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Ann Arbor Strawberry Picking

Family Fun at these Great Ann Arbor U-Pick Strawberry Farms

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We have updated our list for the 2022 Ann Arbor U-Pick Strawberry Season and continue to update as we see updates from farms on current conditions. Be sure to check with each farm before heading out as conditions can change throughout the season. Sometimes they need to take a day or two off to let berries ripen,

Ann Arbor Strawberry Picking

Strawberry picking is a great activity with kids. The bushes are low to the ground. It is also pretty easy for young kids to tell when the berries are ripe.


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We have picked strawberries many times at Rowe’s Produce Farm in Ypsilanti starting when my daughter was 3. When she was in kindergarten, she declared strawberry picking more fun than recess.

It has been years since we went strawberry picking. We should try to go again this year. Slow Farm in Whitmore Lake and Honey Bee U-Pick from Tantre Farm are two newer strawberry picking locations that offer organic, or no-spray berries.


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Strawberries at Spicer Orchards

About Spicer Orchards

Spicer Orchards is a large orchard in Fenton that offers a wide variety of u-pick fruits as well as sunflowers, a corn maze, and even Santa. They are one of the only orchards offering u-pick cherries with both sweet and tart cherries. It is always fun to watch their pitting machine go to work on…

Crops: Strawberries Blueberries Raspberries Pumpkins Cherries Peaches Apples Pears Sunflowers

Activities: Wagon/Hay Rides Animals Play Area Fall Activities Winter Holiday Activities

Food: Cider, Donuts, Ice Cream, Sandwiches, Other Meals, Winery, Alcoholic Beverages

Market Products: Fresh Produce, Jams & Jellies, Unpopped Popcorn, Baked Items, Other Grocery Items

Location

Spicer Orchards Farm Market, Cider Mill, Fudge, Bakery, 10411 Clyde Road, Fenton, MI, USA

Farm Hours

Summer: First wagon at 8a.
After Labor Day First Wagon at 9a
Last wagon goes out at 5:30p, returns around 6:15p
Market closes at 7p


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Strawberries at Honey Bee U-Pick

About Honey Bee U-Pick

Honey Bee U-Pick is Tantre Farm’s U-Pick site. They first opened in 2021 with strawberries followed by both fall & summer raspberries. They hope to also have pumpkins in 2022. The Honey Bee U-Pick property is a work in progress. Tantre Farms uses natural growing practices. Their berries are not treated with chemicals or pesticides….

Crops: Strawberries Raspberries Pumpkins

Activities:

Food:

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Limited Spray

Location

Honey Bee U-Pick patch – Tantre Farm, Scio Church Road, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Farm Hours

8a-4p Saturdays/Sundays
Maybe a couple days during the week - They need staff. Let them know if you are interested.


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Strawberries at Slow Farm

About Slow Farm

Slow Farm is a certified organic farm that offers U-Pick on select produce. They also have a diversified farm with many different crops. Crops are available as both u-pick and at their farm stand. Slow Farm grows mostly heirloom or Slow Food Ark of Taste varieties, many from locally grown seeds. Their biggest u-pick crop…

Crops: Asparagus Strawberries

Activities:

Food:

Market Products: Fresh Produce

Organic Farm

Location

Slow Farm, 4700 Whitmore Lake Road, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Farm Hours

Varies by picking conditions.
Farmstand is staffed Wednesday-Sunday 9a-3p and self-serve daily dawn to dusk
9a-3p for Strawberry season starting June 10 Wednesday-Sunday


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Strawberries at Rowe’s Produce Farm

About Rowe’s Produce Farm

Rowe’s Produce Farm in Belleville offers u-pick strawberries and peas. They also operate a farm market starting in July when their corn is available. They provide free picking containers for strawberries. For peas, they have containers you can use for a refundable deposit.

Crops: Strawberries Peas

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Location

Farm Hours

Mondays-Fridays: 8a-8p (last entry at 7:30p)
Saturdays & Sundays: 7a-7p (last entry at 6:30p)

They may close early or open late based on weather conditions or to allow berries to ripen.


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Strawberry Picking Tips

After strawberry picking a few times, we have a few tips to share for newbies.

What to bring:

  • Make sure to wear sunscreen
  • A hat is also a great idea
  • Long pants or tall socks/boots are a great idea
  • Wear closed toe shoes or boots – not flip-flops or sandals
  • Bring water bottles – for hydration and to rinse a few berries for sampling
  • Insect repellent – we never had an issue with mosquitos at Rowe’s but I like to be prepared – especially with a bad tick season
  • Cash – Not all farms take credit. Some will take cash only, others have card readers but they may be unreliable in the field.

When to Pick:

  • Weekends are very crowded – At Rowe’s we once waited over an hour in our car to go through checkout on a Saturday.
  • Pick on a weekday
  • Mornings are cooler – and may be less crowded
  • Watch the farm update pages for updates on picking conditions. It is best to pick at peak season, although they may be more crowded.

Do you have any other tips to share?


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Strawberry Recipes

I love having fresh berries around the house. In addition to eating the berries, I typically make strawberry jam. My husband loves Strawberry Pie. Plus, check out our recipes that use fresh strawberries:

Do you have a favorite Strawberry Recipe to share? Add a link in the comments.


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Farmers Markets

.Don’t have time to pick your own strawberries? Many of the u-pick fields are at local farmers markets selling their strawberries.

Fruits & Vegetables on market table

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