It’s June, which means you can pick your own strawberries on Long Island! U pick strawberries are like catching Haley’s Comet. Ok, well, many not that rare, but there’s only a small window for picking strawberries on Long Island. Long Island farms have so much going on all year long, it’s real source of pride and enjoyment for me and my family.
***UPDATED on June 1, 2021 for the 2021 season!!!
Pick Your Own Strawberries
The fun of pick your own strawberries is simple. You get to wander around beautiful farms, literally picking the food you are going to consume. It’s all about going out for a few hours with your family and enjoying the setting, the bounty of nature, and places like the beautiful North Fork of Long Island.
I also think it’s a good thing for adults and children to have a better understanding of there their food comes from. How’s it picked and processed. How it looks before it makes it to store shelves. Maybe even meet the farmers that toil in those fields and do what they do to provide for themselves and others. It’s a fantastic exercise in so many ways.
Why not support one of our amazing local farms and farmers??
Long Island Farming
As a matter of fact, there are many great farms on Long Island‘s land, including Long Island Oyster Farms, the only fresh snail farm (Peconic Escargot) in America, one last duck farm, Christmas Tree farms, pumpkin patches, and apple orchards! If you are looking for delivery, check out these Long Island farms! Here’s my guide to Long Island Farmers and their farms! You can check out these guides to organic farms on Long Island, Long Island farmers markets and CSA on Long Island, too!
Get Your Fresh Strawberries Long Island
Long Island still has a sizable number of farms, thank God, but not may of them grow strawberries, especially U Pick strawberries. This is more of a specialty, I guess you can say. Plus, Long Island weather can be tricky. You never know what you are going to get.
One thing to note, living and owning land on Long Island is expensive. So, I would say, if you pick your own strawberries on Long Island, it may be a bit more expensive than what you will get at your local grocery store. Think about $4-$7 per quart, though it varies for sure. I will tell you, though. In my experiences, the taste and quality of the strawberries is so much higher than you normally get in the grocery store. I’m not sure if this is the rule, but it seems to be.
13 Long Island Farms with U Pick Strawberries
Before you leave, be sure to call ahead and make sure they have crop and are operating. Also, inquire about their policies on minimum purchases, ticket purchases, etc. Farms rules vary. This is the case pretty much every year, but this year given the COVID regulations, it’s even more important to check beforehand. But get out there fast, the season is a short one!
Here’s our guide to 13 great farms where you can pick your own strawberries right here on Long Island!
Anderson’s Farm Stand
OPEN 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily starting second week in June; closed Tuesdays
Route 58 and 1890 Roanoke Ave., Riverhead, L.I., NY 11901
Find out more by calling 631-727-2559.
OPEN 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily starting in mid June
291 Route 25A, Wading River, L.I., NY 11792
Find out more by calling 631-849-1120 or by visiting facebook.com.
Bayview Market and Farms
OPEN 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily; mid-June through the first week of July
5629 Sound Ave., Riverhead, L.I., NY 11901
Find out more by calling 631-722-4740 or by visiting bayviewfarmmarket.com.
OPEN 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, starting early June
Location for Asparagus Sales (Late April – June)
6233 North Country Road, Wading River, L.I., NY 11792
Location for Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries and more (June-August)
Route 25 A, Wading River, L.I., NY 11792
Find out more by calling 631-929-4697 or by visiting condzellasfarm.com.
OPEN 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily starting early June; closed Wednesdays.
10 Lewis Rd., East Quogue, L.I., NY 11942
Find out more by calling 631-653-5221 or visiting facebook.com/densieskifarm.
Garden of Eve Organic Farm
OPEN 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead, L.I., NY 11901
Find out more by calling 631-722-8777 or visiting gardenofevefarm.com.
OPEN 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, now through month of June
633 Victory Ave., Brookhaven, L.I., NY 11719
Find out more by calling 631-286-7876 or by visiting gloverfarmsbrookhaven.com.
Golden Earthworm Organic Farm
OPEN 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through the month of June
652 Peconic Bay Blvd., Riverhead, L.I., NY 11901
Find out more by calling 631-722-3302 or by visiting goldenearthworm.com.
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OPEN 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, beginning early June; closed on Tuesdays
812 Sound Ave., Wading River, L.I., NY 11792
Find out more by calling 631-929-4327 or by visiting lewinfarm.com.
Patty’s Berries and Bunches
OPEN 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (last u-pick entrance is at 5:30 p.m.), starting June 7
410 Sound Ave., Mattituck, L.I., NY 11952
Find out more by calling 631-655-7996 or by visiting pattysberriesandbunches.org.
Rottkamp’s Fox Hollow Farm
OPEN 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday through Sunday
2287 Sound Ave., Calverton, L.I., NY 11933
Find out more by calling 631-727-1786 or by visiting facebook.com.
RELATED: Check out this Guide to Long Island Arboretums and Gardens!
Wickham’s Fruit Farm
OPEN 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, beginning the first week in June
28700 Main Rd. (Route 25), Cutchogue, L.I., NY 11935
Find out more by calling 631-734-6441 or by visiting wickhamsfruitfarm.com.
Windy Acres Farm
OPEN 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
3810 Middle Country Rd., Calverton, L.I. ,NY 11933
Find out more by calling 631-727-4554.
Get out there, enjoy the perfect weather! Get in touch with nature and with farming and with where your food comes from. If you want these strawberries, you have to act fast. Strawberry season is really only a few weeks long!! Have fun with the kids and make a great day of it! It’s something we really love to do. I’m sure you will, too.
Check Out Some Long Island Wine
While you’re on the North Fork, you’re in the middle of Long Island Wine Country! It’s another great part of visiting the island. If you’re in the mood for great wine, be sure to check out our Complete List of Long Island Wineries and Long Island Vineyards.
Check out the absolute best Long Island Wine Tours!
If you can’t make it to a tour, why not do some wine tasting at home with Bedell Cellars!
I know you’re getting hungry, so be sure to also check out the best wineries on Long Island for some great food!
While you’re in the area, be sure to check out these 9 relaxing things to do in the North Fork!
When you’re done with all of this wine drinking and relaxing, how about making it a weekend? Here are 10 great North Fork Long Island hotels to enjoy as well.
More From The Long Island Local
Maybe grab a freshly brewed beer at these Long Island breweries and when you’ve had your fill of vino!
The bounty of great food on Long Island seems endless! From great steakhouses on Long Island to great Greenport restaurants to Long Island lobster rolls and Long Island bagels, there’s so much to enjoy. And how about all the wonderful restaurants on the water Long Island?! Or maybe check out some Long Island oyster farms! How about these guides to Long Island Coffee Shops and Long Island coffee roasters!!
Be sure to find out about more things to do on Long Island as well as more great spots to eat and drink and wonderful places to stay off of Shelter Island!