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2019 Prices for U-Pick Fruits and Vegetables

2019 Prices for U-Pick Fruits and Vegetables

I've started collecting price information about the most common pick your own crops to help customers know what to expect, and to help new farmers set competitive prices. Bear with me, the level of detail, such as regional information, and accuracy will improve as I collect more information.  It should be obvious (but I guess I better state it), these are all "in-season" prices.  In the dead of winter, you won't find these crops to pick, nor at these prices in a farmstand.  And prices tend to go up at the end of the season, too. For example, you'll get the best price on apple when there is a glut of them in September, when they are being harvested all over North America. And certainly, there are outlyers; these represent the most commonly reported price.  Somewhere out there, there will be a farm with a higher or lower price for everything.

Eventually, I hope to be able to provide local pricing information for each crop. Help me build up the data by reporting the PYO and already picked prices at the farms you go to!

And if you have any prices to report, just click here to report them!

U-Pick Crop Price Summary 

Why do prices vary so much?

There are many legitimate reasons:

  • Some crops produce smaller yields and require more care or fertilizer in some regions than others.
  • Labor prices to maintain the farm or orchard vary
  • Insurance costs vary from farm to farm and state to state
  • Seasonal conditions that affect crops, like weather
  • Demand, as with any product, can affect prices

 

How much do you need to pick?

See this page to see how raw fruit and vegetables convert to canned, frozen, jams, salsa, etc.

A sampling of pricing for other U-pick crops:

Just to give you an idea of what some less common PYO crops cost to pick, here are some recent random prices we've seen:

 

In NY state:

  • Beets- $1.60 per pound
  • Cucumbers = $1.25 per pound
  • Kale- $3.00 per pound
  • Peas = $1.25 per pound
  • Snow peas- $3.00 a pound
  • String Beans = $1.25 per pound
  • Sweet peas- $2.00 a pound
  • Yellow beans- $2.00 per pound
  • Yellow squash- $.60 per pound
  • Zucchini = $0.80 per pound to $1.99 per pound

Sample already-picked farm stand prices:

In Virginia

  • Beans (Half Runners) - $1.49lb,
  • Beets - $20.00 for a 25lb. bag 
  • Bell Peppers - $3.00 a bucket, $7.00 a box. 
  • Blueberries - $6.25 per quart
  • Cabbage - 0.49¢ lb, $15.00 for a 50lb bag
  • Cantaloupe $2.79 each
  • Cucumbers - 4 for $1.00 or $3.00 a bucket. Grade #2 $8.00 a box.
  • Nectarines - $1.49lb.
  • Onions - 0.69¢ lb. $16.00 for 25lb bag, $32.00 for a 50lb bag 
  •  Onions (Vidalia) - 0.89¢ lb.
  • Onions (Candy onions) - 0.99¢ lb. 
  • Peaches - Freestone 0.99¢ lb, $20.00 a basket
  • Tomatoes - 0.99¢lb, $3.00 a bucket, up to $10.00 a box depending on quality. 
  • Tomatoes (heirloom) - 0.99¢lb. 
  • Turnips are all 0.89¢ lb. 
  • Watermelons (seedless) - $6.49 each 

Coming Next

Tables for regions and states/provinces are next!  And eventually (if I am able to collect enough information, so if you have any prices to report, just click here to report them!), I will be able to provide a crop-price finding tool, that will help you find the best price for a specific crop in your own local area!

I'm looking for pricing on:

Apples, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cherries, Figs, Grapes, Melons, Muscadines, Scuppernongs, Peaches, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Strawberries, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Watermelons. Really, anything; I can always add to the table!

 

And if you are a grower looking at pricing strategies, see this interesting article about setting pricing at U-Pick farms.