Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in New York?  Scroll down this page and select your region of the state for a list of U-Pick farms in New York, sorted by county. Farms offering 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?"). If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. And if you are looking for a local farm stand, roadside stand, farm market or local farmer's market, see our new website, dedicated to those!  See your state's crop availability calendar for specific dates of upcoming crops.

If you know of any I missed and want to add a farm, click here!   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 April 2020, and other timely information:

Notes for April 2020: Spring is here! Strawberry season started in February in Florida, Texas, southern California; then starts in March along the Gulf coast, April in the Deep South and west coast, May through much of the country, and June in northern areas. Blueberries are next, about a month later. Of course, cool weather crops, like Rhubarb, asparagus and greens should be available almost everywhere. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outside, away from crowds, getting fresh, local produce, makes more sense than ever before! It's a fun, safe and educational to pick some fresh strawberries, blueberries and more, then come back here to learn how to freeze, can, make jam, salsa and much more! Of course, check with the farm before you go, both to check on crop availability and make sure that they're open, given rapidly changing state requirements for businesses and people due to Coronavirus.

It's likely that many Easter Egg Hunts will be cancelled, but check on our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

Children's Consignment Sales occur in both the Spring and Fall  See our companion website to find a local community or church kid's consignment sale!

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, or a Cherry or cherry blossom festival or a Blueberry festival.

We also have 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!

New York U-Pick Farms and Orchards

Click one of these areas (or click on the map further down this page)

Other information:

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Long Island area

 

Current weather - click for forecast, or enter a zip code for a different location:

Long Island

SE NY (Hudson)

Syracuse

 

 

 

NY Apple Varieties: Typical Harvest Dates by Weekend

Don't take these dates as absolutes; they can vary by as m,uch as 1 or 2 weeks in either direction, depending on local weather conditions, altitude even which side of a slope the trees are on!  But it should provide a good ballpark!

  1. August - 25th and 26th - Ginger Gold, Paula Red
  2. September 1nd - 3rd (Labor Day)- Ginger Gold, Gala, JonaMac
  3. September 8th & 9th - Ginger Gold, Gala, JonaMac
  4. September 15th & 16th - Gala, Cortland, and Jonamac
  5. September 22nd & 23rd - McIntosh, Cortland, and Macoun
  6. September 29th & 30th October 1st - Empire, Cortland, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious
  7. October 6th-8th (Columbus Day) Empire, Cortland, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious
  8. October 13th & 14th - Empire, Fuji,  Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Crispin and Ida Red
  9. October 20th & 21st - Empire, Fuji, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Crispin and Ida Red
  10. October 27th & 28th - Crispin, Fuji, Ida Red

There are loads of related resources here, too. We also have a page with links to our own simple instructions on canning, freezing and drying  many fruits and vegetables, such as  how to make jam, apple butter, applesauce, spaghetti sauce, salsa, pickles, ketchup or freezing corn .    Look at the bottom of the page for links to resources on home canning, picking tips, recipes, etc.  

I'm always looking for suggestions of more farms and events to add and feedback about any you have visited, so if you encounter any, just click on the preceding link, as appropriate!  And if you have a farm and want to add it or correct the information, please click on Add My Farm!