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Berry Picking in KC 2017

Posted April 24, 2017 7:30pm by Jane

It’s looking like we’re going to have a great berry season in the KC metro area!

We’re a little early with the berry picking post, but with the mild winter and warm spring, we wanted to get this info to you earlier this year. Kansas Citians can expect to start seeing strawberries available by mid to late May. Blueberries are typically ready around mid-June and blackberries in mid-July. Again, with the warmer weather, it’s always best to check your favorite berry patch online for their picking report.

Here are some Kansas City-area berry picking spots to check out…be sure to add your fave spot in the comments below if it’s not on the list!

  • Benny’s Berries (Kansas City, MO) – U-pick strawberries are becoming available this week; check their Facebook page for updates
  • The Berry Patch (just south of Leawood & Martin City) – HUGE crop of blueberries and blackberries, great activities for kids!
  • Buckeye Acres (Warrensburg, MO) – strawberries, red raspberries, blackberries, wide variety of other vegetables; produce sold at Warrensburg Farmer’s Market
  • Cy & Dee’s Blackberry Farm (Louisburg, KS) – thornless blackberry plants to make the picking easier; mid-July-August. Tomatoes and sweet corn also available in season.
  • Duncan’s Berry Farm (Smithville, MO) – blueberries and blackberries
  • Gieringers Orchard (Edgerton, KS) – strawberries, blackberries, peaches, tomatoes, and sweet corn. Blueberry plants in the works. Fun play area, including a giant hay stack for kids. Check their Facebook page for strawberries NOW…they are starting!
  • Happy Valley Farm (DeSoto, KS) – a small, pick-your-own berry farm for blueberries and blackberries. Other types of berries, fruit, vegetables, gourds and pumpkins are available to pick too. Honey produced on the farm is also available.
  • Lawson Brothers Farm (Baldwin City, KS) – Typically, they have strawberries, raspberries and blackberries, call for recorded message of picking conditions, 785-594-3936
  • Schreiman Orchards (Waverly, MO) – 660-493-2477 – berries and peaches, an hour east of KC
  • Schwinn Produce Farm (Leavenworth, KS) – spring brings strawberries, asparagus and assorted flowers, summer brings sweet corn, tomatoes, melons and peppers, and fall brings pumpkins and hayrides
  • Sibley Orchards & Cider Mill (Sibley, Jackson County, MO) – blackberries, asparagus and rhubarb (and peaches and apples in season). They also have asparagus and other vegetables.
  • Spanish Garden Berry Farm (Platte City, MO) – strawberries, red and black raspberries, blueberries and blackberries; they also grow vegetables and various melons and are developing their orchard to provide a wide variety of tree fruit, including cherries, apples, peaches, nectarines, plums and apricots
  • Tubby Fruits Peach Orchard (Stilwell, KS & Belton, MO) – peaches, blackberries and tomatoes
  • Wagon Wheel Orchard (Gardner, KS) – no berries here but look for peaches, apples and pears beginning late summer
  • Wohletz Farm Fresh (Lawrence, KS) – strawberries, tomatoes, potatoes and onions

For a few more in the outlying areas, check out our Pumpkin Patch/Orchards directory for ideas, or look at these state-by-state lists for  Pick-Your-Own Farms and Orchards:

Let us know of other favorite berry patches in the comments section…and happy picking!

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Berry Picking in KC 2016

Posted May 15, 2016 10:57am by Jane

wohletz berry farm

We are so looking forward to berry season in our house this spring! With this fantastic springtime weather we’re having, it promises to be a good year for berries in the KC area. Strawberries are already popping up (a bit earlier than normal) and are ready to pick at many of the patches below! Blueberries are usually ready to pick around mid-June and blackberries will start coming sometime around in mid-July, but it’s always best to check your favorite berry patch online for their picking report.

Here are some Kansas City-area berry picking spots to check out…be sure to add your fave spot in the comments below if it’s not on the list!

  • The Berry Patch (just south of Leawood & Martin City) – HUGE crop of blueberries and blackberries, great activities for kids!
  • Buckeye Acres (Warrensburg, MO) – strawberries, red raspberries, blackberries, wide variety of other vegetables; produce sold at Warrensburg Farmer’s Market
  • Cy & Dee’s Blackberry Farm (Louisburg, KS) – 28615 Rockville Rd., 913-837-2254
  • Duncan’s Berry Farm (Smithville, MO) – blueberries also sold at Briarcliff Farmer’s Market, U-Pick blackberries in July
  • First Fruits Orchards (Drexel, MO) – CLOSED – First Fruits Fans, we are sad to say they are not re-opening the orchard this year
  • Gieringers Orchard (Edgerton, KS) – strawberries, blackberries, peaches, tomatoes, and sweet corn. Blueberries were planted last year! Fun play area, including a giant hay stack for kids.
  • Lawson Brothers Farm (Baldwin City, KS) – Typically, they have strawberries, raspberries and blackberries, call for recorded message of picking conditions, 785-594-3936
  • Schreiman Orchards (Waverly, MO) – 660-493-2477 – berries and peaches, an hour east of KC
  • Sibley Orchards & Cider Mill (Sibley, Jackson County, MO) – blackberries, asparagus and rhubarb (and peaches and apples in season). They also have asparagus and other vegetables.
  • Spanish Garden Berry Farm (Platte City, MO) – strawberries, red and black raspberries, blueberries and blackberries; they also grow vegetables and various melons and are developing their orchard to provide a wide variety of tree fruit, including cherries, apples, peaches, nectarines, plums and apricots
  • Wagon Wheel Orchard (Gardner, KS) – no berries here but look for peaches, apples and pears beginning late summer
  • Wohletz Farm Fresh (Lawrence, KS) – strawberries, tomatoes, potatoes and onions

For a few more in the outlying areas, check out our Pumpkin Patch/Orchards directory for ideas, or look at these state-by-state lists for  Pick-Your-Own Farms and Orchards:

Let us know of other favorite berry patches in the comments section…and happy picking!

Photo courtesy of Wohletz Farm Fresh.

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Berry Picking in KC 2015

Posted May 26, 2015 10:44pm by Jane

11110206_834138683347319_6244609770239546414_oWe can’t get enough berries in our house, and my kids were especially happy that this year was (finally!) a good one for strawberry picking. Note: For those of you with younger kids who have shorter attention spans, many of the berry patches offer additional outdoor fun to keep the kids occupied once they lose interest in picking berries.

If strawberries – which are in season right now in our area – aren’t your thing, blueberry and blackberry season is coming soon: Even with all the rain, area berry patches are predicting blueberries will be right on schedule, beginning to come in around mid- to late-June and blackberries will start coming in mid-July.

Here are some Kansas City-area berry picking spots to check out…be sure to add your fave spot in the comments below if it’s not on the list!

  • The Berry Patch (just south of Leawood & Martin City) – HUGE crop of blueberries and blackberries, great activities for kids!
  • Buckeye Acres (Warrensburg, MO) – strawberries, red raspberries, blackberries, wide variety of other vegetables; produce sold at Warrensburg Farmer’s Market
  • Cy & Dee’s Blackberry Farm (Louisburg, KS) – 28615 Rockville Rd., 913-837-2254
  • Duncan’s Berry Farm (Smithville, MO) – blueberries also sold at Briarcliff Farmer’s Market, U-Pick blackberries in July
  • First Fruits Orchards (Drexel, MO) – strawberries, blueberries, thornless blackberries, and tree fruit including peaches, plums, apples and pears.
  • Gieringers Orchard (Edgerton, KS) – strawberries, blackberries, peaches, tomatoes, and sweet corn. Blueberries were planted this year too! Fun play area, including a giant hay stack for kids.
  • Lawson Brothers Farm (Baldwin City, KS) – Typically, they have strawberries, raspberries and blackberries, call for recorded message of picking conditions, 785-594-3936
  • Schreiman Orchards (Waverly, MO) – 660-493-2477 – berries and peaches, an hour east of KC
  • Sibley Orchards & Cider Mill (Sibley, Jackson County, MO) – blackberries, asparagus and rhubarb (and peaches and apples in season)
  • Spanish Garden Berry Farm (Platte City, MO) – strawberries, red and black raspberries, blueberries and blackberries; they also grow various melons and are developing their orchard to provide a wide variety of tree fruit, including cherries, apples, peaches, nectarines, plums and apricots
  • Wagon Wheel Orchard (Gardner, KS) – no berries here but look for peaches, apples and pears beginning late summer
  • Wohletz Farm Fresh (Lawrence, KS) – strawberries, tomatoes, potatoes and onions

For a few more in the outlying areas, check out our Pumpkin Patch/Orchards directory for ideas, or look at these state-by-state lists for  Pick-Your-Own Farms and Orchards:

Let us know of other favorite berry patches in the comments section…and happy picking!

Photo courtesy of Gieringers Orchard.

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