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
June: Saskatoon berries
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 to pick beginning in late July, and yellow raspberry picking begins in mid June; both available to pick until the first frost. These are u-pick.
4700 Whitmore Lake Rd, Ann Arbor
June: Strawberries are finishing up by late June, maybe early July. Reserve a picking time on their website above.
Blake’s Apple Orchard
17985 Armada Center Rd, Armada
July: Cherries, raspberries, apples, cucumbers, summer squash, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, zucchini, peppers, and green beans
August: Sweet corn, peaches, plums, raspberries, apples, homegrown tomatoes.
65075 Van Dyke, Washington Twp.
June: Strawberries are available to pick starting in early June to early July. Cherries are ready in late June to mid July.
July: Raspberries are ready to pick early July until late July.
August: Sunflowers are available late July to Late August. Check their website here for more details.
63260 Van Dyke, Romeo
When in season, Verellen Orchards offers many kinds of produce. Be sure to call to see what is available.
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 are ready to pick. Plums and peaches are also available in the market.
September: In September, you can pick blue Stanley plums. 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.
Wasem Fruit Farm
6580 Judd Rd, Milan
July: No cherries this year due to cold temps in April. 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
July: Blueberries are expected to be ready after July 4. Check their Facebook page for updates!
6055 Tower Rd, Plymouth
June: Strawberries are ready! Be sure to call ahead for availability.
Other produce is available throughout the season so check out their page or call to see what’s in season.