Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Michigan?  Scroll down this page and select your region of the state for a list of U-Pick farms in Michigan, sorted by county. Farms offering 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?"). If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. And if you are looking for a local farm stand, roadside stand, farm market or local farmer's market, see our new website, dedicated to those!  See your state's crop availability calendar for specific dates of upcoming crops.

If you know of any I missed and want to add a farm, click here!   I'm making updates for 2020 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 September 2020, and other timely information:

Notes for September 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 seasonal updates.

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 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, 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 write me!

Canners, both 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.

Michigan U-Pick Farms and Orchards

Click one of these areas (or click on the map further down this page)



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I'm always looking for suggestions of more farms and events to add and feedback about any you have visited, so if you encounter any, just click on the preceding link, as appropriate!  And if you have a farm and want to add it or correct the information, please click on the link to "add my farm".

Remember to ALWAYS either email, call or click the link to the farm's own website (if they have one) on the morning before you go, to confirm hours, conditions and availability of the specific crops you want!!

And if you want simple instructions how to make jam, how to make applesauce, or how to make apple butter, just click here.  


Festivals and Events in Michigan

  • Blueberry Festival in Otter Lake, Michigan - typically held the last Saturday in July. Sat July 26 from 8 am to 6 pm.
    Blueberry Lane Plantation Farm on Blueberry Lane in Otter Lake, Michigan. Phone: 810-656-6400 or 810 -793-4590 after July 1, 2005. The days activities are as follows: FREE PARKING. FREE FAMILY SCAVENGER HUNT ALL DAY--WITH DRAWING. FOR A PATIO SET AT 5:00 P.M.
    Also for every person that picks 50lbs of blueberries--their name will be placed in a FREE special drawing for another patio set or grill we are not sure yet. This will also be drawn at 5:00 p.m.
  • The Blueberry Festival in Frankfort, Michigan
    August (Dates to be announced). Phone: 231-352-9674.
  • Fruitland Blueberry Festival, Whitehall, Michigan.
    July (Dates to be announced);  Staged Entertainment of local talents, Arts & Crafters, inflatable rides for kids, Blueberry Pancake breakfast and a variety of foods all day from 9-5. Phone: 231-766-3208.
  • Montrose Blueberry Festival in Montrose, Michigan
    August (August 118-22, 2004); -Montrose, Michigan. Phone: 810-639-3475. Email:
  • National Blueberry Festival in South Haven, Michigan
    Second Weekend of August; South Haven, Michigan. Phone: 616-637-5252 or 637-5171 
  • Paradise Blueberry Festival in Paradise, MI
    August (typically, the third full weekend in August);  Phone: 906-492-3219



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