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It’s Pick-Your-Own Blueberry Season at Parlee Farms in Massachusetts

It’s that time of year again – pick-your-own blueberry season at Parlee Farms in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts. We’ve got all the details here!

Voted by the editors of Yankee Magazine as the Best pick-your-own Blueberry Farm in Massachusetts, Parlee Farms is the place to be this summer to indulge in all things farm-fresh. Pick your own (or PYO, as it’s often referred to) is a popular agritourism travel activity in early summer at farms around the United States. Gathering fresh, juicy, delicious blueberries is a fun family activity for all ages and can teach children more about where their food comes from. Adults enjoy collecting fresh fruit for jams, jellies, pies, or just adding to their morning cereal or oatmeal. Have you been blueberry picking yet?

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Parlee Farms PYO Details

BLUEBERRY PYO COST:

  • $36.50 for a LARGE CONTAINER (about 6 lbs) blueberry bucket allows entrance for up to 4 people
    • The Large Blueberry Bucket will be given to you to take home your blueberries.
    • If you bring it back to pick blueberries into it (including your 2022 bucket!), you will receive $1 off the cost of the large container price ($36.50 to $35.50).
    • It can be used all blueberry season.  It cannot be used for other picking.
  • $21.50 for a MEDIUM CONTAINER (about 3 lbs) blueberry box allows entrance for up to  2 people
  • $12.50 for a SMALL CONTAINER (about 1.5 lbs) blueberry box allows entrance for one person
  • $6.75 for KID’S BLUEBERRY PINT allows entrance for one child (12 yrs and under only) with the purchase of an adult container

GUIDELINES FOR PICKING YOUR OWN BLUEBERRIES :

  • Children under two years old are excluded from the people count
  • Parlee Farms Box/Bucket & Tickets required for entrance to the field
  • No eating in the fields
  • All Blueberries picked must fit in the container purchased
  • No additional bags, backpacks, or containers are permitted in the field (excludes diaper bags).
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Blueberry bushes are ripe for the picking!

Additional PYO Crops Coming Soon

FLOWERS: Opening in late July

APPLES: Opening in late August

PUMPKINS: Opening in mid-September

CHERRIES & PEACHES: both crops were lost during the record-breaking cold in early February.  The trees were not damaged, so they expect a crop in 2024.

Other Fun Things to Do at Parlee Farms

FARMSTAND: Open 8 am-2:30 pm

  • Our own Blueberries (after 10 am)
  • Our own Non-GMO Corn
  • Our own Flower Bunches (pick your own is not open yet)
  • Apple Cider Donuts
  • Farm Made Bakery Items, including Farm Made Frozen Blueberry Crisp
  • Jams, Dressings, Sauces, Honey, and more!
  • Local Vegetables from Brookdale Farm
  • Please remember to bring your own bag or box to bring home your purchases.  We do offer reusable bags for 10 cents.
  • We will not be picking strawberries for the Farmstand again until August, when our late crop of strawberries are ready.

MARY’S COUNTRY KITCHEN: Open 8 am-2 pm

  • Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake
  • Warm Farm Made Blueberry Crisp
  • Farm-Made Strawberry Sundaes
  • Frozen Apple Cider
  • Ice Cream, Coffee, and more!

ANNIE’S ANIMAL BARNS & SANDBOX: Open 8 am-2:30 pm

  • No admission fee!
  • Come visit with our 30 new baby goats and our newly arrived sheep and chickens!
  • NEW! The Sandbox at Parlee Farms ~ almost 2,400 square feet of fun!
The Lunch Box at Parlee Farms

THE LUNCH BOX: Open Saturdays 11 am-2 pm, weather permitting

  • The Lunch Box will be open on Saturdays during the summer from 11 am-2 pm, weather permitting. We are excited about our new menu offerings this year!
    • 100% USDA Prime Angus Burgers from ALPINE BUTCHERS in Lowell.
    • Hot Dogs
    • Pulled Pork Sandwiches
    • Veggie Wraps
    • Chicken Fingers
    • Mac & Cheese
    • Homemade Potato Chips

For more information about Parlee Farms, or to check up-to-date PYO details, check their website at www.parleefarms.com or subscribe to their newsletter and receive up-to-date information in your in-box.

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