The Best Strawberry Picking Spots Around NYC!

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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 its surroundings have many U-pick farm options while also offering other forms of entertainment like having a picnic, feeding farm animals and hayrides. It is recommended to call before you visit the farm to make sure it’s open due to the weather and there is ripe fruit available. 

Interested in going flower picking as well? Check out our article The 9 Best Flower Picking Spots Near NYC.

Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930
9 am – 6 pm daily
(908) 879-7189

Head to Alstede to pick your own strawberries starting June and a variety of other fruits and vegetables depending on the summer month. 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
9 am – 5 pm; Mon. – Sat.; 9 am – 4 pm Sun.
(973) 839-1212

Starting at the end of May you can come pick fresh and juicy strawberries at Farms View which has been serving Northern New Jersey for over 100 years. 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 and strawberries are $4.99 per pound. 

Fishkill Farms
9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell JCT, NY 12533
9am – 5pm from Tuesday to Sunday (subject to reservation availability)
(845) 897-4377

Strawberries will be available for picking in June at Fishkill Farm and later in the summer you will have more fruit options. 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. 

Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market
4558 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901
9 am – 6 pm daily
(631) 722-8777

Starting Memorial Day weekend, come pick delicious strawberries at Garden of Eve located 80 miles from New York. While visiting you and your kids will also have the opportunity of watching farm animals and playing in a hay mountain. Please note that you must purchase at least one container per household. 

Glover Farms
641 Victory Avenue, Brookhaven, NY
10am -5:30pm daily
(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
10 am – 7 pm daily
(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. Pick-your-own strawberries are $4.50/lb and there are no entry fees. 

Lawrence Farms Orchards
306 Frozen Ridge Rd, Newburgh, NY 12550
9am – 4pm daily
(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. The admission fee is $2.00 and free for kids two and under.

Lewin Farms
812 Sound Avenue, Calverton NY 11933
9 am – 4:30 pm; please call to confirm daily schedule
(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
9 am – 5 pm daily
(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! Besides their fruits you can find their own honey, apple cider and others! After going strawberry picking, you can have a refreshing ice cream cone or a milkshake made with their seasonal fruits. Admission is $5 per picker and free for kids 4 and under, $3 of the admission is credited back to your purchase. 

Patty’s Berries and Bunches 
410 Sound Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952
9 am – 5 pm daily
(631) 655-7996

Pick delicious berries with your family at Patty’s Berries and Bunches. 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. The entrance fee is $7.50 and includes a basket for picking. 

Sahl’s Father Son Farm
420 West Pestalozzi Street, Galloway, NJ
Weekdays 10 am – 1 pm & 4 pm – 6 pm; 10 am – 3 pm Sat.;  2 pm – 5 pm Sun.
(609) 965-9300

Make a trip out of strawberry picking at Sahl’s Father Son Farm, located 200 miles from Manhattan. 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. U-Pick prices are $7 per quart and $25 per gallon basket.

Specca Farms
870 Jacksonville-Mount Holly Rd Bordentown NJ, 08505
8:30 – 5:30 pm Thurs. – Sat.; 9 am – 5 pm Sunday
(609) 267-4445

Strawberry picking is now available at Specca Farms, located 90 miles from Manhattan you will find delicious treats here! Besides strawberries you can pick other seasonal fruits and vegetables to complement your meals. Picking passes are sold when you arrive at the farm at $5 per picker and free for kids 6 and under. Please also note reservations are not taken.

Sussex County Strawberry Farm
565 Route 206 North Andover, NJ 07821
9 am – 6 pm Mon. – Fri.; 9 am – 6 pm Sat.; 9 am – 4 pm Sun.
(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
9 am – 4 pm Mon. – Fri.
(631) 734-6441

Stop by Wickham’s, a beautiful bicentennial 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.