Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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

Louisville and western central Kentucky U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2021, by county

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

Breckinridge County

Bullitt County

  • Whittaker Run Farm - Strawberries, pumpkins and mums, pumpkin patch (pick in the field where they grow), pumpkins (in a market, stand or shop)
    416 South 31E Loop, Mount Washington, KY 40047. Phone: (502) 510-0029. Open: May-October. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.. Small family run farm specializing in strawberries, mums, pumpkins, and seasonal produce (ADDED: April 20, 2019, Suggested by a visitor)

Carroll County

Hardin County

  • Rosenberger Farm - strawberries!
    10500 Rineyville Big Springs Road, Rineyville, KY 40162. Phone: 270-862-9252. Email: [email protected]. Open: Sun-up to sun-down the entire season which is usually the month of May. picnic tables, small lunch menu, bottled drinks available, port a potties. Payment: Cash, Check, No credit cards. Will barter for goods or labor.
    Comments from a visitor on March 24, 2009:
    "Loved it, beautiful, quiet farm. Owners are a joy to be around."

Henry County

Jefferson County

  • Hidden Hollow Orchard and Wildlife Sanctuary - apples, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    3200 Apple Hill Road, Louisville, KY 40245. Phone: (502) 243-4196. Alternate Phone: (502) 897-0719. Email: [email protected]. Open: July 1 to September 1 by appointment; September 1 until sold out, 10 am to 5 pm; Repeat customers welcome anytime. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Louisville, take the Gene Snyder Freeway to Old Henry Road (Exit 29). Go east 2 miles. (Old Henry curves left, then jogs right.) Turn right on Apple Hill Road for 0.7 mile. Where Apple Hill forks, take the middle fork. When you see a red pole gate, open it up and come on back. Continue along the black rail fences. When you think you are lost, you are almost there. When you see the green umbrella, you have arrived. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Many heirloom apples. Watch for date of annual solar cooker cook-out with free eats.
  • Tower View Farm and Nursery - UPDATE for 2018 No longer a U-pick; just a nursery now
    12523 Taylorsville Road, Jeffersontown, KY, 40299. Phone: 502-267-2066..
    A visitor writes on June 16, 2018: "Tower View Farms in Jefferson co. is no longer a you-pick-it operation. Please remove from your website so other people don't travel there and find no opportunity to gather fruit. Please keep your website up to date. Thanks, Pam"

Larue County

  • Hinton's Orchard & Farm Market (formerly the Tommy Bennett Orchard) - U-pick strawberries, apples, peaches, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    8631 Campbellsville Road, Hodgenville, KY 42748. Phone: 270-325-3854. Email: [email protected]. Directions: 7.0 Miles on Hwy 210 from end of Lincoln Parkway in Hodgenville. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October. Open: July-Labor Day: Tues-Saturday from  9 am to 6pm Labor Day-September: Monday to Saturday from  9 am to 6pm October: Monday to Thursday 9 am to 6pm, Friday & Saturday from  9 am to 9pm Corn Maze opens Labor Day weekend. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard.  

Meade County

  • Roberts Family Farm - blackberries, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours, group reservations
    125 Kennedy Rd, Guston, KY 40142. Phone: (270)422-2361. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from 5:30 pm to dark; Saturday, from 1 pm to 10 pm, Sunday, from 1 pm to dark, September 15 to October 31. Directions: From Brandenburg take Highway 710 (Old State Road) approximately 4 miles toward Guston. At stop sign (Salem Church will be on your right), continue straight through exactly one mile to Kennedy Road. Turn right onto Kennedy Road. Turn left into first gravel driveway to enter Roberts Family Farm. Blackberries: July, Pumpkin Patch and Corn maze is open from September 15th through October 31st, Christmas trees: Three weekends starting Thanksgiving weekend. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.

Nelson County

Oldham County

Shelby County

  • Berry Bee Acres - No pesticides are used blackberries, Honey from hives on the farm
    6535 Shelbyville Road, Simpsonville, KY 40067. Phone: (502) 220-8722. Email: [email protected]. Open: Sunday, from 2 pm to 7 pm; Monday to Saturday 10 am to 7 pm; during blackberry season. Directions: 6535 Shelbyville Road, Simpsonville, KY Signs and banners are posted during picking times. Just east of Simpsonville Elementary school on US highway 60. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: July 30, 2020)
  • Gallrein Farms - U-pick strawberries, pumpkins, Hayrides to pumpkin patch in fall. Free petting zoo.
    1029 Vigo road, Shelbyville, KY, 40065. Phone: 502-633-4849. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday through Saturday, 9am to 6pm; Sunday, 1pm-5pm. Directions: I-64 exit Hwy 53 north. Two miles to light. Go straight on Hwy 55 for 1 1/2 miles to stoplight. Turn right on Hwy 43. Go 1 one half miles on 43. Turn right on Hwy 1005. Market is 1 mile on right.  Mailing address: 1826 Cropper Road. Prepicked: Specializes in sweet corn, with 18 varieties on 100 acres. Also prepicked strawberries, blackberries, apples and pumpkins.  Bedding plants (annual flowers-perennials-herbs), hanging baskets. Honey, jams, jellies. Fruit and vegetable dressings. Handmade Amish furniture.  Picnic pavilion with heat and air, tables/chairs. School and group tours welcome by appointment. Restrooms.
  • Mulberry Orchard - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, blackberries, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    1330 Mulberry Pike, Shelbyville, KY 40065. Phone: (502) 655-2633. Email: [email protected]. Open: Mid June through early November Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 6pm and Sunday 1pm to 5pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: March 17, 2021)

Spencer County

  • The Berry Farm - permanently closed
    Taylorsville, KY. UPDATE for 2021: They are permanently closed. They have been closed for years... but never told anyone!
    (UPDATED: July 07, 2021)
  • Cheeks Produce - Market home-grown beans, sweet bicolor corn, super-sweet bicolor white corn, green beans, tomatoes, cabbage, peppers, eggplant, squash, cucumbers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, romaine and buttercrunch lettuce. Other fruits and vegetables, bedding plants, hanging flower baskets, sorghum, local honey and "sugar-free" jams.
    4578 Taylorsville Road, Taylorsville, KY. Phone:  477-1277. Open: Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm; Sunday, noon-7 pm , through Dec. 24. Directions: Go 4one quarter miles north of Taylorsville on Ky. 155. Look for the signs.
  • Eyes Blueberry Orchard - You-pick blueberries
    Ky. 1066, Taylorsville, KY. Phone: 252-8239. Open: from late June through July on Wednesday-Sunday, 8am to dark. Directions: 2 miles off. Take the Snyder Freeway to Taylorsville Road (KY 155) and follow it to Taylorsville. Turn right on KY 44, go one block, then turn left on KY 55. Go six miles south to KY 1066, take a left, go two miles. Farm is on the left.
  • Fairfield Fruits - No pesticides are used blackberries, raspberries (red), strawberries,
    6130 Little Union Road, Taylorsville, KY 40071. Phone: 502-507-1248. Email: [email protected]. Open: daily open time is 8:00 am; closing time 6:00 pm; closed Sunday; late May to August 31.  Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Farm is located half mile from Fairfield, Kentucky at 6130 Little Union Road (State Route 652). Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries start May 25 and last for 3 weeks; Blackberries start June 20 and last till August; Raspberries start July 2 and last till August; Please call for updates. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. U-Pick Strawberries, Blackberries, Raspberries - Flavorful Local Tastes at Great Prices. Strawberries late May to June 15. Blackberries June 20 - Aug 31 -  XXtra large, solid black, trellised chest high, thorny/thornless. Raspberries June 20 - Aug 31.

Trimble County

  • Bray Orchards and Roadside Market - UPDATE for 2020, A visitor tells me they no longer have U-Pick, see the comment below.
    2580 Highway 42 West, Bedford, KY 40006.
    Comments from a visitor on March 18, 2020: Bray Orchards is no more as Bray; they were bought last July by Pharm CBD, though they may still sell some fruits and vegetables. It is now PHARM Roadside Market at Bray's. I believe they are now open through the year. I don't know if they do any U-pick though now would be out of season. CBD oil products are a big part of the business now.


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book