Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Michigan? Scroll down this page and select your region of the state for a list of U-Pick farms in Michigan,
sorted by county. Farms offering 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?").
If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website.
And if you are looking for a
farm stand, roadside stand, farm market or local farmer's market, see our new
website, dedicated to those! See your
crop availability calendar for specific dates of upcoming crops.
If you know of any I missed and want to
add a farm,
I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find
anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
please let me know!
What's in season in April 2019, and other timely information:
Notes for April 2019: Not much growing outside at this
time of year, unless you live in southern California, southern Texas, Florida or
along the Gulf coast where citrus are ripe, and believe it or not, the blueberry
and strawberry season in those areas is about to start. See your state harvest calendar
. And this is a good time to learn how to preserve foods ahead of the season,
like making applesauce or jam. 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.
It is also a great time of year and easy to
make your own ice cream,
even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. If you have any questions or suggestions,
feel free to write me!
Valentine's Day - February 14
See this website for Valentines Day history, facts and
Amazon's top picks for fast, easy, inexpensive gifts for the man, woman or
children in your life!
Easter will be April 21, 2019
- if you want to take your
children to a free Easter egg hunt -
see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!
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!
Michigan U-Pick Farms and Orchards
Click one of these areas (or click on the map
further down this page)
- Crop availability /
harvest schedule - click here
To find pumpkin patches, corn mazes and other
Halloween activities, click here.
To find choose and cut-your-own Christmas tree farms,
Festivals and Events in Michigan
The National Cherry Festival - early July.
Traverse City, MI.
Celebrating 80 years with parades, competitive
events, fun events, children's events, food, arts and crafts, car and
truck show, and air show and new events including a feast of cherries
and local wines and a world record attempt to host the world's largest
cherry pancake breakfast.
I'm always looking for
suggestions of more farms and events to add and
feedback about any you have visited, so if you encounter any, just click on
the preceding link, as appropriate! And if you have a farm and want to
add it or correct the information,
please click on the link to "add my farm".
Remember to ALWAYS either email, call or click the link to
the farm's own website (if they have one) on the morning before you go,
to confirm hours, conditions and availability of the specific crops you
And if you want simple instructions how to
make jam, how to make applesauce,
or how to make apple butter, just
- Blueberry Festival in Otter Lake, Michigan - typically held the
last Saturday in July. Sat July 26 from 8 am to 6 pm.
Blueberry Lane Plantation Farm on Blueberry Lane in Otter Lake, Michigan.
Phone: 810-656-6400 or 810 -793-4590 after July 1, 2005. The days activities
are as follows: FREE PARKING. FREE FAMILY SCAVENGER HUNT ALL DAY--WITH
DRAWING. FOR A PATIO SET AT 5:00 P.M.
* $1.00 HOT DOGS/POLISH DOGS. * $1.00 POP/WATER/SLUSHES. * .25 CENT POPCORN
PER BAG. * FREE POPCORN IF YOU PICK BLUEBERRIES.
.10 CENT KIDS GAMES (VARIOUS) WITH : A CANDY PRIZE. FACE PAINTING. CRAFT
TABLES. FREE PIE EATING CONTESTS. THERE WILL BE PONY RIDES WHICH WILL THERE
WILL BE A CHARGE FOR WE ARE NOT SURE HOW MUCH YET.
Also for every person that picks 50lbs of blueberries--their name will be
placed in a FREE special drawing for another patio set or grill we are not
sure yet. This will also be drawn at 5:00 p.m.
- The Blueberry Festival in Frankfort, Michigan
August (Dates to be announced). Phone: 231-352-9674.
Fruitland Blueberry Festival, Whitehall, Michigan.
July (Dates to be announced); Staged Entertainment of local talents,
Arts & Crafters, inflatable rides for kids, Blueberry Pancake breakfast and
a variety of foods all day from 9-5. Phone: 231-766-3208.
Montrose Blueberry Festival in Montrose, Michigan
August (August 118-22, 2004); -Montrose, Michigan. Phone: 810-639-3475.
National Blueberry Festival in South Haven, Michigan
Second Weekend of August; South Haven, Michigan. Phone: 616-637-5252 or
Paradise Blueberry Festival in Paradise, MI
August (typically, the third full weekend in August); Phone: 906-492-3219