Strawberry Picking Starts Thursday
Are you looking for Ann Arbor Strawberry Picking options? We love visiting Rowe’s Produce Farm in Ypsilanti. For 2017, they will have u-pick strawberries beginning Thursday, June 1. We have picked strawberries at Rowe’s Produce Farm several times over the years.
Their regular hours are 7a-8p daily (last field entry at 7:30p). However, strawberries are often limited in early days and they will not always be open all day or may need to close for a day or two for berries to ripen. I suggest calling (or checking their Facebook status) to see if they still have strawberries available for the day.
Ann Arbor Strawberry Picking Logistics
Visit Rowe’s Produce Farm at 10570 Martz Rd, Ypsilanti. We typically take I-94 East of Ann Arbor to the Rawsonville Rd exit and head south to Martz Rd.
This year strawberries are $2.19/lb. Boxes for picking are provided free of charge when you check in at the barn to find out which fields are currently available for picking.
We have picked strawberries at Rowe’s several times through the years and my daughter loves helping to pick the berries. In Kindergarten my daughter stated that “Strawberry picking is almost as much fun as recess” – my Facebook memory feed reminds me of it every year.
Peas at Rowe’s Produce Farm
Rowe’s Produce Farm also offers u-pick peas. Their peas are not currently ready for picking. They estimate 7-10 days before they are ready. Monitor Rowe’s Facebook page for updates on when the peas are ready for picking.
Experiences at Rowe’s Produce Farm
We have picked strawberries several times over the years at Rowe’s Produce Farm. I definitely recommend picking berries on a weekday if possible. When we went on a Saturday in June 2012, we waited in line for an hour to pay for our berries.
I love having fresh berries around the house. In addition to eating the berries, I typically make strawberry jam. This year I am also planning to make more of the Strawberry Mint Agua Fresca and the Mixed Berry Agua Fresca that I made last year.
Other Ann Arbor Strawberry Picking Options
Rowe’s Produce Farm is the largest strawberry farm in the area. Tantre Farm offered Organic You Pick Strawberries in 2016. Their Facebook page and website have not been updated since June 2016. I just heard from them that they are hoping to have strawberries by the weekend, and to check their Facebook page for information once they are ready.