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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Northern Indiana? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Northern Indiana, 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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 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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 August 2022, and other timely information:

Notes for August 2022: Summer is almost here and that means Strawberry season is upon us!  It started in February in Florida, Texas, southern California; then March along the Gulf coast, April in the Deep South and west coast, May through much of the country, and June in northern areas. Cherries and Blueberries have started in the South typically are available in most areas by the end of June . Of course, cool weather crops, like Rhubarb, asparagus and greens should be available almost everywhere through June. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates. 

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, or a Cherry or cherry blossom festival or a Blueberry festival.

We also have 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!

Northern Indiana U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2022, by county

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

Cass County

  • Ada's Sweet Corn - beans, corn (sweet),
    9340 E County Road 800 N, Twelve Mile, IN 46988. Phone: 574-664-3861. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday through Saturday by appointment only; No Sunday sales. Directions: From US 31 go west on State Road 16 for 3 miles to County Road 1000E. Turn right (north) on 1000E for 1 mile and turn left (west) on County Road 800N. Go 3/4 mile to 1st house on left. From Twelve Mile, go 1 mile east on State Road 16 to County Road 900 E. Turn left (north) for 1 mile to County Road 800N and turn right (East) for 1/4 mile to 1st house on right. Click here for a map and directions. Sweet corn and green beans available from late June through September. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Roger Berry - Asparagus
    P.O. Box 284, 6943 E. 1400 South, Galveston, IN 46932. Phone: 574-699-7600. Email: [email protected]. Directions: 2 miles west of Galveston at the intersection of Cass County roads 1400S and 700E. Open: 8 am to 8 pm April 15 to June 1.

Fulton County

  • Valhalla Farms, LLC - Blueberries, freezer beef
    6254 W. 200 North, Rochester, IN 46977. Phone: (574) 223-6632. Email: [email protected]. Open: June through August, Monday through Friday 8 am to 6 pm; Saturday 8 am to 8 am to 4 pm, closed on Sunday. Directions: SR 14 west of Rochester to CR 500, north 2 miles to CR 200W 1 one quarter miles. Blueberries (U-pick and prepick), honey. Click here for our Facebook page.  Payment: Cash, Check.  U-pick blueberries, already picked Blueberries and Freezer Beef. Formerly Siders Blueberry Farm. (UPDATED: July 27, 2022)

Miami County

Pulaski County

  • Sunrise Harvest Farms - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, frozen blueberries,
    7194 North U.S. 421, San Pierre, IN 46374. Phone: 219-954-0007. Email: [email protected]. Open: Check website for hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Pick your-own fresh blueberries this summer, or stop by to pick up a box of freshly picked blueberries. One of nature's healthiest foods, a fresh picked blueberry hardly compares to store shelf products. (ADDED: May 23, 2015)

Wabash County

  • Cordes Berry Farm LLC - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, strawberries, porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food)
    6467 North 550 West, Roann, IN 46974. Phone: (260) 571-0503. Alternate Phone: (260) 571-2032. Email: [email protected]. Open: PYO strawberries in June on Monday Through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30, Saturdays 10 am to 2:30; PYO Blackberries July through Mid August 8:30 am to 5:30, Saturdays 10 am to 2:30. Directions: Take state road 15 from Wabash or North Manchester. Go West on 700 North to 550 West, (700 North curves to become 550 West), you're almost there. Cordes Berry Farm is located on the East side of the road on the top of the small rise just 1/3 mile after the curve. Lots of room for parking. Click here for a map and directions. In June we harvest Strawberries and we harvest Blackberries in July through mid August. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers. (ADDED: February 26, 2020)
  • Doud's Countyline Orchard - PYO strawberries and already-picked strawberries, apples
    7877 W 400 N, Wabash, IN 46992. Phone: 765-833-6122. Email: [email protected]. Open: Tuesday through Saturday 1 pm to 6 pm for already picked fall fruit; Closed Sunday and Monday; Strawberry season hours vary, but we are always closed on Sunday. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: 2 miles south and 1 mile west of Roann, In. Monday to Saturday, always closed on Sundays. Phone: 765-833-6122. Payment: Cash or check. No credit cards accepted. Click here for a map and directions. Call ahead for updates; Strawberries around June 1st; Apples early fall (call - our PYO apples ended in 2010, after that we have already picked apples only). We also have ready-picked apples, pears, Asian pears; also apple butter, and cider in season.

Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

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Picking Tips

[General picking tips and a guide to each fruit and vegetable] [How much do I need to pick? (Yields - how much raw makes how much cooked or frozen)] [Selecting the right varieties to pick] [All about apple varieties - which to pick and why!]  [Picking tips for Vegetables] [ Strawberry picking tips] [ Blueberries picking tips]









Illustrated Canning, Freezing, Jam Instructions and Recipes

All About Home Canning, Freezing and Making Jams, Pickles, Sauces, etc. ] [FAQs - Answers to common questions and problems] [Recommended books about home canning, jam making, drying and preserving!] [Free canning publications to download and print]

Home Canning Kits

This is the same type of standard canner that my grandmother used to make everything from applesauce to jams and jellies to tomato and spaghetti sauce. This complete kit includes everything you need and lasts for years: the canner, jar rack, jar grabber tongs, lid lifting wand, a plastic funnel, labels, bubble freer. It's much cheaper than buying the items separately. You'll never need anything else except jars & lids (and the jars are reusable)! There is also a simple kit with just the canner and rack, and a pressure canner, if you want to do vegetables (other than tomatoes). To see more canners, of different styles, makes and prices, click here!
Don't forget the Ball Blue Book!