Nothing tastes quite like the start of summer like a fresh strawberry. But what’s even sweeter than the strawberries in the produce aisle at your neighborhood grocery store are strawberries you picked yourself. With peak strawberry season headed our way (you can see when, exactly, strawberries are expected to be in season in our area here), we’ve got your go-to guide for picking your own strawberries near Philadelphia.
Instead of hopping in the car and heading to the store, pick a weekend, grab your sunhat, a berry basket and some friends and head to the nearest pick-your-own strawberry farm for a day filled with summer memories and tasty treats.
PICK YOUR OWN STRAWBERRIES: MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Maple Acres Farm and Market
What: Strawberries, other PYO produce and flowers, market goods, monthly farm tours.
When: PYO daily, expected to start at the end of May, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; call ahead for picking conditions.
Where: 2656 Narcissa Road, Plymouth Meeting.
PICK YOUR OWN STRAWBERRIES: BUCKS COUNTY
Hellerick’s Family Farm
What: Strawberries, family fun festivals, market, field trips.
When: PYO from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, from the start of strawberry season through June 18; strawberry-picking times can vary due to weather, so they recommend you check their Facebook page for updates on opening and closing times as well as berry availability.
Where: 5500 North Easton Road, Doylestown.
Shady Brook Farm
What: Strawberries, strawberry festival, other berries throughout the summer, homemade ice cream, produce, gourmet cheese and local wine.
When: PYO from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays, starting June 3rd.
Where: 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley.
What: Strawberries, produce, hayrides, fresh-baked goods, fresh jams.
When: PYO from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; expected to be ready beginning the last week of May.
Where: 707 Almshouse Road, Ivyland.
PICK YOUR OWN STRAWBERRIES: DELAWARE COUNTY
What: Strawberries and more PYO produce, hayrides, farm market, bakery.
When: PYO from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily starting mid to late may.
Where: 598 Linvill Road, Media.
PICK YOUR OWN STRAWBERRIES: CHESTER COUNTY
What: Strawberries, rhubarb, bakery, market.
When: PYO from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays; expected to be ready late May with optimal picking during the first two weeks of June; call ahead for picking conditions.
Where: 1000 Marshallton-Thorndale Road, West Chester.
PICK YOUR OWN STRAWBERRIES: BERKS COUNTY
What: Strawberries, other PYO produce, story time, market, bakery, deli, café, garden center, cooking classes.
When: PYO from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays; expected to open for PYO on Memorial Day and will run through mid to late June.
Where: 40 Fruit Lane, Morgantown.
What: Strawberries, other PYO produce, fresh cider.
When: PYO from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; expected strawberry season is early June to early July.
Where: 5524 Pottsville Pike, Leesport.
PICK YOUR OWN STRAWBERRIES: LANCASTER COUNTY
What: Strawberries, other PYO produce, farm market.
When: PYO from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays; tentative strawberry season is May 29th through June 26th; call ahead to verify openings and availability.
Where: 390 Orchard Road, Mohnton.
Brook Lawn Farm Market
What: Strawberries, peas, farm market.
When: PYO from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; strawberry-picking season is expected to start late May or early June; due to limited availability, be sure to check their Facebook Page before heading over.
Where: 2325 Lititz Pike, Lancaster.
Shenk’s Berry Farm
What: Strawberries, raspberries.
When: PYO starting early June from 8 a.m. to noon and 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, call ahead for conditions and supply updates.
Where: 911 Disston View Drive, Lititz.
PICK YOUR OWN STRAWBERRIES: NEW JERSEY
Johnson’s Corner Farm
What: Strawberries, other PYO produce, ice-cream stand, hayrides, Strawberry Festival.
When: PYO daily May 17th to June 18th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 133 Church Road, Medford.
Haynicz’s Orchardview Farm Market and Greenhouse
What: Strawberries, other PYO produce, greenhouse plants.
When: PYO starting at the end of May from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. t0 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Where: 1092 Elk Road, Monroeville.
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