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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Southwest Colorado? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Southwest Colorado,
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 If you find anything outdated or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 Camping.com 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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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
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website and make improvements!
What's in season in December 2022, and
other timely information:
Notes for December 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
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
and other festivals.
We have a guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for
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. 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
occur in both the Spring and Fall
See our companion website to find a local
community or church kid's consignment sale!
Southwest Colorado U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2022, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
- Camelot Farms - Uses natural growing practices,
apples, apricots, cherries, herbs or spices, lavender, pears, raspberries
(red), raspberries (yellow), tomatoes, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already
picked, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
Bridge Road, Paonia, CO 81428. Phone: 970 527 3194. Alternate Phone: 970 309
[email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website and Facebook pages are gone or outdated - I presume they
have closed. Does anyone have current information, are they still
offering pick your own or are even open? If
please write me. Monday through Sunday 8 am to 8 pm July 1st
Through November 7th. Directions: If you are coming from Carbondale you well
be taking a left off of Highway 133 onto Black Bridge Road Then your first
Right on Black Bridge Road it's a long Driveway. If you are coming from
Delta it will be a Right hand turn onto Black Bridge.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic
certification. We have a country farm
market with fruit, flowers, vegetables, jams, fruit butters, local
jewelry, and much more.
- Delicious Orchards - Certified organic, U-pick organic fruit: cherries, apples, peaches, apricots, pears,
nectarines, raspberries, grapes, winter squash, apple cider, hard cider
39126 Hwy. 133, Hotchkiss, CO 81419. Phone: (970) 527-1110.
[email protected].. Open: Daily, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Also Wine tasting, local produce, cheese, gifts, deli,
campground, picnics. Varieties to pick include: Honeycrisp, Gala,
Jonathan, Macintosh, Winter Squash, Peaches, Tomatoes, Basil, Pears, Raspberries, Grapes. Directions: Located in the
North Fork Valley of Colorado, one mile west of Paonia on CO Hwy 133. Our high elevation, Rocky Mountain water, cold
nights and warm days produce some of the finest fruits in the world! Big B's produces a full line of organic and
local juices and ciders from Western Slope fruit at our manufacturing plant located in the town of Hotchkiss. We're
happy to answer u-pick questions during the fruit growing season, get you registered for camping, or introduce you
to our award winning hard ciders. You can enjoy a meal in the cafe and try out our famous tree swings in the
courtyard (at your own risk, of course!) Delicious Orchards offers free live music regularly throughout the summer
with outdoor BBQ's. (UPDATED: October 25, 2019, JBS)
First Fruits Organic Farms, Inc. - ORGANIC, fruit
P.O. Box 864, Paonia, CO 81428. Phone: 970-527-6122. Alternate phone:
On-farm sales, direct sales to buyer groups and u-pick. Many varieties of
fruit, fresh and dried. Apple butter, apple sauce & a variety of jams. Certified Organic.
- Full Spectrum Farms - Uses
natural growing practices, apples, apricots, cherries, corn (sweet),
nectarines, peaches, plums, summer squash, Fresh eggs
16877 Grange Road,
Paonia, CO 81428. Phone: (720) 256-3364. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Wednesday 7 am to 7 pm Sundays 2 pm to 7pm.
Click here for a map and directions. Cherries - Late June/Early July
Most others August - October, Pears, Plums, Nectarines, Peaches, and many
types of Apples, and they all vary; If you want something specific, we can
help plan specific peak times;. We use natural practices, but are not yet
certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. Several cats roam the property,
please no other pets. This farm has always used organic practices, since
1974 when it was formed, but we are working to get our organic certification
over the next several weeks. (ADDED: June 03, 2019)
Uncle Johnny's U-Pick Farm -
Uses natural growing practices, apples, apricots, beans, beets,
blackberries, cherries, cucumbers, currants (red and black), grapes,
peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (Autumn, red), summer squash,
winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Cider mill (fresh
apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, picnic area,
farm animals, weddings and wedding parties
18561 Surface Creek Road, Cedaredge, CO 81413. Email: Email-
[email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2021, The now former owner says they
sold the farm, and he expects the new owners will continue it as a U-Pick.
7 days a week 8 amto8 pm (by
appointment) during harvest season. Directions: from the stoplight in
Cedaredge @main street and highway 65 turn east, travel 1 mile on east main
to the rodeo grounds, turn north on surface creek road, go about 1-3/4 miles
to 18561 surface creek road 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. Free range pork is
grown on a pre-paid reserved basis by 1/4-1/2 or whole pig. Custom
Processing, using your cutting and packaging instructions is extra and will
be scheduled when pigs are at their prime.
McClure Orchards -
ORGANIC, U-Pick apples, pumpkins, corn maze
4179 O Road, Paonia, CO 81428.
Phone: 970-527-6241. Email: [email protected]. Open: Opportunities to pick your own apples are
generally offered ONLY on Saturdays and Sundays during the fall months. Eggs, goats, goat milk, lamb and alfalfa hay.
Apple picking season begins approximately mid-July and ends late October. We offer unique gifts for friends of all ages. Hard Cider & Wine Tastings
available at the Cafe and Toll House during our hours of operation. They grow around seven thousand trees and approximately 150 varieties of apples. These
numbers continue to increase as we plant new varieties and trees each spring. Once picked, our apples are sorted and stored in a large cooler until
they are sold in our stores, squeezed into sweet cider or delivered to the kitchen for baking.
The Pumpkin Patch is ONLY open on Saturdays & Sundays
during the fall months.
In 2020, they partnered with a local high school FFA member to offer their first Corn Maze. Presumably, they will do that again
Orchard Valley Farms and Black Ridge Winery -
ORGANIC, raspberries, pumpkins, apples, pears, peaches, blackberries, cherries, grapes, farm raised Beef, Weddings, Farm Market,
Wine Tasting Room
15836 Black Bridge Road, Paonia, CO 81428. Phone: 970-527-6838. Email:
[email protected]. We are open
9:00 am to 6:00 pm, seven days a week, from Memorial Day to Halloween.
Map. We offer the finest organically grown
apples, pears, peaches, cherries, blackberries, raspberries, grapes, and
vegetables in season. Pick your own produce, wander the gardens and
orchard, visit our market and wine tasting room. Then picnic along the
beautiful Gunnison River. We also have a tempting
variety of gourmet products and gifts - vinegars, oils, salsas, jams and
jellies, syrups, butters, mustards, chutneys, and honey. Orchard Valley Farms and Market and Black
Bridge Winery Facebook page. U-Pick produce - from raspberries in June to pumpkins in October: We sell fresh from the fields in our market. Want even
fresher? Pick your own produce. Our fruit orchards, berry patches, vegetable gardens and pumpkin patch give visitors a true farm experience. In season, check
our Facebook page or get our e-news to see what's ready for picking. We furnish U-pickers with a wagon to fill with produce (or kids!) and a map of the farm.
Their wedding venue gives you access to a riverfront wedding and vineyard reception, complete with views of the West Elk Mountains, luscious green grass, duck
pond, bountiful fruit trees, rustic bridge, and lovely farm scenery. Our unique location is available for your dream rehearsal, ceremony, and reception! Here
you have the freedom to make your dreams come true for your special day! Contact us for dates and prices: Kendal at 530-205-5409,
[email protected] or Jessi at 970-640-4346,
Black Bridge Beef - Alongside our orchard and winery, we raise beef. Our cattle are raised with
the upmost care and consideration. Enjoy our home-grown, farm-raised beef. Beef is locally raised and sourced here in the North Fork Valley. Complete your
dinner tonight with beef! Frozen ground beef, steaks and roasts available.
Farm market with Fresh and sustainably grown
fruit and produce, plus local to global artisan crafted foods and gifts are available in our Paonia, Colorado farm market and online store.
Black Bridge wines are crafted from our West Elks estate grown vineyards or from full-flavored fruit from our orchards. Taste
the magic in a glass and discover your favorite wines! Our wines are made in limited quantities and sell out, so we encourage you to stock up when you visit or
join our Wine Club for deliveries to your door.
- The Farm at the End of the Road -
Paonia, CO 81428. Open: UPDATE for 2021, The owner tells me they are closed indefinitely
Apparently they cannot find enough workers to open. Maybe they will again in
a future year.
Understaffed (UPDATED: June 13, 2021)
Colon Orchards - apples, Fresh eggs,
farm market, Cider mill (fresh apple
cider made on the premises), restrooms, school tours, events at your
location (call for info)
3175 Grandview Avenue, Canon City, CO 81212.
Phone: 719-275-6359. Alternate Phone: 719-240-6359. Fax: 719-275-6612.
[email protected]. Open: for apple picking daily from 9 am to 6 pm, September 15th to
Hard Freeze; The farm stand is open DAILY from July 11th through December, 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: From Denver or Pueblo take Highway 50 South to
Canon City. Take a left at first light which is Mackenzie Avenue. At first
crossroad take a right on Grandview Avenue. We are about two county blocks
down on right hand side. You cant miss us!.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Visa, MasterCard, Discover. Colon Orchards grows heritage apples using Integrated Pest Management, as well as a large selection
of pumpkins, cucumbers, summer & winter squash, tomatoes and much, much more. We sell locally grown fruits, vegetables, pasta, honey, jams and jellies that
are featured from all over the state of Colorado. The corn maze is surely a treat and a different design each year. We always have a great stock of
frozen chilis and carry many locals' favorite products such as Buzzy Bee Honey, Women's Bean Project mixes, Honeyville Products, local dry beans, popcorn,
Annie B's caramels, Italian Pizzelle cookies and more. Colon Orchards sells meat, too! We offer beef, pork and lamb, raised right and with no antibiotics or
hormones added. Colon Orchards Facebook page.
A visitor writes on September 21, 2013:
"Me and my family enjoyed the fun and friendly staff. We most liked the corn
maze and the kids were better at going through it than me and my wife. We
each got a pumpkin to take home and carve. We had been watching the pumpkins
grow all summer and look forward to returning this October in 2013"
- Ferrara's Happy Apple Farm - Apples and Pumpkins
1190 1st Street, Penrose, CO.
[email protected]. Open: see their website for current hours. Southern
Colorado's largest PYO! A family owned and run pick-your-own fruit farm
located in Southern Colorado in the small town of Penrose.
Please check our
Us" page for a map.
Gooseberries ready early July. Main Season opens early August with
blackberries, apples and pears. We will have Gooseberries ready in early
July by appointment only. Our main season starts in August with the early
apples like the Jonathan and Gala apples. Blackberries follow in mid August
and than the sweeter apples like the Red and Golden Delicious in September.
Raspberries and Pears should be ready by the end of August. Our final crop
of pumpkins will start September 15th. They also have an annual Fall
Festival one weekend in September. Pumpkin Patch Opens! Great
food, B.B.Q., Turkey Legs, Hot Dog's, fresh pies and fresh pressed Apple Cider!
Free hayrides to and from the pumpkin patch!.....No admission!...Pet's
Welcome! We offer free hayrides and there is no admission! On the weekends
we serve our apple wood smoked brisket or pulled pork along with Turkey legs
and hot dogs for the kids. We also serve Panini Sandwiches, Apple pie, Apple
Cider Donuts and Blackberry cobbler along with other goodies in the Italian
deli. In our Country Store we have a wonderful selection of
Jams, Jellies, Marinades and great Apple Butter! We also roast Pueblo Chili's!
Our fresh pressed Apple Cider should be ready by early September!!
UPDATE for 2021: I don't see ANYTHING about them having Gooseberries,
Blackberries, Raspberries, Pears to pick, on their website. AS of 2021 it ONLY says "apples" and the photos show pumpkins, so I assume they have
discontinued the others (why else wouldn't they even mention them, right? If you hear otherwise, let me know! ,
Comments from a visitor on July 11, 2010:
"Just visited to pick gooseberries today! Tony and Hope, the owners, are
wonderful, kind people. Call ahead at least a week to give them time to get
back to you. Gooseberry season is over early- to mid-July so pick early! We
came from Denver and it's about 1 hour 45 minutes to their farm."
Jenkin's Farms and Western Skies Winery - apples, plums, pumpkins, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand, winery, restrooms, picnic
area, school tours
448 K St, Penrose, CO 81240. Phone: 719-372-6337. Email:
[email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours.
click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
click here for picking updates. Directions:
click here for a map and directions. Opening date:
Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
Jenkin's Farms and Western Skies Winery Facebook page.
Specializing in Colorado apple wine.
Third Street Apples - apples, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the
farm, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, farm market,
restrooms, picnic area
935 3rd Street, Penrose, CO 81240. Phone: 719-372-6283. Email:
[email protected]. Open: 9:30 to 5:00 Thursday - Monday Closed
Tuesday and Wednesday Late August through Halloween. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. 28 miles south of Colorado Springs
on Hwy. 115 to 3rd Street (watch for "Brush Hollow" sign), east on 3rd just
past "I" Street. 25 miles west of Pueblo on Hwy 50 to "K" Street, north to
3rd, west 1 and 1/2 blocks on 3rd. Payment: Cash, Check, credit cards. Early apple
varieties (McIntosh and Gala) starting Labor Day weekend, peak season for
apples September 10 though mid October. Payment: Cash, Check, credit cards.
2012 prices: U-pick Apples any amount $1.39/lb. Penrose
Apple Day will be on Saturday, October 6, 2012. This is a parade (at 10:30
am) and all day street fair in "downtown" Penrose on Broadway, with food and
other vendors, free apple pie at noon. This event dates to 1935 when folks
in Penrose held a softball tournament and residents baked apple pie for all
the participants. 2020 prices were U-pick Apples any amount
$1.99/lb, Honey from our bees, jams, jellies, syrup, soap (made by our neighbor), and other items as marked.
Third Street Apples Facebook page.
La Plata County
Jones Farm -
Uses natural growing practices,
blackberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, herbs or spices, lavender,
peppers, pumpkins, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Honey from
hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, petting zoo, farm animals,
25450 Road M, Cortez, CO 81321. Phone: 970-799-2785.
Alternate Phone: 970-564-4451. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Daily August 15 to November 15 from 1 pm to 7
pm. Directions: Located on Road M between Lebanon Road and Mildred Road,
approximately one mile north of the Cortez City Limits.
Click here for a map and directions. PumpkinFest is the third
week-end in October and the corn maze is open from October 1st through
October 31st. Payment: Cash, Check. PumpkinFest is entertaining for the
whole family. Enjoy a harvest meal that includes pumpkin cupcakes, hot
dogs, and apple cider while the kids swing, play games, visit the
petting zoo, or explore the corn maze.
- Dayspring Farm - u-pick lavender, farm raised beef, pork, poultry
5184 6000 Road, Olathe, CO. Phone: (970) 323-0204 (call
mailto:[email protected]. Open: Year-round; on Thursday to Saturday, by
appointment; Tours by appointment and during Festival. Directions: Take Hwy.
50 to the Olathe stop light (light is on Hwy. 50). Turn east on David Rd.
Travel approximately 1 mile and turn left (north) on 6000 Rd. Travel north
approximately 1/2 mile, turn right into our drive at 5184 6000 Rd.
On-farm sales, lavender essential oil, lavender products, bundles, pine and
juniper hydrosols, handcrafted gifts. Beef, lamb, pork, poultry, sausage
(frozen, whole, half, quarter, jerky, retail packages). USDA-inspected.
Antibiotic and hormone free, free-range, 100% grassfed, cultivated without
chemicals. Horse Motel, Lavender Festival in July. Order online or by
telephone. Shipping available.
- DeVries Fruit & Veggie Roadside Stand / The Friend-ly
Farm - pumpkins, tomatoes, prepicked produce, farm animals
Of Montrose On Highway 50 Between Mile Marker 85 & 86, Olathe, CO 81425.
Phone: (970)209-7508. Alternate Phone: (970)323-6559. Fax: (970)323-6053.
[email protected]. Open: Set up at Camelot Garden Center, Montrose,
Colorado on Hwy 550 South next door to WalMart every Friday and Saturday 9am
to 2pm, July 1 to October 31 with locally grown fruits and veggies.
Directions: North of Montrose, Colorado on highway 50 between Mile Markers
85 & 86.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Visa, MasterCard, Discover. DeVries Fruit and Veggies Facebook page. (ADDED: September 03, 2015)
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