Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in southwestern Iowa, Omaha area? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in southwestern Iowa, Omaha area,
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as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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 December 2018, and
other timely information:
Notes for December 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!
southwestern Iowa, Omaha area U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Fruit Farm -
U-pick apples and strawberries
1844 194th Street, Mondamin, Iowa 51557. Phone:
712-646-2723, 712-646-2195. Open: winter and spring: daily, 9 to 5; Summer and Fall, daily 8 to 6 pm.
Trapple Orchard (River Sioux Orchard) - apples, apricots,
blackberries, cherries, pears, peaches, plums, raspberries (Autumn, red),
raspberries (Autumn, black),
1377 145 Street, River Sioux, IA 51545.
Phone: 402-502-4136. Email:
[email protected]. Open: For Orchard Members: Saturdays 10 am to 3
pm, September 1 to October 31. Directions: I-29, Exit 95. East one half mile
to Highway K-45. South one half mile to orchard.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page. Come spend the day with the family in
Harrison County. Pick apples, visit the orchards, hike Murray Hill (Iowa's
tallest), fish the local rivers, camp in Loess Hills State Forest (Iowa's
largest), enjoy the outdoors!.
3 Bee Farms - apples, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm,
Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions
/ refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals, birthday
parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
535th Street, Griswold, IA 51535. Phone: 712-778-4256. Email:
[email protected]. Open: September through the end of October hours
are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9 am until 5 pm;
Sunday is 1 pm until 5 pm; We are Closed on Wednesdays. Directions: We are
located one mile west of Griswold, IA on highway 92.
Click here for a map and directions. Honey Fest September 15 and 16;
Johnny Appleseed Fest September 22 and 23; Family Fun Fest September 29 and
30; Apple Days Ocotber 6 and 7; Harvest Festival October 20 and 21; Pumpkin
Fest October 27 and 28. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard,
Discover, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. We also accept Snap (EBT)
- Ditmars Orchard - Apples, peaches, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides
19475 225th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503. Phone: 712-256-7053. Fax: 712-388-0483. Email us at:
[email protected]. Directions: Council Bluffs Exit 8 from I-80 then east on Highway 6 one half mile to Hunt Ave. North 1 and one half miles.
Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in August, September, October, November. Open: Tuesday thru Satuday 10 to 5, Sunday noon to 5 Generally open August 1 thru December 15. However, special events can scheduled. Payment: Cash, Check. Cider made on site in season. Hot apple pie and fried apple pie with ice cream. Cider slushes. Hand poured candles and other items including gourmet sodas.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
Pioneer Trail Orchard & Pumpkin
Patch - Apples, Pumpkins, hay rides, corn maze and much more.
21534 Chestnut Road, Council Bluffs, IA 51503-7397. Phone: 712-366-1505.
here for a map! Open: The Pumpkin Patch and events will be
open October 1st; Monday through Thursday from 5 pm to 9 pm, Friday from 5
pm to 10 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 10:00 pm, Sunday from Noon to 7:00 pm.
We currently have planted over 625 apple trees of 5 varieties for
pick-your-own: Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Jonathan, Macintosh, Fuji