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Vegetable U-Pick Orchards in Alaska in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for vegetables that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have vegetables orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

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! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Fairbanks North Star Borough

  • Ann's Greenhouses - vegetables, berries
    780 Sheep Creek Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709. Phone: 907-479-6921. Email: Open: 9 am to 6 pm on Monday to Saturday and Sunday from noon till 6 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . . Great harvests available for purchase during August and September! We have many (you-pick) vegetables and berries available then! We have tomatoes, variety of squash, radishes, cucumbers, lettuce, potatoes, cabbages, turnips, kale, kohlrabi, carrots, peas, beans, peppers, eggplant, strawberries, raspberries, and monster pumpkins (to 298.5 lb.) to name a few items!

Matanuska-Susitna Borough

  • Pyrah's Pioneer Peak Farm - vegetables
    4350 S. Bodenburg Loop, Palmer, AK . Phone: (907) 745-4511. Email: Open: see this page for their hours. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: (907)745-3557. . Click here for a map. Click here for their picking updates and pricing page. They have a Fall Harvest Festival in September, dates are posted on their website. A visitor writes on July 27, 2014: "I stopped going to Pyrah's several years ago when I encountered a sign saying we could not go anywhere near a specific area because it had just been sprayed with pesticides. I recently emailed them to see if they had stopped using the pesticides, but they never responded. I was finally able to get someone to answer the phone after several calls. The girl I spoke to said "no we are not organic and yes we do use pesticides". I just don't believe the chemicals and pesticides somehow miraculously disappear from fruits and when they hit your table. This is a big concern to my family and we always do our best to buy organic only."
    Comments from a visitor on November 17, 2009: "I have been going there since I was a teen. My children have grown up knowing of the delights of picking veggies at Pyrah's. The growing season is short up here and I am not much of a gardener but love the results of course. We highly recommend the experience. You can make a day of it. Combine it with a trip to the State Fair or visit the Reindeer Farm up the road too too. Have fun I know we do."
    Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2016: I wanted to let you know about the wonderful people I spoke to at Pyrah's. I didn't even know we had farms like this up here. Pyrah's is a PYO, open Mon 9-5, Tues-Saturday from 9-9, closed Sundays. They offer field trips for kids, just call ahead to schedule.. only $3 per child!

Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area

  • The Big M Farm - No pesticides are used, beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red), flowers, gooseberries, kale, lavender, loganberries, other berries, peas, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), rhubarb, saskatoons, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    314.5 Parks Highway, Nenana, AK 99760. Phone: (907) 978-8984. Email: Open: Usually 9am to 9pm. Directions: 314.5 Parks Highway. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Usually open July 4 through September 1. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Check out our Facebook page for information. (ADDED: January 07, 2020)


Vegetable Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Pick veggies that are firm and free of blemishes.

Canning, Freezing, Drying, Preserving and more!

Below are links to pages with easy and reliable directions about how to can, preserve, freeze and make other goodies fromveggiess.  Some of these require a Pressure Canner to prevent potential spoilage and food poisoning, due to the low acid content of the food.  For others, you can use a water bath canner OR a Pressure Canner.  I've noted what's required for each, below, following each entry, with
W for water bath,
P for Pressure canner, and
W, P for either may be used!

Pickled vegetables

Canning tomatoes (in water bath canners )Home canned tomato soup

Canning Tomatoes in Pressure canners

Freezing Tomatoes

Drying tomatoes

Ripening green tomatoes in your garage or basement

If you want to bring your green tomatoes indoors before a freeze in the Fall, and ripen them, see:

And if you'd like to start you own tomatoes from seed (you can save a small fortune and grow the heirloom varieties you like) see this page for easy directions for growing your own tomato plants from seed.

Many more recipes and directions:


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