Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in southeastern Iowa?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in southeastern Iowa, 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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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 April 2017, and other timely information:

Notes for April 2017: The warm winter means strawberries will be EARLY this year! Move the dates ahead by 2 - 3 weeks on our state crop availability calendars for strawberries; see your state's calendar for more dates of upcoming crops. Blueberries have already started in FL and TX.

Next year, don't miss an Easter Egg Hunt for your children: 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. 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, please write me!

southeastern Iowa U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

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

Appanoose County

Davis County

Des Moines County

Henry County

  • Oakland Mills Berry Farm - strawberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties
    1738 265th Street, Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641. Phone: 319-986-6071. Email: kswindell58@gmail.com. Open: Closed for the 2016 season, come back in 2017 when our hours should be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 9 am to 7 pm Wednesday 9 am to 3 pm Sunday 11 am to 7 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, only. The strawberry season in Iowa is normally the last week of May through the middle of June. (UPDATED: June 02, 2016)  (UPDATED: June 03, 2015) (UPDATED: May 24, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: June 16, 2011)

Jefferson County

Keokuk County

  • Rolling Prairie Acres -  strawberries, Pumpkin Patch
    708 E. Ringgold Street, Sigourney, Iowa 52591. Phone: 641-622-1221. Strawberry patch (in the Spring). (UPDATED: May 24, 2015, JBS)

Lee County

  • Appleberry Orchard - apples, pumpkins, winter squash, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, inflatables/bounce house, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    2469 highway 2, Donnellson, IA 52625. Phone: 319-372-1307. Email: info@appleberryorchard.com. Open: August Hours - Monday - Saturday 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm; September and October Hours - Monday - Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday 9 am to 7 pm and Sunday 11 am to 7 pm. Directions: From the West, we are 7 miles East of Donnellson on Highway 2. From the East, we are 2.5 miles West of Ft. Madison on Highway 2. For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Appleberry Orchard is Iowa's oldest working orchard! The farm market includes a bakery, local honey, Iowa sorghum, jams/jellies, syrups, salsas, many other gourmet foods and gifts. Fresh apples & cider, Appleberry Acres & Petting Farm, bon-fire sites, barrel train rides, wagon rides, pumpkin chucker, food concessions, weekend activities and much more!. (UPDATED: June 29, 2016) (UPDATED: September 18, 2015) (UPDATED: May 24, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: March 27, 2012)
  • Kathy's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    1977 highway 2, Donnellson, IA 52625. Phone: 319-470-1558. Email: info@kathyspumpkinpatch.com. Open: Monday to Saturday 9 am to 7 pm, Sunday 11 am to 7 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. The corn maze will be open September 5th to November 1st. The maze will stay open until 10:00 pm every Saturday in September and October for our Moonlight Madness. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Today we have over 40 acres and 175 varieties of pumpkins, squash, gourds, vegetables, and other fall ornamentals. We believe that education and entertainment go hand in hand, and we offer a variety of rural focused activities and events for families, students, and groups of all sizes and ages. To plan your next daytrip to the beautiful Iowa countryside, browse our website to see all the family activities and special weekend events happening at the pumpkin patch. (UPDATED: May 24, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: August 10, 2009)
    Comments from a visitor on September 3, 2007: "We make a trip to this place every year (this is our third). Looks like they just opened up again for the season on September 1st. The number of varieties of pumpkins and squash is endless. We love them. Hope this brings more folks to her place, it's really great! They have other events throughout the year, but of course, fall is their big season. "

Louisa County

Monroe County

Van Buren County

  • Leslie's Little Bit of Heaven - strawberries
    521 West Cedar St., Birmingham, Iowa, 319-498-4479. Open: Call for hours
    Orchard and strawberry farm. I haven't confirmed that they are pyo.

Wapello County

Washington County

  • Sass Family Farm - Uses natural growing practices, beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, melons, onions, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze, and prepicked produce, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, petting zoo
    3060 160th Street, Riverside, IA 52327. Phone: 319-648-3788. Fax: 319-653-3297. Email us at: sassfarms@netzero.net. Directions: Just east off Hwy 218 on 160th St, South of Riverside And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October. Open: Everyday 11 am to 7 PM Farm's market opens July 1st with fresh vegetables and sweet corn/melons, fall season opens October 1st with pumpkin patch, haunted barn and trail w/hayrack rides, straw maze, petting zoo... We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. Fall decorating headquarters - corn shocks, bales of straw, pumpkins, Indian corn, gourds, etc... (UPDATED: May 24, 2015, JBS)

Wayne County

  • Terraceberry Farm - blueberries,
    1852 Liberty Road, Corydon, IA 50060. Phone: 641-344-2840. Email: roematt0@gmail.com. Open: Call ahead to know when strawberries will be ready. Directions: 4 miles West of Corydon on Old Highway 2. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries are typically ready around June 1 and only last 3 to 4 weeks; we have a new planting of blueberries, some will be ready in July. Payment: Cash, only. We will also be selling honey at the Des Moines Farmer's Market. (ADDED: January 15, 2014)

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


Local Honey Sources:

Lee County

  • Appleberry Orchard - Honey (retail), Comb honey, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, farm animals, school tours
    2469 Highway 2, Donnellson, IA 52625. Phone: 319-372-1307. Email: info@appleberryorchard.com. Open: June - November; Check our website or call for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From the West (Donnellson/Hwy 218/27): Take Highway 2 East, Appleberry Orchard is 7 miles from Donnellson and will be on the left side of the Highway. From the East (Ft. Madison/Hwy 61): Take Highway 2 West, Appleberry Orchard is 2.5 miles from Ft. Madison and will be on the right side of the Highway. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: June; Blueberries and Raspberries: July; Blackberries: July to August; Peaches: July to September; Apples: July to November; Please check our website for current availability. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Appleberry Orchard is Iowa's oldest working orchard! The farm market includes a bakery, local honey, Iowa sorghum, jams/jellies, syrups, salsas, many other gourmet foods and gifts. We have a petting farm for all ages in the historic 1882 barn and a kid's play area. (ADDED: March 27, 2012)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Lee County

  • Kathy's Pumpkin Patch - Beef, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% grass and/or grain fed, Farm dinners, Eggs (free range), Brown eggs, Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Restrooms, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Farm/ranch tours for visitors, School tours, children welcome, No pets please, handicap accessible, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    1977 Highway 2, Donnellson, IA 52625. Phone: 319-470-1558. Email: info@kathyspumpkinpatch.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm; and Sundays from 11am to 4pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkins: September 21 to October 31; Corn maze is open from September 1 to October 31; Moonlight maze is open Saturday nights in October from 7pm to 10pm;. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Today we have over 40 acres and 175 varieties of pumpkins, squash, gourds, vegetables, and other fall ornamentals. We believe that education and entertainment go hand in hand, and we offer a variety of rural focused activities and events for families, students, and groups of all sizes and ages. To plan your next day trip to the beautiful Iowa countryside, browse our website to see all the family activities and special weekend events happening at the pumpkin patch. (UPDATED: August 15, 2012)

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

Lee County

  • Appleberry Orchard - Birthday parties, Business meetings, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Apple Orchard, goats, horses, chickens, other animals, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, farm animals, school tours
    2469 Highway 2, Donnellson, IA 52625. Phone: 319-372-1307. Email: info@appleberryorchard.com. Open: June - November; Check our website or call for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From the West (Donnellson/Hwy 218/27): Take Highway 2 East, Appleberry Orchard is 7 miles from Donnellson and will be on the left side of the Highway. From the East (Ft. Madison/Hwy 61): Take Highway 2 West, Appleberry Orchard is 2.5 miles from Ft. Madison and will be on the right side of the Highway. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: June; Blueberries and Raspberries: July; Blackberries: July to August; Peaches: July to September; Apples: July to November; Please check our website for current availability;. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Appleberry Orchard is Iowa's oldest working orchard! The farm market includes a bakery, local honey, Iowa sorghum, jams/jellies, syrups, salsas, many other gourmet foods and gifts. We have a petting farm for all ages in the historic 1882 barn and a kid's play area. (ADDED: March 27, 2012)
  • Kathy's Pumpkin Patch - Lighting, Heating, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Birthday parties, Business outings, PR or Marketing events, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Kitchen facilities available, You may bring your own food, Tables and chairs are Provided , Linens and table silverware are provided, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, steers/cattle, Beautiful rural setting, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, swimming pool nearby, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, Smoking allowed in designated areas, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    1977 Highway 2, Donnellson, IA 52625. Phone: 319-470-1558. Email: info@kathyspumpkinpatch.com. Open: Please call for hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkins: September 21 to October 31; Corn maze is open from September 1 to October 31; Moonlight maze is open Saturday nights in October from 7pm to 10pm;. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Today we have over 40 acres and 175 varieties of pumpkins, squash, gourds, vegetables, and other fall ornamentals. We believe that education and entertainment go hand in hand, and we offer a variety of rural focused activities and events for families, students, and groups of all sizes and ages. To plan your next day trip to the beautiful Iowa countryside, browse our website to see all the family activities and special weekend events happening at the pumpkin patch. (UPDATED: August 15, 2012)

Horse Rides and More:

Wayne County

  • 3B Carriages.LLC - horse-drawn hayrides, Organic farming,
    1796 Terrace Rd, Corydon, IA 50060. Phone: 641-897-3323. Email: 3b-carriages@live.com. Open: Call to set up a ride time. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Horse drawn carriage rides for weddings and any special occasions. Carriage will hold 4 adult comfortable, but could hold 6 people. Rides are giving at Honey Creek Resort. Will travel up to 75 miles for the farm. Do carriage rides(in future hayrack rides)in Cambria, IA. They have nice fire pit to warm up by after the ride. (ADDED: November 11, 2009)

Farm Bed And Breakfasts


Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:

 


 

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