Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Western Australia?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Western Australia, sorted by area. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name. 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. Updated frequently during the growing season, I've been maintaining this for 20 years. Help me keep this up to date, please tell me via the let me know of any changes, corrections and updates!

And if you know of any I missed and want to add them or correct the information, please let me know!  

What's in season in December 2023, and other timely information:

Notes for December 2023:Apples are usually January to May; Blueberries are ready in December to mid January in MOST areas of Australia. Strawberries can have a long season, November to April - depending on the variety. See your area's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. 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.

Home canning and freezing directions. You can access it 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!

Western Australia U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2023, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map. If you know of any other PYO farms I've missed, please write me via the Suggest a farm form (or if you own the farm, use the Add My Farm form).

Australia Harvest Calendar / Typical Crop Ripening Dates for Australia

If you want to start your own food business in Australia, at home or otherwise, see this page.

Western Australia

  • Aida Strawberry Farm - strawberries
    12 Reinhold Pl, Carabooda WA 6033. Phone: 8 9407 5349. Open: July to November - call for hours, or see their Facebook page. (ADDED: 11 December 2020, JBS)
  • Blueberry Lakes - blueberries,
    489 Thompson Rd, Albany, WA 6330. Phone: 08 9845 2473. Email: Open: January 1st to February 27th each year; Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: 35 min from Albany, 20min from Denmark. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. ((UPDATED: July 19, 2018) (ADDED: August 31, 2015)
  • Carabooda Pick your own Strawberries - strawberries
    297 Carabooda Rd, Carabooda, WA 6033. Open: there is very little information about this farm; they have no website, no facebook page, no email and apparently no phone. Here's what is found: FREE ENTRY, we provide all trays. Typically open in January and February. Payment: Cash only, NO EFTPOS. Come and enjoy our delicious Strawberrie
  • Chestnut Brae - chestnuts, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, group reservations
    106 Mckittrick Road, Carlotta, Nannup, WA 6275. Phone: 0409104120. Email: Open: Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 4 pm, 1 April to 31 May for Pick Your Owm Weekends by appointment. Directions: From Nannup take Vasse Highway towards Pemberton. Travel 9km then turn onto Chalwell Road. Travel 3.5km turn right on McKittrick Road. Go to the very end of McKittrick and you will come to our gate at 106. There is a sign on the gate saying Chestnut Brae - Sweet Chestnuts. Come through the gate and close it after you. Farm house, farm stay and shop are at the bottom of the valley. Click here for a map and directions. Sweet Chestnut season is typically: April 1 to June 15;. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Coco's Pick Your Own Strawberry Farm - UPDATE for 2020: They are permanently closed
    259 Elliot Rd, Wanneroo WA 6065. Open: Google says they are permanently closed.
  • Collie Blueberry Farm - As of 2019, no more U-Pick, just gate sales of blueberries, Certified organic
    Lot 284 Cherry Road, Cardiff, WA 6225. Phone: 47 7720306. Email: Open: Hrs are 9AM to 5PM Monday to Sunday till the end of the season (Feb 2020), Whilst we cannot allow 'Pick-Your-own' any more, we do still love visitors PLUS now we are ORGAINC (In-Conversion) Berries are now in season so Gate Sales are available . Due to a change in management, Organic Registeration and upgrades to the farm, we cannot offer 'Pick-Your-Own'. We no longer have Set Hours with now only Gate Sales being available during the season. Season runs from January to approximately late February each year. Directions: SE of Collie along Preston Road, turn left onto Cardiff McAlinden Rd then left into Cardiff. Sign posted all the way, 10 minutes from town. . (UPDATED: January 23, 2020)
  • Core Cider House - apples
    35 Merrivale Road, Pickering Brook, Western Australia, Australia 6076. Phone: 61 8 9293 7583. Email: Open: January to August. WA Craft ciders from our 4th generation orchard, Restaurant, Cider Garden, orchard tours
    Pick-Your-Own during harvest and Group tours by appointment. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (ADDED: June 24, 2018, JBS)
  • D'Uva's - strawberries
    424 Badgerup Road, Perth, WA 6077. Phone: 8 9405 1572. Email: Open: they occassionally have PYO strawberries - check their Facebook page, call or email. D'Uva's, established in 1978, is a hidden gem located in Wanneroo. It is the area's convenience store but is known for its high quality fruit & veg and gourmet deli goods. Most fruit and vegetables are sourced locally, straight from the farm to the shelf to ensure you receive the freshest quality produce possible. Our friendly staff are always on hand to assist you with any queries you may have.
  • Denmark Berry Farm - blackberries, boysenberries, loganberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), tayberries, farm market, porta-potties are available, picnic area you may bring your own food
    61 Lantzke Road, Scotsdale, Western Australia 6333. Phone: 08 98481226. Email: Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. The last day we will be open is this Saturday 22nd April 2017; We will be closed from the 23rd April, until the beginning of December 2017, Depending on what happens weather wise over winter/spring, we may open weekends before December, however we will notify everyone closer to the time. You are welcome to contact us by email, if you have any queries. Directions: Following the signs from Scotsdale Road Tourist information board proceed along Scotsdale Road until Redman Road. Turn into Redman Road. Proceed for approximately 300m where the next "berry farm" sign directs traffic up Lantske Road. Going uphill, the third driveway on the left is signposted as number 61. You have arrived. Click here for a map and directions. Late November through to April depending on season factors. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. The Denmark Berry Farm is a self pick Raspberry and Blackberry farm, a favourite tourist destination also offering ice-cream, jams and raspberry vinegar. (UPDATED: January 14, 2019, JBS) (ADDED: July 17, 2016)
    To make sure you don't miss out and to avoid the mid day summer heat, it's best to come and pick earlier in the day! We do get really busy and sometimes run out of ripe fruit! "
  • Grapes on Swan - grapes
    165 Swan St, Henley Brook, WA. Phone: +61 405 990 815. Open every Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm from January until April.  This is a small family run Vineyard located in the heart of the Swan Valley.
    Please don't forget to bring your Bags/Boxes & Scissors.  (ADDED: January 28, 2023, JBS)
  • GreenAcres Blueberry Farm - bkueberries
    Just off Indian Ocean Drive, Neergabby, WA. Open: see their Facebook page; typically December and early January. Directions: about halfway between Perth and Lancelin, just off Indian Ocean Drive. The blueberry bushes are grown inside shade tunnels, so you get a bit of shade and rain protection.  The aisles are wide, flat and clean, covered with plastic. So smooth, you can push a pram.  Buckets are provided to use for picking. Bring your own containers to take the berries home. In 2023, the cost was $10 per bucket (which is about 1kg of blueberries). There is no entry fee.
  • Grumpy Grapes Vineyard - grapes
    5280 West Swan Rd, West Swan, WA. Open: Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. I haven't found a phone number or email address for them, so message them through their Facebook page. They have 5 varieties available to pick: Globes, Flames, Sultanas, Italias and Dawn grapes all at $5kg (2021 price). Please B.Y.O boxes, bags and scissors if possible. During peak periods we may not have enough to go around. Upon arrival, please wait for our Farm Guide Tai to give you a walk through the farm, before picking It's highly recommended that you wear sun protection, such as sunscreen, hats and protective clothing as it gets very hot and sunny.
     (ADDED: 29 January 2021, JBS)
  • H and N Strawberries - strawberries
    348 Sydney road, Gnangara, WA. Phone: 0408915598. Open: from 8am to 4pm on weekends, Normally start to open toward end of September to January. Follow H&N Strawberries on Facebook for more information on opening days or changes to opening hours as they may close early if strawberry numbers run low. There's no entry fee just a box to pick your own strawberries or buy a prepick box ready picked. We also have already picked Honey melons and Rockmelons
    and blueberries for sale too. 2020 prices $7 for a box up 3kg, pre picked boxes for $10 for a box up to 3kg. (ADDED: 11 December 2020, JBS)
  • Hoang Le's Strawberries - strawberries
    120 Trichet Road, Wanneroo, Perth, WA 6065. Phone: 421 347 970. Email: Open: usually from October to early November for pick your own strawberries; check their Facebook page. 2020 price was 10/box. Payment: Cash only. We have been growing strawberries for nearly 30 years now in Wanneroo. Our strawberries are sweet and fresh from the farm. Hoang and Le started growing strawberries in 1994. At first we were only a small operation planting 60,000 plants. This year we have planted 200,000 plants. (ADDED: 11 December 2020, JBS)
  • Kafarela's Vineyard - grapes
    706 Great Northern Hwy Herne Hill, WA, Australia 6056. Email: Kafarela's Vineyard specialises in growing fresh, local fruit including grapes, peaches, figs, mangoes and more. We also stock a variety of non-alcoholic wines. Grape picking usually starts in December. (ADDED: 23 January 2021, JBS)
  • Kien's Strawberry Farm - strawberries
    360 Badgerup Rd, Gnangara, WA. Open at 8am for pick your own strawberries, Every weekend 8am to 3pm. Perth strawberry grower located in Gnangara. A family run business with over 20 years experience in the strawberries industry.
    2020 price was $10 a box. Payment: cash, only. (ADDED: December 10, 2020, JBS)
  • Lakelands Strawberry Farm - strawberries
    185 Lakelands Dr, Gnangara, WA 6077. Phone: none. Email: None. Open: there is very little information about this farm; they have no website, no facebook page, no email and apparently no phone.
  • Lena Strawberry Farm - strawberries
    1021 Thomas Rd, Anketell, WA 6167. Phone: 412 664 369. Open: see their Facebook page or call for hours and availability.
  • Minh Tran Strawberries Neerabup - strawberries
    1920 Wanneroo Road, Neerabup, WA. Email: Open: September to December, Saturday and Sundays, 8.30 am to 1 pm. 2020 price $8 a box. (ADDED: 11 December 2020, JBS)
  • My Strawberry Farm - strawberries
    Lot 71 Stoney Road, Gnangara, Perth, WA 6077. Phone: 409 112 247. Open: from 8am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday ONLY, August to January. Pick your own strawberries in 2020 Per box is $7(pick your own), $10 for pre-picked box. No entry fee. No time limit. No buy limit. Payment: Cash, only. SORRY NO ETPOS. We also have free range eggs limit stock available $4 for small and $5 for large . (ADDED: 11 December 2020, JBS)
  • Old Goldfields Orchard & Cider Factory - apples, peaches, plums, nashi, pears, cider, wine, juices, gold mining, marron farm, restaurant
    Goldfields Road, Donnybrook 6239 Western Australia, Australia. Phone: +61-8-9731 0311. Email: Open: UPDATE for 2020, Their website is gone; and their Facebook page hasn't been updated in years. Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were 9:30am to 4:30pm Wednesday to Sunday (closed Good Friday, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Christmas Day). Open on other school and public holidays. Operated as a family farm since 1862. Buckets are provided and visitors pay by the kilo for their choice for fruit. Also, Animal Viewing; Bird watching; Cafe; Car park; Coach Parking; First aid equipment; Interpretive Centre; Picnic Area; Wheelchair ramp access to verandah, pergola, restaurant and toilet. Free cider/ wine tasting. Childrens' playground. Infants sandpit. "Quiz game" whereby children explore the grounds to win a prize. Miniature horses. Gold panning.
  • Perth Mango Farm - mangoes
    105 Wattle Avenue (west), Nowergup Nowergup, WA 6032. Phone: 043280217. Open: February and March, until sold out, 9am to 5pm every day. Directions: 3 mins from the end of the Mitchell Fwy - NOT Barbagello Raceway end. Payment: Eftpos. Mango season is February and March. you can pick your own mangoes for (2020 price) $7.50 a kilo. Entry is $10 ($5 for children under five). (ADDED: December 10, 2020, JBS)
  • Perth pick your own strawberries - Strawberries
    lot6/424 Badgerup Rd Gnangara WA Perth, WA 6077. Phone: +61 412 329 480. Open: in season, 8 am to 4 pm, October into early November.
  • S and R Orchard Perth - Apples Nectarines, Plums, Peaches, Pears
    46 Halleendale Road Walliston Perth, WA, Australia 6076. Phone: 417 917 773. Email: Open: Orchard is open to the public during two different seasons, The Pick Your Own Summer Fruits from December until March, and the spectacular Blossom Season during September Don't forget NO TICKET NO ENTRY, So book your parking ticket NOW to secure your car bay, 1 per vehicle which includes 1 adult entry, all other passengers pay on entry. S&R Orchard is open for fruit picking during two different seasons pick summer fruits from December until March and enjoy Blossom Season in September. S and R Orchard Facebook Page.
    S&R Christmas & Fruit Picking Festival 12-31 December 2020 from 9am.-5pm. This year SR Orchard has been transformed into a magical Christmas Wonderland. With stunning photo props to admire and snap your favorite Facebook or Instagram photo - you may even find Falling Snow. Daily Activities will include Animal Farm, Tractor Ride, Bouncy castle and Fruit Picking (limited days only, check web for regular updates)
    Plus - Coffee Shop, Cider, Ice-Cream and Food Van 2020 ENTRY COST is Adults $7, Kids $5. Parking limited "Please book parking online"
    Book now here.
    NOTE: unbelievably, neither their Facebook page nor website state explicitly what fruit they have to pick. From the photos, I'm guessing it is Apples Nectarines, Plums, Peaches, Pears , but check with them!
    (ADDED: 10 December 2020, JBS)
  • Spring Valley Orchard - Uses natural growing practices, apples, plums, prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, farm animals
    19724 South Western Highway, Donnybrook, WA 06239. Phone: (08) 9731 6214. Email: Directions: Spring Valley is located 11km south of Donnybrook on the South Western Highway. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in January, February, March, May, June, July. Open: There is someone at the property most of the time but please telephone or email before coming to verify if we are available to host visitors. Plums available from January to March, Apples available from May to July. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Strawberry fields and tea rooms - strawberries
    2024 Wanneroo Road, Neerabup, Western Australia , NA 6031. Phone: 08 9407 5358 . Open: Call for for hours and availability. Directions: located in Neerabup, in the Swan District of Greater Pert, Western Australia; Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Comments from a visitor on October 24, 2011: "Hi there, I saw your website when looking for somewhere to take my 3 year old daughter strawberry picking in Perth, Western Australia. I used to love berry picking as a child and hoped my daughter and I could have some fun sharing this wonderful experience. The only farm I could find in Perth was Strawberry Fields on Wanneroo Road, so this morning we travelled over an hour to get there only to find the tearooms closed, extremely grumpy and unwelcoming service and terrible facilities. I must have been told about the 'rules' three or four times and was made to feel quite uncomfortable about being there with a child. I would NOT be recommending this farm to anyone as they clearly do not want the 'pick-your-own' business. This is a shame as there are hardly any places in Perth to go and PYO anymore. Anyway, hope this feedback helps - thanks for the website!
  • Sue and Tim's Fresh Farms - strawberries
    157 Badgerup road, Wanneroo Perth, WA 6077. Phone: 431 174 844. Open: every Saturday and Sunday 8am-4.30pm, typically from late July to early November. SOMETIMES -always check their Facebook page - they have a field at second location at 36 Ross street Gnangara. .
  • Swan Valley Fresh Fruit - Grapes
    36 Olive Road, Perth, WA. Open: Weekends from 9 am to 4 pm. FREE ENTRY, Pick your own red and white seedless grapes, plus ALREADY HARVESTED mangoes in trays, seedless watermelon $3/4 per kilo (2023) cheapest pick your on
    Directions: keep driving past the other pick your owns on the way, there are several and the one on the corner of padbury ave is full of mean people that charge $6 and yell park at side of shed near fig and olive trees scissors and boxes supplied but feel free to bring your own bags and scissors. 2023 varieties and prices:
    perlette $3
    flame $4
    no entry fee, no booking. (ADDED: January 28, 2023, JBS)
  • The Fruit Corner - cherries
    1 Bracken Rd Pickering Brook, WA, 6076. Phone: 8 9293 8024. Open: C L O S E D U N T I L J A N U A R Y 2021 Unfortunately pick your own cherries not available this year, due to not a big enough cherry crop; Cherry shed sales not available; Unfortunately due to a light crop and the birds deciding to help themselves not leaving many for us; Vegetable season not available until January. Fresh local grown fruit and veggies. Family owned and run since 1953, been passed down through the generations.
  • The Orchard Perth - lemons, oranges, Other fruit or veg, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area you may bring your own food, farm animals, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    1378 Chittering Road, Lower Chittering, Lower Chittering, Western Australia 6084. Phone: 08 9571 8074. Email: Open: Friday to Sunday from 9.30am to 4pm ( January to March) and Thursday to Sunday from 9.30am to 4pm (April to December); bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Golden Grove Citrus Orchard is located 14km along the Chittering Road, north-east from Bullsbrook off Great Northern Highway, 60km from Perth. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. The quickest way to get hold of them is via Facebook or Instagram messenger, followed by email. Seasonal oranges, mandarins, lemons & limes. Follow us on Facebook to find out what is in season for picking. The Orchard Perth has grown into a unique experience venue in the Chittering Vally, only 45 minutes from Perth. Offering Tractor Rides and Fruit Picking Tours, Gourmet Picnics and seasonal events.  The Orchard has over 13,000 trees, containing three varieties of Summer oranges(Valencia). These are best from August to May. During the hot weather January to March a green tinge is present on the skin. This does not affect the taste. During the Winter and Spring (peak season for citrus harvest) there are six varieties of Navel oranges including a Red flesh navel. We have Seville oranges, great for marmalade, also a low acid orange that is very popular for tropical tastes and is non-allergic for people who cannot normally eat oranges. Low acid orange is also known by the following names in other countries.
    Indonesian Name (Jeruk Pontianak)
    Tamil Name (Satlue Kodi)
    Indian Musambi (Sweet Lime)
    Vietnames (KanOrange)
    Thialand (Sam)
    Bangladesh (Bidhan)
    Burmese (Boordan Burtakal)
    Other citrus varieties include Lemons, Limes, Grapefruit (Red flesh) and we still grow white flesh grapefruit and the most popular crop Mandarins (several varieties). These crops are only available in Winter and Spring - June to October in Western Australia. (UPDATED: April 16, 2021)
  • Ti Farm's Pick Your Own Strawberries - strawberries
    263 Old West Road, Bullsbrook, Western Australia, Australia 6084. Phone: 61 8 9571 2385. Email: Open: weekends only in Spring and early Summer see Ti's Facebook Page for current info. Ti Farm's 'Pick Your Own Strawberries' is just a 40 minute drive from the Perth City center and you will be able to pick your own juicy strawberries daily from Spring to Early Summer. If it's a hot day, it's best to pack a hat, closed shoes and some sunscreen. Trays are $10 and there is a $2 per person entry fee, to cover all those delicious strawberries you're going to want to eat as you go or the ones their get squished in your little one's hands! Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (ADDED: June 24, 2018, JBS)
  • Tony Gullone - plums
    721 Canning Road, Carmel, WA. Open: 8 to 4pm, 7 days a week, plum season is usually from mid-January through February.. Amber Jewell plum are now at their best eating. Crunchy,juicy and sweet, with a unique flavour.  (ADDED: January 28, 2023, JBS)
  • Valley Fresh Produce - apples
    No 50 mccorkill road, Pickering Brook, WA 6076. Phone: +61 459 524 294. Open: Due to unforeseen circumstances our farm needs to be auctioned Pick your own fruit or vegetables fresh from the tree.Get your experience when your pick with your family. UPDATE for 2020, Their website or Facebook page says they are closed indefinitely
  • Walkalina Park Olive Oil - Olives, olive oil,
    866 Hancock Pl, Gingin, WA 6503. Phone: 0417 900 192. Email: Open: by appointment, typical season: Table olives April 1 to May 31, Olives for oil April 25 to June 15. Directions: When you get to Hancock Pl, turn left then our front gate is immediately on your right. Click here for a map and directions. All year;. Payment: Cash, only. WALKALINA PARK OLIVES & OIL" 1 Hr north of Perth. Our Jumbo Kalamata olives are large and fleshy, excellent for pickling. Our extra virgin, cold pressed Jumbo Kalamata/Picual oil blend and our Frantoio oil have won previous silver and bronze medals at the South West Olive Association awards. We welcome picking groups who want a day out, have a picnic in the grove then take home fresh olives and oil. For more information regarding an appointment and pricing please contact Dan Crisp on 0417 900 192. (UPDATED: June 29, 2020)
  • Wonky Windmill Farm and Eco Park -
    18 Yelverton North Rd, Yelverton, WA 6280. Phone: 08 9755 7201. Email: 130 acres nestled among farms, wineries and beautiful bushland in the heart of the Margaret River wine region. There are lambs to bottle feed, pigs, ponies, rabbits, guinea pigs, llama, alpaca, deer, goats, emus and ostrich to feed and pat (well maybe not the ostrich!) and kangaroos too!. A wonderful environment for children and adults to learn about farm animals and farm life. They make and sell marmalades, jams, pickles, chutneys, marinated olives and extra virgin olive oil. Visit the orchard to pick fruit in season. Fruit picking is free with entry to animals and fruit is priced per kilo picked - usually between $3-$4/kilo. They also produce premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil and table olives. Bring a picnic, enjoy a BBQ in the undercover area, on shady lawns, or go to the Farm Café
  • York Olive Oil Company - Olives (pickling and oil types)
    Ashworth Road, York, WA 6302. Phone: 08 9641 2200. Fax: 08 9641 2211. Email: Directions: We are on Ashworth Road, approximately 8km west of York and just off the Great Southern Highway. For a map, click here. We are open April, May, June, July. Our hours are: All day and everyday throughout the season, depending on availability Payment: We have both pickling (table) and oil varieties of olives: California Queen (UC13A6), Frantoio, Hardy's Mammoth, Kalamata, Manzanillo, New Norcia Mission, Paragon, and Verdale. We will supply all the harvesting equipment you need and we have our own Italian Pieralisi olive oil press. For oil varieties of olive the cost of pressing the olives is included the the price and we will press them for you straight after they are picked so you can take home your own, fresh, new season extra virgin olive oil, (bring your own clean containers or we can supply them). For olive oil you must harvest a minimum of 50kg of fruit as our press cannot deal with anything less. As a guide, 50kg of olives should yield 9 or 10 litres of oil on average. For pickling (table) varieties of olives we will give you instructions on how to pickle and flavour your olives at home. We can also provide purpose-made pickling containers. Cost: $2.50 (Australian dollars) per kg for both pickling and oil varieties. This includes pressing (for oil varieties) and the use of our harvesting equipment, (mats, rakes, baskets, etc). The cost may change according to seasonal variations, but will be confirmed when you make a booking. Bookings are essential to guarantee the availability of fruit and also the press, as this is a working farm! Our olives groves are conveniently located around the oil press and we are a five minute drive from the restaurants and attractions of the historic town of York. Why not make a day or weekend of it?

Other areas of Australia

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

In addition to listings of farms, I hope the following pages are helpful to you!

  • Canning equipment
    To can (bottle, jar) most acidic foods, like jams, jellies, salsa, fruit products like applesauce, apple butter, peaches, etc, you need the following:
    • A canner - a large pot, usually 33 qts, which can hold 7 quart jars or 12 8 ounce jars.  And large pot with a lid will work, so long as each jar will be submerged by at least 1 inch of boiling water.
      This is a good canner, and here is a canning kit, but Amazon seems to have difficulty keeping them in stock.
      If you want to can low acid foods like canned green beans, sweet corn, meats, etc., you MUST use a pressure canner.  It reaches higher temperatures which are needed to kill mold and botulism. The jars, lids and other equipment are the same.
    • Canning rack - The canning rack is critical, just be sure it fits inside your canning pot. It allows you to safely and easily lift the jars in and out of the canner.
    • Miscellaneous tools - Some kits contain most of the tools you'll need like this canning tools kit.
      Jar tongs (to pick up hot jars)
      Jar funnel - good ones also help you measure the headspace and cover the rim from splashes
      Canning Lid rack - to hold the lids while they are sanitizing in a small pot of boiling water
    • Supplies -
      canning jars - these come in the modern lid and ring system and some older version. Most have change to the two piece lid and ring method since it ENORMOUSLY reduces spoilage. Like everything else, jars can be hard to obtain.  Some commercial products, like spaghetti sauce, sometimes come in a sturdy jar that fits the standard lid and ring.
      lids and rings (a.k.a, "bands")
      Pectin (if you are making jam or jelly)

Home Canning Kits


  • Everything you need to get started with waterbath canning (fruits,pickles, jams, jellies, salsa, sauces and tomatoes)
  • 21-1/2 qt. enamel water bath canner
  • Funnel, jar lifter, lid lifter, bubble freer spatula
  • Ball Blue Book

This is the same type of standard canner that my grandmother used to make everything from applesauce to jams and jellies to tomato and spaghetti sauce. This complete kit includes everything you need and lasts for years: the canner, jar rack, Jar grabber tongs, lid lifting wand, a plastic funnel, labels, bubble freer, and the bible of canning, the Ball Blue Book. It's much cheaper than buying the items separately. You will never need anything else except jars & lids (and the jars are reusable)! There is also a simple kit with just the canner and rack, and a Pressure Canner, if you want to do vegetables (other than tomatoes). To see more canners, of different styles, makes and prices, click here!


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