Find a local pick your own farm here!

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?"). The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! And if you know of any farms I missed and want to add a farm, please let me know!   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!

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 easy home canning, jam and jelly making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. It is also a great time of year and easy to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!

Valentine's Day - February 14 - See this website for Valentines Day history, facts and Amazon's top picks for fast, easy, inexpensive gifts for the man, woman or children in your life!

Easter will be April 21, 2019 - if you want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

 

Children's Consignment Sales occur in both the Spring and Fall  See our companion website to find a local community or church kid's consignment sale!

Centre County, Pennsylvania U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2019, by county

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Centre County

  • Blueberry Hill - blueberries, blackberries, elderberries
    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
    605 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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