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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in the Denver, Colorado Area? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in the Denver, Colorado Area, 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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 - We now have a pricing guide to help you know what the typical prices are for each crop. Let me know when you see price changes! In 2022, you can save money by picking your own and canning your own, but brace yourself for steep price increases, which are affecting EVERYTHING! For quality, taste, nutrition and value, you still can't beat most PYO farms. If need need large quantities for canning, ask if they have "seconds"
 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 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! And if you know of any farms I missed and want to add a farm, please let me know!   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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!

What's in season in November 2022, and other timely information:

Notes for November 2022: Fall is here and that means apples are in full force but they will be gone fast (see this new page for Apple Orchards in your area!).  Yes, apple prices are up, like they are for everything else. Some crops continue until frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes. Check your area's specific crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates. Click here for U.S. Apple Crop facts.

See these pages to find a local Apple festival, and other festivals. We have a guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, tomatoes, corn blueberries, peaches, etc.

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. 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!

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!

the Denver, Colorado Area U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2022, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map

Adams County

  • Berry Patch Farms - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blackberries, cherries, flowers, plums, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), raspberries (black), strawberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area you may bring your own food, pony rides, birthday parties, school tours
    13785 Potomac Street, Brighton, CO 80601. Phone: 303-659-5050. Fax: 720-685-7137. Email: [email protected]. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Berry Patch Farms is Certified Organic. Pick-your-own is limited to strawberries, raspberries, currants, pie cherries, plums, apples, basil, flowers and pickling cucumbers May-September. All other produce we pick ourselves and is available in the Barn Store. You are encouraged to bring your children so they may learn more about agriculture and to have an authentic farm experience. We will again offer several workshops for children in addition to seminars for adults. Please visit us our website for complete and current information about the farm: hours, crop availability, prices, field trips, harvest festivals, farm dinners, csa, directions, birthday parties, children activities.
    Typical harvest dates (always call first!)
    Strawberries: mid June & mid August through September;
    Tart cherries: late June-July 10th
    Black raspberries: July 10-July 21
    Raspberries (red and gold): early August through Sept,
    Basil: mid July to the freeze
    Pickling Cucumbers: mid July -Sept.
    Flowers: Mid July through Septembe
    Comments from a visitor on August 09, 2008:
    "I love the farm as well as the owners. They use an old barn as their store and it is like a picture out of a magazine. Unfortunately Colorado does not have a lot of small farms like this. It is truly a treasure. They have a restroom, picnic areas and do school tours in the fall for kids. In addition they are doing fun classes in the summer for kids."

Arapahoe County

  • Pinon Ridge Ranch - Uses natural growing practices, onions, pumpkins, other vegetables, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    55928 East County Road 46, Strasburg, CO 80136. Phone: 303-913-7314. Email: [email protected]. Open: They may have closed; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were Spring, summer and fall as crops ripen. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check.

Boulder County

  • Hoot 'n' Howl Farm LLC - permanently closed
    Boulder, CO 80301.  UPDATE: August 19, 2021: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed . Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: July 10, 2016)
  • YA YA Farm & Orchard - Uses natural growing practices, Apples, horse-drawn hay rides, farm animals
    6914 Ute Hwy, Longmont, CO 80503. Phone: 303-485-5585. Fax: 303-485-5585. Email: [email protected]. Open: Friday to Sunday from 9:00 to 3:00; early September to the last weekend in October; For picking, please follow website instructions. Hay Rides available year around - your place or ours. Apples typically begin early September with the most desired Mac's! The season typically ends mid October with the Liberty's, a relative of the Macs. You may also press your own cider. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. How the U-Pick Works: Confirmed reservation - email with your request. We will send you a confirmation ticket via email for you to print and bring with you. YA YA Farm & Orchard Facebook page.
    At this time we CANNOT accommodate groups. This is set up for a family activity. Plan approximately 1 hour to pick apples, meet the animals, eat apple cider donuts and drink cider. You will be given 1/2 peck bags (holds 5-7 lbs of apples) to be used for picking. Bags may be limited. Please do not bring your own bags. A historic century-old farm, specializing in heirloom apples, offering family oriented activities and practicing organic methods. Part of a historic century-old farm specializing in heirloom apples, YA YA Farm & Orchard is a U-Pick-It Apple Orchard located in Boulder County, Colorado. We offer family-oriented fall activities,. While not certified organic, we practice natural and organic methods. When you visit the farm stand and orchard you may visit our farm animals-Percheron Draft Horses, chickens, turkeys, peacocks-, take a self-guided tour, bring a picnic, and take a tractor-drawn hayride. Enjoy all things apple in our farm stand ; apples, apple cider donuts, apple pies and oh so much more! We do not charge an admission fee. U-Pick requires prior reservations and is sold out generally by August. We look forward to having you here at the orchard!

Broomfield County

Technically, both a city and a county, but there are no farms here, regardless.

Denver County

  • The Great Pumpkin Harvest Festival - pumpkin festival, not a farm or pick-your-own
    4-Mile Historic Park, 715 S. Forest Street, Denver, CO. Phone: 303-399-1859. Open: October 11. only, 10 am to 4 p.m. (Not a pick your own)

Douglas County

Elbert County

Jefferson County

  • Freeman Apple Orchard - No pesticides are used apples,
    1225 Cody Street, Lakewood, CO 80215. Phone: (720) 341-3062. Email: [email protected] Open: One day only, Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 10am to 3pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: West Colfax to Carr Street. South on Carr to 13th Street (Just past the Light Rail Tracks). West on 13th to Cody. South on Cody - the house is the fourth on the west side of the road - Property is just off W line near Garrison light rail station. Parking spaces in front of property. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: September 09, 2018) (ADDED: September 15, 2016)
  • Nelms Farm - ORGANIC, apples,
    5305 Orchard Street, Golden, CO 80403. Phone: 303-917-2707. Email: [email protected]. Open: We will only be open over Labor Day weekend; Please check the website or call before you come; We may sell out earlier. Directions: I-70 West to Colorado Highway 58 (Golden Exit) West on Colorado Highway 58 to McIntyre Street North on McIntyre Street to West 52nd Drive West on West 52nd Drive to 5305 Orchard Street 5305 Orchard Street the last property at the North End of Orchard Street. Lots of parking spaces in front property on Orchard Street. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. No pesticides or herbicides used on apple trees. I offer fruit and vegetables grown the all-natural way. Nelms Farm was founded in 2012 as a way for our family to share the pesticide and chemical-free apples in the orchard behind our home. We have available pick your own organic apples, potatoes, pumpkins, pole beans, some corn, a large supply of local honey, and jelly. We will have a bee keeper on location to talk about bees and give demonstrations on bee keeping to the kids and visits to the bee hives. Please check back to see what already picked produce is available throughout the year. I have over 1,000 apples this year. Red Delicious and Granny Smith apples available for easy picking close to ground. Please call before you come. Thank you. Owner Name : Ralph Nelms. (UPDATED: April 18, 2018, JBS) (UPDATED: July 01, 2016)

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

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