Find a local pick your own farm here!

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steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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

What's in season in March 2017, and other timely information:

Notes for March 2017: The warm winter means strawberries will be EARLY this year! Move the dates ahead by 2 - 3 weeks on our croip calendar for strawberries.  See your state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. Stored US apples are still  available. 

Easter will be April 16, 2017 - Farms, churches and schools have egg hunts! See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

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!

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.

Southwest Colorado U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

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

Alamosa County

Archuleta County

Chaffee County

  • Blue Rose Gardens -  Closed
    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.
    A 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)  

Conejos County

Costilla County

Custer County

Delores County

  • Tranquility Acres - No pesticides are used, apples, blackberries, cherries, grapes, pears, peaches, plums, raspberries (Autumn, red),
    12026 County Road 12, Dove Creek, CO 81324. Phone: 970 562-4339. Email: tranquility@ftitel.net. Open: Monday through Saturday, from 9 am to 9 pm, July 1 to November 30. Directions: Easy to find, but call for directions. : Highway 491 between Cahone and Dove Creek, CO Turn East on County Road M Travel one mile and turn left on County Road 12 Travel about two-thirds of a mile, look for a  sign with the numbers 12026, Turn right and proceed to the second house (on top of the hill). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. No harmful chemicals used on our farm. We have a waiting list for some products so please call for appointment and availability. Call before bringing children under age ten. Here's our typical harvest dates (always call first!): Apples September 15 to October 31 Blackberries August 15 pm to September 15 Cherries June 15 to July 15 Grapes September to October 31 Peaches August 15 to October 15. (UPDATED: June 21, 2014) (UPDATED: March 06, 2014) (ADDED: August 08, 2013)

Delta County

  • 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
    15911 Black Bridge Road, Paonia, CO 81428. Phone: 970 527 3194. Alternate Phone: 970 309 3183. Email: toniharmony@yahoo.com. 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. (ADDED: July 21, 2012) (UPDATED: September 29, 2012)
  • Delicious Orchards - U-pick organic fruit: cherries, apples, peaches, apricots, pears, nectarines.
    39126 Hwy. 133, Hotchkiss, CO 81419. Phone: (970) 527-1110. Email: jeff@freshapplecider.com.. Open: Daily, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Also Wine tasting, local produce, cheese, gifts, deli, campground, picnics.(UPDATED: May 25, 2015, JBS)
  • First Fruits Organic Farms, Inc. - ORGANIC, fruit
    P.O. Box 864, Paonia, CO, 81428. Phone: 970-527-6122. Alternate phone: 970-527-3157. 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. (UPDATED: May 25, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: June 02, 2014, from their website)
  • 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: UNCLEJOHNNYSUPICKFARM@GMAIL.COM. 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. (UPDATED: May 25, 2015, JBS)  (UPDATED: June 02, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: January 21, 2012)
  • 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. Certified Organic.  (UPDATED: June 02, 2014, from their website)
  • Orchard Valley Farms and Black Ridge Winery - ORGANIC, fruit
    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. Directions: 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.

Fremont County

  • 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: brittalex@hotmail.com. 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, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (UPDATED: May 25, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: September 21, 2013, from their website) (ADDED: November 06, 2011)
    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.  Phone: 719-372-6300. 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 "Find Us" page for a map. (UPDATED: May 25, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: June 02, 2014, from their website)
    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: applevalleyorchard@yahoo.com. 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: August 29, 2009. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.  (UPDATED: May 25, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: June 02, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: August 13, 2009)
  • 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: applelance@bresnan.net. 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 the participants.  (UPDATED: May 25, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: June 02, 2014, from their website)  (UPDATED: September 17, 2012, by JBS) (UPDATED: August 29, 2009)

Gunnison County

Hinsdale County

La Plata County

Mineral County

Montezuma 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, birthday parties
    25450 Road M, Cortez, CO 81321. Phone: 970-799-2785. Alternate Phone: 970-564-4451. Email: bjones472@q.com. 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. (UPDATED: May 25, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: August 23, 2011) (ADDED: August 13, 2010)

Montrose County

  • Dayspring Farm - u-pick lavender
    5184 6000 Road, Olathe, CO. Phone: (970) 323-0204 (call first). Email: roxi@dayspringfarm.net. 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
    North 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: pam@stardrivein.com. 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) (UPDATED: May 25, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: September 15, 2008)

Ouray County

Park County

Rio Grande County

Saguache County

San Juan County

San Miguel County


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


Local Honey Sources:

Fremont County

  • Happy Apple Farm - Honey (retail), Comb honey, Raw honeys, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    1190 1st. Street, Penrose, CO 81240. Phone: 1-719-372-6300. Alternate Phone: 1-719-429-6300. Email: atf@bresnan.net. Open: "See our website for current hours". Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: June 03, 2012)

Montezuma County

  • Jones Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Honey (retail), Raw honeys, Whipped honey, Honey from hives on the farm, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    25450 Road M, Cortez, CO 81321. Phone: 970-799-2785. Alternate Phone: 970-564-4451. Email: bobbe@velocitynetdsl.com. Open: Every day September 1 to November 30 from 8 am to 5 pm. Directions: One mile North of Cortez City Limits on Road M, between Lebonan Road and Mildred Road on the South side of the road. Click here for a map and directions. Honey and cucumbers: Begins on September 1 Pumpkins, Gourds: September 30 to November 30 Herbs(Lavender, Lemon Balm, Dill): September 1 to October 30. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Fall Festival Weekend Event is scheduled on October 16 and October 17 from 8 am to 5 pm This event offers photo opportunities, the petting zoo, children's play area, and food. (ADDED: August 13, 2010)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Delta County

  • Camelot Farms - Eggs (organic, vegetarian fed), Restrooms, Hiking trails, Fishing onsite, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, School tours, children welcome, Pets welcome, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    15911 Black Bridge Road, Paonia, CO 81428. Phone: 970 527 3194. Alternate Phone: 970 309 3183. Email: toniharmony@yahoo.com. 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 have a old fashioned apple cider press in use to customers. You may pick and press on site! Lots of fun for the whole family !. (ADDED: September 29, 2012)
  • Uncle Johnny's U-Pick Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Pork, USDA Natural, 100% grass and/or grain fed, children welcome, Pets welcome, 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: UNCLEJOHNNYSUPICKFARM@GMAIL.COM. 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. (ADDED: January 21, 2012)

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

Fremont County

  • Happy Apple Farm - Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Birthday parties, Business outings, Corporate events, PR or Marketing events, Filming or photo shoots, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Kitchen facilities available, Restaurant onsite, You may bring your own food, Tables and chairs are Provided , Hotel nearby, Motel nearby, Apple Orchard, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Pumpkin patch, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, parking on the street, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, Pets welcome, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    1190 1st. Street, Penrose, CO 81240. Phone: 1-719-372-6300. Alternate Phone: 1-719-429-6300. Email: atf@bresnan.net. Open: Happy Apple Farm 12th; annualy Pumpkin Festival September 15th; and 16th; 9:00am till 4:30pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Fresh pressed Cider available in Country Store along with free tractor hay rides.No admission fee. (ADDED: June 03, 2012)

Horse Rides and More:


Farm Bed And Breakfasts

Delta County

  • Camelot Farms - 1 total room, Price range from $89 to $, Large rooms, Wireless internet available (no fee), Fresh farm breakfasts, Fresh eggs, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Hiking trails, Fishing onsite, washer and dryer available, hunting nearby, boating nearby, skiing nearby, snowmobiling nearby, horse riding, golf nearby, Free farm tours for overnight guests, children welcome, Pets welcome, Vegetarian meals available, PYO fruit, Organic farming, goats, chickens, pigs, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, farm market, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    15911 Black Bridge Road, Paonia, CO 81428. Phone: 970-309:3183. Alternate Phone: 970-527-3194. Fax: 970-527-3194. Email: toniharmony@yahoo.com. Directions: Highway 133 one mile north of the Paonia turn off, turn south on Black Bridge Road. Turn right at Camelot Farms. Follow drive one half mile to farm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards. We have a country farm market with fruit, flowers, vegetables, jams, fruit butters, local jewelry, and much more. Nice guest room in log farm house with private deck over looking the apple orchard. Farm located on the North Fork river. Farm is on the West Elk Wine Tasting Loop. Large organic vegetable and flower gardens. (ADDED: July 21, 2012)

Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:


Wholesale Foods

Fremont County

  • Colon Orchards - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, Regional delivery (see below for details), some produce is certified organically grown, some produce is sustainably grown, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, 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: brittalex@hotmail.com. Open: Everyday 9 am to 6 pm, July 15th to Thanksgiving. 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, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. We offer a very wide variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables, either by the pound, by the box, or by the bin. (ADDED: November 06, 2011)
  • Happy Apple Farm - Local sales at our farm, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, apples, blackberries, herbs/spices, pumpkins, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    1190 1st. Street, Penrose, CO 81240. Phone: 1-719-372-6300. Alternate Phone: 1-719-429-6300. Email: atf@bresnan.net. Open: "See our website for current hours". Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: June 03, 2012)

La Plata County

  • Farm-i - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, Regional delivery (see below for details), all produce is certified organically grown, Preserves, jams, jellies, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, herbs/spices, melons, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash,
    2997 County Road 215, Durango, CO 81303. Phone: 970-703-3276. Alternate Phone: 970-703-FARM. Email: Ian@farm-i.net. Open: Call or Email for Information. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Thanks for supporting local agriculture!. (ADDED: September 11, 2011)

 


 

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