Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Central-Northwest Minnesota? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Central-Northwest Minnesota,
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as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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 December 2018, and
other timely information:
Notes for December 2018: Autumn is here! Apples, pears,
Fall raspberries, figs, winter squash ,
corn mazes and
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
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
See our comprehensive list of
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
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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!
Central-Northwest Minnesota U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
JB's Raspberries - raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), Honey
from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked
15253 Co highway 15,
Audubon, MN 56511. Phone: 218-850-8003. Email:
[email protected]. Open: starting every year around the 1st of July,
Call for dates (their website is down in 2015, so be sure to call). Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We sell nursery stock in the spring
aound the 1st of April, we have 7 different varieties of raspberry plants,
Call for dates. Payment: Cash, Check.
Lake Ida Apple Farm - apples,
11546 West Lake Ida Lane, Lake
Park , MN 56554. Phone: 218-532-3025. Email:
[email protected]. Open: 7 days a week form 9 am to 7 pm mid
August through October. Directions: From the Fargo North Dakota / Moorhead
Minnesota Area: Go south on Interstate 94 to the Downer Exit: (approximately
15 miles), Go East 20 miles on Clay County Highway 10 which turns into
Becker County 4. The Orchard is on the North Westcorner of Lake Ida at 11545
West Lake Ida Lane, across the highway from Cormorant Lutheran Church.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers,
Maple Hills Orchard, LLC - Uses integrated pest management practices, raspberries (Autumn, red),
Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, gift shop,
concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own
food), birthday parties, school tours
29355 130th St, Frazee, MN 56544.
Phone: 218-844-5445. Alternate Phone: 218-844-5445. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Seasonal September through October,
Open Weekends, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday 11 am to 6 pm. Directions:
Drive 3 miles east of Detroit Lakes or 4 miles west of Frazee, MN on US Highway 10 to 130th Street; proceed on 130th Street 1 mile.
Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management
practices. Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page. Pre-picked apples by the 1/2 peck and
peck. In addition, they also support and promote local and sustainable
agriculture as well as fairtrade products. Family-owned orchard located in
the northern Minnesota lakes country between Detroit Lakes and Frazee. The
Apple House Store features Minnesota grown apples, orchard honey, winter
squash and a variety of gift items. We also have a walking trail, and picnic
tables. (ADDED: April 16, 2010X)
Big Stone County
Erickson's Petting Zoo - corn (sweet), cucumbers, pumpkins,
winter squash, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm
animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for
11890 Hope Road, Osakis, MN 56360. Phone: 320-762-0184. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: from Interstate 94, take
Osakis exit. Two miles west of Osakis on highway 27, one mile north on
gravel, 1/2 mile west.
click here for current open hours, days and dates. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in August, September, October.
Open: Monday to Saturday:10am to 4pm Sunday: 10am to 4pm September and
October, open weekends, same hours. Payment: Cash, Check. Hold several
activities on the farm. Easter Egg Hunt. Bird, Animal, Equipment & Tack Swap
Sales - Lots of fun activities with Pumpkin Patch and Corn Mazes. Live
music on Saturdays, trolly rides, petting zoo and pony rides. 2nd Annual
Giant Pumpkin Contest, Sunday, October 12. Lots of prizes. We also offer a
mobile petting zoo and/or pony ring for festivals and fairs.
Carters' Red Wagon Farm - strawberries, pumpkin patch- already
gathered from the field, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, and prepicked
produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, tractor-pulled hay rides,
14766 119th Avenue, Park Rapids, MN 56470. Phone: 218-732-4979. Email:
[email protected]. Open: U-pick strawberries will be starting July 3; we
are open daily (closed Sundays) from 7:00 am to noon, weather permitting,
unless berries are picked out earlier.;We do not take appointments for
picking times. Directions: From the intersection of Hwys. 71 and 34
in Park Rapids: The Market is located 2 miles east on Hwy 34 (Look for the
red barn.) The farm is 3 miles west on Hwy 34 and 3 miles south on 119th
Ave. Click here for a map and directions. Our
Market in Park Rapids opens around mid-May with asparagus, rhubarb and
bedding plants. Strawberries U-pick (at the farm) and ready-picked are
available late June to July. Tomatoes and cucumbers start early July. Sweet
corn, melons, raspberries, peas, green beans, and many other vegetables are
available late July-Oct. Pumpkins, squash, ornamental corn, gourds, etc are
available Sept.-Oct 31. Payment: Cash, Check. Come to our Pumpkins Parties
every Saturday from late September through October for mazes, wagon rides,
pumpkin launcher, games, pumpkin boats, refreshments and more. U-pick price
in 2014 is $10 for a 5-quart ice cream bucket. (UPDATED: June 11, 2015,
Otter Tail County
Herzog Berries - no pesticides are
used, raspberries (red), strawberries, restrooms
29937 Twin Pine Road, Underwood, MN 56538. Phone: 218-739-5483. Alternate
Phone: 218-826-6459. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Our u-pick fields are open Monday -
Saturday, 7 am to 12 noon, or until picked out; please call for daily
details; Pre-picked berries are available at our farm from 7 - 10 am or at
our stand locations (See location information on our website).
Directions: We are located at the corner of County Road 1 and County Road 35
- 3 miles north of Weetown on County Road 1 or 13 miles north of Fergus
Falls on County Road 1 or 7 miles north of Underwood on County Road 35.
Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: Late June to mid-July
Raspberries: Early July to late July. Payment: Cash, Check. We provide five
quart pails for strawberries and raspberries, along with flats to take
berries home in. We are pesticide free.
Sarah's Berries -
UPDATE: June 02, 2017: The owner tells me they
are now permanently closed
16194 State Highway 59,
Fergus Falls, MN 56537.
(UPDATED: September 09,
2016) (UPDATED: June 16,
- The GARDEN on Hwy 35 - apples, cherries,
currants (red and black), gooseberries, other berries, raspberries (red),
rhubarb, saskatoons, other vegetables,
29700 N. highway 35, Underwood,
MN 56586. Phone: 218-495-3160. Alternate Phone: 218-770-8119. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Call for dates. Directions: 9 miles N
of Underwood or 13 miles E Fergus Falls then N on 35 1.7 miles at the
junction 1 & 35.
Click here for a map and directions. Saskatoon's aka Juneberries, think
4th of July; Call up to 5 days earlier; Very short harvest period; Aronia
berries September long harvest; Ripe berries remain on branch; Apples, July
- November several varities. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: January 18, 2015)
Glacial Acres -
ORGANIC, broccoli, cucumbers, garlic,
peppers, raspberries, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries,
tomatoes, other vegetables
17734 335th St, Sunburg, MN 56289. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: Their website says "We won't have any
berries this year since we are renovating our fields.". Crops are usually available in May, June, July,
August, September, October. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash,
Check. We are a small family operation, certified organic by MOSA. We
specialize in berries, collies and assorted delicious vegetables.
- Coffman Apple Orchard - apples,
pumpkins, winter squash,
7182 Us highway 75, Wheaton, MN
56296. Phone: (320) 815-5233. Alternate Phone: (320) 563-8549.
[email protected]. Open: September 1 to November 15
Availability of crops varies, please call or email for
availability details; We are flexible with hours and have a stand
open 24 hours. Directions: 7 miles North of Wheaton, MN on US
Highway 75, East side of road. Apple orchard along highway.
Honeycrisp available from September 1 to November 15 Harrel Red
available from October 1 to November 15 Pumpkins available from
October 1 to November 15. We use integrated pest management
practices (IPM). Payment: Cash, Check. We grow Honeycrisp and
Harrel Red apples as well as pumpkins, butternut squash, buttercup
squash and gourds. (ADDED: October 17, 2018)
Green Island - Uses natural growing practices, currants (red and black), picnic area, school
850 Scheer Drive NE, Wadena, MN 56482. Phone: 218 631 3084. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Daily, dawn through dusk during mid -
summer picking season. Directions: the drive is east off highway #71 out of
Wadena, Minnesota and not far from the Pizza Hut.
Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are
not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. We have a trial of
8 varieties of currants including red, white, black, clove, and champaign.
This is a rare opportunity to sample different flavors if you are trying to
select plants for your own garden. Other northern fruits may become
available as our various plantings gradually come to bearing age (juneberry,
wild plum, seaberry, nankin cherry, Evans cherry ).(UPDATED: June 11, 2015,