Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Lexington and north-central Kentucky? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Lexington and north-central Kentucky, 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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 - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what the typical prices are for each crop. Let me know when you see price changes!
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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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 December 2021, and other timely information:

Notes for December 2021: Autumn is upon us and that means you'd better hurry to get blueberries and peaches; apples are already in full swing. 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 seasonal specific 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, blueberries, peaches, tomatoes, corn 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!

Lexington and north-central Kentucky U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2021, by county

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Anderson County

Bath County

Boone County

  • Benton Farms - u-pick pumpkins, school field trips, u-pick Sweet corn, green beans.
    11946 Old Lexington Pike, Boone County, Walton, KY 41094. Phone: (859) 485-7000. Fax: (859) 485-3777. Email: [email protected].  Open: Saturdays and Sundays only from 11:30am to 6 pm; but call - their website is down. Directions: From I-75, take Exit 175 (Richwood) and go east one quarter mile to the first stop light. Go straight through stoplight across railroad tracks. Turn right onto Old Lexington Pike. Farm is about 2 miles on the left. A 260 acre working farm. Also have your Birthday or Reunion or Company picnic out on the farm. U-Pick Vegetables on Saturdays only (Call for availability). School trips start last week of September to end of October (Call to schedule). Call about Birthday Parties on the farm. Restrooms. Also see our pumpkin patch listing. Pumpkin Days Weekends in October. Hayrides, barnyard animals for viewing. 
  • McGlasson Farms - tomatoes, pumpkins, greens, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and prepicked produce, restrooms, picnic area
    5832 River Road, Hebron, KY 41048. Phone: 859-689-5229. Directions: Three miles west of Anderson Ferry on Route 8 (River Road) in Kentucky Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. Open: Monday through Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am to 5pm July 1 through October 31 for all other fruits and vegetables Payment: Cash, Check. Turnip and Mustard greens available for pick your own.From July through November, we proudly offer all of our fresh fruits & vegetables grown right here on the farm for sale at our roadside stand.
    We grow only the freshest and highest quality produce for our customers, many of which have been regulars for years and have become close family friends. All of our fruits & vegetables are picked and ready for sale at the stand, but there are also several opportunities for pick-your-own produce throughout the year, such as tomatoes, greens and of course pumpkins in the fall.

Bourbon County

  • Julie's Pumpkins - carrots, pumpkins, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area (bring your own food), petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    1069 Ruddles Mill Road, Paris, KY 40361. Phone: 859-987-4498. Email: [email protected]. Open: daily - daylight to dark. Directions: 20 miles Northeast of Lexington. Click here for a map and directions. Last weekend in September - October 31st. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Family Operated for 27 years!.
  • Reed Valley Orchard - U-pick apples (including Gala, McIntosh, Cortland, Mutsu, Stayman Winesap, York, Granny Smith, Fuji, and many more), pears (including Asian/Nashi), peaches, blueberries, black raspberries, blackberries, Pumpkins, Indian corn, gourds.
    239 Lail Lane, Paris, KY, 40361. Phone: 859-987-6480. Email: [email protected]. Open: mid June through late November, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 9:30am to 5:30pm; Closed Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday.
     Open Labor Day. (* hours change with daylight savings time); December: call for hours. Directions: From the 27 N and 68 split, take 27 N out of Paris 5.4 miles toward Cynthiana. Turn left on Townsend Valley Road, drive 2 miles. Turn right on Lail Lane. Follow signs. Market is at end of lane.  From Lexington, at New Circle Road, drive Russell Cave Road (Route 353) for 16 miles. Turn right on Townsend Valley Road, drive 2.5 miles. Turn left at Reed Valley Orchard sign. Follow signs to Apple Barn. Pancakes, & Daylily Jubilee - Jun 25, 8am to 6pm. Back Forty Nature Walk & Country Festival - October 1. Country store, restrooms, school and group tours by appointment, guided orchard tours, historic stagecoach walking trail (self-tour), gift shop, candy, apple cider, slushies, picnic area. Our varieties of blackberries are all thornless and begin ripening early to mid July. They will be available into late August. Black raspberries: Sweet and full of flavor. These black jewels are a treat to any palette. Picking season mid June to July. Blueberries: You can pick your own and save! If you need a large quantity pre-picked, please phone ahead and reserve  You may want to verify out our blackberries when you call or visit, they mix very well to make a fantastic blackberry, blueberry jam (aka black & blue). Come on down to the valley and enjoy our Kentucky fresh blueberries beginning mid June through mid August. Mark your calendar for  Blueberry Jubilee and Pancake Day. (UPDATED: July 08, 2020, JBS)
    UPDATE for 2020, For 2020 season, they do not expect to have any peaches or pears due to a late spring frost, per their flier.

Boyle County

Bracken County

  • Bracken Berry Farm - UPDATE: July 05, 2018: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
    4020 Woodward Road, Germantown, KY 41044.
  • Brackenridge Berry Farm - blueberries
    1090 Belmont Road, Brooksville, KY 41004. Phone: 606-735-2490. Email us at: [email protected]. Directions: South on Route 19 out of Brooksville to Powersville. Approximately 2.4 miles south of Powersville from Route 19, turn left on the Belmont Road. Approximately 1.1 Miles down Belmont, the farm is on the right. Open: Monday through Sunday 8am to 5pm Berries become available toward the end of June, through July, and may progress into August. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Hillside Orchard - apples, pumpkins, raspberries, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    4979 Aa Highway N, Foster, KY 41043. Phone: 606-747-5635. Email: [email protected]. Directions: from Cincinnati, take I-275 to AA Highway, drive 29 miles south on the AA Highway, Hillside Orchard is on the left. If traveling from Maysville, drive 21 miles north on the AA Highway from Route 68, Hillside Orchard is on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in August, September, October, November, December. Open: May to December 24; Friday 3 pm to 7 pm, Saturday 10 am to 7 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 7 pm. Payment: Cash, Check.

Campbell County

Clark County

Estill County

Fayette County

  • Duntreath Farm - U-pick apples.
    4954 Paris Pike, Lexington, KY, 40511. Phone: 859-299-2254. Email: [email protected]. Open: Year round by appointment only. Directions: Paris Pike (US 27/68), 6 miles north of Lexington.
  • Kelley Farms - Uses integrated pest management practices, blackberries, pumpkins, winter squash, corn maze
    6483 Old Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40515. Phone: 859-948-8700. Fax: 859-543-9464. Email: [email protected]. Open: Wednesdays: 5:00 pm; 10:00 pm Fridays: 5:00 pm; 10:00 pm Saturdays: 11:00 am ; 10:00 pm closed Sundays. Directions: from Downtown Lexington Follow East Vine out of town. Turn right onto Richmond Road (U.S. 25 South) and follow for approximately 5 miles. Immediately before the Jacobson Park stoplight, take a slight right onto Old Richmond Road. Follow for 4.4 miles and turn left into Kelley Farms. from the Kentucky Horse Park Take I-75 South and follow for approximately 21 miles. Take Exit 99 and turn left onto Old Richmond Road (U.S. 25). Follow for 4.5 miles and make a right turn into Kelley Farms. Click here for a map and directions. Corn Maze and Fall Festival September 9th - October 30 2010. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.

Fleming County

Franklin County

Gallatin County

Garrard County

Grant County

  • Red Barn Farm - strawberries,
    1305 Knoxville Road, Dry Ridge, KY 41035. Phone: 859-391-4433. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 8 pm; Sunday 1 pm to 8 pm. Directions: From north of Dry Ridge. South on I-75, exit 159, left off ramp, left at light at Walmart entrance onto Dry Ridge Bypass, left at 3rd light (KY. 467), 1.1 miles to red barn on right. Drive behind barn, park behind greenhouse on right. From south of Dry Ridge. North on I-75, exit 156, right off ramp onto Barnes Road, left at train crossing, right at 4 way intersection (KY 467), 1.1 miles to red barn on right. Drive behind barn, park behind greenhouse on right. For a map to our farm, click here. Strawberries: third week of May to Mid June. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: May 18, 2016) (UPDATED: May 04, 2016) (UPDATED: July 19, 2014, JBS 

Harrison County

  • McDaniel Farm Co - beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, peppers, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available
    5139 Highway US 62 West, Cynthiana, KY 41031. Phone: (859)298-5066. Open: See our Facebook Page for seasonal hours. Directions: From Georgetown - US 460 Bypass North to US 62 toward Cynthiana - 10 miles on the right From Cynthiana - US 62 toward Georgetown - 4.9 miles from roundabout on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: October 19, 2015)

Jessamine County

  • Blackberry Orchard - No pesticides are used, blackberries, U-pick and already picked
    6300 Danville Road Loop 2, Nicholasville, KY 40356. Phone: 859-621-3248. Fax: 859-885-1248. Email: [email protected]. Open: Tuesday to Saturday 8:30 am to 7:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm , Closed Mondays. Directions: From Lexington go south on Nicholasville Road US 27 Bypass Nicholasville, go about two and one half miles past last light that turns back into Nicholasville, make left on 1268, then immediate right (this is the old Nicholasville Road) Now Danville Road Loop 2, go seven-tenths of a mile farm on left. Signs are posted on roadway. Click here for a map and directions. Late June to mid August. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Our blackberries are thornless and can be ate off the vine if you want to taste. Some days we might get picked out or lack of rain may cause us to have to close for a day for ripening. We provide containers for picking and bags for taking home. If you need already picked berries ,please call in your order so they can be ready when you need to pick them up. If you need more information please feel free to call. Thanks, we appreciate you business!.

Kenton County

Madison County

  • Marcum Farms - U-pick strawberries
    166 College Hill Road , Waco, KY 40385. Phone: 859-369-7300. Open: Daily, Monday through Sunday from 7am to 9pm. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Local grower of Strawberries, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Watermelon, Pumpkins and more! We participate in the Madison County Farmers Market as well as direct from farm sales. Wholesale and retail available. Always Fresh! (UPDATED: May 23, 2015, JBS)
    A visitor writes on July 14, 2013: "I love these people. One of the best owner.operators that I have bought from. We make a point to find her at the farmers market, and if we need something in bulk we can always go to the farm. Her strawberries are legendary in this area. No idea why she is not on your site. "

Marion County

Mason County

Mercer County

Montgomery County

  • Bramble Ridge Orchard - permanently closed
    2726 Osborne Road, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353.UPDATE for 2021, Google says they are permanently closed.

Nicholas County

  • Circle MM Farm and Pisgue Stables - No pesticides are used, blackberries, tomatoes, restrooms, farm animals
    1169 Gravel Rd, Carlisle, KY 40311. Phone: 859-289-8038. Alternate Phone: (859) 473-0850. Email: [email protected]. Open: 8 am to 8 pm, from July 15th to August 15th. Directions: We are off ky57 outside Carlisle call for directions. Click here for a map and directions.  From Carlisle: stay on Main street/Concrete road and follow it all the way around until you reach The B and B grocery. Continue straight on to the Y in the road, and follow the right fork. Continue on another 3 minutes, until you see two posts and a hanging sign for pisgue stables on the left. the turn in is just before this sign. follow the gravel road past the first turn off to the house and continue up until you reach the green gates at the top.  We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only.

Owen County

  • Ayres Family Orchard - apples, blackberries, grapes, pears, peaches, persimmons, plums, Other fruit or veg, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    525 Wilson Lane, Moterey, KY 40359. Phone: 502-514-1594. Alternate Phone: 402-484-5236. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday 8 am to 8, Saturday 8 am to 8, Closed Sunday. Directions: 18 Miles North of Frankfort Ky on US 127. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers.

Pendleton County

Powell County

Robertson County

Scott County

  • Evans Orchard and Cider Mill - apples, strawberries, blueberries, flowers, pears, pumpkins, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    180 Stone Road, Georgetown, KY 40324. Phone: 502-863-2255. Email: [email protected]. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30am to 6:00pm, Sundays from 12:00pm to 6:00pm; If you are coming out for a particular variety, please call ahead to see if they are ripe. Directions: From Lexington: Take Newtown Pike (922) North eight miles from the I-75 overpass. Take a right on Stone Road. Evans Orchard is the third drive on the left (approximately 1,000 feet). From Georgetown or I-75 North: take Exit 126 and turn right off of exit. Go to US 460 and turn Left going East on US 460. Travel 3 miles and turn right onto Newtown Pike (Route 922) at the caution lights. Go one mile and turn Left onto Stone Road Evans Orchard is the third drive on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Pick-Your-Own Apples, Pears, Strawberries and Blueberries. At Evans Orchard, we grow over 20 different varieties of gourmet apples along with several varieties of delicious pears and blueberries. Fresh vegetables all spring and summer, peaches, apples and pumpkins in the fall, Bushels of Family Fun all year long in our playland and petting zoo! Festivals include: Sweet Corn Festival third Saturday in July, Apple picking usually starts second weekend in September and Harvest Festival beginning the third weekend in September and continuing through the end of October. Come explore all we have to offer at Evans Orchard!. (UPDATED: June 28, 2012, by a visitor)

Washington County

  • 1851 Historic Maple Hill Manor - Apples, grapes, pears, peaches, plums, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo
    2941 US150 Perryville Road, Springfield, KY 40069. Phone: 859-336-3075. Fax: 859-336-3076. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Only an hour's drive from both Lexington & Louisville. Located between Bardstown and Danville on U.S. 150. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in April through September. Open: Overnight Accommodations - Year-round ($100-$175/night - includes Homemade Dessert and Full Country "Gourmet" Breakfast), Alpaca & Llama Shearing Day (mid-April, call for date), Alpaca Fiber Festival (First Saturday in October), Farm Store Open to Public - Thursday-Sunday, 12noon-5pm EST or Call for an Appointment, Historic Home Tours - $5/person or $4/child, Extended Farm Store Holiday Hours 10am-8pm EST, Daily in Nov. & Dec.), Holiday Open House (First Saturday in December). Available for private groups: Family Reunions, Retreats, Business Socials - call for details and pricing. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Asian Pears, apricots, persimmons, mulberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and grapes to be added, Maple Hill Manor is located on 15 scenic acres which includes an Orchard of Fruit Trees, Raspberry Bushes, Grapes, and a Wooded & Wildflower Nature Preserve with walking paths. We also raise Suri Alpacas, Llamas, a Kentucky Mountain Horse - Pretty Penny, 2 Golden Retrievers - Sophie & Sammy, and several barn cats available for your enjoyment during your stay!

Woodford County

  • Eckert's Versailles Orchard (Formerly Boyd Orchards) - apples, blackberries, grapes, pears, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, black), U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1396 Pinckard Pike, Versailles, KY 40383. Phone: 859-873-3097. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries usually begion around Mid- May. Please feel free to check back on the website or call the Orchard for more information.. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Offers pick-your-own crops including strawberries, peaches, apples, and pumpkins that are available May through late October. Versailles Orchard Bonfire Sites & Haunted Hayrides are a fun evening with your group! The perfect outing for church groups, sports teams, friends and family gatherings. Enjoy pig races, a corn maze, haunted hayrides and more at Eckert's Versailles Farm. Discover a full list of fun things to do at Eckert's. We offer school tours and field trips during apple picking and pumpkin picking seasons at our Eckert's Country Store & Farms in Versailles, Kentucky. Book your school field trip today. Our Country Store is simple and offers the kind of homemade goodies that make your mouth water. Yes, we have fresh-baked pies in apple, pumpkin and other flavors. You can also find jams, jellies, salsa and a variety of treats to enjoy with family and friends. And don't forget about our famous apple cider donuts! s! U-Pick Apples and Pumpkins available!. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, WIC Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. Unforgettable Playgrounds and Slides. NEW for 2011: TREE HOUSE!.  (UPDATED: September 25, 2019, JBS)
  • Wildside Winery - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, blueberries, table grapes (with seeds), wine grapes, Asian pears, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, group reservations
    5500 Troy Pike, Versailles, KY 40383. Phone: (859) 879-3982. Email: [email protected]. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 12 pm to 7 pm Sunday 1 pm to 5 OM; Additional hours for events. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 5 miles south of Versailles on highway 33. From Lexington, take Versailles Road (60) west, exit right onto the Bluegrass Parkway, take the first exit#68 which is highway 33, take it left (south)3.5 miles. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries in June, Blackberries in July, Apples, pears, grapes in Aug-October Call;. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, PayPal, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: July 20, 2020)

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