Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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

South Central Pennsylvania U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county

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

Bedford County

  • Peach Hill Orchard - peaches, strawberries, farm market
    1086 Curryville Road, Martinsburg, PA 16662. Phone: 814 793 4100. Open: Call for hours. Directions: 4 miles south of Martinsburg on Rt 866. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Peach Hill Orchards is a fruit and vegetable farm with a farm market that is open year round. Since 1972. Pick your own strawberries an peaches. Apples sold by the bushel year round. We even make (our own) unpasteurized apple cider mid September till March. Fresh Baked Goods every Friday & Saturday. Made from Scratch,right here in the Market.
  • Sleek's Orchard - Strawberries, cherries, raspberries
    181 Wentz Road, New Paris, PA 15554. Phone: (814) 733-4776. Email: Open: 7 days a week 8am to 8pm throughout the U-pick season; Regular market hours from the end of July through February will be 9 till 6. Directions: We are located on Rt. 96 between Schellsburg and New Paris. Payment: Cash, Check. They have Strawberries to pick in May/June, and Cherries in July, Apples and Peaches later in the season. Really nice set-up.  Sleek's Orchard is a fourth generation family owned and operated orchard and fresh market. From the end of May through June with strawberries. Sweet cherries are available at the end of June and black raspberries come into season in July. These three crops can be picked for you or you may pick your own. Many varieties of fresh peaches, nectarines, and plums are harvested the end of July through September. We also raise 30 varieties of apples. Apples are available mid-July through February. Sweet cherries are available at the end of June. The cherry crop is pick your own. Many varieties of fresh peaches, nectarines, and plums are harvested the end of July through September.. Our fresh homemade apple butter is available all year. To contact for more information, please call (UPDATED: July 11, 2018, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on June 08, 2011: "We enjoyed it. The strawberry patch was set up really nice, and it was easy to pick the berries, and they were delicious!"

Blair County

  • Blue Barn Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, beans, blackberries, blueberries, elderberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), porta-potties
    615 Flowing Spring Road, Williamsburg, PA 16693. Phone: (240) 357-4087. Alternate Phone: (301) 824-4912. Email: Open: Mornings 8:00 am to 11:00 am and Evenings 5:08 am to 8:00 Picking days are listed on Facebook. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: see their website. Blueberries, Raspberries, lettuce, squash and cucumbers are available for Pick-Your-Own beginning in late June when the blueberries and raspberries ripen. Later in the season, we have fresh picked sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers and a variety of vegetables available for On-Farm Sales. Blueberry season begins the last week of June;. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: February 27, 2020)
  • Lock Mountain Strawberries - strawberries
    RR2, Box 224 AAA, Martinsburg, PA 16662. Phone: 814-386-3626. Email: Directions: 1.5 mi. south of Roaring Spring on Rt. 164, turn left on to Lock Mountain Road; The Farm is a quarter mile on the left! Open: Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm; closed on Sunday. Pick to Order or Pick your own.

Franklin County

  • Beam's Blue Mountain Farm - pumpkins, strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, restrooms, school tours
    13374 Lurgan Rd, Newburg , PA 17240. Phone: 717-532-5537. Open: June to October; Monday to Friday, from 10am to 6pm; Saturday 8am to 4pm, strawberries usually start the first week of June. Directions: From Shippensburg travel south on route 11 to Spring Street (at the Turket Hill store.) Turn right on Spring Street and travel one tenth of a mile, bear right on to Roxbury Road. Continue on Roxbury Road seven miles to the village of Lurgan. Turn right on to Lurgan Road (there is a sign with the farm name) Continue one half mile to farm on right. Click here for a map and directions. pumpkins September 26th till October 31st. Payment: Cash, Check, SFMNP Vouchers. On Saturday October 6th, October 13th, October 20th, and October 27th each of these Saturdays from 10am till 4pm, we offer free tractor driven hayrides through "Scarecrow Hollow" to the pick your own pumpkin patch. On those Saturdays we also have a petting zoo and free refreshments. In our market we have pumpkins, painted pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, strawbales, corn shocks, mums, apple cider, apple butter, pumpkin butter, many varieties of jams and jellies, and fresh bake goods. We also offer a unique selection of antiques and country collectibles.   
  • Hope Valley Gardens - flowers, U-pick and already picked, farm market, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    1032 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, PA 17225. Phone: (717) 377-1076. Email: Open: June 15 to October 15 Thursdays 12 noon to dark, Fridays 8 am to 12 noon. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 16 East, 1mile East of I 81. On the grounds of Green Grove Gardens. We use integrated pest management practices (IPM). Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Experience the garden first hand! We provide the scissors and buckets to cut into. You can pick your own bouquet straight from the fresh blooming flowers . It is our opinion that fresh flowers make you happy--and picking them is even more fun! Whether it is a special occasion, family fun night, girl's night out or even a date, the garden is always an unforgettable time. Petite $10 approximately 7-15 stems Prices $10-$50. (ADDED: March 05, 2018)
  • Trayers Greenhouse & Farm Market - Berries
    11452 Welsh Run Road, Mercersburg, PA 17236. Phone: 717-328-2456. Open: April-Oct, Monday to Saturday, from 9 AM to 5 PM. Also, pre picked Flowers, Pumpkins. Note: Call before you go - this came from an old source.

Fulton County

Huntingdon County

  • The Minestream Farm - beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, herbs or spices, onions, peppers, pumpkins, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, watermelons,
    12437 Minestream Lane, Shade Gap, PA 17255. Phone: (717) 977-9928. Email: Open: The Farmstand hours are Tuesday Saturday, please check our website or Facebook page. Directions: We are located 3 miles North on Route 35 (Shade Valley). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 17, 2017)


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

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