Places to Pick your Own Strawberries Near BostonBest places to pick your own strawberries in Massachusetts
One of our favorite summer activities is to pick our own fruits and vegetables. For us, strawberry picking remains high in the rankings of the season we don't want to miss. The pick your own experience is a great opportunity for kids to learn where various foods come from while having some good old fashioned fun.
Below you'll find 6 fun pick your own farms in the Boston area where you can get your hands dirty and get some tasty treats all at the same time. Strawberry season is traditionally only a few succulent weeks long starting in mid - June, so be sure not to miss it!
Hanson's Farm - Framingham
Hanson's Farm is a 5th generation working farm only 25 miles outside of Boston. Strawberries are generally ripe and ready for picking in early to mid-June.
Hanson's offers a wide variety Pick Your Own opportunities throughout the growing season. From strawberries to pumpkins, flowers to blackberries, there's almost always something to pick with your family!
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Marini Farm -Ipswich
Take a sweet trip to Marini Farm in Ipswich and pick containers full strawberries to take home and enjoy. The farm usually opens for pick your own season in mid June for strawberries, so be sure to check the website or call for up to date field and picking conditions.
Visit the farm stand which is traditionally open from mid May/early June and features a full selection of vegetables, fruits and bakery items as well as other specialty foods. Additionally, the farm holds an amazing annual Strawberry Festival each year for the entire family to enjoy and celebrate the scrumptious strawberry.
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Parlee Farms - Tyngsboro
Create memories with the family with a trip to Parlee Farms to go strawberry picking. The farm features five varieties of pick-your-own strawberries which are available for picking from mid-June through Mid -July, yet they also feature two later blooming treasures available for picking from mid- August through late September that you wont want to miss! Be sure to check the website or call for up to date field and picking conditions.
While you are there, visit the Bakery and Farm Stand which feature fresh fruit desserts and goodies as well as ice cream. Add to the family adventures by visiting Annie's Animal Barn where you can feed and visit over 60 animals.
Russell Orchards - Ipswich
Enjoy some time picking your own strawberries at Russell Orchards in Ipswich. This beloved family owned farm will make you feel like you are miles away from the city. Adorned with 120 acres of glorious fruit trees, berry fields, and animal farm, it is just the right atmosphere for a day out at the farm. Picking time usually begins during mid - June. Be sure to check the website or call for up to date field and picking conditions.
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Smolak Farms - North Andover
If you are looking for the freshest, juiciest and most perfect strawberries, then be sure to head over to Smolak Farms. After you are done picking your own, delicious strawberries, take the family over to the main farm location at 315 South Bradford Street in North Andover and spend time at the playground and with the farm animals. Don't miss the farm's Festival Weekends which feature fun activities like hayrides, duck races and more.
Sunshine Farm - Sherborn
Located in rural Sherborn, Sunshine Farm is the perfect location for picking prized strawberries. They also have an amazing ice cream shop which provides its own fresh strawberry, peach, and raspberry ice cream toppings made from fruits grown on the premises. Picking time usually begins in Mid-June, so be sure to check the website or call for up to date field and picking conditions.
Tougas Family Farm - Northboro
Come enjoy a day with the family at the Tougas Family Farm. Pick your own strawberries, play on the payground, visit the barnyard for all ages and view the farm action on a scenic hayride. The farm features a variety of fruits from June to November. Scrumptious, juicy strawberry season is only a few short weeks, so call the picking info line, (508) 393-6406, early in June so you don't miss it! Enjoy real strawberry slushies at the kitchen, along with strawberry shortcake and strawberry crisp.
Verrill Farm - Concord
Locally owned farm stand featuring fresh produce, Verrill Farm features prepared foods, deli and baked goods. Pick your strawberries in June and your own pumpkins in October. Hayrides, and seasonal festivals.
NEW FOR 2021: To guarantee admission into the fields on a given day, you must purchase passes online this year. Walk in sales will be permitted only if the field capacity and crop conditions allow. In addition, all strawberry pickers over the age of 5 will be required to purchase a $7 field pass to enter the strawberry field.
The Verrill Farm Strawberry Festival is an annual tradition that includes entertainment, homemade strawberry shortcake, hayrides, and of course, strawberry picking!
Ward's Berry Farm - Sharon
Ward's Berry Farm is a wonderful family run farm that offers berry picking, 4H animals to visit, a big sand box with toys, and a farm stand that includes veggies, fruits, homemade pies, jams, etc., and also smoothies made to order. It's a really nice place to go with little ones.
More Ideas for Summer Fun!
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Stacey Sao has been the Managing Director of the family-friendly events and activities website, BostonCentral for almost 20 years. She continues to enjoy discovering and exploring new places to visit in the Greater Boston area.