Find a local pick your own farm here!

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steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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

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What's in season in March 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for March 2018: The northern half of the U.S. (and most of Canada, of course) are under snow. So, the crops to pick are pretty much limited to Florida, Texas, southern California and a few other areas of the Deep South.  Citus, for one, is a crop that is usually available now; and in those areas, soon also strawberries and blueberries.Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

We also have a website for both Valentine's Day information, facts and fun and one for St. Patrick's day (including great recipes for corned beef, Irish stew, etc.)

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 write me!

Southeastern South Dakota U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

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

Bon Homme County

Brookings County

  • Sanderson Gardens - asparagus, pumpkins, raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), rhubarb, strawberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, birthday parties, school tours
    47657 US Highway 14, Aurora, SD 57002. Phone: 605-693-4871. Email: [email protected]. Open: When strawberries start we are open everyday 8am to Noon; Call ahead if you are driving very far or want to order picked fruit; Raspberries usually start about the middle of August and go until the first killing frost; Self serve anytime during daylight hours; Pumpkins begin about middle of September and go until Halloween; Self serve anytime during daylight hours. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: 4 miles east of Brookings on US Highway 14. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: May 31, 2016, JBS)

Clay County

  • Ufford Hills Agriculture - beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, gooseberries, herbs/spices, melons, onions, other berries, peas, peppers, plums, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, walnuts, Fresh eggs
    3691 East Main Street, Vermillion, SD 57069. Phone: 605-521-8627. Alternate Phone: 605-677-8775. Fax: 605-624-3618. Email: [email protected]. Open: Reservations Only 6055218627. Directions: Just off interstate 29 and highway 50. Feel free to call for specific directions.Click here for a map and directions. Harvest Festival is the first week of October every year; Haunted Corn Maze is last two weekends of October every year. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: February 17, 2015)

Davison County

Douglas County

Hanson County

Hutchinson County

Kingsbury County

Lake County

Lincoln County

  • Country Apple Orchard - apples, pumpkins, gift shop,
    27249 SD Highway 115, Harrisburg, SD 57032. Phone: 605-743-2424. Email: click here for their contact form. Directions: The orchard is located 5 miles south of Sioux Falls, on Minnesota Avenue. click here for a map. The orchard was established in 1984 on 78 acres. We have approximately 6,000 trees with thirteen varieties to satisfy everyone's tastes. We also plant seven acres of pumpkins. Harvesting begins in Mid-August, and continues into late October. Please come out and enjoy a day in the country! We have many exciting fall events and new attractions planned. Veda's Homemade Apple Pie, Also available Apple Wood Chips, Pony Rides & Train Rides (Weekends Only)
    Open: Fall Hours, Monday to Friday: 10am to 6pm, Saturday: 10am to 5pm, Sunday: 12pm to 5pm. And we have festivals:
    Apple Festival a weekend in September, includes apple picking, homemade pies, horse drawn hayrides, pony rides, train rides, art & craft booth. All American Gymnastic Inflatable playground, food & bushels of fun for everyone.
    Harvest Festival, a weekend in early October, enjoy a day in the country picking apples & pumpkins. Come out and meet Sneakers the live scarecrow. Enjoy horse drawn hayrides, pony rides, inflatable playground, train rides, homemade apple and pumpkin pie, an lost of fun.
    Great South Dakota Weigh Off (SD Giant Pumpkin Growers Association): Come and see the incredible 500 lb. pumpkins. Weigh-in and winner announced after 11a.m. Call for details.
    Pumpkin Festival on a weekend in mid October: Enjoy the country with a horse-drawn hayride to one of the many pumpkin patches, pony rides, food, inflatable playground, train rides, Kettle-Korn, face painting, Children's Barn & lots of fun.

McCook County

Miner County

Minnehaha County

Moody County

Sanborn County

Turner County

Union County

Yankton County

  • Garritys' Prairie Gardens LLC - Apples, cherries, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, Pony Rides & Train Rides
    30661 444th Avenue, Mission Hill, SD 57046. Phone: 605-665-2806. Email us at: [email protected]. Directions: Click here for a map to our farm. We are open June, July, August, September, October. Our hours are: Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm Sunday 1pm to 5pm Apple Fest celebrated every weekend in September and October.


Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)