Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Southwest Colorado? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Southwest 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as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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!
Southwest Colorado U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
- Blue Rose Gardens -
8545 County Road 120, Salida, CO 81201. Note: they had limited production
back in 2006, and I haven't heard back from or
about them since, nor heard from a visitor about them.
visitor writes on August 10, 2016: "I called Blue Rose Gardens,
which is listed in Salida, and their number is listed as out of service. I
can\'t find any other contact info for them. "
(UPDATED: August 10, 2016)
Tranquility Acres - UPDATE: August 30, 2017: The owner tells
me they are now permanently closed
12026 County Road 12, Dove
Creek, CO 81324. .
- Camelot Farms - Uses natural growing practices,
apples, apricots, cherries, herbs/spices, lavender, pears, raspberries
(red), raspberries (yellow), tomatoes, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already
picked, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
Bridge Road, Paonia, CO 81428. Phone: 970 527 3194. Alternate Phone: 970 309
[email protected]. Open: Monday through Sunday 8 am to 8 pm July 1st
Through November 7th. Directions: If you are coming from Carbondale you well
be taking a left off of Highway 133 onto Black Bridge Road Then your first
Right on Black Bridge Road it's a long Driveway. If you are coming from
Delta it will be a Right hand turn onto Black Bridge.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic
certification. We have a country farm
market with fruit, flowers, vegetables, jams, fruit butters, local
jewelry, and much more.
Delicious Orchards - U-pick organic fruit:
cherries, apples, peaches, apricots, pears, nectarines.
39126 Hwy. 133, Hotchkiss, CO 81419. Phone: (970) 527-1110.
[email protected].. Open: Daily, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Also Wine tasting, local produce, cheese, gifts, deli,
First Fruits Organic Farms, Inc. - ORGANIC, fruit
P.O. Box 864, Paonia, CO, 81428. Phone: 970-527-6122. Alternate phone:
On-farm sales, direct sales to buyer groups and u-pick. Many varieties of
fruit, fresh and dried. Apple butter, apple sauce & a variety of jams. Certified Organic.
Uncle Johnny's U-Pick Farm -
Uses natural growing practices, apples, apricots, beans, beets,
blackberries, cherries, cucumbers, currants (red and black), grapes,
peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (Autumn, red), summer squash,
winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Cider mill (fresh
apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, picnic area,
farm animals, weddings and wedding parties
18561 Surface Creek Road,
Cedaredge, CO 81413. Phone: 970-250-5829. Alternate Phone: 970-856-4263.
[email protected]. Open: 7 days a week 8 amto8 pm (by
appointment) during harvest season. Directions: from the stoplight in
Cedaredge @main street and highway 65 turn east,travel 1 mile on east main
to the rodeo grounds, turn north on surface creek road, go about 1-3/4 miles
to 18561 surface creek road on the left hand side.
Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are
not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Free range pork is
grown on a pre-paid reserved basis by 1/4-1/2 or whole pig. Custom
Processing, using your cutting and packaging instructions is extra and will
be scheduled when pigs are at their prime.
- McClure Orchards -
ORGANIC, U-Pick peaches and cherries.
4179 O Road, Paonia, CO 81428.
Phone: 970-527-6241. Eggs, goats, goat milk, lamb and alfalfa hay.
Orchard Valley Farms and Black Ridge Winery -
15836 Black Bridge Road, Paonia, CO, 81428. Phone: 970-527-6838. We are open
9:00 am to 6:00 pm, seven days a week, from Memorial Day to Halloween.
Map. We offer the finest organically grown
apples, pears, peaches, cherries, blackberries, raspberries, grapes, and
vegetables in season. Pick your own produce, wander the gardens and
orchard, visit our market and wine tasting room. Then picnic along the
beautiful Gunnison River. We also have a tempting
variety of gourmet products and gifts - vinegars, oils, salsas, jams and
jellies, syrups, butters, mustards, chutneys, and honey.
Colon Orchards - apples, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple
cider made on the premises), restrooms, school tours, events at your
location (call for info)
3175 Grandview Avenue, Canon City, CO 81212.
Phone: 719-275-6359. Alternate Phone: 719-240-6359. Fax: 719-275-6612.
[email protected]. Open: Everday 9 am to 6 pm, September 15th to
Hard Freeze. Directions: From Denver or Pueblo take Highway 50 South to
Canon City. Take a left at first light which is Mackenzie Avenue. At first
crossroad take a right on Grandview Avenue. We are about two county blocks
down on right hand side. You cant miss us!.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
A visitor writes on September 21, 2013:
"Me and my family enjoyed the fun and friendly staff. We most liked the corn
maze and the kids were better at going through it than me and my wife. We
each got a pumpkin to take home and carve. We had been watching the pumpkins
grow all summer and look forward to returning this October in 2013"
Ferrara's Happy Apple Farm - Gooseberries, Blackberries,
Raspberries, Pears, Apples and Pumpkins
1190 1st St. Penrose, CO.
[email protected]. Open: see their website for current hours. Southern
Colorado's largest PYO! A family owned and run pick-your-own fruit farm
located in Southern Colorado in the small town of Penrose.
Please check our
Us" page for a map.
Gooseberries ready early July. Main Season opens early August with
blackberries, apples and pears. We will have Gooseberries ready in early
July by appointment only. Our main season starts in August with the early
apples like the Jonathan and Gala apples. Blackberries follow in mid August
and than the sweeter apples like the Red and Golden Delicious in September.
Raspberries and Pears should be ready by the end of August. Our final crop
of pumpkins will start September 15th. They also have an annual Fall
Festival one weekend in September. Pumpkin Patch Opens! Great
food,B.B.Q.,Turkey Legs,Hot Dog's, fresh pies and fresh pressed Apple Cider!
Free hayrides to and from the pumpkin patch!.....No admission!...Pet's
Welcome! We offer free hayrides and there is no admission! On the weekends
we serve our apple wood smoked brisket or pulled pork along with Turkey legs
and hot dogs for the kids.We also serve Panini Sandwiches, Apple pie,Apple
Cider Donuts and Blackberry cobbler along with other goodies in the Italian
deli.In our Country Store we have a wonderful selection of
Jams,Jellies,Marinades and great Apple Butter! We also roast Pueblo Chili's!
Our fresh pressed Apple Cider should be ready by early September!!(UPDATED:
June 28, 2018, JBS)
Comments from a visitor on July 11, 2010:
"Just visited to pick gooseberries today! Tony and Hope, the owners, are
wonderful, kind people. Call ahead at least a week to give them time to get
back to you. Gooseberry season is over early- to mid-July so pick early! We
came from Denver and it's about 1 hour 45 minutes to their farm."
Jenkin's Farms Apple Valley Orchard - apples, plums, pumpkins, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic
area, school tours
448 K St, Penrose, CO 81240. Phone: 719-372-6337. Email:
[email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours.
click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
click here for picking updates. Directions:
click here for a map and directions. Opening date:
Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
(UPDATED: June 28, 2018, JBS)
Third Street Apples - apples, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the
farm, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, farm market,
restrooms, picnic area
935 3rd Street, Penrose, CO 81240. Phone: 719-372-6283. Email:
[email protected]. Open: 9:30 to 5:00 Thursday - Monday Closed
Tuesday and Wednesday Late August through Halloween. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. 28 miles south of Colorado Springs
on Hwy. 115 to 3rd Street (watch for "Brush Hollow" sign), east on 3rd just
past "I" Street. 25 miles west of Pueblo on Hwy 50 to "K" Street, north to
3rd, west 1 and 1/2 blocks on 3rd. Payment: Cash, Check. Early apple
varieties (McIntosh and Gala) starting Labor Day weekend, peak season for
apples September 10 though mid October. Payment: Cash, Check, credit cards.
2012 prices: U-pick Apples any amount $1.39/lb. Penrose
Apple Day will be on Saturday, October 6, 2012. This is a parade (at 10:30
am) and all day street fair in "downtown" Penrose on Broadway, with food and
other vendors, free apple pie at noon. This event dates to 1935 when folks
in Penrose held a softball tournament and residents baked apple pie for all
(UPDATED: September 17, 2012, by JBS)
La Plata County
Jones Farm -
Uses natural growing practices,
blackberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, herbs/spices, lavender,
peppers, pumpkins, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Honey from
hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, petting zoo, farm animals,
25450 Road M, Cortez, CO 81321. Phone: 970-799-2785.
Alternate Phone: 970-564-4451. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Daily August 15 to November 15 from 1 pm to 7
pm. Directions: Located on Road M between Lebanon Road and Mildred Road,
approximately one mile north of the Cortez City Limits.
Click here for a map and directions. PumpkinFest is the third
week-end in October and the corn maze is open from October 1st through
October 31st. Payment: Cash, Check. PumpkinFest is entertaining for the
whole family. Enjoy a harvest meal that includes pumpkin cupcakes, hot
dogs, and apple cider while the kids swing, play games, visit the
petting zoo, or explore the corn maze.
- Dayspring Farm
- u-pick lavender
5184 6000 Road, Olathe, CO. Phone: (970) 323-0204 (call
[email protected]. Open: Year-round; on Thursday to Saturday, by
appointment; Tours by appointment and during Festival. Directions: Take Hwy.
50 to the Olathe stop light (light is on Hwy. 50). Turn east on David Rd.
Travel approximately 1 mile and turn left (north) on 6000 Rd. Travel north
approximately 1/2 mile, turn right into our drive at 5184 6000 Rd.
On-farm sales, lavender essential oil, lavender products, bundles, pine and
juniper hydrosols, handcrafted gifts. Beef, lamb, pork, poultry, sausage
(frozen, whole, half, quarter, jerky, retail packages). USDA-inspected.
Antibiotic and hormone free, free-range, 100% grassfed, cultivated without
chemicals. Horse Motel, Lavender Festival in July. Order online or by
telephone. Shipping available.
- DeVries Fruit & Veggie Roadside Stand / The Friend-ly
Farm - pumpkins, tomatoes, prepicked produce, farm animals
Of Montrose On Highway 50 Between Mile Marker 85 & 86, Olathe, CO 81425.
Phone: (970)209-7508. Alternate Phone: (970)323-6559. Fax: (970)323-6053.
[email protected]. Open: Set up at Camelot Garden Center, Montrose,
Colorado on Hwy 550 South next door to WalMart every Friday and Saturday 9am
to 2pm, July 1 to October 31 with locally grown fruits and veggies.
Directions: North of Montrose, Colorado on highway 50 between Mile Markers
85 & 86.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (ADDED: September 03, 2015)
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