Guide to U-Pick Strawberry Farms 2015

Guide to U-Pick Strawberry Farms 2015

 

There’s nothing quite like a juicy strawberry on a hot summer day; the only thing better is a fresh strawberry right off the vine. Don’t forget your sunscreen and cash (many farms only accept cash or checks).

I do my best to provide accurate information, but it’s always best to double check and call before you go, especially because picking conditions can change daily, or even hourly.

Illinois

  • Strawberry picking begins in mid-June; exact date not determined yet.
  • Hours are 10:00 am-6:00 pm.
  • U-pick pumpkins are available in the fall.
  • Several fruits and vegetables are available for purchase at the farm stand.
  • Strawberry picking has already begun, but because of heavy picking is on hold. Visit the website or Facebook page for updates.
  • Hours are 9:00 am-6:00 pm daily.
  • In addition to strawberries, they have blackberries, raspberries, apples, peaches, plums, pears, and lots of vegetables for you-pick. See website or Facebook page for ripe dates.
  • Country market.

Guelde Strawberries, 4779 E. 1525th Road, Earlville, 815-228-9603

  • Strawberries will be available in about mid-June; check their Facebook page for updates.
  • Hours are 9:00 am-5:00 pm daily.
  • Several vegetables are available when in season.

Heider’s Berry Farm, 1106 N. Queen Anne Road, Woodstock, 815-338-0301

  • Strawberry picking expected to begin around June 15-20.
  • Hours are 8:00 am-5:00 pm daily.
  • Raspberries are available for picking in July.
  • The market sells rhubarb, black raspberries, cherries, and gold raspberries when in season, as well as jam.
  • Cash or check only.

Knutson Harvest13550 Townhouse Road, Newark, 815-695-5905

  • Strawberries are generally available beginning in mid-June. Black raspberries available in the month of July, 4 varieties of blueberries available early July through mid-August, black raspberries available in August.
  • Open 9am-2pm on Friday and Saturday.
  • Pick your own apples, peaches, and vegetables when in season.

McCann Berry Farm, 18110 Kishwaukee Road, Woodstock, 815-568-8810

  • Strawberries available around June 10-14. Blueberries available July through early August (Wednesdays & Sundays only).
  • Opens 8am-4pm daily when the season begins.
  • Sugar snap peas are also available when in season.
  • Cash or check only.

Olive Berry Acres, 2575 West Mine Road, Mazon, 815-474-6511

  • Strawberry picking begins June 5. See website or Facebook page for updates on raspberry availability.
  • Open 9am-2pm Tuesday-Friday, 9am-4pm Saturday. Closed Monday & Sunday. Closed June 6-8.
  • Asparagus and rhubarb also available when in season.

Stade’s Farm & Market, 3709 Miller Road, McHenry, 815-675-6396

  • Strawberry season expected to start June 15; usually runs 3-4 weeks. Blueberries are available mid-July to early August,
  • Open 9am-6:30pm Monday-Sunday.
  • Peaches, rhubarb, apples, pumpkins, and lots of vegetables are available when in season. Bakery items and other food are available.

Susie’s Garden Patch, 10258 US Highway 20, Garden Prairie, 815-597-3011

  • Strawberries are expected to be available beginning in mid-June.
  • Open 9am-6:00pm Tuesday-Saturday, 12pm-5pm Sunday. Closed Mondays.
  • Asparagus and pumpkins also available when in season. Country Store has additional items.

Tom’s Farm Market, 10214 Algonquin Road, Huntley, 847-669-3421

  • Strawberries are expected to be available for u-pick on June 17.
  • Open Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday-Sunday 9am-5pm.
  • Farm Market with fruits & vegetables available for purchase.

Valley Orchard811 E. State Street, Cherry Valley, 815-332-9696

  • Strawberries will be ripe in mid-June.
  • Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm, closed Sunday.
  • Raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and apples also available to pick when in season.
  • Store and bakery.

Indiana

Garwood Orchard5911 W. 50 South, LaPorte, IN, 219-362-4385

  • Strawberries will be available for picking on June 8.
  • Open Monday-Wednesday 8am-3pm, Thursday-Friday 8:30 am-5:30 pm.
  • Also available when in season: blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, tomatoes, peppers, green beans, apples, pumpkins, and more.
  • Farm market and special events.

Johnson’s Farm Produce, 8960 E. Ridge Road, Hobart, IN, 219-962-1383

  • Strawberries are currently available for u-pick. Strawberry Madness Festival is June 13 & 14.
  • Open 8am-7pm Monday-Saturday, 8am-6pm Sunday.
  • Also available when in season: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries.
  • Farm market and special events.

Johnson’s Farm Produce, 718 West Hwy 30, Valparaiso, IN, 219-759-6359

  • Strawberries are currently available for u-pick. Strawberry Madness Festival is June 13 & 14.
  • Open 9am-7pm Monday-Saturday, 9am-6pm Sunday.
  • Also available when in season: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries.
  • Farm market and special events.

Rosey’s Berry Farm, 1066 N. 1150 West, Michigan City, IN, 219-874-2981

  • Tentative start date for u-pick strawberries is June 8.
  • Open 7am-6pm daily.

Michigan

The Extraordinary Berry, 3091 Riverside Road, Benton Harbor, MI, 269-470-4645

  • Call for information. Strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries available when in season.
  • Open 9am-6pm daily.
  • Peaches, pears, plums, apples, tomatoes, and raw honey are available when ripe.

Wisconsin

Berryville Farm, 424 13th Avenue, Racine, WI, 262-498-6648

  • Strawberry season expected to begin in mid-June.
  • Call for hours

Thompson Strawberry Farm, 14000 75th Street, Bristol, WI, 262-857-2353

  • Strawberry picking will begin around June 15th. Raspberries are available in late August.
  • Monday-Friday 8am-7pm, Saturday-Sunday 8am-4pm.
  • Pumpkins available when in season. Pre-picked berries are also available.
  • Cash only.

Walvoord Berry Farm, W2160 Smies Road, Oostburg, WI, 920-668-6481

  • Strawberry picking expected to begin in late June; call for more information.
  • Open Monday-Friday 7am-7pm, Saturday-Sunday 7am-5pm.

 

Do you have a favorite spot to pick berries? Or a good berry recipe to share?

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