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Where to pick your own strawberries on Long Island

How many can you carry? With farms opening for strawberry picking, it’s time to get your haul of ripe, juicy fruit directly from “u-pick” fields. After a chilly spring, there's a long-awaited sign of summer. “This is the latest strawberry season I can remember," says Cutchogue farmer Tom Wickham. But the weather hasn't done any harm. “The crop is good, it’s just a little late,” he says.

Here’s a list of Long Island's strawberry fields for June's prime harvest. You'll want to call ahead before going to confirm the day's picking hours and field conditions. This year's prices are $4 to $6 per quart with containers costing a bit extra at some farms.

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 and access to the farm's play areas and animals on weekends (plus $6 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, gloverfarmsbrookhaven.com. 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

$6 per person entering fields includes first container of berries ($6 per additional quart) Info: 410 Sound Ave., Mattituck; 631-298-4679, pattysberriesandbunches.com.

Lewin Farms

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

Info: 812 Sound Ave., Wading River; 631-929-4327, Open everyday but Tuesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. U-Pick strawberries (4:30 p.m.), call each day to confirm. 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.

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. Closed 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.

Not pictured:

HANK’S FARM STAND 324 County Rd. 39, Southampton INFO 631-726-4667, hankspumpkintown.com.

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