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
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)
Lewis Road, East Quogue; 631-653-5221. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (closed Wednesdays)
633 Victory Ave., Brookhaven; 631-286-7876, facebook.com/GloverFarmsBrookhaven. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.
Patty's Berries and Bunches
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.
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.
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
2287 Sound Ave., Calverton; 631-727-1786. Hours:10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday.
Wickham's Fruit Farm
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
3810 Middle Country Rd., Route 25, Calverton; 631-727-4554. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.