Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Northeastern Missouri?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Northeastern Missouri, 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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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 January 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for January 2018: 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 Christmas tree 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 write me!

Northeastern Missouri U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

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

Adair County

  • Lost Branch Blueberry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, herbs/spices, porta-potties are available, picnic area (bring your own food), school tours
    21507 Lost Branch Way, Brashear, MO 63533. Phone: 660-342-2725. Alternate Phone: 660-342-1771. Email: [email protected]. Open: Times vary - see website or Facebook for daily updates during the season. Directions: Take highway 6 east (south of Kirksville). Go approximately 5 1/2 miles and turn north (left) on Lost Branch Way. Go about 6/10 of a mile and you will see our sign on the left. See website for more directions. Click here for a map and directions. Check our website or Facebook for updates as to when we will open this season; Generally, June 24 through the month of July. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Park like atmosphere with a small waterfall & pond and a winding path through the herb garden with 30+ different plants. Asparagus for sale typically in May. We also have Blueberry Jam & Muffins for sale during blueberry season.  We have nice, manicured, grass rows and easy access. We also provide bags and buckets in which to put the bags.(UPDATED: March 31, 2016)  

Audrain County

  • Binder's Hilltop Apple and Berry Farm - apples, peaches, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    24688 Audrain Road 820, Mexico, MO 65265. Phone: 573 721 1415. Email: [email protected]. Open: Mid July through the end of October or until the final crop is completely picked. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Blackberries: July Peaches: Mid July Apples: Last week in July through the end of October. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Special Event: Each year on the last weekend in September we host a National Alpaca Farm Day on our premises. So bring your camera and your kids, visit the alpacas, pet a baby cria, halter lead an alpaca, pick apples, see a spinning and/or weaving demonstration, live musical entertainment and a Blue Grass Jam, visit our country store and see our observation beehive, Walk around our farm and visit the African geese, guineas and ducks.

Chariton County

Clark County

Knox County

Lewis County

  • Blue Heron Orchard - ORGANIC, apples, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), prepicked produce, school tours
    32974 220th Street, Canton, MO 63435. Phone: 573-655-4291. Email: [email protected]. Directions: From Quincy, Illinois: Highway 24 West to US 61 North.  Exit Highway C at La Grange, Missouri, turn right (east).  Come into La Grange turn left at junction B, and go 2.3 miles (North).  Turn Left at Road 220.  (Look for Red Apple signs on right.)  Go .7 miles,  Blue Heron Orchard on Left.   . Click here for a map and directions. Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in August, September, October. Open: Sundays 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm Saturdays 9:00 am until 4:00 pm Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays 10:00 am until 5:00 pm By appointment also. The main harvest begins in late August with Gala Apples and continues through mid to late October with Wine Saps. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check. Heirloom Tomatoes, Peppers, Squash: summer/winter, Basil. Spring has arrived! Early cool crops are producing. We have 18 different varieties of Tomatoes started. Most other crops will be ready in end of June. Remember: Call ahead!
    Comments from a visitor on August 03, 2012: "Loved it, very friendly people. "

Linn County

Macon County

  • West Orchards - apples, peaches, plums, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    25875 Jewell Avenue, Macon, MO 63552. Phone: 660-651-7582. Alternate Phone: 660-385-3750. Email: [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: From Macon Missouri go 5 miles north on highway 63 , turn left (west) on AX (Axtell) , go 3/4 mile , turn south on Jewell , 3/4 mile to Orchard. Click here for a map and directions. Apples: August 1st to October 15th. Payment: Cash, Check. We have 17 varieties of apples including , Pristene (our 1st summer apple and super eating as well as applesauce apple) , Mutsu Crispin , Arkansas Black , Jonagold, Honeycrisp , Rome Beauty , Stamared (Winesap variety) Jonafree (very close to the old fashion Jonathon) , Senshu , Redfree , Gala , Liberty and more. Our objective is to provide wholesome low spray fruit that taste great! Come on out to the orchard. For a small fee, We do tours for local groups from Senior Citizens , Pre-School to Kindergarten through High School. We are a U-Pick orchard and love to have families and individuals come out to pick their own fresh fruit! Orchard Opens around the 1st of August with our 1st apples variety being the sprightly tasting and beautiful apple, The "Pristine". We also will have at that time plums and some peaches if the season is good.

Marion County

Monroe County

Pike County

Putnam County

Ralls County

Randolph County

Scotland County

Shelby County

Sullivan County

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

Local Honey Sources:

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

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

Horse Rides and More:

Farm Bed And Breakfasts

Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:

Wholesale Foods

Macon County

  • Farmstand - Local delivery, Regional delivery (see below for details), some produce is certified organically grown, all produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Preserves, jams, jellies, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables,
    10764 Mercury Avenue, La Plata, MO 63549. Phone: 573-424-7767. Email: [email protected]. Open: Call us for wholesale pricing and delivery. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check. Farmstand, a group of local growers located within a 20 mile radius of Kirksville, MO, is dedicated to selling all locally grown seasonal produce without the use of any harmful chemicals. In addition, we donate approximately 1000 pounds of produce a week to local food banks. We guarantee all our produce is fresh picked within twenty four hours of sales.