Where in Wyoming to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!
This month's notes: May 2013: The cool weather has delayed blooms and slowed growth by a couple of weeks, but don't miss strawberries: they started in most Southern areas in late April, and in late May up north. Click here for strawberry facts and picking tips, and this page for easy strawberry jam making directions. Blueberries will come in June in most areas. Of course, Florida, southern Texas, and other very warm areas are already picking both crops! See this page for hundreds of easy canning and freezing instructions/recipes, canning equipment guide! Also make your own ice cream - see How to make ice cream and ice cream making equipment and manuals. Then see each state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. 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!!
- Farm markets, roadside stands, local meat, milk, eggs, local honey, horse riding, farm B&B's etc.
- To find pumpkin patches, corn mazes and other Halloween activities, click here.
- To find choose and cut-your-own Christmas tree farms, click here.
Raspberry deLight Farms - corn (sweet), cucumbers, raspberries,
summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, and prepicked produce, gift shop
222 N. Hidden Valley Road, Shoshoni, WY 82649. Phone: (307)856-2939. Fax: (307)856-2939. Email us at: Raspberrydf@Wyoming.com. Directions: Look on Website Crops are usually available in August, September, October. Open: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 am to 2 pm Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 8 am to 6 pm Sundays, 2pm to 6 pm Raspberries: August 10th to October 15th Sweet Corn: August 15th to September 30th Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. We also have a store at our farm to sell our raspberry products and gift boxes. We have 14 different raspberry products including jams, jellies, syrups, topping, chipotle sauce and honey.
SonHarvest Seasons Inc, - asparagus, melons, pumpkins,
raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), restrooms, school tours
21 Two Valley Road, Riverton, WY 82501. Phone: 307-856-6616. Open: August 15 to October 31 pm to Open Monday - Saturday 9:00am to 7:00 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Approximatly 5 miles North of Riverton on Wyoming on Hiway 789, turn on Two Valley Road. Look for the pumpkin or raspberry signs. Click here for a map and directions. Raspberries- August 15 pm to October 1 Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze- Last weekend of Sept to October 31. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: January 06, 2011)
- Pope Farm & Apple Orchard - apples
2531 U.S. Highway 26, Lingle, WY, 82223. Phone: 307-837-3015. Email us at: email@example.com. Open: 8am to dusk everyday from mid-or-late August to early October. Call ahead to ensure apples are available as they get picked quickly. Cash only with no restrooms or picnic area.. It is a small family owned and operated orchard. The 101 year old pick your own apple orchard is the oldest and lasts apple orchard in Goshen County, Wyoming. They grow heritage apples with out pesticides, herbicides or artificial fertilizer. The apple varieties are Duchess of Ohlenberg, Northern Greening, Prairie Spy, Winter Banana, Transparent and Wealthy. These are cold hardy varieties ideal for the Wyoming winters.
Idle Thyme Farm -
3957 Paradise Road, Carpenter, WY. 82054. Phone: 307-547-9225. Email: IdleThymeFarm@aol.com. or firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: their website is not yet working.
Straw Igloo Garden - asparagus, beans, beets, broad beans,
carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, grapes, melons, onions, peas,
peppers, pumpkins, raspberries, rhubarb, strawberries, summer squash,
winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables
1015 Lane 9, Powell, WY 82435. Email us at: email@example.com. Directions: From Powell, west on Avenue E (turns into Lane 9) 1 1/4 miles Open: Always Open, Honor System for collections. Email to find out what's available. Crops ready in season, will be priced on shelf or cooler. Also: Farm fresh Eggs and Miinnows and MealWorms for my fishing buddies! See a complete listing on our website! We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only.
- Just Chilies - peppers
4 Airway Place, Sheridan, WY 82801. Phone: 307-674-7213. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in August, September. Open: Please call ahead, (307) 674 7213; (307) 752 3034 Chile harvest runs from the end of August through September, or until the freeze comes. We have a chili roaster and will roast the fresh-picked chilies if the customer desires. Payment: Cash, Check. We grow primarily Big Jim chilies, with some Sandias and Barker chilies. We have a chili roaster to roast the fresh-picked chilies for the customers.
I've only heard of these in Wyoming. Anyone know of any more u-pick farms? I'm always looking for more to add and feedback about any patch, stand or farm you have visited! Please write me using the Suggest a farm form! And if you have a farm and want to add it or correct the information, please click on Add My Farm!
Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
unless they are also listed above)
- Marie's Gardens - Farm stand / farm market on
a farm, Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of
seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Fresh local eggs,
17 Dalley Road, Riverton, WY 82501. Phone: 307-851-7844. Open: Thursdays and Fridays, 9:00 to 5:00, and by appointment. Directions: Turn west at the fireworks warehouse, two miles north of Riverton. Look for the sign!. Payment: Cash, Check. website: mariesgardens.com will soon be up!. (ADDED: August 27, 2012)
SonHarvest Seasons Inc, - Farmers market (multiple stalls or
vendors), Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Uncovered outdoor
market, restrooms, school tours
21 Two Valley Road, Riverton, WY 82501. Phone: 307-856-6616. Open: August 15 to October 31 pm to Open Monday - Saturday 9:00am to 7:00 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Approximatly 5 miles North of Riverton on Wyoming on Hiway 789, turn on Two Valley Road. Look for the pumpkin or raspberry signs. Click here for a map and directions. Raspberries- August 15 pm to October 1 Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze- Last weekend of Sept to October 31. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: January 06, 2011)
- Washakie Market - Farm market, not
located on the farm, Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide
variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce
is sustainably grown, Uncovered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs,
Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc,
Corner Of 9th And Big Horn between City Hall & Pioneer Square, Worland, WY 82401. Phone: 307-347-3226. Open: Saturdays 8:30am to 11:30am starting the end of June until first frost!. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: August 09, 2012)
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