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Strawberry U-Pick Orchards in Sullivan and Ulster Counties in Southeast NY in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for strawberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have strawberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

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! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Ulster County

  • DuBois Farms Pick-Your-Own - apples, eggplant, flowers, table grapes (with seeds), nectarines, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, farm market, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    209 Perkinsville Road, Highland, NY 12528. Phone: (845) 795-4037. Email: Open: everyday, June through November 10, 10 am to 5 pm; Tavern open on weekends, June through November 10, 12 pm to 5 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. . . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. From New York City: Take NYS Thruway (I-87) Exit 18. Exit east onto Route 299 for 5.5 miles. Turn right onto US-9W for 4.6 miles. Turn right onto Perkinsville Road- go 0.8 mile; or take Taconic State Parkway to exit NY55W toward Poughkeepsie for 8 miles. Cross Mid-Hudson Bridge. Exit from Mid-Huds Clickhere for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices (IPM). Pick Your Own Nectarines, Plums, Apples, Pears, Peaches, Grapes, Tomatoes, Eggplant, and Pumpkins. Farm Market and Cafe, Bakery. Delicious desserts, including homemade apple cider donuts, served warm; cotton candy; snow cones; etc. Weekend Barbeques. Expanded 2-acre corn maze, tractor-pulled wagon rides, contests with prizes, visits with farm animals, and much more. "Tiny Town"- a child-sized, colorful, and fun village in a park-like shaded area. Pony Rides. Payment: Cash, Major Credit Cards Accepted. Pick Your Own Nectarines, Plums, Apples, Pears, Peaches, Grapes, Tomatoes, Eggplant, and Pumpkins; Farm Market and Cafe, Bakery, Delicious desserts, including homemade apple cider donuts, served warm; cotton candy; snow cones; etc. Weekend Barbeques. Expanded 2-acre corn maze, tractor-pulled wagon rides, contests with prizes, visits with farm animals, and much more. "Tiny Town"- a child-sized, colorful, and fun village in a park-like shaded area. Pony Ride(UPDATED: January 02, 2019)
    Comments from a visitor on September 05, 2011: "There is a festival every weekend. The calendar of events is on the website. They make fresh apple cider donuts which are awesome!! The bakery is great! And they have Tiny Town, a child sized village. My family had so much fun!!!"
  • Jenkins & Lueken Orchards - strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, Apples, pumpkins, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths and boughs, trees tied, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, and prepicked produce, tractor-pulled hay rides
    69 Yankee Folley road, New Paltz, NY 12561. Phone: 845-255-0999. Email: Open: 9AM - 6PM, Monday-Sunday; Note, the berry patch is closed on Mondays. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Jenkins & Lueken Orchards Facebook page. . a. Crops are usually available in September, October, December. Our bakery is open producing fresh baked pies, brownies, and other tasty treats! Call or visit to pre-order your baked goods. Christmas tree varieties: PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir. Our berry patch is filled with blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries from the summer through to the year's first frost. Picking typically (it can vary!) starts around the following dates:Strawberries: Early JuneBlueberries: July 1stRaspberries: July 20thBlackberries: August 10thApples:McIntosh September 1Gala September 5Empire September 15Cortland September 15Fortune September 15Jonagold September 15Macoun September 15Fuji September 20Golden & Red Delicious September 20Ida Red October 1Mutsu/Crispin October 1.
  • Kelder's Farm - apples, asparagus, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red and black), eggplant, grapes, herbs or spices, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, farm market, concessions or refreshment stand, picnic area, jumping pillow, mini-golf, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    5755 Route 209, Kerhonkson, NY 12446. Phone: 845-626-7137. Email: Open: early May thru October 10 am to 6 daily. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Kelder's Farm Facebook page. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. CSA available. CSA Jennie Bell Pie Fest in September. Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries. Pick-your-own Blueberries, Currants, Peas, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Cucumbers, Beets, Kale, Lettuce and more! We have the best selection of pick-your-own produce around! Our farm activities are Mini-golf, Jumping pillow, Petting farm and playground. Check out our Farm Market for own produce and the best local products! Get your own fresh eggs, and free-range chicken, grass-fed beef and lamb! Facebook page. Come play mini-golf and more fun! We have added some new holes this season. Tickets and season passes are available on our website. (UPDATED: April 6, 2021 JBS) (UPDATED: February 09, 2016)
    Comments from a visitor on October 11, 2008: "We love this farm and we've been there many times. Now they're advertising: Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Pumpkins When we went last summer we picked blueberries, corn and potatoes. We also bought some loose flowers. "
  • Liberty View Farm LLC - Certified Naturally Grown, apples, cucumbers, flowers, gooseberries, herbs or spices, lavender, melons, onions, pumpkins, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), produce for sale, parking provide free, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, cooking or fruit/veg judging, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals, events at your location (call for info)
    340 Crescent Avenue, Highland, NY 12528. Phone: 845-883-7004. Email: Open: all day weekends and please call for weekdays, we do farmers markets and deliveries. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
    Liberty View Farm LLC Facebook page. . Crops are usually available in September, October. We are "Certified Naturally Grown" Better than Organic. Be sure to call before you go; their website now says "We are not open for regular apple picking since we sold out of our tree leases. Hope to see you next year. You can purchase a Tree Lease! Best apple picking in the Hudson Valley! Best tasting apples and never over crowded. Beyond organic apples! Beautiful little farm. Very tasty healthy apples! Picking apples on our farm is pleasant, unlike there places this is not an amusement park. Beautiful down to earth little farm. Plain good old fashioned little farm. Liberty View Farm is the Hudson River Valley's premier boutique farm. Liberty View Farm Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on November 08, 2008: "You can 'lease' a tree for a year and pick from it the whole season. This Farm was absolutely Fabulous!"
  • Saunderskill Farms - apples, strawberries, blueberries, pumpkins, hayrides
    41 Garden Lane, Accord, NY . Phone: 845-626-7103. Email: Open: April 15 to October 31; Daily 9-7, November- December; Tuesday through Sunday 9-5. Click here for a map and directions.
    Saunderskill Farms Facebook page. . Strawberries 1st Week in June Pick your own Strawberries begins.;Please call for picking availability. Pick your own blueberries June and July. Pick your own Apples in September and October. Pumpkins: mid September - October 30th. Pick your own Pumpkins begins with Tractor-Drawn Hay Rides, Horse-Drawn Hay Rides weekends in October 1-4PM, Free Corn Maze and Hudson Valley Draft Horse Association Fall Harvest Day. Come out to the Farm Market for our special events and experience everything from an antique tractor pull to picking your own strawberries and pumpkins. Horse-Drawn Hay Rides, weekends in October 1-4PM. Free Corn Maze. Columbus Day Weekend: Antique Tractor Pull, Craft Festival, Mr Oh!, Shoe String Band on the Patio, Brotherly Grub BBQ, Tractor-Drawn Hay Rides, Hudson Valley Draft Horses. In December, The bakery is open and we're taking orders for Christmas pies. We also have beautiful homemade wreaths, centerpieces & roping, as well as holiday gift items. s. Saunderskill Farm facebook page.


Strawberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

strawberry pick-your-own field

In the U.S. strawberries typically peak during April in Florida and Texas, May in the deep South, and in early June in middle sections and later June in the far North and Canada. Keep in mind that crops are ready at various times of the month depending on which part of the state you are located. In order to produce good local strawberries, producers depend on ideal spring weather conditions. 

Before you leave to go to the farm:

  1. Always call before you go to the farm - strawberries are affected by weather (both rain and cooler temperature) more than most crops. And when they are in season, a large turnout can pick a field clean before noon, so CALL first!
  2. Leave early.  On weekends, then fields may be picked clean by NOON!
  3. strawberry picking bucket from Washington FarmsMost growers furnish picking containers designed for strawberries, but they may charge you for them; be sure to call before you go to see if you need to bring containers.

    strawberries, just picked from the fieldIf you use your own containers, remember that heaping strawberries more than 5 inches deep will bruise the lower berries. Plastic dishpans, metal oven pans with 3 inch tall sides and large pots make good containers. I like the Glad storage containers like the one at right.
  4. Bring something to drink and a few snacks; you'd be surprised how you can work up a thirst and appetite! And don't forget hats and sunscreen for the sun. Bugs usually aren't a problem, but some deet might be good to bring along if it has been rainy.Sttawberry bush with ripe strawberries, up close

Tips on How to Pick Strawberries

  1. Grasp the stem just above the berry between the forefinger and the thumbnail and pull with a slight twisting motion.

  2. With the stem broken about one-half inch from the berry, allow it to roll into the palm of your to pick strawberries

  3. Repeat these operations using both hands until each holds 3 or 4 berries. 

  4. Carefully place - don't throw - the fruit into your containers. Repeat the picking process with both hands.

  5. Don't overfill your containers or try to pack the berries down.

General Picking Tips

close-up of the rows in a strawberry patch at at PYO strawberry fieldWhether you pick strawberries from your garden or at a Pick-Your-Own farm, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  1. Be careful that your feet and knees do not damage plants or fruit in or along the edge of the row.
  2. Pick only the berries that are fully red. Part the leaves with your hands to look for hidden berries ready for harvest.
  3. To help the farmers, also remove from the plants berries showing rot, sunburn, insect injury or other defects and place them between the rows behind you. If they are left in the plants, the rot will quickly spread to other berries.
  4. Berries to be used immediately may be picked any time, but if you plan to hold the fruit for a few days, try to pick in the early morning or on cool, cloudy days. Berries picked during the heat of the day become soft, are easily bruised and will not keep well.
  5. Avoid placing the picked berries in the sunshine any longer than necessary. It is better to put them in the shade of a tree or shed than in the car trunk or on the car seat. Cool them as soon as possible after picking. Strawberries may be kept fresh in the refrigerator for two or three, depending upon the initial quality of the berry. After a few days in storage, however, the fruit loses its bright color and fresh flavor and tends to shrivel.
  6. For interesting and fun strawberry facts and trivia from the California Strawberry Commission, click here!

When you get home

  1. DON'T wash the berries until you are ready to use them.  Washing makes them more prone to spoiling.
  2. Pour them out into shallow pans and remove any mushed, soft or rotting berries
  3. Put a couple of days supply into the fridge, wash and cut the caps (green tops) off the others and freeze them up! (Unless you're going to make jam right away) See this page about how to freeze strawberries.
  4. If you like the strawberries you picked, ask the farm what variety they planted, and not the weather conditions the week or two before. The flavor of a strawberry is affected by the variety, the weather and the degree of ripeness when picked.
  5. Now, get ready to make strawberry jam. It is VERY easy - especially with our free strawberry jam instructions - they're illustrated and easy.

Strawberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Strawberries

Strawberry Facts, Measurements and Tips

  • Picking the best strawberries: Select firm, fully red berries. Strawberries DO NOT continue ripen after they are picked! In the photo, only the berry onstrawberries shown in different stages of ripeness the far right is completely ripe.
  • Strawberry festivals: Most areas that grow strawberries have a strawberry festival, at which you can taste all kinds of fresh strawberry foods, pies, jams, cakes - and most commonly, fresh strawberry shortcake.  To find out where and when there is one near you, see this page for a list of strawberry festivals, sorted by state!
  • Strawberries measurements: government agriculture websites tell us that
    1 quart = 2 pints = 4 cups and is about the same as 1 liter and
    1 quart of fresh strawberries weighs 1 lbs to 1.25 lbs (or 450 to 600 g). Of course, the weight varies on variety and weather conditions. 
    1 quart is normally enough for 4 servings, although I'll admit my son can eat 1 pint by himself!
  • How much to pick? In general, 1 quart of fresh, whole, just-picked strawberries = approximately 3.5 cups hulled, whole berries. In other words, removing the caps/hulls and the occasional mushy berry means you lose 1/4 cup to 1/2 (it depends how much fruit you remove with the hull) or about 7 to 12% of every quart you pick.
  • One cup of strawberries contains only about 50 calories
  • U-pick strawberries are much healthier than store-bought.  Consumer reports says store bought strawberries have so many pesticide and fungicide residues on they, that they don't recommend you eat them at all!
  • U-pick strawberry farms typically sell berries by the pound. 1 lbs of fresh strawberries is about 2/3 of a quart.
  • It takes about  10 to 15 minutes to pick a quart, if the berries are reasonably plentiful
  • The strawberry plant adapts to wide variety of soil conditions, but does not tolerate drought well, and the berries quickly rot if the weather is rainy. For this reason, the plants are usually grown on raised beds through plastic mulch!
  • Cultivation of strawberries began in Europe in the 1300's, but the berry only became very popular in the early 1900's in California.
  • Do the math and be careful not to over-purchase as strawberries quickly mold when left at room temperature, and only last a couple of days in the refrigerator.
  • You can easily freeze berries that you cannot use right away - just wash, cut the hulls off and pop them into a ziplock bag, removing as much air as possible.  Those vacuum food sealers REALLY do a good job of this! The berries will keep for many months frozen without air.crowded parking at a Strawberry u-pick field
  • Want to grow your own strawberries?  Here's an article about how to: Strawberries are an Excellent Fruit for the Home Garden, HYG-1424-98!
  • See this page for many more fun and interesting strawberry facts, nutritional information and trivia

Other weird strawberry facts

  • Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside.
  • Strawberries were originally called strewberries because the fruit was 'strewn' amongst the leaves of the plant.
  • California is king of strawberry productions because: California produces 75 percent of the nation's strawberry crops; one billion pounds of strawberries each year.  If all the strawberries produced in California in one year were laid berry to berry, they would go around the world 15 times. Each acre of land in California in strawberry production produces an average of 21 tons of strawberries annually, with a total of 23,000 acres of strawberries planted in California each year.

More conversions

1 pint (2 cups)  of fresh whole strawberries

  • = about 8 oz (1/2 lb) of strawberries
  • = 2.25 cups of sliced strawberries
  • = 1 cup pureed strawberries
  • = 12-14 large strawberries

2 quarts of fresh strawberries are needed for a 9" pie

A 10 oz package of frozen berries is about the same as 1 cup of sliced fresh strawberries


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