Best Strawberry Picking Spots Around NYC 2023

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The Best Strawberry Picking Spots Around NYC

Strawberry picking is a fun and educational activity for families to enjoy where both adults and children will learn more about where food comes from and bring healthy fruits into their diets!

NYC and and the surrounding areas have many U-pick farm options while also offering other forms of entertainment like having a picnic, feeding farm animals and going on a hayride. 

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Alstede Farms

1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930
(908) 879-7189

Head to Alstede to pick your own strawberries from late May to early July. You can also visit for their festivals and farm fun activities planned for this summer. After a hot day at Alstede go grab a homemade ice cream or refreshing slushie made with the harvest of the season. Go buy your tickets online!

Farms View – New Jersey Market & Garden Center

945 Black Oak Ridge Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 839-1212

Farms View has been serving Northern New Jersey for over 100 years. Keep an eye out for the kick off of strawberry season this year! You will also have the chance to watch an array of farm animals such as horses, goats and miniature donkeys.

Entrance fee is $3 per person during the week and $5 on the weekend. Strawberries are $5.50 per pound. 

Fishkill Farms

9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
(845) 897-4377

Strawberries will be available for picking in June at Fishkill Farm, and you’ll have even more fruit options later in the summer. After a day of picking, you can stop by the cider bar that offers different meal options or have a picnic in the designated areas. 

Glover Farms

641 Victory Avenue, Brookhaven, NY
(631) 286-7876

Have a fun day strawberry picking at Glover Farms where you will also get the chance to have goats and chickens eat right out of your hand! While you stroll through the fields you will have amazing views and see the farming equipment up close.

Greig Farm

227 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook, NY 12571
(845) 758-8007

Since 1952, Greig Farm has welcomed visitors to pick-your-own strawberries and along the way expanded to other fruits and vegetables. Starting June, you can come to pick your own strawberries and enjoy other fun activities such as feeding Koi Fish and Goats.

You also have the opportunity of trying out Papa’s Best Batch, a smokehouse and sandwich shop which serves lunch and early dinner or grab goodies at their Farm Market & Café.

Lawrence Farms Orchards

306 Frozen Ridge Rd, Newburgh, NY 12550
(845) 562-4268

Kick off June picking strawberries, cherries and vegetables at Lawrence Farms and later have a picnic with your family and friends. You can purchase different meal options and snacks for your picnic in the concession stand. 

Lewin Farms

812 Sound Avenue, Calverton, NY 11933
(631) 929-4327

Lewin Farms, the first pick your own farm in Long Island, is the perfect option for an adventure with the kids and learning about where food comes from. Here you will find fresh berries and other fruits in the summer and can also explore a corn maze during the fall!

Please note that Lewin’s U-Pick field is cash only and you can find an ATM at the front stand. 

Ochs Orchard

4 Ochs Lane, Warwick, NY 10990
(845) 986-1591

Ochs Orchard is well known for its strawberry picking which starts in June, as well as their large variety of fruits and vegetables available year-round! You can also shop for fresh honey, apple cider and more.

After going strawberry picking, you can have a refreshing ice cream cone or a milkshake made with their seasonal fruits. 

Patty’s Berries and Bunches

410 Sound Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952
(631) 655-7996

Pick delicious berries with your family at Patty’s Berries and Bunches, a female-owned farmstand on Long Island. At Patty’s you can try homemade traditional and vegan ice-cream at the Ice Cream Patch.

You will also find beautiful seasonal flower bunches for ornaments or bouquets, take tours around the grounds, and enjoy art and sculptures.

Sahl’s Father Son Farm

420 West Pestalozzi Street, Egg Harbor City, NJ
(609) 965-9300

Make a trip out of strawberry picking at Sahl’s Father Son Farm. Sahl’s will be opening in May for you to have fun picking strawberries as well as watching their farm animals such as piglets, chickens and ponies.

Specca Farms

870 Jacksonville Mount Holly Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505
(609) 267-4445

Strawberry picking is now available at Specca Farms! Besides strawberries you can pick other seasonal fruits and vegetables to complement your meals. 

Sussex County Strawberry Farm

565 Route 206, Newton, NJ 07860
(973) 579-5055

For over 30 years Sussex County Strawberry Farm has been growing quality fruits in northern New Jersey. Don’t miss out the opportunity of visiting them starting June in their U-Pick fields and treat yourself with delicious berries!

Wickhams Fruit Farm

28700 Route 25, Cutchogue, NY 11935
(631) 734-6441

Stop by Wickham’s, a beautiful farm overlooking Peconic Bay for strawberry picking this June and further into the summer come pick other fruits and berries. Visit with your family and friends and enjoy a wagon ride or schedule a tour around the farm.

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