2024 Guide to You-Pick Farms in South Central PA

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There’s nothing that feels more like spring than doing a little berry picking! And luckily, there is no shortage of you-pick farms in the South Central PA area.

Not only are you-pick farms fun for kids, you can bring home all the fresh fruit you want, and have a little weekend adventure while you’re at it. Remember to apply plenty of sunscreen and bug spray, pack some drinks and snacks to keep the kiddos from getting thirsty, and bring cash or checks — it’s not uncommon for cards to not be accepted.


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You-Pick Farms in Berks County

  • Brecknock Orchard, Mohnton: There are TONS of fruit, vegetables, and even flowers available to be picked here, running from May through October. You can also shop at their farm market while you’re there, take a farm tour, have fun at a festival, and more.
  • Weaver’s Orchard, Morgantown: Pick-your-own apples, peaches, blueberries, cherries, strawberries and much more, usually beginning around Memorial Day. There’s also a farm market and cafe to enjoy, too.
  • Frecon Farms, Boyertown: Pick apples, pumpkins, and pears from September through October. They also have hayrides, concessions, live music, and more!
  • County Line Orchard, Kempton: They have apples and blueberries available for picking, beginning in July and running through November. There are also other fruits, like cherries, apricots, and peaches, available for purchase.
  • The Berry Farm and Orchard, Kutztown: They are open for pick-your-own strawberries, cherries, flowers, and more. You can also purchase more fresh produce from their farm stand while you’re there.
  • Shanesville Fruit Farm, Boyertown: Starting in June, pick your own cherries! While you’re there, buy more fresh produce, like apples, apricots, plums, peaches, and more.

You-Pick Farms in Cumberland County

  • Brickers Strawberries, Carlisle: Family-owned farm allows both you-pick options, or buying fresh strawberries in their gift shop. Bring your own containers.
  • Cross the Creek Farm, Newville: The season opens in May, and you can either pick the strawberries yourself, or choose from already-picked baskets.
  • Paulus Farm Market, Mechanicsburg: You-pick flower fields begin in June, but there are plenty of fruits and vegetables available in the spring, too! You can also visit their farm animals, the kids can play in their play areas, and there’s even a children’s garden for them, too.
  • Mt. Airy Orchards, Dillsburg: There are many you-pick options here, with strawberries starting in May, and raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries through the summer. They also have lots of fun activities for kids to enjoy while you’re there.
  • Threefold Farm, Mechanicsburg: They offer you-pick raspberries and blackberries, while also selling organic figs, pawpaws, kiwi berries, and persimmons.
  • Oak Grove Farms, Mechanicsburg: This farm offers pick-your-own strawberries, raspberry, peas, flowers, and pumpkins, typically beginning in May or June, and running through the summer. They also have a bakery and a farm market.

You-Pick Farms in Dauphin County

  • Strites Orchards, Harrisburg: Pick-your-own blueberries, with containers provided. In-season fresh produce is also available for purchase.

You-Pick Farms in Lancaster County

  • Shenk’s Berry Farm, Lititz: Pick-your-own strawberries and raspberries. Be sure to call for information on when you-pick season begins, though it usually begins in June.
  • Cherry Hill Orchards, Lancaster: Pick your own strawberries, cherries, peaches, and more. Schedules vary depending on growing season, but the pick-your-own schedule begins in May and runs through October.
  • Farm Wagon Produce, East Earl: In addition to lots of fresh produce, flowers, garlic, and more, stop by in June to pick your own strawberries.
  • Kauffman Orchards, Bird-In-Hand: Strawberry picking opens in May, but there’s more fun — and fruit — to be had here, including other you-pick fruit varieties running through October. They also have a petting zoo, a corn maze, orchard art, and more.
  • First Fruits Farm and Orchard, Stevens: Family-owned berry and fruit farm, offering you-pick strawberries. Opening date depends on ripeness, but typically is available in May or June.
  • Masonic Village Farm Market, Elizabethtown: Pick your own apples and peaches starting in June, and you can also buy cherries, nectarines, plums, pears, and more. Grab a bite at the Orchard View Cafe, featuring ice cream from Windy Knoll Creamery!
  • Kissell Hill Fruit Farm, Lititz: This farm grows apples, peaches, plums, cherries, and more, as well as homemade baked goods and you-pick cherries beginning in June!

You-Pick Farms in Lebanon County

  • Honey Bear Orchards, Lebanon: Bring your own container to take home your fruit, of which there is a ton of variety! They have pick-your-own peaches, strawberries, cherries, apricots, raspberries, apples, nectarines, plums, apples, and more.
  • Royal Oaks Farm, Lebanon: Get your own gorgeous blooms with this flower garden! They open for tulips in May, with more flowers available in the summer, and you can also take some beautiful family photos in their gardens.
  • Risser-Marvel Farm Market, Annville: The market opens in mid-May, with strawberries, asparagus, spinach, spring onions, bedding plants, hanging baskets, geraniums, perennials, herb plants and potted plants available. You-pick strawberries are typically available beginning in June.
  • Sycamore Spring Orchard and Farm Market, Jonestown: Pick-your-own apples, with numerous varieties, beginning in September. They also have a farm market with lots of homemade goodies!

You-Pick Farms in York County

  • Barefoot Farm, Dover: Seasonal offerings here include you-pick strawberries, raspberries, and pumpkins. You can also get a bite to eat with hand-dipped ice cream, hot dogs, and pretzel sandwiches during strawberry and raspberry season.
  • Blueberry Hill, Red Lion: Pick your own blueberries from their thousands of blueberry bushes with numerous varieties, typically beginning in the summer.
  • Forge Hill Orchards, Mt. Wolf: Choose from tons of fruits and vegetables, and you can also pick your own fruit, like strawberries, cherries, and apples.
  • Maple Lawn Farms, New Park: You can pick TONS of your own fruit here, with you-pick options like apples, apricots, blueberries, cherries, peaches, and pumpkins — as well as lavender and sunflowers!
  • Narrow Path Farm, Dover: Pick your own blueberries here; no pesticides used!
  • Rentzel’s Blueberry Farm, York: Hundreds of all-natural, organic blueberries are available for you to pick when the season begins this summer.
  • The Truck Patch, Hanover: Pick your own strawberries and blueberries beginning in May, with peaches, nectarines, and rhubarb coming in the future!

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