Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Southeastern Missouri? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Southeastern 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 "Eatwell", "pickit" and the ones that ends with ".farm"; they do not verify or update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China,
as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.
Since 2002, I make updates daily (each farm as
changes are reported, or I find it). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
Remember to always check with the farm's own website or facebook
page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or
Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally
overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with
the farm directly before you go!
And if you know of any farms I missed and want to
add a farm, please let me know!
I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find
anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
please let me know!
What's in season in October 2018, and
other timely information:
Notes for October 2018: Autumn is here! Apples, pears,
Fall raspberries, figs, winter squash ,
corn mazes and
are here. And there are still tomatoes, corn and other
vegetables in most areas. Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
See these pages to find a local
apple festival, and see our guide to
apple varieties (when they ripen, best uses), . Also picking tips, recipes, canning and freezing directions for
See our comprehensive list of
home canning, jam and jelly
making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access
recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search.
If you have any questions or suggestions,
feel free to write me! It is easy to
make your own ice cream,
even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note,
there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now. They have all
copied their information form here and usually do not ever update. Since
2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see
anything wrong or outdated, please
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Children's Consignment Sales
occur in both the Spring and Fall
See our companion website to find a local
community or church kid's consignment sale!
Southeastern Missouri U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Trace Creek Blues - blueberries,
Cr 828 Route 1 Box 1685, Glenallen, MO 63751. Phone: 573-238-2878. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: From Marble Hill, take Highway 34 west about
9 miles. Turn right on Highway DD. Go 4 miles. At the bottom of a long hill,
turn left on CR 828. We are the first driveway on the right. From Fredericktown,
take Highway 67 south. Turn left on Highway A at Cherokee Pass. Go 10 miles.
Turn right on Highway M, and go 1/10th of a mile. Turn left on Highway DD, drive
8 miles, and turn right on CR 828. We are the first driveway on the right.
Click here for a map and directions.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates.
Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in June. Open:
Mid June, by appointment only. Blueberries ripen in mid-June. Payment: Cash,
Check. Check out our hand-hewed log cabin, hand woven crafts, stained glass
crafts, and one man bandsaw sawmill.
Cape Girardeau County
- Illers Top of the Hill Berry Farm - Blueberries
63766. Phone: 573-243-8301. Phone: 573-204-0937. Directions: Exit 99 off I-55.
Take US-61 west to Jackson. At intersection of US-61 and US-72 take US-72 west
for 8 miles. Look for our sign on left.) U-pick blueberries or purchase them
already picked for you. Call first. (UPDATED: May 06, 2013, JBS)
Comments from a visitor on July 01, 2016: "I have picked over 100 pounds of berries each of the last 3 years at
Illers. I just received a notecard from them today about opening soon. They have
pick our own or prepicked available. Just wanted to update you about them as I
plan to return and pick 200 pounds this year! My husband has a fruit smoothie
with blueberries every morning and we've run out months before it is time to
pick again, so my fingers will definitely be stained blue this month:)"
Knowlan Family Farm - apples, blueberries, nectarines, pears,
peaches, pumpkins, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift
shop, restrooms, farm animals, school tours
3243 State Highway 34,
Burfordville, MO 63739. Phone: 573 204 3831. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday
from 1 pm to 5 pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 02, 2016)
Pioneer Apple Orchards -
UPDATE: August 22, 2016: A visitor tells me they are now
permanently closed apples, peaches, pumpkins,
2308 West Jackson Blvd., Jackson, MO. (ADDED: March 16, 2010
Comments from a visitor on October 19, 2010: "Anyone coming to Pioneer Apple
Orchard for the "pick your own" apples will be very disappointed, because
what you pick them out of is a big box! There are no apple trees. It is a
nice farmer's market type store and I go there frequently, but NOT to pick
New Madrid County
- Cardoza Blueberry Farm -
Intersection of Hwy 160 & Route JJ, Alton, MO, 65600. Phone: (417) 764-3792.
Open: Monday through Saturday, 7:30am-dusk; Sundays 2:30 pm to dusk.
Directions: From West Plains, east 15 miles on Hwy 160, at Route JJ. Watch
for signs. Organically grown. (UPDATED: September 02, 2016, JBS)
- Beggs Berry World - u-pick strawberries, pre-picked
190 County Rd. 332, Benton, MO 63736. Phone: (573)
545-3881. Alternate Phone: 573-576-8101. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: Exit 80 off I-55. Take Hwy 77 east.
Left onto County Road 332. Look for our sign. Fabulous homegrown produce.
Open: April to mid-October, 7 days a week, from 8 am to 7 pm. .
Comments from a visitor on March 16,
2010: "THE BEST STRAWBERRIES EVER"
Beggs Family Farm - (no longer does strawberries), but still has
pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, corn maze, straw or hay bale
maze, child-sized haybale maze, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand,
restrooms, wagon rides, pony rides, petting zoo
2319 State Highway U, Sikeston, MO 63801. Phone: 573-471-3879. Fax:
573-472-0132. Email us at:
[email protected]. Directions: Easily access from Interstate 55
in Missouri. Take exit 69, turn west at the top of the ramp, at the 4-way
stop turn right (north) onto Highway H, follow Highway H to Blodgett, once
in Blodgett turn left (west) onto Highway U, just 1/2 mile on the right. And
for a map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in May, October. Open: Weekends
in October Saturday 10 am to 9 pm Sunday noon-6 pm; Pick your own pumpkins
weekends in October Saturday 10 a.m. -9 pm Sunday noon - 6 pm School
fieldtrips by reservation. Themed 12 acre corn maze, glow in the dark
mini-golf, animal displays, play areas, Miner Max maze, gem stoning sluice,
and much more. Flashlight nights in the maze. Payment: Cash, Check,
- Shelton Berry Farm -
Uses natural growing practices,
asparagus, blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, Honey from hives
on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market, restrooms
4372 County Road 651, Bernie, MO 63822. Phone: (573) 281-9360.
[email protected]. Open: Blueberries and Blackberries are in
season Monday to Saturday from 9am to 3pm and Asparagus
from March 1st to May 15th. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We use natural
practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash,
Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (ADDED: June 12, 2018)