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Top U-Pick Farms in the Tri-State Area

There’s something about freshly-picked strawberries or tomatoes still warm from the sun. With a plethora of small farms, the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut tri-state area is the perfect home base for enjoying the freshest produce. Pick-your-own fields are becoming increasingly popular, and can be a fun outing with friends or grandchildren.

Below, we’ve rounded up some of the area's top pick-your-own fruit and vegetable farms. Bonus: Some also offer community-supported agriculture (CSA) shares so that you can enjoy the bounty all season long.Before heading to your local farm, check whether reservations and/or entrance fees are required. Because weather and crop conditions can change quickly, it’s helpful to call or view the location’s website to ensure availability.

U-Pick Farms in New York

Long Island

Garden of Eve Organic Farm

person carrying a tray full of fresh picked produce

Garden of Eve Farm offers a bounty of just about every type of produce — fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers. It also uses sustainable farming practices, and all produce is organically raised. Take a tour of the farm or visit the on-site café and brewery to sample some of the fruits of the harvest. You can also buy CSA shares, including options for vegetables, plants, cheese and dairy, and beer.

Open for picking: Send an email to or call 631-722-8777 and select the “U-pick Schedule” option to find out what’s currently available.
Address: 4558 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
Entrance Fee: No
Reservations Required: No

Patty’s Berries and Bunches

sunflowers in a sunflower field

Pick your own strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries at this North Fork farm. You’ll also find a variety of summer flowers, including sunflowers, dahlias, and peonies. Live music, hand-dipped ice cream, and special events make this a fun destination for all ages.

Open for Picking: Check the farm’s Instagram account for information on what’s currently ready for picking.
Address: 410 Sound Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952
Entrance Fee: Yes — $8.00 per person
Reservations Required: No

Lewin Farms

pumpkins from a pumpkin patch

Beyond just berries, Lewin Farms offers u-pick peaches, tomatoes, peppers, and more throughout the summer. Come autumn, visitors can also pick their own apples, pumpkins, and Christmas trees after Thanksgiving. Even if you’d rather let someone else pick the produce, you’ll find a full selection as well as pies and baked goods in the farm stand market.

Open for Picking: Call 631-929-4327 to confirm the daily availability schedule.
Address: 812 Sound Avenue, Calverton, NY 11933
Entrance Fee: No
Reservations Required: No

Orange, Dutchess, and Westchester Counties

Hilltop Hanover Farm

person cutting a bundle of cilantro

This unique destination is both a working farm with 400 years of history and an environmental education center. It also donates at least 10 percent of its produce each year to help feed the hungry. Vegetables, herbs, and flowers are available for picking each summer. CSA shares are market-style, meaning you can choose which items you want throughout the growing season.

Open for Picking: Call ahead to see which crops are currently available at 914-862-5050.
Address: 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Entrance Fee: No
Reservations Required: No

Greig Farm

koi pond

Enjoy a day in the countryside with beautiful views of the Catskill Mountains. This organic farm includes u-pick fields with fruits and vegetables, a koi pond, a café and market, a cidery, hiking trails, and even a private cottage for overnight stays. The farm also partners with local artisans and craftspeople to sell and display unique works of art. Produce and flower CSA shares are available.

Open for Picking: Visit the website to see which crops are currently available.
Address: 227 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook, NY 12571
Entrance Fee: No
Reservations Required: No

Lawrence Farms Orchards

flint corn

With a wide variety of u-pick fruits and veggies — including some less-common options like currants, gooseberries, and flint corn — you’ll find something new to enjoy. The picking season begins in early June with strawberries and runs through October with apples, greens, pumpkins, squash, and corn. Ready for a break? Enjoy snacks like pies and frozen cider at the concession stand.

Open for Picking: Call for daily picking information at 845-562-4268.
Address: 306 Frozen Ridge Road, Newburgh, NY 12550
Entrance Fee: Yes — $7.00 per person
Reservations Required: No

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U-Pick Farms in New Jersey


fresh strawberries and rhubarb

Pick your own berries, flowers, vegetables, and more at this family-owned farm. You can also shop online for specialty items like pies, honey, baked goods, cider, and more — then pick up your purchase at the farm store. Visit the farm animals, and, season depending, enjoy fresh apple cider or hand-dipped ice cream. CSA shares are available and continue for 31 weeks during the year.

Open for Picking: Visit the website for updated picking information and to purchase your ticket.
Address: 1 Alstede Farms Lane Chester, NJ 07930
Entrance Fee: Tickets can be purchased in advance and are required to pick fruits or vegetables.
Reservations Required: A ticket is required to enter and must be pre-purchased on the website.

Snyder’s Farm

you-pick zinnia flowers available at Snyder farms

Located about an hour south of Manhattan, Snyder’s Farm offers u-pick strawberries, blueberries, aronia (chokeberries), and flowers. In late summer, come for the sunflower maze, and in autumn, pick your own pumpkins or attend their annual fall festival. A 15-week CSA and roadside stand also make choosing fresh fruits and veggies easy.

Open for Picking: Call 732-496-0441 before you visit to ensure crop availability.
Address: 586 South Middlebush Road, Somerset, NJ 08873
Entrance Fee: Tickets are required for entering the picking areas — $3.00 per person.
Reservations Required: A ticket is required to enter.

Von Thun Farms

person petting a sheep

Both locations of this New Jersey farm offer u-pick berries, apples, and pumpkins, but each also includes its own attractions. Sunflowers, farm animals, and CSA opportunities (available at both locations) round out the offerings.

Open for Picking: Call ahead for the current picking information at 908-689-376.
Address: Two locations — 519 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 | 438 Route 57 West, Washington, NJ 07882
Entrance Fee: Tickets are required for entering the picking areas — $3.00 per person.
Reservations Required: A ticket is required for entry to the picking areas.

U-Pick Farms in Connecticut

Jones Family Farms

grape vine with grapes

Enjoy three distinct offerings at this 400-acre farm: U-pick fruits and vegetables; a winery featuring handcrafted wine; and The Harvest Kitchen, where you’ll find cooking and wine-pairing classes. U-pick produce includes strawberries and blueberries in the summer, pumpkins and gourds in the fall, and Christmas trees after Thanksgiving.

Open for Picking: Call ahead for current picking information at 203-929-8425.
Address: 606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT 06484. U-pick areas for certain items may vary; see site for details.
Entrance Fee: No
Reservations Required: No, but highly encouraged.

Silverman’s Farm

apple orchard

Pick your own raspberries, blueberries, peaches, and apples at this 100+-year-old Connecticut farm. Pre-picked produce, fresh pies, and handcrafts are also available at the country market. Be sure to visit the greenhouse for a selection of annual and perennial plants perfect for gifting.

Open for Picking: Call ahead for current picking information at 203-261-3306
Address: 451 Sport Hill Rd., Easton, CT 06612.
Entrance Fee: No
Reservations Required: No

Lyman Orchards

fresh jostaberries

You’ll find unique produce items for the picking at Lyman Orchards, including honeyberries and jostaberries (similar to currants). More everyday fruits, like strawberries, blueberries, apples, and pumpkins, are also available. A chef-headed deli, homemade pies, and available CSA shares make this farm a destination worth visiting.

Open for Picking: Check the website for daily updates on crop availability.
Address: 105 South St., Middlefield, CT 06455
Entrance Fee: No
Reservations Required: No

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