You’ll Have Loads Of Fun At These 7 Pick-Your-Own Fruit Farms In Illinois

Fruit picking is the next best thing to buying fresh grown produce straight from the farm. Why let someone else do the work, when you can choose the best fruit yourself? Here are seven fruit farms in Illinois that let you do just that. It’s fruit picking season in Illinois so you best get to collecting berries! Rather than searching through plastic cartons at the store for the perfect bunch, pick one yourself at one of these pick-your-own Illinois fruit farms. Just be prepared for when you visit the farms by checking the weather advisories, wearing sunscreen, and wearing comfortable clothing.

If you’ve ever enjoyed these fruit farms, we’d love to hear from you. Share your fruit picking experiences with us in the comments below. For more simple country charm, check out 11 farms in Illinois you must visit. And discover more places in Illinois to pick your own food. As you can see, Illinois offers an abundance of fresh produce, vegetables, and wide-open spaces. 

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April 28, 2022

When is blueberry season in Illinois?

  • Pick-your-own blueberry season in Illinois usually begins in early July and runs through the first week of August. Most orchards offer other berries, produce, and gift items.

What are some of the best strawberry-picking farms in Illinois?
While there are many, pick-your-own strawberry farms in Illinois, a few include:

  • Cody's Farm & Orchard, in Marengo
  • Backwoods Berry Farm, in Hettick
  • Heider's Berry Farm, in Woodstock

What fruit-picking options are near Chicago?

  • Stade's Farm & Market, mentioned above and located in McHenry County, is about 50 miles northwest of Chicago, offering a wide array of fruits and vegetables with a pick-your-own option. In addition, Stades offers its Farmtractions Theme Park.