The Best West Michigan U-Pick Farms: Blueberry Picking, Strawberry Picking, Raspberry Picking & More

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Where & When to Go Fruit Picking Near Grand Rapids

Nothing beats a fresh-picked Michigan strawberry or a handful of plump blueberries straight from the bush.

Lucky for us, West Michigan is a major fruit belt, providing us with some of the tastiest natural treats in the nation.

Of course, you need to know when these goodies are ripe for fruit picking.

In general, West Michigan offers excellent strawberry picking in June. July brings us cherry picking, blueberry picking, and raspberry picking options, followed by peach picking in August.

We’ve also included a handy map to help you find the answer to your “fruit picking near me” search.

Organic U-Pick Farms

Some families going strawberry picking or blueberry picking prefer crops that are organic or as natural as possible.

To help you find nearby fruit picking locations with these farming practices, you’ll find that farms marked with an *asterisk in this guide may be a no-spray farm, a sustainable farm, or an organic fruit farm. Please call to confirm the details.

Now that we’re up to speed, here’s where you can go fruit picking and find that perfect filling for your favorite summer fruit pie!

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Tips Before You Go Fruit Picking

Call ahead (or check their Facebook page) for the most up-to-date information. Some places on our list are only open by reservation. Others may be out of a certain fruit already.

When you call, ask:

“How’s the picking?” 

All U-pick days are not created equal.  Aim for a day where the berry picking 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 bring 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 along berry picking, you always need to ask this one.

“How do we find you?” 

Oftentimes, the address listed by a farm is for the main farmhouse, office, or farm market rather than the berry picking field. It can be really hard for GPS to pinpoint a field of pick-your-own 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 home your fruit is common across West Michigan. Buckets, pails or baskets work well for blueberry picking and strawberry picking. Plastic sacks may damage fruit if they get too heavy – farms will often use these to line pails for berry picking, though, for transport home.

“May we sample as we pick?”

The answer to this varies from farm to farm. It’s courteous to ask at your destination and follow their wishes. Side note – you may want to limit your sampling while berry picking. These fruits aren’t washed and can cause an upset stomach.

Strawberry Picking

Strawberry picking season in West Michigan is in June.

Typically, berries ripen and are available to pick at Grand Rapids area fruit farms a week or two into June but that varies from year to year.

Check with the local strawberry patch farmers on this list for their specific opening details.

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Beard’s Produce
2751 140th Ave, Dorr MI 49323
616-896-8296

What You’ll Find: Strawberry picking and blueberry picking, as well as corn. They also have ready-picked berries and sweet corn at their fruit farm.
Bird Berry Farm
5256 Belding Rd, Belding, MI 48809
616-896-8296

What You’ll Find: Strawberry picking and blueberry picking. Ready-picked strawberries and blueberries as well.
DeLange’s Redberry Farm
5723 Port Sheldon St, Hudsonville, MI 49426
616-875-6026

What You’ll Find: U-pick and already picked strawberries and raspberries. Also farm fresh eggs, rhubarb, honey, pumpkins and apples.
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DK Orchards
18203 – 8th Ave, Conklin, MI 49403
616-899-5400

What You’ll Find: Strawberry picking, blueberry picking, and peaches for picking. Also apples.
Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm
3025 6 Mile Rd, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
616-784-0058

What You’ll Find: U-pick strawberries, sweet cherries, asparagus, apples and pumpkins.
Krupp Farms*
8025 Krupp Ave., Comstock Park, MI 49321
616-887-8271

What You’ll Find: U-Pick strawberries and raspberries. Asparagus, cut flowers, petting zoo, ice cream shoppe, group trips available.

Farming Practices:  While not a totally organic farm, we employ many ecologically friendly practices such as fertilizing our crops with fish, sugar, garlic and compost.
Morse Brothers
2901 6 Mile Rd, Comstock Park, MI 49321
616-784-4776

What You’ll Find: Already picked strawberries, and in fall, gourds & pumpkins.
Visser Farms*
7530 112th Ave, Holland, MI 49424
616-875-8559

What You’ll Find: U-pick strawberries, CSA program

Farming Practices:  Sustainable Farming. We are not an organic farm, but we strive to only use chemicals when the quality of the crop is threatened by pests or disease.

Blueberry Picking 

Blueberries are ready to be picked around West Michigan from mid-late July through early August. Blueberries are easy to pick yourself–it’s a good way to save a little money while making some fun memories.

Blueberries do freeze well–my kids love to snack on them frozen throughout the year. We stock our chest freezer in July and enjoy Michigan berries all year long.

If you’re planning to do the berry picking, check with the farm before heading over (on their Facebook page or give them a call) to see what picking is like for the day. During peak season they can get “picked out” before their normal closing times.

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Beard’s Produce
2751 140th Ave, Dorr MI 49323
616-896-8296

What You’ll Find: Strawberry picking and blueberry picking, as well as corn. They also ready-picked berries and sweet corn at their fruit farm.
Bird Berry Farm
5256 Belding Rd, Belding, MI 48809
616-896-8296

What You’ll Find: Strawberry picking and blueberry picking. Ready-picked strawberries and blueberries as well.
Bisacky Blueberry Farm
14650 Leonard Rd. Spring Lake, MI 49456
616-896-8296

What You’ll Find: U pick blueberry picking during July, August, and September. Call to confirm open hours.
Blok Orchard
6365 4 Mile Rd, Ada, MI 49301
616-676-1153

What You’ll Find: U-pick cherries, blueberries, and raspberries. Apples, peaches, and tomatoes.

Farming Practices: Sustainability, Locally Grown, Organic & Fresh
Blue Horizon Farms
4160 Hyde Park Rd, Muskegon, MI 49445
231-888-4747

What You’ll Find: U-pick area for blueberry picking and pre-picked blueberries available for purchase
Crossroads Blueberry Market
14315 Lake Michigan Dr, West Olive, MI 49460
616-842-2828

What You’ll Find: U-pick area for blueberry picking and pre-picked blueberries available for purchase
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Dee’s Lakeshore Farm
1672 S. 70th St., Fennville, MI 49408
269-227-3287

What You’ll Find: Blueberry picking- U-pick and We-pick blueberries and raspberries in season. Also Apples, Cherries, Corn, Honey, Peaches, Pumpkins, Squash, Strawberries.
DK Orchards
18203 – 8th Ave, Conklin, MI 49403
616-899-5400

What You’ll Find: Blueberry picking & strawberry picking in season. U-pick strawberries, blueberries and peaches. Also apples.
Earth First Farms Organic Growers*
3835 Pier Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
269-815-3370

What You’ll Find: Blue Crop and Jersey blueberries plus a farm store with organic cider vinegar, yogurt, honey, goat cheese, zucchini, tomatoes, herbs, melons and more.

Farming Practices:  Certified organic 
Forstner Blueberry Farm*
466 27th St, Allegan, MI 49010
269-673-3475

What You’ll Find: U-pick blueberries and ready picked blueberries

Farming Practices: limited use of chemical pesticides.
Gold Barn Blueberries
15985 Quincy Street, Holland, MI 49424
616-899-5400

What You’ll Find: U-pick and already picked blueberries.
Grange Fruit Farm
1900 13 Mile Rd, Rockford, MI 49341

What You’ll Find: Seasonal ready-picked and pick-your-own-fruit farm in West MI. Cherries, raspberries, peaches, plums, nectarines, blueberries, apples, pumpkins and more.
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Heritage Blueberries* – closed for 2020 to rejuvenate bushes.
12151 Stebbins Ave, Sparta, MI 49345
616-887-1452

What You’ll Find: U-pick and pre-picked blueberries. We provide berries, picking buckets, shoulder straps, sitting buckets, FREE water bottles, shade tents & picnic tables.

Farming Practices: Chemical-free
Jawor Brothers
7545 Heights Ravenna Road, Ravenna, MI 49451
231-760-4434

What You’ll Find: Fresh, frozen, and u-pick blueberries. Bakery and ice cream.
Lindberg’s Blueberries
14730 84th Ave Coopersville, MI 49404
616-677-3889

What You’ll Find: Ready picked and U-pick blueberries
North Ridge Berries
3555 20 Mile Rd, Kent City, MI 49330
616-675-5919

What You’ll Find: Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and currants. Buy at the stand, call in orders, or U-pick.
Palmer Blueberry Farm
4099 Dame Rd Whitehall, MI 49461
231- 893-4500

What You’ll Find: Blueberry picking in the u pick area. Ready picked blueberries available as well.
Pleasant Hill Farm*
5859 124th Ave, Fennville, MI 49408
269-561-2850

What You’ll Find: U-pick blueberries. Strawberries and peaches.

Farming Practices: Certified Organic Blueberries since 1977
Reenders Blueberry Farms
9981 W Olive Rd, West Olive, MI 49460
616-842-5238

What You’ll Find: U-pick blueberries. Please see Reenders Blueberry Farms employee before every U-Pick visit as locations can vary daily.
S. Kamphuis Blueberries
4140 148th Ave, Holland, MI 49424
616-399-9545

What You’ll Find: U-pick blueberries, pre-picked berries, and some fun farm stand finds.
Sandy Bottom Berries
11555 Sandy Bottom Road, Rockford, MI 49341
616-225-9376

What You’ll Find: U-pick blueberries, raspberries, and tart cherries. Also red, black, and white currants available.

Farming Practices: Sandy Bottom Berries practices Integrated Pest Management (IPM), a strategy for managing pests giving preference to those remedies with the fewest effects on the environment.
Ven Roy Blueberries
14564- 84th St. Ave., Coopersville, MI 49404
616-997-6482

What You’ll Find: U-pick blueberries
Woodland Enterprises Berry Farm
10821 Pierce Street, Zeeland, MI 49464
616-875-8853

What You’ll Find: U-pick and already picked blueberries

Cherry Picking  

Cherry picking season in Grand Rapids is early July (for sweet cherries) and late July (for tart cherries).

Picking your own cherries can be an involved task–sometimes requiring scaling a couple steps on a ladder. If heights aren’t your thing, you can opt for fresh pre-picked cherries instead.

As with most small farms, check with these cherry picking places (look on their Facebook page or give them a call) to see what is available to pick.

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Blok Orchard
6365 4 Mile Rd, Ada, MI 49301
616-676-1153

What You’ll Find: U-pick cherries, blueberries, and raspberries. Apples, peaches, and tomatoes.

Farming Practices: Sustainability, Locally Grown, Organic & Fresh
Crane Orchards
6054 124th Avenue, Fennville, MI 49408
269-561-8651

What You’ll Find: U-pick cherries, apples, peaches and pumpkins. Also corn maze, cow train and hayrides.
Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm
3025 6 Mile Rd, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
616-784-0058

What You’ll Find: U-pick strawberries, sweet cherry picking, asparagus, apples and pumpkins.
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Goodfellow Orchards
2565 12 Mile Rd, Sparta, MI 49345
616-887-0825

What You’ll Find: U-Pick and already picked sweet and tart cherries. Already picked apples.
Grange Fruit Farm
1900 13 Mile Rd, Rockford, MI 49341

What You’ll Find: Seasonal ready-picked and pick-your-own-fruit farm in West MI. Cherries, raspberries, peaches, plums, nectarines, blueberries, apples, pumpkins and more.
Klenk Orchards
3888 10 Mile Rd, Sparta, MI 49345
616-887-9631

What You’ll Find: Sweets for cherry picking are available at their U-Pick area and already picked sweet cherries can be purchased. They also have a picnic area.
Moelker Orchards
9265 Kenowa Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534
616-453-2585

What You’ll Find: U-Pick cherries, apples and pumpkins. Also peaches, pears, plums, seasonal vegetables, bakery and fall festivities.
Rasch Cherries
17647 40th Ave, Conklin, MI 49503
616-899-2611

What You’ll Find: U-Pick or pre-picked sweet and sour cherries, free pitting, bakery.
Sandy Bottom Berries
11555 Sandy Bottom Road, Rockford, MI 49341
616-225-9376

What You’ll Find: U-pick blueberries, raspberries, and tart cherries. Also red, black, and white currants available.

Farming Practices: Sandy Bottom Berries practices Integrated Pest Management (IPM), a strategy for managing pests giving preference to those remedies with the fewest effects on the environment.
Wells Orchards*
9009 Kenowa Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534
616-453-3927

What You’ll Find: U-pick cherries and pumpkins. Already picked apples and peaches. Also Jam and Salsa, Fruit Pies, and more.

Farming Practices: At Wells Orchards we use Integrated Pest Management (IPM).  Our goal is to spray as little as possible and still grow high-quality fruit.
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Raspberry Picking 

Raspberries are one of the few fruits I’ll happily let someone else pick for me! Raspberry picking in West Michigan typically starts in mid-July and runs through early-August.

Raspberry bushes tend to be pokey–bring gloves along to protect your hands from any irritation.

Many farms also offer pre-picked berries–just ask!

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Blok Orchard
6365 4 Mile Rd, Ada, MI 49301
616-676-1153

What You’ll Find: U-pick cherries, blueberries, and raspberries. Apples, peaches, and tomatoes.

Farming Practices: Sustainability, Locally Grown, Organic & Fresh
Dee’s Lakeshore Farm
1672 S. 70th St., Fennville, MI 49408
269-227-3287

What You’ll Find: Blueberry Picking and We-pick blueberries and raspberries in season. Also Apples, Cherries, Corn, Honey, Peaches, Pumpkins, Squash, Strawberries.
DeLange’s Redberry Farm
5723 Port Sheldon St, Hudsonville, MI 49426
616-875-6026

What You’ll Find: U-pick and already picked strawberries and raspberries. Also farm fresh eggs, rhubarb, honey, pumpkins and apples.
Grange Fruit Farm
1900 13 Mile Rd, Rockford, MI 49341

What You’ll Find: Seasonal ready-picked and pick-your-own-fruit farm in West MI. Cherries, raspberries, peaches, plums, nectarines, blueberries, apples, pumpkins and more.
Krupp Farms*
8025 Krupp Ave., Comstock Park, MI 49321
616-887-8271

What You’ll Find: Strawberry picking and u-pick raspberries. Asparagus, cut flowers, petting zoo, ice cream shoppe, group trips available.

Farming Practices:  While not a totally organic farm, we employ many ecologically friendly practices such as fertilizing our crops with fish, sugar, garlic and compost.
North Ridge Berries
3555 20 Mile Rd, Kent City, MI 49330
616-675-5919

What You’ll Find: Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and currants. Buy at the stand, call in orders, or U-pick.
Riverbend Berries
44 72nd Street, South Haven, MI 49090
269-350-9529

What You’ll Find: U-pick or fresh picked raspberries and blackberries. Also pears and chestnuts.
Sandy Bottom Berries
11555 Sandy Bottom Road, Rockford, MI 49341
616-225-9376

What You’ll Find: U-pick blueberries, raspberries, and tart cherries. Also red, black, and white currants available.

Farming Practices: Sandy Bottom Berries practices Integrated Pest Management (IPM), a strategy for managing pests giving preference to those remedies with the fewest effects on the environment.
Schwallier’s Country Basket
1185 9 Mile Road, Sparta, MI 49345
616-785-9856

What You’ll Find: U-pick and already picked raspberries, apples and pumpkins. Corn maze, play area, farm animals, wagon rides.

Farming Practices: Minimizes chemical and pesticide use.
Trapp’s Berry Farm
7820 Tiffany Avenue NE, Rockford, MI 49341
616-874-5935

What You’ll Find: U-pick and already picked raspberries. Also tomatoes, peaches, honey, flowers, beans and other fresh produce.

Peach Picking

Is there anything better than a freshly-picked, perfectly-ripe Michigan peach?! It’s one of life’s most delicious pleasures.

Peach picking in Grand Rapids starts mid-August and only runs a few weeks. Different peach varieties are ready at different times–so be sure to ask what types are available for U-pick.

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Blok Orchard
6365 4 Mile Rd, Ada, MI 49301
616-676-1153

What You’ll Find: U-pick cherries, blueberries, and raspberries. Apples, peaches, and tomatoes.

Farming Practices: Sustainability, Locally Grown, Organic & Fresh
Crane Orchards
6054 124th Avenue, Fennville, MI 49408
269-561-8651

What You’ll Find: U-pick cherries, apples, peaches and pumpkins. Also corn maze, cow train and hayrides.
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DK Orchards
18203 – 8th Ave, Conklin, MI 49403
616-899-5400

What You’ll Find: U-pick strawberries, blueberry picking and u pick peaches. Also apples.
Grange Fruit Farm
1900 13 Mile Rd, Rockford, MI 49341

What You’ll Find: Seasonal ready-picked and pick-your-own-fruit farm in West MI. Cherries, raspberries, peaches, plums, nectarines, blueberries, apples, pumpkins and more.

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4 thoughts on “The Best West Michigan U-Pick Farms: Blueberry Picking, Strawberry Picking, Raspberry Picking & More”

  1. Grange Fruit Farm is amazing for cherries, apples, raspberries, blueberries, and all kinds of peaches they are on 13 mile in Rockford

  2. Just wanted to follow up on Beards Produce. We do NOT have asparagus. We stopped selling it several years ago if you wanted to update! Thanks.

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