Strawberry Picking Minnesota – Strawberries! Little vibrant red bites of deliciousness, that give everyone the nostalgic taste of summer. Well known for pairing superbly with lashings of cream, strawberries are also heroes of the fruit world as they provide vitamins, fiber, and particularly high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols. Strawberries are a scrumptious and versatile sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, low-calorie snack.
Strawberry picking season in Minnesota is approximately middle of June to the beginning of July, although of course, as with any fruit, weather plays an important role in when these little gems will be ready for you to collect.
As always, check with the individual farm before you visit. So, lets take a look at the Best Places for Strawberry Picking in Minnesota.
Berry Hill Farm
6510 185th Ave NW, Anoka, MN 55303
At Berry Hill Farm they pride themselves on growing top quality strawberries, as well as other delicious produce, for you to go and select and pick.
“Here at the Berry Hill Farm we have strawberries, raspberries, and rhubarb during the summer season. Tentative schedule for strawberries is from approximately middle of June to the beginning of July. Raspberries are typically in season from early July to the middle of July. Rhubarb is ready to be picked around mid-May, but we will also pick through the strawberry season. Please remember that these dates are approximate.
Berry Hill fields are open during the spring and summer seasons so you can pick your own fresh strawberries. Middle of June typically marks the beginning of berry season but weather dictates actual dates.
Here’s an idea, instead of picking up your berries at the grocery store or farmer’s market, how about picking them from the patch yourself or with your family? One of the best ways to enjoy fresh summer produce is to pick-your-own – simply pay for the cost of your pick and enjoy the season’s best fruits. We accept cash or check.”
Pine Tree Orchard Strawberry Field
450 Apple Orchard Rd, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
At Pine Tree Apple Orchard, they are committed to growing and providing the highest quality fruit in a sustainable environment. Caring for the environment is such an important and emotive subject these days, it is so important that we do our bit and support the farms that consider sustainability.
“If you are looking for fresh, locally grown apples and strawberries you have come to the right place! Strawberry Season is mid-June to early July
Our patch is the place to pick for families and friends. We provide boxes for you at no charge. Always call ahead to find out if conditions are right for picking and our updated hours.”
Miracle Strawberry Farm
60687 T-41, Dodge Center, MN 55927
There is a fascinating and heart warming story behind the start of Miracle Strawberry Farm, be sure to check it out on the farms website. This background is what inspires the owners of Miracle Strawberry Farm to grow good healthy food for you to pick.
“It is fun to watch what God can do with sun, water, seed and soil! We are very particular about what we eat and want to be just as particular with the food we grow for you! Our produce is as naturally grown as we are able to produce healthy, delicious strawberries for your enjoyment! Unlike most growers, we do not spray our strawberry fields with herbicides”.
“We currently grow three varieties of June bearing strawberries in our 2.7 acres of strawberry fields.”
The Berry Patch
10456 192nd St N, Forest Lake, MN 55025
At The Berry Patch they are passionate about growing top quality and delicious prodce for you and your family to pick!
“The Berry Patch is one of the oldest fruit growing operations in the east Metro area. From Mid-June to Mid-August, we provide our customers with pick-your-own strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. We pride ourselves on offering high quality fruit in a family friendly setting.
Our farm is a great destination for a family outing. We welcome well-supervised children to our fields as we want them to see how food is produced and experience the joy of berry picking. Sampling in the field is permitted, too!
Picking varies with the weather. Strawberries are typically available for a three to four week period from mid-June to early July. Raspberries typically start around the 4th of July and run through the end of July, and blueberries start in mid-July and typically end in mid-August”
Rod’s Berry Farm
28624 Zodiac St NE, North Branch, MN 55056
At the award winning Rod’s Berry Farm they are committed to providing fresh high quality berries to the local community and beyond.
“Our goal is to provide quality strawberries and blueberries in a family friendly environment. Our family and team of helpers stress fun and safety while helping you enjoy the wonderful bounty of Rod’s Berry Farm.
The Elmstrand’s were awarded the Minnesota River Friendly Farmer Award in 1995 recognizing excellent stewardship of the land through utilizing tree wind breaks, erosion control practices, and integrated pest management practices in cooperation with the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. This means we work hard at growing a crop of nutritious and delicious fruit while utilizing the best growing practices with a minimum use of pesticides.”
12951 105th St SW, Raymond, MN 56282
Brouwer Berries is a family run farm, that has been operating since 1998. The owners are as passionate about teaching the next generation about growing fresh produce as they are about providing their berries to the local community.
“Sweetness comes from sunshine, so watch the weather. A few days of sun, and all our berries are sweet. A few days of clouds and rain, and their taste is more tart.
For size, we grow 11 kinds, and they are different shapes and sizes. The first picking is the king, which is the largest, but there aren’t as many of them. After that comes the queen and her court, which grow in good clusters. We always give you the best row that is available when you arrive, but that can change by the hour and day. ”
Otter Berry Farm
38132 470th Ave, New York Mills, MN 56567
At Otter Berry Farm you can enjoy a day out for all the family, with so much to do and get involved with during the summer season.
“We are a 4th generation family farm; dedicated to growing high quality, local food, while helping create life long memories for you and your family.
We are a family-friendly u-pick farm & corn maze in the heart of Lakes Country. Located just a few miles SE of Perham, our convenient location is perfect for spending a day with family. In the summer we offer straw mulched fields, picnic area, playground, wagon rides & farm animals. Picking containers are provided. Our strawberries ripen Mid-June, raspberries in late August, pumpkins, squash & our GPS capable corn maze is open weekends in September and October. With over 8 acres of fall fun and 50+ varieties of pumpkins and squash, you can’t go wrong.
During strawberry season, we offer handicap accessible, straw mulched rows. A picnic area, FREE farm animal area and a playground for the kids. The strawberries are plentiful and easy picking! Our strawberry season normally runs from about June 18th to around July 10th, depending on weather.”
Firefly Berries – Strawberry Picking Minnesota
5542 23rd St NE, Rochester, MN 55906
Firefly Berries is a family run farm that grows delicious organic fruit for you and your family to pick.
“We believe very strongly in not only providing quality fruit, but also taking care of the soil and the planet. Because of this we do not spray any chemicals anywhere on our farm. We are not certified organic, but we grow in an organic and sustainable manner– using cover crops, crop rotation, green manure and natural compost to keep the soil healthy.
Strawberries are the most popular fruit we grow, and they are available as both we pick and you pick.
We currently grow two varieties of June-bearing strawberries. What is a June-bearing strawberry you may ask? It is a strawberry that produces one heavy crop of strawberries throughout the year, and that crop is produced during a 2-3 week period in June. This is in contrast to “everbearing” strawberries, which produce smaller crops throughout the growing season. The climate in Minnesota is most ideal for the June-bearing varieties, so that is what we choose to grow.”
2332 Co Rd 4, Carlton, MN 55718
Spectrum Farm is a large farm, offering all sorts of produce, in addition to their very popular strawberries. They invite you during Strawberry season to visit, and spend a day in the sun with your family picking your own.
“We have been engaged in sustainable farming for over twenty years. Several miles from the strawberry field, we produce chicken pork eggs beef maple syrup honey. We have been a certified organic farm since 2013. In 2017 we purchased 40 acres of Finke’s Berry Farm when they retired. The Finke’s have been a Carlton County tradition for over thirty years and they have perfected the art of growing Strawberries in a respectful and sustainable way. We are working closely with the Finke’s to make sure that we continue their tradition in the manner that their loyal customers have come to expect.
We use no insecticides, fungicides or convention fertilizers. Our weed control consists of a small flock of Geese that we use to keep down grasses in the strawberry field and a small legion of dedicated workers that scour the fields for invading weeds.”
Wyatt’s Strawberries & Asparagus
10370 180th St E, Hastings, MN 55033
Wyatt’s Strawberries is a fun, family-friendly farm. Boasting an enviable reputation across the local area and beyond, Wyatt’s Strawberries welcomes everyone to select and pick their own strawberries. Is there a better way to spend an early summer’s day with the whole family? Out in the sunshine, getting fresh air and exercise. You will not only pick some great strawberries, but also create some great memories.
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