Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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

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

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

Berks County

  • Frecon Farms - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, cherries, pears, pumpkins, raspberries (Autumn, red), farm market, picnic area, school tours
    501 South Reading Avenue, Boyertown, PA 19512. Phone: 610-367-6200. Fax: 610-473-9042. Email: info@freconfarms.com. Open: Their hours change by the crop and season, so see their website. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Cherries: Late June into early July; Apples: Second weekend of September through the end of October; Pears: Second weekend of September through the end of September; Pumpkins: Late September through the end of October; Raspberries: Second weekend of September through mid-October. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check. Every year we open our apple & pear orchard to families and friends to get outside and reconnect with their food. Varieties of apples, pears, pumpkins, and raspberries are all available as they ripen and there is no better way to get the freshest, highest quality fruit. ALL SUMMER UPICKERS NAVIGATE TO POWDER MILL HOLLOW ROAD AND FRECON ROAD, BOYERTOWN PA. The Frecon Family proudly opens acres of prime orchard during the peak of select harvest seasons to share with families & friends from throughout the Mid Atlantic. Reconnecting folks with their food source the people that grow it is what we've hung our hat on since 1944 so it's only natural. So come one, come all to enjoy a crisp summer or fall day strolling the trees, picking cherries & blueberries in the summer or apples, pear & pumpkins in the fall.  (UPDATED: July 10, 2018, JBS)
  • Kreider's Greenhouse and Produce Farm - strawberries
    821 Airport Road, Bethel, PA 19507. Phone: (717) 933-8340. Open: Call for hours and opening dates; generally Memorial Day weekend to June on Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: I-78 and Rte 501, north on Rte 501 8/10 mile, turn right on Airport Road, 1/2 mile on the left. We own and operate a 162 acre farm, laying at the foot of Blue Mountain. Just one and a half miles off I-78. Beautiful setting. We have a pick your own strawberry operation that's open from May 30 to the last week in June. We also grow and retail vegetable plants, bedding plants, hanging baskets and patio planters. Quality at its best. Family owned and operated. 26 years experience. Closed Sunday. Travel a little, save a lot.(UPDATED: July 10, 2018, JBS)  (ADDED: May 10., 2009)
  • Moselem Meadows - blueberries,
    33 Perry Lane, Hamburg, PA 19526. Phone: (484) 357-4939. Email: moselem.meadows@gmail.com. Open: Starting June 27, 2017 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 4pm to 8pm; Saturday and Sunday 8am to 8pm; Closed Monday Open July 4th 8am to 8pm. Directions: Intersection of Routes 222 and 662, North on 662, 3.5 miles to Moselem, Right on Forge Hill Road, follow signs.Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Formerly called Perry Acres. (UPDATED: July 10, 2018, JBS)  (UPDATED: June 22, 2017) (UPDATED: June 10, 2016)   
  • Myers Orchard - No pesticides are used, blackberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), farm animals
    6 Spangler Drive, Bernville, PA 19506. Phone: 610-488-0175. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Take Route 183/Strausstown exit off of Route 78. Go South approximately 2 miles. Make a left on to Spangler Drive. Berry fields are on the left hand side and marked with signs. Click here for a map and directions. Raspberries: June to November Blackberries: July to September. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. We use NO PESTICIDES or commercial fertilizers, so please watch for bees in summer. We are new and growing. Now that our crop is mature enough, we offer delicious "you pick" raspberries and blackberries to the public while in season. All our commercial-quality fruit are available as "YOU PICK" while in a beautiful country setting at a fraction of what consumers pay at the supermarket. We weigh your fruit after you pick, so you only pay for what you pick. Bring your own containers. Watch for bees in summer! If you have an allergy to bee stings you should NOT pick. We also have a friendly herd of goats with kids for you to visit. Let's have some fun! (UPDATED: July 26, 2019, JBS)   (UPDATED: June 14, 2016)
  • Prouts Jollyview Farm Market - Strawberries
    1560 Memorial Highway, Oley, PA 19547. Phone: 610-291-9231. Email: symj48@aol.com.  Directions: 2.5 miles S of Oley on Rte 662. Open: May 31 to Sep 1 Daily Sep to October on  Weekends Only. Other harvested produce and products: Baked Goods, Eggs, Flowers, Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams/Jellies, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Vegetables.  
  • Rodale Institute - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, apples, pumpkins, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area
    611 Siegfriedale Road, Kutztown, PA 19530. Phone: 610-683-6009. Alternate Phone: 610-683-1400. Email: ribooks@fast.net. Open: Please call for PYO information and availability. Directions: Please note the map on our website is for the main office. The apple orchard and pumpkin fields are near the bookstore, which is located east of the main office near Kunkle Road. Directions to the Bookstore: From I-78, take exit 45 (New Smithville) and follow Route 863 South for approximately 1/2 mile. At the 3-way intersection, take the middle fork (Siegfriedale Road) for 2 miles to our one-room schoolhouse/bookstore on the left. Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. 2012 Organic Apple Festival: September 22. Contact the bookstore for updates on availability (closed Mondays). Bring your own bags or boxes to take your harvest home.
  • Shanesville Fruit Farm - Cherries
    120 Schoolhouse Road, Boyertown, PA 19512. Phone: 610-367-8496. Directions: Rte 73 and Schoolhouse Road. Open: Cherries, 9 to 6 pm typically in June.  THE ONLY U-PICK CROP AT SHANESVILLE IS CHERRIES.  Everything else is already picked, such as Jams/Jellies, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Vegetables  fromJuly to December. (UPDATED: July 10, 2018)
  • Strauses Fruit Farm - Cherries
    193 Mill Hill Road, Hamburg, PA 19526. Phone: 610-488-6531. Directions: 5 miles W of Hamburg, off old Rte 22 Open: June to Nov, Call for Hours. Other harvested produce and products: Honey, Jams/Jellies, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Vegetables. 
  • The Berry Farm and Orchard - apples, apricots, blueberries, cherries, loganberries, nectarines, other berries, pears, peaches, plums, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), strawberries, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked
    86 Moselem Church Rd, Kutztown, PA 19530. Phone: (610) 597-8501. Email: staceymullen04@hotmail.com. Open: Late May to late October, see their website or Facebook page for hours and availability. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: March 16, 2018)Weaver's Orchard
  • Weaver's Orchard - Apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, kiwi berries, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market
    40 Fruit Lane, Morgantown, PA 19543. Phone: 610-856-7300. Email: info@weaversorchard.com. Open: Pick - your - own hours: Monday through Friday 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday 9 am to 5 pm Market hours remain Monday through Friday 8 am to 7 pm and Saturday 8 am to 5 pm. Last admittance a half hour before close each day; Whenever the forecast is for temperatures to reach 90 or above our PYO hours will be 7 am to 2 pm on Monday to Friday. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Strawberries Possibly opening May 31st, peak expected June 12th. Red & Black Raspberries Late June, Peak expected week of July 1st. Blueberries Late June, Peak expected around July 1st. Sweet & Sour Cherries; Sour cherries - Late June/early July; Sweet cherries - TBD. Directions:: Weaver's Orchard is located in Robeson Township, Berks County Pennsylvania. Address: 40 Fruit Lane, Morgantown, PA 19543 GPS option: 685 Weaver Road, Morgantown, PA 19543 Morgantown: North on Route 10, approximately 5 miles to Weaver Road turn right. (I-76) Exit 298: North on Route 10, 5 miles to Weaver Road on right. 422 Reading: South on I-176 to Exit 7 Green Hills. South on Route 10, 5 miles to Weaver Road turn left. Click here for a map and directions. Weaver's Orchard offers farm fresh fruit from May-November and also features a market open year round; The market features produce year-round (homegrown and local in season - a bakery, deli, locally sourced all-natural meat and dairy products, freshly pressed apple cider - made on the premises, hand-dipped ice cream and more! The orchard is a perfect spot for events - from school tours and birthday parties to Easter egg hunts, tasting events, nutrition seminars, and fall festivals; From the Saturday after Labor Day until the end of October, Fall Family Fun Days allow customers to experience the orchard through pick-your-own apples and pumpkins, live music, hayrides delicious apple treats and many kid's activities - such as pony rides, tractor-train rides, moon bounce, zip line, straw barn, pumpkin painting and much more!. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. We require wristbands for everyone entering the pick-your-own areas, which allows us to identify people who are in the orchard as paying pick-your-own customers. This leads to greater security for us and for our customers, ensuring that everyone who is on the property is accounted for. It is also a way for us to keep overall costs down by ensuring that everyone is paying for the fruit they pick. WRISTBANDS ARE FREE ON NON PEAK DAYS " MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY, excluding holidays. Wristbands are always free for children five years old and younger who are accompanied by a paying parent or legal guardian. Wristbands are $2 for customers 6 years old and up on peak days (Fridays, Saturdays, Independence Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day in 2018). (UPDATED: July 04, 2018) (UPDATED: May 01, 2018)   
    Comments from a visitor on May 24, 2010: "I love this farm. It is your typically home grown uncommericalized farm. I have made it a point to buy local grown products and to help local farmers in the last year and this farm is the best out there. I did not eat peaches until I had one of their fresh off the tree peaches. I pick 140 pounds of apples with my family and we loved every ounce. I had strawberries this year from the farm and they were out of this world. We are going back this weekend to pick 40 pounds to make into yummie recipes from this website. The people are family friendly and my family just loves the farm and has no problem driving the hour to shop."

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Gardening Supplies

Chester County

  • Buds to Blooms Garden and Supply Co., LLC - No pesticides are used, Indoor market,
    509 Orchard Avenue, Kennett Square, PA 19348. Phone: 484-860-8056. Email: rclaroc@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm; Friday from 10 am to 8 pm; Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm. Directions: Located @ Phillips Place Along Rt1. 2 miles north of Kennett Square PA, 19348 and 1/4 mile south of the bridge in Longwood. We are a hidden treasure tucked behind Spring Run Health Food Store. Stop in and visit all of us. It's a trip well worth it. Click here for a map and directions. We do not have anything scheduled do to we are a NEW company; Buds to Blooms is open to offering groups a meeting place located conveniently off Rt1; 1/4 mile from Longwood Gardens. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Indoor and Outdoor Gardening Supplies Produce a crop in wasted spaces inside when outside there snow in your beds. 24/7 production 365 1/4 days a year. Buds to Blooms Garden and Supply Co., LLC "Where the enlightened gardener goes to grow." Pure Organic and Natural Fertilizers and Hydroponics. We are open 7 days a week for your plants needs. Authorized Hydrofarm Dealer.  We are a Gardener 4 Gardener Co.


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