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Favorite New England Farm Stands

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Farm Stand

Photo/Art by Brenda Darroch

Seasons matter in New England, and the best harbinger is what’s available at your local farm stand. Farm stands come in many varieties and sizes, from apple orchards to year-round markets. The ones highlighted here are three- or four-season spots, with spring seedlings, summer veggies, fall fruits, and winter seafood. Most of what they sell is harvested daily from their own fields, although they may also offer products from other local farmers.

LoPresti Farm
5 Hollowell Rd.
Family farm offering vegetable and flower plants, sweet corn, pumpkins, and many other veggies, plus pick-your-own tomatoes in August and September. Open April through Christmas Eve.

Alewives Brook Farm
83 Old Ocean House Rd.
Cape Elizabeth
This Portland-area farm harvests (and sells) almost every kind of veggie that’ll grow in Maine. The folks here also sell lobsters, clams, and crabs. Open year-round.

C.N. Smith Farm
325 South St. (off Route 106)
East Bridgewater
Third-generation family business on 90+ acres. Farm visits encouraged; pick-your-own berries, apples, pumpkins, corn, beans, and peas. Open March to Thanksgiving.

New Hampshire
Edgewater Farm
99 River Rd.
A working farm since 1835. 50,000 square feet of greenhouses and a variety of crops. Open seasonally; close to White River Junction (VT) intersection of I-91 and I-89.

Rhode Island
Walker’s Roadside Stand
261 West Main Rd. (Route 77)
Little Compton
From heirloom tomatoes to the best corn in the state, Coll Walker’s farm has generations of devoted customers. Open June through late October.

Ellie’s Farm Market
952 Darling Rd. (Route 12)
West Berlin
Great cider; huge selection of apples, including heirloom varieties; pumpkins and squashes; vegetables and seedlings. Open May 1 through the end of December.

  • carpenters farm in matunuck rhode island would be a great addition to add to your list of great farm stands, we are a 5th generation family farm. famously known for growing delicious sweet corn, free range beef, pork, and turkey. along with any vegetable we are able to grow in this area, we are located in a very popular are in matunuck rhode island with beautiful sights to see everywhere. we also sell homemade baked goods and jarred items such as pies, breads, cookies, etc. and jams, jellies, and pickles. come take a free hayride to our pumpkin patch in the fall, or just come feed the goats and cows and turkeys, we hope to see you down our way soon, and believe me you wont want to leave.

  • Michael

    Not to be missed =
    “more than 120 varieties of organic vegetables for your table . . . a full acre of flowers to brighten your day . . . pick-your-own strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, flowers and herbs . . . fun for the children . . . benches for resting . . . bedding plants for your garden.
    Rosaly?s is one of the largest Certified Organic Farms in New Hampshire and is the oldest certified organic farm in the state.”

  • Brendan

    I would consider adding Lyman Orchards, in Middlefield, Connecticut into the mix as a top New England Farm Stand.

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  • I think you should go to the Islands in Vermont for the best Vermont Apples. I was there for the fall festival last year and had the best time with my daughter and grandchildren!!!


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