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Best Places To Pick Fresh Fruit In Metro Detroit

September 13, 2011 6:02 PM

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Blake Farms is a family owned and operated orchard and cider mill. (Credit: blakefarms.com)

Blake Farms is a family owned and operated orchard and cider mill. (Credit: blakefarms.com)

Enjoy a day picking your own fresh produce at Blake’s Big Apple, Middleton Berry Farm, and a few other local Metro Detroit farms orchards.
blakes Best Places To Pick Fresh Fruit In Metro Detroit

Blake Farms is a family owned and operated orchard and cider mill. (Credit: blakefarms.com)

Blake’s Big Apple

71485 North Avenue
Armada, Mich. 48005
(586) 784-9710
www.blakefarms.com

Blake’s makes it pretty easy and enjoyable to pick your own apples, pears, pumpkins and other crops. Blake’s representatives hand you the containers and give you directions to find any specific fruit are looking for. They also have a harvest calendar on their website so you can check out what’s available before you make the drive.

dexterblueberries Best Places To Pick Fresh Fruit In Metro Detroit

The Dexter blueberrry farm was first planted in the early 1960s. (Credit: dexterblueberry.com)

Dexter Blueberry Farm

11024 Beach Road
Dexter, Mich. 48130
(734) 426-2900
www.dexterblueberry.com

This blueberry farm was first planted in the early 1960′s and expanded in 1967. Blueberry season is from mid-July thru the first part of September. The peak season is generally the last week of July and first weeks of August.

middletonberryfarm Best Places To Pick Fresh Fruit In Metro Detroit

You can pick fresh fruit at Middleton or pet the farm animals. (Credit: middletonberryfarm.com)

Middleton Berry Farm

4888 Oakwood Road
Ortonville, Mich. 48462
(248) 628-1819
www.middletonberryfarm.com

Depending on the time of year, Middleton offers strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes and pumpkins. They also have a petting farm open during the picking season.

wiards Best Places To Pick Fresh Fruit In Metro Detroit

At Wiards you can pick apples and pumpkins, drink cider, get lost in a corn maze. (Credit: wiards.com)

Wiard’s Cider Mill and Apple Orchard

5565 Merritt Road
Ypsilanti, Mich. 48197
(734) 390-9211
www.wiards.com

Wiard’s Cider Mill and Apple Orchard was founded by George Wiard in 1853. At Wiard’s you can pick apples and pumpkins, drink cider, get lost in a corn maze, enjoy a hayride and much more.

Pick-Your-Own Resources Online:

Local Harvest: www.localharvest.org

Michigan Agricultural Tourism: www.michigan.gov/agtourism

PickYourOwn: www.pickyourown.org

Michigan Farms & Mills: www.michigan.org/Things-to-Do/Attractions/Farms-and-Mills

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