Produce, berries, fruit, and fun all await at these locations!

It’s harvest season in Colorado, and boy does this state really put on a spread! Peaches, apples, tomatoes, potatoes and so much more are hallmarks of our agricultural know-how. July through October is peak growing season in this state, so it’s time to get out in the fields and pick your favorites!

You can skip the lines for these fall goodies at the farmer’s market and enjoy a day on the farm at several pick-it-yourself locations. Grab the kids, a basket and enjoy the full experience of a day out in nature getting your hands dirty (it is scientifically proven to be good for your health)!

This is only a short list of the available pick-your-own farms near Denver. The Western Slope is particularly amazing for their orchards, wine, and much more, so it’s worth a Google if you want to make a trip over the hill!

If you want to know the best time is to find juicy, ripe and ready fruit and produce in Colorado, take a gander at this produce calendar!

To ensure you have the best experience at a pick-your-own farm as possible, please check individual websites and/or call first before you visit these locations. Weather, pests and a busy season can all affect availability and open hours.

Ya-Ya Farm and Orchard

Enjoy a day on a century-old farm that specializes in heirloom apples. There are no reservations required to pick veggies and flowers; however, fruit picking is by reservation ONLY. The farm is home to 1,000 fruit trees – mostly apple, but some cherry, plum, and pear. Hayrides, animals, a farm stand and more is also available. Please see the website for hours, costs, etc.

Where: 6914 Ute Hwy, Longmont
Email for fruit-picking reservations: info@yayafarmandorchard.com
Phone: 303-485-5585
yayafarmandorchard.com

Berry Patch Farms

It’s a berry extravaganza at this Brighton farm. Hours and time vary, so please check the website for more information when you are ready to visit. The farm also posts updates on its Facebook page. Admission to the farm is free, and you simply pay for what you pick, though prices do vary by item. You’ll find strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, cherries, cucumbers, herbs and flowers, as well as a farm market.

Where: 13785 Potomac St., Brighton
Phone: 303-659-5050
www.berrypatchfarms.com

Miller Farms

Potatoes, carrots, onions, beets, corn, squash, peppers and so much more await you at Miller Farms! This produce-lover’s heaven offers a Fall Harvest Festival that begins on September 3 and lasts through mid-November. Admission includes a petting zoo, corn maze and several bags for your bounty. In the past, this farm has also had a free harvest day to close out the season in November. Watch its website or Facebook page to see if it is happening again this year, as well as to see pricing, etc., for the festival.

Where: 13912 CR19, Platteville
Phone: (970) 785-6133
www.millerfarms.net

 

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Fall Festival at Miller Farms. Courtesy of Miller Farms (Facebook).

Ferrara’s Happy Apple Farm

Hit the road to Penrose! It’s open and ready to welcome you Wed-Sun from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. This orchard and farm offers free admission, free hayrides, and free berry/apple containers! Fruit is priced per pound and apples from the Western Slope are also available. Happy Apple Farms offers fresh pressed apple cider and pumpkins in the fall.

Where: 1190 1st St., Penrose
Phone: 1-719-429-6300
http://www.happyapplefarm.com/

Prepare for Pumpkins and Corn Mazes

It wouldn’t be a pick-your-own list without including at least one pumpkin patch. Several farms we’ve listed have pumpkin patches for your enjoyment. In addition to those, Anderson Farms is a family fall-entertainment destination.

Anderson Farms

From mid-September to Halloween, you can pick pumpkins and have a ton of family fun at Colorado’s first-ever farm to open a corn maze. See the farm’s website for more information on activities, events and festival dates. It has rides, animals and so much more. 

Where: 6728 County Road 3 ¼, Erie
Phone: 303-828-5210
www.andersonfarms.com

What do you think? Are you ready for the fall season to arrive in Colorado? Let us know in the comments below.

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