We recently came across a photo on Facebook of the first batch of apples picked in our region by a local family and figured it was about time to repost our list of pick-your-own apple farms in the Berkshires.
So here it is:
Jaeschke’s Orchard, 740 Crane Ave., 413-443-7180
Lakeview Orchards, 94 Old Cheshire Road, 413-448-6009, lakevieworchard.com (Open for picking, varieties vary — also have Fall raspberries and Italian prune plums to pick)
Windy Hill Farm, 686 Stockbridge Road, 413-298-3217, windyhillfarminc.com (2013 season opened Aug. 17)
Bartlett’s Orchard, 575 Swamp Road, Richmond, 413-698-2559, facebook.com (Opened for picking on Labor Day and weekdays beginning Sept. 7 — also fall raspberries)
Hilltop Orchard, 508 Canaan Road, 800-833-6274, hilltoporchards.com (Apple-picking has begun)
Riiska Brook Orchards, 101 New Hartford Road, 413-258-4761, riiskabrookorchard.com (Opens for 2013 season on Sept. 20)
Now get picking … and feel free to send some of your photos or favorite apple-inspired recipes at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may just be featured in a Berkshire Family Focus post.