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Egg U-Pick Orchards in Western New York State in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for eggs that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have eggs orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Erie County

  • Hen-Hawk Acres Country Store and Greenhouse - strawberries, Fresh eggs, gift shop, porta-potties are available
    13439 Genesee Road, Chaffee, NY 14030. Phone: 716-560-8302. Email: denniespamela@gmail.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take route 400 south, to route 16 to Chaffee, turn right on Genesee road. We are 500 yards on left. OR take route 219 south, take Genesee road exit and turn left onto it. Continue approximately ten miles. We are on the right just before route 16. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Alternate Phone: 716-560-6382. . Strawberries ripen approximately middle of June. Almost everything sold at our farm is locally grown, sewn, crafted, and baked including but not limited to- maple products, honey products, spices, goat milk soap, and soy candles. We have a closed beef herd which means that all of our beef are born and raised on our farm only. All of our meat is frozen and USDA inspected. For Fall we raise lots of "funky" pumpkins and at Christmas time we have lots of gift baskets filled with our local products. We also have a CSA program which is expanding all the time and there is a waiting list.
    Comments from a visitor on June 30, 2011: "They have the biggest and nicest strawberries I have ever picked! The hours are good, and it is super easy to get to. Everyone is very friendly!"
  • Thorpe's Organic Family Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries, peppers, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, tomatoes, Fresh eggs, porta-potties are available
    12866 Route 78, East Aurora, NY 14052. Phone: 716-655-4486. Email: thorpesfarm@verizon.net. Open: Call for dates and availability. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Thorpe's Organic Family Farm Facebook page. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. We grow over 300 varieties of fruits, vegetables, hay, and grain, all certified organic through NOFA-NY, in addition to organically fed poultry, beef, and pork. You can find our products in our farm store, open year-round, 6 days a week, and in our CSA shares.In 2019, if you have a fruit share, the price per lb. to pick is $2.00/lb. The 2019 price for non-fruit share members is $2.60/lb. (UPDATED: June 20, 2019, JBS)

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Eggs: Tips, Recipes and Information

Many PYO farms keep chickens and have farm-fresh eggs to sell. Certainly, these eggs are fresher and better in every way than those from a grocery store. Many of these farms sell the eggs year round, often via an honor box

Before you leave to go to the farm:

  1. Always call or check their website or facebook page before you go to the farm - Egg supplies can vary, chickens lay fewer in cold weather.
  2. Bring a container for the eggs.  Some farms have them some not, but if you save and reuse egg cartoons, the farmers will appreciate it. It helps cut their costs - and thus yours!
  3. Bring cash - many operate honor boxes for eggs

When you get home

 To keep eggs safe, take eggs straight home and store them immediately in the refrigerator set at 35 to 40 F. Leave the eggs in their carton and place them in the back of the refrigerator, not in the door (which is the warmest part of the fridge).

Egg Storage Chart
Product Refrigerator Freezer
Raw eggs in shell 3 to 5 weeks Do not freeze.
Raw egg whites 2 to 4 days 12 months
Raw egg yolks 2 to 4 days Yolks do not freeze well.
Raw egg accidentally frozen in shell Use immediately after thawing. Keep frozen; then refrigerate to thaw.
Hard-cooked eggs 1 week Do not freeze.
Egg substitutes, liquid
Unopened
10 days Do not freeze.
Egg substitutes, liquid
Opened
3 days Do not freeze.
Egg substitutes, frozen
Unopened
After thawing, 7 days, or refer to "Use-By" date on carton. 12 months
Egg substitutes, frozen
Opened
After thawing, 3 days, or refer to "Use-By" date on carton. Do not freeze.
Casseroles made with eggs 3 to 4 days After baking, 2 to 3 months.
Eggnog, commercial 3 to 5 days 6 months
Eggnog, homemade 2 to 4 days Do not freeze.
Pies, pumpkin or pecan 3 to 4 days After baking, 1 to 2 months.
Pies, custard and chiffon 3 to 4 days Do not freeze.
Quiche with any kind of filling 3 to 4 days After baking, 1 to 2 months.

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)