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Farm Fresh

Where to pick locally grown family-favorite fruits and veggies

Bowl of fresh-picked strawberries from Hellerick's Family Farm, Doylestown, PA

Bowl of fresh-picked strawberries from Hellerick's Family Farm, Doylestown, PA

Is there anything sweeter than biting into a juicy, plump, red strawberry on a hot summer day? The experience is all the more delightful when you select your berries fresh from the field.

Besides the yum factor, when you pick your own fruit, you’re supporting local, often family-owned farms and you tend to get the freshest crops available. Kids can learn where their food comes from in a truly hands-on way.

We put together a roundup of what's available when and where, why families should eat the various fruits, tips on how to select the best crops and even a few recipes using fresh-picked product. Select a fruit or veggie to learn more:

 

Strawberries

 

 

Cherries

 

 

Blueberries

 

 

Raspberries

 

 

Blackberries

 

 

Peaches

 

 

Plums

 

 

Nectarines

 

 

Pears

 

 

Apples

 

 

Pumpkins

 

Remember: Picking dates in our guide are approximate and depend on the weather and demand for the crop. Always call a farm or visit its website to confirm a crop is available before you visit!


 


Fruit photos courtesy of www.pachd.com

 

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