It's a berry good time to pick your own fruit
Summer strawberries have bloomed and are ripe for the picking. The Western Pennsylvania farms listed offer visitors the option to pick their own produce. Blueberries will be in season at the end of June, followed by raspberries in July and August. Berry availability is heavily contingent upon weather conditions.
Paskorz Farm: Strawberries available early June, followed by blueberries, black and red raspberries, blackberries, fall red and yellow raspberries. Call for berry availability. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. 36 Starr Road, West Deer. 724-265-3073
Reilly's Summer Seat Farm: Strawberries available second week of June, followed by red raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. Call for availability. Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. 1120 Roosevelt Road, Ohio Township. 412-364-8662 or www.reillyssummerseatfarm.com
Soergel Orchards: Strawberries start with the Strawberry Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 15, followed by blueberries. Pick-your-own begins June 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and weekends. Call ahead for availability. 2573 Brandt School Road, Franklin Park. 724-935-1743 or www.soergels.com
Triple B Farms: Strawberries in early June. Pick-your-own hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Regular business hours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. Hayrides to the berry patches available until 1 p.m. 823 Berry Lane, Forward Township. 724-258-3557 or www.triplebfarms.com
Snyder's Farm: Strawberries start around June 14, followed by black and red raspberries around June 28. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Route 68 in Chicora, six miles northeast of Butler. 724-445-3116
Pollock Strawberries: Strawberries available June 15. Call ahead for pick-your-own availability. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Valley View Road, Brush Valley. 724-349-9544
White Swan Acres: Strawberries start first week of June followed by black raspberries, blueberries and blackberries in the fall. Pick-your-own by appointment only. 2854 Saltsburg Road, Clarksburg. 724-422-5219
Simmons Farm: Pick-your-own strawberries are available around second week of June, from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays. 170 Simmons Road, McMurray. 724-941-1490 or www.simmonsfarm.com
Trax Farms: Strawberries in early June, followed by blueberries and raspberries. Strawberry Festival is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 13 to 15. Berry picking is from 8 a.m. to noon and 4 to 7 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to noon weekends. 528 Trax Road, Finleyville. 412-835-3246 or www.traxfarms.com
Hillside Orchards: Pick-your-own strawberries available mid-July. Call ahead for hours and berry availability. 7217 State Route 819, Mt. Pleasant. 724-547-2693
Emma Deihle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-320-7834 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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