Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in southeastern Iowa?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in southeastern Iowa, 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. If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website.

And if you know of any I missed and want to add them or correct the information, please let me know!  

What's in season in January 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for January 2018: Strawberries have a very brief season; and they start in early April in the South, May in most of the US, and early June in the North - don't miss them: See your state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. And see our guide to local fruit and vegetable festivals, such as strawberry festivals and blueberry festivals. Cold weather crops, like spinach, some lettuces, peas, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks and early onions being harvested in all but the coldest regions. Many farms and markets still have fresh winter squash, stored from last Autumn.

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southeastern Iowa U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

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Appanoose County

Davis County

Des Moines County

Henry County

  • Oakland Mills Berry Farm - strawberries, farm market, porta-potties
    1738 265th St, Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641. Phone: 319-986-6071. Email: "> kswindell@iowatelecom.net. Open: Monday, Friday, and Saturday 10 am to 7 Tue 10 am to 5 Wed 10 am to 2 Thur 4 - 8 Sun 1 pm to 7. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: 2 miles south of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Click here for a map and directions. Southeast Iowa's premium U-PICK STRAWBERRY Fam featuring Honeoye, Jewel and Winona strawberries; The U-Pick strawberry season at Oakland Mills Berry Farm is normally the last week of May through mid to late June; Always call or click the Facebook link here for updated picking times; You can also find us at the Mt; Pleasant farmers market during the strawberry season. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: June 03, 2015) (UPDATED: May 24, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: June 16, 2011)

Jefferson County

Keokuk County

  • Rolling Prairie Acres -  strawberries, Pumpkin Patch
    708 E. Ringgold Street, Sigourney, Iowa 52591. Phone: 641-622-1221. Strawberry patch (in the Spring). (UPDATED: May 24, 2015, JBS)

Lee County

  • Appleberry Orchard - apples, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    2469 Highway 2, Donnellson, IA 52625. Phone: 319-372-1307. Email: info@appleberryorchard.com. Open: September and October, Monday - Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday 9 am to 7 pm and Sunday 11 am to 7 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From the West, we are 7 miles East of Donnellson on Highway 2. From the East, we are 2.5 miles West of Ft. Madison on Highway 2. Click here for a map and directions. Open for the season August 1 to October 31; August hours are Monday - Saturday 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm; September and October hours are Monday - Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday 9 am to 7 pm and Sunday 11 am to 7 pm. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Appleberry Orchard is Iowa's oldest working orchard! The farm market includes a bakery, local honey, Iowa sorghum, jams/jellies, syrups, salsas, many other gourmet foods and gifts. We have a petting farm for all ages in the historic 1882 barn and a kid's play area. (UPDATED: September 18, 2015) (UPDATED: May 24, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: March 27, 2012)
  • Kathy's Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    1977 highway 2, Donnellson, IA 52625. Phone: 319-470-1558. Email: info@kathyspumpkinpatch.com. Open: Monday to Saturday 9 am to 7 pm, Sunday 11 am to 7 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. The corn maze will be open September 5th to November 1st. The maze will stay open until 10:00 pm every Saturday in September and October for our Moonlight Madness. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Today we have over 40 acres and 175 varieties of pumpkins, squash, gourds, vegetables, and other fall ornamentals. We believe that education and entertainment go hand in hand, and we offer a variety of rural focused activities and events for families, students, and groups of all sizes and ages. To plan your next daytrip to the beautiful Iowa countryside, browse our website to see all the family activities and special weekend events happening at the pumpkin patch. (UPDATED: May 24, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: August 10, 2009)
    Comments from a visitor on September 3, 2007: "We make a trip to this place every year (this is our third). Looks like they just opened up again for the season on September 1st. The number of varieties of pumpkins and squash is endless. We love them. Hope this brings more folks to her place, it's really great! They have other events throughout the year, but of course, fall is their big season. "

Louisa County

Monroe County

Van Buren County

  • Leslie's Little Bit of Heaven - strawberries
    521 West Cedar St., Birmingham, Iowa, 319-498-4479. Open: Call for hours
    Orchard and strawberry farm. I haven't confirmed that they are pyo.

Wapello County

Washington County

  • Sass Family Farm - Uses natural growing practices, beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, melons, onions, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze, and prepicked produce, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, petting zoo
    3060 160th Street, Riverside, IA 52327. Phone: 319-648-3788. Fax: 319-653-3297. Email us at: sassfarms@netzero.net. Directions: Just east off Hwy 218 on 160th St, South of Riverside And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October. Open: Everyday 11 am to 7 PM Farm's market opens July 1st with fresh vegetables and sweet corn/melons, fall season opens October 1st with pumpkin patch, haunted barn and trail w/hayrack rides, straw maze, petting zoo... We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. Fall decorating headquarters - corn shocks, bales of straw, pumpkins, Indian corn, gourds, etc... (UPDATED: May 24, 2015, JBS)

Wayne County

  • Terraceberry Farm - blueberries,
    1852 Liberty Road, Corydon, IA 50060. Phone: 641-344-2840. Email: roematt0@gmail.com. Open: Call ahead to know when strawberries will be ready. Directions: 4 miles West of Corydon on Old Highway 2. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries are typically ready around June 1 and only last 3 to 4 weeks; we have a new planting of blueberries, some will be ready in July. Payment: Cash, only. We will also be selling honey at the Des Moines Farmer's Market. (ADDED: January 15, 2014)

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


Local Honey Sources:

Lee County

  • Appleberry Orchard - Honey (retail), Comb honey, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, farm animals, school tours
    2469 Highway 2, Donnellson, IA 52625. Phone: 319-372-1307. Email: info@appleberryorchard.com. Open: June - November; Check our website or call for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From the West (Donnellson/Hwy 218/27): Take Highway 2 East, Appleberry Orchard is 7 miles from Donnellson and will be on the left side of the Highway. From the East (Ft. Madison/Hwy 61): Take Highway 2 West, Appleberry Orchard is 2.5 miles from Ft. Madison and will be on the right side of the Highway. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: June; Blueberries and Raspberries: July; Blackberries: July to August; Peaches: July to September; Apples: July to November; Please check our website for current availability. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Appleberry Orchard is Iowa's oldest working orchard! The farm market includes a bakery, local honey, Iowa sorghum, jams/jellies, syrups, salsas, many other gourmet foods and gifts. We have a petting farm for all ages in the historic 1882 barn and a kid's play area. (ADDED: March 27, 2012)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Lee County

  • Kathy's Pumpkin Patch - Beef, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% grass and/or grain fed, Farm dinners, Eggs (free range), Brown eggs, Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Restrooms, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Farm/ranch tours for visitors, School tours, children welcome, No pets please, handicap accessible, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    1977 Highway 2, Donnellson, IA 52625. Phone: 319-470-1558. Email: info@kathyspumpkinpatch.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm; and Sundays from 11am to 4pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkins: September 21 to October 31; Corn maze is open from September 1 to October 31; Moonlight maze is open Saturday nights in October from 7pm to 10pm;. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Today we have over 40 acres and 175 varieties of pumpkins, squash, gourds, vegetables, and other fall ornamentals. We believe that education and entertainment go hand in hand, and we offer a variety of rural focused activities and events for families, students, and groups of all sizes and ages. To plan your next day trip to the beautiful Iowa countryside, browse our website to see all the family activities and special weekend events happening at the pumpkin patch. (UPDATED: August 15, 2012)

Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Lee County

  • Appleberry Orchard - Birthday parties, Business meetings, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Apple Orchard, goats, horses, chickens, other animals, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, farm animals, school tours
    2469 Highway 2, Donnellson, IA 52625. Phone: 319-372-1307. Email: info@appleberryorchard.com. Open: June - November; Check our website or call for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From the West (Donnellson/Hwy 218/27): Take Highway 2 East, Appleberry Orchard is 7 miles from Donnellson and will be on the left side of the Highway. From the East (Ft. Madison/Hwy 61): Take Highway 2 West, Appleberry Orchard is 2.5 miles from Ft. Madison and will be on the right side of the Highway. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: June; Blueberries and Raspberries: July; Blackberries: July to August; Peaches: July to September; Apples: July to November; Please check our website for current availability;. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Appleberry Orchard is Iowa's oldest working orchard! The farm market includes a bakery, local honey, Iowa sorghum, jams/jellies, syrups, salsas, many other gourmet foods and gifts. We have a petting farm for all ages in the historic 1882 barn and a kid's play area. (ADDED: March 27, 2012)
  • Kathy's Pumpkin Patch - Lighting, Heating, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Birthday parties, Business outings, PR or Marketing events, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Kitchen facilities available, You may bring your own food, Tables and chairs are Provided , Linens and table silverware are provided, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, steers/cattle, Beautiful rural setting, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, swimming pool nearby, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, Smoking allowed in designated areas, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    1977 Highway 2, Donnellson, IA 52625. Phone: 319-470-1558. Email: info@kathyspumpkinpatch.com. Open: Please call for hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkins: September 21 to October 31; Corn maze is open from September 1 to October 31; Moonlight maze is open Saturday nights in October from 7pm to 10pm;. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Today we have over 40 acres and 175 varieties of pumpkins, squash, gourds, vegetables, and other fall ornamentals. We believe that education and entertainment go hand in hand, and we offer a variety of rural focused activities and events for families, students, and groups of all sizes and ages. To plan your next day trip to the beautiful Iowa countryside, browse our website to see all the family activities and special weekend events happening at the pumpkin patch. (UPDATED: August 15, 2012)

Horse Rides and More:

Wayne County

  • 3B Carriages.LLC - horse-drawn hayrides, Organic farming,
    1796 Terrace Rd, Corydon, IA 50060. Phone: 641-897-3323. Email: 3b-carriages@live.com. Open: Call to set up a ride time. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Horse drawn carriage rides for weddings and any special occasions. Carriage will hold 4 adult comfortable, but could hold 6 people. Rides are giving at Honey Creek Resort. Will travel up to 75 miles for the farm. Do carriage rides(in future hayrack rides)in Cambria, IA. They have nice fire pit to warm up by after the ride. (ADDED: November 11, 2009)

Winery, Brewery and Distillery Tours and Tastings:


Farm Bed And Breakfasts


Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:

 


 

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