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 "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operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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!

southeastern Iowa U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county

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

Appanoose County

Davis County

Des Moines County

Henry County

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).

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: [email protected]. 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 26, 2017, JBS) (UPDATED: June 29, 2016)
  • 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: [email protected]. 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.
    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: [email protected]. 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...

Wayne County

  • Terraceberry Farm - blueberries,
    1852 Liberty Road, Corydon, IA 50060. Phone: 641-344-2840. Email: [email protected]. 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.

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