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Blueberry Picking 9 - 5 Every Day
Route 18 in Niagara County
Donut Peaches coming soon!
Farm Hours:
daily 9 am - 5 pm Starting Saturday open 12 pm - 5 pm

 
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  • NEWS

    July 16, 2014

     

    • Cherry Picking finished for the season

     

    • Blueberry Picking open in Niagara County, 9 am - 5 pm daily

    • Farm Hours: Every Day, 12 pm - 5 pm.

     

    • Whittier Fruit Farm is a short drive from most places in Monroe County, NY.  We are located between Spencerport and North Chili and a very short drive from the Rochester Tech Park (formerly Kodak Elmgrove).

     

    • We're sorry, due to our resident dogs, please leave your dogs at home

  • PICK YOUR OWN
    Apples
    At the Whittier Fruit Farm you can pick 32 varieties of apples on trees that are easy to pick - no ladders necessary! We are always planting new trees, so there are more and more choices each year. All apples are picked into containers we provide at no additional cost. Our PYO apples are sold by the pound. Check our News section to find out when apple varieties are being picked.

    Sweet Cherries
    Picking time for sweet cherries usually starts late June or July and lasts for two weeks. Check our News section for picking dates.

    Donut Peaches
    These flat shaped sweet, sweet peaches are sometimes called peentos. They are usually available to pick for 2-3 weeks in August. Check our News section for picking dates.

    Blueberries
    Our blueberries are located along Lake Ontario in Niagara County. Blueberries season runs from mid-July to early September. Check our Blueberries section for directions to the blueberry patch.

  • APPLES

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    At Whittier Fruit Farm, we grow 32 varieties of apples:

    Paula Red, Zestar, Sansa, Ginger Gold, Jonamac, SweeTango, CrimsonCrisp, Gala, Twenty Ounce, AutumnCrisp, McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Cortland, Sweet Sixteen, SnapDragon, Fireside, Empire, Macoun, SnowSweet, Red Delicious, Fuji, Fortune, Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Topaz, Ida Red, Northern Spy, Crispin, RubyFrost, Suncrisp, Cameo and Granny Smith.

    Check our News section for picking dates.

    (Click here for a complete illustrated guide)

  • SWEETANGO®
    
?The future is now for SweeTango®. Crunchy, juicy and sweet with a tart finish. Best for eating out of hand or sliced. These apples can be purchased at our farm market or any of the farmer markets we go. We are the ONLY farm market in Monroe County that carries Sweetango®
  • FARMERS' MARKETS

     Whittier Farm at Farmers' Markets
     Starting in July you will find us at these farmers'
     markets:

     Gates
     Monday and Wednesday 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
     Westside YMCA
     920 Elmgrove Rd.

     SW Rochester
     Tuesday 4 - 7 pm
     Westside Farmer's Market
     Genesee St & Monica St. (St. Monica's Church)

     Greece
     Thursday and Saturday 9 am - 3 pm
     Mall at Greece Center
     Long Pond Rd. near Ridge Rd.

     Batavia
     Friday 9 am - 3 pm
     Batavia Downs
     On Park Rd.
      
     North Chili
     Saturday 8 am - 1 pm
     United Methodist Church
     2200 Westside Dr. at Buffalo Rd.

     Brockport
     Sunday 8 am - 1 pm
     Market St.
  • BLUEBERRIES
     Whittier Farm Blueberries
     Blueberry season runs from mid-July to early September.
     You can pick your own at our blueberry patch in Niagara
     County (directions below) or buy blueberries at our farm
     store, at our farmers' markets, and at the Wegman's Chili-
     Paul, Marketplace, Pittsford and Geneseo stores.

    Directions:
    To get to the blueberry field from the Rochester area, give yourself about an hour. Take Route 390 north to the Lake Ontario State Parkway and drive west until the parkway ends. Turn right (west) on Route 18 and continue for about 20 miles, half a mile beyond the power plant. Look for a sign on the right that says "Russell's U-Pick Blueberries."

    See Directions section for a map.
  • SCHOOL TOURS
    Whittier Farm school tours
    Since our farm is on the near edge of the Rochester NY metropolitan area, we see part of our mission is to communicate the vital role of agriculture to children, teachers and parents. 

    A visit to our farm with your class will get your children “down to earth” very quickly.  Each group has its own farmer guide to take the children into the apple orchards or to the pumpkin patch to learn how apples and pumpkins grow. And the kids gets to enjoy a bumpy tractor and wagon ride around the farm. 

    Before requesting a tour, please note:

    School Tours are offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting in September

    Each tour is 45 minutes long.

    If you have more than 18 pre-school children or 25 elementary grades children, your group will be split into two sections.

    Fees are $4.00 per child, $1.50 per adult, no charge for teachers and classroom staff. $40 minimum charge. A $20 non-refundable deposit fee which will be applied to the cost of the tour is required when booking the tour.

    Call 585-594-9054 during business hours to book your tour
  • PUMPKINS
    Whittier Fruit Farm Pumpkins
    Everybody has their own pumpkin fantasy and we try hard to have just the pumpkin you are looking for: Tall, Fat, Huge, Small, for jack-o-lanterns, pies and decorations.

    Our tractor and wagon will take you to the Pumpkin Patch on Saturdays and Sundays in October. Or you can pick one up at our farm market.

    Our pumpkins are sold by the pound.
  • HOURS + DIRECTIONS
  • ABOUT US

    Judy and Ray Russell
    The Whittier Fruit Farm has been owned and operated by the Russell family since 1974. Ray and Judy Russell quickly replaced the very tall and old apple trees with smaller trees which are ideal for picking. They also added other pick-your-own crops such as blueberries, plums, sweet cherries, and pumpkins. Soon their two sons, Dave and Mark, and their families joined the business.

    Whittier Fruit Farm orchard guard dogsOops, we almost forgot to introduce Gobi and Tiger,the orchard guard dogs. Gobi and Tiger are two mixed-breed dogs, who live and work at Whittier Fruit Farm.

    Gobi had been living at the Rochester dog pound, and Tiger had been abandoned. Now they are guarding young apple trees from deer and rabbits, patrolling 12 acres of trees. For two young dogs, it’s great work. .

  • CONTACT US

    Email: info@whittierfruitfarm.com

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    Phone: 585-594-9054

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    Mail: 219 Whittier Road, Rochester, New York 14624

  • NEARBY RESTAURANTS
    North Chili Family Restaurant, 4405 Buffalo Rd., N. Chili, 594-8877
Jitters North Chili Restaurant, 4357 Buffalo Rd, N. Chili, 585-594-3922
Panorama Restaurant, 730 Elmgrove Rd., Gates, 426-2303
Rohrbach's Brewing Co., 3859 Buffalo Rd., Ogden, 594-9800
Bill Gray's Restaurant, 2987 Buffalo Rd., Gates, 247-3940
Palermo's Sub Station, 950 Elmgrove Rd, Gates (Near Westside YMCA), 594-8400

 


Fresh homegrown fruits and vegetables are available in season at our family-owned and operated farm since 1974.

 

Unlike many fruit farms in the area, we have trees that are just the right height for a "pick your own" farm. You will find 32 different varieties of apples in a fairly compact area. You also can buy apples already picked in our store.

 

Watch for us at Farmer's Markets and for the farm opening early summer!