The berries have landed!
Something that I was never exposed to, growing up in the oppressive heat of Texas, was berry picking. Maybe it’s a thing now, but when I was little it was never on my radar. In fact, I used to pretend to pick berries like a Disney princess. (Didn’t they always have a picture-perfect basket full of ripe berries?)
Well, in southeast Michigan, it’s a reality! And while you may have to contend with dirt, thorns, and/or a sore back, you can pack up your kiddos and head out for a day of vitamin D and picking some delicious berries!
It’s usually best to call before you head out, as farms may close due to weather or to being picked out. You don’t want to arrive just to be turned away!
Azure Acres – Clio
Azure Acres offers U-pick blueberries, or you can buy pre-picked berries at their stand at the Davison Farmers Market on Saturdays. (They also offer homemade bread, muffins, cookies, and jams.) Like them on Facebook for updates! Cash or check accepted.
1233 W. Lake Road · Clio, MI 48420
Montrose Orchards – Montrose
Montrose Orchards offers blueberry picking and has a farm market! More fun festivities planned for the fall! Cash, check, debit, Visa/Mastercard accepted.
12473 Seymour Road · Montrose, MI 48457
Spicer Orchard – Fenton
Spicer’s has it all – berries, apples, donuts & cider, hayrides, wine, you name it. Not to mention a killer playground and a menagerie that must rival what Noah loaded onto the ark. Debit/credit cards or cash accepted.
10411 Clyde Road · Fenton, MI 48430
Blueberry Lane Farms – Otter Lake
Blueberry Lane Farms offers U-pick (20 varieties!) as well as a whole host of goodies in their bakery and general store. Family Fun Day will be Saturday, July 29 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Handicap accessible picking and field trips are available. Cash and check accepted.
13240 Blueberry Lane · Otter Lake, MI 48464
Coyner’s Blueberries – Flushing
Coyner’s is working toward being certified organic! Picking season is late July through most of August. Be sure to call ahead! Cash accepted only.
7101 Gillette Road · Flushing, MI 48433
Middleton Berry Farm – Ortonville
With strawberries in the early summer and raspberries in the early fall, Middleton’s is a fun smaller berry destination in northern Oakland County. Be sure to call ahead! Cash or check accepted.
4790 Oakwood Road · Ortonville, MI 48462