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Raspberry U-Pick Orchards in Central New York State in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for raspberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have raspberries 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.

Cayuga County

  • Grisamore Farms - strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, sweet and sour cherries, pumpkins, Christmas trees, apple cider
    R.D. # 2, Box 238 (1347 Goose Street), Locke, NY . Phone: 315-497-1347. Email: info@grisamorefarms.com. Open: May to October, Monday to Friday from 8 am to 7 pm; Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm; Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . We press our cider right here on our farm from apples we grow. To make our cider safer, we are installed a UV light. This will kill any possible bacteria in the cider without changing the flavor. Cider is available in our farm store September 25th thru December 10th. Typical harvest start dates (always call before you come, to confirm): Strawberries June 25, , Sweet Cherries July 4, Red Raspberries July 10, Blueberries July 10, Currants July 20. U-Pick Apple varieties and typical harvest start dates:Sansa .........August 25McIntosh.........September 14Gala..............September 14Cortland..........September 28Macoun...........September 28Red Delicious.....September 28Yellow Delicious...September 28Empire...........September 28Crispin...........September 28Granny Smith.....September 28Ida Reds.............October 5Northern Spy........October 5. Please Note: Children are allowed to pick, but we do ask that they have adult supervision. In addition, for the protection of our customers and our crops, we can no longer allow pets in our fields.(UPDATED: August 11, 2022, JBS)
  • Ruwet Berry Scary Acres - strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    7210 North Division Street, Auburn, NY 13021. Phone: 315 730 1876. Email: ruwetfarm@yahoo.com. Open: May: Asparagus, June: strawberries & early vegetables, July:-September: sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, onions, squash, red raspberries & much more; September-October: pumpkins, gourds, winter squash & much more. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Phone: 315 730 4448. . June: . The BEST sweet corn & other fresh vegetables. September-October: Already picked & pick your own pumpkins. FREE hayride to pick you own pumpkins. Gourds, Indian corn, winter squash & much more for fall decorating. Market includes squash, corn stalks, Indian corn, broom corn, apples and other fall decorations.
  • Tuckerman Farms - Uses natural growing practices, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), Honey from hives on the farm, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    1416 West Genesee Street Road, Aurelius-auburn, NY 13021. Phone: 315-252-5249. Email: sales@tuckermanfarms.com. Open: Summer picking July1st week Call first Fall picking August 3rd week to November please call or check our soon to be website. Directions: We are one mile west of the \Half-Acre intersection\". From Auburn take W. Genesee street road through Half Acre and we are on the left. From Rtes 5&20 take Half acre road\(NY Rte 326\) and at the blinking light turn right we are 1 mile on the left. """. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Tuckerman Farms Phone:. We are one mile west of the "Half-Acre intersection". From Auburn take W. Genesee street road through Half Acre and we are on the left. From Rtes 5&20 take Half acre road(NY Rte 326) and at the blinking light turn right we are 1 mile on the left. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Check out the Cayuga County tourim board in Auburn for the Berry Trail we are part of and the local Wine & Farm trails fun fun. Visit our Red Barn Country Store & Bakery June to November right at the Farm! Strawberries coming for u-pick 2013! Click here for our Facebook page . (UPDATED: July 3, 2016, JBS)

Chenango County

  • Fantasy Fruit Farm - Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, apples, grapes, honey
    464 Hall Road, Afton, NY 13730. Phone: 607-639-2075. Open: All summer 8am to 8pm. Click here for a map and directions. . Summer TriStar Strawberries, In Afton, NY turn onto Spring Street (across from Horton Hardware). Take 3rd left (Blower Hill Rd.) and go 1.5 miles.

Fulton County

  • Meadowlark Farms - blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (Spring, black), U-pick and already picked, farm stand with mums and pumpkins.
    397 Stevers Mill Road, Broadalbin, NY 12025. Phone: 518-883-6542. Email: Kmyers30@nycap.rr.com. Open: In season, blueberries picking hour: Wednesday 4;00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers. Meadowlark Farms Alternate Phone: 518-332-0747. Fax: 518-883-4093. . Season generally runs from Mid-July to Labor Day for blueberries; Fall raspberries until hard frost; We continue to add new crops every year.

Herkimer County

  • Brick House Acres - Garden Center & Berry Farm - Garden Center & Berry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red)
    10628 Roberts Road, Frankfort, NY 13340. Phone: 315-737-5635. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions.
    Brick House Acres - Garden Center & Berry Farm Facebook page. . Garden Center (May/June) U-Pick Berries (July/August). We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Our Garden Center sells a wide variety of annuals, perennials, and herbs including many rare and heirloom varieties you won't find elsewhere. Pick-your-own organic Raspberries, Blueberries, and Blackberries in the Summer. We offer workshops, classes, and farm tours. Fresh Rainbow Eggs are available year-round. Your Source for Vibrant, Healthy Plants & Fresh, Organic Berries. (UPDATED: October 07, 2019)

Madison County

  • Dizzy Lizzie's Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries, raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), raspberries (black), Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Fresh eggs
    3823 Sanderson Road, Erieville, NY 13061. Phone: 315-662-7565. Email: dizzylizziesfarm@gmail.com. Open: Check website or facebook or call for availability. Directions: From Cazenovia take route 20 and make a right onto Erieville Road. About five miles turn left onto Sanderson Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Dizzy Lizzie's Farm Facebook page. . . We are certified organic for all crops! (ADDED: July 06, 2015)
  • Mosher Farms - strawberries, raspberries
    3214 Fargo Rd, Bouckville, NY 13310. Phone: (315) 893-7173. Open: in season, 8 am to noon daily weather permitting; Call for field conditions. Click here for a map and directions. Routes 26 and 46, town of Eaton; 893-7173. Take Route 20 east to Route 46 south a half mile. Supervised children are OK. (ADDED: October 06, 2016, JBS)

Montgomery County

  • Cashin's Farm - raspberries (red), strawberries,
    225 Argersinger Road, Fultonville, NY 12072. Phone: 518-922-6030. Email: berries@cashinsfarm.com. Open: 8am to 5pm; Call for information on availability. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Strawberries: June 15 to July 4 Raspberries:. We are a small family run fruit and vegetable farm, producing strawberries, raspberries, black berries and a variety of vegetables. Strawberries and raspberries are available via our u-pick patch.

Oneida County

  • Abbott Farms - apples, blueberries, cherries, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, petting zoo, birthday parties, school tours
    3275 Cold Springs Road, Baldwinsville, NY 13027. Phone: 315-638-7783. Email: apples@abbottfarms.com. Open: click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: click here for a map and directions. Updates: click here for picking updates. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. . . Crops are usually available in April through November.
  • Candella's Farm - blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Spring, black), strawberries, tomatoes,
    9256 River Road, Marcy, NY 13403. Phone: 315-736-8782. Email: smpapale@roadrunner.com. Open: You pick hours are posted onour Facebook page; the Farm stand hours are Monday- Friday 9-7 Sat 9-6 Sunday 9-5 Directions: Located at the corner of River Road Marcy and Mohawk Street coming from Whitesboro. Directions: Located at the corner of River Road Marcy and Mohawk Street coming from Whitesboro. Coming from Rome or Utica take Route 49 to the Cavanaugh Road Exit. From Utica take a right, go to the second traffic light turn left. From Rome turn left then another left. We share a parking lot with Marcy Beverage Center. Strawberries Mid June to Beginning July; Raspberries Early July; Blueberries mid-July. Payment: You Pick is cash only; Farm stand is Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: You Pick is cash only; Farm stand is Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Candella's Farm Facebook page. . You pick hours are posted onour Facebook page; the Farm stand hours are Monday- Friday 9-7 Sat 9-6 Sunday 9-5 (UPDATED: July 10, 2016)
  • Navarino Orchard - apples, raspberries, strawberries,
    3655 Cherry Valley Tpk. (rt.20), Syracuse, NY 13215. Phone: 315 673-9181. Email: navarino_orchard@yahoo.com. Open: Weekends in May, daily June thru Thanksgiving and weekends till Christmas. Directions: Located on Route 20 between LaFayette and Skaneateles. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. . Fax: 315 469-0494. . Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. Strawberries: June, Raspberries: July, Apples: August thru October, Fall Raspberries: September. U-Pick facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on June 21, 2009: "The best. It's not heavily commercial like so many other orchards that are nearby. It's very authentic. The apples and strawberries are also very close to the parking. They have restrooms and a few picnic tables. Also have a small food stand that sells apple fritters, hot dogs, apple pie and a nice country store that sells crafts and a lot of canned items like homeade applesauce, local cheeses, etc. "
  • O'Neill's Orchard - U Pick Apples, raspberries
    4873 Route 20, LaFayette, NY 13084. Phone: 315-677-3492. Click here for a map and directions.
    O'Neill's Orchard Facebook page. .

Onondaga County

  • Burdock's Berries - blueberries, red raspberries, black raspberries, yellow raspberries, and in some years strawberries
    2208 State Route 174, Marietta, NY. Phone: 315-877-8334. Email: info@berdocksberries.com. Open dawn to dusk, seven days a week, but always see their facebook page for field conditions. Directions: On the west side of Otisco Lake, north of Borodino, minutes from Marcellus and Skaneateles. Burdock's Berries facebook page. In 2923, only $/quart.  (UPDATED: June 27, 2023, JBS) (ADDED: October 06, 2016, JBS)

Oswego County

  • Stan's Berry Patch - blueberries, black raspberries, red raspberries
    208 County Rte. 84, West Monroe, NY 13167. Phone: 315-668-7159. Open: July and August, from. Click here for a map and directions. . 8 am to 6pm on Tuesday to Sunday, Closed on Mondays. Come visit our beautiful blueberry patches and retail store. For your convenience we also offer fresh picked blueberries. Children are Welcome. No Pets Allowed in Berry Patch Please. Facebook page. (ADDED: May 5, 2021, JBS)

Schoharie County

  • Bohringer's Fruit Farm - Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and cherries.
    Rte 30, Fultonham, NY . Phone: . Open: June through October 8-5. Click here for a map and directions. Bohringer's Fruit Farm They do not have flush restrooms, but they do have multiple port-o-potties, (UPDATED: September 11, 2021, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on June 08, 2010: "I love it. No restrooms, no picnic area, just wonderful pick your own fruit."

Tompkins County

  • Indian Creek Farm - apples, eggplant, flowers, pears, peaches, raspberries (red), tomatoes,
    1408 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, NY 14850. Phone: 607-227-6147. Open: to the public every day, sunrise to sunset. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Fruit trees for the home gardener. A hundred varieties of dwarf apple trees.You can pick fruits and vegetables in the fields; or pop into the farm stand for fresh produce that we have harvested for you
  • Kestrel Perch Berries - strawberries, blueberries, elderberries, black currants, red currants, black and red raspberries, blackberries
    220 Rachel Carson Way, Ithaca, NY 14850. Phone: 607-275-0272. Click here for a map and directions. . , a unique combination of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and U-Pick models, supplies seasonal small fruit to members in the greater Ithaca, NY area. Fruit available includes STRAWBERRIES (4 varieties, all rated 'excellent' for flavor); summer and fall RED RASPBERRIES, RED and BLACK CURRANTS, GOOSEBERRIES, BLUEBERRIES, and ELDERBERRIES -- all grown without chemicals and all in one convenient West Hill location! The CSA is the main focus at Kestrel Perch, but a limited amount of non-member picking is available on a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) basis.
  • Littletree Orchards - Apples, cherries, flowers, pears, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries, winter squash, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field
    345 Shaffer Road, Newfield, NY 14867. Phone: 607-564-9246. Open: July 1 through November 15 Littletree Orchards is open 10:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday. Directions: to Littletree Orchards from Ithaca, New York \(only 7.4 miles from Buttermilk Falls St. Park\) From Ithaca take Route 13 south to the Newfield exit. Take the Newfield exit on to Main Street. Take Main Street to Tioga State Bank \(.9 mile\). Take a left at Tioga State Band on to Shaffer Road. Take Shaffer Road \(.4 mile\) and turn at the first left \(this keeps you on Shaffer Road\). Stay on Shaffer Road 1.2 miles and you will find Littletree Orchards on the left. enter Littletree driveway, bear right and stop in at the Apple Barn. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. to from Ithaca, New York (only 7.4 miles from Buttermilk Falls St. Park) From Ithaca take Route 13 south to the Newfield exit. Take the Newfield exit on to Main Street. Take Main Street to Tioga State Bank (.9 mile). Take a left at Tioga State Band on to Shaffer Road. Take Shaffer Road (.4 mile) and turn at the first left (this keeps you on Shaffer Road). Stay on Shaffer Road 1.2 miles and you will find on the left. enter Littletree driveway, bear right and stop in at the Apple Barn. Approximate Harvest Dates sweet Cherries; July raspberries; mid-July - august tart cherries; mid-July - mid-August tomatoes; mid-August - frost peaches; mid-August - mid-September apples; late July - mid- November fresh flowers; August - frost dried flowers; July - mid-November hard shell gourds; July - mid-November winter squash; fall pumpkins; mid-September - October. Doughnuts in the Apple Barn. Basil to pick. Picnic tables on premises. Littletree welcomes formal and informal groups of all ages. Groups can take self-guided tours or have a guided tour. Call for details or to schedule a tour. Littletree is a family friendly orchard which specializing in U-Pick, focused on FUN.
  • Morrow Creek Farm - Raspberries, blackberries, snow peas, shallots, leeks, herbs, tomatoes, peppers, beans, zucchini
    199 Algerine Road, Lansing, NY 14882. Phone: 607-533-4295. Open: UPDATE for 2019, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, last reported hours were late June through frost Directions: 1 mile W of Route 34B. Click here for a map and directions. . Call for availability.

 

Raspberry

Raspberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Raspberries can produce an early summer crop or  a late summer and Fall crop. RaspberriesIn the U.S. Spring / Summer raspberries (called florocanes) typically peak during June in the South, and in July in the North. The primocane varieties, which produce raspberries on shoots that come up each Spring are typically read from August until frost.

In addition to the variety a farm plants, the berries are ready at various times depending the local climate, such as which part of the state you are located. See this page for a list of raspberry festivals around the U.S.

And for those of you from the upper midwest through the west and up to Canada, if you are interested in Thimbleberries, see this page.

Before you leave to go to the farm:

  1. Always call before you go to the farm - And when they are in season, a large turnout can pick a field clean before noon, so CALL first!
  2. Leave early.  On weekends, then fields may be picked clean by NOON!  
  3. Most growers furnish picking containers designed for raspberries, but they may charge you for them; be sure to call before you go to see if you need to bring containers.
    If you use your own containers, remember that heaping raspberries more than 5 inches deep will bruise the lower berries. Plastic dishpans, metal oven pans with 3 inch tall sides and large pots make good containers. I like the Glad storage containers like the one at right.
  4. Bring something to drink and a few snacks; you'd be surprised how you can work up a thirst and appetite! And don't forget hats and sunscreen for the sun. Bugs usually aren't a problem, but some deet might be good to bring along if it has been rainy.

Tips on how to pick raspberries

  1. Raspberry bushes don't have thorns, but they are a pick prickly, so if you want to hold the stem while picking, a pair of lightweight gloves is helpful.
    Raspberries Nutritional Data
    (fresh)
    Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
    Energy 220 kJ (53 kcal)
    11.94 g
    Sugars 4.42 g
    Dietary fiber 6.5 g
    0.65 g
    1.2 g
    Vitamins
    Thiamine
    (3%)
    0.032 mg
    Riboflavin2
    (3%)
    0.038 mg
    Niacin3
    (4%)
    0.598 mg
    Pantothenic acid5
    (7%)
    0.329 mg
    Vitamin B6
    (4%)
    0.055 mg
    Folate9
    (5%)
    21 μg
    Choline
    (3%)
    12.3 mg
    Vitamin C
    (32%)
    26.2 mg
    Vitamin E
    (6%)
    0.87 mg
    Vitamin K
    (7%)
    7.8 μg
    Minerals
    Calcium
    (3%)
    25 mg
    Iron
    (5%)
    0.69 mg
    Magnesium
    (6%)
    22 mg
    Manganese
    (32%)
    0.67 mg
    Phosphorus
    (4%)
    29 mg
    Potassium
    (3%)
    151 mg
    Zinc
    (4%)
    0.42 mg
    Other constituents
    Water 85.8 g

    Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
    Source:

  2. A ripe raspberry is deep color with a plump, soft but firm feel. It will pull free from the plant with only a slight tug. The center will remain on the plant. Keep in mind, raspberries come in many colors: red, yellow, black, purple, so you want to pick the darker shade of whichever it is.
  3. Pick only the berries that are fully ripe. Reach in between the stems to grab for hidden berries ready for harvest. Bend down and look up into the plant and you will find loads of berries that other people missed!
  4. I find it helps to hold the stem with one hand, while picking with the other.
  5. Repeat these operations using both hands until each holds 3 or 4 berries. Repeat the picking process with both hands.
  6. Don't overfill your containers or try to pack the berries down. Ideally, the collection containers should be wide so the pberries aren't more than a few deep.
  7. Pick berries into a shallow container. If they get piled too deep they will crush each other.
  8. Avoid placing the picked berries in the sunlight any longer than necessary. It is better to put them in the shade of a tree or shed than in the car trunk or on the car seat. Cool them as soon as possible after picking.

When you get home

  1. raspberries, just pick from a pick your own farmDON'T wash the berries until you are ready to use them or freeze them.  Washing makes them more prone to spoiling.
  2. DO refrigerate! Right after picking, place raspberries in the fridge. If your fridge tends to dry out produce, lightly cover the container.
  3. Raspberries don't store for very long, usually just a few days. The reason the ones from the grocery store last longer is they are covered with fungicides!
  4. Pour them out into shallow pans and remove any mushed, soft or rotting berries
  5. Put a couple of days supply into the fridge, wash  off the others, drain them and freeze them up! (Unless you're going to make jam right away) raspberries are less perishable than blueberries or strawberries, but refrigerate them as soon as possible after picking. Temperatures between 34 F and 38 F are best, but, be careful not to freeze the raspberries (while they are in the fridge)!
  6. Even under ideal conditions raspberries will only keep for a week in a refrigerator, so for best flavor and texture, use them as soon as possible after purchase
  7. See this page for illustrated freezing instructions.

Raspberry Recipes

  1. Now, get ready to make raspberry jam - It is VERY easy - especially with our free
    raspberry jam directions - very easy! or for a jam with a little kick, try raspberry chipotle jam
  2. And if you want to freeze them to use later, see my How to freeze berries page.
  3. You can also make your own raspberry vinaigrette,
  4. See this page for an easy recipe to make raspberry chipotle sauce

 

Raspberry Facts

  • rasoberriesRaspberries are a very healthy food; packed with anthocyanins!
  • Raspberries contain more vitamin C than oranges, are super high in fibre, lhave a good amount of folic acid, are high in potassium, vitamin A and calcium.
  • The USDA says 1 cup of raspberries has about 62 calories.
  • 11 cup of raspberries, not packed down weighs about 140 grams.
  • An average raspberry has 100 to 120 seeds.
  • Select plump, firm, fully raspberries. Unripe berries will not ripen once picked.
  • Raspberries belong to a large group of fruits known as brambles, such as blackberries, in the plant genus Rubus.
  • Raspberries come in red, yellow, orange, purple and black colors.
  • Yellow raspberries are red raspberries that don't make red pigment.)
  • In most areas, raspberries begin to bloom in late May or early June.
  • Bumblebees, honeybees, and other wild bees love to visit brambles.
  • 60-70 pints of fruits can be harvested from 100 feet row.
    Raspberries can be harvested from early summer through fall, usually right up until a freeze
  • The United States is the world's third-largest producer of raspberries (FAOSTAT, 2013).
  • Production occurs across much of the country, although most of it is concentrated in California, Oregon and Washington. California leads the nation in both black and red raspberry production (NASS, 2015).
  • According to the most recent Census of Agriculture, the United States has 8,052 raspberry farms totaling 23,104 acres (Census of Ag, USDA, 2012).
  • U-pick raspberry farms typically sell berries by the pound. A quart equals 1 and 1/4 pounds of fresh berries.
  • Do the math and be careful not to over-purchase as raspberries quickly mold when left at room temperature, and only last a couple of days in the refrigerator.
  • You can easily freeze berries that you cannot use right away - just wash, cut the hulls off and pop them into a ziplock bag, removing as much air as possible.  Those vacuum food sealers REALLY do a good job of this! The berries will keep for many months frozen without air.
  • Want to go to a raspberry festival? See this page for a list!

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