Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Centre County, Pennsylvania? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Centre County, 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?").
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What's in season in April 2019, and other timely information:
Notes for April 2019: Not much growing outside at this
time of year, unless you live in southern California, southern Texas, Florida or
along the Gulf coast where citrus are ripe, and believe it or not, the blueberry
and strawberry season in those areas is about to start. See your state harvest calendar
. And this is a good time to learn how to preserve foods ahead of the season,
like making applesauce or jam. See our comprehensive list of
home canning, jam and jelly
making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access
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It is also a great time of year and easy to
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Centre County, Pennsylvania U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2019, by county
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- Blueberry Hill - blueberries, blackberries,
101 Dawn Avenue, Julian, PA 16844. Phone: (814) 355-3910.
Email: [email protected]. Open: Call
BEFORE you go; they allow picking only in the evening and ask that you
arrive between 6 and 7 pm. Elderberries are ready to pick in August. We are
a small family farm. We grow blueberries, elderberries, and blackberries.
Our blueberries start to ripen in early July and last for most of the month.
The elderberries and blackberries ripen in August. In the years to come we
will also have raspberries and arctic kiwis but now the plants are still too
small to produce. All berries are U-Pick. Since we are a new farm the plants
are still small to medium (except for the elderberries). We provide buckets
for picking. All you need to bring are containers to take your berries home.
The lane to our farm is narrow so this allows for one-way traffic up the
hill before 7pm and then one-way down the hill from 7pm to dusk. Berry
picking is fun for the whole family so bring the kids along. Blueberries are
typically ready to pick starting the last week of June. Elderberries and
blackberries are usually ready in early August. Please call before you come
out, we try to match the number of pickers with the berries that are ready.
When you call we can give you pricing and detailed directions once your GPS
gets you close. (ADDED: July 12, 2018, JBS)
- Sengle's Mountainhome Blueberries - blueberries
Sengle Lane, Julian, PA 16844. Phone: (814) 355-2655. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Picking is only
from 6 PM until dark, 7 days a week, and you must call ahead to make an
appointment, (please call between the hours of 8am to 9pm) for reservations
for an evening of picking. They grow seven varieties of highbush
blueberries, which typically bear large, easy to pick fruit from early-July
through early-August. Blueberries are excellent quality and low-spray.
Picking containers are provided. . Customers should bring their own
containers to carry their blueberries home in. We cannot schedule picking
appointments prior to June 25. Directions: Access to Mountainhome Farm is
from Dix Run Road (SR-3030), between Unionville and Julian. From Unionville,
follow Alt. Rt-220 south one mile, then turn right onto Dix Run Road. (From
Julian, follow Alt. Rt-220 north about three miles, then turn left on Dix
Run Road.) Travel ~1/2 mile up Dix Run Rd, then turn right onto Sengle Lane.
Continue on Sengle Lane for ~1.1 mile to the farm (bear left at the fork in
lane). Please travel at a safe speed and be cautious of two way traffic and
hazards as our driveway is a private gravel road and is shared by our
neighbors and their children. (ADDED: July 12, 2018, JBS)
Way Fruit Farm
- U-pick strawberries, sour cherries, and Pumpkins. Many other prepicked
fruits, corn, vegetables
2355 Halfmoon Valley Road, Port Matilda, PA 16870. Phone: (814) 692-5211.
Open: 8am-6pm Monday to Friday 8am-5pm Saturday. Strawberries start in
Mid-June and last till around July 4th. We have numerous varieties and a
couple acres of Strawberries to be picked. The large Sour Cherry orchard is
available for U-pick usually starting Mid-July and ending at the beginning
of August. We start selling pumpkins in late September and continue until
October. We also have a fall festival in October that you can get a wagon
ride out to our patch and pick a pumpkin from the field yourself. See the
Fall Festival page for more information. Every year Way Fruit Farm hosts a
Fall Festival on the 2nd and 3rd Saturday's of October. The Festival is a
great time to come out with family or friends and take a free wagon ride out
to the pumpkin patch and pick just the pumpkin you want. There is also
numerous other things to do at the festival. There is an apple slingshot,
over a dozen crafters, a petting zoo and other activities to enjoy. Food is
provided by a local Lions Club and baked goods including apple dumplings are
available. The best part of it all is that 10% of all the earning's on both
Saturday's will go to an orphanage in the Dominican Republic.
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