Where in East-Central Michigan to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

This month's notes: September 2014: Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries tomatoes, corn and most vegetables are being picked in most places; strawberries are finishing or done; Peaches are in and early apples have started. Find a local blueberry festival and blueberry picking tips here. See how easy it is to make strawberry jam or strawberry-rhubarb jam! Make your own homemade strawberry ice cream including low fat, low sugar and other flavors))  Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions!

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East-Central Michigan U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

Arenac County

Bay County

  • Badour Berry Farm - strawberries,
    1411 North Farley Road (in the block shed), Essexville, MI 48732. Phone: 989-892-8831. Open: The field looks good for 2014 season; Should be ready approximately the 3rd week in June; Please call ahead for picking conditions and hours. Directions: We are located in Hampton Township. Three miles east of Hampton Town Centre on M-25, then 1 mile north on Farley Road (between Nebobish and Borton). For a map to our farm, click here. We have been in operation for 27 years; We are usually open the middle of June, and pick for about three weeks. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: May 28, 2014) (UPDATED: March 23, 2009)
    Comments from a visitor on June 27, 2009: "Today, June 27, my three children and I picked nearly fifty pounds of strawberries at Badour's in just over an hour! Travelers from the EAST... be aware that there is a detour on M-25 from US-10! Instead of turning left off Thomas to go to M-25, you will turn right and follow the detour signs. The way the road is torn up, I doubt it will be repaired before the 2009 strawberry season ends."
  • Berry Creek Farms - No pesticides are used, raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked
    6745 South Euclid Avenue, Bay City, MI 48706. Phone: 989-684-1655. Email: cberrycreekfarm@aol.com. Open: CLOSED until further notice. Directions: From I-75: take M-84 exit east into Bay City, turn south onto Euclid Avenue, take 3 miles to the dead end. Last driveway on the left side of the road. From US-10: turn south onto Euclid Avenue, take 6 miles south to the dead end. Last driveway on the left side of the road. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: typically from May 25 to June 20, Raspberries: June 30 to July 15 and August 30 to October 15. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. We also have pre-picked canning tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, okra, onions, melons, zucchini, summer squash, pickles, and cucumbers. We can also be found at the Midland Farmers Market Wednesday's and Saturday's from 7 am to 12 pm in July, August and September. We do accept Project Fresh Coupons. (UPDATED: June 01, 2010) (UPDATED: July 13, 2012, by a visitor)
    Comments from a visitor on July 13, 2012: "Called and owner said they had to "turn their crop under" and plan to replant in a few years. So currently they are CLOSED until further notice.

Clinton County

  • Andy T’s Farm Market - pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, apples, wagon rides.
    3131 S US-27, St. Johns, MI 48829.  Email: andyts@charter.net. Directions: From 127, take Price Road Exit, go W 1/2 mi. to Business 127, go N 3 mi. Open: April- December , daily 9 am to 8pm. Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm. A true farm market of Michigan offering fresh Michigan fruit and our own fresh vegetables. We are known for high quality plants, fruits, and vegetables. Also farm has 2 goat mountains, mint tours by appt., and 3 mi. long fall wagon rides.
  • Becks Cider Mill - Apples, tomatoes, pumpkins, squash, hayride
    Maple Rapids Road, St. Johns, MI. Phone: 517-224-4309. Apples, cider, donuts, tomatoes, pumpkins, squash, u-pick farm, farm bakery, picnic area, group hayride rides and bonfire, wagon rides, farm animal and custom car show. Open: Sept.-October, seven days a week, 9 am to 7 p.m. Nov. and December ., seven days a week, 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: 7 miles N of St. Johns on US-27, 1/4 mile E of US-27 on Maple Rapids Road 25 miles N of Lansing, follow US-27 toward Clare, turn right on Maple Rapids Road.
  • Felzke Farms - strawberries, farmers market
    5501 West Herbison Road, Dewitt, MI. Phone: 517-669-9459. Email: felzkefarms@aol.com. Directions: located 1.5 miles WEST of Airport Road west of Dewitt.  Be sure you are north of the Looking Glass River, you can only go west from there. Payment: Cash or Checks only. (ADDED: June 30, 2009)
  • Huhn Strawberry Farm - strawberries, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    11262 South Tallman Road, Eagle, MI 48822. Phone: (517) 626-6608. Alternate Phone: (517)930-4333. Fax: (517) 626-6464. Email: info@huhnstrawberryfarm.com. Open: daily from 7:30 am until dark. Directions: from Lansing: 96 West to Exit 86. Turn North (right)onto Wright Road. Go three miles to Howe Road, turn West (left). Go 1 mile to Tallman Road, turn North (right). Go 1/2 mile to field on your West (left). Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: early June through early July. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Children welcome!. (UPDATED: December 16, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on July 06, 2012: "I have been going to Huhns for the last 3 years and am always pleased with the variety and flavor of their strawberries. I will continue to do business with Huhns and I hope they branch into the Blueberry market someday! (hint, hint)"
    Comments from a visitor on July 12, 2010: "We visited on June 12 & 22, 2010. Very friendly place. Great price for pyo strawberries. Many varieties, too. Very yummy! Well-maintained farm with nice rows. After the season is over they mow the plants down and use commercial fertilizer. I believe the owner said that they use a weed deterring product before the plants come up and that no pesticides are used on the plants/fruits while growing. Goats and chickens on the farm for the kids to look at."
    Comments from a visitor on July 14, 2009: "This is a great place to pick strawberries! They have several varieties and their patches are very clean, straw between the rows. They even offer free sunscreen and bugspray! They are expanding for the 2010 season. The berries we picked this year were wonderful! They don't have a website, I always just call the phone number that has a recording of when/if they are picking. There is a number on the recording if you are pre-ordering berries to pick up there. "
  • Peacock Road Tree Farm - Pick your own apples, pumpkins, Christmas trees
    11854 Peacock Road, Laingsburg, MI 48848. Phone: 517-651-9193.  Email: peacock@peacockroadtreefarm.com Pumpkins, apples, hayrides, train rides, animal park and much more during the fall. Santa & his reindeer are at the farm every weekend. Get your Christmas tree and visit the Christmas Shoppe. We also offer school tours, family outings, corporate functions, and weddings. Open: Sep- December , daily 9 am to 8pm.
  • Rusty's U-Pick - beans, beets, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes,
    2635 S. Hollister Road, Ovid, MI 48866. Phone: 989-834-9778. Alternate Phone: 989-413-2210. Email: ruskit97@yahoo.com. Open: Call for dates and hours, we're waiting for an update from the farm. Directions: East of US 127 approximately 7 miles to Hollister Road. Turn south on Hollister Road and we are one and a half miles down on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We also have green beans, yellow wax, kohlrabi, turnips, radishes, cabbage and several varieties of hot peppers. We take PROJECT FRESH coupons. Please call ahead for availability. We were not able to put in a garden this year, but we're hoping to re-open next year in a new location!! (UPDATED: August 11, 2012) (ADDED: September 01, 2008) (UPDATED: March 04, 2010)

Genesee County

  • Almar Orchard - ORGANIC, apples, wagon rides
    Duffield Road, Flushing, MI.  Phone: 810-659-6568.  Email: almarapple@aol.com Organic and conventionally-grown apples, cider and wine. Bakery, u-pick apples, wagon rides, family picnic area with petting zoo and many other fun activities. Educational tours and group hayrides by appointment. Open: all year, Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 6 p.m. Sun. 12-6 p.m. 1 mile E on M-21 past M-13 to Duffield Road 1-3/4 miles N on Duffield Rd.
  • Apple Lane Orchard - apples, pumpkins
    4460 N. Center Road, Flint, MI. Phone: 810-736-7622. U-pick and ready-picked apples including many old varieties such as Northern Spy, Tolman Sweet, Grimes Golden and Snow. Also, cider, pumpkins, squash and deer apples. U-pick September 12 until October 25, weekends only. Sales room September 12 until Jan. or Feb, every day. Hours 10 am to 6 p.m. Sun. 1-6 p.m. Closed Sun. after Thanksgiving. Directions: From I-475, Exit 11 (Carpenter Rd.) Go E on Carpenter Road 2 miles to Center Road; turn right 200 yards.
  • Azure Acres - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    1233 W. Lake Road, Clio, MI 48420. Phone: 810-686-7923. Open: starting in mid July, on Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm, and noon to 6pm on Sunday; Pick your own or call ahead and we'll pick for you! Cash and Checks only; Always accepting applications for pickers who want to make some extra cash!. Directions: Call for directions, or Get GPS to: 1233 W. Lake road Clio, MI 48420. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries from mid July until September. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: July 28, 2013) (ADDED: June 23, 2011)
    A visitor writes on July 01, 2014: "This is my favorite local place to pick blueberries. A number of years ago, they stopped spraying plants with pesticides; although not certified organic, knowing that the bushes are not sprayed is a big selling point for me!! "
  • Blueberry Lane Farms - blueberries, pumpkins, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, events at your location (call for info)
    13240 Blueberry Lane, Otter Lake, MI 48464. Phone: 810-793-4590. Email: blueberrylanefarms@hotmail.com. Open: Monday - Friday 8 am to 7 Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 6 July - September. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: I-69 East or West to Davison Exit (State Rd)(M-15) North 12 miles to Lake Road Turn Right Go 2 miles to Blueberry Lane Turn Right You cant miss us!. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Annual Blueberry Festival Please visit our website for more details!. (ADDED: June 21, 2011)
  • Coyner's Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    7101 Gillette Rd, Flushing, MI 48433. Phone: 810-659-6677. Open: Monday through Saturday, always call before coming. Directions: Take I-75 to the Mt. Morris exit, and turn west (left if coming from Flint/Detroit; right if coming from Saginaw). Take Mt. Morris Road west exactly 5 miles; you will cross the Flint River and immediately see Gillette Road Turn left onto Gillette; the farm is 3/4 mile down on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries late July through most of August. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. in 2013, berries are 41.90/lb; u-pick. Bring your own containers. (ADDED: August 17, 2009) (Updated: August 3, 2013, from their answering machine message)
    A visitor writes on August 15, 2012:
    "We went twice this year and the Lawerence couple are just lovely people. After calling one evening to see about coming with 2 young children, Barbara called me the next morning to let me know they had rain and the patch was quiet wet. Just so that i knew and could wait an hour or two on picking if i wanted to. Price was 1.75 a pound and berries are very good."
  • I & J Wolverton Nursery - strawberries, red & black raspberries, asparagus
    6197 E Lake Road, Millington, MI 48746. Phone: 989-871-2325. U-pick strawberries about June 10-July 1. Red & black raspberries July 10-30. Fall red raspberries August 28-October 15. Berry plants, shrubs, trees, April 1-June 1. U-pick asparagus April & May. Open: April 1-November 15, Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 6 p.m. Sun. May only 11 am to 3 pm. Directions: Exit I-75 at Clio E on Vienna Road to Belsay Road, N 2 miles to Lake Road 1/4 mile E to 6197 Lake.
    Comments from a visitor on July 06, 2011: "We ended up stopping there this weekend for strawberries. They are still open and have excellent service, and the berries are really good! "
  • Montrose Orchards, Inc. - blueberries, pumpkins, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    12473 Seymour Rd, Montrose, MI 48457. Phone: 810-639-6971. Email: info@montroseorchards.com. Open: See our website for hours of operation, as they change throughout the season. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 6 miles west of I-75 on M-57 (Vienna Road ) Turn north on Seymour Road 1 mile. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page.  Our Farm Market offers fruits and vegetables, baked goods, apple cider, jams, honey, maple syrup, cherry juice and concentrate, and gift baskets/boxes. Shipping available. Group tours available by appointment. (UPDATED: June 13, 2011)
  • Mueller's Orchard - cherries, early apples, pears and grapes
    6036 Lobdell Road, Linden, MI. Phone: 810-735-7676. Grape vine weaving class weekend before Mother's Day. U-pick cherries, early apples, pears and grapes. Salesroom has apples, pears, cherry juice concentrate, cider, baskets & farm market products. Gift baskets made to order. UPS gift shipping. Car-Cycle-Craft Show for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation third weekend in September Open: June 25- December 31, 9 am to 6 pm.  Directions: corners Linden Road, 1/4 mile S of Owen Road, 3 miles W of US-23, Exit 78, Fenton. 17 miles S of Flint.
  • Porters Orchard – pumpkins, apples
    12060 Hegel Road, Goodrich, MI 48438. Phone: 810636-7156 XP1007BR@CS.com. Directions: 1-1/2 mi. E of M-15 on Hegel Road in Goodrich, which is 7 mi. S of I-69. We are a family owned Orchard and Farm Market. We press our own cider, bake our own donuts, and make fresh caramel apples. We offer hayrides to the U-pick apples and pumpkins. We have a petting farm and inflatable rides on weekends in Sep and Oct. Open: Aug- December , Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6pm, Sun noon-6pm.
  • Spicer Orchards - Apples, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, cherries, plums, pumpkins
    10411 Clyde, Fenton, MI, 48430. Phone: 810-632-7692. Email us at: spicerorchard@comcast.net. Usually open just the summer and fall months. Free hayrides on the weekends. You can drive your car right up to the apple trees and pick right there. There is a shop that sells fruit, cider and pies and other desserts as well as little knick-knacks like candles, toys and figurines. There are goats, pigs and other farm animals on the premises. Restrooms are on-site. The facility also gives tours to school groups, and other groups like Boy Scouts, etc.
  • Symanzik's Berry Farm - red raspberries
    Baldwin Road, Goodrich, MI. Phone: 810-636-2775. U-pick Fall red raspberries (late August to all Sept.); Open: UPDATE: July 08, 2013: A visitor tells me they are now permanently closed. Directions: 8103 E. Baldwin Road, Goodrich. From the north, take I-75 S. to Holly Road, Exit 108, S 1 mile to Baldwin, turn left, go 5-1/2 miles to NE corner of Irish and Baldwin Rds. From the south, take I-75, Exit 106, merging N 1 mile, turn right on Baldwin, 2-1/2 miles. (UPDATED: July 08, 2013, by a visitor)
    UPDATE: September 17, 2008 - A visitor tells me "They have a classified ad in The Flint Journal. My wife took our kids raspberry picking this morning. The ad copy reads: RASPBERRIES, U-PICK, Open at 9am. Symanzik Berry Farms. 8146 Goodrich. 810-636-2775. I called the phone number in the ad; its a recorded message with info for pickers." (UPDATED: September 17, 2008)

Gladwin County

Gratiot County

  • Madison Row's Blueberry Farm - blueberries, farm market, gift shop, porta-potties
    815 West Madison Road, St. Louis, MI 48880. Phone: 989-681-2701. Email: jillianann98@yahoo.com. Open: Tuesday through Saturday from 8am-7pm, Sunday's noon-5pm, and closed on Monday's. Directions: Heading East off M-46 turn left onto Begole Road (blinking light), approx 1 mile down on the right hand side of the road is Madison Road. Madison Row's Blueberry Farm is approx. 1 mile down on the right hand side of the road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We have a handmade gift shop located inside the office of Madison Row's Blueberry Farm. Specialty gifts, a little of this or that. Pricing for the blueberry's are as follows: 2013 price is $1.50 per pound for u-pick and $2.75 for prepick blueberries. (UPDATED: August 01, 2013)  (ADDED: July 23, 2012)
  • Oak Ridge Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    Meridian Road, Gratiot, Saginaw County Line Road ( Meridian Rd), Ovid, MI 48866. Phone: 989-862-5039. Email: oakridgeblueberries@yahoo.com. Directions: Oak Ridge Blueberries is on the Gratiot-Saginaw County line. US-27 to M-57, 10 miles E to Meridian Road, 3 miles N Or M-52 to M-57, 10 miles W to Meridian Road, 3 miles N. Crops are usually available in July, August. Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 am to 6 pm Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm; closed Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.. Weather can alter the season if open or not; Please call. U-pick blueberries; Normal season is mid-July to mid-September. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: June 24, 2008)
  • Poindexter Farms - strawberries,
    10241 East Harrison Road, Wheeler, MI 48662. Phone: 989-842-3520. Email: Lyndsey.p.johnson@hotmail.com. Open: Call for availability; typically from late May through June. Directions: Take M-46 to Barry Road (between Breckenridge & Merrill, Martin's Corner Store on the corner). Drive south on Barry 4 miles to Harrison Road. Travel 1 1/4 miles east on Harrison. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Up-cycled home decor in the styles of Shabby Chic & French Cottage also available. (ADDED: May 25, 2013)
    A visitor writes on June 24, 2013: "Visited: Jun24,2013 Gratiot County (east/mid Michigan). Beautiful,clean berries. Easy picking: plentiful, straw between rows and no weeds:) Owners are gracious and their farm is beautiful. I'm planning to return for another 25 lbs. "
  • Ruter's Berry Farm - Asparagus, strawberries, black and red raspberries, gladiolus, pumpkins
    M-46, Wheeler, MI. Phone: 989-842-3322.  Wheeler, MI. Asparagus in May, u-pick or ready-picked strawberries in June, black and red raspberries and glads in July. Pumpkins starting last weekend in September. Open: May-October, 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: 20 miles W of Saginaw, 12 miles E of Alma between Merrill and Breckenridge on M-46.
    Comments from a visitor on June 28, 2010: "I called Ruters to ask if they were still picking strawberries. The Gentleman answering the phone was extremely rude, and unpleasant. This was very poor customer service and I would NEVER go pick anything from this farm."
    Comments from a visitor on June 20, 2009: "You might want to mention that Ruter's charges you for the weight of the box, even when you bring your own. That probably cost me an extra $2.70. I commented on it, but already had the berries picked, so what was I gonna do? "

Huron County

  • The Flower Farm - flowers, pumpkins, gift shop, school tours
    236 Pigeon Road, Bad Axe, MI 48858. Phone: (989) 269-8754. Fax: (989) 269-8756. Email: info@theflowerfarm.biz. Directions: We are located a quarter mile away from M-53 on M-142 West of Bad Axe. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: See website for current hours on our Contact Us webpage. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Corn Maze is Open in 2008 from September 12 until November 2; Check our website for specific times and events. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: August 18, 2008)

Lapeer County

  • Atlas Berry Farm - blackberries, grapes, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), Other fruit or veg,
    4684 Brigham Road, Metamora, MI 48455. Phone: 313/608-3620. Alternate Phone: 248/894-5823. Fax: 810/797-5647. Email: atlas520@centurytel.net. Open: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 6 pm, July 1 to October 31. Directions: From the East: West of M-24, south of Pratt Road, west of Hadley Road. From the South: Baldwin Road north to Oakwood, left on Oakwood to Hadley Road, north on Hadley Road to Brigham Road. From the West: M-15 north to Oakwood Road, right on Oakwood to Hadley Road, left on Hadley 4.8 miles to Brigham Road. Click here for a map and directions. Summer red raspberries: July to August; Heritage fall raspberries: Late August until frost; Blackberries: September to frost; Frontenac Gris and Sabrevois wine grapes: Early to mid-September. Payment: Cash, Check. Our first crop of raspberries occurs in July, as they are summer raspberries versus spring raspberries. (ADDED: July 05, 2011)
  • Brookwood Fruit Farm - apples, cherries, pears, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market, restrooms, school tours
    7845 Bordman Road, Almont, MI 48003. Phone: 810-798-8312. Email: will_bristol@hotmail.com. Open: In season everyday 9am to 5pm; Check online for exact dates. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: 1/2 mile east of M-53 on Bordman Road, 6 miles of Romeo (2 miles south of Almont). Click here for a map and directions. Apples: Late July to March, Tart Cherries: July, Peaches: August to September, Cider: September to March, Raspberries: Summer and Fall, Pumpkins: September to October, Honey: Year-Round. Payment: Cash, Check. Brookwood Fruit Farm is a 5th generation family fruit farm that grows over 40 varieties of apples, as well as peaches, tart cherries, and raspberries. We also make fresh unpasteurized apple cider weekly with our own special blend of hand-picked apples. We are a family farm that takes pride in offering our guests quality fruit and a memorable experience. Come and join us and see what has made Brookwood Fruit Farm unique for over 100 years. (ADDED: October 24, 2010)
  • E.B. Blueberries Inc. – blueberries
    2302 Graham Road, Imlay City, MI 48444. Phone: 810-724-8719. Directions: M-53 or VanDyke right to Dryden Road then left on Glover Road, which changes to Graham. Open: July-August and sometimes part of Sep, daily 8am-7pm. (UPDATED: August 16, 2008)
  • Fuhrs Valley View Farm - Fall raspberries
    Van Dyke, Imlay City, MI.  Phone: (810) 724-4637. Beautiful Fall raspberries, u-pick or ready picked. Also, apples, fresh cider pressed on site & homemade jam. Call for availability and picking conditions on new plantings of peaches and dark sweet cherries. Open: late August to Thanksgiving, seven days a week, 10 am to 5 pm. Directions: East-West: I-69 to Imlay City exit. Farm is 6 miles N of I-69. North-South: Van Dyke (M-53) to Imlay City. Farm is on the E side of Van Dyke, 5 miles N of Imlay City. (UPDATED: September 05, 2009) (UPDATED: July 01, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on September 12, 2009: "WOW! I went to the farm with my 6-year-old son today (9/12/09)and we picked two huge containers full and it only came to $17! We had so much fun watching the bees at work, pollinating the raspberry flowers and it turned into a real learning experience for my son. The raspberries are wonderful and very sweet! I think, if the weather is good next Saturday, we'll go back as a family to stock up. CHEAP!"
    Comments from a visitor on September 03, 2009: "Hi - Love your site! I have a friend who picked berries at exactly this location last week; she said they were phenomenal berries so I'm heading there on Monday. She couldn't confirm the name of the farm so if it's changed, I'll let you know. current u-pick price: $1.59 per pound, beautiful, big berries that make incredible jam!"
  • Honeyflow Farm - grapes, Honey from hives on the farm, farm market, porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food)
    4939 Mill Rd, Dryden, MI 48428. Phone: 888-372-3730. Alternate Phone: 810-796-3253. Fax: 888-372-3730. Email: mail@honeyflowfarm.com. Open: Open 9 am to 6 pm; Friday, Saturday and Sundays only from September to mid October. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We are the largest vineyard in SE Michigan and specialize in U-Pick grapes for home winemakers. 20 varieties available of red & white wine grapes, jelly and seedless grapes. (UPDATED: June 27, 2014)
  • Ives Organics - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    2060 Bladwin Road, Lapeer, MI 48446. Phone: 2484698347. Email: ivesorganics@gmail.com. Open: Opening June 2014. Directions: South of intersection of Baldwin Road and Newark Road. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Using Permaculture design!. (ADDED: June 07, 2013)

Midland County

  • Beard's Lakeview Farm - blueberries,
    4413 Water Road, Sanford, MI 48657. Phone: 989-689-6571. Email: beard_48657@yahoo.com. Open: Please check our website, facebook page or call to check the days we are open and our hours. Directions: From Midland: Just 15 minutes from the Midland Mall. Take US 10 north, exit on M-30, go 2 ½ miles to Dague Road, turn left and go 2.1 miles to Beard’s LakeView Farm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, November, December.  Blueberry Season (typically early July through September).  Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 08, 2012)
  • Cook's Choice Produce- blueberries, prepicked produce, restrooms
    1938 E. Bradford Road, Midland, MI 48640. Phone: 989-631-5896. Email: cookschoiceprod@aol.com. Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 8:30 AM to 9 PM; Closed Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Directions: One mile south of the Bullock Creek High School, off Badour Road. Crops are usually available in July, August, September. Payment: Cash, Check, and we accept Project Fresh  (ADDED: July 08, 2008) (UPDATED: July 18, 2011) (UPDATED: July 19, 2013)

Saginaw County

  • Backwoods Blueberries - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    16785 Ederer Road, Hemlock, MI 48626. Phone: 989-798-1080. Email: backwoodsblueberries@hotmail.com. Open: Monday to Friday, from 3 pm to 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday, from 9 am to 8 pm; Mid - July to Mid - August. Directions: From Saginaw, Follow M-46/Gratiot Road into Hemlock. Turn left on South Hemlock Road. Drive about 2 miles, turn right on Ederer Road. Approximately 3/4 mile down, Backwoods Blueberries will be on the left side of the road. From Midland, Follow Sasse Road until it turns to Hemlock Road through Hemlock. Drive about 2 miles south of Gratiot, turn right on Ederer Road. Approximately 3/4 mile down, Backwoods Blueberries will be on the left side of the road. From. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. The first berries we pick of the season are Blue Crop. We also have Blue Ray, Jersey, Collins, and Coville. This is a 20 acre farm with over 15,000 bushes. (ADDED: July 12, 2014)
  • The Berry Patch - Blueberries.
    2070 Tittabawassee Hemlock, MI 48626. Phone: 989-642-8403.  U-pick and ready-picked. Open: mid-July through late August, on Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 8 pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 8 pm; hours may vary, so see their Facebook page. Directions: 4-1/2 miles N of M-46 at Hemlock, 2-1/2 miles W on Tittabawassee; or 16 miles W of I-675, Exit 6 Fashion Square Mall.  (UPDATED: July 13, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: September 30, 2009)
    Comments from a visitor on September 21, 2009: "The Berry Patch in Saginaw County no longer has raspberries (just blueberries). Just a FYI. "
  • Blueberries Galore Farm - blueberries
    11500 Gratiot Road, Saginaw, MI.  Phone: 989-781-7888. Email: annie2blue@gmail.com. Fresh u-pick blueberries. Sweet, old fashioned varieties. Group tours available. Season approx. mid-July-August 31, Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 8 p.m. Sun. 12-5 pm. Directions: 1/2 mile W of M-52 on Gratiot (M-46.)  (UPDATED: July 13, 2014, from their website)
  • Brenske's Blueberries - blueberries,
    17505 Roosevelt Rd, Hemlock, MI 48626. Phone: 989-928-7887 . Alternate Phone: 989-284-7432. Email: mbrenske@yahoo.com. Open: July 30th - September 5th Monday - Friday 8am to 8pm Sunday 10am to 8pm. Directions: 5 mile southwest of Hemlock Take S. Hemlock 3 1/2mile to Roosevelt Road turn west or right and go 1 1/2 miles. Click here for a map and directions. July 30th -September 5th. Payment: Cash, Check. For pre-picked please call ahead to ensure we have quantity. (UPDATED: July 30, 2014). (UPDATED: July 15, 2012) (ADDED: August 03, 2010)
  • Fishers Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    4532 N. Steel Road, Hemlock, MI. Phone: 989-642-5361. Hemlock, MI. U-pick and ready-picked blueberries, picnic areas, playground, free morning coffee and restroom. Open: July-September, 8 am to 8 pm, including Sun. Directions: between Hemlock and Merrill. 4-1/2 miles N from Gratiot. Or 1/2 mile from Tittabawassee Road on Steel Road. From Midland, Badour Road turns into Steel Road at Tittawbawassee Rd. Click here for their Facebook page. (UPDATED: July 13, 2014, from their website)
  • Jacques Orchard - strawberries, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises)
    2275 N Iva Rd, Hemlock, MI 48626. Phone: 989-642-3522. Alternate Phone: 989-751-6751. Email: jacquesorchard@speednetllc.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: 2 miles west of Hemlock, 1 2/3 miles north of M-46 on Iva Rd. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries starting June 18, 2013. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We sell at the Midland, Saginaw, Hemlock and Cardinal Square Farmers Markets and at the farm, please refer to our web site for days and time of markets. (ADDED: June 06, 2013)
  • Russell Blueberry Farm -  blueberries
    11895 Frost Road, Freeland, MI 48623. Phone: (989) 781-2859. Email: emily@therussellcorp.com. Open: daily July 4th through Labor Day, Monday to Sunday 8 am to 8 pm. U-pick & ready-picked blueberries Honey, jams, jellies, shipping gifts & picnic area. Also Book Barn with large collection of new & used books.  Book Barn open year 'round with appointment. Directions: 2.4 miles N, 1/2 mile W of M-46 & M-52 junction near Saginaw (Saginaw Township).  (UPDATED: July 13, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: July 24, 2009)
  • Saginaw Valley Sod & Berry Farm - tomatoes, other vegetables,
    11285 Gratiot Road(m-46), Saginaw, MI 48609. Phone: 989-781-2680. Open: June 15th to October 31st. Directions: (M-46)Gratiot Road 1/4 mile West of (M-52)Graham Road, or 8 Miles west of Saginaw, Michigan on Gratiot Road (M-46). Click here for a map and directions. Pre-picked Asparagus: May 10th to Mid June, Strawberries: May 25th to Late June, Early Raspberries: July 1st to Early August, Late Raspberries: September 1st to Late October; Pick your own Vegetables available in season; Go to our website for in season availability. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: January 25, 2011)
  • Schantz's Blueberries - Blueberries
    3541 S Gleaner Road, Saginaw, MI 48609. Phone: 989-642-8892. Email: dmsfls@concentric.net. Blueberries, several varieties, u-pick or order. Children welcome. Please bring your own containers. Friendly, peaceful country atmosphere with view of pond. Open: July-September, daily, 7:30 am to 8 pm, including Sunday. Directions: Across the road from 3540 S. Gleaner Road, Saginaw. 1 mile W of M-52 and 3-1/2 miles S of M-46 (or 1/2 mile S of Swan Creek Rd.) and 3 miles E of Hemlock Rd. (UPDATED: July 12, 2011, by a visitor)
  • Strawberry Fields Farm - No pesticides are used, strawberries, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area
    14621 Lakefield Rodd, Hemlock, MI 48626. Phone: 989-284-6441. Email: info@bestberry.biz. Open: See our website for current picking schedule. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries late May through July. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: June 26, 2013)  (ADDED: December 18, 2011)

St. Clair County

  • Blueridge Blueberry Farm - ORGANIC, blueberries
    16276 Donald Road, Capac , MI 48014. Phone: 810-395-2245. Fax: 810-395-2577. Email us at: dlk_bf@yahoo.com. Directions: Take I-69 to exit 176 (Capac Exit). Turn north on to Capac Road. Head about one half mile until you pass Capac Food Center. The first road you come to after the Food Center is Donald Road; turn west onto Donald Road and head about 3 miles down. We are at the very end of the road. There is a sign on the corner of Donald and Capac. Click here for a map to our farm. Open: Monday thru Saturday 8am till 6pm Sunday closed. Blueberries: Usually available from mid July through August. Until the first frost for ready picked. All year round for frozen berries. We also have available for our customers: honey, doughnuts, pies, muffins, refreshments, syrups, jam, and other home baked goods. We provide a truck ride out to the field. Bring containers to take your berries home in. Don't forget your sunscreen and bug spray. Supervised children are always welcome. Please remember to CALL before you come to check on weather and picking conditions. We are Certified Naturally grown, which means we grow according to organic standards. (UPDATED: May 27, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: July 21, 2008)
  • McCallum Orchard - apples, peaches, raspberries, sweet & tart cherries, blackberries, winery
    5697 Harris Road, Jeddo, MI 48032. Phone: 810-327-6394.  Email: glp@iserv.com.  U-Pick and already picked fruits and vegetables including: apples, peaches, raspberries, sweet & tart cherries, blackberries, cider and sweet corn. Bakery items including donuts and pies. Petting zoo and maze. Open: June- December ., 8 am to 5 pm, daily. Directions: From Port Huron take M-25 N 10 miles to Harris Road; turn left and go 3 miles Farm is on the left.  (UPDATED: July 13, 2014, from their website)
  • Riley Ridge Farms - Fall raspberries, pumpkins, corn maze
    Riley Center, Memphis, MI. Phone: 810-392-2417. U-pick Fall raspberries, farm fresh vegetables, pumpkins, corn maze and a "real" farm experience. Open: July-November 1, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm Saturday, 9 am to 5 p.m. Sun. 1-5 p.m. More time optional, please call. Directions: Exit 180 off I-69, W of Port Huron, E of Capac. Exit S, approx. 5 miles or North Ave. to Bordman (right) to Riley Center (left) 4 miles.
  • Zwierniks strawberries - strawberries, porta-potties
    4064 Emmett Road (m19), Emmett, MI 48022. Phone: 810 384 1712. Email: conrad@frontier.com. Open: middle of June to middle of July 8am to 6pm Monday through Sunday. Directions: 2 miles north of emmett on m 19 or 2.5 miles north of I 69 exit 184. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: February 12, 2013)(Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: June 16, 2010)
    A visitor writes on June 30, 2013: "We went there for the 1st time today and will definitely go back. People were nice and they have a large field. Thanks for this page to find the farms. It is very helpful!!"
    Comments from a visitor on June 16, 2010: "Love it! I go back every year to see the friendly owners faces. I've been going here for many years!"

Sanilac County

  • Croswell Berry Farm - Blueberries & blackberries,
    Croswell, MI.  Phone: 810-679-3273. U-pick or buy already picked. Open: July 1st, weekdays, 8 am to 4 p.m. LAST PERSON IN FIELD FOR U-PICK 3 P.M. FIRM. Sun. & Holidays, 9 am to 4 p.m. Farm made jellies, jams, with/without sugar. Bakery. Farm made berry pies, unusual combinations, frozen only--bring cooler. Frozen berries 100% natural strawberries, blueberries, raspberries. Children welcome. Call before coming out for crop and weather conditions. Directions: From Detroit or suburb area, E on I-94 to Port Huron; US-25 to Lexington, turn W or left on M-90 (Peck Rd.) to Croswell (approx. 5 miles) Stay 'til you see "the Corner Market" one additional block, turn at sign.
  • Kritzman's Berry Farm - strawberries,
    2194 Brush Street, Deckerville, MI 48427. Phone: 810-376-3045. Open: Monday through Saturday, 8:30 am to 5 pm June 10 through July 2, exact dates are dependent on weather conditions; Please call before coming. Directions: one half mile west of stoplight in Deckerville, just past the Deckerville Vet Clinic, on Brush Street which is the only street on which you can turn to the south. If you've reached the railroad tracks, you've gone too far. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: July 01, 2011)
  • Speaker Lone Oak Orchard - apples, pumpkins, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    7353 Brockway Road (m-19), Melvin, MI 48454. Phone: 810 387-2121. Email: speakerorchard@hughes.net. Open: Monday through Saturday 9am to 6pm Sunday's 10am to 5pm. Directions: We are located on M-19 (Brockway Road) 5 miles north of Yale, MI and 4 miles south of Peck, MI. Approximately 30 miles NW of Port Huron, MI. Click here for a map and directions. Pick your own apples begin in late September to early October; Orchard events begin in late September to early October as well. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (ADDED: February 24, 2010)

Shiawassee County

  • Davis Family Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, flowers, herbs/spices, pumpkins, rhubarb, strawberries, tomatoes, walnuts, Turkeys, and prepicked produce
    Owosso Michigan, Owosso, MI 48867. Phone: (989) 723-1163Directions: M- 52 To Juddville Road, heading west. Turn right going south on Chipman. One mile down. Crops are usually available in May, June, August, September, October. Open: Monday through Saturday 8:30 to 5:30. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. We offer naturally grown turkey, pork, lamb, chicken, and pheasant. NO hormones, no pesticides, No herbicides. Eggs are also available from our free range chickens.
  • Poor Man's Ponderosa - strawberries,
    5047 S. Meridian Road, Laingsburg, MI 48848. Phone: 517-285-6922. Directions: Approximately 20 miles NE of Lansing. Between Laingsburg and Ovid. Also, near Saint John's and Owosso. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in June. Open: 8am to 4pm Daily during Strawberries. Strawberries so sweet you'll freak!: June 12th- Approx 2 weeks; Also, a great variety of Pre-Picked apples in the Fall. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 12, 2008)
  • Your Garden - sweet corn, other mixed vegetables, flowers and pumpkins
    4350 W. Bath Road, Perry, MI. Phone: 517-625-7774. Open: June-October, daily, 9 am to dusk. Directions: 1-1/2 miles W of Perry. Bath Road intersects with Hwy. M-52 at the S end of the city of Perry.Pick your own sweet corn, other mixed vegetables, flowers and pumpkins. Indian corn, honey and straw bales are also available at the Fall Halloween season. School groups are welcome. Night crawlers and worms available, April 1-October 1.

Tuscola County

  • All About It Farms - raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    5630 Swaffer Road, Millington, MI 48746. Phone: (989)871-3360. Alternate Phone: (989)820-0235. Email: AllAboutItFarms@yahoo.com. Open: 7 days a week, from 9am to 7pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: June to first week of July Raspberries: July to August. Payment: Cash, Check. We also take orders, please call at least 2 days before. (ADDED: June 08, 2012)
  • Bodeis Farm and Greenhouse - Strawberries, pumpkins
    Comments from a visitor on July 01, 2009: "I tried to call Bodeis today about U-Pick times, but the Phone number has been Disconected"
    Mayville, MI. Phone: 989-673-3661.
  • Pennell Farms - Strawberries, Raspberries, and Tomatoes,
    6317 State st, Vassar, MI 48768. Phone: 989-823-9917. Open: Call for for hours and availability. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Spray-Free Raspberries (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: October 07, 2012)
  • Raleigh farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, broccoli, carrots, peaches, peppers, strawberries,
    10485 South Bray Road, Clio, MI 48420. Phone: 810-691-1825. Email: jnrland@gmail.com. Open: Wensday Friday and Saturday 9:00 to 4:00. Directions: Corner of Bray and Willard road. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries June through first heavy frost. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. Hydroponic strawberries you can pick standing up. (ADDED: February 19, 2014)

Pick your own farms in Michigan,
Counties Saginaw through Washtenau

Finally!  One page that provides a listing of every known pick-your-own farm and orchard in Michigan. From apples, blueberries, strawberries and vegetables through Christmas trees, they're all here. Whether you call them PYO, U-pick or pick-it-yourself farms,  I'm always looking for suggestions of more farms and events to add and feedback about any you have visited, so if you encounter any, just click on the preceding link, as appropriate!  And if you have a farm and want to add it or correct the information, please click on the link to "add my farm".

Remember to ALWAYS either email, call or click the link to the farm's own website (if they have one) on the morning before you go, to confirm hours, conditions and availability of the specific crops you want!!

And if you want simple instructions how to make jam, how to make applesauce, or how to make apple butter, just click here.


Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Genesee County

  • Azure Acres - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Indoor market, Preserves, jams, jellies, blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area
    1233 W. Lake Road, Clio, MI 48420. Phone: 810-686-7923. Email: Azureacres@hotmail.com. Open: Monday through Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm; Sundays 12 pm to 6 pm; We open at the end of July and are usually open until Labor Day. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 23, 2011)
    A visitor writes on July 01, 2014: "This is my favorite local place to pick blueberries. A number of years ago, they stopped spraying plants with pesticides; although not certified organic, knowing that the bushes are not sprayed is a big selling point for me!! "
  • Flint Farmers' Market - Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is certified organically grown, some produce is sustainably grown, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Indoor market, Covered outdoor market, Uncovered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle, school tours
    420 East Boulevard Drive, Flint, MI 48502. Phone: (810) 232-1399. Fax: (810) 232-9519. Email: flintmarket@sbcglobal.net. Open: Tuesday 9 am to 5 pm Thursday 9 am to 5 pm Saturday 8 am to 5 pm All Year Round. Directions: Located just off I 475 at Robert T. Longway Boulevard Exit 8A. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Voted America's Most Loved Market in 2009 and one of the TOP 10 Markets to Visit in America by CNN in 2010. Stop by and give us a try!. (ADDED: March 15, 2011)
  • Montrose Orchards, Inc. - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Indoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, apples, asparagus, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, other berries, pears, peaches, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), rhubarb, winter squash, strawberries, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    12473 Seymour Rd, Montrose, MI 48457. Phone: 810-639-6971. Email: info@montroseorchards.com. Open: See our website for hours of operation, as they change throughout the season. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 6 miles west of I-75 on M-57 (Vienna Road ) Turn north on Seymour Road 1 mile. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 13, 2011)
  • Trim Pines Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Covered outdoor market,
    4357 E. Baldwin Rd, Holly, MI 48442. Phone: 810-694-3276. Alternate Phone: 810-694-9958. Email: info@trimpines.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for updates. Directions: From I-75 Southbound: Exit 108, south on Holly Road to Baldwin Road Left on Baldwin 3/4 mile. From I-75 Northbound: Exit 106, merge onto Dixie Highway for one mile. Left on Baldwin 3/4 mile. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Give us a call for landscape design and installation from Michigan Certified Industry Professionals; classroom field trips based on state curricula; group hayrides and updates to our listed programs. (ADDED: August 19, 2009)

Lapeer County

  • Brechts Pickle Barrel Farm Market - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, asparagus, beets, blueberries, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, herbs/spices, melons, pears, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    622 N. Van Dyke, Imlay City, MI 48444. Phone: (810)724-0812. Email: Brechtspicklebarrel@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Saturday 9 am to 7 p;m; Sunday 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: Off of I-69 go north on M-53(Van Dyke) 2.5 miles located on the east side of the road. open May thru December; Field trips to the you pick pumpkin patch and Halloween happenings start late September thru October. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers. local potatoes, pickles, lettuce, onions locally grown flowers and vegetable plants. (ADDED: December 30, 2010)
  • Campbells Local Harvest - Roadside stand, Farm market, not located on the farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, asparagus, beans, beets, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, grapes, grapefruit, herbs/spices, lavender, lemons, melons, nectarines, onions, oranges, other berries, peas, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), rhubarb, summer squash, tangerines, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, picnic area (bring your own food)
    622 N Van Dyke Rd, Imlay City, MI 48444. Phone: 810-721-1515. Fax: 810-721-1505. Email: campbellslocalharest@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Thursday, from 8 am to 6 pm; Friday and Saturday, from 8 am to 7 pm; Sunday 8 am to 5 pm May 1st to October 31st. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Campbells Local Harvest of Imlay City. Owner Tim Campbell born and raised in Almont, MI 3rd Generation Vegetable Farmer. Has expanded his business to serve his local community at his roadside market and greenhouse. Where he will be providing his own vegetables and supplying families with Michigan grown fruit and produce as well as Michigan Dairy and Michigan made products. (ADDED: May 28, 2014)

Midland County

  • Central Michigan CSA in Midland - Farm market, not located on the farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is certified organically grown, all produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs,
    Midland, Midland, MI 48864. Phone: 989-284-8251. Email: centralmichigancsa@gmail.com. Open: Wednesday at the Midland Farmers Market by the Tridge from 7 am until 12:00pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. The Central Michigan CSA farm delivers our fresh picked produce to the Midland Farmers Market by the Tridge every Wednesday starting in early June. Organic and naturally grown fresh produce. give us a call at: 989-284-8251 or visit our facebook page. (ADDED: January 03, 2014)
  • Cook's Choice Produce LLC - Roadside stand, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, beans, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, grapes, melons, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, rhubarb, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Fresh eggs
    2764 E. Gordonville, Midland, MI 48640. Phone: 989-631-5896. Email: cookschoiceprod@aol.com. Open: Monday to Saturday; Closed Sunday. Directions: From Midland take Poseyville to Gordonville. Turn west (right) on Gordonville. We are located on the south (left) side of the road about half a mile from the Messiah Lutheran Church. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: September 22, 2011)
  • Middleton Farms - Uses integrated pest management practices, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, beans, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, herbs/spices, melons, onions, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg,
    2630 North Lewis Road, Coleman, MI 48618. Phone: 262-605-4786. Email: middletonfarmcsa@yahoo.com. Open: July 1st to October 15th Monday to Saturday 3 pm to 8 pm; Sunday 10 am 4 pm.  Directions: call for directions.  Harvest shares are available until June 20th. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check. Harvest or CSA shares are an inexpensive way to receive freshly picked fruits and vegetables every week throughout the growing season, typically 14-16 weeks. With good weather the season could go as long as 20 weeks. A full share is approximately 1 bushel of produce. FULL share is $450 per year, HALF share is $250 per year, QUARTER share is $150 per year. Heirloom and hybrid varieties of tomatoes. Pickling and slicing cucumbers. All produce is grown on the farm with sustainable farming methods. Bulk and wholesale prices available for all produce. Harvest (CSA) shares available. Mention this web listing for a 10% discount. Full, half, and quarter shares are available until June 20th. (ADDED: April 03, 2010)
  • Midland Farmers' Market- Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, restrooms, snacks and refreshment stand
    downtown Midland, Midland, MI 48640-8563. Phone: (989)839-9901. Email: alcook@svsu.edu. Open: May to October on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 am to noon;  Monday from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: July 06, 2010)

Saginaw County

  • Brenskes Blueberries - blueberries,
    17505 Roosevelt Road, Hemlock, MI 48626. Phone: 989-642-8737. Alternate Phone: 989-284-7432. Email: mbrenke@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Saturday 9 am to 8 pm; Sunday 10 am to 6 pm. Directions: Gratiot Road to Hemlock Road. Turn south at the light. Which is Hemlock Road. Go 3 1/2 miles to Roosevelt Road. Turn right onto Roosevelt Road. Go 1 1/2 miles. It's on the left hand side of the road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. You Pick. $1.25 per pound. Senior Citizens $1.10 per pound. Saturday's everyone picks $1.10 per pound. Pre Picked. Fresh or frozen berries available. 5 pounds $11.00. (ADDED: August 03, 2010)
  • Hemlock Farmer's Market - Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, restrooms, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area
    Richland Township Park, Hemlock, MI. Open: Thursday from 4 pm to 7 pm. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: July 06, 2010)
  • Hingstons Countryside Farm - Asparagus, chestnuts
    18670 Dice Road, Merrill, MI 4863. Phone: 989-642-5672. Email: JimorGeri@aol.com. Asparagus picked daily in season (May), weather permitting. Open: May for asparagus pre-ordered pick up 12-6 p.m. Chestnuts available Oct.-Nov. Call first. Directions: M-46 to Hemlock (stop light), go N 3-1/2 miles to Dice Road; turn W (left), go 2-1/2 miles to farm.
  • Jacques Orchard - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), apples, pears, peaches, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises)
    2275 N Iva Rd, Hemlock, MI 48626. Phone: 989-642-3522. Alternate Phone: 989-751-6751. Email: jacquesorchard@speednetllc.com. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: 2 miles west of Hemlock, 1 2/3 miles north of M-46 on Iva Rd. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries starting June 18, 2013. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We sell at the Midland, Saginaw, Hemlock and Cardinal Square Farmers Markets and at the farm, please refer to our web site for days and time of markets. Jams and jellies, caramel apples. (ADDED: June 06, 2013)
  • Saginaw Valley Sod & Berry Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables,
    11285 Gratiot Road(m-46), Saginaw, MI 48609. Phone: 989-781-2680. Open: May 10th to October 31st, Monday to Friday, from 11 am to 6 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from Noon to 6 pm. Directions: (M-46)Gratiot Road 1/4 mile West of (M-52)Graham Road, or 8 Miles west of Saginaw, Michigan on Gratiot Road (M-46). Click here for a map and directions. Pre-picked "Asparagus: May 10th to Mid June", "Strawberries: May 25th to Late June", "Early Raspberries: July 1st to Early August", "Late Raspberries: September 1st to Late October"; Pick your own "Vegetables" available in season; Go to our website for in season availability. Payment: Cash, Check.  (ADDED: January 25, 2011)

Sanilac County

  • Speaker Lone Oak Orchard - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Uncovered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, corn (sweet), tomatoes, other vegetables, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    7353 Brockway Road (m-19), Melvin, MI 48454. Phone: 810 387-2121. Email: speakerorchard@hughes.net. Open: Saturdays 8am to 4pm beginning in July/August Note: We host locally grown produce vendors so it begins in the early harvest season. Directions: The Orchard is located 5 miles north of Yale, MI and 4 miles south of Peck, MI. Approximately 30 miles northwest of Pt. Huron, MI. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (ADDED: February 24, 2010)

St. Clair County

  • Zwierniks strawberries - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, strawberries, porta-potties
    4064 Emmett Road (m19), Emmett, MI 48022. Phone: 810 384 1712. Email: conrad@frontier.com. Open: middle of June to middle of July 8am to 6pm Monday through Sunday. Directions: 2 miles north of emmett on m 19 or 2.5 miles north of I 69 exit 184. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: February 12, 2013) . (UPDATED: May 27, 2012) (ADDED: March 26, 2012)
    A visitor writes on June 30, 2013: "We went there for the 1st time today and will definitely go back. People were nice and they have a large field. Thanks for this page to find the farms. It is very helpful!!"

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Genesee County

  • Simple Times Farm - CSA
    6081 E Baldwin Rd, Grand Blanc, MI 48439. Phone: (810) 238-9872. Open: . Buying Club & Market, CSA Garden, Goat Dairy, Stables, (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: January 01, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on January 01, 2010: "Love this farm! Everyone is so nice and willing to help that it makes even a city dweller feel right at home :) I discovered it when my daughter had dairy allergies and someone recommended I use Raw Goats Milk. I found out I could lease a goat for such use here and have been here ever since. Oh and my daughters allergies have greatly improved since switching over :)"

Lapeer County

  • Wild Rose Farms - Chicken (free range), Turkey, Duck, Beef, Pork, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, Eggs, Brown eggs, sausage, Smoked meats, Turkeys, Fresh eggs
    8338 Church Rd, Imlay City, MI 48444. Phone: 810-334-4316. Email: wildrosefarms10@yahoo.com. Open: Call for available times. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. I also sell all natural lip balm and all natural goat milk soap. Wild Rose Farms is your sustainability specialist. We promote all natural and eco safe products. (ADDED: April 06, 2011)

Midland County

  • Cook's Choice Produce LLC - Brown eggs, Farm market with fruits and vegetables, children welcome, Fresh eggs
    2764 E. Gordonville, Midland, MI 48640. Phone: 989-631-5896. Email: cookschoiceprod@aol.com. Open: Monday to Saturday; Closed Sunday. Directions: From Midland take Poseyville to Gordonville. Turn west (right) on Gordonville. We are located on the south (left) side of the road about half a mile from the Messiah Lutheran Church. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: September 22, 2011)
  • Middleton Farms - Uses integrated pest management practices, Beef, Pork, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% grass and/or grain fed, Farm market with fruits and vegetables, children welcome,
    2630 North Lewis Road, Coleman, MI 48618. Phone: 262-605-4786. Email: middletonfarmcsa@yahoo.com. Open: July 1st to October 15th Monday to Saturday 3 pm to 8 pm; Sunday 10 am 4 pm. Directions: Call or email for directions.  Harvest shares are available until June 20th;. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check. Harvest or CSA shares are an inexpensive way to receive freshly picked fruits and vegetables every week throughout the growing season, typically 14-16 weeks. With good weather the season could go as long as 20 weeks. A full share is approximately 1 bushel of produce. FULL share is $450 per year, HALF share is $250 per year, QUARTER share is $150 per year. All natural beef and pork for sale by the whole, half, and quarter. Call for prices on custom meat packages. (ADDED: April 03, 2010)
  • Pixely Farm - USDA Natural, 100% grass and/or grain fed, Eggs (free range), Brown eggs, Fresh eggs
    1307 E Kent Rd, Mererill, MI 48637. Phone: 989-573-3990. Email: jandunnhill@gmail.com. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: one mile south of freeland Road between Homer and Kane. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Free range chicken eggs $1.50 per dozen. Call ahead for availability. (UPDATED: March 08, 2012)

Local Honey Sources:

Lapeer County

  • Brechts Pickle Barrel Farm Market - Honey (retail), Clover honey, Comb honey, Raw honeys, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    622 N. Van Dyke, Imlay City, MI 48444. Phone: (810)724-0812. Email: Brechtspicklebarrel@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Saturday 9 am to 7 p;m; Sunday 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: Off of I-69 go north on M-53(Van Dyke) 2.5 miles located on the east side of the road. open May thru December; Field trips to the you pick pumpkin patch and Halloween happenings start late September thru October. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers. (ADDED: December 30, 2010)
  • Honeyflow Farm - Honey (retail), Clover honey, Wildflower honey, Comb honey, Crystallized honey, Raw honeys, Strained honey, Whipped honey, Beeswax candles, Honey from hives on the farm, farm market, porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food)
    4939 Mill Rd, Dryden, MI 48428. Phone: 888-372-3730. Alternate Phone: 810-796-3253. Fax: 888-372-3730. Email: mail@honeyflowfarm.com. Open: Open 9 am to 6 pm; Friday, Saturday and Sundays only from September to mid October. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We are the largest vineyard in SE Michigan and specialize in U-Pick grapes for home winemakers. 20 varieties available of red & white wine grapes, jelly and seedless grapes. Fill your containers from our barrel of honey on weekends in September, also beeswax candles. See honeybees at work in our observation hive. (ADDED: June 27, 2014)
  • Sweet Beeb Honey Farm - Honey (retail), Honey (wholesale), Wildflower honey, Comb honey, Crystallized honey, Raw honeys, Strained honey, Honey from hives on the farm
    2011 Hasler Lake Rd, Lapeer, MI 48446. Phone: 810-252-3300. Email: bkmiles7@gmail.com. Open: by appointment only. Directions: From I-69, between Davison and Lapeer, take the Elba Road exit and go south 1/2 mile to Lippincott Road Turn right, or west, on Lippincott and continue 1/2 mile to Hasler Lake Rd, which will be a left-hand turn that will take you toward the south. Continue south 1/2 mile on Hasler Lake Road to the second house on the left. The house number is on a post at the end of the driveway (2011) and the house sits back about 500 feet from the road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We use a natural approach to beekeeping that precludes the application of antibiotics or toxic chemical controls that can find their way into the wax comb and, ultimately, into the honey. Our honey is pure, raw, unadulterated, and has never been heated, so you can be sure it retains its initial quality, and has all the naturally occurring health benefits that are lost during commercial processing. It is filtered to remove wax particles and other debris to ensure a clean, attractive, and wholesome product. (ADDED: June 23, 2014)

Genesee County


Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Saginaw County

  • Weiss Centennial Farm - Lighting, Birthday parties, Classes, lectures or Speakers, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring your own linens and table silverware, Dairy farm, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, dairy cows, horses, chickens, pigs, other animals, Beautiful rural setting, Fishing nearby, horse riding, golf nearby, tennis nearby, Computer, Internet (Wireless), Phone available, TV available, DVD Player, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, No smoking allowed, handicap accessible, meeting room available, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    5450 Weiss Road, Frankenmuth, MI 48734. Phone: 989-652-8748. Alternate Phone: 989-482-4574. Email: weisscentennialfarm@hotmail.com. Open: Space available upon request; Please call at least two weeks in advance to book parties. Directions: From Frankenmuth Visitors Center drive 1/2 mile north to Genesee Street (7-11 on the corner). Turn west onto Genesee (name changes to Junction Road)and drive 2.5 miles to Weiss Road. Turn north on Weiss Road and drive 1/2 mile. Farm is on left, corn maze is on the right, just past the farmstead. Welcome!. Click here for a map and directions. Corn maze is open from September 27th through November 4;. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. We are committed to sharing our family farm's story and Michigan's agricultural heritage with visitors. We strive to preserve our farmland and care for our cows for generations to come. Meet Johann LELY, our milking robot! Enjoy five generations of photos and three centuries of dairy technology in our visitor center. (ADDED: May 05, 2013)

Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:

Genesee County

  • Montrose Orchards, Inc. - Medium maple syrup, Dark amber maple syrup, Premium maple syrup, Collectors bottles or sets, maple candies, maple sugar, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    12473 Seymour Rd, Montrose, MI 48457. Phone: 810-639-6971. Email: info@montroseorchards.com. Open: See our website for hours of operation, as they change throughout the season. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 6 miles west of I-75 on M-57 (Vienna Road ) Turn north on Seymour Road 1 mile. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers. . (UPDATED: June 13, 2011)

Saginaw County


Winery, Brewery and Distillery Tours and Tastings:

  • McCallum Orchard - apples, peaches, raspberries, sweet & tart cherries, blackberries, winery
    5697 Harris Road, Jeddo, MI 48032. Phone: 810-327-6394.  Email: glp@iserv.com.  THE WINERY IS LOCATED INSIDE THE ORCHARD MARKET. Open: WEEKENDS STARTING MAY 3, 2014 FOR WINE SAMPLING12PM-4 PM, SUMMER HOURS: MONDAY-SATURDAY 8 AM - 5 PM & SUNDAY 12 PM-5 PM. CONCORDE WINE &
    BLACKBERRY WINE. U-Pick and already picked fruits and vegetables including: apples, peaches, raspberries, sweet & tart cherries, blackberries, cider and sweet corn. Bakery items including donuts and pies. Petting zoo and maze. Open: June- December ., 8 am to 5 pm, daily. Directions: From Port Huron take M-25 N 10 miles to Harris Road; turn left and go 3 miles Farm is on the left.  (UPDATED: July 13, 2014, from their website)

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