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Where to Pick Your Own Fruits and Berries in and Around Westchester

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Local farms offer the chance to pick fresh strawberries, blueberries, apples, and more throughout the summer season.

Few things are as synonymous with summer as picking berries and other delicious fruits. As the season kicks into full swing, Westchester and surrounding counties will be full of places to find the freshest fruit. So, whether you add them to your breakfast, use them to make a refreshing smoothie or whatever else, here are some of the best places to pick your own berries in and around Westchester County.

Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard

North Salem

Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard is a family-owned farm right here in Westchester County. Apples are the main crop, but visitors beginning in June will have the opportunity to pick strawberries as well. Tickets are made available based on crop conditions, so it’s important to check frequently. In addition to the pick-your-own experience, check out the kitchen, which makes a menu full of dishes sourced from the farm.

Hilltop Hanover Farm

Yorktown Heights

This farm has been around since the 1780s and offers educational programs and hiking trails in addition to U-pick events. After a one-year hiatus, the U-pick program is scheduled to return in 2022. Patrons can pick their own veggies, herbs, and flowers.

Jones Family Farms

Shelton, CT

Across the state line into Connecticut, you will find Jones Family Farm. Make the trip to pick your own strawberries and blueberries on the 150-year-old farm. Strawberries are the first fruit of the summer and will last just about four weeks, so get on the move for the freshest batch.

Silverman’s Farm

Easton, CT

Silverman’s Farm, which celebrated its 100th birthday in 2020, is a great spot to pick many different fruits this summer. Raspberries, blueberries, and peaches are all scheduled to be ready for picking in early to mid-July. Apples usually begin harvesting in mid-August. In addition to the various berries, Silverman’s operates an animal farm where kids and adults can pet and feed buffalo, llamas, and alpacas, to name a few.

 

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Maple Bank Farm

Roxbury, CT

Maple Bank Farm dates back to the 1700s, but today it is a prime spot to pick blueberries. Pick-your-own opportunities are scheduled to begin in early July, as that is the prime season for blueberries.

 

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The Orchards of Concklin

Pomona

Just outside Westchester, The Orchards of Concklin has been a mainstay in Rockland County for generations. The 400-acre farm is an excellent spot to pick your own apples in the fall. When stopping by, don’t miss the fresh-pressed apple cider or any of the delicious pies, cookies, or cakes from the bakery.

Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm

Yorktown Heights

Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm is another great option for pick-your-own up in northern Westchester. Open from August through mid-December, it’s a great spot to pick apples, peaches, and pumpkins as well. As the seasons shift towards the holidays, you can also Choose-n-Cut your own Christmas tree. Also, be sure not to miss out on the winery, three markets, and bakery, the latter which is home to a famous apple cider donut.

Outhouse Orchards

North Salem

Outhouse Orchards is one to save on your list for September, when you’ll be able to pick a variety of apples, pears, and peaches. Come fall time, there will also be corn mazes, hay rides, and pumpkin picking to enjoy.

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