These 14 Charming Farms In Massachusetts Will Make You Love The Country
When the pace of life in the city and suburbs starts to wear on you, sometimes the only cure is a dose of old-fashioned natural beauty on the best farms in Massachusetts
. There’s something so satisfying and beautiful about learning where your food comes from, and seeing how people have been working the land in Massachusetts for hundreds of years. It’s always fun to take your kids to learn about the agricultural side of our beautiful state, too. They’ll love being able to pick their own apples, meet farm animals, and see the wide blue skies overhead. That’s always a luxury when you are coming from a big city like Boston! Check out this list of some of the most charming Massachusetts farms and let us know which one you have the most fun visiting!
1. Makepeace Farms, Wareham
is such a sweet place to enjoy the beautiful countryside. This cranberry farm has recently opened restaurant and shop locations in Plymouth and Wareham. Stop by for organic coffee sourced from Uganda, delicious farm-grown cranberry products, and one of the best Thanksgiving sandwiches to be found anywhere.
Makepeace Farms, 146 Tihonet Rd, Wareham, MA 02571, USA
2. Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury
Stop by this family-run farm and pick your own strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, plums, nectarines, pears, pumpkins, and apples. There is nothing as delicious as fresh-picked fruit straight from the source. This fruit is positively packed with flavor, so be sure you buy enough so you still have some left after your drive home! Don't miss their fresh unpasteurized cider and warm cider donuts, which are available from May through November! They are a sweet treat you won't forget!
Cider Hill Farm
is one of the best farms in Massachusetts!
3. Davis Farm, Sterling
This seventh-generation family-run animal farm encourages interaction with pets and livestock. They offer pony and hayrides, as well as a GIGANTIC corn stalk maze with over three miles of pathways and bridges. If you and your kids like interacting with animals, head to
Davis Farm in Sterling.
4. Langwater Farm, North Easton
grows an abundance of vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs, berries and pumpkins using organic growing practices and methods. The farm's products are certified as organic and can be found at the farm's stand in Easton and farmer's markets in Easton and the Boston area. They also offer hayrides through their beautiful fields. Pro-tip: their Christmas tree farm (pictured above) is a really magical spot to pick up a holiday tree. There is something wonderful to love at Langwater Farm no matter what season you visit.
Langwater Farm, 209 Washington St, North Easton, MA 02356, USA
5. Waters Farm, Sutton
is a hilltop farm that boasts a pond view and 120 acres of lush, fertile land. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The farmhouse was built in 1757 and the farm staff do a great job of teaching visitors about rural farm life in the 19th century.
Waters Farm, 53 Waters Rd, Sutton, MA 01590, USA
6. Hopestill Farm, Sherborn
has been farmed since the mid-1600s and has been growing organic produce for decades. The farm offers a variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs, and is also home to a "cut your own" organic Christmas tree farm.
Hopestill Farm, 118 Mill St, Sherborn, MA 01770, USA
7. Eastover Farm, Rochester
in Rochester is a great spot to pick your own pumpkins and blueberries. Their gorgeous barn is a feast for the eyes, as well.
East Over Farm, 131 Hiller Rd, Rochester, MA 02770, USA
8. Appleton Farms, Ipswich
is a great place to bring the kids. They'll learn about cheese-making, where maple syrup comes from, how to milk a cow, and so much more. You can say hello to Jersey cows, goats, sheep, pigs and chickens before picnicking on their beautiful grounds. They also have a plentiful selection of fruits, vegetables, and other plants for sale.
Appleton Farms, MA-1A, South Hamilton, MA 01982, USA
9. Saltbox Farm, Concord
Started in the 1940s as a small, traditional family farm,
now provides a variety of services. Offering full-service catering, a CSA program, and cooking classes, Saltbox is a unique blend of family tradition and modern culinary innovation. It's fun to visit Saltbox Farm for any of these fun attractions! Grab a few bottles of fresh honey for a sweet addition to any pantry.
Saltbox Farm, CONC-1550-2, Concord, MA 01742, USA
10. Clarkdale Farms, Deerfield
Incredible fresh fruit is really the star at
Their produce is award-winning and can be found in all sorts of delicious forms, such as jams, candy, pies, pastries, and fresh from the bough. This is one of the best farms to visit in Massachusetts for picking your own fruits and stocking up on mouth-watering homemade pantry goods.
Clarkdale Fruit Farms, 303 Upper Rd, Deerfield, MA 01342, USA
11. Atkins Farms, Amherst
in Amherst has been growing apples for over 100 years, and it shows. Their orchards are set against the scenic Holyoke mountains in the historic Pioneer Valley. Stop by their country food market for fresh flowers, produce, and delectable handmade apple cider donuts.
Atkins Farms, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
12. Sholan Farms, Leominster
mostly produces apples (over 20 varieties throughout the season) as well as blueberries and raspberries.
Sholan Farms, 1125 Pleasant St, Leominster, MA 01453, USA
13. South Face Farm, Ashfield
South Face Farm
is the place to go for authentic Massachusetts maple syrup! They use their own maple trees and craft the sweet stuff according to traditional methods.
South Face Farm, 755 Watson Spruce Corner Rd, Ashfield, MA 01330, USA
14. Kimball Farm, Carlisle
in Carlisle is packed with things to do. Besides serving up homemade ice cream that will haunt your dreams, they have a country store, outdoor grill, driving range, bumper boats, and a 36-hole mini-golf course. The country store is open year-round.
Kimball Farm Carlisle, 343 Bedford Rd, Carlisle, MA 01741, USA
Have you gotten the chance to take your family to visit any of these sweet places? Which of these best farms in Massachusetts is your favorite? Let us know all about your experiences in the comments section.
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