Where to pick summer fruit

Above: It’s late blueberry picking season and the start of peach season in our area. (photos posted to flickr left by Carrie Stephens and right by m10299)

I waited so long this summer to post about pick-your-own fruit that there’s not much time left to gather blueberries. (And forget about strawberries – that season is well past. )

My family has traditionally enjoyed fruit picking at Tougas Family Farm in Northborough. In addition to spring-fall pick your own fruits, they have a great playground and lots of goats to entertain the kids. 

They still have PYO blueberries. And peaches are back this year. They should have raspberries soon, too, followed by apples and pumpkins as we head into fall.

As with most orchards, you need to check daily on their picking conditions. This week, they hope to have blueberry picking open on Thursday.

If you don’t want to wait – you can try Belkin Farm in Framingham. But you won’t be picking blueberries. Instead, you’ll find early Pristine Apples. Other fruits that should be coming – Peaches, fall apples, plums, nectarines, and pumpkins.

Finally, you can check out Nourse Farm in Westborough. When conditions are right, they should have blueberries, blackberries, and eventually, pumpkins.

Share your favorites and why you love them in the comments.

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