Where in North-Central Washington State to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

This month's notes: December 2014: Harvested local apples are still available at farmers and farmer's markets! And of course, you can cut your own Christmas tree, get one already cut or get a libing one to plant after Christmas - see this page.  Make your own homemade ice cream including low fat, low sugar and other flavors))  Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions!

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North-Central Washington State U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

Chelan County

  • Apple Country U-Pick - Apples
    5220 Manson Blvd., Manson, WA 98831, (509) 687-3982. Several varieties of apples ripening from September through the end of Oct. Hours 9 am to 5pm, closed Sun./Mon.
    Hosts: Don and Margaret Janicke. 
  • Banjo Creek Farms - U-pick herb, vegetable and
    fruit gardens
    4848 Green Avenue, P.O. Box 445, Manson, WA 98831. (509) 687-0708. Offers a wide variety of activities, food and shopping. "Cowboy" BBQ dinners, petting farm, corn maze, sleigh and wagon rides, gourmet foods, gift shops, art gallery, toy store, Renaissance Sunday Market, and more. Wine tasting available. 
  • Blueberry Hills Farms - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, blueberries, flowers, grapes, lavender, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1315 Washington Street, Manson, WA 98831. Phone: 509-687-2379. Email: blueberrykari@gmail.com. Open: EVERY day from 8 am to 4 pm, Serving Breakfast & Lunch All Day. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Manson: Continue through downtown Manson and stay on that road. It eventually becomes known as MANSON BLVD. Continue up MANSON BLVD. about 1.5 miles. At the top of the hill, you will make a right onto WASHINGTON STREET. Continue down for about 1.5 miles. It'll take you right to us. Click here for a map and directions. BLUEBERRIES: July to Mid August, BLACKBERRIES: July to October, RASPBERRIES: July to October, STRAWBERRIES: Late June to October, FLOWERS: May to August. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Wonderful restaurant. The best down-home scratch country cooking around. Huge portions at family friendly prices. Check our website for more information. (UPDATED: June 24, 2011)
  • Crazy Larry's Berries - blueberries
    4350 Kelly Rd, Monitor, WA 98836. Phone: 509-782-4326. Open: Tuesday-Saturday 8am-6pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm; Closed Monday. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: July 09, 2011)(UPDATED: July 10, 2012, by a visitor)
    Comments from a visitor on July 09, 2011: "I enjoyed the farm, great view of the Wenatchee River looking toward the Wenatchee Valley. We even found a nesting quail. This farm is a pick your own blueberry farm. Bring your own containers for picking., "
  • Lone Pine Fruit & Espresso - U-pick apple orchard
    23041 Hwy 97, Orondo, WA 98843,  (509) 682-1514.Open: 7 days a week; Spring/Summer 7am-7pm; Fall/Winter 7am-6pm. Fully enclosed fruit stand.  Featuring local products, fresh produce, espresso, baked goods, lunch menu, gifts and wine. Indoor/outdoor seating,  apple gift box shipping, and fun family events. U-pick Apples only (UPDATED: August 19, 2010)
  • Lucky Bohemian Orchards - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, weddings and wedding parties
    4147 Hamlin Road, Malaga, WA 98828. Phone: 509-888-9463. Email: emily.campen@gmail.com. Open: U-Pick Only Available August 4th and 5th  Please call ahead of time. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: July 10 to August 20. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. U-Pick is only available on August 4th and 5th due to Staff Shortages. Pre-Picked fruit is available all season long. (UPDATED: July 15, 2012) (ADDED: May 15, 2012)
  • Moldboard Farm - U-pick flower bouquets
    1385 Wapato Lake Road, Manson, WA 98831. (509) 687-1044. Open: Mother's Day weekend 2003. Iris and Lily viewing gardens . Glad, Iris and Lily bulbs available in season. Berries and apples in season. Hours 9 am to 5pm Tue., Thur., & Friday; 12pm-5pm Wednesday. and Saturday, Close mid-September. 
  • Roots Produce and Flower Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, flowers, raspberries (red),
    8291 Icicle Road, Leavenworth, WA 98826. Phone: 509-548-7543. Alternate Phone: 509-670-4866. Email: dbwilkinson@flymail.net. Open: July 5 to October 1; from 8 am to 7 pm; Daily. Directions: Take Highway 2 to Icicle Road, turn at the 76 gas station, go 1.5 miles, farm is on the left hand side. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: June 11, 2012)
  • Sleepy Hollow Nursery, Inc - blueberries, flowers, lavender, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    1260 Lower Sunnyslope Road, Wenatchee, WA 98801. Phone: (509) 662-2036. Email: sleepyhollownurseryinc@verizon.net. Directions: From US-2 (heading East), turn right (left if heading west) onto Lower Sunnyslope Road. Go straight one eighth of a mile and you should see our driveway on the left. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May through September. Open: Tuesday to Saturday 8am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm; March 1 to October 31 Typical crop dates: Blueberries: June 25 to August 15, Lavender: June 15 to August 1, Flowers: May 15 to September 15. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. We are a 15 acre family farm with incredible views of the Wenatchee Valley and the Cascades. In addition to our you pick fields we also have acres of nursery stock. (ADDED: July 08, 2008)
  • Stutzman Ranch - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, cherries, grapes, nectarines, pears, peaches, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, farm animals
    2226 Easy Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801. Phone: 509-667-1664. Alternate Phone: 509-669-3276. Email: fstutzman@thestutzmanranch.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Go one mile from highway 2 on Easy street at Monitor. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 23, 2012) (ADDED: January 09, 2010)
  • Wineguys Vineyard - wine grapes
    400 Grade Creek Road, Manson, WA 98831. (509) 687-6191, U-pick for the "Do It Yourself" wine maker. Come pick your own wine grapes! Information available
    on kits for home wine making. Season is during October once the grapes are ready. 10am-3pm. Grapes~Pinot Gris. 

Douglas County

Grant County

  • Becerra Gardens - cucumbers, melons, peppers, pumpkins, winter squash, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, picnic area
    9074 Road K N.w., Quincy, WA 98848. Phone: 509-989-1298. Email: amado@becerragardens.com. Open: seven days a week from dawn to dusk the months of April through October; see website for Fall maze dates/.hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Harvest Maze the month of October. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: October 02, 2014) (UPDATED: July 31, 2013) (UPDATED: September 20, 2011)  (ADDED: October 24, 2010)
  • Garay Gardens and Orchards - pick your own raspberries and a small amount of vegetables like squash, zuchinni, tomatoes, chili peppers, herbs, as well as flowers.
    5144 Rd Q.5 NW, Quincy, WA 98848. Phone: (509) 771-2002. Email us at: agricolaobscura@hotmail.com . Directions: Located approx. 5 miles south of Quincy, WA. Take HWY 281 S from Quincy to RD 5 NW. Turn right on RD 5 NW. Turn left on Q.5. Click here for a map to our farm. Open: June, July, August, September. Our hours are: Located approx. five mile from the Gorge Ampitheatre.

Kittitas County

  • Parke Creek Farm - beans, cucumbers, flowers, peas, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
    1981 Parke Creek Road, Ellensburg, WA 98926. Phone: 509-968-9630. Email: info@parkecreekfarm.com. Open: June to October Monday to Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm. Directions: I-90 take exit 115 (Kittitas) head north on Clemons, into the town of Kittitas, turn right on First street. First street turns into Parke Creek Road. Drive 1 mile east on Parke Creek Road. First house on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. All our farm products are naturally grown or raised without chemicals. We are a sustainable old fashioned farm. Pork and lamb available when in season. (ADDED: November 11, 2010)
  • U Lazy U Farms - corn (sweet), flowers, pumpkins, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1640 Kittitas Hwy, Ellensburg, WA 98926. Phone: 509-859-3957. Alternate Phone: 509-962-6049. Email: ULazyUFarms@Yahoo.com. Open: August and September 7 days a week day light until dark check website to be sure we have corn ripe!. Directions: We are on the Kittitas highway just west of #6 road. From Ellensburg, take Mtn View Avenue to the east it will turn into Kittitas highway at edge of town. We are approx 2 miles from town. Sweet Corn and Flowers August and September Pumpkins and Fall Activities last weekend of September thru Halloween. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Please check out our web site to see what else is going on at the farm and to confirm our hours. We will be adding new things to do during our Fall activities so be sure to look at the website!. (UPDATED: June 19, 2009)

Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Chelan County

  • Roots Produce and Flower Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), some produce is sustainably grown, Uncovered outdoor market, blueberries, flowers, raspberries (red), strawberries,
    8291 Icicle Road, Leavenworth, WA 98826. Phone: 509-548-7543. Alternate Phone: 509-670-4866. Email: dbwilkinson@flymail.net. Open: July 5 to October 1; from 8 am to 7 pm; Daily. Directions: Take Highway 2 to Icicle Road, turn at the 76 gas station, go 1.5 miles, farm is on the left hand side. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: June 11, 2012)
  • Stutzman ranch - Uses integrated pest management practices, Roadside stand, apples, cherries, corn (sweet), grapes, nectarines, pears, peaches, Fresh eggs, porta-potties, farm animals
    2226 Easy Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801. Phone: 509-667-1664. Alternate Phone: 509-669-3276. Open: Seven days a week from 9 am to 6 pm, August 1st to October 31st. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. 100 year old working family farm. (ADDED: June 14, 2011)
  • The Sunshine Farm - Certified Organic, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is certified organically grown, some produce is sustainably grown, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    37 Highway 97a, Chelan, WA 98816. Phone: 509-682-1350. Email: info@thesunshinefarm.com. Open: Daily April through October, Hours Vary by Season. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Important!! Do not use your GPS system or Google Maps to find us! Our location is not recognized by most GPS systems or google maps. Please follow the directions in the link below to find us. Your GPS will put you out on the wrong side of Chelan. To repeat, we are not located on Highway 97, east of Chelan and out past Walmart. We are 4 miles WEST of Chelan on Highway 97A (97-Alternate) on the south shore of the lake as you head towards Wenatchee. Click here for a map and directions. Harvest Festival: First Saturday in October. We are certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. We are no longer doing u-pick. However, our farm stand is open and going strong.  (ADDED: March 24, 2010) (UPDATED: May 25, 2012)
  • Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market - Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), some produce is certified organically grown, some produce is sustainably grown, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Uncovered outdoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc,
    P.O. Box 2824, Wenatchee, WA 98801. Phone: 509-663-8712. Email: info@wenatcheefarmersmarket.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: August 22, 2011)

Grant County

  • Becerra Gardens - Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, porta-potties, picnic area
    9074 Road K N.w., Quincy, WA 98848. Phone: 509-989-1298. Email: amado@becerragardens.com. Open: seven days a week from dawn to dusk the months of April through October. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Harvest Maze the month of October. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: July 31, 2013) (UPDATED: September 20, 2011)  (ADDED: October 24, 2010)
  • Tonnemaker Hill Farm- Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables,
    9098 Dodson Rd. South, Royal City, WA 99357. Phone: 509-346-2099. Email: tmakerhillfarm@sagensun.net. Open: See web site for hours, etc.. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. This is an certified organic farm. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: August 24, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on August 24, 2011: "They sell from many farmers markets on both the east and west side of Washington state. I really like the great favors, shape and section of their fruits (& vegetables). I have been getting my fruit from Tonnemaker's for many years and have come to depend on them for what I think great tasting produce should taste like, plus it's local for me. They are great people as well!"

Kittitas County

  • Parke Creek Farm - Garden stand on a residence, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
    1981 Parke Creek Road, Ellensburg, WA 98926. Phone: 509-968-9630. Email: info@parkecreekfarm.com. Open: Monday to Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm. Directions: I-90 take exit 115 (Kittitas) head north on Clemons, into the town of Kittitas, turn right on First street. First street turns into Parke Creek Road. Drive 1 mile east on Parke Creek Road. First house on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. All our farm products are naturally grown or raised without chemicals. We are a sustainable old fashioned farm. Pork and lamb available when in season. (ADDED: November 11, 2010)

Local Honey Sources:

Kittitas County

  • Parke Creek Farm - Honey (retail), Clover honey, Wildflower honey, Raw honeys, Beeswax candles, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
    1981 Parke Creek Road, Ellensburg, WA 98926. Phone: 509-968-9630. Email: info@parkecreekfarm.com. Open: August to October Monday to Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm. Directions: I-90 take exit 115 (Kittitas) head north on Clemons, into the town of Kittitas, turn right on First street. First street turns into Parke Creek Road. Drive 1 mile east on Parke Creek Road. First house on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. All our farm products are naturally grown or raised without chemicals. We are a sustainable old fashioned farm. Pork and lamb available when in season. (ADDED: November 11, 2010)

Winery, Brewery and Distillery Tours and Tastings:


Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Kittitas County

  • Dusty's Nursery & Company - Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Birthday parties, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, You may bring your own food, Bring Your Own Tables and chairs, Bring your own linens and table silverware, BYO alcohol, B&B nearby, Hotel nearby, Motel nearby, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, Beautiful rural setting, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, skiing nearby, snowmobiling nearby, horse riding, golf nearby, swimming pool nearby, fitness/health club nearby, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, No smoking allowed, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    At Dominion Farm 1116 E Mt View, Ellensburg, WA 98926. Phone: 509-925-7878. Fax: 509-962-6091. Email: dustys@elltel.net. Open: Nursery and Farm grounds can be made available upon request; call for email for dates and availability. Directions:  Exit 109 (Canyon Road Exit) off I-90. Turn North towards town. Drive approximately one mile to Mountain View. On the corner you will see Rite Aid and Super One. Turn right on Mountain View. Drive approximately one mile. We are on right side. Look for the white barn with the mint green roof. If you drive too far, you will see Morman church on leftside. Turn around!. Pumpkins are available in October; Corn Maze is open after Labor Day through October 31st; Holiday Open House is first full weekend in November, avoiding Halloween; Trees, wreathes, garland are available Thanksgiving week until December 23;. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: October 10, 2011)

Farm Bed And Breakfasts

Chelan County

  • The Sunshine Farm - 5 total rooms, Price range from $ to $, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Fishing onsite, washer and dryer available, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, skiing nearby, snowmobiling nearby, golf nearby, Free farm tours for overnight guests, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, Pets welcome, PYO fruit, Organic farming, cattle, goats, chickens, llamas/alpacas, picnic area, farm animals
    37 Highway 97a, Chelan, WA 98816. Phone: 509-682-1350. Alternate Phone: 509-670-8958. Email: rachel@sunshinefarmmarket.com. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. B&B updates: Click here for updates. Directions: From Chelan: Drive 4 miles out on the south shore on Highway 97a. We're located just past Pat & Mike's Texaco before you head up the hill to the Knapps Coulee and tunnel. From Wenatchee: Take Highway 97-Alternate North toward Chelan (35 miles). As you drop into the Chelan valley, the Sunshine Farm is immediately on your right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. The Sunshine Farm Lakehouse sleeps 10-12. Sandy beach, 40-ft dock, boat moorage. 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 kitchens. Photos: Click here for photos of the rooms and farmhouse. (ADDED: March 24, 2010)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Chelan County

  • The Sunshine Farm - Organic, Beef, USDA Natural, 100% grass and/or grain fed, snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Farm/ranch tours for visitors, children welcome, picnic area, farm animals
    37 Highway 97a, Chelan, WA 98816. Phone: 509-682-1350. Alternate Phone: 509-670-8958. Email: rachel@sunshinefarmmarket.com. Open: Daily, 8 am to 7 pm, May through October Weekends, 10 am to 6 pm, November through December. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Updates: Click here for updates. Directions: From Chelan: Drive 4 miles out on the south shore on Highway 97a. We're located just past Pat & Mike's Texaco before you head up the hill to the Knapps Coulee and tunnel. From Wenatchee: Take Highway 97-Alternate North toward Chelan (35 miles). As you drop into the Chelan valley, the Sunshine Farm is immediately on your right. Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: March 24, 2010)

Kittitas County

  • Parke Creek Farm - Pork, Lamb, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% grass and/or grain fed, Eggs (free range, vegetarian fed), Goat Milk, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
    1981 Parke Creek Road, Ellensburg, WA 98926. Phone: 509-968-9630. Email: info@parkecreekfarm.com. Open: Monday to Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm. Directions: I-90 take exit 115 (Kittitas) head north on Clemons, into the town of Kittitas, turn right on First street. First street turns into Parke Creek Road. Drive 1 mile east on Parke Creek Road. First house on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. All our farm products are naturally grown or raised without chemicals. We are a sustainable old fashioned farm. Pork and lamb available when in season. (ADDED: November 11, 2010)

Horse Rides and More:

Kittitas County

  • Happy Trails Horse Adventures - Dude ranches / Guest ranches, Horses rented (guided trails), Dude ranches / Guest ranches, Western riding equipment & instruction, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, skiing nearby, snowmobiling nearby, horse riding, golf nearby, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, beginners riding lessons, horse-drawn hayrides, Horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather permitting),
    551 Pioneer Trail Road, Easton, WA 98922. Phone: (509) 656-2634. Email: info@horseadventureswa.com. Open: Please call Happy Jack for a detailed information on the current schedule of events; These are weather and light condition related events - So times are continuously being altered. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: located just a 1/2 mile off I-90 (exit 74) down Pioneer Trail Road; take I-90 to Exit 74: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. For Mountain Pass conditions call WSDOT - 511 - "Snoqualmie Pass". Please call Happy Jack for a detailed information on the current schedule of events. These are weather and light condition related events - So times are continuously being altered. (ADDED: December 03, 2010)

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