Picking your own fruits and vegetables is a fun activity to enjoy during the summer months. There is nothing like going produce picking with your family, then enjoying all of your hard work with a fun recipe or two later. If you want to enjoy a u-pick farm this summer, you might be wondering what some of your produce options are. Take a look below at 7 u-pick fruits and vegetables to enjoy this summer with your family. You will find that you have a nice variety to choose from!


Note, that most farms charge by the bushel or pound, so you will want to call prior to get an idea on pricing. Make the most of your u-pick experience by packing a blanket and some lunch, and of course you will want to bring the camera.

1. Strawberries

Strawberry picking can be enjoyed in most areas during the earlier half of summer. You can typically pick berries by the pound and choose from all sorts of varieties. Use your strawberries for homemade pies, jellies, jams, and of course fruit salad.

2. Cherries

Midsummer is the perfect time for cherry picking, but wear some old shoes as you could get stains on your feet! Pick fresh cherries to use in homemade pies and other desserts, or just enjoy them fresh. Choose from various varieties to suit your tastes.

3. Peaches

Midsummer you can also enjoy peach picking, which can be especially fun for kids! There is nothing like climbing into a peach tree and picking the best peaches out, and what you pick will be perfect for peach pie, cake, muffins, and fruit salad.

4. Blueberries

Who doesn’t love fresh blueberries? You can pick to your heart’s desire at a u-pick farm, and use your blueberries for pies, muffins, to put in yogurt, oatmeal, or just eat fresh. Most farms allow you to pick by the pound, so be ready to pick away!

5. Corn

There is nothing like fresh summer sweet corn. Many u-pick farms allow you to pick your own corn and usually charge by the dozen. You can typically get corn for less than .10 cents an ear this way, so u-pick corn is really a great value. Use your pickings for fresh grilled corn or corn salad.

6. Snap peas

Even most kids love the flavor of fresh snap peas, so why not pick your own? Seeing how snap peas grow on the vine can be fun for kids, and picking them is typically quite affordable. You can use your snap peas in salads, sauté them, or even bake them and make pea chips.

7. Raspberries

If you love berries, you will want to go raspberry picking. Be prepared for getting a stain or two on you, but you will be sure to have loads of fun. You can typically pick by the pound, and use your raspberries for homemade jellies, jams, fruit salads, pies, and all sorts of tasty desserts.

Are you ready to pick your own fresh fruits and vegetables this summer? Then give these 7 u-pick fruits and vegetables to enjoy this summer your consideration!

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