Berry Picking in Pittsburgh!
Enjoy berry picking at Reilly’s Summer Seat Farm in Pittsburgh, PA. It’s a fun, family activity, great for a summer or fall afternoon. Come and pick a pint or two – or more!
We suggest you call Reilly’s Summer Seat Farm at 412-364-8662 for an update on the crops before you plan your day. If we have a busy day, the berries could be picked out and the berry crop need a few days to ripen. We want to make sure you enjoy your berry picking experience at Reilly’s Summer Seat Farm.
Call 412-364-8270 for Availability
Fresh Spring Strawberries
The strawberry crop in Pittsburgh normally ripens during the first week of June, and like our other berries, are available for pick your own. The varieties we grow include Cabot, Eros, Jewel, and a few others. We have selected varieties with superior flavor because we think that is most important.
Summer Black Raspberries and Blueberries
A great family outing for the summer. Pick your own blueberries and black raspberries are available in early July. Call for availability. You'll love the delicious taste of fresh berries. Pick them for shortcake, pies, jams and jellies or put fresh berries on your cereal. Come and enjoy the sunshine - we're sure you'll enjoy the berries!
Fall Berry Picking Season
In mid August, September, and possibly even into the first week of October, the second crop of the red raspberries and gold raspberries are ready. These deliciously sweet berries are ideal for jams, jellies, pies, and desserts. These raspberries are great just for eating.
The gold raspberries are similar in taste to the red raspberries. The bright, contrasting color of the two make an appealing mix for your desserts.
Reilly's Summer Seat Farm currently has an acre of raspberries, with crops in spring and fall. Berry picking has become a family favorite.
Fall Berry Picking Runs Through September
Picking berries is an ideal activity for the entire family. We provide the containers, so you need no special preparation.
Red and gold raspberries do have thorns. Most of the raspberries are found on the outside edges of the plant, so you do not need special clothing to avoid scratches. The rows between the raspberry bushes are mowed and you can move around easily.
A quick, easy, and guilt free snack; it's a favorite here on the farm.
2 cups fresh raspberries
1/4 cup chopped sweet onion
1/2 cup chopped, seeded tomato
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
3 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeno peppers
3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 tsp. fresh chopped cilantro
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Gently combine all the salsa ingredients, carefully mashing some of the raspberries, but leaving a few whole. Allow to set for at least 1/2 hour. Makes 3 cups.
Serve with your favorite chips.