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.