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Raspberry U-Pick Orchards in Fingerlakes Region of 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.

Monroe County

  • Burch Farms - Uses integrated pest management practices, blueberries, cherries, currants (red and black), gooseberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), strawberries,
    527 North Avenue, Hilton, NY 14468. Phone: 585 392 2095. Email: info@burchfarms.com. Open: Every day 8am to 5pm weather permitting June 15 to August 15. Directions: 1 mile north of Hilton on Route 259. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Fax: 585 392-2411. . We use integrated pest management practices. We have U-Pick berries and cherries, and Ready-Pick strawberries, peaches, nectarines and apples at our roadside stand, all in season.
  • Chase Farms Market - raspberries, gooseberries, strawberries, currants, pumpkins
    459 Pannell Road, Fairport, NY 14450. Phone: 315-986-4013. Open: U-Pick from 7 am to noon Monday through Friday and weeknights from 6 pm to 8 pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions.
    Chase Farms Market Facebook page. . Saturday and Sunday we are open for U-Pick from 7 am to 1pm only. Summer hours for you pick raspberries are everyday from 8am to noon. Monday through Friday we also have evening hours form 6pm to 8pm. Summer red raspberries are ripe and ready to pick the month of July. Purple raspberries are available for you pick by mid July. We also have currents and gooseberries for you pick at this time. Our raspberry bushes are all trellised and easy to reach we encourage everyone in the family to participate in this fun activity. Once again a wagon will give you a ride to and from the patch. Chase Farms has 15 acres of raspberries, both summer and fall bearing varieties. We anticipate that summer raspberries will be available beginning in early July, please check their website for any updates.
    Comments from a visitor on July 07, 2009: "IT IS THE BEST!!!!There is a picnic area, petting zoo, shortcake stand."
  • Green Acre Fruit Farm - apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, currants (red and black), gooseberries, nectarines, peaches, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), picnic area, school tours
    3460 Latta Road, Rochester, NY 14612. Phone: 585-234-0252. Open: Strawberries Mon to Friday 7am to 7 pm, Saturday, Sun 7am to 4pm Summer hours: Closed Mondays, Tuesday thru Thursday 8am to 8pm Sat and Sunday from 8am to 4pm; After 91 open 9am to 5pm daily Strawberries start mid June, Raspberries early July and all fall long. Directions: 390 north to Latta Rd exit. Go west, left, 3 miles. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Strawberries Mon to Friday 7am to 7 pm, Saturday, Sun 7am to 4pm Summer hours: Closed Mondays, Tuesday thru Thursday 8am to 8pm Sat and Sunday from 8am to 4pm; After 9/1 open 9am to 5pm daily Strawberries start mid June, Raspberries early July and all fall long. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October, November. pricots mid July, Blueberries mid July, Peach/Nectarine early August, Apples, plums, pumpkins start September thru end of October Green Acre is THE "Farm to Pick".
    Comments from a visitor on September 27, 2010: "I LOVE it!!! It makes for a great family outing!"
  • Mendon Acres - blackberries, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (Autumn, black), strawberries,
    4287 Clover St, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472. Phone: (585) 733-2299. Email: doug.osovski@gmail.com. Open: Strawberries will be U - pick in June through early July depending on weather and crop; Raspberries and Blackberries will be U - pick in July through September depending on weather and crop; Pumpkins will be available in September through October. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . (ADDED: March 07, 2017)
  • Partyka Farms - Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cherries, and tomatoes.
    1420 County Line Road, Kendall, NY 14476. Phone: 585-659-9131. Email: info1@partykafarms.com. Open: . Click here for a map and directions. 9 am to 9 pm April 15 through Oct 31st info1@partykafarmscom They have restrooms, picnic tables, grill, ice cream, do some organics, have beautiful flowers, take credit cards, have a petting zoo and a great playground for kids -- free Plus the Orleans County Country Barn Quilt Trail starts at their place, they offer free maps to it, and have an annual Quilt Festival Mother's Day week
    Comments from a visitor on September 02, 2009: "I love their place, it is awesome Very high quality, friendly people too and great service plus wonderful products"
  • Robb Farms - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, corn (sweet), peaches, raspberries (black), saskatoons, tomatoes, Cider mill fresh apple cider made on the premises
    800 Gallup Rd, Spencerport, NY 14559. Phone: (585) 352-0814. Email: Robbfarm@aol.com. Open: 9 am to 6 daily. Directions: Located in Spencerport on Gallup Road. Gallup Road is located between Washington Street and Sweden Walker Road off of Route 31 or Ridge Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Robb Farms Facebook page. . We use integrated pest management practices. (UPDATED: June 28, 2020)
  • Schutt's Apple Mill - U Pick cherries, raspberries, pumpkins, cider
    1063 Plank Road, Webster, NY 14580. Phone: 585-872-2924. Email: schuttsapple@gmail.com. Click here for a map and directions.
    Schutt's Apple Mill Facebook page. . We ship apples! We pack farm fresh apples in two box sizes - single layer (18-20 apples) and double layer (38-40 apples). We ship to 48 states via UPS. Click here for more details on our apple boxes. Crop availability: U-Pick Cherries - last week in June; U-Pick Raspberries - Starting 4th of July; U-Pick - Pumpkins - in the fall. Call Us Toll free at 888-277-5370.
  • Whittier Fruit Farm - Apples, blueberries, cherries, flowers, peaches, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, wagon rides
    219 Whittier Road, Rochester, NY 14624. Phone: 585-594-9054. Email: info@whittierfruitfarm.com. Open: See website for open dates and hours! Cherries: mid-July, Raspberries: mid-July-early September, Plums: mid-August- mid-September, Flowers: Late August-Late September, Apples: Late August-early November, Pumpkins: Late September- Early November. Directions: See website for map and directions . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard. . Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October. Pick your own blueberries starts mid-July at our patch in Niagara County! At, you can pick your own raspberries, sweet cherries, plums, and apples in season. We provide picking containers or you can bring your own. Children are welcome to pick with adults, and we expect you will sample some fruit as you pick. (We don't expect you to eat more while picking than you buy!) Our pick-your-own blueberries are out in Niagara County. Wagon rides on Saturdays and Sundays starting the 2nd weekend in September through the end of October. Cider is made and sold fresh from mid-September- Late October. We have a playground with a picnic area where you can relax and enjoy ice cream or other refreshments while the children play! Gift-boxes for apples are available throughout the fall season.

Ontario County

  • Jerome's U-Pick - raspberries, peas, pumpkins, grapes (14 Varieties)
    6850 Pressler Road, Naples, NY 14512. Phone: (800)-874-2548. Email: upickj@aol.com. Open: June to October, Grape Season 9 am to 6 pm -- all other seasons 7 am to Noon. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Call for availability. offers many different varieties of grapes throughout the fall at reasonable prices.

Orleans County

  • Hurd Orchards - U Pick Apples, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, sour cherries
    17260 Ridge Road, Holley, NY 14470. Phone: 585-638-8838. Email: market@hurdorchards.com. Open: May 1st through December 24th, Wednesday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . , winter hours by appointment. Black Raspberries, Red Raspberries, Blueberries, and Sour Cherries are ready to pick in July. Pick your own or purchase the lovely fruit in our market that we have picked for you. is a family fruit and flower farm and canning company nestled in the fertile lake plains of Western New York between the banks of the Erie Canal and the shores of Lake Ontario.
  • Panek's Pickin Patch - strawberries, raspberries, blueberries
    13420 County House Road, Albion, NY 14411. Phone: 585-589-6155. Email: gespanek15@gmail.com. Click here for a map and directions. . . Also a CSA. (UPDATED: May 15, 2015, JBS)
  • Watt Farms - Apples, peaches, apricots, cherries, nectarines, other berries, plums, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), gift shop, farm animals
    3121 Oak Orchard Rd, Albion, NY 14411. Phone: 585-589-8000. Email: office@wattfarms.com. Open: Picking from 9 to 7 daily in season; Closes for winter around Christmas. Directions: See their website for directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. . . Picking from 9 to 7 daily in season; Closes for winter (around Christmas). Train rides ($5 for Adult/$3 children) during Apple Picking season Ice Cream & Fudge shop Apple and Peach U-Pick (ADDED: February 26, 2016, Suggested by a visitor)

Seneca County

  • Cassim Farms - strawberry, raspberries
    3581 Yost Road, Waterloo, NY 13165. Phone: 315-539-2951. Open: Thursday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm, Sunday: 9am - 1pm. Click here for a map and directions. . has become one of the leading produce and u-pick farms in the Finger Lakes and is still the area's favorite source for fresh, and always juicy, strawberries. UPDATE July 17, 2019: Their website says "After 35 years of business, we have closed our farm store. We will still have produce available on our farm stand." But it doesn't address PYO???
  • Whispering Pines Hideaway - strawberries, raspberries
    548 Townline Road, Lyons, NY 14489. Phone: 315-946-6170. Open: From their website, it does not look like they have pick your own any more; call before you go. Click here for a map and directions. . (UPDATED: May 15, 2015, JBS)

Wayne County

  • Burnap Fruit Farm - strawberries, cherries, raspberries, apples, pumpkins, corn maze
    7109 Lake Road, Sodus, NY 14551. Phone: 315-483-4050. Open: daily 9 am to 6 pm from Memorial Day to Halloween. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for their contact form. Click here for directions. The Kids Play Land Train is now boarding, and is FREE entertainment for the kids. Come on down and let the kids ride on our wooden train, drive the monstertruck or "swing" away in the castle. You can then take a walk through our corn maze, visit the sand boxes and toy area, there is never a dull moment for the kids. Mom and Dad can watch from our deck or Adirondack chairs in the yard. Join us for summer activities, pick-your-own strawberries and sweet cherries! (UPDATED: May 11, 2016, JBS)
  • Circle B Farms - Uses natural growing practices, apples, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), raspberries (Spring, black), raspberries (Autumn, black), summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, porta-potties are available, picnic area, picnic area you may bring your own food, farm animals
    4256 Route 14, Lyons, NY 14489. Phone: 315-946-1262. Email: cnb1954@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Thursday 9am to dark Friday to Sunday 8am to dark April to December. Directions: From Rochester, take Route 104, east to State Route 14. Turn right on to Route 14 and drive 3 and 310 miles south to farm on left. From NYS Thruway, take exit 42 \(GenevaLyons\) and turn left on to State Route 14. Travel through the village of Lyons and approximately 7 miles from village the farm is on right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard. . . From Rochester, take Route 104, east to State Route 14. Turn right on to Route 14 and drive 3 and 3/10 miles south to farm on left. From NYS Thruway, take exit 42 (Geneva/Lyons) and turn left on to State Route 14. Travel through the village of Lyons and approximately 7 miles from village the farm is on right. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.
  • G and S Orchards - apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, currants (red and black), gooseberries, other berries, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries,
    825 Atlantic Avenue ( Route 286) 1 mile East of Penfield Town Line, Walworth, NY 14568. Phone: 315-524-3823. Email: gcraft@rochester.rr.com. Open: You Pick Daily: weather permitting or call for times, changes with each crop; Farm Stand: Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 6:30pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am to 6:00pm; June thru November with picked seasonal fruits and vegetables. Directions: From NYS Route 590, take Exit 7, proceed East on Atlantic Avenue \( Route 286\) exactly 10 miles. Farm is on the North East corner at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue \(Route 286\) and Lincoln Road Just 15 minutes from Downtown Rochester. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Fax:. . From NYS Route 590, take Exit 7, proceed East on Atlantic Avenue ( Route 286) exactly 10 miles. Farm is on the North East corner at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue (Route 286) and Lincoln Road Just 15 minutes from Downtown Rochester. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October, November. Apples: September 20 to November 2, Blackberries: September 20 to October 12, Black Raspberries: July 12 to August 3, Sweet Cherries: June 28 to August 24, Currants: July 5 to August 3, Gooseberries: July 5 to August 3, Pumpkins: September 27 to October 31, Purple Raspberries: July 12 to August 10, Red Raspberries: June 28 to July 27, Strawberries: June 14 to July 13. CSA shares also available and Sales on Saturdays at Fairport Farmers Market (June thru November). Our "High Quality, High Taste Produce" is grown using Good Agricultural Practices and Integrated Pest Management Methods. (UPDATED: May 11, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: September 11, 2013, jbs)
    Comments from a visitor on July 05, 2009: "Loved the orchard and the people. We arrived later in the day - just before they were going to close, and they didn't rush us to finish. Better then most of the other orchards around.
  • Huron Harvest - Uses natural growing practices, raspberries,
    5669 Fifth Road, North Rose, NY 14516. Phone: . Email: rpatchen@wflboces.org. Open: July and August, on Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm. Directions: .3 mile north of State Route 104 . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.

Yates County

 

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.)
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