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Best Berry Picking Spots on Long Island

Be sure to make your way out to eastern Long Island this Spring/Summer to enjoy the many fresh fruit farm stands and berry picking spots that Long Island has to offer.

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June is right around the corner, and the mark of the beginning of berry picking season here on Long Island. Whether you’re looking for fresh strawberries, or ripe blueberries, the Island has plenty of spots to visit to satisfy your berry craving. Now before you start rushing out to all of the farm stands it’s important to be aware of the varying harvest times for the different types of berries.

Weather is a huge factor when it comes to fruit picking. With that in mind don’t be surprised if not all of the berries you are looking for are ready exactly when they should be. The first berry fit for harvest is the strawberry which is normally ready for picking starting in June. The next berries ready for harvest are raspberries and blueberries, typically ready for picking in July. Blackberries are the last to come into season, usually set for harvest in August.

It’s never a bad idea to call ahead to make sure the berries you are looking for are in season and ripe for the picking. Don’t be shy, pick up the phone and give them a ring!

Now on to some great locations to enjoy berry picking, the fun pick-your-own way!

Golden Earthworm Organic Farm

652 Peconic Bay Boulevard
Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 722-3302

This location only offers U-Pick strawberries. The great thing is that all of their fruit here is organic and members pay $4 a quart instead of the regular $4.50 a quart.

Hank’s Farmstand

324 County Road 39
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 726-4667

Hank's offers pick-your-own strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries.

Lewin Farms

812 Sound Avenue
Wading River, NY 11792
(631) 929-4327

Lewin Farms has strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries available for pick-your-own. Credit cards are not accepted at the pick-your-own stands.

May’s Farm

6361 Route 25A
Wading River, NY 11792
(631) 929-6654

May's only does pick-your-own for strawberries and only when supplies are adequate. Make sure to call ahead for this location.

Patty’s Berries & Bunches

410 Sound Avenue
Mattituck, NY 11952
(631) 298-4679

U-Pick costs $5 at Patty's and they sell their strawberries by the quart and their blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries by the pint.

Wickham’s Fruit Farm

28700 Main Road
Cutchogue, NY 11935
(631) 734-6441

Wickham's offers U-Pick for strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. Club membership is required for U-Pick at this location.

Any other great berry picking spots on Long Island you know of? Comment and let us know!


[Source: The Old Farmer's Almanac, Patty's Berries & Bunches]