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 If you find anything outdated or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!
New! Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what
the typical prices are for each crop. Let me know when you see price changes!
If you are having a hard time
finding canning lids, I've used these, and they're a great price & ship in 2 days.
New! Road tripping and camping is a great way to have a fun, safe and inexpensive
family trip. The national and state parks and monuments are open, and campgrounds usually cost between $10 and $40 per night. September to November is the best
camping weather. See our new website Road Tripping and Camping.com for tips, tricks,
guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.
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!
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What's in season in October 2021, and
other timely information:
Notes for October 2021: Autumn is upon us and that means
you'd better hurry to get blueberries and peaches; apples are already in full swing. Some crops continue until
frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes.
Check your area's crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
seasonal specific updates.
See these pages to find a local
and other festivals.
We have a guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for
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. 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
Southeastern South Dakota U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2021, 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 protected]. 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.
[email protected]. 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 protected]. 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.
Open: Fall Hours, Monday to Friday: 10am to 6pm, Saturday: 10am to 5pm, Sunday: 12pm to 5pm. 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)
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 - closed to the public
Marion, SD 57043. UPDATE for 2021, The owner tells me they no
longer have Pick-Your-Own
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:
[email protected]. Directions:
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.