Picking your own berries is an awesome activity for the whole family and lucky for us, Boston’s suburbs are bursting with farms that dedicate much of their time to providing us with these tasty past time. Whether you’re interested in blueberries, raspberries, blackberries or strawberries, locations in and around the city have just what you’re looking for!
Why do you ask is berry picking so important for children? Well, for starters it teaches them about growing healthy food and how to obtain nutritious food that’s important to our diets. Besides that, the more things you can do outside instead of in front of the television the better. With so many locations convenient and affordable to visit, you’ll find you can select just the right place to accommodate your family. Unfortunately, Boston’s harvest weather is short. Be sure to visit websites for seasonal picking dates so you don’t make a wasted trip where you’ve missed the crop. Check out what’s in your area or one of these fantastic local farms that I have taste tested myself!
41 Kendall Ave
This place is great because they offer both raspberry and blueberry picking options plus the fields are right next to each other making it easy to navigate. Pint sized cartons can be bought in the market for $6.00 and you can spend as much time as you want enjoying the day in the middle of their beautiful grounds. By the way, save room for ice cream because there’s a convenient stand right next door!
Ward’s Berry Farm
614 South Main Street
I love this farm because not only can you pick blueberries but if you return in the early fall, you can also dig for your own potatoes. Green thumbs will also enjoy the stunning greenhouses attached to their very own store providing a large selection of delicious homegrown foods and freshly baked breads. If you have little ones, they’ll have fun climbing on the structures located on the playground, too!