Summer Family Fun: Berry Picking In + Around Detroit

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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.

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OAKLAND COUNTY

Erwin Orchards
248-437-0150
61475 Silver Lake Rd, South Lyon

May-June: Asparagus

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.

Slow Farm
4700 Whitmore Lake Rd, Ann Arbor

June: Strawberry season has begun! They also have seasonal produce available for u-pick.

MACOMB COUNTY

Blake’s Apple Orchard
586-784-5343
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

Westview Orchard
586-752-3123
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

Verellen Orchards
586-752-2989
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.

GENESEE COUNTY

Spicer Orchards
810-632-7692
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.

WASHTENAW COUNTY

Berry Hill Farm
734-475-1516
12835 N Territorial Rd, Chelsea

July: Black raspberries begin in early July.

August: Red raspberries begin mid-August.

Dexter Blueberry Farm
734-426-2900
11024 Beach Rd, Dexter

July: Blueberries are anticipated to be ready in mid-July. Be sure to call ahead!

Rowe’s Produce Farm
734-482-8538
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
734-482-2342
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.

WAYNE COUNTY

Blueville Acres Blueberry Farm
734-252-6751
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!

Donahee Farms
734-678-0782
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.

What great berry picking farms did we miss? Let us know in the comments so we can update our post! Where will you be heading for u-pick season?

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