Find a local pick your own farm here!

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. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "pickit" and the one that ends with ".farms"; they do not update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly! I put dates to indicate when we last received an update from each farm, and I make updates daily (each farm as their info changes). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

And if you know of any I missed and want to add them or correct the information, please let me know!  

What's in season in March 2017, and other timely information:

Notes for March 2017: The warm winter means strawberries will be EARLY this year! Move the dates ahead by 2 - 3 weeks on our croip calendar for strawberries.  See your state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. Stored US apples are still  available. 

Easter will be April 16, 2017 - Farms, churches and schools have egg hunts! 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!

We also have home canning, 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.

Italy / Italia U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by region

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.


Northern Italy

  • 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: +39.(0)5710945. Email: ortididattici@etabetaonlus.org. 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. And for a map to our farm, click here. 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. (ADDED: May 24, 2008)

Sicily

  • Fattoria Vasadonna - Oranges, restrooms, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food), picnic area, farm animals
    Motta Sant'Anastasia, Catania, IT 95040. Phone: 0039-3492693854. Email: pickyourownsicily@gmail.com. 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 a visitor)

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

 


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


Local Honey Sources:


Meats, Milk and Eggs:


Farm Venues for Weddings, Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:


Horse Rides and More:


Farm Bed And Breakfasts


Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:

 


 

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