Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Delaware? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Delaware, sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name  (see "What does Organic mean?"). The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

New! Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what the typical prices are for each crop. Let me know when you see price changes!

New! Road tripping and camping is a great way to have a fun, safe and inexpensive family trip. The national and state parks and monuments are open, and campgrounds usually cost between $10 and $40 per night. September to November is the best camping weather.  See our new website Road Tripping and Camping.com for tips, tricks, guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! And if you know of any farms I missed and want to add a farm, please let me know!   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!

What's in season in September 2021, and other timely information:

Notes for September 2021: Autumn is upon us and that means you'd better hurry to get blueberries and peaches; apples are already in full swing. Some crops continue until frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes. Check your area's crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal specific updates.

See these pages to find a local Apple festival, and other festivals. We have a guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, blueberries, peaches, tomatoes, corn etc.

See our comprehensive list of easy home canning, jam and jelly making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! It is easy to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note, there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now.  They have all copied their information from here and usually do not ever update.  Since 2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see anything wrong or outdated, please write me!

Delaware U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2021, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map

Kent County

  • Blue Heaven Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    17 Barkers Landing Rd, Magnolia, DE 19962. Phone: (302) 335-2490. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm Saturday 10am to 2pm Sunday Closed. Directions: South on South State Street turn left at the Magnolia Fire Station. Click here for a map and directions. June 15 to July 25. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 26, 2020)
  • Bobola Farm & Florist - pumpkins, strawberries, gift shop, porta-potties
    5268 Forrest Avenue, Dover, DE 19904. Phone: (302) 492-3367. Email: [email protected]. Open: Strawberries mid May through June, weather pending, Monday through Saturday, 8am to 5:30pm. Directions: Located 5 miles West of Dover on Route 8 (Forrest Avenue), just East of Pearsons Corner intersection. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberry season is typically May 15 through the month of June, Pumpkin and corn maze season begins mid September through the month of October, Christmas trees are available after Thanksgiving up to Christmas; Strawberry Festival is typically held the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend; Fall Festival will be held October 20th 2018;. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Fall Festival and Strawberry Festival includes activities such as petting zoo, face painting, bounce houses, barrel cart rides, and games. We are also a floral Shop we do Weddings,Annivesary,Birthdays,and Funeral Flowers. We also have 8 greenhouses we grow our own mums, Poins,Annual and Perennials. we also carry smaller shrubs, roses bushes.(UPDATED: September 11, 2018)
  • Fifer Orchards - strawberries, blueberries, apples, flowers, pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, birthday parties, school tours
    1919 Allabands Mill Road, Wyoming, DE 19934. Phone: 302-697-2141. Email: [email protected]. Open: The U-Pick strawberry patch will open in early May (around the 7th) Monday to Saturday (closed on Sundays).; blueberries start June 22 from 10am to 4pm Monday through Saturday. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Fifer Orchards Facebook page. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard.  They also have plenty of pre-picked Fifer strawberries inside Fifer's Farm Store for those that don't want to venture into the patch. There will also be bulk discounts on pre-picked strawberries by the flat during the peak harvest season. Strawberry flats are a great value for those wanting to freeze strawberries or make jam.  Peach Festival held first Saturday in August, draws several thousand people (free peach ice cream given away on this day). Our strawberry festival will be on Saturday, in May from 10am-4pm; see this page for more information.
  • John's Produce - strawberries,
    4693 Kenton Rd, Dover, DE 19904. Phone: (302)-423-7035. Open: End of May - Mid June; call for hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Home Grown Produce - Strawberries
    435 Nault Road, Dover, DE 19904. Phone: ???. Email: ???. Open: In Season, 6 days a week; This came from a Eelaware government list, so I cannot vouch for its accuracy; Also has already harvested Beans-lima, Bedding plants, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cantaloupes, Cauliflower, Corn, Cucumbers, Greenhouse, Hanging baskets, Herbs, Honey, Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Squash, Strawberries, Sweet potatoes, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watermelon.
  • Loblolly Acres - strawberries, pumpkins, Christmas trees, gift shop, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    3893 Turkey Point Road, Woodside, DE 19980. Phone: (302) 284-9255. Open: 9am to 5pm, seven days a week from March 1st until December 25th. Directions: From Route 13, go west on Walnut Shade Road to railroad tracks in town of Woodside. Before tracks, turn left going south along tracks on Turkey Point Road, go 1 mi. to first farm on right. Click here for a map and directions. First weekend in December is the Christmas Extravaganza and Annual Open house. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.  
  • Mums by Nancy -  Mums
    2670 Sandy Bend Road, Wyoming, DE 19934. Phone: (302) 492-8099. Open Aug-Oct, daily, dawn-dusk.
  • Reeds Produce - Uses natural growing practices, apples, broad beans, broccoli, cucumbers, melons, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg,
    Seven Hickories Road, Cheswold, DE 19963. Phone: 302-736-6417. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Open: 7 Days A Week Monday to Sunday 8:00am to 6:00pm. Usually late June to December. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. we also have Gourds And Indian Corn. Please leave money in coffee can on stand.
  • Roseland Estate Raspberry Chemical Free Vineyard - Raspberries
    2312 Bayside Dr., Dover, DE 19901. Phone: (302) 734-5277. Open: June 15 to July 1. And we also offer already harvested Apples, blackberries, herbs, jams, jellies, pears, plums, raspberries, comfort pillows, comfort bears, green tea.

New Castle County

  • Berry Good Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries,
    7637 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707. Phone: 302-635-0770. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Rt. 41 just south of the DE/PA line, opposite the "Welcome to Delaware" sign as you come from PA. Heading toward PA on Route 41, we are the second driveway on the right after Wellington Plaza. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Fairview Sod Farm - Strawberries
    380 Green Giant Road, Townsend, DE 19734. Phone: 302-378-0611. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday from 8am-4pm ;Closed 12-1pm for lunch; Saturday 8am-11am; close don Suday; strawberries usually start in late May. We also have cage free, free-range brown eggs for sale! Coming up in May, our fields will be full of ripe strawberries. We offer varieties for canning, freezing and eating.
    Comments from a visitor on May 12, 2010: "You can either bring your own bucket/container or by a large cardboard flat for 75 cents"
  • Filasky's - peppers, strawberries, tomatoes,
    1343 Bunker Hill Rd, Middletown, DE 19709. Phone: 302-378-2754.E mail: [email protected].  Open: Monday to Saturday from 7am to 7pm, Sunday from 7am to 6pm. Directions: Off Route 301 south, west of Middletown. 2 Miles down Bunker Hill Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
  • Thousand Acre Farm - apples, farm market, farm weddings
    260 South Reedy Point Road, Middletown, DE 19709. Phone: 302-893-3510. Email: [email protected]. Open: Starting after Labor Day, the orchard will be open for Pick Your Own Apples. Thousand Acre Farm Facebook page.
    Late August/Early September: Jonamac, Gala
    Mid-September: Honeycrisp, Crimson Crisp
    Late September: Golden Delicious
    Early October: Shizuka
    Mid-late October: Goldrush, Pink Lady, Fuji.
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Sussex CountyBenneett Orchards PeachesBenneett Orchards blueberries

  • Bennett Orchards - nectarines, peaches, blueberries
    31442 Peach Tree Lane, Frankford, DE 19945. Phone: 302-732-3358. Email: [email protected].. Open: whenever we have peaches or blueberries to pick, we are open from 7:30 am to 5 pm. Always call or see our website to find out if we are open to avoid disappointment. Directions: Check our website for directions and a map. Click here for a map and directions.. Payment: Cash, Check. Peaches are on the trees should be ripe in late June or July. Their first small blueberry harvest was in 2013l. Our pick your own days vary due to seasonal conditions, so prior to your visit be sure to call 302 732 3358, or check our homepage, in-season, for a daily picking conditions. We hope to be open for pick-your-own for a limited number of days starting in mid June. Parking is available in the area where the day's harvest is being conducted. Carefully manicured plants. You will be provided with a Bennett Orchards picking container. Their website says they anticipate a bountiful crop of Bennett Blueberries and Bennett Peaches available to Pick Your Own at the historic farmstead in Summer 2021! Bennett Orchards Facebook page. Please check back around Mid June for an update.  
  • Broadcreek Strawberries - strawberries
    8523 Bethel Road, Seaford, DE. Phone: 302-875-3872. Open: May to early June for strawberries; early July to mid-September for watermelons and cantaloupes, daily 8 am to dusk. (ADDED: May 12, 2010, from visitor)
  • Donnie's Market - strawberries
    14036 Seashore Highway, Greenwood, DE. Phone: 302-349-5446. Open: April to November, from 8 am to 8 pm.  (ADDED: May 12, 2010, from visitor)
  • Ernest Fruit Farm - strawberries, blueberries, you-pick and already picked
    15092 S Union Church Rd, Ellendale, DE 19941. Phone: (302) 349-5986. Email: [email protected]. Open: See their website; strawberries start at the end of April and end in early June, blueberries usually start in mid-June. They grow and sell strawberries, blueberries, and picked pole lima beans. Berries are available in season at our self serve fruit stand. You may call and order larger quantities, such as for freezing or jelly. Pick-Your-Own is often available during the berry season. The pole lima beans are sold almost exclusively through pre-orders, often with an extensive waiting list. If you are interested, contact us early and closely follow the unpredictable pole bean season. All produce we sell is grown on our own four acres. Ernest Fruit Farm Facebook page
  • Handley's U-Pick - Strawberries and Peas.
    6094 Epthworth Church Rd, Bridgeville, DE 19933. Open: May to September. We have already harvested Beans-lima, Beans-snap, Cucumbers, Peas, Peppers, Squash, Strawberries, and Tomatoes.
  • Isaacs' Family Farm - Strawberries, raspberries, mums, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, beans-snap, beans-lima, collards, turnip greens, wintercress, broccoli, cabbage, peas, cauliflower, and blackeye peas.
    22010 DuPont Blvd, Georgetown, DE 19947. Phone: (302) 856-7245. Open: Call for availability, March 1 to December 31 from 9am-8pm. We also have already harvested apples, asparagus, beans-lima, beans-snap, bedding plants, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupes, carrots, cauliflower, Christmas items, Christmas trees, cider, corn, cucumbers, garden center, greenhouse, hanging baskets, herbs, honey, Indian corn, mums, nectarines, onions, peaches, peas, peppers, plums, poinsettias, potatoes, pumpkins, raspberries, squash, strawberries, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, and watermelons.
  • Jeff's Greenhouses (H&H Brand Farms) - strawberries
    Main Street, Box 5, Bethel, DE. Phone: 302-276-3420. Open: Year-round, Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm.  (ADDED: May 12, 2010, from visitor)
  • Kingsley Orchards on Blueberry Lane - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market
    24349 Blueberry Lane, Frankford, DE 19945. Phone: (302) 238-0105. Email: [email protected]. Open: May through August, Monday to Saturday 8am to 5pm, with extended hours on Wednesdays till 7pm, Please call ahead or check our Facebook page to make sure we are open to avoid disappointment; We have to wait for more blueberries to ripen sometimes depending on the weather. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, credit cards, debit cards. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 16, 2020)   (ADDED: April 21, 2017)
  • Lewes Magee Farms - strawberries, pumpkins, Christmas trees
    33761 Wescoats Road,Lewes, DE 19958. Phone: (302) 644-1023. Email: [email protected]. Open: Strawberry Season is short; It runs from the first of May to the middle of June; from 8AM to 6PM every day. So don't put picking off! Directions: 5 miles west of Fenwick island. Click here for a map  and directions.. You don't have to bring your own container to pick strawberries. We have containers you can pick in and take with you or you can bring your own if you wish. We will weigh them before you pick.  Spring - U-Pick or we-Pick strawberries, seasonal fruits and vegetables, herbs and a variety of perennials and annuals.  Summer - Help yourself vegetable stand with farm fresh peppers, corn, melons, squash, broccoli,zucchini, jams, jellies and honey. Fall - Pumpkins and Firewood.  Winter- Christmas tree and wreaths
    Comments from a visitor on July 10, 2009: "Visited there in June w/ two small children - was lots of fun. There is a roadside stand where you can buy just picked strawberries or I saw some small plants/flowers for sale as well. They have containers if you need them."
  • Magee Farms - strawberries
    34857 Lighthouse Rd, Selbyville, DE 19975. Phone: (302) 436-5589. Fax: 302-436-9842. Email: [email protected]. Open: Strawberry Season is short; It runs from the first of May to the middle of June; from 8AM to 6PM every day. So don't put picking off! Directions: 5 miles west of Fenwick island. Click here for a map to general area of our farm. You don't have to bring your own container to pick strawberries. We have containers you can pick in and take with you or you can bring your own if you wish. We will weigh them before you pick.  Magee Farms Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on July 10, 2009: "Visited there in June w/ two small children - was lots of fun. There is a roadside stand where you can buy just picked strawberries or I saw some small plants/flowers for sale as well. They have containers if you need them."
  • Mr. Pepper's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins, winter squash, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    13500 Laurel Road, Laurel, DE 19956. Phone: 302-245-8616. Open: Monday thru Saturday from 10AM to Dark; Sunday from Noon to Dark; from Mid September through October 31. Directions: Three miles east of Laurel, DE on Route 24. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in September, October. Payment: Cash, Check. Winter Squash, Gourds, Corn Shocks, and Straw, and when available Mums, Sweet Potatoes, and Local Honey.    
  • Parsons Farms Produce - strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes, peaches, apples, pumpkins
    30381 Armory Rd, Dagsboro, DE 19939. Phone: (302) 732-3336. Email: [email protected]. Open: see their website for hours, strawberries start in May. With the "Freshest Produce in Delaware," we offer a unique experience for the whole family with a variety of seasonal u-picks and the famous Goat Mountain. Located in Dagsboro, Delaware; Parsons Farms Produce is a family owned market that prides itself in providing quality produce. You Pick Strawberry Patch Will Reopen in May, You Pick Blueberries Will Reopen Mid June; You Pick Peaches Will Reopen July. You Pick Apples Will Reopen August. You Pick Pumpkins Will Reopen September. They have a new high tunnel greenhouse for a U-Pick tomato experience. The high tunnel has many benefits, some of which are: higher and earlier yields, improved fruit quality, and a reduction or elimination of pesticide and fungicide applications. We hope to open U-Pick tomatoes Memorial Day weekend. Parsons Farms Produce Facebook page. There is a Country Store with fresh jams, jellies, pickled produce, an Ice Cream Shop. The Ice Cream Shop is new to Parsons Farms and serves Hershey's Ice Cream. Stop by with the family for a cool treat!  Enjoy outstanding quality cuts of our grass fed, grain finished beef - skip the supermarket and by the freshest meats from Parsons Farms.
  • TS Smith & Sons - apples, cherries, figs, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, strawberries, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Inflatables/bounce house, pony rides, petting zoo
    8887 Redden Rd, Bridgeville, DE 19933. Phone: (302)337-8271. Alternate Phone: (302)236-3675. Email: [email protected]. Open: May and June 2014: Strawberries and Cherries July and August 2013: Peaches and Nectarines September and October: Pumpkins and Apples. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are conveniently located on US 13 and DE 40 (the Redden Road) in Bridgeville, Delaware. For those coming from the east or west, use DE 404/18 or DE 16 to reach us on US 13. Our farm market is on the southbound side. Look for the red roof on our historic market; it is an old apple packing house! Our seasonal market and you pick stand is on the northbound side of US 13 and DE 40. Call us for directions!.Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Be sure to verify and see if we are at a farmer's market near you. Ask for us at your favorite area restaurant; chances are, if they are using local produce they are using TS Smith and Sons'!.
  • West Produce & Orchards - Strawberries
    28078 Broadkill Rd., Milton, DE 19968. Phone: (302) 684-3085. Open: UPDATE for 2019, Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open?  If so,  please write me,  last reported hours were May to Sept from 9am-6pm. Offerings: Asparagus, baked goods, lima beans, cantaloupes, corn,
    cucumbers, cut flowers, herbs, jams, jellies, nectarines, onions, peaches, peas, peppers, plums, potatoes, squash, strawberries, tomatoes, and watermelons.

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Community food festivals:

Sussex County

  • Apple Scrapple Festival - apples, Cooked or baked foods for sale, parking provide free, Shuttle buses to/from parking, gift shop, musical entertainment, cooking or fruit/veg judging, FREE admission,
    Downtown, Bridgeville, DE 19933. Phone: 302-337-7135. Open: Second full weekend in October; Friday, 4pm to 10:30pm; Saturday, 7am to 10:30pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.

 


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