We have seasonal Pick Your Own Fruits: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches and apples. Our garden vegetables are ready in July and we harvest thru early fall. Then our winter squash and apples carry us thr December.
Visit our bakery for delicious cider donuts, hot mulled cider, cold cider and coffee. Make time to browse through our holiday filled farm store and take in the warm, inviting atmosphere. We have many unique gift ideas, holiday decorations and ornaments, baked goods, soy candles, fudge, candies, and gift baskets.
While here visit our barnyard animals, take in the beautiful views, take a deep breath and relax.

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The farm is managed by 3 full time employees. Seasonal workers are brought in to help with planting and harvesting fruits and vegetables, and other daily jobs. We have both local workers and Jamaican workers for the fields, along with a staff that works inside the farm store. We depend on our dedicated seasonal employees, who help make it a fun place to work and to visit.
Thanks for your support!

JoAnne Roden Assistant Manager since 1995
My main focus is managing the farm store, along with planning events, birthday parties, and field trips in the fall. As it goes on the farm, there's always work to be done, so I help out where ever needed. In the spring there's pruning of the raspberry and blueberry bushes. I also get the plants started in the greenhouse for our spring sales and for our own gardens. In closing, I can say that I really love what I do. I don't think of it as a job, rather as part of my life. Thanks to all of you who have been our customers for many years and to those of you who have just discovered us at Brooksby farm!

Jason Girard Assistant Manager since 2009
You’ll mostly find me outside in either the orchards or the gardens. My jobs differ as the seasons change. In the spring, I help prepare for new orchard plantings, get the gardens plowed and ready for planting, along with mowing the orchards. During the summer I oversee the field crew with picking the gardens and harvesting peaches. In the fall, it’s mostly picking, packing and shipping our apples and produce to local markets and schools. The winter is a lot of maintenance and planning. I take care of tractor and vehicle overhaul, pruning the orchards, and planning for next years crops.

I grew up on a farm, so I understand the hard work and long hours necessary to keep the farm operating. You always have to be ready for the unexpected and quickly able to adapt to the challenges of Mother Nature.
Its hard work but, I love going to my job… everyday is different from the next day.


The History of Brooksby Farm From the King of England to the original parcel of land was granted to John Thorndike from the English monarch in the 1600's. At that time, Brooksby was known as Hog Hill, and passed throughout the years to several private land owners, Austin Smith the last of these .

Purchased by the City of Peabody in 1976, Brooksby Farm is 232 Acres in size, with over 110 acres of orchard and vegetable gardens, and 100 acres of hard woodland evergreen forest. There's over3.7 miles of scenic trails which wind throughout farm and woodland, allowing visitors a unique natural vista amidst the North Shore. There are barnyard animals that call Brooksby Farm their home. The farms 3 ponds provide for irrigation, wildlife habitat and recreation areas. Picnic areas are conveniently located near the farm store.

To insure that Brooksby Farm will always provide the residents of Peabody and local communities with valued conservation, agriculture, recreation, and education opportunities, we ask for your cooperation. We value your suggestions and ask you to be good stewards of the farm.

Pick Your Own Fruit   (hover over fruit for information)

Pick your own Peaches Pick your own Raspberries Pick your own Strawberries Pick your own Blueberries Pick your own Apples

Apples 2014 season will end Oct 1st

 Come and visit the
      Brooksby Farm animals

• Llamas
• Pigs
• Peacocks

• Goats
• Sheep
• Chickens
  Plus Others


Closed for the season.
Reopening in May for greenhouse flowers.


at the Felton-Smith Historic Site. The Smith Barn is the perfect setting for your special day. click for details  

Field Trips

Our field trips are designed for Pre-k to 3rd grade, daycare groups, home schools, and mothers groups. click for details