The air is a little crisper in the morning and the sun is setting earlier. Fall is just on the horizon! And while fall festivals will look different this year, several local farms are still open and offering fresh produce for pickup and pick-your-own. In the greater Pittsburgh area, here are five farms you can visit to shop local and get in the fall spirit.
Harvest Days at Trax Farms
Trax Farms is offering Harvest Days as opposed to their full fall festival this year. One ticket gets you access to a corn maze, farm animals, and a pumpkin patch. Harvest Days are happening Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday with reservations recommended for the weekends.
Shop Organic at Morris Organic
Shop fresh vegetables, milk, eggs, and cheese at Morris Organic. This farm is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings from 6:30 p.m. until dark, plus Saturdays from 2-5 p.m. Produce from Morris Organic can be found at the Irwin Farm Market on Saturday mornings from June through October. While you’re there, check out some of these other favorite places in downtown Irwin.
Apple Picking at Triple B Farms
It doesn’t feel like fall until you’ve been apple picking! Triple B Farms is offering pick-your-own apples on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You’ll be given a basket to use for the picking, and hand sanitizer will be available. You can also order fresh produce and bakery items for curbside pickup. Pick-your-own apples expect to start in late August and pumpkins in mid-September.
Produce Pickup at Soergel Orchards
While Soergel’s isn’t offering pick-your-own strawberries at this time, their stores are still open with the fresh fruits and veggies that we love. The country store offers made-to-order sandwiches and salads using their farm-fresh ingredients. And their Essential Boxes are as popular as ever — place an order for next-day pickup of a curated box of fresh grocery items, produce, and bakery treats. Soergel’s is currently open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Apple Picking at Norman’s Orchard
Located in Tarentum, PA, Norman’s Orchard offers many different varieties of apples. Apples and grapes should be ready for picking in early September. Norman’s also has an apple barn where you shop already-picked items. Follow their Facebook page for an update on what produce varieties are available to be picked when.This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.