Pick your own farms are a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors while collecting and harvesting your own delicious and healthy foods. It’s a great activity to do alone or with a crowd! During these unprecedented times, nutrition and boosting our immune systems is vital to lead a healthy and happy life. Here in Rhode Island, we have many cities which boast wonderful and hardworking farmers. Why not enjoy those delicious fruits and foods that much more while supporting local and independent farmers in your state?!
Some of our favorite places to pick your own include:
1. Rocky Point Blueberry Farm in Warwick, RI - Blueberries
Blueberries are a flavorful ingredient when baking, whether it be in muffins, pancakes, scones. But they are also delicious when enjoyed fresh, a favorite of humans and dogs! At Rocky Point Blueberry Farm, you can wander the rows of blueberry bushes before taking a break at one of their shaded picnic tables.
2. Narrow Lane Orchard in North Kingstown, RI - Apples, Nectarines, Peaches, Blackberries, Blueberries
Fall often brings memories of apple picking, apple cider, apple pie, the list goes on! Rhode Island has a great selection of apple orchards that offer all this, and more. Narrow Lane Orchard also has pick-your-own nectarines, peaches, blackberries and blueberries throughout the changing RI seasons.
3.Salisbury Farm in Johnston, RI - Raspberries, Strawberries and Tomatoes www.Salisburyfarm.com
Nothing says summer like fresh, juicy fruit, and what better way to enjoy the summer flavors of raspberry and strawberry than by picking them yourself! Salisbury Farm offers a family-friendly experience which includes PYO fruits and vegetables, farm animal feeding, and a farm tour. They also offer a seasonal corn maze, hay ride, and pumpkin picking!
4.Dame Farm Johnston,RI http://www.damefarmandorchards.com
We often think of “pick your own” to be for fruits and vegetables, but how about flowers? Dame Farm and Orchard offers seasonal picking of zinnia, dahlia, and other flowers. As fall approaches they open for apple and pumpkin picking. Check out their farm stand for additional fresh produce and baked goods.
5.PippinOrchard in Cranston - Apples
Pippin Orchard offers all things apple! From a large variety of ready-to-pick apples, to apple pies, and their famous apple cider donuts, Pippin orchard is the place to go for your apple needs. They also sell locally produced milk, eggs, honey and more!
Due to unforeseen circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, it is best to visit the website or call the farm(s) directly before planning any trips. There may be changes in policies regarding face coverings and masks, limitations on groups, changes in hours/days of operations and pricing.
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