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Raspberry U-Pick Orchards in Sullivan and Ulster Counties in Southeast NY 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.

Sullivan County

  • Neversink Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red),
    635 Claryville Road, Claryville, NY 12725. Phone: 845-985-2519. Open: Saturdays and Sundays 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Neversink Farm Facebook page. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. offers pick-your-own raspberries Summer to Fall. We are certified organic for all crops!

Ulster County

  • Hurds Family Farm - apples, peaches, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), winter squash, tomatoes, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    2187 Route 32, Modena, NY 12548. Phone: (845)883-7825. Email: Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Hurds Family Farm Facebook page. . Fall Hours are Saturday & Sunday, August 18th & 19th, Saturday & Sunday, August 25th & 26th, September 1st through November 4th​ for Apple Picking & Barn Market 9AM-5PM, Activities 10AM to 4PM, Cafe Weekends & Holidays 11AM to 4PM; 2018 Winter Hours are November 23rd through December 16th, Black Friday & Weekends ​9AM-5PM. More information: Corn Maze, School Tours, Events, Apple Picking, Recipes, Healthy Apple Twists, Photo Gallery, and a Map. Children love our barn side pick your own salad garden. Moms tell us that kids who do not usually eat peppers zucchini or cucumbers will enjoy the fresh vegetables when they harvest them themselves. Our corn maze does not have corn you can eat, but we do have a corn field filled with sweet corn that adds to our summer pick your own experience. Raspberries on the farm ripen late summer and are abundant in the early fall until our first hard frost. In the Fall .. For the young and young-at-heart, enjoy apple and pumpkin picking, hayrides, bonfires, and a cornfield maze. Feed farm pets at the Critter Corner and play at the Kid's Corral. Visit an 18th Century Dutch Threshing Barn for country gifts and refreshments. Remember to come back in December to harvest your own fresh and fragrant Christmas tree. Our Apple Variety Information: Please note, these are just general guidelines. The weather determines when the apples are ready each year. Please sign up for our emails or call to see which varieties are ready each week. Facebook page. Early Season Apples: August to Early September: Gala, Ginger Gold, Honeycrisp, Jonamac, McIntosh.Mid-Season Apples: Late September to Early October: Cortland, Crispin(Mutsu), Empire, Early Fuji, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Macoun, Red Delicious, SnapDragon. Late Season Apples: October to Early November: Fuji, Idared Crisp, Rome, RubyFrost.
  • Jenkins & Lueken Orchards - strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, Apples, pumpkins, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths and boughs, trees tied, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, and prepicked produce, tractor-pulled hay rides
    69 Yankee Folley road, New Paltz, NY 12561. Phone: 845-255-0999. Email: Open: 9AM - 6PM, Monday-Sunday; Note, the berry patch is closed on Mondays. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Jenkins & Lueken Orchards Facebook page. . a. Crops are usually available in September, October, December. Our bakery is open producing fresh baked pies, brownies, and other tasty treats! Call or visit to pre-order your baked goods. Christmas tree varieties: PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir. Our berry patch is filled with blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries from the summer through to the year's first frost. Picking typically (it can vary!) starts around the following dates:Strawberries: Early JuneBlueberries: July 1stRaspberries: July 20thBlackberries: August 10thApples:McIntosh September 1Gala September 5Empire September 15Cortland September 15Fortune September 15Jonagold September 15Macoun September 15Fuji September 20Golden & Red Delicious September 20Ida Red October 1Mutsu/Crispin October 1.
  • Kelder's Farm - apples, asparagus, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red and black), eggplant, grapes, herbs or spices, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, farm market, concessions or refreshment stand, picnic area, jumping pillow, mini-golf, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    5755 Route 209, Kerhonkson, NY 12446. Phone: 845-626-7137. Email: Open: early May thru October 10 am to 6 daily. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Kelder's Farm Facebook page. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. CSA available. CSA Jennie Bell Pie Fest in September. Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries. Pick-your-own Blueberries, Currants, Peas, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Cucumbers, Beets, Kale, Lettuce and more! We have the best selection of pick-your-own produce around! Our farm activities are Mini-golf, Jumping pillow, Petting farm and playground. Check out our Farm Market for own produce and the best local products! Get your own fresh eggs, and free-range chicken, grass-fed beef and lamb! Facebook page. Come play mini-golf and more fun! We have added some new holes this season. Tickets and season passes are available on our website. (UPDATED: April 6, 2021 JBS) (UPDATED: February 09, 2016)
    Comments from a visitor on October 11, 2008: "We love this farm and we've been there many times. Now they're advertising: Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Pumpkins When we went last summer we picked blueberries, corn and potatoes. We also bought some loose flowers. "
  • Westwind Orchard - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, apples, pears, flowers, pumpkins, blackberries, raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill fresh apple cider made on the premises, U-pick and already picked, maple syrup
    215 Lower Whitfield Road, Accord, NY 12404. Phone: 845 6260659. Email: Open: Pick Your Own is ONLY available Saturdays and Sundays from 12 pm to 6pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Westwind Orchard Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: 212 505-9362. Fax: 212 505-9362. . from Mid-August, until end of October). We are certified organic for all crops! At you can pick Apples, Raspberries, and Pumpkins. Our Farm Store is filled with lots of local products including our certified organic produce, art from local artisans, maple syrup, honey, jams, apple sauce, cider vinegars, herbal health and beauty products, and other non-local fair trade items. And once again this year we will be offering the opportunity to make your own Organic Apple Sweet Cider, .last year we had a blast and it was a huge success!!!Everything we grow at is CERTIFIED ORGANIC.
  • Wilklow Orchards - Blueberries, Raspberries, Currants, Gooseberries, apples, pumpkins, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    341 Pancake Hollow Road, Highland, NY 12528. Phone: (845) 691-2339. Open: September and October 7 days a week 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: Take the NYS Thruway \(I-87\) north to Exit 18 \(New Paltz\). From the tollbooth, turn right on route 299. Go 2.3 miles, turn right on New Paltz Road. Go 34 mile. Turn right on to Pancake Hollow Road. Go 34 mile to our orchards. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
    Wilklow Orchards Facebook page. . Take the NYS Thruway (I-87) north to Exit 18 (New Paltz). From the tollbooth, turn right on route 299. Go 2.3 miles, turn right on New Paltz Road. Go 3/4 mile. Turn right on to Pancake Hollow Road. Go 3/4 mile to our orchards. Crops are usually available in September, October. Latest News From The Farm and Crop Conditions We provide everything you need for picking (bags, picker poles, etc.). You can pick as many bags as you like. We offer apple picking with over 13 different varieties that ripen at different times throughout the season, so everytime is a good time to come. We have Blueberries, Raspberries, Currants, and Gooseberries available for picking (While seasonally available). The path is full of gorgeous views and gives you a whole new perspective of our farm. We are open Wednesday-Sunday for picking from 10am-3pm. The cost is $3 per person (kids 3 and under are free), $2 per bucket (you must pick in the bucket that we provide, but you can use it again!) and $6 per pound on the berries that you pick. Pumpkin picking, with large or small pumpkin options. Hayrides, Fresh made Apple Cider Donuts, Fall decorations, and LOTS of Children's Activities! On the Weekends we have a greenhouse of fun that has blowup funhouses, and we have an out door area with a hayjump, and small tunnels. It's a great option for any family to spend the day outdoors, enjoying the views, the fun, and the donuts.


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
    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
    0.032 mg
    0.038 mg
    0.598 mg
    Pantothenic acid5
    0.329 mg
    Vitamin B6
    0.055 mg
    21 μg
    12.3 mg
    Vitamin C
    26.2 mg
    Vitamin E
    0.87 mg
    Vitamin K
    7.8 μg
    25 mg
    0.69 mg
    22 mg
    0.67 mg
    29 mg
    151 mg
    0.42 mg
    Other constituents
    Water 85.8 g

    Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.

  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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