Find a local pick your own farm here!

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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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 October 2017, and other timely information:

Notes for October 2017: Apples are in season now, as are figs,  and Fall raspberries are in season now. Tomatoes are going strong, although the crop is way diminished in rainy areas like the southeast.  Both early apples, like Gala, and mid season like Delicious and Honeycrisp are in season!

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!

Next year, don't miss an Easter Egg Hunt for your children: See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

And of course you can find pumpkin patches, corn mazes and Christmas tree farms, on our related websites.

 

We also have home canning, 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, please write me!

Southeast Colorado U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map

Baca County

Bent County

Cheyenne County

Crowley County

El Paso County

  • High Altitude Rhubarb--Organic Farm & Nursery - Uses natural growing practices,rhubarb, concessions / refreshment stand, picnic area (bring your own food), school tours
    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)

Huerfano County

Kiowa County

Kit Carson County

Las Animas County

Lincoln County

Otero County

  • Hanagan Farms - apples, pumpkins, Christmas trees, honry
    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
    16831 Hwy. 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)

Prowers County

Pueblo County

  • Lusk Orchard - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples,
    65295 Highway 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."
    Note 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 squash,
    216 E. US Highway 50 Br, Avondale, CO 81022. Phone: 719-251-0588. Email: [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
    65295 highway 50, Fowler, CO 81039. Phone: 719-469-4575. Alternate Phone: 719-469-8006. Email: [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.

Teller County


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


Local Honey Sources:

El Paso County

  • High Altitude Rhubarb--Organic Farm & Nursery - Honey (retail), Wildflower honey, Comb honey, Raw honeys, Tours, picnic area, school tours
    7225 Wildridge Road, Black Forest, CO 80908. Phone: (719)494-8424. Email: [email protected]. Open: June 8 am to 9, 2013, Saturday and Sunday 8am to 2pm. 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. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. 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. Honey is unfiltered and from hives along the Front Range of Colorado.

Meats, Milk and Eggs:


Farm Venues for Weddings, Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

El Paso County

  • Spotted Horse Barnyard - Lighting, Wedding Reception, Birthday parties, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Some Linens and table silverware are provided, BYO alcohol, Pumpkin patch, goats, horses, chickens, other animals, Horse riding at the farm, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, No smoking allowed, handicap accessible, Fresh eggs, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    Near Colorado Springs, Co, El Paso County, Elbert, CO 80106. Phone: 719-930-4480. Email: [email protected]. Open: Tours and Parties on appointment basis only, please check our website for dates and times of seasonal events like Halloween/Pumpkin Patch, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and Summer events. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Venue updates: Click here for updates. Directions: We are located 10 minutes north of Falcon near Colorado Springs. Please contact us  for directions. Payment: Cash, only.

Horse Rides and More:

El Paso County

  • Spotted Horse Barnyard - School tours, children welcome, No pets please, No smoking allowed, handicap accessible, Fresh eggs, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    Near Colorado Springs, Co, El Paso County, Elbert, CO 80106. Phone: 719-930-4480. Email: [email protected]. Open: Please check our website. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Activity updates: Click here for updates. Directions: We are located 10 minutes north of Falcon near Colorado Springs. Please contact us for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Petting Zoo and guided horse rides in our pasture for all ages.

Farm Bed And Breakfasts


Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:


Wholesale Foods

El Paso County

  • High Altitude Rhubarb-Organic Farm & Nursery - Certified Organic, Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, Regional delivery (see below for details), National delivery, some produce is certified organically grown, rhubarb, Other fruit or veg, picnic area, school tours
    7225 Wildridge Road, Black Forest, CO 80908. Phone: (719)494-8424. Email: [email protected]itudeRhubarb.com. Open: Pick - your - own sale, First Weekend of Harvest, at the farm, June 4 pm to 5, 2011, 8 am to 2 pm each day, Picking by appointment thereafter (see the webpage for more details); Mail Order is available any time after the harvest begins. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Order your rhubarb roots early. We often sell out completely before the harvest even begins. lettuce, spinach, horseradish roots, rhubarb roots, rhubarb cookbooks.

 


 

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