Find a local pick your own farm here!

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steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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

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

Notes for August 2017: Blueberries and peaches are going still in northern and cooler areas, but are mostly finished in the Deep South. Blackberries, figs,  and raspberries are in season now. Tomatoes are going strong, although the crop is way diminished in rainy areas like the southeast.  Strawberries are finished, except in the far north, and if the farm planted Day Neutral varieties. Early apples, like Gala, are about to start!

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Southern Minneapolis and southern suburbs, Minnesota U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

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Carver County

  • Deardorff Orchards - apples, winery, hayrides, farm animals
    Waconia, MN. Phone: 952-442-1885.  Email: deardorfforch@aol.com. 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. (UPDATED: May 10, 2015, JBS)
  • Fall Harvest Orchard - apples, pumpkins
    Delano, MN. Phone: 763-972-3894. Email: fallharvest@frontiernet.net. 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 more information! (UPDATED: May 10, 2015, JBS)

Dakota County

  • 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 concession stand.
    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.  (UPDATED: May 11, 2015, JBS)  (UPDATED: October 22, 2013, from their website)
  • Alexis Bailly Vineyard Hastings - grapes
    Hastings, MN. Phone: 651-437-1413.Email abv@abvwines.com. 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. (UPDATED: June 11, 2015, JBS)
  • 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. (UPDATED: May 10, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: June 27, 2009)
  • The Bohn Farm - strawberries, raspberries, fresh eggs, poultry, porta-potties, farm animals
    17801 Clayton Avenue E, Rosemount, MN 55068. Phone: 651-967-3276. Alternate Phone: 612-281-5324. Email: bohnfarm@embarqmail.com. 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, JBS) (UPDATED: June 18, 2012)
  • Bridgewater Produce Farm - blackberries, flowers, herbs/spices, pumpkins, raspberries (Autumn, red), farm animals, school tours
    4706 E Lonsdale Blvd, Northfield, MN 55057. Phone: 651-253-2689. Email: john@bridgewaterproducefarm.com. 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. (UPDATED: May 10, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: March 13, 2010)
  • Castle Rock Orchard - apples, pumpkins,
    3671 250th Street W., Farmington, MN 55024. Phone: 651-463-7387. Alternate Phone: 9529179465. Email: starbelly3@gmail.com. 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)
  • Little Hill Berry Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries
    4339 320th St. W, Northfield, MN 55057.  Phone: 507-301-7183. Email: info@littlehillberryfarm.com. 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
    28625 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. (UPDATED: May 10, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: June 19, 2011)
  • 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
    2414 191st Street East, Hastings, MN 550233. Phone: 651-437-7516. Email: sam@kedemroses.com. 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. (UPDATED: May 10, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: July 02, 2012, suggested by a visitor)
    Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2012: "Very friendly and they have diverse offerings"
  • Wyatt's Strawberries - Strawberries
    10370 180th St E, Hastings, MN. 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. (UPDATED: May 10, 2015, JBS)

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: 952-221-1051. Email: barb@montgomeryorchard.com. 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. (UPDATED: May 11, 2015, JBS)  (ADDED: April 07, 2011, suggested by a visitor)

McLeod County

  • Apple 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)

Nicollet County

  • Inspired Acres - Le Sueur - UPDATE: June 22, 2016: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
    34876 Us highway 169 South, Le Sueur, MN 56058.  (ADDED: June 20, 2014)

Ramsey County

Rice County

  • 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: cherryfarmerjohn@gmail.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: 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, Visa/MasterCard. 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: apples@firesideorchard.com. 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! (UPDATED: May 11, 2015, JBS)
  • 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: Appleman121@cs.com. 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. (UPDATED: May 11, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: October 22, 2013, from their website)
  • Silkey Gardens LLC - strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, apples, cherries, blueberries
    5556 E 115 Street PO Box 53, Northfield, MN 55057. Phone: 507-645-4158. Email: Paul@silkeygardens.com. 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. (UPDATED: May 11, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: November 24, 2009)
  • Straight River Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, strawberries,
    3733 220th Street E None, Faribault, MN 55021. Phone: 507-334-2226. Email: email@straightriverfarm.com. 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. Picking 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 attend. (UPDATED: April 02, 2015) (UPDATED: July 20, 2014) (UPDATED: December 05, 2009)

Scott County

  • 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, birthday parties
    27450 Raven Road, Belle Plaine, MN 56011. Phone: 507-665-5055. Email: mecredyd@earthlink.net. 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. (UPDATED: May 11, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: May 17, 2013)
  • Emma Krumbee's Orchard and Farm - apples, pumpkins, raspberries (Autumn, red), events at your location (call for info)
    311 Enterprise Drive East, Belle Plaine, MN 56011. Phone: 952-873-3654. Alternate Phone: 952-873-3006. Email: ekgeneralmanager@gmail.com. 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, Discover, AmEx. 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; (UPDATED: May 11, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: July 08, 2013)
  • Havlicek's Veseli Vrsek Happy Hill Orchard - apples
    CR 23, Veseli, MN. Phone: 952-758-4386. Email: veselivr@juno.com. 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.  (UPDATED: May 11, 2015, JBS)
  • 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: info@225waterstreet.com. 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, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Formerly known as "Sponsels"(UPDATED: August 07, 2011)  Also see our Pumpkin/Corn maze listing and our Christmas listing. (UPDATED: May 11, 2015, JBS)
  • Peter's Pumpkins and Carmen's Corn - flowers, pumpkins, and prepicked produce, restrooms, face painting, school tours
    12860 Old Brickyard Road, Shakopee, MN 55379. Phone: (952)9060247. Email: peterspumpkins@yahoo.com. Directions: Located in Shakopee: from Hwy 169, take Co. Road 69 S to the intersection with Co. Road 78. And for a map to our farm, 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 español! (UPDATED: May 11, 2015, JBS)
  • Sweetland Orchard - Minimizes 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: sweetlandorchard@gmail.com. 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.  (UPDATED: July 19, 2014)  (UPDATED: September 06, 2012) (UPDATED: September 27, 2011) (ADDED: September 06, 2010)
  • Thompson's Hillcrest Orchard - Apples, pumpkins, raspberries
    6271 250th St E, Elko, MN 55020. Phone: 952-461-2055. Email: barbara-a-t@hotmail.com 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 appt. (UPDATED: May 11, 2015, JBS)

Sibley County

Washington County

  • 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. (UPDATED: May 11, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: March 3, 2013, from their website)  (UPDATED: October 22, 2013, from their website)
  • 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, picnic area (bring your own food)
    9450 Mendel Road North, Stillwater, MN 55082. Phone: 651 351 0492. Email: bev@blueberryfieldsofstillwater.com. 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!. (UPDATED: February 11, 2015) (ADDED: June 02, 2008)
  • Covered Bridge Farm -  apples, Christmas trees
    18655 Forest Blvd., Forest Lake, MN 55025. Phone: 651-464-0735. Email: coveredbridgefarm.mn@gmail.com. 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) (UPDATED: May 11, 2015, JBS)
  • Fischer's Croix Farm Orchard - Apples, pumpkins, raspberries, corn maze, pumpkin patch
    County Road 21, Hastings, MN. Phone: 651-437-7126. Email: kjleadholm@aol.com. 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. (UPDATED: May 11, 2015, JBS)
  • Live Flowers, LLC - No pesticides are used, flowers, U-pick and already picked
    15677 May Avenue, Marine On St. Croix, MN 55047. Phone: 651-433-5075. Email: Renee.LiveFlowers@gmail.com. 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, Check. 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. (UPDATED: May 11, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: April 16, 2011)
  • 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. (UPDATED: May 11, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: March 3, 2013, from their website)
  • 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: 651-433-5850. Email: pmo@chof.net. 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. (UPDATED: May 11, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: March 16, 2009)
    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." (ADDED: September 02, 2008, suggested by a visitor)
  • 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! (UPDATED: May 11, 2015, JBS)
  • Whistling Well Farm - pumpkins, fall raspberries and apples.
    8973 St Croix Trail S, Hastings, MN 55033. Phone: 651-998-0301. Email: charlie@whistlingwellfarm.com. 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. (UPDATED: May 11, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: March 3, 2013, from their website)

 


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


Local Honey Sources:

Washington County

  • Ziertman's Pumpkin Farm - Honey (retail), Honey from hives on the farm
    5761 Keats Avenue N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042. Phone: 651-779-9134. Email: ziertman@msn.com. Open: Every Saturday and Sunday in October 10 am to Dark. 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. (ADDED: September 26, 2009)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Dakota County

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: csa@mymnfarmer.com. 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  (UPDATED: May 11, 2015, JBS) ADDED: January 29, 2010)

Rice County

  • 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: auntieanniesfields@gmail.com. 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. (ADDED: November 29, 2010)

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


Horse Rides and More:


Farm Bed And Breakfasts


Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:


Wholesale Foods

Scott County

  • Harvest Gardens - Local delivery, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, porta-potties
    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. (ADDED: October 10, 2011)

 


 

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