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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Southern Rhode Island? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Southern Rhode Island, 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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 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! 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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 2022, and other timely information:

Notes for October 2022: Summer is almost over and that means apples are here (see this new page for Apple Orchards in your area!), and except in northern areas, peaches and blueberries are finished. Some crops continue until frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes. Check your area's specific crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local Apple festival, and other festivals. We have a guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, tomatoes, corn blueberries, peaches, 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!

Southern Rhode Island U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2022, by county

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

Newport County

  • Mello's Farm and Flower Center LLC - flowers, Fresh eggs, restrooms
    444 Boys's Lane, Portsmouth, RI 02871. Phone: 401-683-6262. Open: Fall hours ~ 9 am to 6 pm everyday. Directions: We are right off of Route 24. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. Low prices, happy employees help and advise. Visit and you will not be disappointed! 
  • Quonset View Farm - Strawberries, Christmas Trees, Potatoes, Pumpkins, sunflowers
    895 Middle Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871. Phone: 401-683-1254. Open: Strawberries - Open daily 8am to 7pm June - early July; Please call ahead. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Quonset View Farm has been in business for over 100 years. Pick your own Strawberries in June & Early July. Pumpkins & Potatoes in the fall. We are a Cash Only Facility!
  • Rocky Brook Orchard - Apples, pears, peaches
    997 Wapping Road, Middletown, RI 02842. Phone: 401-851-7989. Email: greg@rockybrookorchard.com. Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: Saturday and Sunday 10:00AM to 4:30 PM.  (Also Open: Columbus Day). Payment: Cash, Check. We now have well over 60 varieties of apples, including many rare ones! More on the way as trees mature.
    Comments from a visitor on October 12, 2009: "Thanks for putting this site together and maintaining it! I visited Rocky Brook in Newport county today and they were very nice folk. They took the time to tell us about the different types of apples they had. I'll certainly try to visit them again before the seasons out."
  • Sweet Berry Farm - apples, blackberries, blueberries, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    915 Mitchell's Lane, Middletown, RI 02842. Phone: 401-847-3912. Open: daily from 8 am to 7 pm, April to December. Directions:  Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October, November, December.  Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Sweet Berry Farm is a full service specialty food market featuring fruits, vegetables, dairy, artisan cheeses, local grass-fed beef, quality poultry and meats, and farm grown flowers and bouquets. We have fresh baked goods, sandwiches, soups, pizzas, gourmet ice cream and gourmet meals to go that you can enjoy in our self serve cafe. Don't miss our Food Events and Concert Series as well as our Art on the Farm program which showcases local artists. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  Sweet Berry Farm offers seven types of pick-your-own fruit as well as pumpkins and Christmas trees. Strawberries season usually starts early to mid-June and lasts about three to four weeks. Throughout the summer visitors come to pick raspberries, blueberries, peaches, and blackberries. We grow several varieties of apples including Sansa, Zestar, Early Macintosh, Gingergold, Gala, Macintosh, Golden Supreme, Macoun, Honeycrisp, Jona Gold, Empire, Cortland, Mutsu (Crispin), Golden Delicious, and Fuji. Apples and pumpkins are available for pick-your-own harvesting September through mid-October. Check our homepage find out when pick-your-own is available. The day after Thanksgiving our Christmas tree fields are open for visitors to choose their own trees. We will cut, wrap, and tie it to your car for you. We also offer pre-cut premium Christmas trees.
    Typical harvest dates are:
    Strawberries: Early June - early July
    Summer Raspberries: July - mid-August
    Blueberries: Mid-July - August
    Peaches: Late July - early October
    Blackberries: Early August - September
    Fall Raspberries: Late August - September
    Apples: September - mid-October
  • Young Family Farm - apples, flowers, peaches, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    260 West Main Road, Little Compton, RI 02837. Phone: 401 635-0110. Open: Apple Picking: Thursday to Sundays 10am-4pm and Mondays 10am to 4 pm by appointment only;See their website, . Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Apple Fest October  with Rain Date October 13 Thursday, 2013. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page.  (ADDED: 2008-02-18)
    A visitor writes on September 09, 2009:  "The trees are a "great size for very small children. Love this farm. It is run by the family. It is a laid back environment my daughter has been picking her own apples here since she was one year old. Their peaches make the best peach cobbler."

Washington County

  • Delvecchio's Farm - blueberries
    302 Potter Road, North Kingstown, RI. Phone: 401-884-9598, Open: daily from 8 am to 6 pm; from late June to early september (depending on the season) there is blueberry picking.
  • Earth Care Farm - Uses natural growing practices, carrots, peas, strawberries, U-pick and already picked, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    89a Country Dr, Charlestown, RI 02813. Phone: 401-364-9930. Email: info@earthcarefarm.com. Open: Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm and Saturday from 8 am to12 pm . 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, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Earth Care Farm is the oldest operating farm composter and a complete, diversified farm. The ONLY pyo crops offered are strawberries, peas, carrots. We now accept credit cards. (UPDATED: June 08, 2016)
  • Festival Farm - Apples, Nectarines, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Farmstand, Hayrides, School Tours, Petting Zoo, Country Store, Children's Birthday Parties, Picnic Area
    2 Canonchet Rd, Hope Valley, RI 02832. Phone: (401) 742-5575. Open: year round, 7 days a week, daylight hours, weather permitting. The farmstand also has Pumpkins, Tomatoes, Squashes, Green Beans, Cucumbers, Peppers, Spring Garden Starts, Flowers, Hanging Baskets, Annuals, Perennials. Pick-Your-Own Apples, Nectarines, Peaches, Pears, Plums. There is a small maze in the pumpkin patch once picking is completed.
  • Manfredi Farms - beans, blueberries, flowers, herbs or spices, peas, pumpkins, raspberries (Autumn, red), rhubarb, strawberries, Fresh eggs, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    77 Dunn's Corners Road, Westerly, RI 02891. Phone: 401-322-0027. Email: manfredifarms@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Sunday, 9:30am to 6:30pm; From June 6th to October 31st. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Comments from a visitor on September 02, 2009: "Manfredi Farms has wonderful strawberries (June and July) and blueberries. They are not organic, but they don't use pesticides. Watch out for the occasional poison ivy plant in the blueberries. We've not tried the PYO lettuce and flowers. The farmstand has delicious corn, also pesticide-free (ie, occasional cornworm). We've been going there for ten years. Our kids love the donkeys and goats."
  • Meadowbrook Gardens - Uses natural growing practices, beets, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, herbs or spices, melons, onions, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, Fresh eggs, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    93 Kingstown Road, Wyoming, RI 02898. Phone: 401-539-6140. Email: lratti@cox.net. Open: UPDATE for 2020; Their website is gone; 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 Monday to Sunday, from 9am to 6pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pick-your-own produce available starting mid-August 2009; 8 August update: tomatoes, basil, parsley available next week. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Meadowbrook Gardens has a pick-your-own chemical-free garden, where you can pick your own vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers. Our farm stand in front of our retail and gift shop sells produce from the garden as well. Please visit our website to learn more about the other products, services and businesses on-site.
  • Narrow Lane Farm - Apples, peaches, blackberries, nectarines, blueberries
    213 Narrow Lane, North Kingstown, RI . Phone: 401-294-3584. Email: sslagle13@cox.net. Open: August to October, every day, 9 am to 6 pm. Click here for a map and directions. More than 20 varieties of apples, peaches, nectarines, blackberries, blueberries and kiwi berries, there is something for everyone. After you’re done picking be sure to take a spin around the mile-long nature trail and take a picture with the Sasquatch. Apple varieties include Macouns ,Cortland , McIntosh Empire ,Liberty ,Jonagold ,Cameo and Braeburn. Peaches and Nectarines will be available at the orchard counter or at any of the farmers markets we attend starting early August through mid September. Pick-your-own peaches and nectarines will depend on the yield that is produced that season. Blueberries and blackberries bloom the third week of July through the second week of September. Weather dependent. Narrow Lane Farm facebook page.  (UPDATED: October 1, 2022, JBS)
  • Pinecrest Farm - blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), U-pick and already picked
    1 Pinecrest Rd, Richmond, RI 02812. Phone: 401-364-3793. Email: pinecrestfarms@gmail.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Schartner Farms - blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, pumpkins, Christmas trees, corn maze and hay ride at Halloween and in the Fall
    Route 2, Exeter, RI. Phone: 401-885-5510. Open: Daily, 8am to dusk, year round. Also, prepicked sweet corn, nursery stock, mixed fruits & vegetable plants, herbs, trees, shrubs. Payment: Cash, credit cards. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  Note that their Facebook page says "closed permanently" when they are actually closed temporarily until the next year's season. Please note, due to a fire that damaged our farm stand in March of 2015, we are currently without a building but are still offering our delicious fresh produce in our courtyard stand. Thank you for your continued support as we make plans to rebuild. The quality of produce at our Farm Stand is second to none. We feature local in season produce and much of what we offer is grown right here on the farm. Seasonal vegetables, such as asparagus, corn, green beans, squash are piled high for your pleasure and convenience. When in season, you can pick your own strawberries and blueberries, a great way to spend some time with your family.
    Comments from a visitor on June 16, 2009: "I just visited Schartner's Farm yesterday.  The strawberries were ok....a little undersized and tart but otherwise good.  "
    Comments from a visitor on July 14, 2008:
    "Gorgeous strawberries. This year (2008) they cost $2.20/lb. "
    Comments from a visitor on August 4, 2008: "Schartner's has a huge field of bushes and they are all in prime shape right now."
  • Smith's Berry Farm - blueberries
    320 Shermantown Road, North Kingstown, RI. Phone: 401-295-7669. Open: Monday to Friday 8am-1pm and weekends from 8am-5pm.

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

 



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