Local Farms for U-Pick Fruit! - Greater Lansing Area Moms

It is fresh berry time in the Mid-Michigan area and we found a few area farms that are – or soon will be – ready for picking! 

Pack sunscreen, the wagon, water, some snacks and bring cash – just in case!

Be sure to call ahead to confirm or check their social media pages to verify that you-pick is available and that the fruit is ready for picking.

Have fun!  

STRAWBERRIES

Diederich’s Berry & Produce Farm, Webberville, opening soon
Felzke Farms, DeWitt, now open!
Hanulcik Fruit Farm, Ionia, opens early June
Huhn Strawberry Farm
, Eagle, opens mid-June
Poindexter Farms, Merrill, opening mid-June

BLUEBERRIES

Balzer Blueberries of Onondaga, Onondaga opening in July
Country Mill Farms
, Charlotte, opens mid-July
Hazen’s Farm, Howell, opens mid July

PEACHES

Clearview Orchards, Haslett August
Country Mill, Charlotte, August- September 

RASPBERRIES

Hazen’s Farm, Howell, 
Schafer Raspberries, Williamston

 

Strawberry Picking Tips

  1. Walk carefully to make sure not damage plants or fruit in or along the edge of the row.
  2. Only pick berries that are completely red. Part the leaves to look for hidden berries ready for harvest.
  3. Remove the berries that look rotten, sunburned, like they have insect injury or other defects and place them between the rows behind you. This keeps the rot from spreading to other berries.
  4. If you plan to keep the fruit for a few days, try to pick in the early morning or on cool, cloudy days. Berries picked in the heat become soft, are easily bruised and do not keep well.
  5. Avoid placing the picked berries in the sunshine. Instead put them in the shade and keep them cool as soon as possible after picking.
  6. Strawberries may be kept fresh in the refrigerator for two or three, depending upon the initial quality of the berry.
  7. Do not wash the berries until you’re ready to use them. This will keep them fresh for longer.
  8. To make sure you eat all of your strawberries, put some in the fridge, wash and cut the green tops off the others and freeze them to keep them fresh longer!

Tips c/o pickyourown.org

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