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West MI Summer Fruit Picking Guide

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Special thanks on this article go to Jen of Pint Sized Foodies for helping us find organic U-pick farms from around the region.  Check back tomorrow for more from Jen.  Use this guide to pick your way across West Michigan. 

With the hubbub of summer vacation and general din that children add to life, it will be easy to forget that we had a really unusual spring.  High temperatures in March made our fruit trees blossom early and some of those tender blossoms couldn’t survive the freezing temperatures that followed.

What does this mean?  It means that going out to pick fruit this summer will be different.  Some places won’t have the apples or cherries or strawberries that they normally offer.  It also means that the growing season is earlier for some of the crops.

Be ready to go as early as this weekend, because strawberries are going to be early this year with some farms ready this Memorial Weekend for picking.

Most farms will be ready the week of May 28 or early June for strawberries.

It’s important that you call ahead before you head out to pick.  Some places on our list are only open by reservation.  When you call, ask:

  • “How’s the picking?”  All U-pick days are not created equal.  Aim for a day where the fruit is plentiful and close together and the picking will be easier, especially for younger kids.
  • “What type of payment do you accept?” and “What’s the price?” Be prepared to take cash.  Some places take checks.  Smaller operations are not likely to have the ability to accept credit cards.
  • “Is there a restroom?”  When you have little kids you always need to ask this one.
  • “How do we find you?”  Often times, the address listed by a farm is for the main farm house or office or farm market.  And it can be really hard for a GPS to pinpoint a field of strawberries if it doesn’t have its own separate address.  So, go old-fashioned and get directions ahead of time when you call.
  • “What do we need to bring?” Bringing your own containers to take your fruit home in is common across West Michigan.

Enjoy your time out in the fields and orchards.  We would love to know what you pick – when you do it – and where you were.  Leave us a comment!


 Strawberries

Kismet Farms

Address: 5889 124th Ave., Fennville

Phone: 269-857-9998

What You’ll Find: U-pick strawberries and fall raspberries.  Bakery opening in 2012.  Roadside stand.

Calendar: TBA

West Michigan Farms that practice clean farming - u pick fruitPeaceful Acres Ranch

Address: 11195 Rich Street, West Olive MI 49460

Phone: 616-899-2931

What You’ll Find: U-Pick pumpkins and strawberries.  Also, already-picked produce.  By appointment only, call ahead.  Closed Sundays.  Accepts cash and check.

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Carmody Farms

Address: 16179 16th Ave, Marne MI 49435

Phone: 616-677-3181

What You’ll Find: U-Pick Strawberries

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Upick strawberries beans and corn in Grand rapids, MI- Certified Naturally GrownEden Farm

Address: 6705 S. West County Line Rd. Greenville, MI 48838

Phone: 805-746-1158

What You’ll Find: U-pick Strawberries, beans and corn

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West Michigan Farms that practice clean farming - u pick fruitVisser Farms

Address: 7530 112th Ave, Holland, MI 49424

Phone: 616-875-8559

What You’ll Find: U-pick strawberries

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Beard’s Produce

Address: 2751 140th Ave. Dorr MI

Phone: 896-8296

What You’ll Find: Strawberries, Blueberries, Picking containers provided

Calendar: M-F 8am – 8 pm, Sat. 8 am – 2pm, Sun- CLOSED

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Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm

Address: 3025 6 Mile Rd. GR, MI

Phone: 784-2820

What You’ll Find: Strawberries, Sweet cherries, Apples in fall

Calendar: M-F 9am- 5:30pm, Sat 9am-3pm, Sun – CLOSED

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Fruit Ridge Farm Market and U-Pick

Address: 9000 Fruit Ridge Ave., Sparta, MI

Phone: 887-7013

What You’ll Find: Strawberries, Cherries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Apples, Pumpkins, Activities for kids

Calendar: Call for hours, Strawberries ready beginning of June

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Krupp Farms

Address: 8025 Krupp Ave., Comstock Park, MI

Phone: 887-8271

What You’ll Find: Strawberries, Petting zoo, Ice cream shoppe, Group trips available

Calendar: M – Sat. 7am- 12pm, Sun. – CLOSED

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Morse Brothers

Address: 2901 6 Mile Rd, Comstock Park, MI

Phone: 616-784-4776  or 616-784-5359

What You’ll Find: Strawberries, u-pick and already picked

Calendar: call for hours

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S & S Farm Market & Greenhouse

Address: 1762 n. M-37 highway Middleville, MI

Phone: 269-795-9758

What You’ll Find: Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries

Calendar: contact the farm for hours.

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 Cherries

Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm

Address: 3025 6 Mile Rd. GR, MI

Phone: 784-2820

What You’ll Find: Strawberries, Sweet cherries, Red Haven Peaches, Apples in fall

Calendar: M-F 9am- 5:30pm, Sat 9am-3pm, Sun – CLOSED

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Blok Orchard

Address: 6365 4 Mile Rd., Ada, MI

Phone: 676-1153

What You’ll Find:  Cherries, Blueberries

Calendar: Contact the farm

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Fruit Ridge Farm Market and U-Pick

Address: 9000 Fruit Ridge Ave., Sparta, MI

Phone: 887-7013

What You’ll Find: Cherries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Apples, Pumpkins, Activities for kids

Calendar: Call for hours, cherries ready mid June

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Goodfellows

Address: 2526 12 Mile Rd, Sparta, MI

Phone: 616-887-0825

What You’ll Find: U-Pick Black sweet cherries- mid June, early July; Tart cherries, late June- early July. Provided picking buckets, please bring your own containers to carry your fruit home.

Calendar: Calendar M – Friday 9am- 7pm, Sat. 9am – 4pm, Sunday 12pm – 4pm

Klenk Orchards

Address: 3888 10 Mile Rd, Sparta, MI

Phone: 887-9631

What You’ll Find: Cherries, Picnic area

Calendar June & July M.- Sat. 8am-8pm, Sun. 10am-5pm

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Klein’s Sweet Cherries

Address: Fruit Ridge and 13 Mile, Sparta, MI

Phone: 262-0438

What You’ll Find: Cherries. Bring own containers to take home berries.

Calendar: Open late June – July.  M-Sat. 8 am-7pm, Sun. 1pm-7pm

Rasch Cherries

Address: 17647 40th Ave., Conklin, MI

Phone: 899-2611

What You’ll Find: Sweet and sour cherries, Free pitting

Calendar: Open late June – July. M-Sat. 8am-8pm, Sun 12pm-5pm.

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Solstice Farm Inc.

Address: 1473 Four Mile Rd, GR, MI

Phone: 675-7641

What You’ll Find: Cherries

Calendar: M-Sat. 9am-6pm

Wells Orchards

Address: 0-8993 Kenowa Ave., GR, MI

Phone: 453-5919 or 453-3927

What You’ll Find: Cherries

Calendar: July M-F. 8am-6pm, Sat. 8am-5pm, Sun – CLOSED

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 Raspberries

 

Bauer Organic Raspberries

Address: 5491 Bauer Rd. Hudsonville, MI 49426

Phone: 616-669-1261

What You’ll Find: U-pick organic raspberries

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Post Farms

Address: 12 Mile Road NE and Myers Lake Avenue NE Rockford, MI 49341

Phone: (616) 874-7569

What You’ll Find: U-Pick is offered for many of our crops like blueberries, raspberries, flowers, pumpkins, basil, and more for a fun and unique experience with family and/or friends.

Calendar: 

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Fruit Ridge Farm Market and U-Pick

Address: 9000 Fruit Ridge Ave., Sparta, MI

Phone: 887-7013

What You’ll Find: Cherries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Apples, Pumpkins, Activities for kids

Calendar: Call for hours, cherries ready mid June

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Hill Bros. Orchards & Cider Mill

Address: 6159 Peach Ridge, GR, MI

Phone: 784-2767

What You’ll Find: Raspberries

Calendar: Mid July

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North Ridge Berries

Address: 3555 20 Mile Rd, Kent City, MI

Phone: 675-5919

What You’ll Find: Blueberries, Raspberries

Calendar: June, July – Aug. M-F 8am – 8pm Sat. 8am-2pm

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West Michigan Farms that practice clean farming - u pick fruitGrandson’s Gardens

Address: Winans St. West Olive, MI 49460

Phone: 616-644-3205

What You’ll Find: U-pick blueberries

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West Michigan Farms that practice clean farming - u pick fruitSandy Bottom Berries

Address: 11555 Sandy Bottom Road, Rockford, MI 49341.

Phone: 616-225-9376

What You’ll Find: Blueberries, currants (red and black), gooseberries, raspberries (red and black)

Calendar: Open in July, See website for hours

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S & S Farm Market & Greenhouse

Address: 1762 n. M-37 highway Middleville, MI

Phone: 269-795-9758

What You’ll Find: Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries

Calendar: contact the farm for hours.

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 Blueberries

Irvine Blueberries

Address: 8172 66th Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426

Phone: (616) 613-6895

What You’ll Find: Organic heirloom blueberries.  U-pick blueberries.  Buckets available, bring your own bags to take home your berries.

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Post Farms

Address: 12 Mile Road NE and Myers Lake Avenue NE Rockford, MI 49341

Phone: (616) 874-7569

What You’ll Find: U-Pick is offered for many of our crops like blueberries, raspberries, flowers, pumpkins, basil, and more for a fun and unique experience with family and/or friends.

Calendar: 

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Beard’s Produce

Address: 2751 140th Ave. Dorr MI

Phone: 896-8296

What You’ll Find: Strawberries, Blueberries, Picking containers provided

Calendar: M-F 8am – 8 pm, Sat. 8 am – 2pm, Sun- CLOSED

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Fruit Ridge Farm Market and U-Pick

Address: 9000 Fruit Ridge Ave., Sparta, MI

Phone: 887-7013

What You’ll Find: Cherries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Apples, Pumpkins, Activities for kids

Calendar: Call for hours, cherries ready mid June

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West Michigan Farms that practice clean farming - u pick fruitKendall’s Blueberries

Address: 2124 Coburn Rd Hastings, MI 49058

Phone: 269-945-3735

What You’ll Find: 7 acres of u-pick blueberry bushes located in a country setting.

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West Michigan Farms that practice clean farming - u pick fruitSandy Bottom Berries

Address: 11555 Sandy Bottom Road, Rockford, MI 49341.

Phone: 616-225-9376

What You’ll Find: Blueberries, currants (red and black), gooseberries, raspberries (red and black)

Calendar: Open in July, See website for hours

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West Michigan Farms that practice clean farming - u pick fruitPhunny Pharm Blueberries

Address: 4258 50th St., Holland, MI 49423

Phone: (616) 594-0505

What You’ll Find: A two acre U-Pick blueberry farm.  Bring containers to pick in and bring your berries home in.  Not certified organic, but follows all organic practices.

Calendar: U-Pick available on Saturdays – call ahead dew and rain fall could affect hours

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S & S Farm Market & Greenhouse

Address: 1762 n. M-37 highway Middleville, MI

Phone: 269-795-9758

What You’ll Find: Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries

Calendar: contact the farm for hours.

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Pleasant Hill Farm

Address: 5859 124th Ave. Fennville, MI 49408

Phone: (269) 561-2850

What You’ll Find: certified organic U-pick blueberries by appointment only.  Bring your own containers.

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VenRoy Blueberries

Address: 14564- 84th St. Ave.Coopersville, MI 49404

Phone: 616-997-6482

What You’ll Find: Blueberries

Calendar: Mid July – Mid August M-F 8 am – dusk Sat. 8am-5pm Sun. – CLOSED

Versluis Orchards

Address: 249 Maynard Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI

Phone: 616-453-1574

What You’ll Find: Blueberries

Calendar: Call for for hours and availability

 

 Peaches

Blok Orchards

Address: 6365 4 Mile Rd, Ada MI 49301

Phone: 616-676-1153

What You’ll Find: Peaches, Apples

Calendar: Call for availability and hours

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DK Orchards

Address: 18203 – 8th Ave, Conklin MI 49403

Phone: 616-899-5400

What You’ll Find: Peaches

Calendar: Now – Labor Day: M, W, F, 8am-7pm, Sat. 8am-5pm

Labor Day – Halloween:M, W, F, 8am-7pm, Sat. 8am-5pm

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Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm

Address: 3025 6 Mile Rd. GR, MI

Phone: 784-2820

What You’ll Find: Red Haven Peaches, Strawberries, Sweet cherries, Apples in fall

Calendar: M-F 9am- 5:30pm, Sat 9am-3pm, Sun – CLOSED

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 Apples

Blok Orchards

Address: 6365 4 Mile Rd, Ada MI 49301

Phone: 616-676-1153

What You’ll Find: Peaches, Apples

Calendar: Call for availability and hours

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Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm

Address: 3025 6 Mile Rd. GR, MI

Phone: 784-2820

What You’ll Find: Red Haven Peaches, Strawberries, Sweet cherries, Apples in fall

Calendar: M-F 9am- 5:30pm, Sat 9am-3pm, Sun – CLOSED

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Fruit Ridge Farm Market and U-Pick

Address: 9000 Fruit Ridge Ave., Sparta, MI

Phone: 887-7013

What You’ll Find: Cherries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Apples, Pumpkins, Activities for kids

Calendar: Call for hours, cherries ready mid June

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Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery

Address: 3142 4 Mile Rd, Grand Rapids MI 49525

Phone: 616-361-7180

What You’ll Find: Peaches, Apples, Pumpkins

Calendar: Apple Haus M-Sat 9am – 5:30pm Winery M- Sat. 10am- 5:30pm

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 Pumpkins

Fruit Ridge Farm Market and U-Pick

Address: 9000 Fruit Ridge Ave., Sparta, MI

Phone: 887-7013

What You’ll Find: Cherries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Apples, Pumpkins, Activities for kids

Calendar: Call for hours, cherries ready mid June

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Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery

Address: 3142 4 Mile Rd, Grand Rapids MI 49525

Phone: 616-361-7180

What You’ll Find: Peaches, Apples, Pumpkins

Calendar: Apple Haus M-Sat 9am – 5:30pm Winery M- Sat. 10am- 5:30pm

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Katie

Katie

Katie is a stay at home mother of two wonderful young kids, previous elementary teacher, and a dabbler in all things fun! As a native to the northeast area Katie and her family love enjoying all that GR has to offer. From biking, swimming and traveling to movies, theater and music Katie’s family is always on the go.

 

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