Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Southern Minneapolis and southern suburbs, Minnesota? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Southern Minneapolis and southern suburbs, 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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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!
information about safely viewing the solar eclipse and where to get the approved
glasses, see this page. Or here to learn about the
scam counterfeit solar eclipse glasses.
What's in season in December 2017, and
other timely information:
Notes for December 2017: Frosts and freezes are upon us
in many areas, and one field may be unhurt while one a mile a way can be
damaged, so keep that in mind as you read the following: Apples are in season
now, as are figs, and Fall raspberries are in season now. Tomatoes are
going strong if frost hasn't happened in the field Late Apples, like
Fuji's should be plentiful now. You can see
a complete list of apple
varieties, their ripening dates and best uses here. And if you have a left
over pumpkin, you can
easily turn it into a Thanksgiving pie, pumpkin cheesecake, cookies, muffins and
more, see this page!
And of course you can find
farms, on our related website.
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!
Next year, don't miss an Easter Egg Hunt for your children:
See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!
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
Southern Minneapolis and southern suburbs, Minnesota U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
- Deardorff Orchards - apples, winery, hayrides, farm animals
Waconia, MN. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: early September to late Oct, 9 am to
5pm Tu-Sun, Closed Mon. Scenic 100 acre apple farm; pick-your-own juicy,
blue-ribbon apples from 5,000 apple trees. Honeycrisp, Haralson, 15
varieties. Century old barn full of pre-picked apples-fresh
cider-jams-honey-gourds-pumpkins-gifts-baskets. Kids' haystack;
tractor-pulled wagon rides Fri-Sun; kids wagons to walk & pick. MN Hwy 5
west from Eden Prairie; 3 miles west of Victoria turn right onto Parley
Lake Road, follow signs. Your family will have a great time here, bring
your camera and come see us in the fall! See website for map, info.
Pick-Your-Own Apple Orchard. Walk or take a Tractor Wagon Ride to Pick.
We offer Red Wagons for the Kids, Friendly Farm Animals. Kid's Haystack.
- Fall Harvest Orchard - apples, pumpkins
Phone: 763-972-3894. Email:
[email protected]. Open: daily from late August, 10am -
6pm (10-5 in November). Family-oriented orchard on a working farm; 18 apple
varieties, pre-picked or pick your own. In season: squash, brown eggs,
pumpkins, gourds, calico corn, popcorn & corn bundles. Children will enjoy
the farm animals (cows with calves, goats with kids, chickens, turkeys and
pigs) in an actual farm setting. Apple House features snacks, gifts and
crafts. Free wagon rides. Picnicking welcome. Located 5 miles west of Delano
on County Road 30. April 27, 2015: Fall Harvest Orchard is about to
get new owners who intend to keep the orchard going. Watch this space for
- Afton Apple Orchard
- strawberries, apples, raspberries, pumpkins, corn maze, hayrides,
weddings, school tours
14421 So. 90th St., Hastings, MN 55033. Phone:
651-436-8385. We have 190+ beautiful acres producing delicious Minnesota
grown strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins and 13 different varieties of
apples that can be picked by our customers at the peak of perfection.
Strawberry season starts approximately the second week in June, and runs
through mid-July. We are open Sunday - Wednesday from 7am to 3pm and and
Thursday - Sunday 7am to 7pm, weather permitting or until picked out. Always
call for an update on picking. Fall Raspberries usually starts early August
and goes until mid-October, or until we get a very hard freeze. Our apple
orchard is mainly "Pick Your Own" but we do sell freshly picked apples by
the peck, 1/2 bushel, and bushel, along with apple cider, honey, jam, maple
syrup and other Minnesota grown products. If you like bargains, then come
out during the week. It's less crowded and the orchard runs weekday
specials. And for great family fun, visit us on the weekends for our
hayrides. Throughout our apple season enjoy apple donuts, apple fritters,
caramel apples, caramel apple sundaes, hotdogs, chips, soda pop, coffee, hot
chocolate and - of course - delicious fresh apple cider all from our
This huge 15 acre corn maze is calling your name! The
maze is divided into 3 phases. Have a wedding, or reception, company event,
reunion, retirement party, birthday party, award ceremony, salesperson of
the year, finding someone special or getting rid of someone not so special,
New Years, or any other get-together in our beautiful building for any
special occasion. We can hold up to 300 people inside or many more guests
outside. Available are 8' banquet tables, folding chairs, and picnic tables,
both inside and outside. We have several options available including tractor
drawn hayrides, horse drawn wagon rides, playground, yard games, etc.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
Alexis Bailly Vineyard Hastings - grapes
Hastings, MN. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: June - Mid-Nov, Friday - Sun, to 5pm. Located
one mile south of Hastings off Hwy 61 at 170th Street. Visitors welcome to
visit the winery, stroll through the vineyards and sample the wines. Retail
sales of wines. Pick your own grapes available in September.
Applewood Orchard - apples, pumpkins, raspberries (red),
raspberries (Autumn, red), rhubarb, strawberries, Honey from hives on the
farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and
already picked, snacks and refreshment stand, school tours
22702 Hamburg Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044. Phone: 952-985-5425. Fax:
952-985-5425. Open: For the strawberry season we are open from 8am to 5pm if
there are berries available; Always call before coming for strawberries; You
need to call for hours for the raspberry season in late July through
October; For apples we are usually open daily from September 1st until
October 31st from 9am to 6pm Monday through Saturday and 12pm until 6pm on
Sundays; Raspberries July-October. Directions: From the north take Cedar Avenue to 225th Street take a
right there, and then a left on Hamburg Avenue From the south take Cedar to
225th take a left there and then a left on Hamburg Avenue We are the first
driveway on the left. This year interstate County Road 70 At 35W is under
construction, so if you are using 35W take the County Road 50 exit and then
continue to Cedar Avenue Take a right on Cedar, continue to 225th and take a
right and then a left on Hamburg Avenue.
Click here for a map and directions. We have PYO June strawberries that
are usually available mid June to Mid July, red raspberries that are
available from late July until the first frost and apples from late August
until Thanksgving. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard,
Discover. We have hayrides on the weekends during the apple season, a maze
for small children and a haystack for children to play on.
The Bohn Farm - strawberries, raspberries, fresh eggs, poultry, porta-potties are available, farm animals
17801 Clayton Avenue E, Rosemount, MN
55068. Phone: 651-967-3276. Alternate Phone: 612-281-5324. Email:
[email protected]. Open: See their website or call for dates
and hours, we're waiting for an update from the farm. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 10, 2015,
Bridgewater Produce Farm - blackberries, flowers, herbs/spices,
pumpkins, raspberries (Autumn, red), farm animals, school tours
Lonsdale Blvd, Northfield, MN 55057. Phone: 651-253-2689. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Daily 8:00 am to sunset; April
through October. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Northfield: From the
intersection of Highway 3 and Highway 19 (5th Street), take Highway 19 WEST
toward I-35. Go 2.1 miles. Bridgewater Produce is on the right. Enter
driveway and turn right to access stand. From I-35: Exit I-35 at MN-19, exit
69. Go EAST toward Northfield 4.55 miles. Turn left, enter driveway and turn
right to access the stand.
Click here for a map and directions. We open in April with plants and
asparagus and end our season with our fall harvest festival in October.
Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
Castle Rock Orchard - apples, pumpkins,
250th Street W., Farmington, MN 55024. Phone: 651-463-7387.
Alternate Phone: 9529179465. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 8
pm; Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: For a map
to our farm,
click here. Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page. We'll start with Zestar in
late August. Then the better than ever Sweet Tango, followed by
the always refreshing Honeycrisp! Wrapping up with
SnowSweet,(ADDED: August 22, 2016)
Hill Berry Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries
4339 320th St. W,
Northfield, MN 55057. Phone: 507-301-7183. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Blueberry picking season is
typically from mid- July to mid-August, During picking season we are
normally open Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon, Always check our
website or Facebook page, before you come to the farm make sure we are
open. We have 4,000 blueberry plants are growing in our soil, with many
more to come. We are a pick your own berry farm. We grow them - you pick
them! Payment: cash, check & credit card. We provide picking containers
and boxes to take your berries home in. Supervised Children are welcome!
We encourage you to sample the berries while you pick. (UPDATED:
May 6, 2017, JBS) (ADDED:
June 11, 2015, JBS)
Lorences Berry Farm - strawberries and raspberries
Foliage Avenue, Northfield, MN 55057. Phone: 507-645-9749. Open: May - mid
October. Hours vary. Cedar Ave (Dakota County 23 or Foliage Ave). 14 miles
south of Apple Valley or 7 miles north of Northfield. Pre-picked berries and
asparagus are available by order - 24 hours in advance. Call before driving
to the farm. Families are welcome with children supervised. Containers are
provided. The approximate seasons are Asparagus in May-June, Strawberries
mid June-early July, Raspberries in August and September.
- Rainbow Ridge Blueberry Farm -
The owner writes on August 09, 2017: "We stopped
doing PYO at the end of the 2016",
20176 Rhoda Avenue,
Welch, MN 55089. (ADDED:
July 12, 2015)
Sam Kedum Nursery and Gardens - Apples, strawberries (June
and ever-bearing), raspberries, currents, blueberries, cherries,
gooseberries. Over 30 p-y-o veggies from arugula to winter squash.
Others already picked., restrooms, tours of the operation
191st Street East, Hastings, MN 550233. Phone: 651-437-7516. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Starting April 3rd - October Monday to Thu
8-7, Fri 8-6, Sat 9-6, Sun 10-5. Directions: See their website for
directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard .
Organic and offer CSA, work for produce.
Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2012:
"Very friendly and they have diverse offerings"
Wyatt's Strawberries -
10370 180th St E,
Phone: 651-437-8479. Open: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday, and 7:00
am to 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday during season (May-July). Featuring
asparagus while in season; early May-June. We will pick to your order.
Strawberries mid June-early July - pick your own. You may bring your own
containers. Located S. of Hastings between Hwy 61 & Co. 47 on the corner of
Joan Ave & 180th St. From Hwy 52 near the town of Coates, turn left (east)
on County Road 46. (46 turns into 48). Go 7 miles to Cty Road 47 and turn
right. Go to Joan Ave (#89) and turn left. Go to 180th St. From Hastings:
south of Hastings on Hwy 61 to 180th street. Right (west) on 180th, 2 miles
to Joan Ave. Payment: Cash and checks.
Le Sueur County
Montgomery Orchard - apples, corn maze, restrooms, gift shop,
concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food), picnic area, birthday parties
15953 State Highway 99 (140th St. W) , Montgomery, MN 56069. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: See their website for for hours
and availability. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment:
Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard . Our mission is to provide a
refreshing and memorable outdoor experience for families, friends and
organizations. We hope you will enjoy the peace that comes with the fresh
air of a crisp fall day. Montgomery Orchard bloomed in the mind of owner,
Scott Wardell, and transcended into reality when the first section of apple
orchard, Orchard A, was planted in 1999. Since then, thanks to the help of
many, Scott and his family have now expanded the orchard nearly six-fold,
adding on a new segment designated by another letter every year. Aside from
Orchard, the rest of Scott and Barb's farm land is dedicated to the
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) including the growth of various hardwood
and evergreen trees and prairie restoration. It is now the mission of Scott
and his family to deliver the joy and experience of taking part in the most
beautiful parts of nature to their guests. When the summer comes to a close,
our arms are open to all that will come.
Shack - apples
23701 Highway 15 N, Hutchinson, MN 55350.
Phone: (320) 587-2127. Directions: just north of Hutchinson, 40 acres of
many varieties of apples. (ADDED: June 11, 2015, JBS)
Inspired Acres - Le Sueur - UPDATE: June 22, 2016:
The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
Us highway 169 South, Le Sueur, MN 56058.
Cherry Leaf Farm - Minimizes
chemical and pesticide use, cherries, raspberries (Autumn,
yellow), strawberries, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked,
restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals
9697 Decker Avenue, Northfield, MN 55057. Phone: 612-669-4778. Email:
[email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours.
Click here for a map and directions. Honeyberries: June 10 to June 30,
Cherries: July 5 to July 25, Raspberries: July 5 to July 25. We minimize use
of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page. In addition to cherries and
raspberries, we also have u-pick honeyberries. Honeyberries look similar to
a blueberry but larger and taste like a combination
blueberry/raspberry/grapefruit. Very tasty fresh and also great for
processing. Honey berries aka Haskaps, are a type of honeysuckle. (ADDED: April 29, 2015)
Fireside Orchard - Apples
2225 Lonsdale Blvd, Northfield, MN, 55057. Phone: 507-663-1376. Email:
Open: even days a week, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, August through December. We make fresh apple cider, fudge, donuts and
apple pies, and carry jams, jellies, Minnesota cheese, honey and maple
syrup. Of course, there are plenty of pumpkins for Halloween! Products
available: Apples, Apple Cider, Apple Pies, Fudge, Donuts, Caramel Dips,
Minnesota Cheeses, Caramel Apples, Jar Honey, Comb Honey, Pure Maple Syrup,
Flavored Syrups, Apple Butter, Jams and Jellies, Popcorn, Soynuts, Apple
Peelers, Sorghum, Wax Candles, Salsa, Steak Sauce & Dressing, Bread, Muffin
& Pancake Mixes fountain Everyone is welcome to enjoy our rose and mum
flower gardens, complete with fountain. We encourage people to take a moment
out of their busy lives and "stop and smell the flowers"! Our season
generally runs from August to New Year. While most people choose to purchase
their apples pre-picked out of our apple display cool-room, some like the
"pick-your-own" approach. There is always something quite amazing about
seeing a red-ripe apple hanging on a tree!
Nelson's Apple Farm
- pre-cut and cut-your-own Christmas trees, wagon rides (weekends),
farm animals, 7 Acre Corn Maze, Gift Shop, and . Crop Maze/Labyrinth, Farm
Animals (see also Petting Zoo), Apples, Pumpkins
3270 Douglas Avenue,
Webster, MN, 55088. Phone: (952) 461-3355. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: Located 2 miles south of New Market and
one mile north of Webster. Open: Day after Thanksgiving to December 20th,
Monday through Friday 1:00pm to 5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m to
5:00 p.m. Apple Season - Open Daily Monday through Friday 1:00pm to 6:00pm,
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.Pick your own apples - 20
different varieties! Apple barn opens September 1 - December 20. Pre-picked
and pick-your-own apples & pumpkins, apple cider. You don't have to
bring anything but you and your family and friends to the orchard. All
apples are within reach from the ground.
Silkey Gardens LLC - strawberries,
raspberries, blackberries, apples, cherries, blueberries
5556 E 115 Street PO Box
53, Northfield, MN 55057. Phone: 507-645-4158. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Hours will be posted on
our website as we get closer to the harvest season. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
ur goal at Silkey Gardens is to provide delicious, pick-your-own fruit to
Rice County and surrounding areas." To achieve this goal, we are continually
looking for and adding new fruit to those that we already offer. Other fruit
we are trying to grow are blueberries, Montmorency cherries, American black
choke cherry, wild plums, hazelnuts. We may have blueberries, plums and
cherries this summer.
Straight River Farm -
integrated pest management practices, strawberries,
220th Street E None, Faribault, MN 55021. Phone: 507-334-2226. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Hours vary due to weather and crop
conditions, but we are generally open 7 days from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm;
Evening hours May be available during peak season; Please call for updates.
Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Faribault, head south
on Willow Street to Glynview Trail. Left on Glynview 1 mile to 220th Street.
Left on 220th Street 1.8 miles to farm.
Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries available mid-June to
early July; Raspberries and blueberries (starting in 2015) in July; Each
picking season lasts about 3 weeks. We use integrated pest management
practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
Click here for our Facebook page. Other crops: apples, sweet corn,
melons, and tomatoes are sold through area Farmers' Markets and grocery
stores. Please check our website for days and locations of markets we'll
Cherith Farms - Uses natural growing practices,
beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (Spring,
red), rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, Honey from hives on
the farm, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions /
refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals,
27450 Raven Road, Belle Plaine, MN 56011. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: We are located between Belle
Plaine and Lesueur. Take 169 south out of Belle Plaine, Turn left on 53, Go
3 miles, Right on 270th, Go left on Raven Road. Top of Hill - See large old
barn. Turn Right. You're Here!
Click here for a map and directions. Raspberries: June 25 to July 27
Garden Produce: July to frost Gourds, pumpkins, Fall Decoratives: September
and October. Payment: Cash, Check. We grow our produce naturally using
sustainable agriculture practices. No pesticides or herbicides are used
unless absolutely necessary and then only that which is acceptable for
organic practices. Cherith Farms follows organic methods to grow pumpkins,
raspberries, tomatoes, other fruit and vegetables. We allow you to pick your
own produce and sell pre-picked produce.
Emma Krumbee's Orchard and Farm - apples, pumpkins, raspberries
(Autumn, red), events at your location (call for info)
Drive East, Belle Plaine, MN 56011. Phone: 952-873-3654. Alternate Phone:
[email protected]. Open: Sunday to Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm,
August 1 to October 31.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: South of Minneapolis 25
miles on highway 169, half way between Mankato and the Twin Cities.
Click here for a map and directions. Scarecrow Festival: September 14 to
October 27, 2013. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard,
Click here for our Facebook page. Typical harvest dates are: Apples Mid
August thru October; Pumpkins September thru October; Scarecrow Festival Mid
September thru October;
- Havlicek's Veseli Vrsek Happy Hill Orchard - apples
CR 23, Veseli,
MN. Phone: 952-758-4386. Email:
Open: 4:30-6:30 pm Monday to Friday; 10 am to 6 pm Saturday & Sunday August
15- December . Located 4 miles north of Veseli or 6 miles east of New
Prague, or 10 miles south of Prior Lake off County Road 23. Featuring 23
varieties of u-pick or pre-picked apples that ripen from Aug- Oct. We also
have light basswood blossom honey, plums, grapes, pumpkins, squash,
tomatoes, garlic and onions. Our no frills family operation allows us to
charge the lowest prices. We also sell stored apples all winter.
Sponsel's Minnesota Harvest Apple Orchard - apples, pumpkins, restrooms,
picnic area, weddings and wedding parties
8251 Old Highway 169 Blvd,
Jordan, MN 55352. Phone: 952-492-2785. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Click
here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: From the Twin Cities:
Highway 169 South through Jordan. First left after Jordan stoplight on
County Road 59. First right at stopsign on County Road 66 / Old Hwy. 169.
You will see signs and take a left up the hill to the orchard. And for a map
to our farm,
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check,
Click here for our Facebook page. Formerly known as "Sponsels" Also see our
Pumpkin/Corn maze listing and our
Peter's Pumpkins and Carmen's Corn - flowers, pumpkins, and
prepicked produce, restrooms, face painting, school tours
Brickyard Road, Shakopee, MN 55379. Phone: (952)9060247. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: Located in Shakopee: from Hwy 169,
take Co. Road 69 S to the intersection with Co. Road 78. And for a map to
click here. Crops are usually available in July, August, September.
Open: Monday to Friday, 11am - dark; Sat-Sun, 9am - dark. Payment: Cash,
Check. We grow a large variety of fruit and vegetables. We weed and harvest
by hand and guarantee the freshness and highest quality of raspberries,
melons, vine-ripened & canning tomatoes, sweet corn, onions, herbs, etc.
Pick-your-own cut flowers available. We celebrate fall with free hayrides
and face painting on weekends and a daily pick your pumpkin. Very
competitive prices! School field trips available. Retail/wholesale. Se habla
Sweetland Orchard -
chemical and pesticide use, apples, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), restrooms, picnic area
26205 Fairlawn Ave, Webster, MN 55088. Phone: 651-252-4337. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Saturdays and Sundays in September and
October from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From the
Twin Cities: I-35 south to County 2 (Elko/New Market exit). Go west on
County 2 eight miles to Fairlawn. Turn left on Fairlawn for a city block.
From the southwest suburbs: take 13 south to County 2. Go east on County 2
for about two miles to Fairlawn. Turn right on Fairlawn for a city block.
Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and
other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page. Home brewers: we sell raw cider in
bulk. Contact us to make arrangements. The ONLY pyo crops offered is apples.
- Thompson's Hillcrest
Orchard - Apples, pumpkins, raspberries
6271 250th St E, Elko,
MN 55020. Phone: 952-461-2055. Email:
[email protected] Open: Friday and Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm for
'We-Pick' or 'U-Pick'; Sunday Noon - 6:00 pm for 'We-Pick' or 'U-Pick'; You
are welcome to call for appointments to pick on other days. Apples,
raspberries U-pick & pre-picked, 8 varieties (including newest U of M
varieties Honeycrisp & Zestar)! Conveniently located 15 minutes from
Burnsville. Go south on 35W to the Cty Rd 70 exit. Go right on 70. Go left
on Cty Rd 27. Go right on 250th Street East. Tours and other group events by
Aamodt's Apple Farm, Inc. - apples,
hayrides, pumpkins, cow train rides, pony rides, petting zoo, winery
6428 Manning Avenue,
Stillwater, MN 55082, Phone: (651) 439-3127. Open: Daily, From 10AM to 6PM, Seasonal hours, August to December . Throughout the season
Aamodt's takes on a festive atmosphere. Our turn-of-the century farm village
comes alive with children's laughter rising from the pony rides & petting
farm as fiddlers stroll the grounds. Take a hay ride, or sit back and relax
in the pantry with homemade bakery goods & fresh pressed cider. Take a ride
in Aamodt's hot air balloons. We added a winery, with apple & grape wines.
Enjoy a walk through the orchard & pick your own apples. Visit our website
full of info & coupons.
- Afton Raspberry Company - raspberries,
1421 Neal Avenue South, Afton, MN 55001. Phone: 651-436-7631. Email:
John J. Arco @msn. Directions: From St. Paul 94 east to manning avenue.
Take a right. Go 200 feet and take a left onto the frontage road. Go to 1st
stop sign and take a right. Go 1.4 miles. We are located on the left side of
the road. address is 1421 neal ave. so. And for a map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in August, September. Open: 7
days a week from 8am till dark. Mid august thru September Fall Raspberries
Only Starting mid august thru September Payment: Cash, Check.
- The Berry Patch
- strawberries, raspberries & blueberries
County Road 50, MN,
55110. Phone: 651-433-3448. Pick-your-own & pre-picked strawberries in June
and pick-your-own & pre-picked raspberries & blueberries in July. Orders
for tree-ripened Michigan peaches and sweet cherries also taken. Forest
Lake, MN 55110. Five miles east of Forest Lake on Hwy 97. Turn south on
County Road 15 (Manning Trail) for 1 three quarters of a miles, then turn
right onto County Road 50. Supervised children welcome. Containers
provided. . Open: daily, June to August, weather & crop permitting.
Blueberry Fields of Stillwater - blueberries, porta-potties are available, picnic area (bring your own food)
9450 Mendel Road
North, Stillwater, MN 55082. Phone: 651 351 0492. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Check website or call
for dates/times, updated by 7am and 2pm during picking season
(June/July) before coming to farm. Directions: Located just north of
Stillwater. From Highway #36, go North on Manning Avenue/Highway #15
for 3 miles. Turn right on Dellwood Road/Highway 96 and go 1 mile.
Turn left on Mendel Road North and go 1/2 mile.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment:
Click here for our Facebook page. Your local source for fresh,
flavorful, and nutrient-rich blueberries. Pick your own blueberries in
our family friendly setting with picnic areas. We use composted
poultry manure, fish hydrolysates, and mulch, which feed our bushes,
soil, and create our delicious blueberries!.
Covered Bridge Farm - apples, Christmas trees
Forest Blvd., Forest Lake, MN 55025. Phone: 651-464-0735. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Note, There will be no apple
or pear crop in 2017 due to the June 11 hailstorm; We will open for
"cut your own” Christmas trees the day after Thanksgiving.Pick your own
apples and Pre-cut as well as choose and cut Christmas tres- (Balsam Fir, Colorado Spruce, Scotch Pine, Norway Spruce
Replica covered bridge over creek in picturesque rural setting. Located 16
miles north of St. Paul on US Highway 61. 20 acres dedicated to cut your own
Christmas trees in season. (UPDATED: June 27, 2017)
- Fischer's Croix Farm Orchard
- Apples, pumpkins, raspberries, corn maze, pumpkin patch
County Road 21, Hastings, MN. Phone:
Open: daily, September to Nov 9:30am - 6pm. Call for
harvest dates, weekend activities, directions or to schedule group tours.
Apples, pumpkins, raspberries, corn maze and more. Located on the scenic
Lower St. Croix River, 1 mile north of US Hwy 10 on Wash County Road 21
just 25 minutes south of St. Paul. Over 20 varieties of apples pre-picked or
pick-your-own available. PYO fall raspberries, cider, honey, maple syrup,
PYO pumpkins and other fall vegetables available. September through October
31 corn maze, weekend hayrides, petting animals and picnic facilities. Enjoy
our fall gardens and a stroll through the orchard.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
Live Flowers, LLC -
are used, flowers, U-pick and already picked
15677 May Avenue,
Marine On St. Croix, MN 55047. Phone: 651-433-5075. Email:
[email protected]. Open: by appointment only, Monday to Saturday,
from 8 am to 7 pm, July 1 to September 30 or frost. Directions: From
Stillwater and Highway 36, drive north on Manning (County Road 15) for 8
miles. Turn right on 155th Street and left on May Avenue. We are 10 miles
north of downtown Stillwater.
Click here for a map and directions. The month of August is peak
flowering time!. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash,
Click here for our Facebook page. Riotous, colorful, abundant blooms all
summer long can be picked at my Live Flowers, LLC local, sustainable, flower
farm. You may pick your own or request a bouquet be ready when you get here.
Flowers by the pail for outdoor & indoor weddings, green receptions, special
events & every day. Cosmos, celosia, callas, zinnias, rudbeckias, & many
more varieties. I am happy to pick flowers & arrange for you if you wish.
Please call ahead. You may also find me at Marine on St. Croix Farmers'
Market Saturday mornings July thru September.
McDougall's Apple Junction
- Apples, pumpkins, hayrides,
14325 110th St S,
Hastings, MN 55033. Phone: 651-437-6794. Alternate phone: (651) 480-4701. Open: 10am - 6pm daily, September -
December. Orchard located just 20 minutes south of St. Paul. Four miles S
of Afton Alps or 2 miles N of Carpenter's Nature Center on Cty 21 & Cty 78.
Apples, honey, pick-your-own pumpkins, jams and jellies, fall vegetables,
chrysanthemums, dried flowers, crafts & more. Straw mountain play area, goat
mountain, petting zoo, weekend hayrides and a real farm windmill. Make a drive along the beautiful
lower St. Croix River Valley an autumn tradition, and be sure to include a
visit to McDougall's Apple Junction. Gary and Alice McDougall.
Natura Farms (formerly North Star Gardens) - Strawberries,
raspberries, blueberries, apples, currants, grapes, melons, tomatoes, sweet
corn, peppers, other vegetables, herbs and flowers.
19060 Manning Trail North, Marine on the St. Croix, MN 55047. Phone:
[email protected]. U-pick, pre-pick and wholesale. Clean, indoor rest rooms.
Children welcome! We steward our soil and grow our produce with natural,
sustainable, environmentally safe practices. Open: June-Sept, Tues-Sat; 10-7
and by appointment.
Pick-Your-Own Strawberries, Raspberries, Currants, And More.
See this page for a harvest schedule / crop calendar.
Comments from a visitor on September 02, 2008: "I thought it was great.
Everything is organic and fresh. The people that work there are kind and
helpful. Not to mention, many of them are volunteers that work towards a
local church. The entire organization is just fantastic."
Pine Tree Apple Orchard
- Strawberries, corn maze, bakery
450 Apple Orchard Road,
White Bear Lake, MN 55110. Phone: 651-429-7202. Strawberry Season -
Mid-June through Mid-July, PYO Berry Line, 651-429-8026. Pre-picked and
Strawberry Bakery. Apple Season is August through February, Weekends in
March, Seasonal Hours. See the website for Tours or Schedule of Events or
Maps and Directions. During the fall we offer weekend entertainment, pony
rides, wagon rides, and a corn maze; pick your own pumpkins, a large
variety of apples, homemade bakery products, caramel apples, fresh
cider, gifts and more!
Whistling Well Farm
- pumpkins, fall raspberries and apples.
8973 St Croix Trail S, Hastings,
MN 55033. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: daily from 9:00am to 6:00pm; Pick your own apples start
Saturday in early September. Directions: 2 miles south of Afton Alps/Afton State Park on
County Rd 21 (St. Croix Trail) and County Rd 76 (90th St). A variety of
apples are now available in our market for sale. We grow over 20 of our
regions finest varieties of apples.
Local Honey Sources:
Ziertman's Pumpkin Farm - Honey (retail), Honey from hives on the
5761 Keats Avenue N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042. Phone: 651-779-9134.
[email protected]. Open: Every Saturday and Sunday in October 10 am to
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are
located 1 mile south of highway 36 by Stillwater. Take highway 36 east
towards Stillwater and we are 3 miles east of 694.
Click here for a map and directions. We are open every Saturday and
Sunday 10:00 am until dusk. Payment: Cash, only. We have a wide range of
fall decorations. We have 2 kinds of stalks, 5 kinds of squash, big/big
pumpkins, bumpy gourds and pumpkins, white pumpkins, straw bales, mini
pumpkins and gourds.
Meats, Milk and Eggs:
Highview Pastures Grass Fed Pasture Raised - Chicken (free
range), Turkey, Beef, Lamb, USDA Natural, No hormones used, No antibiotics
used, 100% Grass fed (includes finishing), 100% grass and/or grain fed,
Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, No pets please, Turkeys
25735 Highview Avenue, Farmington, MN 55024.
Phone: 952-985-7577. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Call for hours. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page. Angus is 100% grass fed. Turkeys and
chickens are pasture raised.
Le Seur Conty
My Minnesota Farmer
- Fresh eggs,Lamb, Pork, Beef, Chickens, Turkeys
35100 191st Avenue, Montgomery, MN 56069. Phone:
612-245-6271. Alternate Phone: 507-364-7348. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Please contact us to find a time to come to
our U - pick farm; We will make sure that when you want to come the produce
is plentiful and perfectly ripe. Directions: From the twin cities take 35
south until you come to county road 1 which is the Montgomery and Dundas
exit. Follow exit and take a right onto County road 1. Follow 1 which turns
into county road 26. After driving on county road 26 through Montgomery
continue on 26 for three miles. Take a left onto County Road 136. We are the
first house on the right.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We have CSA,
Farm Parties, Lamb, Pork, Beef, Chickens, Turkeys and eggs ADDED:
January 29, 2010)
Auntie Annie's Fields - Chicken (free range), USDA Natural, No
hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% mixture of corn, grain, soybeans
and/or other natural supplemental feeds, Hiking trails, Within an easy drive
to an Interstate road, children welcome,
12456 Bagley Avenue, Dundas, MN
55019. Phone: 507-545-4662. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Winter hours by appointment only;
Summer hours will be posted at the end of March. Directions: We're located
45 minutes south of Minneapolis, just off Interstate 35. Get off I-35 at the
Dundas-Montgomery Highway 1 exit (which is the exit south of the Northfield
exit). Go west on 1. At your first stop sign, take a left onto Highway
46/Bagley Avenue We are 1.5 miles down on the right side of the road, in a
green house. If you hit Highway 8, you've gone a little bit too far.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Chickens will
be available for pick-up in Minneapolis starting again in June. Our chickens
eat fresh clover with such gusto that their beaks click! They really run
around living chickenly lives. We rotate their yard, so they always have
fresh greens. The grain they eat is never sprayed with chemicals and is
non-GMO. We sell whole, frozen birds. Never-frozen birds must be reserved
ahead of time and are available three times a year at our farm.
Farm Venues for Weddings, Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:
Horse Rides and More:
Farm Bed And Breakfasts
Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:
- Harvest Gardens - Local delivery,
pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the
farm, porta-potties are available
Between Prior Lake & Lakeville On 185th, Prior
Lake, MN 55372. Phone: 612-210-6043. Open: Monday to Friday 3:30pm to
6:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to dusk through October 31st.
Directions: Between Prior Lake and Lakeville on 185th Street. Payment:
Cash, Check, Discover.