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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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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 - 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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 January 2023, and other timely information:

Notes for January 2023: The northern half of the U.S. (and most of Canada, of course) are under snow. So, the crops to pick are pretty much limited to Florida, Texas, southern California and a few other areas of the Deep South.  Citus, for one, is a crop that is usually available now; and in those areas, soon also strawberries and blueberries. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

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!

Next year, don't miss an Easter Egg Hunt for your children: See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

We also have a website for both Valentine's Day information, facts and fun and one for St. Patrick's day (including great recipes for corned beef, Irish stew, etc.)

We also have home canning, 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 form 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, please write me!

Northeast Michigan U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2023, by county

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

Alcona County

  • 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 info)
    P.O. Box 10, Harrisville, MI 48740. Phone: 989-736-6583. Email: [email protected]. 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)

Alpena County

  • AJ's Berry Farm - Strawberries, Red Raspberries, Black Raspberries, Purple Raspberries, sakatoons,
    1150 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
    15211 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 will 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.

Cheboygan County

  • Michigan Cranberry Farm - Blueberries
    9972 Alpena State Road, Cheboygan, MI 49721. Phone: 231-625-2700. Email: [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, 2008)

Crawford County

  • 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)

Iosco County

  • Czaika's Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    838 Legget Road, Tawas City, MI 48763. Phone: 989-362-4638. Email: [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)

Montmorency County

  • Brandt's Farm - strawberries
    F21, Hillman, 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. Write me if you know of any!

Ogemaw County

  • OFarrell Farms - strawberries
    1204 Simmons Road, West Branch, MI 48661. Phone: (989) 709-6206. Email: [email protected]. Open: Hours of operation vary based on season and availability; please visit our Facebook page or call. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, SFMNP Vouchers, SNAP Vouchers, WIC Vouchers. (ADDED: June 01, 2022)

Oscoda County

  • 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 am to 10 pm from April 15th thru October 31st; Our winter hours then scale back to 9 am to 7 pm on Monday thru Saturday and then on Sunday from 9 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)

Otsego County

  • Estelle's Strawberry Patch ( Estelle Farm) - Strawberries
    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 - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    3964 Hallenius Road, Gaylord, MI 49735. Phone: 231-546-3032. Email: [email protected]. 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, 2012)

Presque Isle County

Write me if you know of any!

Roscommon County

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Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
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