I don't know about you, but we're really working hard to make this the best summer ever. From outdoor films and concert series to the best places to do yoga with a view, we're soaking up as many experiences as we can while the days are long and the weather is warm. 

 

Last week we brought you the low down on where to shop farmers markets and farm stands, and we're hoping you got your hands on some local, fresh goodies. Now, we want you to get your hands dirty. Next on our list of summertime experiences: pick-your-own orchards. From sweet blueberries to tart raspberries, these pick-your-own orchards have the sweet treats you crave, ripe for the pickin' straight through Autumn.

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SWEET BERRY FARM

Located in Middletown, Sweet Berry Farm sits on 100 acres of preserved farmland. From strawberries in the summer to pumpkins come fall and Christmas trees to deck your halls, Sweet Berry is a hub for all things locally grown. Bonus: they have a cafe on property that serves up savory snacks and sweet treats, plus a selection of artisan cheeses, smoked meats and unique gifts. We call that an experience. 

 
THE GOODS
  • Summer Raspberries: July - mid-August
  • Blueberries: Mid-July - August 
  • Blackberries: Early August - September 
  • Fall Raspberries: Late August - September
  • Apples: September - Early October
  • Pumpkins: Late September - October

 

915 Mitchell's Lane
Middletown
401.847.3912

 


 

Strawberry Picking

 

QUONSET VIEW FARM

Quonset View Farm has been in business for over 100 years offering strawberries, pumpkins & potatoes.

 
THE GOODS
  • Strawberries: June and early July
  • Pumpkins: Late September - October
  • Potatoes: Fall. Months vary, check in for details.

 

895 Middle Road
Portsmouth
401.683.1254

 


 

Sweet Berry Farm

 

BOUGHS & BERRY FARM

If you're a blueberry lover, this 400-year-old farmland is for you. The Boughs & Berries Farm offers 1 acre of landed dedicated to blueberries. 

 

255 Peckham Road
Little Compton
401.635.8582

 


 

 

SAVE FOR LATER

These farms and orchards don't currently have any summer fruit for the picking, but keep them on the back burner for the perfect Autumn day-date.

 

Rocky Brook Orchard

 
ROCKY BROOK ORCHARD

This family-run orchard in Newport offers a variety of pick-your-own fruit options, including 60 varieties of apples in the fall. 

  • Apples: Late September - October
  • Pears: Mid-September - October
  • Quince: Late October 

 

997 Wapping Road
Middletown
​401.851.7989

 

 

Apple Picking

 
OLD STONE ORCHARD

Founded in 1982, Old Stone Orchard is a 7 acre farm offering apples from from September through October. 

 

33 Colebrook Road
Little Compton
401.635.2663