The Best U-Pick Farms in Every State
Have fun with the whole family while picking (and eating!) the best produce that farmers have to offer. Find the best U-pick farms across the country below.
Sugar Hill U-Pick Farm, Verbena
Just north of Montgomery, Sugar Hill U-Pick grows some of the sweetest and juiciest strawberries around. Kids love the playground there, so bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after spending an hour or two in the field. We have lots of ideas for your freshly-picked strawberries, too!
Alaska Berries, Soldotna
Alaska Berries is the only certified “Alaska Grown” winery in the state. While most of the berries grown on the farm go into their hand-crafted wines and jams, they do offer U-pick haskaps—sweet-tart, oblong berries—in late summer. Here are our best recipes from Alaska.
Justice Brothers U-Pick, Surprise
What could be more refreshing than citrus you picked yourself, right off the tree? Justice Brothers is a five-generation farm that offers over 75 kinds of citrus fruits to pick, including oranges, grapefruit, kumquats, tangelos and more. Use them up in our tasty citrus recipes.
Cox Berry Farm & Nursery, Clarksville
In addition to several kinds of berries, this Clarksville family farm also offers U-pick peaches, apples and pumpkins. They also have a great variety of already-picked melons and vegetables. Bring kids in the fall for the Pumpkin Trail! Check out what’s in season this summer.
Villa del Sol Sweet Cherry Farms, Leona Valley
This is the largest cherry orchard in Southern California! Planning to visit? Here’s how to store cherries so they’ll last. Villa del Sol is also home to over 100 honey bee hives that pollinate the trees and provide plenty of raw honey to purchase and take home.
Berry Patch Farms, Brighton
There is so much to enjoy at this certified organic farm. Families love to come to Berry Patch Farms for the strawberries, but they also offer U-pick plums, currants, basil and cucumbers when in season. Kids can enjoy classes or even have their birthday party here. Psst! Here are 10 things every farmers market vendor wishes you knew.
Lyman Orchards, Middlefield
There is something for everyone to enjoy at this family-owned destination, one of the oldest businesses in the U.S. There are plenty of pick-your-own goodies like raspberries, jostaberries, peaches and pears. How many of these regional berries have you tried?
Fifer Orchards – Farm & Country Store, Wyoming
Fifer Orchards is celebrating its 100th anniversary—a wonderful reason to visit if you’ve never been. This beautiful farm has delicious pick-your-own blueberries, apples, strawberries and more. You can bring home an armload of bright sunflowers, too. Enjoy those fresh berries in these tasty and healthy recipes.
Southern Belle Farm, McDonough
“The best strawberry shortcake I’ve ever had,” says one visitor. See how good this Southern Belle Farm treat is, then pick your own strawberries, blueberries or blackberries to make these delicious berries-and-cream desserts at home. And don’t forget about their U-pick Georgia peaches, ripe and waiting for you right on the tree.
Kula Country Farms, Maui
You will love the beautiful views as you pick strawberries at this family-friendly farm stand. Watch the chickens running all around, play with your kids on the playground, find the topiary bear and bring home the freshest Hawaiian berries and produce around. If you manage to snag a pineapple, here’s how to cut it like a local.
Kelley’s Canyon Orchard, Filer
At this women-owned family farm, you can pick fresh tree fruit like cherries, peaches, plums and apricots in the summer. The farm’s harvest ends with an abundance of apples in the fall. Their loyal customers have been coming here for generations. Find 50+ farmer-approved recipes to share.
Stade’s Farm & Market, McHenry
A perfect day trip from Chicago, Stade’s Farm & Market is a wonderful country retreat with plenty to pick. The pick-your-own offerings include strawberries, raspberries, snap peas and tomatoes. Grab apple cider doughnuts in the market or plan to make your own at home.
Blue Barn Berry Farm, Syracuse
U-pick season starts on the July 4th weekend at Blue Barn Berry Farm. Come here to gather buckets of blueberries and blackberries with your family. You may just decide that this beautiful, lakeside farm is the perfect place for your wedding or birthday party. Bet you thought blackberries and black raspberries were the same, right?
Wilson’s Orchard, Iowa City
At this lovely family orchard not only can you pick dozens of varieties of fresh apples, you also take in the stunning views and landscape. Pack up a favorite picnic recipe to enjoy after all the apple picking,and stop in the bakery for apple turnovers, pies and doughnuts.
Tenth Street Orchard, Sterling
Jonathan and Melissa Conard planted 2,000 strawberries in 2015 and started this U-pick farm two years later. They aim to bring families together for strawberries and blackberries fresh off the vine. They also hope to boost their small town with agritourism. Jonathan, a biology professor, utilizes his botany background to grow exceptional fruit. And the Conards’ two daughters, Katie and Jenna, help on the farm, too. Here are more delicious ways to experience the Sunflower State.
Eckert’s Orchard, Versailles
Visit this Versailles farm and pick an armload of fresh peaches, and a few baskets of strawberries or blackberries, too! Events at Eckert’s include a Blackberry Jam Festival as well as weekly story hours for kids. There are special autumn activities like pig races, hayrides and a corn maze. Speaking of Kentucky, how many of these Derby food facts do you know?
McCain’s Family Farm, Ringgold
Come to this veteran-owned farm for as many fresh blueberries as your pails can hold. Families love to pick here because the berries are grown without the use of pesticides. You may even get a greeting from the friendly farm dog, Nero. Reap the rewards with these old-fashioned blueberry dessert recipes.
Goughan’s Berry Farm, Caribou
This family-owned farm is worth a visit in every season. “They have tasty homemade ice cream, plus U-pick strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and pumpkins,” says Goughan’s fan Melissa Dyer. “There’s also a mini golf course, a corn maze in the autumn, and tons of produce and other products for sale, like honey and veggies.” During Christmas season, pick out the perfect tree or a wreath of greenery grown on the farm’s 250-acre woodland. When in Maine, eat as the Mainers do!
Milburn Orchards, Elkton
Kids love visiting Milburn Orchards. Not only are there plenty of U-pick fruits to choose from like cherries, grapes and blueberries, there is a huge play area dubbed “The Big Backyard”. With a tractor tire tower, petting zoo and giant spider’s web, parents may just want to play there, too. Make a day of it by cooking up these fun summer vacation recipes when you’re back home.
Bartlett’s Farm, Nantucket
A Cape Cod favorite! Set aside a day to visit Bartlett’s and pick your own fresh strawberries, ripened by the seaside. If it’s a beach day, stop here to pick up sandwiches, fruit, snacks and drinks. Up next: You know you’re from the East Coast if you’ve had these treats.
Kapnick Orchards, Britton
This U-pick orchard is a favorite of Michigander Lizzie Howard, who loves to visit in the fall with her mother for apple picking. Here are a few tips you should know before you go apple picking. Kapnick Orchards also has U-pick sweet and tart cherries, blueberries and peaches for customers to enjoy.
Waldoch Farm, Lino Lakes
A favorite of locals, Waldoch farm has all kinds of fresh veggies you can preserve or use for canning. The pick-your-own offerings at Waldoch Farm include acres of cucumbers, onions, peppers, tomatoes, beans and more. At the road stand, stock up on their sweet corn and honey. Learn how to can and preserve with our comprehensive guide.
Charlie’s U-Pik, Lucedale
The owners promise a “Pikin’ Good Time” when you head to Charlie’s U-Pik. There are plenty of tomatoes for picking, along with other fresh summer produce including okra, peppers, squash and corn. They even hold events for customers like recipe and photo contests. Sound familiar? Enter our recipe contests today for a chance to win big.
Buckeye Acres Produce, Warrensburg
The owners of Buckeye Acres started their farm almost 40 years ago. Their mission: to grow produce as fresh as what they had as kids. Their U-pick choices are tart cherries and fields full of ripened blackberries. They also have a wealth of fresh-picked veggies at their store. Planning to freeze your veggies? Here’s the one step you should never skip.
Montana Blueberries, Plains
“My kids love your strawberries better than candy,” says one reviewer. Now that’s high praise this berry farm can be proud of! Bring your kids to pick their own sweet-as-candy strawberries and of course, loads of fresh blueberries. Can’t make the trip? These sweet snack recipes are sure to satisfy.
Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard, Nebraska City
Hands-on learning has always been the mission of this orchard. The acres of pick-your-own berries, cherries, peaches, pears and apples include informational signs to teach visitors about each crop. They even have an on-site agricultural education and research center. Find more farm tours your kids will love.
Gilcrease Orchard, Las Vegas
Natural artesian springs feed this oasis of fresh produce in the middle of the Nevada desert. Bring the family to this U-pick orchard haven to pick peaches, apricots, pears and apples as well as many vegetables. They even make their own apple cider. Save a few cups for these recipes that use apple cider.
Butternut Farm, Farmington
Butternut Farm is beginning their 15th season, and they have an abundance of pick-your-own fruits available. They have the entire growing season covered with berries in early summer, cherries, peaches and blueberries mid-summer, and apples and pumpkins in the fall. Do you know the best sandwich in New Hampshire?
Donaldson Farms, Hackettstown
There is so much for your family to do at Donaldson Farms. Not only can you pick your own strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and apples, but you can also take in live music, sunflower tours and farm-to-plate foodie events. For kids, there are duck races and pony rides. Pro tip: Make sure to meet the cute goats named Luke and Leia. Here are a few kid’s activities to try this summer.
Heidi’s Raspberry Farm, Corrales
This berry farm has received multiple awards for its organic crops and their hand-crafted jams. Visitor Brandy H. says, “Totally in love with the red chile raspberry jam.” Head to Heidi’s to see what all the fuss is about—or make your own copycat jam recipes at home.
Kelder’s Farm, Kerhonkson
Find so many fresh goodies to pick at this Hudson Valley farm: strawberries, grapes, corn, tomatoes and much more. Some of the more unusual things you will find at the farm? A huge, inflated pillow for kids to jump on, and a 13-foot tall garden gnome. But before you begin your travels out to Kerhonkson, pack some of these tasty road trip snacks.
Herndon Hills Farm, Durham
Find a peaceful retreat in busy Durham at this 200-year-old family farm. Herndon Hills has pick-your-own blackberries, late-summer scuppernong and muscadine grapes and certified organic blueberries. Scuppernongs are the state fruit of North Carolina. Do you know your state’s official fruit?
Angelic Gardens, Minot
All of the garden produce at Angelic Gardens is pick-your-own, and this includes eggplant, peppers, chard, squash and beans. There are fun activities, too, like wagon rides, bonfires, a Victorian garden tour and holiday events. See what else North Dakota has to offer with these delicious recipes submitted by locals.
White House Fruit Farm, Canfield
They’re known for their apples, but visitors rave about White House Fruit Farm’s U-pick strawberries, too. The farm also hosts a summer music series, annual berry festivals and a “Dog Days of Summer” parade of dressed-up pups. Psst! Did you know that these people-foods are totally dog-safe?
Agape House Berry Farm, Mustang
Brandy Glover enjoyed a fun time at Agape House with her son, Theodore. “We got a bucket and explored the strawberry patch. You can also pick blackberries here. The vines are thornless and mounted up on a trellis for easy access,” Brandy says, “It’s an adventure for kids and adults, with the added treat of feasting on your berries at a picnic table in the open-air barn.” John and Pati Colston started Agape House in 2016 with 1 acre and quickly fell in love with farming. They hope to harvest blueberries next summer. Have you tried blackberries in your grilled cheese yet?
Hoffman Farms Store, Beaverton
Six generations of Hoffmans have farmed in Oregon, and they are committed to producing the best food possible. Families can find lots to pick at Hoffman Farms Store including blueberries, marionberries, tayberries and raspberries. And you can also find those tasty berries in their home-baked pies. Speaking of pies, try your freshly-picked marionberries in this popular Oregon dessert.
Hess Farms, Waynesboro
Nothing tastes better than fresh-picked berries. Anne Forney Duvall says her family loves to visit Hess Farms for fruit every summer. “In fact, I have been going there since I was a teenager,” she says. “The farm has black raspberries, blueberries and cherries that you can pick. After indulging in some of the berries on-site, we take plenty along with us to turn into homemade raspberry ice cream or blueberry cobbler.”
Sweet Berry Farm, Middletown
Just a hop away from the beaches and busy town of Newport is Sweet Berry Farm. A popular spot for weddings and concerts, this beautiful farm is a must-see. Bring your family to pick strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and peaches. In the fall they have apples and pumpkins, too. Don’t miss our list of the best pumpkin patches in every state.
Chattooga Belle Farm, Long Creek
The stunning views of orchards, vineyards and the mountains beyond will take your breath away. The pick-your-own fruits at Chattooga Belle Farm include all kinds of peaches, grapes, persimmons, paw paws and figs. It’s an idyllic place to spend the day. Haven’t tried a paw paw yet? Here’s our guide to the exotic fruit.
Country Apple Orchard, Harrisburg
There are over a dozen different apple varieties to pick at this popular Sioux Falls-area orchard. They also host several festivals to celebrate apple and pumpkin season, lasting from late summer into October. Use up your pickin’s with these apple recipes.
Jones Orchard, Millington
Just a few miles north of Memphis is this mecca for fresh, farm-grown fruit. You can pick everything they grow at Jones Orchard: plums, nectarines, pears, pumpkins and acres of berries. Are you making any of these mistakes with your fresh-picked berries?
Shoal Creek Berries, Enterprise
The owners of Shoal Creek worked for years to build the beautiful berry farm of their dreams. Here you can pick blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and gooseberries. And even better? They use no pesticides or insecticides on their plants. Here are our readers’ favorite recipes from Utah.
Sam Mazza’s Farm Market, Colchester
Each year Colchester residents eagerly wait for the pick-your-own strawberry season at Sam Mazza’s. Berry picking is a favorite family activity here, and they have pick-your-own blueberries, too. The farm market has fresh produce and tasty baked goods. Kids love the petting zoo, pumpkin patch and corn maze. Celebrate the warm-weather season with these fresh fruit desserts.
Mackintosh Fruit Farm, Berryville
Berry picking… in Berryville? How perfect is that. And you can pick more than just berries at Mackintosh Fruit Farm. They also have cherries, strawberries and raspberries plus veggies like lettuce and cucumbers. Bake your lovely berry pies in gorgeous pie plates like these.
Graysmarsh Berry Farm, Sequim
This beautiful, coastal area of Washington is a perfect place to go berry picking. At Graysmarsh Berry Farm you can load up your buckets with strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. They also have rows and rows of fragrant lavender growing—which you can cook with, too. Try it out with our Lavender Cookie recipe.
Orr’s Farm Market, Martinsburg
This is a charming family-run farm and market. Orr’s has U-pick strawberries, cherries, blueberries and raspberries, not to mention lots of fresh pies and muffins in their bakery. The market is stocked with local products like produce, meats, jams and gifts. This is our favorite baked good from the wild and wonderful state.
Moseley Roadside Market, Warrens
The Moseley family has sold their homegrown fruits and vegetables, as well as locally produced honey and maple syrup, since 1960, says Lorry Erickson. “The blueberry patch opens around July 1. Last year, they served blueberry pancakes on Saturdays to anyone who picked berries at their farm. That was enough to encourage my husband to help me pick a pailful two Saturdays in a row.” Keep an eye out for grandma Aleda Moseley, her daughter, Sara, and her granddaughter, Rebecca, making the pancakes. We have even more recipe ideas for those blueberries.
SonHarvest Seasons, Riverton
Find fresh and juicy raspberries to pick at SonHarvest Seasons—watch their Facebook page for updates on the availability. And in the fall they have acres of pumpkins, so you’ll be sure to find a perfect one. At their farm stand throughout the season, they also sell asparagus, squash and gourds. Every state has its favorite pie. What’s your state’s go-to?
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