Years ago I used to pick my own raspberries at Makielski Raspberry Farm in Pittsfield Township. Other than a few bushes at Wasem, I did not know of other raspberry farms until this summer. There are a few u-pick raspberry farms near Ann Arbor.
Ann Arbor Raspberry Picking Options
There are no raspberry picking options in Ann Arbor itself. However, there are several nearby options.
Berry Hill Farm
Berry Hill Farm in Chelsea offers both summer and fall raspberries. Black Raspberries are available typically beginning in mid-July. The Fall season starts in mid-August and includes both red raspberries and blackberries. Picking typically runs into October.
Berry Hill Farm is in Chelsea at 12835 N Territorial Rd.
Wasem Fruit Farm
Wasem Fruit Farm in Milan offers u-pick fall raspberries. We have picked them at the same time as apples in the past.
Be sure to check out our 6 tips for Apple Picking at Wasem Fruit Farm and plan to pick apples at the same time.
Wasem Fruit Farm’s address is 6580 Judd Rd, Milan. The most up to date information on the summer season can be found on their Facebook page.
Erwin Orchards & Cider Mill
Erwin Orchards offers a u-pick raspberry patch with both yellow and red raspberries available. The raspberry patch typically opens in late July or early August with the season extending until the first frost. They provide containers for picking. They only accept cash or check.
Erwin Orchards is in South Lyon. Their address is 61475 Silver Lake Rd, South Lyon. The Cider Mill entrance is on Silver Lake Rd. However, the u-pick driveway is on Pontiac Trail south of CVS.
Spicer Orchards in Fenton offers u-pick raspberries – both summer and fall raspberries. With both summer and fall raspberries, you can typically pick from early July into October.
In the past, we have picked cherries, apples and blueberries at Spicer Orchards.
Raspberry Picking Tips
The raspberry season is long with both summer and fall raspberries. You can typically pick at the same time as cherries, blueberries, or apples.
What to Bring:
- Bug Spray
- Dress for the weather – but consider long pants to protect against bugs even when it is warm
- Water – make sure to stay hydrated
- Bring a container just in case. Some farms supply free containers, others charge for containers, and others require you to bring your own
- Cash. Some farms are cash/check only while others take credit cards. Be sure to check with the farm you are visiting.