Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Central-Northwest Minnesota? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Central-Northwest Minnesota,
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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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.
Central-Northwest Minnesota U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
JB's Raspberries - raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), Honey
from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked
15253 Co highway 15,
Audubon, MN 56511. Phone: 218-850-8003. Email:
email@example.com. Open: starting every year around the 1st of July,
Call for dates (their website is down in 2015, so be sure to call). Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We sell nursery stock in the spring
aound the 1st of April, we have 7 different varieties of raspberry plants,
Call for dates. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: July 03, 2014, from
their website) (ADDED: July 30, 2012)
Lake Ida Apple Farm - apples,
11546 West Lake Ida Lane, Lake
Park , MN 56554. Phone: 218-532-3025. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: 7 days a week form 9 am to 7 pm mid
August through October. Directions: From the Fargo North Dakota / Moorhead
Minnesota Area: Go south on Interstate 94 to the Downer Exit: (approximately
15 miles), Go East 20 miles on Clay County Highway 10 which turns into
Becker County 4. The Orchard is on the North Westcorner of Lake Ida at 11545
West Lake Ida Lane, across the highway from Cormorant Lutheran Church.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers,
SFMNP Vouchers. (UPDATED: June 11, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: September 17, 2010)
Maple Hills Orchard, LLC - Uses
integrated pest management practices, raspberries (Autumn, red),
Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, gift shop,
concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own
food), birthday parties, school tours
29355 130th St, Frazee, MN 56544.
Phone: 218-844-5445. Alternate Phone: 218-844-5445. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Seasonal September through October,
Open Weekends, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday 11 am to 6 pm. Directions:
Drive 3 miles east of Detroit Lakes or 4 miles west of Frazee, MN on US Highway 10 to 130th Street; proceed on 130th Street 1 mile.
Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management
practices. Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page. Pre-picked apples by the 1/2 peck and
peck. In addition, they also support and promote local and sustainable
agriculture as well as fairtrade products. Family-owned orchard located in
the northern Minnesota lakes country between Detroit Lakes and Frazee. The
Apple House Store features Minnesota grown apples, orchard honey, winter
squash and a variety of gift items. We also have a walking trail, and picnic
tables. (UPDATED: June 11, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: January 28, 2014) (UPDATED:
January 27, 2014)(UPDATED: October 05, 2011) (ADDED: April 16, 2010, from
Big Stone County
Erickson's Petting Zoo - corn (sweet), cucumbers, pumpkins,
winter squash, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm
animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for
11890 Hope Road, Osakis, MN 56360. Phone: 320-762-0184. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: from Interstate 94, take
Osakis exit. Two miles west of Osakis on highway 27, one mile north on
gravel, 1/2 mile west.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. And for a map to our
click here. Crops are usually available in August, September, October.
Open: Monday to Saturday:10am to 4pm Sunday: 10am to 4pm September and
October, open weekends, same hours. Payment: Cash, Check. Hold several
activities on the farm. Easter Egg Hunt. Bird, Animal, Equipment & Tack Swap
Sales - Lots of fun activities with Pumpkin Patch and Corn Mazes. Live
music on Saturdays, trolly rides, petting zoo and pony rides. 2nd Annual
Giant Pumpkin Contest, Sunday, October 12. Lots of prizes. We also offer a
mobile petting zoo and/or pony ring for festivals and fairs. (UPDATED: June
11, 2015, JBS)
Carters' Red Wagon Farm - strawberries, pumpkin patch- already
gathered from the field, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, and prepicked
produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, tractor-pulled hay rides,
14766 119th Avenue, Park Rapids, MN 56470. Phone: 218-732-4979. Email:
email@example.com. Open: U-pick strawberries will be starting July 3; we
are open daily (closed Sundays) from 7:00 am to noon, weather permitting,
unless berries are picked out earlier.;We do not take appointments for
picking times. Directions: From the intersection of Hwys. 71 and 34
in Park Rapids: The Market is located 2 miles east on Hwy 34 (Look for the
red barn.) The farm is 3 miles west on Hwy 34 and 3 miles south on 119th
Ave. And for a map to our farm,
click here. Our
Market in Park Rapids opens around mid-May with asparagus, rhubarb and
bedding plants. Strawberries U-pick (at the farm) and ready-picked are
available late June to July. Tomatoes and cucumbers start early July. Sweet
corn, melons, raspberries, peas, green beans, and many other vegetables are
available late July-Oct. Pumpkins, squash, ornamental corn, gourds, etc are
available Sept.-Oct 31. Payment: Cash, Check. Come to our Pumpkins Parties
every Saturday from late September through October for mazes, wagon rides,
pumpkin launcher, games, pumpkin boats, refreshments and more. U-pick price
in 2014 is $10 for a 5-quart ice cream bucket. (UPDATED: June 11, 2015,
JBS) (UPDATED: July 03,
2014, from their website)
Otter Tail County
Herzog Berries - no pesticides are
used, raspberries (red), strawberries, restrooms
29937 Twin Pine Road, Underwood, MN 56538. Phone: 218-739-5483. Alternate
Phone: 218-826-6459. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Our u-pick fields are open Monday -
Saturday, 7 am to 12 noon, or until picked out; please call for daily
details; Pre-picked berries are available at our farm from 7 - 10 am or at
our stand locations (See location information on our website).
Directions: We are located at the corner of County Road 1 and County Road 35
- 3 miles north of Weetown on County Road 1 or 13 miles north of Fergus
Falls on County Road 1 or 7 miles north of Underwood on County Road 35.
Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: Late June to mid-July
Raspberries: Early July to late July. Payment: Cash, Check. We provide five
quart pails for strawberries and raspberries, along with flats to take
berries home in. We are pesticide free.
(UPDATED: June 11, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: July 03, 2014, from their
website) (UPDATED: June 15, 2009) (ADDED: May 31, 2009)
Sarah's Berries - Uses natural growing practices, strawberries,
16194 State Highway 59,
Fergus Falls, MN 56537.Email:
email@example.com. Open: Typically only late June through July, but they
have very limited production and hours vary, so check their Facebook page
BEFORE you go out, so as not to be disappointed. Directions:
One mile south of Big Chief on Highway 59.
Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries late June through
early July. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic
certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Flats provided. (UPDATED: September 09,
2016) (UPDATED: June 16,
2016) (UPDATED: June 14,
2015) (ADDED: July 03, 2014)
- The GARDEN on Hwy 35 - apples, cherries,
currants (red and black), gooseberries, other berries, raspberries (red),
rhubarb, saskatoons, other vegetables,
29700 N. highway 35, Underwood,
MN 56586. Phone: 218-495-3160. Alternate Phone: 218-770-8119. Email:
TheGARDENonHwy35@gmail.com. Open: Call for dates. Directions: 9 miles N
of Underwood or 13 miles E Fergus Falls then N on 35 1.7 miles at the
junction 1 & 35.
Click here for a map and directions. Saskatoon's aka Juneberries, think
4th of July; Call up to 5 days earlier; Very short harvest period; Aronia
berries September long harvest; Ripe berries remain on branch; Apples, July
- November several varities. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: January 18, 2015)
Glacial Acres -
ORGANIC, broccoli, cucumbers, garlic,
peppers, raspberries, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries,
tomatoes, other vegetables
17734 335th St, Sunburg, MN 56289. Phone:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Their website says "We won't have any
berries this year since we are renovating our fields.". Crops are usually available in May, June, July,
August, September, October. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash,
Check. We are a small family operation, certified organic by MOSA. We
specialize in berries, collies and assorted delicious vegetables. (UPDATED:
June 11, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED:
July 03, 2014, from their website)
Green Island - Uses natural growing practices, currants (red and black), picnic area, school
850 Scheer Drive NE, Wadena, MN 56482. Phone: 218 631 3084. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Daily, dawn through dusk during mid -
summer picking season. Directions: the drive is east off highway #71 out of
Wadena, Minnesota and not far from the Pizza Hut.
Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are
not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. We have a trial of
8 varieties of currants including red, white, black, clove, and champaign.
This is a rare opportunity to sample different flavors if you are trying to
select plants for your own garden. Other northern fruits may become
available as our various plantings gradually come to bearing age (juneberry,
wild plum, seaberry, nankin cherry, Evans cherry ).(UPDATED: June 11, 2015,
JBS) (ADDED: May 05, 2012)
Local Honey Sources:
Maple Hills Orchard, LLC -
Uses integrated pest management practices, Honey (retail),
Tours, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, gift
shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area (bring
your own food), birthday parties, school tours
29355 130th St,
Frazee, MN 56544. Phone: 218-844-5445. Alternate Phone: 218-844-5445.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Seasonal September through
October, Open Weekends, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday 11 am to 6 pm.
Directions: Drive 3 miles east of Detroit Lakes or 4 miles west of
Frazee, MN on US Highway 10 to 130th Street; proceed on 130th Street 1
Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest
management practices. Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page. Pre-picked apples by the 1/2
peck and peck. In addition, they also support and promote local and
sustainable agriculture as well as fairtrade products. (UPDATED:
January 27, 2014) (UPDATED: October 05, 2011)
- Priewe Tree Farm and Apiaries - Honey
(retail), Honey from hives on the farm
14424 County Highway 4, Lake
Park, MN 56554. Phone: 218-532-2483. Alternate Phone: 218-234-9321.
email@example.com. Open: Available during tree sales or anytime
during the year at our house. Directions: Take Becker Co#5 South from
Lake Park, MN for 10 miles. Turn right (West) on Becker Co#4 at
Roadhouse Bar and Grill. Go past Cormorant Lutheran Church (about one
mile). Tree Farm, Priewe Evergreen Terrace is on right, just past the
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
(UPDATED: November 11, 2015)
(UPDATED: October 25, 2014) (ADDED:
November 05, 2012)
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