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Vegetable U-Pick Orchards in Topeka and Northeastern Kansas 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.

Douglas County

  • Pendleton's Country Market - asparagus, other vegetables, gift shop, porta-potties are available, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    1446 East 1850 Road, Lawrence, KS 66046. Phone: 785-843-1409. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday, from 8am to 6pm; Sunday, 12 pm to 5pm, April 1 to December 10; Closed Sundays during July and August. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers.
    Pendleton's Country Market Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: 785-865-6431. . Asparagus season is usually April 15 to May 31. is a diversified family farm, growing vegetables, bedding plants and cut flowers. During September and October, the farm features an educational Butterfly Bio-Villa, where families and school groups can learn about butterflies and metamorphosis. A small pumpkin patch is open during October, and a Holiday Open House is held the weekend before Thanksgiving that includes products from 20 other local farms.
    Comments from a visitor on May 26, 2012: "I almost did not visit this farm. I did want to pick my own asparagus so I chanced it.. WOW.. I was so excited. They had many things to pick...asparagus, lettuce, radished, peas, boi choi..and much more. They also sell vegetable plants to take home and grow..I currently have 32 lettuce plants from them that my children are excited about eating! I have told the farm about the website..but I have not seen any changes. By the way..THANKS for this wonderful website!

Leavenworth County

  • Salt Creek Valley Farms - 2024 permanently closed 
    17842 Santa Fe Trail, Leavenworth, KS 66048.Email: Open:  UPDATE for 2024, Their website is gone; There's nothing else current about them on the internet, so I assume they have closed. If you have any information to the contrary, please write me.(ADDED: April 18, 2018)

Shawnee County

  • 86th Street Orchard - apples, cherries, grapes, pears, peaches, raspberries (black), tomatoes, other vegetables, already-picked produce (of the pyo crops), school tours
    5332 Northwest 86th Street, Topeka, KS 66618. Phone: (785) 246-1442. Email: Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Thursday to Saturday, from 9am to dusk; Other days and times by appointment; Please call or email before stopping by so we can let you know what's ripe and ready. We have changed our fruit to mainly apples, peaches and Honey. We are strictly a u pick orchard with no other activities No groups do to us being a small orchard. We do have over 70 trees . Please call 785-409-3224. We have started growing raspberries in the high tunnel, but they are not at the productive stage yet. (UPDATED: May 18, 2022, JBS)
  • Insane Paine Produce - beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    3734 Ne Seward, Topeka, KS 66616. Phone: (785) 478-6773. Email: Open: See our Facebook page for current hours. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Insane Paine Produce . (ADDED: May 16, 2018)


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)