Blueberry Picking Farms in Southwest Michigan- 2023

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We’ve Got the Scoop on Blueberry Picking near Kalamazoo

As the weather warms up, fresh fruit becomes abundant in Southwest Michigan and many families head out to u pick farms in the area.

Blueberry farms in Michigan enjoy a longer picking season: whether you need a Fourth of July pie or blueberry cheesecake for an August barbecue, you’ve got plenty of options in SWMI.

Starting in early July through August (and sometimes into September), you can pick these beautiful berries to eat at once or freeze for a future sweet treat.

Read on for over a dozen locations for blueberry picking near Kalamazoo:

Blueberry Picking Intel


AVAILABILITY
Look for blueberries to start in early July near Kalamazoo. The blueberry season typically runs well into August.

PICKING/STORAGE
The best blueberries are light gray blue in color (any red = not fully ripe). When finished picking the blueberry bushes, leave your container open until you get home to prevent moisture from settling inside.

Once home, refrigerate them unwashed, in a sealed container.

CAN I FREEZE THEM?
Absolutely. Freeze in a single layer, unwashed.

FAVORITE RECIPE: Blueberry Crumble Bars

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🫐 Blueberry Picking in MATTAWAN

60139 CR 652, MATTAWAN, MI 49071 - (269) 668-3724
📧 schultzfruitfarms@gmail.com


Third-generation family-owned and operated since 1951.

Offering u-pick fruit:
• Tart cherries (early July)
• Blueberries (mid-July - August)
• Peaches (August)
• Apples (September - October)
• Grapes (mid-September)

We raise Bluecrop and Jersey blueberries.

We are here to happily serve you with fresh country air and family time. Picking fruit together is a natural way to ensure your family creates delicious family memories that will last a lifetime.

Directory: Blueberry Picking in SWMI

Adams Farms
69676 COUNTY RD 376, HARTFORD MI 49057
(269) 214-0873
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What You’ll Find: U-pick and already picked conventional & organic blueberries. Also, maple syrup is made on-site.
Farming Practices: Organic
Berry Brothers Retail
37146 30TH ST, PAW PAW MI 49079
(269) 657-3871
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What You’ll Find: U-pick blueberries and u-pick flowers. They also offer ice cream, smoothies, and grilled blueberry bratwursts.
Bill’s Blueberries on Campground Road
2000 CAMPGROUND RD, HASTINGS MI 49058
(269) 945-3205
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What You’ll Find: U-pick blueberries
Brookside Farms Fritz’s Blueberries
34448 44TH AVE, PAW PAW MI 49079
(269) 657-3500
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What You’ll Find: U-pick and already-picked blueberries plus already-picked strawberries from Ketchum Family Strawberries (Paw Paw location only).
Bumbleberry Acres
6785 BASELINE RD, SOUTH HAVEN MI 49090
(269) 637-4824
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What You’ll Find: U-pick blueberries. Also pumpkins in the fall and other fresh produce.
Corey Lake Orchards
12147 COREY LAKE RD, THREE RIVERS MI 49093
(269) 244-5690
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What You’ll Find: Seasonal U-pick blueberries are typically available in July. Quantities are limited as they have a small field. Check their website for updates.
Cotant’s Farm Market
2500 S M-37 HWY, HASTINGS MI 49058
(269) 945-4180
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What You’ll Find: U-pick strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and apples. Also vegetables, jams/jellies and salsas/relishes.
DeGrandchamp’s Blueberry Farm
76241 14TH AVE, SOUTH HAVEN MI 49090
269-637-3915
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What You’ll Find: U-pick blueberries and cranberries. Also baked goods, jams, syrup, fresh fudge, ice cream and other produce.
Earth First Farms Organic Growers
3835 PIER RD, BENTON HARBOR MI 49022 (U-pick Site)
8335 SMITH RD, BERRIEN CENTER MI 49102 (Business Address)

(269) 815-3370
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What You’ll Find: Organic strawberries, blueberries, apples and other fruits. Both Bluecrop and Jersey blueberries are available for u-pick and already-picked.
Farming Practices:  Certified organic fruit
Mitchell’s Blueberries
19230 CR-681, GRAND JUNCTION MI 49056
(269) 350-3177

What You’ll Find: U-pick organic blueberries.
Farming Practices: Organic
Pleasant Hill Farm
5859 124TH AVE, FENNVILLE MI 49408
(269) 561-2850
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What You’ll Find: U-pick organic blueberries and frozen blueberries.
Farming Practices
: Organic
Rajzer’s Farm Market and Greenhouses
76301 M-51 HWY DECATUR MI 49045
(269) 423-4941
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What You’ll Find: U-pick and already-picked strawberries. Also blueberries, asparagus, cantaloupe, annuals and perennials.
Schultz Fruitridge Farms, Inc.
Schultz Blueberry Picking Guide 2023
60139 CR 652, MATTAWAN MI 49071
(269) 668-3724
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What You’ll Find: U-pick tart cherries (early July), blueberries (mid-July – August), peaches (August), apples (Sept-Oct), and grapes (mid-September).
Blueberry varieties: Bluecrop and Jersey blueberries
Sterling Acres Blueberry Farm
6265 EAST QR AVE, SCOTTS MI 49088
(269) 207-7066
What You’ll Find: U-pick blueberries.

2023 NOTE: No U-pick blueberries at Sterling Acres in 2023 due to field maintenance.

Fruit Picking Tips

Whether you’re a novice or a veteran of fruit gathering, we’ve put together some tips to maximize your fruit picking experience.

Fruit Picking Do’s:

Do call ahead: Farms will get “overpicked” for the day. Plan to go early and confirm availability via phone or Facebook before leaving.

Do bring cash: Call ahead to confirm, but many farms do not accept credit cards or checks.

Do have a container strategy: Find out if you need to bring your own containers for picking (some farms provide them).  You may also need something to transport your fruit home.

Fruit Picking Don’ts:

Don’t forget sun protection: Fruit fields provide very little cover or shade. Bring hats, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Don’t eat without asking: Some farms may allow sampling while picking, while others may not. Be sure to confirm their policies before any family members use the fruit fields as a buffet.

Don’t pack your fruit too deep: Strawberries and raspberries in particular bruise easily. If you stack too many layers while picking, you risk damaging the lower tiers.

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