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Raspberry U-Pick Orchards in Northeastern Pennsylvania 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.

Lackawanna County

  • LaCoe's Berry Nice Farm - blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), rhubarb, strawberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    10038 Valley View Drive, Clarks Summit, PA 18411. Phone: (570) 561-4031. Email: Open: Berry picking begins in early June and lasts until late August; U-Pick berries throughout the summer. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: (570) 587-3599. . Berries grown include strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, black raspberry, and black berries. Berry picking begins in early June. Follow our Facebook page for the most up to date hours and to find out what berries are in season. (ADDED: May 26, 2017)

Northampton County

  • Gulicks Fruit Farm - apples, cherries, raspberries, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), and prepicked produce
    6490 Kaylor Road, Bangor, PA 18013. Phone: 610-498-3020. Email: Open: They offer pick your own cherries in mid to late June depending on the weather, Cherry season hours are Monday to Friday, 8 am to 7 pm Saturday and Sunday 8am to 5pm, summer hours July and august all week 9am to 5 pm, fall hours Monday to Friday 1pm to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5pm. Directions: see our homepage. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Gulicks Fruit Farm Facebook page. . . They offer pick your own cherries in mid to late June depending on the weather, Cherry season hours are Monday to Friday, 8 am to 7 pm Saturday and Sunday 8am to 5pm, summer hours (July and august) all week 9am to 5 pm, fall hours Monday to Friday 1pm to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5pm. sweet cherries end of June, sour cherries first week July, apples (pyo) September and October, apples (prepicked) September to Thanksgiving, pumpkins (prepicked) end of September to Halloween. Ask about our other delicious non-pick-your-own crops available at our farm stand. Facebook page. Apples: In the order they ripen (note: Liberty apples are NOT PYO, the others all are): Gala Apples, McIntosh Apples, Liberty Apples, Cortland Apples, Jonathan Apples, Empire Apples, Red Delicious Apples, Yellow (Golden) Delicious Apples, Mutsu(Crispin) Apples, Ida Red Apples, Winesap Apples, Granny Smith Apples, Fuji Apples. Crops are usually available in June, July, September, October.

Susquehanna County

  • DeHaven Family Farm - apples, blueberries, pumpkins, raspberries (red), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, porta-potties are available, picnic area, petting zoo, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    6898 State Route 171, Union Dale, PA 18470. Phone: 570-679-2554. Email: Open: seven days, 10 am to 6pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    DeHaven Family Farm Facebook page. . . In the fall they have a petting zoo and family orientated attractions, including farm tours. Our animals include Nigerian Dwarf goats, KuneKune pigs, and three different breeds of rabbits. (ADDED: October 31, 2015)
  • Penn-Can Berry Farm - blueberries, raspberries (red), Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, porta-potties are available
    2531 State Route 848, New Milford, PA 18834. Phone: 570-465-2844. Email: Open: every day 8am to 8pm during the season, closed on Mondays; They ask everyone to please call before coming, to verify on picking conditions. Directions: Off Interstate I-81 at Gibson exit 219. Take route 848 west just 14 mile. Just off highway above travel plaza. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, SFMNP Vouchers. . Off Interstate I-81 at Gibson exit 219. Take route 848 west just 1/4 mile. Just off highway above travel plaza. Usually July 10th - end of August.

Wyoming County

  • Whistle Pig Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins, raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), strawberries, school tours
    3369 Sr 29 South, Noxen, PA 18636. Phone: 570 298 0962. Email: Open: to the public and Group Outings. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Whistle Pig Pumpkin Patch Facebook page. . PYO Strawberries in June 7 am to 7 pm PYO Raspberries in July and late August/September 8 am to 1 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm. Our summer business is all about Pick-Your-Own! They offer a relaxed picking environment where children are always welcome. They mostly grow small fruits, but have branched into PYO tomatoes and peppers as well. Facebook page. Below are approximate dates for each crop they offer. Note that timing is very weather dependent.- Strawberries - 2nd week of June to 1st week of July- Rhubarb - early June for about three weeks- Red Raspberries - late June until first killing frost in Oct.- Black Raspberries - very late June for two weeks- Blueberries - mid-July through early September- Blackberries - late august for three weeks - ***None in 2018 ***- Tomatoes & peppers - late august for about four weeksHours hours vary based on the crops that they are picking. Always check their website or call 570-298-0962 to check specific hours.- Strawberries, they are generally open every day but Monday, 7:00AM to 6:00PM- Raspberries and blueberries, they are open every day but Monday and Thursday, 8:00AM to 1:00PM with some extended hours**** Heavy rains or crop conditions can cause them to close on short notice sometimes. Please call 570-298-0962 to check conditions before coming out.They have Group Outings which include hayrides, campfire and pumpkin picking. They also have a four acre corn maze open strawberries, summer and fall red raspberries, black raspberries, blackberries, pumpkins, and gourds. In the fall, there are hayrides, a corn maze, and rustic campfire outings in our wooded picnic areas.


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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