Where to Pick Your Own Apples

Posted: September 9, 2019

Get started on some great apple picking in Massachusetts! Central Massachusetts is home to some of the state's most abundant farms. If you're in the area, check out these apple spots not only for great picking, but also for farm entertainment for the whole family.

Brookfield Orchards

12 Lincoln Rd., North Brookfield, Massachusetts

A favorite among locals, this orchard sits on a beautiful landscape in North Brookfield, Massachusetts and boasts an expansive variety of apples to choose from. Walk through the orchard and fill your bag with fresh and juicy apples, and then stop over for a visit at the nostalgic country store for penny candy and unique antiques.

PYO begins Saturday August 31 for the 2019 season. Please call to confirm before visiting.

Douglas Orchard & Farm

36 Locust St., Douglas, Massachusetts

A farm family that prides themselves in the healthiest approach to their apples, not exclusively the appearance. Farmer Nick Socrat utilizes integrated pest management practices to reduce the number of sprays. What does that mean for the apple? Some spots and blemishes, but a delicious apple kissed by nature with WAY less chemicals. The farm schedule is packed with family-fun events, so make sure to check out the DCM event calendar to sync up your visit. 

PYO begins September 7, 2019.


Meadowbrook Orchards

209 Chace Hill Road, Sterling, Massachusetts

Located on 100 acres of rolling farmland, Meadowbrook offers a wide variety of PYO apples as well as blueberries, pumpkins, nectarines and raspberries. The farmstore overlooks the hills of Central Mass and offers homeade lunches and baked goods. When fruit is available, Meadowbrook Orchards is open for PYO every day from 8am to 5pm, except during bad weather.

To find out about picking conditions or cancellations due to weather, check Facebook or call 978-365-7617.

Hyland Orchard at Rapscallion Brewery

195 Arnold Road, Sturbridge, Massachusetts

Surrounded by a 150-acre orchard, Rapscallion Brewery occupies an historic red cider barn nestled in the center of Massachusetts. After apple picking from more than 2,400 apple trees at Hyland Orchard; enjoy beers in the tap room or outdoor pavilion, weekly live music, petting zoo area, and disc golf course. Bring your own food, bring the dog, and make it an apple picking day-trip for the whole family!

PYO apple season at Hyland Orchard starts September 21, 2019. 

Berlin Orchards, 310 Sawyer Hill Rd., Berlin, Massachusetts

Twelve varieties of apples on a serene orchard with beautiful rolling hills. 

Stowe Farm Orchards, 15 Stowe Rd., Millbury, Massachusetts

Stowe Farm features many activities including pick your own apples & pumpkins, petting zoo,pony rides, summer camp, mechanical bull rides, gemstone mining, rock wall climbing and more.

Charlton Orchards, 44 Old Worcester Rd., Charlton, Massachusetts

Over 35 varieties of apples. Open Fri-Sun. 

Carlson Orchards, 115 Oak HIll Rd., Harvard, Massachusetts

50 acres of rolling green fruit trees, including 14 acres of apples! Open seven days a week.

Need more inspiration? Discover orchards across Worcester County, learn more!

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