Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!

What's in season in July 2019, and other timely information:

Notes for July 2019: Summer is here and that means Strawberries and cherries are going strong in the north (both are finished in the South). Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, figs and peaches are here (in mid-May to mid July in the South, and late June, July and August in the North). Tomatoes, corn and other vegetables will follow, too. Check your area's specific crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, Peach festival or a Blueberry festival. We have a guide to peach varieties here. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for strawberries, 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!

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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!

Northwest Michigan U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2019, by county

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Antrim County

  • Cole Farm LLC - cucumbers, flowers, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg,
    241 E. Eddy School Road, Mancelona, MI 49659. Phone: 231-584-2277. Email: [email protected]. Open: Please call in advance for more information and what is in season. Directions: one mile west from M-66 on Eddy School Road (CO RD 620). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Coleman Farms - beans, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    13295 Coleman Rd, Kewadin, MI 49648. Phone: 231-313-2930. Email: [email protected]. Open: Please Call for appointments. Directions: 8 miles north of Elk Rapids, West on Coleman Road Crops are usually available in June, July, August, October. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Farmer White's - Sweet and tart cherries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, pears, plums, 30 varieties of apples, pumpkins, gourds
    11373 U.S. 31, Williamsburg, Michigan, 49690. Phone 231-632-1500 or 231-264-5313. Email [email protected]. Also, frozen pitted tart cherries including new varieties Gingergold and Honeycrisp, sweet corn, garden vegetables, pumpkins, gourds, dried cherries, cherry concentrate, jams, jellies, and unpasteurized apple cider. Integrated Pest Mgmt. Open: Staffed farm stand 8 am to 8 p.m. July-Aug.; 9 am.-6 p.m. Sept.-November 1. Some u-pick; call ahead for availability. Directions: 11373 US 31, two miles south of Elk Rapids on the east side of the road. Click here for a link to our Facebook page
  • Friske Orchards Farm Market - U-pick strawberries, cherries, peaches, and apples
    10743 N. US-31, Ellsworth, Michigan, 49729. Phone 231-599-2604. Email [email protected]. Integrated Pest Mgmt. Open: Staffed farm market open 8 am to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday, year round. 8 am to 7 p.m. July-Labor Day. Directions: 10743 N US-31 at Atwood, 10 miles south of Charlevoix just north of C-48 intersection. Cafe, bakery, old fashioned general store, climate-controlled fruit stand, Christmas room, Country Haus gift and home December or shop. Orchard playland and barnyard animals. Monthly special events. Also prepicked Asparagus, rhubarb, strawberries, sweet and tart cherries, peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, raspberries, apples, cider, cherry juice and concentrate, dried fruits, jams, jellies, butters, syrups, and honey. Click here for a link to our Facebook page
  • Good Nature Farms - cherries, peaches and apples
    Kewadin, MI. Phone: 231-264-5300. U-pick cherries, peaches and apples. Open: July-October, 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Take US-31 N out of Traverse City. Go N past Elk Rapids. From the stop light in Elk Rapids, we are 8.5 miles on US-31 across from green road sign saying Creswell and Mclachlan Road. We are on the left.
  • Guntzviller's Berry Farm - raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (black), strawberries, gift shop
    11122 Us 31 South, Elk Rapids, MI 49629. Phone: (231) 264-9575. Alternate Phone: (231) 264-5109. Open: Monday to Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; Closed Sundays. Directions: Two miles south of Elk Rapids on US-31 or 16 miles north of Traverse City. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries are usually available from June 15 TO July 20, Raspberries from July 10 TO August 15. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Kalchik Farms - strawberries,
    8659 Bellaire Hwy, Bellaire, MI 48615. Phone: 231-590-7803. Email: [email protected]. Open: Starting mid-June  through the end of June (or possibly longer) 7 days a week from 8 am to 12 pm, and 5 pm to 8 pm; Call for additional hours by chance. Directions: For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: May 09, 2018, JBS) (UPDATED: June 30, 2016) (ADDED: June 23, 2016)
  • Kastanu Farm - chestnuts,
    4781 Powell Road, Kewadin, MI 49648. Phone: 231 264 6055. Email: [email protected]. Open: Call for hours. Directions: Go north on 31 about 4.6 miles from the red/green light in Elk Rapids. Turn East (right) on Campbell Road and go to third road, Powell. There will be a "Weathertop" sign. Go left (north) to second home on right. Click here for a map and directions. Chestnuts: late September through the middle of October; Call for exact times nuts will be available. Payment: Cash, Check. Chestnuts are $3.00 per pound. Food will be available for sale (pop and brats).   
  • King Orchards - sweet and tart cherries, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, apricots, nectarines, apples
    4620 N M-88, Central Lake, MI. Phone: 877-937-5464. U-pick sweet and tart cherries (we pit too.) U-pick peaches, apricots, nectarines, apples, tart cherry juice concentrate, sweet corn, fruits and vegetables in season and unpasteurized cider. Opening with strawberries in June, Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 6 p.m. Sun. 12-6 p.m. through Thanksgiving. Directions: 2 locations: 1) 9 miles N of Elk Rapids on US-31 and 2) 3-1/2 miles NW of Central Lake on M-88. Our harvest season begins with cherry u-pick and raspberries at the beginning of July and ends with u-pick apples in the fall. We strive to provide the best orchard u-pick experience possible, offering a wide range of u-pick fruit throughout the summer and fall months.  At King Orchards, we strive to make a fantastic apple picking experience for everyone. We grow dwarf apple trees and prune them specifically for u-pick apples to make it easy for people of all ages to pick. As of 9/19/14, we have Gingerold, McIntosh, Gala, and Honeycrisp apples to pick at our M-88 market. We will have many more varieties as we move into fall. We also have all these apples as well as Bartlett pears and Castelton plums available in both of our farm markets. Our 2nds on apples are slowly coming in and will be abundant in the next few weeks. We also will have Stanley prune plums coming soon. U-pick raspberries are at their peak in the fall. Both of our markets offer pick your own raspberries. They are great for freezing this time of the year- just lay out on a cookie sheet or put in a baggy in a single layer for individually frozen raspberries. (UPDATED: June 30, 2016, JBS)
  • Royal Farms Inc. - apples, apricots, cherries, peaches, pumpkins, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, school tours, winery
    10445 N. Us 31, Ellsworth/ Atwood, MI 49729. Phone: 231 599-3222. Email: [email protected]. Open: May 4th to Memorial Day weekend: Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm and Sunday 9am to 5pm Memorial weekend to Labor Day weekend: Monday to Saturday 8am 7pm and Sunday 8am to 6pm Labor Day weekend to October 31st: Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm Sunday 9am to 5pm November to December 24th: Monday 9am to 6pm CLOSED Tuesday and Wednesday Thursday to Saturday 9am to 6pm and Sunday 9am to 5pm. . Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Royal Farms is located on US 31, approximately 10 miles south of Charlevoix. Click here for a map and directions. . Call for picking dates on fruit, corn maze is open September-October. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Welcome to our environmentally friendly Farm! Royal Farms is a boutique like farm market that specializes in fresh quality fruit, vegetables, cherry products, Montmorency and Balaton Cherry juice concentrate, flowers, gifts and more. They feature an in house pastry chef, with lots of pastries, pies and goodies to choose from. Royal Farms is verified with the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP). Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 01, 2018)
  • Traverse Bay Farms - raspberries (red), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), raspberries (Autumn, black), gift shop, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food)
    7053 M-88 South, Bellaire, MI 49615. Phone: 877-746-7477. Alternate Phone: 231-533-8788. Open: Indoor marketing open year - round; Closed on Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day, New Year's Day. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Located three miles south of the Village of Bellaire on M-88. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page.

Benzie County

  • Baatz Blueberry Farm - U-pick blueberries.
    3900 Blueberry Lane, Honor, Michigan, 49640. Phone 231-325-3046. Email: [email protected]. Open: 9:30 am to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 1-7 p.m. Sun., August 1 until first frost. Directions: 3900 Blueberry Lane, north of Honor, a half-mile east off of Indian Hill Rd.
  • North Star Organics - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, cherries, restrooms, farm animals
    1139 Forrester Road, Frankfort, MI 49635. Phone: 231-352-4865. Email: [email protected]. Open:9am to 7pm every day starting in mid July  and goes thru late July or early August; Please call ahead for details, First come/first serve basis.. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From US 31 North, turn west on River Road. Go 3 miles to Forrester Road and turn south. Go to 1139 Forrester Road. From Frankfort, head towards Elberta on M22. Before bridge, turn East on River Road. Go approximately 3 miles and turn south on Forrester Road (only road on right). North Star Organics is first house on left. Click here for a map and directions. Cherries: early to mid July through end of July. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page.  You pick your own cherries, we supply gallon plastic bags or bring your own containers. Sweet and tart cherries available. We hope to have pitters available for sale this year.
  • Putney's You pick berry - red raspberries, black raspberries, yellow raspberries, and purple raspberries, blackberries, saskatoons, rhubarb, black and red currants, gooseberries;  u-pick vegetables.
    7603 Love Road, Benzonia, MI 49616. Phone: 231-882-9853. Alternate phone: 231-882-5691. Open: Every day, Sunlight hours; 9 am to 6 pm on Monday to Saturday and from 9 am to 1 pm on Sunday from mid-June or as weather permits, until first snow. Directions: One mile south of stop light in Benzonia on US-31: turn east on Love Road, go .5 mile to top of hill, berry patch on the right.
  • U-pick - asparagus, blackberries, grapes, herbs or spices, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), saskatoons, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked, farm market
    1001 Eden Hill, Beulah, MI 49617. Phone: 231-871-0920 . Alternate Phone: 231-633-9728. Email: [email protected]. Open: Saturday through Monday (in other words, 7 days a week) from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Typical dates: Strawberries usually start June 15, red rasppberries June 25; Saskatoons mid July, Asparagus May through June 15, elephant garlic in late August through September. No children under 12 in the strawberry fields, NO EXCEPTIONS, Pplese: children cause too much damage, so we strictly enforce this, please respect our property. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: June 13, 2016, V)  (ADDED: March 22, 2015)

Charlevoix County

  • Best Farm - U-pick blackberries and raspberries. Also vegetables
    5025 Six Mile Lake Road, Ellsworth, Michigan, 49729. Phone 231-544-6189. Email [email protected]. Open: 9 am to 6 pm, daily. Directions: 5025 Six Mile Lake Road, three miles southeast of Ellsworth.
  • Kiteley Farms - now closed
    03805 Brock Road, Charlevoix, MI.  Phone: 231-547-2318. Open: Update for 2018 - After 20 years of farming, Kiteley Farms is transitioning out of the fruit, flower and vegetable business.  We will miss the friends and relationships we have made through the years and are ever so grateful for each and everyone of you. 
  • Raker's Cherry Orchard - Black Sweet Cherries.,
    13041 Richardson Rd., Charlevoix, MI 49720. Phone: 231-547-8997. Open: usually early July for about 3 weeks. In Season, they have several varieties of You Pick black sweet cherries, pails provided. 8am till 6pm daily while in season.. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Note that Richardson Rd. is actually on the Charlevoix/Antrim County line about 10 miles South of Charlevoix. The orchard is just West of US-31 so it is very easy to find if you are driving North from Traverse City or South from Charlevoix or Petoskey.
    A visitor writes on May 17, 2013: "Picking black sweet cherries at the Raker Orchard is a real treat. A visit here can be fun for the entire family. The hosts are wonderful people and will provide you with picking pails and short walking directions to the best trees. The trees are usually loaded with cherries and if you arrive early in the picking season you can fill a small pail in a matter of minutes without climbing a ladder. The orchard is well maintained by mowing and general spray practices are used. The orchard owners are Roy and Vera Raker and they are prepared to provide you and your family with an enjoyable orchard experience. Bring the kids and Grandma and Grampa too. "
  • Rosenthal Orchards - apricots, cherries, walnuts, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, restrooms, picnic area
    03724 Barnard Rd, Charlevoix, MI 49720. Phone: 231-547-4350. Email: [email protected]. Open: In Season only; 6 days a week, Sunday - Friday; 8am to 6pm Beginning end of June to 1st week of August; call for more specific starting and ending dates; They are different every year. Directions: Go south of Charlevoix on US 31, 1/4 mile you will see Barnard road and our large Rosenthal Orchard sign. follow Barnard road 3 1/2 miles to the farm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. You can pick the cherries fresh or purchase them already picked. Call ahead to place large orders. We have 4 different varieties of tart (pie) cherries, 9 varieties of dark sweet cherries and 4 varieties of yellow sweet cherries. Ladders and buckets are provided for you. WE HAVE A PITTING MACHINE. TART PIE CHERRIES ARE PITTED FREE WHEN YOU PICK THEM FRESH !!!!! The Season for cherries varies every year. Some years start the end of June and some years it starts the middle of July. Always call for our time schedule . Cherry picking season usually lasts 3 weeks.

Emmet County

  • Dennis Farms - sweet corn, tomatoes, squash, peppers
    2505 Blackbird Road, Petoskey, MI. Phone: 231-347-6127. Bedding plants. The world's best sweet corn, tomatoes, squash, peppers, etc. Produce stand and u-pick. Greenhouse open May 1-July 1. Produce last week in July-October, 10 am to 6 pm. Directions: 1.5 miles S of Petoskey on US-131. Turn right onto Intertown Road. Proceed 1.8 miles to Blackbird Rd.
  • Pond Hill Farm - raspberries, strawberries, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    5581 S Lake Shore Drive, Harbor Springs, MI 49740. Phone: 231-526-FARM. Email: [email protected]. Directions: 5 miles north of downtown Harbor Springs on M119. 1 mile past Birchwood Golf and Country Club. click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in June, July. Open: every day year round 8am to 6pm. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Farm Raised Meats- beef, pork, and lamb. Homemade Canned Goods - Salsa, jams, pepper jelly, relishes, sauces, dressings, marinara, and more! Shoot the squash rocket and feed the farm animals and fish!.

Grand Traverse County (including Old Mission Peninsula)

  • Buchan's Blueberry Hill - apples, blueberries, peaches, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    1472 Nelson Road, Traverse City, MI 49686. Phone: 231-223-4846. Fax: 231-941-9909. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sunday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Directions: 7 miles out Peninsula Drive to Nelson road; right on Nelson road for 1 block. Farm is located on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Market opens for blueberries late July, peaches late August and apples mid September call for picking availability; Ice cream and pastries are made fresh. Payment: Cash, Check. We have pick your own Blueberries, Apples and Peaches. In the Fall we make our own Apple cider, and during the summer months we always have fresh homemade ice cream made with our own fruit. We also have fresh baked pies and pastries, as well as jams and jellies. Click here for a link to our Facebook page
  • Hoxsie's Orchard Hill Farm Market - apples, pumpkins, winter squash, corn maze, hayrides,
    6620 M-72 East 2 3/4 Miles East of Acme on M-72, Williamsburg, MI 49690. Phone: 231-267-9087. Fax: 231-267-9789. Email: [email protected]. Open: daily July 1st through October 31st from 9 am to 6 pm; U-Pick Apples and Pumpkins mid September through October 31st; Corn maze open mid September through October 31st; Wagon rides to the U-Pick areas and corn maze open September 29th through October 31st. Directions: 2 3/4 miles east of Acme on M-72 and 8 miles Northeast of Traverse City. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in September, October. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. We also have: a 4 acre Corn Maze. Farm Wagon Rides: On weekends, climb aboard the farm wagon and ride to the u-pick pumpkin patch, u-pick apple orchard, corn maze or just enjoy the ride. Play in the Big Red Barn: Relive the fun of life on the farm as you play on the haystack, swing on the ropes, or just relax and enjoy our historic barn. Pick Your Own Apples: Choose from 7 varieties of apples for eating, baking, or making apple sauce. The whole family can enjoy the experience of choosing the perfect Macintosh, Gala, Cortland, Golden Delicious, Ida Red or Northern Spy apples. Honey Crisp apples are not available for u-pick due to their very fragile nature. Pick You Own Pumpkins: Every year we plant a large pumpkin patch with several varieties of pumpkins so that everyone in the family can find their own special pumpkin. Pumpkins are also available at the Farm Market. Apple Cannon: Try your target shooting skills with our two new apple cannons. (UPDATED: June 30, 2016, JBS) 
  • The Iris Farm - Irises
    5385 E. Traverse Highway, Traverse City, MI. Phone: 231-947-9040. They sell 100s of varieties of irises, both bulbs and pyo flowers. They take orders and either you pick up the bulbs when they're ready or they'll ship them anywhere.
  • Jacob's Corn Maze, Fruit/Vegetable Market & U-Pick - apples, pears, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), saskatoons, winter squash, tomatoes, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    7100 E. Traverse highway (m-72 West), Traverse City, MI 49684. Phone: 231-632-6293. Email: [email protected]. Open: Saturday, July 16 through Sunday, October 29, 2011 Hours Sunday 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm Mondays 10:00 am to 6:00pm Tuesday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Wednesday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Thursday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Self serve before and after these hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are located 3.5 miles from West Grand Traverse Bay on West M-72. Our farm is on the left, has a big silo, and is 3/4 of a mile past the big windmill. Click here for a map and directions. Saskatoons available for U-Pick Saturday, July 9 through Sunday, July 17; Frozen Saskatoons available after that until they sell out; Raspberries available for U-Pick Tuesday, July 12 through mid-August, 2011; Frozen Raspberries available after that until they sell out. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We have our very own Horticulturist/Educator on-site. He is available to teach to any group. School groups love him!.
  • McManus Southview Orchards - cherries,
    313 Garfield Road North, Traverse City, MI 49684. Phone: 231-946-5867. Open: 7 days a week from 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: 5 miles south from airport road on Garfield Road. Click here for a map and directions. Sweet Cherries are usually read to pick from  July 16 to August 6; Tart Cherries from July 26 to August 1. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Orchard Hill Farms - apples, cherries, pumpkins
    6578 M-72 E Williamsburg, MI 49690. Phone: 231-267-9087. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Exit @ Grayling from I-75 go W to Kalkaska and continue 14 mi. to our market. Operating for 40 years, our freshly baked pies daily. Autumn brings u-pick apples & pumpkins along with wagon rides to the orchard Fri-Sun during the months of Sep & Oct. Open: July-Oct, daily 9 am to 6pm.
  • Rennie Orchards - apples, apricots, cherries, peaches, pears, pumpkins, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, farm market, porta-potties are available, picnic area, petting zoo, birthday parties
    11221 Munro Rd, Williamsburg, MI 49690. Phone: 231-264-8387. Email: [email protected]. Open: 7days a week 8am to 8pm. Directions: From Traverse City: 12 mi. N on US-31 to Angell Road; turn right - 2 mi. to Munro Road. Left on Munro Road 1 mi. Farm on left. Click here for a map and directions. Cherries July thru August 10am to 8 pm. Payment: Cash, Check, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. 15 varieties of apples, honeycrisp, gala, jonagold. Other Fruits and Vegetables; U-Pick or We Pick: Apricots from the last weekend of July to August 6th. Peaches-from September 7th to September 16th. Pears Bartlett, Bosc, and Anjou September 12th; we pick the pears then store them in the cooler until gone.generally through mid-October. Gourds and squash; during October. Pumpkins -we offer great pumpkins in all shapes and sizes during October. Other Fruits and Vegetables U-Pick or We Pick: Apricots from the last weekend of July to August 6th; Peaches from September 7th to September 16th; Pears: Bartlett, Bosc, and Anjou:September 12th; we pick the pears then store them in the cooler until gone, generally through mid-October; Gourds and squash-during October; Pumpkins: we offer great pumpkins in all shapes and sizes during October.
  • Santucci Farm - cherries
    11789 Center Road, Traverse City, MI 49686. Phone: 517-974-7233. Email: [email protected]. Directions: From T.C. take Center Road all the way out to Old Mission Peninsula, after a few miles you'll see a white barn with a cherry painted on it and a dirt lot. There will also be signs posted just before you reach the farm. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in July, August. Open: During the season 9 am to 6 p.m. Payment: Cash, Check. Mention you found us on and receive 10% off.
  • The Saskatoon Berry Patch - saskatoons,
    9520 Bates Rd, Williamsburg, MI 49690. Phone: 231-938-1776. Alternate Phone: 231-342-5311. Email: [email protected]. Open: Tuesday's, Wednesday's, Thursday, Friday's, Saturday's 9 am to 12. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: North on US 31 from Acme to Elk Rapids MI. Turn right on Angell Road and then right on to Bates farm is at 9520 Bates Road Williamsburg, MI. Please do not go up to house. Call 231-938-1776 for picking updates the month of July. Click here for a map and directions. Saskatoons month of July. Payment: Cash, only. As the name implies, the only crop we have is saskatoons, which are like blueberries. In the U.S. Saskatoon Berries are most commonly known as service berries. Resembling a blue berry in color and size, they are also called prairie berries, Juneberries and Canadian berries. While 'berry' shows up in all of those names, the Saskatoon Berry is really a Pome fruit. This means it is more closely related to the apple than the blue berry.
  • Saskatoon Michigan - Saskatoons
    7924 Sayler Road, Williamsburg, MI 49690. Phone: 231-360-0311. Open: From July 5th, 8:00am to 1:00pm on Tuesday, Thursday and SaturdaySee their website for for current conditions and changes to hours and availability. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Like us on Facebook to keep up to date with our most up to date U-Pick schedule. Join us in picking and learning about these amazing superfruits. Saskatoons, which are very much like blueberries, have grown in popularity over the past few months, as people have learned about their antioxidant properties, and their versatility in cooking. Crops are limited, so call ahead for availability. We will also be selling frozen berries which can be used for pies, jams, and a variety of other recipes. 
  • Shangri-la Too - apples, cherries, raspberries (red),
    12602 Center Road, Traverse City, MI 49686. Phone: 231-499-0106. Email: [email protected]. Open: every day during the harvest from 9 am until dark. Directions: We are located on center road which is M37 north. We are 7 miles down the peninsula. Right after Chateau grand Traverse winery we are the first big white house on the right if going north. We have a large fruit stand out front with two cherries on each side. Strawberries are sold from mid June to mid July; Raspberries are from Mid July through August; Apples from October through November; Check on all fruit. Payment: Cash, Check. pick your own cherries, raspberries and apples.
  • Wilson Orchards - cherries
    Traverse City, MI.  Phone: 231-946-3607.  Open: Call before you go (see the note froma  visitor below); July 3-July 20, 9 am to till. If making special trip for cherries, call ahead. Directions: From Traverse City: US-31 N/M-37 N to M-37N (Garfield on right and M-37 N on left.) Follow M-37 N to Wilson Road (approx. 4 miles) Turn left on Wilson Road to top of hill at 575 Wilson Orchards. Follow Cherry U-Pick sign. Enjoy picking cherries on a Centennial Farm with views of East and West Grand Traverse Bay. Eight varieties of sweet cherries are available during early harvest. Tart cherry harvest follows. Tart varieties include the popular Montmerency and the new Balanton from Hungary which produces a rich red juice.
    A visitor writes on September 23, 2014: "The lady who owned/ran Wilson's died this fall. She was checking her mailbox and somebody ran into her with their car. Please check with them and see what/if they're doing next year. We don't go enough to know, although we live not far from there. Thanks!"

Kalkaska County

Leelanau County

  • Alpers Berry Farm - raspberries.
    Setterbo Road, Suttons Bay, MI. Phone: 231-271-6656. Alper's has U-pick or they pick raspberries. Season varies, mid-July - mid-Aug. U-pick, seven days a week, 10 am to 6 p.m. We pick, Monday to Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Call ahead for we pick. 2 miles N of Suttons Bay on M-22, 1 mile W on Setterbo Road on the right side of the road. Approx. 8 miles N of Traverse City.
  • Black Star Farms - wine grapes.
    10844 E Revold Road, Suttons Bay, MI 49682. Phone: 231-271-4970. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Drive 12 mi. N on M-22 from Traverse City to Revold Road, turn left and immediately left into farm. Award winning wines and brandies. Leelanau Cheese Company artisan cheese, 8-room luxury B & B Inn. Horse stabling, training, riding, & recreational trails. Visit wine and cheese makers in their natural habitat. A unique location for meetings and events. Open: year-round daily. Tasting room Monday to Saturday 11am-6pm, Sun Noon-5pm.
  • Bull Dog Berries, LLC - blueberries, saskatoons, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, U-pick and already picked, restrooms
    7187 E Harry's Road, Traverse City, MI 49686. Phone: (231) 360-9964. Alternate Phone: (832) 641-9322. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 8 am to 7 pm, July to August. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. "Blueberries season is typically: July to August Saskatoons season is typically: June 25 to July 15. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: June 13, 2017)
  • Clearbrook Farms - Peaches, Chinese chestnuts
    PO Box 4446, Traverse City, Michigan, 49686. Phone 231-947-7366. Open: Call ahead to arrange times, get directions, u-pick by arrangement, from early August to late September. Chinese chestnuts available last weeks of October.
  • Cross Farms Saskatoons - Uses integrated pest management practices, saskatoons,
    11966 East Sugar Bush Road, Northport, MI 49670. Phone: 231-386-5406. Alternate Phone: 231-432-0083. Email: [email protected]. Open: Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 26 from 8am to 4pm. Directions: Cross Farms located on Michigan's beautiful Leelanau Peninsula in Leelanau Township, just 5 minutes north of the Village of Northport. Follow Mill Street (201) north out of town. Pass Petersen Park Road, then bear left on Kilcherman Road. Travel for 1/2 mile and turn right on East Sugar Bush Road. Our farm is 1/4 mile, on the right. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Check in at the garage when you arrive. Saskatoon Berries are the superfruit with wild sweet-berry goodness! Saskatoons have so much personality they'll be happy to meet you. Cross Farms is a family owned and operated farm. We are currently Michigan's largest producer of Saskatoon Berries. Cross Farms is environmentally verified by the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program and successfully completed the Safe Food Risk Assessment by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
  • Gallaghers Farm Market - corn maze, cherries, pumpkins, mixed vegetables
    7237 E Traverse Hwy,  Traverse City, MI 49684. Phone: 231-947-1689. Email: SLAM [email protected]. Directions: 3-1/2 mi. W of Traverse City on M-72. Home baked goods, local fruits and vegetables in season, homemade jams, jellies, local wines, cherry products, honey, maple syrup, corn maze and petting farm. Open: June 15-October 31, 8am-8pm.
  • Good Neighbor Farms of Leelanau County -  U-pick apples during weekends in Oct.; please call first. also some grapes
    9885 Engles Road, Northport, Michigan, 49670. Phone 231-271-5679. Email [email protected]. Open: Phone orders feature free delivery in Traverse City area. Directions: 9885 Engles Road, three miles south of Northport off M-22. 13 varieties of apples, five varieties of garlic, six varieties of lavender, black rapberries, and blackberries. Transitional Concord grapes. Certified Organic, Integrated Pest Mgmt. Click here for a link to our Facebook page
  • Leabo Farms - strawberries
    M-204, Suttons Bay, MI. Phone: 231-271-3596. Open: June-Nov; Monday to Friday, 7am-11pm, Sunday and Saturday 7am-10 pm. . Directions: M-22 through Suttons Bay turn W. on M-204. A self serve fruit stand between Suttons and Lake Leelanau on M-204 1-one half miles from Suttons Bay and about 2 miles from Lake Leelanau.
  • Westover Market - blueberries, black and red raspberries, gooseberries, pumpkins
    Burdickville Road, Maple City, MI. Phone: 231-228-5514.  U-pick/we pick blueberries, black and red raspberries, gooseberries, annuals, perennials, shrubs, maple syrup, jams, pumpkins, vegetables in season and gifts. Open: mid April-October 31, Monday to Sun., 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: Take M-72 W out of Traverse City, approx. 13 miles to County Road 667 (Maple City Rd.). Turn right, follow County Road 667 into Maple City. 100 yds. past flashing light, turn left on Burdickville Road (County Road 616) 1/4 mile on the left.

Manistee County

  • Agles Fruit - blueberries, peaches, plums, pears, nectarines, apricots and apples
    12596 Northwood Hwy, Bear Lake, MI 49614. Phone: (231) 889-5563. Open: August, September, October, daily from 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: 4 miles north of Onekama on M-22, west side of the road.We have U-pick blueberries, and pre-picked or pick your own peaches, plums, pears, nectarines, apricots and several varieties of apples. (ADDED: June 30, 2016, JBS)
  • Calvin Lutz Farms - cherries, strawberries
    8576 Chief Road, Kakeva, MI 49645. Phone: 231-889-5594. Fax: 231-889-5845. Email: [email protected]. Open: May 10am to 5 pm Monday thru Saturday June thru October 8am to 6pm Monday thru Saturday - 12pm to 5pm on Sunday. Directions: US 31, 14 miles north of Manistee, Michigan. go east on 9 mile road to Chief road, 3 miles, go south on Chief road 1/2 mile to farm on right. Click here for a map and directions. Asparagus May to June, Strawberries June to July, Sweet cherries July to August, Peaches August, Garden vegetables August to October, Pumpkins Squash October, Christmas trees and Wreaths November to December. Payment: Cash, Check. The ONLY pyo crops offered are Strawberries, Sweet Cherries. (UPDATED: May 23, 2016)
  • Fairlamb's U Pick Raspberries - Uses natural growing practices, raspberries (Autumn, red),
    10591 Potter Road, Bear Lake, MI 49614. Phone: 231-970-1989. Email: [email protected]. Open: Call for hours. Directions: From Saddle Up Gas proceed east on 13 Mile Road to Chief Road. Turn right, go one mile to the top of the hill and turn left on Potter Road. Proceed 1/2 mile. Farm is on the right and well marked. Click here for a map and directions. August and September picking available. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: August 24, 2015)
  • Grossnickle Farms - strawberries
    9918 Healy Lake Road, Kaleva, MI 49645. Phone: 231-362-3796. Email: [email protected]. Our season opens in May and continues on into October. We start with prepicked Asparagus in May and end with pumpkins in October. In between we have u-pick strawberries, and pre-picked raspberries and pre-picked blueberries and prepicked sweet corn, green beans and a large selection of fresh garden vegetables. Directions: We are located a miles N. of Kaleva on Healy Lake Road. Open: May-Oct; Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6pm; Sunday 12pm-4pm.
    Comments from a visitor on August 09, 2012: "I called this farm about going to pick raspberries and blueberries and they DO NOT have u-pick, only pre-picked. I called them July 2012."
  • Urka Farms Strawberries - strawberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    7305 South M37, Brethren, MI 49619. Phone: 231-477-5537. Alternate Phone: 231-263-4507. Email: [email protected]. Open: Sunday to Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm, normally Mid June to early July. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. Please please please try to remember to bring containers to dump your berries in after you pick them with our boxes. We are running out of boxes we provide. (UPDATED: June 29, 2019, JBS)
  • Wave's U-Pick Blueberries - pesticide-free Blueberries
    7780 Elm Road, Kaleva, MI 49645. Phone: 231-889-3619. Directions: 3 1/2 miles east of U.S. 31 just off 8 Mile Road. Follow the signs from 8 Mile and Chief Road. We also have other vegetables including corn, canning tomatoes, and peppers. Open: During Daylight Hours for U-Pick customers from mid-July through the end of August. Call to see what else is available. We also have horses for sale.

Missaukee County

  • Brown's Farms - raspberries (black), U-pick and already picked
    2445 S. Blodgett Road, Lake City, MI 49651. Phone: 231-878-9226. Alternate Phone: 231-839-4572. Email: [email protected]. Open: First year open; This season by appointment only because of limited supply; Please call between 8 am and 8 pm for an appointment. Directions: From Lake City go south 2 miles, Jennings Road right (west) 3 miles, Blodgett Road left (south) half mile on left. From Cadillac M55 east about 4 miles to Lachance Road left (north) 4 miles to Jennings Road right (east) 1 mile to Blodgett Road right (south) one half mile on left. Click here for a map and directions. The Jewell of Black Raspberries picked Middle of July to August. Payment: Cash, only. We will also have The best sweet corn latter in the season.
  • Friends Farm - raspberries (red),
    3728 S. Morey Road, Lake City, MI 49651. Phone: 231-839-8816. Fax: 231-839-4511. Email: [email protected]. Open: Raspberry U - Pick: Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; Saturday, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, July 8 to August 3. Directions: 2 1/2 miles south of Jennings Road , Lake City on M-66 (Morey Road ). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • In Law Farms - strawberries, porta-potties are available
    7742 S Lucas Road, McBain, MI 49657. Phone: 231 775 4492. Email: [email protected]. Open: 8 am to noon Monday to Saturday. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We are now taking orders for early June harvest (call 7:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday to Friday). Our roadside stand will be opening at harvest time (June 1st-ish). Order pick up time is Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm; closed Sunday. "Many Blessings" is the name of our dairy farm milking with 900 plus cows! (UPDATED: May 10, 2013, JBS) 

Wexford County


Recently Closed

  • Blueberry Forest Farm - UPDATE: August 15, 2016: A visitor tells me they are now permanently closed U-pick blueberries.
    3436 Tobias Road, Elmira, Michigan, 49730. Phone 231-584-3443. Email: [email protected]. Open: Our hours of u-pick operation this year will be 10am to 6pm Monday through Thursday, and Saturdays.  Friday hours will be 10am to 4pm, and as usual we will close during rain., from late July through Aug. Call ahead for availability and times. Directions: Take C42 east from Alba Road to Tobias Road, then left for .5 miles to 3436 Tobias Rd.  
  • Clam Lake Orchard & Cole Farm - UPDATE: June 29, 2016: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
    6662 Clam Lake Road, Bellaire, MI 49615. .


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