Pick Your Own Blueberries Near Philadelphia
Blueberries for Sal was one of my all-time favorite stories when I was little. I still love reading it to my kids today, and it is the inspiration behind the seasonal excitement I get when it is time to gather my own bucket and "kuplink kaplank kaplunk" berries for canning, for topping pancakes and pies, and for making delicious blueberry jam.
In the Philadelphia region, we have access to a number of wonderful pick-your-own farms. We've rounded up a list including some of the best for blueberry season. Or, if you want to make a day trip out of it, check out additional farms in nearby New Jersey, where the blueberry is the state fruit.
Brecknock Orchard — Mohnton, PA
In addition to sweet blueberries, the farm offers a wide range of fruits and vegetables, and even herbs, ripe for the picking (as seasonably appropriate, of course). The best time for blueberry picking at the farm is mid-June 24 through mid-August. The farm supplies wagons for hauling anything from your children to your blueberry collection, and free bottled water for pickers. Brecknock Orchard is open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 8am -7pm, Wednesdays and Saturdays 8am-5pm, and is closed on Sundays.
County Line Orchard — Kempton, PA
Blueberry season starts in early July when the orchard opens to the public. This no-frills orchard is open Friday-Sunday from 10am to 6 pm.
Highland Orchards — West Chester, PA
This spot offers plenty of crops to pick, including blueberries. The blueberry picking season is through most of July. Reservations are needed but can only be made 1-3 days in advance so staff can monitor availability. The cost is $5 in addition to purchasing a pint for guests over 5 years.
Indian Orchards Farm —Media, PA
Stop by the farm stand to register and get baskets to hold your haul. There, a worker will let you know what’s in season that day and where to go on the farm (if you want to try to collect more than just blueberries). July is peak blueberry season here. While you are there, be sure to check out the farm stand, which carries a variety of locally sourced and organically grown edibles. Indian Orchards is open daily, 10am-5pm. Admission is $2.50 per person, cash preferred.
Johnsons's Corner Farm — Medford, NJ
Reservations are needed to pick fruit at Johnson's Corner Farm. The PYO experience includes a hayride and blueberry season lasts through July. In addition to picking blueberries, visitors can expect to see the barnyard animals and cool off at the farm's splash pad on hot days.
Linvilla Orchards — Media, PA
Linvilla Orchards is one of the biggest pick-your-own destinations in the area, and when it comes to blueberries, it doesn't disappoint. While there, you can get some flowers and plants at the garden center, or check out the market for fresh butters and bakery items, including yummy apple cider donuts all year long. It also has a small petting zoo and a playground. Admission is $7 online and $8 in person.
Shadybrook Farm — Yardley, PA
The PYO fields are open from June 2 to August 29. In addition to picking blueberries, visitors can expect inflatable attractions, wagon rides to the blueberry patch for blueberry picking, fun on the playground, barnyard animals, SBF 500 Tryke Track, and more. Expect a nominal general admission cost in addition to the cost of berries by the pound. It is also worth checking out the farm market and sampling delicious ice cream, which is open daily.
Solebury Orchards — New Hope, PA
Open rain or shine, blueberry season kicks off June 24 and continues through August 17. Blueberry picking might be limited until the season hits its stride in July. This farm also offers a lovely little market that is well stocked with fruits and berries grown in the surrounding fields and orchards of the farm. The orchards are open Thursday through Sunday from 9am to 6pm. Note: Dogs are not allowed.
Tabora Farm — Chalfont, PA
Despite offering a short blueberry picking season, Tabora Farm is definitely worth the visit. The bakery is amazing, offering a selection of fresh items made daily such as pies, breads, and cookies. It is also home to a winery and deli.
Terhune Orchards — Princeton, NJ
More than 40 different crops are grown in the fields at Terhune Orchards. Multiple varieties of apples, peaches, and pears in addition to sweet blueberries are available. It is important to note that PYO blueberries are not available on Mondays throughout the season which begins on June 26.
Weavers Orchard — Morgantown, PA
This farm has a wide selection of fruits, including blueberries. Check the website for tips on making the most of your picking experience. While you are there, check out the farm market for produce as well as bakery items and ice cream, take a tour, or check out the Read 'n' Pick Storytime (for an additional cost), Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 9am, 10am, and 11am.
This post was originally published in 2016. Writer Kristen Sullivan contributed to this 2021 update.
Places featured in this article:
County Line Orchard
Indian Orchards Farm