There are several places throughout Alabama where you can pick your own fruits and vegetables. Whether you’re into apples, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, squash, peppers or tomatoes, you can pick them directly from a vine or tree at one of Alabama’s wonderful farms or orchards. Your local supermarket’s produce doesn’t even come close to the delicious fruits and vegetables you can pick straight from an open field.
Listed below are 8 places in Alabama where you can pick your own delicious produce.
1. Backyard Orchards - Eufaula, AL
Backyard Orchards offers a variety of fruits and vegetables during picking season. The produce they grow includes strawberries, peaches, blueberries, squash, tomatoes, field corn, peppers, etc. Unfortunately, U-Pick season has come to an end. However, fall activities begin September 26. These activities include a corn maze, wagon rides and a cow train. Don't forget to try their delicious cider or ice cream before heading home. Backyard Orchards is located at 6585 Hwy 431 North, Eufaula, AL 36027.
2. Crow Mountain Orchard - Fackler, AL
Crow Mountain Orchard has approximately 150 acres of apples, peaches, nectarines, pears, berries and cherries. They also press their own fresh cider while using a secret recipe. Crow Mountain Orchard is located at 6236 County Rd 39, Fackler, AL 35746.
3. Gardners Berry Farm - Robertsdale, AL
Since opening in 2011, Gardners Berry Farm has grown to 2,000 blackberry plants and 12 blueberry bushes. Visitors are encouraged to sample the berries while picking. Children love this farm! Gardners Berry Farm is located at 21909 County Rd 68 North, Robertsdale, AL 36567.
4. Isom's Orchard - Athens, AL
Isom's Orchard specializes in apples and peaches, and they also grow a variety of additional produce such as strawberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, tomatoes, green beans, peas and peppers. Isom's Orchard takes care of all the picking and sells at markets throughout North Alabama. While visiting, be sure to try their famous apple cider slushie. It's delicious! Isom's Orchard is located at 24012 Hwy 72 East,
Athens, AL 35613.
5. Barber Berry Farm - Millbrook, AL
At Barber Berry Farm, you can pick your own pesticide-free blackberries and blueberries from early June through July, along with pesticide-free muscadine and scuppernongs in September. They also grow a variety of vegetables and sell delicious raw honey. Barber Berry Farm is located at 2362 Alabama River Pkwy,
Millbrook, AL 36054.
6. Steele Orchard - Cullman, AL
Since 1985, Steele Orchard has offered the highest quality products at the lowest prices. They have 20 different varieties of apples and six different varieties of peaches. Prior to leaving, be sure to pick up one of Steele's famous Southern fried pies. Steele Orchard is located at 1695 County Rd 1141,
Cullman, AL 35057.
7. Mountain View Orchards - Jemison, AL
Since the early 1930s, Mountain View Orchards has been producing some of the highest quality fruits. Peaches and apples are the main fruits grown at this orchard. Delicious strawberries are also grown here. Mountain View Orchards is located at 16045 County Rd 29,
Jemison, AL 35085.
8. Aplin Farms - Dothan, AL
Since 1952, Aplin Farms has been providing delicious produce. Its main crop is tomatoes, and some of its available produce includes peppers, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, sweet corn, peas, okra, eggplant and sweet potatoes. Aplin Farms is located at 2729 North County Rd 49, Dothan, AL 36305.
Where are some other great places in Alabama that provide wonderful opportunities for picking your own produce?