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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in northwestern Iowa, Sioux Falls area? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in northwestern Iowa, Sioux Falls area, 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!

What's in season in October 2022, and other timely information:

Notes for October 2022: Summer is almost over and that means apples are here (see this new page for Apple Orchards in your area!), and except in northern areas, peaches and blueberries are finished. Some crops continue until frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes. Check your area's specific crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local Apple festival, and other festivals. We have a guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, tomatoes, corn blueberries, peaches, etc.

See our comprehensive list of easy home canning, jam and jelly making, 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 from 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 or outdated, please write me!

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!

northwestern Iowa, Sioux Falls area U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2022, by county

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

Buena Vista County

Calhoun County

Carroll County

Cherokee County

Clay County

  • Good Eetens - strawberries, restrooms
    1655 280th Street, Everly, IA 51338. Phone: 712-348-4025. Alternate phone: 712-712-348-1877. Open: Saturday: 1:00 p.m. - 8pm. We will be in and out on other days, so give us a call if you want to stop in at the farm. Directions: From Barb's Corner on Hwy. 18, go 4 miles north and 3.5 miles east (on the Fostoria blacktop). From Hwy 71, go west on 280th Street in Fostoria and drive 5.5 miles. (The GoodEetens sign is on the south side of the road.) Payment: Cash, Check. GoodEetens grows with no chemicals-- just lots of TLC.
    A visitor writes on June 11, 2014: "They are following organic practices, but are not certified organic."

Crawford County

Dickinson County

  • Little Sioux Orchard - apples, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill fresh apple cider made on the premises, U-pick and already picked, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    2618 160th Avenue, Milford, IA 51351. Phone: (712) 320-8707. Email: fun@littlesiouxorchard.com. Open: Saturdays 9am to 5pm Sundays Noon to 4pm Weekdays by appointment. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: 4 miles south of Milford on highway 71. 6 miles west on A43. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 18, 2019)

Emmet County

Humboldt County

Ida County

Kossuth County

  • Scuffham's Gardens - pumpkins, raspberries (Autumn, red), winter squash,
    2307 Plum Creek Road, Algona, IA 50511. Phone: 515-295-2000. Email: scuffjon@gmail.com. Open: Raspberry picking by appointment middle of August thru late September. Directions: 1 1/2 miles Northeast of Algona off of Highway 18 on Plum Creek Road. Payment: Cash, Check. We produce quality products and sell them at a fair market price. (ADDED: February 24, 2016)

Lyon County

  • Gerber Berries, Inc. - strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    2224 120th St, Larchwood, IA 51241. Phone: 712-478-4050. Alternate Phone: 712-400-9521. Email: karla@gerberberries.com. Open: Monday to Friday from 8am to 12pm and 2pm to 8pm; Saturday from 8am to 4pm; our season normally runs from mid June to the 4th of July, but varies from year to year. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Sioux Falls: Go East on highway 42 to Rowena, SD. Just E of Rowena turn North on highway 270. Road will go North 1 mile and then curve East to Hills, MN. At the Exchange State Bank corner turn South on County Road 6. Drive South 4 miles to 120th Street Go East 1/4 mile. From the East & South: from the east end of Lester, IA Main Street go North 3 miles to 120th Street Go West 3/4 mile. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page.

Monona County

O'Brien County

  • Getting's Garden - pumpkins, raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms
    2861 Pierce Avenue, Sanborn, IA 51248. Phone: 712-729-3301. Alternate Phone: 712-729-3300. Email: gettingsgarden@gmail.com. Open: June - September; 8:00 am to 8:30 pm, Monday - Friday; Saturday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm; Closed - Sunday. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Sheldon, Iowa, go 5 miles east on highway 18. 3 1/2 miles north on L40/Pierce Avenue Getting's Garden sign on west side of the road. Follow the signs. Strawberries - June - 2nd week in July Raspberries - Mid August thru a hard frost. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. Check out our Market after picking strawberries and enjoy a fresh strawberry shake or a delicious strawberry slushy. We also offer other homemade delicious food options in our certified kitchen. Also at our Market you can purchase pre-picked strawberries/raspberries plus a variety of other items. There is an article about the farm here! 
  • Solsma's Punkin Patch - apples, cucumbers, melons, pumpkins, winter squash, tomatoes
    Amy Solsma, 6190 320th St, Sanborn, IA 51248. Phone: 712-729-3174. Email: jasolsma@mtcnet.net. Directions: Located on Hwy 18, 4 miles east of Sanborn, IA or 4 miles west of Hartley, IA Click here for a map and directions. Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in August, September, October. Open: Monday to Thursday Noon to 6pm Friday and Saturday 10am to 8pm Sunday and weeknights by chance or appointment Corn Maze is open as long as possible, but sometimes it is finished before Halloween so come early. Payment: Cash, Check. Jay and Amy Solsma 6190 320th St. Sanborn, IA 51248 712-729-3174 inspected beef, non-confinement pork, honey.

Osceola County

Palo Alto County

Plymouth County

  • Diane's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins, winter squash, restrooms, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    22324 Hwy C-12, Ireton, IA 51027. Phone: 712-552-1912. Email: dianet@hickorytech.net. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: Crops are usually available in September, October. from the last Saturday in September thru October. Open weekends Saturday 10 to 6 and Sunday 1pm-5pm; open week days by appointment. Also take schools and other groups by appointment Free pumpkin painting Payment: Cash, Check.

Pocahontas County

  • Eva's Berries - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, raspberries (red), strawberries (day neutral), carving pumpkins, pie pumpkins, flowers, Honey from hives on the farm, porta-potties
    55560 150th Avenue, Fonda, IA 50540. Phone: (563) 343-8890. Email: TomW@BW-Fusion.com. Open: We do not keep set hours as the berries do not grow on a set schedule; Our day neutral or everbearing strawberries growth varies according to weather; Please consult our facebook page and sign up for push notification for current status or contact us via telephone, Generally, the berries are available from early July until October or November depending on sunlight and temperature.Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 55560 150th Avenue, Fonda, Ia. We are pretty much on a diagonal between Fonda and Pocahontas. North of C49 and East of N28. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. Ours is a new prototype Strawberry you-pick farm. Our plants are grown in fabric pots about 3 feet off the ground. You do not have to get on your hands and knees to pick. Our Raspberries and Blackberries are grown in a trellis support system which also facilitates ease of picking. From time to time we also offer flowering plants. mums and decorative gourds as well as some pumpkins. (ADDED: June 23, 2022)

Sac County

Sioux County

  • Pumpkinland - pumpkins, summer squash, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area you may bring your own food, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, group reservations
    4123 Jackson Avenue, Orange City, IA 51041. Phone: 712-737-8364. Email: nkdaveh@hotmail.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm; closed Sundays, September 1 to October 31. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Directions from Le Mars: Start out going north on 5th Avenue SW/US-75 Bus N toward 3rd Street SW. Continue to follow US-75 Bus N. Merge onto IA-60 N. Turn left onto Jackson Ave/County Hwy-K64. Continue to follow County Hwy-K64 through Orange City (2 3/4 miles). 4123 Jackson Avenue is on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkinland open from September 1 to October 31, Monday through Saturday. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. We sell many varieties of pumpkins - - either already picked or pick your own, a large selection of squash, apples, gourds, dried gourds, ornamental corn, and popcorn. We also sell a large assortment of fall crafts & decorations, jams, jellies, and baked goods. Additional attractions include: Mazeland -- a seven acre corn maze, a Munchkin maze, Animal-Land petting zoo, and fantastic fall photo opportunities.

Webster County

  • Community Apple Orchards - restrooms, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, corn maze, pumpkin patch in the field, pumpkins brought in from the field, farm animals
    2237 160th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Phone: 515-573-8212. Email: orchard@frontiernet.net. Open: September's schedule: Monday to Saturday from 8am to 7pm; Sunday from 10am to 7pm; back 40 Playground open daily from 10am to 6pm. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard .
    A visitor writes on September 26, 2014: "Wide variety of apples and they are happy for you to try a sample before purchasing; they serve a nice lunch on the weekends with great desserts!; interesting gift shop. My husband and I try to go there at least once every fall. He likes the tea and salsas they sell, as well as the produce. And it's always amusing to watch the goats at play!"

Woodbury County

  • Autumn Grove Orchard - apples, pumpkins, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, school tours, group reservations
    1658 180th Street, Sioux City, IA 51106. Phone: 712-204-5951. Alternate Phone: 712-943-1784. Email: autumngroveorchard@gmail.com. Open: Saturday, from noon to 6 pm and Sunday from noon to 4 pm, Labor Day weekend through the last weekend in October. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take Highway 20 Bypass in Sioux City. Take the Morningside Avenue exit and head east, out of city limits past Memorial Park Cemetery. Turn left on 180th Street. We are at 1658 180th Street, one mile east of the pavement. Click here for a map and directions. Eight varieties of apples over the course of our season. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.

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

 



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