While many Long Islanders already have their sights set on summer, the arrival of berry picking season is sooner and packs just as much fun! Berry picking has seemingly always been a staple of summer fun on Long Island thanks to its versatility as a great family activity and afternoon date destination. Whether you're heading out to a farm to pick up a container, or looking to pick your own from the bushes, it's essentially guaranteed that you will be enjoying the freshest and juiciest berries around.
Before heading off on your own very-berry adventure, it's important to keep in mind what berries are in season. Typically, the season begins the first week of June with strawberries. By the arrival of July, blueberries and raspberries should in season and ripe for the picking. Blackberries serve as the capstone to the season and are generally harvested in August. While this timeline is usually adhered to, weather is certainly unpredictable, so it's always a good idea to contact your intended location to find out what is available. Plus, some farms specialize in other items and unique treats, so who knows what you might discover!
If you have a craving that only the tastiest berries can satisfy, be sure to check out a list of Long Island farms and stands below!
Golden Earthworm Organic Farm
652 Peconic Bay Boulevard, Riverhead, NY 11901
Golden Earthworm specializes in U-Pick strawberries that are Certified Organic. The farm also has a Community Supported Agriculture Program that allows members to receive a weekly share of the harvest.
Wickham's Fruit Farm
28700 Main Road, Cutchogue, NY 11935
With almost 200 acres devoted solely to fruit, Wickham's is a premiere destination for U-Pick strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and plenty of other tasty fruits.
324 County Road 39, Southampton, NY 11968
Hank's provides succulent U-Pick strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries that can be picked right from the vines.
Fort Salonga Farm
30 Meadow Glen Road, Northport, NY 11768
Specializing in raspberries and apples, Fort Salonga Farm opens in mid-August for picking in the orchard.
Windy Acres Farm
3810 Middle Country Road, Calverton, NY 11933
Featuring strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and a plethora of other fruits, Windy Acres has all of the U-Pick berries that your taste buds could possibly ask for.
Seven Ponds Orchard
65 Seven Ponds Road, Water Mill, NY 11976
Seven Ponds satisfies all of your U-Pick needs, whether you're looking to pick raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, or a variety of vegetables.
Patty's Berries & Bunches
410 Sound Avenue, Mattituck, NY 11952
U-Pick strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries are all available for picking at Patty's during the summer months.
6361 Route 25A, Wading River, NY 11792
May's opens their fields for strawberry picking in June, but be sure to stop by for the freshest blueberries and raspberries at the farm stand as well.
812 Sound Avenue, Wading River, NY 11792
With acres upon acres available for U-Pick strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, Lewin Farms provides juicy berries throughout the summer months.
Garden of Eve
4558 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
Head to Garden of Eve for organically grown raspberries and join their Community Supported Agriculture Program for consistent access to the freshest and healthiest foods.
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