Blueberry Picking Michigan: Best U-Pick Blueberry Farms in Michigan (Blueberry Festivals, too)
It’s blueberry season in Michigan, and that means it time to go blueberry picking Michigan style!
Craving a few blueberries or maybe a whole basket?
You’re in luck: Michigan is home to many blueberry picking farms that simply buzz with activity during blueberry picking season. Heading to one of Michigan’s amazing blueberry farms and their acres of blueberry bushes is one of my favorite summer activities.
About Michigan’s U-Pick Blueberry Farms
Have you ever had a freshly-picked Michigan blueberry? The taste is a little different from the blueberries you’ll find in grocery stores. Fresh off the blueberry bush, they’re a little more deeply colored and the sweet flavor is intense. Blueberries are healthy, too. They are considered antioxidants, packed ull of potassium and Vitamin C, so you can pick and eat to your hearts content without feeling guilty.
Late July and August is the perfect time to take a fun trip and pick some fresh blueberries right when the farms open up. I can smell the blueberry pie now. Or blueberry muffins. Or a delicious fruity smoothie. All I can say is…yum.
Read on for our guide to the best spots to pick your own blueberries in Michigan. We’re also including some a fresh-picked blueberry market or two. Scroll to the bottom for an interactive map of all of the best places to pick bluerberries in Michigan.
PRO-TIP: Michigan’s rolling terrain is perfect for fruit farms offering U-pick fruits. In addition to blueberries, you can also go raspberry picking, cherry picking, strawberry picking, peach picking, and even apple picking at farms in Michigan. When you travel Michigan, be sure and watch for signs for fruit picking farms.
U-Pick Blueberry Farms in South and Southeast Michigan
Blueville Acres Blueberry Farm
Address: 38093 Judd Rd Belleville, MI 48111
A no-spray, natural practice blueberry farm near Ann Arbor, you won’t be disappointed with the berries at Blueville Acres. Open mid-July through mid-August, you even have time to go back for seconds! Treat yourself to some blueberry pie or share the love with your neighbors by gifting them fresh summer fruit.
Dexter Blueberry Farm
Address: 11024 Beach Rd, Dexter, MI 48130
Hazen’s Blueberry Farms
Address: 1144 Peavy Rd, Howell, MI 48843
Looking for a place that has blueberries and baked goods? Look no further than Hazen’s Blueberry Farm! Pick a basket of berries for only $2.25 a pound and on your way out grab your favorite sweet tooth fix. There’s also bee hives here, and you can buy fresh,raw honey. Personally, I can’t wait to try their raw honey on a warm biscuit. It’s collected from hives right next door in Livingston County.
Address: 4245 N, Rogers Hwy, Britton, MI 49229
This family-owned and operated farm market in southeast Michigan offers many u-pick opportunities, including blueberries. They also grow apples, peaches, cherries, pears, raspberries, plums, apricots, grapes, nectarines, strawberries, rhubarb, pumpkins, squash, asparagus, peas, beans, and potatoes. And if that’s not enough, they also have a fabulous bakery with fresh-made treats featuring their very own fruits and vegetables! Kapnick Orchards also has a small petting zoo for the kids, too!
Sodt’s Berry Farm
Address: 7403 Blackman Rd Jackson, MI 49201
Sodt’s Berry Farm in Jackson is sure to please all of your blueberry cravings this summer. Only $35 for a ten-pound bag, and the blueberry baking world is in your hands. Just make sure to find me first so I can put in my blueberry scone requests. I’ll bring the tea or coffee, whatever you like. Just don’t forget the blueberry scones.
Blueberry Farms in Northern Michigan
Buchan’s Blueberry Hill
Address: 1472 Nelson Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686
Head up about seven miles north of Traverse City, along the Old Mission Peninsula to this family farm that features U-pick blueberries, along with a roadside stand and a bakery. Set on the Old Mission Peninsula that divides Grand Traverse Bay into the East Arm and West Arm, Buchan’s might just be the most scenic U-pick farm in Michigan!
Putneys Blueberry Farm
Address: 7603 Love Road, Benzonia, MI, 49616
Don’t miss this simple blueberry farm in Benzonia, near Frankfort, MI.
Up North Blueberry Farm
Address: 3964 Hallenius Road Gaylord, Michigan 49735
Bummed you’re heading up north where the blueberries are sparse? Well, think again! Stop on your way up north on I-75 and grab a basket or two to last your entire vacation (hopefully it lasts that long). While you’re there, grab some dehydrated blueberries for your morning cereal or stop by the local farmers market for berries and more!
Wave’s U-Pick Blueberry
Address: 7780 Elm Road, Kaleva, MI 49645, United States
Wave’s U-Pick features a great crop of pesticide-free blueberries at their Kaleva, M location. In addition to the blueberries, they also feature other vegetables including corn, canning tomatoes, and peppers. They are typically open during the daylight hours during the u-pick season (mid-July through the end of August).
Mid-Michigan U-Pick Blueberry Farms
Address: 16785 Ederer Rd. Hemlock, MI 48626
I say blueberries you say food truck! Blueberries (food truck)! Yes, to answer your question. There is a food truck at Backwoods Blueberries. And to answer your other question, yes, it is delicious. Whole Enchilada will be starting off the food truck lineup with more to come throughout the summer. So, what’re you waiting for? Pick your berries and eat at the food truck!
Blueberry Lane Farms
Address: 13240 Blueberry Lane Otter Lake, MI 48464
From U-Pick to a blueberry festival to a cute cafe, Blueberry Lane Farms has it all. Grab a few berries at the U-Pick or soak it all on July 30-31st at their Blueberry Festival. Miss out on the festival but want to try their food? The cafe is open for breakfast and lunch Wednesdays – Sundays 8am to 6pm. Make sure to ask about their dinner specials!
Address: 7101 Gillette Road Flushing, MI 48433
With testimonials of “the best blueberry I’ve ever had,” Coyner’s Blueberries are surely worth the 12 months of waiting. Open every day except Wednesday’s and Sunday’s, planning your trip over will be easy peasy!
Address: 11895 Frost Road Freeland, MI 48623
Check out this Veteran, family-owned 22-acre blueberry farm for a fun-filled day. Outside of delicious berries, Russell Blueberry Farm has a hidden secret…books! Inside their barn over 20,000 are waiting to go home with you. From used and hard-to-find titles, you will find something to make someone’s birthday a little more special or snuggle up with on a cold day. After that, check out their assorted baked goods and attire!
Address: 3541 S Gleaner Rd Saginaw, MI 48609
A family-owned blueberry farm with beautiful views and more variations of blueberries than fingers on your hands. That’s right, more than ten! Across 8 acres, 15 different kinds of blueberries are waiting for you. With that many variations, you’re sure to make everyone in your group happy by stopping at Schantz’s Farm.
U-Pick Blueberry Farms in West Michigan
Address: 37146 30th Street, Paw Paw, MI 49079
This family-owned and operated blueberry farm is one of my favorite picking farms in southwest Michigan. You can drive to fields for some very reasonably-priced blueberry picking, or you can visit their blueberry farm market in downtown Paw Paw, MI.
Address: 34448 44th Ave, Paw Paw, MI 49079
So yes, the U-Pick is beautiful at Brookside Farms. You and your family, or friends, are sure to have an amazing day picking berries. But, I’m here to tell you there’s even more of a reason to put this farm on your must-visit list. Their products!! From jams to salad dressings to coffee to condiments to chocolate-covered berries and even to granola, you will leave with more than just blueberries. Stock up on the fresh stuff and I promise you’ll never want to go back. Don’t forget to check out their other locations in Otsego and Gobles!
Address: 6785 Baseline Road, South Haven MI
Bring the family for fun on the farm! U-pick blueberries and raspberries, fruits, vegetables, wagon rides, corn maze, haunted house and more!
Crossroads Blueberry Farms
Address: 14500 Lake Michigan Dr., West Olive, MI
Crossroads Blueberry Farm harvests approximately a dozen different varieties of Michigan blueberries, each ready to be picked at individual times throughout the season. The season begins in July and ends in September (the Michigan blueberry season can vary depending upon weather). There’s also a Crossroads Blueberry Market, too, where you can find sauces, salsas and baked goods.
Earth First Farms
Address: 3835 Pier Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Grange Fruit Farm and U-Pick Orchards
Address: 1900 13 Mile Rd NE, Rockford, MI 49341
This new-ish fruit market just north of Grand Rapids MI in Rockford, MI has many U-Pick fruits including peaches apples, and cherries. They also sell fresh picked blueberries by the pint to satisfy your cravings without having to do all of the work!
Harvey’s Blueberry Farm
Address: 2651 15 Mile Rd Tekonsha, MI 49092
At $2 a pound, you simply won’t be able to resist going to Harvey’s Farm. Stock up while you can! Miss the blueberry season in July? Stop by in August for fresh raspberries or chestnuts in October.
Address: 61687 34th Ave, Bangor, MI 49013
If you’re looking for a date night idea, look no further! Joe’s Blues offers a twist on your usual blueberry picking day. It’s at night! Well, twilight. Head over between 6 and 8 pm for a romantic blueberry picking and BYOB soiree!
Reenders Blueberry Farms
Address: 9981 W Olive Rd, West Olive, MI 49460
Family owned since 1956, Reenders Blueberry Farms is a great place to take your own family. Pick your berries for $1.90 a pound or even take a blueberry plant home to grow in your own backyard. Either way, it will be an experience your kids never forget!
True Blue Farms
Address: 09548 CR 215 Grand Junction, MI 49056
Said to have the largest and tastiest blueberries, True Blue Farms is waiting for you to confirm the rumors. Starting way back in the mid 1900’s, the Hartmann family has had a long time to perfect the blueberry growing secret. Known to be southwest Michigan’s “Blueberry Capital of the World,” you simply cannot miss out!
Michigan U-Pick Blueberry Farms in the Upper Peninsula
Gierke Blueberry Farm
Address: 37915 Klingville Rd Chassell, MI 49916
You better be ready for some picking when you stop at Gierke’s Blueberry Farm! Bring your own containers and head on out to the patches of self-serve berries. You will not leave empty handed. However, beware. You should eat berries with caution. You may leave with a tummy full of them.
Rondeau’s Ruff Acres
Address: 11812 W Spielmacher Rd, Cooks, MI 49817
You’ll find blueberry bushes for picking, and you’ll also find strawberries and raspberries in-season, too.
Map of the BEST Blueberry Farms in Michigan
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About the Author –
Allie Horning is a current undergraduate Senior studying Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science at Michigan State University. She has had a passion for writing since elementary school and hopes to continue writing throughout her life, whether it be for fun or for work. Or, if the two overlap that would be even better! Currently she is figuring out her post-graduation plans and enjoying her last true summer.