5 Places for the Best Raspberry Picking Illinois

Best Places for Raspberry Picking Illinois – there are few days out more relaxing than picking raspberries with the family. 

Take a lovely summer’s day and add a punnet of raspberries and you have heaven. 

Have a look at our list of places to go raspberry picking in the Illinois.


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The Valley Orchard

811 E State St, Cherry Valley, IL 61016

The Valley Orchard is “a 35 acre family-owned orchard with approximately 5,000 apple trees. You have a choice of either picking your own apples or purchasing pre-picked apples in our store. We do, however, usually pick our own Honey Crisp and they’re also in the store.

Also available to pick: rhubarb, raspberries, (both summer and fall), blueberries, cherries, red, white and black currants and blackberries (in the summer).

We make our own 100% pure cider – no additives. Slushies are available of course made with our oh- so- refreshing cider. We also have yummy cider donuts, delectable apple pies, really good cinnamon bread, scrumptious caramel apples and to die for fudge.

Our store offers many fall decorations, linens, candles, and other unique items for your home. You will find a variety of jams, jellies, salsas, honey, squash, pumpkins, gourds, and much, much more.”


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Stade’s Farm and Market – U-pick Raspberries IL

3709 Miller Rd, McHenry, IL 60051

Stade’s Farm and Market has everything you need for a fun packed family day out in the country!

“Located in scenic McHenry County, Stade’s Farm & Market is approximately 50 miles Northwest of Chicago, Illinois. We produce 2,200 acres of corn, soybeans, and fresh fruits and vegetables that we sell directly to consumers through our Farm Market.

Stade Farm is a popular pick-your-own destination. We are offering both fruits and vegetables for you to harvest, including strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, sugar snap peas, green beans, peppers, and more. We offer a beautiful apple orchard with many of your favorite apples and about 30 acres of pick-your-own pumpkins in the fall. Stade’s is home to a large entertainment area, including a petting zoo, corn maze, giant slides, hayrides, and a large variety of unique attractions. Our fall festival, Shades of Autumn, is a harvest time extravaganza featuring 35+ farm-related attractions, pumpkin picking, special events, great food, and lots of family-orientated fun.

Stade’s Farm offers summer and fall raspberries. The summer crop begins in early July and the fall crop begins in mid-August and continues to produce until early to mid-October.

Raspberries are always available on a first-come, first served basis and there are days that no raspberries are available to pick as we wait for more to ripen. Please always confirm availability before you take a drive to the farm.  Our Facebook page will keep our most recent updates.

Stade’s has over three acres of prime picking of this popular fruit available for your enjoyment! We have four varieties of summer raspberries and six varieties of fall berries to extend the picking season.”


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Heider’s Berry Farm – Strawberry Picking in Illinois

1106 N Queen Anne Rd, Woodstock, IL 60098

Heider’s Berry Farm is a real family affair and they invite you and your family to visit, enjoy their beautiful facilities and pick your own berries!

“Our land has been farmed by Heider’s for five generations, starting as a typical Midwestern farm with dairy, hogs, sheep, chickens, corn, oats and hay. From 1972 to 1986, we operated the largest berry farm in Illinois. After 25 years of landscaping, we’re back as Heider’s Berry Farm, on a smaller scale, to provide quality fruit and friendly service.

We invite you to spend time on our farm in Woodstock, IL. Wander into our fields to enjoy a true farm experience, all natural with no admission or parking fee.

We expect a plentiful supply of delicious, juicy berries and are looking forward to your visit this season. Picking containers are provided for your use and for taking berries home.

Berry Picking is a fun family outing. Supervised children of all ages are welcome. So come on out and bring the family.”

Strawberry and Raspberry pick your own available.


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Sun Berry Orchard Farm – Woodstock

2318 Greenwood Rd, Woodstock, IL 60098

“Hours: Opening Mid Summer for Vegetable Picking

Welcome to the Farm! Here we have our fields with products you can pick from as well as lots of family entertainment to offer! From a hayride to a corn maze! Come visit our farm and enjoy a day in nature learning about the supply chain and where all of our tasty products come from! 


3712 Greenwood Rd, Woodstock, IL 60098

At this location, we have Pick-Your-Own strawberries, raspberries and apples! As well as our food truck and a picnic area for your family to enjoy refreshments at. Follow our Facebook page for updates on season availability and field weather conditions!”

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Crosswind Farms

14435 W Manhattan-Monee Rd, Manhattan, IL 60442

Those at Crosswind Farms hope that people will join them for some amazing, healthy outdoor fun, picking berries and enjoying the sunshine. They also offer tours of the barn and the farm.

“Crosswind Farms we made the decision to open a u-pick orchard to the public so we can share the love we have for this farm with you.

Our seasonal fruits are strawberries, red raspberries, blackberries, aronia and concord grapes.

You can come to our house in the summer to pick strawberries, blackberries and red raspberries. We will have produce for sale from our garden. In the fall you can pick concord grapes and aronia. We sell pre-picked pumpkins in October and have a small corn pit for the kids. Our goats & baby goats are out and waiting to be fed on weekends. We sell fresh cut Christmas Trees starting the day after Thanksgiving. And our honey is for sale all year round.”


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