Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Northeastern Missouri? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Northeastern Missouri,
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. If you find anything outdated or
inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what
the typical prices are for each crop.
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 this year as fast as I can - if you find
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What's in season in August 2020, and
other timely information:
Notes for August 2020: Summer is almost here! Strawberry season is finished in all but the far northern ands cooler areas. Blueberries, blackberries
are in season in most areas, also tomatoes, peaches and most vegetables . Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outside, away from crowds, getting fresh, local produce, makes more sense than ever before! It's a fun, safe
and educational to pick some fresh berries, fruit and veggies and more, then come back here to learn how to freeze, can, make jam, salsa and much more!
Of course, check with the farm before you go, both to check on crop availability and hours. We also have a
state-by-state guide to Farm COVID-19 requirements here.
See our comprehensive list of
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, using similar sounding names. They have all
copied their information from 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
waterbath canners and
pressure canners, are getting hard to find as
people are doing more home canning than ever before. You can still get them online (see links at left) but prices are going up as the less expensive models are
selling out. Food dehydration is becoming a popular and inexpensive alternative; see this page about drying
your own fruits and vegetables and where to get a food dryer.
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!
See these pages to find a local
Strawberry Festival, or a
Cherry or cherry blossom festival
or a Blueberry festival. Some may still be held in 2020.
Northeastern Missouri U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Lost Branch Blueberry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, herbs or spices, porta-potties are available, picnic area (bring your own food), school tours
Branch Way, Brashear, MO 63533. Phone: 660-342-2725. Alternate Phone:
email@example.com. Open: Times vary - see website or Facebook
for daily updates during the season. Directions: Take highway 6 east (south
of Kirksville). Go approximately 5 1/2 miles and turn north (left) on Lost
Branch Way. Go about 6/10 of a mile and you will see our sign on the left.
See website for more directions.
Click here for a map and directions. Check our website or Facebook for
updates as to when we will open this season; Generally, June 24 through the
month of July. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic
certification. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page. Park like atmosphere with a small
waterfall & pond and a winding path through the herb garden with 30+
different plants. Asparagus for sale typically in May. We also have
Blueberry Jam & Muffins for sale during blueberry season. We have
nice, manicured, grass rows and easy access. We also provide bags and
buckets in which to put the bags.(UPDATED: March 31, 2016)
Hickory Ridge Orchard - apples, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the
farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties,
picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), face painting, petting zoo,
farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours,
24688 Audrain Road 820, Mexico, MO 65265. Phone: (573)
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Monday and Wednesday, Closed;
Tuesday and Thursday to Saturday, from 10am to 6pm; Sunday, from 12pm to
6pm, August 1 to September 15; Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm; Sunday, 12pm
to 6pm, September 15 to October 31.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: February 16, 2018)
Blue Heron Orchard - ORGANIC,
apples, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), prepicked
produce, school tours
32974 220th Street, Canton, MO 63435. Phone: 573-655-4291. Email:
email@example.com. Directions: From Quincy, Illinois:
Highway 24 West to US 61 North. Exit Highway C at La Grange, Missouri, turn
right (east). Come into La Grange turn left at junction B, and go 2.3 miles
(North). Turn Left at Road 220. (Look for Red Apple signs on right.) Go
.7 miles, Blue Heron Orchard on Left. .
click here for a map and directions.
click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in August,
September, October. Open: Sundays 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm Saturdays 9:00 am
until 4:00 pm Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays 10:00 am until 5:00 pm By
appointment also. The main harvest begins in late August with Gala Apples
and continues through mid to late October with Wine Saps. We are certified
organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check. Heirloom Tomatoes, Peppers,
Squash: summer/winter, Basil. Spring has arrived! Early cool crops are
producing. We have 18 different varieties of Tomatoes started. Most other
crops will be ready in end of June. Remember: Call ahead!
Comments from a visitor on August 03, 2012:
"Loved it, very friendly people. "
West Orchards - apples, peaches, plums, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill
(fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, snacks
and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
25875 Jewell Avenue, Macon, MO 63552. Phone: 660-651-7582. Alternate Phone:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: See our Website for current hours.
click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
click here for picking updates. Directions: From Macon Missouri go 5
miles north on highway 63 , turn left (west) on AX (Axtell) , go 3/4 mile ,
turn south on Jewell , 3/4 mile to Orchard.
click here for a map and directions. Apples: August 1st to October 15th.
Payment: Cash, Check. We have 17 varieties of apples including , Pristene
(our 1st summer apple and super eating as well as applesauce apple) , Mutsu
Crispin , Arkansas Black , Jonagold, Honeycrisp , Rome Beauty , Stamared
(Winesap variety) Jonafree (very close to the old fashion Jonathon) , Senshu
, Redfree , Gala , Liberty and more. Our objective is to provide wholesome
low spray fruit that taste great! Come on out to the orchard. For a small
fee, We do tours for local groups from Senior Citizens , Pre-School to
Kindergarten through High School. We are a U-Pick orchard and love to have
families and individuals come out to pick their own fresh fruit! Orchard
Opens around the 1st of August with our 1st apples variety being the
sprightly tasting and beautiful apple, The "Pristine". We also will have at
that time plums and some peaches if the season is good.