Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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 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 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 specific crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local Apple festival, and other festivals. We have a extensive guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, tomatoes, corn blueberries, peaches, etc.

And don't forget CORN MAZES are open now - find a local maze 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. 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 write me!

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

Becker County

  • 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: 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: 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, SFMNP 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: 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

Clay County

Douglas County

  • Country Blossom Farm - strawberries, honeyberries, aroniaberries, raspberries, pumpkins, corn maze
    1951 Englund Rd SW, Alexandria, MN 56308. Phone: (320) 334-1620. Email: 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 September.
    Raspberries from August through November.
    U-Pick Pumpkin 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 2-3 years.
    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 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 info)
    11890 Hope Road, Osakis, MN 56360. Phone: 320-762-0184. Email: 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.

Grant County

Hubbard County

  • 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, wagon rides
    14766 119th Avenue, Park Rapids, MN 56470. Phone: 218-732-4979. Email: 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, JBS)
  • 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: 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: 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, group reservations
    38132 470th Avenue, New York Mills, MN 56567. Phone: (218) 346-5034. Alternate Phone: (218) 841-9703. Email: 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: 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)

Pope County

  • Glacial Acres - ORGANIC, broccoli, cucumbers, garlic, peppers, raspberries, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables
    17734 335th St, Sunburg, MN 56289. Phone: 320-278-2002. Email: 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.

Stevens County

Todd County

Traverse County

  • Coffman Apple Orchard - apples, pumpkins, winter squash,
    7182 US highway 75, Wheaton, MN 56296. Phone: (320) 815-5233. Alternate Phone: (320) 563-8549. Email: 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)

Wadena County

  • Green Island - Uses natural growing practices, currants (red and black), picnic area, school tours
    850 Scheer Drive NE, Wadena, MN 56482. Phone: 218 631 3084. Email: 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, JBS)

Wilkin County

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