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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
PYO Apples - The Landmark Trust USA - Dummerston, VT
The Landmark Trust USA

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

Get picking at this delightful, picturesque, historic orchard, where fruit is ecologically grown

Pick your own crisp apples and juicy peaches at the historic Scott Farm, one of The Landmark Trust USA’s properties in Vermont. The farm, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been in active cultivation since 1791, and now features 130 varieties of ecologically grown heirloom apples, from Ashmead’s Kernel to Zabergau Reinettes. The 571-acre farm also grows other fruits, including persimmons, apricots, grapes, blueberries, cherries and currants. You can find many of them at the farm’s seasonal market, as well as jams, jellies, pies and cider. Or head to one of the pick-your-own orchards that offer Cortlands, Jonagolds, Spigolds, Honey Crisps – and peaches. Check the Scott Farm’s website for information about crepe nights and workshops, plus updates on the market and fruit availability.
Pick Your Own - Scott Farm - Dummerston, VT
Scott Farm

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

Time to get picking at this historic farm with great variety of ecologically grown apples

Pick your own crisp apples and juicy peaches at the historic Scott Farm, one of The Landmark Trust USA properties in Vermont. The farm, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been in active cultivation since 1791, now featuring 130 varieties of ecologically grown heirloom apples, from Allington Pippins to Zuccamaglio Reinettes. You can pick many of them up at the farm’s bountiful market, or head to the orchard to pick Cortlands, Jonagolds, Spigolds, Honey Crisps – as well as pumpkins and peaches. The 571-acre farm also grows many other fruits, including persimmons, apricots, grapes, blueberries, cherries and currants. And the market sells most of them, as well as jams, jellies, pies and cider. Check the website for orchard walks, crepe nights and workshops.
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.
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.
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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.
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..
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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