Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Southeast Colorado? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Southeast Colorado,
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 "Eatwell", "pickit" and the ones that ends with ".farm"; they do not verify or update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China,
as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.
Since 2002, I make updates daily (each farm as
changes are reported, or I find it). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
Remember to always check with the farm's own website or facebook
page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or
Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally
overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with
the farm directly before you go!
And if you know of any farms I missed and want to
add a farm, please let me know!
I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find
anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
please let me know!
What's in season in November 2018, and
other timely information:
Notes for November 2018: Autumn is here! Apples, pears,
Fall raspberries, figs, winter squash ,
corn mazes and
are here. And there are still tomatoes, corn and other
vegetables in most areas. Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
See these pages to find a local
apple festival, and see our guide to
apple varieties (when they ripen, best uses), . Also picking tips, recipes, canning and freezing directions for
See our comprehensive list of
home canning, jam and jelly
making, 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 or outdated, please
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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!
Southeast Colorado U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
El Paso County
Green Mountain Ranch - herbs/spices, Other fruit or veg, Fresh
eggs, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
10460 W. highway 24, Green
Mountain Ranch, CO 80819. Phone: 956-358-5447. Email:
[email protected]. Open: 7 days a week 9am to 4pm.
Directions: Highway 24 in Green Mountain Falls on the North side. We grow
and harvest YEAR round!. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. (ADDED: July 13, 2016)
High Altitude Rhubarb-Organic Farm & Nursery -
Certified Organic, rhubarb, porta-potties,
picnic area (bring your own food), face painting, inflatables/bounce house,
7275 Wildridge Road, Black Forest, CO 80908. Phone: (710)
[email protected]. Open: The Harvest Festival is
normally the first weekend in June; For 2018 it will be Saturday and Sunday,
June 9 and June 10, 8:00 am to 2:30 pm; Thereafter by appointment only;
Plants May be picked up early by appointment.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: We are one hour drive
southeast of downtown Denver and one half hour drive northeast of downtown
Colorado Springs. See the google map for more details. Enter 7275 Wildridge
Rd, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80908 into your gps system. First weekend in
June;. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Admission is free to the farm and farmer's
market. We also sell organic rhubarb seeds, organic rhubarb and organic
horseradish plants, and rhubarb cookbooks (247 rhubarb recipes).
Complementary rhubarb treats and beverages are typically available. 2018
marks the first includsion of a general farmer's market to coincide with the
Harvest Festival. Join the harvest interest email list to keep up to date on
future plans. Harvest is a celebratory event. Bring friends, family, and
neighbors and enjoy the panoramic views and picnic facilities. Also, send
email to get on our waiting list for rhubarb plants/roots. In addition to
pick-your-own, organic rhubarb we offer our own rhubarb seeds, rhubarb
cookbooks (247 recipes), and horseradish roots. We have 7 different
varieties of rhubarb, including Victoria, Colorado Red, Canada Red, Crimson
Red, and Turkish. Most of our plants are heirloom plants. (UPDATED: April
Kit Carson County
Las Animas County
- Hanagan Farms - apples, pumpkins, Christmas trees,
Hwy. 50 & Rd. 24, Swink, CO. Phone: (719) 384-5067. Email:
[email protected]. Open: July - October, Daily, from 9 am
to 6 pm. Directions; Hwy. 50, 1 mile west of Swink. On-farm sales,
roadside market: apples, beets, bell peppers, cantaloupe, chile peppers,
chiles - roasted, cucumbers, garlic, green beans, honeydew, okra,
onions, peaches, pears, pickles, pinto beans, plums, potatoes,
pumpkins, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini, black eyed
peas, eggplant, cider, Christmas trees, pumpkin patch, honey,
handcrafted gifts. U-pick at the farm. Wholesale and retail.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (ADDED: May
11, 2010, from the CO Ag website)
- Mills Bros. Farm Market - vegetables
50, Rocky Ford, CO. Phone: (719) 254-6154 (call first). Open: Mid-August
through Mid-to-Late October, on Monday to Saturday, from 8 am to 6 or 7
pm.Directions: West of Rocky Ford 2 1/4 miles, on north side of highway.
Roadside market: bell peppers, cantaloupe, chile peppers, chiles -
roasted, onions, pinto beans, squash, tomatoes, watermelon, honey. You
pick available starting in September. New crop pinto beans available
year-round while supplies last. Call for availability of other fruits
and vegetables. (ADDED: May 11, 2010, from the CO Ag website)
- Kean Urban Farm - cucumbers, melons, onions,
peppers, raspberries (red), tomatoes, Other fruit or veg, Fresh eggs, farm
animals, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
Arthur St, Pueblo, CO 81004. Phone: (801) 455-4017. Email:
[email protected]. Open: All days of the week from 8am to
7pm; August 10th to October 31st; Please Call before arriving. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We use natural organic practices,
and are subject to the NOP small quantity exemption. Payment: Cash, Check,
Free - no payments needed for anything. (ADDED: August 07, 2018)
Lusk Orchard -
Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples,
50, Fowler, CO 81039. Phone: 719-469-4575. Open: Due to hard freezes this spring our
orchard won't have enough apples to open this year. We plan to be open next
year. Please keep us in mind. We are open everyday from dawn to dark as
so many of our customers have limited hours to pick; We will be closed on
the Labor Day Weekend; We do ask anyone coming to contact us to be sure we
will be home. Directions: We are located approximately 6 miles West of
Fowler or approximately 26 miles East Of Pueblo on Highway 50. Turn north
100 yards West of mile marker 345 on a private road. There is a sigh in the
neighbors field that says Lusks 1/2 mile north. Travel North until you cross
the railroad track and you will be in our yard. We are located near the
River Bottom. You will see a deer fence around the trees when you arrive. We
have approximately 1100 trees; The following dates are estimated ripe dates;
These dates could change with the weather;Always call to see what is
available; Lodi-(Strictly a softer apple for applesauce) July 9; Gala- An
all purpose desert apple August 10; Mc Intosh-All purpose eastern apple
September 5 pm to 10;Jonathan-A firm slightly tart apple that is especially
suitable for canning and freezing; September 15 pm to 20(By far our biggest
seller) Red Delicious- September 28 to 25;Fuji- A firm sweet late
apple;(Supply somewhat limited from spring frost);October 10; Granny Smith
and Winesap- Good eating and cooking apples October 20; Please Note the
estimated dates May change; Also note the current extreme heat and drought
conditions can change availability quickly; Always call ahead; We will have
very few Yellow Delicious this year as a railroad fire burned some of our
Yellow Delicious trees. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals.
Payment: Cash, Check. We are a mom and pop farm U pick family operated
orchard. No dog and pony show just apples. We charge 65cents per pound for
the apples. We are priced to attract those of you that can and freeze.
Please bring your own containers. Weigh the containers ahead of picking if
you have larger coolers. Call ahead to be sure we can be here. We sometimes
have school groups, church groups, home school groups and hungry deer and
birds.(ha). The orchard area is contained with in an 8 foot deer fence.
Please stay in this area when picking.
Comments from a visitor on March 27, 2009:
"I love it. They are friendly,
helpful and down home."
from Blake: they offer competitive prices, so if you can or freeze a bunch
of apples or peaches, this is the place to go!.
Rovegno's Produce - corn (sweet), peppers, pumpkins, summer
216 E. US Highway 50 Br, Avondale, CO 81022. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: Monday, 9am to 5pm Wednesday, 9am to 5pm
Thursday, 9am to 5pm Saturday, 10am to 2pm Sunday, 10am to 2pm. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Vine Abiding Farms -
Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples, porta-potties are available
highway 50, Fowler, CO 81039. Phone: 719-469-4575. Alternate Phone:
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 7 am to 8 pm;
Sunday, from 1 pm to 8 pm, August 15 to October 31. Directions: We are
located approximately 6 miles West of Fowler or approximately 26 miles East
Of Pueblo on Highway 50. Turn north 100 yards West of mile marker 345 on a
private road. There is a sign in the neighbors field that says Vine Abiding
Farms 1/2 mile north. Travel North 1/2 mile until you cross the railroad
track and you will be in our yard. We are located near the River Bottom. You
will see a deer fence around the trees when you arrive. We have
approximately 1100 trees.
Click here for a map and directions. The following dates are estimated
ripe dates; These dates could change with the weather; Always call to see
what is available; Lodi-(Strictly a softer apple for applesauce) July 9;
Gala- An all purpose desert apple August 10; Mc Intosh-All purpose eastern
apple September 5 pm to 10; We have a wonderful Jonathan crop this year! -A
firm slightly tart apple that is especially suitable for canning and
freezing; September 15 pm to 20(By far our biggest seller) Red Delicious-
September 28 to 25;Fuji- A firm sweet late apple;(Supply somewhat limited
from spring frost);October 10; Granny Smith and Winesap- (also very limited
due to spring frost) Good eating and cooking apples October 20; Please Note
the estimated dates May change; Please call ahead. We minimize use of
pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check.