Happiness on the Horizon: Pick Your Own

Pursuing your happiness applies to all aspects in your life, including finding the freshest produce to satisfy your appetite. Pennsylvania is full of tasty markets and farms, so gather the family, fire up your Instagram app and pick your own!

Spend a beautiful spring day with your family picking the most delicious fruit you’ve ever tasted at Brown’s Orchards & Farm Markets in York County. The pick-your-own season starts with strawberries in May, while summer brings blueberries and peaches before the apples of fall arrive. After leaving the orchards behind, you’ll find plenty of other fresh produce inside the market. You can even enjoy a tasty lunch or coffee at the Brown Bean Café.

Byers’ Blueberry Farm in Allenwood is a family owned and operated farm specializing in the production of homegrown high bush blueberries. You can pick your own blueberries or buy them already picked to enjoy this tasty fruit of the season. You can also head to the farm stand June through early September for tasty produce throughout the season.

Way Fruit Farm has been owned by six generations of the Way family in Port Matilda. Founded when the owners received 1,000 apple trees as a wedding present in 1872, the farm now produces and sells apples, peaches, plums, pears, sweet corn, pumpkins, strawberries, cherries, blueberries and apricots. So grab a bag and head to the farm store to pick some of the freshest produce around!

Don't just pick your food – savor the experience. Farms abound in and around the Amish roadside food stands of Indiana County. The weekly Farmer's Markets provide homegrown products, or pick your own in their fields. Spend a spring day at Nature Works Farm & Nursery, where you can pick seasonal produce and fresh flowers before ending the day by petting the goats at the farm!

No matter the season, stock up on plenty of fruit at Strawberry Acres in the Lehigh Valley. You’ll find pick-your-own cherries, peaches, strawberries, pears and apples to fill your kitchens with during the season – and be sure to stop by the farm market for even more goodies, including baked goods, ciders and more.

Butler County has many acres of vast farmland and a variety of dedicated working farms, making agriculture one of the county’s leading industries. Butler County's plentiful farm lands offer an abundance of places to buy locally grown produce. Fresh produce, meats, cheeses and seasonal specialties are available at farmers' markets across the county during the spring and fall months.

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