Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Southeastern Minnesota?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Southeastern 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operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 September 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for September 2018: Summer is here and that means Strawberry season is finishing and blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and peaches are starting. Tomatoes, corn and other vegetables should be starting, too. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, Peach festival or a Blueberry festival. We have a guide to peach varieties here. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for strawberries, blueberries, 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!

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!

Southeastern Minnesota U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county

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

Dodge County

  • Red Barn Learning Farm - corn (sweet), cucumbers, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    27251 State Highway 30, Hayfield, MN 55940. Phone: 507-365-8321. Alternate Phone: 507-272-7465. Email: [email protected]. Open: Opening FALL 2012. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.

Fillmore County

Freeborn County

  • Farmer Johns Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, and prepicked produce, restrooms, picnic area, horse-drawn hay rides
    90537 273rd Street, Austin, MN 55912. Phone: 507-437-9180. Email: [email protected]. Directions: North of Austin on 218 to Lansing Corners Restaurant, 3 miles west or from 251 at Corning three quarters of a mile south. Crops are usually available in June, July, September, October. Open: Pumpkin Patch open 10 to 6 daily Strawberry and vegetables daylight hours Strawberries June 10 to July 1 Raspberries July 5 to 30 and again in early September until freeze in October. Pumpkin Patch opens September 25 Payment: Cash, Check. We have tour buses as well as school groups. The kids love to play in my silos. We raise a lot of tomatoes and most vegetables and are very involved in the Austin Farmers Market.
  • Hilltop Greenhouse and Farm - asparagus, broccoli, cucumbers, eggplant, herbs/spices, melons, peppers, pumpkins, winter squash, strawberries, gift shop, restrooms, farm animals, school tours
    83204 300th Street, Ellendale, MN 56026. Phone: 507-889-3271. Email: [email protected]. Open: April to October 31, Please call ahead for availability; Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Hilltop Greenhouse and Farm is located 2 miles North of Hollandale on County Road 28, or 3 miles East of Geneva on County Road 35 then 2.5 miles South on County Road 28. Watch for directional signs. Click here for a map and directions. Hilltop Greenhouse and Farm opens for the season April 20th with spring sales; Plants and Vegetable will be for sale until the end of October. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Hilltop Greenhouse and Farm is family owned and operated. All of our plants and produce are grown on our farm with sustainable practices. Take a ride to the country and enjoy the beautiful countryside view while you are able to shop for unique annuals, vegetables, perennials, shrubs, produce, and more. You will be glad you came and will be sharing the experience with family and friends!.
  • Oak Knoll Farm CSA - Uses natural growing practices, apples, beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, herbs/spices, melons, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, restrooms, farm animals
    20791 785th Ave, Albert Lea, MN 56007. Phone: 507-402-7637. Alternate Phone: 507-402-7637. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday 11am to 6pm May - October 31st Contact us to learn more:. Directions: 20791 785th Ave, Albert Lea, MN 56007: Just east of Love's travel center 1 mile on Hwy46 and then North on 785th Avenue 1 mile. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check.

Goodhue County

  • Cannon River Winery - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, grapes, gift shop, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    421 Mill Street West, Cannon Falls, MN 55009. Phone: 507-263-7400. Email: [email protected]. Open: Vineyard is open select weekend days. Check Winery website for this year's dates and times. Directions: From Rochester: Highway 52 North to Cannon Falls. Exit and turn right at Main Street (Highway 19). Proceed into downtown. Turn left on 4th Street. (Highway 20). Turn left on Mill Street. The Winery is on your left. From the Twin Cities: Highway 52 South to Cannon Falls. Exit and turn left at Main Street (Highway 19). Proceed into downtown. Turn left on 4th Street. (Highway 20). Turn left on Mill Street. The Winery is on your left. Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. In addition to wine grapes, our vineyard offers three varieties of table grapes: Somerset Seedless, King of the North, and Bluebell. We ask that people check in at the winery (located at 421 Mill Street West, Cannon Falls, MN) to get a map with directions. Cost: $3 per basket. You can also become part of our Harvest Crew! E-mail [email protected] for more information.
  • Flower Valley Orchard - Apples, pumpkins, winter squash, gourds, ornamental grasses, and prepicked produce, restrooms
    29732 Orchard Road, Red Wing, MN 55066. Phone: 651-385-0574. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Take Highway 61 south of Red Wing to County 21, turn right on 21, travel 1 mile to Orchard Road, follow signs for 1 mile to Orchard. Click here for a map and directions. Open: Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Open mid August through October Payment: Cash, Check. Ornamental gourds and ornamental grasses.

Houston County

  • Wold Strawberries - blackberries, blueberries, currants, corn (sweet), peppers, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, and prepicked produce, restrooms, wagon rides
    22988 Berry Drive, Mabel, MN 55954. Phone: 507-493-5897. Email: [email protected]. Open: 7 days a week from 7 am to 8 pm. Directions: Our farm is located in Southeastern Minnesota, halfway between Mabel and Spring Grove, 2.5 miles south of Highway 44 on County Road 8. Crops are usually available in June, July, August. Payment: Cash, Check.

Mower County

Olmsted County

  • Chester Berry Farm - strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market
    6225 10th Street SE, Rochester, MN 55904. Phone: 507-269-4748. Email: [email protected]. Open: 7 Days a week from 8am to 6pm; Season depends on weather. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries open in June; Raspberries open in July. Payment: Cash, Check. You can choose to pick your own berries or you can buy berries that have already been picked, they are always picked fresh daily.
  • Firefly Berries - Uses natural growing practices, currants (red and black), grapes, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available
    5542 23rd Street Ne, Rochester, MN 55906. Phone: 507-252-1309. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 7 pm from June - August Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9 am to 6 pm from September - October Hours May vary due to fruit availability. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are located at 5542 23rd Street NE, Rochester, MN. To find us travel 4 miles east from Broadway on US 14, then 3 miles north on County Road 11. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.  We are Southeast Minnesota's premier pick-your-own berry farm specializing in strawberries, raspberries, and Concord grapes. We are located just east of Rochester in southeast Minnesota. (UPDATED: June 11, 2015, JBS)
  • Ron's Berry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, strawberries, Fresh eggs, porta-potties
    9546 10th Street Southeast, Eyota, MN 55934. Phone: (507) 951-8165. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday through Saturday, from 8 am to 7 pm during strawberry season; Closed Sundays. Directions: From Rochester take either County Road 9 East to 90th Avenue and turn South, go 1 mile and turn Left on 10th Street Southeast and go 1/2 mile OR Highway 14 East to 90th Avenue and take a Left, go 1 mile to 10th Street Southeast and turn Right, we are 1/2 mile down the road on the right. Strawberry season is typically June 10 through July 4th. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We are not certified organic, but follow natural practices that meet or exceed certified organic practices. We are a family owned small farm. We welcome individuals, families, and groups! Kids are welcome!. (UPDATED: April 09, 2018)
  • Tweite's Family Farm - pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, U-pick and already picked, farm market, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), trike track, mini-golf, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    1821 Frontier Road Sw, Byron, MN 55920. Phone: 507-365-8035. Email: [email protected]. Open: Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 5:30 pm, September 19 to October 25; MEA October 14 pm to 16, from 10 am to 5:30 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: If you are coming from the East, we are located 12 minutes West of Rochester off of US highway 14 ; Turn South on 19th Avenue. If you are coming from the West, we are located 30 minutes East of Owatonna on US highway 14 (just 3 miles East of Kasson) ; Turn South on 19th Avenue. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.

Steele County

Wabasha County

  • Apple Ridge Orchard & Vineyard - Apples, pumpkins
    47418 240th Avenue, Mazeppa MN 55956. Phone: 507-843-3033. Open: Daily 9am - 6pm. Seasonal hours Apples galore! (Including famous Apple Ridge Honeycrisp, Haralson, Honeygold, and Sweet Sixteen). Plus, fresh-pressed apple cider, pumpkins, caramel apples, and a festive harvest atmosphere. Favorite family events include pick-your-own apples and you-pick pumpkins with tractor-pulled wagon rides every weekend. Kids Corn Maze. Apple Ridge llamas and barnyard animals love kids. Located just 15 minutes north of Rochester. Apple Ridge Orchard information and map on website.   Pick-Your-Own Apples (call ahead), Pick-Your-Own Grapes and Pumpkins, Animal Barnyard (Goats, Sheep, Alpacas). Our famous caramel apples Apple Pies Apple Cider, Jams, Honey, Real Maple Syrup and MORE... click here for our Facebook page.
  • Surin Farms - vegetables
    County Road 68, Zumbro Falls, MN. Phone: 507-753-2651. Email: [email protected]. Open: May-October, call for hours and availability. Quality, hand picked or pick your own vegetables. Specializing in Asian vegetables, herbs and spices. one half mile west of Zumbro Falls on Hwy 60, then 1 mile north on County Road 68. Delivery available.

Waseca County

  • Aronia Berries, LLC - Certified Organic, Aronia Berries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties
    9499 Wilton Bridge Road, Waseca, MN 56093. Phone: (507) 461-2396. Email: [email protected]. Open: Our Harvest for 2018 will begin on Monday, August 27 and run through the middle of September; Days and times May vary, so please call or text in advance. Directions: From Waseca take County Road 4 and follow for approximately 8 miles. The berry farm will be on the right hand side of the road. You should be able to see the little red shed and the signs. Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: August 07, 2018)

 


Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
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