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Watermelon U-Pick farms in Topeka and Northeastern Kansas in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick farms for watermelons that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have watermelons 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.

Atchison County

  • Thorn Acres - Uses natural growing practices, CSA, beans, pumpkins, watermelons, winter squash, and prepicked produce, farm animals, events at your location (call for info)
    402 Kansas Ave, Muscotah, KS 66058. Phone: 785-872-3283. Email: Open: Must give us a call to set up appointments. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. Mainly picking will happen on Saturdays. Please call for more info. This is our first year letting people come to our farm to visit, pick veggies or fruit. We raise chickens, goats and much more animals also. We do have fresh farm brown eggs to offer if you come our way. Veggies and fruit will be ready when our weather decided it is spring and we can get to planting our seedlings. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Small farm family of five. We raise goats for meat and milk,chickens for meat and eggs, we have a huge garden which we use for CSA and Farmers market.



Watermelon Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Watermelons are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. Just slice, bite, and spit!

File:Watermelons.jpgPicking tips:

Select plump, full watermelons with a yellowish cast to the spot that rests on the ground and a dried stem. A hollow thud sound when gently rapped also helps!

Watermelon Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that watermelons vary in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • A normal batch of 10 eight-ounce jars watermelon jelly requires 6 cups of watermelon flesh, minus seeds and rinds.  But the rinds can be used to make pickled watermelon rinds, so there is no waste.  Especially if your children have fun spitting the seeds at each other, too!



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