Strawberry Picking in Kansas City

2017 Edition



Strawberry picking season may come early this year! May means strawberries in the Kansas City region. With our famously unpredictable weather, the definite start date varies from year to year, but you’re sure to enjoy a trip to one of these local patches. Always call ahead or watch Facebook for picking announcements to enjoy the best berries of the season as hours may fluctuate based on picking from previous days.

 

Benny's Berries

W. of 622 Kenneth Road, Kansas City, Missouri

913.669.9272 or 785.418.5977

BennysBerries.com

This is their GRAND OPENING Spring of 2017!  

posted on Benny's Berries Facebook page 4/24/17: πŸ“ πŸ“We will be open for picking Thursday 3pm-6pm πŸ“ πŸ“ Looking like our best day to dodge the rain. Share with all your berry picking friends and see y'all soon!

 

Buckeye Acres

91 NE 600 Rd. Warrensburg, MO

517.214.0927

Buckeye-Acres.com

posted on Buckeye Acrs Facebook page 4/25/17: Exciting news!!! The store will be open again tomorrow, Wednesday, April 26 from 1-5 pm!! We have STRAWBERRIES, asparagus, spinach, kale, eggs and more!! Stop by and see us and stock up on delicious goodies.

 

Fahrmeier Farms 

9133 County Farm Rd, Lexington, MO

816.289.2496

OurFamilyFarmer.com

posted on Fahrmeier Farms Facebook page 4/26/17: Opening May 6, 2017!

 

Gieringer's Orchard

39675 W. 183rd St., Edgerton, KS

913.893.9626

GieringersOrchard.com

posted by Gieringer's Orchard on Facebook 4/26/17: We will open for u-pick strawberries starting Thursday (4-27) weather dependent always check here for updates.
Monday - Friday 9 to 1  Saturday & Sunday 9 to 3 FYI: The Homestead exit to 199th & 56 hwy is closed. Please use the Gardner or Edgerton exit from I35

 

Red Barn Ranch 

23111 S Jefferson Pkwy, Harrisonville, MO

816.258.1797

RedBarnRanchMo.com

posted to Red Barn Ranch Facebook page 4/13/17:  ❗️Open Friday 2-6 & Saturday 9-1 While we wait for strawberries to be ready for picking let's have a beef sale and hanging basket sale! Pickup some lean beef that we raise right here on our farm!

 

Spanish Garden Berry Farm

8740 92 Hwy., Platte City, MO

816.582.3398

SpanishGardenBerryFarm.com

posted on Spanish Garden Farm Facebook page 4/23/17: Our U-Pick strawberry season will start by mid May, so check back at the website for updates.

 

Wohletz Farm U-Pick Strawberry Patch

1831 N. 1100 Rd., Lawrence, KS

785.331.3468

WohletzFarmFresh.com

posted on Wohletz Farm Facebook page 4/22/17: Happy Earth Day!  🌎 The strawberry field is looking good and loaded with baby green berries! Hoping to be picking in a few weeks πŸ˜‹

 

Strawberry Picking Tips

  • Strawberry plants are low to the ground—the perfect height for toddlers and preschoolers! Be prepared for stooping and bending over.

  • Dress for a mess! The u-pick patches are as "tidy" as a farm could possibly be, but let's face it, you are bent over in the dirt picking juicy berries. Dress in comfortable tennis shoes and jeans/shirts meant for working in a garden.

  • Bring wipes for messy fingers.

  • Be prepared for photo ops! Strawberry smiles make super cute scrapbook photos.

  • Bring bottled water (and perhaps snacks, too, depending on your lunch plans).

  • Plan to spend an hour at least.

  • Teach your children that "redder is better" when it comes to strawberries. Leave the green behind; they are still growing!

  • Bring a cooler and ice to keep berries fresh on the ride home. You may want to bring a few plastic containers that fit properly in your cooler for the berries.

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