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as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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 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!
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
Good Eetens - strawberries, restrooms
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."
- pumpkins, raspberries (Autumn, red), winter squash,
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)
Gerber Berries, Inc. - strawberries, U-pick and already
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
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page.
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,
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
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 Click here for a map and directions.
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.
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.
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
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
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,
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!"
Autumn Grove Orchard - apples, pumpkins, gift shop,
concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, school tours, group
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
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
Click here for a map and directions. Eight varieties of apples over
the course of our season. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,