9 Places to Pick Your Own Produce in Arizona

Categories: Locally Grown

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Andrew Pielage
Peach season is just around the corner.
The spring growing season is well underway, but as much as we love our artichokes and onions, what we're really excited about is peach season. Very soon we'll be able to pick fresh peaches and soon after that apricots, melons, and more at farms all over the city and state. Here are nine places where you can get out and get your own produce right now and throughout the summer.

See also: 5 Food and Garden Products to Buy in Metro Phoenix This Spring

Schnepf Farms
24810 South Rittenhouse Road
Queen Creek, Arizona 85142
www.schnepffarms.com
480-987-3100

As of this weekend peach season is officially underway at Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek. The organic U-Pick gardens and orchards at the farm are open Thursday through Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free. Everything -- that includes peaches, strawberries, turnips, Swiss chard, and more -- costs $1.50/lb. Apricots, plums, and apples should be available in May and June. The farm will also host its annual Peach Festival from May 10 to 18 with live music, rides, crafts, and more.

Fenway Park Orchards
42610 Highway 60-89
Morristown, AZ 85342
www.fenwayparkorchards.com
623-388-2603

Located nine miles east of Wickenburg, Fenway Park Orchards grows Yellow Cling Peaches and blackberries, though they won't be ready until mid-May. Call after May 1 for an exact opening date. White Peaches and Anna Apples will also be ready in early June. During picking season the farm will be open Tuesday though Thursday and on weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mother Nature's Farm
1663 E. Baseline RD.
Gilbert, AZ 85233
480-892-5874
www.mothernaturesfarm.com

Mother Nature's Farm in Gilbert farm will host its own Peach Festival on Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11, during which time you can snag your own fresh peaches right off the tree. The farm will also allow guests to come out and pick their own apples starting in mid-May.

Tolmachoff Farms
5726 N. 75th Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85303
602-999-3276

You'll find this family-operated farm in Glendale one mile south of Bethany Home Road on the west side of 75th Avenue. This year Tolmachoff Farms will be hosting U-Pick produce throughout the month of June on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. Everything will be available for $1.75/lb. The farm grows a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, so call ahead to see what's available.

Vertuccio Farms
4011 S. Power Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85212
480-650-6606 or 480-650-6611
www.vertucciofarms.com

Located on Power Road between the US60 and 202 San Tan Freeway, Vertuccio Farms brings fresh produce almost right in the middle of the city. Started by Joe and Maria Vertuccio, this farm will have you-pick peaches in mid-May, but hasn't set an opening date yet. They'll also host Peaches n' Play during the peach season, which will offer the little ones an air pillow, pedal carts, hay maze, tube slide and train ride. Peach picking hours will be daily from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free. Peaches will cost $1.50 a pound -- don't forget to bring a basket.


Location Info

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Fenway Park Orchards

42610 U.S. 60, Morristown, AZ

Category: General

Mother Nature's Farm

1663 E. Baseline Road, Gilbert, AZ

Category: General

Schnepf Farms

24810 S. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek, AZ

Category: General

Tolmachoff Farms

5726 N. 75th Ave., Glendale, AZ

Category: General

Vertuccio Farms

4011 S. Power Road, Mesa, AZ

Category: General

Apple Annie's Orchard

2081 W. Hardy Road, Willcox, AZ

Category: General

Apple Annie's Produce and Pumpkins

6405 W. Williams Road, Willcox, AZ

Category: General

The Farm at Agritopia

3000 E. Ray Road, Gilbert, AZ

Category: General

Tonopah Rob's Vegetable Farm

35838 W Buckeye Rd, Tonopah, AZ

Category: General

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18 comments
Marlayne Boblett
Marlayne Boblett

Wow, thanks so much for this information. I'll definitely have to check into it! Thank you Marie!

Quentin Dampier
Quentin Dampier

Omg I've been craving a nice Georgia peach but now that I know there are local peach farms I'm all over that.

Christine Nimitz
Christine Nimitz

You should define CSA & provide membership info- ie, if you aren't a member of the CSA program, you can't just randomly show up & pick produce.

Pamela Hough Ravenwood
Pamela Hough Ravenwood

There is a lot of produce picking to be had in Camp Verde and Sedona as well - if one wants to get out of the Valley.

Kat Martinez
Kat Martinez

Yes let's grab some bags and get cracking!

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