Pick Your Own

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

What to Know

Pick your Own is Open daily 8am - 6:45pm (or dusk).  The fields will close promptly at 6:45pm (or dusk; whichever comes first). 
Crop availability changes quickly due to weather, 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.
 
Due to the excessive heat and rain that we’ve been having, our apple crop is not up to the quality standards we have set for ourselves in years past.  We are presently open, but you may see more blemished fruit and fruit on the ground then in years past.  Not all the varieties have been affected, but we wanted to make you aware.  We value your business and hope you are understanding while we navigate this difficult growing season.

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Apples

Variety of apples available: Red Delicious & Golden Delicious

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!

Picking Today

Conditions

Good

Price

$2.99 / lb 1/2 Bu. Box $39.99

Flowers

Zinnia, Celosia & Sunflowers are available pre-cut upon check out

Picking Today

Conditions

Excellent

Price

$1.00 / per stem

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Apples

Variety of apples available: Red Delicious & Golden Delicious
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

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

Pears

Bartlett
Mid August Early September

Sweet Corn

Sweet White Corn
Mid June Mid October

Tomatoes

Beefsteak
Early July Early October

Sweet Peppers

Green Bell Peppers
Early July Late October

Eggplant

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

Flowers

Zinnia, Celosia & Sunflowers are available pre-cut upon check out
Mid June Mid September

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

Hot Peppers

Jalapeno, Habanero, Serrano, Cherry Bomb, Cayenne and more
Early July Late October

Yellow Squash & Zucchini

Yellow 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

Raspberries

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

Blackberries

Thornless
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

Grapes

Concord
Mid August Mid September

Cucumbers

Cucumbers & Kirby
Early August Early October

Apricots

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

Nectarines

We grow White Nectarines and 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

Plums

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

Cherries

Sour Cherries are good. Sweet Cherries are still delicious, but a little bit harder to find.
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

Honeycrisp Apples

Late August Mid September

Blueberries

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

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

Lettuce

Butter, Red, Green and Romaine
Late May Early July

Rhubarb

Late May Early July

Donut Peaches

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

Cut Your Own Tree

Cut Your Own Trees are open from Mid November thru December 23 For information visit our Christmas around the Farm Page!
Mid November Late December

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!

Wooden Nickel Program - Pricing

Linvilla Orchards wooden nickel token program runs throughout the entire pick your own season (May thru November).   

  • Every person coming to pick their own fruit, vegetables and flowers must purchase a $5 wooden nickel token every time you visit.
  • Tokens may be used to pay for any produce picked at any time. Valid at Pick Your Own Only.
    • Fruits & Vegetables will be weighed by the pound at the end of your picking experience.  Your pre-purchased $5 token will be applied to your final balance.   
  • Tokens are valid at any time, no cash value, no refunds. 
  • Token purchase includes a hayride to the picking fields.
  • The minimum charge applies to every person ages 1 year old and older (no charge for infants 0-11 months).
  • No eating is allowed in fields. 

Hayrides

Hayrides are available (when wagons are running for Pick-Your-Own Fruit).

To enjoy a hayride:  purchase a $5.00 wooden nickel Token from the Pick-Your-Own check-in shed throughout the summer months.  (May thru Early September)

(Hayrides do not run for Pick-Your-Own Apples in September and October or when crops are nearby.) 

  • The Tokens are valid and may be used at any time for Pick Your Own, no cash value, no refunds. 
  • The minimum $5.00 charge applies to every person ages 1 year old and older (no charge for infants 0-11 months).

Other HAYRIDE information.

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

 Apples 

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.

  Apricots

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.

 Cherries

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.

 Nectarines

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

 Peaches

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!

 Pears

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!

 Plums

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

 Blackberries

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

 Blueberries

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?

 Raspberries 

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!

 

 Strawberries

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.

 Eggplant

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

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.

 Rhubarb

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

 Grapes

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

Conditions

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

Fishing

Fishing at Orchard Lake

*Trout*Bass*Catfish*

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

For more information visit our Fishing page.