Michigan Strawberry Season 2012 – Picking Begins Memorial Day

After one of the craziest winters and springs weather wise ever, the first fruit of the season from the Great Lakes States is ripe for the picking. Many u-picks farms are reporting they are planting to open for strawberry season on Memorial Day or close to it. Strawberry season is short, usually lasting no more than 3 weeks, so if you plan to do some picking, get your plans in order.

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Here is a list of some farms that are offering u-pick. This info is coming directly from the farms.

Rowe’s Produce Farm (Ypsilanti, MI) | Read about my experience from June 2010
Picking starts MONDAY MAY 28TH !
Memorial day hours : 7 AM TO 5 PM
The price of the strawberries is $1.64 per pound (the containers are FREE)
Normal hours are 7 am to 8 pm daily. (ripe berries and weather permitting)

Whittaker Berry Farm (Ida, MI) | Read my experience from June 2011
Picking starts MONDAY, MAY 28TH, 8:00am-8:00pm.
The berries being picked Monday are called Honeoye
The price is $1.30/lb (containers are free).
Already picked berries will also be available fresh off the vine for $3.25/qt.
Upon opening Monday, farm hours will be: Monday-Friday 8:00am-8:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 8:00am-5:00pm.
Season should last 18-21 days..WEATHER DEPENDENT!

Frank Farms (Berrien Center, MI) | Check out their facebook page
Strawberry U-Pick start will open on May 31st at 7am. Price this year will be $1.25 per pound

Harvey’s Farm (Tekonsha, MI) | Check out their facebook page
Open all Memorial Day weekend. Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 pm. and Sunday and Monday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m

DeGroots Strawberry Farm (Gregory, MI) | Check out their facebook page
They expect to begin picking the 2nd week of June.

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