Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Northeast Michigan? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Northeast Michigan,
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 If you find anything outdated or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!
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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
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
Northeast Michigan U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2021, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Huron View Tree and Berry Farm - strawberries,
raspberries, and U-cut Christmas trees, wreaths, garland, grave blankets.
4700 E Sucker Creek Road, Black River, MI 48721. Phone: 989-724-5510. Email:
[email protected]. Open:
Nov.- December . U-cut Christmas trees, wreaths, garland, grave blankets.
June-Aug. U-pick strawberries and raspberries. Open for berries, Monday to
Saturday, 7 am to 1 p.m. Sun. 1-5 p.m. U-cut trees, daily, 9 am to dark.
Directions: Located 7 miles N of Harrisville. 1/2 mile W off US-23 on Sucker
Creek Rd. (UPDATED: May 10, 2015, JBS)
Quaker Hill Farm - apples, grapes, herbs/spices, other berries,
pears, pumpkins, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other
vegetables, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the
farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, and prepicked produce, gift shop,
petting zoo, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for
P.O. Box 10, Harrisville, MI 48740. Phone: 989-736-6583. Email:
Click here for picking updates. And for a map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in March, May, June, July,
August, September, October. Open: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm No Sunday
Sales We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment:
Cash, only. Quaker Hill Farm is a Certified Naturally Grown farm and
specialize in in raising heritage breed livestock and heirloom variety
produce. We sell lamb, wool, milk-based soaps, free-range eggs, ducks,
rabbits, chickens, dairy goats and more. We feature online children's
stories about life on a farm, it is a free educational resource: Quaker
Anne's Children's Stories We offer Simple Living Skills workshops, cooking
classes and scheduled Farm Tea afternoons. Farm shoppe open June through
November - visits by appointment only. (UPDATED: May 10, 2015, JBS)
- AJ's Berry Farm - Strawberries,
Red Raspberries, Black Raspberries, Purple Raspberries, sakatoons,
Salina Road, Lachine, MI 49753. Phone: 989-379-3061. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday - Saturday
from 7am - noon. Directions: Salina Road is off M32, about 1/2 -
3/4 mile west of the intersection of M32 and M65. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (UPDATED:
May 10, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: August 01, 2009, suggested by a visitor)
Comments from a visitor on August 01, 2009: "Farm is conveniently close
to M32 and growing in popularity. Staff/owners are very friendly and
helpful! Good treats in the market. Another gem of a Northern Michigan
setting. Gentle rolling hills and farms as far as the eyes can see. They use
the flag system to avoid pickers' confusion. Plants are heaping with
delightful berries! Many long rows of plants. "
- Arnold Black Farm - Strawberries
Spratt Road, Lachine, MI 49753. Phone: 989-379-4491. Open: 6 am to ? (call).
(ADDED: July 27, 2009, suggested by a visitor)
Comments from a visitor on July 27, 2009: "Farm has easy
access, and is nicely close to M-65. Can't say enough about how helpful and
friendly the workers are; they make it a super experience. Setting is
gorgeous with views of woods and neighboring farms. The berries are simply
addictive!!! Three abundant varieties (Honey Eye, Cavendish and All Star) of
berry-loaded plants. They use the flag system, so there's no confusion about
who's picked what and when. A+. They are open in season; normally 3rd week
of June to as late as 3rd week of July, 6 a.m. start time, unsure of day's
end time. Monday through Saturday for sure, but don't know about Sunday.."
The Bushey Road Berry Farm LLC - permanently closed
10610 Bushey Road, Alpena, MI 49707. Phone: (989) 727-4068. Email:
[email protected]. Open: UPDATE
for 2021, Their website is gone and there's nothing else about them that is current on the internet - I presume they have closed.
- Herron Farm - Strawberries
16390 Allen Road, Lachine, MI 49753. Phone: 989-379-4089. Open: Monday to
Saturday in June/July; (not sure about Sunday) 6 am to noon. Directions:
Farm is visible from M65, seven miles south of M32. (ADDED: August 01, 2009, suggested by a visitor)
Comments from a visitor on August 01, 2009: "Very popular farm in this region,
with many loyal pickers. Berries are splendid and abundant! I think they use
the flag system to avoid picker confusion. Priceless Northern Michigan
country setting; dew-soaked plants beckoning at the crack of dawn!"
- McCormack Raspberry Farm - Raspberries
11715 Cripps Road, Herron, MI 49744. Phone: 989-727-3394. Open:
July/August. Directions: From M65 take Werth Road east to Herron Road and
turn south. From M32 take Herron Road south across Werth. Go for 1/2 - 1
mile to Badder Road, right. Take Badder a couple miles to Briar Hill, left.
Take Briar Hill a little ways to Cripps Road and you'll see the sign. There
are signs that point the way anyhow from Badder Road.
Comments from a visitor on August 01, 2009: "Love it! The patch is tucked back
in the woods and is like paradise; nothing out there but woods surrounding
it, with constant companionship and song from the indigo bunting. Deer
occasionally come out to greet pickers. Bushes and berries are amazing and
well cared for! Summer berries, but don't know about fall berries. Not sure
if they take credit cards; I think they have a porta-potty.not sure if they
use the flag system. " (ADDED: August 01, 2009, suggested by a visitor)
- The Farm - Strawberries and raspberries in season, u-pick. Pumpkin patch, hay rides.
Nicholson Hill Road,
Alpena, MI. Phone: 517-727-8004. Also has displays made with pumpkins.
Farmer's market. Open approx. 3rd week in June, then July, daily as crop
allows, 7 am to 12 pm and 4-6 p.m. Call for Oct. hours.
Directions: From Alpena, 16 miles out Werth Road. Follow the pumpkin signs.
From M-65, Beaver Lake Road, 5 miles follow the pumpkin signs. From US-23 S,
W 9 miles on Nicholson Hill Road, follow the pumpkin signs for 7 miles.
Michigan Cranberry Farm - Blueberries
9972 Alpena State Road, Cheboygan, MI 49721. Phone: 231-625-2700.
[email protected]. Open: Farm is open to the public only on specific days; call ahead to find
out which days and dates! Directions: And for a map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in August. Payment: Cash, only. Harvested cranberries are available in mid
October. They also have
a tour of the cranberry operation. The tour consists of riding through
the cranberry farm and seeing the various stages of harvesting and
processing the berries. During the tour guests will be able to get off the
bus for photographs and samples of cranberry products. Fresh cranberries
will also be available for purchase in one, two, or five pound bags. Tours
will depart from the bus garage behind the high school and will leave
promptly at their scheduled departure time. Tickets are $5 per person and
must be paid in advance. Tickets may be purchased at the Chamber office, or
by mailing a check to the Chamber. For more information, please click here
to visit the Michigan Cranberry Company Website or call the Chamber at (231)
627-7183.(UPDATED: May 10, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: December 15, 2008)
Comments from a visitor on August 04, 2008: "Off the beaten path, however, a
great place to go and pick Northern Michigan berries." (ADDED: August 04,
Wellington Farm Park
- Living history farm, Not a PYO / U-pick
6940 S Military Road, Grayling, MI 49738. Phone: 989-348-5187. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: From Exit 251 of I-75 go W 4 mi. to end of
road then S 3/4 mile. The Wellington Farm Market is part of Wellington Farm Park, A 60 acre living
history complex depicting farm life during the Great Depression. Attractions
include a blacksmith, carpenter shop, sawmill, grist mill, summer kitchen
and a machine shed. Costumed interpreters are available in most buildings. A
great family outing. (UPDATED: May 10, 2015, JBS)
Czaika's Blueberry Farm
838 Legget Road, Tawas City, MI 48763. Phone: 989-362-4638.
[email protected]. Open: Typically from the end of July
or early August, from
8 am to 8 pm, During picking season, the answering machine is
updated daily with latest picking information! .
Port-a-potties on the site. Czaika's Blueberry Farm is a
U-PICK farm. The bushes are a mid-height variety which usually
ripens in early August. You may either bring your own containers or
borrow our buckets with plastic liners. (UPDATED: May 10, 2015,
JBS) (UPDATED: March 10,
2013, from their website)
- Brandt's Farm - strawberries
MI 49746. Phone: 989-742-4183. Open: 7 days a week, from 7 am till ?
Directions: 8 miles north of Hillman, 9 miles south of
Hawks, Co. Rd. 451
(F21), watch for sign.
Comments from a visitor on June 26, 2009: "I've
gone there almost every year for the last 20 years. Very nice people.
Delicious berries." (ADDED: June 26, 2009, suggested by a visitor)
None found in this county yet.
if you know of any!
Blueberry Hills - corn (sweet), cucumbers, peppers, pumpkins,
tomatoes, other vegetables, prepicked produce, farm market, snacks and
refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, farm animals,
birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
1450 John R Nelson Drive,
Mio, MI 48647. Phone: 989-826-5688. Email:
[email protected]. Open: They may have closed; Does anyone have current information,
are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If
so, please write me, their last reported hours were
everyday from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm from April 15th thru October 31st; Our
winter hours then scale back to 9:00 am to 7:00 pm on Monday thru Saturday
and then on Sunday from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm. Directions: And for a map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in April, May, June, July,
August, September, October, November, December. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: March 12, 2009)
- Estelle's Strawberry Patch ( Estelle Farm)
Alba Road, Gaylord, MI, 49735. Phone: 989-732-7424. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: Nine miles west of Gaylord on Alba
Road. U-pick or picked to order. (ADDED: June 27, 2008)
Comments from a visitor on July 30, 2012: "I have been a customer of Estelle Farm for
years,buying pounds of strawberries at a time. It must of been a bad year
for them, and thankfully I only bought one flat, but the strawberries were
next to horrible. They were small, with dark spots and did not taste good. I
threw away at least two quarts worth that were simply "bad". I will pay more
attention to looks and do a "taste test" next year. Considering the weather
this year, I'm sure they are not the only farm to experience this problem."
Fleming Farm - corn (sweet), pumpkins, U-pick and already picked,
corn maze, hayrides, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties,
weddings and wedding parties, school tours
4264 Martindale Road, Gaylord,
MI 49735. Phone: 989-272-3312. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5pm; Saturday and
Sunday, from 10 am to 5pm, October 7th to October 25th. Directions: Follow
north Townline road from M-32 to Martindale road; take a left on Martindale
until it ends at the farm.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page. Pumpkin Patch, Petting Zoo, and Corn
Maze starts October 4th and will run until October 26th. Call Brandie today
to make a reservation. Weekend hayrides are on a regular schedule at 11
a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m by demand. Other times are available by appointment.
(UPDATED: May 10, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: September 11, 2013)
Up North Blueberry Farm -
natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
3964 Hallenius Road, Gaylord, MI 49735. Phone: 231-546-3032. Email:
Open: See our facebook page for current hours.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are
not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (UPDATED:
May 10, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: December 20,
Presque Isle County
- None found in this county yet.
Write me if you know of any!
- None found in this county yet.
Write me if you know of any!