Peoria Area U-Pick Farms + Orchards


Emma Bakken, Guest Writer


Whether you're looking to pick strawberries, raspberries, sweet corn, pumpkins, gourds, apples, pears, watermelon, vegetables, mums, or more, check out these amazing options to pick-your-own produce in the Peoria Area

Ackerman Family Farms  {Morton}   //  August to October

Ackerman Family Farms has many fall festivities including pumpkin patches, a corn maze, a petting zoo, and a gift shop filled with tasty fall treats!

Arends Orchard   {Laura}   //  July to December

Arends Orchard serves the Central Illinois area with delicious apples, cider, raw honey and a series of other fruits and vegetables that are grown right on the farm.

Christ Orchard  {Elmwood}   //  August to November 

Head out to Christ Orchard for some apple picking! They also have pure honey, apple cider, pumpkins, fruit butters and preserves and much more.

Crooked Row Farm Illinois  {Chillicothe}   //  Mid-May to October

Crooked Row Farm offers strawberries, raspberries, vegetables, pumpkins. They’re available pre-picked or you can pick your own. Only Organic fertilizers and natural pesticides are used on this locally-owned form.

Orchard Hill Farm   {Lewistown}   //  August to October

Orchard Hill Farm is the perfect place for fall shopping and family fun. They sell a variety of treats such as tasty caramel apples. Don’t miss out on their cookouts, wine tastings, carriage rides, barrel train rides, corn maze, and cannons.

Partridge Point Orchard  {Metamora}   //  September to October

Partridge Point Orchard is a U-Pick apple orchard conveniently located 3 miles North of Metamora, IL. They have nine varieties of apples consisting of over 800 apple trees ripening throughout the season so you can pick throughout fall. Partridge Point also sells great local honey!

Pleasant Row Orchard {Cuba}   //  September to October

This small but full of life orchard, Pleasant Row is just waiting to be explored! With around 800 trees with both new and old varieties of apples, you can pick from plus peaches, cherries, and beautiful fall decorative produce!

Roth Pumpkin Patch  {Morton}   //  September to October

Roth Pumpkin Patch has fun fall things to do for the whole family including a corn maze, tube slides, pedal race tracks, and hayrack rides. You can also pick your pumpkin, get some delicious treats, and shop in their gift shop!

Schaer’s Country Market  {East Peoria}   //  June to December

Schaer’s Country Market specializes in U-pick strawberries, homegrown sweet corn, cantaloupe, watermelon, tomatoes and more. Fall takes the farm into pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, and more. Christmas trees, wreaths, garland, grave blankets begin the day after Thanksgiving.

Hilly Lane Pumpkins  {Sparland}  //  June to November

Cousin to Shaer’s Country Market and the Metro Center Farmers Market, Hilly Lane has a great selection of pumpkins and pumpkin pies. Visit Hilly Lane for gourds of all sizes, butters and jams, and honey crisp apples.

Tanners Orchard  {Speer}   //  August to November

Tanners Orchard offers a series of fall festivities throughout the season including a farm market and bakery, apple picking, a corn maze and petting zoo, events and festival days with games and activities.

The Pumpkin Place {Princeville}   //  September to October

Enjoy a crisp fall morning on this family-owned pumpkin patch in Princeville! Located off Oertley Rd, The Pumpkin Place houses unique, giant, and colorful pumpkins!

Emma Bakken, Guest Writer
Discover Peoria, IL