U Pick Fruit Guide: Where Lansing Families Can Pick Strawberries, Blueberries, Apples, Peaches & More 2021

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Let’s Get Picky: Why We Love U Pick Fruit Farms

U pick fruit picking is a highlight of a Michigan summer.

There are so many reasons to get to a U Pick farm for blueberries, apples, cherries, peaches, and more.

The warm breezy air, strolling through the farm, the hands-on do-it-yourself picking, the satisfaction of eating what you picked – it all adds up to perfect summer memories.

Read on to find out where you can find u pick fruit experiences for your family this summer!

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Also, before we move on – a huge shout out to all of the farms that allow u pick fruit picking, providing this wonderful opportunity to the Greater Lansing communities.

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Where to Find U Pick Fruit Farms 2021

Ready to do some fruit picking? There are many places around the Greater Lansing area where you can find u pick fruit orchards, farms, and fields.

U Pick Fruit: Strawberries

Picking U Pick strawberries straight from the ground is one of my most fond memories each summer. Some farms will ask you to taste test so you know which type of strawberry you’d like to take home.

If you haven’t done this yet, the experience of how delicious it truly is can only be experienced firsthand. Many of these places have other fruits as well as strawberries, so have a blast and don’t forget to save room for dinner.

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Huhn’s Strawberry Farm in Eagle, MI
Huhn’s Strawberry Farm
11262 S. Tallman Rd., Eagle, 48822
(517) 626-6608 (daily updates) or (517) 930-4333 (orders)Accepts cash, checks, credit, and debit cards.
Their website gives some great tips to check out before you visit and some wonderful recipes for when you bring your strawberries home.

Opening: Set to open mid-June
Sodt’s Berry Farm
7403 Blackman Rd, Jackson, 49201
(517) 782-8933 U-Pick strawberries as well as already picked available.

Opening: Due to weather, this year, they will only be providing already picked berries. Call mid-June.
Diederich’s Berry & Produce Farm
3537 Morrice Rd Webberville, 48892
(517) 521-4667U-Pick and We-Pick farm. Bring cash or check as they do not accept credit cards. Read more about them here.

Opening: TBA stay tuned for updates in June.
J&M Farm
6351 Zimmer Rd Haslett, 48840
(517) 655-3672 Strawberries and raspberries

Opening: temporarily closed
Hanulcik Farm Market
1425 N State Rd (M-66), Ionia, 48846
(616) 527-3630 Strawberries

Opening: mid-June
Bird Berry Farm
5256 Belding Rd, Belding, 48809  
(616) 794-5041 Strawberries

Opening: mid-June
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U Pick Fruit: Blueberries & Raspberries

Blueberry pie, blueberry syrup, blueberry muffins, blueberry pancakes, and the list goes on – there are so many delectable recipes calling for blueberries.

Don’t miss the raspberries either – raspberry pie and jam are dynamite!

Earth First Farms Organic Growers*
3835 Pier Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
269-815-3370

What You’ll Find: Join us weekends, Friday – Sundays from 10-3pm, starting July 10th-August 16th at our organic grown, transitional blueberry farm to pick Blue Crop and Jersey blueberries and shop our farm store featuring Earth First organic cider vinegar, local fresh yogurt, honey, goat cheese, and summer produce including zucchini, tomatoes, herbs, melons, and more.
Farming Practices:  We are a family farm, committed to bringing you the freshest, healthiest, most delicious certified organic fruit and produce that Southwest Michigan can produce – without harmful side effects on the environment or your health. Learn More…
Hazen’s Farm
1144 Peavy Road, Howell, 48843
(517) 548-1841
U Pick blueberries.
Last day of picking is mid-August. Stop by Sweet Marias afterward.

Opening: mid-July
Schafer’s Raspberries
4340 Beeman Rd, Williamston, 48895
(517) 655-4024Raspberries. U-pick by appt only.

Opening: late June
Country Mill
4648 Otto Road Charlotte, 48813
(517) 543-1019Blueberry picking begins late July and goes until mid-August. They suggest bringing your own little wagon to pick. Stop by the bakery.

Opening: Approximately in mid to late July
Sodt’s Berry Farm
7403 Blackman Rd, Jackson, 49201
(517) 782-8933 Blueberries. Check their Facebook page for updates on picking times and availability.

Update: Due to weather, this year, they will only be providing already picked berries. Call mid-June.
Balzer Blueberries of Onondaga
2784 S. Aurelius Rd. Onondaga, 49264
(517) 628-2370
Bird Berry Farm
5256 Belding Rd, Belding, 48809
(616) 794 – 5041 Blueberries

Opening: for blueberries, mid-July
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U Pick Fruit: Apples & Peaches

You can beat that crisp crunch of an apple or juicy bite of a peach. You’ll have pie and crisps for days after a visit to these fun locations.

Earth First Farms Organic Growers*
8335 Smith Rd., Berrien Springs, MI49102
269-815-3370

What You’ll Find: Join us starting on Labor Day weekend through Halloween, Fridays – Sundays, 10-6 pm, for our fall upick featuring 25 heirloom and contemporary apple varieties (yes, Honeycrisp!), carving and decorative pumpkins, winter squash and a farm store featuring fresh-pressed apple cider, apple sauce, daily made apple cider doughnuts, and more.
Farming Practices:  We are a family farm, committed to bringing you the freshest, healthiest, most delicious certified organic fruit and produce that Southwest Michigan can produce – without harmful side effects on the environment or your health.
Clearview Orchards
1051 Barry Rd Haslett, 48840
(517) 655-1454U Pick Apples and Peaches. Call before you go.

Opening: They typically start their U-Pick near September.
Phillips Orchard
1174 West Gratiot Countyline Rd, St. John’s, 48879
(989) 292-5252U Pick Apples and Peaches.

Opening: They recommend you call for availability in September.
Country Mill
4648 Otto Road Charlotte, 48813
(517) 543-1019Apples and Peaches. They suggest bringing your own little wagon to pick. Stop by the bakery.

Opening: for apples late August or September
Hanulcik Farm Market
1425 N State Rd (M-66), Ionia, 48846
(616) 527-3630 Apples and peaches

Opening: for apples late August or September
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U Pick Fruit Day Trips

If you’re looking to take a fun day trip and get away to some other great farms that aren’t too far away, check out these awesome lists:

Grand Rapids Kids U-Pick Guide

Kzoo Kids U-Pick Guide

Detroit Mom’s Blog

Up North

 

4 Tips for a Visiting a U Pick Fruit Farm

1. Call ahead for up to date times and availability.

2. Bring your own basket/wagon if needed. Check with each location as things often change.

3. Bring cash just to be safe. Some places accept credit cards, but many do not.

4. Wear appropriate clothing. Example: If strawberry picking, you’ll be kneeling and walking through mud.

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U Pick Fruit Family Fun In Lansing

We’d love to hear about your family’s favorite spots and why you love the farms you visit. Comment below if you have a new place we should add.

Have a great time picking this season, Lansing!

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