Pick Your Own Blueberries, Peaches, Raspberries!
It’s definitely my favorite time of year! The sun is shining, flowers are blooming everywhere and Pick Your Own farms are open! Right now you can pick blueberries, peaches and raspberries.
Blueberries are low in calories but high in nutrients. They help heart health, bone strength, skin health, blood pressure, diabetes management, cancer prevention, and mental health. Wow!
Peaches are rich in phenols, flavonoids, and carotenoids, which prevent cancer and DNA damage. They promote healthy eyes, healthy skin, healthy digestion, healthy brain function, a strong immunity and manage cholesterol.
Raspberries support weight loss, fight cancer and infections, keep blood sugar stable and they are a good source of vitamin C, B vitamins, folic acid, copper and iron. They also help to reduce wrinkles and support the immune system.
What’s better than a plump, juicy blueberry, peach and/or raspberry? Fruit that you pick yourself! We’re lucky here in Western Massachusetts as we have several Pick Your Own farms. Visit one or more of these Pick Your Own farms, but we suggest calling first just to make sure they are open and have plenty to pick.
Cumworth Farm Blueberries
472 West Cummington Road, Cummington, MA
Wilder Hill Gardens
351 South Shirkshire Road, Conway, MA
Saturday and Sunday 8AM-5PM, Weekdays: By change or appointment
1394 Mohawk Trail, Shelburne, MA
Wednesday-Sunday 8:30AM-5PM, weather permitting
Phoenix Fruit Farm
40 Mill Valley Road, Belchertown, MA
Starting the First Week of August, Saturdays & Sundays, 10AM-4PM
246 Skyline Trail, Middlefield, MA
Pam Sclafani is the Marketing Director for Coldwell Banker Community Realtors.
Sources: Mass.gov, MedicalNewsToday.com, organicfacts.net, naturalfoodseries.com