Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Central Illinois? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Central Illinois, 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

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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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 October 2021, and other timely information:

Notes for October 2021: Autumn is upon us and that means you'd better hurry to get blueberries and peaches; apples are already in full swing. 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 specific updates.

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, blueberries, peaches, tomatoes, corn 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!

Central Illinois U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2021, by county

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

Adams County

  • Mill Creek Farm - pumpkins, strawberries, and prepicked produce, restrooms
    2833 S. 48th Street, Quincy, IL 62305. Phone: 217-222-8430. Email: [email protected]. Open: Strawberries- open Monday to Saturday, Pumpkins open daily Strawberries available (usually) mid May thru early June.Directions: 2.5 miles south of Broadway (Route 104) on 48th Street in Quincy. Click here for a map and directions. Picking Updates: click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in May, June, October.June 2014, We've started strawberry season at Mill Creek Farm. Mill Creek Farm Facebook page.Payment: Cash, Check. They also have fresh-picked asparagus. They pick asparagus fresh every day as weather conditions allow, usually from mid April through early June. Please call our answering machine to check availability. .

Brown County

Calhoun County

Cass County

  • Bottens/Lopez Greenhouse and Garden - beans, broad beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, herbs or spices, melons, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes,
    4095 Crooked Lane, Beardstown, IL 62618. Phone: 217-371-1492. Alternate Phone: 217-320-1886. Open: UPDATE for 2021, I haven't had in years. 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 Monday to Thursday, from 9 am to 12 pm; Saturday 8 am to 6 pm; April to October. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. .

Champaign County

  • Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch - apples, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, birthday parties, school tours
    3902 S Duncan Rd, Champaign, IL 61822. Phone: 217-359-5565. Email: [email protected]. Open: THRU October - Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm, Sunday 11 am to 6 pm / AFTER October - Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5:30 pm, Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Store apples: late July to mid December / U-PICK Apples: late July to late October (depending on the year) Click our link for which apples are ready when. / Store peaches: late July thru October / U-Pick and already picked pumpkins: mid-September to mid-November. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Spend a little time in the country! Visit Curtis Orchard for a fun, inexpensive & educational farm experience for the whole family. We have apples, pumpkins, kids' activities, a bakery, and a country store. Rain or shine, we're open July 20 - December 20. The Flying Monkey Cafe is open for lunch every day from August 17 - November 27. This 80-acre entertainment farm features the Flying Monkey Cafe, which serves cookout-style lunch. We also bake pies & donuts every day we're open. No admission fee. Sorry - no pets.

Christian County (Springfield area)

  • Big M Berry Patch - Strawberries, Black Raspberries, Blackberries,
    928 E 1090 North Road, Taylorville, IL 62568. Phone: (217) 824-6625. Directions: Route 48W, right on County Road 900E, first turn right on CR 1090, first place on right. click here for a map. Open: Call first: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Big "M" Berry Patch also has hay mazes, and pumpkin picking in the Fall.

Coles County

De Witt County

  • Wagon Wheel Pumpkin Farm - apples, pumpkins, summer squash,
    7 Miles East Of Clinton, Il. R# 4 Box 312, Clinton, IL 61727. Phone: 217-736-2470. Email: [email protected]. Directions: From Clinton take Route # 10 East approximately 7 miles. You will turn right on 17000 (there is a pumpkin sign) go 1 mile then turn right again on airport road (another pumpkin sign) first house on your left (big sign in front yard). Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: Daily 10 am to 6 pm. We have a variety of pumpkins, gourds, squash, broom corn and Indian corn; Straw maze, corn maze; Open September12th to October31; Hours 10 to 6pm daily; Pumpkin Fun Day - Sunday, October 4th from 1 pm to 5pm; Free pony rides, hayrack rides, face painting and many games; Groups Welcome!!Payment: Cash, only. click here for a link to our Facebook page.

Douglas County

Edgar County

  • Bess Berries - strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    175 Illinois Highway 1 (Oliver), Marshall, IL 62441. Phone: 217/466-0740. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 8 am to 6 pm; Sunday 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: on I-70 Marshall/Paris Exit; turn north; 4 miles on Highway 1 to Oliver; left hand side. Sign along Highway and a Big wooden Strawberry!. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: May 15 to June 6 You pick or We pick. Payment: Cash, Check.

Fulton County

Greene County

  • Greene Fields Berry Farm - strawberries,
    Rural Route 1 Box 55, Greenfield, IL 62044. Phone: 1-314-884-8658. Open: Beginning in Mid - May when the strawberries are ready we will be open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 6:30am to 12 noon or while the strawberries last. Directions: Located halfway between Greenfield and Carrollton just north of State Route 108. Watch for our strawberry signs!. Greene Fields Berry Farm Facebook page. Strawberries: Mid-May to Mid-June. Payment: Cash, only.

Iroquois County

  • Mulberry Lane Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, asparagus, beans, beets, blueberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red and black), grapes, onions, other berries, peppers, raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), raspberries (Autumn, black), rhubarb, strawberries, Fresh eggs, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    414 N Mulberry Street, Loda, IL 60948. Phone: 217-386-2690. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 8 am to 7 pm; Closed Sunday; Open from April 1 to October 1;Strawberry U Pick starts in early May, BY RESERVATION ONLY. Please call ahead and reserve a spot! The demand is high this year, so don't miss out; Farm shop is open Saturdays year round from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. Mulberry Lane Farm Facebook page. Mulberry Lane Farm. 2018 Prices starting out were $3.99 per lb. Minimum 5 lbs per person (12 years old and older). Already picked strawberries are also available by reservation only. 2018 prepicked prices are $5.99 per lb for the first week or two. Prices will drop further into the season. You are at the right place for organic food (all our USDA Certified Organic products are non-GMO and glyphosate free; no Roundup!) and canning supplies. Buy in bulk and save BIG money! We are certified organic by the Global Organic Alliance (GOA).

Jersey County

  • Eckert's Grafton Farm - apples, pumpkins, peaches.
    20995 Eckert Orchard Road. Grafton, IL 62037. Phone: (618) 786-3445. Open: 9 am to 5 pm, daily. Directions: click here for farm directions.. Grafton has an expanded entertainment area for both "little" and "big" kids! Watch the goats climb to amazing heights, search for eggs in the real hen house, play a round of miniature golf, bottle feed a calf, swing on an old-fashion tire swing, jump in one of our three inflatable jumping attractions or just relax and enjoy a funnel cake. There is no admission to the entertainment site. Tickets for rides may be purchased.  
  • Joe Ringhausen Orchard & Apple House (II) - apples, apricots, blackberries, grapes, melons, peaches, pears, plums, tomatoes, beans, cucumbers & gherkins, eggplants, onions, peppers, potatoes, sweet corn, sweet potatoes, turnips,
    Rte 67 South, Jerseyville, IL 62052.Phone: 618-498-6951. Alternate Phone: 618-376-6772. Illinois Products gift baskets available. Open: July5 - Christmas, 9 am to 5 pm. Also cider, honey sorghum, jams, jellies, preserves, marmalades, popcorn & pecans.

Knox County

  • Nyman's Harvest Corner - strawberries.
    R. R. 1, Maquon, IL., 837 Brown Avenue, Galesburg, IL, 61401. Phone: 309-342-5059 or: 309-462-5242. [email protected] Roadside Market: fresh blueberries, strawberries, asparagus, honey and popcorn.Farm is one mile North of Herman Illinois on Knox County Route 8. Open May 1. Hours: 8am-5pm, Monday to Saturday, 8am-3pm Sunday. Call first.

Logan County

  • Clark's Greenhouse & Herbal Country - herbs, scented geraniums & edible flowers, fresh flowers and bouquets.
    2580 100th Avenue, San Jose, IL 62682. Phone: 309-247-3679. Email: [email protected]. Other: sells vegetables, display garden, classes year round, newsletter, open year round.

Macon County

Macoupin County

  • Backwoods Berry Farm - strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches
    227244 Hettick & Scottsville Road, Hettick, IL 62649.Phone: (217) 436-2510. Email: [email protected]. Open: U-Pick hours vary by season, call or check Facebook for more information., Closed Sundays; Strawberries - Mid to Late May; we start taking orders May 1st; Blueberries - Late June; we take orders in May & June; Blackberries -Mid to Late July; we take orders in May & June on a "first come/ first served" basis; Peaches - Early August. U-Pick hours vary by season, call or check Facebook for more information. Always closed on Sundays. *Peaches – Early August;
    A visitor writes
    : "The owners are SO nice and helpful. They sell some related items, such as cookbooks too..."
  • Broom Orchard - apples, pumpkins, restrooms, picnic area, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    112803 Broom Road, Carlinville, IL 62626. Phone: 217-854-3514. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours or call. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Broom Orchard is located 2 1/2 miles southwest of Carlinville. Click here for a map and directions. Red Haven peaches start the 3rd week in July (usually) . REMINDER: WE DO NOT HAVE STRAWBERRIES ANYMORE; ONLY PYO apples and pumpkins. Visit our website for current approximate ripening dates of our locally grown seasonal fruit or "like" us on Facebook; Broom Orchard has an annual Apple Festival in September and a Pumpkin Festival in October with various entertainment and activities. Broom Orchard Facebook page. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Our Farm Market is open July thru December. This is where we sell our fresh peaches, apples, blackberries, nectarines, plums, pears and pumpkins when in season. The market is also stocked with Amish-made apple butter, Illinois honey, popcorn, preserves, butters and all fruit spreads. Don’t forget our award winning sweet cider, too! Peaches are freestone. Early Gold Apples and Bi-Color Sweet Corn are also available. White Lady Peaches, Nectarines, and Blackberries

Mason County

  • Windmill Farm Berries - raspberries.
    29961 E. County Road, Manito, IL 61546. Phone: (309) 968-7722.

McDonough County

McLean County

  • Braffet Berry Farm - strawberries,
    9010 E 2250 N Rd, Carlock, IL 61725. Phone: 309-376-2012. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Sunday (seven days a week) from7 am to 6 pm; call for picking conditions. Directions: 5 miles west of Interstate 39 at Hudson, IL (mile marker 5) on county road 2250. Off 74 at the Carlock exit (exit 120) east on 150 follow U-pick signs. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries usually begin on Memorial Day. Payment: Cash, Check. Braffet Berry Farm Facebook page. Strawberry season tends to start around Memorial Day weekend, and continue for 3-4 weeks depending again on Mother Nature. We sell them by the pound, and provide buckets which our customers can pick in.

Menard County

  • Frank Farms, Inc. - asparagus, sweet corn when in season,
    R. R. 2, Box 41, Athens, IL 62613 Phone: 217-636-8112. Email: [email protected]Wagon ride fall through winter, Christmas trees day after Thanksgiving, can tag own tree.

Montgomery County

  • Kern Family Orchard - apples, blackberries, blueberries, peaches, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
    7375 Mackay Avenue, Raymond, IL 62560. Phone: (217) 820-1266. Open: Call the farm for hours and crop availability. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Be sure to confirm crop availability and dates with the farm before you go there; we no longer receive updates from the farm.
    (ADDED: August 27, 2015)

Morgan County

Moultrie County

  • Okay Valley Orchard - Peaches, apples, plums, pears, cider, jellies, apple cider donuts, baked goods, restrooms, gift shop, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food), Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, farm market, picnic area, school tours
    724 county road 1750 north, Sullivan, IL 61951. Phone: (217) 728-8269. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm; Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm, during summer and fall. Directions: See their website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard . Playground Click here for our Facebook page.. prepicked apples, peaches, plums, pasteurized fresh cider, apple doughnuts, jams & jellies, fresh pies, dumplings, peach bread, gift & kitchen items. We also have a large playground and picnic area with restrooms for families to enjoy. Ask about our educational group tours. Our 1500 apple trees grow 27 different varieties of apples, peaches, plums, and pears. Come and eat in our covered picnic area, play in our playground, browse through our Country Store full of in-season Illinois fruit, fresh apple cider, honey, jellies, gifts, apple cider donuts, and other fresh baked goodies. We also have a u-pick area, dependent on what is seasonally available.
  • Prairie Hill Blueberry Farm - blueberries, picnic area
    424 County Road 1400 North, Bethany, IL 61914. Phone: 217-665-3935. Email: [email protected]. Open: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 7am to 7pm; Other days or evenings, call first; Closed Sundays. Directions: GPS Coordinates: 39.36'.34" West Latitude; 88.43'.54". North Longitude From Bethany, take Saint John Street straight south 3 miles to County Road 1400 North. Left (east) one half mile to 424. Farm is on the left. Open from June 22 until July 31. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. One thousand bushes bearing 6 varieties priced at $3 a pound. Prairie Hill Blueberry Farm Facebook page. Pick from 7 varieties of blueberries in a tranquil beautifully landscaped farm setting. Prepicked blueberries are also available. Picnic area is perfect for small group lunches. Children and grandchildren are most welcome. Every child is given a special pail for picking. Enjoy free berry samples to your heart's content!.

Peoria County

  • Christ Orchard - apples, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals
    4317 N Texas Road, Elmwood, IL 61529. Phone: (309) 446-3324. Email: [email protected]. Open: Pick Your Own Apples in Mid September to Mid October and Pick Your Own pumpkins in October. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices (IPM). Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Since 1977, the orchard has had apples, apple picking, pure honey, apple cider, pumpkins, squirrel corn, squash, gourds, Indian corn, mums, straw bales, corn stalks, fruit butters and preserves, soy candles and much more.(UPDATED: June 21, 2018)
  • Crooked Row Farm- No pesticides are used raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked
    4623 E Lakeland, Chillicothe, IL 61523. Phone: (309) 657-5544. Alternate Phone: (309) 214-2896. Email: [email protected]. Open: Times for U pick will be decided on a day to Day bases do to any weather changes. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 3 miles south of Chillicothe 3 drive to the right off 29 look for sighs. Click here for a map and directions. U pick Strawberries is usually from June 1 to the 3 week of June Fall Red Raspberries is usually form Mid to late August to Frost. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Strawberries, Raspberries and some vegetables we are a U pick or we pick of any thing that is ready Only Organic fertilizers and natural pesticides are used (ADDED: May 06, 2021)
  • Rockwell's U Pick Blueberries - blueberries,
    On Krause Road 1/2 Mile South Of Cloverdale Road, Chillicothe, IL 61523. Phone: 309-286-5201. Email: [email protected]. Open: Wednesday to Saturday from 7 am to Noon; Call for fruit availability. Directions: 3 miles west of Route 29 on Cloverdale Road , Turn left (south) at Krause Road , Rock's Patch is a 1/2 mile south of Cloverdale Road on Krause Road , right side (west) of the road. Payment: Cash, Check. Note: there are photos of the farm on this unofficial Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 26, 2016)
    A visitor writes on July 13, 2013: "First year officially open to the public I took my toddlers out and they had a blast! The fruit was pleasant and extremely tasty! They provide buckets for picking and bags to take them home in. He also offered tips on storage and uses! "
  • The Weedy Garden - No pesticides are used, strawberries,
    13215 N Bland Road, Dunlap, IL 61525. Phone: (309) 645-1807. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our Facebook page for current hours; Strawberry season usually starts around Memorial Day (the end of May) and runs for about 3 to 4 weeks. Directions: Heading north on Knoxville Avenue, turn west (left) on Cedar Hills Drive. Follow Cedar Hills drive (towards Dunlap) until you reach Bland Road (1.5 miles). Make a right on Bland Road (north). We are 1/2 mile down Bland Road on the left hand side. You'll see a white ranch, white pole barn and banner in the front yard. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Venmo, PayPal, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (UPDATED: August 29, 2020) (ADDED: April 26, 2016)

Piatt County

Pike County

Sangamon County

  • Jefferies Orchard - blueberries, cherries, strawberries, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises)
    1016 Jefferies Road, Springfield, IL 62625. Phone: 217/487-7845. Email: [email protected]. Open: Daily, from 7 am to 6 pm. Directions: Five miles north of Springfield, Illinois at intersection of Route 29 and Jefferies Road. Strawberries: late May to early June Cherries: June Blueberries: early July. Payment: Cash, Check. Jefferies Orchard Facebook page.
  • The Lazy T - peas, pumpkins, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), prepicked produce, farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, farm animals
    103 Clear Creek, Dawson, IL 62520. Phone: 217-415-6846. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone and there's nothing else about them that is current on the internet - I presume they have closed. Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me.See our website for current hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in September, October. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. Fall Festival the third weekend of September every year with apple butter cooking, straw mazes and build a scarecrow.

Schuyler County

Scott County

Shelby County

  • Just Berries - blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, U-pick and already picked, picnic area, school tours
    233 N 2900 East Rd, Stewardson, IL 62463. Phone: 217-682-5588. Alternate Phone: 217-343-8348. Email: [email protected]. Open: Strawberries open during May to June, Blueberries open June to July and Blackberries open July to August; All information is posted on Facebook or our website. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Effingham: Take Route 33 to 32 going to Stewardson. Turn right (east) at County Road 300. Go to the first intersection and turn right onto Cnty Road 2900. Go 1/2 mile and on the right side of the road is our farm. Please park in our circle driveway or alongside the road. To start picking, head to the tent . See the website for more detailed directions. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries open during May to June, Blueberries open June to July and Blackberries open July to August; All information is posted on Facebook or our website. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. No pets of any kind allowed on the farm. (UPDATED: July 30, 2016)

Tazewell County

  • Schaer's Country Market - strawberries
    1118 Spring Bay Road, East Peoria, IL 61611. Phone: (309) 698-2234.Open: June, 10 am to 6 pm on Monday thru Friday, 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 12 pm to 5 pm on Sunday; Call 309-369-8034 after 8 am to make appointments.. Directions: 1 and 1/2 miles off Rte. 116 on Rte. 26 (Spring Bay Road). We are a farm market specializing in U pick strawberries, fresh picked homegrown sweet corn, cantaloupe, watermelon, tomatoes and more. Fall takes us into pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks etc. Christmas trees, wreaths, garland, grave blankets begins day after Thanksgiving.
    (ADDED: December 05, 2020, JBS)

Vermillion County

Warren County

  • Monmouth College Educational Farm and Garden - blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, vegetables, eggs
    N. 12th Street, Monmouth, IL 61462. Email: [email protected]. Open: see their Facebook page for updates. The Garden is where we have an orchard, grape arbor, a herb garden, and other vegetables where we mostly eat from and allow faculty and staff from Monmouth College and close friends to pick from. The Farm has Blueberry and Raspberry fields are producing gallons of fruits! Watch our Facebook page for U-pick times and check out the Farm page for more information. If I Stop By, What Can I Do? Our summer gardeners are availableon the weekdays for tours and questions. As always, if you would like to learn to garden, we are happy to assist! But don't even think about asking for asparagus! Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (ADDED: June 28, 2020, JBS)

Woodford County


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