13 U-Pick Farms to Check Out This Season in WNY

It’s no secret that summers in Western New York are short, which means every very drop of sweet sunshine must be maximized. One way to do that is to plan trips to u-pick farms, where you can enjoy the experience of picking your own veggies, fruit and even flowers.

Our area, abundant with rolling hills and rich soil, is home to a plethora of these u-pick farms. They are excellent places to go with a group of friends or with the whole fam. Many encourage kids to come. (Take note, though, that most won’t allow dogs). Although some are an hour long drive from the city, many are only a half hour. These farms offer visitors everything from blueberries and lavender to flowers and strawberries, all ripe for the picking, depending on the month. Be sure to check with each farm for deets before heading out. 

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Below is a list of 13 of some of the best u-pick farms our area has to offer. Getting out there and visiting at least one this season will definitely help you live your best WNY summer life. While you’re at it, enjoy channelling your inner farmer. 

Happy picking! 

Did we miss one? Email us at editorial@stepoutbuffalo.com.

 

1. Greg’s U-Pick Farm 

9270 Lapp Road, Clarence Center 

716-741-4239 / gregsupick.com

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday 

This family-owned farm features strawberries, blueberries and raspberries and, in the fall, pumpkins, along with a corn maze.

Currently picking: Strawberries 

 

2. Thorpe’s Organic Family Farm 

12866 Route 78, East Aurora 

716-655-4486 / thorpesorganicfamilyfarm.com 

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday

This certified organic farm is family-owned and focused on using sustainable farming methods. 

Currently picking: Strawberries

 

3. Blueberry Treehouse Farm 

1897 Davis Road, West Falls

716-833-8733 / facebook.com/theblueberrytreehousefarm 

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday 

This organic and pre-pick blueberry patch features blueberry picking and a treehouse where kids can play. 

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4. Burdick Blueberries 

8267 Thompson Road, Cattaragus 

716-257-9760 / burdickblueberries.net

Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday 

Burdick Blueberries features more than 30,000 blueberry bushes and a flower and vegetable garden to walk through. Blueberry picking begins in July. 

 

5. Blackman Homestead Farm 

4472 Thrall Road, Lockport 

716-434-7116 / blackmanhomesteadfarm.com 

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday 

This 160-acre farm features heirloom apple trees, 100-year-old pear orchards and concord grape vineyards. They feature more than 15 varieties of apples for picking, along with cider, pumpkins, squash, juices and preserves. 

 

6. Singer Farms 

6730 Lake Road, Appleton, NY 

716-778-7077 / singerfarmnaturals.com 

Summer Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday 

This u-pick farm features a variety of cherries for the picking. They also sell a variety of garlic. 

 

7. Becker Farms 

3724 Quaker Road, Gasport, NY 

716-772-2211 / beckerfarms.com 

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday 

This is a family-owned, 340-acre working fruit and vegetable farm that sells most of its products directly to the public. 

Currently picking: strawberries 

 

8. Awald Farms U-Pick Berry Farm

10692 Walnut Ave., North Collins 

716-337-2997 / awaldfarms.com 

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday

This farm offers u-pick strawberries (June), blueberries (first week of July through late August), summer red raspberries (late June through late August), fall red raspberries (August through October), purple raspberries (mid-July), black raspberries (first three weeks in July) and blackberries (mid-July). 

Currently picking: strawberries 

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9. Baker Farm Market & U-Pick 

2100 Youngstown Lockport Road, Ransomville, NY 

716-791-3440 / facebook

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 

This farm features a variety of apples, along with pumpkins, for picking. 

 

10. Smith’s Orchard Cider Mill 

4960 Mapleton Road, Lockport 

716-625-4316 / smithsorchard.com 

Hours: Check with the farm in mid-September 

This is a small family farm offering a straightforward apple-picking experience. (They also offer cider slushies and cider donuts.) They are open mid-September through the end of November. 

 

11. Coulter Farms 

3871 N. Ridge Road, Lockport 

716-434-5700 / coulterfarmsllc.com 

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 

Coulter Farms offers a variety of produce for sale, including strawberries, cherries, raspberries, blueberries, sweet corn and melons. 

Currently picking: strawberries 

 

12. The Flower Stand 

13187 Vaughn St., Springville 

716-913-0626 / theflowerstand716.com

Hours: Open June to October on a self-serve basis. 

This nearly two-acre farm features more than 150 varieties of flowers for picking. 

 

13. Kin Loch Farmstead

4299 Ridge Road, Cambria 

kinlochfarmstead.com 

Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July through October 

This is a u-pick lavender farm, and event venue, located along the Niagara Wine Trail. 

 

14. Luna Farms

3408 Murphy Rd, Newfane, NY 14108

(716) 912-7267 / lunafarms.org

Hours: Daily Noon – 6pm

These guys are officially organic through the Northeast Organic Farms program.

Currently picking: strawberries

 

Did we miss one? Email us at editorial@stepoutbuffalo.com.

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