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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Northwestern Minnesota? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Northwestern 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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! Pricing information - We now have a pricing guide to help you know what the typical prices are for each crop. Let me know when you see price changes! In 2022, you can save money by picking your own and canning your own, but brace yourself for steep price increases, which are affecting EVERYTHING! For quality, taste, nutrition and value, you still can't beat most PYO farms. If need need large quantities for canning, ask if they have "seconds"
 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.

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 2022, and other timely information:

Notes for December 2022: Fall is here and that means apples are in full force but they will be gone fast (see this new page for Apple Orchards in your area!).  Yes, apple prices are up, like they are for everything else. 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. Click here for U.S. Apple Crop facts.

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

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!

Northwestern Minnesota U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2022, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map

Blue Earth County

  • Valley Veggies - No pesticides are used, flowers, herbs or spices, porta-potties are available, school tours
    52727 State Highway 68, Lake Crystal, MN 56055. Phone: 507-947-3343. Alternate Phone: 952-693-8140. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 6pm; Sundays, from Noon to 5pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Mankato: Approximately 5 1/2 miles west on MN State Highway 68 from the junction of US Highway 169. We are on the left, or south side of the road. If you come upon Judson, you have gone too far. From New Ulm: Approximately 20 miles east on State Highway 68 from the intersection of MN State Highway 15. We are on the right, or south side of the road. We are about a mile past Judson, heading east. Landmarks: We have an antique tractor in the ditch with our sign on it. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Plant sales in May and June. Vegetables for sale late June through November. Sorry folks for the confusion, but we do NOT sell strawberries or blueberries. However, we do grow and sell a nice variety of vegetables, herbs and flowers. Most years, we do have apples in the Fall.

Brown County

Chippewa County

Cottonwood County

Faribault County

Jackson County

  • Red Apple Orchard - apples,
    2015 US Highway 71 N., Jackson, MN 56143. Phone: 866-800-8000. Alternate Phone: 507-840-0118. Open: Please call for current dates and hours open. Directions: Intersection of Interstate 90 and United States Highway 71 in Jackson, Minnesota. Orchard located behind the Econolodge Hotel. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Apple varieties are Connell Red, Haralson, Fireside, Sweet Sixteen.

Kandiyohi County

  • Brouwer Berries - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, strawberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, farm animals
    12951 105th Street Sw, Raymond, MN 56282. Phone: (320)967-4718. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 8 am until we are sold out, during the fruiting season. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. The season is short, but very, very sweet! Don't miss it!Our Local Strawberry Season Only Lasts Three Weeks! We think we will open around June 22.  Enter your e-mail address on our web-page, or Like us on Facebook to be alerted to the start of the strawberry season!.  
    A visitor writes on August 08, 2013: "We loved it as does everyone who lives in the area and takes their kids. Not sure about organic, but I would imagine so. Their daughters like to host birthday parties for young kids and will even supply the cake, etc and lead the games. They also have a bunch of small farm animals that the girls will take your kids around to see. Their is a lovely pond and perennial garden for taking pictures of your kids. They highly encourage bringing your kids to U-pick and get familiar with farm life."

Laq qui Parle County

Lincoln County

Lyon County

Martin County

  • Center Creek Orchard - apples, pumpkins, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, petting zoo, birthday parties, school tours
    663 254th Avenue, Fairmont, MN 56031. Phone: 507-773-4547. Email: [email protected]. Open: Weekends September and October, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 pm. Directions: FROM FAIRMONT: South on Highway 15 4 miles, East on County Road 18 4 miles FROM I-90: Exit 107 East Chain/Granada, South on County Road 53 5 miles, West on County Road 18 1/2 mile. Click here for a map and directions. FALL FESTIVAL: weekends in September and October; Activities include pumpkin patch, storytelling, corn pile, scarecrow building, castle bouncer, giant maze, apple sling, barrel ride, hayride, petting farm, super slide and haunted forest; For sale in APPLE BARN: over a dozen varieties of Minnesota grown apples, jams, jellies, pie, apple crisp and apple cider; Pick-Your-Own apples October 19th to 31st. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Proud members of Minnesota Apples Growers and Minnesota Grown Associations.

Murray County

Nobles County

Pipestone County

  • Giesbrecht Gardens - raspberries (Spring, red), U-pick and already picked
    2070 130th Ave, Holland, MN 56139. Phone: 507-658-3395. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm; in season July and August. Directions: on 130th Ave, 1/4 mile south of Pipestone County Road 10. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We furnish the picking containers. We may upgrade soon to accept Visa, MasterCard. (ADDED: January 25, 2015)

Redwood County

Renville County

  • Bird Island Berries - Uses natural growing practices, asparagus, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), U-pick and already picked
    83105 425th St, Bird Island, MN 55310. Phone: 7013671870. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Sunday 10 am to 7 pm. Directions: We are between Hector, MN and Bird Island, MN on Hiway 212; going East on Hiway 212 take a left on 425th St, going West on Hiway 212 take a right on 425th St. Click here for a map and directions. Asparagus May 1 to October 31 Raspberries July 1 to October 31. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. We have asparagus and raspberries, pick your own or we will pick for you, bring your own containers or will provide containers.

Rock County

  • Hansen's Berry Farm - strawberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, hayrides
    898 60th Avenue, Beaver Creek, MN 56116. Phone: 507-673-0063. Alternate Phone: 507-220-3522. Email: [email protected]. Open: from late June; We are open every day, including holidays 7am to Noon through the season; The season should last 2 to 3 weeks; Please feel free to call ahead for availability and daily picking conditions. Directions: I-90, Minnesota exit 5 at Beaver Creek. North 1/2 mile, farm is on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Please feel free to bring your own containers or we have our Hansen's Berry Farm picking buckets available for sale in the check in shed. You will enjoy a tractor driven hay ride out to the picking field. Our friendly staff will help with questions and directions in the field.

Swift County

Watonwan County

Yellow Medicine County

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



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