Lancaster, PA

Where to Pick Your Own Strawberries in Lancaster, PA [Early Summer 2022]

Melissa Frost

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It's strawberry season and several farms are offering pick-your-own in Lancaster County, PA. This is a fun activity to do either alone or with friends and family. Either way, the berries somehow tend to taste better when they're self-picked.

Strawberries are fresh until the end of the month, and even that is pushing it - so you've only got a couple of weeks if you want to pick-your-own strawberries on a Lancaster farm this season. Here are three popular destinations for pick-your-own strawberries in the county.

Cherry Hill Orchards

Cherry Hill Orchards is the largest pick-your-own fruit farm and farmers market in Lancaster, PA. Here, you can stop by and pick your own fruit and assemble your own basket. To mention some of their operations, this farm grows 30 varieties of cherries on 23 acres, 45 varieties of apples on 45 acres, and 40 varieties of nectarines and peaches on 45 acres. There are also five acres for sweet corn and five acres for pumpkins, along with acres for plums and apricots.

Pick-your-own hours are:

Monday – Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 9 am to 4 pm
Sunday: Closed

Address: 400 Long Lane - Market & Farm #1 2183 New Danville Pike - Farm #2, Lancaster, PA 17603

Brook Lawn Farm Market

Brook Lawn Farm Market utilizes environmentally responsible production practices including reduced tillage and no-till operations, water-conserving drip irrigation systems and integrated pest management. On their website, they state they strive to be good stewards of the land.

Their strawberry patch is open and depending on the weather, still have a few weeks to go. Their pick-your-own schedule is determined by weather and availability and is updated weekly. Pickers of all ages are welcome, and there is a special section of the patch reserved for young children.

Address: 2325 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601

Kauffman Orchards

Kauffman Orchards is one of the larger farms in the area, located about 20 minutes from Lancaster City. Depending on which fruit is in season for picking, you may find yourself in a variety of locations around their stunning 100-acre orchard. In addition to strawberries, they offer cherries, peaches, apples, pears and pumpkins, to name a few.

Address: 3097 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA 17505

You have plenty of options when it comes to pick-your-own in Lancaster County. Make sure to check the farms' websites on availability and policies. Some farms are cash-only, some are allowing pets while others are not.

The best resource I've found when it comes to pick-your-own fruits and berries is https://www.pickyourown.org/PAeast-Lancaster.htm.

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