Find a local pick your own farm here!

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steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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

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What's in season in September 2017, and other timely information:

Notes for September 2017: Blueberries and peaches are going still in northern and cooler areas, but are mostly finished in the Deep South. Blackberries, figs,  and raspberries are in season now. Tomatoes are going strong, although the crop is way diminished in rainy areas like the southeast.  Strawberries are finished, except in the far north, and if the farm planted Day Neutral varieties. Early apples, like Gala, are about to start!

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!

Next year, don't miss an Easter Egg Hunt for your children: See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

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!

southwestern Iowa, Omaha area U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

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

Adams County

Audubon County

Cass County

Decatur County

Fremont County

Harrison County

  • Small's Fruit Farm - U-pick apples and strawberries
    1844 194th Street, Mondamin, Iowa 51557. Phone: 712-646-2723, 712-646-2195. Open: winter and spring: daily, 9 to 5; Summer and Fall, daily 8 to 6 pm.
  • Trapple Orchard (River Sioux Orchard) - apples, apricots, blackberries, cherries, pears, peaches, plums, raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (Autumn, black),
    1377 145 Street, River Sioux, IA 51545. Phone: 402-502-4136. Email: info@TrappleOrchard.com. Open: For Orchard Members: Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm, September 1 to October 31. Directions: I-29, Exit 95. East one half mile to Highway K-45. South one half mile to orchard. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Come spend the day with the family in Harrison County. Pick apples, visit the orchards, hike Murray Hill (Iowa's tallest), fish the local rivers, camp in Loess Hills State Forest (Iowa's largest), enjoy the outdoors!. 

Mills County

Montgomery County

Page County

Pottawattamie County

  • 3 Bee Farms - apples, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    14922 535th Street, Griswold, IA 51535. Phone: 712-778-4256. Email: donna@3beefarms.com. Open: September through the end of October hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9 am until 5 pm; Sunday is 1 pm until 5 pm; We are Closed on Wednesdays. Directions: We are located one mile west of Griswold, IA on highway 92. Click here for a map and directions. Honey Fest September 15 and 16; Johnny Appleseed Fest September 22 and 23; Family Fun Fest September 29 and 30; Apple Days Ocotber 6 and 7; Harvest Festival October 20 and 21; Pumpkin Fest October 27 and 28. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. We also accept Snap (EBT)
  • Ditmars Orchard - Apples, peaches, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides
    19475 225th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503. Phone: 712-256-7053. Fax: 712-388-0483. Email us at: LyleDitmars@hotmail.com. Directions: Council Bluffs Exit 8 from I-80 then east on Highway 6 one half mile to Hunt Ave. North 1 and one half miles. Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in August, September, October, November. Open: Tuesday thru Satuday 10 to 5, Sunday noon to 5 Generally open August 1 thru December 15. However, special events can scheduled. Payment: Cash, Check. Cider made on site in season. Hot apple pie and fried apple pie with ice cream. Cider slushes. Hand poured candles and other items including gourmet sodas. Click here for a link to our Facebook page
  • Pioneer Trail Orchard & Pumpkin Patch - Apples, Pumpkins, hay rides, corn maze and much more.
    21534 Chestnut Road, Council Bluffs, IA 51503-7397. Phone: 712-366-1505. Email: webmaster@ptapples.com. Directions: Click here for a map!   Open: The Pumpkin Patch and events will be open October 1st; Monday through Thursday from 5 pm to 9 pm, Friday from 5 pm to 10 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 10:00 pm, Sunday from Noon to 7:00 pm.   We currently have planted over 625 apple trees of 5 varieties for pick-your-own: Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Jonathan, Macintosh, Fuji Myra Red.

Ringgold County

Shelby County

Taylor County

Union County


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


Local Honey Sources:

Pottawattamie County

  • 3 Bee Farms - Honey (retail), Honey (wholesale), Comb honey, Raw honeys, Strained honey, Whipped honey, Beeswax candles, Pollen, Other honey products, Tours, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    14922 535th Street, Griswold, IA 51535. Phone: 712-778-4256. Email: donna@3beefarms.com. Open: Honey is available all year long; Please call for winter deliver or pick up from our orchard/farm. Directions: We are located one mile west of Griswold, IA on highway 92. Click here for a map and directions. Honey Fest September 15 and 16; Johnny Appleseed Fest September 22 and 23; Family Fun Fest September 29 and 30; Apple Days Ocotber 6 and 7; Harvest Festival October 20 and 21; Pumpkin Fest October 27 and 28. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Creamed honey flavors: cinnamon, regular, apple, strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, peach, jalapeno honey stix, honey candy, honey glazed snack mix, cookbook, honey dippers beeswax lotion, honey and beeswax lip balm and honey soap beeswax candles, magnets and ornaments.

Meats, Milk and Eggs:


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


Horse Rides and More:


Farm Bed And Breakfasts


Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:


Wholesale Foods

Pottawattamie County

  • 3 Bee Farms - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, apples, asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, herbs/spices, melons, onions, pears, peppers, pumpkins, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    14922 535th Street, Griswold, IA 51535. Phone: 712-778-4256. Email: donna@3beefarms.com. Open: May through August the hours are 9 am until 12 noon weekdays, no weekend sales at the orchard; From September through November the hours are 9 am until 5 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; The Sunday hours are 1 pm until 5 pm; We are closed on Wednesdays. Directions: We are located one mile west of Griswold, IA on highway 92. Click here for a map and directions. Honey Fest September 15 and 16; Johnny Appleseed Fest September 22 and 23; Family Fun Fest September 29 and 30; Apple Days Ocotber 6 and 7; Harvest Festival October 20 and 21; Pumpkin Fest October 27 and 28. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers.

 


 

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