Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Northeast Colorado? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Northeast Colorado,
sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name
(see "What does Organic mean?").
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. If you find anything outdated or
inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what
the typical prices are for each crop.
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!
And if you know of any farms I missed and want to
add a farm, please let me know!
I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find
anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make
through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn
from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the
website and make improvements!
What's in season in August 2020, and
other timely information:
Notes for August 2020: Summer is almost here! Strawberry season is finished in all but the far northern ands cooler areas. Blueberries, blackberries
are in season in most areas, also tomatoes, peaches and most vegetables . Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outside, away from crowds, getting fresh, local produce, makes more sense than ever before! It's a fun, safe
and educational to pick some fresh berries, fruit and veggies and more, then come back here to learn how to freeze, can, make jam, salsa and much more!
Of course, check with the farm before you go, both to check on crop availability and hours. We also have a
state-by-state guide to Farm COVID-19 requirements here.
See our comprehensive list of
home canning, jam and jelly
making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access
recipes and other resources 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! It is easy to
make your own ice cream,
even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note,
there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now, using similar sounding names. They have all
copied their information from here and usually do not ever update. Since
2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see
anything wrong or outdated, please
waterbath canners and
pressure canners, are getting hard to find as
people are doing more home canning than ever before. You can still get them online (see links at left) but prices are going up as the less expensive models are
selling out. Food dehydration is becoming a popular and inexpensive alternative; see this page about drying
your own fruits and vegetables and where to get a food dryer.
Children's Consignment Sales
occur in both the Spring and Fall
See our companion website to find a local
community or church kid's consignment sale!
See these pages to find a local
Strawberry Festival, or a
Cherry or cherry blossom festival
or a Blueberry festival. Some may still be held in 2020.
Northeast Colorado U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Bartels Land and
Livestock; U-pick and Pumpkin Patch -
ORGANIC, beets, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, melons,
peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables,
pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the
field, and prepicked produce, petting zoo
3424 E. Douglas Road, Ft. Collins, CO 80524. Phone: 970-493-3853. Email us
email@example.com. Directions: I-25 exit 271, West 1 mile, North 2 miles,
East one half mile on North side of road. We are one mile North of the
Budweiser brewery. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in June, July, August,
September, October. Open: If you want to pick straight from the garden,
scheduling it by calling Nancy. daily October 1st-31st 10am-6pm. July-September
open most days by appt. 1pm-8pm. Winter squash starting September 15th.
Pumpkins, decorative corn, gourds, corn stalks, straw bales, petting zoo
starting October 1st. Pre-picked seasonal vegetables starting June. Winter
squash till Feb. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic.
Payment: Cash, only. We are family owned and operated for over 100 years.
Family Centennial Farm Museum - U-pick rhubarb
in season, farm museum
4320 E. County Rd. 58, Fort Collins, CO.
Phone: (970) 482-9168. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. open: May - October or by
appointment, Friday and Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm. Directions:
From I-25 take Exit 271 to east frontage road. Go north 4
miles to County Road 58, then 1/4 mile east. Demonstrations,
museum/historical bldgs., farm tours, farm animals, gift
shop. Handicap access, motor coach/bus access. The farm
museum offers a one-of-a-kind learning experience as you
journey through time with the Bee family's efforts to
cultivate the arid prairie of northern Colorado.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
Garden Sweet - strawberries,
719 W Willox St, Fort Collins,
CO 80524. Phone: 970-690-3286. Alternate Phone: 970-310-3805. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Check the our website for pyo info and farm
stand hours. Directions: We're located about 2 miles North of Old Town
Square. Take College Avenue North 1 1/2 miles. Go west on Willox Lane 1/2
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: January 28, 2015)
Just What Grows Gardens - eggplant, flowers, herbs or spices,
lavender, peppers, winter squash, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg,
school tours, events at your location (call for info)
T.9, Brush, CO 80723. Phone: 970-370-1712. Alternate Phone:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Pick your own garden is open
daily from 8:00 to sunset; Call the owner to set up your first visit,
after that, visit the garden when ever you want. Directions: Just What
Grows Gardens is located between Fort Morgan and Brush off of Interstate
76. Turn north onto Dodd Bridge Road (county road 24) and drive over the
river. The first road past the river is County Road T.9. Turn to the
east (right) and drive 1.6 miles. Look for the signs and park in the
grass next to gardens.
Click here for a map and directions. "Fresh Flowers and Herbs May
31st thru a hard frost;" "Hardy native plants April 31st thru October
31st" "Ladybug Cherry Peppers August 1st thru a hard frost". Payment:
Cash, Check. We have a great selection of drought tolerant plants. Over
ten types of grasses, 7 types of shrubs, and 7 types of perennials.
These are large and sold at a great price. These are grown in the native
soils in the ground so that they are adapted to the local climate.Must
see to believe.
- Adam's Apple Orchard and Country Store - apples, plums, pears
42135 Weld County Road 43,
Ault, CO 80610. Phone: 970-760-0279. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Typically Thursday through
here for their current hours. Directions: Located 20 miles east of
Fort Collins and 13 miles north of Greeley, The U-Pick Orchard is located on
Weld Co Road 43, 3 miles north of HWY 14 and just north of Weld Co Roads 86
& 43, on the west side of the road. Formerly known as Masonville Orchards
Ault Operations, we proudly grow over 150 varieties of apples in our orchard
as well as several types of pears and plums. New varieties are available
each week as growing seasons differentiate over the 11-12 week picking
season. After the apple harvest, our orchard will have late fall produce and
pumpkins in the field for purchase. For an up-to-date list of the current
fruits available at our U-Pick orchard please email us.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
- Fern Hill Farm - beans, beets, carrots,
cucumbers, herbs or spices, onions, peppers, rhubarb, summer squash, winter
squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own
2001 Fern Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631. Phone: 970-302-9118. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Tuesday to Saturday, from 9:00am to 7:00pm,
from July 6th to October 15, 2016. Directions: (2) miles east of Hiway 85 in
Greeley, Colorado. Go East on East 18th Street to Fern Ave; turn right
(south) and go 1/4 mile to 2001 Fern Avenue Go up hill to farm. For a map to
click here. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: July 05, 2016)
Lukens Farms -
Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, flowers, pumpkins, Turkeys,
petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
9320 East State Highway 14, Fort
Collins, CO 80524. Phone: 303-579-2668. Email:
Lukensfarms@gmail.com. Open: We are a small working farm and therefore
do not offer drop in hours; please call first to make sure we are available.
Directions: East of interstate 25 on Highway 14 about 6 miles. West of Ault
from Highway 85 on Hoghway 14 about 8 miles.
Click here for a map and directions. Flower season starts in July;
Pumpkin season starts in September; Apple season starts in September;
Typically all apples are gone by October. We use integrated pest management
practices. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. We also sell grass
hay and are a small poultry hatchery with day old chicks. Juvenile birds and
adult birds available for sale. We have chicks hatching almost everyday. We
have several breeds of chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys and more.
Masonville Orchards - See Adams Orchard above
Weld County Road 43, Ault, CO 80610. Adams Orchard now runs the U-Pick
Miller Farms - peppers, pumpkins, winter squash, tomatoes, other
9040 US Hwy 66, Platteville, CO 80651. Phone: 970-785-6133. Fax:
email@example.com. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in September, October, November.
Open: Call, email or see their Facebook page. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard,
Discover, AmEx. Your admission fee includes one trip per person to our
fields to pick up to 5 bags of fresh produce per person. We supply the bags.
All other activities like the corn maze and huge playground complex are
included in the cost of your admission! Most farms charge an admission price
and then charge an additional fee to do each activity. Your one time
admission here at Miller Farms includes the produce you pick and ALL other
activities!! Each time you come to harvest you can expect to be harvesting
different types of produce. We rotate what we pick each day so that not any
one crop will be depleted right away. Crops also vary from season to season
and year to year. You can be certain that you're going to get a great deal
for your admission price!
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
Comments from a visitor on September 18, 2010: "This was a great experience
for me and my three kids. We got a ridiculous amount of vegetables (which I
should be canning, instead of typing on the computer!) The kids and I
climbed into a huge wagon towed by a tractor and we were ferried around to
different fields. We picked beets, cabbage, corn, peppers, basil, potatoes,
onions, leeks, carrots, and more! The produce was very nice quality, and the
drivers were helpful at each stop. My only gripe is that we were just turned
out into the fields without any instructions about what to look for, or any
tools. Some of the produce (like cabbages) were tricky to harvest without
help. The drivers were available to dig carrots and leeks for us, which was
appreciated. There is a large play area at the front of the farm with
sheltered tables. After our harvesting trip (which took about 2 hours), we
ate lunch, then the kids were able to play on the hay pyramid, fence maze,
and pedal-operated "tractors." Wagons were provided for us to pull our
produce out to the car. Overall, this was a fun trip and an amazing value. I
will probably go back later this season to get some different veggies, and I
will DEFINITELY return next year."
Comments from a visitor on
September 09, 2010: "We loved being at Miller Farms. There were a ton of
different activities for the children. The fields to pick produce from are
so vast. We got a very large selection of vegetables. There was a lot of fun
things, like a giant jumping air pillow, and a massive hay pyramid, for the
children to enjoy. The prices were so good for what you get. "