Strawberries are Here!

Strawberries are Here!
Strawberry season on the East End of Long Island isn't just a tradition; it's practically a local holiday where everyone's inner fruit fanatic comes out to play. As the middle of June approaches, the North Fork strawberry crops reach their peak, offering a bounty of vibrant red berries bursting with flavor. The experience of picking your own strawberries becomes a delightful family activity, fostering memories that linger long after the season has passed.
Strawberries are Here!
Strawberries are Here!
Strawberries are Here!

Strawberry season on the East End of Long Island isn’t just a tradition; it’s practically a local holiday where everyone’s inner fruit fanatic comes out to play. As the middle of June approaches, the North Fork strawberry crops reach their peak, offering a bounty of vibrant red berries bursting with flavor. The experience of picking your own strawberries becomes a delightful family activity, fostering memories that linger long after the season has passed.

For those seeking the thrill of harvesting their own strawberries, numerous farms open their fields for pick-your-own adventures. Among them we have Golden Acres Organic Farm, with pristine, certified organic fields that have been meticulously tended for over 27 years. Lewin Farms and Rottkamp’s Fox Hollow Farm also invite visitors to immerse themselves in the joy of picking strawberries amidst picturesque surroundings, with Rottkamp’s famous for its sunflower mazes adding an extra element of fun.

As the excitement of strawberry season unfolds, it’s essential to plan your visit wisely. Checking ahead for weather updates and availability ensures a smooth and enjoyable experience for all. 

Golden Acres Organic Farm 

Golden Acres Organic Farm   |   652 Peconic Bay Blvd, Riverhead, NY 11901   |   631-722-5100

Wednesday – Saturday   9a – 5p

Lewin Farms

lewinfarm.com   |   812 Sound Ave, Calverton, NY 11933   |   631-929-4327

Wednesday- Monday 9a – 4:30p   |   CASH only

Rottkamp’s Fox Hollow Farm

@rottkampsfoxhollowfarm   |   2287 Sound Ave, Calverton, NY 11933   |   631-727-1786

11a – 6p   |   Minimum 4 quarts per family – CASH only

However, if variety is what you seek, destinations like Patties Berries and Bunches or Wickham’s Fruit Farm offer more than just strawberries. From raspberries to apples, cherries to pumpkins, these farms provide a cornucopia of fresh produce waiting to be plucked straight from the vine. Hodun Farms and Windy Acres further expand the U-pick experience, offering an array of fruits and vegetables beyond strawberries, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Hodun Farms

hodunfarms.com   |   3642 Middle Country Rd., Calverton, NY 11933   |   631-369-3533

Daily   8a – 5p   |   CASH only

Patty’s Berries and Bunches

pattysberriesandbunches.org   |   410 Sound Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952   |   631-655-7996

Daily  9a – 5p

Wickham’s Fruit Farm

wickhamsfruitfarm.com   |   28700 Main Road, Cutchogue, NY 11935   |   631-734-6441

Monday – Saturday  9a – 4p  | U-Pick is open to MEMBERS ONLY

Windy Acres Farm

3810 Middle Country Rd, Calverton, NY 11933   |   631-727-4554

Daily 9a – 6p   |   Check their Facebook page for updates.

Now, if you’re not the “roll up your sleeves and get berry-stained” type, fear not! There are plenty of places where you can enjoy the fruits of someone else’s labor. Sang Lee Farms, known for its organic produce, and Balsam Farm, with its delicate strawberries available at the farm stand or Montauk store, offer options for those who prefer not to pick their own. 

Balsam Farm

balsamfarms.com  

Amagansett Farmstand   |   293 Town Ln, Amagansett, NY 11930   |   631-267-5635

Montauk Market   |   662 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954   |   631-238-5119

Wednesday – Monday    9a – 6p  

Green Thumb

greenthumborganicfarm.com   |   829 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976   |   631-726-1900

Open everyday   9a – 5p   

Sang Lee Farms

sangleefarms.com   |   25180 County Road 48, Peconic NY 11958   |   631-734-7001

Farm stand ONLY – No U-Pick   |   Daily 9a – 5p

Looking for the most strawberry fun on the East End ? Then don’t miss….

The Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival

mattituckstrawberryfestival.org   |   1105 North Rd, Mattituck, NY 11952   

Wednesday, June 12th & Thursday, June 13th   5p – 10p

Friday, June 14th   5p – 11p, Saturday, June 15th   11a – 11p  and  Sunday, June 16th   11a – 5p 

This annual June event is a beloved tradition for friends and family across the North Fork and Long Island. Guests can enjoy fresh, local strawberries, chocolate covered strawberries, and alcohol-free daiquiris, as well as a variety of games, rides and an international food court. Festival also includes an evening of Fireworks. Note that the Strawberry Festival is rain or shine!

With fields ripe for picking and festivities in full swing, the East End welcomes one and all to join in the celebration of this beloved annual tradition. So gather your loved ones because this season, we’re berry excited, and we’re ready to pick, eat, and repeat!

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