June Is Peak Strawberry Season at NEPA’s U-Pick Farms
Strawberry season is so close, we can nearly taste it. It doesn’t matter whether you bake them into a luscious strawberry shortcake, whip up a batch of mom’s famous jam or simply eat them straight from the basket. Fresh strawberries can’t be beat, and they’re even better when they’re hand-picked straight from the source.
Sure, you can pick up a carton at the farmers’ market or the neighborhood produce stand, but the real fun is in gathering up the family and heading to one of NEPA’s u-pick berry farms. Spend an afternoon in the fields, fill up your pails and enjoy a sweet reward for all your hard work. Your fingers will be pink by the end, but it’s totally worth it.
But it’s not strawberry fields forever (sorry, Beatles). The season only lasts a few short weeks, so head to these local farms while they’re ripe for the picking.
Note: The picking conditions all depend on Mother Nature. Call the farms or check social media to confirm hours and availability.
U-Pick Strawberry Farms:
With an address like Strawberry Lane, you know you must be in the right place. Families love to come to this eighth-generation farm to pick their own berries and stroll through the greenhouse.
Broyan’s Farm Market
Soak up the sunshine and spend a day at the strawberry fields at Broyan’s. Swing by their store afterward for fresh-from-the-farm treats.
Gould’s Produce and Farm Market
June is prime time for fresh, local berries at this family farm in the Poconos. Bring the whole family to pick, then check out their farm market for even more delicious goodies.
Strawberry season is one of the sweetest times of the year at this family farm in the Poconos. Fill up your pails in the berry patch or pick up a basket from their store.
LaCoe’s Berry Nice Farm
Clarks Summit, PA
Strawberry season kicks off an entire summer of berry picking at LaCoe’s. Bring your buckets and head out to the patch at this family farm. Remember, LaCoe’s is cash only.
Clarks Summit, PA
Take a wagon ride out to the fields at Pallman Farms in Clarks Summit. Or you can also take the easy route and buy a pre-picked quart.
Pumpkin Hill Produce
Visit Pumpkin Hill Produce to pick your fill of delicious, farm-fresh strawberries. Bring your own containers and explore the patch for a day of summer fun.
Rohrbach’s Farm Market
A trip to Rohrbach’s has been a NEPA tradition for over 65 years. Call their strawberry hotline at (570) 543-2211 for the latest picking conditions. They also sell pre-picked berries and strawberry desserts in their store.
Or Head to One of NEPA's Local Farmers' Markets
If getting your hands dirty isn’t for you, lots of local farms grow and sell their own berries. Find a produce stand or farmers’ market near you to pick up a quart.
Article Updated from its Original Version Published on 6/07/2021.