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Farm-Fresh Fun

The area's best pick-your-own fruit & veggie venues + treats

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

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

New recipes for summer 2015!

Exploring farm and orchard fields to pick your own fruits and veggies is a hands-on, healthy way to encourage kids to connect to what they eat. And August is the perfect month to both catch the tail end of the spring/summer harvest and get a jump on autumn goodness. But stocking up is only half the fun: We’ve rounded up the best local spots and times to pick each crop, plus an easy, kid-friendly treat to make together once you bring the bounty home. Remember, many of these venues have appealing hayrides, barnyards, play areas and markets, so schedule plenty of time for your U-pick adventure.

 

Strawberries

 

 

Cherries

 

 

Berries

 

 

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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