Strawberry Picking 2015

With the coming of warmer weather, starts the fruit picking season. Strawberries picking usually starts in late May - early June, cherries mid-to-end of June, blueberries & raspberries in July, peaches in August, apples in September-October, and pumpkins in October.
Spend a day at the farm to see where strawberries grow and pick your own fresh berries or even use those to make fruit treats at home. Below are a list of local pick-your-own farms and some information on strawberry festivals.  Tip: Please remember to call the farm before you go.

Long Island Farms
Most of these Long Island Farms are kind of far from NYC. But strawberries there are really good, sweeter than the ones you normally found in the grocery stores.
Lewin Farms (812 Sound Avenue, Wading River, NY. Phone: 631-929-4327)
This is the closest to NYC among all the Long Island strawberry farms and has been around for four generations.

Patty's Berries and Bunches (410 Sound Avenue, Mattituck, NY.  Phone: 631-298-4631)
Pick your own will begin in June. After picking at Patty's, you may want to check out Harbes Family Farms and Vineyards
 across the street (715 Sound Avenue;631- 298-0800). The farmyard offers a barnyard and attractions like bouncy house, pedal cart racetrack, goat mountain goat, shetland ponies, bunnyville, and Charlotte's Web.

Garden of Eve Organic Farm (4558 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY. Phone: 631-722-8777)
The Garden's particular variety of strawberries tend to ripen early, and the pick-your-own may start in mid-May. Kids can also pet a bunny or chicken, or check out the bee hive.

Golden Earthworm Organic Farm (652 Peconic Bay Boulevard, Jamesport, NY. Phone: 631-722-3302)
Pick-your-own strawberries are available maybe as early as Memorial Day weekend. Farm tours are also offered.

New York Farm

Lawrence Farm, NY (Phone: 845-562-4268)

GPS Address: 306 Frozen Ridge Rd , Newburgh, NY 12550
Strawberry picking will begin Early June, (after June 6th). Please Call 845-562-4268
For starting dates!

Fishkill Farm, NY (Phone: 845-897-4370)

9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell JCT, NY 
Strawberry picking has started and they are open every day for picking till 5:30pm. There is also a strawberry festival on Sunday, June 14 2015 11am-4pm

Connecticut Farm
Jones Family Farms (266 Israel Hill Road, Shelton, CT 06484. Phone: 203-929-8425)
This 400-acre family farm has a history of 60+ years. It has strawberries, blueberries, pumpkins, and Christmas trees.

New Jersey Farms
Demarest Farms, Hillsdale, NJ (Phone: 201-666-0472)
This is the closest NJ farm for those living in the Westchester county. Strawberry picking normally starts in June.

Alstede Farms, Chester, NJ (Phone: 908-879-7189)
Strawberry picking is from late-May to June. There are also farm animals, hayrides, and other kids activities.

Sussex County Strawberry Farm, North Andover, NJ (Phone: 973-579-5055)
This 30-year old farm offers a garden center and also sells wooden furniture. You can also stop over the nearby Sparta Glen Park for a picnic.

Terhune Orchards, Princeton, NJ (Phone: 609-924-2310)
They have a two-acre strawberry patch. Pick-your-own-strawberry is normally around late-May to early June. There is a nice farm store, a winery, and a barnyard full of animals. They also have other summer events like Kite Day, Read and Pick, and the Mother's Day Wine Trail Weekend

Strawberry Festivals
Nassau County Strawberry Festival (Bellmore Boces School Grounds)
May 28th-May 31, 2015. There will be carnival rides and games, live bands, and strawberry products for sale.

Strawberry Jammin Festival @ Fishkill Farm, NY
When:  Sunday, June 14 2015 11am-4pm
Where: 9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell JCT, NY  (845) 897-437o
Details: Celebrate the end of spring and the beginning of summer with the arrival of strawberries! Reggae music by The Big Takeover, homemade strawberry shortcake, tractor wagon rides, children's strawberry craft, making strawberry bubble wands and blowing strawberry scented bubbles.And (weather permitting) lots of sweet pick-your-own strawberries! This Fishkill Farms' tradition is truly a jam not to be missed!

61th Annual Mattituck Lion's Club Strawberry Festival (1175 Rte. 48, Mattituck, NY Phone: 631-298-2222)
June 18th-June 21th, 2015. There will be carnival rides, live bands, and strawberry products.

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