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 If you find anything outdated or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!
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!
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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.
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
Peach Hill Orchard - peaches, strawberries,
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,
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!"
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
Spring Road, Williamsburg, PA 16693. Phone: (240) 357-4087. Alternate Phone: (301) 824-4912. Email:
email@example.com. 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:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Beam's Blue Mountain Farm - pumpkins,
strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, restrooms,
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
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:
email@example.com. 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,
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.
The Minestream Farm - beans, beets, broccoli,
carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, herbs or spices, onions, peppers,
pumpkins, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other
12437 Minestream Lane, Shade Gap,
PA 17255. Phone: (717) 977-9928. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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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