Best Fruit Picking Farms in Minnesota for Family Days Out – There are so many wonderful farms in Minnesota to visit, almost all year round.
You can pick strawberries, cherries, lavender, blueberries, asparagus, and sunflowers in the early part of the year. Later on there are raspberries, blackberries, pears, apples and pumpkins ripening in the fields.
We have a great list of where to pick everything as well as a list of some of the best farms in MN.
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.”
Afton Apple Orchard
14421 90th St S, Hastings, MN 55033
22988 Berry Dr, Mabel, MN 55954
Welcome to Wold Strawberries! “We are a small family owned and operated farm in Southeastern Minnesota. We are a member of Minnesota Grown, and are dedicated to using environmentally sound production practices. Our produce is sold on our farm as well as in neighboring towns. We are proud that we are able to offer our community locally grown berries, and we encourage everyone to support their local farmers.
Strawberries are available in early to mid June.
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.”
Little Hill Berry Farm
4339 320th St W, Northfield, MN 55057
At Little Hill Berry Farm, “Berry Season is right around the corner. Sign Up for our email list to find out when the berries are ripe and when we’re open for upick. We typically start upick blueberries in early July.
Please Note: We do not grow June strawberries so we are not open for pick-your-own strawberries in June and early July. (We grow late season strawberries and typically start having strawberries available in August.)
Strawberries, Raspberries, and More!
In addition to blueberries we also grow strawberries and raspberries,. Our strawberries are unique with a season that runs from mid-July through September. Our raspberry season starts in early August and goes through September. Finally, we also grow lesser known berries such as black and red currants, aronia, and elderberries.”
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.”
Brambling Rows Farm
7664 Roscoe Rd, Brainerd, MN 56401
At Brambling Rows Farm “our focus is on producing a diverse mix of fruits and vegetables, grown to be as nutrient-dense as possible and harvested at the perfect ripeness. We are not currently organically certified but strive to follow organic practices. Come visit us at the farm throughout the summer for you-pick fruit or try our vegetables at the Nisswa, Brainerd, and Baxter farmer’s markets.
The best part of a Minnesota summer is sweet fresh fruit! We have raspberries, blueberries, and grapes available for you to pick. Keep an eye on our site for what is currently available but generally our raspberries are ripe around the 4th of July, blueberries a couple weeks after that, and grapes at the end of August/ early September.”
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”
Blackbirds & Blueberries
3601 Crosby Rd, Cloquet, MN 55720
Blackbirds and Blueberries “is located just north of Cloquet, MN on Crosby Road.
Our farm is a “u-pick” farm. We are open as the berries are ready, which typically means at least one day during the weekends of our season, and some evenings and weekdays. We sell our berries by the pound and this year we are offering pre-picked berries as well as pick your own. You may bring your own buckets or boxes, or you may use ours!
We follow organic practices and use no pesticides or other chemicals on the plants.
For picking times check our Announcements, like us on Facebook, add us on Instagram, or call and listen to our updated messages! We look forward to seeing you at the farm!
Call (218)879-8193 for our recorded message.”
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.”
Blueberry Fields of Stillwater
9450 Mendel Rd N, Stillwater, MN 55082
“Pick your own naturally grown blueberries, in a family friendly, beautiful setting! Check website or phone line before driving to farm. To receive email notices of times and details, please visit website and insert your email on contact page. www.blueberryfieldsofstillwater.com Then come and see us in July!”
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.”
JQ Fruit Farm & Orchard
8082 33rd St, Princeton, MN 55371
JQ Fruit Farm & Orchard is “a small family farm and we have been growing blueberries, apples and raspberries for 32 years. We have been selling our fruit off the farm and at the local farmers market for 32 years. If you don’t have a chance to get to the farm, we have our fruit at the Princeton Farmers Market on Saturday.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of our 6 acre blueberry fields. Many song birds, to see and hear. Picnic tables/chairs available for your use.”
Croix Farm Orchard
12971 St Croix Trail S, Hastings, MN 55033
Croix Farm Orchard – “In 1980, John and Kay Leadholm decided to make a move from Duluth, Minnesota. Having spent most of his life as a pilot, John was looking for something completely different to do – and they decided an apple orchard was just the perfect thing. A new hobby, a chance to learn how to grow apples, and a way to give families in the community special Fall memories. John always said he wanted a place for “city kids” to get out and see the country.
They looked at orchards in Washington and Oregon, but fell in love with this property and decided to stay a little closer to home. John and Kay raised their two children on the orchard and have truly turned it into a family business.
In 2019, we lost both John and Kay to different illnesses. We hope they are now living where apples are ripe year round! John and Kay’s two kids – Jeff and Sara – have embraced the family business. Jeff and Sara, along with their families, are excited to welcome you to the orchard.
We have a huge variety of apples available to you throughout the season! Some of the apples we have at our orchard are: Whitney Crab, Beacon, Paula Red, Zestar, Ginger Gold, Sweet Tango, Chestnut Crab, Cortland, NW Greening, McIntosh, Sweet 16, Honey Crisp, Gala, SweeTango, Haralson, Honey Gold, Regent, Connell Red, Golden Russett, Fireside, Keepsake…and so many more!
Apple varieties ripen at different times of the Fall – so make sure to call ahead if you are looking for a specific variety!”
Pick your own apples, Minnesota grown pears, pumpkin patch and corn maze.
2755 Rose Ave, Watertown, MN 55388
LuceLine Orchard is a sprawling 155-acre property located in Watertown, MN on the Luce Line Trail. The orchard started in 2004 with a dream and 300 apple trees.
Today the orchard is just shy of 10,000 trees, 4,500 grape vines, and 10 acres of pumpkins. Their vision combined with hard work from family and friends has allowed them to open to the public.
We have seven different varieties of apples, loads of pumpkins, gourds, squash and a variety of foods with our own unique apple twist. With 80 acres of woods and wetland, walkers, runners, bikers, horse riders, bird watchers and dogs on leash will have plenty to do and see. Everything available for purchase at the orchard is Minnesota made. Come on out and experience the friendly small town farm feeling of LuceLine Orchard.”
Luceline Orchard also have sunflowers and a corn maze in the fall.
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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Blueberry Picking in Minnesota
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