Where to Pick Your Own Strawberries Near Philadelphia
Strawberry season is upon us, so why not take advantage of these 11 local farms that have fields of berries begging to be picked (and eaten!)?
Strawberry season is HERE, folks! While grocery store aisles are lined with boxes of the delicious red berries, don’t you think it would be much more satisfying if you picked them yourself? Trust us, it is.
Now that it’s officially peak strawberry season — estimated to be between June 1 and June 10 — we’ve got your go-to guide to 11 local farms around Philadelphia and South Jersey where you can gather your own basket of strawberries. Now, who’s ready for some jams, pies, and other fruit-filled noms?
PICK YOUR OWN STRAWBERRIES: MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Maple Acres Farm and Market
What: Strawberries, other PYO produce and flowers, market goods, monthly farm tours, and pony rides.
When: PYO daily, from 8 a.m. to 7 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 17 (ish); 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 Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley.
PICK YOUR OWN STRAWBERRIES: DELAWARE COUNTY
What: Strawberries and more PYO produce, plus hayrides, market, and bakery.
When: PYO from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily
Where: 598 Linvill Road, Media.
PICK YOUR OWN STRAWBERRIES: CHESTER COUNTY
What: Strawberries, rhubarb, bakery, and 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 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays; 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, and cooking classes.
When: PYO from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays; expected to run through late June or early July.
Where: 40 Fruit Lane, Morgantown.
PICK YOUR OWN STRAWBERRIES: LANCASTER COUNTY
What: Strawberries, other PYO produce, farm market, farm tours.
When: PYO from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays; tentative strawberry season runs through June 30; call ahead to verify openings and availability.
Where: 390 Orchard Road, Mohnton.
Brook Lawn Farm Market
What: Strawberries, peas, and market.
When: PYO from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; 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 and 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, and strawberry festival.
When: PYO daily through June 18 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 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. t0 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Where: 1092 Elk Road, Monroeville.
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