Your Guide to Summer Strawberry Picking on Long Island

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Pick-your-own strawberries are available at East End farms through June. (Getty Images)

The arrival of summer on Long Island means an abundance of luscious fruit that’s ripe for the picking. Spend a day in the sun harvesting juicy red strawberries at these local farms. Check opening dates as they will vary depending on the weather.

Garden of Eve

This organic farm and market will be opening up its strawberry picking season during Memorial Day weekend. Garden of Eve also has fun field attractions for families, including farm animals, a hay mountain, and more! 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead, gardenofevefarm.com 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Glover Farms

Take a trip to Brookhaven and take advantage of Glover Farms’ strawberry picking season; the June opening day will be posted on Facebook. 641 Victory Ave., Brookhaven, facebook.com/GloverFarmsBrookhaven 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Lewin Farms

Lewin Farms opens its strawberry fields to the public every year in late May or early June, depending on the weather. 812 Sound Ave., Calverton, lewinfarm.com 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Rottkamp’s Fox Hollow Farm

Known for its sweet corn and full-grown sunflower maze, this farm has opened its venue for customers to pick their own berries just in time for the strawberry harvest. Fresh farm produce is available all season. 143 Sound Ave., Calverton, facebook.com/Rottkamps-Fox-Hollow-Farm-1681094095465096 Thur-Tue 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Patty’s Berries & Bunches
Head out to Mattituck to enjoy Patty’s Berries and Bunches “U-Pick Berries” opening at the end of May, where you can pick your own strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. This farm also has an organic and vegan ice cream stand for visitors to check out. 410 Sound Ave., Mattituck, pattysberriesandbunches.org/book-online 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wickham’s Fruit Farm

With its beautiful waterfront and rustic tranquility, this bicentennial farm is the perfect place to visit this June when they open up their strawberry-picking fields. 28700 Main Rd., Cutchogue, wickhamsfruitfarm.com/index.htm Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Windy Acres Farm

This family owned farm and orchard offers strawberry picking every year in the late spring, depending on weather and when the fruits are ripe. 3810 Middle Country Rd, Calverton. facebook.com/Windy-Acres-Farm 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

-With Maia Vines

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