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

This month's notes: September 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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Mobile Area 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!

Baldwin County 

  • Bee Natural Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    9711 Twin Beech Road, Fairhope, AL 36532. Phone: 251-367-3238. Email: Beenaturalfarm549@gmail.com. Open: from the beginning of June - july ; We are open 6 days a week from sunup - sundown ; Closed Wednesday for mowing. Directions: East of Fairhope High, School on Co Rd 44.  Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: June 22, 2014)
  • Broom Bush Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    15780 Lillie Lane, Summerdale, AL 36580. Phone: 251-???-????. Open: The farm was sold; I have not receive information from the new owners yet; Blueberry season begin in late May and lasts through early July. Directions: From County Road 32 at County Road 9 in the Marlowe area, go south on County Road 9 approximately one mile to County Road 28. Travel east approximately 3 miles. Lillie Lane will be on the right after you pass Long Road on the left. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Please call ahead regarding weather and fruit availability. (UPDATED: July 20, 2014)  (ADDED: June 18, 2011)
  • F. E. Little - Mayhaws, blackberries, figs, beets, table tomatoes, white & red potatoes
    20750 Miflin Road, Foley, AL 36535.  Phone: 251-943-2548. ¾ mile east of 59S on Baldwin Co 20
    May 1-May 14 -Mayhaws,  June -Blackberries 
  • Gardner's Berry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    21909 County Road 68 North, Robertsdale, AL 36567. Phone: 251/960-5317. Email: dewberries@gulftel.com. Open: Seven days a week, mornings from 7:00 am to 11:00 am , evenings 5:00 pm until dark May - July or when berries stop producing. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: July 03, 2011)
  • Hillcrest Farm - blueberries, grapes, muscadine grapes, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, restrooms, picnic area
    30497 Hixson Road, Elberta, AL 36530. Phone: 251-962-2500. Email: hillcrestfarmupick@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Sunday from 7 am until sunset. Directions: 4 miles west of the Lillian Bridge, turn right onto Hillcrest Drive, continue 1/2 mile and then turn left onto Hixson Road. Hillcrest Farm is at the end of Hixson Road. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: June 1 to July 15, Muscadine Grapes: August 1 to September 1, Corn Maze: September 26 to October 31. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: September 29, 2012) (UPDATED: June 22, 2011)
  • LA Berry Farms, Inc. - blueberries,
    12562 Mary Ann Beach Rd, Fairhope, AL 36532. Phone: (251) 928-7786. Email: tynes@laberryfarms.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: turn south on Mary Ann Beach Road (hwy 27 so.) off highway 98 -go 8/10ths of a mile -farm on left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.  Watch us on Facebook for updates on dates /hours. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: April 30, 2013)(UPDATED: May 16, 2013)
  • Lyrene's Flower Farm - Blueberries
    11689 Hwy 104, Fairhope, AL 36532. Phone: 251-928-0925.  4 mile East of Hwy 98 on Hwy 104. Open: June 1 to July 15, Monday to Saturday, 7 am to 12 noon.
  • Maizing Family Fun Farm - beans, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, onions, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, face painting, farm animals, birthday parties
    27695 Woerner Road, Elberta, AL 36530. Phone: 251-747-1368. Alternate Phone: 251-747-4721. Fax: 251-962-3775. Email: Info@ElbertaCornmaze.com. Open: Friday - Sunday 10am to 6pm Monday - Thursday by appointment only for private/school/church groups. Directions: US Highway 98 to County Road 95 North. 2 Miles to Woerner Road, make left 1/4 mile on Right. Follow signs. Click here for a map and directions. Corn Maze open from September 19, 2009 to November 7, 2009. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: August 02, 2009)
  • Navonod Farms - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    Kings Landing Road, Seminole, AL 36574. Phone: 850 266-3024. Alternate Phone: 850 382-6104. Email: Marty@DonovanRealty.com. Open: Saturday mornings 8 am to 12 pm; Monday and Thursday afternoons 4 pm to dusk. Directions: US Highway 90 to Seminole, south on Brown's Landing Road (County Road 91) off of highway 90, follow County Road 91 for about 2.5 miles to dead end, turn right on King's Landing Road (dirt road) for about 1/4 mile to first gate on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Pick Your Own Blueberries: From June 12th to August 14th. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. 100% Naturally Grown Blueberries with no pesticides, herbicides or chemicals of any kind used. Six different varieties of mature blueberry bushes provide a variety of berries and an extended picking season. (UPDATED: June 09, 2010)
  • Alan Norden - Grapes, red & white, muscadines
    16370 4th Avenue, Silverhill, AL 36576. Phone: (251) 945-5232. Email: beekeeper@gulftel.com. Directions: Hwy 59 to Hwy 104 to East Blvd. First farm on right. Open: September -Oct.
  • Peebles Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, blueberries,
    11850 County Road 91, Lillian, AL 36549. Phone: 251-235-1060. Email: Peeblesfarm@hotmail.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 7 am to 5 pm, while crops are in season. Directions: From Foley Alabama, take highway 98 east for 11 miles through Elberta and toward Lillian, turn right on county road 91 south. Go one mile just past Hagendorfer road, our house is on the left. Watch for the signs. From Pensacola Florida, go west on highway 98 over the Lillian Bridge. Go 4 miles to county road 91. Turn left on 91 and go one mile. Our house is on the left. Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. We are a family farm and welcome all to come and enjoy our bounty. We try our best to use only organic products on our fruits, but sometimes have to use fungicides due to our wet weather. I also have a gardening website, growitveg.com to help people grow their own vegetables. It is full of gardening information and tips especially on organic gardening. (ADDED: June 12, 2014)
  • Perdido Vineyards - grapes,
    22100 County Road 47, Perdido, AL 36562. Phone: 251-937-9463. Fax: 251-937-4996. Email: jimeddins@murdercreek.com. Open: August 15 to September 15 Annually; 7am to 7 pm; Daily. Directions: Exit 45 Interstate 65, east 1/4 mile to 22100 County Road 47. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: June 16, 2011) Note: their website may be down.  If so, try this link.
  • Reeves (James Reeves) Farm - blackberries, blueberries, figs, muscadine grapes, strawberries,
    34605 U S Highway 31, Stapleton, AL 36578. Phone: 251-232-0572. Email: reeve528@bellsouth.net. Open: Sunday to Friday from 7 am; to 7 pm. Directions: 34605 U S Highway 31 is 3 to 400 yards south of the intersection of Highway 59 and 31 on the West side of the road. Click here for a map and directions. Blackberries and blueberries available the month of June. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: June 17, 2013)
  • Suberis blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    27608 Cr Cr, Loxley, AL 36561. Phone: 251-228-2322. Email: suberisblueberries@hotmail.com. Open: Tuesday - Sunday / 7am to Noon. Directions: Take County Road 68 East from County Road 59. Take a right at County Road 65. There are two houses then a three rail fence on your left. The entrance to the farm is at the end of the three rail fence. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries available for picking June 7 until the beginning of July. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 13, 2014) (ADDED: April 13, 2010) (UPDATED: June 03, 2012) NO Pesticides Used! (UPDATED: December 25, 2012)
  • Zimlich Ideal Farms - vegetables (call to find out which are PYO), farm market, farm fresh eggs
    21790 Ranchette Road, Robertsdale, AL 36567. Phone: 251-947-8819. Email: waynezimlich@gulftel.com. Open:  Please call ahead to set a time and day to visit. Directions: From Robertsdale, take US 90 East 8 miles to County Road 87. Turn South on CR 87 and travel about 1.2 miles to Heidelburg Road. Turn West onto Heidelburg Road and go 1.4 miles to Ranchette Road (unpaved road). Follow Ranchette Road to fence and turn Right and follow gravel drive way to gate at flagpole start of Zimlich Home.Typical crops are tomatoes, squash, sweet corn, eggplant, cucumbers, beans, okra, radishes, peppers blueberries, eggs.  (ADDED: September 14, 2009, from web)

Choctaw County

Clarke County

Conecuh County

Escambia County

Marengo County

  • Autry Vineyards - Muscadines
    17570 AL Hwy 10, Vineland, AL 36784. Phone: (334) 385-2503. Intersection Hwy 25 & 10. Approx. 16 mile South of Thomaston; 6 mile West of Pine Hill; 8 mile east of Dixon's Mills (US Hwy 43); 5 mile North of Sunny South (AL Hwy 5) Leaving intersect (25&10) Toward Pine Hill on AL Hwy 10 Look for 1st Mailbox on left. Open: September 1-October 15, 7 days a week, 8 am to sundown. Totally organic No pesticides, herbicides or commercial fertilizing. Buckets supplied. Weighed & sold by lb.

Mobile County

  • A Bloom Garden Center - Uses natural growing practices,
    116 Alverson Road North at the corner of Old Shell and Alverson, Mobile, AL 36608. Phone: 251-633-6046. Alternate Phone: 251-633-6050. Fax: 251-639-5083. Email: abloomts@bellsouth.net. Open: Monday through Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; Sunday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Directions: Turn on Alverson Road beside the Lowes at Airport and Schillinger. Follow it down until you almost hit Old Shell and the garden center is on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Potted Living Christmas Trees available November through December; Holiday Open House on December 4, 2010. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: November 22, 2010)
  • Betty's Berry Farm - Blueberries, Blackberries
    3887 Driskell Loop Road, Wilmer, AL 36587. Phone: 251-649-1711. Email: bettysberryfarm@aol.com. Open: UPDATE: July 07, 2013: The owner tells me they are closed until next season (2014), when their hours should be: 7 days a week, Self serve 6 am to 10 pm from May 15 to July 15. Directions: Hwy 98 West to Wilmer, AL. Turn left on Wilmer Road, to 1st paved road on right (4mi) to Howell's Ferry, turn right , go 1 mile & take 1st left onto Driskell Loop Road. Farm is on corner- Driveway is from Driskell Loop. Prices in 2011 were $1.50 per lb.  There is a $5.00 minimum charge for customers over 6 years of age. This includes all you can eat while in the field. See the website for more information. (UPDATED: June 18, 2011) (UPDATED: July 07, 2013)
  • Blue Moon Farm - Registered naturally grown, beans, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, herbs/spices, melons, onions, pecans , peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, farm market, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    13620 Tom Gaston Road, Mobile, AL 36695. Phone: (251) 865-0252. Email: pdk625@gmail.com. Open: CNG Blueberry PYO open daily in June; Call for days/hours in May/July CNG Vegetables PYO open Saturdays in May, June, July. Directions: See website or call 865-0252 map programs often do not provide best route to our farm. From Airport Blvd go west to Newman Road. Turn left (south) and go 3.8 miles to Tom Gaston Road. Turn right and go 1 mile. Look for a field of Sunflowers and rows of organic vegetables on the right. Park in front of our home. Click here for a map and directions. We are registered naturally grown for all crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. We offer U-Pick flowers and organic vegetables at our PYO. Our flowers and produce are also sold at 2 local farmers markets on Saturdays and Tuesdays, and at our farm. Call 865-0252 for more information. We will host engagement and wedding photos in our field of flowers at no additional charge (we ask for a Facebook comment). (UPDATED: December 26, 2013) (ADDED: September 12, 2009)
  • Brannan Blueberry Brae (BBB Farm) - blueberries,
    720 Grandbay Wilmer Road North, Mobile, AL 36608. Phone: 251-327-6503. Email: bbbfarm58@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 6 am to 12 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm; Closed Sunday; Open July 4th from 6 am to 12 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Head west on Tanner Williams Road across Big Creek Lake Dam and take first left immediately past Tanner Williams Elementary School onto Grandbay Wilmer Road (County Road 5 South), continue 1.2 miles and turn left at the big oak tree onto Middleton Lane(there will be a sign). Travel until you reach Clark Brannan Road.Turn left and travel up the hill. Blueberry field will be on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberry Field Opening Date Coming Soon. Payment: Cash, Check. $1.25 per pound. We provide buckets for picking and bags but you may bring your own. We assume no liability for injury. Pick at your own risk. Children are welcome but must be supervised at all times. We recommend picking early to avoid excessive heat. ) (UPDATED: June 26, 2014)  (UPDATED: May 01, 2013) (UPDATED: June 02, 2012) (ADDED: June 08, 2010)
    A visitor writes on July 08, 2014: "As of July 8th, they are closed for the 2014 season"
  • Chickasabogue Vineyard - muscadine grapes,
    Old Gulfcrest Road (No street address), Citronelle, AL 36522. Phone: 251-866-5600. Open: Tuesday through Friday, 8:00 to 1:00; Saturday, 8:00 am to 6:00; Sunday, 1:00 to 6:00; Closed Mondays; Open 8:00 am to 6:00 on Labor Day. Directions: We are happy to give detailed directions over the phone. Please note that we are located on a county dirt road and do not have a street address at the field, so internet mapping services like Google and most navigation systems will not give you accurate directions. Click here for a map and directions. We usually open during the second or third week of August; The date changes every year; If you plan to visit in August, please call us to confirm we're open; The season usually ends near the end of September; Please call if you plan to come after the second week of September. Payment: Cash, Check. We are a true family business started in 1980. We have more than eleven acres of gold and purple muscadines, including Summit, the popular large gold variety. In addition to pick-your-own, we offer ready-picked. We also have several acres of organic blueberries that we sell wholesale to local markets and health food stores in Mobile and Baldwin counties. (UPDATED: August 03, 2009)
  • Fresh Off The Farm - Tomatoes, cucumbers, yellow,red and green bell peppers, eggplant, okra, yellow squash, zucchini, purple hull peas, pink eye peas, crowder peas, butter peas, zipper peas, speckled butter beans, snap beans, pole beans, and crimson sweet watermelons
    3201 Bay Road, Theodore, AL 36582. Phone: (251) 623-1868. Email: bprobertscbi@bellsouth.net. Open: Seven Days A Week 7 Am Till 6 pm U-Pick By Reservations Only. Directions: From the intersection of I-65 and I-10, go west on I-10 to next exit (Hwy 193) go south seven miles till dead ends, turn left on Laurendine Rd and go 1/2 mile to four way stop, take a right and go 1 3/4 miles to Bay road.  (ADDED: July 13, 2014, JBS, ALst)
  • Ken Buck Farms - Peaches, corn, purple hull peas, Satsumas
    7701 Ken Buck Road, Irvington, AL 36544. Phone: (251) 824-2838. Alternate phone: (251) 510-4573. Open: Monday - Saturday from 8Am - 5 pm, closed on Sunday; Approximate harvest dates are PEACHES MAY 5 - JUNE 30, SLIVER KING CORN JUNE 1 - JULY 10 PURPLE HULL PEAS - APPROXIMATELY JUNE 15 PECANS NOVEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 31, SATSUMAS NOVEMBER 15 - DECEMBER 31 . Directions: TURN SOUTH FROM I-10 AT EXIT 10 TOWARD BAYOU LA BATRE (COUNTY ROAD 39); GO 7 MILES TO KEN BUCK ROAD ON RIGHT; FARM IS ON LEFT SIDE OF KEN BUCK ROAD. (ADDED: July 13, 2014, JBS, ALst)
  • Oak Hill Produce - blueberries, broccoli, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, peas, peppers, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, picnic area
    7600 Grand Bay Wilner Rd, Grand Bay, AL 36541. Phone: 251-865-2001. Email: info@oakhillproduce.com. Open: Website posts availabilities daily. Directions: Interactive map. Click here for a map and directions. Website posts availabilities daily. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, SFMNP Vouchers. Also visit oakhilltreefarm.com. (ADDED: June 20, 2010)
  • Sunnyland Satsuma - Satsumas,
    1381 Grand Bay Wilmer Road N, Mobile, AL 36608. Email: sunnylandsatsuma@aol.com. Open: Starting mid-November through Christmas on Fridays and Saturdays from 8 am until dark and Sunday from noon until dark. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Check . U-Pick Satsumas $1 per Pound (for 2010 season), 10 LB Minimum. Remember to bring your own clippers & containers. Scales will be available to weigh your harvest. We also have pre-picked and boxed satsumas, pecans, satsuma trees and containers also for sale (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: June 30, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on June 30, 2011: "Loved it, very friendly staff"

Monroe County

  • Hickory Hollow Vineyard - Muscadines 11 varieties
    471 Vineyard Lane, Frisco City, AL 36445. Phone: 251-862-2701. Directions: 8 mile south of Frisco City, traveling south of Hwy 21; signs direct you into Goodway, AL & signs bring you to vineyard. Located 3 mile off Hwy 21. Open: Aug15-September 30, 7 days a week 8 am to 7 pm.  (UPDATED: August 10, 2008)

Sumter County

  • Milfred Lee Unruh - Peas, green beans, tomatoes, watermelons, okra, cantaloupes
    5875 Panola Pkwy 34, Aliceville, AL 35442. Phone: (205) 455-2839. Directions: Hwy 34. Turn left from Hwy 85 (from Livingston). Third house on right Open: June 1-Sept, Monday to Saturday, 7 am to 7 pm 

Washington County

Wilcox County


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

Baldwin County

  • B.J. Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Covered outdoor market, strawberries, farm animals
    27618 U. S. highway 98 East, Elberta, AL 36530. Phone: 251-986-5391. Open: Monday - Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We have u-pick on strawberries. Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9a.m. until 2:00 P.M. (ADDED: April 25, 2013)
  • Hillcrest Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, all produce is sustainably grown, Fresh local eggs, Preserves, jams, jellies, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, figs, flowers, grapes, herbs/spices, lemons, onions, other citrus, pears, peaches, pecans , peppers, persimmons, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, restrooms, picnic area
    30497 Hixson Road, Elberta, AL 36530. Phone: 251-962-2500. Email: hillcrestfarmupick@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Sunday from 7 am until sunset. Directions: 4 miles west of the Lillian Bridge, turn right onto Hillcrest Drive, continue 1/2 mile and then turn left onto Hixson Road. Hillcrest Farm is at the end of Hixson Road. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: June 1 to July 15, Muscadine Grapes: August 1 to September 1, Corn Maze: September 26 to October 31. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: September 29, 2012)
  • Peebles Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), all produce is sustainably grown, Uncovered outdoor market,
    11850 County Road 91, Lillian, AL 36549. Phone: 251-235-1060. Email: Peeblesfarm@hotmail.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 7 am to 5 pm, while crops are in season. Directions: From Foley Alabama, take highway 98 east for 11 miles through Elberta and toward Lillian, turn right on county road 91 south. Go one mile just past Hagendorfer road, our house is on the left. Watch for the signs. From Pensacola Florida, go west on highway 98 over the Lillian Bridge. Go 4 miles to county road 91. Turn left on 91 and go one mile. Our house is on the left. Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. We are a family farm and welcome all to come and enjoy our bounty. We try our best to use only organic products on our fruits, but sometimes have to use fungicides due to our wet weather. I also have a gardening website, growitveg.com to help people grow their own vegetables. It is full of gardening information and tips especially on organic gardening. We have our own blackberry and blueberry patch (approximately 5 acres)and usually start having berries in June. We are open 7 am to 5 pm, Monday through Saturday and offer pick your own as well as already picked fruits, for very reasonable prices. We also offer other fruits and vegetable when we have a garden surplus like peaches, pears, okra, tomatoes, and pecans in the fall and winter months. (ADDED: June 12, 2014)
  • Perdido Vineyards - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Preserves, jams, jellies, grapes,
    22100 County Road 47, Perdido, AL 36562. Phone: 251-937-9463. Fax: 251-937-4996. Email: jimeddins@murdercreek.com. Open: Year round Monday - Saturday; 10am to 5pm. Directions: Exit 45 Interstate 65, east 1/4 mile to 22100 County Road 47. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: June 16, 2011)
  • WAB Farm - Thornless blackberries, blueberries, cut flowers
    20151 Co Rd 33, Fairhope, AL 36532. Phone: 251-928-9809. Directions: From Greeno Rd (US 98) turn East on Fairhope Ave (Co Rd 48). Go 3.5 miles to Co Rd 33. Turn right, third driveway. Open: Mid May through June (for berries); Hours vary. 

Choctaw County

Mobile County

  • A Bloom Garden Center - Uses natural growing practices, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), Uncovered outdoor market, Crafts, artistic products, etc, gift shop, restrooms, events at your location (call for info)
    116 Alverson Road North at the corner of Old Shell and Alverson, Mobile, AL 36608. Phone: 251-633-6046. Alternate Phone: 251-633-6050. Fax: 251-639-5083. Email: abloomts@bellsouth.net. Open: Monday through Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Open Sunday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Directions: Turn on Alverson Road beside the Lowes at Airport and Schillinger. Follow it down until you almost hit Old Shell and the garden center is on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Potted Living Christmas Trees available November through December; Holiday Open House on December 4, 2010. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Herbs, vegetables, landscape and ornamental plants and a friendly staff to help you decide how and what to grow! Plant advice is free!. (ADDED: November 22, 2010)
  • Oak Hill Produce - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Covered outdoor market, picnic area
    7600 Grand Bay Wilner Rd, Grand Bay, AL 36541. Phone: 251-865-2001. Email: info@oakhillproduce.com. Open: Website posts availabilities daily. Directions: Interactive map. Click here for a map and directions. Website posts availabilities daily. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, SFMNP Vouchers. Also visit oakhilltreefarm.com. (ADDED: June 20, 2010)
  • B.J. Farms - already picked Strawberries
    27618 Hwy 98 East, Elberta, AL 36530. Phone: 251-986-5391. Hwy 98 East. Look for big red strawberry sign. Open: Seasonal, Daily 8 am to 4 pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. (UPDATED: March 31, 2009)

Wholesale Foods

Baldwin County

  • Perdido Vineyards - Local sales at our farm, Regional delivery (see below for details), National delivery, Global delivery,
    22100 County Road 47, Perdido, AL 36562. Phone: 251-937-9463. Fax: 251-937-4996. Email: jimeddins@murdercreek.com. Open: Year round; Monday - Saturday; 10am to 5pm. Directions: Exit 45 Interstate 65, east 1/4 mile to 22100 County Road 47. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. We produce 12 wine vinegars from local fruits and vegetables. Brand Name CASA PERDIDO. We produce 17 different table wines. Brand Name PERDIDO VINEYARDS. (ADDED: June 16, 2011)

Local Honey Sources:

Baldwin County

  • Hillcrest Farm - Honey (retail), Wildflower honey, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, restrooms, picnic area
    30497 Hixson Road, Elberta, AL 36530. Phone: 251-962-2500. Email: hillcrestfarmupick@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Sunday from 7 am until sunset. Directions: 4 miles west of the Lillian Bridge, turn right onto Hillcrest Drive, continue 1/2 mile and then turn left onto Hixson Road. Hillcrest Farm is at the end of Hixson Road. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: June 1 to July 15, Muscadine Grapes: August 1 to September 1, Corn Maze: September 26 to October 31. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: September 29, 2012) (UPDATED: June 22, 2011)
  • L.A.Berry Farms - Uses natural growing practices, Honey (retail), Blueberry honey, Clover honey, Sourwood honey), Tupelo honey, Comb honey, Raw honeys, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area
    12562 Mary Ann Beach Road, Fairhope, AL 36532. Phone: 251 928-7786. Alternate Phone: 251 421-2073. Fax: 2519281004. Email: tynes@laberryfarms.com. Open: May16th open Thursday - Saturday 8am til noon. Directions: turn south on Mary Ann Beach Road (hwy 27 so.) off highway 98 -go 8/10ths of a mile -farm on left. Click here for a map and directions. Watch us on Facebook for updates on dates /hours. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: April 30, 2013)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Baldwin County

  • Hillcrest Farm - Eggs (free range), Brown eggs, Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Ice cream shop, Restrooms, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, handicap accessible, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, restrooms, picnic area
    30497 Hixson Road, Elberta, AL 36530. Phone: 251-962-2500. Email: hillcrestfarmupick@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Sunday from 7 am until sunset. Directions: 4 miles west of the Lillian Bridge, turn right onto Hillcrest Drive, continue 1/2 mile and then turn left onto Hixson Road. Hillcrest Farm is at the end of Hixson Road. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: June 1 to July 15, Muscadine Grapes: August 1 to September 1, Corn Maze: September 26 to October 31. Payment: Cash, Check. Large variety of homemade preserves, hot sauce, and homemade ice cream. (UPDATED: September 29, 2012) (UPDATED: June 22, 2011)

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Picking Tips

[General picking tips and a guide to each fruit and vegetable] [How much do I need to pick? (Yields - how much raw makes how much cooked or frozen)] [Selecting the right varieties to pick] [All about apple varieties - which to pick and why!]  [Picking tips for Vegetables] [ Strawberry picking tips] [ Blueberries picking tips]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illustrated Canning, Freezing, Jam Instructions and Recipes

All About Home Canning, Freezing and Making Jams, Pickles, Sauces, etc. ] [FAQs - Answers to common questions and problems] [Recommended books about home canning, jam making, drying and preserving!] [Free canning publications to download and print]

Home Canning Kits

Features:

Ball Enamel Waterbath Canner, Including Chrome-Plated Rack and 4-Piece Utensil Set

* All the tools you need for hot waterbath canning - in one comprehensive set!
* Complete with 21 1/2 qt. enameled waterbath canner
* Also includes canning rack, funnel, jar lifter, jar wrencher, bubble freer, tongs and lid lifter.
* A Kitchen Krafts exclusive collection.

This is the same type of standard canner that my grandmother used to make everything from applesauce to jams and jellies to tomato and spaghetti sauce. This complete kit includes everything you need and lasts for years: the canner, jar rack, jar grabber tongs, lid lifting wand, a plastic funnel, labels, bubble freer. It's much cheaper than buying the items separately. You'll never need anything else except jars & lids (and the jars are reusable)! There is also a simple kit with just the canner and rack, and a pressure canner, if you want to do vegetables (other than tomatoes). To see more canners, of different styles, makes and prices, click here!
Don't forget the Ball Blue Book!

Lids, Rings, Jars, mixes, pectin, etc.

Need lids, rings and replacement jars?  Or pectin to make jam, spaghetti sauce or salsa mix or pickle mixes?  Get them all here, and usually at lower prices than your local store!

Get them all here at the best prices on the internet!