Picking fruit and vegetables is definitely one of our favorite activities. It gets us out in the fresh air – even in the Summer -it is fun for all ages and it doesn’t require much walking either, so it is really suitable for everyone.

It is unsurprising then, that many people ask me where they should go, what is near them, and when is the best time of year to go… so here is a list of places that have been tried and tested on LoveLoveIsrael.com. Please let me know if you know of any other places not listed here and we will add them!

LoveLoveIsrael tips:

Many of these places get very busy over the weekend so you are advised to call first or register online.

The (cold) weather sometimes means places will close unexpectedly so this is another reason to call first.

Many of these places only take cash so come prepared or check this before you head out.

The dates given here are approximate as each year the season start can vary.

North

Kesem
Kesem Hapri

Kesem Hapri

What is it? Summer fruit picking – apricots, peaches, nectarines etc. Tractor ride

Where? Golan

When? June-September

Cost? Call to check and to book.

Beresheet Apple Factory

What is it? Apples, Cherries (May-July). Factory, film, picking

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Kedma

Where? Golan

When? All year

Cost? 26NIS for adults, 23NIS kids. Must book.

Bustan Bereishit

What is it? Fruit and berry picking-varies according to seasons

Where? Golan

When? May through August. Also open during Tishrei holidays.

Cost? 33 shekel per adult, 27 shekel per child (age3-12)

Kotofoti

What is it? Fruit and vegetable picking-varies according to seasons

Where? Beit Lechem Haglilit

When? Different seasons for different things but best from May-June

Cost? 40 shekel entry plus extra for baskets

Meshek Levy

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Meshek Levy

What is it? Cherries (May to July), raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and a rich variety of mulberries, sweet and sour cherries, figs, mango-flavored grapes, Korean cherries, Chinese dates (jujube), forest strawberries, black mulberries, and many other fruits depending on season. (Mehadrin)

Where? Shaal (Golan)

When? May to October (Closed on Shabbat). Call before you go.

Cost? 30 Shekel for age 2+

The Agricultural Circus

What is it? Farming Circus plus vegetable picking in Winter, lots of activities in Summer.

Where? Moshav Hayogev, Emek Yizrael

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The Agricultural Circus

When? Depends on season. Call to check and to book.

Cost? You pay for the circus show and then have option to pay to pick after, also olive pressing.

Derech Hatavlinim

What is it? Spices Farm

Where? Beit Lechem Haglilit

When? All year. Special events over holidays e.g. Tu Bishvat

Cost? Basic visit is free. They have a big range paid of workshops.

Ktifatzmi Bayit Rishonim

What is it? Orange and clementine picking

Where? Center-North (near Netanya). Great tiyul right there too.

When? Winter – starting in November

Cost? 20 Shekel per person. Please check in case this has changed.

Ruach Shtut

What is it? Strawberry picking (also flowers and raspberries depending on season). They have extra activities including chocolate dipping for the strawberries and a movie as well as arts and crafts. You can also pick herbs.

Where? Kibbutz Gan Shmuel near Hadera

When? Winter season. You must call to book before coming.

Cost? 35 Shekel per person during the week. 40 shekel on Shabbat

Sadot

Agronen
Agronen

What is it? Strawberry picking and pick your own beautiful colorful anemones

Where? Near Nachal Alexander, not far from Netanya

When? December-June for strawberries. Jan/Feb for flowers. Call to check before you go.

Cost? 20 shekel entry to eat what you pick there. 15 shekel extra per basket. 60 for a huge bunch of your hand picked flowers.

South

Kedma

What is it? Pick your own beautiful flowers

Where? Moshav Beer Tuvia, near Ashdod

When? April-June

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Berries at Ruach Shtut

Cost? 40 Shekel per container

Agronen

What is it? Pick your own strawberries, blackberries, tree strawberries. Small petting zoo.

Where? Gadera

When? Winter but call to check

Cost? 30 Shekel for age 3+

 

Center

Tuti Gil

What is it? Strawberry picking

Where? Moshav Petachia (about 20 minutes from Modiin)

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Sadot

When? From December to June. Call first to check which days and in case it is too full.

Cost? 30 Shekel for kids over age 3. Extra baskets at an extra cost.

Tuti Meshek Tal

What is it? Strawberry picking

Where? Hod Hasharon

When? December-May

Cost? You have to register before you go.

 

Hakatif

What is it? Clementine picking

Where? Kfar Neter (near Even Yehuda)

When? November-January

Cost? 25 Shekel per person age 3+ includes a 2KG bag to fill.

Meshek 6

What is it? Strawberry picking and also flowers.

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Hapardes Hakasum

Where? Moshav Geulim, not far from Netanya

When? December-May

Cost? 20 Shekel for ages 2+, and 15 shekel per basket.

Hapardes Hakasum

What is it? Citrus fruit picking, petting zoo, soft play, arts and crafts (weekends), make pittot, water fun in Summer.

Where? Near Petach Tikva

When? Open throughout the year but picking only in winter months

Cost? 25 shekel per adult, 35 per child over age 1.5 years. Extra cost for picking -25 shekel per bag. Must book ahead.

Adanim Farm

Meshek 6
Meshek 6

What is it? Petting Zoo that offers Grapefruit picking in Winter – call to ask

Where? North of Petach Tikva

When? Open all year round. Option of Grapefruit picking in Winter

Cost? 40 shekel for children, 15 shekel for adults. You need to call to book.

Walk in the Orange Grove

What is it? Orange, lemon and grapefruit fruit picking. Also a cafe. You can’t bring your own picnics.

Where? Neta’im, near Rishon Lezion

When? November-March (open on Shabbatot)

Cost? 25 Shekel for age 2+ plus you pay according to weight once you pick

Stalbetut

What is it? Strawberry picking

Where? Hod Hasharon

Hakatif in Kfar Neter
Hakatif in Kfar Neter

When? January to May

Cost? Entrance fee for everyone age 1+ includes one basket. 40 shekel with basket. 20 shekel without basket.

Meshek Yosef

What is it? Strawberry picking

Where? Hod Hasharon

When? Winter months – call to check. Closed on Shabbat.

Cost? Pay for what you pick (or buy ready picked baskets)

Leket Gleaning

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Walking in the groves

What is it? Glean the fields for the poor. You will pick seasonal vegetables that will be given to poor families. Great group activity.

Where? Rechovot or in the North

When? You need to call to arrange. Opportunities all year.

Cost? You are a volunteer to pick for the needy

Jerusalem Region

Foraging Wild Edibles Walk

What is it? Forage berries and leaves in nature – guided tour

Where? Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Modiin and other areas.

When? All seasons. Call first to arrange.

Cost? on inquiry

Fruit/Veg related workshops

Green in the City

Green in the City
Green in the City

What is it? Urban Farming workshops – learn how to grow your own as well as cook what you grow.

Where? Tel Aviv (Roof of Dizengof Center)

When? Check their website for workshop dates

Cost? Depends on the workshop.

Ginat Ochel Halbrecht

What is it? Pick your own lunch-food to table workshops

Where? Bitan Aharon (near Netanya-Hadera)

When? Call to arrange a workshop

Cost? On inquiry

Idan’s Fruit 

What is it? Dried fruit workshop and shop.

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Ginat Ochel Halbrecht

Where? Near Rosh Hanikra in the North.

When? All seasons. Call first.

Cost? Varies on chosen activity

  1. What about Kvar Odem up North? They used to do cherries and berries.

  2. Great list! Only thing missing is Bustan Bereishit, in the Golan. Apple, pears and berry picking, has tractor rides, pie baking, piñata chai, park and camping option. We LOVE it

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