Blueberries, raspberries, cherries, oh my! And it’s July, which means the blueberries are coming in, followed by the cherries, and then raspberries.
Farmer Caleb Torrice, who with his wife, Patricia, own and farm Tabora Farms, says their blueberry crop will be more spread out this year due to the cold weather we had earlier this spring. The good news is that ripening will be stretched out, and we’ll have blueberries longer. The not-so-bad news is that you’ll have to do some careful picking to avoid getting unripe berries.
Here’s where you can both pick-your-own (PYO) or just pick-up blueberries, cherries, raspberries and more in Bucks County. Call before you go and/or check their website or Facebook page, provided below. We’ll update when more farms announce their berries are ready. And send us some homemade jam!
Brumbaugh’s Farm Right now: blueberries. You can find their stand at 2575 County Line Road, Telford. Call 215.723.3508 or check their Facebook page. Look for red raspberries in late August. Open Monday through Saturday, 9 am – 8 pm.
Manoff Market Gardens has blueberries (their first year) and raspberries. They are also carrying organic blueberries from a nearby farm in New Jersey. They started coming in at the end of June, and now they are available for a fun PYO and in the market. Manoff’s is open Monday through Saturday during the summer and fall. Call ahead 215.297.8220 and/or check their Facebook page and website. The farm is at 3157 Comfort Road in Solebury.
Palovchak’s Produce still has strawberries that are ready for pickin’. The farm also has red raspberries. Already picked berries are also available. The farm is located at 1541 Lower State Road, Doylestown, PA, 215.272.2200. Visit them on Facebook for more information. Farm stand is open during daylight hours.
Penn Vermont Fruit Farm is a treasure trove of berries and fruits, so if you are serious about canning and jamming, this is the place to go. Right now they have black raspberries, but there’s only a few left if you really look. Call ahead for dates and hours for pick-your-own and availability. See their Facebook page for updates. Route 113 & Rolling Hills Road, Bedminster, 215.795.0230.
Shady Brook Farm is currently offering blueberries for picking and for purchase in their store. PYO blueberries are $2.99/lb. Get a wagon ride for $3 on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Click here or call 215.968.1670. Watch this video “out in the field” with farm manager and family member Paul Fleming.
Solebury Orchards is a favorite spot for all seasonal fruit in Bucks County, including berries, but also apricots, cherries, raspberries, blackberries, peaches, plums, pears, apples and more. They post weekly updates on their website on what is available for purchase and pick-your-own. Right now? Blueberries. You can find them at 3325 Creamery Road, New Hope 18938, 215.297.8079, open Thursdays through Sundays 9 am to 6 pm.
Tabora Farms has PYO blueberries too! Coming soon are their donut peaches (also called Saturn). Throughout the summer and fall you’ll find fresh fruit, grown on the farm like peaches, pears and apples. Tabora also hosts lots of fun events, like their upcoming Firefly Festival (July 23). You can find the farm and their wonderful store (with bakery and deli) at 1104 Upper Stump Road, Chalfont, PA 18914, 215.249.3016. Check their Facebook page and website for updates.
Wildemore Farm is done with their blueberries (the birds got most of them). In the past they have had cherries (sour) for pick-your-own (one of the few farms in Bucks that does sour cherries). You can find them at 977 Upper Stump Road in Chalfont, PA (at Upper Church & Lower Stump Roads). Call for specific crops and pick-your-own hours at 215.249.3683.
Other places to get berries…
- Lower Makefield Farmers Market: The market’s vendors will have blueberries. Visit the market’s website for more information on what is in season.
- Doylestown Farmers Market: The market has blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Call the market for questions and visit their Facebook page.
- Wrightstown Farmers Market: Regular vendor Solebury Orchards will have blueberries. Check out the market’s Facebook page for more information.
Need a great recipe for all those lovely blueberries? Here’s one of our favorites: Blueberry Buckle Cake
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