Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties in Southeast NY?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties in Southeast NY, 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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.

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!

What's in season in July 2019, and other timely information:

Notes for July 2019: Summer is here and that means Strawberries and cherries are going strong in the north (both are finished in the South). Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, figs and peaches are here (in mid-May to mid July in the South, and late June, July and August in the North). Tomatoes, corn and other vegetables will follow, too. Check your area's specific crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, Peach festival or a Blueberry festival. We have a guide to peach varieties here. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for strawberries, 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!

Health insurance: Open enrollment is almost here.  You may have heard  that health sharing plans, like Liberty and Medi-Share are less than half the cost of ObamaCare plans. We have a complete, simple comparison of the 6 major health sharing plans here.

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!

Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties in Southeast NY U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2019, by county

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

Putnam County  

  • Outhouse Orchard - apples, pumpkins, hay rides, Christmas trees
    130 Hardscrabble Road, Croton Falls, NY 10519. Phone: (914) 277-3188. They have pick your own apples and specialty jams and jellies. The farm has been family run farm since 1890's. Directions: located 15 minutes from the Holiday Inn in Mt. Kisco (North Salem). click here for a map, more directions and GPS bearings. (Apples Picking through Halloween, Pumpkins sale at end of Sept. Hayrides, Pony Rides) Typical Ripening Schedule: September 1 - October 9: McIntosh, Cortland, Rhode Island Greenings then October 9 - November 1: Rome, Baldwin, Red Delicious. Variety selection throughout the season is highly dependent on weather and the amount of apple pickers visiting us. Walk up to the barn and grab yourself a half bushel, pick your own bag and take a tour of our orchard as you find the best apples to fill your bag with. Come early or come late there will always be apples, pears and peaches to pick through the months of September and October even if you have to barrow a pole picker for hard to reach apples, pears and peaches. Pre pay $25.00 for your apple bag and the orchard and it's glorious views are yours for the day. If you came for pumpkins then you came to the right place. There is a wide selection of pumpkins, gourds and Halloween decorations that will get you in the fall spirit as soon as you lay eyes on our pumpkin patch (all pumpkins are vine free). Pick your favorite pumpkin and the friendly staff will weigh for you at the check out tent. (UPDATED: July 16, 2019, JBS)

Rockland County

  • Dr. Davies Farm - PYO apples, pumpkins, school tours
    Routes 304, Congers, NY 10920. Phone: 914-268-7020. Email: [email protected].. Open: every day in the Fall from 10 am to 4 pm; (Weather permitting). Directions: from New York City: Cross George Washington Bridge, take the Palisades Parkway and get off at Exit 5N (303 N) Stay on Route 303 for 10 miles & Merge with Route 9W and stay North. Turn left onto Route 304. Farm stand is one quarter mile on the left. Also a farm stand with a variety of fresh produce and a picnic area. Apple Picking, Food, School Trips, Private Parties, Activites, and a Food Market. We have over 4,000 trees and 15 different varieties of apples on 55 acres. Picking poles are available to rent for those nice apples that are just to high to grab with your hand. Guests with disabilities, please call ahead for accessibility accommodations and information. We offer two options for apple picking:
    Option 1: 1/2 bushel bag (25lbs) good for entry for up to 5 people
    Option 2: 1/2 peck bag (7lbs) one bag per person required.(UPDATED: July 16, 2019, JBS)
  • Duryea Farms - tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, apples, pumpkins
    101 Ackertown Road, Chestnut Ridge, NY 10952. Phone: 845-356-1988. Special area for children's birthday parties (which include pony rides - parties only).
  • The Orchards of Concklin - Apples, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
  • , Farmer's market, Bakery,
    2 South Mountain Road, Pomona, NY 10970. Phone: 845-354-0369. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Family owned since 1712. Home of the famous Apple Cider Donuts. Farm store, fresh pressed cider. Our own & locally grown produce, on the premises bakery, pies, cookies & cakes from century old recipes. Gourmet & organic foods, cheeses, teas & coffees. Farmers markets in tri-state area. Mail Orders welcome. Fall events: Pick Your Own Apples & pumpkins, pumpkin patch, corn maze, haunted house, soft bounce, soft slide. School tours & birthday parties by appointment. Directions: From New York City: George Washington bridge to the palisades interstate parkway north, approximately 30 minutes to exit 12, turn left at stop sign turn right at lights (route 45 north) we are 1/2 a mile on the right. See the website for directions from other starting points.  Click here for picking updates. Directions: for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: Farm Store open daily 8am to 6 pm Closed January and February Please call ahead or check our website for dates and events information Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Pick your own produce, visit our farm stand, and taste our fresh pressed apple cider. Our bakery will tease your taste buds with delicious pies, cookies, and pasteries. Gallery of photos.

Westchester County

  • Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard - apples, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop
    130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem, NY 10560. Phone: 914-485-1210. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm, early September through October only. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Located just off i684 - take exit 8 and turn right off the ramp. We are a 1/4 mile ahead on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. PLEASE CHECK OUR OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR THE MOST UPDATED INFORMATION. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: July 07, 2016)  
  • Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center - No pesticides are used beans, beets, carrots, eggplant, flowers, herbs or spices, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, tomatoes, other vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Fresh eggs, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    1271 Hanover Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Phone: 914 962 2368. Email: [email protected]. Open: weather permitting: Fridays 1 pm to 5 pm and Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm. U-Pick may be closed due to inclement 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. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. U-Pick opens for the season on at the end of June. Available to harvest: radishes, turnips, arugula, cilantro, dill, mint, and sage. Enjoy the harvest season by picking your own seasonal vegetables, herbs, and flowers from the fields. Get your hands dirty, talk to our farmers, and have fun!  U-Pick may be closed due to inclement weather. Please call ahead if the weather looks questionable. Please bring your own bag. (UPDATED: July 16, 2019, JBS)
  • Stuarts Fruit Farm - apples, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    62 Granite Springs Rd, Granite Springs, NY 10527. Phone: 914-245-2784 . Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday - Sunday 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. apple picking End of August - Halloween pumpkin picking September - October Christmas trees day after thanksgiving- Christmas eve. Weekend hayrides. Bakery opens September. School tours, Private and Corporate Events. Payment: Cash, Check. Stuart's Fruit Farm is a family-operated farm since 1828 located in Westchester County, New York. It is about an hour away from New York City. The farm began as cattle farm and evolved to an agricultural farm.  Depending on your seasonal needs; visit us in the spring to buy a varied selection of flowers and vegetable plants, the autumn for apple picking, peach picking and visiting the pumpkin patch, and in the winter for Christmas trees. Apple varieties: September Apples  are Macintosh, Jonamac, Cortland, Macoun, Gala. Our October Apples are Empire, Northern Spy, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Winesap, Fuji, Ida Red, Mutsu (Crispin), Cameo, Sun Crisps, Nitany's, Braeburn. (UPDATED: July 16, 2019, JBS)
  • Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm - apples, nectarines, pears, peaches, pumpkins, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties
    1335 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Phone: 914-245-5111. Email: [email protected]. Open: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 4:30 pm; The market is open all week 10 am to 5 pm. Directions: Taconic State Parkway to Route 202, Yorktown exit. Go to the end of the ramp and turn west onto Route 202 (left if approaching from the south; right if approaching from the north). Go to the light at the Mobil Gas Station ( less than 100yd) and turn left onto Mohansic Avenue Go to the end of that road and turn right onto White Hill Road. We are at the top of the hill on the left hand side. Click here for a map and directions. The farm is open from late August to December starting with peaches and nectarines followed by apples, pumpkins and Christmas trees; In addition to pick-your-own apples we have a farm market with our own cider, honey, preserves, syrup, a gift shop and a bake shop with fresh baked pies, apple-cider doughnuts, cookies, brownies, muffins and more! Follow us on twitter and facebook for weekly updates on the harvest!. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. We also have cut your own Christmas trees starting the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Click here for our Facebook page. We sell a wide variety of Apples and Pumpkins and Peaches; all of which you can pick yourself. In addition to these "Pick-Your-Own" items,  Wilkens Farm has several acres of Choose-n-Cut Christmas Trees. Also, while you're here you might want to check out our three farm markets where we sell everything from our own pressed apple cider to freshly baked pies, famous apple cider donuts and gift items. Our harvest season starts in August with Peaches and beginning of September with Apples. Pick-your-own Pumpkins start in October, and Choose-n-Cut Christmas Trees just after Thanksgiving. Please check out our 2017 Harvest Calendarand contact us for exact dates.(UPDATED: July 16, 2019, JBS)

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