Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Alaska? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Alaska,
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. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "pickit" and the one that ends with ".farms"; they do not update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly! I put dates to indicate when we last received an update from each farm,
and I make updates daily (each farm as their info changes). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
And if you know of any I missed and want to add them or correct the
information, please let me know!
information about safely viewing the solar eclipse and where to get the approved
glasses, see this page. Or here to learn about the
scam counterfeit solar eclipse glasses.
What's in season in January 2018, and
other timely information:
Notes for January 2018: Frosts and freezes are upon us
in many areas, and one field may be unhurt while one a mile a way can be
damaged, so keep that in mind as you read the following: Apples are in season
now, as are figs, and Fall raspberries are in season now. Tomatoes are
going strong if frost hasn't happened in the field Late Apples, like
Fuji's should be plentiful now. You can see
a complete list of apple
varieties, their ripening dates and best uses here. And if you have a left
over pumpkin, you can
easily turn it into a Thanksgiving pie, pumpkin cheesecake, cookies, muffins and
more, see this page!
And of course you can find
farms, on our related website.
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
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
Alaska U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Aleutians East Borough
Bethel Census Area
Bristol Bay Borough
Dillingham Census Area
Fairbanks North Star Borough
- vegetables, berries
780 Sheep Creek Road, Fairbanks, Alaska 99709-6128. Phone:
907-479-6921. fax: 907-479-4200. Email:
[email protected]. Open: 9 am to 6 pm on Monday to Saturday and
Sunday from noon till 6 pm. Great harvests available for purchase
during August and September! We have many (you-pick) vegetables and
berries available then! We have tomatoes, variety of squash, radishes,
cucumbers, lettuce, potatoes, cabbages, turnips, kale, kohlrabi,
carrots, peas, beans, peppers, eggplant, strawberries, raspberries,
and monster pumpkins (to 298.5 lb.) to name a few items!
Clair's Cultivations - apples, crabapples, plums
Road, Fairbanks, AK 99712. Phone: (907) 488-6446. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: 4.5 miles Chena Hot springs road, Just
outside of Fairbanks.
Click here for a map. Pick your own.
Comments from a visitor on August 28, 2008: "Love it. "
Nugget Farms - apples
100-118 N Cushman St, Fairbanks, AK. Phone: (907)
- Pearl Creek Farm - raspberries (red), porta-potties are available
849 Wolverine Ln, Fairbanks, AK 99709. Phone: 907-474-8136.
Open: Monday to Friday from 12 pm to 6. Directions: Actually on Herreid.
Click here for a map and directions. For a
map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash,
Juneau City and Borough
Kenai Peninsula Borough
Ketchikan Gateway Borough
Kodiak Island Borough
Lake and Peninsula Borough
Birch Creek Ranch - Black Currants, Red Currants, Strawberries,
Raspberries, Service Berries
Mastadon, Talkeetna, AK 99676. Phone:
907-733-1090. Open: . Daily, Around 9 am until dark, 7 Days/week Mid July
-Late August. Directions; north of Anchorage, Alaska. Organically growing
vegetables and herbs; One outhouse available
Comments from a visitor on
August 15, 2009: "I love this place. I have had the chance to work in
the greenhouses during the late winter and early spring, and I love picking
berries here in late summer. I am originally from Atlanta, Georgia, and grew
up picking blackberries every summer; I missed that; thank goodness for this
place and my new black berry: currants. Just picked 30 pounds with a friend
last week, we had a blast."
- Fire Apple Orchard and Gardens - apples,
cherries, porta-potties are available
4214 S. Andrea, Wasilla, AK 99654. Phone:
(907) 373-6317. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Open from Mothers Day until freeze
up; Open most days from nine until six; Call before coming to be sure
we are open. Directions: From Wasilla proceed north on the Parks
Highway to mile 51.5. Turn left on Johnsons Road and proceed two miles
to Hollywood Road. Cross Hollywood onto Andrea Drive and proceed one
half mile to the end where you will see a wooden fence and steel gate.
We do not text. Cherry u-pick from second week of July until the
middle of August; Apple u-pick from middle of August until freeze up;
Picking times vary based on weather;. Payment: Cash, Check. Grafting
classes taught every April. Apple and cherry trees, bush cherries,
honey berries (Haskaps), gooseberries, currants, Arctic Kiwi, and
perennials for sale. (ADDED: June 13, 2017)
- Garcia's Alaska Farm - Raspberries.,
3655 S. Old Glenn Hwy PMBB-B, Palmer, AK 99645. Phone: (907) 746-6160.
[email protected]. Open: 8 am to 8 pm. July
15-September 2. 7 Days A Week.. Directions: Call for directions.
Payment: Cash, only.. Chemical Free, Crops Raised Organically, Alaskan
Improve Boyne Raspberries, Fruit Is Very Big, Extra Hearty Plants,
More Information Call Me.
A visitor writes on March 22, 2014: "Improving
Raspberries For 30 Years."
Pyrah's Pioneer Peak Farm
4350 S. Bodenburg
Loop, Palmer, AK. Phone: (907) 745-4511. Alternate phone: (907)745-3557. Email:
[email protected]. Directions:
Click here for a map. Open:
see this page for their hours.
Click here for their picking updates and pricing page. They have a Fall
Harvest Festival in September, dates are posted on their website.
A visitor writes on July 27, 2014: "I stopped
going to Pyrah's several years ago when I encountered a sign saying we
could not go anywhere near a specific area because it had just been
sprayed with pesticides. I recently emailed them to see if they had
stopped using the pesticides, but they never responded. I was finally
able to get someone to answer the phone after several calls. The girl
I spoke to said "no we are not organic and yes we do use pesticides".
I just don't believe the chemicals and pesticides somehow miraculously
disappear from fruits and vegetables when they hit your table. This is
a big concern to my family and we always do our best to buy organic
Comments from a visitor on November 17, 2009: "I've
been going there since I was a teen. My children have grown up knowing of
the delights of picking veggies at Pyrah's. The growing season is short up
here and I'm not much of a gardener but love the results of course. We
highly recommend the experience. You can make a day of it. Combine it with a
trip to the State Fair or visit the Reindeer Farm up the road too too. Have
fun I know we do."
A visitor writes: I wanted to let you know about the wonderful
people I spoke to at Pyrah's. I didn't even know we had farms like this up
here. Pyrah's is a PYO, open Mon 9-5, Tues-Saturday from 9-9, closed
Sundays. They offer field trips for kids, just call ahead to schedule...
only $3 per child!
Municipality of Anchorage
Nome Census Area
North Slope Borough
Northwest Arctic Borough
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area
Sitka City and Borough
Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area
Valdez-Cordova Census Area
Wade Hampton Census Area
Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area
Yakutat City and Borough
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area
Local Honey Sources:
Juneau City and Borough
Meats, Milk and Eggs:
Farm Venues for Weddings, Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:
Horse Rides and More:
Farm Bed And Breakfasts
Kenai Peninsula Borough County
Berry Patch Bed and Breakfast - 3 total rooms, Price range from
$115 to $135, Large rooms, Small fridge in rooms, Fresh farm breakfasts,
Fresh eggs, Mountain views, Hiking trails, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby,
boating nearby, skiing nearby, snowmobiling nearby, horse riding,
fitness/health club nearby, Free farm tours for overnight guests, Within an
easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, No
smoking allowed, PYO fruit, Help feed the animals, Organic farming, Honeybee
hives onsite, chickens,
14247 Victor Drive, Seward, AK 99664. Phone:
[email protected]. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:
Seward Alaska Fishing - Offering world-class fishing and is one of the
best Alaska has to offer. The world record sport caught Pacific Halibut was
caught in Seward on June 11, 1996. weighting an astounding 459 pounds