Michigan Strawberries 2013

The Picking Has Begun

It’s finally time. After a long wait for Michigan grown fruit which seems even longer because of how bad last year’s fruit season one, Michigan strawberry season is upon us. The timing this year has been pretty normal, compared to last year when the season started Memorial Day weekend. The temperature and rainfall this spring has been wonderful for the crops. A bountiful harvest awaits you. Time to get out in the field and start picking. Or if you are unable to you can buy strawberries at road side stands or at some select retailers such as Whole Foods Market and the Produce Station in Ann Arbor. Keep in mind the season goes back fast and so do the supplies in stores so it’s always good to call ahead whether you going to the store or directly to the farm. I know that the Whole Foods in Ann Arbor sold out of their first shipment in less than 24 hours!

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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 began SATURDAY, JUNE 8TH
The price of the strawberries is $1.78 per pound and they still furnish the containers for FREE.
Hours are 7 am to 8 pm daily. (ripe berries and weather permitting)
Call the farm at 734-482-8538 for the most current picking info.

Whittaker Berry Farm (Ida, MI) | Read my experience from June 2011
Picking began SATURDAY, JUNE 8TH
The price is $1.42/lb. u-pick, containers are free. Already picked berries will be available beginning Monday, June 10th, fresh off the vine for $3.25/qt.
Farm hours are 8am-8pm Monday-Friday, and 8am-5pm Saturday & Sunday.

Frank Farms (Berrien Center, MI) | Check out their facebook page
Picking begins SATURDAY, JUNE 15TH
Price this year will be $1.25 per pound, which is the same as last year!
They will be open everyday 7am – 7pm

Harvey’s Farm (Tekonsha, MI) | Check out their facebook page
Picking began THURSDAY, JUNE 6TH
Open daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Prices for u-pick $1.75 per quart and already picked berries are $3.75 per quart. or $22.00 for a ten pound box (6.5 to 7 qrts).
For already picked berries call (517) 767-3408 for orders.
For pick your own customers bring mosquito repellant.
Pick in their quart boxes, bring something to take berries home in.

DeGroots Strawberry Farm (Gregory, MI) | Check out their facebook page
They expect to begin picking sometime after Father’s Day.

Organic Michigan Strawberries KlineKrest USDA Certified Organic Produce Farm (Lyons, MI) | Check out their website
Picking begins SATURDAY, JUNE 17TH
They will have a very limited supply of organic strawberries for picking. Call 616.902.1587 or 989.855.2536; Larry or Bea Kline

Visser Farms (Zeeland, MI) | Check out their facebook page
Picking began on TUESDAY, JUNE 11TH
Their hours are Monday-Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday Closed
The price per pound is $1.65/lb

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