Kansas City's U-Pick Berry Patches and Fruit Orchards

2017 Edition

In Kansas City, we enjoy many “u-pick farms” across the metro area. ISummer is the season for delicious u-pick produce!

Please note, some farms from previous years are no longer in business or no longer offer u-pick. This list will get you started! If you know of a patch to add to the list, email Kristina@KCParent.com.

Berry Picking Tips:

  • Call ahead or check the farm's Facebook Page (linked in the title of each farm) to verify picking times, as they vary from farm to farm. This is a MUST!
  • Remember comfortable shoes (you will be walking in fields) and wear sunscreen.
  • Bring bottled water and pack a picnic if the farm allows.
  • And, don’t forget your camera… children with blueberry smiles make a great photo op!

Fruit Picking Season:

  • Apples – August, September
  • Blackberries – July, August
  • Blueberries – June, July, August
  • Cherries – June
  • Peaches – August
  • Pears – August, September
  • Strawberries – May, June
  • Fall Blackberries – August, September, October
  • Fall Raspberries – August, September, October

Alldredge Orchards
Fruit: Apples and Pumpkins
Where: 10455 Hwy. N, Platte City, MO
Phone: 816.330.3448
Nearby: Visit Watkins Mill in Lawson, MO.
Tip: This orchard is especially scenic, bring the camera to capture the great views. They will open again autumn 2017.

Benny's Berries
Fruit: Strawberries
Where: W. of 622 Kenneth Road, Kansas City, Missouri
Phone: 913.669.9272 or 785.418.5977
posted on the Benny's Berries Facebook Page: Strawberry picking has ended for 2017

The Berry Patch
 Blueberries and blackberries
Where: 22509 State Line Rd., Cleveland, MO
Phone: 816.618.3771
Tip: The largest patch in the area, they update their phone line with the picking report regularly so you can visit on the prime picking days. Opening for the season 6/2/17. 2017 U-Pick Price: $2.90/lb. Blueberry Season Starts June 2nd!!! Regular season hours begin Friday, June 2. (Tuesday through Friday 7am to 9pm, and Saturdays 7am to 3pm, CLOSED Sunday and Monday).
posted on The Berry Patch Facebook page 6/20/17: The picking on Wednesday, June 21st, will be fair. The earlier you come out to the patches, the better. We currently do not have pre-picked berries for sale. We will announce as soon as we know that we'll have them!

Buckeye Acres
Fruit: Strawberries and Blackberries
Where: 91 NE 600 Rd. Warrensburg, MO
Phone: 517.214.0927
posted on Buckeye Acres Facebook page 6/20/17: Don't forget to swing by the farm today until 6 pm and visit the farm store! Blueberries, blackberries, tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers, zucchini and more! Lots of delicious goodies waiting for you. Hope to see you soon! U-Pick days coming soon.

Cider Hill Family Orchard
Where: 3341 N. 139th St., Kansas City, KS
Phone: 913.721.2507
Nearby: The Legends Shopping Center.
Tip: Bring a fishing pole and picnic for a day of fun. They will open again autumn 2017.

Cy and Dee’s Blackberry Farm
Blackberries, Tomatoes, Corn
Where: 28615 Rockville Rd., Louisburg, KS
Phone: 913.731.2324
Nearby: Cedar Cove Feline Sanctuary
Tip: Make it a day trip with our Louisburg tips. Expect blackberries to begin sometime in July 2017.

Gieringer’s Orchard
Strawberries, blackberries, peaches. (other fresh produce available for sale). This family-friendly farm allows picnics. 
Where: 39675 W. 183rd St., Edgerton, KS
Phone: 913.893.9626
Nearby: Lanesfield School Historic Site.
posted on Gieringer's Orchard Facebook page 6/19/17: Picking update: Tuesday, Friday & Saturday. 8 to 11:30. U-pick Blackberries & Blueberries. 
Come out and enjoy some time picking and enjoy a donut & slushy.30am to 11. Come out and pick some berries and enjoy some of our newest donuts (blueberry).

Fahrmeier Farms
Fruit: Strawberries and Blackberries
Where: 9133 County Farm Rd, Lexington, MO
Phone: 816.289.2496
posted on Fahrmeier Farms Facebook page 6/15/17: The market is open until 5:00 today, and we're stocked full of fresh produce. Come visit us!

Happy Valley Farm
Fruit: Blueberries, Rhubarb, Gooseberries
Where: 29080 W. 95th, De Soto, KS
Phone: 913.706.0370
Tip: Picking is by appointment only at this patch. Call 913.706.0370 for information. As of 6/4/17: We're seeing ripe blueberries on our early variety bushes, so schedule a picking appointment soon! It's easy, it's free, and it reserves your spot! 913-706-0370 Two thirds of our bushes are still ripening, and have another few weeks until ready.

Red Barn Ranch
Fruit: Strawberries, Blackberries, Vegetables
Where: S. Hwy. 169 & FF, St. Joseph, MO
Phone: 816.258.1797
Nearby: 23111 S Jefferson Pkwy, Harrisonville, MO
Tip: Make it a day trip and read our tips.
posted to Red Barn Ranch Facebook page 6/5/17: TODAY WILL BE THE LAST DAY FOR STRAWBERRY PICKING!  🍓
Open 12-6 🍓 NEXT IS OUR U-PICK VEGETABLE PATCH & BLACKBERRIES! 🍅 🍆 🥒 🌶 🌽 🥕 🍅 🍆 🥒 🌶 🌽 🥕 🍅 🍆 🥒

Schweizer Orchards
 Sweet corn, apples, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, cherries (they pick the cherries), blackberries. (other fresh produce available for sale)
Where: S. Hwy. 169 & FF, St. Joseph, MO
Phone: 816.232.3999
Nearby: Patee House Museum
Tip: Make it a day trip and read our tips.
posted on Schweizer Orchards Facebook page as fo 6/13/17: Fresh-picked tart or sweet cherries will be available tomorrow, Wednesday, June 14 from 8:30 to noon at the store

Spanish Garden Berry Farm
Fruit: Strawberries, Raspberries
Where: 8740 92 Hwy., Platte City, MO
Phone: 816.582.3398
posted on Spanish Garden Farm Facebook page 6/6/17: Raspberries are ripe and available for picking! Please call the contact number at 816-582-3398 and listen to the voicemail for open/closed days and updated hours for picking!

Wagon Wheel Orchard
Apples, cherries, peaches, plums, pears
Where: 15380 Edgerton Rd., Gardner, KS
Phone: 913.893.6050
Nearby: Lanesfield School Historic Site
Tip: Make an appointment to pick at this orchard. posted on Wagon Wheel Orchard Facebook page 6/6/17: The hottest winter we've ever had played some weird tricks on us! June bugs in April... No cherries this season, not enough chill hours. The apple crop is huge! It should be a good September? No telling.

Weston Red Barn Farm
Fruit: Blackberries, strawberries, apples
Where: 16300 Wilkerson Rd., Weston, MO
Phone: 816.386.5437
Nearby: Weston State Park
Tip: Read our Weston day trip tips. 2017 strawberry picking season ended late May. Blackberries typically start in July.

Wohletz Farm Fresh
Strawberries are u-pick. Other produce available in their market.
Where: 1831 N. 1100 Rd., Lawrence, KS
Phone: 785.331.3468
Nearby: KU Natural History Museum
Tip: Read our Lawrence day trip tips.
posted on the Wohletz Farm Fresh Facebook page 6/7/17: Fresh picked from our blueberry field today!  I will have them at the Farmers Market at Clinton Parkway Nursery from 4:30-6:30. I will also have fresh broccoli and sweet and onions. It's a great market! Come see us!

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