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Raspberry U-Pick Orchards in Southern Tier 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.

Allegany County

  • Apple Hills - various apples, blueberries, raspberries, sunflowers, petting zoo, gift shop
    131 Brooks Road, Binghamton, NY . Phone: 607-729-2683. Email: Open: Farm Market Hours are Monday to Saturday 8am to 3pm, Sunday 9am to 2pm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Credit cards are accepted.
    Apple Hills Facebook page. . . Lunch served too. Have a unique party at ! Our Activity Room is full of things that allow kids to explore with their imagination and learn. Kids have their own Make Believe Market, Apple Sorting Process, Apple Picking, The Great Purple Puff Ball Pool, The Corn Bin, Roller Racers, and Basketball. Add a Wagon Ride to the orchard for some flesh picking, and it's the best party a kid could have! The ONLY pyo crops offered are Raspberries, Blueberries, Sunflowers, Apples. (UPDATED: June 28, 2022) A visitor writes, on July 24, 2007: "They have a great shop and restaurant. Today we picked blueberries and raspberries and they had a berry festival this weekend there. It was great fun for the whole family."
  • North Windsor Berries - beans, beets, blackberries, cucumbers, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (Autumn, red), summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, school tours
    1609 NY Rte 79, Windsor, NY 13865. Phone: 607-655-2074. Email: Open: Sunday Through Saturday 9am to 6pm from mid June to October 31st; Please see website for additional seasonal hours. Directions: From Binghamton: 17 East to Exit 79. Make a left off from exit. Farm is 1.5 miles on the Right. From Deposit: 17 West to exit 79. Make a right off from the exit. Go to the light and make a left. Farm is 1 mile on the right. From Sydney: Take 88 West to Exit 6 Harpursville. Make a left off the exit onto rte 79. Farm is approximately 9 miles on the left. . Click here for a map and directions. North Windsor Berries . . Payment: cash, check, credit or debit ($15 minimum for cards). Children are allowed in fields but MUST be accompanied by an adult. U Pick Fruit and Vegetables include Berries, Green Beans, Peas, Summer Squash, Peppers, Onions, Tomato's, Beets, Kale, Collard Greens, Cucumbers, Brussel Sprouts and More.

Chemung County

  • George Kapral - Blueberries, raspberries
    , Route 352 Big Flats, NY 14814. Phone: 607-936-1422. Open: July-September, Monday to Friday 8 am to 6 pm, Saturday 8 am to 4 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Click here for a map of the area. . Open
  • Hydro-berry Farms - strawberries, Raspberries, other vegetables,
    2131 McDowell Road, Lockwood, NY 14859. Phone: 607-598-7232. Open: July-October, on Tuesday to Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm, closed Sunday. Directions: I-86 to exit 59 Chemung NY. Go north onto Wyncoop Creek road about 6.8 miles make left on to McDowell Road first place on left. Follow signs. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August, September, October. Stand and pick, over 15,000 plants Hydroponically grown Strawberries, veggies, herbs. All Hydroponically grown.. stand and pick.. tasty and good for you.

Schuyler County

  • Mangus Farms - raspberries (black), Strawberries, Red Raspberries and Blueberries, picnic area, honey from hives on the farm
    3710 Main Street, Burdett, NY 14818. Phone: 607-546-9191. Open: Monday - Saturday 8 am to 6 pm; closed on Sunday, Third week June - third week July;Call ahead for availability. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . We are a U-PICK berry farm but we also offer fresh picked berries and homemade baked goods at our farm store. We pick/U-pick. Fruits to pick: strawberries, black and red raspberries, blueberries. If you're looking to place a picked order please call ahead for availability. Our Farm Store offers: picked in season fruit, home baked pies, jams, jellies and baked goods. We also sell a variety of jams, jellies, whole fruit freezer pops and more!
  • Silver Queen Farm - apples, asparagus, cucumbers, nectarines, peas, peaches, peppers, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, prepicked produce
    5286 Stillwell Road, Trumansburg, NY 14886. Phone: 607-387-6502. Email: Open: Every day 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: And for a map to our farm, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Silver Queen Farm Facebook page. . Fax: 607 387 9794. . Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. 97 acre farm with over 6 acres of strawberries (15 varieties), 2 acres of raspberries (13 varieties), 2 acre Peach orchard (10 varieties) and 2 acre Apple orchard (15 varieties). Farm stand featuring large selection of prepicked fruits and vegetables. All in a very scenic, informal setting with children and families in mind. The farm is open for u-pick strawberries from June-July, and we have a self-serve stand for sweet corn season. We also sell our produce at the Trumansburg Farmer's Market as well as area restaurants such as Hazelnut Kitchen, Northstar and Falls Tavern. We are now renting out our big, beautiful barn for weddings, birthdays, parties, and any other events you can think of, so check out our pricing here. In 2019 U-pick strawberries are $2.50/lb. Facebook page. If there is heavy rain, there will be a "self-serve" station set up near the barn.
  • Wickham Farms - PYO strawberries, cherries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, apples and pumpkins.
    4045 Church Street, Burdett, NY 14818. Phone: 607-546-7842. Open: for Asparagus in spring, call for availability. Click here for a map and directions.
    Wickham Farms Facebook page. . Open Open for berries in mid June., from 8am-7pm. Open July 8am-Noon for raspberries, strawberries, asparagus. Group Tours and Hayrides by appointment. Hayrides open to the general public on Saturdays in September and Oct. Facebook page.

Steuben County

  • Triple Berries - No pesticides are used, red raspberries, black raspberries, purple raspberries,
    3420 County Rd. 109, Canisteo, NY 14823. Phone: (607) 382-1097. Open: June, July, August; Message or call for a picking time that is convenient for you. Click here for a map and directions. They offer red, black and purple raspberries. Never sprayed and safe to eat right from the vine. Baskets are provided (no extra cost). As always kids are welcomed, and you can park by the berries. In 2022 their black raspberries will be picked to order - no u-pick. Purples will be u-pick or picked per order - They will abbounce on their Facebook page when they are ready. (ADDED: June 29, 2022, JBS) 2022 prices are: u-pick quarts for $8 and $10 picked per order.

Tioga County

  • Stoughton Farm - raspberries, beans, peas, corn maze, pumpkins
    10898 State Rt 38, Newark Valley, NY 13811. Phone: 607-642-3675. Email: Open: May-October, Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 6, Sunday 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: Located in Newark Valley, New York. Click here for a map and directions.
    Stoughton Farm Facebook page. . info@stoughtonfarm. U-Pick: Here at , we believe the freshest fruit is the stuff you pick yourself. Therefore we offer a variety of different fruits and veggies you can pick on your own. Pod Peas: Mid/Late June - Early July. Green Beans: Late July - Late August. Fall Raspberries: Mid August - Mid September. Facebook page. Our raspberries are grown in high tunnels, so you can pick rain or shine! We also have large high tunnels that allow Fall Raspberry u-picking, rain or shine. Other produce is brought in throughout the season, as locally grown as possible. On fall weekends other attractions include our Jumping Pillow, hay rides, cow train rides, pumpkin blaster, corn cannon and more. Mums, apples, cider, kettle corn, fresh cut fries, and fudge are a few of our other fall favorites. ​ is a greenhouse, roadside farm market, and "MAiZE" site . We grow and sell 10 greenhouses of annuals and perennials. We carry in season produce and other farm market goods.
  • Terry's Berry Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries
    284 Church St., Barton, NY 13734. Phone: 607-699-7933. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm, and Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 pm to 7 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . Seek our Facebook page for updates. We are Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC started in 2016! We raise all our produce and berries by organic methods. Call the berry line at for specifics on the day. In 2020, they did have PYO, despite the pandemic; with appointments taken online. Prices in 2020 were $3/lb for berries that you pick; $6/lb for berries we pick. Theydo accept pre-orders. All our berries are certified organic.


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!

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