Great Places for Blueberry Picking NY – what could be nicer than a day picking blueberries with friends and family? Other than getting to eat them afterwards of course! Whether you are looking to make blueberry muffins, blueberry pancakes or just eat them raw – here is a list of the best places to go blueberry picking in New York.
Cherry Knoll Farm Winery
3426 Hoxie Gorge Freetown Rd, Marathon, NY 13803
The “anticipated picking schedule each year at harvest time at Cherry Knoll Farm the blueberry fields are open to the public for U-Pick. Although dates and times vary each year due to blueberry crop and weather, blueberries are usually ready to begin picking around July 20th and picking continues until Labor Day.
Cherry Knoll Wines
Throughout the picking season, all Cherry Knoll wines will be available for tasting and purchasing at the U-Pick during picking hours.
100% of the blueberries used in making our wines and vinegar are grown on this field here at Cherry Knoll Farm!”
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!
Windy Acre Farm
3810 Middle Country Rd, Calverton, NY 11933
Windy Acre Farm have lots of upick fruit at various times throughout the year (check their Facebook for what is current) it includes:
- white peaches
- yellow peaches
- sour cherries (on the farmstand, not upick)
They also have sunflowers for you to cut and a corn maze in the Fall.
Pattys Berries and Bunches
410 Sound Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952
The farm where Patty’s Berries and Bunches now sits was opened in “1975 as Harbes Berry Farm. Owner Patty DiVello, a Harbes family member, grew up right across the street. But in 2010, she changed the name to Patty’s Berries and Bunches. They offer:
U-Pick: and ready picked; Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries
Flowers: Peonies, Dahlias, Sunflowers, Ornamental and more, also available for weddings and Events.
Produce Stand: Seasonal Ice Cream, Cider, Baked Goods, Honey, Jams and more.
New Activities: Yard ART, Tours, Live Music and a Variety of Classes”