Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Northeast Minnesota?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Northeast 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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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 June 2017, and other timely information:

Notes for June 2017: The warm winter means strawberries will be EARLY this year! Move the dates ahead by 2 - 3 weeks on our state crop availability calendars for strawberries; see your state's calendar for more dates of upcoming crops. Blueberries have already started in FL and TX.

Next year, don't miss an Easter Egg Hunt for your children: See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

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!

We also 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! 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, please write me!

Northeast Minnesota U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

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

Cook County

Itasca County

  • Blueberry Meadows - blueberries,
    34471 8 Mile Rd, Grand Rapids, MN 55744. Phone: 218-326-0671. Alternate Phone: 218 244 6073. Email: blu.berry@earthlink.net. Open: As early as July 11 to as late as September 19; Every day from 8 a Monday to 8 pm. Directions: Go 8 miles south of Grand Rapids on Highway 169 to 8 Mile Road, turn right on 8 Mile Road, go 1 mile, follow signs to Meadow Number 5. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: Late July, August, sometimes early September. Payment: Cash, Check. Blueberry Meadows has just re-opened in the new Meadow Number 5, with 1800 plants of Chippewa and 300 plants of Northblue blueberries for your picking pleasure. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 11, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: August 19, 2013, from their website)(ADDED: December 31, 2010) 
  • Lavalier's Berry Patch - strawberries, blueberries, apples, pumpkins, tart cherries, honey
    County Road 441, Grand Rapids, MN. Phone: 218-327-9199. Open: Pick-your-own and prepicked strawberries usually available around  July 1 and blueberries around August 1; Call for current prices and to place orders for prepicked berries. Directions: We are located approximately 5 miles southeast of Grand Rapids on the River Road (County Rd. 3) then 1/2 mile east on County Road 441.  (UPDATED: June 11, 2015, JBS)
  • LuneyBerries Strawberry Farm - apples, asparagus, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    41237 County Road 63, Cohasset, MN 55721. Phone: 218-328-5176. Email: berries@paulbunyan.net. Directions: west on U.S. highway 2 from Grand Rapids 1 mile then left on county road 63 for 9 miles. the farm is on the left hand side and the Luneyberry strawberry sign is highly visible. Open: Monday to Sunday, 8 am to 7 pm. strawberries usually beginning either the last week of June or first week of July; call ahead for picking information; thanks. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: June 11, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: February 11, 2009)
  • Nordic Ridge Gardens - strawberries and pumpkins
    19147 County Road 434, Bovey, MN 55709. Phone: 247-7726.  E-mail address: gene@nordicridge.com. Open: Now closed permanently: SPECIAL NOTE: After 30+ years in business, we are discontinuing all operations including The Punpkin Patch, Farm, and Strawberry Patch. We thank all of our customers and will cherish the memories we have made together.   And click here for a map and directions. (UPDATED: June 11, 2015, JBS)  (UPDATED: August 19, 2013, from their website)
  • Uncle Joe's Berry Patch - blueberries
    34469 8 Mile Road, Grand Rapids, MN 55744. Phone: 218-327-8056. Email: jblauer10@msn.com. Crops are usually available in July, August. Open: Generally open weekends mid July to mid August from 8:00am to 6:00pm. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: June 11, 2015, JBS) .  (UPDATED: August 19, 2013, from their website)
  • Wegner's Tree Farm - Blueberries, Christmas Trees, Farm Tours
    19600 Cardinal Drive, Grand Rapids, MN. Phone: (218) 326-5965. Email: cwegner2@msn.com. Open: Seasonal - call for information. Directions: From Grand Rapids, East on Hwy 2 to the Blackberry store, turn right on Dove Lane. Go 3/4 miles to Cardinal Drive and proceed to the second tree farm. Remember we are the second tree farm on Cardinal Drive. Specializing in delicious blueberries in the summer, and premium quality Balsam Fir, Spruce and White Pine Christmas trees up to 10' tall in the fall. (UPDATED: February 27, 2011)

Koochiching County

Lake County

St. Louis County

  • Blackbirds & Blueberries  - blueberries,
    3601 Crosby Road, Cloquet, MN 55720. Phone: 218-879-8193. Open: Call for days and hours. Directions: from Duluth go west on North Cloquet Road to Crosby Road, north on Crosby for 2.5 miles, look for Blackbirds & Blueberries sign. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Please call for picking dates. During season will be open select days, mostly weekend. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: September 19, 2011) (formerly calledBlueberry Bush's)
  • Hoffbauer's - raspberries
    3361 Lindahl Road, Proctor, MN. Phone: 218-624-4159. Hoffmans has prepicked raspberries available at the Duluth Farmers Market in late July. Pick-your-own berries available by appointment. Call for price.
  • Lakewood Berry Farms - raspberries, black currants
    3417 Riley Road, Duluth, MN. Phone: (218) 525-5710. Open: Pick-your-own raspberries usually available around July 20; black currants available a week later; Mondays & Wednesdays: 8:00AM to 12:00PM and 4:00PM to 8:00PM; Saturdays: 8:00AM to 2:00PM. Cost in 2012 was Raspberries: $3.75/lb, Black Currants: $3.75/lb. Payment: Cash & Checks ONLY. Please bring your own containers or purchase them at the farm for 25 cents per box.  (UPDATED: June 11, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: March 3, 2013, from their website)
  • Peterson's Berry Farm - strawberries,
    2001 Minnesota Highway 37, Eveleth, MN. Phone: 218-744-5759. Petersons has pick-your-own and prepicked strawberries beginning in late June or the first part of July. Pick-your-own and prepicked blueberries start in late July and early August. Call for price and to place orders for prepicked berries. (UPDATED: June 11, 2015, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on July 26, 2009: "Berries in MN are slow this year, esp. far north. Peterson's is still picking strawberries July 26, 2009. Their blueberries won't be ready 'til mid-Aug."
  • Shary's Berries - Certified Organic, blueberries
    Homestead Road, Two Harbors, MN, 55616. Phone: 218-834-5221. An acre and a half of berries and vegetables. Pick your own certified organic blueberries and prepicked blueberries & raspberries. Directions:  northeast of Duluth, 10 miles out of Two Harbors. Take Cty 11 west from Two Harbors. Road turns to dirt, continue west to fire #1651, 1/8 miles further on right. From Duluth take Hwy 61 towards Two Harbors. Turn left on Homestead road (Co 42). Go 6 miles to T. Go left. In 1/2 mile turn right onto App Road. Go 1 1/2 miles, then turn right on Two Harbors Road Field 1/8 mile on left,  (off of Highway 61). All produce 100% certified organic. Ready in late July/August Call for hours. (UPDATED: July 16, 2010) (UPDATED: July 17, 2010)

 


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


Local Honey Sources:

St. Louis County

  • Miel, LLC - Honey (retail), Clover honey, Wildflower honey, Comb honey, Raw honeys, Beeswax candles, Other honey products, Tours, Honey from hives on the farm
    128 East Locust Street, Duluth, MN 55811. Phone: 218-728-1902. Alternate Phone: 218-213-1616. Fax: 218-336-2903. Email: mielduluth@gmail.com. Open: We are open for tours of the Bee Yards Sunday - Saturday by special appointment; Please contact us through our website. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: I-35 North to highway 53 North. Turn right on Arlington Avenue. Continue to Locust Street. Turn right. We are half way up the block, on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We are a family owned and operated apiary. We find the time spent together as a family is one of the highlights of beekeeping. It is satisfying to produce all natural products that people find beneficial. We have handmade, 100% natural lotions, lip balms and soaps made with beeswax. (ADDED: September 28, 2011)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:


Farm Venues for Weddings, Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:


Horse Rides and More:


Farm Bed And Breakfasts


Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:

 


 

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