Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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

What's in season in October 2020, and other timely information:

Notes for October 2020: Summer is almost here! Strawberry season is finished in all but the far northern ands cooler areas. Blueberries, blackberries are in season in most areas, also tomatoes, peaches and most vegetables . Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outside, away from crowds, getting fresh, local produce, makes more sense than ever before! It's a fun, safe and educational to pick some fresh berries, fruit and veggies and more, then come back here to learn how to freeze, can, make jam, salsa and much more! Of course, check with the farm before you go, both to check on crop availability and hours.  We also have a state-by-state guide to Farm COVID-19 requirements here.

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, using similar sounding names.  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!

Canners, both waterbath canners and pressure canners, are getting hard to find as people are doing more home canning than ever before. You can still get them online (see links at left) but prices are going up as the less expensive models are selling out.  Food dehydration is becoming a popular and inexpensive alternative; see this page about drying your own fruits and vegetables and where to get a food dryer.

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!

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, or a Cherry or cherry blossom festival or a Blueberry festival. Some may still be held in 2020.

Northwest New Mexico U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county

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

Cibola County

McKinley County

Rio Arriba County

  • Magpie Farm LLC - No pesticides are used, beans, beets, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, gooseberries, herbs or spices, onions, other berries, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, restrooms, farm animals, birthday parties, events at your location (call for info)
    132 County Road 419, Gallina, NM 87017. Phone: 575-638-0040. Email: mf@magpiefarmnm.com. Open: January to December on Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Purple Adobe Lavender Farm - ORGANIC, apples, flowers, pears, Other fruit or veg, and prepicked produce, gift shop, events at your location (call for info)
    Hwy 84 Pr 1622 Gate 31 & 25, Abiquiu, NM 87510. Phone: 505-685-0082. Email: info@purpleadobelavenderfarm.com. Directions: 22 miles north west of Espanola. Take highway 84 toward Abiquiu. The farm is located between mile marker 210 & 211. Turn onto pr 1622 and drive down road to gate 31 or 25. Open: Starting July, Wednesday - Friday 9 - 4 closed Saturdays Sunday 9 - 4 . Lavender is harvested during the month of July; Fruit is harvested during the month of August, September, and October. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Lavender u-pick. There are 15 varieties available to choose from. You can wander the fields alone or with a someone to guide you in how to pick lavender. Fresh and very fragrant.
  • Romero's Orchard - apples, peaches, apricots, pears
    County Road 1105 Driveway #65 - Embudo, NM 87531. Phone: 505-579-4378. Email: romerosorchd@cybermesa.com. Open 7 days a week. Apple varieties: Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Winesap, Rome, Red Rome, Stayman Winesap. Peach varieties: alberta, hale, halberta. Pear varieties: Bartlett, Lincoln, Sugar. Directions: If coming from Espanola, NM turn right on State Hwy 75 (Dixon turnoff) and make an immediate right after the Anthony K. Baca Bridge onto County Road 1105. Travel down 1105 until it ends and turn left into driveway #65. There is a white sign with black lettering announcing "Apples For Sale". If coming from Taos, NM turn left on to State Hwy 75 (Dixon Turnoff) and make an immediate right after the Anthony K. Baca Bridge on to County Road 1105. Travel down 1105 until it ends and turn left into driveway #65. There is a white sign with black lettering announcing "Apples For Sale". Labor Day Weekend is the start of the picking season and it runs through the first weekend of November and coincides with the Dixon Studio Tour.

San Juan County

  • Sutherland Farms - beans, pumpkins, prepicked produce, farm market, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    745 Cr 2900, Aztec, NM 87410. Phone: 505-334-3578. Email: sutherlandfarms@earthlink.net. Directions: 7.5 miles north of Aztec Ruins on CR2900 or 3.5 miles off of highway 550 on CR2900 west at Cedar Hill. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October. Open: See our website for current hours. Sweet Corn July 15, Green Chile August 15, Pumpkins October. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Green Chile Festival 3rd weekend in September. Green Chile roasting, music, food School tours available beginning last week in September thru October 31st.

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

 

 


The Presto Pressure
canners are out
of stock, but Tfal's
are available!


Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book