Strawberry picking, pumpkin picking, apple picking—if you live on Long Island you’ve probably done at least one of the above more than once. But have you ever gone raspberry or blackberry picking? Sugar snap pea or string bean picking? Tomato picking? Cherry picking? Nectarine picking? Pepper picking? Blueberry picking? Eggplant picking? Here’s a round up of the best Long Island has to offer, from farm stands with pre-picked local produce you can buy off the shelves to U-pick fruit and veggie patches you can get your hands dirty in—and everything in between.
Anderson Farms, Route 58, Riverhead. Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Weekends, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 631-727-2559. U-Pick: strawberries (June) Products: strawberries, peas, corn, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, tomatoes, peaches, cucumbers, pickles, potatoes, peppers, cantaloupe, watermelon, beans, squash.
Catapano Dairy Farm, 3985 Sound Ave., Mattituck. 631-298-0043. Daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Products: Fresh goat cheese, milk and yogurt, goat milk bath and beauty products.
Condzella’s Farm, 6233 North Country Rd, Wading River. Call for hours. 631-929-5058. U-Pick: strawberries & peas (June), tomatoes and beans (July & August), Products: local fruit & vegetables
Davis Peach Farm, 561 Hulse Landing Rd, Wading River. 631-929-1115. Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. U-Pick: peaches and nectarines. Products: local fruit & vegetables
Deer Run Farms, 282 South Country Rd., Brookhaven. 631-926-9946. Thu-Sun, 10a.m.-6 p.m. Products: lettuce, cabbage, spinach, sweet corn, tomatoes, local berries; honey, jams and preserves, local goat cheese from Catapano Dairy; Holey Moses Gourmet Fruit Pies.
Farmer Dan, 3700 Middle Country Rd, Calverton. July-December. Products: potatoes, cauliflower, sprouts, cabbage, kale, collard greens, turnips, squash, carrots, beets, sweet corn, Indian corn, strawberry corn, string beans, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, broccoli, apples, flowerkale, cucumbers & sweet potatoes.
Garden of Eve Organic Farm, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead. 631-680-1699. Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Products: strawberries, eggs, heirloom tomatoes, no-spray sweet corn, lettuce, beets, carrots, greens, herbs, peppers, eggplant, garlic & onions. Hosts the Long Island Garlic Festival in August.
Golden Earthworm Organic Farm, 652 Peconic Bay Blvd, Jamesport. Call for hours. 631-722-3302. U-Pick: strawberries (June) Products: local fruit and vegetables.
Hank’s Farm, 324 County Road 39, Southampton, Daily, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 631-726-4667. U-Pick: strawberries (June), raspberries & blackberries (July & August) Products: local fruits and vegetables, jams, baked goods.
Johnson’s Farm, 123 East Northport. 631-266-1822. Daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Products: local fruit & vegetables.
Krupski’s, 38030 Main Rd, Peconic. 631-734-6847. Daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Products: sweet peas, sugar snap peas, organic lettuce, beets, Swiss chard, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage, carrots, turnips, potatoes, white sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant.
Lewin Farms, 812 Sound Avenue, Calverton. Daily, except Tue, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 631-929-4327. U-Pick: strawberries (June), peaches (July-September), tomatoes, peppers & eggplant (August-October) Products: local fruits & vegetables.
Little Red Farm Stand, 210 Yaphank-Middle Island Rd., Yaphank. 631-205-9579. Daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Products: sweet corn, lettuces, tomatoes, peppers, squashes, cabbage, string beans, cauliflower, fruit.
May’s Farm, 6361 Route 25A, Wading River. Call for hours. 631-929-6654. U-Pick: strawberries & sweet peas (June)
Mediavilla Orchards, 1527 E. Jericho Tpke, Huntington. 631-423-4794. Opens August 15th. Tue-Sun, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Products: apples, peaches, plums, pears, cider, jams, jellies, grapes, chestnuts.
Patty’s Berries & Bunches, 410 Sound Ave., Mattituck. Daily, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 631-298-4679. U-Pick: strawberries (June), blueberries (July & August), raspberries (July – mid-August) & blackberries (August)
Peconic River Herb Farm, 2749 Rivert Rd., Calverton. 631-369-0058. Daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Products: herbs, vegetables, honey, garlic, dried herb bouquets.
Pike Farms, Sagg Main Street, Sagaponack. 631-537-5854. Daily, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Products: arugula, tomatoes, zucchini, artichokes, beans, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, basil, carrots, cauliflower, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, leeks, lettuce, onions, peas, peppers, squash, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, peaches, plums, nectarines, cherries, muskmelons, watermelons, bread, cookies, pies, chips nuts, honey, jams.
Pumpkin Patch Farm Stand, 142 Long Island Ave., Yaphank. 631-924-7444. Daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Products: roasted peppers, corn, lettuce, fruit, tomatoes, flowers, cheesecake, pies, honey.
Rottkamp’s Fox Hollow Farm, Sound Avenue., Calverton. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. everyday except Wed. 631-727-1786. U-Pick: strawberries (June) Products: sweet corn, lettuce, fruits, tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, squash, watermelons, corn.
Sang Lee Farms, 25180 County Road 48, Peconic. 631-734-7001. Mon-Sat, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Products: More than 200 varieties of “naturally-grown” vegetables including mesclun, baby spinach, baby arugula, specialty baby greens, Asian vegetables, micro greens, two dozen varieties of heirloom tomatoes, herbs, homemade dressings, pestos, dips, cooking sauces, salsas, pickled and preserved vegetables.
Schmitt’s Farm, Main Road, Laurel. 631-298-1991. Daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Products: fruits, vegetables, roasted corn, fruit pies.
Sep’s Farm, 7395 Route 25, East Marion. 631-477-1583, Daily, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Products: asparagus, peas, rhubarb, strawberries, corn, tomatoes, lettuces, peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, string beans, onions, cabbage, cauliflower, sprouts, broccoli, squash, beets, carrots, celery, potatoes.
Seven Ponds Orchard, 65 Seven Ponds Rd, Water Mill. Daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 631-726-8015. U-Pick: blackberries (July & August), raspberries (July- mid-August).
Verderber’s Farmstand, 459 Main Rd., Aquebogue. 631-722-2011. Thu-Sun, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Products: vegetables, tomatoes, corn cauliflower, broccoli, potatoes, squash, jarred jellies, dressings.
Wickham’s Fruit Farm, 28700 Route 25, Cutchogue. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 631-734-6441.U-Pick: strawberries (June), cherries (last week of June), blueberries (July-August, blackberries (August-September), peaches (July-August) Products: rhubarb, asparagus, strawberries, hot house tomatoes, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, apricots, nectarines, plums, peaches, blackberries, melons, corn, greens, pears , baked goods, jams.
Windy Acres Farm, 3810 Main Rd, Calverton. 631-727-4554. Daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Products: strawberries, corn, tomatoes, beans, peppers, pickles, eggplant, watermelon, jams, jellies, cauliflower, broccoli, squash.
Youngs Farm, Hegeman’s Lane, Old Brookville. 516-626-3955. Tue-Sat, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Products: corn, tomatoes, squash, peaches, strawberries, raspberries, beans, peppers, homemade pies, breads, soups, jams, chicken pot pie.
Looking for a quick stop right in your own neighborhood? Check out these local weekly farmers markets that pop up every summer on Long Island in a town near you: Farmers Markets on Long Island: Dates and Locations