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Vegetable U-Pick Orchards in Southern Indiana 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.

Clark County

  • Berry Best Farm - U-pick Strawberries and Vegetables
    26011 Highway 62, Nabb, IN 47146. Phone: 812-293-3541. Email: Open: Monday through Saturday from 9am to 6pm and Sundays from 1pm to 5pm; Call ahead for availability. Directions: Berry Best is located in Southern Indiana on Highway 62, just 3 miles east of New Washington. Payment: Cash and check. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash and check.
    Berry Best Farm Facebook page. . Family owned and operated since 1975. Our farm has been a local landmark, known for sweet strawberries, delicious sweet corn, and juicy tomatoes for more than 30 years. The growing season starts with amazing asparagus in April, an extensive selection of tasty fruits and vegetables throughout the summer, and ends with pumpkins and mums in October. Berry Best strives to always have a bountiful harvest. Please visit our "In Season" page for approximate harvest dates. We would love to have you and your family visit our farm. Come out to u-pick berries or stop in to buy some of our delicious produce picked daily at our stand. Berry Best Facebook page. (UPDATED: April 6, 2021 JBS)
  • Jim Book - Pumpkins, Vegetables and Strawberries
    8502 St. John Road, Borden, IN . Phone: 812-523-8541. Click here for a map and directions. . Call ahead for availability.

Vanderburgh County

  • Bud's Farm Market - Uses natural growing practices, pumpkins, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg,
    3301 S Weinbach Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714. Phone: . Email: Open: Please see my website for current hours. Directions: South on Weinbach Avenue to the I-164 overpass. We\'re on the right just before the levee. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. 66">Bud's Farm Market . South on Weinbach Avenue to the I-164 overpass. We are on the right just before the levee. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.


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)