Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Southwest South Dakota?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Southwest 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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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 August 2017, and other timely information:

Notes for August 2017: Blueberries and peaches are going still in northern and cooler areas, but are mostly finished in the Deep South. Blackberries, figs,  and raspberries are in season now. Tomatoes are going strong, although the crop is way diminished in rainy areas like the southeast.  Strawberries are finished, except in the far north, and if the farm planted Day Neutral varieties. Early apples, like Gala, are about to start!

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!

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

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

Bennett County

Custer County

Fall River County

  • Grandma's Farm & Zoo - Uses natural growing practices, asparagus, beans, beets, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, grapes, herbs/spices, melons, onions, other berries, peas, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), rhubarb, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    28443 Old Highway 79, Hot Springs, SD 57747. Phone: 605-535-2158. Email: kgefarms@gwtc.net. Open: Grandma's Farm and Zoo is open to the public from May through October 31 daily from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Grandma's Farm & Zoo is located at 28443 Old Highway 79 in the Southern Black Hills of South Dakota about 12 miles South East of Hot Springs, South Dakota on State Highway 18/385. Click here for a map and directions. Grandma's Farm and Zoo is open to the public from May through October 31 daily from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Grandma's Farm & Zoo is USDA licensed and inspected. We are also a National Wildlife Federation accredited Backyard Habitat for Wildlife and members of the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce. (ADDED: April 30, 2010)

Jackson County

Pennington County

Shannon 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:

Fall River County

  • Grandma's Farm & Zoo - Uses natural growing practices, Birthday parties, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Some Linens and table silverware are provided, Hotel nearby, Motel nearby, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Pumpkin patch, sheep, goats, horses, chickens, pigs, llamas/alpacas, other animals, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, skiing nearby, snowmobiling nearby, horse riding, golf nearby, swimming pool nearby, fitness/health club nearby, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, No smoking allowed, handicap accessible, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    28443 Old Highway 79, Hot Springs, SD 57747. Phone: 605-535-2158. Email: kgefarms@gwtc.net. Open: Grandma's Farm and Zoo is open to the public from May through October 31 daily from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Grandma's Farm & Zoo is located at 28443 Old Highway 79 in the Southern Black Hills of South Dakota about 12 miles South East of Hot Springs, South Dakota on State Highway 18/385. Click here for a map and directions. Grandma's Farm and Zoo is open to the public from May through October 31 daily from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm;. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Grandma's Farm & Zoo is USDA licensed and inspected. We are also a National Wildlife Federation accredited Backyard Habitat for Wildlife and members of the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce. Grandma's Farm & Zoo is a unique farming operation in Western South Dakota near Mount Rushmore National Memorial. We offer not only a farmer's market produce stand with fruits, vegetables, melons, and more but we also have an exotic animal petting zoo, pony and horse rides, an amusement ride and more. We offer a family-friendly, affordable experience for the entire family. (ADDED: April 30, 2010)

Horse Rides and More:

Custer County

  • Pinewood Stables - Boarding stables, Overnight stables, Horse trails (guided), Horses trails (unguided), Riding academies, schools, Horses rented (guided trails), Horses rented (unguided trails), Horse leasing, Horse riding lessons, equipment & instruction, Western riding equipment & instruction, Tent camping, horses allowed, Trailer / Caravan hookup, sewer, etc, Hotel / Motel nearby, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Hiking trails, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, skiing nearby, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, Pets welcome, No smoking allowed, beginners riding lessons, specialty riding lessons, horse-drawn hayrides, horse-drawn carriage rides, Horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather permitting), horse trailers, face painting, pony rides, birthday parties
    25420 Sidney Park Rd, Custer, SD 57730. Phone: 218-349-3117. Alternate Phone: 218-276-2340. Email: mastin300@hotmail.com. Open: Year Round with appointment. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From down town Custer,SD; go 1 mile east on 16, turn right on Sidney Park Road Go 3.5 miles & we are on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Have horse will travel = Horse drawn carriage rides or sleigh rides anywhere in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. Ask about our wedding specials & make your wedding or special occations unforgetable. Private lessons, guided trail rides available. (UPDATED: September 25, 2012)

Fall River County

  • Grandma's Farm & Zoo - Uses natural growing practices, Horses rented (guided trails), Western riding equipment & instruction, snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Tent camping, horses not allowed at the campsite, Hotel / Motel nearby, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, skiing nearby, snowmobiling nearby, horse riding, golf nearby, swimming pool nearby, fitness/health club nearby, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, School tours, children welcome, No pets please, No smoking allowed, handicap accessible, beginners riding lessons, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    28443 Old Highway 79, Hot Springs, SD 57747. Phone: 605-535-2158. Email: kgefarms@gwtc.net. Open: Grandma's Farm and Zoo is open to the public from May through October 31 daily from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Grandma's Farm & Zoo is located at 28443 Old Highway 79 in the Southern Black Hills of South Dakota about 12 miles South East of Hot Springs, South Dakota on State Highway 18/385. Click here for a map and directions. Grandma's Farm and Zoo is open to the public from May through October 31 daily from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm;. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Grandma's Farm & Zoo is USDA licensed and inspected. We are also a National Wildlife Federation accredited Backyard Habitat for Wildlife and members of the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce. Grandma's Farm & Zoo is a unique farming operation in Western South Dakota near Mount Rushmore National Memorial. We offer not only a farmer's market produce stand with fruits, vegetables, melons, and more but we also have an exotic animal petting zoo, pony and horse rides, an amusement ride and more. We offer a family-friendly, affordable experience for the entire family. (ADDED: April 30, 2010)

Farm Bed And Breakfasts


Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:

 


 

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