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Pick your own fruit.

Pick your own fruits.

Apples:

If you’ve never tasted an apple plucked directly from the branch, then you’re missing out on one of the unique pleasures of living in New England. There is simply no comparison to a store-bought apple. That perfect crisp crunch and bright, sweet juice are only found during fall while strolling through bucolic orchards or perusing the shelves of the farmstand. There are many pick-your-own orchards in New Hampshire, but here’s a quick roundup of some of our favorites.

Alyson’s Orchard

57 Alyson’s Ln., Walpole, NH

Alyson’s grows everything from berries and peaches to plums and nectarines, but this 450-acre orchard (with 50 acres of fruit-bearing trees) is best known for its apples. Choose from more than 50 types of apples, including many heirloom varieties. When you’ve had your fill of apple picking, let the kids visit with the goats, play a game of bocce or just enjoy the beauty of this gorgeous orchard.


Applecrest Farm

133 Exeter Rd., Hampton Falls, NH

This fourth-generation farm also grows a number of different fruits, pumpkins and gourds, but there’s a reason apples are its namesake — they have 220 acres of orchards growing more than 40 varieties. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., they offer pick-your-own fruit and cut-your-own flowers, bluegrass music, horse-drawn hayrides and more.


Stone Brook Hill Farm

128 Glidden Rd., Gilford, NH

Enjoy an old-fashioned hay wagon ride into the orchard where more than a dozen apple varieties are available. Definitely don’t miss the lovely farmstand with its delicious cider donuts and fresh-pressed cider.


Mack’s Apples

230 Mammoth Rd., Londonderry, NH

Mack’s Apples has an impressive history — this eighth-generation, family-run farm has about 400 acres with 100 of those dedicated to apples. In fact, the Mack family has continuously farmed the land since 1732. There are also lovely walking trails and both ice cream and farmstands. At the farmstand, you’ll find fresh vegetables, honey, pumpkins, squash, local maple syrup and many other items.


Poverty Lane Orchards

98 Poverty Ln., Lebanon, NH

Specializing in heirloom varieties plus your familiar favorites, Poverty Lane also grows cider apples for the related Farnum Hill Ciders. These hard ciders are available in other stores, but nothing beats picking your own apples followed by a growler fill for the adults. The farm store also sells regular cider and other products. There are free weekend wagon rides (weather permitting and with new safety precautions in place), picnic tables and plenty of room for kids to play.


Brookdale Fruit Farm

41 Broad St., Hollis, NH

Established in 1847, Brookdale offers nearly every kind of fruit and vegetable, including 19 varieties of apples. Make sure you take the time to visit the large Best of NH award-winning farm store that sells the farm’s honey and produce, plus specialty foods, baked goods, local items and much more.


Smith Orchard

184 Leavitt Rd., Belmont, NH

Started by Rob and Wende Richter in 1985, Smith offers an array of apple picking choices like Ginger Gold, Macintosh and MacGown. Their 80-year-old trees may not be as red as the new varieties on the market today, but what they lack in looks, they make up for in taste.


Lull Farm

65 Broad St., Hollis, NH

Owned and operated by David Orde, Lull Farm in Hollis and Milford offers fresh local produce, dairy, eggs, artisanal cheeses and bakery specialties along with their PYO apples. Don’t miss out on trying their homemade cider too!


DeMeritt Hill Farm

20 Orchard Way, Lee, NH

DeMeritt has everything from vegetables and Christmas trees to blueberries and pumpkins, but this orchard might be most famous for its apples. Choose from standard classics and antiques to the latest varieties like the Hampshire Mac. They also have a bakery, several miles of trails and farm animals for you to check out. If you visit in October, don’t forget to check out one of the most creative and unique haunted attractions in the world, Haunted Overload.

Where to pick your own peaches in New Hampshire.

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Love biting into a sweet, juicy peach? We do too! Peaches typically ripen and are in season starting in early August and lasts through early September in New Hampshire. Here are a few of our favorite spots where you can pick your own peaches.

Applecrest Farm
133 Exeter Road (Rt.88)
Hampton Falls, NH
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Sunnycrest Farm
59 High Range Road
Londonderry, NH
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Alyson’s Orchard
57 Alyson’s Lane
Walpole, NH
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Carter Hill Orchard
73 Carter Hill Road
Concord, NH
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Union Lake Peach Orchard
178 Young Road
Barrington, NH
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Monahan Farm
2 South Road
East Kingston, NH
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Butternut Farm
195 Meaderboro Road
Farmington, NH
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McKenzie’s Farm
71 NE Pond Road
Milton, New Hampshire
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Paradise Farm
468 Center Road
Lyndeborough, NH
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Gould Hill Farm
656 Gould Hill Road
Contoocook, NH
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A couple of PYO peach farms right over the NH border

Parlee Farms
95 Farwell Road
Tyngsboro, MA
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Tendercrop Farm
108 High Road
Newbury, MA

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Skip the supermarket strawberries this year and give your family a lesson in where their food comes from by going strawberry picking at one of the New Hampshire’s plentiful pick-your-own strawberry farms. Typically, the New Hampshire strawberry season starts in mid-June and lasts through mid-July in New Hampshire.

Our favorite NH farms for pick your own (or u-pick) strawberries:

Apple Hill Farm
580 Mountain Road
Concord, NH


Applecrest Farm
133 Exeter Road (Route 88)
Hampton Falls, NH


Barrett Hill Farm
103 Barrett Hill Road
Mason, NH


Brookdale Fruit Farm
38 Broad Street
Hollis, NH


Butternut Farm
195 Meaderboro Road
Farmington, NH


Devreindt Farm
178 South Mast Street
Goffstown, NH


Edgewater Farm
99 River Road
Plainfield, NH


Hickory Hill Farm
245 Back Road
Dover, NH


J & F Farms
120 Chester Road
Derry, NH


Lull Farm
Route 13
Milford, NH


McKenzie’s Farm
71 NE Pond Road
Milton, NH


Peachblow Farm
Old Claremont Road
Charlestown, NH


Rossview Farm
85 District 5 Road
Concord, NH


Spring Ledge Farm
37 Main Street
New London, NH


Sunnycrest Farm
59 High Range Road
Londonderry, NH


Where to PYO blueberries.

Bartlett’s Blueberry Farm
648 Bradford Road in Newport, NH


Berry Good Farm
234 Parker Road in Goffstown, NH


Berrybog Blueberries Farm
650 Province Road in Strafford, NH


Blueberry Bay Farm
38 Depot Road in Stratham, NH


Blue Moon Berry Farm
195 Waldron Hill Road in Warner, NH


Brookdale Fruit Farm
41 Broad Street in Hollis, NH


Butternut Farm
195 Meaderboro Road in Farmington, NH


Carter Hill Orchard
73 Carter Hill Road in Concord, NH


Durocher Farm
Route 3A in Litchfield, NH


Emery Farm
135 Piscataqua Road in Durham, NH


Gould Hill Farm
656 Gould Hill Road in Contoocook, NH


Grounding Stone Farm
289 Maple Street in Contoocook, NH


Hickory Hill Farm
245 Back Road in Dover, NH


Lavoie’s Farm
172 Nartoff Road in Hollis, NH


McKenzie’s Farm
71 NE Pond Road in Milton, NH


Monadnock Berries
545 West Hill Road in Troy, NH


Rossview Farm
84 District #5 Road in Concord, NH


Saltbox Farm
321 Portsmouth Avenue in Stratham, NH


Smith’s Blueberries
265 Turnpike Road in New Ipswich, NH


Stark Farm Organic Blueberries
30 Stark Lane in Dunbarton, NH


Stone Brook Hill Farm
128 Glidden Road in Gilford, NH


Sunnycrest Farm
59 High Range Road in Londonderry, NH


Surowiec Farm
53 Perley Hill Road in Sanbornton, NH


Windy Ridge Orchard
1775 Benton Road in North Haverhill, NH