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Top Farms in the U.S.

Visit a farm with your family this Fall (or any other time of year) and enjoy a great experience! Take a look at our guide to the best farms in the country.

Alabama

Aplin Farms, Slocomb, (334) 792-6362
This farm is known for tomatoes, pumpkins, melons, hens, wagon rides, and a petting zoo. Best time to go: June through October.

Mountain Fork Farm, New Market, (256) 379-4762
This farm is known for its turkeys, broilers, and eggs, alongside heirloom tomatoes and fresh leaf lettuce. Best time to go: April to November.

Alaska

Calypso Farm and Ecology Center, Ester, (907) 451-0691
This farm is known for vegetables—learn about 30 to 40 different varieties on a nonprofit educational farm on the road to Denali National Park. Best time to visit: June to September.

Arizona

Brown’s Apple and Pear Orchard and Cider Mill, Wilcox, (520) 384-3671
This farm is known for apples and pears. Best time to go: August through October.

Date Creek Ranch, Wickenburg, (928) 231-0704
This farm is known for grass-fed beef, plus Golden Delicious apples, ripe pears, and freestone peaches. Best time to go: July through October.

Arkansas

Bluebird Song Farm, Mulberry, (479) 997-1996
This farm is known for blueberries and muscadine grapes. Best time to go: May through September.

Petit Jean Farm, Morrilton, (888) 633-1204
This farm is known for lamb, pork beef, and a plethora of honey products (honey apple butter, honey fudge, honey barbecue sauce). Best time to go: Year-round.

California

Chaffin Family Orchards, Oroville, (530) 533-8239
This farm is known for poultry, olive oil, and every seasonal fruit imaginable (from pomegranates to peaches, grapefruits to figs). Best time to go: Spring (to see baby chicks, goats, and lambs) or fall (for a farm-tour weekend complete with barbecue taste-testing).

The Philo Apple Farm, Philo, (707) 895-2333
This farm is known for heirloom apples and pears. Best time to go: Late July through October. Accomodations: Cottages among the apple orchards, with porches, are available for $175 to $200 a night.

Colorado

Blue Rose Gardens, Salida, (719) 539-1219
This farm is known for organic produce, as well as a Monarch butterfly–watch program. Best time to go: July and August.

James Ranch, Durango, (970) 247-8652
This farm is known for grass-fed beef, whey-fed pork, and artisan cheeses. Best time to go: June through October.

Connecticut

Frostfire Farm, Goshen, (860) 491-2272
This farm is known for berries, sheep, eggs, milk, butter, vegetables, wool, chickens, flowers, cows. Best time to go: Growing season is April to November, but year-round for animals.

Palazzi Orchard, Dayville, (860) 774-4363
This farm is known for squash, stone fruit, and over 20 varieties of apples. Best time to go:August through November, and for hayrides in the fall.

Delaware

Bennett Orchards, Frankford, (302) 732-3358
This farm is known for peaches and nectarines; the appeal of a 19th-century family farm. Best time to go: Early July through August.

Blackbird Heritage, Townsend, (302) 464-1348
This farm is known for delicious hybrid produce like candy-striped beets, purple carrots, and yellow gooseberry tomatoes. Best time to go: June through October.

Florida

Gainesville Blueberry Farm, Gainesville, (352) 336-1112
This farm is known for organic blueberries. Best time to go: May to July.

Magnolia Farms, Live Oak, (386) 364-6450
This farm is known for heritage-breed turkeys, goat milk, feta cheese, and shitake mushrooms. Best time to go: June through August.

Georgia

Country Gardens Farm & Nursery, Newnan, (770) 251-2673
This farm is known for fresh eggs, pastured pork, and homegrown vegetables. Best time to go: Spring through fall.

Serenbe Bed and Breakfast, Palmetto, (770) 463-9319
This farm is known for egg harvesting and visiting with over 100 animals, including goats, rabbits, pigs, horses, and chickens. Best time to go: Year-round. Accomodations: Tastefully decorated cottages on 384 acres with trails, streams, and a lake. Rooms in the main house start at $140 a night; in the cottages, at $160 a night.

Hawaii

North Country Farms, Kilauea, Kauai
This farm is known for organic pineapples, bananas, avocados, oranges, and mangoes that are always in season. Best time to go: Year-round. Accomodations: Handcrafted wooden guest cottages with kitchens, grills, and outdoor showers, all within minutes of secluded and pristine beaches. Cottages are available for $130 a night.

Pu’u O Hoku Ranch, Kaunakakai, Maui, (808) 558-8109
This farm is known for organic beef, bananas, and papayas. Best time to go: Year-round. Accomodations: Airy cottages equipped with a kitchen, two bedrooms, a wraparound porch, and breathtaking views. Cottages are available for $140 a night.

Idaho

Cabalo’s Orchard & Gardens, Kuna, (208) 922-3301
This farm is known for old-fashioned pie cherries, Italian prunes, cantaloupe, and five kinds of apples. Best time to go: Summer through fall.

MaryJane’s Farm, Moscow, (208) 882-6819
This farm is known for strawberries, rare garlic, lemon cucumbers, honeydew melons. Best time to go: May through October. Accomodations: Bed-and-breakfast in your own wall tent or cabin, from $120 a night.

Illinois

Mitchell Farms Produce, Bloomington, (309) 827-3242
This farm is known for sweet corn, seedless watermelon, and an array of peppers—sweet, spicy, and savory. Best time to go: Spring and summer.

Sandhill Organics, Grayslake, (847) 548-4030
This farm is known for heirloom tomatoes, edamame, lettuce, cut flowers. Best time to go: May through October.

Indiana

Joe Huber’s Family Farm and Restaurant, Starlight, (812) 923-5255
This farm is known for strawberries, apples, and pumpkins, plus tractor rides and animals. Best time to go: Year-round, except between Christmas and New Year’s.

Traders Point Farm, Zionsville, (317) 733-1700
This farm is known for grass-fed beef, artisan cheese, and home-churned ice cream. Best time to go: Year-round, but summer yields seasonal ice cream flavors like blackberry, mango, and banana.

Iowa

Berry Patch Farm, Nevada, (515) 382-5138
This farm is known for black raspberries, rhubarb, currants, and cherries. Best time to go: June through September.

Sass Family Farm, Riverside, (319) 648-3788
This farm is known for sweet corn, pumpkins, squash, and hayrides. Best time to go: July 1 to November 1.

Kansas

Gasper Family Farm, Linwood, (913) 723-3838
This farm is known for grass-fed beef and dairy, pastured pork and chicken eggs, and specialty Muscovy ducks. Best time to go: Year-round.

Sundance Emu Ranch, Lawrence, (785) 865-1497
This farm is known for emus and emu-oil products. Best time to go: Spring (when the baby emus are born).

Kentucky

Bracken Berry Farm, Germantown, (606) 782-4206
This farm is known for blackberries and raspberries. It also offers picnic tables, swings, and a horseshoe throw. Best time to go: July through November.

Goose Creek Berries, Georgetown, (502) 316-4336
This farm is known for sweet corn, green beans, and root vegetables, plus an abundance of berries and watermelon. Best time to go: June through October.

Louisiana

Berry Sweet Orchards, Ethel, (800) 926-8202
This farm is known for organic U-pick blueberries. Best time to go: June to early July.

Ed Lester Farms, Coushatta, (800) 256-3276
This farm is known for purple hull peas, okra, eggplant, and figs. When to go: Mid-May through July.

Maine

Baahurrah Farm, Whiting, (207) 263-8332
This farm is known for rare Cotswold sheep and wild Maine blueberries. Best time to go: Summertime for produce, year-round for sheep visits.

Peaked Mountain Farm, Dedham, (207) 843-6484
This farm is known for wild blueberries. Best time to go: Late July to mid-August.

Tide Mill Organic Farm, Edmunds, (207) 733-2551
This farm is known for organic vegetables, fruit and berries, meat, eggs, and dairy. Best time to go: Mid-June through September: Visit the farm stand on Saturdays 10 to 3; call to arrange a Wednesday hands-on tour of the farm. Accomodations: From $1,400 a week for a five-bedroom farmhouse, April through December.

Maryland

Calvert Farm, Cecil County, (410) 658-3914
This farm is known for vegetables—150 different kinds, from spinach to squash to garlic and herbs, as well as educational programs on organic farming and meals. Best time to go: April through November.

Whitmore Farm, Emmitsburg, (301) 447-3611
This farm is known for eggs in a rainbow of colors, plus seasonal produce and heritage-breed turkeys. Best time to go: Year-round.

Massachusetts

Red Gate Farm, Buckland, (413) 625-9503
This farm is known for cows, sheep, chickens, and goats, plus programs on agriculture and the environment. Best time to go:10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

Robinson Farm, Hardwick, (413) 477-6988
This farm is known for humanely raised “rose” veal, certified-organic milk and eggs. Best time to go: Year-round.

Michigan

Evergreen Lane Farm & Creamery, Fennville, (269) 543-9900
This farm is known for four types of apples in the summer and fresh goat year-round. Best time to go: Late March through October.

Lakeplain Prairie Organic Farm, Flatrock, (734) 789-1164
This farm is known for fresh produce, kids’ garden, touring the greenhouse, ducks, and summertime family events. Best time to go: May through October.

Minnesota

Cedar Summit Farm, New Prague, (952) 758-6886
This farm is known for organic beef and gourmet dairy products like baby Swiss cheese, chocolate milk, and home-churned mint-chip ice cream. Best time to go: Year-round.

Morning Has Broken Farm, Granite Falls, (320) 564-2571
This farm is known for cows, calves, sheep, Arabian horses, broiler chickens, and laying hens, all on a family-run farm. Best time to go: Year-round.

Mississippi

Pearl River Blues Berry Farm, Lumberton, (601) 796-9800
This farm is known for organic rabbit-eye blueberries. Best time to go: June through July.

Reese Orchard, Starkville, (662) 324-1509
This farm is known for oriental persimmons, Asian pears, and fresh Muscadine grapes. Best time to go: Summer for berries, fall for persimmons.

Missouri

Sunshine Valley Farm, Rogersville, (417) 753-2698
This farm is known for berries, peaches, and 20 kinds of apples. Best time to go: June through August.

Weston Red Barn Farm, Weston, (816) 386-5437
This farm is known for apple and peach orchards, a pumpkin patch, horses, foals and baby chicks, bonfire nights, and hayrides in lush countryside. Best time to go: April to November.

Montana

Ferry Creek Ranch, Livingston, (406) 222-4835
This farm is known for learning about cattle raising at a 560-acre, family-run organic ranch on the Yellowstone River; visiting the ranch’s historic buildings. Best time to go: Year-round. Accomodations: The Granary, a two-bedroom cottage, sleeps six for $75 to $125 a night, with a three-night minimum.

Home Acres Orchard, Stevensville, (406) 777-2831
This farm is known for 18 types of apples, 9 types of pears, and ripe stone fruit. Best time to go: Early summer through late fall.

Nebraska

Branched Oak Farm, Raymond, (402) 783-2124
This farm is known for camembert, mozzarella, cheese curds, and quark (a European yogurt cheese). Best time to go: Year-round.

Wenninghoff’s Farm, Omaha, (402) 571-2057
This farm is known for sweet corn and tomatoes, plus hayrides on the 1928 farm. Best time to go: July through October.

Nevada

Gilcrease Orchard, Las Vegas, (702) 409-0655
This farm is known for more than 6,000 apple, pear, and peach trees, plus fresh apple cider. Best time to go: Summer through fall.

Lattin Farms, Fallon, (866) 638-6293
This farm is known for cantaloupes, feeding farm animals, and hayrides. Best time to go: August through October.

New Hampshire

Brookford Farm, Rollinsford, (603) 742-4084
This farm is known for organic dairy products, poultry, and root vegetables. Best time to go: Year-round.

Rockhouse Mountain Farm Inn, Eaton Center, (603) 447-2880
This farm is known for collecting breakfast in the chicken house, milking cows. Best time to go: Year-round. Accomodations: Simple rooms in a historic farmhouse from $104 to $120 a night.

New Jersey

Bobolink Dairy, Vernon, (973) 764-4888
This farm is known for artisanal cheese and bread, sheep, and pigs. Best time to go: Year-round.

Kimball’s Farm, Belvidere, (908) 475-4473
This farm is known for herbs, vegetables, and petting goats. Best time to go: June through October.

Terhune Orchards, Princeton, NJ (609) 924-2310
Check out the free Family Fun Weekends, through October 24, 2010. Families can enjoy a corn maze, go on wagon and pony rides, meet farm animals, and visit the Adventure Barn. And, of course, pick plenty of apples and pumpkins.

New Mexico

Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center, Albuquerque, (505) 681-4060
This farm is known for lavender fields, vegetables, peacocks, and chickens. Best time to go: Year-round. Accomodations: From $135 a night for a room to $250 for a guest house.

Sutherland Farms, Aztec, (505) 334-3578
This farm is known for sweet corn, new potatoes, okra, and “calabacitas” (baby squash). Best time to go: July through October.

New York

Albert H. Schmitt Family Farms, Dix Hills, NY (631) 549-1159
Albert H. Schmitt Family Farms has been a family farm for many decades. For the Fall, and in time for Halloween, they offer a pumpkin patch, a free hayride, an indoor haunted maze, apple cider and candy apples.

Colonial Springs Farm, Dix Hills, NY (631) 643-4829
Family owned and operated since 1985, Colonial Springs Farm is a 34 acre farm that offers a playland area, pony rides, a big corn maze, hay rides, and a great pumpkin patch for the family to enjoy. For added fun, they have Radio Flyer wagons for visitors to roll throughout the farm.

Country Fair Entertainment Park, Medford, NY (631) 732-0579
This park offers a pumpkin patch, tractor-pulled hay rides, a haunted trail, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, and a bouncy castle. Great for birthday parties.

Decker Farm, Staten Island, NY (718) 351-1611 extension 281
Decker Farm opens every Saturday and Sunday in October from 11 am to 4 pm. This is New York’s oldest continually farmed site. It offers a self-guided tour, hay-rides, refreshments, children’s crafts and pumpkins available for purchase.

Finks Country Farm, Wading River, NY (631)886-2272
At the Finks Country Farm (one of the most family-friendly farms), you can pick-your-own pumpkins, go on hayrides, run through a 7-acre corn maze, and enjoy kiddy train rides.

Hawthorne Valley Farm, Ghent, (518) 672-7500
This farm is known for discovering how an organic and biodynamic farm and dairy works; visiting the pigs, cows, chickens, goats, and market garden. Farm tours available, plus an apprentice program for kids 8 and up. Best time to go: Year-round, by appointment.

Hurds Family Farm, Modena, NY (845) 883-7825
The Hurds Family Farm offers a Kids Corral area, where kids can ride tykes, meet and feed farm animals, and enjoy a giant slide. In addition to the amazing corn maze, this farm offers an apple launcher, a cornstalk teepee, a cow-train ride and an amazing pumking patch.

Masker Orchards, Warwick, NY (845) 986-1058
This 200-acre homestead, which in 1971 was the first in New York to switch to an all pick-your-own farm, is the largest farm in Orange Country. Throughout the Fall, families can drive up to the apple tree of their choice, buy pumpkins brought in from other local patches, enjoy barnyard zoo and pony rides

Queens County Farm Museum, Floral Park, (718) 347-3276
This farm has a corn maze, a pumpkin patch, and on certain dates offers hayrides, a haunted house, and trick-or-treating.

White Post Farms, Melville, (613) 351-9373.
Enjoy a full day of activities for the whole family: Pick your own pumpkin in a field of thousands; enjoy a hayride, pony ride or train ride; hand feed farm animals, and enjoy lunch in the family picnic areas. Kids will especially enjoy the extensive playground.

Wickham’s Fruit Farm, Cutchogue, (631) 734-6441
This farm is known for golden plums, green grapes, berries, and homemade fruit pies. Best time to go: May through December.

North Carolina

Asheville Farm, Leicester, (828) 515-0177
This farm is known for Icelandic sheep, goats, guinea fowl, and an orchard of apples and stone fruit. Best time to go: Year-round.

Celebrity Dairy, Siler City, (877) 742-5176
This farm is known for Award-winning goat cheese. Watch goats (from a herd of 100) being milked, and see how cheese is made on a working dairy farm. Best time to go: Year-round. Accomodations: Rooms, including breakfast, from $70 to $130 a night. Sunday dinners attract locals.

North Dakota

Gardendwellers Farm, Churchs Ferry, (701) 351-2520
This farm is known for basil, cilantro, and oregano at North Dakota?s largest herb farm. Best time to go: July through September.

Patrie’s Raspberries on the Prairie, Bowdon, (701) 962-3355
This farm is known for raspberries. Best time to go: Mid-July to September.

Ohio

Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, Dayton, (937) 890-7360
This farm is known for seeing how livestock and organic crops are raised, including corn, soybeans, oats, alfafa, cattle, Belgian draft horses, sheep, and turkeys; visiting the chicken coop, rabbit house, and an environmental education center. Best time to go: Year-round.

Schacht Farm Market, Canal Winchester, (614) 833-1932
This farm is known for squash, potatoes, tomatoes, and asparagus. Best time to go: Spring through fall.

Oklahoma

Livesay Orchards, Porter, (918) 483-2102
This farm is known for watermelons, nectarines, apples, and U-pick peaches. Best time to go: Mid-June through October.

Wild Things Farm, Pocola, (918) 626-4053
This farm is known for strawberries, milking cows, pumpkins, a corn maze, and feeding farm animals. Best time to go: Year-round.

Oregon

Cherry Hill Winery, Rickreall, (503) 623-7867
This farm is known for bending vines and hoisting grapes for first crush as part of a wine camp. Best time to go: September through October. Accomodations: Rooms in cabins overlooking the vineyards start at $275 a night. First-class restaurant.

Duyck’s Peachy Pig Farm, Cornelius, (503) 357-3570
This farm is known for berries, rhubarb, and figs, plus dried fruit and nuts. Best time to go: Spring through fall.

Pennsylvania

Linvilla Orchards, Media, (610) 876-7116
This farm is known for sweet corn, tomatoes, pumpkins, and fruit. Best time to go: Memorial Day weekend through October.

Mountain Dale Farm, McClure, 570-658-3536
This farm is known for sheep, pigs, goats, chickens, cattle, ducks, geese, horses, rabbits, and peacocks. Guests can help with feedings and chores. Best time to go: Year-round. Accommodations: Cabins and rooms in a 200-year-old log house for $80 to $140 a night.

Rhode Island

Barden Family Orchard, North Scituate, (401) 934-1413
This farm is known for cherry tomatoes, apples, and pumpkins. Best time to go: August through Thanksgiving.

Beaverhead Farm, Jamestown, (401) 423-1103
This farm is known for pigs and organic vegetables. Best time to go: Year-round.

South Carolina

Happy Cow Creamery, Pelzer, (864) 243-9699
This farm is known for milk, cheese, and honey. Best time to go: Year-round.

Persimmon Hill Berry Farm, Clarks Hill, (803) 637-5439
This farm is known for organic fruits and vegetables and free-range chickens and eggs. Best time to go: May through November.

South Dakota

Country Apple Orchard, Harrisburg, (605) 743-2424
This farm is known for apples and pumpkins. Best time to go: For the fall festivals, one in September and two in October.

Garritys’ Prairie Gardens, Mission Hill, (605) 665-2806
This farm is known for apples, strawberries, and raspberries, plus hayrides and corn mazes. Best time to go: June through December 24.

Tennessee

Circle S Farms, Lebanon, (615) 405-6521
This farm is known for green beans, tomatoes, and U-pick strawberries. Best time to go: May through August.

West Wind Farms, Deer Lodge, (423) 965-3334
This farm is known for grazing cattle, sheep, chickens, turkeys, goats, and bees. Best time to go: Year-round.

Texas

Greer Farm, Daingerfield, (903) 645-3232
This farm is known for Maine-Anjou beef, berries, and fresh veggies in the summertime. Best time to go: Year-round.

Weyrich Farm, Eagle Pass, (877) 898-0991
This farm is known for organic pecans at a 1910 farm on the Rio Grande. Best time to go: October and November. Accomodations: Bed-and-breakfast for $65 a night.

Utah

Drake Family Farms Goat Dairy, West Jordan, (801) 255-6455
This farm is known for fairy goats, milk, cheese, and eggs on a 100-year-old farm. Best time to go: Year-round.

Farnsworth Farms and Cider Mill, Sandy, (801) 571-0858
This farm is known for apples, pears, peaches, and homemade apple cider. Best time to go: August through December.

Vermont

Liberty Hill Farm, Rochester, (802) 767-3926
This farm is known for feeding baby calves and watching cow milking at a 1787 dairy farm. Best time to go: Year-round. Accommodations: Seven guest rooms in a 150-year-old farmhouse, each for $85 a night per adult, including family-style breakfast and dinner.

Willow Hill Farm, Milton, (802) 893-2963
This farm is known for sheep’s-milk cheese, grass-fed lamb, and U-pick blueberries. Best time to go: Summer for berries, year-round for meat.

Virginia

Avery’s Branch Farms, Amelia County, (804) 561-1930
This farm is known for all-natural eggs and poultry, butter beans, okra, and sweet corn. Best time to go: Year-round.

Lavender Hill Farm, Lexington, (540) 464-5877
This farm is known for sheep and chickens. Best time to go: Year-round. Accommodations: Bed-and-breakfast on a working farm for $70 to $140 a night.

Washington

Ray French Orchard, Richland, (509) 627-3673
This farm is known for a variety of cherries, applies, peaches, and nectarines. Best time to go: Spring through fall.

Roenings on Green Bluff, Spokane, (509) 238-1258
This farm is known for eleven varieties of cherries on trees pruned to have low branches, and seven varieties of peaches. Best time to go: July through August.

West Virginia

Morgan Orchard, Sinks Grove, (304) 772-3638
This farm is known for plums, berries, and an endless variety of apples. Best time to go: July through October.

Wisconsin

Inn Serendipity, Monroe, (608) 329-7056
This farm is known for collecting eggs from free-range chickens, visiting the “llama hotel,” and running around the gardens. Best time to go: Year-round. Accommodations: Guest rooms start at $100 a night, including breakfast.

Porter’s Patch, Navarino, (715) 758-8162
This farm is known for sweet corn, cucumbers, asparagus, and U-pick strawberries. Best time to go: May through October.

Wyoming

E Z Rocking Ranch, Recluse, (307) 682-4808
This farm is known for all-natural chicken, beef, and turkey, plus little-known berry breeds (chokeberries, buffalo berries, and juneberries, anyone?) Best time to go: Year-round.

Maggie’s Farm Fresh, Node, (307) 334-0915
This farm is known for sheep, cattle, turkeys, and chickens. Best time to go: May through September.

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