Where in North Dakota to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

Where in North Dakota to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

This month's notes: August 2014: Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries tomatoes, corn and most vegetables are being picked in most places; strawberries are finishing or done; Peaches are in and early apples have started. Find a local blueberry festival and blueberry picking tips here. See how easy it is to make strawberry jam or strawberry-rhubarb jam! Make your own homemade strawberry ice cream including low fat, low sugar and other flavors))  Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions!

Organic farms are identified in green!  See our guide to local fruit and vegetable festivals!. Please tell the farms you found them here - and ask them to update their information!!

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North Dakota U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

Adams County

Barnes County

Benson County

Billings County

Bottineau County

Bowman County

Burke County

Burleigh County

Cass County

Cavalier County

  • Raspberry Ranch - Strawberries, Raspberries
    Langdon, ND. Phone: (701) 682-5585. Directions: 18 miles west of Langdon, ND; 1 mile south. Open June through August, daily,  daylight hours. Not open Sunday mornings.

Dickey County

Divide County

Dunn County

Eddy County

Emmons County

Foster County

Golden Valley County

Grand Forks County

  • Millers Fruit of the Valley Farm - currants (red and black), gooseberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (black), strawberries,
    1849 24th Street NE, Emerado, Nd 58228, ND 58228. Phone: 701-610-8865. Open: Monday through Saturday 9 am to 6 pm, June 25 to August 10. Directions: Thirteen miles west of Grand Forks, North Dakota or one mile east of Grand Forks Air Force Base on U S Highway 2 then one half mile north on a gravel road. Strawberries: June 25 to July 10; Raspberries (red, yellow, black and purple), Currants, Gooseberries: July 5 to August 5. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: June 22, 2011)
  • Wild Rose Berry Farm - melons, saskatoons, strawberries, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    115 34th Street NE, Northwood, ND 58267. Phone: 701-587-5569. Alternate phone: 218-779-6463. Email: tyess@wildblue.net. Open: Call ahead for picking times. Directions: 2 3/4 miles South of Northwood on County Rd 12 (only blacktop road going South out of Northwood) Look for sign on West side of road. And for a map to our farm, Click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September. Strawberries - Mid-June through mid July, Saskatoons (Juneberries) - Early July, Cantaloupes Early August through September Payment: Cash, Check. Free delivery in Northwood and Hatton area. (UPDATED: May 29, 2010)

Grant County

Griggs County

Hettinger County

Kidder County

La Moure County

Logan County

McHenry County

McIntosh County

McKenzie County

McLean County

Mercer County

Morton County

Mountrail County

Nelson County

Oliver County

Pembina County

Pierce County

Ramsey County

Ransom County

Renville County

Richland County

  • Red Barn & Berry Farm - No pesticides are used, peppers, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow),
    16305 57th Street SE, Kindred, ND 58051. Phone: 701-388-3589. Email: info@rbbf.com. Open: See our website for current hours of operation for Fresh Produce and U - pick Raspberries. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. It is always a good idea to call first before coming to the farm. We are working on remodeling our barn for future events. Stay tuned. (UPDATED: February 06, 2012) (ADDED: June 09, 2008)

Rolette County

Sargent County

Sheridan County

Sioux County

Slope County

Stark County

Steele County

Stutsman County

Towner County

Traill County

Walsh County

Ward County

Wells County

  • Patrie's Raspberries on the Prairie  - Raspberries
    Intersection of 52 & 200, Bowdon, ND. Phone: (701) 962-3355. Open: Large and Autumn Bliss available mid July - September On-farm Berry Patch Gift Shop - Fruit stand open 11 am to 7 pm daily during berry season, Open Monday to Saturday, - All Day, Sunday - Afternoon. Directions: Intersection of 52 & 200, 1 mile south, one half mile west - Bowdon, ND. You pick and pre-picked fresh raspberries - containers provided.

Williams County


Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Cass County

  • Prairie Faith - Garden stand on a residence (which is NOT on a farm), some produce is certified organically grown, Preserves, jams, jellies, beans, beets, carrots, cucumbers, flowers, herbs/spices, peppers, rhubarb, summer squash, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg,
    1219 37th Avenue S, Fargo, ND 58104. Phone: 701-293-4833. Email: dlhoesley@yahoo.com. Open: June 15 to October 15 Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 am to 7 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. CSA available. Cabbage, kohlrabi, swiss chard, lettuce, spinach, sugar snap peas,. (ADDED: January 21, 2013)

Pembina County

  • Blue Silo Garlic Farm - Garlic, all produce is sustainably grown
    Rural Route, St. Thomas, ND 58102. Phone: 701-799-5453. Alternate Phone: 701-799-0328. Email: starrn3722@yahoo.com. Open: Sold by emailing us or phoning; We will ship to you; Crop will be ready September 1st. Directions: Call for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Garlic. (ADDED: August 01, 2010)

Renville County

  • Jones HomeGrowns - Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, Fresh local eggs,
    5212 97th Street Nw, Tolley, ND 58787. Phone: 701-833-1432. Alternate Phone: 701-833-1282. Email: vjones@srt.com. Open: Wednesday's, 4:30 am to 6pm Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Mohall ND. Directions: From Highway 5 at Tolley sign, continue 2 miles to next turn at 53 street Turn north and continue about 4 miles to end of road. Turn right and go east until first house, abot 1 mile. You have arrived. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: August 09, 2014) (ADDED: September 03, 2012)

Richland County

  • Red Barn & Berry Farm - No pesticides are used, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, all produce is sustainably grown, beans, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, herbs/spices, onions, peas, peppers, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg,
    16305 57th Street SE, Kindred, ND 58051. Phone: 701-388-3589. Email: info@rbbf.com. Open: See our website for current hours of operation for Fresh Produce and U - pick Raspberries. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. It is always a good idea to call first before coming to the farm. We are working on remodeling our barn for future events. Stay tuned. Other Crops: Lettuce, Spinach & Swiss Chard. All grown on our farm. (UPDATED: February 06, 2012)

Ward County

  • Angelic Gardens - Uses natural growing practices, Garden stand on a residence (which is NOT on a farm), Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Indoor market, Uncovered outdoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    6200 11th Avenue SE, Minot, ND 58701. Phone: 701-500-7713. Email: angelic-gardens@hotmail.com. Open: Check website calendar. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. We have many more services, activities, and events than listed here. Be sure to check us out on Facebook and our website. Chokecherries, potatoes, specialty gourds and pumpkins, much more. (ADDED: August 19, 2011) (UPDATED: February 29, 2012)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Renville County

  • Jones HomeGrowns - Eggs (free range),
    5212 97th Street Nw, Tolley, ND 58787. Phone: 701-833-1432. Alternate Phone: 701-833-1282. Email: vjones@srt.com. Open: Mid July to September 4:30 am to 6pm Wednesdays. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: August 09, 2014)

Resources For Farmers

Ward County


Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Ward County

  • Angelic Gardens - Uses natural growing practices, Lighting, Heating, Cooking Facilities, Wedding Reception, Birthday parties, Business outings, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Some Linens and table silverware are provided, Hotel nearby, Apple Orchard, Peach/Nectarine, Apricot, etc. Orchard, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Pumpkin patch, Beautiful rural setting, hunting nearby, Internet (Wireless), Phone available, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Free offsite parking lot, parking on the street, children welcome, No pets please, No smoking allowed, Vegetarian meals available, handicap accessible, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    6200 11th Avenue SE, Minot, ND 58701. Phone: 701-500-7713. Email: angelic-gardens@hotmail.com. Open: Check website calendar. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Venue updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. We have many more services, activities, and events than listed here. Be sure to check us out on Facebook and our website. We offer much more than listed here. Please be sure to visit our website or find us on Facebook to get the inside scoop!. (ADDED: August 19, 2011) (UPDATED: February 29, 2012)

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Picking Tips

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