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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Northern Indiana South Bend-Elkhart? 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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! As inflation remains high, see this page for cost-saving measures for getting fruit and vegetables and home canning.
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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.

New! We just went live with our latest website, - 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 - 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 May 2024, and other timely information:

Notes for May 2024: Spring is here! Strawberry season is here.  It started in February in Florida, Texas, southern California and a few other areas of the Deep South; then March along the Gulf coast, April in the Deep South and west coast, May through much of the country, and June in northern areas. Blueberries are next, about a month later. Of course, cool weather crops, like Rhubarb, asparagus and greens should be available almost everywhere. Check your area's crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

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NEW! Start your own tomato, pepper, squash and other vegetable plants from seed - It's easy and costs about 50 cents per plant.
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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!

Northern Indiana South Bend-Elkhart U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2024, by county

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


Elkhart County

  • Blueberry Ranch - Organic, blueberries
    54743 Buckeye Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545. Phone:(574)255-5773. Email: Open: see their website or facebook page for crop availability, dates and hours; beginning the first week in July and lasting until the middle of August. 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 the season! 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. (UPDATED: July 12, 2022, JBS) (ADDED: May 09, 2015, JBS)
    A visitor writes on July 12, 2022: "Blueberries $2.75/lb u pick"
  • 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, school tours
    19498 CR 38 , Goshen, IN 46526. Phone: 574-533-6311. Fax: 574-533-1685. Email: 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 bow.
  • Yoder's Upick Strawberry Patch - Uses natural growing practices, strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    2021 South 15th Street, Goshen, IN 46526. Phone: (574) 642-3469. Email: 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)

Kosciusko County

  • The Berry Patch - permanently closed
    US 30, Warsaw, IN 46582. Open: UPDATE for 2021, A visitor tells me they are permanently closed.
     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 or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area you may 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: 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 right side. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: July 11 to Sept 1, Blackberries: End of July-End of September. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Neibert's - Pick your own- Strawberries, Black Raspberries, Blueberries
    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 pm to 6 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. Open: UPDATE for 2021, A visitor tells me they are permanently closed.
    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!"

LaPorte County

  • Alger Acres - blueberries
    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 or 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 available. Billy 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+ years)."
  • Blue Sky Berry Farm - blueberries, and prepicked produce, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area
    15552 S. 1050 W, Wanatah, IN 46390. Phone: 219-733-2416. Email: 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 permanently closed.  During Blueberry Season open from 9 am to 5:30 pm; every day except Tuesday (closed on Tuesdays). Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • 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 you may bring your own food
    2388 W 1000 N, Laporte, IN 46350. Phone: (219) 326-8686. Alternate Phone: (219) 326-8430. Email: . 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: 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, Discover, AmEx.
  • 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: 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, grapes
    1776 North Wozniak Road, Michigan City, IN. Phone: (219) 874-6056. Email: 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 cider. Directions: 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: 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 - Strawberries
    1066 N. 1150 West, Michigan City, IN 46360. Phone: 219-874-2981. Email: 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: 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.

Marshall County

  • Tillman Farms formerly Pertics Blueberry Plantation - blueberries, some raspberries
    618 S Michigan St, LaPaz, IN 46537. Phone: 574-784-3331. Email: 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 picking. 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

St. Joseph County

  • The Apple Patch - apples,
    65681 Sycamore Road, North Liberty, IN 46554. Phone: 574-656-3376. Email: Open: daily from 9 am to 6 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 Sycamore Road. 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 prepick)
    54743 Buckeye Road, Mishawaka, IN 46530. Phone: 574-255-5773 . Email: 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: Open: Daily 9am to 7pm, or by appointment. Directions: First paved driveway on south side of new road west of Miami road. 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.

Starke County

  • Bonnell's Blueberries - blueberries,
    3655 S 750 W, North Judson, IN 46366. Phone: (574) 896-5365. Email: 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 Judson. 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 you may bring your own food
    3340 South 750 West, North Judson, IN 46366. Phone: 574-896-2283. Email: 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: 574-896-9262. Email: 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. Monday to Friday 7:30 -6 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8:00 to 5 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.

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