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It’s not quite apple-picking season, but there’s plenty of plump produce ready for the plucking in August. Get the family together on a long summer afternoon and head to the orchards, where you’ll find strawberries, blueberries, peaches, and other sweet summer treats that will add some fresh and colorful ingredients to your kitchen. Picking is the easy part — just try not to eat them all on the way home!

   Please note that all dates are projected, and produce availability depends on the weather and several other factors. Call ahead to check conditions, hours, and availability before visiting any of these locations.


ROCKLAND COUNTY

Orchards of Concklin
Route 45 and South Mountain Road, Pomona
845-354-0369; www.theorchardsofconcklin.com
U-pick peaches and plums


DUTCHESS COUNTY

Barton Orchards
63 Apple Tree Lane (County Route 7), Poughquag
845-227-2306; www.bartonorchards.com
U-pick raspberries, blueberries, red/black currants, gooseberries, blackberries, and peaches

Dykeman Farm
823 W Dover Road, Pawling
845-832-6068
Raspberries, picked or pick-your-own; call for availability.

Green Horizons Organic Farm

South Dingle Road, Pawling
845-855-5555
Pick-your-own blackberries; open April-September

Greig Farm
227 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook
845-758-1234; www.greigfarm.com
U-pick blueberries through mid-August; raspberry picking through October, open 9am-6pm daily

Secor Farms
63 Robinson Lane, LaGrange
845-452-6883
Crops are offered u-pick and ready-picked June-October, strawberries beginning early June, blueberries July and August


ULSTER COUNTY

Dressel Farms
271 Route 208, New Paltz
845-255-0693; www.dresselfarms.com
U-pick strawberries

Jenkins Lueken Orchards
Route 299 West, New Paltz
845-255-0999; www.jlorchards.com
U-pick raspberries and blackberries; small trees, perfect for kids

Kelder's Farm & U-Pick
5755 Route 209, Kerhonkson 
845-626-7137; www.kelderfarm.com
U-pick blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries


ORANGE COUNTY

Hodgson’s Farm & Garden Center
2290 Albany Post Road, Walden
845-778-1432; www.hodgsonfarm.com
U-pick blueberries

Ochs Orchard
4 Ochs Lane (off Reservoir Road, Route 94), Warwick
845-986-1591; www.warwickinfo.net/ochs
U-pick strawberries


FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT

Candee Farm
456 Morehouse Road, Easton
203-268-5623
U-pick raspberries

Jones Family Farms

Rte. 110 and Walnut Tree Hill Road (266 Israel Hill Road), Shelton
203-929-8425; www.jonesfamilyfarms.com
Harvest-your-own blueberries through late August

Silverman’s Farm
451 Sport Hill Road (Route 59), Easton
203-261-3306; www.silvermansfarm.com
U-pick peaches

The Hickories
126 Lounsbury Road, Ridgefield
203-894-1851; www.thehickories.org
U-pick apples in September, raspberries in October

White Silo Farm and Winery
32 Route 37 East, Sherman
860-355-0271; www.whitesilowinery.com
Red, yellow, and orange raspberries and blackberries September-October; special blackberry bushes without thorns


LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT

Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm
461 Cornwall Bridge Road, Route 4, Sharon
860-364-0025; www.ellsworthfarm.com
Pre-picked or U-pick blueberries, raspberries, cherries, peaches, and plums

Evergreen Berry Farm
435 Bassett Road, Watertown
860-274-0825; www.evergreenberryfarm.com
Blueberries, raspberries (limited availability), blackberries. Call ahead for updated picking conditions and berry availability. Children welcome, no pets; containers provided

Freund’s Farm Market
324 Norfolk Road, Route 44, East Canaan
860-824-0650; www.freundsfarmmarket.com
U-pick raspberries

Litchfield Hills Blueberry Farm
860-283-9571; www.litchberry.com
U-pick blueberries

Maple Bank Farm

57 Church Street, Route 317, Roxbury
860-354 7038; www.maplebankfarm.com
U-pick blueberries

March Farms
160 Munger Lane, Bethlehem
203-266-7721; www.marchfarms.com
U-pick blueberries, strawberries, peaches

Peck’s Berry Farm
205 West Street (Route 109), Morris
860-567-0546
U-pick blueberries

Ruwet Farm
1600 Torringford Street, Torrington
860-489-9580
U-pick blueberries

Starberry Farm
81 Kielwasser Road, Washington Depot
860-868-2863
Peaches, apricots, nectarines, pears, and apples; 10am-5pm daily

Tonn’s Orchard
258 Preston Road, Terryville
860-585-1372
U-pick apples and peaches, end of August. 10am-5pm Saturdays and Sundays


LONG ISLAND

Davis Peach Farm
561 Hulse Landing Rd, Wading River
631-929-1115; www.davispeachfarm.com
U-pick peaches, plums, and nectarines

Filasky Farm
604 Church Lane, Aquebogue
filaskyfarm@yahoo.com; www.filaskyfarm.com
U-pick peaches, pears, raspberries, and strawberries

Hank’s Farm Stand
County Road 39, Southampton
631-726-4667
U-pick raspberries and blackberries through August; open 9am-6pm through mid-September

Lewin Farms
812 Sound Avenue, Calverton
631-929-4327; www.lewinfarms.com
U-pick peaches; open 9am-5pm, closed Tuesdays

Seven Ponds Orchard
65 Seven Ponds Road, Water Mill
631-726-8015
Raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries; open July-November, 9am-6pm

Wickham Farms
Main Road, Cutchogue
631-734-6441; www.wickhamsfruitfarm.com
U-pick cherries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and peaches; open 9am-4pm Monday-Saturday, closed Sunday


ALBANY COUNTY

Goold Orchards
1297 Brookview Station Road, Castleton
518-732-7317; www.goold.com
U-pick strawberries and raspberries; open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm

Indian Ladder Farms

342 Altamont Road, Altamont
518-765-2956; 866-640-PICK; www.indianladderfarms.com
Pick-your-own blueberries, raspberries, and cherries; call to check availability; open 9am-5pm daily

Lyman’s Sleigh Bell Farm
140 Meads Lane, Delmar
518-439-0345
U-pick raspberries, last week in August till beginning of October; call for picking times

Rulfs Orchard

531 Bear Swamp Road, Peru
518-643-8636; linda@rulfsorchard.com; www.rulfsorchard.com
Pick-your-own blueberries; call to check availability. Also features a roadside stand and apple cider; open 6am-6pm daily.

Sage Creek Orchards
139 Minckler Road, Mexico
315-963-3486; www.sagecreekorchards.com
U-pick blueberries (early August), pre-picked produce, refreshment stand, picnic area, tractor-pulled hayrides, face painting; open 9am-6pm daily, July 1-November 15.

Samascott Orchards
5 Sunset Avenue, Kinderhook
518-758-7224; www.samascott.com
U-pick strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, plums, and pears; open daily 8am-6pm


SARATOGA COUNTY


Bacon Hill Blueberries
113 Winney Drive, Schuylerville
518-695-5547
U-pick blueberries through mid-August

Bowman Orchards
141 Sugar Hill Road, Rexford
518-371-2042; kevin@bowmanorchards.com; www.bowmanorchards.com
Pick-your-own and picked red and gold raspberries (through Thanksgiving), peaches (late August-September), blackberries (through mid-August), cider and donuts; roadside stand, farm market, farm animals including cows, pigs, sheep, goats, ducks, geese, horses, llama, and pygmy goats


NEW JERSEY


Alstede Farms
84 Route 513 (Old Route 24), Chester
908-879-7189; www.alstedefarms.com
U-pick red and yellow raspberries through beginning of October, blackberries and peaches through mid-September; corn maze with giant hay pyramid, animals for petting, hayrides, pony rides, homemade ice cream, and farm market; open 9am-7pm daily

Battleview Orchards
91 Wemrock Road, Freehold
732-462-0756; www.battlevieworchards.com
U-pick peaches and nectarines; open 9am-6pm daily

Box J Farm
523 Bellwood Park Road, Asbury
908-419-7149; boxjfarm@patmedia.net
Pick-your-own raspberries and blueberries

Conte Farms
299 Flyatt Road, Tabernacle
609-268-1010; contefarms@verizon.net
U-pick blueberries and peaches through August

Demarest Farms
244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale
201-666-0472; www.demarestfarms.com
U-pick peaches, Monday-Friday by reservation; Saturday and Sunday 10am-3pm

DeWolf’s Farm
58 West Colliers Mill Road, New Egypt
609-758-6288
U-pick blackberries; open 7am-7pm daily.

Earth Friendly Organic Farm and Bed & Breakfast
17 Olde Noah Hunt Road, Clarksburg
609-259-9744; www.earthfriendlyorganicfarm.com
U-pick blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries through September

Emery’s Organic Blueberry Farm
346 Long Swamp Road, New Egypt
609-758-8514; www.netpie.com
U-pick blueberries through early August; open 9am-4pm daily

Fred + III
Odd Fellows Road (Route 663), Pemberton
609-784 4839 or 609-894 2198; www.fredplusthree.com; fdetrick1@verizon.net
Pick-your-own blueberries

Fruitwood Farms
419 Elk Road (Route 538), Monroeville
856-881-7748
U-pick peaches through August; open Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm

Hillview Farms
223 Meyersville Road, Gillette
908-647-0957; www.hillviewfarmsnj.com
U-pick blueberries and peaches through August; open 9am-5pm daily

Jackson Mill Farm

304 Jackson Mills Road, Freehold
732-284-9471; www.jacksonmillfarm.com; jmfarm@gmail.com
U-pick strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries; also u-pick oriental vegetables

Johnson’s Corner Farm
133 Church Road, Medford
609-654-8643; www.johnsonsfarm.com
U-pick blueberries through mid-August, peaches through end of August; call for hours

Lee Turkey Farm
201 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor
609-448-0629; www.leeturkeyfarm.com
U-pick raspberries, peaches, nectarines, apples, and pears; open Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 2pm to 6pm

Melick’s Town Farm
Califon Farm Stand & Orchard, 472 Route 513, Califon
908-439-2318; www.melickstownfarm.com
Pick-your-own yellow and white peaches through September; open 9am-6pm daily

Mood’s Farm Market
901 Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill
856-478-2500; www.moodsfarmmarket.com
Pick-your-own raspberries, nectarines, blackberries, peaches, sweet plums, Italian plums, concord grapes, white seedless grapes, and Bartlett pears; bring your own container; open 8am-7pm daily, closed Sundays

Peaceful Valley Orchards
150 Pittstown Road, Pittstown
908-730-7748 or 908-713-1705; www.peacefulvalleyorchards.com
U-pick strawberries, call for availability

Phillips Farms
290 Church Road, Milford
908-995-0022; www.phillipsfarms.com
Pick-your-own blackberries through mid-August, raspberries and peaches through mid-September; also available: farmstand with a variety of fresh produce; open 8am-8pm daily; closed Tuesday

Race Farm LLC
87 Belcher Road, Blairstown
908-362-8151; www.racefarmllc.com
Pick-your-own raspberries in September

River Side Homestead Farm
Taylors Lane (at Delaware River), Cinnaminson
856-829-4992
U-pick blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries; open 9am-6pm daily, closed Sundays

Schaefer Farms
1051 County Route 523, Fleming
908-782-2705; www.schaeferfarms.com
U-pick blackberries and red raspberries through August; open Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-5pm

Strawberry Hill Farm
Corner of Waln and Ellisdale Road, Chesterfield
609-298-0823; www.strawberryhillfarm.com
U-pick peaches, nectarines, plums, pears, and apples; call for hours

Stults Farm
62 John White Road, Cranbury
609-799-2523; www.stultsfarm.com
Pick-your-own strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries; open Monday-Friday 3-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm

Sussex County Strawberry Farm
Route 206, Andover
973-579-5055; farmerjohn@sussexcountystrawberryfarm.com
U-pick strawberries and raspberries; open Monday-Friday 7am-7pm, Saturday 7am-5pm, and Sunday 7am-3pm

Terhune Orchards
Van Kirk Road, Princeton
609-924-2310; www.terhuneorchards.com
Pick-your-own strawberries, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and peaches; open 9am-5pm daily

The Allen Family Farm
26 Tarkiln Road, Belleplain
609-861-3778; www.come-over.to/TheAllenFamilyFarm
U-pick blueberries, peaches, and apples; call for hours

The Berry Farm at Colts Neck
36 Route 34, Colts Neck
732-294-0707; www.theberryfarmatcoltsneck.com
U-pick blackberries through mid-August, blueberries and raspberries through October; open 9am-5pm daily

Valley Crest Farm
14 Allerton Road, Lebanon
908-238-9696
Pick-your-own blackberries and raspberries through August, peaches through September; open 10am-3pm Saturday and Sunday

Valley View Farms
290 Route 206 South, Newton
973-579-7271
U-pick raspberries through the fall, also an assortment of u-pick vegetables; open 10am-5pm daily

Von Thun’s Country Farm Market
519 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction
732-329-8656; www.vonthunfarms.com
U-pick raspberries and blackberries


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