Check out these Long Island spots where you can pick...

Check out these Long Island spots where you can pick your own strawberries.  Credit: Randee Daddona

For berry lovers, June is heaven on earth, with red, juicy, sweet berries ripe for the picking at Long Island farms.

At Patty's Bunches and Berries in Mattituck, expect a variety of strawberries that can be picked at different times throughout the season. "As the berries ripen, you'll find some varieties early, middle and late June, because we plant an intentional rotating crop, so there's something for everyone. When June is over, they're pretty much done," says owner Patty Divello. "If you come to pick strawberries, you'll also see peonies and cornflowers growing in the fields to be featured in the upcoming flower season."

You'll find more than 10 varieties of strawberries, including some with a tropical flavor (mango and pineapple undertones) at Golden Earthworm Organic Farm in Riverhead. Berries picked all season can be used for jams and jellies. "We're certified organic on the North Fork, with berries growing for more than 35 years on our property," says owner Maggie Wood. "The crop is right on track and we'll also be offering evening picking hours through 8 p.m. on certain days."

These u-pick locations are open for the season. Remember to call ahead and confirm, as u-pick is always weather dependent.


Condzella's Farm

OPEN 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, starting June 9 

FEE $10 per quart 

More info Farm stand at Route 25A, Wading River; 631-929-4697, 

Glover Farms

OPEN 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

FEE $7 per quart depending the crop

More info 635 Victory Ave., Brookhaven; 631-286-7876,

Golden Earthworm Organic Farm

OPEN 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, closed Sunday; some evening picking on certain days.

FEE $10 per quart Monday through Friday; $12 per quart on Saturday

More info 652 Peconic Bay Blvd., Riverhead; 631-722-3302,, certified organic. Do not bring containers, the farm provides them.

Lewin Farms

OPEN 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Monday. Closed Tuesday. 

FEE $5.50 per pound 

More info 812 Sound Ave., Calverton; 631-929-4327, 

Patty's Berries and Bunches

OPEN 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (last u-pick entrance is at 5:30 p.m.), starting June 7

FEE $8 per person for one quart container. Each picker entering the field must purchase at least one container.

More info 410 Sound Ave., Mattituck; 631-655-7996, 

Rottkamp's Fox Hollow Farm

OPEN 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, starting first weekend of June

FEE $7.25 per quart  

More info 2287 Sound Ave., Calverton; 631-727-1786,

Sound Shore Market

OPEN 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through first week of July

FEE $4.99 per pound

More info 5629 Sound Ave., Riverhead; 631-722-4740,

Wickham's Fruit Farm

OPEN 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 5 through June 24

FEE $9 per quart, per person

More info 28700 Main Rd. (Route 25), Cutchogue; 631-734-6441, 

Windy Acres Orchard

OPEN 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

FEE From $8 admission includes a quart container 

More info 3810 Middle Country Rd., Calverton; 631-727-4554.

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