It is summer and the perfect time to go out and pick your own fruits and vegetables. We have gathered information about all the metro Detroit u-pick farms. Our handy guide will help you find the answer to your question: Where can I find u-pick farms near me?
Fruits and Veggies by Season
Michigan fruit and vegetable farms usually start in May and some run until November. Summer berries are typically available from June through September. The best time to pick raspberries is from July until October. While the strawberry season is in June. Blueberries are generally available from the end of July until the end of August. And finally, blackberry season is from early June until the end of July.
There is nothing like a fresh tomato on your salad or sandwich. They are typically available throughout August as well as September. And even though watermelon is thought to be a summer crop, they don’t come ripe until August in Michigan.
Typical fall fruits and veggies can be available as early as August and continue until October. If you are looking for pumpkins, then you will be able to find them in September through October. Sweet Corn is usually in season from early August until late September.
Macomb County U-Pick Farms
U-Pick Farms in Armada
17985 Armada Center Road, Armada
Blake’s Farms has enough to do to fill an entire day. Along with a hay ride into the U-Pick apple orchard, Blakes also offers a fun land, a farm store and bakery, and a tasting room. Kids of all ages will love the Funland, which is dozens of activities spread out over acres of land. A petting zoo, along with animal feed for purchase, a giant blob trampoline, carnival-type attractions such as a black hole space tunnel, along with haunted houses and hayrides in autumn are only a few. Blake’s also offers a tasting room, which is a full, family friendly restaurant featuring brewed on-site craft hard ciders and beers.
Blake’s Big Apple
71485 North Ave., Armada
Blake’s Big Apple opens in June, kicking off with their U-Pick strawberry farm. In the fall, they take Halloween seriously, with a Zombie Paintball Experience, and a three story haunted barn. During the day, visitors can visit their store for traditional cider, donuts, caramel apples, fudge, and more.
Romeo U-Pick Farms
Stony Creek Orchard and Cider Mill
2961 W. 32 Mile, Romeo
Stony Creek Orchard and Cider Mill has created an experience for visitors that feels like a trip back in time to a quaint farm, instead of a modern cider mill. In addition to antique farm equipment set out on the property that are perfect for picture taking, Stony Creek’s Salesroom carries cider, donuts, relishes, fruit butters, sauces, and more.
Hy’s Cider Mill
6350 37 Mile Road, Romeo
Hy’s Cider Mill opened in the early 1900’s, and has been run by the same family since its inception. Along with 13 apple varieties in its orchard, Hy’s also has a farm store where their apples can be bought by the bushel, and cider and donuts can be enjoyed before or after apple picking.
U-Pick Farms in Washington Township
Miller’s Big Red Greenhouses and Cider Mill
4900 32 Mile Road, Washington Township
Miller’s Big Red has the distinction of being the oldest orchard in Michigan, with U-Pick apples, strawberries, pumpkins, and raspberries. A corn maze, pony rides, a rock wall, petting zoo, in addition to a traditional cider mill round out the fun.
63260 Van Dyke Road, Washington Township
Currently Verellen Orchards is not currently operating apple orchards, but they do stand out as a provider of U-Pick strawberries and cherries.
65075 Van Dyke, Washington Township
Alongside U-Pick apples, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, vegetables, and pumpkins, Westview also boasts 3 stunning sunflower fields. Visitors are able to take photographs, purchase, or take a yoga class amongst the flowers. The Loft Barn Winery is a beautiful wine bar perfect for relaxing or events.
Oakland County You Pick Farms
Commerce Township Farm
Long Family Orchard, Farm and Cider Mill
1540 East Commerce Rd, Commerce
Not just an apple orchard, Long’s also offers asparagus, peas, sweet corn, assorted garden vegetables, and pumpkins. Families will love their Fun Zone, which features jumping pillows, a corn maze, goat farm, straw tunnel, several play structures, and more.
Organic U-Pick Farm in Leonard
Beckwith’s Berries & Blooms – ORGANIC
2230 Rochester Road, Leonard, MI 48367
Ortonville U-Pick Berry Farm
Middleton Berry Farm
4790 Oakwood Rd, Ortonville, MI 48462
This farm is as much environmental conservancy as it is a U-Pick locale. Situated on 40 acres, only 5 are cultivated, with the rest left natural and protected. Visitors can harvest strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, pumpkins and flowers. This farm is cash only.
U-Pick Fruit and Vegetable in South Lyon
Erwin Orchards and Cider Mill
61475 Silver Lake Road, South Lyon
Erwin Orchards offers seasonal u-pick asparagus, sweet cherries, red & yellow raspberries, apples and also pumpkins. In addition, Erwin’s offers a corn maze, wagon rides, petting zoo, and fun attractions such as paintball and a sunflower garden.
Wayne County U-Pick Farms
U-Pick Farm in Detroit
Core Orchards Detroit
2610 Lenox Detroit, MI 48215
Core Orchards is an 11 acre orchard on the east side of Detroit. With a mission to supply fresh fruit to its surrounding neighborhoods, visiting Core Orchards is both a fun day and an opportunity to give back.
U-Pick Blueberry Farm in Huron Township
Blueville Acres Blueberry Farm
38093 Judd Road, Huron Township, MI 48111
Blueville Acres is a no frills, straight to the point endeavor focusing on their expertise – top notch, always organic, blueberries.
U-Pick Farm in New Boston
Apple Charlie’s Orchards
38035 S Huron Rd, New Boston, MI 48164
Apple Charlie’s is a great option for small kids as their orchard is comprised of dwarf trees, along with hay rides, a pond, animals, and a large assortment of apple and cider related treats.
U-Pick Farm in Northville
9252 Currie Rd, Northville, MI 48167
For those who prefer a smaller, less crowded experience, Obstbaum Orchards fits the bill. Along with apples, Obstbaum offers crafts, pumpkins, cider, donuts, and a picnic area perfect for a long, relaxed visit.
U-Pick Farm in Romulus
Bird’s Big Punk’ns
16750 Hannan, Romulus, MI 48174
As the name suggests, this farm is serious about pumpkins. U-Pick raspberries are available as well as corn stalks, baled hay, and other fall decorative pieces for purchase.
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Petting Farms and Zoos
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Our Favorite Cider Mills
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