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

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

Few things are as synonymous with summer as picking berries and other delicious fruits. As we prepare for the summer season, Westchester and surrounding counties will be full of places to find the freshest produce. So, whether you add them to your breakfast or use them to make a refreshing smoothie, 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, beginning in June, visitors 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. Blueberry picking begins in July.

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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. It opens portions of the field for U-pick when the harvest is abundant. U-pick is only available during farmstand hours, Thursday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jones Family Farms

Shelton, CT

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Across the state line into Connecticut, you will find Jones Family Farm. Make the trip to pick your own strawberries on the 160-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. The farm also harvests blueberries.

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 and peaches are ready for picking in 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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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 an ideal spot to pick apples, peaches, and pumpkins as well. As the seasons shift towards the holidays, you can also choose and cut your own Christmas tree. Be sure not to miss out on the winery, three markets, and bakery, the latter which is home to famous apple cider donuts.

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 be corn mazes, hay rides, and pumpkin picking to enjoy.

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