Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Arizona? Scroll down this page and select your region of the state for a list of U-Pick farms in Arizona, sorted by county. Farms offering 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?"). If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. And if you are looking for a local farm stand, roadside stand, farm market or local farmer's market, see our new website, dedicated to those! See your state's crop availability calendar for specific dates of upcoming crops.
If you know of any I missed and want to add a farm, click here! I'm making updates for 2020 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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!
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!
Click one of these areas (or click on the map further down this page)
Note about berries in Arizona: As far as I know, there is only one
pick-your-own farms for strawberries, raspberries, blackberries or blueberries
in Arizona - see Yuma County. If
you hear of any others that are currently in business,
please let me know!
Comments from a visitor on September 10, 2009: "just a reference to your comments about berries in Arizona. The rim country is literally covered in wild blackberries and I regularly go up every season to harvest to my hearts content. While a little more out of the way, Payson, Pine, Strawberry, and that area up there has lots of creek systems and has blackberries in abundance every single year I've been up there. Likewise, for an easier trek, simply heading up to Sedona into Oak Creek Canyon, you can just park by the side of the road (north of Slide Rock state park) and literally right by the side of the road are acres upon acres of fresh wild blackberries. I typically harvest in the 2nd or 3rd week of August. Likewise, the creek systems near Strawberry has lots of wild strawberries (where the town got it's name) While not a farm, might be worth mentioning."
The Presto Pressure
canners are out
of stock, but Tfal's
Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book