Peach-picking season started at Schnepf Farms last week, and this weekend, The Farm at Agritopia will launch its own Peach U-Pick event. Over the next few weeks, farms all over the state will start picking peaches, melons, and other summer produce.
The Farm at Agritopia will let guests come pick their own USDA-certified organic peaches on Saturday morning. You'll also be able to pick up the fresh fruit at the Wednesday night and Saturday morning Gilbert Farmers Market.
Peach U-Pick will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10. Peaches will cost $2.50 per pound. Peaches bought at the Gilbert Farmers Market will be four for $4.
Don't worry; if you can't make it to the farm or the market, The Farm at Agritopia also offers a 24-hour self-service farm stand. The stand operates by the honor system, so you can swing by and pick up fresh, local, organic produce anytime.
Fenway Park Orchards in Morristown -- located about an hour outside Phoenix off U.S. 60 -- also is open for peach picking from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
If you're looking for more places around the Valley where you can pick your own peaches and other fruits, be sure to consult our list of 9 Places to Pick Your Own Produce in Arizona.
Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.