last updated June 17th, 2022
We all know that metro Detroit has some pretty stellar apple orchards. But, did you know many of the apple orchards offer other produce to pick . . . and some of them even have cider and donuts available!? There are also many great u-pick farms that you can take the kids to to enjoy a day of berry picking. As crops can sometimes be unpredictable due to our crazy Michigan weather, please be sure to call before going to ensure they have crops to pick.
61475 Silver Lake Rd, South Lyon
July: Sweet cherries are typically ripe and ready to pick at the beginning of July. The season lasts about three weeks, and is u-pick. Red raspberries are usually available in late July, until the first frost.
August: Yellow raspberry picking starts in mid-August and lasts until the first frost.
4700 Whitmore Lake Rd, Ann Arbor
June: Strawberry season has begun! They also have seasonal produce available for u-pick.
Blake’s Apple Orchard
17985 Armada Center Rd, Armada
June: Strawberries, asparagus, and pea pods
July: Cherries, raspberries, apples, cucumbers, summer squash, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, zucchini, peppers, and green beans
August: Sweet corn, peaches, plums, raspberries, apples, tomatoes
65075 Van Dyke, Washington Twp.
June: Asparagus, strawberries, and sweet cherries
July: Sweet/tart cherries, raspberries, sweet corn, summer veggies, u-cut flowers, u-cut sunflowers, and saskatoons
August: U-cut flowers, summer vegetables, sweet corn, u-cut sunflowers, peaches, and early fall apples
63260 Van Dyke, Romeo
When in season, Verellen Orchards offers many kinds of produce. Be sure to call to see what is available. They are hoping to have strawberries available for u-pick around June 21st.
Peach varieties: Early Red Haven, Glo Haven, Coral Star, Red Haven, Harmony, Crest Haven, Allstar, Bellaire.
Fruit: strawberries, cherries, apricots, nectarines, pears, grapes, plums, blueberries, watermelon, melon, raspberries, blackberries.
Vegetables: sweet corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, pickles, green and yellow beans, potatoes, onions, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, peppers, squash, zucchini. garlic, dill, rhubarb, celery, radishes, beets.
10411 Clyde Rd, Fenton
June: Strawberries, call ahead.
June-July: In late June, they expect that you can begin picking red tart cherries. Sweet cherries are available in the market. Plus, Spicer Orchards has a pitting machine. Also available to pick are red raspberries and blueberries.
August: In August, fall red raspberries and sunflowers are ready to pick. Plums and peaches are also available in the market.
September: In September, you can pick blue stanley plums and some varieties of apples. Pears are also available in the market.
Berry Hill Farm
12835 N Territorial Rd, Chelsea
July: Black raspberries begin in early July.
August: Red raspberries begin mid-August.
Dexter Blueberry Farm
11024 Beach Rd, Dexter
July: Blueberries are anticipated to be ready in mid-July. Be sure to call ahead!
Rowe’s Produce Farm
10570 Martz Rd, Ypsilanti
June: Strawberries and sugar snap peas. Possibly into July depending on season. Make sure to call before you go!
Wasem Fruit Farm
6580 Judd Rd, Milan
Check their Facebook page here for seasonal updates. Typically, black and red currants are ready to pick in the beginning of July. Gooseberries, a small, green, tart berry are also available to pick in July.
Pears and plums are also available when in season.
Blueville Acres Blueberry Farm
38093 Judd Rd, Belleville
Mid-July through mid-August: Blueberries are expected to be ready. Be sure to call ahead or check their Facebook page for updates!
6055 Tower Rd, Plymouth
Strawberries are not available for u-pick this year. Other produce is available throughout the season so check out their page or call to see what’s in season.