Eat Local: Farm-Fresh Finds in Auburn MA & Beyond This Spring & Summer

All the details on Central MA's PYO Farms, Farm Stores, Farmers Markets and more!

By Macaroni KID May 21, 2024

With spring turning into summer in Central MA, It's time to embrace the freshness of the season by eating local. From pick-your-own farms where you can create unforgettable memories (and great photos!) with your little ones, to farm stores offering a bounty of seasonal delights and local farmers markets ... there are plenty of ways to eat fresh in Auburn and Beyond! 

By choosing locally grown produce, you're not only treating your taste buds, but also supporting sustainable agriculture and the hardworking farmers in the Central MA area.

Discover where you can find locally grown fruits, vegetables, and more in Auburn and Beyond to bring home to your family:

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Local Farms in Auburn & Beyond

Support local farmers and enjoy a regular supply of fresh, seasonal produce by shopping at these local farms in Central MA. Here are some options to consider:

Cooper's Hilltop Farm

515 Henshaw St, Rochdale, MA

Details: Open 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM daily, the farm store has a wide variety of products including their own milk and meat as well as many other products from local farms including baked goods, eggs and cheese as well as a variety of seasonal items. Get Info on their Meat & Vegetable CSA!

The Farmer's Daughter

150 Millbury Street, Auburn, MA

Details: They're not only a garden center but they also have Steaks, Hamburger, and Roasts available born and raised right on their Farm in Auburn!

Foppema's Farm

1605 Hill Street, Northbridge, MA 

Details: Opening May 31, 2024 for the 2024 Season. Foppema’s Farm offers a wide variety of their own homegrown fruit and vegetables as they come into season.

Whittier Farms

90 Douglas Road, Sutton, MA

Details: Open year-round providing you with a selection of local staples, seasonal specialties, and more! Be sure to check out their events - Farm Tours; Cows, Charcuterie, and Cheese; and more. Get Info on their Farm Shares!

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Farmers Markets in Auburn & Beyond

Central MA's farmers markets are a great place to spend a {morning/evening, as relevant} browsing fresh produce, locally-produced artisanal goods, and much more. Here's where to find farmer's markets in Auburn & Beyond:

Auburn Farmers' & Cultural Market 

203.5 Pakachoag St., Auburn, MA

Located in the side parking lot across from the pavilion at the Pappas Recreation Complex.

Details: The market runs weekly on Thursdays from 4:00-8:00 PM starting June 6. Stick around afterwards for the Summer in the Park Concert Series 2024 at the Riley-Pappas Performance Pavilion at the Dr. Martha Pappas Recreation Complex from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Charlton Farmers Market 

Charlton Town Common: 37 Main Street, Charlton, MA

Details: Every Wednesday May through September from 4:00 - 7:00 PM starting May 8.

Douglas Farmers Market

E.N. Jenckes Store Museum: 283 Main Street, Douglas, MA

Details: Every Saturday from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, starting June 15 through August 31.

Oxford Farmers Market

Joslin Park - Oxford Town Common: Main Street, Oxford, MA

Details: Every 3rd Friday, 6/21, 7/19, 8/16, 9/20 and 10/18 from 2:30 to 6:30 PM.

Southbridge Farmer's Market

Big Bunny Market: 942 Main St, Southbridge, MA

Details: Every Saturday from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, starting Memorial Day through Columbus Day.

Know of any other farmers markets in Central MA that we should highlight? Let us know at!

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Pick-Your-Own (PYO) Farms in Auburn & Beyond

It's a hands-on adventure at these PYO farms in and around Central MA, where you can enjoy the experience of picking your own fruits and vegetables straight from the fields. 

Douglas Orchard & Farm

36 Locust Street, Douglas, MA

What to expect: Open every Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. They offer blueberry and apple Pick Your Own. Also available will be peaches, raspberries (both red and golden) and blackberries. They also have raw honey, farm raised pork, chicken, and locally sourced beef. Farm animals all year round and awesome events for the whole fam - get the details here!

Fay Mountain Farm 

12 Cemetery Road, Charlton, MA

What to expect: Opening in Late June, they have Pick Your Own available on the farm for blueberries and apples. Pick Your Own raspberries and Peaches coming soon! Get Info on their CSA!

Stowe Farm

15 Stowe Road, Millbury, MA

What to expect: Apple and Pumpkin Picking in the Fall. Awesome family fun events all summer long - check out the list here!

Know of any other PYO farms that we should add to our list? Let us know at

Stay tuned, as Macaroni KID Auburn will be updating this list regularly! Be sure to check back often to stay up-to-date on all the awesome happenings in Central MA!

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