Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Southeastern South Dakota? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Southeastern South Dakota, 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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! As inflation remains high, see this page for cost-saving measures for getting fruit and vegetables and home canning.
 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.

New! We just went live with our latest website, - As they name implies, you can find a fun factory tour, including chocolate, automobiles, historical forts and sites, famous buildings, Active Federal facilities even fun geology: like fossils and volcanic areas

Note: Beware the copycat websites like the one that stole our name and uses .farm extension: they copied my work and do NOT even update the info! I make updates EVERY day. They use tech tricks to get higher rankings, but have many more inaccuracies and out-dated info. Obviously, I cannot check every farm every day, but I do check as many as I can every day, and respond to all requests.  They don't. Don't support the scammers!

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 March 2024, and other timely information:

Notes for March 2024: 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 extensive guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, tomatoes, corn blueberries, peaches, etc.

And don't forget CORN MAZES are open now - find a local maze 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. The worst is the one that stole our name but ends with .farm.  (Yes, I've got lawyers on it)  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 are a great way to save money on clothes, toys, books, etc, They occur in both the Spring and Fall See our companion website to find a local community or church kid's consignment sale!

Southeastern South Dakota U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2024, by county

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

Bon Homme County

Brookings County

  • Sanderson Gardens - asparagus, pumpkins, raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), rhubarb, strawberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, birthday parties, school tours
    47657 US Highway 14, Aurora, SD 57002. Phone: 605-693-4871. Email: Open: When strawberries start we are open everyday 8am to Noon; Call ahead if you are driving very far or want to order picked fruit; Raspberries usually start about the middle of August and go until the first killing frost; Self serve anytime during daylight hours; Pumpkins begin about middle of September and go until Halloween; Self serve anytime during daylight hours. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: 4 miles east of Brookings on US Highway 14. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: May 31, 2016, JBS)

Clay County

  • Ufford Hills Agriculture - beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, gooseberries, herbs or spices, melons, onions, other berries, peas, peppers, plums, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, walnuts, Fresh eggs
    3691 East Main Street, Vermillion, SD 57069. Phone: 605-521-8627. Alternate Phone: 605-677-8775. Fax: 605-624-3618. Email: Open: Reservations Only 6055218627. Directions: Just off interstate 29 and highway 50. Feel free to call for specific directions.Click here for a map and directions. Harvest Festival is the first week of October every year; Haunted Corn Maze is last two weekends of October every year. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: February 17, 2015)

Davison County

Douglas County

Hanson County

Hutchinson County

Kingsbury County

Lake County

Lincoln County

  • A Berry Acres - honey, aroniaberries, aka, aronia
    Winquist Farm, 27931 479th Ave, Canton, SD. Email: Email: Open: annual aronia festival is in late September. PYO during the festival.
  • Bee Healthy Produce - Uses natural growing practices, apples, cherries, cucumbers, wine grapes, melons, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), rhubarb, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, watermelons, Honey from hives on the farm
    47842 271st St, Harrisburg, SD 57032. Phone: (605) 213-0259. Alternate Phone: (952) 454-3628. Email: Open: Call for current hours. Directions: 8 1/2 miles East of I-29 at the Tea Exit 73 on 271st ST. Go 1/2 mile East of Highway 11 on North side at Truax mailbox. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: July 11, 2018)
  • Country Apple Orchard - apples, pumpkins, gift shop,
    27249 SD Highway 115, Harrisburg, SD 57032. Phone: 605-743-2424. Email: click here for their contact form. Open: Fall Hours, Monday to Friday: 10am to 6pm, Saturday: 10am to 5pm, Sunday: 12pm to 5pm. Directions: The orchard is located 5 miles south of Sioux Falls, on Minnesota Avenue. click here for a map. The orchard was established in 1984 on 78 acres. We have approximately 6,000 trees with thirteen varieties to satisfy everyone's tastes. We also plant seven acres of pumpkins. Harvesting begins in Mid-August, and continues into late October. Please come out and enjoy a day in the country! We have many exciting fall events and new attractions planned. Veda's Homemade Apple Pie, Also available Apple Wood Chips, Pony Rides & Train Rides (Weekends Only)
    And we have festivals:
    Apple Festival a weekend in September, includes apple picking, homemade pies, horse drawn hayrides, pony rides, train rides, art & craft booth. All American Gymnastic Inflatable playground, food & bushels of fun for everyone.
    Harvest Festival, a weekend in early October, enjoy a day in the country picking apples & pumpkins. Come out and meet Sneakers the live scarecrow. Enjoy horse drawn hayrides, pony rides, inflatable playground, train rides, homemade apple and pumpkin pie, an lost of fun.
    Great South Dakota Weigh Off (SD Giant Pumpkin Growers Association): Come and see the incredible 500 lb. pumpkins. Weigh-in and winner announced after 11a.m. Call for details.
    Pumpkin Festival on a weekend in mid October: Enjoy the country with a horse-drawn hayride to one of the many pumpkin patches, pony rides, food, inflatable playground, train rides, Kettle-Korn, face painting, Children's Barn & lots of fun.

McCook County

Miner County

Minnehaha County

Moody County

Sanborn County

Turner County

  • Berrybrook Organics - closed to the public
    Marion, SD 57043. UPDATE for 2021, The owner tells me they no longer have Pick-Your-Own

Union County

Yankton County

  • Garritys' Prairie Gardens LLC - Apples, cherries, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, Pony Rides & Train Rides
    30661 444th Avenue, Mission Hill, SD 57046. Phone: 605-665-2806. Email: Directions: Click here for a map to our farm. We are open June, July, August, September, October. Our hours are: Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm Sunday 1pm to 5pm Apple Fest celebrated every weekend in September and October.


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