Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Boise and Southwestern Idaho?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Boise and Southwestern Idaho, 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operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly I make updates daily (each farm as changes are reported, or I find it).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!

And if you know of any 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   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 May 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for May 2018: Spring is here and that means Strawberry season is upon us!  It started in February in Florida, Texas, southern California; then March along the Gulf coast, April in the Deep South and west coast, May through much of the country, and June in northern areas. Blueberries. Are next, about a month later. Of course, cool weather crops, like Rhubarb, asparagus and greens should be available almost everywhere. 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, or a Cherry or cherry blossom festival or a Blueberry festival.

We also have 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!

Boise and Southwestern Idaho U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county

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

Ada County

  • Cabalo's Orchard and Gardens - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, pumpkins, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, school tours
    2087 W. King Rd, Kuna, ID 83634. Phone: 208 922-3301. Email: [email protected]. Open: Friday and Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 Sunday 12:00 am to 6:00. Directions: From Falcon Crest Charter School on Ten Mile Road Go south one mile to King Road Then right on King Road one tenth of a mile, first farm on left. Sign Posted. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Cabalo's Orchard is a family run orchard owned and operated by Chan and Cathy Cabalo, with help from our children, grandchildren and other family and friends. On our ten acres we raise pesticide free tree fruit and vegetables. Our fruit is tree ripened so you get it when it is at its best. AND YES we are conventional pesticide free, that is, we use only natural farming practices of fertilization and insect control. We are a seasonal business that opens when the produce is ready in the late spring or early summer and continues throughout the end of our Pumpkin Patch in October. We are open to the public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, or anytime by appointment. Many of our customers like to u-pick. We offer a limited selection of our produce for u-pick. At this time we offer blackberries, apples and pumpkins.We also have freshly picked peaches, pears, plums, prunes, apricots, sweet cherries and some summer vegetables that are pre-picked and available at our farm stand during their appropriate seasons. We also offer apple wood for your smokers. For a more detailed listing check out our web site or become a fan on our Facebook page. Our produce is all naturally grown without the use of conventional pesticides. (UPDATED: May 24, 2016, JBS)
  • July Blueberries, LLC. - blueberries, porta-potties are available
    2190 W Burns Street, Eagle, ID 83616. Phone: (208) 938-7920. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Sunday, from 7 am to noon; Friday and Saturday, from 6 pm to 9 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries season typically late June through late July;. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. The ONLY pyo crops offered are blueberries. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: July 18, 2017) (UPDATED: July 09, 2017) (UPDATED: June 23, 2017) (UPDATED: May 03, 2017) (UPDATED: July 27, 2016) (ADDED: June 27, 2016)

Boise County

Canyon County

  • The Berry Ranch - strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and pumpkins
    7988 Highway 20/26, Nampa, ID 83686. Phone: 208-466-3860. Alternate phone:800-801-3860. Email: [email protected]. Open: BERRY PYO: When berries are in season, PYO runs Monday - Saturday 9 am to 2 pm. Directions: Located 4.5 miles North of I-84, Northeast corner of Franklin Road & Highway 20/26 as you leave Nampa. From Boise come west on Chinden, which is Hwy. 20-26, 10 miles West after you cross Eagle Road.The Berry Ranch offers a wide range of fruits and vegetables grown right on the ranch. You can pick your own strawberries nd pumpkins on a "pickers hayride" Picnic tables, antique machinery and a petting shed are available at our store-in-a-barn.  There are no sprays on the berries so you can eat as many as you'd like while you're out picking in the field. Enjoy! PUMPKIN PYO: Starts the last Friday in September through October 31. Take a hayride to the patch and pick-your-own pumpkin Monday through Friday, 4 pm to 6 p.m, Saturday 10 am to 6 p.m,  Sunday 1 pm to 6 pm. (UPDATED: May 24, 2016, JBS)
  • Northbound Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apricots, cherries,
    19847 Apricot Lane, Caldwell, ID 83607. Phone: (208) 459-4590. Email: [email protected]. Open: Cherry picking starts Friday 6/23; We are open from 7:00 am until sunset this weekend and next if we still have fruit; Please call for weekday hours as they May change. Directions: Take hiway 55/Karcher Road West out of Nampa towards Marsing. About 1o miles out you go around a big curve and drop into the Snake River Valley. One mile past that curve turn left onto Apricot Road. We are 1/4 mile up the hill. Click here for a map and directions. Please call mid to end of July for Apricot picking dates; They usually ripen about then;. Payment: Cash, Check. Please bring your own boxes or bags to take your fruit home in. We provide some ladders but you are welcome to bring your own. Some weekends get pretty busy. Bring your own boxes. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: June 19, 2017). (UPDATED: May 4, 2017, JBS)
  • The Orchard at Lake Lowell (formerly Shoemaker) - apricots, cherries, peaches, plums, watermelons, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked
    13003 Lake Shore Dr, Nampa, ID 83686. Phone: (208) 761-5057. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday and Tuesday 9 am to 1 pm, Friday and Saturday 10 am to 2 pm. Directions: From Highway 45 (12th Avenue) in Nampa, turn west on Lake Shore Dr. Drive 4.5 miles and we are on the North side of the road. Great view of Lake Lowell. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We use very minimal spray for the fruit trees. Peaches and watermelon late summer. Check our Facebook page for the most current info. Please bring your own boxes for the fruit. We have ladders and baskets for picking.Please bring sturdy shoes. No public bathroom. (UPDATED: June 27, 2017). (ADDED: June 04, 2017)
  • Sol Farm - Seedless table grapes,  table grapes (with seeds), raspberries (Spring, yellow), U-pick and already picked
    6297 Victory Lane, Melba, ID 83641. Phone: (208) 860-7960. Alternate Phone: (208) 724-8143. Email: [email protected]. Open: Rasperries: June 26 to July 8th 7am to 7 pm. You can check our Facebook page for the crop that is ready to pick. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Can provide boxes for a small fee.. (UPDATED: June 23, 2017) (ADDED: June 05, 2017)
  • Tyler's Rocky Point Orchard - Apples, plums, fresh apple cider,
    S. Johns Avenue, Emmett, ID 83641. Phone: 208-365-6160. Open: 9 am to 6 pm on weekends, week-days open for self serve during daylight hours, starting Saturday, September 10th, 201.. Directions: Located at the very end of S. Johns Ave. South of Hwy 16. See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only.

Elmore County

Gem County

  • Anderson Apple Ranch - apples, porta-potties are available, school tours
    1877 West South Slope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 208-695-9741. Email: [email protected]. Open: late September through late October; Check back for exact dates Open for business Monday - Saturday CLOSED Sunday Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 4pm to 7pm Thursday: By appointment only Friday: 10am to 7pm Saturday 10am to 7pm Cash, check only; Credit/debit cards not accepted; Sorry!. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Set your GPS to 1877 W. South Slope Road. Take highway 16 to Emmett. Pass Albertsons, Washington Avenue (into the heart of Emmett) and Emmett High School.Turn left (south) onto Mill Road and drive as far as the pavement takes you.ᅠ Turn right (west)onto South Slope Road for almost 1 mile. You will see all the orchards!ᅠ As the road bends, take a left onto a dirt lane.ᅠ Anderson Apple Ranch is the second orchard from the road on the left.ᅠ Watch for our signs!. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Candy Apple Orchard - apples
    1871 W. South Slope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: (208) 365-1413. Open: October 1-31, Sunday, Monday, Thursday, & Friday (Closed Saturday); hours: 8:00 am until dusk. Apple varieties: Rome Beauties, Red Delicious and Golden Delicious.
  • Cherry Stone - Cherries.
    1411 W. South Slope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: (208) 365-2344. Open: Season begins mid-June.
  • Crimson Gem Orchard - cherries,
    2571 W. Southslope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 208 421 1950. Email: [email protected]. Open: Seasonally Starting June 30; Open Monday to Friday 4pm to 8pm, Saturday - 8am to 8pm, Sunday 1pm to 5pm; Appointments are available if outside of normal operation hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Boise - Take highway 16 into Emmett. Stay on Highway until you see the Emmett High school domes. Turn left (south) onto Mill Road. Travel 2 miles and road turns right onto South Slope Road. Go 4.2 miles to Crimson Gem Orchard Sign. From New Plymouth/Fruitland - Take Highway 52 towards Emmett. Turn right(south) on Star Lane. 2 miles then turn left on Southslope Road. 1 Mile on right is Crimson Gem Orchard. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: May 24, 2016)
  • Elliott's Orchard: How 'Bout Them Apples! - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples, porta-potties are available, picnic area, events at your location (call for info)
    1113 W. South Slope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 208-398-8448. Email: [email protected]. Open: Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Directions: From the Boise area, take State Street West to Highway 16 to Emmett. Go straight past the Chevron to Mill Road (the domes of the high school will be on your right). Turn Left and proceed South on Mill Road. Mill Road makes a sharp right hand turn and becomes South Slope Road. Follow the Orange Flags on the "How 'Bout Them Apples!" Signs to Emmett's finest Apples!. Click here for a map and directions. Opening this year for Red Delicious and Golden Delicious Apple Harvest on October 8; Apple season typically runs for about 3 or 4 weeks, with the Golden Delicious being picked out in 2 weeks. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check. Our apples are amazing and fifty cents per pound. Please remember to bring your own boxes or other containers. See our website for details, and don't forget your cameras!!! Hope to see you soon! Need a fundraiser? Have a class or a large group? We can help! Just give us a call and we'll be glad to explain the details!.
  • Grandma Jo's Plaza Farm Store - apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, raspberries (Autumn, red), porta-potties are available
    2850 N Plaza Rd, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 208-365-7255. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday: 8 am to 2 pm. Directions: Driving Directions: (from Boise/Nampa areas) Beginning at junction of highway 44 and highway 16, [Between Star and Eagle] turn onto EMMETT HWY/ID 16-follow 14 miles. At bottom of Freezeout hill in Emmett Valley, turn RIGHT onto SUBSTATION ROAD, (at the light) turn RIGHT at MAIN STREET [first stop sign]. MAIN STREET will come to a T, turn LEFT onto N. PLAZA RD follow approx. 3 1/2 miles, turn RIGHT onto dirt road with the big GRANDMA JO'S sign. (Please drive slowly.)Follow about 3/8 mile. For a map to our farm, click here. Everything is early this year!! Blackberries are abundant right now; Peaches, pears, nectarine and plums will be mid-August this year instead of late August. Payment: Cash, Check. Visit our facebook page for constant updates. Like the page to get notified of new postings. (UPDATED: July 29, 2016)   
  • How 'Bout Them Apples! - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Apples, porta-potties are available, picnic area, school tours
    1113 W. South Slope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 208-398-8448. Email: [email protected]. Open: Sorry everyone, apparently Mother Nature gave our apples the year off and we have literally none to share this season; We look forward to seeing you next year!. Directions: Please see our website. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Golden Delicious and Red Delicious Apples!! U - Pick $;50 lb; Bring boxes but not ladders; Please see our website for more information; See you soon!. 
  • Jackson Orchards - apples
    1879 W. South Slope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: (208) 398-8231. Apple varieties: Rome, Red Delicious and Golden Delicious).
  • Perin Orchard - apples
    1881 W. South Slope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: (208) 365-0648. Apple varieties: Red spur.
  • Richardson Farm - Uses natural growing practices, cucumbers, herbs/spices, peas, strawberries, tomatoes, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    4000 Bishop Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 365-4262. Alternate Phone: 995-1720. Email: [email protected]. Open: Our main crop, strawberries, are in season starting late May, through til October 31'st; That's right, fresh ripe strawberries until Halloween! Delay between ripe crops comes in the first three weeks of July; Check our website for the latest up to date information. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: The Google maps/Mapquest/GPS address is not exact. We are located half a mile to the South West of the shown address location. We promptly place large guide signs with arrows on telephone poles at the beginning of our crop season, so be assured we are easy to find. Click here for a map and directions. Snow peas - boasting sweet edible shells - perfect for eating raw, in salads, or sautéing - are ripe and available @ $2;75 a pound in both late June, early July, and October; Cherry tomatoes - many unique varieties - beginning of August thru til Halloween; Sweet Armenian Cucumbers starting from late August, also thru til Halloween; HoneyDew and Cantaloupe Melons are ripe in October; And lettuce, both May to mid June, and October; Mint and Stevia; June through October;. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Suyehira Farm - blueberries, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), and prepicked produce, farm animals
    777 E South Slope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 208-365-4080. Fax: 208-365-4080. Email: [email protected]. Open: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8am(only open at 7am on 100 +degree days)  Call in the afternoon before coming as I sometimes get picked out; This usually happens early and late in the season. Directions: From West- take Hwy 16 to Emmett. After you enter the valley, turn right at 2nd stop light (S.Johns Ave). Stay on S. Johns Ave until the road forks. Stay left at fork and we are 5 houses down on the right. Signage at light, fork and in front of house. From East-Take Hwy 52 to Emmett. Same as above only turn left at 2nd light upon entering the Emmett valley. From the east is Hwy 16 and from the west is Hwy 52.  And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, August. Blueberries are ready the end of June and through July and lap over into August if the crop is large. Payment: Cash, Check. We also sell free range lambs and beef in the fall and have fancy chickens and free range eggs most of the year.    
  • Tyler's Rocky Point Orchard - Blueberries, cherries, apricots, peaches, plums, tomatoes, squash, pumpkins, apples (Red and Golden Delicious).
    145 E. South Slope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: (208) 365-6160. Open: Mid June- October 31, Wednesday- Sunday,
    10am- 6pm.
  • Wee King's Orchard - apples, apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, plums, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    2955 West South Slope Road, Emmett, ID 83617. Phone: 208-398-8047. Email: [email protected]. Open: September 11 to October 29 on Saturday and Sunday Only, from 10 am to 4 pm. Directions: Coming from Boise, take highway 52 to Star Lane, 3 miles west of Albertsons. Turn left onto Star Lane, continue to the end of Star Lane and turn left onto South Slope Road. We are the 3rd driveway on the right, look for the Wee King's Orchard sign. Coming from Payette, take highway 52 to Star Lane, turn right, continue to the end, turn left onto South Slope Road. We are the 3rd driveway on the right, look for the Wee King's Orchard sign. Click here for a map and directions. Apples: September 11 to October 29, Plums: September 11 to October ? when done, Cherries: Middle of June to middle of July, Peaches: End of August to Middle of September. Payment: Cash, only.

Owyhee County

  • Apple Farm in Homedale - An assortment of apples available
    Homedale, ID. Phone: 208-250-8982. ALternate phone: 208-337-4826. Open: Call for for hours and availability. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. For $5 per bushel in 2011.,  
    Comments from a visitor on September 25, 2011: "I found this on Boise Craig's list and I\'m going there myself on October 3."
  • Deep Run Vineyards - No pesticides are used, table grapes (with seeds), U-pick and already picked
    11798 Good Day Road, Melba, ID 83641. Phone: (208) 861-1042. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 8am to 8pm; September 15 through October 15. Directions: Go south on Highway 45 until you cross the Snake River. Go about a mile from the bridge towards Murphy. Turn left on Good Day Road We are the green house at the end of the road. You will see the grapevines. Click here for a map and directions. Grape harvest is typically early October;. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. We sell Concord Juice grapes and we will take orders to pick for them. (UPDATED: October 24, 2017) (UPDATED: September 21, 2016) (ADDED: August 19, 2016)
  • Mansisidor Family Farms sunflowersMansisidor Family Farms - sunflowers, pumpkins, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand
    3644 Market Rd, Homedale, ID 83628. Phone: 208-695-3380. Email: [email protected]. Open: Seasonal Friday 11am to 7pm Saturday 11am to 7pm Sunday 11am to 7pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Approximately 3 miles south of Homedale off Highway 95 to E. Market Road and follow the signs. Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze and Sunflowers are open beginning the Second to last Friday and closing the Last Sunday of October. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Open for Christmas at The Barn beginning Black Friday in November through December 20th. Enjoy shopping from a Variety of Local quality artisan and crafted goods while sipping spiced apple cider, tea, or coffee!. (UPDATED: February 09, 2017)

Payette County

  • Country Fresh Farm - corn (sweet), cucumbers, Seedless table grapes, herbs/spices, pumpkins, tomatoes, watermelons, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked
    2800 1st Lane E., Parma, ID 83660. Phone: (208) 484-4701. Email: [email protected]. Open: August 1 to November 31 on Monday to Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Traveling North on highway 95 from Parma, turn right on Anderson Corner Road. Travel East approximately 1 mile, turn left on 1st Lane E. Our farm is the first property on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Watermelon harvest is typically August 15 to October 15; Pumpkin harvest is typically October 1 to November 31. Payment: Cash, Check.  We are a new producer and welcome any comments or requests for further growth and expansion. (UPDATED: August 11, 2017). (ADDED: August 17, 2016)
  • Raspberry Patch - raspberries (red),
    2132 Maple Ct, Fruitland, ID 83619. Phone: 208-407-1340. Alternate Phone: 208-407-1237. Fax: N/A. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday from 7:00am to 10:00am; Tuesday 7:00am to 10:00am; Wednesday 7:00am to 10:00am; Thursday 7:00am to 10:00am and Friday 7:00am to 10:00am; closed on Saturday and Sunday. Directions: Turn left onto Estate BLVD off of NW 16th Avenue Go down two blocks and it dead end at Maple Court. Contuine straight on Estate BLVD onto gravel road. Parking is right when you get on to gravel road. There will be sign out by roads. Click here for a map and directions. Raspberries Picking start: June 15 to October 15. Payment: Cash, only. Raspberries are organic.

Washington County

  • Kelley Orchards - apples, nectarines, peaches, plums, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked
    53 Hill Road, Weiser, ID 83672. Phone: 208-642-7265. Email: [email protected]. Open: August, September, October Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm. Directions: Travelling on highway 95 between Payette and Weiser, turn east on Cox Road (between mile markers 74 and 75). Take Cox road one mile to the end, turn left on Hill Road. Go 1/4 mile, turn left at 53 Hill Road. Go down drive to Red Barn. Click here for a map and directions. Pie cherries: early July; Peaches, Plums, Nectarines: August through September; Apples: September through December. Payment: Cash, Check. Pie Cherries - u-pick and picked - are available in July. Find our own dried apples, plums, pluots, nectarines, pears and peaches at our Barn Store.

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