Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Northern Indiana? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Northern Indiana, 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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. Let me know when you see price changes!

New! Road tripping and camping is a great way to have a fun, safe and inexpensive family trip. The national and state parks and monuments are open, and campgrounds usually cost between $10 and $40 per night. September to November is the best camping weather.  See our new website Road Tripping and Camping.com for tips, tricks, guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 September 2021, and other timely information:

Notes for September 2021: Autumn is upon us and that means you'd better hurry to get blueberries and peaches; apples are already in full swing. Some crops continue until frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes. Check your area's crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal specific updates.

See these pages to find a local Apple festival, and other festivals. We have a guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, blueberries, peaches, tomatoes, corn etc.

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.  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!

Northern Indiana U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2021, by county

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Adams County

Allen County

  • Advanced Tree Technology - apples, pumpkins
    12818 Edgerton Road, New Haven, IN, 46774. Phone: (260) 749-0891. Email: [email protected]. U-pick orchard opens mid- September. Monday through Friday 9:30am to 7:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. Directions: Take Dawkins Road one mile east of New Haven then north on Doyle Road and east on Edgerton Road. Click here for a map and directions. Many varieties on dwarf trees. Apples are available already picked and washed as well. We also offer fresh cider and apple butter along with fresh produce, pumpkins and gourds. Our New Haven location is also home to our nursery, Advanced Tree Technology. Specializing in fast growing screen, shade and windbreak trees. Apples: Fuji, Empire, Spigold, Jonathon, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Ginger Gold, Ida Red, Cortland, Winesap, Rome, Honeycrisp, Mutsu, Paula Red, Red Free, McIntosh, Gala - note some varieties are not available for u-pick. Also Peaches, tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins and gourds. Click here for our Facebook page. Our you pick pumpkin patch and pick your own apple orchard are located with our nursery in New Haven, Indiana, just 15 minutes from downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • Cedar Creek Produce - blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Fresh eggs, porta-potties are available
    11709 Clay Street, Leo-cedarville, IN 46765. Phone: 260-627-5239. Email: [email protected]. Open: Sunday through Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: From Interstate 69 North, take exit 316 Dupont Road. Turn left onto Dupont, continue into Leo-Cedarville. Clay Street is the first street on the right after the bridge. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries starting June 5, Raspberries starting June 23, Blueberries starting July 5. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. we have a variety of fruits and vegetables as well as our own maple syrup, eggs, pork, and honey. Pick your own fruits include strawberries beginning in early June and blueberries starting around July 5th. When autumn rolls around, we have plenty of fall decorations, pumpkins, and gourds to choose from! The syrup we have for sale comes from trees that we have tapped, collected the sap from, and boiled here on our property. Our honey comes from the bees we have on the farm and there are a variety of different honey products available year-round.
  • Cook's Orchard and Farm Market - apples, pears, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), Honey from hives on the farm, farm market, porta-potties are available, school tours, group reservations
    8724 Huguenard Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46818. Phone: 260-489-3940. Email: [email protected]. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: located West of Lima Road at the intersection of Huguenard Road and Wallen Road; Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Apples are available for U-pick on dwarf trees for easy picking. We also have already picked, brushed apples available inside our store for purchase, including Honeycrisp. Other products available at Cook's: fresh cider, apple butter, local honey, jams and jellies, vine ripe tomatoes, melons, pumpkins, squash, gourds, and sweet corn. In mid-August, we have already picked fresh Red Haven peaches for sale. In late August we have fresh pears available to pick.
    Comments from a visitor on August 28, 2010: "Large variety of apples available including: Honeycrisp, Gala, Fuji, Mutsu, Jonagold, Cortland, McIntosh, Jonathon, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Empire, Rome, Northern Spy, Granny Smith, Arkansas Black, Spartan, Gold Rush, Braeburn, Lura Red, Paula Red, Ida Red, Lustre Elstar, Stayman, and more!, ick your own apples or choose from a large variety of already picked apples on display in store room. Also have available: tomatoes, pumpkins, gourds and a large variety of jams and jellies. "
  • Hilger Family Farm - Uses natural growing practices, strawberries, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area, pony rides, farm animals, school tours
    5534 Butt Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46818. Phone: 260-625-3467. Email: [email protected]. Open: strawberries available in June. Directions: Go West of Fort Wayne on U. S. 30 toward Columbia City about 5 miles then turn North (right) on Butt Road and go 1/4 mile, Hilger Family Farm is on the East (right) side. Or go East of Columbia City on U. S. 30 toward Fort Wayne about 6 miles and turn North (left) on Butt Road and go 1/4 mile, Hilger Family Farm is on the East(right) side. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Fall activities include hayrides and animal rides on the weekends. We also have hand dipped caramel apples, popcorn and hot or cold cider. During the week and on weekends we have barn swings and a playground made of straw. Corn stalks, bales of hay, pumpkin patch, Indian corn and painted pumpkins are some of the Fall decorations we have for you. Come and enjoy fresh country air and gaze at the wonders of our old timber barn.
  • J and L Pickin' Patch - flowers, pumpkins
    3522 Nuttman Avenue Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Phone: (260) 417-9357. Email: [email protected]. open: Monday thru Friday 10-6 self-serve pumpkin stand only. Pay by honor box. J & L Pickin Patch is a growing farm with a goal to have something for all seasons. We currently offer upick flowers and produce during the summer and a wide variety of pumpkins, gourds and veggies in the fall, all in the convenience of a roadside stand.

De Kalb County

  • Buch's Berry Farm - U-Pick Strawberries and raspberries
    1810 CR 51, Waterloo, IN. Phone: 260-837-7485. Open: Call for specific times. Directions: Located approximately 4 miles north of Waterloo off State Road 427 towards Hamilton. Watch for signs.
  • The Blueberry Patch - blueberries,
    540 County Road 5, Corunna, IN 46730. Phone: 260-281-2051. Email: [email protected]. Open: the season starts in mid-July and ends by mid-August;; hours will be Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday only from 6:30 am to 1 pm, we close from 1 pm to 4 pm, and open again from 4 pm to 8 pm. Directions: The Blueberry Patch is located directly west of the home address, just go north of 0540 County Road 5 to the intersection of County Road 4 and go west---"follow the signs" to The Blueberry Patch, return to "The Weigh Station" (the red shed) to weigh and pay. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Buckets for picking are available; Please bring your own container to take your berries home. (UPDATED: July 17, 2020) )
    Comments from a visitor on July 18, 2008:
    "We loved it. It's a good size patch for this area."
    Comments from a visitor on August 16, 2008: "We visited the Blueberry Patch in DeKalb County on August 15th and the bushes are still loaded with ripening berries. The place is GREAT, the blueberries are great and the folks who own it are friendly and knowledgeable. Also, it's well marked. Just follow the signs. We had a wonderful time. Carol in Auburn, Indiana"

Huntington County

  • Phil's U-Pick-It - apples, pumpkins, porta-potties are available
    780n 500w, Huntington, IN 46750. Phone: 260 388-5061. Email: [email protected]. Open: 11 am to 6 pm daily. Directions: If you are driving south, get on 9 to 100 North and turn right. Go to next cross road, 500 West, and turn left. Go to the second driveway on the right and turn in there. You have arrived. If you are driving north, get on 9 to W. Division Road and turn left. Go to next cross road, 500 West, and turn right. Go past the house and the barn with a red roof, go to the next driveway on the left and turn in there. You have arrived. There are also signs you can follow. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Wholesome Meadows Farm - No pesticides are used, pumpkins, strawberries, Fresh eggs, restrooms, school tours
    9141 N 100 W, Huntington, IN 46750. Phone: (260) 438-8242. Alternate Phone: (260) 446-6126. Email: [email protected]. Open: Call for availability. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: May 15, 2018)

LaGrange County

Noble County

  • Bender's Orchard - apples, pears,
    3133w 300s Corner of Noble County roads 300S and 300W, Albion, IN 46701. Phone: 260-799-5772. Email: [email protected]. Directions: From Churubusco or Fort Wayne: SR33 North, go 1 mile past SR9, then turn left (West) onto 400S, turn right (North) onto 300W, then left onto 300S. From Columbia City: SR109 North to Noble County 300S, turn right (East),go 3/4 mile past brick farm house to orchard parking lot. From North of the orchard: SR33 South, turn right (South) onto 300W, go 1.2 miles to 300S, turn right. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in September, October, November. Open: Generally open Saturday 8:00am to 7:00pm, Sundays 11:00am to 7:00pm, and most weekday evenings; This is a small two person operation; Calling ahead is recommended; Self serve stocked refrigerator in parking lot is always open; 2nds (slight skin defects) at a discount are available for baking, sauce or eating. Payment: Cash, Check. Asian Pears. U-Pick only on late Fall apples. 28 varieties of apples. Some are heirlooms.
  • Blossom Hill Orchard - cherries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties
    421 E Weimer Road, Avilla, IN 46710. Phone: (260) 347-3682. Alternate Phone: (312) 498-7178. Email: [email protected]. Open: Typical season is mid - June to mid - July; Open 8:30am to 5:30pm Monday thru Saturday, 1pm to 5pm Sunday; Hours and availability can vary, so be sure to check our Facebook page or call for the latest updates. Directions: Located right off SR-3 / Lima Road at the corner of Weimer Road and 1000E in Avilla, IN. We use integrated pest management practices (IPM). Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 19, 2018)
  • Blueberry Acres -Blueberries, Red Raspberries, Black Raspberries
    5393 S. 800 East, LaOtto, IN 46763. Phone: (260)-693-2080. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone; There's nothing else about them on the internet, so I assume they have closed. If you have any information to the contrary, please write me. last reported hours were, During season we are open Monday to Saturday from 7am to 8:30 pm, Closed Sunday, July through September. Directions: From Ari, 4 miles northeast of Churubusco on SR 205, go 1 mile west on CR 800E. U-picked or ordered. Payment: cash, checks.
  • LeCount Strawberry Farm - strawberries,
    3472 W 800 N, Wawaka, IN 46794. Phone: 260-761-2013. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their Facebook page has not been updated in years; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were June - hours vary. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Comments from a visitor on August 04, 2011: "Great - good picking, reasonably priced"
  • Wysong's Blueberries - blueberries
    2469 W US 6, Wawaka, IN 46794. Phone: 260-761-4109 Click here for a map and directions. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone and there's nothing else about them that is current on the internet - I presume they have closed. Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me.Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday 7am to Noon. Picking through July to mid August. Crops are usually available in July, August.  Payment: Cash, Check. U-pick and Pre-picked berries available. Call for more information or to place an order at 260-761-3841 or 260-761-4109.

Steuben County

Wells County

Whitley County



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