Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Southeastern South Dakota? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Southeastern South Dakota,
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 If you find anything outdated or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
anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
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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
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.
Southeastern South Dakota U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Bon Homme County
Sanderson Gardens -
asparagus, pumpkins, raspberries (Spring, red),
raspberries (Autumn, red), rhubarb, strawberries, U-pick and already picked,
restrooms, birthday parties, school tours
47657 US Highway 14, Aurora, SD
57002. Phone: 605-693-4871. Email:
email@example.com. Open: When strawberries start we are open
everyday 8am to Noon; Call ahead if you are driving very far or want to
order picked fruit; Raspberries usually start about the middle of August and
go until the first killing frost; Self serve anytime during daylight hours;
Pumpkins begin about middle of September and go until Halloween; Self serve
anytime during daylight hours. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: 4 miles east of Brookings on
US Highway 14.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: May
31, 2016, JBS)
Ufford Hills Agriculture - beans, beets, broccoli, carrots,
corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, gooseberries,
herbs or spices, melons, onions, other berries, peas, peppers, plums,
rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables,
walnuts, Fresh eggs
3691 East Main Street, Vermillion, SD 57069.
Phone: 605-521-8627. Alternate Phone: 605-677-8775. Fax: 605-624-3618.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Reservations Only 6055218627.
Just off interstate 29 and highway 50. Feel free to call for specific
directions.Click here for a map and directions. Harvest Festival is the first
week of October every year; Haunted Corn Maze is last two weekends of
October every year. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: February 17, 2015)
- Bee Healthy Produce -
Uses natural growing practices, apples, cherries, cucumbers, wine
grapes, melons, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries
(Autumn, red), rhubarb, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, watermelons,
Honey from hives on the farm
47842 271st St, Harrisburg, SD 57032. Phone:
(605) 213-0259. Alternate Phone: (952) 454-3628. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Call for current hours. Directions: 8
1/2 miles East of I-29 at the Tea Exit 73 on 271st ST. Go 1/2 mile East of
Highway 11 on North side at Truax mailbox.
Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are
not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: July 11,
Country Apple Orchard - apples, pumpkins, gift shop,
27249 SD Highway 115, Harrisburg, SD 57032. Phone: 605-743-2424. Email:
click here for their contact form. Directions: The orchard is located 5
miles south of Sioux Falls, on Minnesota Avenue.
click here for a map. The orchard was established in 1984 on 78 acres.
We have approximately 6,000 trees with thirteen varieties to satisfy
everyone's tastes. We also plant seven acres of pumpkins. Harvesting begins
in Mid-August, and continues into late October. Please come out and enjoy a
day in the country! We have many exciting fall events and new attractions
planned. Veda's Homemade Apple Pie, Also available Apple Wood Chips, Pony
Rides & Train Rides (Weekends Only)
Open: Fall Hours, Monday to Friday: 10am to 6pm, Saturday: 10am to 5pm,
Sunday: 12pm to 5pm. And we have festivals:
Apple Festival a weekend in September, includes apple picking,
homemade pies, horse drawn hayrides, pony rides, train rides, art & craft
booth. All American Gymnastic Inflatable playground, food & bushels of fun
Harvest Festival, a weekend in early October, enjoy a day in the
country picking apples & pumpkins. Come out and meet Sneakers the live
scarecrow. Enjoy horse drawn hayrides, pony rides, inflatable playground,
train rides, homemade apple and pumpkin pie, an lost of fun.
Great South Dakota Weigh Off (SD Giant Pumpkin Growers Association):
Come and see the incredible 500 lb. pumpkins. Weigh-in and winner announced
after 11a.m. Call for details.
Pumpkin Festival on a weekend in mid October: Enjoy the country with
a horse-drawn hayride to one of the many pumpkin patches, pony rides, food,
inflatable playground, train rides, Kettle-Korn, face painting, Children's
Barn & lots of fun.
Berrybrook Organics - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red),
raspberries (Spring, yellow), strawberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already
44578 280th Street, Marion, SD 57043. Phone: 605-925-7038. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Normal hours for strawberries are from
7:00am till 11:00am Mondays through Saturdays, usually starting in early to
mid June depending on the year; Please call ahead or check our website for
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all
crops! Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Garritys' Prairie Gardens LLC - Apples, cherries, plums,
pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, Pony Rides & Train Rides
30661 444th Avenue, Mission Hill, SD 57046. Phone: 605-665-2806.
Email us at:
Click here for a map to our farm. We are open June, July,
August, September, October. Our hours are: Monday to Saturday 9am to
6pm Sunday 1pm to 5pm Apple Fest celebrated every weekend in
September and October.