Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Polk County, Oregon? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Polk County, Oregon, 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

New! 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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!

What's in season in September 2020, and other timely information:

Notes for September 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 seasonal updates.

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 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, 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 write me!

Canners, both 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.

Polk County, Oregon U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county

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

Polk County 

  • Allan Mathany - blueberries
    11600 Staats Road, Monmouth, OR 97361. Phone: 503-838-0761.
  • Apple Haven Farm - apples, U-pick and already picked
    10 Miles West Of The Salem Marion Street Bridge, Rickreall, OR 97371. Phone: 503-835-5045. Open: Call to make an appointment for picking; Many times available except November 16 to 21. Directions: Call for directions. Click here for a map and directions. We started picking in early November and will pick through December or until the Braeburn apples have been completely harvested. Payment: Cash, only. Our acres of Braeburn apples have produced a beautiful crop this year and will make a great addition to your holiday. At only 40 cents per pound, our apples are excellent for pies, crips, sauce or dipped fresh into carmel.
  • Daum's Produce Farm - UPDATE for 2020, A visitor tells me they are permanently closed.
    Salem, OR.
    A visitor writes on June 13, 2020: "Confirming that sadly, Daum's in Polk county, Oregon is no longer open. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 18, 2019: "We drove by there and the stand is run down and there are no signs or anything showing that it's open for U Pick or Pick Up. The last entry on their FaceBook was from 2016. "
  • Paradise Blueberry Farm - blueberries, porta-potties are available
    8400 Hopewell Road Nw, Salem, OR 97304. Phone: 503-585-3034. Email: bougherd@yahoo.com. Open: July 11th Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 8 am to 7 pm Sunday 1pm to 6pm Closed on Wednesday Closed when the berries have been picked out - Check Facebook page. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Salem: Take Wallace Road towards Dayton, turn left on Hopewell Road First driveway on the right. From Dayton: Take Wallace Road towards Salem, turn right onto Hopewell Rd, First driveway on the right. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: June 21, 2018, JBS)
  • Perryhill Farm  - blueberries, peaches, cherries and apples
    5775 Perrydale Rd, Dallas, OR 97338. Phone:(503) 623-4539. Open: See our website or Facebook page for current hours and availability before you go. Typical harvest dates: Blueberries Late June to early September. Peaches Late July to early September. Apples Mid September to Late October. Cherries Late June to mid July. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: July 04, 2018) (UPDATED: June 21, 2018, JBS)  (ADDED: May 01, 2015, JBS)
  • Rogue Farms - No pesticides are used, marionberries, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms
    3590 Wigrich Road, Independence, OR 97351. Phone: (503) 838-9813. Alternate Phone: (503) 241-3800. Email: allyw@rogue.com. Open: U - pick typically offered late June - early July; Please call for availability and hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: July 11, 2018) (ADDED: June 20, 2018)
  • Sliverfarm - strawberries, porta-potties are available, U-Pick/We-Pick Strawberries
    6000 Perrydale Road, Dallas, OR 97338. Phone: 503-623-2713. Email: sliverfarm6000@gmail.com. Open: May through August; Monday to Friday 8am to Sundown, Saturday and Sunday 7am to Sundown. Directions: How to get here: 1. Start out going east on SE Washington St/OR-223 toward SE Jefferson Street 0.07 mi 2. Take the 1st left onto SE Jefferson St/OR-223. Continue to follow OR-223. 3. Stay straight to go onto NE Kings Valley Hwy/OR-223. 4. Turn left onto OR-22/Willamina-Salem highway 5. Turn right onto Perrydale Road If you are on Highway 22 and reach Salt Creek Road you've gone too far. 6. 6000 PERRYDALE RD is on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Call ahead to check if we have been picked out. click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 21, 2018, JBS) (UPDATED: June 06, 2016)
  • Sometimes a Grape Notion - wine grapes, porta-potties
    8345 Crowley Road About 8 Miles West Of Salem, Rickreall, OR 97371. Phone: (907) 230-9287. Alternate Phone: (907) 360-5373. Email: feebee@gci.net. Open: September 15th - September 30th 2018; Open 8am to 8pm. Directions: 8345 Crowley Road Rickreall OR 97371 about 8 miles west of Salem in the Eola-Amity Hills. We use integrated pest management practices (IPM). Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. It's a beautiful, professionally managed site on a southwest slope between 240 and 320 feet elevation with marine sedimentary soils (Chehulpun). Half of the vineyard is planted in 777 clones and the other half is in 115 clones. We expect to obtain a brix between 23 and 24%. I am asking for $1.50 per pound but will consider a lower price depending on the amount of fruit that you want. If you are interested call Jon or email. (ADDED: August 15, 2018)

 


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

 

 


 


The Presto Pressure
canners are out
of stock, but Tfal's
are available!


Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book