Where in Minnesota to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!
This month's notes: March 2014: Spring is just around the corner. Strawberries are here in Florida, Texas and California, next in late March and April for much of the South, then in May for most of the country and June in cooler northern areas. See how easy it is to make strawberry jam or strawberry-rhubarb jam! See this page for hundreds of easy canning and freezing instructions/recipes, canning equipment guide! Also make your own ice cream - see How to make ice cream and ice cream making equipment and manuals. Then see each state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. Organic farms are identified in green! See our guide to local fruit and vegetable festivals!. Please tell the farms you found them here - and ask them to update their information!!
Click on the link below or click on your area of the map further down the page!
- Northwestern Minnesota
- Northeastern Minnesota
- Central-northwestern Minnesota
- Central-northeastern Minnesota
- Northern Minneapolis and northern suburbs
- Southern Minneapolis and northern suburbs
- Southwestern Minnesota
- Southeastern Minnesota
- To find fruit and vegetable pick-you-own farms, click here.
- Crop availability / harvest schedule for fruit and vegetables, click here
- To find pumpkin patches, corn mazes and other Halloween activities, click here.
- To see the pick-your-own farms and
orchards for this area, click here or scroll down the page - to see
county map, click here or scroll to the bottom of the page
- Crop availability /
Pumpkin patches, corn mazes and other Halloween
activities in Minnesota.
Choose and cut-your-own Christmas tree farms in
We also have our own free and
illustrated instructions on canning, freezing and drying many
fruits and vegetables, such as how
to make jam,
freezing corn .
If you are looking for Canners,
mixes, jars, pectin and other canning supplies at the best prices
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".
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[General picking tips and a guide to each fruit and vegetable] [How much do I need to pick? (Yields - how much raw makes how much cooked or frozen)] [Selecting the right varieties to pick] [All about apple varieties - which to pick and why!] [Picking tips for Vegetables] [ Strawberry picking tips] [ Blueberries picking tips]
Illustrated Canning, Freezing, Jam Instructions and Recipes
[ All About Home Canning, Freezing and Making Jams, Pickles, Sauces, etc. ] [FAQs - Answers to common questions and problems] [Recommended books about home canning, jam making, drying and preserving!] [Free canning publications to download and print]