? Pick Your Own apples, pumpkins, blueberries

Cherry picking is over for the season

Blueberry picking starts Tuesday, July 2nd
at our patch in Niagara County
Open 7 days a week, weather permitting
9 am - 5 pm

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Russell's U-Pick Blueberry Patch


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  • NEWS

    July 1st, 2024


    • Pick-your-own Blueberries starting July 2nd at our patch in Somerset, Niagara County.



    • Patch is open 7 days a week, 9 am to 5 pm, weather permitting. Check FaceBook for updates.


    • 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).


    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.

    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.


    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, Fuji, Macoun, SnowSweet, Red Delicious, Fortune, Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Topaz, Ida Red, Northern Spy, Crispin, RubyFrost, Suncrisp, Granny Smith, and Cameo.

    Check our News section for picking dates.

    (Click here for a complete illustrated guide)

?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®

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

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

     North Chili
     Saturday 8 am - 1 pm
     United Methodist Church
     2200 Westside Dr. at Buffalo Rd.

     Sunday 8 am - 1 pm
     Market St.
     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.

    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.
    Due to coronavirus concerns we will not be offering school tours at our farm this year. We are saddened by this circumstance, but are committed to the health and wellbeing of our community. Many thanks to all our loyal school visitors. We will miss the fun we have had with you.
    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.

    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.





    Phone: 585-594-9054


    Mail: 219 Whittier Road, Rochester, New York 14624

    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!