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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Norway?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Norway, 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. Since 2002, I've continued to make updates daily (each farm as changes are reported, or I find them). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current and add any I've missed!

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 2024, and other timely information:

Notes for July 2024: Not much growing outside at this time of year. But this is a good time to learn how to preserve foods ahead of the season. 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. It is also a great time of year and easy to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!

Norway U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by area

Norway Norway County Map Norway has long, dark winters and brief summers, so picking fruits happens only during an brief, intense period in July and August.

Norwegian Forests are a variety of blueberries,blackberries, raspberries and other brambles. The Hardanger (Hardangerfjord) area of Norway  is known for its fruit, including apples to cherries, raspberries and strawberries. Strawberry farms are common in the southern half of Norway.

Gård Selvplukk

  • Aaby Farm Jørgen Aaby - strawberries, self-picking and already picked
    Slemmestadveien 210, Asker, Norway. Phone: 47 66 78 24 71. Email: aabygard@online.no. 1392 Vettere.
  • Berger Nordre - apples, plums, apple cider, honey
    Gamle Rykkinnvei 24, Rykkinn, Norway. Phone: 47 915 47 891. Email: hansiholmen@gmail.com.
  • KNATTEN FRUIT FARM -  apples, plums, pears, cherries, gooseberries
    Trudvangveien 5, Sandefjord / +47 41105791
    Also long shaved currants and earthen jams are produced.
  • Mustvedt Farm - Raspberry, Currant, Gooseberry
    Børsesjøveien 115, 3719 Skie. Phone: 90 99 69 30. Phone: 90 56 62 47. Email: post@mustvedt.no.
    Mustvedt Farm facebook page .
  • Ringvold Orchard - Raspberries, Apples, Sweet Cherries, Sour cherries, Plums
    Norderhovsbakken 16, 3512 Hønefoss, Norway.Phone: 32 13 53 96. Open: The apple season starts at the beginning of September and can last until mid-November, or as long as the sorting machine runs. Among the varieties, Julyred , Carroll , Discovery , Summerred , Rød Gravenstein , Åkerø , Aroma , and Rød Ingrid Marie.
  • Vestre Frogner Gård - raspberries, apples, pears, gooseberries, cherries, plums, currants and blackcurrants.
    Frogner-Tandbergveien 18, 1340 Skui. Phone: 47 922 62 739. . Email: hkfrogner@frognergaard.no. Open: the farm opens in July.

Farms to tour and visit, but no self-picking

  • Eplegaarden - apples, distillery tours, apple juice, apple brandy, aquavit and gin. apple products,
    Børsandveien 1, 3475 Sætre, Norway.  Phone: (47) 918 01 577. Email: tor@eple.no. Open: The farm shop is open in the fall season, Tuesday-Friday 3-6 pm, from September 1st to December 23rd. Directions: on the Hurum peninsula, 90 metres above sea level, 45 km south of Oslo, the capital of Norway. The farm has been in the family for five generations, and fruit has always been the major income source. The main activity on the farm is the production of apple juice from our own apples. We make 10 different apple juices, from 15 different varieties of apples, with an annual production of 25000 litres. We also produce chutney, jam, cakes and more. In 2011 we built a farm distillery and produce our own apple brandy, aquavit and gin.

Common Norweigian berries that you may pick in the wildCloudberry

Except for cloudberries in the farmnorthern areas of Norway, you may pick the following wild berries.  The “Friluftsloven §5” law gives everyyone the right to harvest berries, mushrooms, flowers, plants and nut, on public land, at least 200 meters away from housing or buildings and you do not damage the plants.

  • Bilberry (blåbær) much like blueberries
  • Blackberry (bjørnebær)
  • Bog bilberry (blokkebær) acidic and bitter, they are not very popular
  • Cloudberry (multer)
    are found up in the mountains in small quantities, look for orange or yellow;red is NOT ripe. The are similar to the salmonberry in the northwest of the U.S. There are restrictions for picking them in Nordland and in Troms og Finnmark (if they have put of signs forbidding it).
  • Cranberry (tranebær) - September to December, in swamps and bogs, very low growing.
  • Crowberry (krekling) - very acidic and sour, using in flavoring drinks.  August to September
  • Lingonberry (tyttebær)
  • Raspberry (bringebær)
  • Wild strawberry (markjordbær)

Norway Typical Harvest Calendar

 

  • Apples
    September to early November
  • Bilberry (blåbær)
    July through late September.
  • Blueberries
    Typically from Mid-July till August
  • Cloudberries
    Typically from August till September
  • Currants; both Black currants and  Red currants
    Typically from Late July till September
  • Gooseberries
    Typically from Late July till September
  • Lingonberries
    Typically from Late July to October
  • Raspberries
    Typically from Mid-July till August
  • Strawberries
    Typically from early June till July