If you are looking for some fun activities with your family, I would highly recommend trying out U-pick farms around Fort Wayne, Indiana! Kids will have so much fun picking out fresh fruit right from the farms and orchards.
A few things to know before heading to the u-picks. Picking fruits in the hot sun is not a fun deal. So choose the chilliest day possible or start early!
The earlier you go, the fresher the fruits are — especially berries. Also, don't forget sunscreen, bug spray, hats, water, etc.
Read on to find a few of my favorite local u-pick farm around Fort Wayne and Allen County, where you can find the best produce.
Favorite U-Pick Farms in Fort Wayne
Cedar Creek Produce
A must-visit place every summer! They have great produce and very friendly staff.
— Strawberries - They are juicy, sweet red berries but the weeds around them make it a challenge to find the ripe ones which is fun for the kids. Kids will have more fun than adults as it is like a treasure hunt because you get really big red ones and they are the best. Best Month: June
— Blueberries - Plump and tasty blueberries are treats. Best Month: July
— Blackberries - Tart, sweet and juicy blackberries. Best Month: Late July – Mid-August
— Peaches - Sweet and juicy peaches. Best Month: August
In addition, they sell pre-picked red and black raspberries, vegetables, pumpkins, eggs, maple syrups, honey, and flowers.
This is a great place to pick out your pumpkins in the fall, when they also have kids' activities, photo ops, and apple cider slushies.
11709 Clay St., Leo-Cedarville, IN 46765
Cedar Creek Produce on Facebook
Tanglewood Berry Farm
Tanglewood Berry Farm is a great place to pick farm fresh berries, and everything is well arranged! Berries are grown on trellises and in rows which makes them easy to reach. Perfect for kids and adults. They have berries available in summer and in fall which is great.
— Raspberries - Sweet and plump raspberries full of flavor. Black and red raspberries available. Best Months: June – July and September – October
— Blackberries - Plump and sweet blackberries. Best Months: July – August
Check Tanglewood Berry Farm's website for their crop calendar and pricing!
7520 Covington Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46804
This orchard offers a wide variety of sweet, juicy apples for picking and purchasing during fall. They also have peaches, pumpkins, cider, jams, jellies, local honey, and lots of other goodies.
By the way, Midwest Living named Cook's Orchard in its 6 Best Midwest Apple Orchards to Explore This Fall!
8724 Huguenard Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46818
J&L Pickin' Patch
Pick beautiful flowers and pumpkins, and grab some delicious produce, like gourds and veggies!
— Flowers - Sunflowers, Forget-Me-Nots, Amaranths, and more are available this summer, with stems changing each year. Best Months: July–August
— Pumpkins - Get in the spooky spirit and pick your favorite pumpkin to carve. Best Months: August–October
3522 Nuttman Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46802
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This blog was originally published in October 2022 and has been updated. Last updated: August 2023
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