Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Michigan?  Scroll down this page and select your region of the state for a list of U-Pick farms in Michigan, sorted by county. Farms offering 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?"). 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 are looking for a local farm stand, roadside stand, farm market or local farmer's market, see our new website, dedicated to those!  See your state's crop availability calendar for specific dates of upcoming crops. And for Fall fun, see these pages to find pumpkin patches and corn mazes.. and even Zombie paintball.

For information about safely viewing the solar eclipse and where to get the approved glasses, see this page.  Or here to learn about the scam counterfeit solar eclipse glasses.

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

What's in season in August 2017, and other timely information:

Notes for August 2017: Blueberries and peaches are going still in northern and cooler areas, but are mostly finished in the Deep South. Blackberries, figs,  and raspberries are in season now. Tomatoes are going strong, although the crop is way diminished in rainy areas like the southeast.  Strawberries are finished, except in the far north, and if the farm planted Day Neutral varieties. Early apples, like Gala, are about to start!

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!

Next year, don't miss an Easter Egg Hunt for your children: See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

We also have home canning, 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 form 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, please write me!

Michigan U-Pick Farms and Orchards

Click one of these areas (or click on the map further down this page)

 

 

Clickable Map

 

I'm always looking for suggestions of more farms and events to add and feedback about any you have visited, so if you encounter any, just click on the preceding link, as appropriate!  And if you have a farm and want to add it or correct the information, please click on the link to "add my farm".

Remember to ALWAYS either email, call or click the link to the farm's own website (if they have one) on the morning before you go, to confirm hours, conditions and availability of the specific crops you want!!

And if you want simple instructions how to make jam, how to make applesauce, or how to make apple butter, just click here.  


 

Festivals and Events in Michigan

  • Blueberry Festival in Otter Lake, Michigan - typically held the last Saturday in July. Sat July 26 from 8 am to 6 pm.
    Blueberry Lane Plantation Farm on Blueberry Lane in Otter Lake, Michigan. Phone: 810-656-6400 or 810 -793-4590 after July 1, 2005. The days activities are as follows: FREE PARKING. FREE FAMILY SCAVENGER HUNT ALL DAY--WITH DRAWING. FOR A PATIO SET AT 5:00 P.M.
    * $1.00 HOT DOGS/POLISH DOGS. * $1.00 POP/WATER/SLUSHES. * .25 CENT POPCORN PER BAG. * FREE POPCORN IF YOU PICK BLUEBERRIES.
    .10 CENT KIDS GAMES (VARIOUS) WITH : A CANDY PRIZE. FACE PAINTING. CRAFT TABLES. FREE PIE EATING CONTESTS. THERE WILL BE PONY RIDES WHICH WILL THERE WILL BE A CHARGE FOR WE ARE NOT SURE HOW MUCH YET.
    Also for every person that picks 50lbs of blueberries--their name will be placed in a FREE special drawing for another patio set or grill we are not sure yet. This will also be drawn at 5:00 p.m.
  • The Blueberry Festival in Frankfort, Michigan
    August (Dates to be announced). Phone: 231-352-9674.
  • Fruitland Blueberry Festival, Whitehall, Michigan.
    July (Dates to be announced);  Staged Entertainment of local talents, Arts & Crafters, inflatable rides for kids, Blueberry Pancake breakfast and a variety of foods all day from 9-5. Phone: 231-766-3208.
  • Montrose Blueberry Festival in Montrose, Michigan
    August (August 118-22, 2004); -Montrose, Michigan. Phone: 810-639-3475. Email: montroseblueberryfestival@hotmail.com
  • National Blueberry Festival in South Haven, Michigan
    Second Weekend of August; South Haven, Michigan. Phone: 616-637-5252 or 637-5171 
  • Paradise Blueberry Festival in Paradise, MI
    August (typically, the third full weekend in August);  Phone: 906-492-3219

 

 

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