Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Northwest Montana? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Northwest Montana, 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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 November 2023, and other timely information:

Notes for November 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!

Northwest Montana U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2023, by county

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

Flathead County

  • Hockaday Orchards - cherries,
    25 Hockaday Lane, Lakeside, MT 59922. Phone: (406) 290-1377. Email: Open: from 8 am to 5 pm, 7 days a week, for as long as the crop lasts. Directions: Take Highway 93 to about 1 mile south of Lakeside. Turn off of highway 93 on to Angel Point Road. Follow the signs to the orchard, approximately 2.5 miles. Take Hockaday Lane off Angel Point Road and follow the signs in. Click here for a map and directions. Picking begins usually in late July as fruit ripens; We normally run a week to 10 days, but can go up to two weeks; It is best to call about mid-July to verify the crop status and get a better idea when the orchard will open. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers. Please bring flat boxes. Do not bring bags or plastic bags, the fruit will crush. Ladders are provided. Bees can be a problem, so if you are allergic, please bring appropriate medication. There is very limited ground picking and the orchard ground is uneven. Bring stable walking shoes. The ONLY pyo crops offered are Cherries. (UPDATED: June 28, 2020)

Glacier County

Lake County

  • Brigadoon Orchards-That's My Tree - UPDATE for 2022, The now former owner says they sold the farm, and it is as yet unknown what the new owners will do with the farm.
    Bigfork, MT 59911. They have sold the orchard, with the new owners not continuing the business. We want to thank everyone for all their support, orders and feedback! . Click here for our Facebook page. Cherries. (ADDED: May 26, 2019)
  • Farmers O'Dell, Inc. - Uses natural growing practices, cherries, school tours
    21121 Montana Highway 35, Bigfork, MT 59911. Phone: (406) 249-9090. Alternate Phone: (406) 499-0101. Email: Open: Hours and availability of cherries to pick varies considerably; please see our website or call or email for current availability and hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are located on Montana Highway 35 between the 20 and 21 mile markers on the lakeside of the highway. We are about 20 miles north of Polson and 12 miles south of Bigfork. Cherry season is typically the end of July and beginning of August;. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: July 19, 2021)
  • Fat Robin Orchard & Farm - Certified Organic, apples, cherries, U-pick and already picked, farm market
    34126 Finley Point Rd, Polson, MT 59860. Phone: 406-887-2869. Email: Open: Friday to Sunday, from 8:30 am to 6 pm; other times by appointment; Call to confirm before traveling to the orchard; Visit our website for details. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Polson, take highway 35 north to Finley Point Road. Go approximately 1 mile to the T-junction of South Finley Point Road. Make a left. Take the first dirt road to the right just past the Flathead Lake Cherry Growers packing plant. Our orchard is at the top of the hill. Cherries: Late July through early August, Apples: Mid-October. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. Our beautiful certified organic farm has fabulous views of Flathead Lake and even better fruit. We offer you-pick, picked and packed, delivery, and shipping. Fruit is available at the farm, local CSAs, natural food markets, and is featured in local restaurants. Some fruit goes to Ten Spoon Winery for their outstanding "Flathead Cherry Dry" wine. Cherry varieties: Lambert, Lapin, Rainier, Van, Montmorency (Pie), Balaton. Apple varieties: Mac, Wealthy. Other products available: frozen and dried cherries, cherry-themed aprons, wool, lambs. Visit us soon!.
  • Flathead Fresh Orchard - Certified Organic, sweet cherries,
    34310 Sweet Cherry Lane, Polson, MT 59860. Phone: (406) 210-3397. Email: Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday to Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm; Call for special hours accommodations; 07/28 am to 8/20. Directions: Follow S Finley pint road to sweet cherry lane, Polson MT. We are located on the east side of the road and will have signs up. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Venmo. We Have been certified Organic for the last 4 years. Being a 4th generation cherry grower we pride out selfs of producing good quality fruit and a family friendly environment. It is truly a passion of ours to share our fruit with others.
    (ADDED: July 18, 2023)
  • Getman's Cherry Red Orchard - Uses natural growing practices, apples, cherries, pears, peaches, plums, raspberries (red), U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    East Shore, Flathead Lake, Bigfork, MT 59911. Phone: 406-871-5499. Email: Open: We arrange by appointment; Please call Dan's cell;; however, during July, August, September, October; we are open most of the time and easily available; We also have preserves and will ship cherries by mail; See our website; Black, sweet cherries are our main crop; During the fall, we have great apples and many other varied fruits and vegetables; We often have picked vegetables, like peas and greens, etc. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Please call first. East side of Flathead Lake, between Polson and Bigfork, close to Yellow Bay. Near Mile marker 20. There is a sign and we are building, "The Orchard House", a large construction project. This is easily seen from the road. Call 406-871-5499. Do Not open gates, precautions for our pets and animals. Click here for a map and directions. Our cherries ripen at the end of July; U pick lasts during August, September, October. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. We usually have a tasting table with various items. We can invoice with paypal or receive cash or check.
  • Hansen Farms - Uses natural growing practices, cherries, U-pick and already picked
    33668 Lilac Hedge Lane, Polson, MT 59860. Phone: (406) 887-2003. Alternate Phone: (406) 396-2836. Email: Open: By appointment; Daily, from July 14. 2021 to August 10, 2021. Directions: Follow South Finley Point Road for 0.7 miles to the end of the lilac hedge and turn right onto Lilac Hedge Lane. You immediately enter the orchard, but turn right again through the brown gate to park. Click here for a map and directions. Daily by appointment. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. We have many cherry varieties, predominantly Lambert, but also Rainiers, Vans, Sweethearts and many others. The crop is very heavy and easy to pick from the ground. We provide picking buckets. The orchards are part of a larger farm and the setting is very relaxed and easy for picking. (ADDED: July 09, 2021)
  • Pine Glen Cherry Orchard - Flathead cherries,
    7751 East Shore Rt, Polson , Mt, Polson, MT. Phone: 406-887-2727. Open: Mid July-Mid August; be sure to call before you go; they have no presence on the web, and I get few updates from them. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, Check. These are beautiful Flathead cherries. You can pick in a grassy park-like environment. Friendly people. Mostly lambert cherries, some pie cherries and some bing cherries.
  • Spotted Bear Vineyards & Lavender Farm -  Closed
     Road, Polson, MT. As of July 2023, it is closed to the public;  Nothing open to the public . Thanks for your help over the years, we are getting too old to run u-pick.
    (UPDATED: July 16, 2023)

Lincoln County

Mineral County

Missoula County

  • Green Bench Orchard - Certified Organic, apples, raspberries (red), Honey from hives on the farm, events at your location (call for info)
    4701 South Avenue West, Missoula, MT 59804. Phone: (406) 549-9017. Email: Open: Hours vary considerably; please see our website or Facebook page for availability and hours; Typical opening season date for raspberries is July 1st Typical opening season date for apples is September 1st. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Typical opening season date for raspberries is July 1st Typical opening season date for apples is September 1st. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: February 05, 2020)
  • Red Hen Farm - Uses natural growing practices, corn (sweet), cucumbers, onions, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked
    3803 Spurgin Road, Missoula, MT 59804. Phone: 406-728-8313. Email: Open: June 15 pm to October 31. Directions: head west on Spurgin from Reserve Street 2.5 miles. Look for sign on left side of road for Red Hen Farms. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check.

Sanders County

  • Dude's Montana Peaches - peaches, U-pick and already picked
    28 Seed Orchard Lane, Plains, MT 59859. Phone: (406) 210-7145. Alternate Phone: (406) 471-5391. Email: Open: see our website for current hours. Click he re for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Turn on Central, cross RR tracks. Go about 1 1/2 miles to Seed Orchard on right. Go 1/4 mile. Orchard is on the right. Click here for a map and directions. First harvest usually starts in August and crop can last until mid-September;. We use natural organic practices, and are subject to the NOP small quantity exemption. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: June 06, 2020)
  • Eller's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    2153 Mt Highway 200, Trout Creek, MT. Phone: (406) 847-5566. Open: see their Facebook page (click their name). We are a local you pick/we pick Montana blueberry farm. See our Facebook page for updates on when the blueberries are ripe and ready. (ADDED: July 08, 2018, JBS)
  • Montana Blueberries - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, peaches, strawberries,
    50 Seed Orchard, Plains, MT 59859. Phone: (406) 826-0067. Open: See our Facebook page for current hours and crop availability. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Plains,Montana. Turn west on Central. Follow 2 miles to Seed Orchard lane on right. Turn and follow signs to orchard. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberry season is typically June; Blueberry harvest starts in July and goes through August; Peaches typically are in late August through September. Payment: Cash, Check. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page.


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