Pick-Your-Own Daily Update

Pick-Your-Own will be open on Monday, July 22nd from 8:00a.m. – 3:30p.m.
*NOTE – on days that are above 90 degrees, we will likely close PYO at 1:00*

Please note our new policy: ALL types of bags (except diaper bags) are now prohibited in the Pick-Your-Own Fields. Thank you for your understanding.

Moyer Road Entrance Gate 3 for all Pick-Your-Own!

Peaches – White: July Rose available. Yellow: Gala & variety available.

  • Bucket (approx. 7 lbs) $18, Peck Box $29, 1/2 Bushel Box $45

Nectarines – White: Jade & Emmeraude available. Yellow: Nectafest variety available.

  • Bucket (approx. 7 lbs) $18, Peck Box $29, 1/2 Bushel Box $45

Donut Peaches – Open! Saturn white variety available.

  • Quart $8, Bucket $29

PYO Rewards CardPurchase a PYO Rewards Card for $10 to receive 10% off ANY crop ANYTIME you come back to pick for entire 2024 season! Must be purchased up in PYO.

Coming Soon….

Approximate Crop Ripening dates:

  • White Donut Peaches – Open again Approx. Saturday 7/20 or early next week
  • Freestone peaches: Early varieties opening 7/20
  • Plums – late July
  • Sunflowers – August
  • Apples – mid July through October
  • Honeycrisp apples – early August  
  • Pears – mid August

Finished/Not Available….

Crops that are finished for the season:

  • Jubileum Cherries – finished
  • Sweet Cherries – finished
  • Sour Cherries – finished
  • Apricots – not available
  • Sugar Plums – finished
  • Strawberries – finished

Peaches & Nectarines

What’s the difference between a nectarine and a peach?  Nectarines are basically fuzzless peaches. To make matters even stranger, nectarine seeds can grow into trees that bear either nectarines or peaches, and it is not even possible to tell which fruit will grow from a nectarine seed.  Because of this, nectarine branches are often grafted onto peach trees since it’s the only guarantee that the tree will produce nectarines.

Pricing

Bucket (appr. 7lbs): $18

Peck: $29

1/2 Bushel: $45

Season

July through August. See updates above.

Picking Tips

  • Look at the “background color,” rather than the “foreground” red color.  If the background is yellow instead of green, the peach or nectarine will be a good one.  Many people judge ripeness by amount of red instead of by the background color, which can lead them to choose unripe fruit.
  • Keep stone fruit on the counter, rather than in the fridge, if you want them to ripen faster.
  • Choose peaches and nectarines that are still firm so that they will not bruise easily.  (Of course, when you shop for recently picked peaches and nectarines in our farm market, you may want to select soft, ready-to-eat fruit.)
  • Pick these stone fruits gently, using the length of your fingers rather than getting a close grip with your fingertips.  Settle peaches and nectarines into your picking basket very gently.  Once ripened, peaches and nectarines are softer than most fruit, so they need some extra care while you are picking them.
  • Cardboard boxes make the best containers for stone fruit.  Bags and deep buckets do not make good picking containers because the peaches and nectarines on the bottom will get bruised.  You can bring your own boxes or purchase them at the pick-your-own stand.

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