Hagen Farms is a beautiful family-owned citrus farm in Queen Creek, Arizona with over 200 citrus trees. From January to April of every year, depending on the fruit of course, the family opens their property for others to come pick their own citrus.
So if you’ve been wanting to pick you own citrus in the easy valley, this is such a nice place to go. And if you’re in a hurry or don’t want to pick your citrus, you pre-bagged citrus is also available.
The family first planted the citrus trees back in 2013.
Picking your own citrus is fun for adults and kids. The kids also enjoy just exploring, roaming in and out of the citrus trees, comparing the different between the trees and fruit.
Types of Citrus at Hagen Farms
When you visit, you’ll notice the citrus trees wrapping around the property in a u-shape. The family’s beautiful Victorian farm home is right in the center with the trees to the front, left and right. The family actually built the entire house themselves. You’ll be extra impressed looking at the house when you know that!
- Pink Grapefruit
- Arizona Sweets – these are oranges with seeds and are good for making orange juice
- Kinnow Mandarine Tangerines which are sweet and juicy
- Navel oranges which are their seedless oranges
- Tangos – these are tangerines although they are called clementines at store and are easy to peel. Great for the little ones!
- Lemon trees
The lemon trees do have huge thorns on them so be careful with those and with letting the little ones get too close.
How to Pick the Citrus
According to the owner, Heidi Hagen, you don’t want to pull down on the citrus. Simply twist until it pops off. If you’re twisting and that’s not working, the citrus isn’t ready yet.
This is a great way to know what you’re getting is perfectly ripe for you and will be delicious when you get home!
When to Go
When the citrus is ready to be picked, the family opens the farm to the public on Saturdays from 9am to 2pm. Keep in mind hours do change during the season so check the website or Facebook before going.
If you can’t make it on Saturdays, you’ll need to contact them directly to make an appointment to visit on another day.
If it’s early or late in the season, make sure to check their Facebook page to make sure they’re open and have citrus to be picked.
We paid $10 for a 10-pound bag of citrus and you can purchase as many bags as you want. Since the fruit is ready to eat, just make sure you can eat what you pick. You can always go back for more!
We were allowed to fill the bag with any citrus we wanted. We got a little of everything so we can try all the different citrus, pick our favorites and know exactly what we wanted when we returned.
You can pay with cash or Venmo.
When available, they also sell eggs for $5 per dozen.
Private tours can also be arranged for $10 per person. Tours last for approximately 45-60 minutes and can cover topics like the history of the farm and different types of citrus.
You can also sample different types of citrus and receive a bag to take home.
You can also schedule a private u-pick time as well.
Every year, Hagen Farms hosts a Haunted Barn Maze which is a lot of fun and all the proceeds are donated to the Queen Creek High School Theatre Club.
If you have an event, you can also inquire about hosting your event at the farm as well.
Map of Hagen Farms
Good to Know
- The entire farm isn’t great for strollers but there is a path that does go around some of the area for strollers or wagons if you need to bring them.
- No bathrooms are available on site
- A bag will be provided for you to put your citrus in
Location is at 20633 E Superstition Dr, Queen Creek, AZ 85142, United States
Things to Do Near Hagen Farms
- Visit the Queen Creek Botanical Gardens
- Hike at San Tan Mountain Regional Park
- See a horse show at the Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre
- Test your skills at the obstacles at Conquer Ninja
- Visit Fat Cats to watch a movie, go bowling, play glow golf or play at the arcade
- Stroll along the Queen Creek Wash Trail