Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Northeast Minnesota?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Northeast 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 "Eatwell", "pickit" and the ones that ends with ".farm"; they do not verify or update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly. Since 2002, I make updates daily (each farm as changes are reported, or I find it). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

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   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!

What's in season in November 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for November 2018: Autumn is here! Apples, pears, Fall raspberries, figs, winter squash , corn mazes and pumpkin patches are here. And there are still tomatoes, corn and other vegetables in most areas. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local apple festival, and see our guide to apple varieties (when they ripen, best uses), . Also picking tips, recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, pumpkins, 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 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 or outdated, please write me!

Health insurance: Open enrollment is almost here.  You may have heard  that health sharing plans, like Liberty and Medi-Share are less than half the cost of ObamaCare plans. We have a complete, simple comparison of the 6 major health sharing plans here.

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!

Northeast Minnesota U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county

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

Cook County

Itasca County

  • Blueberry Meadows - blueberries,
    34471 8 Mile Rd, Grand Rapids, MN 55744. Phone: 218-326-0671. Alternate Phone: 218 244 6073. Email: [email protected]. Open: As early as July 11 to as late as September 19; Every day from 8 a Monday to 8 pm. Directions: Go 8 miles south of Grand Rapids on Highway 169 to 8 Mile Road, turn right on 8 Mile Road, go 1 mile, follow signs to Meadow Number 5. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: Late July, August, sometimes early September. Payment: Cash, Check. Blueberry Meadows has just re-opened in the new Meadow Number 5, with 1800 plants of Chippewa and 300 plants of Northblue blueberries for your picking pleasure. Click here for our Facebook page.  
  • Lavalier's Berry Patch - strawberries, blueberries, apples, pumpkins, tart cherries, honey
    County Road 441, Grand Rapids, MN. Phone: 218-327-9199. Open: Pick-your-own and prepicked strawberries usually available around  July 1 and blueberries around August 1; Call for current prices and to place orders for prepicked berries. Directions: We are located approximately 5 miles southeast of Grand Rapids on the River Road (County Rd. 3) then 1/2 mile east on County Road 441. 
  • LuneyBerries Strawberry Farm - apples, asparagus, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    41237 County Road 63, Cohasset, MN 55721. Phone: 218-328-5176. Email: [email protected]. Directions: west on U.S. highway 2 from Grand Rapids 1 mile then left on county road 63 for 9 miles. the farm is on the left hand side and the Luneyberry strawberry sign is highly visible. Open: Monday to Sunday, 8 am to 7 pm. strawberries usually beginning either the last week of June or first week of July; call ahead for picking information; thanks. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Nordic Ridge Gardens - UPDATE: July 20, 2017: A visitor tells me they are now permanently closed strawberries and pumpkins
    19147 County Road 434, Bovey, MN 55709. . (UPDATED: June 11, 2015, JBS) 
  • Uncle Joe's Berry Patch - UPDATE: July 20, 2017: A visitor tells me they are now permanently closed blueberries
    34469 8 Mile Road, Grand Rapids, MN 55744. 
  • Wegner's Tree Farm - Blueberries, Christmas Trees, Farm Tours
    19600 Cardinal Drive, Grand Rapids, MN. Phone: (218) 326-5965. Email: [email protected]. Open: Seasonal - call for information. Directions: From Grand Rapids, East on Hwy 2 to the Blackberry store, turn right on Dove Lane. Go 3/4 miles to Cardinal Drive and proceed to the second tree farm. Remember we are the second tree farm on Cardinal Drive. Specializing in delicious blueberries in the summer, and premium quality Balsam Fir, Spruce and White Pine Christmas trees up to 10' tall in the fall.

Koochiching County

Lake County

St. Louis County

  • Blackbirds & Blueberries  - blueberries,
    3601 Crosby Road, Cloquet, MN 55720. Phone: 218-879-8193. Open: Call for days and hours. Directions: from Duluth go west on North Cloquet Road to Crosby Road, north on Crosby for 2.5 miles, look for Blackbirds & Blueberries sign. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Please call for picking dates. During season will be open select days, mostly weekend. Click here for our Facebook page. (formerly calledBlueberry Bush's)
  • Hoffbauer's - raspberries
    3361 Lindahl Road, Proctor, MN. Phone: 218-624-4159. Hoffmans has prepicked raspberries available at the Duluth Farmers Market in late July. Pick-your-own berries available by appointment. Call for price.
  • Lakewood Berry Farms - raspberries, black currants
    3417 Riley Road, Duluth, MN. Phone: (218) 525-5710. Open: UPDATE for 2018, Their phone is disconnected; does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open?  If so,  please write me,  last reported hours were Pick-your-own raspberries usually available around July 20; black currants available a week later; Mondays & Wednesdays: 8:00AM to 12:00PM and 4:00PM to 8:00PM; Saturdays: 8:00AM to 2:00PM. Cost in 2012 was Raspberries: $3.75/lb, Black Currants: $3.75/lb. Payment: Cash & Checks ONLY. Please bring your own containers or purchase them at the farm for 25 cents per box. 
  • Peterson's Berry Farm - strawberries,
    2001 Minnesota Highway 37, Eveleth, MN. Phone: 218-744-5759. Petersons has pick-your-own and prepicked strawberries beginning in late June or the first part of July. Pick-your-own and prepicked blueberries start in late July and early August. Call for price and to place orders for prepicked berries. (UPDATED: June 11, 2015, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on July 26, 2009: "Berries in MN are slow this year, esp. far north. Peterson's is still picking strawberries July 26, 2009. Their blueberries won't be ready 'til mid-Aug."
  • Shary's Berries - Certified Organic, blueberries
    Homestead Road, Two Harbors, MN, 55616. Phone: 218-834-5221. An acre and a half of berries and vegetables. Pick your own certified organic blueberries and prepicked blueberries & raspberries. Directions:  northeast of Duluth, 10 miles out of Two Harbors. Take Cty 11 west from Two Harbors. Road turns to dirt, continue west to fire #1651, 1/8 miles further on right. From Duluth take Hwy 61 towards Two Harbors. Turn left on Homestead road (Co 42). Go 6 miles to T. Go left. In 1/2 mile turn right onto App Road. Go 1 1/2 miles, then turn right on Two Harbors Road Field 1/8 mile on left,  (off of Highway 61). All produce 100% certified organic. Ready in late July/August Call for hours.

 


Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)