Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Upstate New York? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Upstate New York, 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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! As inflation remains high, see this page for cost-saving measures for getting fruit and vegetables and home canning.
 If you are having a hard time finding canning lids, I've used these, and they're a great price & ship in 2 days.

New! Road tripping and camping is a great way to have a fun, safe and inexpensive family trip. The national and state parks and monuments are open, and campgrounds usually cost between $10 and $40 per night. September to November is the best camping weather.  See our new website Road Tripping and for tips, tricks, guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.

New! We just went live with our latest website, - As they name implies, you can find a fun factory tour, including chocolate, automobiles, historical forts and sites, famous buildings, Active Federal facilities even fun geology: like fossils and volcanic areas

Note: Beware the copycat websites like the one that stole our name and uses .farm extension: they copied my work and do NOT even update the info! I make updates EVERY day. They use tech tricks to get higher rankings, but have many more inaccuracies and out-dated info. Obviously, I cannot check every farm every day, but I do check as many as I can every day, and respond to all requests.  They don't. Don't support the scammers!

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 December 2023, and other timely information:

Notes for December 2023: Summer is almost over and that means apples are here (see this new page for Apple Orchards in your area!), and except in northern areas, peaches and blueberries are finished. Some crops continue until frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes. Check your area's specific crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local Apple festival, and other festivals. We have a extensive guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, tomatoes, corn blueberries, peaches, etc.

And don't forget CORN MAZES are open now - find a local maze 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. The worst is the one that stole our name but ends with .farm.  (Yes, I've got lawyers on it)  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!

Children's Consignment Sales are a great way to save money on clothes, toys, books, etc, They occur in both the Spring and Fall See our companion website to find a local community or church kid's consignment sale!

Upstate New York U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2023, by county

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

Clinton County

  • Applejacks Orchard - permanently closed
    751 Brand Hollow Rd, Peru, NY 12972. UPDATE for 2021, Google says they are permanently closed.
  • Blueberry Acres - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    424 Dry Bridge Road, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912. Phone: 518-207-5469. Alternate Phone: 518-817-5324. Email: Open: Everyday 8am to 5pm throughout the season. Directions: From Interstate 87 north take exit 34 turn left toward Lake Placid and Au Sable Forks. Follow for 7 miles to Clintonville bear right at the y, follow road to the end, turn left and follow for approximately 2 miles. You will see our sign on the right side of the road. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries are usually ready mid July through August in our region; Watch our Facebook page for notices. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Rulfs Orchard - Strawberries, Blueberries, and Pumpkins and Apples in the Fall
    531 Bear Swamp Road, Peru, NY 12972. Phone: 518-643-8636. Email: bob@rulfsorchard.. Open: 7am to 8 pm , 7 days a week. Apple varieties: McIntosh, Empire, Cortland, Paula, Red Macoun, Lodi, Northern Spy, Delicious. Also a roadside stand and apple cider. U-Pick Berries, Corn Maze, Fresh Apple Cider, Bakery, Pumpkins, Cafe, Local Market & Gift Shop

Essex County

Franklin County

  • Tucker Farms Inc. - strawberries, pumpkins, corn maze
    56 Hobart Road, Gabriels, NY 12939. Phone: 518 637 1230. Alternate Phone: 518-578-8436. Email: Open: in late June/early July for U - Pick strawberries (call ahead for availability). Directions: See directions on Tucker Farms website . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Pumpkins and a corn maze in the Fall! They offer a venue for WEDDINGS, BIRTHDAY PARTIES, FUND RAISERS, Benefit for Rett Syndrome: Rockin the Stalks for Rett Syndrome at Tucker Farms' Corn Maze (see video), CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING EXERCISES, SCHOOL/COLLEGE GROUPS, CHURCH GROUPS, and BOY SCOUTS/GIRLS SCOUTS.

Jefferson County

Lewis County

  • Tug Hill Vineyards - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, currants (red and black), wine grapes, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (black), U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area you may bring your own food, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    4051 Yancey Road, Lowville, NY 13367. Phone: (315) 376-4336. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm; Sunday from 10 am to 4pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: We are located on Route 12 between Lowville and Copenhagen.
    Raspberry season is typically end of June to end of September;
    Blueberry season is typically beginning of July to end of August;.
    Sour Cherry season is typically July and August;
    Currants (limited quantity): July - August
    Apples: September - October
    Pears: September - October
    Table Grapes are typically ready at the end of September.
    We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: July 03, 2019) (ADDED: July 25, 2016)

St. Lawrence County

  • Brookdale Orchard - apples, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    1997 Route 49, Winthrop, NY 13697. Phone: 315-389-5840. Open: Seven days a week, 9am to 5pm daily; Early September to Halloween. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We have McIntosh, Cortland and St. Lawrence (an antique variety only available here) available for pick-your-own. We also have Honeycrisp available for purchase, but they sell out quickly. Call for drop prices later in the season.
  • Canton Apples - apples, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area you may bring your own food
    Corner Cr 25 & Barnes Road, Canton, NY 13617. Phone: 315-212-0950. Open: Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 4 pm, September to October. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Canton Village, follow Park Street through Street Lawrence University Campus. Drive past Leberge & Curtis the John Deere dealer to a 4-way stop. Turn right onto County Road 25. Follow about 1 mile past the Parkway Auto Dealer and just through flashing light on left. For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We are a u-pick orchard offering heirloom and modern varieties of apples. Bagged apples are available after hours and weekdays at Nature's Storehouse on Main Street in Canton. At Canton Apples, we take pride in our integrated pest management. We use minimal pesticides and properly maintain our orchard. Our first application is pre-bud emergence using a dormant horticultural spray. Monitoring of insects is done by using Tree Tanglefoot. Our commitment to removing all fallen apples and pruning debris help with our IPM program as to eliminate over wintering sites for pests and fungus. We are a U-Pick operation and also offer tours to school & youth groups. Tours during the week require an appointment. 1/2 peck apple bags are supplied to the students and mailed to the school upon request.(UPDATED: March 25, 2016)
  • Maple Hill Landscaping & Outdoor Services - apples, U-pick and already picked, school tours
    1538 County Road 25, Canton, NY 13617. Phone: 315-212-0950. Fax: 315-386-2745. Email: Open: Saturdays and Sundays 10 am to 4 pm. Directions: Follow Park Street through the Street Lawrence University Campus, past Leberge & Curtis (John Deere Dealer) to 4-way stop. Turn right onto County Road 25 and follow ~1 mile past the Parkway Auto Dealer. Orchard will be on the left. Look for the signs. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We will have extended dates and times this fall. Please call or email us for more information. We also have a roadside stand at 317 State Highway 310 in Canton, NY. We take special orders for pick up with delivery available for large orders. An additional fee may apply for delivery.
  • Parishville Center Apple Orchard - apples,
    702 State Route 72, Potsdam, NY 13676. Phone: (315) 212-7057. Email: Open: The U Pick will be open starting Friday in early to mid-September , hours are 9 am to 5 pm; U Pick will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until the apples are gone. They expanded the orchard from 300 trees to 450. In addition to the Honeycrisp, Cortland, Liberty, Empire, Macs, and Gala, we will be adding some Zestar, a very good late August apple. Directions: Route 72 three miles from the State Route 56 intersection in the Town of Potsdam. Toward Parishville, follow the signs. Click here for a map and directions. Apples: approximate season date is from September to November 1st. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Streeter's Blueberry Hill Farm - Blueberries, raspberries
    457 Stevens Rd, Gouverneur, NY 13642. Phone: (315) 287-3031. Open: Their Facebook page is often "unavailable, but I'm told they are open this year. Unfortunately, you will need to call to check hours and availability. (ADDED: October 06, 2016, JBS)
    A visitor writes on July 27, 2019: "They are picking for 2019 right now. I just left there from picking blueberries"
  • Sweet Core Farm - strawberries, blueberries, raspberries
    150 Hill Rd, Russell, NY 13684. Phone: (315) 323-5750. Open: see their Facebook page. A small fruit farm with U-pick strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and already-picked apples. We also grow a diversity of vegetables
    (ADDED: February 17, 2020, JBS)

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