Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Lancaster 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 August 2020, and other timely information:

Notes for August 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.

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

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

Lancaster County

  • Brecknock Orchard - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), strawberries, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    390 Orchard Road, Mohnton, PA 19540. Phone: 717-445-5704. Fax: 717-445-0348. Email: Open: May to September Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8 am to 7 pm Wednesday and Saturday 8 am to 5 pm Closed Sunday October to December Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8 am to 6 pm Wednesday and Saturday 8 am to 5 pm Closed Sunday. Directions: 222 North to Denver 272 exit. Take 272 North to 897 South. Go 1 1/2 miles on 897 south, then turn left on Gehmans School Road. Go 1 mile to stop sign, then turn right on Orchard Road. Brecknock Orchard will be 1/2 mile on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Brecknock Orchard Farm Market is open May thru December with a full selection of fresh local fruits and vegetables; Pick your own crops are available in season; Join us for our Fall Festival the last Saturday in September and each Saturday in October. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, SFMNP Vouchers.  click here for a link to our Facebook page. Typical harvest dates (CALL FIRST) Dates are approximate and change every year due to the weather. Visit the Harvest Schedule page to see actual harvesting dates and details.: Strawberries June 2 - June 28, Red Raspberries June 28 to October 15, Black Raspberries July 1 to July 21, Blackberries July 19 to September 18, Peaches July 26 to September 14, Nectarines July 26 to September 14, Apples August 10 to November 9, Pumpkins September 21 to November 1. 
  • Brooklawn Farm Market - Strawberries, sweet peas and pumpkins
    2325 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601. Phone: (717) 569-4748. Email: Open: Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to  5:30 pm; Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm; closed on Sunday; the season is April through October; and in December we have Christmas trees. Payment: cash, check, VISA. Local and farm direct produce. Hay rides in the fall. Delicious fresh corn multiple times daily all summer. Pick-Your-Own strawberries around the beginning of June & Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins and Gourds on scheduled rides to the pumpkin patch Fridays and Saturdays in October!. Our strawberry patch opens to the public in late May or early June and usually remains open for 2 to 3 weeks, depending on the weather. The pick-your-own schedule is determined by weather and availability. Keep in touch for updates by  calling us or checking out our official Brook Lawn Farm Market FaceBook page. *Strawberry availability & picking conditions depend on the weather *Hours will be posted on Facebook/Twitter to keep you updated or call for daily field updates: (717) 569-4748. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: July 26, 2019, JBS) 
    Comments from a visitor on June 01, 2010: "I grew up near this farm and find it hard now that I have to buy in the grocery store."
  • Cherry Hill Orchards Inc. - Sweet and Pie Cherries, Apricots, Peaches, Nectarines, Plums, Apples and Pumpkins
    400 Long Lane, Route 324 at Route 741, Lancaster, PA 17603. Phone: (717) 872-9311. Email Open Monday to Friday  from 9 am to 6 pm;  Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm; Closed Sunday. Cherry Hill Orchards is a pick your own orchard. We also offer all of our fruits and sweet corn in season at our Outlet store both on a retail and wholesale basis. In the spring, we offer hardwood mulch and a variety of plants geared toward the homeowner. Bring your own containers. Cherries in June, August for Peach, Blackberry and Apple picking! Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (UPDATED: July 26, 2019, JBS) 
  • Dogwood Farm Market - strawberries, Fresh eggs, porta-potties are available
    1124 Dogwood Drive, Reinholds, PA 17569. Phone: 717-336-1661. Email: Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Route 272 north from Exit 286 of Pennsylvania Turnpike. Turn left on Route 897 north. Turn left on Brunner's Grove Road. Turn left on Dogwood Drive. Drive 1/4 mile to farm market on right. Click here for a map and directions. Pick your own strawberries - approximately June 1 pm to 15. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Masonic Village Farm Market - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, pumpkins, Fresh eggs, porta-potties are available, restrooms, school tours
    310 Eden View Road, Elizabethtown, PA 17022. Phone: 717-361-4520. Fax: 717-361-5592. Email: Open: Pick-Your-Own apples on Monday through Saturday from 99 am to 3 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 3 pm Starting late Augustand ending late October. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Market Street in Elizabethtown Locate square in Elizabethtown Follow High Street west for about 1-1/2 miles Under Amtrak bridge immediate left 50 feet right into main entrance of Masonic Village Follow main drive Turn right at first road Farm Market is at second stop sign. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. A full mail-order catalog is available including our large selection of jams, jellies and award winning fruit butters. We accept orders via our web site. Delivery is available via FedEx to anywhere in the USA. We specialize in Asparagus, Strawberries, Cherries, Peaches, Nectarines, Plums, Pears, Apple Cider and over 50 varieties of Apples. Pick-Your-Own apples are available each fall. Pies, Apple Dumplings and cookies are baked fresh daily. The Masonic Village orchard has been a proud steward of the land for 100 years. We practice Integrated Pest Management (IPM) on our farm in order to preserve sustainable agriculture for our generation and generations to come. For more information on IPM, please visit our web site.  Pumpkins are only available on specified Saturdays. Due to health regulations, pets are not allowed in the orchard or the Farm Market. On Weekdays: Please stop in the Farm Market on weekdays to receive instructions on picking locations and to get your picking supplies. Please bring your apples into the Farm Market to check out before you leave. Saturdays: You may go directly to the orchard for picking supplies and checkout. (UPDATED: July 26, 2019, JBS) 
  • Mirror Image Farms - No pesticides are used, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (black),
    2381 River Road, Bainbridge, PA 17502. Phone: (717) 522-9723. Alternate Phone: (717) 517-6068. Email: Open: Tuesday and Saturday, from 7 am to 12 pm noon; Typical season is from middle June through September; Check our Facebook page the night before, or day of, to get information on what is available, location directions, and other information. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Coming from Route 30, take Route 441 north, about 11.5 miles. The address is on the left, across from Governor Stables Road. Turn left into Kings River Haven Mobile Park. Follow Kings road down and around, over the railroad tracks. The field is on the right, before you get to the Northwest River Trail. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: June 26, 2018)
  • Myer's Pick-Your-Own Strawberry Farm - Strawberries
    1429 Auction Road, Manheim, PA 17545. Phone: (717) 653-1259. Open: in June, Monday to Friday from 7 am to 8 pm, Saturday from 7 am to 5 pm. We are "estimating" the Myers Strawberries picking season to fully begin around the 2nd week in June. Look for an update when we are up and running. 
    Comments from a visitor on June 18, 2009:
    "Nice farm, very busy the 1st time I was there (peak week). Seemed to organized as far as telling people where to start picking. They took you to the field on a little truck. Made frequent trips back to the field to take people back to the entrance. Parking is on the grass across the street from the farm. There is a port-a-pot on site. They take cash. Bring your own containers. They will provide quart boxes for picking, but not to take home."
  • Old Homestead Farm - flowers, strawberries
    361 Hartman Bridge Road, Ronks, PA 17572. Phone: (717) 572-7753. Email: Open: UPDATE for 2019, Their website and Facebook page are both gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open?  If so, please write me, their last reported hours were Pick your own strawberries: June 1, 2018 to June 18, 2018 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 8am to 5pm; Call to verify availability. Directions: Route 896 in Ronks, just south of Sight and Sound Theater. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 06, 2018)
  • Shenk's Berry Farm - Strawberries, blueberries and red and black raspberries.and other prepicked berries
    911 Disston View Drive, Lititz, PA 17543. Phone: 717-626-6194. Open: Monday thru Friday from 8:00am-12:00pm, 4:30-8:30pm, Saturday - 8:00am-12:00pm, Sunday - Closed.. Directions: Click here for directions. Picking strawberries: Pick-your own strawberries are usually available for 2 weeks at the height of berry season. Our strawberry fields are open for picking mornings and evenings. We have found it is better for the people and the strawberries not to pick in the heat of mid-day. We sell our berries by the pound. We weigh your container when you arrive and record the empty weight so we don't charge you for the weight of your container. You may fill your containers as you wish. People use strawberry boxes, empty ice cream containers, dishpans or buckets. (UPDATED: July 26, 2019, JBS)    
    Comments from a visitor on September 17, 2008:
    "There's not much there but strawberry picking, but the people were so friendly. They took the time to chat with us and show our young daughters which berries were ripe. "
  • Spring Meadow Acres - blueberries, raspberries
    262 Cold Spring Road, Elizabethtown, PA 17022. Phone: (717) 587-1700. Email: Open: call or email for hours and availability. We are a family owned business offering blueberries and raspberries to the general public. If you like to pick the freshest, juiciest, and sweetest berries, come visit us. Directions: Located between Elizabethtown and Manheim, we are only 10 minutes from route 283. Enjoy the picturesque views of Lancaster County in our highly manicured berry patch. Hope to see you soon.  (ADDED: July 12, 2018, JBS)

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

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: 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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