SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WWLP) – The official start of fall may be just a few days away, but there is already a lot available at area farm stands.
Overall, it has been a pretty good growing season for western Massachusetts farmers. At Calabrese Farms in Southwick, there’s quite a bit to choose from. There is still a variety of summer fruits and vegetables available, and now that the weather is getting cooler, you can now find fall things as well.
Tom Calabrese from Calabrese Farms told 22News, “The biggest thing now going into the apple season, we still have a few peaches and plums for another week or two, and the ornamental stuff, the pumpkins, the mums, the colorful flowers.”
Calabrese says the cooler weather we’re having helps make the apples taste sweeter. Right now you can also find things like butternut and acorn squash. And corn should be available until we see our first or second frost.
Fall officially begins on Monday at 10:29 p.m.