Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Italy / Italia? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Italy / Italia,
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 If you find anything outdated or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!
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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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!
What's in season in January 2019, and
other timely information:
Notes for January 2019: Not much growing outside at this
time of year. But stored US apples are still available. And this is a good time to learn how to preserve foods ahead of the season,
like making applesauce or jam. 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.
It is also a great time of year and easy to
make your own ice cream,
even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. If you have any questions or suggestions,
feel free to write me!
Valentine's Day - February 14
See this website for Valentines Day history, facts and
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children in your life!
Easter will be April 21, 2019
- if you want to take your
children to a free Easter egg hunt -
see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!
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!
Italy / Italia U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by
Pick-your-own farms in Italy
These pages list farms in Italia. You may pick the fruit
or vegetables yourself. Please use the
feedback link if you want
to tell your experience (good or bad) with a farm, ask a question, or comment on
the website. I'm always looking for more farms to add, so click on the
suggest a farm
link if you know of a farm that I haven't listed! And if you have a farm
and want to add it or correct the information, just click on
Add My Farm.
Orto Didattico E Fattoria Di Animazione - beans, beets, broccoli,
carrots, cucumbers, figs, flowers, grapes, herbs/spices, lavender, onions,
peas, peppers, plums, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit
or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, farm animals, school tours
Via Lorenzoni 15, Castelfiorentino, IT 50051. Phone: +39.3405630771. Fax:
[email protected]. Directions: From Florence: reach and
follow highway FI-PI-LI until Empoli Ovest exit, then follow the direction
boards for Siena. When you arrive in Cambiano a village which belongs to
Castelfiorentino, turn on your left side in "Via (road) Lorenzoni" and
follow it until the end. Ring at number 15, just at the end of the road, you
can identify it easily because a black, low iron gate. If no one answer to
you, try to call +39.3405630771. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available all year. Open: Monday to Friday
9am to 7pm. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic.
Payment: Cash, only. Quince apples Cherries Eggs Radish Mead Honey Flower
Pollen Mullberries Roses Myrtles.
Tulipani-Italiani Pick Your Own Tulips - pick your own flowers
Viale Della Repubblica 113, 20010 Cornaredo, Italia. Phone:
339 122 7321. Si paga all'entrata un biglietto di tre euro con cui i
visitatori possono raccogliere due tulipani» spiegano. Nel giardino
incantato sono presenti ben 250 mila tulipani di 180 specie.
News storys say this is the first
Italian tulip field, one-hectare (2.5 acre), planted by a Dutch couple
(Edwin Koeman and Nitsuje Wolaniosto) to recreate the tradition in the
Netherlands where you can pick your own tulips. They planted 250000 tulips
of 183 different varieties and opened on March 28 and will remain open for
three or four weeks, depending on the tulips. There are red, purple and
yellow tulips. The current cost is 3 euros for two tulips.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page..
(ADDED: April 3, 2017, JBS)
Fattoria Vasadonna - Oranges, restrooms, concession stand
(drinks, snacks and/or food), picnic area, farm animals
Sant'Anastasia, Catania, IT 95040. Phone: 0039-3492693854. Email:
[email protected]. Open: All days. But you need to reserve
before.. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only.
They produce Organic Sicilian Oranges (ADDED: January 17, 2012, suggested by
Typical Harvest Dates in Italy, by Crop
- Artichokes: April and May
- Beans: August to October
- Beetroot: August to October
- Broad beans: April and May
- Broccoli: September to November and March to May
- Cardoons: September to March
- Carrots: September to November and March to May
- Cucumbers: July to September
- Figs: June and July, then September
- Flowers, Lavender: May to June
- Grapes: July to September
- Herbs: May to September
- Mulberries: May
- Peas: March to May;
- Peppers: July to September
- Plums: June and July, then September
- Strawberries: May
- Tomatoes: July to September