U-Pick Strawberries: 11 West Michigan Farms with Perfect Strawberry Picking

UPick-Strawberries-Ed-Dunneback-Hunt-summer

Summer U-Pick Fruit Season Kicks Off With Strawberries

When the school year begins to wind up and summer beckons, fruit picking season is approaching.

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.

Finding a place to get U-pick 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

Grand Rapids Public Museum

Explore the wild world of fashion in the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s new original exhibit, Fashion + Nature.

Journey through interactive experiences and explore the fascinating, stunning, and beautiful ways nature has influenced fashion. Included with admission!

Grand Rapids Public Museum Fashion in Nature

And of course, kids love it, too. 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!

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.

Where to Find U-Pick Strawberries

Strawberry picking season in West Michigan 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.

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

Beard’s Produce

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

About U Pick Strawberries Here:
U-Pick Strawberry Season will begin Saturday, June 11th, 2022 at Beard’s.
Families love the big, delicious berries at this well-organized farm.
U-pick 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 U Pick Strawberries Here:
Opening day for this strawberry farm will be between June 12-15. Watch their Facebook page for details.

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.

Brooks Berry Patch

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

About U Pick Strawberries Here:
There are new owners at this strawberry patch this year.
See daily updates on their Facebook page; they hope to open up u-pick strawberries as the berries ripen.

Crisp Country Acres

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

About U Pick Strawberries Here:
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. 

Crisp Country Acres

DeLange’s Redberry Farm

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

About U Pick Strawberries Here:
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.

DeLange’s Redberry Farm U -pick strawberries
DeLange’s Redberry Farm

Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm

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

About U Pick Strawberries Here:
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.

U-pick strawberries will start on Monday, June 13, 2022
DO NOT JUST SHOW UP – please sign up for a time slot for all 2022 u-pick strawberries.

-Minimum picking will be a 4-quart bucket. Cost $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
-Please limit your group size and have one adult for every 2 children.

ed dunneback u pick strawberries 1
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 U Pick Strawberries Here:
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.

Hanulcik Farm Market & Orchard u-pick strawberries

Krupp Farms*

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

About U Pick Strawberries Here:
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.

UPick Berries starting Monday, June 13, 2022
UPick hours are Monday- Sat 7AM-Noon CLOSED SUNDAYS
$2.25/lb Containers are provided
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 U Pick Strawberries Here:
Already picked strawberries, and in fall, gourds & pumpkins.

Veenstra Family Strawberry Farm

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

About U Pick Strawberries Here:
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 U Pick Strawberries Here:
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.

U-Pick Strawberries are now open for 2022.
Fill a 4-quart bucket like this for $18! It might be a short season this year – call before heading out to pick.
They take card, cash, check or venmo.

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.

strawberry picking
@grkids 🍓 Strawberries are ready! Best picking in West Michigan – mid-June to early July #upickstrawberries #localfood #westmichigan #grandrapids #mittenstate ♬ Sunny Day – Ted Fresco

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.

Map of Strawberry Picking

find u-pick strawberries near me

What to Do With the Strawberries You Picked

Of course, there’s nothing quite like eating strawberries fresh off the vine. No extra sugar needed!

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.

More in Grand Rapids

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *