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Raspberry U-Pick Orchards in Western 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.

Cattaraugus County

  • Bockmier's Farm Market - PYO red and purple raspberries.
    3809 Old State Road, Allegany, NY 14706. Phone: 716-373-2161. Open: Mid-July-October, call for hours and availability. Click here for a map and directions. . Also prepicked vegetables including sweet corn.
  • Great Valley Berry Patch - blueberries, peas, raspberries (red), strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    5608 Humphrey Road, Great Valley, NY 14741. Phone: 716-945-5221. Email: Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: See our website for best directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Strawberries: Mid June to early July, Peas: Late June to early July, Raspberries: July, Blueberries: Mid July to September.

Chautauqua County

  • Abers Acres - follow organic methods - follow organic methods, U Pick red and black raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, peas and fava beans, beans, flowers, pumpkins, blueberries
    884 Route 394, Kennedy, NY 14747. Phone: 716-267-2431. Email: Open: Strawberries start in late June. Click here for a map and directions. . . All of our home grown crops are grown chemical free using organic practices. For a memorable family day in the country or as a cost saving way to fill your freezer, you cant beat picking your own fresh produce at Abers Acres. Please be sure to review our picking procedures. All crops available for pick-your-own are also available to purchase fresh picked. (UPDATED: July 18, 2019, JBS)
  • Creekside - black raspberries, restrooms
    1192 Clymer Hill Road, Clymer, NY . Phone: 716-355-6169. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Monday to Saturday, but the store is closed on Thursday's during summer months. . A visitor writes on July 17, 2014: "Pick-your-own Bristol black raspberries usually 3 weeks each July; weed free, trellised bushes for easy picking; fruit is medium to large and firm, with excellent flavor. $2.50/pint. Beautiful location, very clean and well maintained, friendly owners. Discount/salvage grocery is also operated on the farm; was closed the day I was there, but a lot of people were stopping! Amish owned and operated."
  • Yerico Farms: The Taste of Summer - blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), strawberries, restrooms, picnic area
    3186 E. Main Rd, Dunkirk, NY 14048. Phone: 716-673-1271. Open: June - October: Monday to Sunday: 10am to 7pm; subject to change. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Yerico Farms: The Taste of Summer Facebook page. . June - October: Monday to Sunday: 10am to 7pm; (subject to change).

Erie County

  • Awald's Berry Farm - Blueberries, Raspberries, pumpkins, strawberries, Blackberries, Currants
    Gurney Avenue, North Collins, NY 14111. Phone: 716-337-2997. Email: Open: May, June, July, August, September, October. Directions: The farm is located about 32 miles southwest of Buffalo, NY and 14 miles from Hamburg, NY. Please click on the interactive map icon on the Awald website to get detailed directions. . Click here for a map and directions. . . Click here for a map to our farm. We are open Our hours are: Please call for more information Strawberries: end of May through mid-June Raspberries: Red Raspberries, Purple Raspberries, Golden Raspberries, Black Raspberriesbeginning second week of July Blueberries: begin July 4th through late August Blackberries: mid-July through beginning of August Pumpkins: seasonal A visit to our Pumpkin Patch has become a family tradition for many people in our local communities. In fact, several folks who visited our Pumpkin Patch as kids now bring their own children! Our U-Pick Farm serves as a stress free environment for a wholesome, enjoyable family outing in a country setting. Check out our seasonal information and get a jump on planning your next family outing! We also offer Pre-Pickedblueberries and raspberries for individuals, church groups, restaurants and caterers. Please call ahead to place your order! A visit to the Giant Pumpkin Patchto pick out that perfect Halloween Pumpkin is a tradition for many in our local community. In fact, many customers who visited our Giant Pumpkin Patch as kids now bring their own children, a tradition we are especially proud to be a part of.
  • Greg's U-Pick - strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, pumpkins, corn maze
    9270 Lapp Road, Clarence Center, NY 14032. Phone: 716-741-4239. Email: Open: see their website for current hours. Directions: Easily located off Transit Rd. in Clarence Center; . Click here for a map and directions. . click here for a map to the farm. U-Pick or Already Picked Strawberries are available Daily. (orders taken for large quantities) U-Pick Blueberries (mid July to late August), Call for Daily Picking Conditions. A family owned farm featuring over 12 acres of u-pick strawberries, 8 acres of u-pick blueberries, 1/2 acre blackberries and 2 acres of red raspberries. Our fall harvest includes a u-pick pumpkin patch and a corn "maize". Unlike many u-pick fruit operations, we WELCOME and ENCOURAGE children of ALL ages to come and experience the fun of u-pick!
  • Paul's Organic Farm - Registered naturally grown, apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, nectarines, other berries, pears, peaches, plums, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), strawberries, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, picnic area, picnic area you may bring your own food, school tours
    8213 Center Road, Holland, NY 14080. Phone: 786-348-8600. Open: July 1 to September 31, from 12 pm to 6, Friday 12 pm to 6, Saturday 8 am to 6, Sunday 12 pm to 6. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Alternate Phone: 716-941-6905. We are registered naturally grown for all crops. Western New York's Only Sustainable Wind-Powered Organic Farm At in Colden, NY, you can Pick organic berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and black berries), Pick organic fruit (apples, pears, peaches, plums, plum-cots, nectarines, apricots, paw-paw, cherries) Book an Educational Tour for your group, Read organic farming and aquaponics articles by Pauland even book a stay in our Guesthouse via Airbnb. (UPDATED: July 18, 2019, JBS) (ADDED: April 06, 2015)
  • 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: 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)



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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