Q&A: Where to Pick Local Pears?

QUESTION AND ANSWERS

Pear trees are becoming heavy with fruit.  Share your favorite spot to purchase or pick fresh local pears. (Photo credit: Sienna Wildfield)

Pears are coming into season soon. Do you know of a place families can PYO pears, or a farm stand to purchase fresh local pears? Share your favorite place to pick or purchase local pears!

  • Heather Richardson wrote: I can’t wait to see what others say! I’d love to find local pears! I bought some from some guy on the side of the road last year! They were cheap and tasty… I even went back and got more! Hope I see him again this year!
  • Liz Castro wrote: Wow, which road, which side? I love pears.
  • Heather Richardson wrote: Liz, this was in Belchertown, MA (Rt.9 by the Sunoco Station/Saportitos/Napa Auto Parts).
  • Alissa Imre Geis wrote: Clarkdale Fruit Farms in Deerfield, MA usually has pears. It is little early yet. They have excellent peaches, plums and early apples NOW!
  • Jody Hadden wrote: I had a pear tree at my old house – seeing as I know the new owners… I just get mine there but I believe they have pick your own at Lakeview Orchard in Lanesboro, MA.
  • Jennifer Reiffert wrote: Yum I want some! And I want to pick ’em please ♥
  • Marissa Tenenbaum Potter wrote: Apex Orchard in Shelburne Falls, MA does organic Asian pears…
  • Jennifer ‘kippy’ York wrote: Sentinel Farm on Cottage St. in Belchertown, MA has pick your own days in Sept and Oct. They have mostly apples but may have pears as well. www.sentinelfarm.com
  • Arianna Alexsandra Grindrod wrote: We just bought pears from Brook Farm at the Ashfield Farmers Market. Maya nabbed one as soon as we got in the car and munched it til it was just a core.

5 Comments

  1. August 27, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Lisa Smith-Hamilton recommends Quonquont Farm in Whately. There’s also Apex Orchards in Shelburne.

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  2. August 27, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    we went to cold spring orchards they said no pick your own peaches. the ones i bought were no good for canning.i would like to find an orchard were we can pick our own,for eating and canning thanks

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  3. August 27, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Linda, I believe Heather is referring to Cold Spring Orchards in Belchertown. Their website is http://www.coldspringorchard.com/

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  4. linda said,

    August 27, 2011 at 10:16 am

    heather could you please give me a name or phone number for this peach place as we could not find it this morning we are gettihg frustrated thanks linda

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  5. linda said,

    August 23, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    hello could you please let me know if your peaches are ready and how much to pick your own.thanks linda

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