Pumpkins Are Ready for Picking at Parlee Farms in Tyngsboro, MA

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Parlee Farms grows over 12 acres of pumpkins in all sizes and shapes.

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Parlee Farms (http://parleefarms.com), a Boston area pick your own farm grows over 12 acres of pumpkins in all sizes and shapes.

“If you are looking for a fun family activity in October, pumpkin picking is the perfect way to spend a fall day! We have a terrific pumpkin crop this season and invite all of our customers to enjoy the crisp fall air and warm sunshine while picking out the perfect jack-o-lantern!” said Ellen Parlee, owner of Parlee Farms in Tyngsboro, MA.

The 12 acres of pumpkins at Parlee Farms produce more than 40,000 pumpkins annually. These pumpkins range in size from mini-pumpkins to pumpkins that top the scales at over 40 pounds!

In addition to pumpkin picking, October at Parlee Farms is also the time to pick your favorite mid-season and late-season apples. Parlee Farms produces 20+ varieties of apples but each apple variety peaks at a different time throughout September and October. Mid-season apple varieties include Macoun, Cortland, Morning Mist Fuji, Empire, Snowsweet, and Golden Delicious. Late-season apple varieties include Fortune, Jonagold, Shizuka, Hampshire Mac, Red Delicious, Cameo, and Mutsu (Crispin). To learn more about each apple variety you can visit the Parlee Farms apple varieties page at: http://parleefarms.com/applevar.html. On weekends, a hayride out to the apple orchard is included in the price of an apple bag. Apple picking will be available until mid-late October.

Parlee Farms offers much more than pumpkin and apple picking in October and is a perfect destination for family fun. The Parlee Farms Farmstand is a post-and-beam barn that offers current pick-your-own crops fresh picked and ready to take home. It’s also where visitors can watch homemade apple cider donuts being made. These donuts were voted “Best Cider Donut in New England” by the viewers of New England Cable News.

Additional attractions for visitors to enjoy at Parlee Farms include Mary’s Country Kitchen, Annie’s Animal Barns, Farmer Mark’s Tractor Training Course, and the Hay Play Area. Mary’s Country Kitchen offers warm homemade apple crisp and hot cider, among other delicious fall treats that can be enjoyed at one of the many picnic tables located at the farm. Annie’s Animal Barns includes two barns filled with young farm animals including baby goats, sheep, chickens, and bunnies to feed and pet. Farmer Mark’s Tractor Training Course is a children’s tractor ride that gives young visitors a chance to drive electric tractors around a track. The Hay Play Area is a space where children and families can weave through a maze of hay bales.

Current picking conditions are posted daily on the Parlee Farms website at: http://parleefarms.com/current.html. Current conditions are also listed daily on the Parlee Farms Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/parleefarms.

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