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Where to pick your own strawberries on Long Island

Farmers, fields and berries aplenty can signal only one thing: strawberry season. This summer, the seasonal treats will be prime for picking in mid- to late June, farmers say. Long Island businesses will celebrate with U-pick events and festivals. Be advised: If you’re going to select your own strawberries, call ahead to avoid slim pickings.

Garden of Eve Organic Farm

Garden of Eve in Aquebogue is offering classes
Photo Credit: Timothy Fadek

Young revelers can visit the playground or a working beehive and pet a bunny or chicken. Info: 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead; 631-722-8777, gardenofevefarm.com. Admission: $5 includes hayride on weekends (plus $5 a pint for strawberries)

Densieski Farms

Freshly picked strawberries at Densieski Farms, on Lewis
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Lewis Road, East Quogue; 631-653-5221. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (closed Wednesdays)

Glover Farms

From left, Sofia Marc-Anthony, left, of Holbrook, and
Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

633 Victory Ave., Brookhaven; 631-286-7876, facebook.com/GloverFarmsBrookhaven. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.

Patty's Berries and Bunches

Strawberries just picked at pick your own strawberries
Photo Credit: Newsday/Randee Daddona

Pick-your-own begins in June and continues seven days a week from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Strawberries are sold by the quart. There is a minimum charge of one quart per person entering the field. Info: 410 Sound Ave., Mattituck; 631-298-4679, pattysberriesandbunches.com.

Lewin Farms

Parveen, Farah and Nasuma on a Labor Day
Photo Credit: Nicole Horton

The firs pick-your-own farm on Long Island grows more than 20 varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables. Pick-your-own strawberries six days a week from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (not Tuesdays). Call ahead for availability and to confirm the fields are open. Info: 812 Sound Ave., Wading River; 631-929-4327, www.lewinfarm.com.

Condzella's Farm

Condzella's Farm on Route 25A in Wading River
Photo Credit: Ian J. Stark

Route 25A, Wading River (3 miles east of William Floyd Parkway, north side); 631-929-4697, condzellasfarm.com. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

Rottkamp's Fox Hollow Farm

Rottkamps Fox Hollow Farm in Baiting Hollow, June
Photo Credit: Ian J. Stark

2287 Sound Ave., Calverton; 631-727-1786. Hours:10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday.

Wickham's Fruit Farm

Kassata Bollman of Farm 2 Kitchen Long Island
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

28700 Main Rd., Route 25, Cutchogue; 631-734-6441, wickhamsfruitfarm.com. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. beginning June daily except Sundays.

Windy Acres Farm

Windy Acres Farm in Calverton has a farm
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

3810 Middle Country Rd., Route 25, Calverton; 631-727-4554. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

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