Summer U-Pick Season
Get out and enjoy the sunshine with the family this Summer in Finger Lakes Farm Country while you pick your own fresh fruits, from strawberries and blueberries to cherries and red raspberries. Depending on the fruit, the pick-your-own Summer season runs from June to August. Not only is venturing out into the orchards and fields a fun activity, but you’ll walk away with fresh local fruits that can be enjoyed on their own or included your favorite summertime recipes.
Safety of customers and workers is a top priority, so when visiting farms you can expect a few things. Please follow social distancing guidelines and saftey guidelines set by the farms when visiting. The designated 6-foot distance between other customers is mandatory. Keep direction through the fields going one way for an easy flow. Signs should be placed throughout to help guide you. Customers will be provided with new picking baskets or clean baskets. Use provided hand washing stations or handsanitizers. All farm hours and product availability are subject to change. Make sure to call ahead or check out social media to get the most up to date and accurate information before visiting.
A favorite summertime treat for many there is an abundance of blueberries in Finger Lakes Farm Country. Whether you enjoy them on their own, mixed into a tasty fruit salad, or added to your favorite refreshing Summer drink you can find delicious blueberries growing all over.
Family owned Hillview Blueberry Farm is an idyllic setting in Prattsburgh for picking your own blueberries or picking up pre-picked packages. Visit July through August.
The blueberry u-pick season will be ready to welcome visitors Parkland Berry Farm in July.
Visit Serendipity Blueberry Farm and pick your own natural, organic blueberries. Their u-pick season starts in the middle of July, check their social media for an opening date.
Glenhaven Farms u-pick blueberry season will run from the latter half of July through mid-August. Explore their eleven acres of blueberry fields.
Sugar Shack Blueberry Farm will be open red raspberries end of June and blueberries mid-July.
Nothing says Summertime quite like a juicy red strawberry. Fresh out of the fields of Farm Country these summertime staple can’t be missed.
Schultheis Strawberries strawberry fields are back openfor another season and ready to deliver delicious locally grown strawberries. Pick your own, or pick up a container of their ready to go pre-picked strawberries.
Silver Queen Farm is ready to welcome guests this season. Strawberry lovers can pick a quart or a whole pail.
Sweet, sour, or tart cherries are a delicious Summer delight.
Cherry trees are in blossom and will be ready in July for visitors to pick 3 varieties sweet cherries at family owned Apple Barrel Orchards. Don’t forget to visit again in the Fall to pick your own grapes and apples!
Now that you have a variety of fresh fruits to take home try out a new recipe. Fun, easy, delicious, and family friendly!
For a sweet treat using ingredients you may already have around try Fruit Pizza with a combination of fresh fruits. Find the recipe from SnapEdNY here.
Fresh Fruit with Warm Honey Yogurt Topping is sure to be a new favorite combining fresh fruits and a delicious yougurt topping. Make this recipe even better with locally sourced Finger Lake honey! Find the recipe from Cooking Matters here.
For a fun Summer activity take the family out and enjoy some sunshine while you pick fresh fruit straight from the farms in Finger Lakes Farm Country. For a complete list of u-pick farms check out u-pick experiences.
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