Places for Cherry Picking New York – we have a fabulous list of farms that do pick your own cherry picking. You can eat them raw, make jam or add them to pies. You can even freeze cherries. Here is a list of cherry farms in New York. While you are there, check out their farm shops and cafes too!
The Cheerful Cherry Farm
3723 Co Rd 2, Hector, NY 14841
The Cheerful Cherry Farm is “a you-pick produce farm. We grow tomatoes, cherries, grapes, apples, jalapenos, sweet peppers, peaches, cucumbers, and Italian string less green beans.
Prospect Hill Orchards at the Hilltop- Cherry, Peach & Apple Pick-Your-Own
340 Milton Turnpike, Milton, NY 12547
Prospect Hill Orchards is a “seventh generation fruit farm located in Milton, Ulster County, New York on the west side of the Hudson River. We strive to ensure our fruit is of the highest quality and to provide a superior pick-your-own experience.
Mid- June – Pick-Your-Own cherries have a short picking season and are only available in mid-June to July 4th.
July through August – We have many different varieties of peaches: yellow, white and donut! We also have apricots, plums and nectarines.
Mid-September through Mid-October – As warm summer days give way to cool fall days and crisp nights, apples begin to ripen into sweet, juicy fruits with colors ranging from red, green and yellow! They taste so great picked fresh from the trees! The apple orchard at Prospect Hill is nearly 15 acres of fruit with a picnic area located by our pond. It is a scenic and quiet setting. Modern growing techniques in the orchard use dwarf trees with the newest varieties of apples available.
Dwarf trees mean that even the youngest children can pick their own apples because the trees are small. We grow more than a dozen varieties of apples including Macoun, Mutsu, Gala, Fuji, Empire, Honeycrisp, Snap Dragon, Cortland, McIntosh, Ida Red, Rome, Red and Golden Delicious, Braeburn and Granny Smith. Many people enjoy picking our Bosc pears, too. We have recently added Asian pears to our orchard. This very popular fruit usually ripens about the end of September. A visit to the pumpkin patch will challenge you to find the “perfect” pumpkin for your Halloween decoration!
Families have a great time at Prospect Hill Orchards. There are so many things to see and do. The whole family can enjoy a tractor pulled hayride that takes you around the entire orchard, stopping by the pumpkin patches and picnic area. During our festival weekends, get lost in the corn maze, try pressing cider at the old fashioned hand press and enjoy a tasty drink for your labors. Have you ever seen a pumpkin totem pole? Well, we have one!
Come enjoy cool fall days, bright yellow and orange fall colors, and a slow paced day outdoors.”
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.”
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.
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!