Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Northern Indiana South Bend-Elkhart? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Northern Indiana South Bend-Elkhart,
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 If you find anything outdated or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 - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what
the typical prices are for each crop. Let me know when you see price changes!
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!
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What's in season in December 2021, and
other timely information:
Notes for December 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
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
Northern Indiana South Bend-Elkhart U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2021, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
For other areas in northern Indiana, see
- Northwest Indiana (Lake, Porter, Newton, Jasper counties)
- Northeast Indiana, Ft. Wayne and Nobel, Dekalb counties, etc.
- Northwest Indiana (Tippecanoe area)
- North central Indiana (Cass, Fulton, Pulaski, Wabash counties, etc.)
- Blueberry Ranch
- Organic, blueberries
54743 Buckeye Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545.
[email protected]. Open: see their website or facebook page for
crop availability, dates and hours. Directions: We are located 3 miles East
of University Park Mall. 1 mile East of Bittersweet Rd. Take Douglas or Day
Rd East to Buckeye Rd. We have U-Pick, Fresh & Frozen USDA Certified Organic
Blueberries. Friend us on Facebook to receive any additional updates about
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
U-Pick season typically begins in July and goes through mid-August. They have organized picking, which means you get to enjoy your time at bushes full of
berries — not wandering the fields picking leftovers here and there. Both Organic & Local; they are the only USDA-certified organic blueberry farm in
Northern Indiana. (ADDED: May 09, 2015, JBS)
Kercher's Sunrise Orchards Farm Market - apples, pumpkins,
gourds, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), and prepicked
produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area,
19498 CR 38 , Goshen, IN 46526. Phone: 574-533-6311. Fax: 574-533-1685.
[email protected]. Directions: 1/4 mile west of State Road 15 on
CR 38(Kercher Rd)19498 CR 38, Goshen, IN 46526.
click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in May,
June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Open: Monday to
Friday, 8:30am to 5:30 pm, Saturday 8:30am to 4pm, open Sundays in September
and October 12pm to 5pm. Morel mushrooms are available in May. Sweet
Cherries and tart cherries mid June to early July. U-Pick Apples- Late
August to late October. U-Pick Pumpkins and Hayrides, every weekend from the
last weekend of September through the last weekend in October. Harvest
festival the first weekend in October. Payment: Cash, Check,
Visa/MasterCard. Specializing in homemade and locally grown Indiana
products, including fruits and vegetables. The best darn cider and apple
butter anywhere...that's what all of our customers tell us anyway!!! Fruit
baskets beautifully designed with the best of the years fruits topped off
with nuts and candies, little jars of jam or apple butter cheese, fudge and
caramel apple dip, wrapped in cellophane and topped off with a festive
Yoder's Upick Strawberry Patch - Uses natural growing practices, strawberries, U-pick and already
2021 South 15th Street, Goshen, IN 46526. Phone: (574) 642-3469.
[email protected]. Open: See our Facebook page for
current days and hours. Directions: From Goshen College on State Road 15
Goshen, go east on College Avenue to stop light at 15th Street and turn
south, we are on the west side of the road across from Greencroft.
Click here for a map and directions. Strawberry season is typically the
whole month of June. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic
certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Children
welcome and you can bring your own containers or use one of ours for $1.
(ADDED: February 07, 2018)
- The Berry Patch - permanently closed
US 30, Warsaw, Indiana 465824. UPDATE for 2021, A visitor tells me they are
A visitor writes on June 20, 2021: "The Pickin Patch and Berry Patch in Kosciusko are no longer in
business. It is a corn field today!"
Blue Barn Berry Farm - blackberries, blueberries, Honey from
hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms,
picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), birthday parties, weddings
and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
9139 N 300 E,
Syracuse, IN 46567. Phone: 574-742-2247. Email:
[email protected]. Open:
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: Intersection of 300 E and
900 N on Dewart Lake. Warsaw: North on SR 15. Turn Right on 900 N. Travel
east for 3.5 miles until it "T's" into 300 E. Turn left. Farm located on
left side. Goshen: South on SR 15. Turn left on US-6 for 3 miles. Turn right
on CR-127 (turns into 300 E). Travel south for 5 miles, farm will be on the
Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: July 11 to Sept 1,
Blackberries: End of July-End of September. Payment: Cash, Check,
Click here for our Facebook page.
- Neibert's - Pick your own- Strawberries, Black
5017 Armstrong Road/ CR 500 N, Leesburg, IN,
46538. Phone: 574-834-1164. Open: for U pick- 7:30 am to 12:00 noon and 3:00
pm to 6:00 pm. Portapotty on site, shelter on site. Directions: Located
across from Shoe Lake to the north side Payment typically taken on site-
farm stand 1/4 mile west on south side of road at intersection of CR 475 E
Not sure if crops are organic. Other: prepicked corn, green beans .
Comments from a visitor on June 02, 2012: "They
don't allow children under 8 years old. We found out when we arrived."
The Pickin Patch - permanently closed,
8171 West 300 North, Etna Green, IN 46524. UPDATE for 2021, A visitor tells me they are
A visitor writes on June 20, 2021: "The Pickin Patch and Berry Patch in Kosciusko are no longer in business. It is a corn field today!"
La Porte County
- Alger Acres -
2056 West 1000 North, LaPorte, IN 46350. Phone: 219-326-8712. Notes: I
haven't seen an update for this farm in 10 years, so I suspect they are
closed. Has anyone been by there? Alkos, the other websites merely copied
my information, so don't count on those!
Billy Boy's Blueberry Barn - blueberries, gift shop, concessions
/ refreshment stand
650 Frey Road, Michigan City, IN 46360. Phone: (219)
872-7477. Open: Wednesday to Monday; 8:30 am to 6 pm, closed Tuesday.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take
Chicago Skyway/Indiana Toll Road to Lake Station Exit 94 East Towards
Detroit to Michigan City Exit 40B Take 20 35 North For 1/2 Mile To 212 North
Take 212 North to Freyer Road (approximately 3 miles) Left onto Freyer Road
for 3 blocks.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Make sure to
call ahead and reserve your ready pick blueberries. Self Pick also
Boy's Blueberry Barn Facebook page.
Comments from a visitor on July 11, 2010: "They opened 7/9/2010, and
are in business!"
Comments from a visitor on July 09, 2010: "I
called them today and they are open this weekend. "
Comments from a
visitor on June 29, 2010: "We live only 15 miles or so away. We went at
least twice in early August 2009 and picked from heavily bearing bushes each
time. We will continue patronizing Billy Boy's farm until we have 10 or more
blueberry bushes of our own that are in full production (probably 4+
Blue Sky Berry Farm - blueberries, and prepicked produce, gift
shop, restrooms, picnic area
15552 S. 1050 W., Wanatah, IN 46390. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: 7 am to 7 pm, 7 days a week Directions: from Chicago: I-80 or I-90 into
Indiana, exit at US 421 South, 3 miles after CROSSING US 30 you will see
sign on Right, turn Right onto 1500 S, turn Left at stop sign onto 1050 W,
go one half mile & farm is on the right. from Indiana: US 30 East 7 miles
past Valparaiso, turn South onto US 421, go 3 miles & turn Right onto 1500
S, turn Left at stop sign onto 1050 W, go 1/2 mile & farm is on Right.
click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in July,
August. Payment: Cash, Check. Bring containers
to transport berries home. Blue Sky Berry Farm Facebook
page. They offer U-Pick and Ready-Pick blueberries from approximately July 1 through mid-August. Phone orders are accepted the morning you wish to pick
up your berries. Though you are not required to pre-order, it's a good idea that you do so. Berries are picked the same day you get them - guaranteed fresh!
We also have jam made from our own delicious blueberries and locally harvested honey. Cook books, children's books, and cold drinks are also available. We
are family-friendly, so bring the kids, cousins, and grandparents! You are welcome to stay all day. We have clean restrooms, a picnic shelter, playground,
and lawn games available.
Blueberry Dune Farm - permanently closed
10352 N. State
Road 39, LaPorte, IN 46350. Phone: 219-324-6335. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Yelp says they are
Season open from 9 am to 5:30 pm; every day except Tuesday (closed on
Tuesdays). Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash,
Blueberries of Indiana - Uses integrated pest management practices, blueberries, Honey from
hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, U-pick and already
picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food)
2388 W 1000 N, Laporte, IN 46350. Phone: (219) 326-8686. Alternate Phone:
(219) 326-8430. Email:
[email protected] . Open: Daily 8 am to 6 pm but closed all day
Tuesdays; Opening date depends on the season and is when berries ripen; This
is late June to early July; Closing date is usually Labor Day; Call ahead
for exact dates.
Directions: I94 Exit 1 in Michigan
(LaPorte, Indiana / New Buffalo, Michigan), turn right (south)on Michigan
Highway 239 and go 3 miles to County Road 1000 N, turn right and go 1.3
miles to the farm. You will see blueberry bushes and the signs on your left.
Indiana Toll Road (I80&90) Exit 49 (LaPote), turn right on Indiana Highway
39 and go 8 miles north to County Road 1000 N and turn left,go 1.3 miles to
the farm. We use integrated pest management
practices. Payment: Cash, Check. Shady picnic area; walks and areas between
bushes are carefully manicured. Trolly rides are available on weekends or
when picking is a distance from parking. Home baked pies and pierogi
available on weekends. This is a family farm in business since 1948. We have
the newest varieties, as well as, the old heritage types. We are always
looking for better blueberries and have more that 70 varieties.
Garwood Orchards & Farm Markets - apples, blackberries, cherries,
pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on
the premises), and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment
stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, birthday parties, school tours
5911 W. 50 South, Laporte, IN 46350. Phone: 219-362-4385. Fax: 219-324-4803.
[email protected]. Open: Daily 8 am to 7 pm *CALL FIRST in November/December as closing time May be earlier. Strawberries: June, Blackberries
and Raspberries (Red and Black): July and August, Apples, Pumpkins and Fall Raspberries: September and October; Market open daily from April thru Christmas;
Cherries available for UPick beginning in 2009.
click here for picking updates. Directions: From I94 or I80/90 take highway
421 South towards Westville Indiana, turn east on highway 2 towards LaPorte,
Indiana. After about 6 miles, turn left at County Road 500 West. There will
be a Gas Station on the corner and you will see a Garwood Sign. Continue on
500 West over the RR tracks to 50 South where you will see another Garwood
sign, turn left to our Farm Market and UPick. Garwood Orchards Facebook page. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard,
Grandma's Berry Patch - blackberries, blueberries, gooseberries,
raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (Autumn,
yellow), raspberries (Spring, black), Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick
and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
9895 W. 1700 S., Lacrosse, IN
46348. Phone: 219-733-9080. Alternate Phone: 219-671-1889. Open:
click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
click here for picking updates. Directions:
click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We are a small family-owned berry patch offering delicious blueberries and raspberries - plus
blackberries and gooseberries. Our berries are always handpicked to ensure the best quality. Grandma's Berry Patch offers both ready-pick and U-pick
berries. Whether you want to pick up a box on your way home, or enjoy the day and pick your own, Grandma's Berry Patch is ready to help you.
Grandma's Berry Patch Facebook page.
- Huber Blueberry Farms - blueberries, raspberries, honey from hives on the farm,
4600 W US Highway 6, Union Mills, IN 46382. Phone: (219) 405-5756. Email: [email protected].
Open: 7 days a week from 7 am to 6 pm. U-pick blueberries in 20219 were $2.00/lb. July is National Blueberry Month! What better way to celebrate this
momentous event than taking the family out on a day trip to pick some berries? Huber Blueberry Farm will let you pick their berries and take them home to
make blueberry pie, blueberry jam Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy in our beautiful shady areas. Short on time - we have fresh picked ready for you in
the cabin . Call ahead for orders . We also have honey for sale in a cabin up front. Stop in for a visit today . Meet are warm friendly owners and spend a
day relaxing on the farm. The length of the season is up to the weather so come get them while they last. Blueberries are great for freezing to have when we
get the cold dreaded winter months . They won’t last long - get them during this beautiful weather !
Pavolka Fruit Farm - apples,
sweet cherries, tart cherries, raspberries, pears, plums,
1776 North Wozniak Road, Michigan City, IN. Phone: (219)
874-6056. Email: [email protected]. Open:
mid-June to October, 7 days a week 9 am to 5 pm. Specializing in over 30 varieties of old and new apples. We have ready-picked and u-pick apples, grapes and
Click here for a map and directions. (UPDATED: June 25, 2021)
A visitor writes on June 25, 2021: "I called their number and they give a clear
message on what and when is available. Cherries were available!
Radke's Orchards - apples, and prepicked produce
8999 W. 200 N., Michigan City, IN 46360. Phone: 219-872-3140, Fax:
219-879-0411. Email: [email protected]
U-pick apples. Directions: From I94: Take exit 34A (421 south), turn left at
the second intersection past the exit. This will be County road 200N. We
are approximately 1 mile down this road.
click here for a map and more. Open: from 9 am to 6 pm mid-September
through October. Mid-September through October. Radke Orchards Facebook page. Family owned and
operated since 1894. Our mission is to provide the authentic orchard experience for you and your family. No admission fee, no parking fees. Pets are
welcome. Pick as little or as much as you like. No petting zoo, no carnival, no water park – just great apples in a country atmosphere
Rosey's Berry Farm
1066 N. 1150 West, Michigan City, IN 46360. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: 7 AM 6 PM, 7 days a week; Hours vary based on seasonal and weather conditions; Please email or call for more information.
Directions: One and a half miles west of Hwy. 421 on 100N. Turn right on 1150W. First farm on the left. June and Early July.
Rosey's Berry Farm Facebook page.
StatelineBlueberries - blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm,
already-picked produce, picnic area
9957 North Frontage Road, Michigan
City, IN 46360. Phone: 219-874-7721. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday from 8 am to 6
pm, Saturday and Sunday 7 am to 6 pm Central Standard time. Directions: In
Indiana, take 80/94 East to exit 40 A, which is the us 20/ 35 exit. Stay on
20 going east. Drive until you reach Highway 39. Turn left. Drive exactly
3.9 miles to 925 N. You will see a big mahogany house with a white horse
fence, this will be 925 N. Turn left and drive 2 more miles down the road.
Turn on the first right and follow the road to the farm!.
Click here for a map and directions. July through August; Best
Blueberries this side of the Stateline. Payment: Cash, Check. We are 4 miles
from the Sandy shores of Lake Michigan. It's our 10th anniversary. 10 years
of fun family farming built on 67 years of tradition. Our motto: A fun
family tradition!! Don't forget to bring the camera!.
Stateline Blueberries Facebook page.
Tillman Farms formerly Pertics Blueberry Plantation - blueberries, some raspberries
618 S Michigan St, LaPaz, IN, 46537. Phone: 574-784-3331. Email: [email protected]. Open: see
their Facebook page for dates, hours and availability; blueberries are a brief season, usually starting at the end of June. Payment: They do
take credit cards. Note: you can fill out a postcard there one summer, and
they will drop them in the mail next summer when the berries are ripe for
Tillman Farms Facebook page. Tillman Farms is now hiring summer help for the season. Work will start late June and continue through early August!
This is a great opportunity for high school kids that need flexible hours. Please send inquiries for applications to [email protected]
Pickin' Patch - blueberries, U-pick and
already picked, restrooms
2811 US Highway 31, Plymouth, IN 46563. Phone:
574-784-2905. Fax: 5874-784-2468. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00
pm; Saturdays depending on yield and weather; please call to confirm before
you come; Closed Rainy days and Sundays. Directions: We are on the west side
of the road 1 mile south of the intersection of US 6 and US 31.
Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries are typically ready in
early July and picking continues through mid August. We have U Pick and
Ready Pick blueberries; Bring a container to take u-pick blueberries home
in; We do have some picking containers to pick in. Payment: Cash, Check,
Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
Strawberries are already picked; Blueberries are already picked and U-Pick; Call us for details.
St. Joseph County
The Apple Patch - apples,
65681 Sycamore Road, North Liberty,
IN 46554. Phone: 574-656-3376. Email:
[email protected]. Open: daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm during
the apple season, September and October. Directions: One (1) mile East of
North Liberty, IN and 2 1/2 miles West of Potato Creek State Park to
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
Beech Road Blueberry Farm - U-pick blueberries, honey.
67041 Beech, Wakarusa, IN 46573. Phone: 574-633-4583 - 3 miles
west of Wakarusa then 1 mile south on Beech Road Open July and August: 7 am
to 7 pm, or call first. (UPDATED: July 09, 2010, by a visitor)
Blueberry Ranch -
CERTIFIED ORGANIC Blueberries (U-pick or
54743 Buckeye Road, Mishawaka, IN 46530. Phone:
574-255-5773 . Email:
[email protected]. Open: see their Facebook page. Directions: 5 miles east of Grape Rd/ University Park Mall. Exit 83, Indiana Toll Road, south to
Cleveland. East to Buckeye. The blueberry crop is 100% certified organic. Our first organic field was certified in 1991.
Blueberry Ranch Facebook page. You can also stop by for frozen blueberries during the season,
or year-round during our monthly Pop-Up Sales. We also have jam, pie, and blueberry bushes for your yard. The Blueberry Ranch: your stop for all things
organic, local, and blue.
New Road Natural Farm - Uses natural growing practices,
beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, melons, onions,
peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Fresh eggs,
farm animals, school tours
19000 New Road, South Bend, IN 46614. Phone:
574-231-9114. Alternate Phone: 574 339 7002. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Daily 9am to 7pm, or by appointment.
Directions: First paved driveway on south side of new road west of Miami
Click here for a map and directions. Vegetables, eggs, chickens, ducks,
rabbits year around as seasons allow. We use natural practices, but are not
yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. Eggs and meat from rare breeds,
including Welsh Harliquen Ducks and Champagne d'Argent rabbits.
Bonnell's Blueberries - blueberries,
3655 S 750 W, North
Judson, IN 46366. Phone: (574) 896-5365. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Mid July to mid August, 7 days a week from 7am to 6pm.
Directions: 2 one half miles north on 750 W off of highway 10, west of North
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
Bonnell's Blueberry Patch Facebook page.
A visitor writes on January 30, 2014: "My wife and I went there in
August 2013. They also offered honey. This is one of the best organized
you-picks we've visited. The attendants (for want of a better term) escorted
us to a part of the farm where we would avoid bumping into other pickers."
Goin's Blueberry Lane - blueberries, porta-potties are available, picnic area
(bring your own food)
3340 South 750 West, North Judson, IN 46366. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: Daily 7 am To 6 pm During blueberry
season. Directions: about 1 hour from Chicago in the Northern Indiana countryside; 2 and one half miles north of highway 10 on 750
west in North Judson (starke county).
Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries : July 1 through mid to
late August. Payment: Cash, Check.
Goin's Blueberry Lane
facebook page. Third party audited for food safety and
security. Ready picked blueberries available as well as u pick. Please, no
pets allowed. Family owned and operated. Enjoy easy access to our fields, our picnic area with grills and lawn games, and clean and sanitized restrooms.
Plus, find all kinds of blueberry treats in our farm market.
Parker's Place - blueberries, gift shop
5865 S. 600 W. Route 10E and 600 W, North Judson, IN 46366. Phone:
[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
please write me. Monday to Friday 7:30 -6 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8:00 to 5:00 pm Blueberries open July 7-end of August Directions:
Click here for a map to our farm.
Crops are usually available in July, August. Payment: Cash, Check. We have fresh
eggs: brown and "Easter egg colors" There are quilts for sale and other
handcrafted items as well as photography. Come see !
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