One of the joys of living on Long Island is the bounty of fresh produce grown locally at Long Island farms. This time of year, sweet corn, juicy tomatoes and ripe zucchini is readily available to purchase at area farm stands, but there is something so satisfying about harvesting your own.
Long Island farms are offering U-Pick blackberries, raspberries and other crops this summer. Here is a guide to local farms that let you pick your own produce.
Note: These farms are following proper COVID-19 safety precautions at the stands and in the fields.
812 Sound Ave., Calverton, NY 11933
In Season U-Pick: Raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, pumpkins (in the fall).
Hours: The farm stand is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Tuesday. Call each day for a U-Pick schedule.
Garden of Eve
4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901
In Season: Blueberries, blackberries. Additional U-Pick produce available later in the year.
Hours: Open daily from April 1 through Halloween, from 9 a.m. to 6.pm.
Lenny Bruno Farms
740 Wading River Rd., Manorville,
In Season U-Pick: U-Pick typically starts in early-mid August and includes bell peppers, long hots, cheese peppers, hot cherry peppers, sweet cherry peppers, fryers, white peppers, plum tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, black eggplant, little finger eggplant, flat beans and pumpkins (in the fall).
Hours: Open to the public 7 days a week from May through November.
Patty’s Berries & Bunches
410 Sound Ave., Mattituck, NY 11952
In Season: Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries (in August)
Hours: Farm stand opens daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with U-pick ending at 5:30 p.m. Call ahead for U-Pick availability.
Wickham’s Fruit Farm
28700 Main Rd., Cutchogue, NY 11935
In Season: Raspberries, blueberries, blackberries. Additional U-Pick produce available later in the year.
Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call ahead to check availability.