Pick Your Own Farms in Vermont are a fun outdoor adventure for families

An afternoon visit to a pick your own farm in Vermont is a fun and healthy outdoor activities for adults and kids. Farms offer opportunities to pick apples, pumpkins, and other fruits and vegetables. Many farms operate farm stands where you can buy pre-picked fruit along with foods , cut flowers, and more. Call ahead before visiting the farm to learn what crops are in season; weather and other conditions can affect picking schedules.
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Pick Your Own Farms in Vermont
Pick Your Own - Scott Farm - Dummerston, VT
Scott Farm

707 Kipling Road Dummerston, VT, 05301 Phone: 802-254-6868

Popular farm, with 130 varieties of heirloom apples, on track to host future pick-your-own days

For years, the Scott Farm has been a favorite pick-your-own location for locals and visitors. Hit hard by Mother Nature in 2023, the farm is on track to be back in 2024 for pick-your-own apples (McIntosh, Cortland, Jonagold, Spigold, Gala, Honeycrisp, to name a few), peaches (like Contenders and Red Havens) and plump pumpkins. The farm, where cultivation dates back to 1791, grows 130 varieties of heirloom apples in its orchards and also features pears, plums, cherries, berries, nectarines, medlars and apricots. Stop by the farm store for fruit, baked goods and Vermont-made products and to have a bite at Pippin’s Cafe. Check the website for picking dates and dates for other activities, from crepe nights to movie nights and concerts.
PYO Apples - The Landmark Trust USA - Dummerston, VT
The Landmark Trust USA

707 Kipling Road Dummerston, VT, 05301 Phone: 802-254-6868

Farm, orchard, known for heirloom apples, goes back to the late-18th century

The Scott Farm in Dummerson, part of Landmark Trust USA in Vermont and the key location for the filming of “The Cider House Rules,” has been in active cultivation since 1791, typically offering 130 varieties of ecologically grown heirloom apples. (Check the farm website for conditions this season, following May’s deadly frost. Pick-your-own opportunities and fruit available for sale have been affected.) The 571-acre farm also typically offers an array of different pears, plums, peaches, cherries, a variety of berries and other fruits. Stop by the enticing Market for fruit, jams, jellies, homemade pies and cider. Or stop by Pippin’s Cafe for coffee and a snack. The farm hosts a variety of events, from orchard walks and crepe nights to information sessions on pruning and grafting and other activities.
Last Resort Farm - Monkton, VT
Last Resort Farm

2246 Tyler Bridge Road Monkton, VT, 05443 Phone: 802-453-2847

PYO crops: Pick-your-own red and black currants, raspberries, mulberries, and blueberries by appointment only.
Also: Zucchini, eggplant, chard, beet greens and baby beets, green onions, basil, fresh garlic, garlic, snap and shelling peas, gooseberries, mulberries, currants, raspberries in the cooler. Blueberries too!. Also, non-organic maple syrup always available.
PYO Season: mid-May thru June. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
Wellwood Orchards - Springfield, VT
Wellwood Orchards

529 Wellwood Orchard Road Springfield, VT, 05156 Phone: 802-263-5200

PYO crops: Apples, blueberries, peaches, pears, plums, raspberries, strawberries
Also: Farm stand with apples, blueberries, peaches, pears, plums, raspberries, strawberries, baked goods, cider jelly, doughnuts, fresh cider, pies, gourds, honey, jams and jellies; tours, hayrides, petting zoos, picnic area, gift shop
Season: Mid-June - November 1; call for hours..
Liebig Berries - West Pawlet, VT
Liebig Berries

1482 Button Falls Road West Pawlet, VT, 05775 Phone: 802-645-0888

PYO crops: Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries
Also: Farm stand with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries. Customers may purchase pre-picked or pick-your-own berries. The farms also offers an assortment of fresh vegetables for sale.
Season: Mid-June to October, 9am - 5pm.
Pink Champagne Currants - Champlain Orchards - Shoreham, VT
Champlain Orchards

3597 Route 74 West Shoreham, VT, 05770 Phone: 802-897-2777

PYO Crops: Raspberries, blueberries, currants, cherries, apples
Also: Peaches, nectarines, pears, plums, berries, cherries. Cider, apple pie, hard and ice cider, fresh cider donuts, apple butter, cider syrup, local and grass-fed pork, beef and lamb. Farm Market is open year round, daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for you to pick up Champlain Orchards goods and to taste hard & ice ciders. Walking tours offered.
Season: Farm stand open year-round; picking produce in season
Chapin Orchard - Essex, VT
Chapin Orchard

150 Chapin Road Essex, VT, 05452 Phone: 802-879-6210

PYO crops: Apples
Also: Shop with pears, pumpkins, squash, baked goods, cider jelly, doughnuts, fresh cider, pies, cornstalks, gourds, hay, honey, jams/jellies, straw, maple syrup. Tours and hayrides, petting zoo, picnic area.
Season: Opening for picking season on Labor Day weekend.
Green Mountain Orchards - Putney, VT - Photo Credit American Aerial Scenes LLC
Green Mountain Orchards

130 West Hill Road Putney, VT, 05346 Phone: 802-387-5851

PYO crops: Apples, blueberries, peaches
Also: Farm stand with Apples, blueberries, peaches, raspberries, corn, pumpkins, baked goods, cider jelly, doughnuts, fresh cider, pies, jellies, eggs, honey, jams/jellies, maple syrup; hayrides; picnic area; wagon rides; live reindeer; gift shop.
Season: mid-July to October, 8am - 6pm.
Cedar Circle Farm - West Thetford, VT
Cedar Circle Farm Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center

225 Pavillion Road East Thetford, VT, 05043 Phone: 802-785-4737

PYO Crops: Strawberries, blueberries, herbs, flowers, pear tomatoes, pumpkins.
Also: Farm stand, café, farm tours, classes.
PYO Seasons: Strawberries: mid to late-June ; Blueberries: mid-July to August ; Flowers: mid-July until the first frost ; Apples: September & October ; Pumpkins: Late September to October 31.
Dwight Miller & Sons Orchard - East Dummerston, VT
Dwight Miller and Son Orchards

511 Miller Road East Dummerston, VT, 05301 Phone: 802-254-9111

PYO crops: Apples, blueberries, peaches, strawberries.
Also: Certified organic PYO strawberries, blueberries, apples, and peaches. Farm stand sells only home-grown fruits, cider, and maple products.
Season: Mid-June to Columbus Day.
Boyd Family Farm - Wilmington, VT
Boyd Family Farm

125 East Dover Road Wilmington, VT, 05363 Phone: 802-464-5618

PYO crops: Blueberries, raspberries.
Also: Farm stand with beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, lettuce, peas, peppers, pumpkins, snap beans, spinach, squash, tomatoes, zucchini, honey, maple syrup, mail-order wreaths, mail-order Christmas trees, tours, picnic area, birthday parties, living Christmas trees in containers, tree stands. Fall ornaments including pumpkins, hay bales, corn stalks, potted mums, sunflowers, kale, and cabbage.
Season: May-December, 9 a.m.-5 p.m..
Blueberries at the Shack - Wildwood Farm - East Dorset, VT
Wildwood Berry Farm

2977 Mad Tom Road East Dorset, VT, 05253 Phone: 802-362-9805

PYO crops: Blueberries, gooseberries, currants, raspberries
Also: Blueberries, currants, gooseberries, raspberries, tours, picnic area, farms stand, gift shop. country store. There are wheelchair-accessible picking areas.
Season: Mid-July to end of August, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m..
Owl's Head Blueberry Farm - Richmond, VT
Owl's Head Blueberry Farm

263 Blueberry Farm Road Richmond, VT, 05477 Phone: 802-434-3387

PYO crops: Blueberries
Also: Live music Tuesday-Thursday evenings in high season.
Season: Open daily in July & August. Hours may change depending on weather and available product to pick. Please check our website or Facebook page for regular hours and regular updates.
Mendon Mountain Orchard - Mendon, VT
Mendon Mountain Orchard

1894 US Route 4 East Mendon, VT, 05701 Phone: 802-775-5477

PYO crops: Apples
Also: Farm stand with apple wine, baked goods, doughnuts, fresh cider, pies, eggs, jams/jellies, maple syrup, honey; farm tours.
Season: September-October, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tree Planting Season - Shelburne Orchards - Shelburne, VT
Shelburne Orchards

216 Orchard Road Shelburne, VT Phone: 802-985-2753

PYO crops: Apples
Farm Stand: Apples, peaches, pumpkins, squash, baked goods, doughnuts, fresh cider, pies, ginger jack, honey, maple syrup
Picking Season: Late August – mid-October, Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Adams Apple Orchard - Williston, VT
Adams Apple Orchard

968 Old Stage Road Williston, VT, 05495 Phone: 802-879-5226

PYO crops: Apples
Also: Farm stand with apples, blueberries, cherries, beans, beets, eggplant, green beans, lettuce, peas, peppers, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, zucchini, baked goods, doughnuts, fresh cider, pies, gourds, herbs; tours; gift shop. Food trucks on Tuesdays.
Season and Hours: Open daily from May 1 to December 24; Apple season is September to mid-October.
Mad Tom Orchard - East Dorset, VT
Mad Tom Orchard

2615 Mad Tom Road East Dorset, VT, 05253 Phone: 802-366-8107

PYO crops: Apples, raspberries, cherries
Also: Farm stand with cider, maple syrup. The old trees are all McIntosh and Cortland. Newer trees are growing Gingergold, Zestar, Sansa, Gala, Honeycrisp, Macoun, Empire, Golden Delicious, Northern Spy, and Jonagold.
Season: Raspberries start in early July – open days vary – check the website before you come. During apple harvest season the orchards is open daily except Mondays. Hours on days of operation are 9am - 5:30pm.