Illinois May 29, 2018
You’ll Have Loads Of Fun At These 7 Pick-Your-Own Fruit Farms In Illinois
The next best thing to buying fresh grown produce straight from the farm is picking it yourself. Here are seven fruit farms in Illinois that let you do just that. It’s the time of year for collecting berries. Rather than searching through plastic cartons at the store for the perfect bunch, pick one yourself. Check it out:
1. Heider's Berry Farm
Available for strawberry- and raspberry-picking, this popular farm charges no admission and allows patrons to park for free. This incredible place has been around since 1972 and is a summer tradition for young and old. Find the freshest berries at 1106 N Queen Anne Rd., Woodstock, IL 60098.
2. Backwoods Berry Farm
This great farm has been around since 1990 and is worth the drive for locals around the Springfield and Alton areas. Strawberries and blueberries are available in May and June while blackberries and peaches are available for u-pick in July and August, respectively. Find it all at 27244 Hettick Scottville Rd., Hettick, IL 62649.
3. Mulberry Lane Farm
One of the best fruit farms in the state, this one is known for its strawberries. Reservations are required for self-picking, and it is ideal for those who want to take home a bulk amount of berries. Find it at 414 Mulberry St., Loda, IL 60948.
4. Olive Berry Acres
Located at 2575 W Mine Rd., Mazon, IL 60444, this fabulous farm grows raspberries, strawberries, and asparagus. You could spend a whole day roaming these fresh fields.
5. Stade's Farm & Market
Beginning in mid-June, this farm will offer u-pick strawberries. Guests are given 20 acres to explore at 3709 Miller Rd., McHenry, IL 60051. Later in the summer, raspberries will also be available.
6. Blueberry Hill Farm
Open May through the end of July, this fresh fruit farm sells blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries. Discover the freshest summer ever at 675 Wrights Crossing Rd., Cobden, IL 62920.
7. Prairie Hill Blueberry Farm
Stop by this farm June through August for the best berries around. Guests can pick their own blueberries, of which there are five different varieties. Find them at 424 County Road 1400 North., Bethany, IL 61914.
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