Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Tucson and Surrounding Counties in Arizona? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Tucson and Surrounding Counties in Arizona,
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 If you find anything outdated or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! As inflation remains high, see this page for cost-saving measures for
getting fruit and vegetables and home canning.
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.
New! We just went live with our latest website,
FunFactoryTours.com - As they name implies, you can find a fun factory tour, including chocolate, automobiles, historical forts and sites, famous buildings,
Active Federal facilities even fun geology: like fossils and volcanic areas
Note: Beware the copycat websites like the one that stole
our name and uses .farm extension: they copied my work and do NOT even update
the info! I make updates EVERY day. They use tech tricks to get higher rankings,
but have many more inaccuracies and out-dated info. Obviously, I cannot check
every farm every day, but I do check as many as I can every day, and respond to
all requests. They don't. Don't support the scammers!
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!
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What's in season in December 2023, and other timely information:
Notes for December 2023: Summer is almost over and that means apples are here (see this new page for Apple Orchards in your area!), and except in northern areas, peaches and blueberries are finished. 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
See these pages to find a local
and other festivals.
We have a extensive guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for
And don't forget CORN MAZES are open now - find a local maze 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. The worst is the one that stole our name but ends with .farm. (Yes, I've got lawyers on
it) 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
Children's Consignment Sales
are a great way to save money on clothes, toys, books, etc, They
occur in both the Spring and Fall
See our companion website to find a local
community or church kid's consignment sale!
Tucson and Surrounding Counties in Arizona U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2023, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Apple Annie's Orchard Farm - PYO
apples, pears, peaches, beans, peas, crowder peas, black eyed peas, 4
or 5 kinds of summer squash, cucumbers, sweet peppers(2 or 3 kinds),
tomatoes, roma tomatoes, hot peppers, chilis, jalapenos, broccoli, red
cabbage, cabbage, cauliflower, okra
2081 W. Hardy Road, Willcox, AZ 85643. Phone: 520-384-2084. Email:
off Ft. Grant Road, Willcox, Arizona. Open: daily from 8 am to 5:30 pm,
mid-July to late November; November hours: 10 am to 4:30 PM. Closing for
the season in late November. Peaches from July through mid-September;
Apples from August 1st through November 23rd and Pears from August 1st
Apple Annie's Produce and Pumpkins - PYO
beans, peas, crowder peas, black eyed peas, 4 or 5 kinds of summer
squash, cucumbers, sweet peppers(2 or 3 kinds), tomatoes, roma tomatoes, hot
peppers, chilis, jalapenos, broccoli, red cabbage, cabbage, cauliflower,
okra, pumpkins and hayrides.
6405 W. Williams Road, Willcox, AZ 85643. Phone: 520-384-2084.
Daily 7 am to 5:30 pm, July 2nd through November 2nd.(formerly Hunsdon
Apple Annie's a beautiful family-owned fruit orchard north of Willcox,
Arizona, in the southeastern corner of the state. The 4300' elevation with
warm days and cool nights make Willcox the premier you-pick fruit and
vegetable growing area in Arizona. Apple Annie's Orchard specializes in
delicious, tree-ripened fruit, pies and other treats "just like home-baked",
apple cider, and good, old-fashioned family fun!
Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2016: "I go every week and it
has been a great season. They are nice people with a beautiful farm and
orchard. I'm having butternut squash and sliced tomatoes from Apple Annies
tonight. They also have a great selection of canned goodies! upick included
beans, peas, crowder peas, black eyed peas, 4 or 5 kinds of summer squash,
cucumbers, sweet peppers(2 or 3 kinds), tomatoes, roma tomatoes, hot
peppers, chilis, jalapenos, broccoli, red cabbage, cabbage, cauliflower,
okra. They picked, cantalope, watermelon, sweet corn, a lot of varieties of
winter squash, pumpkins and gourds. At the orchard they have upick apples,
peaches etc. And a lot of home made canned goodies. They also do hayride and
pumpkin pickin. They have a lot of festivals in the summer and fall. I think
they do a great job."
Another visitor writes:
"They have a gazillion types of apples, peaches and
Asian pears ready for picking. Wagons are available for you to ride into the
specific orchards or you can walk. This is also the place for the
apple-smoked burgers and fresh apple pie a la mode to die for."
- The Berry Farm - NO Pesticides or
chemicals used, boysenberries
11515 North Old Fort Grant Road, Wilcox, AZ. Phone: 520-300-0337.
Directions: Take I 10, Exit 340, 12 1/2 miles north on Ft. Grant Rd. turn
left on Ranchhouse Rd. go west 2 miles, follow gentle curve to the right and
to north one mile to Reagen Rd. Watch for sign on west side of the road.
Open: Harvest approximately late May to early July. Enjoy fresh, pesticide
and chemical free Boysenberries (cross between Blackberry & Marion berry)
picked at the peak of flavor. Wonderful for pies, cobblers, sauces, jams, or
just eating by the hand full. Call ahead for availability and prices.
Comments from a visitor on September 30, 2009: "Best darn berries I have
- Richcrest Farms/Vinaigretta
- ORGANIC, vegetables, fruit
Dragoon Road, Cochise, AZ. Phone: (520) 826-3434. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: the u-pick by appointment only and
also do farm tours etc; the farm is up for sale. To view the listing for the
sale of the farm please visit Scott Company Realtors located in Benson,AZ. Directions: Take Interstate 10 to Exit
318, go 10 miles east on Dragoon Road. Or take Exit 331, go south on SR 191
to Dragoon Road and go west 3 miles. Organic Vegetables and Fruits, Apple Cider,
relishes, vinegars, oils and honey. Organic. U-pick veggies usually
available June through Oct. Browse through our country store featuring our
gourmet products and other locally grown or crafted items. Picnic and
playground area for family groups. Farm tours available. Call or e-mail us
to find out what we have growing, harvest dates and scheduling.
Suhr Family Farm -
apples and pears., restrooms, picnic area, picnic
2754 N. Mars View Way, Cochise, AZ 85606. Phone: 520-401-3117.
Erlene.Suhr@gmail.com. Open: Saturdays in August thru October, other
days by appointment; Closed Sundays. Directions: Call for directions.
Payment: Cash, only. We raise organically grown apples, pears, pecans and
pumpkins. Cage free chickens. We also raise grass fed beef and possess the
largest herd of Beefalo (crossbred between cattle and American Bison) in
Arizona. Our chickens are not kept in battery cages and lay brown eggs.
- Valley Farms LTD.-Desert Sweet Organic -
ORGANIC, cherries, apples
Fort Grant Road, Wilcox, AZ. Phone 520-384-2861. Fax: 520-384-3986. Email: email@example.com.
Directions: Take I 10 to Wilcox exit 340, go 17 1/2 miles north on Ft. Grant
Rd. We grow Cherries; Bings and Raniers. First harvest; end of May/beginning
of June, Apples; Gala (Harvest begins late July), Golden and Red Delicious.
(Harvest begins late August), Fuji and Granny Smith (Harvest begins late
September). You will love our Desert Sweet Organically Certified fruit.
Open Everyday Our cold storage facilities allow us to have fruit available
for you late May through March! The Chamber of Commerce tells me they are a
- Angle Orchard - apples, peaches
Mount Graham, Safford, AZ. Phone: 928-322-2769. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: From
August through October, Tuesdays 3:30 - 5:30 pm, Fridays 3:30 - 5:30 pm, Saturdays 8 am - 5 pm, not open on Sundays. . Questions? or leave a message for us. Directions: Angle Orchard is located on Mount Graham, just
South of Safford, Arizona. The turn off to the orchard is 7.4 miles from
the Swift Trail/ HWY 191 junction. Watch for the Angle Orchard sign on the
left hand side of the road click here for a map. Apples are usually ready from mid July to mid
October. Payment: cash, checks, Venmo, debit/credit cards. There is a fee added for credit and debit cards. U-pick apples are available for 75 cents a
pound. We do not provide containers for you to take your fruit home. Please bring reusable boxes and bags to transport your fruit.
Apples are $1 a
pound for U-pick and $1.25 a pound for we-pick.
*BRING YOUR OWN BOXES/BAGS to haul fruit away.
*Cash is preferred.
Angle Orchard is located in
the National Forest on Mt. Graham near Safford, Arizona. Drive 7.4 miles up Swift Trail (AZ 366) past Noon Creek. On the left hand side of the road you will
see an Angle Orchard sign. Take dirt road down into orchard (approx. 1 mile)
August: Gala, El Star
Sept to Mid-Oct: Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Empire
Oct: Fuji, Blushing Golden, Granny
Smith & Arkansas Black (but be aware most Arkansas Black are gone by October)
Comments from a visitor on
May 31, 2008:: "Engle Orchard is now owned by Betty
Larson. She is a sister of Eldon Engle. Her phone number is 928-428-1605. I
guess the orchard has recovered from the fire a few years back. There was a
fire on the mountain last weekend but it wasn't on the orchard side. They
have 36 different varieties of apples! All star and Gala come on first. mid
July ~ August . Jonathan, mid August ~ September, and the golden Del. Sept.
~ October. They also have the tarter apples like Arkansas Blacks. You can
pick your own OR buy an already picked basket."
One visitor wrote (May 12, 2008):: "We used to
live at the base of Mt. Graham where this orchard is. It burned in a forest
fire several years ago. However I have been told they have recuperated and
are again open. I have a good friend in Safford, Az, (at the base of the
mountain) and she is getting information for me about when they are opening
this year and what kinds of apples they have. I would be glad to forward
that information to you when I get it. It was a wonderful place to take the
kids when they were little and now they have kids and want to have the
experience with their kids. The thing our kids really liked was finding bear
tracks around the trees. Made is more adventerous. They also had pears.
Don't know yet what they have gotten back. "
- Narita Farms - beans, carrots, corn, cucumbers, eggplant,
flowers, melons, onions, peas, peppers, summer squash, winter squash,
tomatoes, other vegetables
6965 S. Narita Lane, Willcox, AZ 85643. Phone: 520-384-4805. Email:
email@example.com. Directions: Take Hwy 186 to Kansas Settlement Road; head
south to Arzberger; turn east on Arzberger to Narita Lane. Click here for a map to our farm. We are open May. Our hours are:
Daily from dawn to dusk Peas, May; strawberries, April; beans, August; corn,
Sept.; onions, Sept; squash, June; carrots, Sept; eggplant, Sept; melons,
Sept; peppers, Sept; tomatoes, September We sell brown eggs. We sell goat's
milk for pet use only.
- Harris Heritage Growers - UPDATE for 2021, Google says they are permanently closed.
27811 S Sonoita Hwy, Sonoita, AZ 85637.
Howard's Orchard - No pesticides are
used, apples, grapefruit, pears, peaches, carving pumpkins, pie
pumpkins, summer squash, Heirloom tomatoes, paste or Roma tomatoes,
tomatoes, pecans , walnuts, Sage,
4101 E Pinal St, Tucson, AZ 85739.
Phone: (520) 276-6979. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Thursday to Saturday from 7 am to 1 pm,
from early July to late October. Directions: 20 Miles North of Tucson Oracle
Road North to Catalina Right on Hawser Left on Columbus Left on Pinal Street
Orchard on right hand side.
Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the
crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: July 26, 2022)
Comments from a visitor on August 27, 2008: "Howard's Orchard, in Catalina, AZ
(just North of Tucson) has some blackberries, along with tomatoes, peaches,
cucumbers, pecans and apples."
Tucson Village Farm - vegetables, greens
2201 E. Roger Road, Tucson, AZ,
Phone: 520-621-1006. Phone:
520-626-5161. Email: email@example.com.. Open: Tuesday afternoons (weather permitting) from 4 pm to 6 pm (starting late
January). They host a pick-it-yourself farm market, (just like we used to) but from now on, this will be at the BIG FARM. Come on by the farm (look for the
windmill), go around to the back, get your basket and clippers and go home with some organic farm-fresh goodness for your table! You'll have the
satisfaction of having wandered the fields, enjoying the spectacular views of alpenglow on the Catalinas, and harvesting your own food.
Tucson Village Farm facebook page. Here's what they will typically have...
Veggies available will vary throughout the growing season.
picking: kale, chard, arugula, mustard greens, tatsoi, mizuna, leaf lettuce, head lettuce, spinach (low quantity),
kohlrabi, small broccoli florets, kalettes (low quantity), cauliflower (low quantity), Chinese cabbage (low quantity), cilantro, dill, oregano, rosemary,
Pre-picked: Magdalena big cheese squash, kale, chard, tatsoi, mizuna, mustard greens, head lettuce, large radishes, turnips, broccoli
Upcoming veggies: carrots, large radishes, turnips
our store will be open featuring lots of fun farm-made products and special items.
(ADDED: February 17, 2023, JBS)
Santa Cruz County
Agua Linda Farm - Uses natural growing practices, beans, cucumbers, flowers, peas, pumpkins,
summer squash, tomatoes,
262643 East Frontage Road I-19, Exit 42, Amado,
AZ 85645. Phone: 520-891-5532. Email:
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: Take Interstate 19 to Exit
42, get onto the East Frontage Road and turn right. This will turn into a
dirt road which is our driveway.
Click here for a map and directions. Fall Festival, weekends in October;
See website for a complete calendar with times, dates and prices; Garlic and
Onion Festival is in June, see website for updates; The farm store is open
year round, Saturdays 9 to 3 and Sundays 12 pm to 3; Call information line
for current crops. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic
certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. The Farm
is also a popular site for weddings and private parties (see November 18 New
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