Places for Cherry Picking Near Me – we have a fabulous list of farms in many states that do pick your own cherry picking. You can eat them raw, make jam or add them to pies. You can even freeze cherries. Have a look at our list of places to go cherry picking all over the US.
Cherry Picking Near Me
Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm
461 Cornwall Bridge Rd, Sharon, CT 06069
There is so much to see, do and try at Ellsworth Hill Orchard that a day spent there will delight the whole family.
“Pick Your Own Fruits & Berries
We call our land Mother Nature’s Candy Store for all the wonderful crops that she produces. We are dedicated in growing the highest quality fruits and vegetables from a tree or bush to your table. All crops and their productivity rely on Mother Nature’s weather so day and hours of picking are subject to change!”
A very weather permitting crop. Some years we are not lucky to have them at all. It’s all up to Mother Nature. Sweet cherries will explode in your mouth!
Available the end of June through mid July. Fresh picked cherries are also available in our farm store Saturday and Sunday, and pre-picked at our farm stand Monday through Friday.”
Belltown Hill Orchards – Cherry Picking Connecticut
483 Matson Hill Rd, South Glastonbury, CT 06073
Belltown Hill Orchards offers a wonderful family day out, with plenty of activities, beautiful surroundings and yummy treats to eat!
“Belltown hill orchards is a working, fourth generation orchard nestled in the scenic rolling hills of south Glastonbury, Connecticut. Come on out to our farm market to pick up tasty local produce, a fresh baked pie or apple cider donuts! Our pick your own is a favorite family activity, after you are done harvesting your own fresh produce stop at our hungry harvester concession stand to enjoy a fresh hot batch of our famous apple fritters.
Step out into the beauty of our orchards for a picturesque afternoon in our Pick-Your-Own fields from mid-June to late October. Our farm is famous for our pick-your-own apples, offering over 24 varieties!
Our sweet cherry orchard tends to be ready for u-pick in the early summer. Grab some friends and family and head out to our orchards for a journey through our plentiful cherry orchard!
Not sure what to do with all of those sweet, juicy cherries? How about making a gooey, delicious pie, cobbler, or jam with our farm fresh cherries. Use them now or freeze or can for use all year long.”
47 Kielwasser Rd, New Preston, CT 06777
About Starberry Farm – “Bob and Sally operated the Just-a-Mere Fruit Farm on Kinney Hill the last season it was open, 1977, and at tempted to buy the property. When they were not successful, neighbor Teed Averill told us to go ahead and order the peach trees for the 1978 season and he’d find a place to put them. He did, the 15 acres where Starberry is now located, a former pasture/hayfield. One to two hundred trees have been planted each year since, including a few apples, apricots, sweet and sour cherries, pears, plums and nectarines as well as about 1500 peaches.
Lyman Orchards Farm Store
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.
350,000 blooming Sunflowers are crafted into a unique design to create a sunflower maze. $1 from every admission supports the Connecticut Children’s Pediatric Care Unit. We want people to reach for the stars in their lives.
Lyman Orchards’ Sunflower Maze, is Connecticut’s only Sunflower Maze.
Fun facts about the Lyman Orchards sunflower maze:
• More than 350,000 red and yellow sunflowers make up this year’s maze.
• The maze is approximately 3 acres in size
• The average time to make it through the maze is about 30 minutes”
Critzer Family Farm
9388 Critzer Shop Road Afton, VA 22920
Critzer Family Farm is the ideal destination for an outdoor day with family and friends. Connect with nature, get some fresh air in your lungs and tire out the little ones!
“Critzer Family Farm is a friendly, down-home setting perfect for you and your family to enjoy. Our goal is to provide you with the freshest, best-tasting and healthiest produce that you can find. We use environmentally-friendly methods and we have a 5-generation commitment to leave the land and community better than we found it. Our farm offers kids a place where they can learn about hard work and integrity, and experience a bit of farm life, showing them where their food comes from. We are open to the public from April to October. Make plans to visit, we’d love to see you!”
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.
1524 Snowden Road, Delaplane, VA 20144
Beautifully situated on the Blue Ridge Mountains is Hollin Farm, which has been in the same family for four generations.
In May and June we pick strawberries, late June and early July raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, sour cherries, spring and summer vegetables. July and August there are berries, peaches, Japanese plums, Asian pears, cucumbers, tomatoes, sweet corn, peppers, beans, okra, eggplant, squash, dig-your-own potatoes, cut flowers, and other summer vegetables. September and October see Apples and Pumpkins.
Albemarle Cider Works & Vintage Virginia Apples
2545 Rural Ridge Ln, North Garden, VA 22959
At Albemarle Cider Works and Vintage Virginia Apples, you won’t find your average pick-your-own orchard. They have a fascinating philosophy and vision for their orchard business, which is explained in detail here.
“Vintage Virginia Apples was founded in 2000 by the Shelton family. In our orchard, we grow a variety of tree fruits that are becoming increasingly rare. Many of these are older varieties that have fallen into obscurity or just do not fit the needs of today’s commercial marketing and distribution systems. We began by planting a small array of interesting apples, which has grown now to more than 200 different cultivars, both heirloom and more recent varieties. We have also experimented with growing a variety of other fruits including peaches, pears and plums. Our nursery has grown from this love of vintage varieties, which we aim to share with like-minded orchardists by offering over 100 varieties of fruit trees from our collection through our fall/winter catalog which we post online each fall. Many of these varieties are virtually unobtainable elsewhere.
While apples are our primary focus here at Rural Ridge Orchard, we also enjoy growing for our own use other tree fruits that have merit and distinction and are difficult to find today. For the connoisseur, seeking them out is rewarding and worthwhile. Our enthusiasm has led us to collect pears that we think may grow well in the mid-Atlantic, peaches, plums, apricots, quince and the old Black Heart Cherry which is almost impossible to find these days. We propagate a selection of these fruits every year to sell to the discriminating enthusiast as well as our apples.
Many of these do not ship well, have a relatively short shelf life or other attributes that make them difficult to fit into the industrial agricultural system and mass distribution food market that dominates our food chain supply these days. The efficiency of this pattern is unparalleled and as a nation, we eat better and more cheaply than virtually anywhere in the world. Yet the price we pay is the decline of many of the special and varied flavors that come from plums such as the Green Gage and peaches like George IV, White Champion, Peregrine, and Elberta. We sell these fruits at the farm in season. They are often in very limited supply. “
Spring Valley Orchard
3526 Spring Valley Rd, Afton, VA 22920
“Spring Valley Orchard is a gem! Acres of cherry trees stretch across a valley surrounded on all sides by the bluest of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Be sure to watch for our days and hours of operation because cherries wait to ripen when the weather is just right, generally (but not always) around Memorial Day. The season is short—just a few weeks in June—so once they ripen, come get ’em quick!
Cherries are more perishable than their berry counterparts; we recommend refrigerating them as soon as possible after picking. There’s no need to wash cherries before putting them in the fridge. In fact, washing cherries makes them more likely to spoil!
Sweet cherries keep longer when you leave the stem attached. Don’t fret if the stem comes off when you’re picking, just make sure to eat those cherries first!
Even the best cherries will only keep for a few days in the fridge, so make sure to eat or freeze them as soon as possible after picking.”
5 Orchard St, Belvidere, NJ 07823
Stonyfield Orchard are “family owned and operated orchard in Belvidere, NJ, where you can pick your own or have us pick it for you. You can also purchase fresh goods from our farm store year ’round. We are kid-friendly, with cows and other farm animals for the children to see.
Come to our Farm Store for freshly picked produce: strawberries, sweet & sour cherries, peaches, apples, pumpkins, pears, tomatoes, potatoes, squash, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and herbs. Apples are available through the winter until April. Cider is pressed all winter long and is available through June.
We also carry eggs, cheeses, jellies and maple syrup, as well as Vermont cheese, preserves, relishes, salad dressings and more.
Sour cherries can be picked in June and July.
330 Cold Soil Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540
Terhune Orchards have a farm store that is open all year. They sell “fresh fruits, vegetables, homemade baked goods, local gourmet goodies, jams, and local honey. And don’t miss our own apple cider and apple cider donuts!” They have their own vineyard and winery, with wines made from grapes grown at Terhune Orchards. They run a ‘Read and Pick’ program for kids. “Read and Pick is a great way to introduce your young child to the fun of the farm. Read and Pick is an innovative program that combines hands on experience on the farm with an educational program and listening to a story highlighting that activity.” Check their website for the program schedule.
Terhune Orchards have cherry picking in June, sweet cherries can be picked in early June while tart cherries can be picked in late June. “Cherry season goes by fast. If you wait until “next weekend” to pick cherries, you may be too late. We have sweet and tart varieties. And, in June, toward the end of the month, picking will be “ready, set, go,” because the season is still “short and sweet.”
91 Wemrock Rd, Freehold, NJ 07728
Battleview Orchards is a “family owned and operated farm, located in Freehold, New Jersey, harvests locally grown fruits and invites the public to “Pick Your Own” New Jersey Strawberries, Sour Cherries, New Jersey Peaches, Nectarines, New Jersey Apples, and Pumpkins. Battleview Orchards is the oldest Pick Your Own orchard in New Jersey!
The Country Store is open all year. It features our own Fresh Pressed Cider and our famous Apple Cider Donuts, along with quality fresh fruits and vegetables. The Country Store has a full line of freshly baked pies, breads and baked goods. Fruit and Vegetable Platters, Gift Baskets, and a large variety of gourmet items are available. Try our family recipes or join us at one of our Seasonal Events.”
The approximate dates (check with Battleview before you travel) for sour cherry picking are: June 16th through June 25th.
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 have cherry picking in June.
91 Crab Apple Hill Rd, Milford, NJ 08848
Phillips Farms is “dedicated to improving the quality of life for its customers, the community and employees by growing fresh, flavorful and healthy fruits and vegetables while simultaneously being responsible stewards of the land. Embrace the outdoors. Connect with the uniqueness of local agriculture. Visit and explore the farm and farmer markets. See what fresh and flavorful really can mean.
Come enjoy a relaxing day at the farm and have yourself a family adventure. Many of our customers tell us tales of growing up and going with their families to blueberry or apple picking every year. This is an inexpensive and enjoyable day of fun for both kids and adults. We invite you and your family down to our farm for an old-fashioned day of wholesome entertainment.”
You can pick your own cherries in July.
7415 NC-16, Taylorsville, NC 28681
Sugarloaf Orchards is a modest, family affair, offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy some organic, outdoor farm life experiences whilst fruit picking at being at one with nature.
“We are a 5th generation family owned and operated orchard. We grow top quality Apples, Peaches, Asian Pears, Cherries, and Plums.
Sugarloaf Orchard is located in the Brushy Mountains of NC, a region known for its quality apple production. The farm was started in the 1800’s by Isaiah Lowe. Bobby and Bryant Lowe opened Sugarloaf Apple House in 1971 and continue to run it today, with the help of Bobby’s son Ryan Lowe, who handles all the orchard operations.”
With over 20 varieties of apples available at different times of the season, you can experiment with new flavors!
In addition to the apples, they offer much more farm produce!
“We have a wide selection of Amish made Jams from the Dutch Kettle in Hamptonville, NC. We have honey (local when available), molasses, pickled eggs, sauerkraut, pickles beets, and many more canned items. We carry Foothills Country Ham and Cheeses from Jonesville, NC. We sell corn meal, grits, and pancake mix from Linneys Water Mill right here in Alexander County. We also have many varieties of dry beans and happy home flavorings.”