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Where Can You Pick Apples Around Peabody?

Apple picking season is here! Is there one place you love to go? There are several farms around the North Shore that offer picking.

There's something better about picking your own apples in the fall. Credit: File photo
There's something better about picking your own apples in the fall. Credit: File photo

There's something better about picking your own apples in the fall.

Now that apple-picking season is well underway, we're curious -- are you a loyal customer to one farm or do sample more than one?

Here's a list of the nearby farms that offer picking and other activities (picking generally lasts through early to mid October):

Brooksby Farm

    Connors Farm

    • Where: 30 Valley Rd., Danvers
    • When: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Details: Additional activities include corn maze, hayrides, cow train, jumping pillow, farm animals, pedal carts, duck races, pumpkin blaster, bouncy houses, pig races, etc. There's also a farm store.
    • Admission: There are general admission prices for the attractions/activities that do not include the price to pick apples.
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    Russell Orchards

    • Where: 143 Argilla Rd., Ipswich
    • When: Daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    • Details: Animals, farm store, bakery and wine tasting.
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      Smolak Farms

      • Where: 315 South Bradford St., North Andover
      • When: Picking, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Farm stand, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
      • Details: Additional activities include wee wagons, duck races, games, food, bouncy house, face-painting, batting cage, hay pyramid animals, etc. There are also hay rides, a playground and animals.
      • Admission: There are general admission prices for the extended fall activities that do not include the price of picking apples.
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      Boston Hill Farm

      • Where: Route 114, North Andover
      • When: Daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
      • Details: Hay rides, petting zoo, farm store, bakery, flowers.
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      Barker's Farmstand

      • Where: 1267 Osgood St., North Andover
      • When: Picking, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Farm stand, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
      • Details: Pick your own apples, produce.
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      Ingaldsby Farm

      • Where: 14 Washington St., West Boxford
      • When: Picking (weekends), 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.; Farm stand, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
      • Details: Farm stand, cut flowers, pies, vegetables.
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      Cider Hill Farm

      • Where: 45 Fern Ave., Amesbury
      • When: Daily, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      • Details: Animals, farm store, bees.
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      Fay Farm

      • Where: 120 Amesbury Line Rd., Haverhill
      • When: Weekends, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      • Details: Apple picking.
      • 978-373-4874

      Long Hill Orchard and Farm

      • Where: 520 Main St., West Newbury
      • When: Picking, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Farm stand opens at noon on weekdays
      • Details: Farm stand, bakery, animals.
      • View Website
      Elena D. October 01, 2013 at 08:18 AM
      I am born and raised in Peabody and have lived here all of my 42 years and can honestly say Brooksby Farm is my absolute most favorite spot in Peabody! I love that we have this rural, pastoral, country spot in the middle of our bustling suburb, and when you're up there it is peaceful (well, except when there are hordes of kids picking apples! ;-p) and bucolic and really feels like you're getting away from the craziness of the city!

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