Where to Go Strawberry Picking In and Around Westchester
It’s strawberry season! And there are so many places and local strawberry festivals where you can spend the day and pick strawberries with your family. Check a few places in and around Westchester below:
June 4th from 11:00am-5:00pm
85th Annual Strawberry Festival: Enjoy a fun-filled (and delicious!) day of games, live music, a petting zoo, and of course strawberries at this annual community event. Located at The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, local vendors will also be on site as well as food. The church will also be donating 10% of the net proceeds from the Festival for aid to Ukraine. 191 South Greeley Ave, Chappaqua, NY, 10514.
June 5th from 1:00pm-5:00pm
East Fishkill Historical Society Brinckerhoff House Annual Strawberry Festival: Spend the day in East Fishkill at their annual strawberry festival. The event includes animals, hayrides, crafts, music, and some delicious strawberry shortcake. 68 North Kensington Drive, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533.
June 12th from 12:00pm-5:00pm
Beacon Sloop Slub’s Strawberry Festival: Take a trip to the ever-quaint and bustling Beacon for the Beacon Sloop Slub’s Strawberry Festival. Held at Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, this free event also includes live music, activities for the kids, and shopping from local craft, food, and drink vendors. And of course, you don’t want to miss the Strawberry Tent to buy some fresh strawberry shortcakes, strawberry smoothies, and chocolate-covered strawberries!Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, 2 Red Flynn Drive, Beacon, NY 12508.
Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow Annual Strawberry Festival: Enjoy this annual community event in mid-June hosted by the Historical Society. This includes an afternoon of strawberry shortcake sampling, live music, and more. One Grove Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591.
Fishkill Farms: Their season just kicked off in June with organic strawberries coming on June 4th. You have to make a reservation to pick a time slot as well as reservations for their special events (hello, sunset yoga, cider tasting, or farm yoga). In addition to strawberries, you can also pick organic raspberries (mid June), organic currants (mid June), organic blueberries (July), and organic blackberries (end of July), to name a few options. 9 Fishkill Farm Road Hopewell JCT, NY 12533.
Greig Farm: Located in the Hudson Valley, Greig Farm is now open for strawberry picking! The season for strawberry picking runs until July so be sure to get up to Red Hook for a day trip with your family. They don’t have any entry fee – you only pay for what you pick. Additionally, you can enjoy their on-site farm filled with delicious goodies from the Hudson Valley and your kids will love feeding the on-site goats that live behind the farm. 178 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook, NY 12571.
Lawrence Farm Orchards: Get your fresh strawberries at the nearby Lawrence Farm Orchards. The orchard recommends calling as sometimes crops can change with the weather. Currently, you can also pick peas, lettuce, spinach, and greens. 306 Frozen Ridge Road, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Ochs Orchard: Strawberry-picking season just started at Ochs Orchard. You don’t need a reservation to pick. In addition to the strawberries, Ochs has an on-site farm market, stocked with seasonal fruits and veggies as well as a stand where you can get homemade ice cream before you go. 4 Ochs Lane, Warwick, NY 10990.
Bishop Orchard: Their season kicks off in mid-June to July, which they suggest to experience on the earlier side. While at Bishop Orchard’s be sure to visit their farm market stocked with fresh produce, cheese, bakery items, and bulk staples. You can also enjoy ice cream, cider, and wine. 1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT 06437.
Kedler’s Farm: Take a day trip to Kerhonskon, NY for strawberry picking at Kedler’s Farm. You have to purchase a time to pick and once you are there, you and your family can enjoy over 25 farm attractions, a farm market, and on-going events. 5755 US-209, Kerhonkson, NY 12446.