Pick-Your-Own Daily Update
Strawberries have sold out for Saturday, 5/27. We plan to reopen Monday, May 29th!
Strawberries – late May to late June
Red Raspberries – early June thru July; September
Black Raspberries – late June – mid July
Blackberries – mid June – August
Blueberries – late June – July
Sweet Cherries – late June/early July
Tart Cherries – early July
Plums – July/August
Apricots – mid July
Peaches July 10 – August
Apples August – October
Kiwi berries – mid September – early October
Pumpkins – late September – October
Visit our market which is open year-round for a variety of fruits and vegetables.
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.
Unfortunately we will not have peaches or nectarines available to pick in 2022 due to a spring freeze. Stay tuned for 2023 and shop our market for Adams County peaches.
Typically late July through early September.
- 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.