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5 Best Fruit Farms for Berry Delicious Treats

BY Cosima Schelfhout | August 18, 2016 | Feature Features

While there's no guarantee your pickings will make it home, head to one of these family-run East End fruit farms and spend the day plucking (and snacking on) nature's most delicate treats.
Fresh berries from Wickham's Fruit Farm

1. Garden of Eve Organic Farm and Market
Eve and Chris Kaplan-Walbrecht, along with their two children, offer days as pure as their organically grown produce. Bring your little ones to the sustainably run farm for blueberry picking, time in the Kiddie Korral or a cooking lesson. Lessons through August, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead

2. Lewin Farms
Where better to collect fresh berries than Long Island’s original u-pick farm? Once you’ve filled your crate with the berry of your choice, reward your hard work with an ear of fire-roasted sweet corn and enjoy the farm’s idyllic pastoral views. Through September, 812 Sound Ave., Calverton

3. Patty’s Berries and Bunches
Across her 40-plus-acre farm, Patty DiVello nurtures 24 varieties of berries and an abundant flower garden. Once you’ve plucked your share, watch bees at work in the garden patch or try a spoonful of freshly made ice cream concocted with the farm’s produce and local honey. Through September, 410 Sound Ave., Mattituck

4. Wickham’s Fruit Farm
Head to the North Fork to enjoy the unique beauty of the Wickham family’s waterside fruit farm. With baskets (and bellies) full, stick around to observe a live working beehive or hop on a tour of Long Island’s oldest cider press. Through September, 28700 Main Road, Cutchogue

5. Windy Acres Farms
These abundant acres boast not only a wide selection of u-pick fruits—from raspberries and blackberries to peaches and nectarines—but also a trove of homemade baked goods and local honey. The scenic pastures are also dotted with wooden pirate ships, castles and trucks for post-harvest play. Through September, 3810 Middle Country Road, Calverton, 631.727.4554

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