Whether you’re looking for a bargain or just something fun to do with the kids, you pick farms are a summertime tradition. Where does one start to look?
Tom Cary added a nice listing to their Facebook Page, gathered from the West Michigan Food Guide, LocalHarvest.org, and web searches. Although the heading is strawberry sources, many of the farms have other fruits available as well.
I’m not real sure how up to date this information is, but it’s a good starting point. The above link will take you to the West-Central Michigan section. It’s sorted by county.
There’s an interactive map that lets you choose the section of West Michigan and fruit or vegetable. Pros: It’s nice to be able to see at a glance where farms are, especially when you’re not sure where all the little towns are. Cons: You can’t choose u pick or farmer’s market or grocery store, so it takes a lot of skimming to find a you pick. It’s almost easier to download their Carefree Travel Guide, which has listings of farms and a you pick checkbox.
Search by county, product, or region. Returns a very basic table of farms with links to their websites. Seems to have been updated last year.
What are some of your favorite you-pick farms?