Even city folk can try their hand at farming at a u-pick farm, where you'll get some exercise as well as a great big bunch of fresh produce you pick yourself.
Looking for a u-pick farm to celebrate the fall season with pumpkin picking or apple picking? Here are 10 u-pick farms and orchards to in the Pittsburgh region where you can enjoy fresh produce and family fun.
While fall is the most popular season for picking produce, you can visit many of these farms year-round. We recommend calling ahead of your visit to check seasonal operating hours.
315 Coleman Road, McDonald, Pa 15057 724.926.2541 Open Apr 1 - Oct 31. Come visit the farm and take a hayride out to our produce fields to pick your own fresh vegetables. The vegetables to be picked each day will depend on crop conditions. Check our website for event dates.
110 Slebodnik Road, Irwin Pa 15342 724.446.3521 Jul-Sep: M, W, F: 6:30pm-dark; Sa: 2-5pm Certified organic lettuce, potatoes, tomatoes, beets, greens, eggplant, squash, zucchini, melons and more! These crops make for great vegetable picking near Pittsburgh.
36 Starr Road, Cheswick, PA 15024 724.265.3073 M-Su: 9am-2pm. Always call for availability. Offers a variety of locally grown produce and seasonal goodies. Those in the market to go berry picking in Pittsburgh would do well to check out this farm.
438 Old State Rte. 66, Greensburg Pa 15601 724.834.2334 This certified organic farm provides u-pick strawberries by appointment only (strawberry picking is especially popular in Pittsburgh); also offers a CSA that features beets, peppers, radishes, Chinese greens, melons, pumpkins, eggs and meats and more!
170 Simmons Road. McMurray, Pa 15317 724.941.1490 May-Oct: M-F: 9am-7pm; Sa: 9am-6pm; Su: 9am-5pm Strawberries, peaches and apples seasonally, as well as cut-ur-own flowers. Best to call to verify the availability of picking at the farm. Baked goods and other specialties at market house.
528 Trax Rd., Finleyville, Pa 15332 412.835.3246 M-Sa: 9am-8pm; Su, 9am-6pm Call ahead for specific times to pick-your-own strawberries and blueberries throughout the growing season, from May through August, as times vary.
823 Berry Ln., Monogahela, Pa 15063 724.258.3557 Summer Hours: M-Fri: 9am-6pm; Sa&Su:9am-5pm Fall Hours: M&T: 10am-6pm; W-Fri: 10am-7pm; Sa&Su: 10am-6pm Strawberry and pumpkin picking (call to see what's in season); baked goods, candles, gifts; also farm animals for viewing and a playground.
600 N. Branch Road, McDonald, PA 15057 412.913.4981 Open weekends/Tuesdays/Thursdays & private outings during apple harvest season. There are a variety of delicious options to go home with after you're done apple picking in Pittsburgh. You might never need to see a doctor again.
2318 Butler Logan Road, Tarentum, PA 15084 724.224.9491 June-Oct: T-Sa: 10am-6pm; Su: 12-5pm (or by appointment) Featuring heirloom apples, cherries, berries and more! The harvest is waiting for you at this orchard, where the Pittsburgh pickings are ripe.
2573 Brandt School Road, Wexford, Pa 15090 724.935.1743 Summer Hours (3/14 - 12/26): M-Sa: 9am-8pm; Su: 9am-6pm. Winter Hours (12/27 - 3/13): M-Su: 10am-6pm Call ahead for pick-your-own strawberries and blueberries; specialty is apple orchard, including Gala, Rome and Jonathan apples. Year-round market house has local meats and other goods, as well as bakery, wine shop, ice cream and more.