Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in France? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in France, sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name  (see "What does Organic mean?"). The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

New! Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what the typical prices are for each crop.

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! And if you know of any farms I missed and want to add a farm, please let me know!   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!

What's in season in September 2020, and other timely information:

Notes for September 2020: Summer is almost here! Strawberry season is finished in all but the far northern ands cooler areas. Blueberries, blackberries are in season in most areas, also tomatoes, peaches and most vegetables . Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outside, away from crowds, getting fresh, local produce, makes more sense than ever before! It's a fun, safe and educational to pick some fresh berries, fruit and veggies and more, then come back here to learn how to freeze, can, make jam, salsa and much more! Of course, check with the farm before you go, both to check on crop availability and hours.  We also have a state-by-state guide to Farm COVID-19 requirements here.

See our comprehensive list of easy home canning, jam and jelly making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! It is easy to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note, there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now, using similar sounding names.  They have all copied their information from here and usually do not ever update.  Since 2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see anything wrong or outdated, please write me!

Canners, both waterbath canners and pressure canners, are getting hard to find as people are doing more home canning than ever before. You can still get them online (see links at left) but prices are going up as the less expensive models are selling out.  Food dehydration is becoming a popular and inexpensive alternative; see this page about drying your own fruits and vegetables and where to get a food dryer.

Children's Consignment Sales occur in both the Spring and Fall  See our companion website to find a local community or church kid's consignment sale!

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, or a Cherry or cherry blossom festival or a Blueberry festival. Some may still be held in 2020.

France U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by region

Pick-your-own farms in France

These pages list pick your own farms in France.  You may pick the fruit or vegetables yourself. Please use the feedback link if you want to tell your experience (good or bad) with a farm, ask a question, or comment on the website.  I'm always looking for more farms to add, so click on the suggest a farm link if you know of a farm that I haven't listed!  And if you have a farm and want to add it or correct the information, just click on Add My Farm. The regions of metropolitan France change in 2016.  We are using that newer organization below and on the map. You can find the harvest calendar for Farnce here.

Farms grouped by Name, Capital (previous regions combined, if applicable)

Ces pages regroupent vos propres fermes en France. Vous pouvez choisir les fruits ou les legumes vous-même. S'il vous plaît utiliser le lien de commentaires si vous voulez dire votre experience (bonne ou mauvaise) avec une ferme, poser une question, ou un commentaire sur le site Web. Je suis toujours à la recherche d'autres fermes à ajouter, alors cliquez sur le lien suggerer une ferme si vous connaissez une ferme que je n'ai pas repertoriee! Et si vous avez une ferme et que vous voulez l'ajouter ou corriger les informations, il suffit de cliquer sur Ajouter ma ferme. Les regions metropolitaines changent en 2016. Nous utilisons cette nouvelle organisation ci-dessous et sur la carte.

Grand Est - Strasbourg; (Combined Alsace-Lorraine and Champagne-Ardenne)

Nouvelle-Aquitaine - Bordeaux; (Combined 3 regions Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes)

Auvergne Rhône-Alpes - Lyon; (Combined the Auvergne and the Rhône-Alpes)

Bretagne - Rennes, Brittany

Bourgogne Franche-Comte - Dijon; (Combined Burgundy and the Franche Comte)

Centre Val de Loire - Orleans

  • Les jardins de Meslay - Pick your own fruit, vegetables and flowers in season
    37210 Parçay-Meslay, Indre et Loire, France. Phone: +33 2 47 29 05 20. Email: contact@leskardinsdemeslar.fr. Open: 9AM-12PM, 2-7PM. Directions: N 47° 27.841 E 000° 44.423. Les jardins de meslay vous propose des fruit, legumes et legumes à cueillir. Venez en famille pour cueilir vous mêmes les fruits et legumes de saison. Vous trouverez aussi des fleurs à couper pour faire de splendides bouquets. Horaires ouverture: - matin 9h -12h ; après-midi 14h - 19h. (ADDED: March 21, 2017, JBS)

Corse - Ajaccio; (Corsica)

Languedoc-Roussillon Midi-Pyrenees - Toulouse; (Combined Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrenees)

Normandie - Rouen; (Normandy, Combined Basse-Normandie and Haute-Normandie)

Nord-Pas-de-Calais Picardie - Lille; (Combined Nord-Pas-de-Calais and the Picardie)

Île-de-France - Paris

Pays de la Loire - Nantes

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur - Nice


Typical Harvest Dates in France, by Crop

  • Artichokes: April and May
  • Beans: August to October
  • Beetroot: August to October
  • Broad beans: April and May
  • Broccoli: September to November and March to May
  • Cardoons: September to March
  • Carrots: September to November and March to May
  • Cucumbers: July to September
  • Figs: June and July, then September
  • Flowers, Lavender: May to June
  • Grapes: July to September
  • Herbs: May to September
  • Mulberries: May
  • Peas: March to May;
  • Peppers: July to September
  • Plums: June and July, then September
  • Strawberries: May
  • Tomatoes: July to September

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)


 


The Presto Pressure
canners are out
of stock, but Tfal's
are available!


Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book