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by Melanie Baker; Research by Laura Brothers, Kimberly Mollo, Richard Stile, and Holly Tucker July 25, 2013

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Find u-pick farms and orchards that offer pick-your-own berries in the summer and fall, including strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and more in the NYC area, including New York, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut.


All hands on deck! Summer is the season to collect the freshest berries farms have to offer. Bring home bunches of strawberries (get ‘em while you still can!), blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries to make into your own pies and jams, or just eat them on the spot. Consult our guide to find a berry farm near you.

Can't get enough berry goodness once your trip to the farm is over? Try our scrumptious recipe for berry-infused cupcakes.

Please note: Dates and times listed here are subject to change based on weather conditions and availability. We recommend calling ahead to confirm pick-your-own information before visiting any of these farms.




Albany County

Goold Orchards
1297 Brookview Station Road, Castleton
Pick-your-own raspberries in the summer and fall; PYO apples in September and October. Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm and Sundays 11am-5pm.

Indian Ladder Farms
342 Altamont Road, Altamont
518-765-2956; 866-640-PICK (berry picking hotline)
Pick-your-own blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, and cherries. Open 9am-5pm daily. Also offers a petting zoo, fall weekend hayrides, café, and store with local produce.

Rulfs Orchard
531 Bear Swamp Road, Peru
518-643-8636; linda@rulfsorchard.com
Pick-your-own strawberries until the beginning of August and blueberries beginning in mid-July. Open 6am-7pm daily in the summer. Also features a bakery and a roadside stand with pre-picked produce.


Columbia County

Samascott Orchards
5 Sunset Ave., Kinderhook
Pick-your-own strawberries and snap peas. Open 8am-6pm daily. On-site farm store with jams and ice cream.


Dutchess County

Barton Orchards
63 Apple Tree Lane (County Route 7), Poughquag
Pick-your-own berries, peaches, and garden vegetables late July through mid-August. Open 9am-5pm daily. On-site farm store with pre-picked produce, honey, jams and jellies, and more.

McEnroe Organic Farm
5409 Route 22, Millerton
Pick-your-own strawberries through October. Open 9am-6pm Monday-Thursday and Saturday; 9am-7pm on Friday and Sunday. On-site store with certified organic produce, dried goods, beef, and more. 

Greig Farm
223 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook
Pick-your-own blueberries and raspberries in July; blueberries and blackberries in August; apples and raspberries in September. Open 8am-7pm daily. Nursery and garden shop on site. Gigi’s Market offers lunch and refreshments. Petting zoo for kids. The Hudson Valley Farmers Market at the Grieg Farm is open every Saturday, 10am-3pm. Enjoy the ambiance of a century-old dairy barn while perusing local vegetables, fruits, eggs, cheeses, meats, fish, flowers, and more from local Hudson Valley Farms.

Secor Farms
63 Robinson Lane, Wappingers Falls
Pick-your-own strawberries and snap peas in June and July; blueberries and sweet corn in July and early August. Open Monday-Friday 8am-6m; weekends 8am-4pm. Check the Secor Farm Facebook page to confirm picking availability.

Orange County

Ochs Orchard
4 Ochs Lane (off Reservoir Road, Route 94), Warwick
Pick-your-own strawberries, peaches, apples, blueberries, blackberries, tomatoes, and raspberries daily through October, 9am-5pm (subject to availability). Farm stand with pre-picked produce open 9am-6pm daily.

Saratoga County

Bowman Orchards
141 Sugar Hill Road, Rexford
518-371-2042; bowmanapples@yahoo.com
Pick-your-own blueberries late June through mid-July; cherries early July through late August; raspberries early July through late October; strawberries mid-July through mid-August; blackberries mid-July through mid-August. On-site farm market with fresh local produce. Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm; Sunday 12-5pm.


Ulster County

Jenkins-Lueken Orchards
Route 299 W., New Paltz
Pick-your-own blueberries and raspberries at the end of July; blackberries will be available in mid-August. Open 9am-6pm daily. On-site store with pre-picked veggies, local maple syrup, and snacks.

Kelder’s Farm & U-Pick
5755 Route 209, Kerhonkson 
845-626-7137; kelderfarm.com
Pick-your-own blueberries, raspberries, red currants, blackberries, melons, grapes, apples, pumpkins, and a variety of vegetables through October, 10am-6pm daily. Petting zoo, mini-golf, hayrides, jumping pillow, and picnicking available, as well as an on-site store with pre-picked produce, ice cream, honey, maple syrup, jams and jellies, and more.



Davis Peach Farm
284 Boyle Road, Port Jefferson Station
Pick-your-own peaches, nectarines, and apples; 9am-6pm daily, beginning in July.

Patty’s Berries and Bunches
410 Sound Ave., Mattituck
631-298-4679; pattysberriesandbunches@gmail.com
Pick-your-own strawberries in June; raspberries July through September; blueberries July through August; and blackberries through August. Pick-your-own fall raspberries late August through September. Seasonal pre-picked flowers for sale. Open 9am-6pm (U-pick closes at 5:30pm) daily.

Seven Ponds Orchard
65 Seven Ponds Road, Water Mill
Pick-your-own raspberries and blackberries; open July through November, 9am-6pm. Apple and raspberry picking begins the end of August and continues through November. Also offers an-site market with baked goods and jams, children’s play area, and corn maze.

Wickham Farms
28700 Main Road (Route 25), Cutchogue
Pick-your-own strawberries in June; cherries, raspberries, and blueberries in July; raspberries, cherries, blueberries, blackberries, and peaches, through August; apples and pumpkins in September and October. Open 9am-4pm Monday-Saturday. A yearly family membership of $20 is required to go picking (covers all crops for the whole family and for the year). Note: Berry seasons may be early this year due to weather conditions. Tours are available by appointment.

Windy Acres 
3810 Middle Country Road, Calverton
Pick-your-own blackberries, peaches, and nectarines through August; open 9am-6pm daily. Also has a farm stand with pre-picked fruits and vegetables, jams, and pies.


Alstede Farms
1 Chester Field Drive, Chester
Pick-your-own strawberries through the Fourth of July; blackberries, gooseberries, and currants through the end of July; blueberries through mid-August; red and yellow raspberries from mid-August through October; and peaches through mid-September. Cut-your-own flowers July through October. Corn maze with giant hay pyramid, animals for petting, hayrides, pony rides, homemade ice cream, and farmers’ market. Open 9am-9pm daily.

Battleview Orchards
91 Wemrock Road, Freehold
Pick sour cherries from June through mid-July; peaches from July through mid-September; nectarines from late July through August. Country store and a bakery on site with fresh local produce. Homemade apple cider in September and homegrown corn and tomatoes for purchase. Open 9am-6pm daily.

Califon Farm Stand & Orchard
472 Route 513, Califon
Pick-your-own yellow and white peaches through September; open 9am-6pm daily, starting after July 4. On-site store with fresh produce, ice cream, and baked goods.

Conte Farms
299 Flyatt Road, Tabernacle
609-268-1010; contefarms@verizon.net
Pick-your-own strawberries in May and June; blueberries end of June through August; and peaches in July and August. Enjoy the bake shop and soft-serve ice cream. Open 8am-6pm daily through Thanksgiving. Pick-your-own open 8am-5pm daily.

Demarest Farms
244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale
Pick-your-own peaches. Farm market with pre-picked seasonal fruits and vegetables for sale. Open 8am-7pm daily.

DeWolf’s Farm
58 W. Colliers Mill Road, New Egypt
Pick-your-own blackberries in July and August. Pick-your-own vegetables April through November. Open 7am-7pm daily.


Earth Friendly Organic Farm and Bed & Breakfast
17 Olde Noah Hunt Road, Clarksburg
Pick-your-own blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries 9am-5pm daily. Call ahead or email roz@earthfriendlyorganicfarm.com to confirm availability.

Emery’s Organic Blueberry Farm
346 Long Swamp Road, New Egypt
Tractor ride to pick-your-own blueberries; fields open 9am-4pm when available (call ahead to confirm). Farmers’ market on site open 9am-6pm daily.

Fred + III
Odd Fellows Road (Route 663), Pemberton
609-784 4839 or 609-894 2198; fdetrick1@verizon.net
Pick-your-own blueberries through mid-August, 8am-4pm daily. Call ahead as hours may change due to weather.
Fruitwood Farms
419 Elk Road (Route 538), Monroeville
Pick-your-own strawberries through June, cherries from June through mid-July, peaches through August; open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 8am-4pm. Call ahead for cherry availability. On-site store with honey and fresh produce open Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm.

Hillview Farms
223 Meyersville Road, Gillette
Pick-your-own blueberries, peaches, and nectarines through August. Open Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, weekends 10am-5pm.

Jackson Mill Farm
304 Jackson Mills Road, Freehold
732-284-9471; jmfarm@gmail.com
Pick-your-own strawberries through June; blackberries in June and July; raspberries and watermelon July through September (call ahead to confirm). Fruits and vegetables are grown here without pesticides or preservatives.

Johnson’s Corner Farm
133 Church Road, Medford
Pick-your-own blueberries through mid-August; peaches through the end of August; sweet corn late June through early September. Hayrides offered Monday-Friday 10am-1pm; weekends 10am-4pm; Wednesday and Friday evenings from 5-7pm. Farm market, bakery, and produce hours are 8am-7pm daily; ice cream window open until 9pm. Wednesday night is Family Fun Night from 5-8pm. Friday nights are Cruise Car Nights, when you can drive your classic car to the farm and receive a free ice cream.

Lee Turkey Farm
201 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor
Pick-your-own raspberries, peaches, and nectarines (call for availability). On-site market with sweet corn and homemade pies open Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 2-6pm.


Melick’s Town Farm
19 King St., Oldwick (apple orchard)
Farmers Market at 170 Oldwick Road (strawberry patch)
Pick-your-own peaches July through September; call about strawberries; apples and pumpkins in the fall. Open 9am-6pm daily.

Phillips Farms
290 Church Road, Milford
Pick-your-own black and red raspberries, blueberries, sour cherries, and sweet cherries (call for availability). Farm stand with a variety of fresh produce. Open 8am-6pm daily (U-Pick closed on Tuesdays).


Schaefer Farms
1051 Flemington/Whitehouse Road (County Route 523), Flemington
Pick-your-own blackberries from July through August and raspberries through August. Open Monday-Saturday 9:30am-6pm; Sunday 10am-5pm. Farm stand with homegrown sweet corn, a variety of vegetables, and Agway seeds.

Stults Farm
62 John White Road, Cranbury
Sign up for email alerts on the website to be notified when pick-your-own blueberries become available. Farm stand on-site with a variety of fruits and vegetables for purchase. Open Monday-Friday 2-6pm; weekends 10am-6pm. Farm stand with a variety of fruits and vegetables.


Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton
Pick-your-own blackberries through August. Check website for picking info on blueberries and other available fruits. Open 9am-6pm daily. On-site store with pre-picked produce, certified organic veggies, and baked goods; weekend festivals beginning in September. Fresh seasonal flowers available. On-site winery and tasting room open Fri.- Sun. 12-5pm.

The Allen Family Farm
26 Tarkiln Road, Belleplain
609-861-3778 (Blueberry information)
609-412-1742 (Fresh produce information)
Pick-your-own blueberries mid-June through early July; call ahead to verify. Pick-your-own tomatoes (call for availability). Open daily from sunup to sundown.

Valley Crest Farm
14 Allerton Road, Lebanon
Pick-your-own blackberries and raspberries through August, peaches through September; open weekends 10am-3pm (through Oct. 31). Farm stand with pre-picked vegetables is located at 66 Allerton Road; open 8am-dusk daily.

Valley View Farms
290 Route 206 S., Newton
Pick-your-own raspberries mid-June through August. Also offers pick-your-own vegetables starting in July and cut-your-own flowers (including sunflowers) in June and July. Open 10am-6pm daily; call ahead as hours are subject to change due to weather.

Von Thun’s Country Farm Market
505 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction
732-329-8656; vonthunfarms.com
Pick-your-own raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, vegetables, and more. Call for availability. Open 9am-6pm daily (U-pick ends at 5pm). On-site market with pre-picked vegetables and plants.


Fairfield County, Connecticut

Jones Family Farms
Route 110 and Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton
Pick-your-own strawberries through early July and blueberries through late August; open 8am-5:30pm Monday-Saturday and 8am-12pm Sundays. Blueberry fields closed Sundays and Mondays. Winery on site; tasting room open Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm. Call for daily updates.

Silverman’s Farm
451 Sport Hill Road (Route 59), Easton
Pick-your-own peaches begins in mid-July; apple picking in the fall. Open 9am-5pm daily. Call for updates.

New Haven County, Connecticut  

Bishop’s Orchards
1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford
203-458-7425; farminfo@bishopsorchards.com
Pick-your-own blueberries July through late August; peaches early August to mid-September; raspberries late August to late October. This 300-acre farm features an on-site bakery specializing in pies and prepared meals; a market with fresh farm produce, meats, dairy products, flowers, and gift baskets; llamas and alpacas. Open 10am-5pm daily (hours may vary depending on the weather) through October; call ahead for pick-your-own times. The farm market is open daily (Monday-Saturday 10am–7pm; Sunday 11am-6pm). Cash only.


Emerald Green Farm and Gardens
84 Tankwood Road, Wallingford 
203-949-0594; emeraldgreenfarm@sbcglobal.net
Pick-your-own blueberries late June through September. This farm minimizes chemical and pesticide use. Fresh eggs for sale. Greenhouse on site with a large selection of annual flowers and hanging baskets, plus a country store and gift shop. Open Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm and Sunday 10am-3pm. Call for daily updates.


High Hill Orchard
170 Fleming Road, Meriden
Call or check the website for picking schedule. Pick-your-own blueberries and retail stand open 10am-5pm on weekends, July 19 through late August.




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