There’s really nothing better than the freshness of strawberry or blackberry shortcake made with locally grown fruits you’ve picked. What about an organic, farm-grown, ripe, and juicy tomato bursting with flavor? Looking to add color and beauty to the center of your dining room table? Wabash County has several U-pick locations nestled on scenic farms offering everything from produce to wildflowers, and pumpkins to brown eggs.
Berry Hill Farm
A: 248 E 1400 N, North Manchester
Two acres of blueberries covered and protected from hungry birds are reserved just for you, and one acre has an abundance of fresh vegetables including three high tunnels for winter production. Call to pre-order produce available for pick up on Friday afternoons. Call before coming for U-pick to make sure the fields are open. U-pick Blueberry Farm opens in July. Produce available year-round:
Arugula, Asparagus, Blueberries, Beets, Carrots, Cucumbers, Garlic, Greens, Greenbeans, Green onions/Scallions, Herbs, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuces, Maple syrup, Microgreens/Sprouts, Napa cabbage, Onions, Peppers (bell), Potatoes, Radishes, Rhubarb, Spinach, Strawberries, Summer squash, Sweet potatoes, Tomatillos, Tomatoes, Zucchini.
Cordes Berry Farm, LLC
A: 6467 N 550 W, Roann
Bountiful organic strawberries await your picking hands in June. In July and August, huge juicy organic blackberries bigger than your thumb ripen. Really, you need to see them to believe just how big they are! They also have pre-picked berries, jams, and pie filling available. Please check their Facebook page to know when picking times are open.
David Doud’s County Line Orchard
A: 7877 W 400 N, Wabash
Rows and rows of fresh sweet strawberries are available in June. Fuzzy juicy peaches and early apples are picked fresh and available to you beginning in August. Fall through December brings Asian pears and many apple varieties. Call or check their Facebook page for the latest picking and availability news! Cash or checks only.
Apples, Apple cider, Peaches, Pears, Strawberries
P: 260-982-2971 – Please call ahead to see what’s available before visiting
A: 4874 E 1400 N, North Manchester
Over the past 40 years, the Kindy’s efforts have created a rich soil as the foundation for their organically grown 2.5-acre produce farm which is lovingly planted, tended, and harvested without using gas-powered machinery, pesticides, fertilizers, well water, or irrigation systems. The farm builds nutrition without the abundant cover crops. They also grow ground cherries, purple sweet potatoes, edamame, Mule Tail Corn (tiny popcorn), and sweet Walla Walla onions! Other product features include:
Asparagus, Eggs, Greens, Green onions/Scallions, Herbs, Honey, Popcorn, Rhubarb, Strawberries
River Ridge Farm & Store
A: 9559 N 250 W, Roann
This unique farm is operated by the Fingerle family and has greens, tomatoes, and cucumbers available year-round! This is a they-pick farm, where you can purchase freshly harvested fruits and vegetables which are free from pesticides and herbicides. Produced features include:
Arugula, Asparagus, Beef, Blackberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cheese, Chicken, Cucumbers, Eggs, Eggplant, Garlic, Grains Greens, Green beans, Green onions/ Scallions, Herbs, Honey, Kale, Lettuces, Maple syrup, Microgreens/ Sprouts, Onions, Peas, Peppers (bell), Peppers (hot), Plant starts for home gardeners. Pork, Potatoes, Radishes, Rhubarb, Spinach, Summer Squash, Sweet corn, Sweet potatoes, Tomatillos, Tomatoes, Wax beans, Zucchini
Spring Hill Farm
A: 3856 S 680 E, Lagro
They are family-owned and operated and offer fresh-cut flowers, dried flowers, wreaths, and on-site workshops held in one of their historic barns! A roadside flower stand is open seasonally.
Wild Blooms U Pick Flower Farm
A: 2001 W 500 S, Wabash
Nearly 1.5 acres of fresh wildflowers in bloom! Can you imagine the beauty of this field? It’s a dream come true for both you and the owner, Stephanie Peebles. You may come and pick the perfect bouquet, or have Steph create bouquets for you. You don’t even need a special event when a bouquet of flowers can say so much to someone. Check their Facebook page for availability and updates.
The Pumpkin Post
A: 4582 W State Road 114, North Manchester
More than just a U-pick pumpkin patch, they are your fall headquarters for all things fall decorating. While you shop you can snack on some Amish fried pies, apple dumplings, caramel apples and wash them down with apple cider slushies.
The fun is actually picking the perfect “one” whether it’s the freshest pint of blackberries or the rarest colored pumpkin. Visit Wabash County has an extensive list of parks, gardens, and orchards on the website. U-Picks are an experience that allows you to connect with the farmer and share special moments throughout Wabash County as a family or on your own!
–written by DeAnne Clifton, Little Town Marketing