UPick Strawberries: 11 West Michigan Farms with the Best Strawberry Picking

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Summer Starts with UPick Strawberries

In West Michigan, summertime fruit picking kicks off with strawberries.

Raising my kids in West Michigan, surrounded by so many amazing farms, finding the best places for u-pick fruit is a given.

Want to extend the fun? Make it a road trip and head to one of southwest Michigan’s upick strawberry farms.

Finding a place to get Upick strawberries is at the top of our list in the summer, along with our many other fun summer activities.

Kids finding U-Pick Strawberries at Ed Dunneback Farm

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Where to Find UPick Strawberries

Michigan strawberry picking season is in early to mid-June through early July in some places. The season can be short depending on weather conditions and the type of strawberries the farms have planted.

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.

Other area farms offer strawberries for sale at their stands, but these are the spots where you can pick your own.

It’s cheaper, and you can have all the control over which berries you pick and pay for.

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

We are updating this article as we get information from farmers on their 2023 upick strawberries seasons. If you see 2022 info on here, it’s because we do not have 2023 dates yet.

Beard’s Produce

2751 140th Ave, Dorr MI 49323
616-896-8296

About UPick Strawberries Here:
Opening date: June 7, 2023 but it’s sporadic so call before you go: 616-896-8296.

The driveway entrance will be off 27th street, between 140th and 142nd. This is not our main farm entrance. Watch for signs.

CASH or check only. (No $ apps and NO cards accepted)
$2.50 per pound for Upick. Return last year’s boxes to avoid the $1 box charge.

Check their social media for updates.
Families love the big, delicious berries at this well-organized farm. Upick strawberries, blueberries, and corn are available.

Already picked berries and sweet corn available as well.

Bird Berry Farm

5256 Belding Rd, Belding, MI 48809
616-794-5041

About UPick Strawberries Here:
Opening date: June 12, 2023. Please call ahead , before traveling, to check on the strawberry status (616) 794-5041.

Get amazing strawberries and blueberries at Bird Berry Farm.

This farm is great for kids with great pricing.

Ready-picked strawberries and blueberries as well.

$2.10 per pound

Brooks Berry Patch

6250 S Warner Ave Fremont, MI 49412
(231) 335-7072

About UPick Strawberries Here:
Opening date: June 6, 2023. They are posting on social media daily as their berries ripen/get picked out.

Some pre-picked strawberries may be available. See daily updates on their Facebook page.

$3/pound. Cash only.

Crisp Country Acres

5888 120th Ave, Holland, MI 49424
(616) 399-3169

About UPick Strawberries Here:
Opening date: Perhaps the week of June 12, 2023

Make sure you check their Facebook or Instagram account for updates before you come.
The U-Pick field is open Monday – Friday, 8 am – 6 pm & Saturday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Stop by the farm store when you arrive to get directions.  You are welcome to bring your own containers along to pick into.  We will need to weigh the containers before you start picking. 

UPick Strawberries - Crisp Country Acres

DeLange’s Redberry Farm

5723 Port Sheldon St, Hudsonville, MI 49426
616-875-6026

About UPick Strawberries Here:
Opening date: June 12, 2023. Check Facebook for picking updates in case of field closures.

DeLange’s Redberry Farm is a family favorite.

The U-pick strawberries are plentiful and easy to pick.

U-pick strawberries are located down the road from their store. U-pick raspberries are also available.

Stop by the store for farm-fresh eggs, rhubarb, honey, pumpkins, and apples as well as pre-picked berries.

$3.25 per pound and you need a DeLange’s u-pick box for picking in the field (bring one from years past or buy a new one for $1.)

DeLange’s Redberry Farm U -pick strawberries
Michigan Strawberry Picking - DeLange’s Redberry Farm

Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm

3025 6 Mile Rd, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
616-784-0058

About UPick Strawberries Here:
Opening date: June 15 or 16, 2023, depending on the weather.
Call the Strawberry Hotline (616) 784-2820 to get upick updates and conditions. Sign up for a strawberry picking time slot on their website.

Ed Dunneback & Girls is more than just u-pick strawberries… it’s a destination.
Fantastic fruit, market, activities, special events and more. In addition to strawberries, there are also u-pick sweet cherries, asparagus, apples, and pumpkins.

-Minimum picking will be a 4-quart bucket (6 lbs) for $16
-You must pick in their buckets but may transfer to your own container after checking out or purchase one of their boxes for $1.00

UPick Strawberries - Ed Dunneback and Girls
Reserve a Spot for Ed Dunneback U-pick Strawberries

Hanulcik Farm Market & Orchard

1425 N. State Rd (M-66), Ionia MI 48846
 (616) 527-3630

About UPick Strawberries Here:
Opening date: June 12, 2023. Call ahead (616) 527-3630 for updates and to check pick-your-own conditions before you come out.

With their many varieties of strawberries, Hanulcik will have both fresh-picked berries at the market AND pick your own strawberries.
They should have strawberries from mid-June into July.

$2.10 per pound

Hanulcik Farm Market & Orchard upick strawberries

Krupp Farms*

8025 Krupp Ave., Comstock Park, MI 49321
616-887-8271

About UPick Strawberries Here:
Opening date: June 12, 2023

It’s so easy to pick strawberries at Krupp Farms. Everything is well marked with a friendly staff. All at a great price for some fresh, delicious berries and a great picking experience.

Along with u-pick strawberries and raspberries, you’ll also find asparagus, cut flowers, a petting zoo, and an ice cream shop.

2023 UPick Info:
U-pick starts on June 12, 2023
U-pick hours Monday thru Saturday 7am until Noon based on availability.
Please call for afternoon availability
$2.25 per pound, containers provided.
Pls. Limit 2 children per adult.
*All based on weather/availability
*They do not take orders over Facebook or messenger! Please call! Thank you!!
No appointment needed but check their social media before heading out, as they will close strawberry picking when the fields are empty.
CASH, CHECK, CREDIT CARDS (4%SERVICE FEE) AND EBT

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

About UPick Strawberries Here:
Opening date: TBD for 2023.
Already picked strawberries, and in fall, gourds & pumpkins.

Veenstra Family Strawberry Farm

8515 S 200th Ave, Holton, MI 49425
231-821-0182

About UPick Strawberries Here:
Opening Date: June 10, 2023
The strawberry fields will be open for the first picking on Saturday, June 10.

We will be open for you-pick from 8am until noon, unless the fields are filled up and picked over sooner (which may cause us to close before noon , so please call before coming out.) 231.821.0182

You pick strawberries will be $2.10 a pound.

U-Pick Strawberries at a small family strawberry patch. Call for updates or check their Facebook page.
*Please remember to bring containers to take your berries home in.

Visser Farms*

7200 112th Ave, Holland, MI 49424
616-875-8559

About UPick Strawberries Here:
Opening date: June 8, 2023
Picking is fast and easy at Visser Farms. The berries are large, plentiful and delicious. Find them throughout west Michigan at various farmer’s markets – and they have a CSA program.

2023 Season Info:
Upick Strawberry Season is here! They opened at 1pm on June 8 (Thursday) and hope to be open Monday – Friday 8a-8p, Saturday 8a-12p. Please check our Social Media pages or call our voicemail for updates.

We accept cash, check, card or Venmo at the Berry Shack.
Berries are $3.25/ lb this year. However, you’ll still have to use our containers to pick in for food safety reasons. Picked berries are $7/ quart. At this time, we aren’t offering any bulk discounts.

Thanks for being patient with us as the berries ripened, we look forward to seeing you out at the berry shack!
One thing to note, there is a lot of irrigation pipe in our fields, please follow the signs in our fields, do not run over any pipe you see.

June 13, 2022 – Horse Drawn Wagon Rides & Strawberries!
Come to the Berry Shack on June 13 for strawberry picking and wagon rides! We’ll have a team of horses and a wagon taking rides around our fields. We’ll go from 11am-3pmish. The picking should be great, and wagon rides will be icing on the cake

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.

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Strawberry Picking Tips

Pro Tips for Strawberry Picking

It’s a good idea to call ahead or visit the farm’s Facebook page before you head out to pick strawberries. Some places are only open by reservation.

When you call, ask:
“Are you picking today? When are you offering U-Pick?” 
Not all U-pick days are 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 may not have the ability to accept credit cards.

“Is there a restroom?”
It’s a good idea to know the status of the facilities, especially if you’re bringing kids along.

“How do we find you?” 
Often, the address listed by a farm is for the main farmhouse, 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 when you call.

“What do we need to bring?” 
Bringing your own containers to transport your fruit home is common across West Michigan.

What to Do With the Strawberries You Picked

We always make sure to pick extra to enjoy on the car ride home, and as soon as we get back, it’s time for strawberry shortcake!

But if you come home with 17 pounds of strawberries like my family often does, you’ll need some more options.

Here are some of my favorite ways to use all those fresh-picked strawberries.

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