Belkin Family Lookout Farm ~ 89 Pleasant Street South ~ South Natick, MA 01760 ~ 508–653–0653

Tasty fruit delivered from nature right into your hands

Apple picking is an old New England tradition and we hope Lookout Farm is part of your family tradition. Spend the day outdoors in the fresh air surrounded by natural beauty and take home some of the freshest fruit you’ll find anywhere.


Apples are one of the most cultivated and consumed fruits in the world and are often called a "miracle food".  Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, fiber and other nutrients. And in addition to their great taste, an average sized apple has only 80 calories, contains no fat or sodium, has 21 grams of carbohydrates and 15% of our recommended daily Vitamin C.

An apple a day just might keep the doctor away so apple picking is not only good for you, it’s fun to do!

Check out the various types of fruit we grow and please remember that the availability is general and based on the weather. Call our U-pick hotline at 508-653-0653 or check out “What’s Picking

Cortland:

Appearance: Predominantly red flushed/striped over a yellow–green background; smooth–skinned; sweet–tart taste with a softer texture
Uses: General eating and baking; also great for fruit salads, garnishes, and kabobs
Cortland Apple Picking Availability: Late September to early October

Ginger Gold:

Appearance: Skin color is green until it approaches ripeness, then it turns yellow; taste is sweet, with a surprising amount of sugar; texture is crisp, firm, and juicy with yellowish–white flesh
Uses: General eating and baking
Ginger Gold Apple Picking Availability: Mid–August to mid–September

Honey Crisp:

Appearance: Skin is mostly red with a yellow background, while the surface has shallow dimples and dots; flavor ranges from mild to strongly aromatic, depending on degree of maturity; flesh is cream–colored and coarse
Uses: General eating and baking
Honey Crisp Apple Picking Availability: Early September to early October

Macoun:

Appearance: Skin is a dark red with a purplish flush; sweet taste with a hint of berry; flesh is juicy, snow white
Uses: General eating and baking; also good for sauce and salads
Macoun Apple Picking Availability: October through November

Fuji:

Appearance: One of the most unpredictable varieties in terms of color; most are yellow to pink in background color with different amounts of red striping; crisp; firm skin and juicy with a bit of a honeyed flavor; high in sugar when ripe, and low in acidity
Uses: General eating, as well as salads and sauces
Fuji Apple Picking Availability: Mid– to late October

Golden Delicious:

Appearance: As suggested by its name, color is predominantly yellow, skin is smooth; taste is honeyed and sweet; flesh is a yellowish color
Uses: Salads and pies, for baking, and even for freezing
Golden Delicious Apple Picking Availability: Late September to mid–October

Jonagold:

Appearance: Skin has a yellow background with pinkish–red blush or stripes; rich, honeyed, almost aromatic flavor; crisp, juicy, yellow/cream–colored flesh
Uses: General eating and baking; also good for freezing
Jonagold Apple Picking Availability: Early to late October

McIntosh:

Appearance: Skin is dark red, with almost a touch of purple; taste is bold, sweet–sour, and somewhat acidic; texture is soft, with very aromatic flesh
Uses: General eating and baking
McIntosh Apple Picking Availability: Mid–September to late October

Red Delicious:

Appearance: Skin is a deep red and the apple has an unusual bell shape; flavor is sweet and typically crisp; texture is firm and flesh should be white or cream–colored
Uses: General eating and salads
Red Delicious Apple Picking Availability: Mid– to late September

Gala:

Appearance: They are usually red with a portion being greenish or yellow-green, vertically striped. They are sweet, grainy, with a mild flavor, and a thinner skin than most apples.
Uses: General eating and baking
Gala Apple Picking Availability: Early to late September

Shizuka:

Appearance: Color is predominantly yellow, skin is smooth and taste is sweet and honeyed.
Uses: General eating and salads.
Shizuka Apple Picking Availability: Early to late October

Asian Pears:

Big, juicy–sweet, and packed with nutrients — that’s our Shinseiki and Hosui pears, and we take great pride in them. We use all–natural growing methods with complex irrigation systems to produce the healthiest, tastiest pears possible. An Asian pear contains about 60 calories and is packed with vitamins A and C, along with a small amount of fiber, with a taste that has hints of pear, apple, and melon flavors.
Uses: Eating, salads, and baking
Asian Pear Picking Availability: Mid–September to late October

Peaches & Nectarines:

Peaches and nectarines are almost genetically identical, and they both originated in China around 2,000 years ago. They’re high in antioxidant vitamins A and C, which promote healthy skin, good eyesight, and a strong immune system. They’re also good sources of potassium and fiber.
Uses: Eating, salads
Peaches & Nectarine Picking Availability: Mid–August to mid–September

Plums:

Plums have been growing wild virtually all over the world for many centuries. Eventually, European and Japanese varieties were introduced to the Americas. Plums are very high in Vitamin C, which is an essential antioxidant that promotes good teeth and gums, strong bones and muscles, and a healthy immune system.
Uses: Fresh, frozen, canned, or preserved in jams and jellies
Plum Picking Availability: Mid–August to early September

A nutritional chart listing all of the fruits from Lookout Farm

Seasonally Available at Our U-Pick Barn

Pumpkins:

Pumpkins are members of the vine crops family called cucurbits and are believed to have originated in Central America. We grow thousands of pumpkins every year and there are plenty available for purchase outside the U–Pick barn mid from September through late October. Pumpkins are rich in Vitamin A and potassium, a great source of fiber, and have zero cholesterol. They’re also loaded with the antioxidant beta–carotene, which helps battle a variety of illnesses.

Other Fruits

Peaches don’t just grow in Georgia, we grow juicy delicious peaches right here in South Natick! You can pick your own peaches in mid-summer right here at the farm, along with plums and nectarines.

Ever had an Asian pear? It’s a cross between a pear and an apple – it's round like an apple, crunchy like an apple, but it tastes just like a pear. Delicious!