(508) 248-7820

 

Our bakery offers fresh baked goods

Welcome!

Do you crave… Apples, Peaches, Plums, Nectarines?  Blueberries, Raspberries or Strawberries? Or perhaps... an Apple Pie

At Charlton Orchards Farm, we have all that and more. We are a real working family farm. 

 

Welcome to Summer Everyone.

 

We are open for Pick Your Own Blueberries. 

Picking is great

We are open 5 days a week.  Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and 10:00 am till 3:00 pm on Sunday.

Entry into the Blueberry field closes at 3:30pm Mon-Sat and at 3:00pm on Sunday

Shiro Plums are in the store this week.  PYO Raspberries are here.

 

Strawberries (June 14 thru early July 20, 2017)

Raspberries July 2 thru July 22?

Blueberries July 8 thru Aug 20?

Pick Your Own  Rules & Pricing

Our  fields will be open daily with great strawberry picking beginning daily at 9 am, (except Sunday 10 am) and will remain open until the ripe strawberries are sold out for the day, or 4 pm, Sunday 3 pm.  As always come early for best picking.

Stop at the store to pay your minimum, and get you picking tray. Bring your own containers or purchase a PYO Tray for $1.00, or smaller container for $.25

Please meet and ask question with our field staff and always pick in designated rows as instructed by our staff.

 Please walk down each row before moving the next row.  When picking strawberries and raspberries, Do not Cross across rows, it damages our plants and berries. 

Strawberries are found under the leaves and are hard to see just walking along.  Get down and move aside the leaves for the ripe berries. We understand that some people want only large berries, but that is not always possible.  Most plants have as few as 1 large berry per plant.  Strawberries come in various sizes large, medium and small.  Small berries taste as wonderful as large berries.

Raspberries are found at the top of the canes.  Canes can be tall and short.  Raspberry canes are very delicate.  Do not pull the canes, because the canes  will break and we will all lose.  Gently push the canes aside when reaching into the patch for berries.  Unless picking black raspberries, only pick on the red berries. Raspberry canes have fine scratchers not pickers like wild berry canes. 

Blueberries are found everywhere on the bush.  You can pull on blueberry limb.  They will not break.  Pick only Blue as red and green will be very sour.  Blueberries turn blue before they sweeten.  Feel free to taste a blueberry on the bush; if it is sour (All berries on that bush will be sour) find another bush.  Please stay in picking zone, the patch is large and we zone ripe berries for your picking ease.

Please, no running, berry throwing, or rough housing in our fields. We want everyone to have a great time picking. 

     Price  $3.50 per pound  Strawberries

      Price $3.75 per pound Blueberries

     Price $5.65 per pound Raspberries    

$3.00 per person minimum PYO picking charge (ages 2 and older)  Paid before entering PYO fields and applied towards your purchase of PYO berries.

No Refunds on the minimum or container charge. 

Don't feel like picking.  We have fresh picked berries available on site.

 

2017 is going to be a great year.

 

Our store is open we have a quantity of vegetables. We have our own fresh picked Blueberries, Plums, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Squash, Broccoli and Lettuce.  Our bakery is up and running.  We have cider donuts, pies (strawberry/rhubarb, apple and blueberry), fruit squares (apple and blueberry), and apple turnovers.

 

CSA 2017 Closed for Season

Please visit our CSA page for this years membership.  We will be closing our membership after this weekend, June 25.

   

August 2015, was a very sad month for us.  On Sunday, August 2, our Winery burned down and we experienced a complete loss.  We are no longer in the wine business. 

Thank You to all that have express concern

 

 In Season (fruits) 

June and July

June**Strawberry*Raspberry*Cherry

July** Strawberry*Blueberry*Cherry*Raspberry*Peach

August, September and October

August**Blueberry*Blackberry*Raspberry*Peach*Plum*Nectarine*Apples

September**Blackberry*Peach*Apples*Pumpkins

October**Apples*Pumpkins

   Vegetables:

 *Tomato *Broccoli*Cucumber *Squash *Peppers*String beans

Plus our: *Cider Donuts* Honey*Jam *Jelly *Relish and Salad Dressing* and much more

Farmer Market Update

The 2017, farmers market season began in May.  We will be at the Lexington Market on Tuesday, Wayland Market on Wednesday, and this year we are returning to Wakefield on Saturday 

 

Announcements..... 

 

We no longer have wine for sale. 

 

We no longer raise cattle

or supply pasture raised beef

 

We are located on Route 20, in Charlton Massachusetts, just 8.5 miles east of Sturbridge Village. We are only 55 minutes from Boston and Hartford, and 45 minutes from Providence, and Springfield. Come for a few minutes or stay for the day. There is always plenty to see and do.

Stop by for a visit or call us just to say "Hi". Come to Charlton Orchards and Let our Family meet your family.

Website last update: July 19, 2017

 

 

44 Old Worcester Road
Charlton, MA 01507
Phone (508) 248-7820