akeisel's Passport


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10 January 2011

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About Me & My Family

My family and I love road trips. In fact, our annual road trip miles amount to at least 10,000 per year! We love National Parks and any place that is off the beaten path.
Our Family's Travel Personality
adventurous, curious, simple, independent, energetic, spontaneous
We Just Got Back From
The road (wherever it takes us), of course!
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
National Parks
A Place We'd Love To Visit
Favorite Vacation Memory
There are so many to name. We love Alta Ranch Montana. We have so many fun memories of just staying at the ranch. We never left the place and we were never bored!
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
My daughter got car sick on the way to New Mexico. She puked in every state on the way. I sat in the back and caught the puke in a Ziploc bag for about 8 hours. Once we got to our destination, she was just fine and happy to be there.
Websites I Like:

Utah's "pick your own" produce farms

Enjoy fresh produce and family fun at these "pick your own" farms located throughout Utah.  Crop varieties and harvest dates vary by location, so be sure to call the farm ahead of time in order to verify dates and crop availability.

300 South 70 East
Laketown, Utah

Pick your own Bear Lake Raspberries in their patch which over looks the beautiful Bear Lake! Must make an appointment to come and pick. Call: Travis @ 435-512-2541 Lynzie @ 435-896-7844 Farm uses natural processes, but are not yet certified organic.


52 Scenic Drive
Torrey, Utah

This national park offers families the opportunity to pick your own harvest in its historic pioneer orchard. APPROXIMATE HARVESTING TIMES: Cherries 6/11 - 7/7 Apricots (early) 6/27 - 7/22 Apricots (regular) 6/28 - 7/18 Peaches 8/4 - 9/6 Pears 8/7 - 9/8 Apples 9/4 - 10/17

reviewed on: October 24 2011

"Family Memory Maker"
I took a perfect picture: Daddy and 3 year old hand-in-hand walking through an orchard in a National Park after picking a bushel of apples.  All families have those days that just bring you together.  One of my family’s days was picking apples in Capitol Reef National Park.

Maybe it’s my 3 year olds obsession with the Wonder Pets theme song, but I kept thinking “when we work together we got the right stuff!”  We did work together.  11 year old reached; Daddy directed; Mommy took pictures; 3 year old gathered; and 7 year old ate!  Before long we had a bushel of apples and requests for a homemade apple pie.

Capitol Reef National Park has a small area called the “Fruita district”.  This is the place that early settlers planted orchards along the towering red rock cliffs.  The park service has continued to care for the orchards and allows visitors to pick their own fresh fruit in this amazing setting.  We arrived later in the harvest when only pears and apples were available.  Earlier visitors can pick apricots, cherries and peaches.  Ladders and hand-held fruit pickers are provided.   The apples were sold at $1/pound with the option to eat what you want while in the orchard.  We all agreed that the apples we picked were the best apples we had ever eaten!  

I would highly recommend visiting Capital Reef National Park during harvest.  This activity was a ton of fun with kids.  We made some great family memories; and I guess I’ll make a great apple pie!

83 east 100 north
Enterprise, Utah

Pick your own raspberries and blackberries. Farm accepts cash only.

5781 W 11450 S
Payson, Utah

Harvest your own raspberries at this family friendly farm. Cash or checks accepted. If you do pay with cash, be sure to bring the exact amount. When: We are open Monday through Saturday (closed Sundays) from dawn to dusk. How Much: $2.50 per pound

5759 West 11300th South
Payson, Utah

Pick your own product farm offering an abundance of crops such as: beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, melons, nectarines, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), summer squash, winter squash, and tomatoes. Contact the farm directly for availability and price.


1849 South 2100 West
Mapleton, Utah

Pick your own raspberry and blackberry farm. Google map directions are confusing for this farm so if you do plan on going: from Springville on Highway 89, come to 1600 S., Turn right and go to 2100 W. and turn left. If you are coming from Spanish Fork, go east about 3 miles on 400 N. 400 N. will eventually change to 1600 S. Mapleton, go east to 2100 W. Mapleton and turn right. Look for the McBride Briar Patch signs

671 West Salem Canal Road
Salem, Utah

From Late July to Mid October; pick your own opportunities are available on Monday through Saturday by appointment.

50 East 9100 South
Paradise, Utah

Stop by the fields whenever you see Joseph working their or call and make an appointment to pick your own. Accepts cash only.


9971 S Highway 165
Paradise, Utah

Small, family run apple orchard that uses sustainable and natural growing practices. They are currently in the process of obtaining organic certification. The orchard offers 22 varieties of apples available pre-picked or u-pick. They make fresh pressed cider, as well as custom pressing. Open all day on Saturdays and Sundays during the harvest season. Call or email if you would like to come visit during the week.

1847 South 2400 West
Logan, Utah

Pick your own or purchase potted Goji (wolfberry) plants. Accepts cash and check only. Contact the nursery directly for crop status.

2500 W Gentile
Layton, Utah

Pick your own farm offering several crops, including: asparagus, beans, eggplant, peppers, pumpkins, strawberries, tomatoes, and honey from hives on the farm. Crops are usually available in April through October. Produce Stand Open: April & May Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 1pm & 3pm-7pm. June (call for information). July-Sept Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 7pm Produce Stand. Contact farm directly for crop availability.

4336 N 3800 E
Ogden, Utah

Organic pick your own farm located just outside of Ogden in Liberty, Utah. The farm includes several unique variety of fruit and vegetables head bunnies and a lama.

250 E Center st
Orem, Utah

Pick your own beans, broad beans, broccoli, cucumbers, eggplant, herbs/spices, melons, peppers, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, and other vegetables. Open Monday to Saturday, From 8 am to 7 pm; Closed Sundays July 1 to October 15. Cash Only