Apple-picking season is here, and it’s time to stock up on that favorite fall fruit. Countless farms across the state are opening their orchards to the public. Here are a just a few:
• Davis Farmland, 145 Redstone Hill, Sterling. 978-422-6666; davisfarmland.com. Pick Macintosh and Cortlands starting the second week of September. Half peck, $7 plus admission to farm or maze.
• Honey Pot Hill Orchards, 138 Sudbury Road, Stow. 978-562-5666; honeypothill.com. Season starts Aug. 23 with 12 varieties available over the season. Medium bag (10lbs.), $16, allows three people into the orchard.
• Parlee Farms, 95 Farwell Road, Tyngsboro. 978-649-3854; parleefarms.com. Choose from more than 20 apple varieties, starting Aug. 31. No admission fee. Pricing available on website.
• Russell Orchards, 143 Argilla Road, Ipswich. 978-356-5366; russellorchards.com. Pick from several varieties, daily Sept. and Oct. until crop runs out. Prices and admission fees vary, see website for details.
Find more pick-your-own orchards in Massachusetts at mass.gov/agr/massgrown/apple_pyo.htm.