The South Shore's agricultural history endures with a wealth of farmland and family-owned farms, many of which have been in operation for generations. Besides the freshest, in-season fruits and vegetables available at ample roadside farm stands, many open their fields to the public for picking at the height of ripening, each season – an activity sure to bring you and yours closer to the earth and to your new community. Summer strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and peaches give way to fall apples, pumpkins, and cranberries. Call ahead to identify peak times for a bountiful visit. Some even offer educational opportunities in growing your own edible and decorative gardens, as well. We encourage you to visit these beautiful farms in person but to find them on their social media platforms, as well.
135 Cornet Stetson Rd., Norwell
4 Jacobs Ln., Norwell
124 Cornet Stetson Rd., Scituate
1200 Ocean St., Marshfield
80 Wapping Rd., Kingston
Harlow Bay Farms, LLC
27 Howlands Ln., Kingston
Sauchuk's Corn "Maize" and Pumpkin Patch
200 Center St., Plympton
C.N. Smith Farm
325 East Bridgewater
Mark the calendar:
Look for R&C's annual Pumpkin Drop Festival, a stocked pumpkin patch, corn maze and hayride winding through endless, illuminated pumpkins!
Norwell Farms annual Strawberry Festival is timed toward the end of June, when the bright berries hit peak sweetness, so keep an eye out for when they publish dates, and get ready to get in a long line for strawberry shortcake! Other events at the farm include regular Pop-Up Farm Days with live music, farm-fresh everything, and other local vendors.
Walking rows of pines is the quintessential New England holiday tradition. Tag your favorite tree to be freshly cut for the longest lasting (and best) decoration of the season:
The Christmas Tree Farm
254 Taylor St., Pembroke
135 Cornet Stetson Rd., Scituate
Blue Anchor Tree Farm
57 Pembroke St., Kingston