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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 If you find anything outdated or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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
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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
crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
See these pages to find a local
and other festivals.
We have a guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for
See our comprehensive list of
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
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
Good Eetens - strawberries, restrooms
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."
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:
email@example.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,
Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 18, 2019)
- pumpkins, raspberries (Autumn, red), winter squash,
Creek Road, Algona, IA 50511. Phone: 515-295-2000. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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)
Gerber Berries, Inc. - strawberries, U-pick and already
2224 120th St, Larchwood, IA 51241. Phone: 712-478-4050.
Alternate Phone: 712-400-9521. Email:
email@example.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
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page.
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,
2861 Pierce Avenue, Sanborn, IA 51248. Phone: 712-729-3301.
Alternate Phone: 712-729-3300. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Solsma's Punkin Patch - apples, cucumbers, melons, pumpkins,
winter squash, tomatoes
Amy Solsma, 6190 320th St, Sanborn, IA 51248. Phone: 712-729-3174. Email:
email@example.com. 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.
Palo Alto 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:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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)
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:
email@example.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
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
Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Phone: 515-573-8212. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!"
Autumn Grove Orchard - apples, pumpkins, gift shop,
concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, school tours, group
1658 180th Street, Sioux City, IA 51106. Phone:
712-204-5951. Alternate Phone: 712-943-1784. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Saturday, from noon to 6 pm and
Sunday from noon to 4 pm, Labor Day weekend through the last weekend in
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
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.