Twin Cities Guide to Berry Picking!

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I’m not sure about you, but I LIVE for the warmer months here, and I love to take my kids on little adventures here there and everywhere to enjoy every last minute of summer. While it may not officially be summer yet, it’s definitely gorgeous outside and fresh produce has started popping out at Farmers’ Markets and all around, and berry picking is a sweet and fun activity with a built in snack for your kiddos. Check out our guide to find a farm near you.

Appledore Woods

Located approximately seven miles south of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, just off State Route 37 on County Road HH, Appledore Farms grow strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. Call ahead to see what’s ready to pick!

715 -834-5697

W3865 Cty. Rd. HH
Eau Claire, WI

Bauer Berry Farms

Bauer Berry Farm grows blueberries, strawberries and sweet corn for picking. Check their website or call ahead to see what’s ready for picking.

763-421-4384

10830 French Lake Road
Champlin, MN 55316

Berry Hill Farm

Pick strawberries, raspberries and rhubarb. June typically marks the beginning of the picking season for berries, but is dependent on weather, though the rhubarb is ready. Be sure to call ahead if you’re set on berries. Berry Hill takes cash or check, but no plastic, so plan ahead!

763-753-5891

6510 185th Avenue NW
Anoka, MN 55303

Blueberry Fields of Stillwater

Blueberries will be available for picking late June/early July. Call ahead to confirm availability.  Cash and check only.

651-351-0492

9450 Mendel Rd N
Stillwater, MN 55082

Knapton's

Knapton’s offers raspberry, strawberry, and cherry picking during the summer as well as pumpkins, squash, and apples in the fall. A wide array of vegetables are also offered seasonally. Before heading out, be sure to call ahead to check on daily fruit availability.

763-479-1184

5695 State Highway 55
Greenfield, MN 55373

Little Hill Berry Farm

From July to mid-August, this is the place to pick blueberries. Located not too far from the south metro area, Little Hill Berry Farm provides several varieties of berries both for picking or available for purchase pre-picked. They accept cash, check, or card and you pay by the pound.

507-301-7183

4339 320th St W
Northfield, MN 55057

Lorence's Berry Farm

Asparagus is already in season and ready to pick and Strawberries are sure to follow. Call ahead to see what’s ripe and make sure it’s worth the trip out.

507-645-9749

2862 Foliage Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057

Natura Farms

Natura has a wide variety of pick-you-own produce. From strawberries to currents, gooseberries and more, you’ll find plenty to choose from. Cash or check only.

651-433-5850

19060 Manning Trail N.
Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047

Pleasant Valley Orchard

At Pleasant Valley, you get to enjoy more than just berries. Take in the beautiful view of the St. Croix Valley and snap a few photos as you pick your strawberries this summer. Keep in mind that due to location, Pleasant Valley does open later than other orchards in southern Minnesota.

651-257-9159

17325 Pleasant Valley Road
Shafer, MN 55074

Sam Kedem Garden

Starting in mid-June, head to Sam Kedem Garden to pick strawberries. They are only open Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday for picking so plan accordingly. Call ahead for availability if heading to the garden later in the season.

651-437-7516

12414 191st Street East
Hastings, MN 55033

Stilla Dal Farm

This farm is a great option for those looking for a gluten-free, GMO corn and soybean free, sustainably managed place to pick strawberries. Call ahead for availability and picking hours.

651-583-0845

16655 Wild Mountain Road
Taylors Falls, MN 55084

The Strawberry Basket

Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are available for picking at The Strawberry Basket. They recommend picking berries later in the season as the fruit becomes sweeter and more plentiful. Go between 7:00am-noon for the best picking.

763-878-2875

12591 Aetna Ave N.E.
Monticello, MN 55362

Waldoch Farms

While they may not boast berries, this is where to go if you want vegetables. Waldoch has a massive variety and if you’re already on the go and decide to swing in, they do accept credit cards, as well as cash and check, so you can go crazy and stock your fridge!

651-780-1207

8174 Lake Drive
Lino Lakes, MN

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