Pick Your Own Blueberries, Peaches, Raspberries!

    Pick Your Own Blueberries, Peaches, Raspberries!

    Jul 27, 2020

    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.

     

    BLUEBERRIES:

     

    Cumworth Farm Blueberries

    472 West Cummington Road, Cummington, MA

    Thursday-Sunday 9AM-5PM

    (413) 634-5529

    https://bit.ly/32Y1sLq

     

    Wilder Hill Gardens

    351 South Shirkshire Road, Conway, MA

    Saturday and Sunday 8AM-5PM, Weekdays: By change or appointment

    (413) 625-9446

    https://bit.ly/39DGGSD

     

    Kenburn Orchards

    1394 Mohawk Trail, Shelburne, MA

    Wednesday-Sunday 8:30AM-5PM, weather permitting

    413-625-6116

    https://bit.ly/39EhDPu

     

    PEACHES:

     

    Phoenix Fruit Farm

    40 Mill Valley Road, Belchertown, MA

    Starting the First Week of August, Saturdays & Sundays, 10AM-4PM

    413-213-1414

    https://bit.ly/39x7TWZ

     

    RASPBERRIES:

     

    Blue Heaven

    246 Skyline Trail, Middlefield, MA

    Tuesdays-Sundays, 9AM-4PM

    413-623-8846

    https://bit.ly/3052UJW

     

     

    Pam Sclafani is the Marketing Director for Coldwell Banker Community Realtors.

     

    Sources: Mass.gov, MedicalNewsToday.com, organicfacts.net, naturalfoodseries.com