The Best Farm Stands In The U.S.

Here are 50 great places to get the freshest chemical-free fruits and vegetables.

June 17, 2015
Kumu Farms
1/6
Pacific

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF KUMU FARMS/FACEBOOK

 

Alaska
Meyers Farm
Kale and cucumbers are grown from permafrost without pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers.
Bethel; meyersfarm.net

 

California
Swanton Berry Farm
Bicyclists get 10 percent off the certified-organic berries at this stand near the Pacific Coast Highway.
Davenport; 831-469-8804; swantonberryfarm.com

 

Hawaii
Kumu Farms
There’s plenty of certified-organic produce to browse, but luscious papayas star.
Waikapu; 808-244-4800; facebook.com/kumufarms

 

Oregon
Kruger’s Farm
Pick up top-notch boysenberries, corn, pumpkins, and more at this Portland-area farm that also hosts summer concerts.
Sauvie Island; 503-621-3489; krugersfarmmarket.com

 

Washington
Red Dog Farm
At this farm on the Chimacum Creek, find a rainbow array of kale, watermelon radishes, cabbage, and more.
Chimacum; 360-732-0223; reddogfarm.net/farmstand

Isabelle Farm
2/6
West

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF ISABELLE FARM/FACEBOOK

 

Colorado
Isabelle Farm
Get everything from fresh spinach to Salvadoran snacks at this one-stop shop for local and organic foods.
Lafayette; 303-817-6824; isabellefarm.com

 

Idaho
Killarney Farm
Organic garlic, potatoes, chard, and more from an off-the-grid farm surrounded by national forest.
Rose Lake; localharvest.org/killarney-farm-M18377

 

Montana
Homestead Organics Farm
Come for the organic cabbages; stay for the sweeping mountain views.
Hamilton; 406-363-6627; homegrownmontana.org/homestead.html

 

Nevada
Carol’s Country Garden
Score organic squash varieties, broccoli, and arugula along with a line of dried herbs.
Spring Creek; 775-388-1452; nevadagrown.com/carols-country-garden-llc

 

Utah
The Back Porch at Red Acre Farm
This certified-biodynamic farm sells apples and other produce along with goat and lamb meat, honey, and local cheese.
Cedar City; 435-865-6792; redacrefarmcsa.org/the-back-porch

 

Wyoming
The Cakebread Ranch
Take in dramatic Salt River vistas while you browse a smorgasbord of broccoli and other organics.
Thayne; 307-883-3474; thecakebreadranch.com

Black Swan Organics
3/6
Midwest

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF BLACK SWAN ORGANICS

 

Illinois
Radical Root Organic Farm
The 150-year-old, certified-organic farm offers pastured pork, summer squash, goat’s milk soap, and more.
Libertyville; 815-326-5857; radicalrootfarm.com

 

Indiana
Rainfield Farm
Grab organic eggs, peaches, and herbs in the rolling hills near Lake Michigan.
New Carlisle; 574-797-4131; rainfieldfarm.com

 

Iowa
Wabi Sabi Farm
Eggplant, kohlrabi, and heirlooms like Sweet Chocolate peppers are grown organically.
Granger; 515-745-9951; wabisabi-farm.com

 

Kansas
Fieldstone Orchard
Gather sour cherries, plums, and apples from the source.
Overbrook; 785-665-7643; fieldstoneorchard.com

 

Kentucky
Greensleeves Farm
Pole beans and heirloom tomatoes are summer favorites at this outfit that hosts farm-to-plate dinners.
Alexandria; 859-445-5044; greensleevesfarm.com

 

Michigan
Michigan State University’s Student Organic Farm
Get cooking and storage advice along with your organic Brussels sprouts from in-the-know students.
Holt; 517-230-7987; msuorganicfarm.com/farm-stand

 

Minnesota
Lida Farm
Choose from among the certified-organic farm stand’s 29 varieties of tomato or pick peas from the field.
Pelican Rapids; 218-342-2619; lidafarm.com

 

Missouri
Blue Heron Orchard
Stop by for your favorite apple variety; organic Pristine and Gala apples start the season in July and August.
Canton; 573-655-4291; blueheronorchard.com

 

Nebraska
ShadowBrook Farm
Highlights include asparagus, kohlrabi, and this organic farm’s Dutch Girl Creamery goat cheese.
Lincoln; 402-421-2383; shadowbrk.com

 

North Dakota
Hildebrants Farmers Market
Thirteen pepper varieties, 10 types of squash, and five kinds of potato are just the tip of the iceberg.
West Fargo; 701-238-4944; hildebrantsmarket.com

 

Ohio
Schmidt Family Farms
Add honey and duck eggs to your basket of goodies at this certified-organic family farm.
Medina; 330-239-2325; pasturehillfarm.com

 

South Dakota
Good Roots Farm and Gardens
The fennel, green beans, and Brussels sprouts are pesticide-free.
Brookings; 605-691-1776; goodrootsfarmandgardens.com

 

West Virginia
Black Swan Organics
Get heirloom squash, fingerlings, cukes, and cantaloupe at this nonprofit urban farm.
Wheeling; 304-804-4847; blackswanorganics.com

 

Wisconsin
Pinehold Gardens
Pick up any of six types of organic garlic.
Oak Creek; 414-762-1301; pineholdgardens.com

The Green Thumb
4/6
Northeast

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF THE GREEN THUMB

 

Connecticut
Waldingfield Farm
It’s famed for its certified-organic sugar snap peas.
Washington; 860-868-7270; waldingfieldfarm.com

 

Delaware
Maebrook Farm
Sweet corn and 10 varieties of tomato are grown without use of chemicals.
Seaford; 302-858-3435; facebook.com/maebrookproduce

 

Maine
Beech Hill Farm
The organic repertoire at College of the Atlantic’s farm includes classics like new potatoes, surprises (artichokes from Maine!), and local foods.
Mount Desert; 207-244-5204; coa.edu/beech-hill-farm-microsite.htm

 

Maryland
Greenbranch Organic Farm
A third-generation farmer on the Eastern Shore offers heirloom tomatoes, peppers, seedless watermelons, and much more.
Salisbury; 443-736-7779; greenbranchfarm.com

 

Massachusetts
Blue Heron Organic Farm
Pick up organic fava beans that Thoreau would have envied at this farm not far from Walden Pond.
Lincoln; 781-254-3727; blueheronfarmlincoln.com

 

New Hampshire
Rosaly’s Garden
The flowers are gorgeous at the state’s oldest organic produce farm, and so is the vista of Mount Monadnock.
Peterborough; 603-924-7774; rosalysgarden.com

 

New Jersey
Ralston Farm
Muskmelons, Tropea onions, and heirloom tomatoes top summer’s offerings.
Mendham; 908-334-8018; ralstonfarm.com

 

New York
The Green Thumb
Going strong since the mid-1700s, this certified-organic farm on Long Island grows the gamut, from gooseberries to shiso to deer-tongue lettuce and kale.
Water Mill; 631-726-1900; greenthumborganicfarm.com

 

Pennsylvania
Oyler’s Organic Farms
Get everything from organic produce to pasture-raised turkey, apples, and whole grains.
Biglerville; 717-677-8411; oylersorganicfarms.com

 

Rhode Island
Simmons Farm
Pick up cherry tomatoes and fresh goat cheese, then visit the farm’s petting zoo, where goats await.
Middletown; 401-848-9910; simmonsorganicfarmri.com

 

Vermont
Harlow Farm
Shop for turnips, free-range eggs, and prepared local foods at this solar-powered organic pioneer.
Westminster; 802-722-3515; harlowfarm.com

 

Virginia
Stoneybrook Farm and Market
Grab a picnic’s-worth of organic grub, including juicy cantaloupes, at this fruitful stop on the way to Virginia’s wine country.
Hillsboro; 540-668-9067; stoneybrookfarm.org

Jenny Jack Sun Farm
5/6
South

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF JENNY JACK SUN FARM

 

Alabama
Sneaky Crow Farm
Okra from this century-old, certified-organic family farm will make your gumbo sing.
Roanoke; 334-338-1575; sneakycrowfarm.com

 

Arkansas
Barnhill Orchards
Peaches, pecans, and greens are among the sustainably grown, handpicked produce.
Lonoke; 501-286-2677; barnhillorchards.com

 

Florida
Jessica’s Organic Farm
Locals swarm the stand for certified-organic escarole and rare heirlooms of all types.
Sarasota; 941-358-3895; jessicasorganicfarm.com

 

Georgia
Jenny Jack Sun Farm
Produce including red okra and mizuna is chemical-free, and the heritage-breed pork is free-range.
Pine Mountain; 706-333-4479; jennyjackfarm.com

 

Louisiana
Mahaffey Farms Get everything from hormone-free hams to chemical-free Cherokee Purple tomatoes at this family farm that dates back to the 1920s.
Princeton; 318-949-6249; mahaffeyfarms.com

 

Mississippi
Blue Tara
It’s not summer without a pint of the blueberries sold at Mississippi’s original certified-organic farm.
Poplarville; 601-403-8272; pickaberry.com

 

North Carolina
Pine Knot Farms
The certified-organic collard greens are unparalleled at this third-generation African American–owned farm.
Hurdle Mills; 919-644-3276; pineknotfarmsnc.com

 

South Carolina
Joseph Fields Farm
Certified-organic okra, eggplant, and watermelon are summertime favorites.
John’s Island; 843-559-5349; josephfieldsfarm.wordpress.com

 

Tennessee
Crabtree Farms
Get produce, flowers, honey, and worm castings from an urban, sustainable, nonprofit farm.
Chattanooga; 423-493-9155; crabtreefarms.org

Sol Harvest Farm
6/6
Southwest

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF SOL HARVEST FARM

 

Arizona
Blue Sky Organic Farms
Luscious organic melons include supersweet Ambrosia and Goddess.
Litchfield Park; 623-266-4031; blueskyorganicfarms.com

 

New Mexico
Sol Harvest Farm
Grab brunch at the eatery Farm & Table, then shop the stand for chile peppers, squash, and eggplant.
Albuquerque; 505-306-1998; solharvestfarm.com

 

Oklahoma
Peace of Prairie Farm
Stop by and nab some organic greens and native blackberries.
Muskogee; 918-616-4913; facebook.com/peaceofprairie

 

Texas
Boggy Creek Farm
Score outstanding figs, fava beans, braising greens, and organic smoke-dried tomatoes from Austin’s beloved urban farm.
Austin; 512-926-4650; boggycreekfarm.com

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