Local Guide To U-Pick Strawberries

The strawberry season has arrived, marking the beginning of the glorious summer bounty that will roll out in the coming weeks. If you haven't gotten your share of the sweet, ruby red gems yet, you might want to do it pretty fast. The normally fleeting season for strawberries is forecasted by local farmers to be even shorter than ever (like a couple of weeks, depending on the weather).

Luckily, there is no shortage of fields to pick the plump berries around Southwest Michigan. We've put together an exhaustive list of local U-pick farms, but -- pro tip -- we strongly recommend checking their social media pages or websites, or giving them a call before heading out to check current conditions.

Now let's stock up before these delicious beauties are gone.

Beard's Produce | Dorr

2751 140th Ave | $ TBD | call ahead for hours

Bixby Farms | Berrien Springs

5745 Pokagon Rd | $1.50 per pound | Open daily as of June 14

Earth First Farms | Berrien Center

8335 Smith Rd| | $2.50 per pound| 10 am-6 pm Fri-Sun | BYO container or buy one

Frank Farms | Berrien Center

8249 Deans Hill Rd | call for prices | 8 am-6 pm daily

Lehman's Orchards | Niles

2280 Portage Rd | call ahead for hours & prices | U-pick ready around June 15

Mandigo Farms | Paw Paw

61077 41st St| $1.85 per pound | U-pick ready around June 12-13

Scherer's U-Pick | St Joseph & Dowagiac

5118 Hollywood Rd (St Joe location) & 59119 Champlain Rd (Dowagiac location)| $1.40 per pound | 8 am-5 pm daily

Soil Friends Farm | Galesburg

1701 N 33rd St | call ahead for hours & prices

Stover's Farm Market & U-Pic | Berrien Springs

7837 M 139| $1.45 per pound | Hours: 9 am-5:30 pm daily | U-pick date TBD

Visser Farms | Holland

7200 112th Ave | $1.95 per pound| U-pick date TBD

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