Your Summer 2019 guide to 14 u-pick farms near Birmingham

Nothing tastes like a fresh-picked strawberry
Strawberries we picked in our garden. Photo by Sharron Swain for Bham Now

Now that school’s almost out, it’s the perfect time to plan a trip to a local u-pick farm. Get your cooler ready with some lunch and cold drinks, pack sunscreen, hats and bug spray, and head out for a tasty adventure.

We’ve put together the basic info for you. Be sure to call first to make sure all the details are current. Some places take cash, while others take a variety of payments.

Jefferson County

1. Judy Bee’s Honey and Berry Farm in Mt. Olive

Judy Bee's Honey and Berry Farm is another u-pick farm.
Blueberry picking brings out the whole family. Photo from Facebook
  • 16 minutes from Birmingham
  • 1601 Downs Road, Mount Olive, Alabama 35117
  • 205-631-2895
  • 7AM–6PM, seven days a week
  • Blueberries, blackberries and honey

2. Pocahontas Produce in McCalla

Pocahontas Produce in McCalla is a u-pick farm near Birmingham.
Blueberries growing – aren’t they pretty in pink before they ripen? Photo from Facebook
  • 21 minutes from Birmingham
  • 6146 Pocahontas Road, Bessemer, Alabama 35022
  • 205-368-2091
  • Saturdays and Sundays, 7:30AM to dark
  • Blueberries and blackberries will be available to p

Blount County

3. Allman Farms & Orchard in Oneonta

Allman Farms & Orchard is a u-pick farm near Birmingham.
Allman Farms & Orchard’s season will begin in June. Photo from Facebook
  • 47 minutes from Birmingham
  • 6866 Co Hwy 29 Oneonta, Alabama 35121
  • 205-274-8448
  • Season begins in June—call for hours and to find out what’s available

4. Jerry Marsh Farms in Cleveland

Jerry Marsh Farms is a u-pick farm near Birmingham.
Strawberries at Jerry Marsh Farms. Photo from Facebook
  • 47 minutes from Birmingham
  • 234 Marsh Cutoff Road, Cleveland, Alabama 35049
  • 205-681-8514
  • 8AM-6PM every day except Sunday
  • Strawberries, squash, cucumbers and English peas are available now
  • Tomatoes, corn and peas will be available soon

St. Clair County

5. Bear Mountain Blueberry Farm in Springville

Bear Mountain Blueberry Farm is a u-pick farm near Birmingham.
Bear Mountain Blueberry Farm has so many yummy blueberries. Photo from Facebook
  • 32 minutes from Birmingham
  • 8245 Clayton Road, Springville, Alabama 35146
  • 205-286-2272

Shelby County

6. Lyon Blueberry Farm in Wilsonville

Lyon Blueberry Farm is a u-pick farm near Birmingham.
Rows and rows of blueberry bushes. Photo from Facebook
  • 47 minutes from Birmingham
  • 1700 County Road 56, Wilsonville, Alabama 35186
  • 205-864-5701
  • Opens June 10, 2019, Wednesday-Sunday 7AM until 3PM 
  • NEVER any chemical pesticides
  • There will be blueberries, tomatoes and blackberries

7. Morgan Creek Winery in Harpersville

Morgan Creek Winery has muscadines.
Muscadines. Photo from Facebook
  • 42 minutes from Birmingham
  • 181 Morgan Creek Lane, Harpersville, Alabama 35078
  • 205-672-2053
  • Monday through Saturday 10AM to 6PM
  • Blueberries (starting June 15) and muscadines (starting end of August)

8. Dry Valley Vineyard in Montevallo

Muscadines at a u-pick farm near Birmingham
Muscadine Grapes” by Michelle Carl. CC BY-ND 2.0
  • 1280 Hwy 89 Montevallo, Alabama 35115 (call for directions)
  • (205) 983-1123
  • Monday through Saturday, 8AM to dark, Sundays 1PM-dark
  • Muscadines end of July or beginning of August

We’ve got several different varieties of muscadines. We give kids little buckets and they can pick for free and eat as they go. We love to have families come. We don’t spray anything. If you want to bring a picnic lunch, that’s fine, too. Next year we’ll have blueberries, blackberries, pears, apples and Asian pears. We’ve got lots and lots of parking.

Barbara Reynolds

Cullman County

9. Bagwell Blueberry Farm in Cullman

Blueberries at a u-pick farm near Birmingham
3 hours’ worth of blueberry picking. Photo from Facebook
  • 47 minutes from Birmingham
  • 228 County Road 721, Cullman, AL 35055
  • 256-339-4342
  • Monday-Saturday 7AM to 6PM
  • Picking starts June 10
  • Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, squash, tomatoes and okra later

Talladega County

10. Holmestead Farm U-Pick in Talladega

Blackberries at a u-pick farm near Birmingham
Yummy blackberries. Photo from Facebook
  • 55 minutes from Birmingham
  • 6582 Clay County Road 7, Talladega, Alabama 35160
  • 256-404-4316
  • M-W-F-Sat 8AM-5PM, Sun 1-5PM
  • Pesticide free, grown in organic soil: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, muscadines and more

Chilton County

11. McCraw Farms in Maplesville

Plums at a u-pick farm near Birmingham
Plums taste just like Summer to me. Photo from Facebook
  • 1 hour 6 minutes from Birmingham
  • 7299 County Road 15, Maplesville, Alabama 36750
  • 334-366-4263
  • 7AM–6PM seven days a week
  • They’ll have a range of fruits available through the Summer, including peaches, plums, nectarines, blackberries and figs

12. Penton Farms in Verbena

Peaches at a u-pick farm near Birmingham
Millions of peaches. Photo from Facebook
  • 58 minutes from Birmingham
  • 3358 County Road 59, Verbena, Alabama 36091
  • 205-381-1480
  • Strawberries, pumpkins and more

13. Jimmy Durbin Farms & Sunshine Farms

Peaches = Summer in Alabama
Peach trees are pretty much synonymous with Chilton County. Photo from Facebook
  • 52 minutes from Birmingham
  • 11728 County Road 37, Clanton, Alabama 35045
  • 205-280-0242
  • Strawberries and peaches. Harvest began in April and continues through early September. Call for hours and availability.

14. Sugar Hill U-Pick Farms

So many strawberries at u-pick farms near Birmingham
Strawberries and fun t-shirts at Sugar Hill U-Pick Farms. Photo from Facebook
  • 58 minutes from Birmingham
  • 3358 County Road 59, Verbena, Alabama 36091
  • 205-389-3080
  •  8AM–5PM Monday and Tuesday; 8AM–2PM Wednesday through Saturday (closed Sunday)
  • They’ve got strawberries and lettuce to pick plus lots of other fruits and veggies to buy.
  • Also, play and picnic areas for the whole family to enjoy.

So, if heading out to pick your own fruits or veggies sounds like fun, you’ve got 14 options an hour or less drive from Birmingham. Alternatively, we found 15 local farmers markets for those days when you want your fruits and veggies all ready. Remember, always call first to check times, availability, pricing, and payment methods.

Tell us, what are your favorite u-pick places? If you head to any of these, take a picture and tag us on social.

Sharron Swain
Sharron Swain

Writer, Interviewer + Adventurer | Telling stories to make a difference

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