Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Lexington and north-central Kentucky? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Lexington and north-central Kentucky,
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 If you find anything outdated or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!
Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what
the typical prices are for each crop.
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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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 August 2020, and other timely information:
Notes for August 2020: Summer is almost here! Strawberry season is finished in all but the far northern ands cooler areas. Blueberries, blackberries
are in season in most areas, also tomatoes, peaches and most vegetables . Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outside, away from crowds, getting fresh, local produce, makes more sense than ever before! It's a fun, safe
and educational to pick some fresh berries, fruit and veggies and more, then come back here to learn how to freeze, can, make jam, salsa and much more!
Of course, check with the farm before you go, both to check on crop availability and hours. We also have a
state-by-state guide to Farm COVID-19 requirements 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, using similar sounding names. 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
waterbath canners and
pressure canners, are getting hard to find as
people are doing more home canning than ever before. You can still get them online (see links at left) but prices are going up as the less expensive models are
selling out. Food dehydration is becoming a popular and inexpensive alternative; see this page about drying
your own fruits and vegetables and where to get a food dryer.
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!
See these pages to find a local
Strawberry Festival, or a
Cherry or cherry blossom festival
or a Blueberry festival. Some may still be held in 2020.
Lexington and north-central Kentucky U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Benton Farms - u-pick pumpkins, school field trips, u-pick Sweet
corn, green beans.
11946 Old Lexington Pike, Boone County, Walton, KY 41094. Phone: (859)
485-7000. Fax: (859) 485-3777. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Saturdays and Sundays only from 11:30am
to 6 pm; but call - their website is down. Directions: From I-75, take Exit 175 (Richwood) and go east one
quarter mile to the first stop light. Go straight through stoplight across
railroad tracks. Turn right onto Old Lexington Pike. Farm is about 2 miles
on the left. A 260 acre working farm. Also have your Birthday or Reunion or
Company picnic out on the farm. Open: U-Pick Vegetables on Saturdays only
(Call for availability). School trips start last week of September to end of
October (Call to schedule). Call about Birthday Parties on the farm.
Also see our pumpkin patch listing. Pumpkin Days Weekends in October.
Hayrides, barnyard animals for viewing.
McGlasson Farms - tomatoes, pumpkins, greens, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered
from the field, and prepicked produce, restrooms, picnic area
Road, Hebron, KY 41048. Phone: 859-689-5229. Directions: Three miles west of
Anderson Ferry on Route 8 (River Road) in Kentucky Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in June, July, August,
September, October. Open: Monday through Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturday &
Sunday 9am to 5pm July 1 through October
31 for all other fruits and vegetables Payment: Cash, Check. Turnip and
Mustard greens available for pick your own.From July through November, we
proudly offer all of our fresh fruits & vegetables grown right here on the
farm for sale at our roadside stand.
We grow only the freshest and
highest quality produce for our customers, many of which have been regulars
for years and have become close family friends. All of our fruits &
vegetables are picked and ready for sale at the stand, but there are also
several opportunities for pick-your-own produce throughout the year, such as
tomatoes, greens and of course pumpkins in the fall.
Julie's Pumpkins - carrots, pumpkins, gift shop, concessions /
refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area (bring your own food), petting
zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
1069 Ruddles Mill Road, Paris, KY 40361. Phone: 859-987-4498. Email:
email@example.com. Open: daily - daylight to dark. Directions:
20 miles Northeast of Lexington.
Click here for a map and directions. Last weekend in September - October
31st. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Family
Operated for 27 years!.
Reed Valley Orchard
- U-pick apples (including Gala, McIntosh, Cortland, Mutsu, Stayman Winesap,
York, Granny Smith, Fuji, and many more), pears (including Asian/Nashi),
peaches, blueberries, black raspberries, blackberries, Pumpkins, Indian
239 Lail Lane, Paris, KY, 40361. Phone: 859-987-6480.
mid June through late November, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 9:30am to 5:30pm; Closed Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday.
Open Labor Day. (* hours change with daylight savings time); December: call
for hours. Directions: From the 27 N and 68 split, take 27 N out of Paris
5.4 miles toward Cynthiana. Turn left on Townsend Valley Road, drive 2
miles. Turn right on Lail Lane. Follow signs. Market is at end of lane.
From Lexington, at New Circle Road, drive Russell Cave Road (Route 353) for
16 miles. Turn right on Townsend Valley Road, drive 2.5 miles. Turn left at
Reed Valley Orchard sign. Follow signs to Apple Barn. Pancakes, & Daylily
Jubilee - Jun 25, 8am to 6pm. Back Forty Nature Walk & Country Festival -
October 1. Country store, restrooms, school and group tours by appointment,
guided orchard tours, historic stagecoach walking trail (self-tour), gift
shop, candy, apple cider, slushies, picnic area. Our varieties of blackberries are all thornless and begin ripening early to mid July. They will be available into
late August. Black raspberries: Sweet and full of flavor. These black jewels
are a treat to any palette. Picking season mid June to July. Blueberries:
You can pick your own and save! If you need a large quantity pre-picked,
please phone ahead and reserve You may want to verify out our blackberries
when you call or visit, they mix very well to make a fantastic blackberry,
blueberry jam (aka black & blue). Come on down to the valley and enjoy our
Kentucky fresh blueberries beginning mid June through mid August. Mark your
Blueberry Jubilee and Pancake Day. (UPDATED: July 08, 2020, JBS)
UPDATE for 2020,
For 2020 season, they do not expect to have any peaches or pears due to a late spring frost, per their flier.
- Bracken Berry Farm -
UPDATE: July 05, 2018: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
4020 Woodward Road, Germantown, KY 41044.
Brackenridge Berry Farm - blueberries
1090 Belmont Road, Brooksville, KY 41004. Phone: 606-735-2490. Email us at:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: South on Route 19 out of Brooksville to
Powersville. Approximately 2.4 miles south of Powersville from Route 19,
turn left on the Belmont Road. Approximately 1.1 Miles down Belmont, the
farm is on the right. Open: Monday through Sunday 8am to 5pm Berries become
available toward the end of June, through July, and may progress into
August. Payment: Cash, only.
Hillside Orchard - apples, pumpkins, raspberries, prepicked
produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area,
4979 Aa Highway N, Foster, KY 41043. Phone: 606-747-5635. Email:
email@example.com. Directions: from Cincinnati,
take I-275 to AA Highway, drive 29 miles south on the AA Highway, Hillside
Orchard is on the left. If traveling from Maysville, drive 21 miles north on
the AA Highway from Route 68, Hillside Orchard is on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in August, September, October,
November, December. Open: May to December 24; Friday 3 pm to 7 pm, Saturday
10 am to 7 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 7 pm. Payment: Cash, Check.
- Duntreath Farm - U-pick apples.
4954 Paris Pike, Lexington,
KY, 40511. Phone: 859-299-2254. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Year round by appointment only. Directions: Paris
Pike (US 27/68), 6 miles north of Lexington.
Kelley Farms - Uses integrated pest management practices, blackberries, pumpkins, winter squash,
6483 Old Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40515. Phone: 859-948-8700. Fax:
email@example.com. Open: Wednesdays: 5:00 pm; 10:00 pm
Fridays: 5:00 pm; 10:00 pm Saturdays: 11:00 am ; 10:00 pm closed Sundays.
Directions: from Downtown Lexington Follow East Vine out of town. Turn right
onto Richmond Road (U.S. 25 South) and follow for approximately 5 miles.
Immediately before the Jacobson Park stoplight, take a slight right onto Old
Richmond Road. Follow for 4.4 miles and turn left into Kelley Farms. from
the Kentucky Horse Park Take I-75 South and follow for approximately 21
miles. Take Exit 99 and turn left onto Old Richmond Road (U.S. 25). Follow
for 4.5 miles and make a right turn into Kelley Farms.
Click here for a map and directions. Corn Maze and Fall Festival
September 9th - October 30 2010. We use integrated pest management
practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Berry Fresh Farm -
UPDATE for 2020, They are having problems with their website, so you will need to call or email them for info until they get it fixed. ablackberries, raspberries (Spring, red),
raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), U-pick and already picked,
4475 Sherman Mt Zion, Dry Ridge, KY 41035. Phone: (859)
620-0261. Alternate Phone: (859) 816-7348. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org . Open:
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: I-75
South-take exit 166 for Ky-491 towards Crittenden-Turn left onto
Ky-491E-Violet Road -Turn Right onto US-25S-Turn Right onto highway 1994 for
3 miles OR I-75 North Take Exit 159 for Ky-22 towards Dry Ridge-Turn Right
onto Ky-22 Turn Left onto US-25 North-Turn Left onto highway 1994 for 3
Click here for a map and directions. Red Raspberries: June thru July
Blackberries: July thru September. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: March 23,
- Red Barn Farm - strawberries,
Knoxville Road, Dry Ridge, KY 41035. Phone: 859-391-4433. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 8 pm; Sunday 1
pm to 8 pm. Directions: From north of Dry Ridge. South on I-75, exit 159,
left off ramp, left at light at Walmart entrance onto Dry Ridge Bypass, left
at 3rd light (KY. 467), 1.1 miles to red barn on right. Drive behind barn,
park behind greenhouse on right. From south of Dry Ridge. North on I-75,
exit 156, right off ramp onto Barnes Road, left at train crossing, right at
4 way intersection (KY 467), 1.1 miles to red barn on right. Drive behind
barn, park behind greenhouse on right. For a map to our farm,
click here. Strawberries: third week of May to Mid June. Payment: Cash,
Check. (UPDATED: May 18, 2016) (UPDATED: May 04, 2016) (UPDATED: July 19, 2014,
- Farms that are now closed:
- Barker's Blackberry Hill Winery - UPDATE for 2020, they are
16629 Mt. Zion-Verona Road, Crittenden, KY 41030.
- Farmer Bill -UPDATE for 2020, they are
1790 Baton Rouge Road, Williamstown, KY, 41097.
- Tourello Berry Farm - UPDATE for 2020, they are
11790 Napoleon Zion Station Rd, Dry Ridge, KY 41035.
McDaniel Farm Co - beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, peppers,
summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, concessions / refreshment
stand, porta-potties are available
5139 Highway US 62 West, Cynthiana, KY 41031.
Phone: (859)298-5066. Open: See our Facebook Page for seasonal hours.
Directions: From Georgetown - US 460 Bypass North to US 62 toward
Cynthiana - 10 miles on the right From Cynthiana - US 62 toward
Georgetown - 4.9 miles from roundabout on the left.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED:
October 19, 2015)
- Blackberry Orchard - No pesticides are used,
blackberries, U-pick and already picked
6300 Danville Road Loop 2,
Nicholasville, KY 40356. Phone: 859-621-3248. Fax: 859-885-1248.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Tuesday to Saturday 8:30 am to
7:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm , Closed Mondays. Directions: From
Lexington go south on Nicholasville Road US 27 Bypass Nicholasville,
go about two and one half miles past last light that turns back into
Nicholasville, make left on 1268, then immediate right (this is the
old Nicholasville Road) Now Danville Road Loop 2, go seven-tenths of a
mile farm on left. Signs are posted on roadway.
Click here for a map and directions. Late June to mid August. We
do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Our
blackberries are thornless and can be ate off the vine if you want to
taste. Some days we might get picked out or lack of rain may cause us
to have to close for a day for ripening. We provide containers for
picking and bags for taking home. If you need already picked berries
,please call in your order so they can be ready when you need to pick
them up. If you need more information please feel free to call.
Thanks, we appreciate you business!.
Marcum Farms - U-pick strawberries
166 College Hill Road
, Waco, KY 40385. Phone: 859-369-7300. Open: Daily, Monday through Sunday
from 7am to 9pm. Directions:
See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Local grower of
Strawberries, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Watermelon, Pumpkins and more! We
participate in the Madison County Farmers Market as well as direct from farm
sales. Wholesale and retail available. Always Fresh! (UPDATED: May 23, 2015,
A visitor writes on July 14, 2013:
"I love these people. One of the best owner.operators that I have bought
from. We make a point to find her at the farmers market, and if we need
something in bulk we can always go to the farm. Her strawberries are
legendary in this area. No idea why she is not on your site. "
Bramble Ridge Orchard - apples, blackberries, and prepicked
produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting,
farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
2726 Osborne Road, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353. Phone: 859-498-9123. Email:
email@example.com. Directions: I64, exit 113, go west on US
60 for 1.5 miles. At the first stoplight,Turn left on Route 686. Travel 1/4
mile to next stoplight and turn left. Immediately turn right onto Osborne
Road and travel 1.5 miles to the orchard's big blue barn with the red roof
which is on the right. Open: Tuesday to Saturday , 9 am to 5 pm Open Sundays
in September and October. Payment: Cash, Check.
- Circle MM Farm and Pisgue Stables -
No pesticides are used,
blackberries, tomatoes, restrooms, farm animals
1169 Gravel Rd,
Carlisle, KY 40311. Phone: 859-289-8038. Alternate Phone: (859)
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: 8 am to 8 pm, from July 15th to August
15th. Directions: We are off ky57 outside Carlisle call for directions.
Click here for a map and directions. From
Carlisle: stay on Main street/Concrete road and follow it all the way
around until you reach The B and B grocery. Continue straight on to the
Y in the road, and follow the right fork. Continue on another 3 minutes,
until you see two posts and a hanging sign for pisgue stables on the
left. the turn in is just before this sign. follow the gravel road past
the first turn off to the house and continue up until you reach the
green gates at the top. We do not use pesticides on the
crops. Payment: Cash, only.
Ayres Family Orchard - apples, blackberries, grapes, pears,
peaches, persimmons, plums, Other fruit or veg, Cider mill (fresh apple
cider made on the premises), gift shop, birthday parties, weddings and
wedding parties, school tours
525 Wilson Lane, Moterey, KY 40359. Phone:
502-514-1594. Alternate Phone: 402-484-5236. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Monday to Friday 8 am to 8, Saturday 8 am to
8, Closed Sunday. Directions: 18 Miles North of Frankfort Ky on US 127.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers.
Evans Orchard and Cider Mill - apples, strawberries, blueberries,
flowers, pears, pumpkins, U-pick
and already picked, farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand,
restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm
animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for
180 Stone Road, Georgetown, KY 40324. Phone: 502-863-2255. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30am to 6:00pm,
Sundays from 12:00pm to 6:00pm; If you are coming out for a particular
variety, please call ahead to see if they are ripe. Directions: From Lexington: Take Newtown
Pike (922) North eight miles from the I-75 overpass. Take a right on Stone
Road. Evans Orchard is the third drive on the left (approximately 1,000
feet). From Georgetown or I-75 North: take Exit 126 and turn right off of
exit. Go to US 460 and turn Left going East on US 460. Travel 3 miles and
turn right onto Newtown Pike (Route 922) at the caution lights. Go one mile
and turn Left onto Stone Road Evans Orchard is the third drive on the left.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Pick-Your-Own Apples, Pears, Strawberries
and Blueberries. At Evans Orchard, we grow over 20 different varieties of
gourmet apples along with several varieties of delicious pears and
blueberries. Fresh vegetables all spring and summer,
peaches, apples and pumpkins in the fall, Bushels of Family Fun all year
long in our playland and petting zoo! Festivals include: Sweet Corn Festival
third Saturday in July, Apple Festival second weekend in September and
Harvest Festival beginning the third weekend in September and continuing
through the end of October. Come explore all we have to offer at Evans
Orchard!. (UPDATED: June 28, 2012, by a visitor)
1851 Historic Maple Hill Manor - Apples, grapes, pears, peaches,
plums, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand,
restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo
2941 US150 Perryville Road, Springfield, KY 40069. Phone: 859-336-3075. Fax:
email@example.com. Directions: Only an hour's drive from both
Lexington & Louisville. Located between Bardstown and Danville on U.S. 150.
And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in April through September.
Open: Overnight Accommodations - Year-round ($100-$175/night - includes
Homemade Dessert and Full Country "Gourmet" Breakfast), Alpaca & Llama
Shearing Day (mid-April, call for date), Alpaca Fiber Festival (First
Saturday in October), Farm Store Open to Public - Thursday-Sunday,
12noon-5pm EST or Call for an Appointment, Historic Home Tours - $5/person
or $4/child, Extended Farm Store Holiday Hours 10am-8pm EST, Daily in Nov. &
Dec.), Holiday Open House (First Saturday in December). Available for
private groups: Family Reunions, Retreats, Business Socials - call for
details and pricing. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Asian Pears, apricots, persimmons, mulberries, raspberries, blackberries,
blueberries, and grapes to be added, Maple Hill Manor is located on 15
scenic acres which includes an Orchard of Fruit Trees, Raspberry Bushes,
Grapes, and a Wooded & Wildflower Nature Preserve with walking paths. We
also raise Suri Alpacas, Llamas, a Kentucky Mountain Horse - Pretty Penny, 2
Golden Retrievers - Sophie & Sammy, and several barn cats available for your
enjoyment during your stay!
Eckert's Versailles Orchard (Formerly Boyd Orchards) - apples, blackberries, grapes, pears, pumpkins,
raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, black), U-pick and already picked,
farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, face
painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings
and wedding parties, school tours
1396 Pinckard Pike, Versailles, KY
40383. Phone: 859-873-3097. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Strawberries usually begion around
Mid- May. Please feel free to check back on the website or call the Orchard
for more information.. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard,
Offers pick-your-own crops including strawberries, peaches, apples, and
pumpkins that are available May through late October. Versailles Orchard
Bonfire Sites & Haunted Hayrides are a fun evening with your group! The
perfect outing for church groups, sports teams, friends and family
gatherings. Enjoy pig races, a corn maze, haunted hayrides and more at
Eckert's Versailles Farm. Discover a full list of fun things to do at
Eckert's. We offer school tours and field trips during apple picking and
pumpkin picking seasons at our Eckert's Country Store & Farms in Versailles,
Kentucky. Book your school field trip today. Our Country Store is simple and
offers the kind of homemade goodies that make your mouth water. Yes, we have
fresh-baked pies in apple, pumpkin and other flavors. You can also find
jams, jellies, salsa and a variety of treats to enjoy with family and
friends. And don't forget about our famous apple cider donuts! s! U-Pick
Apples and Pumpkins available!. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard, WIC Vouchers.
Click here for our Facebook page. Unforgettable Playgrounds and Slides.
NEW for 2011: TREE HOUSE!.
(UPDATED: September 25, 2019, JBS)
Winery - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, blueberries, table grapes (with seeds), wine grapes,
Asian pears, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, group reservations
5500 Troy Pike, Versailles, KY 40383.
Phone: (859) 879-3982. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 12 pm to 7 pm Sunday 1 pm to 5 OM; Additional hours for events. Open:
here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 5 miles south of Versailles on highway 33. From Lexington, take Versailles Road (60) west, exit
right onto the Bluegrass Parkway, take the first exit#68 which is highway 33, take it left (south)3.5 miles.
Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries in June, Blackberries
in July, Apples, pears, grapes in Aug-October Call;. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, PayPal, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: July 20, 2020)