What is a U-Pick Farm?


U-pick farms operate with the idea that you pick your own harvest. This helps to keep the cost down on all sides.


Advantages of a U-Pick Farm


Some Advantages

  • Direct sales to consumer lowers costs and brings profits up
  • no transportation or labor costs
  • Low packaging costs when customers bring their own containers.
  • Good Income
  • entry fees help with income


Disadvantages of U-Pick Farm


Some disadvantages 

  • Insurance liability increases
  • has to accept local price for produce
  • producers work day is extended
  • work hours are extended for holidays and weekends
  • may not be advantageously located to sell products
  • if local market demand is supplied, has to look to regional markets
  • Customers may be disagreeable


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