Blueberries, cherries and raspberries, oh my!

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You know it’s July when…the blueberries start coming in, along with tart cherries. Raspberries are ripening here and there, and even an occasional peach. But don’t dawdle. It’s a short season.

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. And send me some homemade jam!

blueberries on the bush

Brumbaugh’s Farm Right now: blueberries, black raspberries, and sweet cherries for sale (their red raspberries come in the fall). At 2575 County Line Road, Telford. Call 215.723.3508 or check their Facebook page. Open Monday through Saturday.

Manoff Market Gardens has sour (tart) cherries this week for PYO. Raspberries are available for purchase in the store and you might even see some blackberries or early peaches. They are normally 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.

Manoff market gardens_sour cherries_crop

Palovchak’s Produce, Blackberries and red raspberries. 1541 Lower State Road, Doylestown, PA, 215.272.2200. PYO and already picked berries. Farm stand is open during daylight hours.

Penn Vermont Fruit Farm A treasure trove of berries and fruits, if you are serious about canning and jamming, this is the place to go. Right now they have red and black raspberries available for PYO. 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.

Raspberries; photo credit L. Goldman

Shady Brook Farm is currently offering blueberries for picking and for purchase in their store. They will also have raspberries as they ripen. You can find them in Yardley, on Stony Hill Road near the Newtown bypass. PYO blueberries are $2.99/lb., already picked, in-store $2.99/qt. or 2 for $5. For directions and times, 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 and cherries (sweet and sour), with apricots coming soon. You can find them at 3325 Creamery Road, New Hope, PA 18938, 215-297-8079, open Thursdays through Sundays 9 am to 6 pm.

Apricots_Solebury Orchards; photo credit L. Goldman

Wildemore Farm also has blueberries and cherries (sour) for pick-your-own. 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. Right now the blueberries and sour cherries are coming in good, says Jacob Wildemore. Special hours for July 4th weekend: Wednesday 9 am – 1 pm, Friday 9 am – 1 pm, and Saturday 9 am – 1 pm. Normally, you can pick Wednesdays from 9 am to 1 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm.

Need a great recipe for all those lovely blueberries? Here’s one of our favorites: Blueberry Buckle Cake

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  1. It’s unfortunate that it’s such a short window to get out there and pick these fruits yourself, but it is easily my favorite time of the year. Thanks for these great suggestions!

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