Where in Metro Little Rock area of Arkansas to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

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Metro Little Rock area of Arkansas 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!


Faulkner County

  • Cadron Crest Orchard - apples, peaches, strawberries,
    86 Mode Road, Guy, AR 72061. Phone: 501-679-3243. Alternate Phone: 501-472-8527. Fax: 501-679-2194. Email: jhenry@tcworks.net . Open: Depending on ripe fruit available; Always call before driving out; U - Pick hours: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 5 pm; Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm. Directions: Highway 25 North into Guy, AR. Turn onto Mode Road located opposite of the Guy-Perkins School. Cadron Crest Orchard is located on Mode Road. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries approximately April 15 pm to June 5; Peaches approximately June 25 pm to September 15; Apples approximately August 15 pm to October 15. Payment: Cash, Check. Cadron Crest Orchards FARM MARKET is located at 124 South Broadview Street, Greenbrier, AR, 72058. The Phone number to the Farm Market is 501-679-1025. Farm Market hours are seasonal. (Credit and Debit Cards are accepted at the Farm Market Only). (UPDATED: February 22, 2010) Note: also called Battle's Cadron Crest Orchard.
    Comments from a visitor on July 16, 2009: "This is a beautiful orchard with super nice people to assist you. They have wheeled carts and bags for your produce and the lanes are nice and wide and easy to travel up and down. This was my first visit with my 6 year old son, but is sure not to be our last".
  • Caney Creek Berry Farm - No pesticides are used, blackberries, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    2568 Little Creek Drive, Conway, AR 72032. Phone: 501-548-0475. Email: ccberryfarm@yahoo.com. Open: Picking by appointment; Please call and leave message for appointment. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Blackberries and Blueberries are finally ripening. Fruit is great this year. We do not use pesticides on the crops. (UPDATED: July 05, 2013) (UPDATED: May 23, 2013) (ADDED: July 06, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on July 10, 2011: "Hello! I wanted to thank you for maintaining this site. My family and I were visiting relatives in Conway, Arkansas and used the site to find a blueberry farm there. We visited Caney Creek Berry Farm in July 2011 and thoroughly enjoyed it! The blackberry and blueberry farm was very well maintained. The grass was cut between rows and the bushes were easy to get to. The owner, David, was very friendly. We had a great time and got to take home some delicious blackberries and blueberries. Thank you!"
  • Collins Round Mountain Orchard - Peaches, Plums, Nectarines, Apples, Blackberries, Tomatoes, muscadines, Squash, Cucumbers, Eggplant.
    159 Mill Pond Road, Conway, AR, 72034. Phone: (501) 327-0450.  Open: Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 1 pm, Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm.   Directions: Go. 3 ½ miles South from Conway on Hwy 365 to BP Convenient Store or from Little Rock take Mayflower exit #135, turn left off the exit ramp, at the stop light turn right (heading north toward Conway) on Hwy 365. Turn West and follow the signs. The orchard is located just south of Conway city limits. Collins Orchard is a U-Pick operation offering peaches, nectarines, plums, blackberries, watermelon, tomatoes, vegetables, muscadines and apples.  (UPDATED: May 30, 2010, from their website)
    Comments from a visitor on July 21, 2008: "Collins Orchard close to Conway, AR has peaches from late June through early September-many varieties."
  • Cypress Valley Farms - No pesticides are used, blackberries, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, U-pick and already picked
    25 Cypress Valley Rd, Vilonia, AR 72173. Phone: 501-472-9628. Email: ducksoup72058@yahoo.com. Open: Blackberry production is seasonal and usually runs from mid June until late August; (please call for current years information). Directions: From Highway 107 & Highway 64 east intersection in Vilonia. Travel east on Highway 64 E towards El Paso, AR.,to the stop sign. Turn left, the road immediately to your right is Cypress Valley Road (this is our road) turn right onto Cypress Valley Road ,travel .25 miles (1/4 mile) property in on the left. There is a sign. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Every season we select different crops to plant please check with us to see what we have available this year and what is ready to be picked. (ADDED: December 08, 2011)
  • Dogwood Hill Orchard - Peaches. 
    34 Dogwood Hill Rd.; Conway, AR, 72032. Phone: 501-328-9212.  Open: Call for availability.  Directions: Exit 125 Conway (3rd Exit,) Hwy 65N, right at Pickle's Gap Baptist Church, 1.7 miles (follow the signs) make a right on Dogwood Hill Road, go one quarter mile and the orchard is on the right. 
  • Hudson Orchard - nectarines, peaches, plums, strawberries,
    190 Cotton Hill Road, Greenbrier, AR 72058. Phone: 501-679-6692. Email: hudsonbrendas2002@yahoo.com. Directions: From US Highway 65, turn East onto AR. highway 285(towards Woolly Hollow State Park.) Go approximately 5 miles then turn left/north onto Cotton Hill Road Go 1.5 miles down Cotton Hill Road and you will be at Hudson Orchard. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August. Open: Monday to Saturday, 7 am to 6 pm Sunday, 1 pm to 5 pm. Strawberries: May-June Peaches/nectarines/plums: July-August. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: July 19, 2008) (UPDATED: July 14, 2009)
  • Johnston Pumpkin Farms - Pumpkins. 
    301  Linder Road, Greenbrier, AR, 72058. Phone: 501-679-5078.  Open: Last weekend of September- October 31, 9 am to 7 pm. Directions: 6 miles out of Conway on Hwy 65, turn right on Arkavalley Road, 1-½ miles to Rocky Road; turn left, ¼ mile straight ahead on Johnston Pumpkin Farm U-Pick.
  • Schaefers Corn Maze - beans, corn (sweet), peas, pumpkins, other vegetables, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, haunted corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, tractor-pulled hay rides, pony rides, petting zoo
    863 Lollie Road, Mayflower, AR 72106. Phone: 501-269-7903. Email us at: info@schaeferscornmaze.com. And for a map to our farm, Click here. Open: Thursday & Friday 12:00PM - 8:00PM Saturday 10:00AM - 8:00PM Sunday 12:00PM - 8:00PM Payment: Cash, Check.

Grant County

Jefferson County

  • Arkansas Culinary Herb and Produce Farm - beets, broccoli, carrots, eggplant, herbs/spices, peppers, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    1413 Stowe Road, White Hall, AR 71602. Phone: 720-367-1305. Email: arkculinaryherbandproducefarm@yahoo.com. Open: call first Payment: Cash, only.
  • Stowe Market Garden - Uses natural growing practices, beans, beets, cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, herbs/spices, peas, peppers, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    1413 Stowe Road, White Hall (Hardin), AR 71602. Phone: 870-247-1205. Email: stowemarketgarden@stowenet.com. Crops are usually available all year. Open: please call first. seasonal. please call. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only.

Lonoke County

  • Bob and Carlotta Barnhill, -  Pumpkins.
    277 Sandhill Road, Lonoke, AR, 72086. Phone: 501-676-2305.  Open: 7 am to 7 p.m. Containers are available.  Directions: 8 miles South  of Cabot on Hwy 89 or 6 miles North of the Remington/Cabot Exit 169 off I-40. 
  • Larry High - Strawberries, Peaches
    15533 McGill Road, Cabot, AR, 72023. Phone: 501-988-4720.  Open: 7 am to Noon.  Tomatoes, Watermelon, Cantaloupes, U-Pick Strawberries, Peaches (June 1.)  Containers.  Directions: Exit 16 B North toward Heber Springs.  3 miles on Hwy 5 West on East Justice Road  1.5 miles to patch. 1000 East Justice Road (closes after strawberries) or an open air market 500 Mount Caramel Rd - “The Cabot Patch,” open all day. 
    Comments from a visitor on April 29, 2011: "I called regarding PYO strawberries and hours being listed between 7:00am - noon. I got the owner who said crops are bad and only open while her people are picking which is only 6:15am to 7:30am (approx times)."
  • Holland Bottom Farm (not a PYO) - Okra, Tomatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Purple Hull Peas, Peaches, Plums, Strawberries, Watermelons, Cantaloupes.
    1986 Pickthorne Road, Cabot, AR, 72023. Phone: 501-843-7152. 8 am to 6 p.m.   Open: Call for availability. Everything is pre-picked.    Containers.  Directions: Exit 16 (from Jacksonville,) go to right, straight ahead on Hwy 321 approx. 2 miles to produce stand, or pass produce stand to next crossroad, turn right, straight approx 1 ¼ miles to Pickthorne Road, turn right to end of pavement. Signs will be out. Email: sodom@aristotle.net
  • Spradley Farms - Blueberries, Rabbiteye Blueberries,
    1942 Clay Hill Road, Lonoke, AR, 72086. Phone: 501-676-5502.  Open: Call for availability. Containers are available.  Directions: 2 miles East of Hwy 31 on   Bethlehem Road Bethlehem Road is 10 miles North of Lonoke (Hwy 31) of 2.5 miles South of the intersection of Hwy 38  and 31 (head South on  Hwy 31). Look for sign at intersection on  Hwy 31 and Bethlehem Road.   We pick or you can pick. (UPDATED: July 01, 2013)
    Comments from a visitor on July 08, 2010: "Visited 7/5 and found beautiful blueberries, friendly owner, and easy picking. I highly recommend this berry farm. The bushes are still loaded with berries. "

Perry County

  • Cherokee Farms - blackberries, melons, pumpkins, Christmas wreaths and boughs, Christmas decorations, pumpkin patch-pick in the field
    2 Hartman Lane P O Box 214, Houston, AR 72070. Phone: 501 759-2266. Email us at: candp1@earthlink.net. Directions: Hwy 60 from Perryville to Houston - turn left on 113 - take first right which is Pine Street - follow to end of street and continue right turn - ashphalt turns into gravel - continue down road past two gravel roads on right and we are the first and only driveway past that the latter gravel road on right - opposite Cherokee National Wildlife Management area. Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in May, June, September, October. Open: We are here at the farm from 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday at Farmers market until 12:30 p.m. in Perryville, Arkansas. Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1:00 pm to 5:00 p.m. We are currently planting Leyland Cypress trees for future Christmas tree farm and also have fresh preserves available Payment: Cash, only. As we grow we will be adding many more activities and hope that you will check back often on our web site to see our different events

Pulaski County

  • BoBrook Farms - blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    13810 Combee Lane, Roland, AR 72135. Phone: 501-519-5666. Email: farmerbradford1@yahoo.com. Open: See website for specific dates and times. Directions: 5 miles past Pinnacle Mountain State Park on highway 300. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (UPDATED: July 04, 2010) (ADDED: June 23, 2009)
  • Hidden Valley Farm - blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (Spring, red),
    719 Ferncliff Rd, Little Rock, AR 72223. Phone: 501-821-2929. Email: farmerdonferndale2@yahoo.com. Open: 7 days a week! Monday through Sunday 7am until 7pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Call before coming out to check for availability. Payment: Cash, only. Raspberries: June 1st to August, Blueberries: June 15th to August, Blackberries: June 15th to August. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: June 08, 2010)  (UPDATED: June 02, 2013)
  • JoAnn Norwood - Muscadines.
    10903 Chicot Road, Little Rock, AR, 72209. Phone: 501-565-2778.  Open: 8 am to 8 pm, August-October Containers. Directions: From Baseline Road to Chicot Road just past fire station, same side. 
  • Russell Gwin's Just Picked Vegetables - beans, cucumbers, eggplant, herbs/spices, peas, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg,
    4007 Cleland Road North Pulaski County, Cabot, AR 72023. Phone: 501-988-1003. Fax: 501-988-1003. Email: justpickedveggie@yahoo.com. Open: 4 pm to Dark Daily, Weekends. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: April 25, 2010)
  • Willow Springs Market Garden - Uses natural growing practices, cucumbers, flowers, herbs/spices, onions, peas, pumpkins, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, and prepicked produce
    4924 Willow Springs Road, Little Rock, AR 72206. Phone: 501-247-5077. Email: wsmg@willowspringsmarketgarden.com. Directions: Take Geyer Springs south from exit 133 off I-30 4 miles straight then take the 90 degree turn onto Willow Springs Road (Geyer Springs ends) and we are 1/2 mile on the left. Open: Please call ahead or e-mail to schedule a visit . Click here for picking updates. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Wye Mountain Flowers and Berries - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    20309 Highway 113, Roland, AR 72135. Phone: 501-330-1906. Email: farm@wyemountain.net. Open: See our website and Facebook page for current hours and days. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Little Rock: Take Highway 10/Cantrell Road west about 20 miles to the end of lake Maumelle. Make a right turn onto Highway 113 and go north 4 miles. We will be the second drive on the right just past the Hundley and Underwood Road intersection. Watch for the signs. From Conway: Cross the Toad Suck Bridge and take Highway 60 to the intersection of Highway 113 and make left. Pass through Bigelow and continue on Highway 113 eight more miles. You will see the Berry Patch and signs on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. As the season allows we will have assorted pre-picked vegetables and flowers. (UPDATED: June 30, 2013) (ADDED: July 08, 2010)

Saline County

  • No Name Farm - muscadine grapes,
    Located Five Miles South Of Shannon Hills on the east side of N. Sardis Rd., Sardis, AR 72103. Phone: 501-580-3248. Email: allois0612@att.net. Open: ing day - Wednesday August 28th. Open Wednesday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm through September; Closed Sunday to Tuesday; Will remain open through September as long crop lasts. Directions: Located five miles south of Shannon Hills on the east side of North Sardis Road. Click here for a map and directions. Price in 2013 is $8.50 per gal.  Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: August 18, 2012) (UPDATED: August 22, 2013)

White County

  • Blueberry Fields Forever - Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, watermelons, restrooms, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food)
    291 Moccasin Bend Road, Judsonia, AR 72081. Phone: 501-729-5691. Alternate Phone: 501-729-5847. Fax: 501-729-5091. Email: sodfarm@ipa.net. Open: During the season: Daily from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm. Directions: From Searcy, AR: highway 167 N to exit 51. At stop sign, turn left on highway 157 N (cross over freeway) to 4-way stop in Plainview. Go straight through the 4-way for 1 mile to "T". At "T", turn left. Go 1/4 mi, turn right on Moccasin Bend Road. Follow for 1 1/2 miles to office on the right at the top of the hill. Office is brown block building with red roof with American flag. Only American Flag in the area. Click here for a map and directions. April Strawberries May Blueberries June Blackberries June Watermelons Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. (ADDED: March 08, 2010) (UPDATED: October 05, 2011)
  • James Cooley - Strawberries,
    383 Hwy 167 N, Bald Knob, AR, 72010. Phone: 501-724-5630.   Open: Call for Availability.  Directions: 1 ½ miles North on Batesville  Hwy. Red brick house on the left, there will be a sign.  Strawberries  are located in Woodruff County- four miles East of Augusta on Hwy 64 across from John Deere dealership.  Also prepicked Purple Hull Peas, Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Okra, and Tomatoes.
  • Jerry or Peggy Everett - Mars and Concorde Grapes, Muscadines.  Comments from a visitor on August 01, 2011: "The phone number listed no longer in service"
    104 Austin Loop, El Paso, AR, 72012. Phone: 501-796-3722.   Open: Everyday 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Directions: 67/167 to Heber Springs Exit- Hwy 5, go thirteen miles to Hwy 5/64 intersection. Right  towards Beebe, will be approx. 1 mile on the right side. On Hwy 64, 10.8 miles West of Beebe or .7 miles East of El Paso.   
  • Frandy Farms - Strawberries, Thornless Blackberries.
    505 Turner Road, Rose Bud, AR, 72137. Phone: 501-556-4230.   Containers. Directions: 2.2 miles North of Hwy 36 on Turner Road near Rose Bud. 
  • Ernest Grayson - Blackberries.
    P.O. Box 699, Bald Knob, AR, 72143. Phone: 501-724-0398 or 501-724-5549.  Open: 7 am to Dark. Containers are available.  Directions: Take Hwy 167 North of Bald Knob for 2.1 miles. Turn left on Prince Cemetery Road and follow the signs.
  • Darrel Hall - Grapes.
    124 Concord Lane, Beebe, AR, 72012. Phone: 501-882-3949. Pick your own is allowed after main harvest is complete.  Open: Call for availability.  No Containers. Directions: ½ mile West of Antioch Store on Hwy 31.
  • Bill Holt - Sweet Potatoes, Strawberries
    912 S. Grand Avenue, McRae, AR, 72102. Phone: 501-726-3363.  Open: 7 am to Dark. Sweet Potatoes. Containers are available.  Strawberries, Containers for Sale. Directions: From McRae take Grand Avenue South 2.5 miles to field or to the end of pavement. From Beebe take Campground Road East to West Vinity Road. Follow Vinity Road to Grand Ave. South. Field on right, or turn left on 912 Grand Avenue South.

Other Types of Farms and Markets (NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

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Faulkner County

  • Cypress Valley Farms - No pesticides are used, USDA Natural, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, Eggs (free range, vegetarian fed), Brown eggs, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, No pets please, U-pick and already picked
    25 Cypress Valley Rd, Vilonia, AR 72173. Phone: 501-472-9628. Email: ducksoup72058@yahoo.com. Open: We are open 7 days a week for egg sales; 9:00 am till 7:00 pm. Directions: From Highway 107 & Highway 64 east intersection in Vilonia. Travel east on Highway 64 E towards El Paso, AR.,to the stop sign. Turn left, the road immediately to your right is Cypress Valley Road (this is our road) turn right onto Cypress Valley Road ,travel .25 miles (1/4 mile) property in on the left. There is a sign. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Every season we select different crops to plant please check with us to see what we have available this year and what is ready to be picked. Our blackberry farm offers U Pick or we Pick. Late June until they run out, usually in late August. Prices differ annually based on the market and production costs so they are not listed here. Please contact for current pricing. Our egg production is year round. Our chickens are free range and cage free. No hormones or antibiotics are given. Eggs are collected twice a day and refrigerated as required by the USDA. We do accept large orders. Please contact us for a (small qty.)weekly pick up order or to place an order for a larger quantity. (ADDED: December 08, 2011)

 


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