Places for Cherry Picking Illinois – we have a fabulous list of farms in IL that do pick your own cherry picking.
You can eat them raw, make jam or add them to pies. You can even freeze cherries. Here is a list of u-pick cherry farms in Illinois.
While you are there, see what other u-pick fruit they do and check out their farm shops and cafes too!
The Valley Orchard
811 E State St, Cherry Valley, IL 61016
The Valley Orchard is “a 35 acre family-owned orchard with approximately 5,000 apple trees. You have a choice of either picking your own apples or purchasing pre-picked apples in our store. We do, however, usually pick our own Honey Crisp and they’re also in the store.
Also available to pick: rhubarb, raspberries, (both summer and fall), blueberries, cherries, red, white and black currants and blackberries (in the summer).
We make our own 100% pure cider – no additives. Slushies are available of course made with our oh- so- refreshing cider. We also have yummy cider donuts, delectable apple pies, really good cinnamon bread, scrumptious caramel apples and to die for fudge.
Our store offers many fall decorations, linens, candles, and other unique items for your home. You will find a variety of jams, jellies, salsas, honey, squash, pumpkins, gourds, and much, much more.”
6385 Kilburn Ave, Rockford, IL 61101
Curranʼs Orchard is a “smaller family-run destination orchard located in the rolling hills of northern Illinois near Rockford. We are known for our award-winning cider, our awesome apple donuts, our ginormous caramel apples, and most all, for the way we don’t spray our apples.
Curran’s Orchard grows luscious fruit sprayed with 1/3 of the typical amount of chemicals.
Growing apples this way is a difficult task, but we think that the challenge is worth it. Our goal is to provide you with pure, delicious, worry-free fruit without a lot of chemicals!
We know that you will enjoy eating freshly picked apples without having to wash them first. Come and enjoy the Fall season at Curran’s Orchard!”
They also have upick red raspberries, pick-your-own Balaton tart cherries, pure local honey and a pumpkin patch.
2795 Turkey Hill Ln, Belleville, IL 62221
Braeutigam Orchards “has been in the family since 1831, but it wasn’t until 1935 that Rollin Braeutigam started raising fruit. Rollie enjoyed selling fruit to his friends so much that he raised more than he could sell! So he decided to take his beautiful ripe peaches to the St. Louis Market.
Lester, his son, and Marie, his daughter-in-law, helped him load those peaches in a truck and drove to St. Louis. Unfortunately, they did not realize that the market wanted greener fruit and they did not receive a good price. But Rollin and Lester believed tree-ripened peaches had the best and most appeal. Marie said, “Don’t worry we will just sell the peaches right on the farm!”
June – Tart Cherries, Apricots, Blueberries, Lettuce, and other spring Vegetables
July – Peaches, Blackberries, Vegetables – Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplants, Summer Squash and others
August – Peaches, Blackberries, Plums, Grapes, Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, Peppers, Eggplant, Summer Squash, Watermelon, Muskmelon and others
September – Apples, Apple Cider, Fall Decorations, Gourds, Fall Squash, Pumpkins, and other vegetables
October – Pumpkins, Apples, Apple Cider, Fall Decorations, Gourds, Fall Squash