Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Northeast Michigan? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Northeast Michigan,
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. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "pickit" and the one that ends with ".farms"; they do not update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly! I put dates to indicate when we last received an update from each farm,
and I make updates daily (each farm as their info changes). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
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 March 2017, and
other timely information:
Notes for March 2017: The warm winter means
strawberries will be EARLY this year! Move the dates ahead by 2 - 3 weeks on our
croip calendar for strawberries. See your
crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. Stored
US apples are still available.
Easter will be April 16, 2017
- Farms, churches and schools have egg hunts!
See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!
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!
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.
Northeast Michigan U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Tree and Berry Farm - strawberries,
raspberries, and U-cut Christmas trees, wreaths, garland, grave blankets.
4700 E Sucker Creek Road, Black River, MI 48721. Phone: 989-724-5510. Open:
Nov.- December . U-cut Christmas trees, wreaths, garland, grave blankets.
June-Aug. U-pick strawberries and raspberries. Open for berries, Monday to
Saturday, 7 am to 1 p.m. Sun. 1-5 p.m. U-cut trees, daily, 9 am to dark.
Directions: Located 7 miles N of Harrisville. 1/2 mile W off US-23 on Sucker
Creek Rd. (UPDATED: May 10, 2015, JBS)
Quaker Hill Farm - apples, grapes, herbs/spices, other berries,
pears, pumpkins, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other
vegetables, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the
farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, and prepicked produce, gift shop,
petting zoo, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for
P.O. Box 10, Harrisville, MI 48740. Phone: 989-736-6583. Email:
Click here for picking updates. And for a map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in March, May, June, July,
August, September, October. Open: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm No Sunday
Sales We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment:
Cash, only. Quaker Hill Farm is a Certified Naturally Grown farm and
specialize in in raising heritage breed livestock and heirloom variety
produce. We sell lamb, wool, milk-based soaps, free-range eggs, ducks,
rabbits, chickens, dairy goats and more. We feature online children's
stories about life on a farm, it is a free educational resource: Quaker
Anne's Children's Stories We offer Simple Living Skills workshops, cooking
classes and scheduled Farm Tea afternoons. Farm shoppe open June through
November - visits by appointment only. (UPDATED: May 10, 2015, JBS)
- AJ's - Strawberries,
Red Raspberries, Black Raspberries, Purple Raspberries, sakatoons,
Salina Road, Lachine, MI 49753. Phone: 989-379-3061. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Monday - Saturday
from 7am - noon. Directions: Salina Road is off M32, about 1/2 -
3/4 mile west of the intersection of M32 and M65. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (UPDATED:
May 10, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: August 01, 2009, suggested by a visitor)
Comments from a visitor on August 01, 2009: "Farm is conveniently close
to M32 and growing in popularity. Staff/owners are very friendly and
helpful! Good treats in the market. Another gem of a Northern Michigan
setting. Gentle rolling hills and farms as far as the eyes can see. They use
the flag system to avoid pickers' confusion. Plants are heaping with
delightful berries! Many long rows of plants. "
- Arnold Black Farm - Strawberries
Spratt Road, Lachine, MI 49753. Phone: 989-379-4491. Open: 6 am to ? (call).
(ADDED: July 27, 2009, suggested by a visitor)
Comments from a visitor on July 27, 2009: "Farm has easy
access, and is nicely close to M-65. Can't say enough about how helpful and
friendly the workers are; they make it a super experience. Setting is
gorgeous with views of woods and neighboring farms. The berries are simply
addictive!!! Three abundant varieties (Honey Eye, Cavendish and All Star) of
berry-loaded plants. They use the flag system, so there's no confusion about
who's picked what and when. A+. They are open in season; normally 3rd week
of June to as late as 3rd week of July, 6 a.m. start time, unsure of day's
end time. Monday through Saturday for sure, but don't know about Sunday.."
The Bushey Road Berry Farm LLC -
Certified Naturally Grown, asparagus, raspberries (red),
raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow),
raspberries (Autumn, yellow), rhubarb, strawberries, tomatoes, restrooms
10610 Bushey Road, Alpena, MI 49707. Phone: (989) 727-4068. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays: 10am to
6pm (hours and days vary, please call ahead. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: Google map on our website.
Click here for a map and directions. Open from May thru September: 10am
to 6pm (hours and days will vary, please call for hours and crop
availability). We are certified naturally grown for all crops! Payment:
Click here for our Facebook page. Shaded seating area's, relaxing music
while you pick, reefer room for your produce while you sit and rest up!
Organic gardening supplies. (UPDATED: June 22, 2010)
- Herron Farm - Strawberries
16390 Allen Road, Lachine, MI 49753. Phone: 989-379-4089. Open: Monday to
Saturday in June/July; (not sure about Sunday) 6 am to noon. Directions:
Farm is visible from M65, seven miles south of M32. (ADDED: August 01, 2009, suggested by a visitor)
Comments from a visitor on August 01, 2009: "Very popular farm in this region,
with many loyal pickers. Berries are splendid and abundant! I think they use
the flag system to avoid picker confusion. Priceless Northern Michigan
country setting; dew-soaked plants beckoning at the crack of dawn!"
- McCormack Raspberry Farm - Raspberries
11715 Cripps Road, Herron, MI 49744. Phone: 989-727-3394. Open:
July/August. Directions: From M65 take Werth Road east to Herron Road and
turn south. From M32 take Herron Road south across Werth. Go for 1/2 - 1
mile to Badder Road, right. Take Badder a couple miles to Briar Hill, left.
Take Briar Hill a little ways to Cripps Road and you'll see the sign. There
are signs that point the way anyhow from Badder Road.
Comments from a visitor on August 01, 2009: "Love it! The patch is tucked back
in the woods and is like paradise; nothing out there but woods surrounding
it, with constant companionship and song from the indigo bunting. Deer
occasionally come out to greet pickers. Bushes and berries are amazing and
well cared for! Summer berries, but don't know about fall berries. Not sure
if they take credit cards; I think they have a porta-potty.not sure if they
use the flag system. " (ADDED: August 01, 2009, suggested by a visitor)
- The Farm - Strawberries and raspberries in season, u-pick. Pumpkin patch, hay rides.
Nicholson Hill Road,
Alpena, MI. Phone: 517-727-8004. Also has displays made with pumpkins.
Farmer's market. Open approx. 3rd week in June, then July, daily as crop
allows, 7 am to 12 pm and 4-6 p.m. Call for Oct. hours.
Directions: From Alpena, 16 miles out Werth Road. Follow the pumpkin signs.
From M-65, Beaver Lake Road, 5 miles follow the pumpkin signs. From US-23 S,
W 9 miles on Nicholson Hill Road, follow the pumpkin signs for 7 miles.
- Michigan Cranberry Farm - Blueberries
9972 Alpena State Road, Cheboygan, MI 49721. Phone: 231-625-2700.
email@example.com. Open: Farm is open to the public only on specific days; call ahead to find
out which days and dates! Directions: And for a map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in August. Payment: Cash, only. Harvested cranberries are available in mid
October. They also have
a tour of the cranberry operation. The tour consists of riding through
the cranberry farm and seeing the various stages of harvesting and
processing the berries. During the tour guests will be able to get off the
bus for photographs and samples of cranberry products. Fresh cranberries
will also be available for purchase in one, two, or five pound bags. Tours
will depart from the bus garage behind the high school and will leave
promptly at their scheduled departure time. Tickets are $5 per person and
must be paid in advance. Tickets may be purchased at the Chamber office, or
by mailing a check to the Chamber. For more information, please click here
to visit the Michigan Cranberry Company Website or call the Chamber at (231)
627-7183.(UPDATED: May 10, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: December 15, 2008)
Comments from a visitor on August 04, 2008: "Off the beaten path, however, a
great place to go and pick Northern Michigan berries." (ADDED: August 04,
Wellington Farm Park
- Living history farm, Not a PYO / U-pick
6940 S Military Road, Grayling, MI 49738. Phone: 989-348-5187. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: From Exit 251 of I-75 go W 4 mi. to end of
road then S 3/4 mile. The Wellington Farm Market is part of Wellington Farm Park, A 60 acre living
history complex depicting farm life during the Great Depression. Attractions
include a blacksmith, carpenter shop, sawmill, grist mill, summer kitchen
and a machine shed. Costumed interpreters are available in most buildings. A
great family outing. (UPDATED: May 10, 2015, JBS)
Czaika's Blueberry Farm
838 Legget Road, Tawas City, MI 48763. Phone: 989-362-4638.
email@example.com. Open: Typically from the end of July
or early August, from
8 am to 8 pm, During picking season, the answering machine is
updated daily with latest picking information! .
Port-a-potties on the site. Czaika's Blueberry Farm is a
U-PICK farm. The bushes are a mid-height variety which usually
ripens in early August. You may either bring your own containers or
borrow our buckets with plastic liners. (UPDATED: May 10, 2015,
JBS) (UPDATED: March 10,
2013, from their website)
- Brandt's Farm - strawberries
MI 49746. Phone: 989-742-4183. Open: 7 days a week, from 7 am till ?
Directions: 8 miles north of Hillman, 9 miles south of
Hawks, Co. Rd. 451
(F21), watch for sign.
Comments from a visitor on June 26, 2009: "I've
gone there almost every year for the last 20 years. Very nice people.
Delicious berries." (ADDED: June 26, 2009, suggested by a visitor)
None found in this county yet.
if you know of any!
- D & M - Strawberries
2070 Mills Station Road, Whittemore, MI 48770. Phone: 989-756-3962. 7Am to
5PM. (ADDED: July 14, 2008)
Comments from a visitor on June 26, 2010:
"I called yesterday to see if he would be open today, he said he would be.
Got up this morning, drove 40 mile round trip to find him closed. Don't
trust this one."
A visitor writes: "Great Berries, but
not organized in that they did not tell you where to pick, so you had to
find the where others have not picked yet."
- Remilong's - strawberries and raspberries.,
4192 Beardsley Rd, West Branch, MI 48661. Phone: (989) 345-3038. Open:
Call for for hours and availability. Directions: Call for directions.
Payment: Cash, only.. (ADDED: June 16, 2016, Suggested by a visitor)
Blueberry Hills - CLOSED
1450 John R Nelson
Drive, Mio, MI 48647. (ADDED: March 12, 2009)
A visitor writes
on July 20, 2016: "This one closed.. I live down the road from them and
they didn't offer half of the things/activities they said they did.. but
they are closed now anyway"
- Estelle's Strawberry Patch ( Estelle Farm)
Alba Road, Gaylord, MI, 49735. Phone: 989-732-7424. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: Nine miles west of Gaylord on Alba
Road. U-pick or picked to order. (ADDED: June 27, 2008)
Comments from a visitor on July 30, 2012: "I have been a customer of Estelle Farm for
years,buying pounds of strawberries at a time. It must of been a bad year
for them, and thankfully I only bought one flat, but the strawberries were
next to horrible. They were small, with dark spots and did not taste good. I
threw away at least two quarts worth that were simply "bad". I will pay more
attention to looks and do a "taste test" next year. Considering the weather
this year, I'm sure they are not the only farm to experience this problem."
Fleming Farm - corn (sweet), pumpkins, U-pick and already picked,
corn maze, hayrides, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties,
weddings and wedding parties, school tours
4264 Martindale Road, Gaylord,
MI 49735. Phone: 989-272-3312. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5pm; Saturday and
Sunday, from 10 am to 5pm, October 7th to October 25th. Directions: Follow
north Townline road from M-32 to Martindale road; take a left on Martindale
until it ends at the farm.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page. Pumpkin Patch, Petting Zoo, and Corn
Maze starts October 4th and will run until October 26th. Call Brandie today
to make a reservation. Weekend hayrides are on a regular schedule at 11
a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m by demand. Other times are available by appointment.
(UPDATED: May 10, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: September 11, 2013)
Up North Blueberry Farm -
natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
3964 Hallenius Road, Gaylord, MI 49735. Phone: 231-546-3032. Email:
Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 am to 7 pm during
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are
not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (UPDATED:
July 08, 2016) (UPDATED:
May 10, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: December 20,
Presque Isle County
- None found in this county yet.
Write me if you know of any!
- None found in this county yet.
Write me if you know of any!
Local Honey Sources:
Meats, Milk and Eggs:
Farm Venues for Weddings, Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:
Horse Rides and More:
Howell's Riding Stable - Horse trails (guided), Horses
rented (guided trails), Beautiful rural setting, Fishing nearby,
hunting nearby, boating nearby, skiing nearby, snowmobiling nearby,
golf nearby, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children
welcome, No pets please, No smoking allowed, porta-potties, pony rides
7902 Mullett Burt Road, Cheboygan, MI 49721. Phone: 231-238-9976.
Alternate Phone: 231-818-1738. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Thursday to Saturday 10 am to
6 pm for walk - ins or appointment; Sunday to Wednesday 10 am to 6 pm
by appointment, May 1 to November 1; See our website for current hours
and special events.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page. We require close toed shoes or
boots. No flip flops, sandals, high heels. Your ride may be rescheduled
if you are not properly attired. Long pants are strongly suggested.
Hand-Led pony rides for 3 to 12 year old children. Lead-line and
double rides with guide for an additional charge. (ADDED: July 25,
Farm Bed And Breakfasts
Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks: