Go Farm Stand Hopping in Norwell

August 26, 2014 at 2:26 pm Leave a comment

Norwell Farms

Norwell is a great South Shore town to visit with kids and go farm stand hopping.  Here’s a map of your day:

1.  Blueberry Picking

Start out blueberry picking at  Webster Cranberry Farm at 292 Cross Street in Norwell.  This spot is “off the grid” – basically someone’s back yard – but has numerous giant blueberry bushes.  Leave money in the honor box after you’ve picked to your heart’s content.

Tree Berry Farm, another spot to pick blueberries, is on the Norwell/Scituate line near Kennedy’s Garden Center.  This is a more organized business with nets to keep birds at bay.

Wear sunscreen and pack water.  If it’s hot outside, you’ll need these two “survival” items.

2.  Hornstra FarmsHorntra Farms Ice Cream Stand

Hornstar Farms is a fourth generation dairy farm in Norwell that now has a beautiful Farm Store and Ice Cream Dairy Bar (open daily at noon).  The store is packed with pies, fresh milk in bottles – the chocolate milk is a MUST BUY – which you can also get delivered to your door via Hornstra’s service.  Other items include giant ice cream sandwiches – think chocolate chip cookies with a thick scoop of ice cream in the middle – fresh churned butter, and select prepared foods.  Wander and look at the cows in the pasture while enjoying ice cream.  Easy parking.

3.  South Shore Natural Science Center

Just down the road from Hornstra Farm is the South Shore Natural Science Center.  Pack a picnic and go through the trails or down to the pond.  See the exhibits and native live animals.  Go to South Shore Natural Science Center for a calendar of events.  On Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 Lisa Azizian is broadcasting live from the Center.  Come see her in person and check out the annual corn festival.

Farm Stand4.  Norwell Farms

 Located on a long stretch of Jacobs Lane, Norwell Farms is both a farmer’s market and non-profit that provides locals with fresh seasonal produce.  The farm stand is open every Friday at the South Shore Natural Science Center at 2 p.m. – down the road from the actual farm.  Say hello to Scott Franklin, the Farm manager, if you stop by to see the roaming rooster and fellow hens.

To get more information and to hear MommaJam on WATD’s South Shore Morning News with Co-Hosts Rob Halaka and Lisa Azizian, click the arrow for the replay on Aug. 21, 2014.

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