Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in northeastern Iowa, Dubuque, etc.? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in northeastern Iowa, Dubuque, etc.,
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. If you find anything outdated or
inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) 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 this year 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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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 March 2019, and
other timely information:
Notes for March 2019: Not much growing outside at this
time of year, unless you live in southern California, southern Texas, Florida or
along the Gulf coast where citrus are ripe, and believe it or not, the blueberry
and strawberry season in those areas is about to start. See your state harvest calendar
. And this is a good time to learn how to preserve foods ahead of the season,
like making applesauce or jam. 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.
It is also a great time of year and easy to
make your own ice cream,
even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. If you have any questions or suggestions,
feel free to write me!
Valentine's Day - February 14
See this website for Valentines Day history, facts and
Amazon's top picks for fast, easy, inexpensive gifts for the man, woman or
children in your life!
Easter will be April 21, 2019
- if you want to take your
children to a free Easter egg hunt -
see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!
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!
northeastern Iowa, Dubuque, etc. U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2019, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Cerro Gordo County
Furleigh Farms - Vegetables, Melons, Pumpkins,
Strawberries, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Corn Maze
811 North 56th Street, Clear Lake, IA, 50428 . Phone: 641-357-4097.
Directions: Furleigh Farms is located two miles east of Interstate 35 on
Rawson's Berries -
Peas, Asparagus, Strawberries & Raspberries
13814 220th Street, West Union, IA 52175. Phone: 563-422-3716. Email:
Directions: 2.5 miles west of Fayette County Fairgrounds, West Union,
IA. (Their website is down and their blog hasn't been updated since 2009, so
I think they may have close down.)
- Briar Patch Farm - Uses natural growing practices,
beans, raspberries (Autumn, red), tomatoes, Fresh eggs
Road, Decorah, IA 52101. Phone: 563-382-4462. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8am to 7 pm;
Saturday and Sunday, from 7 am to 5 pm; June 1 to October 31.
Directions: Follow River Road past Walmart; thru Freeport and past the
Upper Damn. Focal Point: Small hip-roof barn, house with brick porch. If
you get the the Upper Damn, turn around and we are the first farm on the
left. See you here. It will be our pleasure.
Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but
are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: August 20,
Frohling Strawberry Hill -
Uses natural growing practices, strawberries, U-pick
and already picked
3115 230th Street, Rowan, IA 50470. Phone:
(515) 293-1250. Alternate Phone: (515) 577-3289. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Every day from 7 am to 8 pm,
June 1 to July 1. Directions: We are located 1 1/2 miles south
of Rowan on Highway R-65 Watch for signage!.
Click here for a map and directions. Strawberry season is
typically during the month of June. We use natural practices,
but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. Picking
trays and boxes will be provided. Indoor weigh station with free
water and resting area. Please call ahead for picking conditions
and when ordering pre-picked berries. (UPDATED: January 21,