Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Chester County and Delaware County, Pennsylvania?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Chester County and Delaware 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 June 2019, and other timely information:

Notes for June 2019: Summer is here and that means Strawberry season is going strong in the north (finished in the South). Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, figs and peaches are here (in mid-May to mid July in the South, and late June, July and August in the North). Tomatoes, corn and other vegetables will follow, too. Check your area's specific crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, Peach festival or a Blueberry festival. We have a guide to peach varieties here. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for strawberries, blueberries, peaches, tomatoes, corn etc.

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. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! It is easy to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note, there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now.  They have all copied their information form here and usually do not ever update.  Since 2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see anything wrong or outdated, please write me!

Health insurance: Open enrollment is almost here.  You may have heard  that health sharing plans, like Liberty and Medi-Share are less than half the cost of ObamaCare plans. We have a complete, simple comparison of the 6 major health sharing plans here.

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!

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

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

Chester County

  • Highland Orchards Farm and Market - apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, corn (sweet), nectarines, pears, peaches, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), rhubarb, strawberries, Other fruit or veg, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), face painting, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    1000 Marshallton Thorndale Road, West Chester, PA 19380. Phone: (610) 269-3494. Email: [email protected]. Open: The last shuttle leaves 1 hour prior to Market closing; Fields close 30 mins before Market closing. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From PHILADELPHIA -- King of Prussia Take Schuykill Expressway West, to 202 South, to Route 30 West, to Route 340 Thorndale Exit. Turn left off of exit ramp onto Bondsville Rd/ 340E. Stay on the road, the road name changes. Go Apx. 6 miles to Highland Orchards on the right.  click here for a map and directions. Fall Harvest Weekend Celebrations run September 15 until Halloween; Food vendors, artisan crafters, and PickYourOwn activities every weekend;. We use integrated pest management practices (IPM). Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. . No appointment is necessary to pick, but you might want to call on the day you would like to pick to confirm picking status. Particularly if driving a distance as conditions can change daily. You register to pick in our Farm Market before going to the field. Registration closes at 5pm.  We ask that you pay for what you pick. (UPDATED: May 10, 2019, JBS) (UPDATED: May 29, 2018)
  • Vollmecke Orchards & CSA - blackberries, red raspberries (Note: You MUST become a member of their CSA to pick here!)
    155 Cedar Knoll Road, Coatesville, PA 19320. Phone: 610-383-4616. Email: [email protected]. Open: Tuesday: 3:30 pm to 7:00 PM; Friday: 3:30 pm to 7:00 PM; Late May through Mid-November. We grow all of our vegetables naturally, without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, genetically modified organisms or sewage sludge. We use crop rotation, cover crops and compost extensively to enrich our soil so it will support a teeming soil biology that, in turn, supports healthy plants. We describe this as "growing naturally."   A few crops will be designated as PYO (Pick-Your-Own), such as cut flowers,  blackberries, red raspberries and peas. (UPDATED: July 09, 2018, JBS)

Delaware County

  • Ablin Acre - apples, blackberries, grapes, pears, peaches, summer squash, tomatoes, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises)
    1882 Larkin Road, Boothwyn, PA 19061. Phone: 610-494-0987. Email: [email protected]. Open: Each Friday 9am to 3pm June 15 thru October 31 beginning 2016. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Indian Orchards - Uses natural growing practices, apples, apricots, beans, blackberries, blueberries, carrots, figs, melons, nectarines, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    27 Copes Ln, Media, PA 19063. Phone: (610) 564-0794. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm.  Already picked or Pick your own fruit--July thru November. Directions: 27 Copes Ln, right off of PA-352, which connects with I-95 and US-1. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Our Fruits and vegetables are grown using organic techniques, natural, sustainable, minimally sprayed; we also use IPM or integrated pest management as well. Typical, average, approximates  Harvest dates (call before you go!) : 
    June: Raspberries
    July: blueberries, raspberries, peaches, blackberries, vegetables (including bell peppers, cucumbers, and hot peppers - tomatoes show up sometime in July)Indian Orhcards Pick your own raspberries
    August: blackberries, plums, nectarines, peaches, pears, apples, vegetables (tomatoes have definitely joined the veggie crowd)
    September: raspberries, blackberries, peaches, plums, nectarines, pears, apples, pawpaws, vegetables
    October: Cider, Organic Apples, Pumpkins & Mums at the farmstand. Raspberries, pears, *apples (available at farmstand, but see note above - PYO apples are done for 2017), persimmons
    November: Apples and cider (freshly pressed, on-site weekly!), pumpkins
    December: Christmas trees & holly (we cut Christmas trees in advance, or you can select your own and have us cut it for you) (UPDATED: July 09, 2018, JBS) (UPDATED: June 16, 2017) (UPDATED: July 14, 2016) 
  • Linvilla Orchards - Apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, grapes, melons, nectarines, pears, peaches, peppers, plums, raspberries, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths and boughs, Mistletoe, Santa appearances, Christmas decorations, saws provided, trees bagged, trees tied, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo
    137 W. Knowlton Road, Media , PA 19063. Phone: 610-876--8796. Email: [email protected]. Open: 8am to 6:45pm daily; Last hayride departs at 6pm sharp to begin picking; The fields will close promptly at 6:45pm; Crop availability changes quickly due to weather, the number of visitors, how much they pick or the abundance of a particular crop at any given time. The most up to the minute picking information is posted on their website. Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Philadelphia via Interstate 95, Take 95-South to Exit-6 (352 / 320-Widener University)., Follow signs for 352-North., Follow 352-North for approximately 4 miles through Brookhaven borough., Look for the Pathmark / K-Mart Shopping Center on your right., Continue about 1/2 mile to the next traffic light, which is Knowlton Rd., Turn left onto Knowlton Road - Linvilla Orchards is 3/4 mile on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Linvilla Orchards is a 300-acre farm dedicated to agriculture, entertainment and education. The Farm Market is filled with gourmet foods, honey, preserves, fresh apple cider, fresh milk and eggs, select cheeses, premium ice cream, a full line of fresh produce and much more. Our bakery features fresh baked goods. We offer beautiful annuals and perennials, full hanging baskets, mountains of mums, fruit trees, shrubs, pines, gardening gear, pots, mulch and soil in our plant department. If you get hungry lunch and dinner are available in our bakery or the Linvilla Grill. Our festivals are tons of fun and focus on our most popular crops: Strawberries, Blueberries, Tomatoes, Peaches, Sweet Corn and Apples. They feature children's entertainment, games, contests, music, costumed characters like Dora, Elmo and Shrek, ice cream sundaes, giant baked goods and Pick-Your-Own Fruit. Special Events include National Pie Day, our annual fishing derby, flower festival, antique car show and flea market, Johnny Appleseed arts and crafts show, Christmas open house and cut-your-own Christmas trees. We present live music throughout the year featuring Blues, Country and Children's Music.  We offer a variety of programs for groups: School and Camp Tours, Evening Hayrides with Campfires and Birthday Parties. Linvilla Orchards also operates two private swim clubs: Knowlton and Hidden Hollow. Memberships are available. Our Farm Market and Bakery are open all year. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (UPDATED: July 08, 2018, JBS) 
    A visitor writes on October 18, 2014:
    "THIS PLACE IS HUGE! We picked apples, and raspberries. They offer other pick your own treats as well. Very Fun. My first visit to the orchard. Was visiting family where I grew up, did a family outing together at this place."

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

Gardening Supplies

Chester County

  • Buds to Blooms Garden and Supply Co., LLC - No pesticides are used, Indoor market,
    509 Orchard Avenue, Kennett Square, PA 19348. Phone: 484-860-8056. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm; Friday from 10 am to 8 pm; Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm. Directions: Located @ Phillips Place Along Rt1. 2 miles north of Kennett Square PA, 19348 and 1/4 mile south of the bridge in Longwood. We are a hidden treasure tucked behind Spring Run Health Food Store. Stop in and visit all of us. It's a trip well worth it. Click here for a map and directions. We do not have anything scheduled do to we are a NEW company; Buds to Blooms is open to offering groups a meeting place located conveniently off Rt1; 1/4 mile from Longwood Gardens. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Indoor and Outdoor Gardening Supplies Produce a crop in wasted spaces inside when outside there snow in your beds. 24/7 production 365 1/4 days a year. Buds to Blooms Garden and Supply Co., LLC "Where the enlightened gardener goes to grow." Pure Organic and Natural Fertilizers and Hydroponics. We are open 7 days a week for your plants needs. Authorized Hydrofarm Dealer.  We are a Gardener 4 Gardener Co.