Best Places for Strawberry Picking Long Island – Strawberries! Little vibrant red bites of deliciousness, that give everyone the nostalgic taste of summer. Well known for pairing superbly with lashings of cream, strawberries are also heroes of the fruit world as they provide vitamins, fiber, and particularly high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols. Strawberries are a scrumptious and versatile sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, low-calorie snack.
Strawberry picking season in Long Island can start in late May and run through to July, although of course, as with any fruit, weather plays an important role in when these little gems will be ready for you to collect.
So, let’s take a look at the Best U-Pick Places for Strawberry Picking on Long Island.
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”
6211 N Country Rd, Wading River, NY 11792
At Conzella’s Farm they grow:
“Strawberries: We grow approximately 9 different varieties of strawberries, each having a different time for fruiting. All of the varieties that we grow are selected for the best possible flavor. All of our fields are mulched with straw, which keeps the berries from coming into contact with the ground insuring that the fruit is clean and free of dirt when harvested.
Peas: We grow Traditional English Peas. We also grow Snap Peas, which are eaten like a snap bean. The mature plant produces delicious edible pods and sweet, full-size peas.
Tomatoes: The rich, sweet, complex taste of freshly picked tomatoes is unmistakable, and you will find it at our farm. We grow beefsteak and plum tomatoes, red and yellow grape tomatoes, red, yellow, orange, chocolate, and black cherry tomatoes, and two varieties of heirloom tomatoes. All of our tomatoes are trellised, and grown on black plastic to insure that they are of the best possible quality.
Beans: We offer three different varieties of Green Bush Beans, each of which produces a very high quality dark green bean with a slim pod and excellent eating quality. We also offer one variety of Bush Wax Bean, and one variety of Romano Bush Bean.
Pumpkins: Our pumpkins are of the highest quality, ranging in size from 3 to 30 lbs, all with strong handles and a deep orange color. They are available beginning the end of September.
Sunflowers: The iconic symbol of summer. Grown with care in our fields, we cut and bunch daily for the maximum enjoyment in the vase. Use new, fresh water and cut two inches off the bottom every other day.”
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.
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
641-681 Victory Ave, Brookhaven, NY 11719
Glover Farms was started in 1952. “Kenneth Glover Sr. purchased a large piece of land to begin a career farming. After spending his whole life on his family farm, it was the only thing he knew how to do. Now entering our third generation, we still share Kenny Sr’s goal of providing the public with only our freshest produce.
After the potato business took a hit, Kenny Glover Sr. had to find another source of income on the farm. He decided to give strawberries a try and they boomed! Making Glover Farms one of the first U-Pick Strawberry farms on Long Island.
After Kenny’s son, Kenny Glover Jr. got involved in the farm business, they decided to provide the public with another holiday fun crop. They began growing pumpkins for the October holiday and made a corn maze for some family fun!
While you’re at the farm you could see our super friendly goats and some of our chickens. You can also feed them right out of your hand!”
GARDEN OF EVE ORGANIC FARM
4558 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901
Garden of Eve farm, founded in 2001 by environmental advocates Chris and Eve Kaplan-Walbrecht, is dedicated to providing delicious organic vegetables, fruits and beautiful flowers and to “making changes in the world by living them.”
“Looking for something fun to do with the whole family? How about an authentic, one-of-a-kind farm experience that you will never forget? You and your group can explore the farm and have fun learning about where food comes from. Kids will be kept busy for hours, and when you are done, you can enjoy the other attractions including the farm animals, hay mountain, cafe, market and more!
Meet and pet our baby animals! Includes lambs, goats and chickens and chicks. Includes admission to our Family Fun Fields , Kart track, Bounce Town, and Tulip Fields (in the spring).”
Check their website or Facebook for events going on throughout the year.
Our organic U-pick Strawberry patch – the only one on Long Island – will be open for picking and eating!
Enjoy strawberry-themed foods in our Farm Café, fresh fruit smoothies, ice cream, and more.
Live music all weekend, 1-5, Hayrides 11-5″
Wickham’s Fruit Farm
28700 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY 11935
Wickham’s Fruit Farm is “located on 28700 Main Road, PO Box 928, in Cutchogue, Long Island, about 90 miles east of New York City. Wickham’s fruit is grown on some of the oldest continually cultivated land in the country, much of the farm dating from 1661. Wickham’s Fruit Farm is an historic, bicentennial farm, beautiful to behold against the sparkling waters of Peconic Bay.
It is one of the largest farms on the North Fork, approximately 300 acres, of which 200 acres are in fruit, all of which is retailed at the farm. The emphasis is on fruit of the highest quality, and all fruit sold is guaranteed.
A very large proportion of Wickham farm land has been placed in Suffolk County’s Farmland Preservation program, which means that for generations to come, this land is “forever agriculture.”
Wickham’s Fruit Farm is a family enterprise which has taken pride in producing and marketing the choicest of fruit. The retail market is open usually from May through December from Monday through Saturday. Wickham’s is closed on Sundays, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas.”
At Wickham’s there are u-pick strawberries, cherries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, apples and pumpkins.
Also look at our huge post on Strawberry Picking Near Me.