Pontious Farm - U-PIK berries, herbs, cherries, rhubarb, sweet corn, tomatoes, and peppers
Pontious Farm - U-PIK berries, herbs, cherries, rhubarb, sweet corn, tomatoes, and peppers

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The Pontious Farm u-pik business closed at the end of the 2011 season. The demands of our off-the-farm jobs and our age made it too difficult to maintain the farm in the manner you came to expect.

However, you are still welcome to come pick berries - and herbs in the main herb garden - if:

  • You have been here before.
  • You understand how our honor system works.
  • You need no assistance whatsoever.

The buckets, bags, scale, and money boxes are still in their normal location; however:

  • This web site will no longer be updated - including the Available now page.
  • There are no current maps - any maps you find on this web site are for posterity only.
  • There is no potty house onsite.
  • There are no toys in the sandbox.
  • You will encounter unmown grass and taller weeds than in the past.

Welcome to Pontious Farm - East Central Illinois' only come-and-pick-'em berry, herb, and vegetable farm. For over 40 years, Pontious Farm has delighted families with our insecticide-free crops, petting zoo, picnic and play areas.

The chart below shows when our crops usually ripen. Please check the Available now page for what's really ripe and when.

Our Crops Usually Ripe In 2012 U-PIK Price *
Cherries mid/late June $1.75/pound
Currants mid/late June $3.50/pound
Gooseberries mid/late June $3.50/pound
Blueberries mid/late June - August $2.00/pound
Rhubarb mid/late June - frost $2.00/pound
Herbs mid/late June - frost $2.00 / $3.50 / $6.00
Blackberries July - frost $3.00/pound
Red raspberries August-frost $2.50/pound

* Prices subject to change at the beginning of each U-PIK season.

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