Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 "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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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!  

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

Notes for January 2017:Apples are still  available, but already picked.  In some areas, late season crops, are still available (if there hasn't been a frost) - like persimmons, pears, winter squash, kiwis, even figs and raspberries.  See your state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. But now it is time to tag your Christmas tree at a local Christmas tree farm (and enjoy a bonfire, smore, hot chocolate and free hayrides, and often Santa visits! And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

The world's best pumpkin pie recipe is here, and the pie crust recipe is here! And we 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!

Central-Northwest Minnesota U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

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

Becker County

  • 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: jbseley@loretel.net. 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.  (UPDATED: July 03, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: July 30, 2012)
  • Lake Ida Apple Farm - apples,
    11546 West Lake Ida Lane, Lake Park , MN 56554. Phone: 218-532-3025. Email: lakeidaapples@gmail.com. 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, SFMNP Vouchers. (UPDATED: June 11, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: September 17, 2010)
  • 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: maplehillsorchard@hotmail.com. 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. (UPDATED: June 11, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: January 28, 2014) (UPDATED: January 27, 2014)(UPDATED: October 05, 2011) (ADDED: April 16, 2010, from their website)

Big Stone County

Clay County

Douglas 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 info)
    11890 Hope Road, Osakis, MN 56360. Phone: 320-762-0184. Email: dave@ericksonspettingzoo.com. 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. And for a map to our farm, click here. 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. (UPDATED: June 11, 2015, JBS)

Grant County

Hubbard County

  • 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, wagon rides
    14766 119th Avenue, Park Rapids, MN 56470. Phone: 218-732-4979. Email: redwagon@wcta.net. 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. And for a map to our farm, click here.  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, JBS)  (UPDATED: July 03, 2014, from their website)

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: herzogberries@gmail.com. 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.  (UPDATED: June 11, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: July 03, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: June 15, 2009) (ADDED: May 31, 2009)
  • Sarah's Berries - Uses natural growing practices, strawberries,
    16194 State Highway 59, Fergus Falls, MN 56537.Email: jsjuven@prtel.com. Open: Typically only late June through July, but they have very limited production and hours vary, so check their Facebook page BEFORE you go out, so as not to be disappointed. Directions: One mile south of Big Chief on Highway 59. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries late June through early July. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Flats provided. (UPDATED: September 09, 2016) (UPDATED: June 16, 2016) (UPDATED: June 14, 2015) (ADDED: July 03, 2014)
  • 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: TheGARDENonHwy35@gmail.com. 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)

Pope County

  • Glacial Acres - ORGANIC, broccoli, cucumbers, garlic, peppers, raspberries, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables
    17734 335th St, Sunburg, MN 56289. Phone: 320-278-2002. Email: kelly@glacialacres.com. 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. (UPDATED: June 11, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: July 03, 2014, from their website)

Stevens County

Todd County

Traverse County

Wadena County

  • Green Island - Uses natural growing practices, currants (red and black), picnic area, school tours
    850 Scheer Drive NE, Wadena, MN 56482. Phone: 218 631 3084. Email: greenislandwadena@gmail.com. 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, JBS)  (ADDED: May 05, 2012)

Wilkin County


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


Local Honey Sources:

Becker County

  • Maple Hills Orchard, LLC - Uses integrated pest management practices, Honey (retail), Tours, 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: maplehillsorchard@hotmail.com. 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. (UPDATED: January 27, 2014) (UPDATED: October 05, 2011)
  • Priewe Tree Farm and Apiaries - Honey (retail), Honey from hives on the farm
    14424 County Highway 4, Lake Park, MN 56554. Phone: 218-532-2483. Alternate Phone: 218-234-9321. Email: jmpriewe@yahoo.com. Open: Available during tree sales or anytime during the year at our house. Directions: Take Becker Co#5 South from Lake Park, MN for 10 miles. Turn right (West) on Becker Co#4 at Roadhouse Bar and Grill. Go past Cormorant Lutheran Church (about one mile). Tree Farm, Priewe Evergreen Terrace is on right, just past the church. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: November 11, 2015) (UPDATED: October 25, 2014) (ADDED: November 05, 2012)

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