Review of Blueberry Picking at Sunshine Farm, Shelborn, MA

A friend of mine lives in Worcester, MA and I live in Boston, MA. We wanted to meet in the middle and take my son berry picking. Thanks to Google we turned up Sunshine Farm, conveniently located at 41 Kendall Ave, Sherborn, MA.

Before we get started, you should know that this is my unsolicited opinion and I was in no way compensated for writing this review.

Ranking for Sunshine Farm

Blueberry Picking 4
Cleanliness 10
Bathrooms 5
Easy access to food, drink, and sunscreen 9
Would we go again? 5
Total score 33 out of 50

Sunshine Farm Features

  • Pick your own…strawberries, blueberries, peaches, tomatoes, corn, and apples
  • Indoor farm stand
  • Ice cream stand

Our Experience at Sunshine Farm

I called the evening before to see if strawberries were still in season. The woman who answered the phone was very nice and said no, but they had blueberry and peach picking going on right now.

We arrived around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 30, 2017 and there was plenty of parking. We left around 1:00 p.m. and there was one car waiting to park. But the whole parking lot only holds about 30 cars, so the farm still wasn’t very busy. In fact, the thing that I liked best about Sunshine Farm is that at no point in time was it super crowded.

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When you arrive, you go to the farm stand to get your berry picking containers. They charge a $2.00 per person entrance fee to the picking area, but children under 2 are free. Then you get a stamp on your hand and walk a short distance down a dirt road and arrive at the blueberry patch.

I was a little miffed because almost none of the blueberries were ripe. I felt like they should tell you that at the farm stand if they’re going to charge you an entrance fee. We still had a lot of fun, but we were not blueberry picking – we were blueberry hunting!

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Can you find the hidden ripe blueberries?

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We didn’t find enough blueberries to fill our containers to the top, but we did come away with a decent amount.

We wrapped up the blueberry hunt around noon, which is conveniently the same time that their ice cream stand opens. On a scale of yucky to yummy I give their ice cream a solid meh. I wouldn’t make a special trip there just for ice cream like I would some places. And I honestly expected better from a place that originated as a dairy farm!

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We also walked around the indoor farm stand, which has a decent selection of farm fresh lettuces, fruits, and veggies. They also have some jarred fruit, jams, and local honey. Their corn must be amazing because the whole time we were in there people just kept coming in and filling up entire bags with corn. There were also freshly cut flowers inside and potted flowers outside, but they all looked a little sad.

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Pro Tip

There is an outhouse near the parking lot, but I didn’t see anything resembling a restroom near the picking fields. If you’re potty training a little one, stash a travel potty in your diaper bag or backpack like I did. We use the OXO Tot 2-in-1 Go Potty for Travel and love it (affiliate link).

 

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