Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Southern Illinois?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Southern Illinois, 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. If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website.

And if you know of any I missed and want to add them or correct the information, please let me know!  

What's in season in May 2016, and other timely information:

Notes for May 2016: Strawberries have a very brief season; and they start in early April in the South, May in most of the US, and early June in the North - don't miss them: See your state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. And see our guide to local fruit and vegetable festivals, such as strawberry festivals and blueberry festivals. Cold weather crops, like spinach, some lettuces, peas, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks and early onions being harvested in all but the coldest regions. Many farms and markets still have fresh winter squash, stored from last Autumn.

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Southern Illinois U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

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

Alexander County

Bond County

Clark County

Clay County

Clinton County

  • ATA Strawberries - strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    314 Cypress St, Carlyle, IL 62231. Phone: 618-977-3972. Email: HARDWOODFIREWOOD@YAHOO.COM. Open: Monday through Friday from 8am to 7pm; Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 7pm. Directions: take Route 127 to Slant Road make left on camp joy take Campjoy Road to Cypress Street on the left. Click here for a map and directions. We will be opening 2012 strawberry season; lots of strawberries; fun, clean and cheap. Payment: Cash, only. We will be selling soda, ice cream and juice. We think we have the best strawberries in Clinton County!. (ADDED: May 10, 2010)

Crawford County

Cumberland County

Edwards County

Effingham County

Fayette County

Franklin County

  • Breezy Hill Farm - strawberries, blackberries, pumpkins, petting zoo, hayrides, farm fresh eggs
    14395 Four Mile Lane, Benton, IL 62812. Phone: (618) 937-2884. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Open: U-Pick when available - call to verify before you come! Come and let the kids play at the Barn-O-Rama. Children's birthday party packages available. School, or church youth group field trips. All of our activities are geared toward children 12 and under. Don't Forget the General Store with Homemade Jams and Jellies, crafted items and refreshments. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: October 20, 2009, from their website)

Gallatin County

Hamilton County

Hancock County

Hardin County

Henderson County

  • Twin Brook Farm - apples, strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, beans, broccoli, cabbage & sweet corn. 
    RR. R. 1, Box 209, Stronghurst, IL 61480 (Henderson County)  Phone: 309-924-1529. 

Jackson County

  • McLaughlin Strawberry Farm - strawberries,
    936 McLaughlin Road, Murphysboro, IL 62966. Phone: 618-684-4034. Email: CharlMclghln@aol.com. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May, June. Open: May and June. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS)

Jasper County

Jefferson County

  • Martin's Nest - blueberries,
    23650 N. Harmony Lane, Texico, IL 62889. Phone: 618-755-9910. Email: martin.richard46@gmail.com. Open: Call for available picking times. Directions: Route 15 East from Mt. Vernon, turn on to Harmony Route. Proceed 9 miles until you come to a four way stop sign. Continue straight ahead 1.8 miles, gravel road and signs on right. From Route 161, look for the Iuka Road/Donoho Prairie Christian Church sign. Turn south. Go approximately 3 miles to the stop sign, continue straight 3/4ths of a mile, look for blueberry signs on the left, turn up the graveled road. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries available end of June thru July. Payment: Cash, only. We have Spartan, Toro, Bluecrop, Chandler, Berkley and Aurora blueberries. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: June 30, 2014) (ADDED: July 13, 2013)

Johnson County

  • Larry Trover Produce - Krissara’s Pride tomatoes (20 lb. U.S. #1), pears, strawberries, beans, peppers. 
    992 Gilead Church Road, Vienna, IL 62995. Phone: 618-658-5100. 

Lawrence County

  • Benson's Blueberries / Bensons Berry Farm - blueberries
    RR 2 Box 91, Lawrenceville, IL. Phone: 618/928-2115. Alternate phone: 618/928-2516. Open: mid June to early July; Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday; 7:00 am to 1:00 pm; call for start and end dates or check Benson Blueberries page on Facebook. Directions: 8 mi. south of Palestine on Rt. 33 OR 8 mi. north of Vincennes, IN, on Rt. 33. Payment: Cash, Check.  (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: April 25, 2014)(ADDED: July 10, 2009, suggested by a visitor)

Madison County

  • Berry Patch - strawberries
    3351 Spangle, Stauton, IL 62088.  Phone: 618-637-2686. Email: gliss55@yahoo.com. Directions: I-55 Frontage Road 1 mile North of Livingston. Open: after May 15- June 9.  Suggest you call before coming. No children under 14 years of age.
  • Demange Farmstrawberries
    10349 W. Astor Road, St. Jacob, IL 62281 Phone: 618-644-9218. Email: edemange@hometel.com. You pick or they pick. Ready end of May. Open: Starts around May 20, then for several weeks, 7 am to 7 pm daily (only).
  • W. J. Donahue Sunshine Farm - strawberries, blackberries, asparagus
    3540 Fairmont, Collinsville, IL 62234 Phone: 618-345-0766. Email: donahuesunshinefarm@yahoo.com. Pick Your Own strawberries, blackberries, asparagus. Open: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm. Custom picking available for strawberries & blackberries.
  • Liberty Apple Orchard - apples, U-pick and already picked
    8308 Kuhn Station Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025. Phone: 618-659-9217. Alternate Phone: 314-308-4310. Email: j5fourj@att.net. Open: Saturday: 8:30am to 4:30pm Sunday: 1:00pm to 4:30pm Monday and Thursday: 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Directions: From the Meyer YMCA in Edwardsville, go east on Goshen Road approximately two miles, turn right on Staunton Road , cross the Bike Trail, turn left on Kuhn Station Road We are down the road about 1/4 mile on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Late August through mid-November. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: March 02, 2014) (ADDED: July 30, 2013)
  • Mills Apple Farm - U-Pick: peaches, apples, Christmas trees, 
    11477 Pocahontas Road, Marine, IL. Phone: 618-887-4732. Open: in July when the peaches ripen; closes for season Dec. 24th at noon; open 9:00 - 5:00 on Tuesday through Sunday; closed Mondays except Labor Day and Columbus Day. Directions: 25 miles Northeast of St. Louis, MO on Pocahontas Road between Marine and Grantfork, IL. Directions to the Farm. Market: peaches, apples. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: October 25, 2009)
  • Reinhardt's Berry Patchblackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries.  
    77503 Kerin Road,  Alhambra, IL 62001 (Madison County)  Phone: 618-633-2888.  Also Pre-picked Also available: handmade arts and crafts; pumpkins and gourds. Call for availability and picking appointments.
  • Strackeljahn Farms - U-pick: strawberries. 
    Highway 40,  St. Jacob, IL. Phone: 618-644-2982. 
  • Stumpf Peach Orchard - peaches
    6210 Geiger Road,  Alhambra, IL. Phone: 618-488-7423.  Roadside stand, too.

Marion County

  • Beal's Orchard - Pick your own: Blueberries, peaches
    471 Jasper Road, Centralia, Illinois, IL, 62801. Phone: 618-822-6169. Also a roadside market with breads, cakes, pastries with fillings, donuts, caramel apples, popcorn, molasses, fresh apples, blackberries, peaches, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, beans, potatoes, sweet corn and turnips. Aunt Beth's brand apple butter (sweetened/unsweetened).  Prairie Apiaries brand honey and Larry Miles/Millsap brand sorghum. Open: mid June through November 1;. Call for hours. Farm bakery items include apple cider donuts, strawberry, apple, and blueberry snack stix, jams, jelly, and preserves, apple butter, honey, sorghum. We also have apple cider and cherry-apple cider.(UPDATED: October 04, 2008)  (UPDATED: February 28, 2013, from the state Ag website)
  • Sager Farms - blackberries, strawberries. 
    55251 Kell Road, Kell, IL 62853. Phone: 618-822-6637. Roadside Market: fresh apples, blackberries, peaches, strawberries, tomatoes & sweet corn.
  • Schwartz Farms in Centraliaapples, blueberries, peaches, pears, strawberries, watermelons, tomatoes, pumpkins
    1942 Copple Road, Centralia, IL 62801. Phone: 618-532-8058. Alternate Phone: 618-249-8546. Also apple cider, honey, molasses & apple butter. Directions: In Southern Illinois and just an easy hours drive from St. Louis, Schwartz Orchard is just east of Centralia. If you live in Mt. Vernon, Centralia, or Salem we are in your neighborhood. Fresh Produce and Beautiful Flowers. Fresh, in season apples peaches, pears, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, tomatoes, pumpkins and more are available at Schwartz Orchard. We offer both picked and "you" pick fruits and berries. Come see our different varieties of blooming flowers and beautiful hanging baskets.  Schwartz Orchard has a complete kitchen. We offer baked goods from Strawberry Shortcake to Peach Cobbler. We don't stop there. come by and try one out. We have picnic tables  for you to sit back, snack and enjoy. Place your orders for your family reunions. We will have them "hot" and waiting for you to pick up. We have apple butter, jellies, and jams with eight new "low" sugar items.  (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: February 28, 2013, from their website)
  • Schwartz Farms in Mt. Vernonblueberries, peaches, pears, strawberries, watermelons, tomatoes, pumpkins
    Route 37,  Dix, Illinois. Phone: 618-266-7756. Phone: 618-532-8058. Alternate Phone: 618-249-8546. Also apple cider, honey, molasses & apple butter. Directions: In Southern Illinois and just an easy hours drive from St. Louis, Schwartz Orchard is located 8 miles north of Mt. Vernon on route 37. If you live in Mt. Vernon, Centralia, or Salem we are in your neighborhood. Fresh Produce and Beautiful Flowers. Fresh, in season peaches, pears, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, tomatoes, pumpkins and more are available at Schwartz Orchard. We offer both picked and "you" pick fruits and berries. Come see our different varieties of blooming flowers and beautiful hanging baskets.  Schwartz Orchard has a complete kitchen. We offer baked goods from Strawberry Shortcake to Peach Cobbler. We don't stop there. come by and try one out. We have picnic tables  for you to sit back, snack and enjoy. Place your orders for your family reunions. We will have them "hot" and waiting for you to pick up. We have apple butter, jellies, and jams with eight new "low" sugar items.  (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: February 28, 2013, from their website)

Massac County

  • Quint's U-pick - blueberries
    Unity School Road, Brookport, IL 62910. Phone: 618-564-2086. Open: Tuesday from 7:00 am - 11:00 am; Thursday from 7:00 am - 11:00 am and Saturday from 7:00 am - 11:00 am or call or see our facebook page  for hours and availability. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: July 03, 2013, suggested by a visitor)

 

Monroe County

  • Stuckmeyer’s Plants & Produce - U-pick: strawberries, pumpkins .  
    9204 Bluff Road,  Waterloo, IL. Phone: 618-935-2501.   They also have a market: tomatoes, corn, beans, melons, pumpkins. 

Perry County

Pope County

  • Little Texas Farm - corn (sweet), cucumbers, pumpkins, summer squash,
    780 Renshaw Road, Grantsburg, IL 62943. Phone: 270-559-5849. Fax: 270-575-9276. Email: littletexasjim@gmail.com. Open: Tuesday thru Saturday 9 am to 2 pm. Directions: From I-24: Exit to the east at New Columbia/Big Bay exit. Go east 2 1/2 miles on Big Bay Road to Big Bay; turn left (north) on Old Marion Road (before the tracks). Go beside the tracks for 2 miles into Reevesville; left across the tracks at the only crossing. Travel the gravel road. Garden is 1/2 mile on the left. From 145: Travel to Renshaw (2 miles south of 146, or, 13 miles north from the Metropolis exit off I-24). Travel WEST on the only gravel road from Renshaw -- Reevesville Road -- 2 miles. Farm is on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Also available are tomatoes, specialty tomatoes, squash, peppers, specialty pepeppers. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Bring snacks and drinks. This is a remote location without amenities. A great place for walking or for sitting in the shade! Glad to have you!. (ADDED: April 06, 2015)

Pulaski County

Randolph County

  • G & C Meyer Farm - blackberries, pumpkins. 
    4370 Rockcastle Road, Steeleville, IL 62288 Phone: 618-965-3800. Roadside Market: strawberries, blackberries, red & black raspberries, garden vegetables in season, pumpkins. Open April 26 - Halloween, 8 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday; 1 pm to 5 pm, Sunday; call for appointment otherwise.
    A visitor tells me on May 28, 2009:
    "Called this farm to ask about picking schedule on the evening of 5/28/09 and the woman who answered said they are not doing strawberries." (They are still doing blackberries and pumpkins, though!)  (UPDATED: May 28, 2009)

Richland County

Saline County

St. Clair County

  • Braeutigam Orchards - apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, eggplant, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, tomatoes, other vegetables, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, farm market, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    2795 Turkey Hill Lane, Belleville, IL 62221. Phone: (618) 233-4059. Open:Seasonal from June to October Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: 20 miles Southeast of Street Louis. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (UPDATED: May 25, 2011)
  • Eckert's Country Store and Farms - apples, peaches, pumpkins, strawberries, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    951 South Green Mount Road, Belleville, IL 62220. Phone: (618) 233-0513. Email: eckert-info@eckerts.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: See our website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. See our website for current crop information. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Starting as a simple roadside stand in 1910, the sixth and seventh generations of the Eckert family now operates three retail, entertainment and farming establishments in southern Illinois. Eckert's Belleville location is open year round and is home to the Country Store, Restaurant, Garden Center, Custard Shop and Pick-Your-Own farm. Visit our website to learn more about our wide array of products, ripening dates, activities and so much more!. Just twenty-five minutes from downtown St. Louis, our Belleville “homeplace” farm is the site of our original 1910 roadside stand. Our Belleville farm complex has grown to offer something for every member of your family: a Country Store, a beautiful Garden Center, a Country Restaurant, an old-fashioned Custard Shop, fruit orchards!!, kids activities.(UPDATED: May 06, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: April 27, 2011)
  • Eckert’s Millstadt Farm - apples, hayrides, jumping pillows, pumpkin cannon, strawberries, blackberries, peaches, pumpkins, Christmas trees
    2719 Eckert Orchard Lane, Millstadt, IL 62260. Phone: (800)745-0513. Open:  See our website for current hours. Directions: Click here for farm directions. Only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, your whole family will love Eckert’s Millstadt Fun Farm! Visit the incredible creations in Uncle Aubrey’s Workshop, squeal with delight at Billy Bob’s pig races, ride the Deere Express through the orchard, then plunge into the 70-foot underground slide at Eckert’s Mining Company! Wagon rides to the apple orchard and pumpkin patch are a favorite for all. Visit Uncle Aubrey’s Workshop, or join us for a Haunted Hayride this September & October – if you dare! There’s so many activities for the kids see and do... you’ll wear the kids out... and Mom and Dad, too! Our jumping pillow is a giant colorful, inflatable pillow that is so much fun and will keep your kids entertained. Fun for adults, too! We can't forget about the amazing pumpkin cannon, the Jack-O-Lobber. The Jack-O-Lobber fires a pumpkin a half-mile! Shows are every hour on the hour Friday through Sunday. If you are craving mouth-watering country food like roasted sweet corn or chicken shish kababs be sure to stop by Bob’s N’Cobs Food Stand. Of course, hotdogs, bratwurst, KettleKorn, homemade ice cream and funnel cakes are always on the menu too! Eckert’s is known far and wide for its great country entertainment. Watch a real live melodrama play out on the Grand Stage. (UPDATED: May 06, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: August 26, 2011, by Blake)
  • Green Acres Farm/ Janet Wiser Produce - greens
    6200 Rock Springs Road, East St. Louis, IL. Directions: Call for directions. Phone: 618-397-6237. Open around Labor Day.
  • Troy-O'fallon Strawberries - No pesticides are used, strawberries,
    1230 Scott Troy Road, Lebanon, IL 62254. Phone: 618-406-3263. Email: ofallonstrawberries@yahoo.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: From Interstate 64 take exit 19 and drive north on Troy Scott Field road about 5 miles. From Troy drive south about 7 miles. We're right on Troy Scott Field road. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: May 10 to June 15. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: July 30, 2009) (UPDATED: May 20, 2011)

Union County

  • Alto Vineyards, Ltd. -  seedless grapes
    8515 N. Highway 127. P. O. Box 51. Alto Pass, IL 62905. Email: altovin@midwest.net Phone: 618-893-4898.
  • Blue Berry Hill Farm - blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes and watermelons. 
    675 Wrights Crossing Road, Cobden, IL 62920.  Phone: 618-893-2397. Directions: Strawberry farm is just off Hwy 51, north of Cobden. Open: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm., 7 days a week. Fresh peppers, squash and turnips. Typical harvest dates: strawberries (May 10- June 10), blackberries and blueberries (June 20-July 31), red & black raspberries (June 7-July 14). Will take drive in orders but does not ship. Call for more info. (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS)

Union County

Wabash County

Washington County

Wayne County

White County

Williamson County

  • Greer's Lost Creek Farm - blueberries
    5023 New Hope Lane, Carbondale, IL 62901. Phone: 618-457-5949. Open: June, July; Monday thru Saturday. 7 am to 12:30 & 4:00 pm til dusk. Depends on weather. Directions: 2 miles east of Giant City Grade school. OR Take Skyhawk West from Spillway.....you'll see the sign Click here for a map to our farm.  (UPDATED: April 29, 2015, JBS)

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


Local Honey Sources:

Madison County

  • Rhodes Family Farm - Honey (retail), Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, Bouncy pillow, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    8863 Dustman Rd, Worden, IL 62097. Phone: 618-307-4989. Email: pumpkinpatch@rhodesfamilyfarm.com. Open: Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm; Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm; Opening the last weekend in September all the way through Halloween. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From the intersection of Interstate 55 and Route 4, go North on Route 4 till you reach Renken Road (4.4 miles). Turn Left (West) on Renken Road and go approximately 5 miles to Dustman Road Make a Right (North) on Dustman Road and go about 1/4 mile to Rhodes Family Farm on your left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: December 02, 2010)

Pope County

  • Little Texas Farm - Honey (retail), Wildflower honey,
    780 Renshaw Road, Grantsburg, IL 62943. Phone: 270-559-5849. Fax: 270-575-9276. Email: littletexasjim@gmail.com. Open: Tuesday thru Saturday 9 am to 2 pm. Directions: From I-24: Exit to the east at New Columbia/Big Bay exit. Go east 2 1/2 miles on Big Bay Road to Big Bay; turn left (north) on Old Marion Road (before the tracks). Go beside the tracks for 2 miles into Reevesville; left across the tracks at the only crossing. Travel the gravel road. Garden is 1/2 mile on the left. From 145: Travel to Renshaw (2 miles south of 146, or, 13 miles north from the Metropolis exit off I-24). Travel WEST on the only gravel road from Renshaw -- Reevesville Road -- 2 miles. Farm is on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Also available are tomatoes, specialty tomatoes, squash, peppers, specialty pepeppers. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Bring snacks and drinks. This is a remote location without amenities. A great place for walking or for sitting in the shade! Glad to have you!. (ADDED: April 06, 2015)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:


Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:


Horse Rides and More:


Winery, Brewery and Distillery Tours and Tastings:


Farm Bed And Breakfasts


Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:


Wholesale Foods

Union County

  • Rendleman Orchards - Regional delivery (see below for details), all produce is sustainably grown, apples, cucumbers, nectarines, peaches, summer squash, gift shop, restrooms
    9680 State Route 127 North P. O. Box 159, Alto Pass, IL 62905. Phone: 618-893-2771. Fax: 618-893-2370. Email: info@rendlemanorchards.com. Open: Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (ADDED: September 13, 2012)

 


 

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