Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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

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

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

Cumberland County

  • Bricker's Strawberries - strawberries,
    1710 W. Lisburn Road, Carlisle, PA 17015. Phone: 717-258-6160. Email: brickersstrawberries@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Friday from 5:30am to 12pm and 4pm to 8pm *Saturday from 5:30am to 12pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. May 10 to June 15. Payment: Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: July 11, 2018, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on May 07, 2010: "We pick strawberries here. They may have other crops, but this is what we go for and have been doing so for more than 20 years. Three generations of my family have pick strawberries at Bricker's and we LOVE it there! The family is friendly, helpful and their strawberries are the best we've ever tasted. They take great care of their fields. The have several fields, they never put you in a row that's been previously picked and they will even drive you out through the field and pick you up in their ATV. Their prices are extremely reasonable. Our family drives past another orchard to go to Bricker's!"
  • Carol V. Rose - berries
    42 Half Mile Drive, Gardners, PA 17324. Phone: 717-486-3882. Open: June-August on Monday to Saturday from 8 AM to 5 PM. Note: Call before you go - this came from an old source.
  • Cross the Creek Farm - strawberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties
    2035 Pine Rd, Newville, PA 17241. Phone: (717) 776-2317. Email: crossthecreekfarmpa@gmail.com. Open: Beginning the end of May through the middle of June; Please call or check Facebook to check on our field conditions. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberry season is typically from Memorial Day through the middle of June;. We use integrated pest management practices (IPM). Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. We have one small pesticide-free section this year. We have transitioned to Integrated Pest Management for the rest of our field. Please call if you need more information. (UPDATED: May 13, 2019)
  • Oak Grove Farms Inc. - flowers, peas, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), strawberries,
    846 Fisher Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Phone: 717-766-2216. Open: Monday through Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for a link to our Facebook page (UPDATED: July 11, 2018, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on July 01, 2016: "Nice operation, on the smaller side, they are open year round, sell baked goods, jams, jellies, produce, etc at the farm stand, take credit cards, cash and checks, have hand-dipped ice cream."
  • Paulus Farm Market - flowers, herbs or spices, pumpkins, prepicked produce, farm market, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    1216 South York Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Phone: 717-697-4330. Email: info@paulusfarmmarket.com. Open: Monday - Saturday  from 9 am to 6 pm; Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in July, August, October, November, December. Open: Monday to Friday, 9 to 7, Saturday 9 to 5 and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm during normal most of the year; Winter hours Thursday and Friday 9 to 5 and Saturday 9 to 3. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.Come pick your own flower bouquet from our beautiful field of zinnias, lisianthus, straw flowers, dianthus, cosmos, coxcomb and lots more! July-September...drying flowers into October until frost. (UPDATED: July 10, 2018, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2009: "We love Paulus Farm in the fall. They have lots of fun activities for the kids including corn and soybean filled sandboxes and a straw slide. Everyone there is so nice!"
  • SK Strawberry Lane Farm - strawberries,
    604 South Middlesex Road, Carlisle, PA 17015. Phone: 717-249-0916. Email: info@skstrawberrylane.com. Open: Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 6:30 pm; Saturday 7:30 to 3:00 pm; Closed Sunday. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: July 11, 2018, JBS)
  • Toigo Orchards - Uses integrated pest management practices, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, snacks and refreshment stand
    750 South Mountain Estates Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257. Phone: 717-5324655. Alternate Phone: 717-5742553. Fax: 717-5323988. Email: cgtoigo@embarqmail.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, 7 am to 7 pm Sunday 8 am to 3 pm. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Take Interstate 81 to exit 29(route 174). Go west on route 174 towards the town of Shippensburg one mile to the first traffic light. This is Airport road. There is a Wal-Mart shopping center on the right. Turn left onto Airport road. Follow this road exactly 3.5 miles to Toigo Orchards. Orchard is on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Asparagus: April 1,to June 24 Strawberries: May 10 to June 30 Cherries June 10 to July 15 Apricots, Plums, Peaches 18 varieties, Nectarines: July 4, to October 5 Apples 23 varieties and pears: August 10 to November 30 Sweet Corn, July 4, to September 6. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, SFMNP Vouchers.

 


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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