A Berry Good Time
July is Blueberry Picking Season! Here are a few locations in New York + New Jersey where you can pick blueberries, raspberries and black berries yourself!
You can pick blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries right off the stem, or go in August for the peach trees! About 90 mins by car from Midtown. 812 Sound Avenue, Calverton #631-929-4327
Patty’s Berries and Bunches
Pick blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries at this 40-acre farm and then cool off with a scoop of locally made ice cream. There is a $7-per-person charge to pick. About 95 minutes from Midtown.
410 Sound Avenue, Mattitck #631-655-7996
Wickham’s Fruit Farm — Cutchogue
A Long Island institution, Wickham’s is the largest and oldest farm on the North Fork. Cherries are actually the July fruit and Blueberries are available in August (along with peaches!). About 105 minutes from Midtown.
28700 Main Road (Route 25), Cutchogue #631-734-6441
Take in views of the Catskill Mountains while you fill up a bucket of blueberries this July. A little under 2 hours from midtown.
227 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook #845-758-8007
Pick-your-own blueberries and raspberries, as well as cherries, peaches, and nectarines. Approximately 75 minutes by car from Midtown.
9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction #845-897-4377
Photos: @greig_farm, @ochsorchard1591, @lweinfarms