Thursday, June 3, 2010

U-Pick Strawberries at oldest farm

In honor of the beginning of strawberry season in New England, I thought I would share a little about one of the oldest working farms in the United States; Lookout Farm in Natick, Massachusetts.

Located west of Boston, Minister John Eliot and a group of settlers paddled down the famous Charles River in canoes and made their home along the shores of the river. This group later established the farm in 1650.

Eliot and his community were friendly with the Native Americans who inhabited the area, which was known to them as “the place of the hills.” Today, this “place” is Lookout Farm.

And what a place it is! From strawberries, peaches, pears, to an abundance of apples and pumpkins in the Fall, this is the place for family fun. They have a fabulous garden center, animals for the kids, a burlap maze, and this adorable little train that takes you around the acres and acres of farm land on a hill.

If you live in the area, it's a fabulous day trip for the family. And if you are visiting, be sure to check it out!
U-pick strawberry season is open!
- A New England find.


  1. That is a good find! Nothing is better than fresh strawberries.

  2. I'm so going! Thanks for letting us know about this place!

    And thanks so, so much for your kind words on my blog! :)

  3. This was a favorite spot to go for all my friends in college as Natick was just one town over!

  4. We're up by the North Shore and love a great day trip! Husband works in Framingham, we know the area well. Thank you for posting!

  5. Wow, good to know! We were there a couple of years ago for a b-day beautiful!

    We're very excited for strawberry and blueberry season!

  6. I had no idea Natick had anything except spectacular shoe shopping!

  7. Love pick your own strawberries!

  8. What a great day trip. I'm keeping this in mind for next week when school is out.
    I want to make strawberry jam this year ~ yum!


  9. Yumalicious! We snagged some fresh-picked berries at the Farmer's Market yesterday, we did not pick our own, but did make our own strawberry ice cream!

    Sending you a smile Miss PINE,

  10. Love fresh picked berries, nothing better. From Engagement Rings