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May 26, 2010 07:03 PM

Organic you-pick fruit strawberries within 1.5 hours of Philly

I want strawberries. Not a pint, or a quart, but a mountain of strawberries to feed myself and all my friends all we want to eat while they are in season locally. Does anyone know where to find an organic you-pick place?

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    1. re: Bigley9

      It's great that the pickyourown website exists, but it is poorly designed and one can't search easily by organic, IPM, etc.

        1. re: crazyspice

          I was just over that way today. I guess they opened for strawberry season. I was told they were closed permanently.

          1. re: crazyspice

            I had thought so, too, but earlier in the spring I got an e-mail detailing their opening for strawberry season. Hoping to get over there this week!

      1. Sugartown u-pick-it farm, 640 Sugartown rd, Malvern. Only +/- 5 miles from King of Prussia. Strawberries are their big thing. The Asparagus was awesome this year. 610-647-0711.

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          1. re: cook262

            Nope, not organic. It's a nice place, and I think the guy is judicious with his chemicals, but he does definitely use them.

          1. re: paychecktoday

            I second Willow Creek. It's an organic farm with a huge patch of strawberries that are never picked over and were some of the best strawberries of my life when I went to pick there two years ago. It's also super kid-friendly, for the record.

            Linvilla is a great place, but isn't organic, uses a visible amount of pesticides and is always way busier.

            Indian Orchards in Delaware County doesn't do strawberries, but they have beautiful blueberries, plums and blackberries later in the summer

            1. re: ghoulmachine

              I agree with absolutely everything in your post, except that Willow Creek is picked over as of now.

          2. I drove past Springdale Farm in Cherry Hill, NJ yesterday and their marquee advertised "pick your own" strawberries. I have no idea if they adhere to organic farming techniques, although that's a complicated process. I.E - Many farms that don't have organic certification actually use stricter organic rules than those that do in SOME cases.

            But yeah, might be worth looking in to.