Tiny Town and the petting zoo will be open for extra farm fun. Feeling snacky? You can enjoy pre-packaged strawberry desserts and other treats on the MacIntosh Hall porch. The ice cream window will be open, too.

There are a few new rules this year. No outside containers will be allowed. You will purchase containers on the way in at $4 for a pint and $6 for a quart. Social distancing will be encouraged. Masks are required for those who are not vaccinated. Note that once the lots are full, capacity will be reached. But the lots are expected to reopen throughout the day.

Photo courtesy of Norman’s Orchard.

6. Norman’s Orchard

The Norman family started production at their farm in 1958, eventually specializing in the heirloom fruit for which Norman’s Orchard is known. Even though the Frazier Township farm lacks kid-focused attractions, families flock to Norman’s for its unique specialty fruit that can’t found in stores.

June is the month for both sweet cherries and tart cherries, which are rare in this region and only available for about two weeks. Blueberries begin their season, too, running through the end of July. Pears – seckel, Lincoln, Anjou, Bosc, among others – ripen for picking mid-August through September. The many unusual varieties of apples – more than two dozen — are available at varying times from August through October.

Norman’s is the only local pick-your-own farm that offers grapes (from mid-August to early September). Watch for fuzzy, juicy peaches next month. Check the season chart for availability and call ahead at 724-224-9491. The farm operates on a cash-only basis.

Find more things to do in Pittsburgh this summer here.