Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in southeastern Iowa? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in southeastern Iowa,
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 If you find anything outdated or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!
I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find
anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
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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!
southeastern Iowa U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2023, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Des Moines County
Oakland Mills Berry Farm - strawberries, U-pick and already
1738 265th Street, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641. Phone:
(319) 986-6071. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
from10 am to 7 pm Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, closed on Tuesday
and Thursday; hours and availability vary, so do call before you come. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. The strawberry season at Oakland
Mills Berry Farm is normally the last week of May through the middle of
June;. Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 03, 2019)
- Rolling Prairie Acres - strawberries, Pumpkin
708 E. Ringgold Street, Sigourney, IA 52591. Phone: 641-622-1221.
Open: Strawberry patch (in the Spring).
Appleberry Orchard - apples, pumpkins, winter squash, Honey from
hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop,
concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting,
inflatables or bounce houses, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties,
weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
highway 2, Donnellson, IA 52625. Phone: 319-372-1307. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: August Hours - Monday - Saturday 9 am
to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm; September and October Hours - Monday -
Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday 9 am to 7 pm and Sunday 11 am to 7 pm.
Directions: From the West, we are 7 miles East of Donnellson on Highway 2.
From the East, we are 2.5 miles West of Ft. Madison on Highway 2. For a map
to our farm,
click here. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard,
Click here for our Facebook page. Appleberry Orchard is Iowa's oldest
working orchard! The farm market includes a bakery, local honey, Iowa
sorghum, jams/jellies, syrups, salsas, many other gourmet foods and gifts.
Fresh apples & cider, Appleberry Acres & Petting Farm, bon-fire sites,
barrel train rides, wagon rides, pumpkin chucker, food concessions, weekend
activities and much more!. (UPDATED: June 29, 2016)
Kathy's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in
the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze,
child-sized haybale maze, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay rides,
wagon rides, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment
stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding
parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
highway 2, Donnellson, IA 52625. Phone: 319-470-1558. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Monday to Saturday 9 am to 7 pm,
Sunday 11 am to 7 pm. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. The corn maze will be open
September 5th to November 1st. The maze will stay open until 10 pm every
Saturday in September and October for our Moonlight Madness. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit
cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. Today we have over 40 acres and 175
varieties of pumpkins, squash, gourds, vegetables, and other fall
ornamentals. We believe that education and entertainment go hand in hand,
and we offer a variety of rural focused activities and events for families,
students, and groups of all sizes and ages. To plan your next daytrip to the
beautiful Iowa countryside, browse our website to see all the family
activities and special weekend events happening at the pumpkin patch.
Comments from a visitor on September 3, 2007: "We
make a trip to this place every year (this is our third). Looks like
they just opened up again for the season on September 1st. The number of
varieties of pumpkins and squash is endless. We love them. Hope this
brings more folks to her place, it's really great! They have other
events throughout the year, but of course, fall is their big season.
Van Buren County
Sass Family Farm - Uses natural growing practices, beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant,
melons, onions, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other
vegetables, Other fruit or veg, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the
field, straw or hay bale maze, and prepicked produce, gift shop, restrooms,
picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, petting zoo
3060 160th Street, Riverside, IA 52327. Phone: 319-648-3788. Fax:
319-653-3297. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: Just east off Hwy 218 on 160th St,
South of Riverside Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in July, August, September,
October. Open: Everyday 11 am to 7 PM Farm's market opens July 1st with fresh
vegetables and sweet corn/melons, fall season opens October 1st with pumpkin
patch, haunted barn and trail w/hayrack rides, straw maze, petting zoo... We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check.
Fall decorating headquarters - corn shocks, bales of straw, pumpkins, Indian
corn, gourds, etc...
Terraceberry Farm - blueberries,
Liberty Road, Corydon, IA 50060. Phone: 641-344-2840. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Call ahead to know when strawberries will
be ready. Directions: 4 miles West of Corydon on Old Highway 2.
Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries are typically
ready around June 1 and only last 3 to 4 weeks; we have a new planting
of blueberries, some will be ready in July. Payment: Cash, only. We will
also be selling honey at the Des Moines Farmer's Market.