When I think of strawberry season my mouth starts to water, why, because I start thinking about one of my favorite desserts. Strawberry shortcake with lots of whip cream. Or how about homemade strawberry shakes, and of course chocolate-covered strawberries.

Gourmet Chocolate Covered Strawberries

YUM. Well, the season is underway here in the Mitten now through mid-July.

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Look for Michigan strawberries in-store now, Strawberries are the sweethearts of summertime!  Yep, most Michigan strawberries are picked by visitors at u-pick farms says amp/freep.com. You better not blink either or you will miss it, because the season is short running 3 to 4 weeks. It all depends on the crop, the weather, and the farm location.

Where Should I Go?

There are farms that offer or will be offering U-pick strawberries. Many of course will also have already-picked ones, and prices can be different depending on where. Always good to call ahead for picking times, hours, and rules. For U-pick farms in Micgians go michiganfarmfun.com. Here is a list;

Blake's Backyard, 5590 Van Dyke, Almont. 810-798-3251 or blakefarms.com/almontgardencenter.Blake's Big Apple Orchard, 71485 North Ave., Armada. 586-784-9710 or blakefarms.com/bigapple.

Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill, 17985 Armada Center Road, Armada. 586-784-5343 or blakefarms.com/orchardcidermill.

Diederich's Berry and Produce Farm, 3537 Morrice Road, Webberville. 517-521-4667.

Middleton Berry Farm, 4790 Oakwood, Ortonville. 248-831-1004 or middletonberryfarm.com.

Rowe's Produce Farm, 10570 Martz, Ypsilanti. 734-482-8538 or rowesproducefarm.com.

Spicer Orchards, 10411 Clyde, Fenton. 810-632-7692 or spicerorchards.com.

Verellen Orchards & Cider Mill, 63260 Van Dyke, Washington Township. 586-752-2989 or verellenorchards.com.

Westview Orchards, 65075 Van Dyke, Washington Township. 586-752-3123 or westvieworchards.com.Whittaker's Berry Farm, 6724 Todd, Ida. 734-269-6612 or whittakersberryfarm.com.


This is delicious fun for the whole family as we head into summer, enjoy.

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