Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Northwestern Missouri? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Northwestern 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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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!
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
Northwestern Missouri U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
- Pinetree Lane Berry Farms - Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries,
3855 Southeast State Route C, Easton,
MO 64443. Phone: 816-667-5829.
Open: ???. Directions: Click
here for a map. They also have gooseberries and asparagus. In the fall there are pumpkins,
gourds, Indian corn, and popcorn.
Schweizer Orchard - apples, blackberries, peaches, pumpkins,
strawberries, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand,
restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
5455 S.E. State Route FF, St. Joseph, MO 64507. Phone: 816-232-3999Directions:
I-29 exit 44. East on 169 Hwy approx 1 mile to FF. South (right) on FF for 1/2
mile. Orchard is located on the left side of the road. And for a map to our
click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September,
October, November. Open: Normally we open full time starting the last of June.
Monday thru Saturday 9am to 5:30pm and Sunday 1pm to 5pm Strawberries typically
last week of May and first two weeks of June, Opening for the season end of June
for peaches. Blackberries July. Apples starting in August. Pumpkins in
September. Mazes usually last week in August. Pumpkin patch opening in
September. Train and hayrides only on Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting)
starting last week of September. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard.
Click here for our Facebook page. We offer more than a variety of edible
delights, you will also be welcomed by staff with a warm, friendly smile and
have the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors by picking your own fruit in season.
We also have freshly picked fruit and produce available inside the market. The
Schweizer Family has produced fine quality fruits for four generations and
invites you and your family to come out and sample all the delicious specialties
and unusual gift ideas.
Mule Barn Berries - strawberries, blackberries, corn (sweet), raspberries
(red), tomatoes, porta-potties are available
223 NE Mule Barn Road, Lathrop, MO
64465. Phone: 877-487-3777. Alternate Phone: 816-528-4633. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday 7 am to 9 am and 6 pm to
dark, Tuesday 7 am to 9 am, Thursday 7 am to 9 am and 6 pm to dark,
Friday 7 am to 9 am, Saturday 7 am to noon.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking
Click here for picking updates. Directions: From I-35 take Exit
40, the Lathrop/Polo/116 highway Turn west towards Lathrop/Plattsburg.
Drive 2 miles from I-35 and turn north onto Mule Barn Road, a gravel
road. Mule Barn Road runs both north and south so be sure to turn
north. It is 3/4 mile to the patch on the east side of the road just
after the dam for the lake. You will see all the trellis. From the
town of Lathrop, travel 1 mile east on 116 highway Turn north onto
Mule Barn Road. 3/4 mile to the patch on the east side.
Click here for a map and directions. Blackberries: July and August
Sweet Corn: July, August, September Tomatoes: August, September,
October. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page. Please see the Picking Report on
the bottom left of the home page of our website for the latest crop
report and any special conditions or hours on the farm. Sometimes due
to weather or berry conditions our hours change. The berries are
thornless and the aisles are finish mowed so shorts, stable sandles,
and short sleeves are fine for picking. The field is on a hillside so
please wear stable shoes with no heel. We hope to see you at the
patch!. Come Pick at the Patch. U-Pick Strawberries, raspberries, and
blackberries. We are 25 minutes north of Liberty in Lathrop, MO. See
the Tours & Events tab for jelly classes, farm tours, and photoshoot
The Q - Uses natural growing
practices, corn (sweet), cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, other
vegetables, Other fruit or veg, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms,
225 W 1st Street, Clearmont, MO 64431. Phone: 660-729-3377.
[email protected]. Open: 7 Days 7 am to 9 pm. Directions: Between
Maryville and Clarinda 1 block west of highway 71 on 1st street in
Clearmont. Look for The Q and big white tent.
Click here for a map and directions. July Thru September. We use natural
practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Local Honey Sources:
Meats, Milk and Eggs:
DDM Miniatures and Heritage Breeds - Chicken (NOT free
range), Turkey, Duck, Beef, Pork, Lamb, Goat meat, No hormones used,
No antibiotics used, 100% mixture of corn, grain, soybeans and/or
other natural supplemental feeds, Eggs (vegetarian fed), Brown eggs,
Specialty eggs (see below), Farm market with fruits and vegetables,
Farm/ranch tours for visitors, No pets please, Turkeys (organic,
not-hormone-fed), Fresh eggs, farm animals, school tours
Street, King City, MO 64463. Phone: 660-822-6613. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Meat is only available in the
Spring - call for details; We will take reservations for turkeys,
ducks and geese starting in 2013. Directions: North from Saint Joseph,
Missouri on US 169 through King City 3miles then west .5 miles on 430
Street. Payment: Cash, Check. We are a small sustainable farm that
specializes in Heritage and miniature breeds and Heir loom seeds. We
hope to sponsor a seed exchange in the Spring of 2013. We have colored
"Easter Chicken" eggs and "chocolate" colored Maran eggs (James Bond's
favorite). We shear our own sheep in the spring and would be glad to
have Headstart or other children's groups to witness this event. We
have fabulous Red Waddle pork available in the Spring but it sells out
quickly. We have spring lambs, kids and piglets along with geeese,
ducks , turkeys and chicks.
Farm Venues for Weddings, Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:
Horse Rides and More:
Farm Bed And Breakfasts
Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:
- TTL Farms - pumpkins for sale in the shop
or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field,
North Ridge, Turney, MO 64493. Phone: 816-592-0349. Alternate Phone: 816-664-2010. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Through September 15 Thursday, 2014.
Directions: Interstate 35, Lathrop/Polo exit, Highway 116 West, A
Highway North, H Highway East, North Ridge Road North for 1/2 a mile.
Payment: Cash, Check. We sell wholesale pumpkins for $.15 cents per lbs.
We can deliver anywhere in the Kansas City/ St. Joseph area if you buy
300$ or more in pumpkins. We have pumpkins from volleyball to big beach
ball size. We have small pumpkins that are great for kids and also Phat
Jacks. Phat Jacks are a big pumpkin with a large stem that looks great.
Call or email if you are interested. This is a summer project for my