Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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

Northumberland, Columbia County area of Pennsylvania U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county

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

Columbia County

  • D and F Farms - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    788 Southern Drive, Catawissa, PA 17820. Phone: 336-689-1488. Email: jjdnc@yahoo.com. Open: Saturdays from 8 am to 12 noon beginning July 9th. Directions: From Catawissa: Take Route 487 towards Knoebels. Located on right just before Southern Columbia High School. From Elysburg: Take Route 487 towards Knoebels. Proceed past Knoebels approximately 1 mile. Located on left just past Southern Columbia High School. Click here for a map and directions. Pick Your Own Blueberries. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Pick Your Own: $2.50 per pound. The ONLY pyo crops offered are Blueberries.        
  • Rohrbach's Farm Market, Bakery and Gift Shop - pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area
    240 Southern Drive, Catawissa, PA 17820. Phone: 570-356-7654. Email: rohrbach@ptd.net. Open: Strawberries and raspberries PYO in season; See our website for updated times. Directions: 240 Southern Drive Catawissa, PA 1720. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.

Montour County

  • Creekside Acres - Uses natural growing practices, strawberries, farm animals
    2030 Continental Boulevard, Turbotville, PA 17772. Phone: 570-437-2392. Alternate Phone: 352-895-3838. Email: Creekside Acres@y-mail.com. Open: Monday through Saturday, from 8 am to 7 pm, Sunday, from 10 am to 4 pm. Directions: Highway 180 exit 5 Turbotville. Route 54 east about 5.5 miles. House on corner of Perserve Road and 54. Park on Perserve Road. Highway 80 exit 24 Danville. Route 54 west through Washingtonville then about 3 miles to house on right, corner of Perserve Road and 54. Park on Perserve Road. Strawberries, rhubarb and asparagus are the first available each spring followed by raspberries; As we grow we will be adding produce. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 26, 2015)

Northumberland County

  • Dries Orchard - sour cherries, restrooms
    1724 Dornsife Mountain Rd., Sunbury, PA 17801. Phone: (570) 286-6723 . Open: Business Hours: Monday: 9:00 - 5:00 Tuesday: 9:00 - 5:00 Wednesday: 9:00 - 5:00 Thursday: 9:00 - 5:00 Friday: 9:00 - 5:00 Saturday: 9:00 - 5:00 Sunday: closed Season: We are open all year round. Exceptions: Two locations. Our Sunbury location is open all year. Our Milton location, Rt.405, is open May-Oct. . Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Dries Orchards has been family owned and operated for over 30 years. We are known for the quality and freshness of our fruit. We wholesale and retail strawberries, cherries, peaches, nectarines, pears, apples, grapes and cider. We also sell fresh vegetables and flowering plants in season. We make fruit baskets and gift boxes for shipping. We have many jarred products for sale including honey, jelly, preserves, apple butter, maple syrup, salad dressings and much more! Our Sunbury location is open all year round (570) 286-6723. Our Milton location 405 is open from May to October (570) 524-2830. We pack fresh nectarines, peaches and pears in season. We pack apples and press cider almost all year long. All of our fruit and cider is available wholesale or retail. We have pick-your-own sour cherries in the beginning of July and have a cherry pitter available. Apple varieties include Gala, Ginger Gold, Paula Red, Rambo, McIntosh, Cortland, Jonagold, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Empire, Winesap, Rome, Ida Red, Fuji, Mutsu, Honey Crisp, Pink Lady, Granny Smith and Cameo. Also Bees Beeswax Honey Berries Blueberry Raspberry Strawberry Candy Assorted Condiments Apple Butter BBQ Sauce Mustard Salad Dressings Flowers And Foliage Annuals Bedding / Garden Plants (Flats) Bedding / Garden Plants (Hanging Basket) Bedding 
    A visitor writes on June 21, 2013: "I have not been there personally but they are a very large business in our area. THey also sell at several farmers markets in the area. When I drive past their farm and store it looks very clean and well-kept."
  • Owens Farm - Uses natural growing practices, flowers, herbs or spices, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    2611 Mile Post Road, Sunbury, PA 17801. Phone: 570-286-5309. Email: info@owensfarm.com. Open: PYO Flowers and Herbs from June 1 to Sept 30, Wednesdays 4pm to 8pm, call ahead or look at our website to see what is available. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Flowers and Herbs from June to September. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Stahl's Plants and Produce - strawberries and blueberries,
    4760 State Route 61, Paxinos, PA 17860. Phone: (570) 648-3952. Email: stahlspp@ptd.net. Open: Business Hours: Monday: 10am - 6pm Tuesday: 10am - 6pm Wednesday: 10am - 6pm Thursday: 10am - 6pm Friday: 10am - 6 pm Saturday: closed - closed Sunday: closed - closed Season: May 1st - ? Christmas week Exceptions: Above stated hours are for all season. May-June Sat 10-6, also extended hours for strawberry PYO . Directions: located on SR 61 1 mi. N. of the intersection with Rt. 487 and 1 mi. S. of Ghezzi's resturant. We are approximately 7 miles from Knoebel's Amusement ParkCall for directions. Payment: Cash, only. We are a seasonal roadside farm market and are open seasonally from May through mid-December. We begin our season with our greenhouse grown plants, selling perennials in several different container sizes and maturity levels. As the weather warms we add pansies with pizazz and cold tolerant annuals. By the time we are in full swing we offer a full line of bedding plants including awesome annuals, pleasing perennials, colorful containers, and beautiful baskets. With the arrival of June, strawberries become our main focus. We provide picked berries on the market stand as well as open the field for a UPick experience. No charge for the tasting along the way! We offer 6-8 different varieties, so be sure to try them all. Though the field is open most days it is wise to call ahead to determine the field conditions and berry availability. By mid July much of our own fresh fruits and vegetables become available. We sell sweet cherries, peaches, plums, pears, apricots, and apples from our orchard on Mile Hill in Sunbury. Many common vegetable crops are offered. As fall approaches we offer our fresh sweet cider a local favorite that is sold from mid September until we run out of apples. 
    A visitor writes on June 21, 2013: "I picked strawberries there a few years ago and enjoyed it. I like supporting family business over grocery stores."

Snyder County

  • Bella's Gardens - apples, nectarines, peaches, plums, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    5041 Route 204, Selinsgrove, PA 17870. Phone: 570-541-9089. Alternate Phone: 603-498-8648. Email: bill@bellasgardenspa.com. Open: Tuesday and Thursday, from 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday, from 8 am to 5 pm, June to November. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Wiseguys - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, cherries, corn (sweet), plums, raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), strawberries, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, U-pick and already picked, restrooms
    17540 Fairview Rd, Mc Clure, PA 17841. Phone: 570-658-6175. Email: wiseguys17@gmail.com. Open: May 15 thru October 31st; from 6 am to 8 pm Monday through Saturday; closed on Sunday. Directions: south of MC Clure on rout 522 follow signs to the farm. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers. (ADDED: October 20, 2015)

Union County

 


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