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 If you find anything outdated or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!
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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
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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
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
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
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
Bricker's Strawberries - strawberries,
1710 W. Lisburn Road,
Carlisle, PA 17015. Phone: 717-258-6160. Email:
email@example.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
- 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,
2035 Pine Rd, Newville, PA 17241. Phone: (717) 776-2317.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Beginning the end of May through
the middle of June; Please call or check Facebook to check on our field
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,
Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (UPDATED: July 11,
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:
email@example.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.
Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 6:30 pm; Saturday 7:30 to 3:00 pm; Closed
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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