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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Phoenix and Surrounding Counties in Arizona?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Phoenix and Surrounding Counties in Arizona, sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name  (see "What does Organic mean?"). The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "pickit" and the one that ends with ".farms"; they do not update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly! I put dates to indicate when we last received an update from each farm, and I make updates daily (each farm as their info changes). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

And if you know of any I missed and want to add them or correct the information, please let me know!  

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What's in season in March 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for March 2018: The northern half of the U.S. (and most of Canada, of course) are under snow. So, the crops to pick are pretty much limited to Florida, Texas, southern California and a few other areas of the Deep South.  Citus, for one, is a crop that is usually available now; and in those areas, soon also strawberries and blueberries.Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

We also have a website for both Valentine's Day information, facts and fun and one for St. Patrick's day (including great recipes for corned beef, Irish stew, etc.)

Children's Consignment Sales occur in both the Spring and Fall  See our companion website to find a local community or church kid's consignment sale!

Next year, don't miss an Easter Egg Hunt for your children: See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

We also have home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! It is easy to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note, there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now.  They have all copied their information form here and usually do not ever update.  Since 2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see anything wrong, please write me!

Phoenix and Surrounding Counties in Arizona U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map

Gila County

Maricopa County

  • Cotton Lane Citrus/Friesian Groves - grapefruit, lemons, oranges, other citrus, tangerines, U-pick and already picked
    14014 N. 172nd Avenue, Surprise, AZ 85388. Phone: 623-556-1024. Alternate Phone: 602-361-2248. Fax: 623-556-1021. Email: [email protected]. Open: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday thru Saturday and 10:00am to 3:00pm Sunday, December thru February; Closed on December 25th Only. Directions: Grove is aproxamately 1000 feet West of Cotton Lane and Waddell Intersection on Waddell Road. Look for the signs. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, and all major credit cards. We charge $12.00 for 15 lb. bag and $20.00 for 40 lb bag for all fruits except oranges and Tangelos which we only allow 15 lb bags to be used for. Military Discount of $2.00 per bag with ID.  Bags are included in the fee. Pre picked bags are available for $3.00 more - all sizes. As we are a licensed Arizona Citrus Farm we also ship fruit for you back home. Check the web site or inquire at the Farm.  We also now sell Bradbury Killer Bee Raw Honey from our hive and Raw Rocky Mountain Honey from Colorado. For full details check out our website at
  • Date Creek Ranch July and September - ORGANIC, apples, peaches 
    P.O. Box 1525, Wickenburg, AZ 85358. Phone: 928-231-0704. Email: [email protected]. Directions: 22 miles northwest of Wickenburg. Highway 93 milepost 177.5. Pick your own organic tree-ripened apples and peaches. We also offer our own grass-fed lean natural beef. Please call to order and for fruit updates. Open weekends. Peaches and Summer Apples available on weekends in July, 7 am to 3 pm. Fall Apples (Golden and Red Delicious) in September, possibly into October. Call before coming: (928)776-8877 for updates on fruit availability. For directions and additional info visit our web site. Eat while you pick and pick all you want. Admission is free. Boxes and all the tools you'll need are provided. Picnic under mesquites, hike the creek, place an order for grass-fed beef, grassed lamb, and pastured poultry. Experience life on a ranch more than 100 years in the making. Just bring sunscreen, hats and water, and you've got the mix for great family fun. The ranch is located 22 miles north of Wickenburg on Hwy. 93. Turn right at highway marker 177.5 and follow the dirt road 4 miles to the orchards. Check our map for directions. Apple picking will be available every weekend in September and possibly into October, while supplies last. (UPDATED: June 10, 2015, JBS)
  • Desert Oasis - Uses natural growing practices, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Fresh eggs, farm animals
    12901 S 186th Ave, Buckeye , AZ 85326. Phone: 602-309-9090. Email: [email protected]. Open: Every other Saturday 7 am to 2 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: If you are going West on I-10, Exit and go south on Estrella Parkway for 10 miles. Take Elliot Road West 2.7 Miles Turn Left onto Rainbow Valley Road Drive 1.5 miles Turn Left onto Arlington Road Drive 1.1 miles. Street turns into dirt road. Turn left on 186th Avenue (The road curves left onto 186th Ave) 12901 S 186th Avenue will be on your right. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. We have Picked-By-Customer free range chicken eggs available every other Saturday. Contact us directly for specific dates. We also have an alternate location for picking up products at 44th Street and Van Buren in Phoenix, AZ 85008. Please contact us for more details on dates and times we will be at the Phoenix location.
  • Fenway Park Orchards - Uses natural growing practices, apples, peaches,
    42610 highway 60-89, Morristown, AZ 85342. Phone: 623-388-2603. Email: [email protected]. Open: Peaches are available May - early June, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm; Apples and grapes in early June. Directions: We are located 23 miles northwest of Surprise and Sun City West, Arizona. We are 9 miles east of Wickenburg, Arizona. Those coming from the east on Highway 74, will turn right at the intersection, proceed west 1/2 mile to the crossover on the median, and turn left going east, approximately 1/4 mile. Look for giant yellow signs! Hard to miss! Turn right at the large yellow mailbox (42610 Highway 60-89) Proceed up the hill to the fruit stand about 100 feet and you are there. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Mother Nature's Farm - apples, peaches, pumpkins
    1663 E. Baseline Road, Gilbert, AZ 85233. Phone: (480) 892-5874. Open: Call ahead for hours.  Directions: Located on Baseline between Stapley and Gilbert. U-pick peaches and apples in May and June. Open for  U-pick garden in May, June, & July. World pumpkin weigh-off first Saturday in October. Pumpkin patch, hayrides, school tours, animals, picnic area, and corn maze. 
  • Schnepf Farms - ORGANIC, Pick your own peaches, apricots, plums, sweet corn and other vegetables. 
    22601 E. Cloud Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85242. Phone: 480-987-3100 and (480) 987-333. Email: [email protected].  Open: October - July. Wednesday to  Sun. 9 am to 4 pm. Directions: 24810 S. Rittenhouse Corner of Cloud and Rittenhouse Rds. A 300 acre U-Pick organic garden (apples, peaches, vegetables) is a perfect place for the person who doesn't have time to plant his own garden, or for the person who likes that fresh from the garden taste. Country store & Bakery. Local honey, nuts, dried fruit, specialty foods and crafts. Living Christmas trees. Specialty Items: Petting Corral, park, school & group tours. Corporate family and birthday parties. RV hook up and camping. Special Events: Schnepf Farms Pumpkin & Chili Party.  Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, October weekends.  5:00 pm to 8:30 p.m.  Food, hayrides, pumpkin December orating, make your own scarecrow, live music, bonfire.  Peach Festival: May -  7:30 am to 1:00 pm.  Potato Festival:  May - 9 am 3:00 pm.  Call for exact dates. (UPDATED: June 25, 2016, JBS) 
    Comments from a visitor on February 19, 2011: "A really fun farm with lots to do and great organic pick your own veges!"
  • Tolmachoff Farms - carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, Fresh eggs
    5726 N 75th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85303. Phone: 602-999-3276. Email:[email protected]. Open: Month of June ONLY on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00 am until 12:00 noon; Summer Season produce stand will be open from mid May through mid July from 9:00 am till 5:00 pm daily. Directions: 75th Avenue between Bethany Home and Camelback. For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard.  U-Pick It Time at Tolmachoff farms! Tolmachoff Farms four generation family owned and operated farm will be hosting the u-pick garden this June. Pick a variety of fresh produce and take it straight from our farm to your table and enjoy! U-Pick It during the month of June (ONLY). Produce Stand Information Summer season produce stand will be open from mid May - mid July, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm every day. (UPDATED: March 22, 2016)
    from visitors:
    Comments from a visitor on June 29, 2012:
    "Just thought I would update your comments section on this wonderful farm. Tomatoes are still "on" and are so good! Still just 2.00 per pound. Their corn is picked every day and sooooo delicious. Originally from Iowa I think the tomatoes are every bit as good. And corn just has to be cooked the day it is picked!!!!!!! I stopped even trying to grow my own. I visit 2 per week and have been feasting on the produce! "
    Comments from a visitor on November 11, 2010:
    "I was reading all the good feedback on the farm and thought I would let you know I have been there several times. I have taken Bus loads of little ones from the School Districts to see the farm. They all have such a great time when they are there. If not for this farm I don`t think a majority of the kids would ever see farm animals up close or pick vegetables right out of the garden. They are all so cute when they get on the Bus to go home with their little bags of vegetables and small pint sized pumpkins. They really enjoy themselves when they are there. And some of the Teacher`s I have heard them talk about when they were kids and on their grand parents farm how coming to Tolmachoff`s Farm has brought back memories. I think it is great what they do for the kids. I enjoy getting the field trips myself. I love going to the Farm. Thanks Tolmcchoff`s for All you do. Hope to see you soon."
    Comments from a visitor on June 26, 2010:
    "Tomatoes this year at Tolmachoff Farms are especially good. Phoenix, AZ spring weather was milder than usual and thus was kinder than normal to their tomatoes. Big ole beefsteaks like my Grandma used to grow in Kansas. I especially like their heirloom brandywines. They say they should have tomatoes into July this season and I have to wait another week for cantaloupe. Tomatoes this year are $2 a pound and well worth it. Growing tomatoes in our dry hot climate is a monumental challenge and Tolmachoff pulls it off year after year. Special Note: Arizona tomatoes are different than those grown in the Midwest or Jersey. The culprit is the soil and the heat here. But biting into a big juicy meaty tomato makes up for the taste difference. I have been in Phoenix since 1974 and a customer of Tolmachoff since I found them on yet another quest to find a good tomato. Enjoy"
    Comments from a visitor on September 14, 2008:
    "we love tolmachoff farms, when their sweet corn and vineripe tomatoes are in season they are the best in this state. we can't wait for this pumpkin season its so much fun."
    Comments from a visitor on September 05, 2008: "I have been a customer of Tolmachoff Farms for many years!! Every year seems to get better and better! My children have such a terrific time when we have visited!! From the petting zoo, to the train ride and the wonderful vegetable garden and large assortment of pumpkins, YOU just couldn't ask for more!!!!!!! The employees have always been courteous and very helpful when it comes to providing us with information about the farm or any general questions we have had. They are very professional. The best time to visit the farm is in October when they have so many fun activities!!! The haunted corn maze its definitely our favorite, not to mention a low admission cost which is also a great deal!! A lot of the other haunted mazes in town can be twice as much if not more!!!!! Definitely would recommend this farm experience to any family wanting to have some good fun for a great price!! You can tell this is a real FAMILY RUN farm, it definitely shows!!! "
    Comments from a visitor on September 04, 2008: "I just read some of the comments on your site and I wanted to let you know that we have gone to the farm for many years and enjoy everything they have to offer and everyone is so friendly. They offer activities for children of all ages, we have many great memories of the farm. Each year they add more & more we will continue to go every year, our 4 year old son would not come out of the corn box "what a blast". We are looking forward to this up coming season. Sincerly, Cindy"
    Comments from a visitor on February 1, 2008: "I also visited in October, during the fall festival. I didn't find the entrance fee unreasonable or any employees rude, and we had a blast! Especially our 8 year old daughter. The farm had a petting zoo, bounce houses, 2 corn mazes, a kid's 'train' ride, a tricycle racing area, and some kids playground equipment. The pumpkins were a little expensive, but the rest of the goods in the market were reasonable. We bought preserves, apple butter, and one big pumpkin."
    Has anyone else got any experiences to share, positive or negative? Write me! It sounds like people have fun there, just call first to confirm that what you want is available and that you are ok with the pricing.
  • Truman Ranch - grapefruit, lemons, oranges, other citrus, tangerines, Other fruit or veg, restrooms
    Greenway Road & 188th Avenue, Surprise, AZ 85388. Phone: 623-546-1715. Open: Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. Directions: In Surprise, travel West on Greenway Road to 188th Avenue. Follow signs to farm, just south of intersection. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. This farm is former University of Arizona Citrus Research facility. We have over 80 varieties of citrus to offer, some in limited quantities. Navel Orange, Sweet Orange, Valencia Orange, Pink Grapefruit, Red Grapefruit, Oro Blanco (Grapefruit Hybrid), Tangelo, Mandarin, Tangerine, Kumquat, Blood Orange, Tangor, Lemon, Lime, Limequat and other unusual varieties. Click here for a link to our Facebook page
  • Vertuccio Farms - peaches, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, farm animals, school tours, pumpkins, corn maze
    4011 South Power Road, Mesa, AZ 85212. Phone: 480-650-6611. Alternate Phone: 480-650-6606. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 9 pm Friday to Saturday from 9 am to 10 pm Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Peaches May 10 to June 10 Corn maze open from October 1st through November 20th Open for Christmas trees from November 28th until Christmas eve. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.

Pinal County

Yavapai County

  • Folded Hills Orchard - Organic blackberries, peaches, varieties of summer and fall apples
    1240 E Willow Point Road, Cornville, AZ 86325. Phone: (928) 634-4649 . Directions: Between Sedona and Cottonwood, turn east on Oak Creek Valley Road off Highway 89A, go north on Willow Point Road 3 miles (past Oak Creek Ranch School) to orchard. Blackberries, peaches, apples, tomatoes, assorted produce. Please call for availability.  Open: Mid-June to September. Pick your own or purchase at on site fruit stand.
    Comments from a visitor on April 09, 2009: "I have visited the orchard many times. It is a wonderful place to go. The blackberries start in mid-June. They are a early ripening type and are wonderful. Late June Peaches start to be ripe. It is a beautiful lush area with short trees that are easy for anyone to pick. The owner is welcoming and wonderful to meet. There are shade trees and it is on the banks of Oak Creek. Call the orchard to verify on what is in season and when they are open."
  • Mortimer Farms - Uses natural growing practices, beans, beets, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, horseradish, herbs/spices, melons, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, watermelons, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, jumping pillow, ziplines, train rides (train on a track), trike track, pedal kart track, mining for gems, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    12907 East State Route 169, Dewey, AZ 86327. Phone: (928) 830-1116. Email: [email protected]. Open:  Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: On the corner of 169 and 69 in Dewey, Arizona.  From Phoenix: I-17 to Cortez Junction. Turn North on Highway 69. Drive 10 Miles to farm on Right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Farm Market Open Daily 8 to 6 Pumpkin Festival Open Friday 5 pm to 10, Saturday 10 to 10, Sunday 10 to 5 and Halloween Day 5 pm to 10. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. (UPDATED: July 03, 2017)
  • Murdock Family Farms - tomatoes
    montezuma castley hwy, 210 kE koebrick ln, camp verde, AZ 86322. Phone: 928-301-4842. Email: [email protected]. Open: late june to early sept. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Comments from a visitor on September 18, 2012: "i'm luvvin' this one too! Great tomatoes, spagetti squash, butternut squash, eggplant and bell peppers i just found this one a short time ago, i'm sure there are other choices earlier in the summer !"
  • Quiet Valley Ranch - Uses natural growing practices, Apricots, Peaches, Plums, Pears, Apples, Nectarines, Pomegranates, Quince
    1300 North Page Springs Road, Cornville, AZ 86325. Phone: (928) 649-0600. Email: [email protected]. Open: June to September 8am to 6pm. Directions: directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.. Organic Orchard (ADDED: June 18, 2017)"
  • Summer Place Pecan Farm - Uses natural growing practices, pecans , restrooms, picnic area, weddings and wedding parties
    213 E. Quarterhorse Lane, Camp Verde, AZ 86322. Phone: (928) 567-5202. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Go on Main Street in Camp Berde, on Highway 260 until you cross over the bridge on the Verde River. Make the first right which will be Quarterhorse Lane Continue on this road as it makes a sharp turn to the left. We are on the right side of the street. Drive on down to the barn at the end of the lane. Welcome to Summer Place Pecan Farm. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in January, February, March, November, December. Open: Our Fall hours are 9 am to 4 pm daily; If these times are inconvenient, we can arrange to be open for you; Go through the town of Camp Ver. We start harvesting late November through January; Then we welcome folks who want to come pick up off the ground for a nominal fee. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. We sell shelled and in-shell pecans, pecan crackers, pecan goodies. We have gift baskets, too! The Pecan, Wine and Antiques Festival is the week-end before Valentine's Day in downtown Camp Verde. There you'll find music, food, wine tasting, antiques, and of course our wonderful pecans and products. Hope to see you there. P.S. We also offer a vacation rental so you can relax and enjoy the experience of staying at working pecan farm.

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)