Notes for August 2017: Blueberries and peaches are going still in northern and cooler areas, but are mostly finished in the Deep South. Blackberries, figs, and raspberries are in season now. Tomatoes are going strong, although the crop is way diminished in rainy areas like the southeast. Strawberries are finished, except in the far north, and if the farm planted Day Neutral varieties. Early apples, like Gala, are about to start!
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!
Next year, don't miss an Easter Egg Hunt for your children: See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!
We also have home canning, 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 form 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, please write me!-->
There are always farms I just haven't heard about. I've tried to make the form as easy and brief as possible! If you know of a farm, orchard or farm market that you think should be added to www.PickYourOwn.org (or the related websites), please tell me what you know about it here! Click here to suggest a festival or event, instead of a farm.
If you want to comment or provide feedback about a farm that is ALREADY listed on the website, please use the Feedback form instead.
FARMERS and Farm Employees: STOP! If you are the owner or employee of the farm, market, orchard, event etc, or you have very detailed information about the farm, STOP! DO NOT use this form - this is for general visitors and customers. Owners, Employees, Farmers, please use our detailed Add-My-Farm submission page (click here: Add My Farm).
Customers: just tell me what you know about the farm here, and I'll try to find them! Anything you can tell me is helpful!
(Many of these websites are presently being developed, so your suggestions and recommended farms are appreciated!)
Home Canning Kits
This is the same type of standard canner that my grandmother used to make everything from applesauce to jams and jellies to tomato and spaghetti sauce. This complete kit includes everything you need and lasts for years: the canner, jar rack, jar grabber tongs, lid lifting wand, a plastic funnel, labels, bubble freer, and the bible of canning, the Ball Blue Book. It's much cheaper than buying the items separately. You'll never need anything else except jars & lids (and the jars are reusable)! There is also a simple kit with just the canner and rack, and a pressure canner, if you want to do vegetables (other than tomatoes). To see more canners, of different styles, makes and prices, click here!