Where in Northern Idaho to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

This month's notes: December 2014: Harvested local apples are still available at farmers and farmer's markets! And of course, you can cut your own Christmas tree, get one already cut or get a libing one to plant after Christmas - see this page.  Make your own homemade ice cream including low fat, low sugar and other flavors))  Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions!

Organic farms are identified in green!  See our guide to local fruit and vegetable festivals!. Please tell the farms you found them here - and ask them to update their information!!

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Northern Idaho U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

Benewah County

  • Cedar Springs Farms - Blueberries
    6420 Hells Gulch Road, St. Maries, ID 83861. Phone: 208-245-8148. Open: Call first to schedule.

Bonner County

  • Riley Creek Blueberry Farms - Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries
    PO Box 162, Laclede, Idaho, 83841. Phone: 208-263-4114.  Email: urmann@nidlink.com. Open: See their website for hours. Directions: Laclede on Highway 2 between Sandpoint and Priest River Idaho.  Established in 1994, family owned and operated with 4 acres of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. u-pick.  While NOT certified organic, they practice sustainable agriculture.  On-farm sales and u-pick are encouraged 7 days a week during season.  Saturdays in late July and August, we will celebrate "Family Farm Days"  with tours, pony rides, u-pick specials, blueberry pie and more.  A kids play and picnic area are available at no charge.  Bring the family.  Fresh berries are available during the following seasons.
    Blueberries: mid July-early September
    Raspberries: Late July
    Blackberries: mid August
    "Family Farm Days" are on Saturdays July 27th, August 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th
    Please call for current prices.
  • Shingle Mill Blueberry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    488 Shingle Mill Road, Sandpoint, ID 83864. Phone: 208-946-3295. Email: shinglemillblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday, from 7am to 7pm, mid July when berries are ripe to mid September when berries are picked. Directions: Follow highway 200 out of Sandpoint past Kootenai for about 2 miles. Shingle Mill Road turn is to the left, go up the hill and you can see the berry bushes about one-half mile down the road. Take the third driveway to the left for entrance to the farm. We are approximately .48 miles from highway 200; 5 miles from Safeway and 10 minutes out of Sandpoint. Look for the Blueberry signs. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: July 08, 2013)

Boundary County

Clearwater County

Kootenai County

  • Promised Land Family Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, beans, carrots, cucumbers, flowers, herbs/spices, lavender, peas, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), prepicked produce, pony rides, farm animals, school tours
    7608 West Cougar Gulch Road, Coeur D Alene, ID 83814. Phone: 208-512-3305. Email: familyfarm@isp.com. Directions: Contact us. Visits are by appointment only. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October, November, December. Open: Farm visits are by appointment only. Contact us for hours and seasonal availability. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. We mentor homestead, heritage, and farm skills. You can milk a goat, collect fresh eggs from the chickens, felt and spin wool from sheep, press apples into cider, hand dip beeswax into candles, hike with a llama through the forest and learn to identify trees, and much more! What would you like to learn? We can even help you plant a garden you can pick from in your own backyard! (ADDED: February 06, 2009)
  • Red Canoe Farms - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    28405 West Highway 53, Hauser, ID 83854. Phone: 208-777-0986. Email: redcanoefarms@gmail.com. Open: We are open Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8:00; Feel free to call for another picking time; Tuesday evenings are good for picking as well, when it is not as hot; Our blueberries are ripe and delicious!. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Coming from Idaho on Highway 53, we are the last driveway before Washington. Coming from Trent in Washington, we are the first driveway in Idaho. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: July 26, 2013)

Latah County

  • University of Idaho Soil Stewards Student Organic Farm - Vegetables and flowers.
    Plant Science Road, Moscow, ID 83843. Phone: 208-885-9245. Email us at: soilstewards@uidaho.edu. Months of July - November. Check with farm for days and hours. Organically raised crops and flowers. Cash or check only. Farm tours available by request. Annual farm tour and harvest party in October. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: January 12, 2009)
    Comments from a visitor on January 12, 2009:
    "I love, love, love the Soil Stewards Farm! Friendly students, just waiting to share all the knowledge they have about raising vegetables and flower organically in northern Idaho's unpredictable climate, not to mention the fabulous produce."

Lewis County

Nez Perce County

Shoshone County


Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Bonner County

  • Dazi Acres - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Fresh eggs, picnic area (bring your own food)
    822 Summer City Road, Pikeville, TN 37367. Phone: 423-453-3294. Email: info@daziacres.com. Open: Please call for farm hours. Directions: From highway 30 go exactly 8/10 mile on Summer City Road and turn right. Follow the gravel drive for 1/2- mile to the end. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 12, 2014)
  • Shingle Mill Blueberry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Farm market, not located on the farm, blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    488 Shingle Mill Road, Sandpoint, ID 83864. Phone: 208-946-3295. Email: shinglemillblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: Wednesday 3pm to 6pm and Saturday from 9am to 1 pm at Sandpoint Farmer's market. Directions: Follow highway 200 out of Sandpoint past Kootenai for about 2 miles. Shingle Mill Road turn is to the left, go up the hill and you can see the berry bushes about one-half mile down the road. Take the third driveway to the left for entrance to the farm. We are approximately .48 miles from highway 200; 5 miles from Safeway and 10 minutes out of Sandpoint. Look for the Blueberry signs. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. We may have a small amount of fresh produce available on the farm. (ADDED: July 08, 2013)

Kootenai County

  • The Hughes Farm - No pesticides are used, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, melons, nectarines, onions, pears, peaches, peppers, plums, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
    7074 West Prairie Avenue, Post Falls, ID 83854. Phone: (208) 773-2584. Email: hughes-farm@live.com. Open: Planned season opening: June, 2011 am to Monday - Saturday from 8am to 6pm; (Subject to weather and harvest). Directions: We're conveniently located about 3 miles North of Interstate 90 (Spokane, WA - Coeur d'Alene, ID freeway) and just a 1/2 mile East of State Highway 41 at: 7074 West Prairie Avenue Post Falls, Idaho 83854. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Bring out the kids for a fun adventure at the farm!  Pre-picked fresh produce available through the farm stand. Dried sweet cherries, fresh mountain huckleberries, & flavored honey sticks for the kids too!. (UPDATED: February 22, 2011)

Latah County

  • Deep Roots Farm & Design - Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Uncovered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies,
    225 E Henley St, Moscow, ID 83843. Phone: 208-301-4538. Alternate Phone: 406-461-8467. Email: deep.roots.design.idaho@gmail.com. Open: Tuesdays from 4:30pm to 6:30pm May through October. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. We participate in the Community Food Works Tuesday Grower's Market. Located in the parking lot of the Moscow Food Co-Op, Tuesdays from 4:30 pm to 6:30pm May through October. (ADDED: July 06, 2011)
  • Kent Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is certified organically grown, all produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Fresh local eggs, apples, eggplant, herbs/spices, pears, plums, pumpkins, Other fruit or veg,
    1670 Flannigan Creek Road, Potlatch, ID 83855. Phone: 253-561-4000. Alternate Phone: 253-736-3384. Email: terrilee7k@gmail.com. Open: Monday through Saturday 8 am to 7 pm All year. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Catnip, calendula, chives, sage, thyme, rosemary, hollyhocks and maple trees. Elderberries are available now. Garlic is available all year~ Heads, cloves, dehydrated & garlic powder. (ADDED: September 20, 2014)
  • Moscow Farmers Market - Already picked, but very fresh., restrooms, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food), picnic area
    Downtown Moscow, Moscow, ID 83843. Phone: 208-883-7036. Email: farmersmarket@ci.moscow.id.us . Open: 8 AM - 1 PM Saturday May - October. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, SFMNP Vouchers . Meet your farmer. Focus on regional producers. Seasonal produce. Products from various growers. Arts and crafts. Demonstrations by Co Op Extension (Canning) (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: August 19, 2014)
    A visitor writes on August 19, 2014: "Love it. Lively"

Local Honey Sources:

Kootenai County

  • The Hughes Farm - No pesticides are used, Honey (retail), Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
    7074 West Prairie Avenue, Post Falls, ID 83854. Phone: (208) 773-2584. Email: hughes-farm@live.com. Open: Planned season opening: June, 2011 am to Monday - Saturday from 8am to 6pm. Directions: We're conveniently located about 3 miles North of Interstate 90 (Spokane, WA - Coeur d'Alene, ID freeway) and just a 1/2 mile East of State Highway 41 at: 7074 West Prairie Avenue Post Falls, Idaho 83854. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Bring out the kids for a fun adventure at the farm! Lot's of room to spread out amongst the strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Don't have time to pick your own? Pre-picked fresh produce available through the farm stand. (UPDATED: February 22, 2011)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Bledsoe County

  • Dazi Acres - Chicken (free range), Turkey, Duck, Beef, Pork, Lamb, USDA Natural, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% Grass fed (includes finishing), Eggs (organic, free range, vegetarian fed), sausage, Bacon (pork), Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Farm/ranch tours for visitors, School tours, children welcome, No pets please, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Fresh eggs, picnic area (bring your own food)
    822 Summer City Road, Pikeville, TN 37367. Phone: 423-453-3294. Email: info@daziacres.com. Open: Please call for farm hours. Directions: From highway 30 go exactly 8/10 mile on Summer City Road and turn right. Follow the gravel drive for 1/2- mile to the end. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 12, 2014)

Kootenai County

  • The Hughes Farm - No pesticides are used, Beef, USDA Natural, 100% grass and/or grain fed, Eggs (free range), Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
    7074 West Prairie Avenue, Post Falls, ID 83854. Phone: (208) 773-2584. Email: hughes-farm@live.com. Open: USDA Inspected Red Angus beef (cut and wrapped): Winter Farm Hours: Monday - Friday 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm (by appointment) Summer Farm Hours: Monday - Saturday from 8am to 6pm (by appointment) Reservations for custom cut quarter, half and whole animals: Reservations began January 1, 2011 and close when we're booked for the year!. Directions: We're conveniently located about 3 miles North of Interstate 90 (Spokane, WA - Coeur d'Alene, ID freeway) and just a 1/2 mile East of State Highway 41 at: 7074 West Prairie Avenue Post Falls, Idaho 83854. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Bring out the kids for a fun adventure at the farm! Pre-picked fresh produce available through the farm stand. (UPDATED: February 22, 2011)

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Wholesale Foods


Resources For Farmers

Latah County

  • Deep Roots Farm & Design - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, Regional delivery (see below for details), sale, barter, fruit/vegetable plants , Other items,
    225 E Henley St, Moscow, ID 83843. Phone: 208-301-4538. Alternate Phone: 406-461-8467. Email: deep.roots.design.idaho@gmail.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Garden and farm design and consultation services. Small gardens up to 5 acre vegetable farms wanting to transition to organic or natural growing methods. Season extension techniques and soil fertility help. Homestead consultations available for diverse backyard gardens and livestock. See website for more details. (ADDED: July 06, 2011)

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