Blueberries, cherries and raspberries, oh my!

Blueberries at Shady Brook Farm

You know July is here 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 for these wonderful fruits.

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 us some homemade jam!

blueberries on the bush

Brumbaugh’s Farm In July: blueberries, black raspberries, and sweet cherries for sale (red raspberries come in July/August). 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 the second week in July. Raspberries are available for purchase in the store and blueberry season is just starting, and they will have them through the summer. They are normally open Monday through Saturday during the summer and fall from 9 am – 5:30 pm. 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 organic raspberries available. 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. They will also have raspberries as they ripen. PYO blueberries are $2.99/lb., already picked, in-store $2.99/qt. 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.Raspberries; photo credit Lynne GoldmanSolebury 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? Cherries (tart) available for pick-your-own, sweet cherries in the market Thursday and Friday but not PYO. Blueberries in the market Apricots_Solebury Orchards; photo credit L. Goldmanfor PYO but picking may get sparse toward the end of weekend. More blueberries will ripen July into August. 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.

Wildemore Farm will have 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.

Blueberry Buckle; photo credit Lynne GoldmanNeed a great recipe for all those lovely blueberries? Here’s one of our favorites: Blueberry Buckle Cake

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