Did you know that you can give your children a fantastic experience by taking them along to a pick your own strawberry farm, instead of grabbing your favorite berry off of the supermarket shelves why not take a day trip to one of the many farms in the New York area. Most farms offer picking from June, each has their own policies and guidelines and some require you to phone to ensure the availability on the day you are planning to go.
Here are 18 farms which offer a great pick your own strawberry experience:
LAWRENCE FARMS ORCHARDS
Located in the Hudson Valley, Lawrence Farms Orchard is a family-owned fruit and veg farm. There is a $3 entry fee for the farm. Lawrence farm offers a number of other U-pick opportunities throughout the year including apples, pumpkins and the chance to cut your own Christmas tree. The Farm contains a “Little Village” in which the kids will have endless fun as well as a duck pond, a small zoo, and a hay bale maze. Picnicking is encouraged and there is also a selection of food and beverages available for purchase. Kids can enjoy the horse-drawn carriage for a joy ride around the farm. The farm is open every day from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Lawrence Farm also hosts children’s birthdays and they celebrate Halloween in true Halloween style.
Address: 306 Frozen Ridge Rd, Newburgh, NY
In existence since 1916, Mead Orchards specialize in a variety of fruit and veg. Strawberry harvest is open from the 1st June on weekends. There is no picking fee here, just pay for your produce on the way out. Other fruits available for picking are tart cherries, blueberries, cherries, peaches, and pumpkins. This is a popular farm if you are looking for a picturesque farm experience.
Address: 15 Scism Rd, Tivoli NY