Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Boise and Southwestern Idaho? Farms are open and safe! 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. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

New! Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what the typical prices are for each crop.

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!

What's in season in July 2020, and other timely information:

Notes for July 2020: Summer is almost here! Strawberry season is finishing in the South but is going strong now in most areas. Blueberries and blackberries are starting now in the South, then late June and July in the north. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outside, away from crowds, getting fresh, local produce, makes more sense than ever before! It's a fun, safe and educational to pick some fresh berries, fruit and veggies and more, then come back here to learn how to freeze, can, make jam, salsa and much more! Of course, check with the farm before you go, both to check on crop availability and hours.

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, using similar sounding names.  They have all copied their information from 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!

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, or a Cherry or cherry blossom festival or a Blueberry festival. Some may still be held in 2020.

Boise and Southwestern Idaho U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county

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

Ada County

  • 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, school tours
    2087 W. King Rd, Kuna, ID 83634. Phone: 208 922-3301. Email: 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 - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties
    2190 W Burns Street, Eagle, ID 83616. Phone: (208) 859-7900. Alternate Phone: (208) 982-7686. Email: Open: Starting June 30, every morning from 7 am to 12 pm through August 4th. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Venmo, PayPal, ApplePay, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. 2020 Admission fee is $3 per person (of walking age and older). Admission fee will be applied to our berry purchase. $3 per pound U-Pick. Please keep children with you at all times and if you listen to music please wear earbuds. No pets. The ONLY pyo crops offered are blueberries.  (UPDATED: July 02, 2020) (ADDED: June 27, 2016)

Boise County

Canyon County

  • The Berry Ranch - strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and pumpkins
    7988 Highway 20/26, Nampa, ID 83686. Phone: 208-466-3860. Alternate phone:800-801-3860. Email: 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 and 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 Farms - Uses Integrated pest management, apricots, cherries,
    19847 Apricot Lane, Caldwell, ID 83607. Phone: (208) 459-4590. Email: Open: Open Saturday 6/22 through Monday 6/24 7:00 am until Sunset Closed Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Reopen Friday June 28 and through the weekend if we still have fruit. Directions: Take highway 55/Karcher Road West out of Nampa towards Marsing. About 10 miles out you go around a big left 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. We use integrated pest management practices (IPM). Payment: Cash, Check. $1.75 per lb. Never a cover charge! Always free samples! Please bring your own take home containers. Check back for apricots about the end of July. (UPDATED: June 18, 2019)
  • The Orchard at Lake Lowell - apricots, cherries, peaches, plums, watermelons, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked
    13003 Lake Shore Dr, Nampa, ID 83686. Phone: 208-409-3675. Open: daily 10 am to 6 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. 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. Click here for our Facebook page. Formerly known as Shoemaker Orchard.
    Notes June 29, 2019: We still have a lot of beautiful cherries so feel free to stop by and pick some up:) remember u-pick is $1.50/lb and we pick is $2/lb and we'll be here everyday from 10am-6pm!
    (UPDATED: August 21, 2018)  (ADDED: June 04, 2017)
    A visitor writes on June 29, 2019: "My family just went and picked several pounds of cherries within the past hour. It appears that this orchard has changed hands over the past few years and I believe it was an old/previous owner who said this was permanently closed. The Facebook page for this orchard is titled orchard at lake lowell 2019. And the cover picture are the people we met at the orchard "
    (UPDATED: June 29, 2019)
  • Sol Farm - Seedless table grapes,  table grapes (with seeds), raspberries (Spring, yellow), U-pick and already picked
    6297 Victory Lane, Melba, ID 83641. Phone: (208) 860-7960. Alternate Phone: (208) 724-8143. Email: Open: Raspberries: June 26 to July 8th 7am to 7 pm. You can check our Facebook page for the crop that is ready to pick. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Can provide boxes for a small fee.. (UPDATED: June 23, 2017) (ADDED: June 05, 2017)
  • Tyler's Rocky Point Orchard - Apples, plums, fresh apple cider,
    S. Johns Avenue, Emmett, ID 83641. Phone: 208-365-6160. email: Open: 9 am to 6 pm on weekends, week-days open for self serve during daylight hours, usually operate from Mid-June until October 31st, with a few closures in between while waiting for the next crop to ripen. Directions: Located at the very end of S. Johns Ave. South of Hwy 16;  a 45 minute scenic drive from downtown Boise; see their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. A family operated orchard nestled at the base of Rocky Point in Emmett Idaho. They offer already picked as well as pick your own fruit and can accommodate groups of all sizes, Call ahead if your group is large or school affiliated. (UPDATED: May 27, 2020 JBS)

Elmore County

  • Deer Creek Berry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, honey from hives on the farm
    467 E Johnston Ranch Ln, Pine, ID. Phone:(208) 866-3653. Open: We have a U-pick in July & August, Please just stop by April through October or call ahead. Deer Creek Berry Farm is a blueberry farm without the pesticides or herbicides. Harvesting the best fruit and honey right in the heart of Pine, Idaho. We have lots of products available all year. Thank you!!! A local pesticide free blueberry farm and raw honey set in the beautiful mountains of Pine, Idaho.  (ADDED: July 12, 2018, JBS)

Gem County

  • Anderson Apple Ranch - apples, porta-potties are available, school tours
    1877 West South Slope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 208-695-9741. Email: 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: By appointment only Friday: 10am to 7pm Saturday 10am to 7pm Cash, check only; Credit/debit cards not accepted; Sorry!. 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 the orchards!ᅠ 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 - apples
    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: 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, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: May 24, 2016)
  • Elliott's Orchard: How 'Bout Them Apples! - UPDATE for 2019, The owner tells me they are permanently closed.
    Emmett, ID 83617.
  • Grandma Jo's Plaza Farm Store - apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, raspberries (Autumn, red), porta-potties are available
    2850 N Plaza Rd, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 208-365-7255. Email: 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, school tours
    1113 W. South Slope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 208-398-8448. Email: 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 Golden Delicious).
  • 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 or spices, peas, strawberries, tomatoes, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    4000 Bishop Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 365-4262. Alternate Phone: 995-1720. Email: 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 information. 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 sauteing - are ripe and available 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, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: July 11, 2018, JBS)
  • 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: 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. Email: Open: Mid June- October 31, every day from 9am-1pm, then again from 6-8pm. In June and early July, we have Apricots, Pluots and lots of Cherries avaiable to pick. Peaches come next, Apples in the Fall. Please bring a ladder if you have one. We are closed on July 4th.. 2018 prices are Cherries $2lb, Apricots and Pluots $1.50lb. (UPDATED: July 17, 2018, JBS)
  • Wee King's Orchard - apples, apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, plums, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    2955 West South Slope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 208-398-8047. Email: 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: Cash, only.

Owyhee County

  • Apple Farm in Homedale - An assortment of apples available
    Homedale, ID. Phone: 208-250-8982. ALternate phone: 208-337-4826. Open: Call for for hours and availability. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. For $5 per bushel in 2011.,  
    Comments from a visitor on September 25, 2011: "I found this on Boise Craig's list and I'm going there myself on October 3."
  • Deep Run Vineyards - No pesticides are used, Concord grapes,
    11798 Good Day Rd, Melba, ID 83641. Phone: (208) 861-8345. Alternate Phone: (208) 861-1042. Email: Open: Monday through Saturday 8 am to 7 pm; after the first frost until they are gone. Directions: From Nampa go south on highway 45 and cross the Snake river, once across the river head east toward Murphy. About one mile from the bridge turn left on Good Day Road follow the signs till you see the vineyard. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Concord Juice Grapes. (ADDED: October 02, 2018) (ADDED: August 19, 2016)
  • Mansisidor Family Farms sunflowersMansisidor Family Farms - sunflowers, pumpkins, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand
    3644 Market Rd, Homedale, ID 83628. Phone: 208-695-3380. Email: 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, Visa/MasterCard. 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 09, 2017)

Payette County

  • Country Fresh Farm - Seedless table grapes, watermelons, U-pick and already picked
    2800 1st Lane E., Parma, ID 83660. Phone: (208) 484-4701. Email: Open: August 15 to October 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 one and a half miles, 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; Table grape harvest is typically Sept 1 to October 31. Payment: Cash, Check.  We are a new producer and welcome any comments or requests for further growth and expansion. The ONLY pyo crops offered are Seedless Table Grapes and Seedless Watermelon. There are three varieties of table grapes and three varieties of seedless watermelon to choose from. (UPDATED: July 01, 2019) 
  • Raspberry Patch - raspberries (red),
    2132 Maple Ct, Fruitland, ID 83619. Phone: 208-407-1340. Alternate Phone: 208-407-1237. Fax: N/A. Email: 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. Continue straight on Estate BLVD onto gravel road. Parking is right when you get on to gravel road. There will be sign out by roads. Click here for a map and directions. Raspberries Picking start: June 15 to October 15. Payment: Cash, only. Raspberries are organic.

Washington County

  • Kelley Orchards - apples, nectarines, peaches, plums, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked
    53 Hill Road, Weiser, ID 83672. Phone: 208-642-7265. Email: 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.

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)