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

This month's notes: July 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 will start in late July. 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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Huntsville and northern 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!

Cherokee County

Colbert County

Dekalb County

  • Bertie K. Burton - Blueberries
    2869 Co Rd 712, Henegar, AL 35978. Phone: (256) 657-5273. Directions: Henegar, go 5 miles north on AL 75 to 143, turn right, go 3/4 mile. Farm on left. Open: July-Aug-Sept, Daily 7 am to 7 pm.
  • Gilbert Strawberry Farm - Strawberries
    Hwy 40 East, Henagar, AL 35978. Phone: (256) 657-5581. Directions: Approx 1/4 mi. east of the Henagar red light on Hwy 40 E, Co Rd 134.  Open: Monday to Saturday, 7 am to until dusk. We pick April 20 to May then we open for U-Pick in June. 2007 prices $8/gallon for U-Pick.
  • Hardman Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    202 Montecello Street, Scottsboro, AL 35768. Phone: (256) 574-4761. Open: Last week of June thru 2nd week of August 7 days a week, from Sunup to sundown.  (ADDED: April 25, 2010, from the AL State Ag website)
  • Sand Mountain Vineyards - U-Pick muscadine grapes, mostly black, limited bronze.
    2710 County Road 123, Henagar, AL 35978. Phone: 256-657-2174. Open: Late-summer and early fall picking season.. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, Check . No pesticides or other chemicals used. $5 per gallon., (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: September 13, 2012)
  • The Straw House Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    331 Road 944, Mentone, AL 35984. Phone: 256-634-4150. Email: mitchelldee_r@hotmail.com. Open: We are opening for the season on July 5, 2014; Hours are daily from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; Please call or email for more information. Directions: Located off of Highway 117, about 4 miles east of Mentone, Alabama. From Highway 117, follow the signs to County Road 639. Go about one mile to County Road 944 (which will be on the right). Come straight down Road 944 to the blueberry farm. Caution: the road is extremely rough; drive very slowly and carefully. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Our berries are $8.00 per gallon and are completely pesticide free. We accept cash or checks only. Please be sure to bring a container with you to carry your berries home. We have gallon jugs for picking or you may bring your own gallon container. No shaking of bushes, please; only hand-picking. (UPDATED: July 02, 2014)(UPDATED: August 29, 2013) (UPDATED: June 18, 2012) (UPDATED: June 14, 2012) (ADDED: April 25, 2011)  Aka "The Straw House Blueberry Farm" and "Fall Creek Farm")
  • Talley's Farm - pumpkins, strawberries, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked, school tours
    460 County Road 129, Crossville, AL 35962. Phone: 256-303-8888. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 7 am to 6 pm, April 10 to October 31. Directions: Located 1 mile off Highway 75 between Albertville and Geraldine. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: April 10 to June 10. Payment: Cash, Check. Strawberries $8 u-pick $10 we-pick, potatoes, melons, peaches, vegetables, and autumn decorations. (UPDATED: March 31, 2011)

Franklin County

Jackson County

  • Crow Creek Pumpkin Patch - strawberries, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, corn maze, haunted corn maze, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, petting zoo
    52 County Road 56, Stevenson, AL 35772. Phone: 256-437-1044. Directions: From Stevenson, AL., follow AL Highway 117 north approximately 12 miles to Crow Creek Pumpkin Patch. Crops are usually available in May. Open: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.  Strawberries: May 1 - May 31. Payment: Cash, Check. Crow Creek Pumpkin Patch features petting zoo, gift shop, concession stand, corn play bin, picnic area, etc. Also see our pumpkin patch listing!
  • Sand Mountain Vineyards - Uses natural growing practices, muscadine grapes,
    2710 County Road 123 Bowman Crossroads, Henagar, AL 35978. Phone: 256-657-2174. Email: rooksdenes@gmail.com. Open: Daily by appointment, beginning mid - September. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Muscadines, Noble and Cowart, $5 per gallon U-pick or (when available) $2 per pound pre-picked. (ADDED: September 25, 2013)

Lauderdale County

Lawrence County

  • LouAllen Farms - Peaches
    1974 County Road 177, Moulton, AL 35650. Phone: 256-974-0078. Alternate phone: 256-898-4156 (cell). Email: loualllw@yahoo.com. Open: July 1 through September 1 from 7 AM to 7 pm Monday through Saturday. Directions: From Moulton, go West on Court Street (County Road 460) 2.5 miles, turn onto County Road 177, and go 1 mile to orchard on your left.Typical crops: Peaches, sweet corn and field corn, field peas, watermelons, green beans, okra.

Lauderdale County

  • Brown's Orchards and Vineyards - muscadine grapes, peaches, school tours
    1041 Co Road 38, Florence, AL 35634. Phone: 256-757-6142. Alternate phone: 256-762-8098. Alternate Phone: 256-757-1268. Email: tcollin5432@aol.com. Open: 7 days a week; If coming along way May want to call first in case we have stepped out a minute. Directions: Hwy 43 North Turn on County Road 38 follow signs. Call for other directions. Peaches: June and July Muscadines: End of August to first of October.  Muscadines are now ready!!!. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: September 08, 2010) (ADDED: September 09, 2009)
  • McGee Farm - Fall- Pumpkins, gourds, turnip, greens, garden, mums, all types of  fall decorations
    8211 Co Rd 7, Florence, AL 35633. Phine: (256) 764-5320. Alternate phone: (256) 766-2725. Email: info@mcgeefarm.com. Directions: From Florence, take Chisholm Rd ( Hwy 17) N from Cox Creek Pkwy. About 8 miles to Zip City. Turn left on Co Rd 8 at sign. Follow signs, or see this page for more directions. Open: April-May, Call for Spring hours, September 30-October 31, Monday to Friday from 3 pm to 6pm, Saturday from 10 am to 6pm, Sunday from 10 am to 5pm, Spring- bedding, plants.

Limestone County

  • Daveen Stanford / Raby's Blueberries - blueberries,
    15059 Section Line Road, Elkmont, AL 35620. Phone: 256-232-7418. Email: elviracat@bellsouth.net. Directions: Take highway 99 North from Athens. Turn Right on Tillman Mill Road (just in front of The Pizza Parlor, about 7 miles from Athens). Turn Right on Section Line Road. First brick house on Left. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, August. Open: 7 days, 8:00 am until dark. June 15 to August 15 (note: We will be closed July 16-19, 2009 ) Payment: Cash, Check. Call before you come to check availability of berries. If no answer, call cell phone 256-777-2199 (Only after you have called first number!).  (UPDATED: June 13, 2009)
  • G and N Berry Farm - blackberries and blueberries and honey
    30290 Harvest Road, Toney, AL 35773. Phone: 256-232-9470. Alternate phone: 256-682-6257. Email: gnberryfarm@yahoo.com. Directions: From Huntsville, take Hwy 53 north to Harvest Road. Turn left and go 3.7 miles; .2 miles west of Love Branch Road just inside Limestone County. Farm is on left. Click here for a map to our farm. We are open June, July. Our hours are: Monday through Friday by appointment only, Saturday 7-11 am, 3-6 pm, Sunday 3-6 pm. Thornless blackberry varieties include Ouachita,  Navaho, Arapaho, and Apache. Blueberry varieties varieties include Premier, Brightwell, and Climax. We also have local honey for sale year round! (UPDATED: January 04, 2009)

Madison County

  • Bill’s Honey Farm - blueberries, Blackberries, honey and beeswax candle
    8714 Moores Mill Road, Meridianville, AL 35759. Phone:  256-426-7454. Email: billshoneyfarm@mchsi.com. Open: Year round for honey and beeswax candles. June through Aug 9 AM – 6 pm for blackberries and blueberries. Directions: From Huntsville take Hwy 72 E to Moores Mill Road. Turn left, go 8.1 miles to farm. The phone number is right, but they have two phone numbers. This one 256-828-4836 is to call for information about honey. (UPDATED: July 13, 2013)
  • Blue Willow Farm - blueberries,
    336 J. Cross Road, Toney, AL 35773. Phone: 256-503-4855. Alternate Phone: 256-503-4854. Email: navect03@yahoo.com. Open: Mid June thru August 30, 2010 (Dates basically the same each year); Pick on Tuesday thru Sunday: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 5 pm til 8 pm; Saturday and Sunday 7 am til 7 pm Payment: Cash, Check. Directions: From Huntsville, Alabama take Highway 53 North (Jordan Lane), turn right on Old Railroad Bed Road, go to 4 way stop sign; go straight through and go to next flashing yellow light (Elkwood Section Road) turn right on Elkwood Section Road, go to 1st road on left (J. Cross Road) turn left on J. Cross Road. Farm at dead end of road. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: January 25, 2010)
  • Brown Farms - Strawberries
    384 Walnut Grove Road, New Market, AL 35761. Phone: (256) 828-0710. Directions: From Huntsville take Hwy 231 North Hazel Green, turn right at traffic light onto Joe Quick Rd then left on walnut Grove Road. Farm is on the left. Open: strawberries in April - May, Monday to Sunday, from 9 am to 6 pm. (UPDATED: July 10, 2010)
  • Harvest Farm Blueberries - blueberries
    297 Ford Chapel Drive, Harvest, AL 35749. Phone: (256) 864-0814. Email us at: harvest.blueberries@yahoo.com. Directions: 1 Mile West of Sparkman High School on Ford Chapel Road; Across the Street from Ford Chapel Methodist Church (Historical Marker); Enter Second Gate to Blueberry Field And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, August. Open: Please Call for Dates and Hours: (256) 864-0814 Payment: Cash, Check. The Best Place to Get Away From it All and Enjoy the Most Wonderful Blueberries of North Alabama!
  • Hyde's Harvest - grapes, muscadine grapes, U-pick and already picked, restrooms
    214 Ardwall Road, Toney, AL 35773. Phone: 615-604-0624. Alternate Phone: 615-604-3513. Email: dr.luke.hyde@gmail.com. Open: Monday - Friday 8 am to 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 5 pm, September 1 to October 31. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. muscadines: September 1 pm to October 31 Norton: September 1 pm to September 30 Chardonel: August 15 pm to September 15. Payment: Cash, only. crusher and destemmer available on site (free of charge). (ADDED: July 14, 2011)
  • Mary Mac Berry Farm - Blueberries, blackberries
    2060 Dug Hill Road, Brownsboro, AL 35741. Phone: (256) 534-5328. Open: June 21-August 15 Tuesday and Saturday, 7 am to noon ; Must call ahead & make a reservation (leave a voice mail). Directions: 4.2 miles north of 431. Two miles south of 72 East. (UPDATED: June 19, 2014, by a visitor)  (UPDATED: June 06, 2013, by a visitor)
  • Sherry's Berrries - blueberries,
    1207 Countess Road, Huntsville, AL 35810. Phone: 256-886-3146. Alternate Phone: 256-479-6149. Email: gragames1@yahoo.com. Open: Sunday 1 pm to 4. Directions: 1 mile N. of Huntsville. Turn onto Countess Road off of Memorial Pkwy. Left if traveling from N. and right if traveling from S. We are approximately 2.5 miles on left after you turn. Mailbox marked. Click here for a map and directions. July-August. Payment: Cash, Check. We pick during week and sell to previous and new customers. Call ahead for pricing and pick-up however, please. (ADDED: May 29, 2011) (UPDATED: June 14, 2011)
  • J. Sparks Farms - strawberries, school tours
    312 Esslinger Drive, Gurley, AL 35748. Phone: 256-776-9881. Alternate Phone: 256-656-2130. Email: info@jsparksfarms.com. Open: See Website. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: June 25, 2009)
  • Turner Farms - Strawberries,
    9706 Wall-Triana Highway, Harvest, AL 35749. 256-722-9077. Fax: 256-722-9037. Email: jbt722@aol.com. Open: May 1 through November 1 from 9 AM until 5 pm, Monday through Saturday. Directions: From Huntsville, AL take Highway 53 North approximately 12 miles. Turn left onto Jim McKlemore Road. At second stop sign, turn right onto Wall-Triana Hwy. Turn left at 1st house on left (# 9706). Other harvested crops available at our farm market:  green beans, sweet corn, purple hull peas, squash, tomatoes, peppers, turnip greens, kale, mustard, collards, broccoli, cauliflower.
  • Valley Christmas Tree Farm - blueberries
    482 St. Claire Lane, Huntsville, AL, AL 35811. Phone: 256-851-9375. Email: info@valleychristmastree.com. Open: Any hours you want to show up to pick Blueberries; Hours for Christmas Trees will be on their website. Directions: From the intersection of Winchester road and Moores Mill Road, go 4 miles east on Winchester, then take right turn on Bell Factory at the light; Go 1 and a half miles, turn right on St Clair Lane: farm is 1 mile on right, Click here for a map. Payment: Cash, Check .(Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: June 16, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on June 16, 2011: "Love this place. It's the only place I go for blueberries! The pick-your-own blueberries are $8 a bucket, and it's about a one gallon bucket. "

Marshall County

  • E & T Berry Farm - Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, wide variety vegetables
    109 Solitude Avenue, Albertville, AL 35950. Phone: (256) 738-8715. Alternate phone: (256) 677-3223. Email: owners@etberryfarm.com. Open: Mid April - Strawberries, Mid June -
    Blackberries Mon - Sat; closed Sunday 7 am to 5 pm (later if gates open).  Directions: From Huntsville, Hwy 431 in Albertville ¼ mi. north of Farmers Coop; turn at red light onto Edmondson St (next to Exxon station); go thru 4-way stop, they ¼ mile; Solitude bears to left; go ¼ mile. Farm on left. (ADDED: April 25, 2010, from their website)
  • Maggie Valley Berry Patch and Farms - blackberries, strawberries, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    458 Babe Wright Road, Grant, AL 35747. Phone: 256-728-2723. Alternate Phone: 256-738-7958. Email: hog7@charter.net.Open: See our website or call for current hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries should be available about April 20 until May 30; Blackberries are available June 10 until about August; Muscadines are available from late August until October. Payment: Cash, Check, SFMNP Vouchers. We are available for special events such as garden clubs, church or school groups. Call for information. See us on facebook for regular updates, (ADDED: December 12, 2009)  (UPDATED: March 31, 2010)
  • Norman & Gaynell Byram - Blueberries
    231 Blueberry Lane, Grant, AL. Phone: (256) 728-4674. Phone: (256) 728-4245. Directions: Blueberry Lane 3, miles east of Grant. Open: June-Aug, Please call before coming.
  • Phillips Farms - strawberries, already-picked produce
    1825 Bethel Church Road, Guntersville, AL 35976. Phone: 256-572-4746. Email: bdphillips03@netzero.net. Open: Strawberries: Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday  from 8:00am to 7:00pm; from May 1, 2010 thru June 30, 2010. Directions: From Guntersville via highway 69 turn right onto Georgia Mountain Road in Warrenton. Go 2.3 miles turn left onto Bethel Church Road. Farm is first on the right. From Arab via Highway 69 turn left onto Georgia Mountain Road before going down the mountain. Turn right onto Bethel Church Road. Go 1.8 miles and farm will be on the left. Follow signs from highway. For a map to our farm, click here. Strawberries: April 20 to June 20. Payment: Cash, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. (ADDED: April 23, 2009) (UPDATED: April 30, 2010)
  • W Farm - Muscadine grapes, Asian Persimmons
    187 Oak Place, Guntersville, AL 35976. Phone: (256) 558-0663. Alternate phone: (256) 571-9001. Open: 7 Days A Week, from 9 am to 6 pm Labor Day to October. Directions: FROM 431 GO 6.8 MILES ON HIGHWAY 227 SOUTH TOWARD STATE PARK, AFTER RANGER STATION ON RIGHT, TAKE 1ST RIGHT ON MARTLING GAP ROAD. VINEYARD APPROXIMATELY 1.2 MILES UP MOUNTAIN ON LEFT.  (ADDED: July 13, 2014, JBS, ALst)
  • Wenker's Vineyard - muscadine and scuppernong grapes, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    1295 Martling Gap Road, Albertville,, AL 35950. Phone: 256-558-0663. Fax: 256-571-9001. Email: jerry@wenkersvineyard.com. Directions: Guntersville:From highway 431 go 6.8 miles on highway 227 South toward the Lake Guntersville State Park. After passing ranger station, take the first right turn on Martling Gap Raod. Vineyard is 1.2 miles up the mountain on the left side of the road. Albertville: Take Martling Road off highway 75. Stay on Martling Road for approximately 9 miles. At the four way stop (Methodist Church on the corner), turn left on Martling Gap Road and go 1.2 miles. Vineyard is on the right side of the road. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: Monday to Sunday, 8 am to 5 pm. Muscadines: Labor Day weekend through October. Payment: Cash, Check. We have three (3) acres of u-pick muscadines and scuppernongs. We also sell wine supplies, sorghum, candles, honey, muscadine and scuppernong jellies and preserves. We close the u-pick operation in late October but are available for wine supplies, candles, jellies and preserves after the u-pick season. Please call! (ADDED: November 12, 2008) (UPDATED: June 29, 2010)

Morgan County

  • E and J Produce - beans, corn (sweet), strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked
    63 Park Chapel Road, Lacey Springs , AL 35754. Phone: 256-337-3675. Alternate Phone: 256-326-8610. Open: Monday through Saturday 730am until 530pm or as long as customers are present; Sunday 1pm TO 530pm. Directions: 1.5 miles south of the Tennessee River bridge on 231 from Huntsville, at the intersection of Park Chapel Road. Signs will be present. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: April 15. Payment: Cash, Check, SFMNP Vouchers. (ADDED: January 09, 2013)
  • Gin House Branch Farm - blueberries,
    1449 S. Bethel Road, Decatur, AL 35603. Phone: 256-466-0655. Email: upick@ghbf.com. Directions: From I-65 exit 334 (Priceville/ Decatur Exit), go East on Alabama highway 67 for one half mile to traffic light at Bethel Road. Go South on Bethel Road for one half mile and Gin House Branch Farm is on the left. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September. Open: All Week long, daylight - to - dark for our "HONOR SYSTEM" Pickers! We May close a field due to some unforeseen condition, so please see our website; Check the website also for approximate ripening dates for all the fruits, berries and vegetables we grow. BLUBERRIES - Mid June through August MUSCADINES - Mid August through September. Payment: Cash, Check. Muscadines (eight varieties!). (UPDATED: June 24, 2008)
  • Gullion Farms "Down on the Farm" - Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Milking A Cow, Scare Crow Station, Gathering Eggs, Hay Slide, Hay Ride, Petting Zoo, Story Time, Pony Ride, Roping Station,
    701 Peck Hollow Road, Somerville, AL 35670. Phone: 256-778-7506. Email: tgullion@hughes.net. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Not really a pick-your-own farm; more of a fun, education farm experience for children. Plan a field trip to Gullion Farms (A Working Farm), where Alabama Course of Studies skills are learned through hands on activities! Field trips are available Monday through Friday beginning September 30th - November 4th.  (ADDED: January 06, 2012)
  • Kenneth Golden Farms - beans, broad beans, broccoli, corn (sweet), melons, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    173 Bates Road, Eva, AL 35621. Phone: 256-297-0536. Email: kgfarms30@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm, May 1 to October 31. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: May 1 to June 15. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: November 02, 2013)
  • Mims Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    540 Antioch Rd, Somerville , AL 35670. Phone: 256-778-8097. Email: Mimsfarm@outlook.com. Open: 7 am to 7 pm on Monday thru Sunday (7 days a week). Directions: From the intersection of Highway 36 and 67, go East for one mile. Turn left at Church of Christ. This is Antioch Road. Go one mile farther Farm on left. Turn at sign. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries are usually available in late June, July and August. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: June 14, 2012) (UPDATED: May 05, 2013)
  • Reeves Peach Farm - Strawberries, pumpkins, tomatoes
    447 Hwy 36E, Hartselle, AL 35640. Phone: (256) 773-9479. Directions: Hwy 36 East three quarters of a mile east of I-65 (exit 328), Open: April 1-October 31, Daily, 8 am to 7 pm .
  • Vest U Pick It - beans, broccoli, cucumbers, eggplant, peas, peppers, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, other vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market
    3181 Eva Road, Eva, AL 35621. Phone: 256-796-2070. Open: Monday to Saturday 7 am to 5 pm Mid April Thursday Mid November. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, SFMNP Vouchers. (UPDATED: October 17, 2011)

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)

Colbert County

  • Jack o lantern farm market - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Honey from hives on the farm, restrooms, school tours
    430 Garage Road on the TVA reservation, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661. Phone: 256 386 2335. Email: steve@jackolanternfarm.com. Open: Tuesday from 3 pm till 7pm, Thursday from 3 pm till 7 pm, Saturday 9 am till 2 pm; Open year round. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: first left turn off highway 133 after crossing second street 3rd driveway on the right look for sign on 133. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. All produce is Certified Naturally Grown. We grow hydroponic lettuce tomatoes and other crops year round. (ADDED: November 07, 2010)

Limestone County

  • Isom's Orchard - Strawberries, blueberries
    24012 US Highway 72 East, Athens, AL 35613. Phone: 256-232-5450. Open: Mid April – mid November from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, seven days a week.
    Directions – From I-65 take Exit 351. Travel East 2 miles on Right. From Huntsville, travel West on Hwy. 72 E. We are located 8 miles West from County Line Road.. Retail, Wholesale, PYO and Farmer’s Market (spring onions, English peas, asparagus, peaches, pears, plums, nectarines, sweet corn, shelled
    peas, squash, tomatoes, grapes, blueberries, honey and other summer vegetables. Watermelons and cantaloupes in season). We have pumpkins. Gourds, ornamental gourds, corn stalks and winter vegetables as well..  (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: July 31, 2009)
    Comments from a visitor on June 11, 2011: "This farm has AWESOME produce, however, it is not a pick-your-own farm. If youre in it for the experience, you cant pick your own produce here."
    Comments from a visitor on July 06, 2010: "Great fruits and vegetables and very nice family! However, they do not offer Pick Your Own services. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 31, 2009:
    "Lots, great fruits and veggies"

Madison County

  • Cox Family Farm & Market - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand
    4001 Maysville Road, Huntsville, AL 35811. Phone: 256-756-9060. Email: info@coxfamilymarket.com. Open: 7 days per week anytime the market door is raised and almost always throughout the daytime / early evening hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: January 19, 2012)
  • J. Sparks Farms - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Covered outdoor market, blueberries, broad beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, herbs/spices, peas, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, school tours
    312 Esslinger Drive, Gurley, AL 35748. Phone: 256-776-9881. Alternate Phone: 256-656-2130. Email: info@jsparksfarms.com. Open: See Website. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: June 25, 2009)
  • Scotts Orchard - Apple orchard market and wholesale apples, peaches
    2163 Scott Road, Hazel Green, AL 35750. Phone: 256-828-4563. Open: Monday thru Saturday: 7am to 5pm Might be seasonal. . Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Check . Jams, jellies, relishes, fruit honeys. Apples and peaches when in season. Freestone peaches available after July 4th. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: September 30, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on September 30, 2011: "Warehouse factory and store are in the same building. A nice wide open store where apples are sacked in 1/2 bushel sacks and smaller. Guess theyre called pecks and half-pecks. Everything is well marked and large enough you dont need reading glasses. Prices: 16/bushel 8/half-bushel Small apples: 6/half-bushel Seconds or culls: 7/bushel You have to get them from the factory, which has a loading dock that makes it easy to load your vehicle, as the cashiers are ill informed of the price. They will try to sell you the small apples at 6/half bushel. Everyone is very pleasant. Two cashiers. They do a brisk business. You can buy by 10 bushels at a time. Didnt ask about any quantity price break."
  • Sherry's Berrries - blueberries,
    1207 Countess Road, Huntsville, AL 35810. Phone: 256-479-6149. Email: gragames1@yahoo.com. Open: Sunday 1 pm to 4. Directions: 1 mile N. of Huntsville. Turn onto Countess Road off of Memorial Pkwy. Left if traveling from N. and right if traveling from S. We are approximately 2.5 miles on left after you turn. Mailbox marked. Click here for a map and directions. July-August. Payment: Cash, Check. We pick during week and sell to previous and new customers. Call ahead for pricing and pick-up however, please. (ADDED: May 29, 2011)

Marshall County

  • Maggie Valley Berry Patch and Farms - Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, asparagus, beans, blackberries, blueberries, broad beans, flowers, herbs/spices, onions, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    458 Babe Wright Road, Grant, AL 35747. Phone: 256-728-2723. Alternate Phone: 256-738-7958. Email: hog7@charter.net. Open: See our website or call for current hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries should be available about April 20 until May 30; Blackberries are available June 10 until about August; Muscadines are available from late August until October. Payment: Cash, Check, SFMNP Vouchers. We are available for special events such as garden clubs, church or school groups. Call for information. Heirloom tomatoes All that we sell is grown on our farm. Muscadines are available. See us on facebook for regular updates, (ADDED: December 12, 2009)  (UPDATED: March 31, 2010)

Morgan County

  • Clark Farms - Uses natural growing practices, already picked, beans, broad beans, corn (sweet)
    2294 N. Bethel Road, Decatur, AL 35603. Phone: 256-502-0110. Email: leemclark1@yahoo.com. Open: Please call for vegetables availability as of late October, we have leafy greens only. Directions: From Interstate 65 and Highway 67, go east to Bethel road. Go north on Bethel road about one and a quarter miles to farm on left. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. No pick your own. (ADDED: February 19, 2012) (UPDATED: October 07, 2012)

Local Honey Sources:

Colbert County

Morgan County

  • Vest U Pick It - Honey (retail), Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market
    3181 Eva Road, Eva, AL 35621. Phone: 256-796-2070. Open: May. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, SFMNP Vouchers. (UPDATED: October 17, 2011)

Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Morgan County

  • Backyard Barnyard Petting Zoo - Lighting, Birthday parties, Business outings, 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, Pumpkin patch, steers/cattle, sheep, goats, horses, chickens, pigs, llamas/alpacas, other animals, Beautiful rural setting, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, No pets please, Smoking allowed in designated areas, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    1026 Brown Road, Danville, AL 35619. Phone: 256-502-9139. Email: ahlawrimore@live.com. Open: Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm for individuals Weekdays for large groups by appointment. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: September 25, 2011)

Horse Rides and More:

Morgan County

  • Backyard Barnyard Petting Zoo - School tours, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    1026 Brown Road, Danville, AL 35619. Phone: 256-502-9139. Email: ahlawrimore@live.com. Open: Petting Zoo open every Saturday, weather permitting, from 10 am to 3 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkin Patch Open every Saturday October 2 to November 6 and daily for large groups; Petting zoo Open every Saturday, weather permitting 10 to 3;. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: October 12, 2010)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Dekalb County

  • Bixler Farms - Chicken (free range), Turkey, Beef, Pork, Goat meat, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% grass and/or grain fed, Eggs (free range, vegetarian fed), Brown eggs, Specialty eggs (see below), Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, farm market
    358 County Road 204, Dawson, AL 35963. Phone: 256-659-3016. Email: bixlerd@bellsouth.net. Open: We are open every day just call before you come to ensure we are home and not at Church. Directions: Please Google our address, we are easy to find and just 5 minutes from I-59 (exit 205), off Alabama Highway 68 near Crossville. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . (ADDED: August 31, 2013)

Madison County

  • Cox Family Farm & Market - Chicken (free range), Eggs (organic, free range, vegetarian fed), Brown eggs, Smoked meats, Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand
    4001 Maysville Road, Huntsville, AL 35811. Phone: 256-756-9060. Email: info@coxfamilymarket.com. Open: 7 days per week anytime the market door is raised and almost always throughout the daytime / early evening hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Visit Kaitlyn's Kandy Shop inside market with loads of favorites and rare candy! Open anytime the market is. (ADDED: January 19, 2012)

Wholesale Foods

Madison County

  • Cox Family Farm & Market - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, all produce is certified organically grown, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand
    4001 Maysville Road, Huntsville, AL 35811. Phone: 256-756-9060. Email: info@coxfamilymarket.com. Open: 7 days per week anytime the market door is raised and almost always throughout the daytime / early evening hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: January 19, 2012)

Morgan County

  • Vest U Pick It - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, apples, beans, broad beans, broccoli, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market
    3181 Eva Road, Eva, AL 35621. Phone: 256-796-2070. Open: Monday to Saturday 7 am to 5 pm Mid April Thursday Mid November. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, SFMNP Vouchers. Also sell cabbage,turnip greens,watermelons,okra(u pick or already picked) & cantaloupe at the on site stand. Retail & Wholesales. (UPDATED: October 17, 2011)

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