Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Northwest Colorado? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Northwest 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. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "Eatwell", "pickit" and the ones that ends with ".farm"; they do not verify or update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China,
as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.
Since 2002, I make updates daily (each farm as
changes are reported, or I find it). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
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 2018 as fast as I can - if you find
anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
please let me know!
What's in season in October 2018, and
other timely information:
Notes for October 2018: Autumn is here! Apples, pears,
Fall raspberries, figs, winter squash ,
corn mazes and
are here. And there are still tomatoes, corn and other
vegetables in most areas. Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
See these pages to find a local
apple festival, and see our guide to
apple varieties (when they ripen, best uses), . Also picking tips, recipes, canning and freezing directions for
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. They have all
copied their information form 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
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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!
Northwest Colorado U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Clear Creek County
- Orchard Creek Ranch -
No pesticides are used, apples, Cider mill (fresh apple
cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, farm market,
porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food)
0150 County Road 137
Mailing: 726 County Road 137, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. Phone: (970)
945-2224. Alternate Phone: (970) 618-0290. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Weekends beginning last weekend in
September; Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Open
weekends through October or until apples are gone; Call for information
and availability. Directions: Take Canyon Creek Exit #109 off I-70; West
of Glenwood Springs and follow our signs! The orchard is at the corner
of Canyon Creek Road; enter at green gate just up the road from the turn
Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the
crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover,
AmEx. We also sell fresh pressed apple cider, gourmet vinegar, bags of
dried apple wood chips for BBQ's, Colorado Wildflower Honey infused with
CBD rich hemp oil and lavender, dried cinnamon and plain apple chips,
t-shirts, and reusable produce bags. Fun for all ages. Wear sturdy shoes
for walking in the orchard. We provide long pole apple pickers. Apples
are sold by the pound; there is no entrance fee. (UPDATED: April 01,
Bolton's Orchards -
Uses integrated pest management practices,
apples, peaches, peppers, winter squash, tomatoes, Cider mill (fresh
apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, farm
market, farm animals, school tours
2257 L Road, Grand Junction, CO
81505. Phone: 970 216 6048. Alternate Phone: 970 241 9398. Email:
[email protected]. Open: 3 pm to 7 pm daily or call to arrange
other times; July 1 to November 14. Directions: The orchards are located
north of the Grand Junction mall. Go north on 23 Road until it turns
west and becomes L Road. Go to 2275 L Road. You will see the sign on the
south side of the road.
Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest
management practices. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
Fruit Basket Orchards - apples, apricots, blackberries,
cherries, flowers, grapes, melons, nectarines, peaches, peppers, plums,
raspberries (red), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes,
other vegetables, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
Road, Grand Junction, CO 81503. Phone: 970 434-5309. Alternate Phone:
970 773-6088. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4
pm or during the week by appointment, June 15 to November 15.
Directions: We are easy to find! Take 32 Road south from Clifton or
north from Highway 50. At the stoplight for B-1/2 Road, head east and go
1/2 mile to 32-1/2 Road. Turn north and the store will be on your left.
Click here for a map and directions. Sweet Cherries: mid-June Tart
Cherries: early July Peaches: early July to early September Apricots:
mid-July Flowers: July and August Raspberries: mid-July to frost Plums:
late July and August Nectarines: late July and August Grapes: August
Apples: late August through November. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.