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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in South Central Pennsylvania? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in South Central 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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 - We now have a pricing guide to help you know what the typical prices are for each crop. Let me know when you see price changes! In 2022, you can save money by picking your own and canning your own, but brace yourself for steep price increases, which are affecting EVERYTHING! For quality, taste, nutrition and value, you still can't beat most PYO farms. If need need large quantities for canning, ask if they have "seconds"
 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 Camping.com for tips, tricks, guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 2022, and other timely information:

Notes for December 2022: Fall is here and that means apples are in full force but they will be gone fast (see this new page for Apple Orchards in your area!).  Yes, apple prices are up, like they are for everything else. 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. Click here for U.S. Apple Crop facts.

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

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. 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 occur in both the Spring and Fall See our companion website to find a local community or church kid's consignment sale!

South Central Pennsylvania U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2022, by county

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

Bedford County

  • BC Berries - blueberries, Raspberries,
    692 Wissinger Road, Alum Bank, PA 15521. Phone: (814) 979-0238. Open: see their Facebook page. The season is typically from late June through August.
    2022 Pricing: Blueberries $2.00 You-Pick, $3.50 We pick for you. Raspberries $2.50 You-Pick, $4.00 We pick for you. See less
     (ADDED: July 11, 2022, JBS)
  • Peach Hill Orchard - peaches, strawberries, farm market
    1086 Curryville Road, Martinsburg, PA 16662. Phone: 814 793 4100. Open: Call for hours. Directions: 4 miles south of Martinsburg on Rt 866. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. Peach Hill Orchards is a fruit and vegetable farm with a farm market that is open year round. Since 1972. Pick your own strawberries an peaches. Apples sold by the bushel year round. We even make (our own) unpasteurized apple cider mid September till March. Fresh Baked Goods every Friday & Saturday. Made from Scratch, right here in the Market.
  • Ridgetop Orchard - Sweet Cherries, Sour Cherries, Apples, Peaches,
    2953 Valley Rd, Fishertown, PA 15539. Phone: (814) 839-4181. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm, closed on Sunday. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.. We have visited their large cherry orchards with several different varieties. Jubileum - A sweet-sour, very juicy cherry. They make delicious pies and the BEST cherry jam. Queen Anne - Delicately sweet, firm flesh. Excellent for fresh eating. Black Bing - Sweet, firm flesh. Excellent for fresh eating. Montmorency. Ridgetop Orchards grows over 30 apple varieties in their orchard acres.  Ridgetop Orchard facebook page. (ADDED: June 08, 2022, Suggested by a visitor)
    A visitor writes on June 08, 2022: "It was great! They also have peach and apple orchards which we have not visited. They also have a store which we also didn't visit. pick your own crops, farm market."
  • Sleek's Orchard - Strawberries, cherries, raspberries
    181 Wentz Road, New Paris, PA 15554. Phone: (814) 733-4776. Email: [email protected]. Open: 7 days a week 8am to 8pm throughout the U-pick season; Regular market hours from the end of July through February will be 9 till 6. Directions: We are located on Rt. 96 between Schellsburg and New Paris. Payment: Cash, Check. They have Strawberries to pick in May/June, and Cherries in July, Apples and Peaches later in the season. Really nice set-up.  Sleek's Orchard is a fourth generation family owned and operated orchard and fresh market. From the end of May through June with strawberries. Sweet cherries are available at the end of June and black raspberries come into season in July. These three crops can be picked for you or you may pick your own. Many varieties of fresh peaches, nectarines, and plums are harvested the end of July through September. We also raise 30 varieties of apples. Apples are available mid-July through February. Sweet cherries are available at the end of June. The cherry crop is pick your own. Many varieties of fresh peaches, nectarines, and plums are harvested the end of July through September.. Our fresh homemade apple butter is available all year. To contact for more information, please call 
    Comments from a visitor on June 08, 2011: "We enjoyed it. The strawberry patch was set up really nice, and it was easy to pick the berries, and they were delicious!"

Blair County

  • Blue Barn Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, beans, blackberries, blueberries, elderberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), porta-potties
    615 Flowing Spring Road, Williamsburg, PA 16693. Phone: (240) 357-4087. Alternate Phone: (301) 824-4912. Email: [email protected]. Open: Mornings 8:00 am to 11:00 am and Evenings 5:08 am to 8:00 Picking days are listed on Facebook. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: see their website. Blueberries, Raspberries, lettuce, squash and cucumbers are available for Pick-Your-Own beginning in late June when the blueberries and raspberries ripen. Later in the season, we have fresh picked sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers and a variety of vegetables available for On-Farm Sales. Blueberry season begins the last week of June;. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: February 27, 2020)
  • Lock Mountain Strawberries - strawberries
    RR2, Box 224 AAA, Martinsburg, PA 16662. Phone: 814-386-3626. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm; closed on Sunday. Directions: midway between Roaring Spring and Martinsburg. 1.5 mi. south of Roaring Spring on Rt. 164, turn left on to Lock Mountain Road; The Farm is a quarter mile on the left! Turn left if coming from Roaring Spring on Rt 164 onto Lock Mtn Rd and run your engine 10 seconds Pick to Order or Pick your own. In 2021, berries are $5/qt for PYO and $7/qt if we pick (retail). We sell about 1,000 qts daily and are in our 20 yr of business. Most customers have been with us all of those yrs!

Franklin County

  • Beam's Blue Mountain Farm - permanently closed
    13374 Lurgan Rd, Newburg , PA 17240. Open: A visitor writes on October 05, 2022: "Beams have retired and the farm has been sold. "
    (UPDATED: October 05, 2022)
     
  • Hope Valley Gardens - flowers, U-pick and already picked, farm market, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    1032 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, PA 17225. Phone: (717) 377-1076. Email: [email protected]. Open: June 15 to October 15 Thursdays 12 noon to dark, Fridays 8 am to 12 noon.  Directions: 16 East, 1mile East of I 81. On the grounds of Green Grove Gardens. We use integrated pest management practices (IPM). Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Experience the garden first hand! We provide the scissors and buckets to cut into. You can pick your own bouquet straight from the fresh blooming flowers . It is our opinion that fresh flowers make you happy--and picking them is even more fun! Whether it is a special occasion, family fun night, girl's night out or even a date, the garden is always an unforgettable time. Petite $10 approximately 7-15 stems Prices $10-$50. (ADDED: March 05, 2018)
  • Trayers Greenhouse & Farm Market - Berries
    11452 Welsh Run Road, Mercersburg, PA 17236. Phone: 717-328-2456. Open: April-Oct, Monday to Saturday, from 9 AM to 5 PM. Trayer's Farm & Greenhouse Facebook page. Also, pre picked Flowers, Pumpkins. Note: Call before you go - this came from an old source.

Fulton County

Huntingdon County

  • The Minestream Farm - beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, herbs or spices, onions, peppers, pumpkins, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, watermelons,
    12437 Minestream Lane, Shade Gap, PA 17255. Phone: (717) 977-9928. Email: [email protected]. Open: The Farmstand hours are Tuesday Saturday, please check our website or Facebook page. Directions: We are located 3 miles North on Route 35 (Shade Valley). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page.

 


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