Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Italy / Italia? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Italy / Italia,
sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name
(see "What does Organic mean?"). The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this page" function)
If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "pickit" and the one that ends with ".farms"; they do not update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly! I put dates to indicate when we last received an update from each farm,
and I make updates daily (each farm as their info changes). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
And if you know of any I missed and want to add them or correct the
information, please let me know!
information about safely viewing the solar eclipse and where to get the approved
glasses, see this page. Or here to learn about the
scam counterfeit solar eclipse glasses.
What's in season in January 2018, and
other timely information:
Notes for January 2018: Frosts and freezes are upon us
in many areas, and one field may be unhurt while one a mile a way can be
damaged, so keep that in mind as you read the following: Apples are in season
now, as are figs, and Fall raspberries are in season now. Tomatoes are
going strong if frost hasn't happened in the field Late Apples, like
Fuji's should be plentiful now. You can see
a complete list of apple
varieties, their ripening dates and best uses here. And if you have a left
over pumpkin, you can
easily turn it into a Thanksgiving pie, pumpkin cheesecake, cookies, muffins and
more, see this page!
And of course you can find
farms, on our related website.
Children's Consignment Sales
occur in both the Spring and Fall
See our companion website to find a local
community or church kid's consignment sale!
Next year, don't miss an Easter Egg Hunt for your children:
See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!
We also have
home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access
recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search.
If you have any questions or suggestions,
feel free to write me! It is easy to
make your own ice cream,
even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note,
there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now. They have all
copied their information form here and usually do not ever update. Since
2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see
anything wrong, please
Italy / Italia U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by
Pick-your-own farms in Italy
These pages list farms in Italia. You may pick the fruit
or vegetables yourself. Please use the
feedback link if you want
to tell your experience (good or bad) with a farm, ask a question, or comment on
the website. I'm always looking for more farms to add, so click on the
suggest a farm
link if you know of a farm that I haven't listed! And if you have a farm
and want to add it or correct the information, just click on
Add My Farm.
Orto Didattico E Fattoria Di Animazione - beans, beets, broccoli,
carrots, cucumbers, figs, flowers, grapes, herbs/spices, lavender, onions,
peas, peppers, plums, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit
or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, farm animals, school tours
Via Lorenzoni 15, Castelfiorentino, IT 50051. Phone: +39.3405630771. Fax:
[email protected]. Directions: From Florence: reach and
follow highway FI-PI-LI until Empoli Ovest exit, then follow the direction
boards for Siena. When you arrive in Cambiano a village which belongs to
Castelfiorentino, turn on your left side in "Via (road) Lorenzoni" and
follow it until the end. Ring at number 15, just at the end of the road, you
can identify it easily because a black, low iron gate. If no one answer to
you, try to call +39.3405630771. And for a map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available all year. Open: Monday to Friday
9am to 7pm. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic.
Payment: Cash, only. Quince apples Cherries Eggs Radish Mead Honey Flower
Pollen Mullberries Roses Myrtles.
Tulipani-Italiani Pick Your Own Tulips - pick your own flowers
Viale Della Repubblica 113, 20010 Cornaredo, Italia. Phone:
339 122 7321. Si paga all'entrata un biglietto di tre euro con cui i
visitatori possono raccogliere due tulipani» spiegano. Nel giardino
incantato sono presenti ben 250 mila tulipani di 180 specie.
News storys say this is the first
Italian tulip field, one-hectare (2.5 acre), planted by a Dutch couple
(Edwin Koeman and Nitsuje Wolaniosto) to recreate the tradition in the
Netherlands where you can pick your own tulips. They planted 250000 tulips
of 183 different varieties and opened on March 28 and will remain open for
three or four weeks, depending on the tulips. There are red, purple and
yellow tulips. The current cost is 3 euros for two tulips.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page..
(ADDED: April 3, 2017, JBS)
Fattoria Vasadonna - Oranges, restrooms, concession stand
(drinks, snacks and/or food), picnic area, farm animals
Sant'Anastasia, Catania, IT 95040. Phone: 0039-3492693854. Email:
[email protected]. Open: All days. But you need to reserve
before.. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only.
They produce Organic Sicilian Oranges (ADDED: January 17, 2012, suggested by
Typical Harvest Dates in Italy, by Crop
- Artichokes: April and May
- Beans: August to October
- Beetroot: August to October
- Broad beans: April and May
- Broccoli: September to November and March to May
- Cardoons: September to March
- Carrots: September to November and March to May
- Cucumbers: July to September
- Figs: June and July, then September
- Flowers, Lavender: May to June
- Grapes: July to September
- Herbs: May to September
- Mulberries: May
- Peas: March to May;
- Peppers: July to September
- Plums: June and July, then September
- Strawberries: May
- Tomatoes: July to September
Local Honey Sources:
Meats, Milk and Eggs:
Farm Venues for Weddings, Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:
Horse Rides and More:
Farm Bed And Breakfasts
Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks: