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

Originally Posted June 2019  |  Updated August 2020

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

2020 Season Now Open

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

 

2. Thorpe’s Organic Family Farm 

12866 Route 78, East Aurora 

716-655-4486 / thorpesorganicfamilyfarm.com 

2020 Season Now Open

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

 

3. Blueberry Treehouse Farm 

1897 Davis Road, West Falls

716-833-8733 / facebook.com/theblueberrytreehousefarm 

Opening July 9, 2020

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

Opening mid-July

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 

Opening mid-September

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 

2020 Season Now Open

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 

2020 Season Now Open

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

 

8. Awald Farms U-Pick Berry Farm

10692 Walnut Ave., North Collins 

716-337-2997 / awaldfarms.com 

2020 Season Now Open

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). 

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9. Baker Farm Market & U-Pick 

2100 Youngstown Lockport Road, Ransomville, NY 

716-791-3440 / facebook

No 2020 Info Available Yet

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 

Opening in September 2020

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 

2020 Season Now Open

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

 

12. The Flower Stand 

13187 Vaughn St., Springville 

716-913-0626 / theflowerstand716.com

2020 Season Now Open by appointment

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

 

13. Kin Loch Farmstead

4299 Ridge Road, Cambria 

kinlochfarmstead.com 

2020 Season Now Open by appointment with ticket sale

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

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14. Luna Farms

3408 Murphy Rd, Newfane, NY 14108

716-912-7267 / lunafarms.org

Closed for 2020 Season

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

 

15. Henry’s Gardens

7884 Sisson Hwy Eden, NY 14057

716-536-0746 / henrysgardens.com

2020 Season Now Open

Henry’s in Eden has a self serve cutting garden available for flower u-pick every summer.

 

16. Panek’s Berry Patch

13420 W County House Rd, Albion, NY 14411

585-589-1404 / panekspickinpatch.com

2020 Season Now Open

Growing farm fresh fruit for over 35 years, visitors can pick cherries, raspberries, juneberries, strawberries, and blueberries.

 

17. Watt Farms Country Market

3121 Oak Orchard Rd, Albion, NY 14411

585-589-8000 / wattfarms.com

2020 Season Now Open

Offering, U-Pick cherries, U-Pick raspberries, ice cream, and fudge.

 

18. Hen-Hawk Acres

13439 Genesee Rd, Chaffee, NY 14030

716-560-8302 / henhawkacres.com

2020 Season Now Open

U-pick strawberries as well as desserts and meats for sale.

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19. Sunflowers of Sanborn

3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, NY 14132

sunflowersofsanborn.com / Facebook

2020 Season Now Open

Sunflowers of Sanborn offers a u-pick sunflower field along with a craft show, concessions, and sunflower sifter. Sunflower season runs from August – September. The u-pick sunflower field is home to over 100,000 sunflowers and six different varieties. Sunflowers are $1 each and $5 for a dwarf sunflower.

 

20. Kelkenberg Farm

9270 Wolcott Road, Clarence Center, NY 14032

kelkenberg-farm-clarence.square.site / Facebook / Instagram

In addition to a u-pick sunflower field visit for family farm for tours, pony rides, horse drawn hay rides, u-pick pumpkins, animal hugging, farm market and bakery in Clarence.

2020 Season Open

 

21. The Hill

7585 East Eden Road Eden, NY 14057 / Corner of East Eden Rd. and N. Boston Road

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This sunflower field in the Southtowns offers u-cut or pre-cut sunflowers at $1 per flower. They also allow photos to be taken for free and accept donations in order to maintain the field in the future.

2020 Season Open

 

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

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