Support local agriculture and make lifelong memories picking your own fruit at Linvilla Orchards.


PYO Guidelines

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are drastically changing the way we handle Pick-Your-Own (PYO).  No one will be permitted in the fields to pick without a prepaid online order.  At this time, no hayrides will be running so be prepared to walk to and from the fields.  We are also limiting the amount of guests permitted to pick at one given time.   

  • $ 6 per person for one- pre-ordered quart container.
    • Each ticket you purchase online will admit 1 person; age 1 and older.  We have to implement this structure to limit the amount of visitors we have in the fields at one time for social distancing.  
  • Additional quarts may be purchased when registering.
  • Limited number of people every 30 minutes
  • Arrive at Linvilla on the date and time you selected.  
  • Customers must park at the Farm Market parking area and walk to the shed to check-in. 
  • The PYO SHED IS IN A NEW LOCATION which is located on the Knowlton Swim Club basketball court (by fishing).
    • Proper signage is in place to direct you to the shed to check-in. 
    • No vehicles are permitted at the PYO Shed.  You must park in the lot by the Farm Market.  
  • No Hayrides will be running so you will be walking to and from the strawberry field.  
  • An employee will check you in, provide the container(s) purchased and direct you where to go to pick your strawberries.
  • Customers will be directed to pick in specific areas to maintain social distancing.   
  • Hand sanitizers & a wash station will be available.
  • No scale will be at the shed.



  1. No one permitted at Linvilla Pick-Your-Own - without a prepaid order
  2. Customers must follow all COVID protocols, MASKS REQUIRED; including children.
  3. Social distancing will be enforced and violators will be asked to leave.
  4. Follow all signs and instructions by staff
  5. No sampling or eating of strawberries are permitted
  6. Customers will be directed to pick in specific areas and must stay there for picking.

**If customers want to use their tokens they can buy a second quart with the token upon arrival at the shed.  Tokens can not be used online for pre-registration. Due to Covid-19 we will be unable to recycle or accept back any containers touched by our customers. Dates and times will be added based on availability of ripe strawberries with limited numbers of pickers available to provide safe distancing. Please note the strawberry supply is contingent on weather conditions.


Pre-Registration for Strawberries

Strawberries are the first PYO crop Linvilla offers and they’re Farmer Norm’s favorite crop! There is nothing more delicious than freshly picked Linvilla strawberries.


Notes: Strawberries are low in calories and contain many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They improve heart health, better blood sugar control and cancer prevention.

Picking Today




$6.00 / Quart

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Pre-Registration for Strawberries

Strawberries are the first PYO crop Linvilla offers and they're Farmer Norm's favorite crop! There is nothing more delicious than freshly picked Linvilla strawberries.


Notes: Strawberries are low in calories and contain many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They improve heart health, better blood sugar control and cancer prevention.
Late May Mid September


Late May Early July


Raspberries are nature's candy.  They are sweet and delicious!
Notes: Raspberries contain powerful antioxidants that work against free radicals, inhibiting tumor growth and decreasing inflammation in the body. The potassium in raspberries supports heart health and they are extremely high in fiber.
Mid June Late August


Just one cup of Blueberries contains 3.6 grams of fiber, 25% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C and antioxidants.
Notes: Blueberries are high in fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and low in cholesterol- all of which support heart health. Blueberries also play a role in brain health, delaying age-related decline and helps improve brain function. Blueberries also lower blood sugar levels
Late June Early August


Butter, Red, Green and Romaine
Late May Early July


$2.99 per lb. or $39.99 per 1/2 bu Box Varieties: Pink Lady & GoldRush   
Notes: We grow over 25 varieties of Apples. Each apple has their own unique taste and use. Different Apples are better for eating, baking, sauce and salad toppers!
Late July Mid November


Bright golden-green with flesh that is fine-textured, crisp and creamy white. This apple is great for snacks, salads and especially baking in pies.
Mid October Early November

Pink Lady

Crunchy texture and a tart taste with a sweet finish.  Excellent for eating and baking.
Mid October Late October

Granny Smith

Tart excellent for baking
Late October Mid November

Autumn Rose Fuji

Excellent for eating, delicious in salads and great for sauce.
Mid September Early November


Sweet/tart.  Great all around apple. Delicious for eating fresh and baking. Great for salads, sauce, baking and pies.
Mid October Early November


Crisp tart/ sweet apple.  Great for eating, salads, sauces and baking.
Mid October Early November


Sweet eating apple
Early October Late November


Sweet, great for eating and salads
Mid September Late October

Red Delicious

Sweet eating apple
Mid November Late October

Golden Delicious

Sweet eating, great for salads
Mid September Mid October


Sweet-tart combination with its sweetness like the red delicious and tartness like the McIntosh. It is a cross between McIntosh and Red Delicious varieties. Excellent for eating and salads. Good for sauces and baking.
Mid September Late October

Yellow Peaches

Many believe that peaches are a symbol of good luck, protection and longevity.
Notes: Peaches have been shown to ward off obesity-related diseases such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. They are an excellent source of the strong antioxidant vitamin C and can help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer.
Mid June Early September


Varieties: Harrow sweet, Blake's Pride
Mid August Early September


Cherry, Beefsteak
Early July Early October

Hot Peppers

Jalapeno  Cherry Habanero & Long Hots
Early July Late October


Black Beauty, Japanese, Sicilian, Italian, White and Purple varieties
Early July Late October


Zinnia  are available pre-cut upon check out
Mid June Mid September

Sweet Corn

Sweet White Corn
Mid June Mid October

Cut Your Own Tree

Cut Your Own Trees are open from Mid November thru December 23. Hours: Monday thru Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-4pm - Last ride ride out to the field is 4pm For more information visit our Christmas around the Farm Page!
Notes: The majority of our trees are 6' to 10' Douglas Fir. We also have some Canaan Fir. We provide a saw for you to cut the tree. Then we haul your tree back, shake the loose needles, wrap it up and even tie it to your car! We can also drill a hole in your tree for "Stand Straight" Christmas Tree Stands.
Mid November Late December

Honeycrisp Apples

Late August Mid September

Donut Peaches

Yellow and White varieties.  Also known as Saturn Peaches
Notes: Donut Peaches are a good source of Potassium and Vitamin A.
Early July Early August


Notes: They are loaded with vitamin C, but are low in calories and sodium. They are an excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fiber.
Early July Late July


Early Concord
Mid August Mid September


A cross between a Plum & an Apricot
Early July Early August


Yellow Nectarines.  Similar to peaches, but without the fuzz coating.  Nectarines tend to be smaller then peaches, but are sweeter.  
Notes: Nectarines are an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber and protein.
Early July Early August

White Peaches

White peaches are just as sweet as yellow peaches.  Their tartness lessens as they ripen.  
Notes: White Peaches are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. They are also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Niacin and Potassium and Vitamin C.
Mid July Late August

Yellow Squash & Zucchini

Yellow & Green Squash available pre-picked at PYO Shed.
Notes: Summer squash is a rich source of Vitamin A and C, magnesium, fiber, folate, riboflavin, phosphorus, potassium and Vitamin B6. In addition, it is high in manganese, a mineral which helps the body process fats, carbohydrates, and glucose. Most importantly, it's yummy!
Mid June Early September


Notes: Plums are an excellent source vitamin C. Plums are also a great source of vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, B9 and vitamin E.
Mid July Mid August


Apricots do not contain any saturated fat, sodium or cholesterol.
Notes: Not always available in great numbers due to their sensitivity to frost. First time in 2 years, our crop was not effected and they are delicious!
Late June Early January


Cucumbers & Kirby
Early August Early October

Sweet Peppers

Green Bell Peppers
Early July Late October

White or Red Onions

Early June Mid July


Sour Cherries
Notes: Cherries are a low-calorie snack with large amounts of vitamins, antioxidants and plant compounds. They reduced the risk of several diseases including cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
Mid June Late June

Picking your own fruit is an age-old idea with a fresh new approach

We do the planting and growing. You do the picking. It is as close as you can come to having your own garden without the space, work and expense. Due to our size, we can offer a diverse variety of many fruits and vegetables.

We present the opportunity to learn how different fruit crops are grown, see these fruits ripen and experience the difference in taste and appearance between varieties of each fruit. For instance, we grow 45 varieties of yellow and white peaches, picking for each variety lasts about a week and peach season lasts from July through September. We grow 30 varieties of both eating and cooking apples. Apple picking starts in early August.

“Pick Your Own” is entertaining and fun. It is an outdoor activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family. The fresh air and sunshine are great for your health, the hayride to the fields and orchards is an adventure, and of course the fruit always tastes better when you’ve just picked it. We also offer helpful suggestions for new ways to prepare and preserve the fruit that you pick.

What better family outing is there than coming to the farm, having a fun-filled experience and ending up with a refrigerator full of great tasting, healthy produce!

What to Know


No one will be permitted at Linvilla's Pick-Your-Own without PRE-REGISTRATION 

Crop availability changes quickly due to weather, amount of ripe fruit, the number of visitors, how much they pick or the abundance of a particular crop at any given time.  The most up to the minute picking information is posted on this page.  



Dates and times will be added based on availability of ripe strawberries with limited numbers of pickers available to provide safe distancing. 
Please note the strawberry supply is contingent on weather conditions.

Picking Tips

  • Dress comfortably and seasonally appropriate. Sneakers are recommended.
  • Be sure to pack a hat and wear sunscreen if you're picking on a hot summer day.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Before you start picking with your children, explain to them how to identify ripe fruit. If you need any help we have knowledgeable staff on hand! You can ask at the PYO Shed or any of the hayride drivers.
  • Only pick ripe fruit that you want to take home with you. 
  • Once fruit is picked it cannot continue to grow, ripen or be selected by anyone else.
  • After a rainy night our fields may be wet, but we do plant grass or put straw down between all our rows of fruit. We work hard to keep these grass areas mowed to make your picking experience enjoyable.
  • Customers are required to use our picking boxes.

Our Crops


Linvilla has 25 varieties of apples on 20 acres of orchards. There is nothing like picking and eating a fresh apple right off the tree.


Not always available in great numbers due to their sensitivity to frost. When they are available they are a unique treat infrequently offered at other farms or markets.


Like apricots, they have a very short season and are sensitive to our Northeast weather conditions! Picking often lasts only one to three days each season.


White and yellow nectarines offer the same juiciness and great flavor as our peaches without the fuzz.


We grow 45 varieties of peaches. The varieties are both yellow and white, freestone and cling. The new early peaches are adding excitement to our early picking season; don't miss our Desiree or Rich May peaches! All of the varieties we grow are sweeter and juicier than anything you'll find in the supermarket.

 Donut Peaches

Sometimes called "Saturn Peaches" these are smaller and flatter than regular peaches. They are extremely sweet and their small size makes them great for kids!


Asian, Bartlett, Bosc, Seckel and Vermont Beauties are the five pear varieties offered at Linvilla. Commercial production is limited here in the Northeast so if you like to support local agriculture, get your pears at Linvilla!


Our plums are sweeter and smaller than California varieties sold in the supermarket.


Our thornless blackberries are very large and are one of our easiest berries to pick. They make great jam!


We grow seven varieties of blueberries. Recent studies champion the health benefits of nutritious blueberries! Many visitors enjoy picking raspberries and blueberries as their seasons coincide for 2 weeks. Have you ever made a raspberry or blueberry pie?


Our 6 varieties of raspberries ripen during both an early summer and fall season. Early summer season is late June through mid- July. Raspberries are a little more work to pick than other berries but they're worth the effort!


Our Pick-Your-Own season begins with strawberries in late May. Strawberries are the first PYO crop Linvilla ever offered and they're Farmer Norm's favorite crop! Strawberry picking is one of our best photo opps.  Our Summer and Fall Variety is Seascape and can be picked from late-June through mid-October. Linvilla is on the cutting edge of ever bearing strawberry production which is new and evolving.


We raise a wide variety of eggplants in an interesting range of shapes and colors. Experiment with a new and different variety on your dinner table!

 Sweet Peppers

We grow traditional green bell peppers along with yellow and orange bells. Linvilla highly recommends the new Canario pepper, an excellent yellow Marconi, a must try!

 Hot Peppers

Linvilla grows a wide variety of hot peppers in varying colors and intensities: Jalapeno, Habanero, Serrano, Cherry Bomb, Cayenne and more!

 Sweet Corn

Linvilla Orchards prides ourselves on picking and selling fresh sweet corn every day in season.


Tomatoes are such an exciting vegetable that it's actually a fruit! Hand pick a truly vine-ripe tomato today and experience how tasty a tomato can be. We offer beefsteak, plum, cherry, grape and heirloom varieties.


Fresh rhubarb is crisp and tart. Cook some down in a sauce pan with sugar to discover a dish from the past.


Linvilla grows three varieties of seeded cooking and eating grapes: Early Concord (Fredonia), Concord and Niagara. Make some jam or squeeze them for juice!


Excellent Picking Conditions 

  • The fruit is abundant and easily found
  • It does not require much time to pick and fill a picking container
  • One does not have to go far or cover much distance or area in the field to fill a picking container
  • There is more excellent quality fruit
  • It is the height of the season or one of the peaks of the season

Good Picking Conditions  

  • The fruit is abundant but not as plentiful or as easily found as when conditions are excellent
  • It takes a little longer to pick the same amount of fruit as compared to excellent conditions
  • You may have to cover more area to fill your container as compared to excellent conditions
  • The quality of the fruit is still very good
  • The season may be on the way up or down or we may be in between the peak of a variety of a crop

Fair Picking Conditions 

  • There is not a lot of fruit and the crop might be considered “light”
  • It takes longer to pick and fill your container
  • You will have to work harder and cover bigger area to fill your container
  • The quality can be excellent and there will be pockets of great fruit but it will take more effort
  • The picking can be “fair” when the season is just beginning or when it is ending
  • Often the fruit can be sweeter and the best tasting of the season, but not as pretty, this is especially true towards the end of a crop’s season

Before COVID -Pricing Pick-Your-Own Entrance Fee

BEFORE COVID 19 -- Pick-Your-Own Entrance Fee: $6 per person.  This will gain you access to our pick your own fields.  In return you will receive a $5 token to use as a credit towards your fruit and vegetable picking.  Picking boxes are an additional charge.  If you have our box from a previous visit you are welcome to bring it back and reuse it.  

  • Every person coming to Pick-Your-Own must pay the $6 entrance fee every time you visit.  You will not be permitted access to the orchards without paying this fee.  NO EXCEPTIONS.
    • This applies to every person age 1 year old and older (no charge for infants 0 - 11 months).
  • Fruit and vegetable are priced separately from the entrance fee. 
  • You must pay for what you pick.  We work hard year-round to grow our crops and hate to see it go to waste. 
  • The tokens are valid at Pick-Your-Own only.  They are not accepted at any other locations on the farm.
    • Fruit and Vegetables will be weighed by the pound at the end of your picking experience.  Your pre-purchased token will be applied to your final balance. 
  • Tokens have no cash value.  No refunds will be given for any unused tokens.
  • No eating is allowed in the fields.  


Fishing at Orchard Lake


Fish all day!  
$9.99 per fisher (age 11+)
$6.99 per fisher (age 10 & under)

For more information visit our Fishing page.