U Pick Them Farms!

With Spring now upon us be sure to check out the U-Pick fruit farms! Here is a list for Alabama.

Sunshine Farms in Chilton County is absolutely the best place in Central Alabama for Strawberries!. Very family oriented - inflatables for the kids and much more.
http://www.sunshinefarms.com/id21.html (This place came highly recommended).

Bob & Joyce Balch - Blueberries 361 Lake View Drive, Sterrett, AL 35147. (205) 672-2526. Directions: South of B’ham on 280 E: Left on Hwy 43, go 14 miles left on Hwy 55 & Hwy 43 Junction. Follow signs Call for times of opening

Bryant Vineyards - muscadines 1265 portland Street, Tarrant City, AL, 35217. Phone: 256-268-2638.

Dale and Lea Callahan - muscadines and scuppernongs 144 Tall Timber Road, Alabaster, AL 35007. Phone: 205-663-7090. Email us at: lea@askdrcallahan.com. Directions: Alabaster exit on I65. Take 119 south 3 miles. Turn right on CR 12 (Butler Road) and go 1 mile to Tall Timber Road. We are at the end of the road. Click here for a map to our farm. We are open August, September. Our hours are: Call for appointment. Late August through September.

John T Lyon - Blueberries, tomatoes, okra, watermelons 1700 Hwy 56, Wilsonville, AL 35186. Phone: (205) 669-9205. Directions: Between Columbiana & Wilsonville; approx. 8 miles south of Hwy 280 & 23 miles south of B’ham. Open: Sunrise to sunset 7 days a week

Larry and Susan Wyatt - muscadines 5909 South Shades Crest Road, Bessemer, AL 35023. Phone: 205-428-0254. NOTE: This appears to be sales from a home residence, so please be considerate and don't call after dark, or before 9 am.

Morgan Creek Vineyards - Blueberries 181 Morgan Creek Lane, Harpersville, AL 35078. Phone: (205) 672-2053. Directions: US Hwy 280 E to Harpersville, right at light on Co Hwy 25, go ½ mi, take right on Co Rd 444, go 0.6 miles take left on Dead Hollow Road. Farm ½mile on right. Open: June 15 - August 15, Blueberries. Open: Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm.

Bentley Farms - Peaches, nectarines, sweet potatoes. 20466 U.S. Highway 31 South, Thorsby, 800-489-3762. Open: May 25 to August 15, daylight to dark.

Cleckler Farm - peas, beans 2575 County Road 490, Verbena, AL, 36091. Phone: 205-755-2752. Directions: Highway 31S, turn left at Peach Park onto Bradberry Lane. Go East to stop sign, and then straight across Co. Road 490 (dirt road) for ½ mile and farm is on left.

Charles Culp Farms - Peaches, apples, nectarines, plums. 11602 County Road 51, Jemison, 205-688-4553. Open: May 10 to August 30, 7 am to 5:30 p.m.

Ray Cooedy Farms - Peaches, plums, tomatoes. 249 County Road 412, Clanton, 205-755-5315 or 205-755-9326. Open: April 5 to September 5, 7 am to 7 p.m. (Note: They stopped growing strawberries after 2003)

Doster Farm - blueberries 6525 County Road 16, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: 205-755-9763. Directions: From Clanton, take Al. Hwy. 22, turn left on Co. Road 37, and right on Co. Road 16. Farm is ½ mile on left. Open: All day/7 days a week. Crops available: June and July. Please call before you come.

G & G Farms - strawberries, prepicked produce 592 County Road 422, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: 205-337-2649. Fax: 205-755-0607. Email: mailto:gandgfarms@gmail.com?subject=Inquiry%20from%20a%20visitor%20to%20www.PickYourOwn.org. Directions: From highway 31 south out of Clanton take County Road 7 ( Just past Wal Mart ) to the right, go approximately 2.5 miles to County Road 422, take right , go approximately 1.25 miles and farm will be on left!. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in April, May, June. Open: Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm; Closed Sunday; Strawberries: April through June; we're opening the week of April 6th ( Call before you come ) . We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. 4 quart containers provided, discounts allowed on customer furnished containers ( 4 quart ). (ADDED: January 07, 2009) (UPDATED: March 31, 2009)

Grand Old Strawberry and Pumpkin Patch - strawberries, pumpkins, fall decorative items, hay maze, giant maze 1901 Lay Dam Road, Clanton, 205-755-4553. Directions: From I-65, take Exit 212 & go south toward Clanton. Located 3/4 mile on right. Open: Monday to Saturday 8 am to dark, Sunday 1-5 pm, Schools welcome Monday to Friday, 9-12, Call for picking days. Crops available: Apr - mid-May; Strawberry Festival 4/28-5/11). Pumpkins, fall decorative items (October). $5 Admission (Oct): covered wagon ride to patch and choice of pumpkin; family activities, arts & crafts

McCraw Farms - nectarines, peaches, plums, Honey from hives on the farm, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours7299 County Road 15, Maplesville, AL 36750. Phone: 334-366-4263. Email: mailto:mccraw27@bellsouth.net?subject=Inquiry. Directions: From Clanton Alabama take hwy. 22 west about 9 miles to McCraw Peach sign on left of hwy. turn left here onto county road 15, continue about 3 miles we are on the right at the McCraw Peach sign. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August. Open: 7 days a week from 7am to 6pm. Early peaches: May 15th. Plums: May 15th through June, Nectarines, June 10th through July 10th, Peaches: other varieties of peaches ready June 1st through August 15th,we have a different variety ready about every week or 10 days during this time. Payment: Cash, Check. We have Free recipes, Free canning and freezing information available here from our local Extension office, Also seasonal vegetables available. 2008 prices: U-Pick peaches $7, Nectarines $8, Plums $10, all per 8 quart basket. We supply the picking containers, then empty into bags or your containers after picking. If you wish to take the picking basket you may for $1 more per basket.

Petals from the Past - blueberries, blackberries, figs, muscadines, persimmons, kiwi, flowers16034 County Road 29, Jemison, AL 35085. Phone: 205-646-0069.

Info@petalsfromthepast.com. Crops available: blueberries (May 21-July 7); Blackberries (June); figs ( Sept.); flowers (seasonal - all summer). The fields are open to u-pick Tuesday-Saturday 9-5 and Sunday from 1-5. Muscadines are now available for u-pick or already picked . Oriental Persimmons and Kiwi are also available. Directions: Take Jemison Exit 219 off I-65; travel West to Smokey Hollow Restaurant; left onto County Road 29 for 1 mile. Open: 9-5 Tues-Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. Please call before you come.


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