This month's notes: April 2014: Spring is just around the corner.  Strawberries are here in Florida, Texas and California, next in late March and April for much of the South, then in May for most of the country and June in cooler northern areas. See how easy it is to make strawberry jam or strawberry-rhubarb jam!

Organic farms are identified in green!  See our guide to local fruit and vegetable festivals!. Please tell the farms you found them here - and ask them to update their information!!

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Do you have a favorite fruit or vegetable, and you'd love to get it fresh and local, but you don't know when it is normally harvested in your area?  Then you are in luck: these pages link to the United States first national crop harvest calendars.  Just click on your state below and the link will take you to the crop calendar for your state or area!

How precise are the calendars?

They're as precise as the weather! Which means, they can normally vary by 1 to 2 weeks. So, to be safe, call the farms 2 weeks before the start of a season for a given crop, according to the calendar for your area!

Click on your state or country below to find the crop calendar for your area!

(Other countries are further down this page)
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PYO Farms Outside the U.S.

Australia ] [ Canada: Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon ] [Italy] [Japan] [ South Africa ] [ New Zealand ] [ United Kingdom ]

Adding a Farm outside of North America ] Looking for pick your own farms in other countries? Living in another country, such as France, Italy (Italia), Germany (Deutschland), Nederlands, or Sweden?  Help me compile a list for your country -  just write me!


Picking Tips

[General picking tips and a guide to each fruit and vegetable] [How much do I need to pick? (Yields - how much raw makes how much cooked or frozen)] [Selecting the right varieties to pick] [All about apple varieties - which to pick and why!]  [Picking tips for Vegetables] [ Strawberry picking tips] [ Blueberries picking tips]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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