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You-pick Farms Near Wichita: Apples, Berries, Peaches & More

Every year readers ask me where they can find “you-pick” places in the Wichita area. They’re talking about the orchards and farms where families can go pick fresh produce right off the tree or vine. This is so much fun to do, and it’s a great way to enjoy fresh air and sunshine together as a family. The challenge is that this is seasonal, and not all produce shares the same season, of course!

You Pick Farms Wichita

For years I only knew of a few places nearby that offered this. With the help of a few friends, readers, and the internet, I’ve found some local farms that welcome their customers to pick fruit from their fields. Some of them require an appointment, so be sure you visit their websites or give them a call before you plan your day.

Do you have a favorite “you-pick” place near Wichita that isn’t on my list? Please let us know about it in the comments!

You Pick Seasons in Wichita

What are the you-pick seasons in Kansas? 

One thing we’ve learned after listing fun agricultural activities like you-pick produce and sunflower fields for several years is that seasons don’t always follow our expectations.

Too much or too little rain, sun, cold snaps, and other weather often affect when the you-pick crops are ready. But there are some general time frames you can expect to grab your buckets and mud shoes and get out to the you-pick farms! Here is what we know, but of course, you would get the best advice by asking the grower at each of the you-pick locations we’ve listed below.

Spring and early summer

  • You pick berries! Strawberries come first, usually in May, followed by blueberries, then blackberries.

Summer

  • Lavender fields are blossoming and smelling gorgeous by early summer. Your backyard tomatoes are probably starting to produce too, and farmers markets should have an abundant supply. Corn stands usually start “cropping up” (pun totally intended) in Wichita around the end of June.

Late Summer

  • Peaches start ripening as we approach the new school year – as long as a late spring freeze didn’t wipe out the tender blossoms. Sunflowers may begin budding as early as July, and some sunflower fields are ready for us to “agri-tour” by August. Apples may be ready for picking in August as well.

Fall

  • Apples, late sunflowers, and pumpkins can all be enjoyed in the fall!

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Spring and summer berry picking near Wichita

Spring and early summer are when the time is ripe for you-pick berries around Wichita: strawberries first, then blueberries, blackberries. Strawberry-picking season seems to go by in a flash, so pause when you’re making your summer plans and get this spring activity on the schedule quickly.

Here are you-pick farms near us that offer berry-picking.

Sargeant’s Berry Farm
9836 S. Hydraulic | Haysville, KS
316-788-1370

  • You pick strawberries, usually from May to June, and you-pick blackberries and cherries, usually later in June and July.
  • Other seasonal fruits and vegetables are for sale at their store. They usually post updates on Facebook, but you can also call for you-pick hours and what’s available.
  • Sargeant’s Facebook Page

Meadowlark Farm
11249 SW 160th St. | Rose Hill, KS 67133
(316) 518-8907

  • Meadowlark Farm is a pick-your-own fruit orchard just east of Wichita in Rose Hill Kansas. Their apple orchard comprises more than 2000 trees, of more than 20 apple varieties.
  • The earliest apples ripen in July, and the latest ripen in November. Many peach trees are also available, ripening along the same timeline as their apples.
  • Their property also contains a large strawberry field that ripens mid-May to early June. They are a perfect you-pick price of $5 per pint.
  • Meadowlark Farm Facebook Page 

Meadowlark Farm is open 10 am-5 pm, Wednesday – Sunday. There is an entry fee of $2.50/person 13 years and over. No appointments are necessary however call (316) 518-8907 or visit their Facebook page for up-to-date information on our open hours, what is ripe and what is ready for you to pick.

Tenth Street Orchard
510 West Washington Ave. | Sterling, Kansas
620-381-6702

  • Pick-your-own strawberries, blackberries, and sweet corn in Sterling, KS.
  • Strawberries mid-May into June, blackberries in July, and sweet corn and apples in August.
  • They also usually have the Tenth Street Orchard Vintage Market in May. Sterling is just about 30 minutes northwest of Hutchinson. 
  • Tenth Street Orchard Facebook 

Sweet Berries & Brambles
309 NE 120 Rd. | Harper, KS
620-955-7373

  • You-pick strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries. Strawberries are usually mid-May to the beginning of June; blueberries begin early June through mid-July, and blackberries are usually mid-June to mid-July.
  • Berry prices range from approx $3-5 a pound.
  • Sweet Berries & Brambles Facebook

Farm View U-Pick Strawberry Patch
207 8th Ave. | Inman, KS
620-655-7776

  • Late May/early June for you-pick strawberries. Call or text before you go out to make sure they still have berries.
  • $4 per pound. Cash, check, or Venmo only.
  • Follow the season on the farm’s Facebook page here.

Chautauqua Hills Farm
1778 Rd 23 Sedan, KS 67352
http://www.chautauquahillsfarm.com/
620-249-3369

  • Naturally Grown Blueberries and Blackberries. It is located 1½ hours southeast of Wichita, KS, in the beautiful hill country of Chautauqua County.
  • Register in advance for berry-picking here. Picking usually starts about the third week of June and should run through July.
  • Visit their Facebook page for up-to-date info. Chautauqua Hills Farm Facebook

Blackberry Heaven U-Pick
1870 SW Santa Fe Lake Rd. | Towanda, Kansas 67144
(316) 250-1778

  • You-pick blueberries will be available in mid-June, and their famous blackberry season is from mid-July to late August.
  • Visit their Facebook page for up-to-date info. Blackberry Haven U-Pick Facebook

Elderslie Farm
3501 E 101st N | Valley Center, KS 67147
316-680-2637

  • You-pick blackberries by appointment or pre-picked berries, usually mid- to late June. This visit is such a nice time, spending the morning picking blackberries, watching the young goats play, and then enjoying tea and scones outside in the Bramble Cafe.
  • Prices are listed on their website during the picking season. You can follow on Facebook or Instagram, but if you want to pick, sign up for their newsletter so you’ll be notified of openings.
  • Elderslie Farm Facebook

You-Pick Herbs and Produce: 

Bramble’s Edge Farm
18176 SW Meadowlark Road | Rose Hill, KS 67133
(301) 885-8614

  • Pick your own flowers, herbs, mint, pumpkins, and soon – berries. Most days are by appointment only and you can sign-up via their website or by calling.
  • The onsite market offers farm fresh produce, farm-grown flowers, handmade soaps, and cleaning products. Workshops are occasionally offered on soap- and candle-making as well as other educational subjects.
  • Bramble’s Edge Facebook

Lavender Farms:

Gertie’s Lavender Farm
8101 South Rayl Road | Burrton, Kansas 67020
(316) 208-7750

  • This farm’s you-pick option is TBD. Call for confirmation. Make sure you attend their annual Lavender Festival, however – typically in mid-June and pick out your lavender plants, as well as visit some great vendors!
  • Visit Gertie’s Lavender Farm on Facebook

Peach and Apple Orchards:

Also see: Fall Farm Fun: Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes near Wichita.

Mid-summer is when you can start picking your own peaches in Kansas. What a delectable treat! We also do have some apple orchards with you-pick apples and plenty of pumpkin farms around our area.

Meadowlark Farm
11249 SW 160th St.
Rose Hill, KS 67133
(316) 518-8907

  • Meadowlark Farm is a pick-your-own peach and apple orchard just east of Wichita in Rose Hill Kansas. Their apple orchard comprises more than 2000 trees, of more than 20 apple varieties. The earliest apples ripen in July, and the latest ripen in November.
  • During the apple season Meadowlark Farm is open 10am-5pm, Wednesday – Sunday.
  • There is an entry fee of $2.50/person 13 years and over. No appointments are necessary however call (316) 518-8907 or visit their Facebook page for up-to-date information on our open hours, what is ripe and what is ready for you to pick.
  • Meadowlark Farm Facebook Page 

Steffen Apple Orchard
1345 W. 90th Ave N.
Conway Springs, KS
620-456-2706

  • With peaches at $2.20/lb and apples at only $0.75/lb this orchard is a great inexpensive way to spend a fall weekend with your family. Take a short drive to Conway Springs for a few varieties of peaches and several varieties of apples to choose from.
  • Steffen Apple Orchard

Gaeddert Farms
13209 E 82nd Ave, Buhler, KS
(620)931-7667

  • Famous for their sweet corn stands around Wichita, Gaeddert Farms is also known for having a sunflower festival in August/September when they’re blooming.
  • The farm is not too far away, located in Buhler. They used to have a corn maze and you-pick
    pumpkin patch, but are now focusing on sunflowers.
  • Although it’s not you-pick, people look forward to picking up their summer sweet corn from Gaeddert Farms corn stands yearly. You can find stand locations all around South Central Kansas on the website here.

Blood Orchards
6346 S Broadway, KS
316-524-4207

  • Apple and Peach picking at this family-owned orchard dates back to the 1800s.
  • reBorn boutique and marketplace is also located at Blood Orchards. It’s at the southern end of Wichita, nestled in a bold general store-type building.
  • Blood Orchard website
  • Blood Orchard Facebook

For you-pick pumpkins, see our big list for fall of pumpkin patches and corn mazes in Wichita

Pumpkin Patches Wichita

Pumpkin Patches in and around Wichita:

Walters Pumpkin Patch
10001 NW U.S. Highway 77 | Burns, Kansas 66840
(316) 320-4150

  • September 16 – October 29, 2023
  • Prices:
    • General Admission includes tons of activists across the farm
      • Weekdays $16
      • Weekends $20.95
  • This is a family favorite and worth the short drive.
  • Well-known for its family-friendly and kid activities in the fall, Walter’s is also a real pick-your-own pumpkin patch. You pay for the pumpkins you choose by size and variety.
  • Walters Pumpkin Patch website 

Cedar Creek Farm & Pumpkin Patch
6100 N 119th St W Maize, KS 67101
(316) 295-8718

  • Cedar Creek is one of the newer pumpkin patches in the Wichita area. It’s in Maize, at K-96 and 119th Street West.
  • Prices:
    • $12 admission per person, free for kids 2 and younger
    • $25 each for unlimited access to the patch!
  • Group rates and school trip pricing are available. Pumpkins are sold separately and priced per pound.
  • Cedar Creek Farm & Pumpkin Patch website 

Applejack Pumpkin Patch
10007 SW Indianola Rd, Augusta, KS 67010
(316) 733-8909

  • September 30 – October 29, 2023
  • Prices:
    • $12 per person; kids 2 and under are free
    • $6 for military and ages 65+
  • Applejack Pumpkin Patch has a you-pick pumpkin patch and many great fall family fun activities.
  • Admission is $12 for ages 3 and up. Pumpkins are extra. Military and seniors get half-price admission with ID. Special group rates are available.
  • Applejack Pumpkin Patch website

Klausmeyer Farms Pumpkin Patch
8135 S. 119 St. West, Clearwater, KS 67026
(316) 706-5391

  • Opens September 17, 2023
  •  Prices:
    • $8 on the weekday
    • $10 on the weekend
    • Admission to the patch includes many of the farm’s activities, but some activities cost extra.
  • Pumpkins are sold by the pound.
  • Klaysmeyer Farm and Pumpkin Patch website

P and M Pumpkin Ranch
311 16th Ave, Moundridge, KS 67107
(620) 345-3103

  • Dates: September 23 – November 5, 2023
  • Price
    • $15 for general admission. This price included nearly all of the activities. Pumpkins are a separate price.
  • This place is fun! P and M Pumpkin Ranch is a Western-themed pick-your-own pumpkin patch located just 45 minutes north of Wichita on the northeast side of Hutchinson, Kansas.
  • P & M Pumpkin Patch website 

Sunny Side Pumpkin Patch
11500 S. Hopkins Road, Assaria, KS 67416
(785) 667-4668

  • Dates: September 30 – October 31, 2023
  • Price
    • $8 per person and includes all activities; ages 6 and younger are $1 per year of age.
    • Pumpkins are very reasonably priced, and the owners sell other produce in season as well.
  • Sunnyside Pumpkin Patch is a real home-grown pumpkin patch in a rural farm setting containing 8 acres of pumpkins to pick from and creative crop circle mazes.
  • Summy Side Pumpkin Patch website 

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