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 "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as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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!
Northwest Montana U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Hockaday Orchards - cherries,
45 Hockaday Lane,
Lakeside, MT 59922. Phone: 406-844-3547. Alternate Phone:
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.
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:
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,
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!.
Getman's Cherry Red Orchard - Uses natural growing practices, apples, cherries, pears, peaches,
plums, raspberries (red), U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
Shore, Flathead Lake,, Bigfork, MT 59911. Phone: 406-871-5499. Email:
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.
- Pine Glen Cherry Orchard - Flathead cherries,
7751 East Shore Rt, Polson , Mt, Polson, MT. Phone: 406-887-2727. Open:
Mid July-Mid August; be sure to call before you go; they have no presence on
the web, and I get few updates from them. 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.
Spotted Bear Vineyards & Lavender Farm -
Uses natural growing practices, cherries, U-pick and already
33628 South Finley Point Road, Polson, MT 59860. Phone: (406)
[email protected]. Open: from 9 am to 6 pm,the season is
typical early to mid July to October 15. Directions: Take a right .5 miles
from the Cherry Packing Plant onto Lilac Hedge . The vineyard/orchard is at
the end of the road. Please close the gate to keep the deer out. Cherry
season is typically: July 15 to August 1; Lavender season is the same. We use natural practices, but
are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page. Our cherries and lavender farm are
available for U-pick by appointment. There is a lovely vineyard, lavender
farm and guest house on the property for you to enjoy with a beautiful view
of the East bay of Flathead Lake and the mountains. Our cherries include
Rainier, Bing, Lambert and Vans. If you plan to pick your own, bring suntan
lotion, suitable shoes and boxes/buckets for your picked fruit. (UPDATED:
July 20, 2018) (ADDED:
April 02, 2018)
- 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:
[email protected]. 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.
Eller's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
2153 Mt Highway
200, Trout Creek, MT. Phone: (406) 847-5566. Open: see their
Facebook page (click their name). We are a local you pick/we pick
Montana blueberry farm. See our Facebook page for updates on when the
blueberries are ripe and ready. (ADDED: July 08, 2018, JBS)
Montana Blueberries -
Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, peaches, strawberries,
50 Seed Orchard, Plains, MT 59859. Phone:
(406) 826-0067. Open: See our Facebook page for
current hours and crop availability.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Plains,Montana. Turn west on Central. Follow 2 miles to Seed Orchard
lane on right. Turn and follow signs to orchard.
Click here for a map and directions. Strawberry season is
typically June; Blueberry harvest starts in July and goes through
August; Peaches typically are in late August through September.
Payment: Cash, Check. We use natural practices, but are not
seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page.(UPDATED:
June 16, 2017) (UPDATED:
April 19, 2017)