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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Southern Tier of New York State?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Southern Tier of New York State, 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. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "pickit" and the one that ends with ".farms"; they do not update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly! I put dates to indicate when we last received an update from each farm, and I make updates daily (each farm as their info changes). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

And if you know of any I missed and want to add them or correct the information, please let me know!  

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What's in season in February 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for February 2018: The northern half of the U.S. (and most of Canada, of course) are under snow. So, the crops to pick are pretty much limited to Florida, Texas, southern California and a few other areas of the Deep South.  Citus, for one, is a crop that is usually available now; and in those areas, soon also strawberries and blueberries.Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

We also have a website for both Valentine's Day information, facts and fun and one for St. Patrick's day (including great recipes for corned beef, Irish stew, etc.)

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!

Next year, don't miss an Easter Egg Hunt for your children: See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

We also have home canning, 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, please write me!

Southern Tier of New York State U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

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

Allegany County

  • Austin's Rhubarb - U-pick or ready picked rhubarb
    4935 B Route 19, Belmont, NY 14813. Phone: 585-268-5735. Open: March-August.
  • Black Creek Blueberries - blueberries
    Spring Valley Road, Black Creek, NY. Phone: 585-968-2222. U-Pick, No sprays, No fertilizers. 2007 prices: 1.25 per lb. Open: Monday thru Saturday from 8 am to 3 pm. A visitor found the listing in newspaper. 2010 price is $1.50 pound. He expects to be sold our by mid August. (a visitor says he's spoken to 4 blueberry farms and all report the season is running 2 weeks earlier than normal in 2010)

Broome County

  • Apple Hills - various apples, blueberries, cherries, raspberries, strawberries, petting zoo, gift shop
    131 Brooks Road, Binghamton, NY. Phone: 607-729-2683. Email: [email protected]. Credit cards are accepted. Lunch served too. Have a unique party at Apple Hills! Our Activity Room is full of things that allow kids to explore with their imagination and learn. Kids have their own Make Believe Market, Apple Sorting Process, Apple Picking, The Great Purple Puff Ball Pool, The Corn Bin, Roller Racers, and Basketball. Add a Wagon Ride to the orchard for some freshing picking, and it's the best party a kid could have! Click here for our Facebook page.  
    A visitor writes, on July 24, 2007: "They have a great shop and restaurant. Today we picked blueberries and raspberries and they had a berry festival this weekend there. It was great fun for the whole family."
  • Cascade Valley Farm - Blueberries,
    49 E. Bosket Rd, Windsor, NY 13865. Phone: 607-655-1693. Email: [email protected]. Open: Call for for hours and availability. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. This is a beef and blueberry farm. During mid July thru August, you can pick fresh blueberries at only $1.00 a pound. Beef is available by the full cow. 
    A visitor writes on July 13, 2013: "Great blueberries! My in-laws picked over 50 lbs there last year! Mary Pellegrino (owner?) also gave us a booklet of blueberry recipes."
  • Frosty Mountain Blueberry Farm - Uses Integrated Pest Management, blueberries, prepicked produce, restrooms, picnic area
    196 Bull Creek Road, Whitney Point, NY 13862. Phone: 607-692-4356. Email: [email protected]. Open: Sunday to Saturday 7am to 8pm from the second week of July every day from 7:00am til 8pm, and will stay open till berries are gone usually till the middle of September or after the late harvest berries are picked; We allow people to pick later if we have a small amount left and you want to pick, by appointment only. Directions: From Binghamton, NY: Take interstate 81 north to Whitney Point exit. Right at stop sign. Make left at Red light onto route 11. Right at next red light cross bridge to route 79 east. Go 2 miles to Bull Creek Road on left. You will see our signs. we are 1 mile on right. can't miss us. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in July, August, September. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. We have buckets or you can bring your own. We are always trying to update our home to make your visit relaxing. Bring a picnic lunch and spend some time at one of our setting areas or at the ponds watching the fish. Pesticides may be used, but ONLY as last resort. Please no pets.  
  • Lone Maple Farm - U Pick Apples, strawberries
    2001 Hawleyton Road, Binghamton NY, 13903. Phone: 607-724-6877. Email: [email protected]. We DO NOT USE PESTICIDES on our strawberries. The tractor ride to the strawberry patch is FREE. The tractor leaves from the greenhouse about every 15 minutes. 
  • Nielsen's Hill Haven Farm - blueberries,
    419 Swan Hill Road, Glen Aubrey, NY 13777. Phone: 607-862-0071. Open: Monday to Friday from 8 am to 8 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm. Directions: From Maine, New York take Route 26 North to Glen Aubrey. Turn right on Leekville Road and travel one and one half miles. Turn left on Swan Hill Road, travel one quarter mile. Farm is on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: July 18 to Labor Day. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • North Windsor Berries - beans, beets, blackberries, cucumbers, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (Autumn, red), summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, school tours
    1609 NY Rte 79, Windsor, NY 13865. Phone: 607-655-2074. Email: [email protected]. Open: Sunday Through Saturday 9am to 6pm; Please see website for additional seasonal hours. Directions: From Binghamton: 17 East to Exit 79. Make a left off from exit. Farm is 1.5 miles on the Right. From Deposit: 17 West to exit 79. Make a right off from the exit. Go to the light and make a left. Farm is 1 mile on the right. From Sydney: Take 88 West to Exit 6 Harpursville. Make a left off the exit onto rte 79. Farm is approx 9 miles on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Open from mid June to October 31st; From Mid June- July 3rd hours are from 8am to 8pm; July 5th through September 1st the hours are 9am to 7pm and September 1st through October 31st the hours are 9am to 6pm. Payment: Cash, Check. 

Chemung County

  • Ackerman's Blueberries - Blueberries
    248 Red Chalk Road (off Jackson Creek Rd) Erin, NY 14838. Phone:  (607-739-7249. Open July-August, daily 8-8
  • Bradley Farms - Peppers, snap beans, tomatoes
    1543 Maple Avenue Elmira, NY 14904. Phone: 607-732-0561. Open August-September, daily 9-7
  • George Kapral - Blueberries, raspberries
    Route 352 Big Flats, NY 14814. Phone: 607-936-1422. Open July-September, Monday to Friday 8 am to 6 pm, Saturday 8 am to 4 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm.
  • Hydro-berry Farms - strawberries, Raspberries, other vegetables,
    2131 McDowell Road, Lockwood, NY 14859. Phone: 607-598-7232. Open: July-October,  on Tuesday to Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm, closed Sunday. Directions: I-86 to exit 59 Chemung NY. Go north onto Wyncoop Creek road about 6.8 miles make left on to McDowell Road first place on left. Follow signs. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August, September, October.  Stand and pick, over 15,000 plants Hydroponically grown Strawberries, veggies, herbs. Payment: Cash, Check. All Hydroponically grown.... stand and pick.... tasty and good for you.
  • Mattison's Sugar Creek Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples,
    195 Sawdey Road, Horseheads, NY 14845. Phone: 607-426-1024. Email: [email protected]. Open: You pick apples are only for the month of October please call for appointment to pick. Directions: 1. I-86 Take exit 51A for Chambers Road toward Shopping Malls 2. Turn right onto Chambers Rd 1.4 mi 3. Turn left onto Sing Sing Rd 0.2 mi 4. Take the 2nd right onto County Road 35 Chambers Road 3.0 mi 5. Slight left onto Sawdey Road Destination will be on left 1.1 miles. Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Millard's Blueberry Farm and Art Studio - blueberries, corn (sweet), tomatoes, and prepicked produce, restrooms
    1851 Wilawana Road, Elmira, NY 14901. Phone: 607-529-3475. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Route 17 or also known as I-86, coming from Elmira... Take Wellsburg Exit 58. At end of exit, turn towards Wellsburg. Go over railroad tracks and turn left. Driving east, we are 2 miles on the left side of the road. There is a very small growing green house in the front yard. A blueberry sign should be out near the road. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in July, August. Open: "Monday to Saturday, 8 to 7. Closed Sunday." Blueberries: Mid-July to September 1 Corn: Around late August. If weather allows. Tomatoes: August, if crop does not get the blight. We lost both corn and tomatoes last year, due to weather problems. Payment: Cash, only. This Blueberry Farm, is also the Art studio of Counselor Counselet. It is open during blueberry season and everyone is welcome to enjoy paintings on the wall. Children are welcome. Everything is provided. We try to keep bug spray on hand, for those who forget. No Smoking is permitted on the property. Tobacco smoke is bad for plants, as well as your fellow pickers. Outhouse, first aid station, filtered water also available. Blueberries are fully birdnetted, making easy and fast picking. We have over 850 high bush blueberries. Six varieties. Parking excellent distance from our two fields.
  • Stoneyridge Orchard - apples, plus already-picked produce (apples, peaches)
    160 Bixby Road, Erin, NY 14838. Phone: 607-796-9842. Fax: 607739-4740. Email: [email protected]. Open:Monday to Friday from 12 pm to 6 pm; Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Labor Day weekend to October 31st. Directions: Off of Federal Road, signs at the end of Bixby road. From Waverly, Sayre, follow Wyncoop Creek, take left onto Marsh Road, at stop sign take left onto Federal road, next road on right is Bixby Road. Follow signs. Click here for a map and directions. U Pick Apples Open Labor Day weekend until October 31st; Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Payment: Cash, Check. Also offer cherries prepicked in June and July. Prepicked peaches in July and August.

Delaware County

  • Handsome Brook Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), tomatoes, prepicked produce, gift shop, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    4132 E. Handsome Brook Road, Franklin, NY 13775. Phone: 607-829-2548. Email: [email protected]. Directions: From Franklin, New York: Left on Hill Street, Left on Franklin Heights. Go past stop sign; the road turns into E. Handsome Brook Road. Go approx 3 miles. Bear right at Kimbrook Kennels. Go about 1/2 mile - red barn, white house with blue shutters. And for a map to our farm, see our website or , this mapquest map. Crops are usually available in July. Open: Please see our website for current hours; OR call us. Raspberries will be available to pick in July 1 pm to August 31; Please call for times; Blueberries will be available in August. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. In addition to PYO, we have a farm Bed and Breakfast! We are a very family friendly PYO. Our berries are Certified Organic...and in addition to the berries we have Handsome Brook Farm preserves and syrups available for sale. For kids of all ages there are baby farm animals to pet, and on Summer Saturdays we often hitch up our draft horses (Bud and Bob) for hay rides. For more information, feel free to e-mail me.

Schuyler County

  • Allen's Vegetable Market - Tomatoes, peppers
    4837 County Route 25, E Waneta Lake Rd Dundee, NY 14837. Phone: 607-292-3464. Open early August-mid September, call first.
  • Dalrymple Farms - sweet & sour cherries
    3768 Ball Diamond Road (first house on right) Hector, NY 14841. Phone: 607-546-4891. Open early July, daily 7 am to 5 pm. 
  • Glenhaven Farm - Blueberries
    6121 Sirrine Road (off Route 227) Trumansburg, NY 14886. Phone: 607-387-9031. Open: late July-September, Monday to Friday 8am to 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 5 pm. Two varieties of blueberries, predominately Blue Crop, a mid-season variety known for its excellent size and flavor. A one-acre patch of blueberries located near a parking area, for customers who cannot make the trip to our back field. A picturesque 10-acre field, at the end of a scenic drive up the hill, past an old stone barn foundation (pictured on our home page). Very well-maintained fields, often noted by our customers. 
    Comments from a visitor on August 25, 2010: "I would like to suggest Glenhaven Farm, a blueberry (other berries, corn too I think) small family farm in Trumansburg NY (near Ithaca) that has amazing berries, organic I think but not certain, and they make amazing, award winning wine from their various berries. It is a beautiful, small family operation and the picking is soooo good! We (my two little sons and I) picked 19 pounds a couple weeks back! Now my freezer is bursting with them:) . "
  • House of Dugue - sour cherries, pears, grapes
    3670 Dugue Road (1.5 mile S of village off Route 414, parallel to Searsburg Rd) Hector, NY 14841. Phone: 607-648-4587/546-6262 [email protected]  Open 7 days, call or email for availability Sour cherries early July, pears late August, grapes mid September-mid October
  • Mangus Vineyards - Table grapes, fall raspberries
    Rt 79 Burdett, NY 14818. Phone: 607-546-6631/2086. Open mid September- October, daily 10-5.
  • The Patch - raspberries (black), strawberries, picnic area
    3710 Main Street, Burdett, NY 14818. Phone: 607-546-9191. Open: Monday - Saturday 7 am to 7 pm;Sunday 10:30 am to 7 pm, Third week June - third week July;Call ahead for availability. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Reisinger's Apple Country - apples, peaches
    2750 Apple Lane , Watkins Glen, New York 14891. Phone: 607-535-7493. Open: August-November 15 varieties of apples, peaches. Directions: (Off Ellison Road)3 mile W of Watkins Glen, take Route 409 & follow signs. Click here for a link to our Facebook page
  • Sawmill Creek Vineyards - Sweet and sour cherries
    Rt 414 (9 mile N of Watkins Glen) Hector, NY 14841. Phone: 607-546-6777. Open July, daily daylight hours, call for availability.
  • Silver Queen Farm - apples, asparagus, cucumbers, nectarines, peas, peaches, peppers, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, prepicked produce
    5286 Stillwell Road, Trumansburg, NY 14886. Phone: 607-387-6502. Fax: 607 387 9794. Email: [email protected]. Directions: And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. Open: Every day 8 am to 8 pm. Payment: Cash, Check. 97 acre farm with over 6 acres of strawberries (15 varieties), 2 acres of raspberries (13 varieties), 2 acre Peach orchard (10 varieties) and 2 acre Apple orchard (15 varieties). Farm stand featuring large selection of prepicked fruits and vegetables. All in a very scenic, informal setting with children and families in mind.
  • Twin Oak Farms - Concord grapes, sweet and sour cherries
    5557 State Rte 414 Hector, NY 14841. Phone: 607-546-5511. Open early July, daily daylight hours—sweet and sour cherries mid September, weekends only—Concord grapes
  • Wagner Farms - U Pick Apples
    1678 County Rd 137, Valois NY, 14888. Phone: 607-582-6011. Email: [email protected]
  • Wickham Farms - PYO strawberries, cherries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, apples and pumpkins.
    4045 Church Street Burdett, NY 14818. Phone: 607-546-7842. Open for Asparagus in spring, call for availability. Open for berries in mid June.,  from 8am-7pm. Open July 8am-Noon for raspberries, strawberries, asparagus. Group Tours and Hayrides by appointment. Hayrides open to the general public on Saturdays in September and Oct.

Steuben County

  • Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries,
    549 O'Connor Road, Hornell, NY 14843. Phone: 607-324-5321. Email: [email protected]. Crops are usually available in August. Open: Monday to Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, Saturday 7 am to 5 pm. Closed Sundays. Please call ahead. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Hillview Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    9990 Bean Station Road, Prattsburgh, NY 14873. Phone: 607-522-7055. Family friendly 30 acre u-pick blueberry farm. Farm fresh blueberries and jams. Also country store and antiques in restored barn. Season: blueberries mid July through mid September.
  • Parkland Berry Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, blueberries, porta-potties are available
    1641 Clendenning Road, Painted Post, NY 14870. Phone: 607 368 3021. Open: Picking begins Saturday, July 13, 2013; Seven days a week, open hours once picking begins. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Containers and everything you will need to pick is provided. Raspberries beginning mid June continuing til frost.  
  • Partridge Run Farms - UPDATE: September 21, 2016: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
    Hyatt Hill Road, Wayne NY 14839.  
  • Peek-A-Blue Berry Farm - blueberries
    5555 Oregon Road, Bath, NY 14810. Phone: 607-776-7274.
  • Stan Rathbun U-Pick Strawberries - strawberries
    28 University Avenue, North Cohocton, NY 14808.  Phone: 585-534-5163. Email: [email protected].
  • Schultheis Strawberries - strawberries
    71 West Avenue, Arkport, NY 14807. Phone: 607-295-7111.

Tioga County

  • Applegate Orchards - Apples,
    Rosenburger Rd, Owego, NY 13827. Phone: 607-687-1222. Email: click here for our contact form. Open: from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Monday through Saturday and we are closed on Sunday; The picking season, pending crop maturity, can be August through October; Call for availability of certain varieties or drop us a note! . Directions: located north of Owego off Route 38. Turn onto McLean Road, and then onto Rosenburger Road and up the hill to Six Spurs Farm. Payment: Cash, only. We have Honey Crisp, Crimson Crisp, Gala, Ginger Gold, MacIntosh, Red Delicious varieties. We have added to the orchards again this year so that next season we can also offer other fruits.
    A visitor writes on August 05, 2013: "Beautiful orchard!"
  • Blue J Farm - Blueberries
    167 Glann Road (1 mile E of Exit 66 on Route 17 & 1 mile S of Route 434) Apalachin, NY 13732. Phone: 607-625-5024. Open mid July-mid August, Monday to Friday 6 pm to 8 pm, Saturday 9 am to 4 pm, Sunday 12 noon to 4 pm; call first for availability.
  • Ed-Mar Produce - Beans, tomatoes, potatoes, vegetables, flowers
    2937 State Hwy 17C Tioga Center, NY 13845. Phone: 607-343-4138/4139, 687-1644. Open June-October, call first
  • Gary's Berries - Blueberries
    Rt 17C (5 mile E of Owego & 7 mile W of Endicott on old Route 17C) Campville, NY 13760. Phone: 607-748-0286. Open July-August, call for days and times.
  • Iron Kettle Farm - UPDATE: June 29, 2016: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed Strawberries, peas, tomatoes
    Rt 96 (S of village) Candor NY 13743. 
  • Locust Woods Farm - Blueberries
    420 Dawson Hill Road (2 mile from Route 96 & Dawson Hill intersection) Spencer NY 14883. Phone: 607-589-4502. Open July-September, daily 8 am to 8 pm. 
  • MacApple Hill Fruit Farm - Blueberries
    1426 McLean Road (off Route 38) Owego, NY 13827. Phone: 607-687-1386. Open August, weekends, also evenings by appointment
  • Maple Tree Gardens - Strawberries, beans, peas, chili peppers
    Rt 96 (100 yards from intersection of Rts 38 & 96) Owego, NY 13827. Phone: 607-687-4959. Open June-August, daily 10-6.
  • Our Green Acres - Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, gooseberries, beans, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, flowers
    Rt 17C (W of Owego) Owego, NY 13827. Phone: 607-687-2874. Email: [email protected]. Open June-October, 8 am to 7, call first.
  • Stoughton Farm - raspberries, beans, peas
    Rt 38 North (N of golf course) Newark Valley, NY 13811. Phone: 607-642-3675. Email: [email protected]. Open May-October, Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 6, Sunday 9 am to 5 pm. U-Pick: Here at Stoughton Farm, we believe the freshest fruit is the stuff you pick yourself. Therefore we offer a variety of different fruits and veggies you can pick on your own. Pod Peas: Mid/Late June - Early July. Green Beans: Late July - Late August. Fall Raspberries: Mid August - Mid September. Our raspberries are grown in high tunnels, so you can pick rain or shine! (UPDATED: June 16, 2016, JBS)
  • TLC Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    2053 Route 17C (1 mile W of Smithboro) Barton, NY 13734. Phone: 607-222-2697. Email: [email protected]. Open mid July-mid August, Saturday to Thursday from 8 am to 7 pm, closed on Fridays. We have wonderful blueberries for U-Pick. Also ready picked berries. Many varieties of homemade jam and jelly. We have a roadstand for fresh fruit- jam can be purchased at farm office. Also at Owego's Farmers Market on Tuesdays.  
  • Traues Blueberries - Blueberries
    Upper Briggs Hollow Road (off Sibley Rd) Owego, NY 13827. Phone: 607-699-7246. Open July-August, daily daylight hours, call first for availability.

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