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Where to go apple picking in Massachusetts 🍎

Apples at Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury last September.Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

It’s prime time for apple picking, and with sunshine in the forecast this weekend, we can’t think of a better time to indulge.

“How lucky we are to live in a state with so many apple orchards — more than 80 at recent count — where we can pluck the precious sweet-tart, crisp fruit straight from the source,” wrote Food section contributor Lisa Zwirn.

We are lucky, indeed. To help readers figure out where to go apple picking (and apple cider doughnut-eating, if that’s more your speed), we’ve assembled this interactive map with websites and phone numbers, too. Because some farms host pick-your-own sessions only on weekends, it’s best to call ahead. Many of the farms’ websites list which varieties are ripe for the picking and when. As a bonus, some farms have pick-your-own peaches, pumpkins, and flowers available, too.

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Happy picking!



Riana Buchman can be reached at riana.buchman@globe.com. Brittany Bowker can be reached at brittany.bowker@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @brittbowker and on Instagram @brittbowker.