Find a local pick your own farm here!

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steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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

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

Notes for March 2017: The warm winter means strawberries will be EARLY this year! Move the dates ahead by 2 - 3 weeks on our croip calendar for strawberries.  See your state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. Stored US apples are still  available. 

Easter will be April 16, 2017 - Farms, churches and schools have egg hunts! See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

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!

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.

Northwest Montana U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

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

Flathead County

  • Hockaday Orchards - cherries,
    45 Hockaday Lane, Lakeside, MT 59922. Phone: 406-844-3547. Alternate Phone: 406-844-3863. Email: khockaday69@gmail.com. Open: The orchard is open from 8 am to 5 pm, 7 days a week, for as long as the crop lasts. Directions: Take Highway 93 to about 1 mile south of Lakeside. Turn off of highway 93 on to Angel Point Road. Follow the signs to the orchard, approximately 2.5 miles. Take Hockaday Lane off Angel Point Road and follow the signs in. Click here for a map and directions. Picking begins usually in late July as fruit ripens; We normally run a week to 10 days, but can go up to two weeks; It is best to call about mid-July to verify the crop status and get a better idea when the orchard will open. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers. Please bring flat boxes. Do not bring bags or plastic bags, the fruit will crush. Ladders are provided. Bees can be a problem, so if you are allergic, please bring appropriate medication. There is very limited ground picking and the orchard ground is uneven. Bring stable walking shoes. (ADDED: June 12, 2012)

Glacier County

Lake County

  • Fat Robin Orchard & Farm - Certified Organic, apples, cherries, U-pick and already picked, farm market
    34126 Finley Point Rd, Polson, MT 59860. Phone: 406-887-2869. Email: liserousseau@bresnan.net. Open: Friday to Sunday, from 8:30 am to 6 pm; other times by appointment; Call to confirm before traveling to the orchard; Visit our website for details. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Polson, take highway 35 north to Finley Point Road. Go approximately 1 mile to the T-junction of South Finley Point Road. Make a left. Take the first dirt road to the right just past the Flathead Lake Cherry Growers packing plant. Our orchard is at the top of the hill. Cherries: Late July through early August, Apples: Mid-October. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. Our beautiful certified organic farm has fabulous views of Flathead Lake and even better fruit. We offer you-pick, picked and packed, delivery, and shipping. Fruit is available at the farm, local CSAs, natural food markets, and is featured in local restaurants. Some fruit goes to Ten Spoon Winery for their outstanding "Flathead Cherry Dry" wine. Cherry varieties: Lambert, Lapin, Rainier, Van, Montmorency (Pie), Balaton. Apple varieties: Mac, Wealthy. Other products available: frozen and dried cherries, cherry-themed aprons, wool, lambs. Visit us soon!. (UPDATED: July 11, 2010)
  • Getman's Cherry Red Orchard - Uses natural growing practices, apples, cherries, pears, peaches, plums, raspberries (red), U-pick and already picked, porta-potties
    East Shore, Flathead Lake,, Bigfork, MT 59911. Phone: 406-871-5499. Email: getman@me.com. Open: We arrange by appointment; Please call Dan's cell;; however, during July, August, September, October; we are open most of the time and easily available; We also have preserves and will ship cherries by mail; See our website; Black, sweet cherries are our main crop; During the fall, we have great apples and many other varied fruits and vegetables; We often have picked vegetables, like peas and greens, etc. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Please call first. East side of Flathead Lake, between Polson and Bigfork, close to Yellow Bay. Near Mile marker 20. There is a sign and we are building, "The Orchard House", a large construction project. This is easily seen from the road. Call 406-871-5499. Do Not open gates, precautions for our pets and animals. Click here for a map and directions. Our cherries ripen at the end of July; U pick lasts during August, September, October. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. We usually have a tasting table with various items. We can invoice with paypal or receive cash or check. (UPDATED: July 10, 2013) (ADDED: September 18, 2010)
  • Pine Glen Cherry Orchard - Flathead cherries,
    7751 East Shore Rt, Polson , Mt, Polson, MT. Phone: 406-887-2727. Open: Mid July-Mid August. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, Check. These are beautiful Flathead cherries. You can pick in a grassy park-like environment. Friendly people. Mostly lambert cherries, some pie cherries and some bing cherries. (ADDED: June 23, 2010, suggested by a visitor)

Lincoln County

Mineral County

Missoula County

  • Red Hen Farm - Uses natural growing practices, corn (sweet), cucumbers, onions, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked
    3803 Spurgin Road, Missoula, MT 59804. Phone: 406-728-8313. Email: enghpeters@gmail.com. Open: June 15 pm to October 31. Directions: head west on Spurgin from Reserve Street 2.5 miles. Look for sign on left side of road for Red Hen Farms. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: October 01, 2012)

Sanders 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:

Lake County

  • Getman's Cherry Red Orchard - Uses natural growing practices, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquets / Dinners, Other Private Parties, Catering available, Cherry Orchard,
    East Shore, Bigfork, MT 59911. Phone: 406-871-5499. Alternate Phone: 406-982-3235. Email: getmansherdan@earthlink.net. Open: We accept visitors from June 15 through October. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Call 406-871-5499, East Shore of Flathead Lake, South of Bigfork, Mt. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. changing every year and season with more fruits and vegetables. Preserves in many gourmet flavours. all facility descriptions for events available with a call. (ADDED: September 18, 2010)

Horse Rides and More:


Farm Bed And Breakfasts

Lake County

  • Sky View Farm - 1 total room, Price range from $150.00 to $225.00, Large beds, TV in rooms, Small fridge in rooms, Coffee/tea maker in rooms, Fresh farm breakfasts, Lunches offered, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Hiking trails, Free farm tours for overnight guests, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, No smoking allowed, Vegetarian meals available, PYO fruit, Help feed the animals, Organic farming, Sustainable farming, chickens,
    34107 Sod Farm Road, Arlee, MT 59821. Phone: 406-726-2211. Email: skyviewfarmmontana@gmail.com. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: September 28, 2011)

Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:

 


 

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