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Editor’s Note: Welcome to Farmstand Update, a weekly listing of the latest offerings from farmstands around the area.

Allandale Farm, 259 Allandale Road, Brookline; 617-524-1531; http://www.allandalefarm.com/home.html

The farm is open for the season — weekdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Farmstand features our own fresh picked produce as well as a wide variety of other locally produced goods. From New England-made cheeses to locally roasted coffee, we pull from the region’s best small food producers to provide an array of exceptional foods for our customers.

Hayrides for $5 a ride — Thursdays and Fridays, 3-6 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Arcadian Farms, 200 Norfolk St., Holliston; 508-429-4439; http://www.arcadianfarms.com/

Hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. from May-October; from November-April, hours are 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. weekdays, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends.

In season, Arcadian Farms harvests our own tomatoes, corn, lettuce, beets, eggplants, squashes, herbs, beans, spinach, kale, cucumbers, and many other fruits and vegetables.

We partner with other local farmers and bakers to carry local eggs, dairy, honey, syrup, jams, relishes, and baked goods.

For your convenience, we bring in imported fruits and vegetables during the winter season as well as holiday greenery and Christmas trees. In the spring our patio is full of flowering plants, herbs, and vegetable seedlings for your gardens.

Belkin Lookout Farm — 89 Pleasant St. South, South Natick; 508-653-0653; http://www.lookoutfarm.com/

The farm is open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The farm is located less than 20 miles from Boston in historic South Natick, on 180 acres with more than 60,000 fruit trees.

Picking your own fruit is a New England tradition, and the farm offers a variety of fruit from June through October. Ride the train to the Children’s Play Area, visit with our farm animals and enjoy many other fun activities.

Peaches, Asian pears, nectarines and apples are now available for picking.

Brigham Farm — Route 117, Concord (between Sudbury and Garfield roads, next to Lee’s bridge). http://www.brighamfarmconcord.com/

The greenhouse is open daily starting at 9 a.m. The farmstand is now open. The farm stand sells its own vegetables, herbs and cut flowers (in addition to other local produce) between June and October.

Dowse Orchards — farmstand at 98 North Main St., Sherborn; open daily from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. until Christmas; 508-653-2639; http://www.dowseorchards.com/

The farmstand is now open with apples, apple cider, lettuce, eggs and zucchini. In addition, mums and pumpkins are now for sale.

PYO apples at the orchards weekends from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ferjulian’s Farm Stand, 7 Lewis St., Hudson; 978-562-3447; https://www.ferjulians.com/

Open daily from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowering plants. Fresh baked goods every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Griggs Farm, 599 Boston Road, Billerica, 978-667-9111, http://www.griggsfarmbillerica.com/

Griggs Farm has been family owned and operated since 1943. The farm has 52 acres of preserved farmland and 14 greenhouses, offering a huge assortment of flowering annuals, perennials, fruits and vegetables.

Pumpkin painting on Saturday, Oct. 21. Lots of apples also available.

Hanson’s Farm, 20 Nixon Road, Framingham; 508-877-3058; open to Nov. 1 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday. http://www.hansonsfarm.50webs.com/index.html

We grow 52 acres of fruit and vegetables and more than 100 acres of hay.

We board horses, and have a Farmstand open from May to November.

We do three Farmer’s Markets a week. At our stand, you can find Pick Your Own pumpkins and flowers.

We have a Corn Maze in the fall; the Haunted Hayride takes place Fridays and Saturdays in October from 7-10 p.m.

Hopestill Farm — 117 Mill St., Sherborn; farmstand open during daylight hours; 508-653-5421; http://www.hopestill.com

The farm has been certified organic since 2010.

Land’s Sake Farm — 90 Wellesley St., Weston; 781-893-1162; http://landssake.org/farm-stand/

The farmstand features in-season produce grown using organic methods from our own farm. Located in the center of Weston, it’s easy to swing by and stock up for the week or pick up a few things for dinner. In addition to the diverse selection of our vegetable crops, we are proud to offer other local produce and artisan products. We’re a small-scale farm dedicated to growing a wide variety of crops on mid-sized fields, so every trip to the farmstand is a little different.

The farmstand is open until Oct. 29. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed Monday.

Now available — beets, purple daikon, salad turnips, cilantro, dill, carrots, cauliflower, arugula, spicy greens mix, bok choi, lettuce, spinach, peppers, radishes, chard, collards, kale, leeks, scallions, Napa cabbage, winter squash, potatoes, PYO beans, PYO flowers, PYO herbs, sweet corn (Brigham Farm).

Langwater Farm, 209 Washington St., Easton; 508-205-9665; https://langwaterfarm.com/

The farm stand is open Tuesday-Sunday (closed Mondays) from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Dec. 23. Certified organic.

Come visit to find all kinds of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers.

The pumpkin patch is now open. Hayrides and PYO pumpkins weekends from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Lexington Community Farm (LexFarm), 52 Lowell St., Lexington; 781-862-7247; www.lexfarm.org

LexFarm is now certified organic, and the farmstand is open for the season Wednesdays, 1-6 p.m.; Thursdays, 3-7 p.m.; Fridays, 1-6 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Pre-order for Fall Bulk Vegetable Sale is live. We are excited to offer bulk quantities of fall storage veggies for pick up Oct. 27 and 28. Pre-ordering is required. Follow this link to find out more: http://mailchi.mp/lex…/fall-bulk-vegetable-sale-preorder-now

Marshall Farm, 171 Harrington Ave., Concord, 978-369-4069; http://www.marshall-farms.com/

The farm sells firewood year-round along with its own chicken eggs. Farm-fresh vegetables and cut flowers in the late spring to early fall, specializing in tomatoes. Pumpkins in the fall and Christmas trees and wreathes for the holidays.

Kids of all ages are welcome to stop by and meet and feed the goats, chickens and bunny!

Natick Community Organic Farm — 117 Eliot St., South Natick; 508-655-2204; www.natickfarm.org

The farmstand is in front of the barn, across from the offices. The farm is open daily during daylight hours.

Available now — beans, beets, carrots, celery, eggplant, flowers, garlic, herbs, kale, lettuce, radish, scallion, summer squash and zucchini, Swiss chard, tomatoes (slicer and cherry), potatoes, turnips, eggs, honey, maple syrup, woolen yarn, firewood bundles.

Order your turkey now. Visit http://www.natickfarm.org/Pages/Turkeys.html

Newton Community Farm — 303 Nahanton St., Newton; 617-916-9655; http://newtoncommunityfarm.org/

NCF produce is available from June through mid-November at the Winchester Street farmstand (at the farm).

Hours — mid-June to mid-October, from 1:30-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; mid-October to Tuesday before Thanksgiving, Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m.-dusk and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Nourse Farm, 70-80 Nourse St., Westborough, 508-366-2644; http://www.noursefarm.com/

Check the farm website for daily information or call the information line.

The farm store is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and features seasonal fruit, including raspberries, blueberries, peaches and a comprehensive variety of vegetables, heirloom tomatoes and sweet corn, all grown in the Nourse Farm fields. Our own honey, local meat, poultry and other products offer customers options from “farm to plate.” Fresh fruit pies (including the famous chocolate-bottom raspberry pie), signature cookies, biscuits and croissants are among the farm kitchen bakery offerings.

The ice cream window is open noon-8 p.m. daily, featuring ice cream from a local dairy with Nourse Farm toppings and homemade cookies.

The farm is 2 1/2 miles west of Westborough Center and 1 mile east of Tufts Cummings Vet School.

Powisset Farm — 39 Powisset St., Dover; 508-785-0339; http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/greater-boston/powisset-farm.html#t3

The farm operates a season-long Farm Stand that is open to all. We offer a wide variety of our own Powisset-grown produce and pork, plus a selection of locally produced eggs, meat, honey, jam and more.

Hours (mid-June through October) — Tuesday, 2-6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Flower and herb gardens by the big gray barn are open to the public every day from dawn to dusk from June-October. Scissors are provided; please bring your own containers. Please follow the instructions for harvesting and paying on the posted signs.

Scimone’s Farm, 505 Old Bedford Road, Concord, 978-369-3173; http://www.farmfresh.org/food/farm.php?farm=2100

Farmstand open daily from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., April-November. Fruit, vegetables, honey, herbs, baked goods and more.

Sunshine Farm — 41 Kendall Ave., Sherborn; 508-655-5022; http://www.sunshinefarmma.com/

Farmstand and Greenhouse open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily from May-October.

Ice Cream Stand hours from noon-6 p.m.

PYO apples and pumpkins under way. Lots of fresh veggies and baked goods available in the farmstand.

Sweet Meadow Farm — 111 Coolidge St., Sherborn; 508-314-7433; info@sweetmeadowfarm.com; www.sweetmeadowfarm.com.

The farm offers hand-packed, premium and pesticide-free rabbit and guinea pig hay, pellets and healthy treats.

In the Equestrian Center, the farm specializes in horseback riding lessons and year-round riding programs for children through advanced riders of all ages.

The farmstand offers seasonal fruits, vegetables and plants.

Tangerini’s Spring Street Farm, 139 Spring St., Millis; 508-376-5024; http://tangerinisfarm.com/

Farm stand and ice cream shop now open.

Mushrooms now available in the farm stand, along with carrots, spinach, zucchini, garlic scapes, lettuce, lettuce mix, rhubarb, buttermilk biscuits, cookies, pies, local meat and cheeses, homemade salad dressings, pesto and white bean dip and hummus.

PYO apples under way. Bumper crop this year.

PYO pumpkins and hayrides on the weekends.

Tougas Farm, 234 Ball St., Northboro; 508-393-6406; http://www.tougasfamilyfarm.com/

It’s apple- and pumpkin-picking season. Please check the website’s Picking Conditions Page for more information. Our barnyard, playground and farm kitchen are family-friendly activities all will enjoy.

Verrill Farm, 11 Wheeler Road, Concord; 978-369-4494; http://www.verrillfarm.com/

Gift cards are perfect presents for family and friends for special celebrations and events. They may be purchased in any amount and are good for all items sold at the farm, including lunch at the deli and admission to our Summer Festivals. Call and purchase one over the phone and, as a special service, we will enclose it in an appropriate greeting card and send it along to your recipient. There will be an additional charge of $2.95 for that convenience.

For a personalized gift, create your own baskets filled with local products including maple syrup, honey, nuts and jams. If the gift is being opened immediately, consider adding baked goods or cheese from our deli. Gift baskets will always be well received by everyone on your list.

Bouquets of fresh flowers are always available.

Sign up now for our Gingerbread House Workshops.

Dec. 2, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.; Dec. 3, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.; Dec. 5, 3:30 p.m.; Dec. 9. 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. $35 fee includes assembled, undecorated gingerbread house on a 12-inch cardboard, frosting and candy for trim. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Adult comes at no additional charge. Please, only one adult per child. Reservations required. Call 978-369-4494.

Volante Farms, 292 Forest St., Needham; 781-444-2351; http://volantefarms.com/

The farmstand is home to a vast array of local produce and grocery, as well as seasonally changing highlights. It also houses our kitchen, bakery, deli, craft beer and wine, and seasonal ice cream stand, as well as our offices. For more specific information on these departments, please visit their pages on the website, as hours for them may vary.

Now picking: beets, bok choy, broccoli, carrots, celery root, cilantro-delfino, collard greens, corn, cubanelle peppers, cucumbers, cut flowers, dandelion greens, dill, eggplant, green beans, green peppers, heirloom tomatoes, hot peppers, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mint, okra, onions, parsley, pickle cukes, poblano peppers, radishes, scallions, shallots, shell beans, spinach, summer squash, Swiss chard, tomatoes, turmeric, wax beans, winter squash, zucchini.

Ward’s Berry Farm, 614 South Main St., Sharon, 781-784-3600; http://www.wardsberryfarm.com/index.html

Hours — Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

The farm store offers a large selection of gourmet grocery items, as well as prepared foods to go. Fresh produce, home-baked goods, artisan breads, gourmet cheeses, homemade jams and gift baskets made to order are also available, along with a sandwich counter and deli, and a smoothie bar with soft-serve ice cream and slush.

The bakery and kitchen offer the finest sweet and savory foods. Eat here or take out Mrs. Ward’s homemade baked goods, sandwiches, wraps, prepared entrees, smoothies and more.

PYO pumpkins are under way.

Hayrides on weekends from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Source : http://www.wickedlocal.com/entertainmentlife/20171019/at-your-local-farmstands-this-week

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