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.
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!
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.
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.
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