Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Southwest Michigan? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Southwest 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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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!
Notes for March 2018: The northern half of the U.S. (and most of Canada, of course) are under snow. So, the crops to pick are pretty much limited to Florida, Texas, southern California and a few other areas of the Deep South. Citus, for one, is a crop that is usually available now; and in those areas, soon also strawberries and blueberries.Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.
We also have a website for both Valentine's Day information, facts and fun and one for St. Patrick's day (including great recipes for corned beef, Irish stew, etc.)
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!
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
9351 E Eureka Road, Eau Claire, MI 49111. Phone: 269-782-7101. Email: [email protected]. Open: Our orchards open mid-June thru end of October, everyday, 10 am to 6 pm, except Tuesday, thru Labor Day. After Labor Day we're open Friday-Mon., except by appointment or tour reservations. Oct.-Jan. we pack and ship gift boxes. Call our Ripe N' Ready Report 877-863-3276. Directions: 9351 E. Eureka Road 1-1/2 miles E of M-140, Eau Claire. From (west) Chicago take I-94 to Exit 30 (Napier Ave.), go east 7.5 miles on Napier Ave to M-140. Then S on M-140 6-1/2 miles to Eureka Road From (east) Detroit, take I-94 to Exit 41 (M-140) S 12 miles to Eureka Road. From (south). We offer many enjoyable healthy and nutritious activities from Spring thru Fall seasons. Orchard tours from blossom time thru apple harvest. International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship in July. You pick your own, in season. Over 200 varieties heritage apples, gift packs, jams and jellies. Click here for our Facebook page.
15352 Cleveland Avenue, Galien, MI. Phone: 269-545-8840. Fax: 269-545-4069.Email: [email protected]. Fresh vegetables, pumpkins, cider, grapes, u-pick apples and more.We are a "Farm Market" U-pick with apples, plums, and vegetables. We grow Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Jonathan, McIntosh, Red Cortland, Empire, Granny Smith, Ida Red, Jonafree, Mutsu, Macoun, Red Mac's, Paula Red, Connel Red, Winesap, Gala, Transparent, Greening, Jonagold, Jonagored, Honeycrisp, Early Mac's, Luster El Star, Red Romes, etc. (UPDATED: June 30, 2016, JBS)