Strawberry picking season starts in June with some local spots opening up this Saturday! There are a bunch of local places perfect for picking, here is a listing of some of the close by places for pick your own. Be sure to call ahead to make sure they are still picking that day as sometimes they run out of crops. We visited Hand Melon Farm for strawberry picking last year (see the photos below) and had such a great time, with a very kid and family friendly environment.
Bowman Orchards 157 Sugar Hill Rd, Rexford. (518) 371-2042 Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm Sun 12-5pm
Hand Melon Farm 533 Wilbur Avenue, Greenwich (518) 692-2376 Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm Sat-Sun: 9am-5pm (low spray)*** Pick your own strawberries will open at Hand Melon Farm starting Friday June 12th at 8am! $2.50 per lb. Supply will be limited at first with the best picking the following 2 weekends.
Ariel’s Farm 194 Northern Pines Rd, Gansevoort (518) 584-2189
Winney’s Farm 113 Winney Rd Schuylerville (518) 695-5547
Altamont Orchards 6654 Dunnsville Rd, Altamont (518) 861-6515
Engelke Farm 463 Garfield Rd, Troy (518) 275-8433 (a no spray farm)***
Indian Ladder Farms 342 Altamont Rd, Altamont PYO Strawberries has started
Whatever recipe you decide to make with all of your freshly picked strawberries, I urge you to make at least one with some homemade whipped cream. There are few summer desserts better than a slice of angel food or pound cake, a dollop of homemade whipped cream and some fresh strawberries…xoxo
***These terms refer to the application of pesticides, if there is no information next to the orchard listed that doesn't necessarily mean they do or do not use spray, please contact those places for specific spray questions.