Berry picking is a fun, outdoor adventure for children of all ages! Strawberries are the first berry to ripen (typically in June) and the farms are gearing up for many visitors eager to pick their own berries to take home! I still remember picking strawberries with my Grandmother as a little girl, as we search underneath the low-lying plants and filled our own baskets. We loved to eat them in a bowl, sliced, sprinkled with sugar, and a dollop of whipped cream! Make sure to dress your kids in comfortable clothing, lather on the sunscreen, and head to a local berry-picking farm!
Rowe’s Produce Farm: 10570 Martz Rd., Yspilanti, MI
Hours of Operation: Every Day 7 AM to 8 PM (weather and ripe berries permitting)
They provide the trays for the berries, and you are allowed to drive right up to the fields for picking. Dogs are not permitted. Cash and credit cards are accepted.
Dexter Blueberry Farm: 11024 Beach Rd., Dexter, MI
Hours of Operation: Expected to be open around mid-July; Monday – Saturday 8 AM to 7:30 PM; Sundays 12 PM to 6 PM
They have been cultivating their farm for over fifty years and welcome those that come to pick berries each Summer. The berries are $1.75/lb.
Makielski Berry Farm: 7130 Platt Rd., Ypsilanti, MI
Hours of Operation: Expected to be open around mid-July: Tuesdays – Sunday 8 AM to 8 PM
With no admission fee, free parking, and acres of land for you to explore and pick blueberries, this is a wonderful spot to take your kids!