little hands can pick at Boston farms! Photo courtesy of Carver Hill Orchard

3. Carver Hill Orchard — Stow 

Carver Hill Orchard lets you select your own peaches, apples, cherries, raspberries, tomatoes, beans, eggplant, corn, peppers, blueberries, squash, and pumpkins during the growing season each year. Bring lunch to enjoy at one of the picnic tables on this picturesque farm.

4. Cordelia’s Farm - Berlin

​This Farm has been home to 7 generations ever since they started farming here in the 1830s. The farm specializes in the production of small fruit and vegetables, including blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries, as well as corn, tomatoes, and a large assortment of other vegetables.

5. Doe Orchards — Harvard  

This family-owned farm offers pick-your-own blueberries and raspberries starting after the July 4 holiday and going into August. Come back for a visit in the fall for apples. Doe Orchards doesn’t allow you to pick peaches anymore, but the farm-grown fruits are still available for purchase at its stand.

6. Four Town Farm — Seekonk

There’s a unique mix of things available for picking at Four Town Farm. Starting with strawberries in the summer and ending with pumpkins in the fall, you can pick peas, flowers, and raspberries in between.

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7. Kimball Fruit Farm — Pepperell 

The name says it all with Kimball Fruit Farm. You can pick strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and apples at this third-generation family farm.

8. Nashoba Valley Winery — Bolton

While this next one is a winery, it’s also kid-friendly in that families are welcome to pick peaches and nectarines (and apples). Nashoba Valley has a new snack shack where you can purchase picnic lunches to enjoy outside before or after you pick.

Image of people picking berries at one of the PYO Boston farms.
Raspberries are ready and ripe for picking at Four-Town. Photo courtesy of Four Town Farm

9. Shelburne Farm — Stow 

Head to Shelburne Farm to pick peaches and pears (along with apples and pumpkins) and get one of the farm’s legendary cider doughnuts. There’s also a spot to buy lunch, as well as hayrides and a children’s play area that opens in the fall.

10. Sunshine Farm — Sherborn

Come to Sunshine Farm to pick strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and peaches in the summer. Stay for a scoop of ice cream or a fresh baked treat. The farm also offers community-supported agriculture (CSA) shares and a farm stand with fresh-picked produce.

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11. Tangerini’s Spring Street Farm — Millis

Tangerini’s Spring Street Farm has a huge selection in its pick-your-own fields. Summer fruits and vegetables include strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, peaches plums, and even wildflowers (and apples and pumpkins in the fall).
Fill those containers with all the fruit you can pick at these PYO farms! Photo courtesy of Tougas Family Farm

12. Tougas Family FarmNorthborough

At Tougas Family Farm you can pick strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, peaches, apples, and pumpkins. While you’re at the farm, visit the barnyard, playground, and farm store to pick up a treat.

13. Ward’s Berry Farm — Sharon

You can pick your own strawberries, blueberries, and pumpkins at Ward’s Berry Farm. The farm store offers lots more farm-grown fresh produce, fresh baked goods, a deli counter, and a smoothie bar.

14. Wright-Locke Farm — Winchester

This farm offers u-pick raspberries, but there are also lots of other things to do during your visits. Visit with the barnyard animals that call Wright-Locke Farm home, take a stroll on the walking trails, or plan your visit around the farm's family night celebrations. 

Boston Farms - Where to Pick Summer Fruit North of Boston

15. Applecrest Farm — Hampton Falls, NH

Just over the border in NH, Applecrest Farm offers U-pick strawberries, blueberries, apples, raspberries, peaches, pumpkins, and cut-your-own flowers. The farm also has an ice cream stand, so make sure to grab a cone while visiting!

16. Boston Hill Farm — North Andover

Starting with strawberries in the spring and ending with apples and pumpkins in the fall, you can pick it all at Boston Hill Farm. Pick-your-own raspberries, blueberries, and peaches are available all summer long, alongside a bounty of eggs, pies, and honey at the farm stand.

17. Brooksby Farm — Peabody 

Come to family-friendly Brooksby Farm during the summer to pick your own raspberries, blueberries, and peaches. The farm welcomes kids with a large sandbox full of toys and a brand new play area with slides perfectly sized for little pickers.

18. Cider Hill Farm — Amesbury 

There’s a lot to love about Cider Hill Farm. For starters, you can pick blueberries, raspberries, peaches, and nectarines in the summer (come back in the fall for apples). After you work up an appetite picking fruit, snag a freshly made cider doughnut or a whole meal from The Pitchfork onsite food stand (open Thursday through Sunday).

19. Connors Farm — Danvers

While Connors Farm really wows in the fall with its hayridescorn maze, and other seasonal attractions, there’s plenty to do in the summer too. The main attractions are blueberry and raspberry picking, which you can do all summer long. Don’t miss a visit to the well-stocked farm stand.

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Image of a child picking cherries at one of the best Boston farms for PYO. 
We cannot tell a lie: you'll want to pick the whole cherry tree. Photo courtesy of Parlee Farms

20. Parlee Farms — Tyngsboro

Parlee Farms is practically a one-stop shop for all your summer fruit-picking needs. They’ve got strawberries, blueberries, cherries, peaches, apples, pumpkins, and even flowers. The farm is also home to Annie’s Animal Barn, where kids can get up close with sheep, bunnies, chickens, and baby goats.

21. Russell Orchards — Ipswich

Just before you get to Crane Beach, you'll find Russell Orchards, a scenic farm where you can pick strawberries, raspberries, currants, blueberries, blackberries, and apples. The farm store also sells fresh vegetables, like tomatoes and asparagus. Wine tastings are offered in the afternoons Friday-Sunday (for adults only, of course)!

22. Smolak Farms — North Andover

You can pick a lot of fruit at Smolak Farms: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, currants, peaches, plums, and apples. You can also hop aboard a hayride or stop by the animal area, where you can see llamas, alpacas, pigs, and more.

23. Turkey Hill Farm — Haverhill

While Turkey Hill Farm is most known for its beautiful selection of Christmas trees, it’s also open in the summer and early fall for raspberry, blueberry, and flower picking. Stop by this bucolic hilltop farm to pick a bouquet and berries for a pie (or just for snacking in the car on the way home).

Originally published in 2017; updated in 2022, 2023.

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