Find your Favorite U-Pick Farms in Southwest Michigan for Strawberries, Blueberries, Cherries, Peaches + Map of Fruit Farms

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Get the Dirt on Berry U-Pick Farms Near Kalamazoo – 2020

It’s the sweet taste of strawberries plucked right from the vine that signals the start of summer. A  family-favorite is filling baskets and tummies at U-Pick berry farms.

Warmer weather means fresh fruit in Southwest Michigan. We are lucky to live in an area with an abundance of local farms that supply us with a diverse offering of fresh produce including staples such as strawberries, blueberries, cherries, peaches and more.

If you don’t have the time (or desire) to U-pick yourself, let the fresh produce come to you by stopping at a local Farmers Market. Bonus – many farmers markets are open during the week. You’ll find fresh vegetables, meats, cheese, fruit, eggs, chocolates, wine.

Read on for fruit picking tips and farm locations in our handy map. Happy picking!

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FRUIT PICKING TIPS

Whether you’re a novice or a veteran to 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.

U-pick fruit Kalamazoo
STRAWBERRIES
BLUEBERRIES
RASPBERRIES
OTHER FRUIT

STRAWBERRY PICKING

AVAILABILITY: Strawberry picking season in Southwest Michigan is in early June.

PICKING/STORAGE: Strawberries do not continue to ripen after being picked; select only the firm, red ones. Strawberries also bruise somewhat easily; try not to stack them more than 5 inches deep.

CAN I FREEZE THEM? Yes. Wash, remove the hulls and store in an airtight, sealed bag.

FAVORITE RECIPE: Strawberry Cake

Toddler in u-pick strawberry field

Corey Lake Orchards  | Facebook
12147 Corey Lake Rd, Three Rivers, MI 49093
269-244-5690
What You’ll Find: U-pick strawberries, blueberries, cherries, grapes, apples, pumpkins and tomatoes. Also vegetables, herbs and bakery items.
Farming Practices: Some produce is available naturally grown, without synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers.


Cotant’s Farm Market | Facebook
2500 S M-37 Hwy, Hastings, MI 49058
269-945-4180
What You’ll Find: U-pick strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and apples. Also vegetables, jams/jellies and salsas/relishes.


Husted’s Farm Market | Facebook
9191 West Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
269-372-1237
What You’ll Find: U-pick strawberries, cherries, peaches and apples. Check in at the Farm Market for directions to their off-site u-pick location. Also sells vegetables, jams/jellies, salsas/relishes and baked goods.


Leduc Blueberries | Facebook
37146 30th St, Paw Paw, MI 49079
269-657-3871
What You’ll Find: Already picked strawberries and blueberries. Also fruit preserves and spreads. Leduc’s operates both a retail store (year-round) and a roadside stand (seasonally) in Paw Paw.


Mandigo Farms, Inc.
61077 41st St, Paw Paw, MI 49079
269-674-1033
What You’ll Find: U-pick and already picked strawberries.


Soil Friends Farm & Market | Facebook
1701 North 33rd St, Galesburg, MI 49053
866-758-5487
What You’ll Find: U-pick strawberries. Also make their own donuts, hard cider and honey wine.


BLUEBERRY PICKING

AVAILABILITY: Look for blueberries in early July near Kalamazoo.

PICKING/STORAGE: The best blueberries are light gray-blue in color (any red = not fully ripe). When finished picking, 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

Adams Farms | Facebook
69676 County Rd 376, Hartford, MI 49057
269-214-0873
What You’ll Find: U-pick and already picked conventional & organic blueberries. Also maple syrup made on-site.
Farming Practices: Organic


Brookside Farms Fritz’s Blueberries |  Facebook
34448 44th Ave, Paw Paw, MI 49079
269-657-3500
What You’ll Find: U-pick and already picked blueberries. Also a gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand.


Bumbleberry Acres |  Facebook
6785 Baseline Rd, South Haven, MI 49090
269-637-4824
What You’ll Find: U-pick blueberries and raspberries. Also fresh fruits and vegetables.


Corey Lake Orchards  | Facebook
12147 Corey Lake Rd, Three Rivers, MI 49093
269-244-5690
What You’ll Find: U-pick strawberries, blueberries, cherries, grapes, apples, pumpkins and tomatoes. Also vegetables, herbs and bakery items.
Farming Practices: Some produce is available naturally grown, without synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers.


Cotant’s Farm Market | Facebook
2500 S M-37 Hwy, Hastings, MI 49058
269-945-4180
What You’ll Find: U-pick strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and apples. Also vegetables, jams/jellies and salsas/relishes.


DeGrandchamp’s Blueberry Farm | Facebook
76241 14th Ave, South Haven, MI 49090
269-637-3915
What You’ll Find: U-pick blueberries and cranberries. Also baked good, jams, syrup and other produce.


Kendall’s BlueberriesFacebook
2124 Coburn Rd, Hastings, MI 49058
What You’ll Find: U-pick blueberries (five varieties).
Farming Practices: Naturally grown, without synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers.


Leduc Blueberries | Facebook
37146 30th St, Paw Paw, MI 49079
269-657-3871
What You’ll Find: Already picked strawberries and blueberries. Also fruit preserves and spreads. Leduc’s operates both a retail store (year round) and a roadside stand (seasonally) in Paw Paw.


Mitchell’s Blueberries | Facebook
19230 CR-681, Grand Junction, MI 49056
269-350-3177
What You’ll Find: U-pick organic blueberries.
Farming Practices: Organic


Pleasant Hill Farm | Facebook
5859 124th Ave, Fennville, MI 49408
269-561-2850
What You’ll Find: U-pick organic blueberries.
Farming Practices
: Organic


Schultz Fruitridge Farms, Inc. | Facebook
60139 C.R. 652, Mattawan, MI 49071
269-668-3724
What You’ll Find: U-pick blueberries, grapes, peaches, apples &  already picked strawberries. Also fruit and vegetables.


Sterling Acres Blueberry Farm
6265 East QR Ave, Scotts, MI 49088
269-207-7066
What You’ll Find: U-pick blueberries.


RASPBERRY PICKING

AVAILABILITY: Raspberries are typically available starting in mid July in Southwest Michigan.

PICKING/STORAGE: Raspberries come in many colors; pick the deepest shade for your variety. When picking, wear gloves. Raspberry bushes don’t have thorns, but they are prickly. Store lightly covered in the fridge, unwashed.

CAN I FREEZE THEM? Raspberries freeze well. Rinse and freeze in a sealed bag.

FAVORITE RECIPE: Lemon Raspberry Coffee Cake

Cotant’s Farm Market | Facebook
2500 S M-37 Hwy, Hastings, MI 49058
269-945-4180
What You’ll Find: U-pick strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and apples. Also vegetables, jams/jellies and salsas/relishes.


Hunt’s Hillside LLC
27867 66th Ave, Lawton, MI 49065
269-624-6513
What You’ll Find: U-pick and already picked raspberries.


CHERRIES, PEACHES & OTHER FRUIT

AVAILABILITY
Peaches: Pick your perfect peaches starting in early August in Southwest Michigan.
Cherries: July is cherry season locally. Look for sweet cherries in early July, followed by sour mid-month.
Other Fruit: Apricots (mid July), Pears & Plums (late August), Apples (early September)

Fruit Picking Kalamazoo

Fruit Acres Farm Market & U-Pick | Facebook
3452 Friday Rd, Coloma, MI 49038
269-208-3591
What You’ll Find: U-pick cherries, peaches and apples. Also nectarines, plums, apricots, pears and crisp apples already picked at their market.


Husted’s Farm Market | Facebook
9191 West Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
269-372-1237
What You’ll Find: U-pick strawberries, cherries, peaches and apples. Check in at the Farm Market for directions to their off-site u-pick location. Also sells vegetables, jams/jellies, salsas/relishes and baked goods.


Overhiser OrchardsFacebook
6405 109th Ave, South Haven, MI 49090
269-236-6312
What You’ll Find: U-pick cherries, apricots, peaches, pears, plums and apples.


Schultz Fruitridge Farms, Inc. | Facebook
60139 C.R. 652, Mattawan, MI 49071
269-668-3724
What You’ll Find: U-pick blueberries, grapes, peaches, apples & already picked strawberries. Also fruits and vegetables.


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