Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in northwestern Iowa, Sioux Falls area?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in northwestern Iowa, Sioux Falls area, 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operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 August 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for August 2018: Summer is here and that means Strawberry season is finishing and blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and peaches are starting. Tomatoes, corn and other vegetables should be starting, too. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, Peach festival or a Blueberry festival. We have a guide to peach varieties here. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for strawberries, blueberries, peaches, tomatoes, corn etc.

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. 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 write me!

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!

northwestern Iowa, Sioux Falls area U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county

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

Buena Vista County

Calhoun County

Carroll County

Cherokee County

Clay County

  • Good Eetens - strawberries, restrooms
    1655 280th Street, Everly, IA 51338. Phone: 712-348-4025. Alternate phone: 712-712-348-1877. Open: Saturday: 1:00 p.m. - 8pm. We will be in and out on other days, so give us a call if you want to stop in at the farm. Directions: From Barb's Corner on Hwy. 18, go 4 miles north and 3.5 miles east (on the Fostoria blacktop). From Hwy 71, go west on 280th Street in Fostoria and drive 5.5 miles. (The GoodEetens sign is on the south side of the road.) Payment: Cash, Check. GoodEetens grows with no chemicals-- just lots of TLC.
    A visitor writes on June 11, 2014: "They are following organic practices, but are not certified organic."

Crawford County

Dickenson County

Emmett County

Humboldt County

Ida County

Kossuth County

  • Scuffham's Gardens - pumpkins, raspberries (Autumn, red), winter squash,
    2307 Plum Creek Road, Algona, IA 50511. Phone: 515-295-2000. Email: [email protected]. Open: Raspberry picking by appointment middle of August thru late September. Directions: 1 1/2 miles Northeast of Algona off of Highway 18 on Plum Creek Road. Payment: Cash, Check. We produce quality products and sell them at a fair market price. (ADDED: February 24, 2016)

Lyon County

  • Gerber Berries, Inc. - strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    2224 120th St, Larchwood, IA 51241. Phone: 712-478-4050. Alternate Phone: 712-400-9521. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday from 8am to 12pm and 2pm to 8pm; Saturday from 8am to 4pm; our season normally runs from mid June to the 4th of July, but varies from year to year. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Sioux Falls: Go East on highway 42 to Rowena, SD.  Just E of Rowena turn North on highway 270.  Road will go North 1 mile and then curve East to Hills, MN.  At the Exchange State Bank corner turn South on County Road 6.  Drive South 4 miles to 120th Street  Go East 1/4 mile. From the East & South:  from the east end of Lester, IA Main Street go North 3 miles to 120th Street  Go West 3/4 mile. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page.

Monona County

O'Brien County

  • Getting's Garden - pumpkins, raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms
    2861 Pierce Avenue, Sanborn, IA 51248. Phone: 712-729-3301. Alternate Phone: 712-729-3300. Email: [email protected]. Open: June - September; 8:00 am to 8:30 pm, Monday - Friday; Saturday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm; Closed - Sunday. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Sheldon, Iowa, go 5 miles east on highway 18. 3 1/2 miles north on L40/Pierce Avenue Getting's Garden sign on west side of the road. Follow the signs. Strawberries - June - 2nd week in July Raspberries - Mid August thru a hard frost. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Check out our Market after picking strawberries and enjoy a fresh strawberry shake or a delicious strawberry slushy. We also offer other homemade delicious food options in our certified kitchen. Also at our Market you can purchase pre-picked strawberries/raspberries plus a variety of other items. There is an article about the farm here!  
  • Solsma's Punkin Patch - apples, cucumbers, melons, pumpkins, winter squash, tomatoes
    Amy Solsma, 6190 320th St, Sanborn, IA 51248. Phone: 712-729-3174. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Located on Hwy 18, 4 miles east of Sanborn, IA or 4 miles west of Hartley, IA And for a map to our farm, Click here. Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in August, September, October. Open: Monday to Thursday Noon to 6pm Friday and Saturday 10am to 8pm Sunday and weeknights by chance or appointment Corn Maze is open as long as possible, but sometimes it is finished before Halloween so come early. Payment: Cash, Check. Jay and Amy Solsma 6190 320th St. Sanborn, IA 51248 712-729-3174 inspected beef, non-confinement pork, honey.

Osceola County

Palo Alto County

Plymouth County (Sioux City area)

  • Diane's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins, winter squash, restrooms, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    22324 Hwy C-12, Ireton, IA 51027. Phone: 712-552-1912. Email: [email protected]. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: from the last Saturday in September thru October. Open weekends Saturday 10 to 6 and Sunday  1pm-5pm; open week days by appointment. Also take schools and other groups by appointment Free pumpkin painting Payment: Cash, Check.

Pocahontas County

Sac  County

Sioux County

  • Pumpkinland - pumpkins, summer squash, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area (bring your own food), face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, group reservations
    4123 Jackson Avenue, Orange City, IA 51041. Phone: 712-737-8364. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm; closed Sundays, September 1 to October 31. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Directions from Le Mars: Start out going north on 5th Avenue SW/US-75 Bus N toward 3rd Street SW. Continue to follow US-75 Bus N. Merge onto IA-60 N. Turn left onto Jackson Ave/County Hwy-K64. Continue to follow County Hwy-K64 through Orange City (2 3/4 miles). 4123 Jackson Avenue is on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkinland open from September 1 to October 31, Monday through Saturday. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. We sell many varieties of pumpkins - - either already picked or pick your own, a large selection of squash, apples, gourds, dried gourds, ornamental corn, and popcorn. We also sell a large assortment of fall crafts & decorations, jams, jellies, and baked goods. Additional attractions include: Mazeland -- a seven acre corn maze, a Munchkin maze, Animal-Land petting zoo, and fantastic fall photo opportunities.

Webster County

  • Community Apple Orchards - , restrooms, gift shop, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food), corn maze, pum pkin patch in the field, pumpkins (brought in from the field), farm animals
    2237 160th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Phone: 515-573-8212. Email: [email protected]. Open: September's schedule: Monday to Saturday from 8am to 7pm; Sunday from 10am to 7pm; back 40 Playground open daily from 10am to 6pm. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard .
    A visitor writes on September 26, 2014: "Wide variety of apples and they are happy for you to try a sample before purchasing; they serve a nice lunch on the weekends with great desserts!; interesting gift shop. My husband and I try to go there at least once every fall. He likes the tea and salsas they sell, as well as the produce. And it's always amusing to watch the goats at play!"

Woodbury County

  • Autumn Grove Orchard - apples, pumpkins, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, school tours, group reservations
    1658 180th Street, Sioux City, IA 51106. Phone: 712-204-5951. Alternate Phone: 712-943-1784. Email: [email protected]. Open: Saturday, from noon to 6 pm and Sunday from noon to 4 pm, Labor Day weekend through the last weekend in October. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take Highway 20 Bypass in Sioux City. Take the Morningside Avenue exit and head east, out of city limits past Memorial Park Cemetery. Turn left on 180th Street. We are at 1658 180th Street, one mile east of the pavement. Click here for a map and directions. Eight varieties of apples over the course of our season. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.

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