Using “Pick your Own” produce and farmers’ markets

Close-up of a person picking blueberriesSave money and enjoy the outdoors by going to a “Pick your own” farm.  There are farms all across Massachusetts that let you pick your own strawberries, blueberries, peaches, apples, and pumpkins!  Some have vegetables like salad greens or tomatoes, too.  To find a” pick your own” farm, use a computer or smart phone to search for ‘massgrown’.  That’s M A S S G R O W N.  If you don’t have a computer or smart phone, your local library has computers you can use.  Besides saving you money, they are a great way to teach children about foods and how they grow. And if you don’t have a “pick-your-own” farm nearby, then try shopping at a local farmers’ market.

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