Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Central-Northwest Minnesota? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Central-Northwest Minnesota,
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 If you find anything outdated or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.
If you are having a hard time
finding canning lids, I've used these, and they're a great price & ship in 2 days.
New! Road tripping and camping is a great way to have a fun, safe and inexpensive
family trip. The national and state parks and monuments are open, and campgrounds usually cost between $10 and $40 per night. September to November is the best
camping weather. See our new website Road Tripping and Camping.com for tips, tricks,
guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.
New! We just went live with our latest website,
FunFactoryTours.com - 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 -
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What's in season in December 2023, and
other timely information:
Notes for December 2023: Summer is almost over and that means apples are here (see this new page for Apple Orchards in your area!), and except in northern areas, peaches and blueberries are finished. Some crops continue until
frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes. Check your area's
crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
See these pages to find a local
and other festivals.
We have a extensive guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for
And don't forget CORN MAZES are open now - find a local maze 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. The worst is the one that stole our name but ends with .farm. (Yes, I've got lawyers on
it) 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
Children's Consignment Sales
are a great way to save money on clothes, toys, books, etc, They
occur in both the Spring and Fall
See our companion website to find a local
community or church kid's consignment sale!
Central-Northwest Minnesota U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2023, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
JB's Raspberries - raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), Honey
from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked
15253 Co highway 15,
Audubon, MN 56511. Phone: 218-850-8003. Email:
email@example.com. Open: starting every year around the 1st of July,
Call for dates (their website is down in 2015, so be sure to call). Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We sell nursery stock in the spring
around the 1st of April, we have 7 different varieties of raspberry plants,
Call for dates. Payment: Cash, Check.
Lake Ida Apple Farm - apples,
11546 West Lake Ida Lane, Lake
Park , MN 56554. Phone: 218-532-3025. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: 7 days a week form 9 am to 7 pm mid
August through October. Directions: From the Fargo North Dakota / Moorhead
Minnesota Area: Go south on Interstate 94 to the Downer Exit: (approximately
15 miles), Go East 20 miles on Clay County Highway 10 which turns into
Becker County 4. The Orchard is on the North Westcorner of Lake Ida at 11545
West Lake Ida Lane, across the highway from Cormorant Lutheran Church.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers,
Maple Hills Orchard, LLC - Uses integrated pest management practices, raspberries (Autumn, red),
Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, gift shop,
concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, birthday parties, school tours
29355 130th St, Frazee, MN 56544.
Phone: 218-844-5445. Alternate Phone: 218-844-5445. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Seasonal September through October,
Open Weekends, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday 11 am to 6 pm. Directions:
Drive 3 miles east of Detroit Lakes or 4 miles west of Frazee, MN on US Highway 10 to 130th Street; proceed on 130th Street 1 mile.
Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management
practices. Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page. Pre-picked apples by the 1/2 peck and
peck. In addition, they also support and promote local and sustainable
agriculture as well as fairtrade products. Family-owned orchard located in
the northern Minnesota lakes country between Detroit Lakes and Frazee. The
Apple House Store features Minnesota grown apples, orchard honey, winter
squash and a variety of gift items. We also have a walking trail, and picnic
tables. (UPDATED: September 22, 2023, JBS) (ADDED: April 16, 2010X)
Big Stone County
- Country Blossom Farm - strawberries, honeyberries, aroniaberries, raspberries,
pumpkins, corn maze
1951 Englund Rd SW, Alexandria, MN 56308. Phone: (320)
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: U-Pick hours are from 7 am to 12
pm and from 4 pm to 8 pm. This year we will be CLOSED from 12 pm to 4 PM,
due to the afternoon heat. Call before you come to check the status of the
berries and for rain cancelations. If you would like to place an order for
pre-picked strawberries call 320-334-1620 and leave a message, someone will
return your call. The 2019 cost for for u- pick is $2.25/lb and pre-picked
is $3.75/lb. If you would like to pick honeberries you will need to schedule
a time to pick before you come so we have staff available. You will need to
pick a minimum of 5 1/2 pints, u-pick is $3.00 per half pint and prepicked
is $5.00 per half pint. The patch is on the south side of the orchard,
follow the signs posted. The orchard store will not be open during
strawberry season. See you in June. Click
here for our Facebook page. Typical seasons are: Strawberries from
mid-June through July.
Honeyberries from Late June to Early July,
Honeyberries which are a cross of the Raspberry, Grape and Blueberry taste.
Aronia are usually available to pick August through Mid September.
Day-Neutral Strawberries are also available to pick August through Mid
Raspberries from August through November.
Patch & Squash from early September through October -
We are also excited
to announce we are planting blueberries to open a u-pick blueberry patch in
We bake our donuts, bars, crisps, strudels, cookies, and
famous pies fresh daily. Remember to share, for goodness sake! Order for
your next party or event. For year round catering please email us at email@example.com. Check
out our Catering and Online
Store options. Our outdoor activities will open August 10,
2019. Bring your family and pick
your own produce or enjoy activities like the corn
maze, pedal car races, huge jumping pillow, tractor rides, and so much
more. (ADDED: June 18, 2019, JBS)
Erickson's Petting Zoo - corn (sweet), cucumbers, pumpkins,
winter squash, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm
animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for
11890 Hope Road, Osakis, MN 56360. Phone: 320-762-0184. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: from Interstate 94, take
Osakis exit. Two miles west of Osakis on highway 27, one mile north on
gravel, 1/2 mile west.
click here for current open hours, days and dates. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in August, September, October.
Open: Monday to Saturday:10am to 4pm Sunday: 10am to 4pm September and
October, open weekends, same hours. Payment: Cash, Check. Hold several
activities on the farm. Easter Egg Hunt. Bird, Animal, Equipment & Tack Swap
Sales - Lots of fun activities with Pumpkin Patch and Corn Mazes. Live
music on Saturdays, trolly rides, petting zoo and pony rides. 2nd Annual
Giant Pumpkin Contest, Sunday, October 12. Lots of prizes. We also offer a
mobile petting zoo and/or pony ring for festivals and fairs.
Carters' Red Wagon Farm - strawberries, pumpkin patch- already
gathered from the field, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, and prepicked
produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, tractor-pulled hay rides,
14766 119th Avenue, Park Rapids, MN 56470. Phone: 218-732-4979. Email:
email@example.com. Open: U-pick strawberries will be starting July 3; we
are open daily (closed Sundays) from 7 am to noon, weather permitting,
unless berries are picked out earlier.;We do not take appointments for
picking times. Directions: From the intersection of Hwys. 71 and 34
in Park Rapids: The Market is located 2 miles east on Hwy 34 (Look for the
red barn.) The farm is 3 miles west on Hwy 34 and 3 miles south on 119th
Ave. Click here for a map and directions. Our
Market in Park Rapids opens around mid-May with asparagus, rhubarb and
bedding plants. Strawberries U-pick (at the farm) and ready-picked are
available late June to July. Tomatoes and cucumbers start early July. Sweet
corn, melons, raspberries, peas, green beans, and many other vegetables are
available late July-Oct. Pumpkins, squash, ornamental corn, gourds, etc are
available Sept.-Oct 31. Payment: Cash, Check. Come to our Pumpkins Parties
every Saturday from late September through October for mazes, wagon rides,
pumpkin launcher, games, pumpkin boats, refreshments and more. U-pick price
in 2014 is $10 for a 5-quart ice cream bucket. (UPDATED: June 11, 2015,
First Fruits Blueberry Farm - No pesticides
are used blueberries, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms
15364 130th Street, Menahga, MN 56464. Phone: (218) 732-1958. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: July - Mid August Monday - Saturday 8am
to 12pm. Directions: Go South of Park Rapids on highway 71 to highway 87,
turn left (East), Travel 1/2 mile to County Road 111, take a right (South).
Go approx. 1 mile to 130th Street where you will turn left (East). Go about
another 1/2 mile to FIRE # 15364 - the NEW Entrance. You will See a First
Fruits Blueberry Sign- Follow the field drive along the fence line back to
the Blueberry Patch.
Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the
crops. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: May 21, 2020)
Otter Tail County
Herzog Berries - no pesticides are
used, raspberries (red), strawberries, restrooms
29937 Twin Pine Road, Underwood, MN 56538. Phone: 218-739-5483. Alternate
Phone: 218-826-6459. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Our u-pick fields are open Monday -
Saturday, 7 am to 12 noon, or until picked out; please call for daily
details; Pre-picked berries are available at our farm from 7 - 10 am or at
our stand locations (See location information on our website).
Directions: We are located at the corner of County Road 1 and County Road 35
- 3 miles north of Weetown on County Road 1 or 13 miles north of Fergus
Falls on County Road 1 or 7 miles north of Underwood on County Road 35.
Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: Late June to mid-July
Raspberries: Early July to late July. Payment: Cash, Check. We provide five
quart pails for strawberries and raspberries, along with flats to take
berries home in. We are pesticide free.
Otter Berry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn,
red), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, concessions or refreshment
stand, porta-potties, picnic area, picnic area you may bring your own food,
inflatables or bounce houses, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours,
38132 470th Avenue, New York Mills, MN 56567. Phone:
(218) 346-5034. Alternate Phone: (218) 841-9703. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Strawberries - mid June to early July
Raspberries - Late August to 1st hard frost.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries - mid June to early
July Raspberries - Late August until 1st hard frost Pumpkins, Gourds, Squash
- September to October Corn Maze - September through October;. We minimize
use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page. Conveniently located near Perham, a
few miles off of highway 10 in the heart of Lakes Country. We are a family
friendly farm! Come make lasting memories with your family here at the farm.
Always check our Facebook page or call the Berry Line before traveling a
long distance to see us. We may have to close early due to weather or if we
are picked out. Our strawberry field and corn maze is handicap accessible.
Sorry no pets or smoking allowed at the farm. (UPDATED: June 18, 2019, JBS) (ADDED: December 15, 2018)
- The GARDEN on Hwy 35 - apples, cherries,
currants (red and black), gooseberries, other berries, raspberries (red),
rhubarb, saskatoons, other vegetables,
29700 N. highway 35, Underwood,
MN 56586. Phone: 218-495-3160. Alternate Phone: 218-770-8119. Email:
TheGARDENonHwy35@gmail.com. Open: Call for dates. Directions: 9 miles N
of Underwood or 13 miles E Fergus Falls then N on 35 1.7 miles at the
junction 1 & 35.
Click here for a map and directions. Saskatoon's aka Juneberries, think
4th of July; Call up to 5 days earlier; Very short harvest period; Aronia
berries September long harvest; Ripe berries remain on branch; Apples, July
- November several varities. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: January 18, 2015)
Glacial Acres -
ORGANIC, broccoli, cucumbers, garlic,
peppers, raspberries, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries,
tomatoes, other vegetables
17734 335th St, Sunburg, MN 56289. Phone:
email@example.com. Open: Their website says "We won't have any
berries this year since we are renovating our fields.". Crops are usually available in May, June, July,
August, September, October. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash,
Check. We are a small family operation, certified organic by MOSA. We
specialize in berries, collies and assorted delicious vegetables.
- Coffman Apple Orchard - apples,
pumpkins, winter squash,
7182 US highway 75, Wheaton, MN
56296. Phone: (320) 815-5233. Alternate Phone: (320) 563-8549.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: September 1 to November 15
Availability of crops varies, please call or email for
availability details; We are flexible with hours and have a stand
open 24 hours. Directions: 7 miles North of Wheaton, MN on US
Highway 75, East side of road. Apple orchard along highway.
Honeycrisp available from September 1 to November 15 Harrel Red
available from October 1 to November 15 Pumpkins available from
October 1 to November 15. We use integrated pest management
practices (IPM). Payment: Cash, Check. We grow Honeycrisp and
Harrel Red apples as well as pumpkins, butternut squash, buttercup
squash and gourds. (ADDED: October 17, 2018)
Green Island - Uses natural growing practices, currants (red and black), picnic area, school
850 Scheer Drive NE, Wadena, MN 56482. Phone: 218 631 3084. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Daily, dawn through dusk during mid -
summer picking season. Directions: the drive is east off highway #71 out of
Wadena, Minnesota and not far from the Pizza Hut.
Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are
not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. We have a trial of
8 varieties of currants including red, white, black, clove, and champaign.
This is a rare opportunity to sample different flavors if you are trying to
select plants for your own garden. Other northern fruits may become
available as our various plantings gradually come to bearing age (juneberry,
wild plum, seaberry, nankin cherry, Evans cherry ).(UPDATED: June 11, 2015,