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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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

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

Jasper County

  • Eenigburg's Berry Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    713 15th Avenue NW, Demotte, IN 46310. Phone: 219-987-2424. Email: bestblu[email protected]. Open: Monday to Thursday 7 am to 6 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 5 pm; closed Sunday; July 4 to August 8. Directions: I-65 South to IN 2 Exit (Lowell), Go 5 miles east (left) to US Highway 231. Go South (right)over Kankakee River and exactly three miles past river take first road to the west (right). Go one half mile on 15th Avenue (also called 1400 N.) You will see the farm on the left hand side of road. Watch for signs! Or check out our website for more directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We also have lots of blueberry goods: Blueberry jam, jelly, syrup, honey, and even blueberry BBQ Sauce and blueberry mustard, coffee, teas and jerky! Eenigenburg's Berry Farm - North Farm Facebook page. Blueberry season varies each year so check out our website for updates and opening days and hours. Please bring your own take home containers for pick your own berries. We sell ready picked berries in convenient 3 lb., 5 lb., and 10 lb. containers. Please call ahead and place your order for ready picked berries to guarantee your pick up date and time. 2019 Prices are as follows: U-Pick $2.25/pound, Ready Picked 10lbs $32.50, 5lbs $16.25. We also have 5lb bags of FROZEN BLUEBERRIES
  • Eenigenburg's Blueberries - blueberries
    6721 W. State Road 10, DeMotte, IN 46310. Phone: 219 987-2957. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday through Saturday from 7 am to 6 pm; We are CLOSED on Sundays. Directions: We are 1 1/2 miles East of DeMotte; Right on the HIGHWAY, U.S. 231 S. and 10. We will be on the South side of street. You will turn on to our gravel driveway, and come back about 100 yards. The farm and our shed are located right behind Eenigenburg's Small Engine Repair Shop, and the bait shop. SPECIAL NOTE: There are two junctions of 10 and 231. We are located between them. Eenigenburg's Blueberries Facebook page. You can eat any blueberries while you pick! This is one of many benefits of picking your own berries at our orchard. We won't weigh you on your way in or out of the field. You are free to eat as many berries as you would like while you are in the field itself. There is nothing that makes us happier than seeing kids and adults as well coming out of the fields with big blue smiles. Bon appetit! 2019 Prices: READY PICKED: $3.25 per pound, U-PICK: $2.25 per pound.  (ADDED: May 26 2015, JBS)
  • Evers' Farm - blueberries,
    13340 N. 700 West, DeMotte, IN 46310. Phone: 219-866-2388. Directions: 1.75 Miles North Of Ind highway 10 On 700 W. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in July. Open: Call for times. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Fritts Blueberry Farm - blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked
    10301 North State Road 10, Demotte, IN 46310. Phone: 219-987-2228. Alternate Phone: 219-987-5117. Fax: 219-987-7111. Open: Directions: Exit I-65 at route 10-exit 230. Go east on 10 about 3 miles. follows signs for 10. Turn left when Route 10 turns north(by big John Deere building)Go north about 1&1/2 miles to farm on right. Follow signs. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Luedtke Blueberry Farms LLC - blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    725 E. 1400 N., Wheatfield, IN 46392. Phone: 219-956-3356. Fax: 219-956-2704. Open: from 7 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries are usually available to pick from July 4th through August 5. We also sell preserves, honey and syrup. Payment: Cash, Check. Luedtke Blueberry Farm Facebook page.
  • Van Kley's Blueberries - blueberries, honey from hives on property
    2666 W. St. Road 10, Wheatfield, IN 46392. Phone: 219-956-3687. Email: [email protected]. Directions: 2 one half miles west of SR 49 on SR 10 or 6 miles east of DeMotte on State Road 10. Open: Monday through Saturday 7 am to 6 pm. Call for seasonal pricing for blueberries. U-pick and pre-picked blueberries available for purchase. Van Kley's Blueberries Facebook page.  Also honey, jams, jellies, and juices are available for purchase.
    Comments from a visitor on July 08, 2009:
    "The staff at the farm is very friendly and helpful. Alice "The blueberry Lady" is as sweet as can be and very helpful. She even checked on us a few times while we were picking. We go back every year to pick from this farm."
  • Zylstra's Blueberries - permanently closed.
    11881 W. 1200 North, DeMotte, IN 46310. Phone: 219-987-2061. Email: [email protected] Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website says they are permanently closed. We've recently celebrated over 50 years of growing and selling blueberries. Those years have been filled with wonderful memories and we've had the privilege of making many friends along the way. But the time has come to sell the last box and close the shutters on the shed; Zylstra's Blueberries is now closed.
    Thank you so much for your business!

Lake County

  • C & L Lawncare - pumpkins, raspberries (Spring, yellow), Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked
    ||, Griffith, IN 46319. Phone: (219) 238-6906. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday - Friday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: August 27, 2019)
  • County Line Orchard - Apples, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, haunted corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, face painting, petting zoo
    200 County Line Road, Hobart, IN 46342. Phone: 219-947-4477. Fax: 219-947-7933. Email: [email protected]. Open: click here for current hours and dates. Directions: We are located 33 miles SE of Chicago. Exit 80/94 at Ripley, go south to Rte 6, go east to County Line Rd - turn right on County Line Road. We are 1 mile on the Right hand side of the road. Easy access from I-65 - exit at Rte 6 and go east to County Line Rd - turn right on County Line Road ! mile on the right hand side. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. County Line Orchard is family owned and operated. County Line Orchard Facebook page. In addition to apples and pumpkins we have a Kid's Farm, 8-acre corn maze, haunted trail, country store and kitchen with some of the best homemade apple cinnamon donuts in Lake County.
  • De Jong Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, herbs or spices, kale, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    8700 Grand Blvd, Merrillville, IN 46410. Phone: (708) 259-0516. Email: [email protected]. Open: Hours vary; please see our Facebook page for current availability and hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, PayPal. (ADDED: February 01, 2021)
  • Five Hands Farm - strawberries, blueberries, flowers
    22090 Chestnut Street, Lowell, IN 46356. Phone: (219) 696-5601. Email: [email protected]. Sunflower patch in late August or early September And a U-pick flower field opening in July. (ADDED: August 9, 2020, JBS)
  • Johnson's Farm Produce - strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, restrooms
    8960 East Ridge Road, Hobart, IN 46342. Phone: (219) 962-1383. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We offer strawberry picking at our Hobart location; Strawberry season is during the month of June; Weather can affect the season greatly so the season can be as short as two weeks or as long as 5 weeks; If you are planning to pick, some time during the first two weeks of June is your safest bet; If you keep an eye on our website starting the last week in May, it will tell you when picking starts; You can also sign up for our mailing list for up to date emails about picking our delicious strawberries!. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Johnson's Farm Produce is a Produce Farm and Garden Center. Please note that the only U-Pick crop that we currently offer is strawberries. We do farm over 200 acres of produce and have it available in both of our locations when it's in season. Johnson's Farm Produce Facebook page. Our produce is picked continually throughout the day so you always get fresh and delicious at Johnson's. Stop in and try our famous sweet corn. We usually start picking it in early July and have it available until the first heavy frost. You will not be disappointed! Please visit our website for more information. Our strawberry UPICK fields will be open Monday-Friday until our season is over for a $2 entrance fee per person, Why an entrance fee? We are not funded by any city parks and rec division and welcome you onto our land to enjoy how we have stewarded the blessing of owning the land. The admissions helps to cover all the overhead, insurance, workers' living wages and yearly improvements you will enjoy. 
  • Merrillville Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, melons, peppers, pumpkins, tomatoes, other vegetables, prepicked produce, farm market
    6716 South Colorado Street, Hobart, IN 46342. Phone: 219-947-0223. Email: [email protected]. Open: during normal business hours, 7 days a week (Seasonal). Directions: 6716 Colorado Street, Hobart IN 46342 - From US 30 near Westfield Shopping Center - Turn North (At Walmart) onto Colorado Street from US 30, continue 1.5 miles over RR Tracks, our farm is on the left. From 61st Avenue and I-65 Intersection, Head East 1 mile until Colorado St, Turn Right 1/2 on right is our farm. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August, September, October. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. Seasonally a vendor at the Crown Point Farmer's Market, Schererville Farmers Market, and as always pre-picked produce is available at our farm or for u-pick. Merrillville Farms Facebook page.
    A visitor writes on July 09, 2013: "My cousin and I came here this past Sunday. They had tons of giant blueberries! The staff was very nice and the prices were reasonable. They also had fresh eggs for sale. Very convenient location for people living in Gary/Chicago. We'll come back next year!"
  • Mowry's Fruit Farm - UPDATE for 2019: They are permanently closed
    Crown Point, IN 46307. .
    Comments from a visitor on August 27, 2019: "Sadly, Mowry's closed in 2017 and was sold. All signs referring to the apple orchard and honey have been removed. Though it was small, our family enjoyed patronizing them regularly and have missed their fruit." "

Newton County

Porter County

  • Anderson's Orchard & Winery Inc. - Apples (u-pick), winery
    430 E. U.S. Hwy. 6, Valparaiso, IN 46383. Phone: 219-464-4936. Email: [email protected]. Open: Spring: Monday through Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm; Winter: Tuesday though Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday 11 am to 4 pm; June through November. Directions: 3 one half miles east of SR 49 on Hwy. U.S. 6.
  • Coburg Flower Depot - flowers, pumpkins, U-pick and already picked
    573 North 600 East, Westville , IN 46391. Phone: (219) 608-6147. Email: [email protected]. Open: Hours vary, please see our website or Facebook page for current availability and hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: September 16, 2021)
  • Great Inspirations Farm - Uses natural growing practices, beans, melons, peas, summer squash, winter squash, other vegetables,
    624 E 950 N, Westville, IN 46391. Phone: 219-929-1763. Email: [email protected]. Open: Wednesday 12 pm to 5 pm; Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, May 15 to October 15. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Johnson's Farm Produce - strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, vegetables, flowers, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gem mining, gift shop, restrooms
    718 West HWY 30, Valparaiso, IN 46383. Phone: (219) 759-6359. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours; typically, Monday to Saturday 9 am-7 pm; Sunday, 9 am to 6 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pick Your Own Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries & Blackberries. Strawberry season is during the month of June; Weather can affect the season greatly so the season can be as short as two weeks or as long as 5 weeks; If you are planning to pick, some time during the first two weeks of June is your safest bet; If you keep an eye on our website starting the last week in May, it will tell you when picking starts; You can also sign up for our mailing list for up to date emails about picking our delicious strawberries!. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Johnson's Farm Produce Facebook page. Johnson's Farm Produce is a Produce Farm and Garden Center. Our produce is picked continually throughout the day so you always get fresh and delicious at Johnson's. Stop in and try our famous sweet corn. We usually start picking it in early July and have it available until the first heavy frost. You will not be disappointed! Please visit our website for more information. Their strawberry UPICK fields will be open Monday-Friday until our season is over for a small entrance fee per person, Why an entrance fee? We are not funded by any city parks and rec division and welcome you onto our land to enjoy how we have stewarded the blessing of owning the land. The admissions helps to cover all the overhead, insurance, workers' living wages and yearly improvements you will enjoy. When they are ripe, the farm often has the following available to pick: ACORN SQUASH, BEETS, BLACKBERRIES, BLUEBERRIES, BROCCOLI, BRUSSEL SPROUTS, BUTTERNUT SQUASH, CABBAGE, CAULIFLOWER, CUCUMBERS, EGGPLANT, FANCY GOURDS, GOURDS, GREEN BEANS, GREEN PEPPERS, GREEN TOMATOES, HOT BANANA PEPPERS, JALAPENO PEPPERS, KALE, SUNFLOWERS, PICKLES, PEPPERS, PUMPKINS, RED RASPBERRIES, STRAWBERRIES, WATERMELON, SWEET BANANA PEPPERS, YELLOW SQUASH, ZUCCHINI.  (ADDED: May 09, 2015, JBS)
  • Valmere Farms LLC - Uses natural growing practices, PYO flowers, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), maple syrup, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
    641 East State Road 2, Westville, IN 46391. Phone: 219-688-4753. Email: [email protected]. Open: June, July and August 10:00am to 4:00pm Saturdays and Sundays. Directions: 641 East State Road 2 Westville, IN 46391. Daylilies: June, July and August. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Family owned Farm. We raise and grow everything as natural as possible. All of our animals are free range on pasture. We sell Black Angus Beef, Chicken, Pork, Fall Turkey, Honey and Maple syrup. We have Daylilies plants for sale with over 500 different varieties to choose from. We are your local family farm that raises grass fed free range product. All of our product is raised or grown without the use of antibiotics or pesticides to insure the wholesome nutrition for my family and yours.


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