Pick-Your-Own Season is Here!
Mid-to-late July is traditionally the start of berry picking season in our region. Picking your own is a fun outdoor activity that creates fond memories for both young and old. But blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries aren’t the only things available for pickers to enjoy. Depending on the month, our local farmers also offer U-pick apples, vegetables and even flowers!
Be sure to check ahead with the farm you’re interested in visiting to make sure what you’re looking for is in season. And don’t forget to visit them again in the fall. Pumpkin season is just around the corner!
Ingall’s Blueberry Hill
Certified Organic Blueberries
136 Seminary Road, Milford, NY 13807
Offering ‘You Pick Em’ Certified Organic Blueberries, the farm’s blueberry field is on a 10 acre field overlooking the Susquehanna Valley and the Cooperstown Dreams Park ball fields. Season begins around July 20. Visit their website for more information.
2274 State Hwy 166
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Middlefield Orchard is a wonderful apple orchard that also provides other various fruits and vegetables. Pick your own apples, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and pumpkins. They also offer hay wagon rides, a corn maze and other fun activities.
Blue Sky Farm Winery
779 Charcoal Road
Stamford, New York 12167
Roughly 5 acres of the farm is covered by the two main types of blueberries, Patriot and Blue Crop. The farm’s tentative opening date for the 2021 U-pick blueberry season is July 23.
Northstar Blueberry Farm
595 Franklin Heights Road
Franklin, NY, 13775
The farm specializes in heritage veritals and has over 13,000 blueberry bushes that are a combination of Bluecrop, Blueray and Patriot. They are open for You-Pick every weekend, starting in mid-July, from 9am to 5pm. They supply buckets for picking and freezer bags so that you can take your berries home.
Windy Knob Blueberry Farm
6517 Turnpike Rd, Delhi, NY 13753
Family owned and operated for 40 years, they are open 7 days a week from sunrise to sunset from mid-July until all the berries are picked in late September or the beginning of October.
The Cutting Garden
4055 State Rte 52
Youngsville, NY 12791
Looking to brighten up your home? The Cutting Garden offers pick-your-own flowers so you can put together the perfect bouquet. The Garden is also home to their Domesticities shop which offers gifts, cards, vintage furniture, collectibles and more.
134 Majestic Road
Mountain Dale, NY 12763
The farm has U-pick and already picked Certified Organic apples beginning in August. They also offer meats and poultry, a farm market, a picnic area, and farm animals for you to meet.
Dubois Farms U-Pick
209 Perkinsville Road
Highland, NY 12528
Stop by to pick Your Own Strawberries, Nectarines, Plums, Apples, Peaches, Grapes, Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant, Pumpkins, Flowers, and More. You can make a whole day or weekend out of a visit here as the farm is also home to a farm market and café, a bakery, pizzeria, tavern, ice cream shop, corn maze and camping options.
5755 US Route 209
Kerhonkson, NY 12446
Visit Kelder’s for U-pick Blueberries, Strawberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Apples, Grapes, Flowers, Pumpkins, Asparagus, other vegetables. They also offer a variety of attractions and activities including a farm animal petting zoo, fishing and mini golf!
Prospect Hill Orchards
340 Milton Turnpike, Milton, NY 12547
Depending on the season, you can choose to pick sweet and Sour Cherries, Apricots, Plums, Peaches, Nectarines, Apples, Pears or Pumpkins at Prospect Hill Orchards.