Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Southeast Colorado? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Southeast 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 "pickit" and the one that ends with ".farms"; they do not update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly! I put dates to indicate when we last received an update from each farm,
and I make updates daily (each farm as their info changes). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
And if you know of any I missed and want to add them or correct the
information, please let me know!
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What's in season in March 2018, and
other timely information:
Notes for March 2018: The northern half of the U.S.
(and most of Canada, of course) are under snow. So, the crops to pick are pretty
much limited to Florida, Texas, southern California and a few other areas of the
Deep South. Citus, for one, is a crop that is usually available now; and
in those areas, soon also strawberries and blueberries.Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
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make your own ice cream,
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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, please
Southeast Colorado U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by
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El Paso County
High Altitude Rhubarb--Organic Farm & Nursery -
Uses natural growing practices,rhubarb,
concessions / refreshment stand, picnic area (bring your own food), school
7225 Wildridge Road, Black Forest, CO 80908. Phone: (719)494-8424.
Fax: (719)494-8424. Email:
[email protected]. Open: fresh, organic rhubarb
first weekend in June, June 4 pm to 5 for 2016
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From
Denver: I-25 south to the Monument exit. HWY-105 east to HWY-83. HWY-83
south to Hodgen Road. Hodgen Road east to Black Forest Road. Black Forest
Road south to Wildridge Road. East on Black Forest Road to the farm. From
Colorado Springs: I-25 to the Interquest exit. Stay on the exit road. It
becomes HWY-83 and will take you to Shoup Road. Shoup Road east to Black
Forest Road. Black Forest Road north to Wildirdge Road. Wildridge Road east
to the farm.
Click here for a map and directions. 100% organic rhubarb and
horseradish plants early May. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Come prepared to enjoy the outdoors and walk in the open prairie. Please
dress appropriately. We provide everything necessary to harvest the rhubarb.
We will remove the leaves...please do not bring knives. Picnic facilities
are available but we have no restrooms. Email us to get on our interest list
for automatic updates of harest information. Also, send email to get on our
waiting list for rhubarb plants/roots. In addition to pick-your-own, organic
rhubarb we offer our own rhubarb seeds, rhubarb cookbooks (247 recipes), and
horseradish roots. We have 7 different varieties of rhubarb, including
Victoria, Colorado Red, Canada Red, Crimson Red, and Turkish. Most of our
plants are heirloom plants. (UPDATED: February 24, 2017, JBS) (UPDATED: May 30, 2016)
Kit Carson County
Las Animas County
- Hanagan Farms - apples, pumpkins, Christmas trees,
Hwy. 50 & Rd. 24, Swink, CO. Phone: (719) 384-5067. Email:
[email protected]. Open: July - October, Daily, from 9 am
to 6 pm. Directions; Hwy. 50, 1 mile west of Swink. On-farm sales,
roadside market: apples, beets, bell peppers, cantaloupe, chile peppers,
chiles - roasted, cucumbers, garlic, green beans, honeydew, okra,
onions, peaches, pears, pickles, pinto beans, plums, potatoes,
pumpkins, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini, black eyed
peas, eggplant, cider, Christmas trees, pumpkin patch, honey,
handcrafted gifts. U-pick at the farm. Wholesale and retail.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (ADDED: May
11, 2010, from the CO Ag website)
- Mills Bros. Farm Market - vegetables
50, Rocky Ford, CO. Phone: (719) 254-6154 (call first). Open: Mid-August
through Mid-to-Late October, on Monday to Saturday, from 8 am to 6 or 7
pm.Directions: West of Rocky Ford 2 1/4 miles, on north side of highway.
Roadside market: bell peppers, cantaloupe, chile peppers, chiles -
roasted, onions, pinto beans, squash, tomatoes, watermelon, honey. You
pick available starting in September. New crop pinto beans available
year-round while supplies last. Call for availability of other fruits
and vegetables. (ADDED: May 11, 2010, from the CO Ag website)
Lusk Orchard - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples,
50, Fowler, CO 81039. Phone: 719-469-4575. Open: Due to hard freezes this spring our
orchard won't have enough apples to open this year. We plan to be open next
year. Please keep us in mind. We are open everyday from dawn to dark as
so many of our customers have limited hours to pick; We will be closed on
the Labor Day Weekend; We do ask anyone coming to contact us to be sure we
will be home. Directions: We are located approximately 6 miles West of
Fowler or approximately 26 miles East Of Pueblo on Highway 50. Turn north
100 yards West of mile marker 345 on a private road. There is a sigh in the
neighbors field that says Lusks 1/2 mile north. Travel North until you cross
the railroad track and you will be in our yard. We are located near the
River Bottom. You will see a deer fence around the trees when you arrive. We
have approximately 1100 trees; The following dates are estimated ripe dates;
These dates could change with the weather;Always call to see what is
available; Lodi-(Strictly a softer apple for applesauce) July 9; Gala- An
all purpose desert apple August 10; Mc Intosh-All purpose eastern apple
September 5 pm to 10;Jonathan-A firm slightly tart apple that is especially
suitable for canning and freezing; September 15 pm to 20(By far our biggest
seller) Red Delicious- September 28 to 25;Fuji- A firm sweet late
apple;(Supply somewhat limited from spring frost);October 10; Granny Smith
and Winesap- Good eating and cooking apples October 20; Please Note the
estimated dates May change; Also note the current extreme heat and drought
conditions can change availability quickly; Always call ahead; We will have
very few Yellow Delicious this year as a railroad fire burned some of our
Yellow Delicious trees. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals.
Payment: Cash, Check. We are a mom and pop farm U pick family operated
orchard. No dog and pony show just apples. We charge 65cents per pound for
the apples. We are priced to attract those of you that can and freeze.
Please bring your own containers. Weigh the containers ahead of picking if
you have larger coolers. Call ahead to be sure we can be here. We sometimes
have school groups, church groups, home school groups and hungry deer and
birds.(ha). The orchard area is contained with in an 8 foot deer fence.
Please stay in this area when picking.
Comments from a visitor on March 27, 2009:
"I love it. They are friendly,
helpful and down home."
from Blake: they offer competitive prices, so if you can or freeze a bunch
of apples or peaches, this is the place to go!.
Rovegno's Produce - corn (sweet), peppers, pumpkins, summer
216 E. US Highway 50 Br, Avondale, CO 81022. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: Monday, 9am to 5pm Wednesday, 9am to 5pm
Thursday, 9am to 5pm Saturday, 10am to 2pm Sunday, 10am to 2pm. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Vine Abiding Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples, porta-potties are available
highway 50, Fowler, CO 81039. Phone: 719-469-4575. Alternate Phone:
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 7 am to 8 pm;
Sunday, from 1 pm to 8 pm, August 15 to October 31. Directions: We are
located approximately 6 miles West of Fowler or approximately 26 miles East
Of Pueblo on Highway 50. Turn north 100 yards West of mile marker 345 on a
private road. There is a sign in the neighbors field that says Vine Abiding
Farms 1/2 mile north. Travel North 1/2 mile until you cross the railroad
track and you will be in our yard. We are located near the River Bottom. You
will see a deer fence around the trees when you arrive. We have
approximately 1100 trees.
Click here for a map and directions. The following dates are estimated
ripe dates; These dates could change with the weather; Always call to see
what is available; Lodi-(Strictly a softer apple for applesauce) July 9;
Gala- An all purpose desert apple August 10; Mc Intosh-All purpose eastern
apple September 5 pm to 10; We have a wonderful Jonathan crop this year! -A
firm slightly tart apple that is especially suitable for canning and
freezing; September 15 pm to 20(By far our biggest seller) Red Delicious-
September 28 to 25;Fuji- A firm sweet late apple;(Supply somewhat limited
from spring frost);October 10; Granny Smith and Winesap- (also very limited
due to spring frost) Good eating and cooking apples October 20; Please Note
the estimated dates May change; Please call ahead. We minimize use of
pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check.