Central Mass Farms
Specialty food store with local apples and cider available year round. Full-service deli and produce departments. Also available: bakery, flowers, gift baskets and old-fashioned ice cream. Open daily 8 am-6 pm.
Open from July to November. Pick your own fruit in season from apples, peaches, nectarines, blueberries, and raspberries. Over 100 acres of apple orchards for friends and family to enjoy. Farm store on premises, open year round. Rt. 2 to exit 38B Harvard / Ayer; 1/2 mile right onto Poor Farm Road; follow signs.
4 Kendall Hill Road
Sterling, MA 01564
Pick your own apples, peaches, pumpkins, blueberries and raspberries. Enjoy hayrides and all kinds of country-made products. The farm is run by the descendants of Mary Sawyer of the world-famous nursery rhyme "Mary's Little Lamb." Open daily mid August-Oct 9-6pm; Nov-Dec Wed-Sun 10-5pm. Take Rt. 2 to 190S to exit 6, left onto Rt. 12 to Sterling Center, left onto Maple Street; we are 1/2 mile at the top of the hill on the right.
at Overlook Farm
216 Wachusett Street
Rutland, MA 01543
270-acre hilltop farm with more than 20 species of farm animals and unique Global Village sites to explore. Open to the public for self-guided tours, 7 days a week. Overlook Farm offers experiential educational programs to school, homeschool, scout and church groups year-round. Summer and School Vacation Day Camp for elementary age children. Adult agricultural-based continuing education. Overlook acquaints visitors with the world-wide development work of international non-profit Heifer International. Public events include Harvest Festival in October, Celebration of Living Gifts in December and Pancake breakfasts in March.
249 Chase Road
Lunenburg, MA 01462
Lanni Orchards was established when Pasquale Lanni, his wife Rosa, their four sons and one daughter emigrated from Avellino, Italy, and purchased the land that is now known as Lanni Orchards in 1963. Our 180-acre farm is located in Central Massachusetts, Northern Worcester County, in a small community called Lunenburg. 70 acres of apples, peaches, corn, raspberries, vegetables, berries, pumpkins and flowers. Gourmet gift baskets available year round. Create your own basket for any special occasion.
11 Phillipston Road
Templeton, MA 01468
Located in Brooks Village in Templeton. Coem find a rare blend of altitude, soils, and climate that is perfect for growing crisp, juicy apples. Pease was founded in 1912 an the family is still producing the best apples and sweet cider in the Northeast. Apples available in the Apple Shed, Pease's cozy farm stand where you will find other treats liek fresh baked pies, maple syrup, local honey, warm turnovers, and dry Yankee humor!
Your family farm! Our farmstand and country store are filled with delicious apple pies and dumplings, fruit-topped ice cream, farm-fresh produce and a variety of farm-made products. Pick your own apples, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, pears, pumpkins, gourds, potatoes, and Indian corn in season. Come and see our new Country Barn Function Hall, available for all your event needs. Open daily 9am-6 pm (mid July-Oct) and 9am-5 pm (Nov-Dec). Take Rt. 2 to exit 19; follow the signs!
Visit the last working apple orchard in Leominster, the birthplace of Johnny Appleseed. Sholan Farms provides cross-country skiing, walking trails, bird watching, a picnic area and a variety of cultural and folk events throughout the year. Pick your own apples, raspberries, and blueberries. Hours: Seasonal, U-Pick Fruit, 7 days a week, 10 am-5:30 pm (Late August through October). Follow the small red apple signs to the top of Pleasant Street just off Rt. 12 in Leominster.
OTHER LOCAL FOOD OPTIONS
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Winter Farmer's Market
Mass Local is a network of consumers, farmers, and artisans focused on providing fresh, local foods to those who seek them. Our customers buy products from local farmers and food producers by way of an online shopping cart, coupled with a distribution service with a once a month pickup.
For more information on how syrup is made, visit www.massmaple.org/how.php. The following list of area sugar houses is from the same site. Just call before making the drive to check their inventory.
Amburgey Farm Sugarhouse
Daves Sugar House
South Village Sugarhouse
Ewen's Sleepy Hollow Sugarhouse
Free sugarhouse tours on weekends in March, 1-4 pm.
Usually open evenings and weekends.
Rock Island Farm
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