Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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

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

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

Dauphin County

  • Blyler Fruit Farm - Strawberries and Sugar Peas
    7922 Route 25, Spring Glen, PA, 17978. Phone: 717-365-3177. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; call to check for dates and availability. In June we have pick your own Strawberries at $2.25 per quart, Monday to Friday 9 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday 8- 2:00 PM.   There are restrooms. Payment: Cash, only. The Blyler Fruit Farm has apples available almost year round. We currently grow and carry 13 varieties and can store 25,000 bushels of apples. We also carry a variety of other fruits and vegetables, including peaches, nectarines, apricots, strawberries, plums, pears, cherries, sugar peas, pumpkins, turnips, and more.
  • Strites' Orchard Farm Market and Bakery - apples, Blueberries, Blackberries, cherries, pumpkins, raspberries (black), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, school tours
    1000 Strites Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111. Phone: 717-564-3130. Fax: 717-564-5770. Email: Open: U-Pick on Monday through Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday 8am to 3pm, Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Located just off Route 322 between Harrisburg and Hershey. Click here for a map and directions.. Open year round. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers. Our U-pick crops are Strawberries, Sweet Cherries, Sour Cherries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Apples, Pumpkins, and Christmas Trees. U-Pick Cherries, Blueberries, Raspberries. Also pre-picked Sweet cherries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Sour Cherries, Broccoli, Beans, Peas, Lettuce, Kale, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Red Beets, New Potatoes, Cauliflower, Peppers, Onions, local honey, canned goods, baked goods, milk, grass-fed beef, and more! Also available- hot house tomatoes, eggplant. (UPDATED: July 11, 2018, JBS)

Lebanon County

  • Good Karma Produce - Uses natural growing practices, Apples, asparagus, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, melons, onions, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, and prepicked produce
    104 Dohner St, Rexmont, PA 17085. Phone: 717-383-9099. Email us at: Click here for a map and directions. Open: Wednesday, Thurs, Friday 8am-7pm special orders to be picked up by appointment only. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. We accept Pennsylvania FMNP checks from seniors, & WIC programs.
  • Grays Apple Ridge - apples, pumpkins and grapes
    144 Greble Road, Jonestown, PA.  Phone: 717-865-3997. Our orchard is presently a self serve facility with approximately 8 varieties, starting the second week in September and ending the first week in December. The cider season starts the first Friday of October and ends the first week in December.
  • Honey Bear Orchards - apples, cherries, nectarines, pears, peaches, plums, raspberries, strawberries, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand
    1819 Thompson Avenue, Lebanon, PA 17046. Phone: 717-867-4611 Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in May through September. Open: Call for hours Payment: Cash, Check. Celebrating our 25th anniversary! Family owned and operated. Come for an enjoyable picking experience.
  • Risser-Marvel Farm Market - peas, pumpkins, strawberries, porta-potties are available, trike track, school tours, group reservations
    2425 Horseshoe Pike, Annville, PA 17078. Phone: 717-838-1438. Email: Open: Call for times and availability. Directions: 1/2 mile west of Campbelltown, 5 miles east of Hershey on Route 322. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page.  Strawberries generally the end of May into the 2nd or 3rd week of June, weather permitting; Fall activities available September and October; Christmas trees and other items available the day after Thanksgiving until December 20. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. In addition to our PYO, fresh already picked produce and fall events, we have locally made baked goods and jarred goods (preserves, honey, pickles, chow chow, etc.)  
  • Sycamore Spring Orchard Harvest Festival - apples, apple cider, produce for sale, parking provide free, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    2501 Heilmandale Road, Jonestown, PA 17038. Phone: 717-867-4389. Email: Directions: see our website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: see our website for currents hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Our Harvest Festival , Oct 3-5, 2008 features wagon rides, PYO apples and pumpkins, corn maze, pig roast, apple dumplings and caramel apples made fresh all weekend, bounce house, playground, apple fritters, hand-dipped ice cream, face painting, fall decorations, mums and gourds. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Rudy's Christmas Tree Farm - apples, walnuts, Chestnuts, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), Christmas trees
    3 Narrow Road at the intersection of Route 849, New Bloomfield, PA 17068. Phone: 717-921-2154. Directions: From Duncannon, PA, go west on Route 849 for 7 miles. Watch for a large Christmas Tree Farm sign in a mowed field on the left. At one room, red brick schoolhouse make SHARP left (watching for traffic) onto Narrow Road. Park across from the red barn in marked area.. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in September, October, November, December. Open: Apples and hand cranked apple cider from September to November. Choose and Cut Christmas Trees: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Thanksgiving to December 23rd. Closed Christmas Eve. Open for Choose and Cut Christmas Trees: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Thanksgiving to December 23rd. Closed Christmas Eve. Payment: Cash, Check. New this year, farm grown Chestnuts.
  • Windswept Acres - raspberries (black),
    308 Montebello Farm Road, Duncannon, PA 17020. Phone: 717-329-8350. Open: Monday through Saturday, by appointment, please call first for current picking conditions; Best picking hours - early day beginning at 8 am or early evening; Sundays depending on day, call ahead first. Directions: 322 to Duncannon exit. Continue on Main Street through town. At the end of town continue straight on what is then Route 274. Go 3.8 miles to right on Montebello Farm Road. House on left - raspberries inside dark wood fence. Driveway on left - park by building with red metal roof. Click here for a map and directions. Beginning Saturday, June 19 for approximately 3 weeks. Payment: Cash, only. This is a residence - we have a lot of raspberries, but not unlimited and certainly more than we could ever use. Please call before you come, so that we can make your visit and picking expectations a success!.


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Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
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The Presto Pressure
canners are out
of stock, but Tfal's
are available!

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