Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Southwest Michigan? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Southwest 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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.
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 I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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!
Notes for February 2020: Summer is here and that means blueberries, peaches, raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes are here. Check your area's specific crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates. Strawberries and cherries are finishing up in the north, long done in the South.
See these pages to find a local Peach festival, Blueberry festival and other festivals. We have a guide to peach varieties here. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for strawberries, 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!
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!
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
(UPDATED: September 18, 2019, JBS)
9351 E Eureka Road, Eau Claire, MI 49111. Phone: 269-782-7101. Email: [email protected]. Open: See note below - Our orchards open mid-June thru end of October, everyday, 10 am to 6 pm, except Tuesday, thru Labor Day. After Labor Day we're open Friday-Mon., except by appointment or tour reservations. Oct.-Jan. we pack and ship gift boxes. Call our Ripe N' Ready Report 877-863-3276. Directions: 9351 E. Eureka Road 1-1/2 miles E of M-140, Eau Claire. From (west) Chicago take I-94 to Exit 30 (Napier Ave.), go east 7.5 miles on Napier Ave to M-140. Then S on M-140 6-1/2 miles to Eureka Road From (east) Detroit, take I-94 to Exit 41 (M-140) S 12 miles to Eureka Road. From (south). We offer many enjoyable healthy and nutritious activities from Spring thru Fall seasons. Orchard tours from blossom time thru apple harvest. International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship in July. You pick your own, in season. Over 200 varieties heritage apples, gift packs, jams and jellies. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: September 18, 2019, JBS)
GOFUNDME ESTABLISHED FOR RENOWNED TREE-MENDUS FARMER (Bill Teichman) with the rare Eastern Equine Encephalitis, and his family is reaching out for help.
Family members tell us that on Friday, August 16, 2019, Bill was admitted to the hospital with what is now known to be Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), the rare mosquito-borne virus that causes brain swelling. After being admitted to the hospital, his symptoms quickly worsened, and two days later he was urgently transferred to a Neurology ICU in Grand Rapids. He is now located in a Long Term Acute Hospital for the next step to his recovery.
Medical costs are rapidly accumulating and the GoFundMe page the family has established will give friends, neighbors, customers, and fans of the Teichman family an opportunity to help Bill and Monica with the financial burden of the current and long-term out of pocket expenses.
Here is the direct link to the Teichman Go Fund Me page:
15352 Cleveland Avenue, Galien, MI. Phone: 269-545-8840. Fax: 269-545-4069.Email: [email protected]. Open: Farm 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Eastern Time; U-Pick 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Eastern Time. Fresh vegetables, pumpkins, cider, grapes, u-pick apples and more.We are a "Farm Market" U-pick with apples, plums, and vegetables. We grow Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Jonathan, McIntosh, Red Cortland, Empire, Granny Smith, Ida Red, Jonafree, Mutsu, Macoun, Red Mac's, Paula Red, Connel Red, Winesap, Gala, Transparent, Greening, Jonagold, Jonagored, Honeycrisp, Early Mac's, Luster El Star, Red Romes, etc. (UPDATED: September 18, 2019, JBS)
(UPDATED: September 18, 2019, JBS)