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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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!
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
Northwest Montana U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by
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:
[email protected]. 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
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:
[email protected]. 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,
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:
[email protected]. 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Dude's Organic Farm -
Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, peaches, strawberries,
28 Seed Orchard, Plains, MT
59859. Phone: (406) 471-5391. Alternate Phone: (406) 826-0344. Email:
[email protected]. 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)
Local Honey Sources:
Meats, Milk and Eggs:
Farm Venues for Weddings, Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:
Getman's Cherry Red Orchard -
Uses natural growing practices, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner,
Banquets / Dinners, Other Private Parties, Catering available, Cherry
East Shore, Bigfork, MT 59911. Phone: 406-871-5499. Alternate Phone:
[email protected]. Open: We accept visitors from June 15
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.
Horse Rides and More:
Farm Bed And Breakfasts
- 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:
[email protected]. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks: