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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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

China, Shanghai Area U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by area

China is as we all know, growing; and growing up, in terms of sophistication of the market.  Chinese consumers, like those in the rest of the world, want healthier, fresher, better tasting foods.  And so, pick your own farms are growing in China.

Shanghai Area

  • BIOfarm - ORGANIC, vegetables, fresh  free-range eggs
    8019 Chuansha Lu, near Nongchang Lu, Pudong District.  川沙镇六团川沙路8019号, 近农场路. Phone: 400 620 0789. Phone: 5859 6883. Email: [email protected]. Open: Tue-Fri, 10 am to 4 pm (group tours only)
    Sat&Sun, 10 am to 4 pm (picking, dining, shopping, reservation in advance recommended) Closed MondayCall or register for farm tours and picking events on their Facebook page. call and plan your own visit. Directions: near Pudong airport. Or a 10 minute cab ride from the Chuansha stop on line 2. Admission 35 mb, but under age 3 and over age 65 are free, as are Biofarm members.
  • Mahota Farm - ORGANIC, vegetables and a fishing lake
    Chongming Town, Beiqiyao Modern Agriculture Park, Chongming Island.  Admission price is 280rmb to pick your own vegetables, plant seedlings, fish in the lake, feed baby pigs. and eat a hotpot meal. Directions: metro line 3 to Baoyang Road station, then a 10 minute ride on the Baoshan bus line 9 to Baoyang Port, then ferry to Chongming's Nanmen Port. I have heard there is another location in a golf resort near Songjiang.
  • Malu Grape Theme Park - grapes, petting zoo
    27 Dazhi Lu, near Liuxiang Gong Lu. Open: summer until October 7th, daily from 8am to 4.30pm.  They also have some squashes and fruit to pick. Admission is 30rmb and then 60rmb per 1kg of fruit you pick.
  • Songjiang Blueberries Garden - ORGANIC, blueberries
    108 Qiangweilou Lu, near Yexin Gong Lu. Open: April to until mid-July; daily from 8.30 am to 5 pm. There is picking in both a humid greenhouse, and outside in the fields. They also offer classes on how to make blueberry ice cream and blueberry muffins Directions: Line 9 to Songjiang South Railway, then there is a 35-minute cab ride. Most recent price for Blueberries was 80rmb per 500g.
  • Tony's Farm - strawberries, vegetables
    7007 Chuannanfeng Gong Lu, Dunyi Lu. Admission is 35rmb, strawberries and veggies are 10rmb per 500g. For 300rmb per person you can include vegetarian hotpot meal. If you need transportation, it is a 15 minute cab ride from the East Huinan stop on line 16.


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2020 version of
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