Where to Pick Your Own Blueberries, Blackberries, and More on Long Island

Blueberries, Raspberries, and More Ripe for the Picking at Farms in Long Island, New York
Come July, farm-fresh blueberries are ready for picking at Windy Acres Farm.

Summer is a great time to pick berries on Long Island. Bushes are low to the ground, and berries are small enough for little fingers to grasp. It's a great activity for kids of all ages, and, really, who can resist a bowl of fresh berries and cream?

Late July is peak season for blueberries and raspberries. Blackberries ripen in August. Be sure to call the farms before heading out to confirm picking hours and berry availability. Don't forget to check out our Pick Your Own Guide for more fruit-picking options in the tristate area.

Some tips: Some farms charge an entry fee while others charge by the ounce, so take note, bring cash, and be prepared. Don't forget sunscreen as the sun can shine brightly on these open fields. Dress appropriately; kids can get a bit dirty. And for health and safety reasons, pets are not permitted on farms.

The East End is the prime destination for summer berry picking on Long Island. While there, why not consult our guide to the Hamptons and North Fork and make a day of it? Or for more farm fun, check out our list of LI's top animal farms and petting zoos.


The bushes at Bhavana Berries are low to the ground and easy for little hands to reach.

Bhavana Berries — Southold
4395 Hortons Lane
This Southold farm grows six different varieties of organic blueberries, including the sweetheart, an early-growing berry ideal for both baking and eating fresh. Bhavana Berries also has u-pick melons available in July in addition to large, bright sunflowers. The farm is open for u-pick beginning in July.

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Farm-fresh raspberries are available at Hanks's Farmstand beginning in July.

Hank's Farmstand — Southampton
324 County Road 39
Hank’s opens for u-pick strawberries in June. Raspberries are usually available from July to early September, and blackberries arrive in August. There should always be some kind of berry available during the summer months; however, call ahead to make sure the fields are open. Hank’s Pumpkintown in Water Mill is the place to go in the fall for pumpkins and family fun. Hank’s Farm Stand is open daily from 9:30am to 6pm and picking fields close at 5:30pm. 

Lewin Farms — Calverton
812 Sound Avenue
Lewin Farms was the first pick-your-own farm on Long Island and it continues the tradition with blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries. Berries are available throughout the summer beginning with strawberries in June. The farm stand offers more local fruits and vegetables picked at peak freshness. The farm is open daily except Tuesdays during picking season from 9am to 5pm.

Patty’s Berries and Bunches — Mattituck
410 Sound Avenue
Knowledgeable on all things berry-related, Patty DiVello comes from a family of Long Island farmers. Her farm offers strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries from June to September. Raspberries arrived early in 2018 and are available for picking now. Not to be missed is the ice cream patch with ice cream made from the farm’s produce in unique flavors such as sugar snap pea, lemon basil, and chipotle raspberry. The farm is open for u-pick daily June-August from 9am to 5:30pm.

Seven Ponds Orchard — Water Mill
65 Seven Ponds Road
Ripe raspberries and juicy blackberries can be picked at Seven Ponds Orchards and are sold by the pint. The farm stand sells fresh pies and pastries baked using the farm’s berries. After berry picking, head over to the playground, where kids can race ducks, milk a pretend cow, climb, and slide. The fee for the playground is $8 per person and includes the hayride. The farm is open daily from 9am to 6pm during growing season.

Wickham's Fruit Farm — Cutchogue
28700 Main Road
One of the largest farms on the North Fork, Wickham’s Fruit Farm offers u-pick strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and cherries in addition to other fruits. U-pick berries begin in June with strawberries and end in August to early September. Stop by the farm stand for apple cider and fresh apple cider donuts. The farm is open for u-pick Monday to Saturday from 9am to 4pm.

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Enjoy delightfully fresh raspberries right off the branches at Windy Acres Farm. 

Windy Acres Farm — Calverton
3810 Middle Country Road
Fresh, red raspberries can be picked off the brambles at Windy Acres Farm starting in July along with black raspberries and blueberries. Strawberries are available for u-pick earlier in the season, and the farm offers a variety of apples, pumpkins, and even vegetables for u-pick during the season. Families can enjoy the large picnic area with a playground for FREE. The farm is open daily from 9am to 6pm.

Photos courtesy of the farms

This article was originally published in 2013 and was updated in July 2018.

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Patty's Berries and Bunches
410 Sound Avenue
11952 Mattituck , NY
Phone: 631-298-4679
40° 59' 1.7628" N, 72° 34' 41.9088" W
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Lewin Farms
812 Sound Avenue
11792 Wading River , NY
Phone: 631-929-6439
40° 56' 50.5896" N, 72° 48' 39.9168" W
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Wickham Fruit Farm
28700 Main Road
11935 Cutchogue , NY
Phone: 631-734-6441
41° 0' 43.6248" N, 72° 29' 2.5332" W
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Windy Acres
3810 Middle Country Rd
11933 Calverton , NY
Phone: 631-727-4554
40° 55' 50.4264" N, 72° 45' 3.0384" W
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Seven Ponds Orchard
65 Seven Ponds Road
11976 Water Mill , NY
Phone: 631-726-8015
40° 54' 28.044" N, 72° 22' 51.3696" W
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Bhavana Berries
4395 Hortons Ln
11971 Southold , NY 41° 4' 24.0384" N, 72° 26' 20.5692" W
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Hank's Farmstand
324 County Road 39
11968 Southampton , NY 40° 53' 54.5352" N, 72° 24' 35.514" W
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