Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Michigan?  Scroll down this page and select your region of the state for a list of U-Pick farms in Michigan, sorted by county. Farms offering 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?"). If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. And if you are looking for a local farm stand, roadside stand, farm market or local farmer's market, see our new website, dedicated to those!  See your state's crop availability calendar for specific dates of upcoming crops.

If you know of any I missed and want to add a farm, click here!   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 December 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for December 2018: Autumn is here! Apples, pears, Fall raspberries, figs, winter squash , corn mazes and pumpkin patches 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 seasonal updates.

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 apples, pumpkins, 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  Since 2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see anything wrong or outdated, please write me!

Health insurance: Open enrollment is almost here.  You may have heard  that health sharing plans, like Liberty and Medi-Share are less than half the cost of ObamaCare plans. We have a complete, simple comparison of the 6 major health sharing plans here.

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!

Michigan U-Pick Farms and Orchards

Click one of these areas (or click on the map further down this page)

 

 

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I'm always looking for suggestions of more farms and events to add and feedback about any you have visited, so if you encounter any, just click on the preceding link, as appropriate!  And if you have a farm and want to add it or correct the information, please click on the link to "add my farm".

Remember to ALWAYS either email, call or click the link to the farm's own website (if they have one) on the morning before you go, to confirm hours, conditions and availability of the specific crops you want!!

And if you want simple instructions how to make jam, how to make applesauce, or how to make apple butter, just click here.  


 

Festivals and Events in Michigan

  • Blueberry Festival in Otter Lake, Michigan - typically held the last Saturday in July. Sat July 26 from 8 am to 6 pm.
    Blueberry Lane Plantation Farm on Blueberry Lane in Otter Lake, Michigan. Phone: 810-656-6400 or 810 -793-4590 after July 1, 2005. The days activities are as follows: FREE PARKING. FREE FAMILY SCAVENGER HUNT ALL DAY--WITH DRAWING. FOR A PATIO SET AT 5:00 P.M.
    * $1.00 HOT DOGS/POLISH DOGS. * $1.00 POP/WATER/SLUSHES. * .25 CENT POPCORN PER BAG. * FREE POPCORN IF YOU PICK BLUEBERRIES.
    .10 CENT KIDS GAMES (VARIOUS) WITH : A CANDY PRIZE. FACE PAINTING. CRAFT TABLES. FREE PIE EATING CONTESTS. THERE WILL BE PONY RIDES WHICH WILL THERE WILL BE A CHARGE FOR WE ARE NOT SURE HOW MUCH YET.
    Also for every person that picks 50lbs of blueberries--their name will be placed in a FREE special drawing for another patio set or grill we are not sure yet. This will also be drawn at 5:00 p.m.
  • The Blueberry Festival in Frankfort, Michigan
    August (Dates to be announced). Phone: 231-352-9674.
  • Fruitland Blueberry Festival, Whitehall, Michigan.
    July (Dates to be announced);  Staged Entertainment of local talents, Arts & Crafters, inflatable rides for kids, Blueberry Pancake breakfast and a variety of foods all day from 9-5. Phone: 231-766-3208.
  • Montrose Blueberry Festival in Montrose, Michigan
    August (August 118-22, 2004); -Montrose, Michigan. Phone: 810-639-3475. Email: [email protected]
  • National Blueberry Festival in South Haven, Michigan
    Second Weekend of August; South Haven, Michigan. Phone: 616-637-5252 or 637-5171 
  • Paradise Blueberry Festival in Paradise, MI
    August (typically, the third full weekend in August);  Phone: 906-492-3219