U-Pick Farms in Northwest Indiana

     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
      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.
     Wyckoff Hybrids, Fall Only – pumpkins, squash, gourds, tomatoes, melons, peppers, Indiana Corn, Etc. 594 E. 500 N., Valparaiso, 462-6716. www.wyckoffhybrids.com  

       — 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, On Facebook. (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.   
    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. drmatthys@kvremcwb.com. Located on facebook.
     William’s Orchards, Fall only, now offering Sunshine Imported ciders wines, apples,  jams, peaches, nectarines, cider, jellies, honey, pumpkins, 9456 N. – 500 East, LaPorte, 778-2839. On Facebook.

— 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 
      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, 725 E. 1400 N., Wheatfield, 2 miles north of Wheatfield on Hwy 49, 7 days a week, 7am – 6pm, July – mid Aug. 956-3356. www.luedtkeblueberryfarm.com  
     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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