U-Pick Farms

Help kids make the farm-to-table connection by visiting one of the many U-pick farms in Northwest Michigan to pick your own fruits and veggies!

We compiled a list of U-pick farms and, as we visit them, we’ll provide feedback on how the experience was from a kid’s and parent’s perspective. If you have an experience to share with us about one of these farms, let us know! Because fruits and veggies are so seasonal and the picking conditions vary day-to-day, check with the farm before you go to confirm the picking hours and crops.

  • Apples: August – October
  • Blueberries: July – August
  • Cherries: Mid June – July
  • Pears: August – October
  • Nectarines: July – August
  • Peaches: July –  August
  • Plums: July – September
  • Raspberries: July – September
  • Strawberries: June – July
  • Grapes: August – September

Antrim County

Cole Farm, 241 East Eddy School Road, Mancelona MI 49659

Phone: 231-584-2277

Crops: cucumbers, flowers, tomatoes

Coleman Farms, 13295 Coleman Road, Kewadin, MI 49648

Phone: 231-313-2930


Farmer White’s, 11373 US-31, Williamsburg, MI 49690

Phone: 231-632-1500 or 231-264-5313

Crops: sweet & tart cherries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, pears, plums, apples, pumpkins, gourds

Friske Orchards, 10743 North US 31, Ellsworth, MI 49729

Crops: strawberries, cherries, peaches, apples


Good Nature Farms, 1246 US Hwy 31 S, Kewadin, MI 49648

Crops: tart and sweet cherries, apples, peaches, apricots

Phone: 231-264-5300 or 231-735-1191

Guntzvillers Berry Farm, 11122 US 31 South, Elk Rapids, MI 49629

Crops: blackberries, raspberries (red, yellow, black), strawberries

Phone: 231-264-9575 or 231-264-5109

Editors note: Up North Kids stopped by for the 2017 strawberry picking season. Berries were great, very kid-friendly and easy to get to. There was an outhouse (we didn’t need it – yay!) and a small veggie stand where you can purchase pre-picked berries and other seasonal fruits and veggies as well as jams and jellies. They only take cash or checks. 

Kalchik Farms, 8659 Bellaire Highway, Bellaire, MI 48615

Crops: strawberries

Phone: 231-590-7803

Kastanu Farm, 4781 Powell Road, Kewadin, MI 49648

Crops: chestnuts

Phone: 231-264-6055

King Orchards, 4620 North M-88, Central Lake, MI

Crops: sweet & tart cherries, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, apricots, nectarines, apples

Phone: 877-937-5464

Royal Farms, 10455 North US 31, Ellsworth/Atwood, MI 49729

Crops: apples, apricots, cherries, peaches, pumpkins

Phone: 231-599-3222

Traverse Bay Farms, 7053 M-88 South, Bellaire, MI 49615

Crops: raspberries (red, black)

Phone: 877-746-7477

Benzie County

Baatz Blueberry Farm, 3900 Blueberry Lane, Honor, MI 49640

Crops: blueberries

Phone: 231-325-3046

North Star Organics, 1139 Forrester Road, Frankfort, MI 49635

Crops: cherries

Phone: 231-352-4865

Putney’s You Pick Berry, 7603 Love Road, Benzonia, MI 49616

Crops: raspberries (red, black, yellow, purple), blackberries, Saskatoon berries, rhubarb, currants (red & black), gooseberries, vegetables (mixed)

Phone: 231-882-9853 or 231-882-5691

Eden Hill U-Pick, 1001 Eden Hill, Beulah, MI 49617

Crops: asparagus, blackberries, grapes, spices/herbs, raspberries (red, yellow, black), Saskatoon berries, vegetables (mixed)

Phone: 231-871-0920 or 231-633-9728


Grand Traverse County

Buchan’s Blueberry Hill, 1472 Nelson Road, Traverse City, MI 49686

Crops: apples, blueberries, peaches

Phone: 231-223-4846

Edmondson Orchards, 2514 Nelson Road, Traverse City, MI 49686

Crops: cherries (sweet & tart), peaches, apricots, nectarines, plums, apples, pumpkins, vegetables (mixed)

Phone: 231-223-7130

Hoxsie’s Orchard Hill Farm Market, 6620 M-72 East, Williamsburg, MI 49690

Crops: apples, pumpkins, squash

Phone: 231-267-9087

The Iris Farm, 5385 East Traverse Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684

Crops: irises

Phone: 231-947-9040

Jacob’s Corn Maze, 7100 East Traverse Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684

Crops: apples, pears, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries, saskatoon berries, winter squash, tomatoes

Phone: 231-632-6293

McManus Southview Orchards, 313 Garfield Road, Traverse City, MI 49684

Crops: cherries

Phone: 231-946-5867

Orchard Hill Farms, 6578 M-72 East, Williamsburg, MI 49690

Crops: apples, pumpkins

Phone: 231-267-9087

Rennie Orchards, 11221 Munroe Road, Williamsburg, MI 49690

Crops: apples, apricots, cherries, pumpkins

Phone: 231-264-8387

Santucci Farms, 11789 Center Road, Traverse City, MI 49686

Crops: cherries

Phone: 517-974-7233

The Saskatoon Berry Patch, 9520 Bates Road, Williamsburg, MI 49690

Crops: Saskatoon berries

Phone: 231-938-1776 or 231-342-5311

Saskatoon, Michigan, 7924 Sayler Road, Williamsburg, MI 49690

Crops: Saskatoon berries

Phone: 231-360-0311

Shangri-la Too, 12602 Center Road, Traverse City, MI 49686

Crops: apples, cherries, raspberries

Phone: 231-499-0106

Wilson Orchards, 575 Wilson Orchards, Traverse City, MI

Crops: cherries

Phone: 231-946-3607


Kalkaska County

Brokedown Palace Farms, 3073 Kettle Lake Road, Kalkaska, MI 49646

Crops: organic apples, beans, carrots, sweet corn, cucumbers, flowers, melons, onions, berries, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes.

Phone: 231-384-1665


Leelanau County

Alpers Berry Farm, 1785 N Setterbo Rd Suttons Bay, MI 49682

Crops: raspberries

Phone: 231-271-6656

Cedar Sol Hydro Farm, 9452 South Cedar Road, Cedar, MI 49621

Crops: cucumbers, onions, peppers, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes

Phone: 231-883-8080

Cross Farms Saskatoons, 11966 East Sugar Bush Road, Northport, MI 49670

Crops: Saskatoon berries

Phone: 231-386-5406 or 231-432-0083

Gallaghers Farm Market, 7237 East Traverse Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684

Crops: cherries, pumpkins, vegetables (mixed)

Phone: 231-947-1689

Good Neighbor Farms of Leelanau County, 9885 Engles Road, Northport, MI 49670

Crops: apples

Phone: 231-271-5679

Westover Market, 401 West Burdickville Road, Maple City, MI 49664

Crops: blueberries, raspberries (red, black), gooseberries, pumpkins

Phone: 231-228-5514