Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Boise and Southwestern Idaho? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Boise and Southwestern Idaho,
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 "pickit" and the one that ends with ".farms"; they do not update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly! I put dates to indicate when we last received an update from each farm,
and I make updates daily (each farm as their info changes). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
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What's in season in March 2018, and
other timely information:
Notes for March 2018: The northern half of the U.S.
(and most of Canada, of course) are under snow. So, the crops to pick are pretty
much limited to Florida, Texas, southern California and a few other areas of the
Deep South. Citus, for one, is a crop that is usually available now; and
in those areas, soon also strawberries and blueberries.Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
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Boise and Southwestern Idaho U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by
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Cabalo's Orchard and Gardens - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, pumpkins, Turkeys (organic,
not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple
cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available,
2087 W. King Rd, Kuna, ID 83634. Phone: 208 922-3301. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Friday and Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00
Sunday 12:00 am to 6:00. Directions: From Falcon Crest Charter School on Ten
Mile Road Go south one mile to King Road Then right on King Road one tenth
of a mile, first farm on left. Sign Posted.
Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are
not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Cabalo's Orchard is a family run orchard owned and operated by Chan and
Cathy Cabalo, with help from our children, grandchildren and other family
and friends. On our ten acres we raise pesticide free tree fruit and
vegetables. Our fruit is tree ripened so you get it when it is at its best.
AND YES we are conventional pesticide free, that is, we use only natural
farming practices of fertilization and insect control. We are a seasonal
business that opens when the produce is ready in the late spring or early
summer and continues throughout the end of our Pumpkin Patch in October. We
are open to the public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, or anytime by
appointment. Many of our customers like to u-pick. We offer a limited
selection of our produce for u-pick. At this time we offer blackberries,
apples and pumpkins.We also have freshly picked peaches, pears, plums,
prunes, apricots, sweet cherries and some summer vegetables that are
pre-picked and available at our farm stand during their appropriate seasons.
We also offer apple wood for your smokers. For a more detailed listing check
out our web site or become a fan on our Facebook page. Our produce is all
naturally grown without the use of conventional pesticides. (UPDATED: May
24, 2016, JBS)
July Blueberries, LLC. - blueberries, porta-potties are available
Burns Street, Eagle, ID 83616. Phone: (208) 938-7920. Email:
[email protected]. Open: UPDATE: July 19, 2017: The owner
tells me they are closed until next season (2018), when their hours should
be: Monday to Sunday, from 7 am to noon;
Friday and Saturday, from 6 pm to 9 pm. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries season typically late
June through late July;. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard,
Discover, AmEx. The ONLY pyo crops offered are blueberries.
Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: July 18, 2017) (UPDATED: July 09, 2017)
(UPDATED: June 23, 2017) (UPDATED: May
03, 2017) (UPDATED: July 27, 2016) (ADDED: June 27, 2016)
- The Berry Ranch -
strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and pumpkins
Highway 20/26, Nampa, ID 83686. Phone: 208-466-3860. Alternate
[email protected]. Open: BERRY PYO: When berries are in season, PYO
runs Monday - Saturday 9 am to 2 pm. Directions: Located 4.5 miles North of
I-84, Northeast corner of Franklin Road & Highway 20/26 as you leave Nampa.
From Boise come west on Chinden, which is Hwy. 20-26, 10 miles West after
you cross Eagle Road.The Berry Ranch offers a wide range of fruits and vegetables grown right on
the ranch. You can pick your own strawberries nd pumpkins on a "pickers
hayride" Picnic tables, antique machinery and a petting shed are available
at our store-in-a-barn. There are no sprays on the berries so you can
eat as many as you'd like while you're out picking in the field. Enjoy!
PUMPKIN PYO: Starts the last Friday in September through October 31. Take a
hayride to the patch and pick-your-own pumpkin Monday through Friday, 4 pm
to 6 p.m, Saturday 10 am to 6 p.m, Sunday 1 pm to 6 pm. (UPDATED: May
24, 2016, JBS)
Northbound Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use,
19847 Apricot Lane, Caldwell, ID 83607. Phone: (208)
[email protected]. Open: Cherry picking starts Friday 6/23; We are open
from 7:00 am until sunset this weekend and next if we still have fruit;
Please call for weekday hours as they May change. Directions: Take hiway
55/Karcher Road West out of Nampa towards Marsing. About 1o miles out you go
around a big curve and drop into the Snake River Valley. One mile past that
curve turn left onto Apricot Road. We are 1/4 mile up the hill.
Click here for a map and directions. Please call mid to end of July for
Apricot picking dates; They usually ripen about then;. Payment: Cash, Check.
Please bring your own boxes or bags to take your fruit home in. We provide
some ladders but you are welcome to bring your own. Some weekends get pretty
busy. Bring your own boxes. We minimize use of pesticides and other
chemicals. (UPDATED: June 19, 2017). (UPDATED: May 4, 2017, JBS)
The Orchard at Lake Lowell (formerly Shoemaker) - apricots,
cherries, peaches, plums, watermelons, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked
13003 Lake Shore Dr, Nampa, ID 83686. Phone: (208) 761-5057. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday and Tuesday 9 am to 1 pm, Friday and
Saturday 10 am to 2 pm. Directions: From Highway 45 (12th Avenue) in Nampa,
turn west on Lake Shore Dr. Drive 4.5 miles and we are on the North side of
the road. Great view of Lake Lowell.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We use very
minimal spray for the fruit trees. Cherries are finished for the 2017 season
and apricots are ready! Peaches and watermelon late summer. Check our
Facebook page for the most current info. Please bring your own boxes for the
fruit. We have ladders and baskets for picking.Please bring sturdy shoes. No
public bathroom. (UPDATED: June 27, 2017). (ADDED: June 04, 2017)
Sol Farm - Seedless table grapes, table grapes (with
seeds), raspberries (Spring, yellow), U-pick and already picked
Victory Lane, Melba, ID 83641. Phone: (208) 860-7960. Alternate Phone: (208)
[email protected]. Open: Rasperries: June 26 to July 8th 7am to 7
pm. You can check our Facebook page for the crop that is ready to pick.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Can provide boxes for a small fee..
(UPDATED: June 23, 2017) (ADDED: June
Tyler's Rocky Point Orchard - Apples, plums, fresh apple cider,
S. Johns Avenue, Emmett, ID 83641. Phone: 208-365-6160. Open: 9 am to 6
pm on weekends, week-days open for self serve during daylight hours,
starting Saturday, September 10th, 201.. Directions: Located at the very end
of S. Johns Ave. South of Hwy 16. See their website for directions. Payment:
Anderson Apple Ranch
- apples, porta-potties are available, school tours
1877 West South Slope Road, Emmett,
ID 83617. Phone: 208-695-9741. Email:
[email protected]. Open: late September through late October;
Check back for exact dates Open for business Monday - Saturday
CLOSED Sunday Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 4pm to 7pm Thursday:
appointment only Friday: 10am to 7pm Saturday 10am to 7pm Cash, check only;
cards not accepted;
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Set your
GPS to 1877 W. South Slope Road. Take highway 16 to Emmett. Pass Albertsons,
Washington Avenue (into the heart of Emmett) and Emmett High School.Turn left (south) onto Mill Road and drive as far as the pavement takes you.ﾠ
Turn right (west)onto South Slope Road for almost 1 mile. You will see all
As the road bends, take a left onto a dirt lane.ﾠ
Anderson Apple Ranch is the second orchard from the road on the left.ﾠ
Watch for our signs!.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Candy Apple Orchard
1871 W. South Slope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: (208)
365-1413. Open: October 1-31, Sunday, Monday, Thursday, & Friday (Closed
Saturday); hours: 8:00 am until dusk. Apple varieties: Rome Beauties, Red
Delicious and Golden Delicious.
Cherry Stone - Cherries.
1411 W. South Slope Road, Emmett, ID
83617. Phone: (208) 365-2344. Open: Season begins mid-June.
Crimson Gem Orchard - cherries,
2571 W. Southslope Road,
Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 208 421 1950. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Seasonally Starting June 30;
Open Monday to Friday 4pm to 8pm, Saturday - 8am to 8pm, Sunday 1pm to 5pm;
Appointments are available if outside of normal operation hours.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From
Boise - Take highway 16 into Emmett. Stay on Highway until you see the
Emmett High school domes. Turn left (south) onto Mill Road. Travel 2 miles
and road turns right onto South Slope Road. Go 4.2 miles to Crimson Gem
Orchard Sign. From New Plymouth/Fruitland - Take Highway 52 towards Emmett.
Turn right(south) on Star Lane. 2 miles then turn left on Southslope Road. 1
Mile on right is Crimson Gem Orchard.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: May 24, 2016)
Elliott's Orchard: How 'Bout Them Apples! -
Minimizes chemical and pesticide use,
apples, porta-potties are available, picnic area, events at your location (call for info)
1113 W. South Slope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 208-398-8448. Email:
[email protected]. Open:
Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 10
am to 4 pm. Directions: From the Boise area, take State Street West to
Highway 16 to Emmett. Go straight past the Chevron to Mill Road (the domes
of the high school will be on your right). Turn Left and proceed South on
Mill Road. Mill Road makes a sharp right hand turn and becomes South Slope
Road. Follow the Orange Flags on the "How 'Bout Them Apples!" Signs to
Emmett's finest Apples!.
Click here for a map and directions. Opening this year for Red Delicious
and Golden Delicious Apple Harvest on October 8; Apple season typically runs
for about 3 or 4 weeks, with the Golden Delicious being picked out in 2
weeks. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash,
Check. Our apples are amazing and fifty cents per pound. Please remember to
bring your own boxes or other containers. See our website for details, and
don't forget your cameras!!! Hope to see you soon! Need a fundraiser? Have a
class or a large group? We can help! Just give us a call and we'll be glad
to explain the details!.
- Ferdinand Farm and Carriage - apples,
apricots, beans, beets, horseradish, melons, onions, peppers, rhubarb,
winter squash, tomatoes,
783 Tyler Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: (208)
[email protected]. Open: Call for open days or appointment.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED:
November 22, 2015)
Grandma Jo's Plaza Farm Store - apricots, blackberries,
blueberries, cherries, raspberries (Autumn, red), porta-potties are available
Plaza Rd, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 208-365-7255. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday:
8 am to 2 pm. Directions: Driving Directions: (from Boise/Nampa areas)
Beginning at junction of highway 44 and highway 16, [Between Star and Eagle]
turn onto EMMETT HWY/ID 16-follow 14 miles. At bottom of Freezeout hill in
Emmett Valley, turn RIGHT onto SUBSTATION ROAD, (at the light) turn RIGHT at
MAIN STREET [first stop sign]. MAIN STREET will come to a T, turn LEFT onto
N. PLAZA RD follow approx. 3 1/2 miles, turn RIGHT onto dirt road with the
big GRANDMA JO'S sign. (Please drive slowly.)Follow about 3/8 mile. For a
map to our farm,
click here. Everything is early this year!! Blackberries are abundant
right now; Peaches, pears, nectarine and plums will be mid-August this year
instead of late August. Payment: Cash, Check. Visit our facebook page for
constant updates. Like the page to get notified of new postings. (UPDATED:
July 29, 2016)
How 'Bout Them Apples! -
Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Apples, porta-potties are available, picnic area,
1113 W. South Slope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: Sorry everyone, apparently Mother Nature gave our apples the year off and we
have literally none to share this season; We look forward to seeing you next
year!. Directions: Please see our website.
We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Cheque.
Golden Delicious and Red Delicious Apples!! U - Pick $;50 lb; Bring boxes
but not ladders; Please see our website for more information; See you soon!.
- Jackson Orchards - apples
1879 W. South Slope Road, Emmett, ID
83617. Phone: (208) 398-8231. Apple varieties: Rome, Red Delicious and
- Perin Orchard - apples
1881 W. South Slope Road, Emmett, ID
83617. Phone: (208) 365-0648. Apple varieties: Red spur.
Richardson Farm -
Uses natural growing practices, cucumbers, herbs/spices, peas, strawberries,
tomatoes, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
Bishop Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 365-4262. Alternate Phone: 995-1720.
[email protected]. Open: Our main crop, strawberries, are in
season starting late May, through til October 31'st; That's right, fresh
ripe strawberries until Halloween! Delay between ripe crops comes in the
first three weeks of July; Check our website for the latest up to date
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: The Google maps/Mapquest/GPS
address is not exact. We are located half a mile to the South West of the
shown address location. We promptly place large guide signs with arrows on
telephone poles at the beginning of our crop season, so be assured we are
easy to find.
Click here for a map and directions. Snow peas - boasting sweet edible
shells - perfect for eating raw, in salads, or sautéing - are ripe and
available @ $2;75 a pound in both late June, early July, and October; Cherry
tomatoes - many unique varieties - beginning of August thru til Halloween;
Sweet Armenian Cucumbers starting from late August, also thru til Halloween;
HoneyDew and Cantaloupe Melons are ripe in October; And lettuce, both May to
mid June, and October; Mint and Stevia; June through October;. We use
natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash,
Click here for our Facebook page.
- Suyehira Farm - blueberries, Turkeys (organic,
not-hormone-fed), and prepicked produce, farm animals
777 E South Slope
Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 208-365-4080. Fax: 208-365-4080. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8am(only
open at 7am on 100 +degree days) Call in the afternoon before coming as I
sometimes get picked out; This usually happens early and late in the season.
Directions: From West- take Hwy 16 to Emmett. After you enter the valley,
turn right at 2nd stop light (S.Johns Ave). Stay on S. Johns Ave until the
road forks. Stay left at fork and we are 5 houses down on the right. Signage
at light, fork and in front of house. From East-Take Hwy 52 to Emmett. Same
as above only turn left at 2nd light upon entering the Emmett valley. From
the east is Hwy 16 and from the west is Hwy 52. And for a map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually
available in June, July, August. Blueberries are ready the end of June and
through July and lap over into August if the crop is large. Payment: Cash,
Check. We also sell free range lambs and beef in the fall and have fancy
chickens and free range eggs most of the year.
Tyler's Rocky Point Orchard
- Blueberries, cherries, apricots, peaches, plums, tomatoes, squash,
pumpkins, apples (Red and Golden Delicious).
145 E. South Slope Road,
Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: (208) 365-6160. Open: Mid June- October 31,
- Wee King's Orchard - apples, apricots,
cherries, nectarines, peaches, plums, U-pick and already picked, restrooms,
picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
South Slope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 208-398-8047. Email:
[email protected]. Open: September 11 to October 29 on Saturday and
Sunday Only, from 10 am to 4 pm. Directions: Coming from Boise, take highway
52 to Star Lane, 3 miles west of Albertsons. Turn left onto Star Lane,
continue to the end of Star Lane and turn left onto South Slope Road. We are
the 3rd driveway on the right, look for the Wee King's Orchard sign. Coming
from Payette, take highway 52 to Star Lane, turn right, continue to the end,
turn left onto South Slope Road. We are the 3rd driveway on the right, look
for the Wee King's Orchard sign.
Click here for a map and directions. Apples: September 11 to October 29,
Plums: September 11 to October ? when done, Cherries: Middle of June to
middle of July, Peaches: End of August to Middle of September. Payment:
Apple Farm in
Homedale - An assortment of apples available
ID. Phone: 208-250-8982. ALternate phone: 208-337-4826. Open: Call for
for hours and availability. Directions: Call for directions. Payment:
For $5 per bushel in 2011.,
Comments from a visitor on September 25,
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- Deep Run Vineyards -
No pesticides are used, table grapes (with seeds),
U-pick and already picked
11798 Good Day Road, Melba, ID 83641.
Phone: (208) 861-1042. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 8am to 8pm;
September 15 through October 15. Directions: Go south on Highway 45
until you cross the Snake River. Go about a mile from the bridge
towards Murphy. Turn left on Good Day Road We are the green house at
the end of the road. You will see the grapevines.
Click here for a map and directions. Grape harvest is typically
early October;. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash,
only. We sell Concord Juice grapes and we will take orders to pick for
them. (UPDATED: October 24, 2017) (UPDATED: September 21, 2016) (ADDED: August 19, 2016)
Mansisidor Family Farms - sunflowers, pumpkins, gift shop,
concessions / refreshment stand
3644 Market Rd, Homedale, ID 83628.
Phone: 208-695-3380. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Seasonal Friday 11am to 7pm
Saturday 11am to 7pm Sunday 11am to 7pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Approximately 3 miles south of Homedale off Highway 95 to E. Market
Road and follow the signs.
Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze and
Sunflowers are open beginning the Second to last Friday and closing
the Last Sunday of October. Payment: Cash, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page. Open for Christmas at The Barn
beginning Black Friday in November through December 20th. Enjoy
shopping from a Variety of Local quality artisan and crafted goods
while sipping spiced apple cider, tea, or coffee!. (UPDATED: February
- Country Fresh Farm - corn (sweet), cucumbers,
Seedless table grapes, herbs/spices, pumpkins, tomatoes, watermelons, Honey
from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked
Lane E., Parma, ID 83660. Phone: (208) 484-4701. Email:
Open: August 1 to November 31 on Monday to Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm.
Directions: Traveling North on highway 95 from Parma, turn right on Anderson
Corner Road. Travel East approximately 1 mile, turn left on 1st Lane E. Our
farm is the first property on the right.
Click here for a map and directions. Watermelon harvest is typically
August 15 to October 15; Pumpkin harvest is typically October 1 to November
31. Payment: Cash, Check. We are a new producer and welcome any
comments or requests for further growth and expansion. (UPDATED: August 11,
2017). (ADDED: August 17,
- Raspberry Patch - raspberries (red),
Maple Ct, Fruitland, ID 83619. Phone: 208-407-1340. Alternate Phone:
208-407-1237. Fax: N/A. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday from 7:00am to 10:00am; Tuesday
7:00am to 10:00am; Wednesday 7:00am to 10:00am; Thursday 7:00am to 10:00am
and Friday 7:00am to 10:00am; closed on Saturday and Sunday. Directions:
Turn left onto Estate BLVD off of NW 16th Avenue Go down two blocks and it
dead end at Maple Court. Contuine straight on Estate BLVD onto gravel road.
Parking is right when you get on to gravel road. There will be sign out by
Click here for a map and directions. Raspberries Picking start: June 15
to October 15. Payment: Cash, only. Raspberries are organic.
Kelley Orchards - apples, nectarines, peaches, plums, Other fruit
or veg, U-pick and already picked
53 Hill Road, Weiser, ID 83672. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: August, September, October Monday to
Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm. Directions: Travelling on highway 95 between
Payette and Weiser, turn east on Cox Road (between mile markers 74 and 75).
Take Cox road one mile to the end, turn left on Hill Road. Go 1/4 mile, turn
left at 53 Hill Road. Go down drive to Red Barn.
Click here for a map and directions. Pie cherries: early July; Peaches,
Plums, Nectarines: August through September; Apples: September through
December. Payment: Cash, Check. Pie Cherries - u-pick and picked - are
available in July. Find our own dried apples, plums, pluots, nectarines,
pears and peaches at our Barn Store.