Where in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and central Alabama to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

This month's notes: August 2014: Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries tomatoes, corn and most vegetables are being picked in most places; strawberries are finishing or done; Peaches are in and early apples have started. Find a local blueberry festival and blueberry picking tips here. See how easy it is to make strawberry jam or strawberry-rhubarb jam! Make your own homemade strawberry ice cream including low fat, low sugar and other flavors))  Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions!

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Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and central Alabama U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

Bibb County

  • K & D U-pick Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, group reservations
    658 Townsend Rd, Woodstock, AL 35188. Phone: (205) 602-7802. Alternate Phone: (205) 601-6153. Email: kanddfarm@gmail.com. Open: Beginning June 21, 2014 Monday to Thursday, by appointment; Friday, Closed; Saturday, from 7am to 6pm; Saturday, July 12, 2014, 2pm to 6pm; Sunday, Closed. Directions: From Tuscaloosa, Highway 11 to Woodstock, right on Bibbville Road and from Bessemer, take exit 97, go about 5 miles, left on Bibbville Road, then take a left onto Townsend Road, go about 1 mile, drive is on the right. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. The farm will not open Saturday, July 12, 2014 until 2pm. We welcome groups, but please call ahead and let us know how many will be in the group. Please remember your sun hat and sunscreen as the blueberries are in full sun. Picking buckets will be provided. (UPDATED: June 01, 2014) (ADDED: May 07, 2013)

Blount County

  • Daniel Allman / Allman Farms - U-pick tomatoes, restrooms, plus a farm market with other pre-picked vegetables
    6866 County Highway 29, Oneonta, AL 35121. Phone: 205-274-8448. Alternate Phone: 205-625-3047. Open: July - November. Directions: From 59 take Ashville Oneonta Exit 166 which will be Highway 231 go toward Oneonta. At top of mountain take a left on County Road 12 stay on that road until it ends and turn left on County Road 29, stay on that road until you come to a T we will be on your left. From Oneonta take Highway 231 South the road will turn into a 3 lane take your first road on you right it will be County Road 29 stay on that road until it runs into a T, we will be on you left. Payment: Cash, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. (UPDATED: July 05, 2010)
  • Baty Farm - blueberries,
    280 Baty Road, Cleveland, AL 35049. Phone: 205-559-7711. Open: Monday to Friday 7am to - 5pm Saturday and Sunday 7am to - 5pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries June 8 to September 10 please call to make sure they are still available. Payment: Cash, only. Please call for directions and to make sure we still have berries available. Pavilion and picnic tables provided. Price in 2012 is $8/gallon. (ADDED: June 08, 2012)
  • Jerry Marsh Farm - Muscadines, strawberries, vegetables
    Marsh Cutoff Road, Box 234, Cleveland, AL, 35049. Phone: 205-681-8514. Open: Monday to Saturday , call for hours. We have strawberries and a wide variety of you pick vegetables. They think the strawberries will be ready to pick about April 7th (but he told me to call back then to be sure).  (UPDATED: March 31, 2011) .
  • Kenneth Witt Farm - Strawberries, cantaloupes, peaches, squash, cucumbers.  
    244 Peach Tree Drive , Hayden, AL. Phone: 205-647-0354. Open: April to June.
  • Lasseter Orchards - blueberries, restrooms, picnic area
    357 Mountain Drive, Remlap, AL 35133. Phone: 205-746-3077. Email: lasseterorchards@gmail.com. Open: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7am to 7pm. Directions: From Birmingham, take Highway 79 north through Tarrant. After about 25 minutes, watch for the Dollar General on the left and in one mile turn right onto Spunky Hollow Road. At the three-way stop, continue right on Spunky Hollow Road. Take the first right (the road sign is missing) onto Mountain Drive, directly across from Grace Community Church. The farm is around the bend on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. U-pick price is $2 per pound. Pre-picked berries are available upon order at $20 per gallon or $3 per pint. Please call before visiting to check availability. Our season peaks in July. The blueberry orchards are well maintained and are surrounded by ample lawn and shade for picnic. If you want to have a picnic, bring a blanket. We recommend that folks wear hats and sun screen. We also recommend that pickers come early in the morning; mid-day gets extremely warm. Restrooms are available. No appointment necessary, but if you’re bringing a group, we’d appreciate a phone call. Pick up a set of recipes as you leave. No Pets Allowed.  The berries from our 25-year-old orchards are big, deep blue, sweet and plump, often the best people have ever tasted. Birmingham friends can also find our berries in some of the city's best markets and restaurants. (UPDATED: June 25, 2014) (ADDED: June 22, 2010) (UPDATED: May 21, 2012)
  • Moody Family Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    311 Ellen Street, Oneonta, AL 35121. Phone: 205-559-2809. Alternate Phone: 205 559 1426. Email: tmoody1119@gmail.com. Open: Please call, text, or email us for hours; We are flexible!. Directions: One block after turning onto Ellen Street you will see a sign for TLC Nursing Home. Take the dirt road just to the left on that sign. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: June,July. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: July 23, 2013)
  • Sleepy Hollow Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    877 Sleepy Hollow Road, Hayden, AL 35079. Phone: 205-647-7678. Alternate Phone: 205-401-3495. Email: Sleepyhollowblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 8am to 7pm from mid July until they are gone. Directions: 165 exit 284, the Hayden,Corner exit. Take a right onto State highway 160 heading East. Go 8.5 miles. Just past Dollar General take a right onto Wallstown Road. Go 3 miles until sharp right curve. In the curve continue straight. Imediatley take a left onto Sleepy Hollow Road. Follow signs for entrance and parking. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We have containers to pick with, but you provide containers to take the blueberries home if U-Pick.(UPDATED: July 07, 2014) (UPDATED: July 15, 2013) (UPDATED: June 24, 2012) (ADDED: July 06, 2011)
  • Trina Smith - Strawberries
    136 Co Rd 1518, Cullman, AL 35058. Phone: (256) 385-6772. Directions: 4 miles east of Holly Pond across Blount Co. line on left ¼ mile west of 231-278 4-way stop sign at Rainbow Crossing on right. Follow signs. Open: April 20-June 1, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Calhoun County

  • 7 Springs Farm - blueberries,
    588 Seven Springs Road, Wellington, AL 36279. Phone: (256) 473-9191. Directions: From Anniston: north on 431, east on 204 for 0.1 mile; left on Reads Mill Rd; right on 7 Springs Rd. for 0.6 mile. Open: June Blueberries, July apples and vegetables; 7 days a week from 7 am to 8 pm. We also have picked apples, sweet corn, purple hull peas, squash, heirloom tomatoes,
    Fordhook lima beans. (ADDED: April 25, 2010, from the AL State Ag website)
  • Bennett's Blueberry Farm - Blueberries (you pick or we pick)
    535 Ellie's Lane, Anniston, AL 36207. Phone: (256) 236-6410. Directions: 3 miles east of Golden Springs Shopping Center, off Choccolocco Road, Follow signs. Open: June 15-August 15. Call for other items.
  • Faye's Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    3015 Alabama highway 204, Jacksonville, AL 36265. Phone: 256-435-1125. Open: June 15 pm to August 15; 7 days a week, 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: From Jacksonville go west on highway for approximately 7 miles. On the right of highway 204 at 3 mile marker. From US431 turn east on highway 204 and go three miles. Farm is on the left at 3 mile marker. We have a pond you will see from highway 204. House with green metal roof. Payment: Cash, only. (Formerly called W.S. Graham) (UPDATED: June 29, 2014)
  • Glenn Acres Farm - apples, beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, figs, grapes, melons, peaches, summer squash, tomatoes, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    306 Rainbow Drive, Anniston, AL 36207. Phone: 256 237 0054. Email: aglennjr@aol.com. Open: We are here most all the time; Call if you wish; 256 237 0054. Directions: We are across from White Plains Elementary school at 306 Rainbow Drive which is the first house on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 07, 2012)
  • Jerry Gilbert - Blueberries
    1281 Dogwood Lane, Jacksonville, AL 36265. Phone: (256) 435-4247. Directions: On Hwy 204 turn N on Nesbit Lake Rd 5 mi, right on Dogwood Lane, 1¼ mi, farm on left. Open: June 1 - July 15. Call for appointment and availability

Clay County

  • Elna J. Dorris - Blueberries
    67675 Hwy 49 N, Lineville, AL 36266. Phone: (256) 488-5818. Directions: Hwy 49 North. Approx. 7 miles north of Lineville on left-follow signs. Open: June 10 - August 15, Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 p, Saturday 8 am to noon.
  • Good Family Farms Peach Orchard - peaches,
    1504 Borrowed Acres Road, Goodwater, AL 35072. Phone: (256)245-8036. Email: Goodfarmpeaches@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Friday 7 am to 11 am; Please send Email for dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 21, 2013)
  • Holmestead Farm - blackberries, blueberries, grapes, peaches, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    6582 Clay County Road 7, Talladega, AL 35160. Phone: 256-404-4316. Alternate Phone: 256-404-2033. Email: holmesteadfarm@yahoo.com. Open: During picking season: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 8 am to 3 pm; Tuesday: Closed; Thursday: Closed; and the season usually runs from early June to early Fall. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 1.7 miles north of the intersection of AL highway 148 and Clay County Road 7. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: July 07, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: July 08, 2013)  (ADDED: May 04, 2011)

Cleburne County

Cullman County

  • Bagwell Farm - beans, blueberries, cucumbers, peas, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked
    227 County Road 721, Cullman, AL 35055. Phone: 256-775-4454. Alternate Phone: 256-590-6152. Email: dbagwell412@yahoo.com. Open: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 8am to 6pm; Saturday from 7am to 4pm. Directions: From Cullman travel Highway 278 East, turn right onto County Road 719, travel 2 miles, turn right onto County Road 721, (a dirt road), we are the third house on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries are ready to harvest the by the third week in June. Payment: Cash, Check. Call ahead if you want already picked blueberries to ensure freshness and to ask what vegetable we have available. (ADDED: June 03, 2010)
  • Sloshie Mae's Farm - No pesticides are used, apples, blackberries, figs, muscadine grapes, pears, persimmons, plums,
    255 County Road 1823, Arab, AL 35016. Phone: (256)503-1631. Open: Please call for appointment. Directions: From Arab go South on Highway 231, turn right onto county road 1763 then go 1.7 miles, turn left onto County Road 1823. Our farm is at the top of the first hill on left. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Apple varieties: Fuji, Gala, McIntosh and Granny Smith. Pear varieties: Hosui, Bartlett, Chojuro, Shinko, Orient, Pineapple and Kieffer. Fig varieties: Brown Turkey and Texas Everbearing. Persimmon Varieties: American, Giant Fuyu, Fuyu, Tanenashi and Hachiya. Plum varieties: Methley and Santa Rosa. Pear varieties: Hosui are ready August(This is our top seller and very sweet), Bartlett are ready August to September, Chojuro/Shinko/Orient/Pineapple are ready September, Kieffer-October to November .  Please call for appointment and fruit availability. (UPDATED: July 21, 2014) (UPDATED: August 27, 2013)(ADDED: March 13, 2013)
  • Spradlin Farm - strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, possibly other crops, restrooms
    2105 County Rd 1242, Vinemont, AL 35179. Phone: 256-734-6419. Email: suespradlin@spradlinfarm.com. Open: April through September on Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm, Sunday from 1 pm to 6 pm; hours change during the season! We offer "YOU PICK" prices on certain items as the season allows. So contact us for more information, then gather your
    class, family or friends for a day on the farm. (ADDED: April 25, 2010, from their website)

Etowah County

  • Gypsy Ranch - beans, beets, blueberries, broccoli, cucumbers, eggplant, herbs/spices, melons, onions, other berries, pears, peas, pumpkins, rhubarb, summer squash, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    10501 Fairview Cove Road, Altoona, AL 35952. Phone: 256-840-4994. Fax: 256-840-4041. Email: kim@gypsyranch.us. Open: Monday to Saturday 8am till 6pm Sunday Noon till 6pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Gadsden take highway 431 to highway 278 at Mountain top turn right onto highway 179 go 4 miles turn left on to Fairview Cove Road 8 blocks From Boaz take highway 169 to highway 179 8 miles turn right onto Fairview Cove Road the farm is 8 blocks down on left. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries April 20 till June 5. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: January 15, 2010)
  • The Norris Farm - U-Pick Strawberries, Pumpkin Patch
    1261 Alfords Bend Road, Hokes Bluff, AL 35903. Phone: 256-492-1108. Email: info@thenorrisfarm.com. Directions: From Gadsden take 278 E to Hokes Bluff; From Appalachian Hwy, follow signs to farm on Alfords Bend Road. click here for directions. Open: April-October; Click here for our hours of operation; Call before you come, to see what’s being picked. We offer both U-Pick and We-Pick strawberries and pumpkins and as always just bring yourself as containers are provided.  Look forward to seeing you next Spring and make sure that you bring the children and grandchildren as it will be a memorable experience. See these pages for details about: The Corn Maze; Pumpkin Patch; Peach Orchard; Tomatoes; and Strawberry Patch
    Comments from a visitor on May 03, 2012: "Norris Farm is operating this year. They are closed this week, but we have already been there to pick strawberries twice, and they are planning to re-open next week.
    Comments from a visitor on October 13, 2008: "Very nice and clean, Fun Corn Maze"
  • Wills Creek Vineyards - muscadines
    10522 Duck Springs Road, Attalla, AL, 35954. Phone: 256-538-5452.

Fayette County

Greene County

  • Gregory Blue Berry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, restrooms
    202 Gregory Drive, Knoxville, AL 35469. Phone: 205-372-4745. Alternate Phone: 256-200-5884. Email: Mcgregor5201@yahoo.com. Open: Monday through Friday 7:00am untill dark, and Saturday and Sunday 1:00 pm untill dark. Directions: Take Interstate 20/59 to exit 52 Knoxville. Head South West on Highway 11 towards Eutaw. Go just over two miles and the driveway will be on your left beside a large Blueberries for sale sign. Click here for a map and directions. The season generally opens in mid June and last untill mid to late August. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. You can pick any day of the week that you would like, but if you don't want to pick we are at the Northport Farmers Market every Saturday from 6:00AM untill we sell out. (ADDED: July 20, 2013)

Hale County

Jefferson County

  • Bear Mountain Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    8227 Clayton Road, Springville, AL. Phone: 205-681-8656. Directions: From Clay take the Old Springville Rd to Springville 2.5 miles. Turn left at Clayton Road, go 2.5 miles. Turn right at Zuber Rd Intersection. Open: July 15 to August 10, Monday to Friday by appointment; Saturday, 7 am to 7 p.m. ; Sunday, 1 to 7 p.m. Blueberries.
    Comments from a visitor on July 10, 2011: "This place is great. The bushes were just full of blueberries. They provide buckets to pick with and bags to pour them in when you leave. It was so much fun taking our 2 year old granddaughter .She had a blast. We have a new tradition. "
  • The Berry Patch - Muscadines, Scuppernongs, Blueberries
    805 Pinewood Avenue, Hueytown, AL 35023. Phone: (205) 491-3367. Open: Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm; Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm; June 1 - October 15. Directions: FROM BIRMINGHAM TAKE I-59 WEST TO EXIT 115, TURN RIGHT AND GO APPROXIMATELY 4 MILES. TURN RIGHT AT CONOCO, GO 1 BLOCK TURN LEFT, GO 1 BLOCK, TURN RIGHT, GO 1.5 MILES. SIGN ON RIGHT.  (ADDED: July 13, 2014, JBS)
  • Blackburn - Blueberries (Call for exact opening date)
    750 Blackburn Lane, Warrior, AL 35180. Phone: (205) 647-2420.  Directions: I-65 North Exit 282, (Warrior Robins). Go west ¼ mile. Left onto Blackburn Lane. Open: Mid June-Early August Wednesday to Saturday Daylight hours
  • Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    6630 Quinton Road, Dora, AL. Phone: 205-674-7121 or 205-674-8424. Directions: Hwy 78 W to Graysville, Flat Top- West Jefferson exit. Stay on Flat Top Rd until you get to Snowville Brent Road, turn right. Turn left on Quinton Rd one quarter mile on left. Call for directions. Open: June to Aug., Monday to Saturday, 7 am to 7 p.m.
  • Payne's Orchard - Peaches
    Tim Tate Road, Dora, AL. Phone: 205-648-9301. Open: July 1 to August 31, 7 am to 7 p.m. Peaches.
  • Pocahontas Produce - Blueberries
    6146 Pocahontas Road, Bessemer, AL 35022. Phone: 205-368-2091. Email: PocahontasProd@aol.com. Open: May Through October, call or email for hours. Directions: 12 Miles West of the Galleria, Birmingham /Hoover Al. - 1/2 Mile South of I-459 at Exit 1 McCalla / Bessemer. Intersection of Harper Dairy Loop and Pocahontas Road. Feel free to call for further directions. U-Pick Blueberries at $ 12.00 per gallon (2014 prices) or I have Quarts at my farm stand for $ 5.00 (2014 prices) . We have other produce that is  grown at our Farm Stand varying daily: Okra, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Peas, Corn. Beans and Squash!   (ADDED: July 13, 2014, JBS, email)
  • Robert & Ada Strickland - Blueberries
    8847 Emerald Lake Drive E, Pinson, AL 35126. Phone: (205) 681-3985. Open: July 1 to August 31, Saturdays Only, All Day. Directions: 7 mi. N of Pinson off Hwy 75 N or 10 mi. off I-59 N (Deerfoot Exit). Call for more directions.  (ADDED: April 25, 2010, from the AL State Ag website)

Lamar County

Marion County

Perry County

  • Moore-Webb-Holmes Plantation - Uses natural growing practices, beans, blackberries, blueberries, corn (sweet), melons, pears, peas, pecans , pumpkins, summer squash, strawberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    Rt. 1 Box 260, Marion, AL 36756. Phone: 334-683-9955. Open: Any day of the week by appointment. Directions: Highway 14 West in Folsom, Seven miles outside of Marion, AL Latitude and Longitude coordinates are N  32  40.866 and  W  087  24.280. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. We are a historic site with over 20 buildings dating back to the 1820's. The farm has been in the same family since it was settled in 1819. All of the buildings are apart of the tour and every thing you see was used by our family. Some of the buildings include the old general store, cotton gin, smoke house, gristmill, blacksmith etc. Take a walk through the past in the present and into the future. (ADDED: February 01, 2011)

Randolph County

Shelby County

  • Bob & Joyce Balch - Blueberries
    361 Lake View Drive, Sterrett, AL 35147. Phone: (205) 672-2526. Open: Wednesday to Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm,  Mid June - Mid August. Directions: SOUTH OF BIRMINGHAM ON 280 EAST, LEFT ON HIGHWAY 43, GO 14 MILES, LEFT ON LAKE VIEW DRIVE, FOLLOW SIGNS.  (ADDED: July 13, 2014, JBS, ALst)
  • Bryant Vineyards - muscadines
    1265 portland Street, Tarrant City, AL, 35217. Phone: 256-268-2638.
  • Lyon Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blackberries, blueberries, tomatoes, porta-potties
    1700 County Road 56, Wilsonville, AL 35186. Phone: 205-669-9205. Open: Wednesday to Sunday 7 am to 3 pm. Directions: Between Columbiana & Wilsonville; approx. 8 miles south of Hwy 280 & 23 miles south of B’ham. You can find directions at our web page. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: July 17, 2014)(UPDATED: July 05, 2010)
  • Morgan Creek Vineyards - Blueberries
    181 Morgan Creek Lane, Harpersville, AL 35078. Phone: (205) 672-2053. Email: onfo@MorganCreeekWinery.com. Directions: US Hwy 280 E to Harpersville, right at light on Co Hwy 25, go ½ mi, take right on Co Rd 444, go 0.6 miles take left on Dead Hollow Road. Farm ½mile on right. Open: June 15 - August 15, Blueberries. Open: Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm
  • Smith U-pick - Blueberries
    8939 Co Rd 51, Sterrett, AL 35147, (205) 678-6994. Directions: Hwy 280 East out of Birmingham to Co Rd 51 North, approx. 24 miles. Turn left onto Hwy 51, go 1 mile. Farm is on left side of the Road. Look for sign Open: April 1-June 30 -  Strawberries. Mon & Wednesday, 8 am to 4 pm, Friday and Saturday, 8 am to 12pm  --Blueberries Call for hours & days. (UPDATE May 4, 2007: They no longer grow strawberries) be sure to call and verify that they have blueberries to pick before you go!

St. Clair County

  • The Berry Patch at Maple Manor Farms - blueberries, blackberries
    265 Tanyard Lane, Pell City, AL 35125. Phone: 205-338-1462. Email: wendellwilson@centurytel.net. Open: Monday through Sunday from 7:00am until sunset. Directions: Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in June, July, August.  Payment: Cash, checks.  (UPDATED: June 18, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on August 05, 2008: "This is a great place to go for a couple! My husband and I went today to pick some Blueberries & spend some quality time together to get away from everything. It's not a fancy place by any means, but we were left to pick what we wanted and take our time. The owner was at home with a broken leg but she was super nice when I spoke with her on the phone. They have buckets to pick in and bags to take you berries home in. They lost their blackberry bushes last year but they have replanted for next year. We'll be going back soon for some more of these YummY Berries!"
  • Brown's Cut Flower Farm - Uses natural growing practices, flowers,
    530 Mountain Top Loop (located in Cook Springs), Pell City, AL 35128. Phone: 205 410-5330. Email: rhender@centurytel.net . Directions: take I-20, to the Cook Springs Exit, number 152, if coming from the Birmingham area turn right, if coming from the Pell City area turn left, onto Cook Springs Road, follow Cook Springs Road until it ends at Highway 78, cross Highway 78 to Mountain Top Loop, at the stop sign at the top of the mountain the farm is located on the right. Cook Springs Fire Department in on the left, farm is across from the fire department. When you take the exit, if you go straight for 1 mile, you've found us. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in March, October. Open: Monday to Saturday, 7am to 7pm, Sunday 1pm to 6pm. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. We're a 3 acre U-Pick offering over 70 varieties of flowers. If you're coming out to pick it's best to bring along a container and wear proper footwear, close-toed shoes, especially children. If we're not here when you visit the farm an honor system is in place, prices are posted. If you want to know what's in bloom or if you have other questions before your visit, send me an email. I'll get back to you with the information. (ADDED : May 23, 2008)
  • Hubert Brand - Muscadines and scuppernong grapes
    3165 Carl Morgan Road, Moody, AL 35004. Phone: (205) 640-5971. Directions: Call for directions. Open: Daylight hours.
  • Jenkins - tomatoes
    7818 Chandler Mountain Road, Steele, AL 35987. Phone: 1-256-538-8515. Open: August til frost on Monday to Saturday from 8am til dark. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: August 24, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on August 24, 2011: "I loved the farm, and picking my oun tomatoes"
  • Mae-berry Blueberry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    515 Happy Hollow Road, Odenville, AL 35120. Phone: (205) 907-4150. Email: N2ridin@aol.com. Directions: I20 East to exit 144B, highway 411 North. Proceed North on highway 411 to Mile Marker 181. Turn Right on Happy Hollow Road. Farm at end of road. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, August. Open: 7 days a week, 7am to 7pm. We  but are not yet certified. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: August 26, 2008)
  • Wadsworth Blueberries - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    330 Wadsworth Road, Cropwell, AL 35054. Phone: 205-525-4708. Email: Mike@WadsworthBlueberries.com. Open: The field is open seven days a week, daylight until dark, weather permitting. Directions: Five miles south of Pell City, Alabama, turn right off Highway 231 onto Easonville Road. Go 1/4 mile. Turn right at "Wadsworth Farms" sign. Click here for a map and directions. The blueberry field usually opens around the middle of June and closes in early August, depending on the availability of berries. Payment: Cash, Check. We pick berries to fill orders. Please call before coming to place your order. (UPDATED: July 13, 2009)
    Comments from a visitor on June 10, 2010: "I have been picking blueberries here for the last 3 years and it is a wonderful place! The farm owners Mr. & Mrs. Wadsworth are delightful- so helpful. The farm is well kept, the bushes are easy to access, & their prices are better than most of the other near-by u-pic blueberry farms. I look forward to spending time in the blueberry fields at Wadsworth Blueberry Farm every year. It is one of my favorite summertime activities."

Talladega County

  • Craft's Blueberry Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already-picked
    4060 Eastaboga Road, Talladega, AL 35160. Phone: 256-362-7350. Alternate Phone: 256-493-5059. Email: randalldcraft@aol.com.  Open: Mid June thru first of August, Open Monday thru Saturday, closed on Sunday.  Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, We cannot process credit or debit cards. (UPDATED: May 21, 2012)
  • C Watts Farm - apples, beans, blackberries, broccoli, corn (sweet), cucumbers, muscadine grapes, melons, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, walnuts, picnic area
    351 Oak Grove Road, Munford, AL 36268. Phone: 256-493-0916. Alternate Phone: 256-493-1473. Email: curtpat351@att.net. Open: 7:30 til dark 7 days a week. Directions: Hwy 21 between Oxford and Talladega. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: June 08, 2012)

Tuscaloosa County

  • Ingram Farms - beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, peas, peppers, summer squash, tomatoes,
    12000 Plowman Road, Gordo, AL 35466. Phone: 205-799-5273. Alternate Phone: 205-799-1277. Fax: 205-752-9536. Email: JOHNE@INGRAMSACCOUNTING.COM. Open: Directions: From Northport civic center go west on highway 82 to mile marker "32". Proceed and take the next left onto Lee Bonner Road. Go 1/8th mile to 4-way stop. Proceed straight onto Church Road. Cross over wooden trestle bridge and past church on left. Turn right onto Plowman Road. Proceed a little over one mile. Look for mail box on left. Gate entrance to farm will be directly on your right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: June 07, 2011)
  • Leavelle's Berries - blueberries, restrooms, picnic area
    17952 Foxfire Road, Buhl, AL 35446. Phone: 205-339-7723. Email: Leavellefarm@bellsouth.net. Open: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 7:00am until dark. Directions: From Tuscaloosa: west on I20-59, take Fosters Exit 62, go straight through the flashing red light and follow Gainsville Road until it ends. Take a left onto Romulus Road for about 4.5 miles and turn right onto Foxfire Road. Go 2 miles & on the right will be a ‘Leavelle Farms’ sign. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries are usually available from early June through late July. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: May 28, 2013)

Walker County

  • Pike Deason - Blueberries
    138 Deason Lane, Parrish, AL 35580. Phone: (334) 686-7031. Open: Monday - Saturday from 8 am to 12 pm Beginning July 1

    Directions: CALL FOR DIRECTIONS
    Frequency: Monday - Saturda 8 am to 12 pm Beginning July 1
    Items: BLUEBERRIES

Winston County


Crop Availability

Near Birmingham , strawberries are usually ready for picking in mid-April.


Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Blount County

  • Daniel Allman / Allman Farms - beans, corn (sweet), melons, peas, peppers, tomatoes, other vegetables, restrooms
    6866 County Highway 29, Oneonta, AL 35121. Phone: 205-274-8448. Alternate Phone: 205-625-3047. Open: We start picking some of our crops in June and will continue through October or November. Directions: From 59 take Ashville Oneonta Exit 166 which will be Highway 231 go toward Oneonta. At top of mountain take a left on County Road 12 stay on that road until it ends and turn left on County Road 29, stay on that road until you come to a T we will be on your left. From Oneonta take Highway 231 South the road will turn into a 3 lane take your first road on you right it will be County Road 29 stay on that road until it runs into a T, we will be on you left. Payment: Cash, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. (UPDATED: July 05, 2010)

Calhoun County

  • Earth Day Garden - Organic, farm market, fruit & vegetables, tours of the operation
    101 East 21st Street, Anniston, AL 36201. Phone: 256-499-5017. Open: 9 AM to 6 pm Monday thru Saturday. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only..  (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: May 26, 2012)
    Comments from a visitor on May 26, 2012: "excellent products and service, the only steady supplier of organic products in the area"
  • Forever Sunrise Organics - Garden stand on a residence, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown,
    76 James St, Piedmont, AL 36272. Phone: 256-282-1183. Alternate Phone: 256-473-6109. Email: daveandroxanna@foreversunriseorganics.com. Open:April 15th Hours Wednesday - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Thursday - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Friday - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Saturday - 7:00 to 3:00 pm closed Sunday Monday and Tuesday by appointment only. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. We are micro bio-intensive, growing in raised beds. All produce is organic, We are certified naturally grown. Visitors can easily access growing areas. (ADDED: March 05, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on January 11, 2012: "Loved this farm!! "
  • City of Jacksonville Farmers Market - Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is certified organically grown, some produce is sustainably grown, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, apples, asparagus, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, figs, flowers, herbs/spices, lavender, melons, onions, other berries, pears, peas, peaches, pecans , peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, restrooms, events at your location (call for info)
    301 Church Street, Jacksonville, AL 36265. Phone: 205-393-3510. Email: jacksonvillefarmersmarket@gmail.com. Open: Saturdays: 7 am to 11am May 5th - November 17, Mondays: 4 pm to 8pm June 4th - August 27 Thursday, 2012. Directions: Behind Roma's Restuarant on 301 Church Street off the Jacksonville City Square on highway 21. Here is a link for map: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, SFMNP Vouchers. (ADDED: March 14, 2012)

Clay County

  • Holmestead Farm - Garden stand on a residence, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Covered outdoor market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    6582 Clay County Road 7, Talladega, AL 35160. Phone: 256-404-4316. Alternate Phone: 256-404-2033. Email: mkimerling@yahoo.com. Open: During picking season: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 8 am to 3 pm; Tuesday: Closed; Thursday: Closed; and the season usually runs from early June to early Fall. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 6582 County Road 7, Talladega, AL is 1.7 miles north of the intersection of AL highway 148 and Clay County Road 7. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: May 04, 2011) (UPDATED: July 08, 2013)

Cullman County

  • Burks Farms - Strawberries, peaches, pumpkins, tomatoes, watermelons & cantaloupes and lots of other stuff too!
    5000 Hwy 69, Fairview, AL 35058. Phone: 256-385-2812. Open: April 1 to October 1 on Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm. Payment: cash, check, EBT, Farmers market nutrition vouchers from WIC program. Pumpkin Patch and flowers in fall (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: April 24, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on May 04, 2012: "No longer a PYO, they still have a variety of berries and other fruits and vegetables, but their produce is available only at their roadside stand (Hwy 69) and at the Cullman and Decatur Farmers Markets.
    Comments from a visitor on April 24, 2010: "Its U-pick and they have some already picked! I love this farm. Its a favorite stopping place for my family when we travel hwy 69 to Guntersville from Cullman. These are some of the nicest people you will meet! GREAT produce grown right across the street from the "Store" stand, so you KNOW its local. "
  • Cullman StrawberryFest at Festhalle Market Platz - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is certified organically grown, Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, restrooms, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    Intersection Of Arnold Street And 1st Avenue NE, Cullman, AL 35056. Phone: 256-590-2003. Alternate phone: 256-734-9157 Ext 18.. Email: jsimms@cullmancity.org. Open: Cullman's Festhalle Farmers Market is open April through October; Times are: 8 am  to 2 pm Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays April 2 through October 31, 2013. Directions: From Birmingham – I-65 north Take the 308 Exit (U.S. highway 278 East) into Cullman. Take a left at fourth traffic light on highway 31 (Second Avenue ) and go to the second traffic light (Arnold Street) and take a right just past the AutoZone on your right. You will cross the railroad tracks. The train depot will be on your left. Immediately to your right past the tracks is the site of the market at the corner of Arnold Street and First Avenue Northeast. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, SFMNP Vouchers. Everyone is invited to come to Cullman, AL the weekend of May 13 and 14, 2011 and join us in painting the town Strawberry Red in observance of our annual Cullman StrawberryFest Celebration. Festhalle Market Platz, Cullman’s Farmers Market located at the intersection of Arnold Street and 1st Avenue NE, will open the 2011 Market Season at 7 a.m. Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14. Come shop for the finest strawberries and home-grown produce found anywhere in North Alabama and then stay a spell to enjoy a classic car/truck and antique tractor show, annual Community Arts and Crafts Fair, Kiddie Carnival, 5-K Run, Wagon Rides, Historical District Tours, Downtown Sidewalk Sale, Live Musical Entertainment at the Festhalle and a variety of contests, food and concessions. FREE PARKING. FREE ADMISSION.  (UPDATED: February 18, 2013) (UPDATED: January 14, 2011) (ADDED: July 07, 2010)

Etowah County

  • Purple Puppy Produce - Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, apples, beans, blackberries, blueberries, broad beans, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, grapes, lemons, melons, onions, oranges, other berries, other citrus, pears, peas, peaches, pecans , peppers, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms
    1705 East Meighan Boulevard, Stall 104, Gadsden, AL 35903. Phone: 256-438-6724. Email: purplepuppyproduce@yahoo.com. Open: Poorman's Trade Day is open from 5am to 3pm, Thursday through Sunday, rain or shine. Directions: directly across from Johnson's Foods at the intersection of US-431 and US-278. Purple Puppy Produce is next to the Big Green Shed by the Concession office (Stall 104). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Our physical "store" is only open on Friday and Saturday (rain or shine) from 5:30am to 12noon, but we deliver direct to you Monday through Saturday, 9am to 6pm. (ADDED: July 22, 2014)

Jefferson County

  • Birmingham Farmer's Market- Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables
    Off Finley Avenue, Birmingham, AL. Open: 24/7. Directions: Near Niki's West Restaurant. Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. They have about 70 regular vendors. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: July 24, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on July 24, 2010: "Excellent quality. Not the easiest place to find. Where to go to get the freshest, locally grown produce and plants."
  • Irondale Farmer's Market- Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables
    Irondale Cafe, 1906 1st Avenue North, Irondale, AL 35210-1102. Phone: (205) 956-5258. Email: Info@IrondaleCafe.com. Open: The Irondale Community Farmer's Market continues today, Wednesday, July 14th from 3:00pm - 6pm. The market is located in front of the Irondale Cafe on 1st Ave. North in Historic Irondale. The Irondale Farmer's Market will continue every Wednesday through September. The farmer's market offers a wide variety of seasonal fruits, vegetables, flowers and plants.... . Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Every Wednesday, through the summer. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: July 24, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on July 24, 2010: "Great variety including some very hard-to-come-by Asian vegetables and spices."
  • Pepper Place Saturday Market- Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables,
    2829 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233. Phone: (205) 802-2100 ext. 230. Email: info@pepperplacemarket.com. Open: Rain or Shine, April to December, 7am-12noon; See their website for for hours and availability; May 15- October 9. We spread out of the parking lot to include 29th Street as we accommodate local farmers, artisans, music, art and food!. Directions: See their website for directions. October 16-December 4. Autumn in Alabama means fresh-grown apples, pumpkins and squash for your fall meals. November markets will also bring hand-made gifts just in time for the Holiday Season! Payment: Cash, only. Pepper Place Market brings the best Alabama growers, food producers and artisans to Birmingham each week. From our beginning with a few tents in the center parking lot of Pepper Place, we have now grown to about 100 tents spread across parking lots and streets around Pepper Place. Our attendance also has grown at times to over 8,000 people at the height of the season. Originally running from mid May until early October, our market now begins in mid April and ends in mid December. All of our vendors are local, from a rough geographic range of about 100 miles. All of the farmers who sell to you at the Market are the actual growers, their family members and friends. Ofttimes we will see 3 generations working the market together; evidence that our farmers markets are making a difference in the viability of small Alabama family farms.  (UPDATED: July 04, 2014, from their website) (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: July 24, 2010)

Talladega County

  • C Watts Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Covered outdoor market, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, beans, blackberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, melons, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, walnuts, Other fruit or veg, picnic area
    351 Oak Grove Road, Munford, AL 36268. Phone: 256-493-0916. Email: curtpat351@att.net. Open: Most days Open at 7:30 til Dark 7 days a week; Call before you drive out. Directions: Between Munford and Talladega Highway 21 South. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.  (UPDATED: June 09, 2012) (ADDED: June 08, 2012)

Local Honey Sources:

Winston County


Winery, Brewery and Distillery Tours and Tastings:

Winston County


Horse Rides and More:

Calhoun County

  • Glenn Acres Farm - Boarding stables, Horse trails (guided), Horses trails (unguided), Riding academies, schools, Horse riding lessons, equipment & instruction, English riding equipment & instruction, Dressage lessons, Jumping lessons and ring, Tent camping, horses allowed, Wedding facilities, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Hiking trails, Fishing onsite, Fishing nearby, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, Pets welcome, Smoking permitted, beginners riding lessons, specialty riding lessons, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    306 Rainbow Drive, Anniston, AL 36207. Phone: 256 237 0054. Email: aglennjr@aol.com. Open: riding and lessons by appointment; 256 237 0054. Directions: We are across from White Plains Elementary school at 306 Rainbow Drive which is the first house on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 07, 2012)

Tuscaloosa County

  • The Trails at Tannehill- riding lessons, horse boarding, horse leasing, guided trail rides, private parties/events, arena events such as rodeos, festivals, etc., Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, restrooms, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    22975 Eastern Valley Road, Mccalla, AL 35111. Phone: 205-999-7466. Alternate Phone: 205-617-8504. Email: tannehillhorses@gmail.com. Open: call. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: November 29, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on November 29, 2011: "They are open for boarding every day, and also do lessons that fit your schedule. They do rides mostly on the weekends, but will do guided rides when you want to fit your schedule You also can bring in your own horses for a day of fun."
  • Tuscaloosa Barnyard - snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Fishing onsite, School tours, children welcome, No pets please, Smoking permitted, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    11453 Turner Bridge Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406. Phone: 205-248-0773. Alternate Phone: 205-535-4931. Email: kami@tuscaloosabarnyard.com. Open: Pony rides are offer onsite for children under 90lbs. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From the Northport K-Mart shopping center head north on highway 69 for 12.6 miles. At mile marker 161 turn Right onto Yellow Creek Road, drive 3.2 miles turn Left onto Barger Road, go 1/10th mile turn left on Marcum Road, go 1/2 mile then turn right onto Turner Bridge Road, follow the dirt road and The Barnyard is on your left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. The Barnyard is a fun place to host your child's birthday party. The Barnyard is also a great options for field trips. We offer an outdoor covered pavillion or indoor party room both with picnic tables. Clean onsite restroom facilities. The kids will have a great time riding the pony, feeding the ducks & fish, taking a boat ride, feeding all kinds of farm animals, holding chicks, ducks, & bunnies, bottle feeding baby animals,and playing on the playground. We are only 20 minutes from Tuscaloosa. Every Friday in October we are Open to the Public for hay rides and pumpkin patch. We also offer a mobile unit for school functions and daycares. (ADDED: September 24, 2011)

Walker County

  • Faye Whittemore Farms - Overnight stables, Horse trails (guided), Horses trails (unguided), Horses rented (guided trails), Lunches offered, snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Tent camping, horses allowed, Trailer / Caravan hookup, sewer, etc, Hotel / Motel nearby, Wedding facilities, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Cattle ranch, Hiking trails, Fishing onsite, boating nearby, golf nearby, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, School tours, children welcome, Pets welcome, meeting room available, horse-drawn carriage rides, Riding equipment, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    1335 Forrester Rd, Jasper, AL 35504. Phone: 205-522-4137. Email: rickywhittemore@yahoo.com. Open: Trail Ride facility open February 1st thru November 15 each year; Please call Ricky for reservations 205;522;4137. Directions: Jasper, Go north on Highway 69 North to mile marker 214 turn left onto Burrows Crossing Road, go 1 mile turn left onto Forrester Road, go 1.6 miles turn left at Faye Whittemore Farms sign onto farm road go to the campgrounds. Cullman: I-65 Exit 299 Turn south onto highway 69 South go 22 miles turn right onto Burrows Crossing Road, go 1 mile turn left onto Forrester Road, go 1.6 miles turn left at Faye Whittemore Farms sign onto farm road go to the campgrounds. Pumpkin patch month of October;. Payment: Cash, only. We are a working family farm with the amenities for any outdoor activity your family wants to have, birthday parties, weddings, reunions, church outings, picnics. The pumpkin patch is every October with 10 activities for you family. We have an inflatable slide, obstacle course, and moonwalk, petting zoo, face painting, hay tower, hay maze, and fishing with a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch. We have 75 campsites with water and electricity. Large barn with kitchen, bathhouse, stables and paddocks for the horses. Over 50 miles of beautiful trails, bluffs, waterfalls, and creek crossings for horses or hikers. Very picturesque. (ADDED: September 05, 2010)

Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Clay County

  • Holmestead Farm - Lighting, Heating, Cooking Facilities, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, PR or Marketing events, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Other Private Parties, Kitchen facilities available, Catering available, Tables and chairs are Provided, Some Linens and table silverware are provided, BYO alcohol, B&B nearby, Hotel nearby, Motel nearby, Apple Orchard, Peach/Nectarine, Apricot, etc. Orchard, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, horse riding, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Bride and groom dressing areas available, children welcome, No pets please, Smoking allowed in designated areas, meeting room available, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    6582 Clay County Road 7, Talladega, AL 35160. Phone: 256-404-4316. Alternate Phone: 256-404-2033. Email: mkimerling@yahoo.com. Open: During picking season: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 8 am to 3 pm; Tuesday: Closed; Thursday: Closed; and the season usually runs from early June to early Fall. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 6582 County Road 7, Talladega, AL is 1.7 miles north of the intersection of AL highway 148 and Clay County Road 7. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Beautiful 95 acre “U-Pick-Em” berry, fruit and vegetable farm located at the foothills of the Talladega National Forest in scenic east central Alabama. Centrally located between Talladega, Sylacauga and Ashland, Alabama, we’re only a short ride away and the scenery alone is worth the drive. At Holmestead Farm you can go into our fields and vineyards and pick your own berries and fruit or buy it “ready-to-go” at our fruit shed. In season, we offer the finest tasting blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, muscadines, and scuppernongs in this part of Alabama. Plus, if you like okra, we have all you want, as well as peppers and fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes. Picking season begins in late May and runs through about October. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: May 04, 2011) (UPDATED: July 08, 2013)

Perry County

  • Moore-Webb-Holmes Plantation - Uses natural growing practices, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Business outings, Corporate events, PR or Marketing events, Conferences, Filming or photo shoots, Classes, lectures or Speakers, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Catering available, You may bring your own food, Bring Your Own Tables and chairs, Bring your own linens and table silverware, BYO alcohol, Bed & Breakfast onsite, B&B nearby, Hotel nearby, Motel nearby, Cattle ranch, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Pumpkin patch, steers/cattle, sheep, horses, chickens, Horse riding at the farm, Beautiful rural setting, Hiking trails, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, golf nearby, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Valet parking can be arranged, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, Pets welcome, Smoking allowed in designated areas, Vegetarian meals available, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    Rt. 1 Box 260, Marion, AL 36756. Phone: 334-683-9955. Open: Any day of the week by appointment. Directions: Highway 14 West in Folsom, Seven miles outside of Marion, AL Latitude and Longitude coordinates under contacts on the website. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. We are a historic site with over 20 buildings dating back to the 1820's. The farm has been in the same family since it was settled in 1819. All of the buildings are apart of the tour and every thing you see was used by our family. Some of the buildings include the old general store, cotton gin, smoke house, gristmill, blacksmith etc. Take a walk through the past in the present and into the future. This is an outdoor venue. Tents are suggested. (ADDED: February 01, 2011)

Tuscaloosa County

  • Tuscaloosa Barnyard - Lighting, Birthday parties, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, You may bring your own food, Tables and chairs are Provided, Bring your own linens and table silverware, sheep, goats, horses, chickens, pigs, llamas/alpacas, other animals, Fishing onsite, Phone available, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, children welcome, No pets please, Smoking allowed in designated areas, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    11453 Turner Bridge Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406. Phone: 205-248-0773. Alternate Phone: 205-535-4931. Email: kami@tuscaloosabarnyard.com. Open: Monday - Thursday we are open to groups from 9am to 1pm, please make reservations; We are Open to the Public every Friday from 9am to noon from May until September and October until April we are open 10am to 1pm; Sautrday's and Sunday's we offer 2 hour Birthday Parties; We offer a mobil unit for daycares' and other functions. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From the Northport K-Mart shopping center head north on highway 69 for 12.6 miles. At mile marker 161 turn Right onto Yellow Creek Road, drive 3.2 miles turn Left onto Barger Road, go 1/10th mile turn left on Marcum Road, go 1/2 mile then turn right onto Turner Bridge Road, follow the dirt road and The Barnyard is on your left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. The Barnyard is a fun place to host your child's birthday party. The Barnyard is also a great options for field trips. We offer an outdoor covered pavillion or indoor party room both with picnic tables. Clean onsite restroom facilities. The kids will have a great time riding the pony, feeding the ducks & fish, taking a boat ride, feeding all kinds of farm animals, holding chicks, ducks, & bunnies, bottle feeding baby animals,and playing on the playground. We are only 20 minutes from Tuscaloosa. Every Friday in October we are Open to the Public for hay rides and pumpkin patch. We also offer a mobil unit for school funtions and daycares. (ADDED: September 24, 2011)

Walker County

  • Faye Whittemore Farms - Lighting, Cooking Facilities, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business outings, Corporate events, PR or Marketing events, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Kitchen facilities available, You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring Your Own Tables and chairs, Some Linens and table silverware are provided, Bring your own linens and table silverware, Hotel nearby, Motel nearby, Cattle ranch, Pumpkin patch, steers/cattle, horses, chickens, Horse riding at the farm, Beautiful rural setting, Hiking trails, Fishing onsite, Fishing nearby, boating nearby, golf nearby, Overhead Projector, TV available, DVD Player, VCR available, Projection Screen provided, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Bride and groom dressing areas available, children welcome, Pets welcome, Smoking allowed in designated areas, meeting room available, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    1335 Forrester Rd, Jasper, AL 35504. Phone: 205-522-4137. Email: rickywhittemore@yahoo.com. Open: Special events posted on website, organized rides on major holiday weekends. Directions: Jasper, Go north on Highway 69 North to mile marker 214 turn left onto Burrows Crossing Road, go 1 mile turn left onto Forrester Road, go 1.6 miles turn left at Faye Whittemore Farms sign onto farm road go to the campgrounds. Cullman: I-65 Exit 299 Turn south onto highway 69 South go 22 miles turn right onto Burrows Crossing Road, go 1 mile turn left onto Forrester Road, go 1.6 miles turn left at Faye Whittemore Farms sign onto farm road go to the campgrounds. Pumpkin patch month of October;. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: September 05, 2010)

Winston County


Farm Bed And Breakfasts

Perry County

  • Moore-Webb-Holmes Plantation - 2 total rooms, Price range from $125.00 to $, Large beds, Large rooms, Wedding facilities, Beautiful rural setting, Cattle ranch, Hiking trails, horse riding at the farm, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, golf nearby, Free farm tours for overnight guests, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, Pets welcome, Help feed the animals, Organic farming, cattle, sheep, horses, chickens, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    Rt. 1 Box 260, Marion, AL 36756. Phone: 334-683-9955. Directions: Highway 14 West in Folsom, Seven miles outside of Marion, AL Latitude and Longitude coordinates under contacts on the website. Payment: Cash, Check. We are a historic site with over 20 buildings dating back to the 1820's. The farm has been in the same family since it was settled in 1819. All of the buildings are apart of the tour and every thing you see was used by our family. Some of the buildings include the old general store, cotton gin, smoke house, gristmill, blacksmith etc. Take a walk through the past in the present and into the future. We are a historic site with over 20 buildings dating back to the 1820's. The farm has been in the same family since it was settled in 1819. All of the buildings are apart of the tour and every thing you see was used by our family. Some of the building include the old general store, cotton gin, smoke house, gristmill, blacksmith etc. (ADDED: February 01, 2011) Payment: Cash, Check. We are a historic site with over 20 buildings dating back to the 1820's. The farm has been in the same family since it was settled in 1819. All of the buildings are apart of the tour and every thing you see was used by our family. Some of the buildings include the old general store, cotton gin, smoke house, gristmill, blacksmith etc. Take a walk through the past in the present and into the future. (ADDED: February 01, 2011) Payment: Cash, Check. We are a historic site with over 20 buildings dating back to the 1820's. The farm has been in the same family since it was settled in 1819. All of the buildings are apart of the tour and every thing you see was used by our family. Some of the buildings include the old general store, cotton gin, smoke house, gristmill, blacksmith etc. Take a walk through the past in the present and into the future. (ADDED: February 01, 2011) Payment: Cash, Check. We are a historic site with over 20 buildings dating back to the 1820's. The farm has been in the same family since it was settled in 1819. All of the buildings are apart of the tour and every thing you see was used by our family. Some of the buildings include the old general store, cotton gin, smoke house, gristmill, blacksmith etc. Take a walk through the past in the present and into the future. (ADDED: February 01, 2011)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Perry County

  • Moore-Webb-Holmes Plantation - Uses natural growing practices, Chicken (free range), Beef, Lamb, USDA Natural, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% grass and/or grain fed, Lunches offered, Farm dinners, snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Eggs (free range), Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Snack bar, Restrooms, Wedding facilities, Hiking trails, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Farm/ranch tours for visitors, School tours, children welcome, Pets welcome, Cattle drive adventures, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    Rt. 1 Box 260, Marion, AL 36756. Phone: 334-683-9955. Open: Any day of the week by appointment. Directions: Highway 14 West in Folsom, Seven miles outside of Marion, AL Latitude and Longitude coordinates under contacts on the website. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. We are a historic site with over 20 buildings dating back to the 1820's. The farm has been in the same family since it was settled in 1819. All of the buildings are apart of the tour and every thing you see was used by our family. Some of the buildings include the old general store, cotton gin, smoke house, gristmill, blacksmith etc. Take a walk through the past in the present and into the future. (ADDED: February 01, 2011)

Resources For Farmers

Perry County

  • Moore-Webb-Holmes Plantation - Uses natural growing practices, Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    Rt. 1 Box 260, Marion, AL 36756. Phone: 334-683-9955. Open: Any day of the week by appointment. Directions: Highway 14 West in Folsom, Seven miles outside of Marion, AL Latitude and Longitude coordinates under contacts on the website. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. We are a historic site with over 20 buildings dating back to the 1820's. The farm has been in the same family since it was settled in 1819. All of the buildings are apart of the tour and every thing you see was used by our family. Some of the buildings include the old general store, cotton gin, smoke house, gristmill, blacksmith etc. Take a walk through the past in the present and into the future. We have a sawmill and cut customized lumber for individuals. We also cut firewood and sell slabs. (ADDED: February 01, 2011)

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