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Patty's berries and bunches? Best berry picking?

janie May 25, 2011 10:50 AM

Is this the best spot for berry picking..way out in Mattituck, LI? Are there any other spots upstate that are closer? Thanks for some current info.....interested in strawberries, rasberries, and blackberries----------and kid friendly. Thanks!!

Patty's Berries and Bunches
410 Sound Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952

  1. pattysberriesandbunches May 27, 2011 08:11 PM

    Hello Janie,
    I am sure there are tons of pick your own berry farms closer to upstate. Try finding one in a pick your own directory. I would recommend one but I am not too familiar with upstate farms. I am sure they have fantastic wild blueberries!
    -Patty's Berries and Bunches

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    1. re: pattysberriesandbunches
      janie May 27, 2011 08:23 PM

      thank you so much for the clarification,, i tried your tel on your website today and figured you hadn't opened yet, or might be closed for holiday weekend---looking forward to coming out there and checking the place out....will call to see what is available...thank you again,

    2. EM23 May 25, 2011 12:28 PM

      Check pickyourown.org for nationwide listings of farms. They also list fruit and vegetable festivals. Looks like it's going to be a late start to the season this year.

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      1. re: EM23
        roxlet May 25, 2011 03:53 PM

        I think that they are all good, but I am guessing that it is a bit too early for berry picking. We find that the third week in June -- around the time of the strawberry festival -- is usually prime. We've had good luck picking at Harbes, which is just a little west of Patty's, but Patty's is fine too. You just have to be there at the right time!

        1. re: roxlet
          janie May 25, 2011 06:51 PM

          I looked up Harbes and I'm confused...it says for berry picking, and gives link for Patty's berries--and there appears to be 3 locations for Harbes..could you please explain to me how it's set up and which location is best--I'm really mostly interested in berries, although if they are know for growing certain vegetables, that would be helpful to know..thank you...

          1. re: janie
            roxlet May 26, 2011 05:08 AM

            It's funny, that location on the google map looked a lot like where Harbes is located, so maybe Patty is a member of the Harbes family and she does the berries...

            1. re: roxlet
              EM23 May 26, 2011 03:15 PM

              I think that Patty's berries stand is opposite the main Harbes Farm on Sound Ave. in Mattituck. It is part of the Harbes Farms.

              1. re: EM23
                roxlet May 26, 2011 04:14 PM

                So, an answer to the question is that the berries I've picked there have been excellent.

                1. re: EM23
                  pattysberriesandbunches May 27, 2011 08:13 PM

                  Hello, Patty's Berries and Bunches and Harbes Family Farm is two separate owners and are both related. Patty is Ed's(Owner of Harbes Family Farm) sister.

                  Patty's Berries and Bunches
                  410 Sound Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952

            2. re: roxlet
              pattysberriesandbunches May 27, 2011 08:19 PM

              Hello, Patty's Berry's and Bunches happy to see berry forms in the field...However, they still need some time for to get red and sweet. We have spotted some in the field but not enough to open yet. If interested please feel free to check follow berry's progress on www.pattysberriesandbunches.com

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