One thing Northwest Indiana has plenty of is U-Pick Farms. Over the years, these farms have changed from your old time venue to be more up-scale and popular activity for young and old.
— LAKE COUNTY —
County Line Orchard, 17 U-pick apples and pumpkins, open in mid-August every day from 9am-6pm. Also available: baked goods, jams, gifts, honey, 1 mile south of U.S. 6 on County Line Rd, Hobart, 947-4477. www.countylineorchard.com
Johnson Farm Produce, blueberries after 4th of July, you pick strawberries in season, $7 entry fee during strawberry festival, farm market, garden center, 8960 E. Ridge Rd., Hobart, 962-1383. www.johnsonsfarmproduce.com U-Pick closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Merrillville Farms, blueberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, melons, peppers, pumpkins, tomatoes, other vegetables, pre-picked produce, farm market, 6716 South Colorado Street, Hobart, IN 46342. 219-947-0223. www.merrillvillefarms.com
Mowry’s Fruit Farm, honey only, call for pick up only, 2411 E. 109th St. Crown Point, 219-741-2813.
— PORTER COUNTY —
Peterich’s, Red Raspberries in Fall Only, 1371 Old Porter Rd., Porter, 926-6410.
— LAPORTE COUNTY —
Billy Boy’s Blueberry Barn, 8:30am-5pm, blueberries, pastries, honey, jams, syrup, 650 Freyer Rd., Michigan City, 872-7477., www.billyboysblueberrybarn.com
Blueberries of Indiana, blueberries, open until Labor Day, 8am-6pm, also available are preserves, spreads, syrups and local honey, (closed on Tue.) 2388 W. 1000 N., LaPorte, (closer to New Buffalo, MI) no credit cards, 326-8686. www.blueberriesofindiana.com
Blue Sky Blueberry Farm, U-Pick blueberries, open June- Aug., Open 7am-7pm, Hwy. 421, 3 mi. S. of U.S. 30, 15552 S. 1050 W., Wanatah, 733-2416. On Facebook. Click here
Burek Farms, vegetables available; asparagus, strawberries, blueberries, sweet corn, green beans, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, cabbage, broccoli, Fall pumpkins, Indian corn, fall mums and decorations. Hours: May-Oct Mon-Sat 9am-7pm; Sun 11am-7pm, 381 E. 400 S., LaPorte, 369-6508 or 393-3747, burekfarms.com (not You-Pick)
Coulters’ Farm Produce, closes in early summer, re-opens in Mid July, u-pick pumpkins, Purchase: vegetables, asparagus, tomatoes, apples, beets, cabbage, melons, peppers, Daily 8am-6pm, Fall Is only open Sat & Sun. 5433 S. U.S. 421, Westville, 785-2406. www.coultersproduce.com
Garwood Orchards, Apples, raspberries & pumpkins (Sat., & Sun only) Beginning in July close at 5:30pm. On-site farmer’s market open daily 8am-6 pm, 5911 W. 50 S.,LaPorte, 362-4385. www.GarwoodOrchard.com
Grandma’s Berry Patch, blackberries, gooseberries, raspberries, blackberries, honey, picnic area, restrooms, 9895 W. 1700 S., LaCrosse In, 733-9080 or 671-1889. www.grandmasberrypatch.com
Guseberries, strawberries, corn, 7373 W. 1700 S, Wanatah, 219-733-2662. http://www.guseberries.com
Huber Farms, honey, vegetables, you-pick blueberries and raspberries, 4600 West U.S. 6, Union Mills, (219) 405-5756. huberwinery.com
Pavolka Fruit Farm, 1776 N. Wozniak Rd. cherries, berries, plums, grapes, pears, apples, and pumpkins, Some Fruits, mostly apples, Michigan City, 874-6056. www.pavolkafruitfarm.com.
Radke’s Orchard, Fall Only, apples, pumpkins and gourds, 8999 W. 200 N, Michigan City, 879-4185 or 872-3140. www.radkeorchards.com
Rosey’s Berry Farm, strawberries ONLY, late May thru June, raspberries, 7am-6pm seven days, 1066 N. 1150 W. Michigan City, 874-2981. www.strawberry-picking-indiana.com
State Line Blueberries, varieties, jam, honey & maple syrup, 9957 N. Frontage Rd., Michigan City, 874-7721. www.statelineblueberries.com
Valmere Farms LLC, Fresh Beef, Chicken, Proteins: Pork, Honey & Edible Honey Products, Syrup, Flowers,, 641 East State Road 2, Westville, IN 46391. Open: June, July, August, 10am to 4pm Sat and Sun, Please call ahead, 219-688-4753. email@example.com. valmerefarms.com
— OTHER COUNTIES —
Bonnell’s Blueberries, blueberries & honey, east of SR421 on 400 S. then N. on 750 W., North Judson, hours: 7am-7pm, 574-896-5365.. No credit cards www.bonnellsblueberries.com
Goin’s Blueberry Lane, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, 3340 S. 750th W., 5 mi. W., North Judson, on SR 10, 574-896-2283. On facebook and website: http://www.goinsblueberrylane.com
Guseberries Farms, strawberries, corn, 7373 W. 1700 S. Wanatah, In, 219-733-2662, On Facebook.
Eenigburg North Berry Farm, 6721 W. State Rd 10, DeMotte, 987-2957. www.indianablueberries.com
Evers Farm, closed
Fritt’s Berry Farm, blueberries, 7am-6pm Mon-Fri and 7am-5pm Sat,10301 N. St. Rd. 10, DeMotte, new mini-store, 987-2228. www.frittsberryfarm.com .
Kal-Bro Produce & Greenhouse, retail only, strawberries and blueberries, flowers, plants for purchase only, 7am-6pm, 1308 N. Hallack, DeMotte, 987-3010. www.kal-brofarms.com
Luedtke Blueberry Farm, closed
Van Kley’s Blueberries, opening June 26th 2018, M-S 7am-6pm, 2666 W. St. Rd. 10, Wheatfield, 956-3687. www.vankleysblueberries.com
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