June 5 – June 20
Here are a few places you can pick your own strawberries, and festivals where you can taste everything from jams to shortcake to strawberry wine.
July 1 – July 31
Here are a few places you can pick your own cherries near Rochester. The season runs mostly in July, but start checking in late June and call before going.
Early: July 5 – July 21; Fall & Everbearing: August 15 – September 30
Here are a few places around Rochester you can pick your own raspberries, starting in July with the early varieties. Fall varieties ripen in late August.
July 20 – September 1
Peaches, plums, nectarines and apricots (stone fruit) hit their prime mid-August-mid-September. Here are a few places you can pick your own.
August 1 – September 10
August is blueberry month! Here are a few places around Rochester you can pick your own blueberries.
September 1 – September 30
My family has been going to Jerome’s U-Pick Grapes nearly every year for 20 years. To avoid the crowds, go the weekend after the Naples festival.
September 1 – October 15
Many of our farms offer a family-fun experience, with hay rides, cider & donuts and activities for the kids, in addition to pick your own apples.
September 15 – October 31
It’s so much more than simply buying a pumpkin. It’s about family time on the farm, with wagon rides, hot cider & donuts, corn maizes, and games.
Of course, you don’t eat these, but that doesn’t make it any less fun to pick your own tree on the farm! One of the most popular family traditions in December is decorating the Christmas tree. If you’re hunting for the perfect real tree, this list is for you.
Just kidding! But wouldn’t that be fun?