Sunday, August 25, 2013

It's Apple Picking Season ~2013~

It's my favorite time of the year! 
It's back to school time, the weather is warm but not hot and of course football.   I love the coolness of the late afternoons, the vibrant colors and the Fall harvest.  I especially love throwing on a sweatshirt, a pair of jeans and my sneakers and going apple picking.

We New Englanders are blessed to have the opportunity to drive a short distance and find the nearest apple picking farm.  There are so many to choose from that over the past few years we have personally tried several.  Each one has it's own unique style, friendly staff and of course delicious tasting apples.  

Depending on how early/late the harvest is each year will determine when apple picking season begins.  It seems this year many will be ready for Labor Day or shortly thereafter.  Be sure to contact the farm directly for up to date information. 

Here are a few family friendly pick your own apple farms/orchards for you to try this year.  Be sure to tell us which is your favorite!

Honey Pot Hill Orchard, 144 Sudbury Road, Stow, MA  (978) 562-5666
Visit with our friendly farm animals & get lost in our Hedge Maze and Tunnel Maze (ages 4-10)

Belkin Family Lookout Farm, 89 Pleasant Street South, South Natick, MA  (508) 651-1539
Ride the train to the Children’s Play Area, visit with our farm animals and enjoy many other fun activities.

Davis Farmland, 145 Redstone Hill Road, Sterling, MA  978-422-MOOO(6666)
no information at the time of posting but I will update

Schartner Farm, 211 West Berlin Road, Bolton, MA 01740  (978) 779-5588
Hayrides and farm animal petting area included with maze, apple or pumpkin purchase 
open August 31st through October 27th, 2013 10am-5pm

George Hill Orchards582 George Hill Road, Lancaster, MA
Pony rides, petting zoo, face painting and hayrides
It is currently peach season at the farm...check back or their website for updates

Tougas Family Farm, 234 Ball Street, Northborough, MA 01532  (508) 393-6406
Our barnyard, playground, and farm kitchen are family friendly activities all will enjoy.

Boston Hill Farm, 1370 Turnpike Street, North Andover, MA 01845   (978) 681-8556
Farm Festival, hayrides, petting zoo, ice cream and bakery
It is currently peach season at the farm...check back or their website for updates 

Keith's Farm, 1149 Main Street, Acushnet, MA 02743
Hayrides will be on weekends only, Saturday and Sunday and Columbus Day - WEATHER PERMITTING 

Rhode Island
Barden Family Orchard, 56 Elmdale Road, North Scituate, RI    401-934-1413
Apple picking Season has started

Jaswell's Farm, 50 Swan Road, Smithfield, RI

Farm Tours available
currently blueberry season

Harmony Farms, 359 Saw Mill Road, Harmony, RI  401-934-0741 

Apple Picking Daily in September-  from 9am - 5pm (closed on Mondays)

Steere Orchard, 150 Austin Ave, Greenville, RI

Pick your own apples through October, FREE hayride on weekends

Pippin Orchard,  751 Pippin Orchard Road, Cranston, RI    (401) 943-7096

Pick your own apples has started up, 10-4 everyday -Weather Permitting

Dame Farm and Orchards, 94 Brown Avenue, Johnston, RI    401-949-3657

Currently blueberry season
Pick your own apples and pumpkins, September Weekend Walk-in Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides (Call for Times)

Sweet Berry Farm, 915 Mitchell's Lane, Middletown, RI       401-847-3912

Apples- September

Always call ahead to be sure!

1 comment:

  1. In New England we've been lucky to have a great September weather wise for apple picking! Every farm is different and has different varieties at different times so calling ahead is important if you have a specific apple that you'd like to pick!