Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Southwest Colorado?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Southwest 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operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 September 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for September 2018: Summer is here and that means Strawberry season is finishing and blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and peaches are starting. Tomatoes, corn and other vegetables should be starting, too. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, Peach festival or a Blueberry festival. We have a guide to peach varieties here. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for strawberries, blueberries, peaches, tomatoes, corn etc.

See our comprehensive list of easy 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 write me!

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!

Southwest Colorado U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county

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

Alamosa County

Archuleta County

Chaffee County

  • Blue Rose Gardens -  Closed
    8545 County Road 120, Salida, CO 81201. Note: they had limited production back in 2006, and I haven't heard back from or about them since, nor heard from a visitor about them.
    A visitor writes on August 10, 2016: "I called Blue Rose Gardens, which is listed in Salida, and their number is listed as out of service. I can\'t find any other contact info for them. "
    (UPDATED: August 10, 2016)  

Conejos County

Costilla County

Custer County

Delores County

  • Tranquility Acres - UPDATE: August 30, 2017: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
    12026 County Road 12, Dove Creek, CO 81324. . 

Delta County

  • Camelot Farms - Uses natural growing practices, apples, apricots, cherries, herbs/spices, lavender, pears, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), tomatoes, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    15911 Black Bridge Road, Paonia, CO 81428. Phone: 970 527 3194. Alternate Phone: 970 309 3183. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday through Sunday 8 am to 8 pm July 1st Through November 7th. Directions: If you are coming from Carbondale you well be taking a left off of Highway 133 onto Black Bridge Road Then your first Right on Black Bridge Road it's a long Driveway. If you are coming from Delta it will be a Right hand turn onto Black Bridge. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.  We have a country farm market with fruit, flowers, vegetables, jams, fruit butters, local  jewelry, and much more.
  • Delicious Orchards - U-pick organic fruit: cherries, apples, peaches, apricots, pears, nectarines.
    39126 Hwy. 133, Hotchkiss, CO 81419. Phone: (970) 527-1110. Email: [email protected].. Open: Daily, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Also Wine tasting, local produce, cheese, gifts, deli, campground, picnics.
  • First Fruits Organic Farms, Inc. - ORGANIC, fruit
    P.O. Box 864, Paonia, CO, 81428. Phone: 970-527-6122. Alternate phone: 970-527-3157. On-farm sales, direct sales to buyer groups and u-pick. Many varieties of fruit, fresh and dried. Apple butter, apple sauce & a variety of jams. Certified Organic.
  • Uncle Johnny's U-Pick Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, apricots, beans, beets, blackberries, cherries, cucumbers, currants (red and black), grapes, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (Autumn, red), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, picnic area, farm animals, weddings and wedding parties
    18561 Surface Creek Road, Cedaredge, CO 81413. Phone: 970-250-5829. Alternate Phone: 970-856-4263. Email: [email protected]. Open: 7 days a week 8 amto8 pm (by appointment) during harvest season. Directions: from the stoplight in Cedaredge @main street and highway 65 turn east,travel 1 mile on east main to the rodeo grounds, turn north on surface creek road, go about 1-3/4 miles to 18561 surface creek road on the left hand side. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Free range pork is grown on a pre-paid reserved basis by 1/4-1/2 or whole pig. Custom Processing, using your cutting and packaging instructions is extra and will be scheduled when pigs are at their prime.  
  • McClure Orchards - ORGANIC, U-Pick peaches and cherries.
    4179 O Road, Paonia, CO 81428. Phone: 970-527-6241. Eggs, goats, goat milk, lamb and alfalfa hay. Certified Organic. 
  • Orchard Valley Farms and Black Ridge Winery - ORGANIC, fruit
    15836 Black Bridge Road, Paonia, CO, 81428. Phone: 970-527-6838. We are open 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, seven days a week, from Memorial Day to Halloween. Directions: Map. We offer the finest organically grown apples, pears, peaches, cherries, blackberries, raspberries, grapes, and vegetables in season. Pick your own produce, wander the gardens and orchard, visit our market and wine tasting room. Then picnic along the beautiful Gunnison River. We also have a tempting variety of gourmet products and gifts - vinegars, oils, salsas, jams and jellies, syrups, butters, mustards, chutneys, and honey.

Fremont County

  • Colon Orchards - apples, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), restrooms, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    3175 Grandview Avenue, Canon City, CO 81212. Phone: 719-275-6359. Alternate Phone: 719-240-6359. Fax: 719-275-6612. Email: [email protected]. Open: Everday 9 am to 6 pm, September 15th to Hard Freeze. Directions: From Denver or Pueblo take Highway 50 South to Canon City. Take a left at first light which is Mackenzie Avenue. At first crossroad take a right on Grandview Avenue. We are about two county blocks down on right hand side. You cant miss us!. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
    A visitor writes on September 21, 2013: "Me and my family enjoyed the fun and friendly staff. We most liked the corn maze and the kids were better at going through it than me and my wife. We each got a pumpkin to take home and carve. We had been watching the pumpkins grow all summer and look forward to returning this October in 2013"
  • Ferrara's Happy Apple Farm - Gooseberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Pears, Apples and Pumpkins
    1190 1st St. Penrose, CO.  Phone: 719-372-6300. Email: [email protected]. Open: see their website for current hours. Southern Colorado's largest PYO! A family owned and run pick-your-own fruit farm located in Southern Colorado in the small town of Penrose.   Please check our "Find Us" page for a map.  Gooseberries ready early July. Main Season opens early August with blackberries, apples and pears. We will have Gooseberries ready in early July by appointment only. Our main season starts in August with the early apples like the Jonathan and Gala apples. Blackberries follow in mid August and than the sweeter apples like the Red and Golden Delicious in September. Raspberries and Pears should be ready by the end of August. Our final crop of pumpkins will start September 15th. They also have an annual Fall Festival one weekend in September. Pumpkin Patch Opens! Great food,B.B.Q.,Turkey Legs,Hot Dog's, fresh pies and fresh pressed Apple Cider! Free hayrides to and from the pumpkin patch!.....No admission!...Pet's Welcome! We offer free hayrides and there is no admission! On the weekends we serve our apple wood smoked brisket or pulled pork along with Turkey legs and hot dogs for the kids.We also serve Panini Sandwiches, Apple pie,Apple Cider Donuts and Blackberry cobbler along with other goodies in the Italian deli.In our Country Store we have a wonderful selection of Jams,Jellies,Marinades and great Apple Butter! We also roast Pueblo Chili's! Our fresh pressed Apple Cider should be ready by early September!!(UPDATED: June 28, 2018, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on July 11, 2010: "Just visited to pick gooseberries today! Tony and Hope, the owners, are wonderful, kind people. Call ahead at least a week to give them time to get back to you. Gooseberry season is over early- to mid-July so pick early! We came from Denver and it's about 1 hour 45 minutes to their farm."
  • Jenkin's Farms Apple Valley Orchard - apples, plums, pumpkins, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    448 K St, Penrose, CO 81240. Phone: 719-372-6337. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours. click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: click here for picking updates. Directions: click here for a map and directions. Opening date: late August. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.  (UPDATED: June 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Third Street Apples - apples, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, farm market, restrooms, picnic area
    935 3rd Street, Penrose, CO 81240. Phone: 719-372-6283. Email: [email protected]. Open: 9:30 to 5:00 Thursday - Monday Closed Tuesday and Wednesday Late August through Halloween. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. 28 miles south of Colorado Springs on Hwy. 115 to 3rd Street (watch for "Brush Hollow" sign), east on 3rd just past "I" Street. 25 miles west of Pueblo on Hwy 50 to "K" Street, north to 3rd, west 1 and 1/2 blocks on 3rd. Payment: Cash, Check. Early apple varieties (McIntosh and Gala) starting Labor Day weekend, peak season for apples September 10 though mid October. Payment: Cash, Check, credit cards. 2012 prices: U-pick Apples any amount  $1.39/lb.  Penrose Apple Day will be on Saturday, October 6, 2012. This is a parade (at 10:30 am) and all day street fair in "downtown" Penrose on Broadway, with food and other vendors, free apple pie at noon. This event dates to 1935 when folks in Penrose held a softball tournament and residents baked apple pie for all the participants.   (UPDATED: September 17, 2012, by JBS)

Gunnison County

Hinsdale County

La Plata County

Mineral County

Montezuma County

  • Jones Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, herbs/spices, lavender, peppers, pumpkins, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties
    25450 Road M, Cortez, CO 81321. Phone: 970-799-2785. Alternate Phone: 970-564-4451. Email: [email protected]. Open: Daily August 15 to November 15 from 1 pm to 7 pm. Directions: Located on Road M between Lebanon Road and Mildred Road, approximately one mile north of the Cortez City Limits. Click here for a map and directions. PumpkinFest is the third week-end in October and the corn maze is open from October 1st through October 31st. Payment: Cash, Check. PumpkinFest is entertaining for the whole family. Enjoy a harvest meal that includes pumpkin cupcakes, hot dogs, and apple cider while the kids swing, play games, visit the petting zoo, or explore the corn maze.

Montrose County

  • Dayspring Farm - u-pick lavender
    5184 6000 Road, Olathe, CO. Phone: (970) 323-0204 (call first). Email: [email protected]. Open: Year-round; on Thursday to Saturday, by appointment; Tours by appointment and during Festival. Directions: Take Hwy. 50 to the Olathe stop light (light is on Hwy. 50). Turn east on David Rd. Travel approximately 1 mile and turn left (north) on 6000 Rd. Travel north  approximately 1/2 mile, turn right into our drive at 5184 6000 Rd.
    On-farm sales, lavender essential oil, lavender products, bundles, pine and juniper hydrosols, handcrafted gifts. Beef, lamb, pork, poultry, sausage (frozen, whole, half, quarter, jerky, retail packages). USDA-inspected. Antibiotic and hormone free, free-range, 100% grassfed, cultivated without chemicals. Horse Motel, Lavender Festival in July. Order online or by telephone. Shipping available.
  • DeVries Fruit & Veggie Roadside Stand / The Friend-ly Farm - pumpkins, tomatoes, prepicked produce, farm animals
    North Of Montrose On Highway 50 Between Mile Marker 85 & 86, Olathe, CO 81425. Phone: (970)209-7508. Alternate Phone: (970)323-6559. Fax: (970)323-6053. Email: [email protected]. Open: Set up at Camelot Garden Center, Montrose, Colorado on Hwy 550 South next door to WalMart every Friday and Saturday 9am to 2pm, July 1 to October 31 with locally grown fruits and veggies. Directions: North of Montrose, Colorado on highway 50 between Mile Markers 85 & 86. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (ADDED: September 03, 2015)

Ouray County

Park County

Rio Grande County

Saguache County

San Juan County

San Miguel County


Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
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