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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Alaska? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Alaska,
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. If you find anything outdated or
inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
New! Pricing information - We now have a pricing guide to help you know what
the typical prices are for each crop. Let me know when you see price changes! In 2022, you can save money by picking your own and canning your own, but brace
yourself for steep price increases, which are affecting EVERYTHING! For quality, taste, nutrition and value, you still can't beat most PYO farms. If need need
large quantities for canning, ask if they have "seconds"
If you are having a hard time
finding canning lids, I've used these, and they're a great price & ship in 2 days.
New! Road tripping and camping is a great way to have a fun, safe and inexpensive
family trip. The national and state parks and monuments are open, and campgrounds usually cost between $10 and $40 per night. September to November is the best
camping weather. See our new website Road Tripping and Camping.com for tips, tricks,
guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.
Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook
page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or
Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally
overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with
the farm directly before you go!
And if you know of any farms I missed and want to
add a farm, please let me know!
I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find
anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make
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from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the
website and make improvements!
What's in season in January 2023, and
other timely information:
Notes for January 2023: 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
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 a website for both
Valentine's Day information, facts and fun and one for
day (including great recipes for corned beef, Irish stew, etc.)
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
Alaska U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2023, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Aleutians East Borough
Bethel Census Area
Bristol Bay Borough
Dillingham Census Area
Fairbanks North Star Borough
Juneau City and Borough
Kenai Peninsula Borough
Jackson Gardens Nursery - strawberries, raspberries, peas,
kale, lettuce, root veggies, too many too list ,
48195 Johns Rd,
Soldotna, AK 99669. Phone: (907) 252-9459. Email:
[email protected]. Open: See their website for for hours
and availability. Directions: See their website for directions.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.. All local
Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: July 21, 2019, Suggested
by a visitor)
Ketchikan Gateway Borough
Kodiak Island Borough
Lake and Peninsula Borough
Birch Creek Ranch - Black Currants, Red Currants, Strawberries,
Raspberries, Service Berries
Mastadon, Talkeetna, AK 99676. Phone:
907-733-1090. Open: Daily, Around 9 am until dark, 7 Days/week Mid July
-Late August. Directions; north of Anchorage, Alaska. Organically growing
vegetables and herbs; One outhouse available
Comments from a visitor on
August 15, 2009: "I love this place. I have had the chance to work in
the greenhouses during the late winter and early spring, and I love picking
berries here in late summer. I am originally from Atlanta, Georgia, and grew
up picking blackberries every summer; I missed that; thank goodness for this
place and my new black berry: currants. Just picked 30 pounds with a friend
last week, we had a blast."
- Fire Apple Orchard & Gardens -
No pesticides are used apples, cherries, porta-potties
4214 S. Andrea Drive, Wasilla, AK 99654.
Phone: (907) 373-6317. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm; Tuesday to
Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm, Friday to Saturday from10 am to 6; Closed on
Monday. Directions: From Wasilla proceed north on the
Parks Highway to mile 51.5. Turn left on Johnsons Road and proceed two
miles to Hollywood Road. Cross Hollywood onto Andrea Drive and proceed one
half mile to the end where you will see a wooden fence, gate and a big
Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the
crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Opens on Mothers Day until freeze up; Call
before coming to be sure we are open. Cherry u-pick starting in late July.
If you are interested in cherries, call starting on July 1st to get on the
cherry u-pick list. Apple u-pick from middle of August until freeze up and
it is first come first served; Picking times vary based on weather;.
Payment: Cash, Check. Grafting classes taught every April. Apple trees,
sweet and tart cherry trees and bushes, plums, honeyberries (Haskaps),
gooseberries, currants and various perennials. (UPDATED: August 10, 2020) (ADDED: June 13, 2017)
- Garcia's Alaska Farm - Raspberries.,
3655 S. Old Glenn Hwy PMBB-B, Palmer, AK 99645. Phone: (907) 746-6160.
[email protected]. Open: 8 am to 8 pm. July
15-September 2. 7 Days A Week.. Directions: Call for directions.
Payment: Cash, only.. Chemical Free, Crops Raised Organically, Alaskan
Improve Boyne Raspberries, Fruit Is Very Big, Extra Hearty Plants,
More Information Call Me.
A visitor writes on March 22, 2014: "Improving
Raspberries For 30 Years."
Pyrah's Pioneer Peak Farm
4350 S. Bodenburg
Loop, Palmer, AK. Phone: (907) 745-4511. Alternate phone: (907)745-3557. Email:
[email protected]. Directions:
Click here for a map. Open: see this page for their hours.
Click here for their picking updates and pricing page. They have a Fall
Harvest Festival in September, dates are posted on their website.
A visitor writes on July 27, 2014: "I stopped
going to Pyrah's several years ago when I encountered a sign saying we
could not go anywhere near a specific area because it had just been
sprayed with pesticides. I recently emailed them to see if they had
stopped using the pesticides, but they never responded. I was finally
able to get someone to answer the phone after several calls. The girl
I spoke to said "no we are not organic and yes we do use pesticides".
I just don't believe the chemicals and pesticides somehow miraculously
disappear from fruits and vegetables when they hit your table. This is
a big concern to my family and we always do our best to buy organic
Comments from a visitor on November 17, 2009: "I've
been going there since I was a teen. My children have grown up knowing of
the delights of picking veggies at Pyrah's. The growing season is short up
here and I'm not much of a gardener but love the results of course. We
highly recommend the experience. You can make a day of it. Combine it with a
trip to the State Fair or visit the Reindeer Farm up the road too too. Have
fun I know we do."
Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2016: I wanted to let you know about the wonderful
people I spoke to at Pyrah's. I didn't even know we had farms like this up
here. Pyrah's is a PYO, open Mon 9-5, Tues-Saturday from 9-9, closed
Sundays. They offer field trips for kids, just call ahead to schedule...
only $3 per child!
Municipality of Anchorage
Nome Census Area
North Slope Borough
Northwest Arctic Borough
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area
Sitka City and Borough
Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area
Valdez-Cordova Census Area
Wade Hampton Census Area
Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area
Yakutat City and Borough
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area
The Big M Farm - No pesticides are used beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants
(red), flowers, gooseberries, kale, lavender, loganberries, other berries, peas, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn,
red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), rhubarb, saskatoons, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other
314.5 Parks Highway, Nenana, AK 99760. Phone: (907) 978-8984. Email:
[email protected]. Open:
Usually 9am to 9pm. Directions: 314.5 Parks Highway. Click
here for a map and directions. Usually open July 4 through September 1. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Check
out our Facebook page for information. (ADDED: January 07, 2020)
Local Honey Finder:
Juneau City and Borough
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Farm Bed And Breakfasts
Kenai Peninsula Borough County
Berry Patch Bed and Breakfast - 3 total rooms, Price range from
$115 to $135, Large rooms, Small fridge in rooms, Fresh farm breakfasts,
Fresh eggs, Mountain views, Hiking trails, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby,
boating nearby, skiing nearby, snowmobiling nearby, horse riding,
fitness/health club nearby, Free farm tours for overnight guests, Within an
easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, No
smoking allowed, PYO fruit, Help feed the animals, Organic farming, Honeybee
hives onsite, chickens,
14247 Victor Drive, Seward, AK 99664. Phone:
[email protected]. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:
Seward Alaska Fishing - Offering world-class fishing and is one of the
best Alaska has to offer. The world record sport caught Pacific Halibut was
caught in Seward on June 11, 1996. weighting an astounding 459 pounds