Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Centre County, Pennsylvania? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Centre County, Pennsylvania, 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know! 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 2020, and other timely information:

Notes for September 2020: Summer is almost here! Strawberry season is finished in all but the far northern ands cooler areas. Blueberries, blackberries are in season in most areas, also tomatoes, peaches and most vegetables . 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 berries, fruit and veggies 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 hours.  We also have a state-by-state guide to Farm COVID-19 requirements here.

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, using similar sounding names.  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!

Canners, both waterbath canners and pressure canners, are getting hard to find as people are doing more home canning than ever before. You can still get them online (see links at left) but prices are going up as the less expensive models are selling out.  Food dehydration is becoming a popular and inexpensive alternative; see this page about drying your own fruits and vegetables and where to get a food dryer.

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. Some may still be held in 2020.

Centre County, Pennsylvania U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county

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

Centre County

  • Blueberry Hill - blueberries, blackberries, elderberries
    101 Dawn Avenue, Julian, PA 16844. Phone: (814) 355-3910. Email: Open: Call BEFORE you go; they allow picking only in the evening and ask that you arrive between 6 and 7 pm. Elderberries are ready to pick in August. We are a small family farm. We grow blueberries, elderberries, and blackberries. Our blueberries start to ripen in early July and last for most of the month. The elderberries and blackberries ripen in August. In the years to come we will also have raspberries and arctic kiwis but now the plants are still too small to produce. All berries are U-Pick. Since we are a new farm the plants are still small to medium (except for the elderberries). We provide buckets for picking. All you need to bring are containers to take your berries home.   The lane to our farm is narrow so this allows for one-way traffic up the hill before 7pm and then one-way down the hill from 7pm to dusk. Berry picking is fun for the whole family so bring the kids along. Blueberries are typically ready to pick starting the last week of June. Elderberries and blackberries are usually ready in early August. Please call before you come out, we try to match the number of pickers with the berries that are ready. When you call we can give you pricing and detailed directions once your GPS gets you close.   (ADDED: July 12, 2018, JBS) Sengle PYO Blueberry Farm Julian, PA
  • Sengle PYO Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    605 Sengle Lane, Julian, PA 16844. Phone: (814) 355-2655. Email: Open: Early July through early August Picking from 6pm until dark Call ahead to schedule your picking evening (no picking before 6pm). Directions:  Access to Mountainhome Farm is from Dix Run Road (SR-3030), between Unionville and Julian. From Unionville, follow Alt. Rt-220 south one mile, then turn right onto Dix Run Road. (From Julian, follow Alt. Rt-220 north about three miles, then turn left on Dix Run Road.) Travel ~1/2 mile up Dix Run Rd, then turn right onto Sengle Lane. Continue on Sengle Lane for ~1.1 mile to the farm (bear left at the fork in lane). Please travel at a safe speed and be cautious of two way traffic and hazards as our driveway is a private gravel road and is shared by our neighbors and their children. Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check. They grow seven varieties of highbush blueberries, which typically bear large, easy to pick fruit from early-July through early-August. Blueberries are excellent quality and low-spray. Picking containers are provided. . Customers should bring their own containers to carry their blueberries home in. (UPDATED: May 23, 2019) (ADDED: July 12, 2018, JBS)
  • Way Fruit Farm - U-pick strawberries,  sour cherries, and Pumpkins. Many other prepicked fruits, corn, vegetables
    2355 Halfmoon Valley Road, Port Matilda, PA 16870. Phone: (814) 692-5211. Open: 8am-6pm Monday to Friday 8am-5pm Saturday. Strawberries start in Mid-June and last till around July 4th. We have numerous varieties and a couple acres of Strawberries to be picked. The large Sour Cherry orchard is available for U-pick usually starting Mid-July and ending at the beginning of August. We start selling pumpkins in late September and continue until October. We also have a fall festival in October that you can get a wagon ride out to our patch and pick a pumpkin from the field yourself. See the Fall Festival page for more information. Every year Way Fruit Farm hosts a Fall Festival on the 2nd and 3rd Saturday's of October. The Festival is a great time to come out with family or friends and take a free wagon ride out to the pumpkin patch and pick just the pumpkin you want. There is also numerous other things to do at the festival. There is an apple slingshot, over a dozen crafters, a petting zoo and other activities to enjoy. Food is provided by a local Lions Club and baked goods including apple dumplings are available. The best part of it all is that 10% of all the earning's on both Saturday's will go to an orphanage in the Dominican Republic.


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


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

The Presto Pressure
canners are out
of stock, but Tfal's
are available!

Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book