2020 Pick Your Own Fruit and Vegetables season IS IN FULL SWING! Stop by our farmstand for Berries picked for you and get oriented to what fruits and veggies are where ripe that day and we’ll check you in. Pick your Own fruits and veggies includes a $2.50 admission fee to help support the farm. Pick your own fruit and vegetables is a great family outing, and with 35 acres there is plenty of room. Indian Orchards in Media, PA is a great place to teach kids where their fruits and vegetables come from.
*We have a pay for what you pick policy (per lb/pint) – Please be careful – weight can be deceiving. Also, we can’t put the fruit back on trees or bushes!
Mid-Summer Brings: Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Peaches, and more – but what is fruiting shifts with mother nature. In early August – Blueberries are thinning out, early raspberries are gone, but another raspberry crop is ripening for later. Mid-season peaches are beginning to thin, but Late season peaches are about a week or so away.
Mid-summer – Veggies – Cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash and peppers are available, tomatoes are straggling in as of 8/1 – but are still few and far between.
At our Farmstand in late August, we also have blackberries, some blueberries and some mid-summer veggies that we have picked for you. Along with other goodies like our own honey and products that compliment our organically-grown fruits and veggies. Stay tuned for even more fruits and veggies coming soon. We are a small-staffed, family-run farm – please bear with us as we work with Mother Nature to get the first of the Summer crops for you at our farmstand.
In Fall: Pumpkins, Apples, Cider, Raspberries, some figs – Cider often sells out, but if you are lucky – you can see us make up the next batch….
Fruits and Vegetables Grown Using Organic Techniques
Our Fruits and vegetables are grown using organic techniques, natural & sustainable; we also use IPM or integrated pest management as well.
Stop by the farm stand to register and get baskets to hold your haul, pay the $2.50 per person picking fee to help sustain and support our over 100-year old orchard and the organic techniques we use. We’ll also let you know what’s in season that day and where to go on the farm. Let us know if you are looking for a specific variety of fruit – especially apples – we have many different varieties. Don’t forget a hat and sunscreen! If you decide not to pick your own fruit – you can buy what we have already picked for you at our on-site farm stand.
What Fruit is Available When?
Fruit ripens in its own good time with help from pollinators and the weather, but listed below is the general months/seasons when our fruits and veggies are available (they often overlap):
June: Raspberries and Blueberries, some early veggies
August: blackberries, plums, nectarines, peaches, pears, apples, vegetables (tomatoes have definitely joined the veggie crowd)
September: raspberries, blackberries, peaches, plums, nectarines, pears, apples, pawpaws, vegetables
October: Cider, Organically-grown Apples* (Pick-your-own is often done mid Oct. – but stop by the farmstand), Pumpkins & Mums at the farmstand. Raspberries, pears, persimmons. (In very late October & November – pick your own apples may be done, but we usually still have apples and cider at our farmstand.)
November: Apples* and cider, pumpkins. (In very late October & November – pick your own apples may be done, but we usually still have apples and our own cider (and honey & firewood) at our farmstand.)
December: Christmas trees & holly (we cut Christmas trees in advance, or you can select your own and have us cut it for you) (we also have firewood for sale – call and ask for details). We may also have firewood for sale as well.
If you’d rather have us pick what’s ripe for you, you can also grab what we have at our farm stand.
Come explore the variety of fruits and vegetables on our 100 year-old orchard.