Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in northeastern Iowa, Dubuque, etc.? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in northeastern Iowa, Dubuque, etc., 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. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

New! Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what the typical prices are for each crop.

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!

What's in season in January 2021, and other timely information:

Notes for January 2021: Crop growth is slowing down, except for Christmas tree farms and if you live in southern California, southern Texas, Florida or along the Gulf coast where citrus are ripe, and believe it or not, the blueberry and strawberry season in those areas is about to begin. See your state harvest calendar . This year, much of the country is still seeing mild weather, so lettuce, peas, broccoli, cabbage  and other greens are thriving.  And this is a good time to get a canner and  learn how to preserve foods for the winter, like canning some applesauce, apple butter or jam, which make great gifts. As do your own homemade specialty liqueurs! How about homemade cranberry sauce or a pumpkin pie made from a real pumpkin for the holidays? See our comprehensive list of easy 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. A fun winter activity is to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!

Valentine's Day - February 14 - See this website for Valentines Day history, facts and Amazon's top picks for fast, easy, inexpensive gifts for the man, woman or children in your life!

Easter will be April 4, 2021 - if you want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - 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!

northeastern Iowa, Dubuque, etc. U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2021, by county

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

Allamakee County

Bremer County

Butler County

Cerro Gordo County

  • Furleigh Farms - Vegetables, Melons, Pumpkins, Strawberries, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Corn Maze
    811 North 56th Street, Clear Lake, IA, 50428 . Phone: 641-357-4097. Directions: Furleigh Farms is located two miles east of Interstate 35 on Highway 122.

Chickasaw County

Fayette County

  • Rawson's Berries - Peas, Asparagus, Strawberries & Raspberries
    13814 220th Street, West Union, IA 52175. Phone: 563-422-3716. Email: [email protected]. Directions: 2.5 miles west of Fayette County Fairgrounds, West Union, IA. (Their website is down and their blog hasn't been updated since 2009, so I think they may have close down.)

Floyd County

Franklin County

Hancock County

Howard County

Mitchell County

Winnebago County

Winneshiek County

  • Briar Patch Farm - Uses natural growing practices, beans, raspberries (Autumn, red), tomatoes, Fresh eggs
    2806 River Road, Decorah, IA 52101. Phone: 563-382-4462. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8am to 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 7 am to 5 pm; June 1 to October 31. Directions: Follow River Road past Walmart; thru Freeport and past the Upper Damn. Focal Point: Small hip-roof barn, house with brick porch. If you get the the Upper Damn, turn around and we are the first farm on the left. See you here. It will be our pleasure. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: August 20, 2015)

Worth County

Wright County

  • Frohling Strawberry Hill - Uses natural growing practices, strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    3115 230th Street, Rowan, IA 50470. Phone: (515) 293-1250. Alternate Phone: (515) 577-3289. Email: [email protected]. Open: Every day from 7 am to 8 pm, June 1 to July 1. Directions: We are located 1 1/2 miles south of Rowan on Highway R-65 Watch for signage!. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberry season is typically during the month of June. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. Picking trays and boxes will be provided. Indoor weigh station with free water and resting area. Please call ahead for picking conditions and when ordering pre-picked berries. (UPDATED: January 21, 2018)

 


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

 


 


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