Farms for Blueberry Picking Near Me – blueberries are wonderful to eat fresh straight from the bush and equally good for baking, who can resist blueberry pancakes, muffins or blueberries on waffles?
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McCann Berry Farm
18110 Kishwaukee Valley Rd, Woodstock, IL 60098
For a rustic, no frills picking experience then head on down to McCann Berry Farm where you will be made very welcome, whilst enjoying some fresh air and picking your berries.
“McCann Berry Farm in Woodstock, Illinois is celebrating 38 years of u-pick berries! Bob and Mary McCann planted their first strawberry crop in 1982, in rural Woodstock, on land bordering the North Branch of the Kishwaukee River.
While not certified organic, we use an Integrated Pest Management Approach to control crop pests, and use as little pesticides as possible. Our berry plants are selected for their disease and pest resistance, as well as, their taste. We monitor the crop for pests and use controls only when pest populations reach a level of potential crop destruction.”
McCann Berry Farm grows Blueberries and Sunflowers.
1016 Jeffries Rd, Springfield, IL 62707
At Jefferies Orchard their plan is to grow high quality produce that is fresh and in-season for our customers, while honoring the land and sustaining the family farm.
Jefferies Orchard offers a diverse range of fresh produce in season. The growing season starts with asparagus and rhubarb in the spring, followed by pick-your-own strawberries in late May. Pick-your-own blueberries start in late June or early July, which are the last u-pick crop of the year.
Summer crops include fresh sweet corn, tomatoes, peaches and summer squash. These are followed by apples, winter squash, pumpkins, cider, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, peppers and much more.
Stade’s Farm and Market – U-pick Blueberries IL
3709 Miller Rd, McHenry, IL 60051
Stade’s Farm and Market has everything you need for a fun packed family day out in the country!
“Located in scenic McHenry County, Stade’s Farm & Market is approximately 50 miles Northwest of Chicago, Illinois. We produce 2,200 acres of corn, soybeans, and fresh fruits and vegetables that we sell directly to consumers through our Farm Market.
Stade Farm is a popular pick-your-own destination. We are offering both fruits and vegetables for you to harvest, including strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, sugar snap peas, green beans, peppers, and more. We offer a beautiful apple orchard with many of your favorite apples and about 30 acres of pick-your-own pumpkins in the fall.
Stade’s is home to a large entertainment area, including a petting zoo, corn maze, giant slides, hayrides, and a large variety of unique attractions. Our fall festival, Shades of Autumn, is a harvest time extravaganza featuring 35+ farm-related attractions, pumpkin picking, special events, great food, and lots of family-orientated fun.
Blueberries are always available on a first-come, first served basis and there are days that no blueberries are available to pick as we wait for more to ripen. Please always confirm availability before you take a drive to the farm. Our Facebook page will keep our most recent updates.”
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Rod’s Berry Farm
28624 Zodiac St NE, North Branch, MN 55056
At the award winning Rod’s Berry Farm they are committed to providing fresh high quality berries to the local community and beyond.
“Our goal is to provide quality strawberries and blueberries in a family friendly environment. Our family and team of helpers stress fun and safety while helping you enjoy the wonderful bounty of Rod’s Berry Farm.
The Elmstrand’s were awarded the Minnesota River Friendly Farmer Award in 1995 recognizing excellent stewardship of the land through utilizing tree wind breaks, erosion control practices, and integrated pest management practices in cooperation with the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
This means we work hard at growing a crop of nutritious and delicious fruit while utilizing the best growing practices with a minimum use of pesticides.”
Upick Strawberries and Blueberries. available.
Blackbirds & Blueberries
3601 Crosby Rd, Cloquet, MN 55720
Blackbirds and Blueberries “is located just north of Cloquet, MN on Crosby Road.
Our farm is a “u-pick” farm. We are open as the berries are ready, which typically means at least one day during the weekends of our season, and some evenings and weekdays. We sell our berries by the pound and this year we are offering pre-picked berries as well as pick your own. You may bring your own buckets or boxes, or you may use ours!
We follow organic practices and use no pesticides or other chemicals on the plants.
For picking times check our Announcements, like us on Facebook, add us on Instagram, or call and listen to our updated messages! We look forward to seeing you at the farm!
Call (218)879-8193 for our recorded message.”
The Berry Patch
10456 192nd St N, Forest Lake, MN 55025
At The Berry Patch they are passionate about growing top quality and delicious produce for you and your family to pick!
“The Berry Patch is one of the oldest fruit growing operations in the east Metro area. From Mid-June to Mid-August, we provide our customers with pick-your-own strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. We pride ourselves on offering high quality fruit in a family friendly setting.
Our farm is a great destination for a family outing. We welcome well-supervised children to our fields as we want them to see how food is produced and experience the joy of berry picking. Sampling in the field is permitted, too!
Picking varies with the weather. Strawberries are typically available for a three to four week period from mid-June to early July. Raspberries typically start around the 4th of July and run through the end of July, and blueberries start in mid-July and typically end in mid-August”
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Jazz Blueberry Farm and Flowers
7223 W Grant Rd, Shelby, MI 49455
At Jazz Blueberry Farm, you can “enjoy the peaceful, family-friendly atmosphere of our farm and pick the blueberries yourself. We have buckets, bag liners to take home your blueberries or you can bring your own container. You can also pre-order fresh blueberries from us. Please call a day in advance.”
You can also pick your own flowers, including crocuses, daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, alliums, Irises, Zinnias, Gladiolus, wild flowers and sunflowers.
Reenders Blueberry Farms
9981 W Olive Rd, West Olive, MI 49460
Reenders Blueberry Farms has “been family owned and operated since 1956. With 12 different varieties of blueberries, we have 800 acres of blueberry plants.
Come see our new store! We have a little something for everyone. In addition to fresh blueberries, we have other local fruit (when available) such as raspberries, cherries, and peaches. We also have many flavors of jam, honey, and syrup, Michigan souvenirs, our famous blueberry pies, muffins, candy, shirts, scented air sprays, muffin mixes, canned fruit and vegetables, gourmet flavored caramel corn, a large selection of seasonings, spreads, dips and of course replica Reenders toy semi-trucks.”
Hazen’s Blueberry Farm
1144 Peavy Rd, Howell, MI 48843
Hazen’s Blueberry Farm – “In the 1950’s and 60’s Arthur Hazen purchased 25 acres of land in Commerce Township and 80 acres in Howell, Michigan. After clearing the land during evenings, weekends, and holidays, Art and his son, Dennis planted over 25 acres of blueberry bushes and launched the future of Hazen’s Farms. As time passed, the farms consolidated in Howell and became strictly U-pick.
Opening day of blueberry season has become a working family tradition as everybody pitches in. At Hazen’s Farm we offer only the highest quality of blueberries – varieties include: Bluecrop – considered the best all around variety for adaptability, consistent yields, high quality fruit and disease resistance.
Bluecrop is perhaps the most widely planted variety in the U.S. Blueray – an old favorite and versatile variety, Blueray performs particularly well in areas with hot summers or very cold winters, and produces high quality berries with outstanding dessert flavor. Jersey – one of the oldest and most widely grown of all varieties, Jersey is a favorite for farmers wanting a bush that produces heavy late season crops year after year. This bush tolerates a wide range of soil types, and the small to medium sized, sweet tasting fruit is a favorite for baking.”
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Temecula Berry Co
39700 Cantrell Rd, Temecula, CA 92591
Temecula Berry Company is “is a U-pick Blueberry farm located in Temecula, California.
Temecula Berry Company began as a family farm in the late 90’s. Since then, the Graesser Family have planted 10 acres of southern highbush blueberries in the Temecula Valley. The Graesser’s are committed to providing local residents with great tasting berries that are also one of the 5 Super Foods.
Blueberries are extremely high in anti-oxidants, have a great shelf life and make a perfect snack for kids. Try blueberries as a unique garnish on salads or a good friend over cereal.”
Julian Farm and Orchard
4381 Julian Hwy, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070
Julian Farm and Orchard is “located just an hour east of San Diego in the Wynola neighborhood of Julian.
Our 25-acre sustainable farm includes sprawling apple orchards and lush agriculture making us a truly unique destination for all visitors. The petting zoo area offers an up-close encounter with the friendly animals who call the farm their home. Our welcoming staff loves to see each guest who visits and ensures a safe and memorable experience for all.
Other experiences during the year include tractor-pulled hayrides, axe throwing, picnic areas, hammocks, a gift shop and various food and beverage options.
Our schedule includes U-Pick Daffodils during March and April; U-Pick Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries and Sunflowers during June, July and August; with U-Pick apples and our famous Pumpkin Patch during September and October of each year.”
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Three Nunns Farm
550 Walnut Blvd, Brentwood, CA 94513
At Three Nunns Farm – “Once you arrive at our farm, please first check-in at our stand to receive all the information for your visit. We also have a variety of fresh produce, both u-pick and pre-picked, available for purchase. Depending on the time year, you’ll find strawberries. cherries, blueberries, pomegranates, cucumbers, watermelons, bell peppers, cantaloupes, peppers, garlic, pumpkins, as well as decorative corn stalks and olive branches.
Our farm has over 40 acres for exploring. We encourage children (and parents) to get as dirty as possible! We recommend wearing closed-toe shoes for your visit – and keeping a close eye on little ones.
Three Nunns Farm accepts cash or card and we have plenty of wagons and free parking!
Our 5-acre corn maze typically takes about 15-30 minutes to navigate! “You are here” Maps are posted in the maze for reference as you find your way. We also have our “Corn Trail” which takes about 5 minutes to navigate and is ideal for those looking for a more relaxed maze experience!”
8660 Blue Ridge Dr, Blue Ridge GA 30513
Apple picking is available at Mercier Orchards from August through to October and the surroundings are breath taking.
“We are a 4th generation family & veteran-owned and operated apple orchard founded back in 1943 by Bill and Adele Mercier. Be sure to pick-up some delicious fruit, fresh baked goods, cider, and specialty items from the market when you visit.
Pick-Your-Own at Mercier Orchards is a fabulous experience for all the family! As well as apples you can pick strawberries, blueberries and blackberries.
“Load up on our tractors for a trip through the orchard. This fun ride will be sure to spark wonder as you make your way to your destination. Our guides will then give instructions on how to pick the fruit. Experience the difference between store-bought produce, and fruit straight from the vine. Fruit from our fields is sun-ripened and bursting with flavor. It’s bound to be love at first bite! Our fields sit on 300 acres of land, filled with idyllic scenery sure to take your breath away. Mountains line the beautiful countryside, giving the sense of peace, quiet, and the perfect day with your family. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind experience that you don’t want to miss out on! Afterward, you can enjoy a meal at our café and find some fantastic treats in our market. Be sure to try one of our famous fried pies!”
2415 Woodbine Rd, Woodbine, MD 21797
As well as picking scrumptious strawberries at Larriland Farm, there is plenty of other fresh homegrown produce to enjoy too, as well as lots of exploring and even tractor rides in the Autumn. Established nearly 50 years ago, Larriland Farm knows a thing or two about growing tasty produce!
“Our farm is open during the growing season. Our season begins with the ripening of the strawberry crop, in late May or early June, and ends with the apple harvest, in early November.”
There is also tart cherries, red raspberries, black raspberries, blueberries, thornless blackberries, peaches, seedless tables grapes, Asian pears, and apples.
22222 Davis Mill Rd, Germantown, MD 20876
At Butler’s Farm, in addition to the fantastic variety of fruit and veg available to pick and purchase, there are a load of activities to enjoy with the whole family.
“Visit the Holiday Open House at the Butler’s Orchard Farm Park! Visit our Farm Animals, take a Hayride, play on our Slides and Playground, and roast S’mores at our Bonfires! No admission cost, no reservations necessary, just come on out and enjoy!
The Farmer’s Porch, located in our Farm Park has an array of small bites, sandwiches, pizzas and more! Chef Jay has created dishes for everyone in the family alongside a rotation of seasonal offerings that take advantage of fresh picked fruits and vegetables.
Pick your own crops include strawberries, peonies, tart cherries, black raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, flowers, red raspberries, apples, pumpkins and Christmas trees.
7740 Swan Ln, Owings, MD 20736
Swann Farm is a stunning setting for your families pick your own outing – truly insta ready.
“We are committed to growing the highest quality produce, each and every day. We believe in quality, transparency and are true stewards of the land. We work closely with our customers and are active members of our local farming community. We Are Swann Farms.
Here at Swann Farms, we think it is necessary for everyone to know where their food is coming from and how it is being grown. We want everyone to come away with a new found appreciation for food. We want to encourage more families to incorporate fresh produce into their lives and we believe that by providing a quality product and educating everyone about it is being grown. You’re never to young or old to accomplish this.”
We have u-pick strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries.
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1130 Tyler Street, Fredericksburg, VA22401
Braehead Farm is a family owned and operated farm and market, established in 1937. It offers the most stunning pick-your-own strawberries as well as many other types of produce throughout the year.
“It is the last remaining farm within the Historic City of Fredericksburg, VA, conveniently located approximately 2 miles from Interstate 95. It is a produce and beef cow farm with a farm market, pick your own produce, play areas with farm animals and event barns for rent!
During Spring, Summer and Fall, Pick your own is open from 9 am – 6 pm daily. Winter hours are 9 am to 5 pm daily.
At Braehead Farm we invite you to come and pick your own in seasonal produce! There is never an admission to the Pick-Your-Own fields, you just pay for what you pick. All produce is sold by-the-pound.”
Braehead Farm have pick your own Strawberries. Asparagus, Blackberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Zinnias, celosia, sunflowers, wildflowers and pumpkins.
Mackintosh Fruit Farm
1608 Russell Rd, Berryville, VA
Mackintosh Fruit Farm is located in the very aptly named and beautiful town of Berryville , Mackintosh. Mackintosh Fruit Farm is a family-owned PYO farm nestled in the beautiful Northern Shenandoah Valley in Clarke County, VA. They produce is first-rate fruit and the pick-your-own crops are well known as some of the best throughout the area. Their assortment of fruit selections allows their PYO customers early, mid, and late-season varieties. Strawberry picking season usually begins in May.
“Our goal for Mackintosh Fruit Farm was to find fruit varieties that have amazing flavor and texture and grow them on dwarf trees that can be picked easily from the ground. We combined our favorite varieties with size controlling rootstocks. This is done by grafting selected varieties on a root system that will allow us to plant a tree that is smaller when mature, easier to pick, and is known for producing larger tastier fruit.”
Apples, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, cherries, blackberries, local honey and pumpkins available when in season.
1134 Browns Mill Rd, Rustburg, VA 24588
Yoder’s Farm offer pick-your-own to all the family so everyone can get out in the fresh air and for some good old fashioned outdoor fun.
“Most years we make several trips north to retrieve New Jersey blueberries. This started as something we did for family and friends, then in the past few years, we’ve opened it up to friends of Yoders’ Farm.
- These blueberries come from New Jersey. We purchase them through a trusted produce supplier.
- These blueberries are not organic, they are conventionally grown.”
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Easy Pickins Orchard
4805, 46 Bailey Rd, Enfield, CT 06082
You can look forward to the warmest of welcomes at Easy Pickin’s Orchard!
“Easy Pickin’s Orchard is a pick-your-own farm in Enfield, CT. Since opening in 1992, we’ve expanded “what we grow” to include tree fruit, berries, vegetables, herbs & flowers. We aim to provide good, fresh produce to our customers, who enjoy, appreciate and support local agriculture — what we grow and how we grow it. In addition to “pick-your-own,” we sell our produce at the farm and at several farmers’ markets, summer & winter. In apple-picking season, we have special activities; all season long we welcome visitors of all ages to enjoy grocery shopping outdoors: fresh produce in the fresh air. Know your food and where it comes from; know your farmer; keep it local. We’ll see you here, where the pickin’ is easy!
Our Blueberries start to ripen in early to mid-July. We grow 8 different varieties of blueberries in order to extend our harvest season to the middle of September. Our berry patch is watered & fertilized by an underground irrigation system. It’s also covered by a net, to keep the feathered friends from enjoying more berries than we do ! By having nets over the field we can allow our berries to grow to their full size and flavor. This really makes a difference for ease of picking and for taste. We have just over 1-1/2 acres of blueberry bushes; they get pruned every year to keep them in good shape for producing an abundant, easy-to pick blueberry harvest. Our blueberry varieties, in order of ripening, are Duke, Bluejay, Bluerae, Bluecrop, Coville, Berkeley, Late Blue, & Elliott.”
Raspberry Knoll Farm
163 N Windham Rd, North Windham, CT 06256
Northeastern Connecticut’s “Premier Pick-Your-Own Berries, Herbs, Veggies, Flowers + more! Raspberry Knoll Farm LLC is a family run farm, owned by Mary and Pete Concklin, nestled on 65 acres in North Windham, in beautiful rural northeast Connecticut.”
Raspberry Knoll have four varieties of summer red raspberries; one variety of summer purple raspberry; one variety of blackberry; three varieties of fall red raspberries; one variety of black raspberry, one variety of summer yellow raspberry, and two fall yellow raspberries.
They also have three varieties of blueberries and many varieties of Strawberries.
Lyman Orchards Farm Store at the Apple Barrel
32 Reeds Gap Rd, Middlefield, CT 06455
Lyman Orchards really is a big deal! From a modest working farm to the huge family attraction it is today, it has much to offer families.
“In their wildest dreams, colonial farmer John Lyman and his wife, Hope, could not have envisioned the complex and diverse enterprise that would evolve from their purchase in 1741 of a 37-acre parcel of land in what is now Middlefield. Now covering more than 1,100 acres of scenic farmland, Lyman Orchards is one of the most popular family attractions in New England.
Blueberries are a great snacking choice, not only for their delicious flavor and versatility in recipes, but because they are a nutritional powerhouse! Blueberry picking is a great family friendly activity!
Low in fat and calories, high in fiber and Vitamin C, blueberries are rich in antioxidants. Eating 1/2 cup of blueberries daily provides antioxidant activity that has been shown to help protect against the effects of aging, including heart disease, arthritis, and short-term memory loss.”
Scott’s Yankee Farmer
436 Boston Post Rd, East Lyme, CT 06333
For over a century the Scott family has owned and operated Scott’s Yankee Farmer. “Farming on over 100 acres of land we are currently located on Boston Post road in Eact Lyme, CT. While visiting our farm can meet the owners Tom and Karen Scott along with their youngest son and daughter Colin Scott and Allison Schmidt.
Tom and Karen have four children and six grandchildren. The family has made many improvements over the years! A greenhouse has been added to sell plants in the spring and pumpkins in the fall. A cider mill has also been installed, complete with glass windows so the public can watch the cider be pressed from apples grown in our orchard. We can’t forget about the donut room! If you visit our farm from June through December this is where our apple cinnamon donuts are made. People from all over come for our donuts, but that’s not all there is! Tom and Karen have put many years in to growing a wide variety of fruits and vegetables for both Pick-Your-Own and the store.” Pick your own products include:
- CUT FLOWERS
Millstone Creek Orchards
506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur, North Carolina 27316
At Millstone Creek Orchards, in addition to the Pick-Your- Own, they offer a whole host of family orientated events throughout the year.
This superfood is a great ingredient for all your favorite pies, jams, and jellies. Rich in Vitamin K and C along with other antioxidants, blueberries are a great addition to your morning breakfast..sprinkle a little on fresh yogurt, cereal or oatmeal for a tasty treat.
Varieties: O’Neal, Climax, Premier, Reville & Powder Blue”
2700 Holland Rd, Apex, NC 27502
Buckwheat Farm is a family run affair. “In February 1996, our family of five moved from a Cary neighborhood to the country. We knew we needed to find a way for the property to pay for itself. That’s when Karma decided it might be fun to grow strawberries. She had great childhood memories of her family picking strawberries by the trunk full in southern Illinois, where she grew up. She wondered if they could grow strawberries here at their farm and help make great memories for other families. We attended our first Strawberry Expo in November 1996. There was certainly a lot to learn and a lot of equipment needed that we didn’t have. We also learned it takes lots and lots of water for growing and also frost protecting strawberries. We got busy again. We dug an irrigation pond and put in under ground water lines. With absolutely no farming experience, we placed our first plants in the ground in October 1997 and harvested our first crop of strawberries in April 1998. We have been growing ever since.”
Buckwheat Fam is open from mid-April to early June for strawberry picking and late June to the end of July for blueberry picking.
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Johnson’s Corner Farm
133 Church Rd. Medford, New Jersey 08055
Johnson’s Corner Farm grow lots of different produce. They also run family friendly tours and hay-rides – “on the Regular Summer Tour hay-riders will get to pick 2 crops from our summer selection. All tours include a hayride, use of our picnic area, animal feeding and play time in the Animal Farm, coloring sheets and teacher information. There is also a restroom facility for group use.” They also have a family activity area: “Our Discovery Barnyard & Animal Farm are fabulous places to bring your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews for a hands-on farm experience! Visit the Animal Farm to feed the animals!” Also, don’t miss the bakery and farmhouse café “We are well known for our Pies, Cider donuts and Chicken Pot Pies. Our Farm House Kitchen crew have created all kinds of delicious food for you to enjoy here, take home for dinner or your next Party.”
Johnson’s start blueberry picking in June.
Haines Berry Farm
98 Sheep Pen Hill Rd, Pemberton, NJ 08068
Haines Berry Farm “where we grow the best blueberries. We are a Pick-Your-Own farm where you can pick your own blueberries or visit and purchase them already picked for you! We are located in Pemberton, New Jersey tucked away down a little dirt road called Sheep Pen Hill Road.” Blueberry Season is the end of June until the middle of July. Check their website for exact dates. Open 7 Days a Week (including July 4th): 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
1 Alstede Farms Ln, Chester, NJ 07930
Alstede Farms “is an ever-changing invitation to enjoy the best earth has to offer. Each season brings new fun for your family and new flavors to your table. And that’s why every visit to Alstede Farms is a discovery. We wish to make all of your visits to Alstede Farms memorable. Whether you stop in for a fresh, juicy peach, visit our friendly farm animals with your grandchildren, or simply seek quiet solace and escape from the rat race by visiting our farm; we are dedicated to operating a family farm that contributes to your quality of life. Stop in and experience the warmth that our family brings to Alstede Farms.
Alsteded Farms do blueberry picking. Sweet blueberries are a wonderful delight for any age. Experience the fun of picking your own blueberries along with a quaint tractor-drawn wagon ride through the fields and orchards. Blueberries and their versatile use make them a great way to truly savor the flavors of summer. We invite you and your family to enjoy our farm and pick blueberries every day of the week while in season.”
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9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell JCT, NY 12533
At Fishkill Farm, they take their responsibility to sustainable and ethical farming very seriously.
“At Fishkill we grow food in harmony with nature. We are confident that even with New York climate challenges, we can cultivate good produce that’s nutritious for both us and the land. We pledge to improve our growing methods each season and to support our community as much as our soil supports our crops…The season culminates in the fall with more than a dozen classic NY apples varieties to pick from.”
Fishkill offers a wide variety of apples for picking. In early October you will find popular classics like Golden and Red Delicious, as well as possibly lesser-known Jonagold and Idareds. Interestingly when picked, the apples are covered with a fine, pale substance. This is Kaolin Clay and it is there to help protect the fruit from insects. Worry not – it is nontoxic and cleans off easily.
The Pick-Your-Own season kicks off in early June with strawberries and ever-so-sweet sugar snap peas. July brings sweet and sour cherries as well as our certified organic raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. Late July and August mark the harvest of juicy, tree-ripened peaches and nectarines as well as an extensive variety of heirloom tomatoes and eggplants.
The season culminates in the fall with more than a dozen classic NY apples, heirloom varieties, and pumpkin-picking. The spectacular views, lovely fall weather, and the satisfaction of picking your own organic, sustainably grown fruits and vegetables combine for great family-friendly fun.”
812 Sound Ave, Calverton, NY 11933
Lewin Farms is a family farm now in the fourth generation. “We were the first pick your own farm on Long Island and are continuing that long tradition with a wide variety of u-pick fields throughout the spring summer and fall. We also continue into the winter with our cut your own Christmas trees at our baiting hollow nursery. Over the years our crop offerings have become more and more numerous and diversified to cater to the wants of our customers. We hope you and your family plan a trip out to visit our families farm in the near future.
Strawberries : Late May-June
Raspberries: Late June through early September
Blueberries : Late June – mid-August
Blackberries : Late July – Late August
Peaches : Mid July – Mid September
Apples : Late Aug/September – Into November
Pumpkins/Gourds : mid/late September – Late October
- Christmas Trees. Cut your own
Love Apple Farm
1421 State Route 9H, Ghent, NY 12075
Love Apple Farm first opened its gates in 1969, and has been an integral part of the farming community in the Hudson Valley ever since. At Love Apple, they are proud advocates of the social project to offer locally and honestly sourced fruit and vegetables to the local community, believing everyone has the right to know where their food comes from. The farm was established by a struggling actor and a model, who chose to purchase the farm in order to develop a rural oasis in which to escape life pressures, enjoy physical activities and pursue careers in literary in peace. And why the name Love Apple? Well, as you probably know, love apples are in fact another name for tomatoes, not apples at all!
There are a variety of stories as to why tomatoes got this rather lovely nickname. Our favorite is that its simply because of their heart – shape, which gave cause to the French to name it the pomme d’amour (Love Apple) as they believed it had aphrodisiac qualities. Regardless of all this, Love Apple Farm was given its name simply because the owners liked it! Interestingly, whilst juggling the demanding physical work load on the farm, the owner did indeed manage to write and publish his book. The farm has since changed hands, but the strong community values it has always prioritized has remained strong and true well into its 50 + years! Spanning 80 acres, Love Apple Farm is open all year around and is a popular destination for locals and visitors to enjoy fruit picking, a break from tech created stresses and some true rural living.
In addition to apples they also grow blackberries, blueberries, cherries, gooseberries, peaches, plums as well as raspberries & strawberries. As well as the fruit picking, at Love Apple Farm you can also enjoy the playground, petting farm, cafe, market and gift shop!
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