Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Cumberland 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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!

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

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map

Cumberland County

  • Bricker's Strawberries - strawberries,
    1710 W. Lisburn Road, Carlisle, PA 17015. Phone: 717-258-6160. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday from 5:30am to 12pm and 4pm to 8pm *Saturday from 5:30am to 12pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. May 10 to June 15. Payment: Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: July 11, 2018, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on May 07, 2010: "We pick strawberries here. They may have other crops, but this is what we go for and have been doing so for more than 20 years. Three generations of my family have pick strawberries at Bricker's and we LOVE it there! The family is friendly, helpful and their strawberries are the best we've ever tasted. They take great care of their fields. The have several fields, they never put you in a row that's been previously picked and they will even drive you out through the field and pick you up in their ATV. Their prices are extremely reasonable. Our family drives past another orchard to go to Bricker's!"
  • Carol V. Rose - berries
    42 Half Mile Drive, Gardners, PA 17324. Phone: 717-486-3882. Open: June-August on Monday to Saturday from 8 AM to 5 PM. Note: Call before you go - this came from an old source.
  • Cross the Creek Farm - pumpkins, strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    2035 Pine Rd, Newville, PA 17241. Phone: (717) 776-2317. Email: [email protected]. Open: Generally Monday - Saturday 7 am until 8 pm during strawberry harvest. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberry season is typically May 24 pm to June 24, Pumpkin season is typically mid-September through the end of October, weather permitting;. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. We do not spray pesticides on our strawberries, except if a fungicide application will prevent extreme crop loss. If this happens, we will update our facebook page to inform our customers. We do use limited pesticides on our pumpkins - as they are primarily decorative (so they need to look nice with no mold or bug holes!). (UPDATED: July 10, 2018, JBS) (UPDATED: September 08, 2017)
  • Oak Grove Farms Inc. - flowers, peas, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), strawberries,
    846 Fisher Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Phone: 717-766-2216. Open: Monday through Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for a link to our Facebook page (UPDATED: July 11, 2018, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on July 01, 2016: "Nice operation, on the smaller side, they are open year round, sell baked goods, jams, jellies, produce, etc at the farm stand, take credit cards, cash and checks, have hand-dipped ice cream."
  • Paulus Farm Market - flowers, herbs or spices, pumpkins, prepicked produce, farm market, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    1216 South York Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Phone: 717-697-4330. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday - Saturday  from 9 am to 6 pm; Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in July, August, October, November, December. Open: Monday to Friday, 9 to 7, Saturday 9 to 5 and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm during normal most of the year; Winter hours Thursday and Friday 9 to 5 and Saturday 9 to 3. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.Come pick your own flower bouquet from our beautiful field of zinnias, lisianthus, straw flowers, dianthus, cosmos, coxcomb and lots more! July-September...drying flowers into October until frost. (UPDATED: July 10, 2018, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2009: "We love Paulus Farm in the fall. They have lots of fun activities for the kids including corn and soybean filled sandboxes and a straw slide. Everyone there is so nice!"
  • SK Strawberry Lane Farm - strawberries,
    604 South Middlesex Road, Carlisle, PA 17015. Phone: 717-249-0916. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 6:30 pm; Saturday 7:30 to 3:00 pm; Closed Sunday. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: July 11, 2018, JBS)
  • Toigo Orchards - Uses integrated pest management practices, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, snacks and refreshment stand
    750 South Mountain Estates Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257. Phone: 717-5324655. Alternate Phone: 717-5742553. Fax: 717-5323988. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday, 7 am to 7 pm Sunday 8 am to 3 pm. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Take Interstate 81 to exit 29(route 174). Go west on route 174 towards the town of Shippensburg one mile to the first traffic light. This is Airport road. There is a Wal-Mart shopping center on the right. Turn left onto Airport road. Follow this road exactly 3.5 miles to Toigo Orchards. Orchard is on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Asparagus: April 1,to June 24 Strawberries: May 10 to June 30 Cherries June 10 to July 15 Apricots, Plums, Peaches 18 varieties, Nectarines: July 4, to October 5 Apples 23 varieties and pears: August 10 to November 30 Sweet Corn, July 4, to September 6. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, SFMNP Vouchers.

 


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Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)