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Michigan is a great state for berries, apples, peaches, and so many other fruits. This summer, head to one of these U-Pick farms and gather some of your own!

CENTRAL LAKE, Mich.—When visiting the Mitten on the Fourth of July weekend, President Joe Biden took to one of Michigan’s quintessential summertime activities. 

Like we do, he fell in love with getting a local taste of Pure Michigan as he took some time to explore Kings Orchard, a U-Pick field specializing in Michigan’s prized Montmorency Cherries. 

And while you’re more than welcome to travel to Antrim to pick cherries, too, there are options close to home wherever you live in Michigan, offering everything from berries to flowers. 

From strawberries in June to apples and pumpkins in the fall, Michigan is full of farms ready to provide a fun family activity out in the fresh air! And if you decide to head out to one of those farms, prepare yourself for the day. And remember, farms are highly seasonal, so some of the U-Pick options might only be available for certain parts of the season. 

We recommend that you always check ahead. Happy picking! 

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Kapnick Orchards in Britton

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Starting in Lenawee County, Kapnick Orchards is an absolute favorite gem of Michigan’s southeast. They’re planning to host their Apple Festival on October 10, and sell bulk seds so you can grow their fruits and vegetables in your own garden. 

Where is it?: 4245 Rogers in Britton.

What can you pick?: Cherries, blueberries, apples, peaches, and pumpkins.

Where can you learn more?: Find them online.

You can also call (517) 423-7419.

Westview Orchards and Winery in Washington

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Westview loves it’s sunflowers. In fact, on July 29 and August 4 they’re hosting sunflower-themed crafting nights. And in August their Sunflower Days will feature special events, sunflower yoga, and other fun activities. 

Where is it?: 65075 Van Dyke in Washington.

What can you pick?: Strawberries, cherries, raspberries, sunflowers, apples, and vegetables.

Where can you learn more?: Find them online. You can also call (586) 752-3123.

Berry Hill Farms in Chelsea

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Berry Hill grows delicious Michigan raspberries on beautiful trellises for Michiganders to come and pick. They also work with Michigan State University on safe and healthy ways of preventing plant disease and insects from harming the crops.

Where is it?: 12835 N. Territorial in Chelsea.

What can you pick?: Raspberries and blackberries.

Where can you learn more?: Find them on Facebook. You can also call (734) 475-1516.

Vanhoutte Farms in Armada

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Looking for something a little different? Vanhoutte doesn’t invite it’s guests to just pick fruits and vegetables, but encourages them to pick flowers! They’re a family owned farm that home-grows the flowers and produce available for picking.

Where is it?: 69475 Romeo Plank in Armada.

What can you pick?: Flowers and produce.

Where can you learn more?: Find them on Facebook

McCallum’s Orchard in Jeddo

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This St. Clair County farm has an absolutely astounding selection to choose from! Check out their Peachfest in August and cider apples start in September.

Where is it?: 5697 Harris in Jeddo.

What can you pick?: Apples, asparagus, apricots, cherries, flowers, grapes, other berries, pears, peaches, morels, tomatoes, and vegetables.

Where can you learn more?: Find them online. You can also call (810) 887-8774.

Spicer Orchards in Fenton

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You can pick an amazing variety of fruit at Spicer in the summer and visit it’s corn maze in the fall. Spicer even takes guests out to its fields by wagon ride! 

Where is it?: 10411 Clyde in Fenton.

What can you pick?: Strawberries, cherries, raspberries, apples, and plums.

Where can you learn more?: Find them online. You can also call (810) 632-7692.

Hazen’s Harvest in Howell

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Hazen’s is a mid-Michigan blueberry farm closed on Mondays. Around 70 years ago, the farm was founded by father and son duo Art and Dennis Hazens and has grown into a highly-rated U-Pick blueberry field with a bakery and homemade ice cream.

Where is it?: 1144 Peavy in Howell.

What can you pick?: Blueberries.

Where can you learn more?: Find them online

Gruber’s Farm in Williamston

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Not only does Gruber’s boast a summer of raspberries, but it has over 300 chestnut trees for late-summer U-Pick as well! It prides itself on being family-focused.

Where is it?: 1061 E. Sherwood in Williamston.

What can you pick?: Raspberries and chestnuts.

Where can you learn more?: Find them on Facebook. You can also call (517) 655-2901.

Sodt’s Berry Farm in Jackson

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Another blueberry haven in mid-Michigan, Sodt’s boasts easy picking, sweet berries and fun for the whole family. One reviewer called the berries “big, juicy, sweet, and plentiful.”

Where is it?: 7403 Blackman in Jackson.

What can you pick?: Strawberries and blueberries.

Where can you learn more?: Find them on Facebook. You can also call (517) 782-8933.

Bird Berry Farms in Belding

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Started by the Bird family, these farms specialize in summer berries. It boasts some of the best berries in west Michigan. Guests praise the friendly staff and delicious berries. 

Where is it?: 5256 Belding Road in Belding.

What can you pick?: Strawberries and blueberries.

Where can you learn more?: Find them on Facebook. You can also call (616) 794-5041.

Fruit Acres in Coloma

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This Coloma farmers’ market also has U-Pick fields, next up in their summer schedule is peaches in August! They also carry a variety of Michigan-grown fruits in their market.

Where is it?: 3452 Friday in Coloma.

What can you pick?: Cherries, peaches, nectarines, and apples.

Where can you learn more?: Find them online. You can also call (269) 208-3591.

Schultz Fruitridge Farms in Mattawan

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At their farm, the Schultz family has made providing fresh, quality produce and great family experiences their mission for 70 years. They also teach guests about sustainable farming and Michigan agriculture. 

Where is it?: 60139 C.R. 652 in Mattawan.

What can you pick?: Grapes, blueberries, peaches, and apples.

Where can you learn more?: Find them online. You can also call (269) 668-3724.

Overheiser Orchards in South Haven

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In addition to a wide variety of fruits, Overheiser has farm tours, animals, fishing and more activities. In fall, it also runs corn mazes and pumpkin patches. They even boast a cornhole tournament. 

Where is it?: 6405 109th Ave in South Haven.

What can you pick?: Cherries, apricots, plums, pears, peaches, and apples.

Where can you learn more?: Find them online. You can also call (269) 236-6312.

King Orchards in Central Lake and Kewadin

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The cherry fields visited by Biden were at just one of King’s two locations. They also have a lot more than cherries, though of course the Montmorency Cherries are the signature fruit of northern Michigan. 

Where is it?: 4620 N. M-88 in Central Lake and 986 US-31 S. in Kewadin.

What can you pick?: Cherries, raspberries, strawberries, peaches, nectarines, and apples.

Where can you learn more?: Find them online. You can also call (231) 544-6479.

Wave’s U-Pick Blueberries in Kaleva

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One reviewer of Wave’s talked about how the chance to get fresh blueberries from this Lake Michigan farm was a highlight of their trips upstate. They try to visit every year.

Where is it?: 7780 Elm in Kaleva.

What can you pick?: Blueberries.

Where can you learn more?: Find them on Facebook. You can also call (231) 889-3619.

AJ’s Farm in Lachine

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As a U-Pick farm, AJ’s prides itself on giving families an up-close and personal view of a working farm. Located near Alpena, AJ’s uses environmentally-friendly and sustainable practices to give guests the sweetest fruit.  

Where is it?: 1150 Salina in Lachine.

What can you pick?: Raspberries and saskatoons.

Where can you learn more?: Find them online. You can also call (989) 379-3061.

Up North Blueberry Farm in Gaylord 

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Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Up North offers six different varieties of blueberries for picking starting in late July. They also sell sweets like jams, honey, and chocolate-covered blueberries.  

Where is it?: 3964 Hallenius in Gaylord.

What can you pick?: Blueberries.

Where can you learn more?: Find them online. You can also call (231) 546-3032.

Crane Berry Farm in Chassell 

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If you’re looking for smaller, sweeter strawberries, this farm near Michigan’s northernmost tip is the one you’re looking for. Reviewers highlighted how smooth the process of picking the berries was, and how great the prices are.

Where is it?: 44416 Paradise in Chassell.

What can you pick?: Strawberries.

Where can you learn more?: Find them on Facebook. You can also call (906) 523-6191.

Rondeau’s Ruff Acres in Cooks 

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Rondeau’s believes their crops and cattle are truly raised in God’s country, they said to Taste the Local Difference. The upper Michigan air is the secret to their success. In addition to U-Pick they sell Angus beef.

Where is it?: 11812 W Spielmacher in Cooks.

What can you pick?: Blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries.

Where can you learn more?: Call (906) 644-2777.

Centennial Cranberry Farm in Paradise 

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This one is kind of a cheat. Centennial doesn’t exactly offer U-Pick, but it does offer a tour and how many cranberry farms do that? Check out how cranberries are grown, harvested, and processed at this upper Michigan farm.

Where is it?: 30957 W Wildcat in Paradise.

What can you pick?: Cranberries, but not really.Where can you learn more?: Reach out by email. You can also call (906) 942-3314.