Strawberry Picking in Kansas City

2018 Edition



Strawberry picking season is here! May means strawberries in the Kansas City region. 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.

Note: This list was compiled by the staff of KC Parent Magazine and may not be reproduced in print or online without permission. Please email kristina@kcparent.com if you have an addition to this list.

Kansas City Area U-Pick Strawberry Patches:

Benny's Berries: W. of 622 Kenneth Road, Kansas City, MO.  913.669.9272 or 785.418.5977. BennysBerries.com

Posted on their Facebook page 5/16/18:  Join us for  ๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿ“picking Thursday (5/17) 8am-noon and Saturday (5/19) 8am-1pm

Berry Hill U-Pick Farm: 5840 SE Croco RD, Berryton, KS. 785.633.7374.

Posted on their Facebook page 5/18/18:  Come and pick this Saturday 5/19 from 8am- 12pm! Look at all these strawberries! LOCATION 5840 Se Croco road Berryton KS The far north end is still wet (100 foot of the 600 foot lane). For those who want to brave the wet areas they will be the least picked! Please bring a bucket or bowl or box. Cash only $3.50 per pound

Buckeye Acres: 91 NE 600 Rd. Warrensburg, MO. 517.214.0927. Buckeye-Acres.com

Posted on their Facebook page 5/17/18:  Update from the Upick Patch........We've had a busy week at the farm! Therefore the upick strawberry patch will be closed on Friday, May 18 so the berries in the patch can ripen for a great upick day Saturday! Our next upick opportunity will be Saturday, May 19 from 8-3 pm or until the patch is picked out of ripe berries, whichever comes first. The plants are loaded with berries and they are ripening every day! Juicy, sweet and the best around. Cost is $3.10/lb and picking containers are provided. Although the upick is closed Friday, our farm store will still be open Friday from 1-6 pm! Come see us for asparagus, lettuce, kale, Swiss Chard, eggs, beef, pork, jelly and don't forget about the awesome Hemme Brothers Cheese!! Look forward to seeing you at the farm soon!

Cider Hill Family Orchard: 3341 N 139th St, Kansas City, KS. 913.721.2507. CiderHillFamilyOrchard.com

Posted on their Facebook page: No information on 2018 berry picking yet.

Fahrmeier Farms: 9133 County Farm Rd, Lexington, MO. 816.289.2496. OurFamilyFarmer.com

Posted on their Facebook page 5/18/18:   **Picking Announcement ** We will be open for  ๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿ“ strawberry picking  ๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿ“again Saturday from 9 to 3 or until picked out. REMINDERS: We're located 3 miles west of Lexington on 24 highway.  ๐Ÿ‘€Look for the little red barn. We provide picking containers. Please leave your  ๐Ÿถpets  ๐Ÿถat home

Foxfire Farm:  7195 W 327th St, Louisburg, KS. 913.837.1475. 

Posted on their Facebook page 5/16/18: Strawberry Pie, Strawberries on my ice cream, Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Smoothies, Chocolate covered Strawberries, Eating fresh Strawberries on the way home, Strawberries frozen for later...... My apologies to the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. But it's time, the berries are ready to pick!!!!! Remember that it will be a short season so fire up the ol' vehicle and come on down. Hours are 10am until 7ish until they are all gone

Gieringer's Orchard: 39675 W. 183rd St., Edgerton, KS. 913.893.9626. GieringersOrchard.com

Posted on their Facebook page 5/17/18: LOTS of ripe strawberries to be picked!  ๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿ“
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9am-3pm
Don’t forget the strawberry donuts and slushees.
Remember this will be a shorter season than seasons past so be sure you get your berries before it’s too late.
NEW on Friday, Sat. & Sun., we’ll have a food truck. They’ll be open starting at 11. 
(Corn dogs, pork tenderloins,chicken strips & fries)

Johnson Farms Plants and Pumpkins: 17701 S State Route D, Belton, MO. 816.331.1067. JohnsonFarms.net

Posted on their Facebook page 5/18/18: Full Strawberry season begins today; Full Playground open! Bring the kids!

John & Linda's U-Pick Farm: 2428 Texas Prairie Rd, Bates City, MO. 816.690.6293.

Posted on their Facebook page 5/15/18: FYI: strawberries should be ready to pick the 25th of May. Please note this is still a guess. Call ahead 816-690-6293

Meulebeke Market: Prairie Star Parkway and Ridgeview Rd, Lenexa, KS. 913.208.4386. www.meulebekelenxa.blogspot.com

Posted on their Facebook page 5/15/18:  Open this week: Friday, May 18th: 6 pm until dark. Saturday, May 19th: 8 am until ?????. **GENERAL PICKING INFORMATION** -CASH ONLY -$3.50 a pound (includes sales tax) -Picking containers provided -Families welcome! but please... no pets -Hours of operation depend on supply (we will make individual posts when we are open!) -If you need directions: go to Google Maps and type "Meulebeke Market" into the search. **Always feel free to message us! or E-mail us: MeulebekeMarket@gmail.com Can't wait to see all your smiling faces out at the farm!  ๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿ“

Red Barn Ranch: 23111 S Jefferson Pkwy, Harrisonville, MO. 816.258.1797. RedBarnRanchMo.com (NOTE: They will not be open for strawberries in 2018, but hope to be in 2019.)

Posted on their Facebook page 4/13/18: As our planting season did not go as planned, we will not have a strawberry crop this year. We would highly recommend Buckeye Acres in Warrensburg and Farhmeier Farms in Lexington. We should be back in the strawberry business next season. We are going to use the current strawberry field for our pumpkin patch this fall. We cannot wait for everyone to see what Matt has up his sleeve this year for the Red Barn Ranch!

Spanish Garden Berry Farm: 8740 92 Hwy., Platte City, MO. 816.582.3398. SpanishGardenBerryFarm.com

Follow their Facebook page: They have not posted for the 2018 season yet.

Weston Orchard & Vineyard: 18545 Co Rd H, Weston, MO.  402.209.4117. Westonorchardandvineyard.com

Posted on their Facebook page 5/16/18: Wow, what a day! We are picked out folks, but plan to reopen on Saturday! Please check back with us on Friday for an update and more details on reopening Saturday. Big thanks to everyone that came out today! Admission is FREE on opening day! We cannot wait to see all of you! U-pick quarts are $5. U-pick Flats are $28. Pre-picked strawberries are available upon request. Please remember to check our Facebook page for availability of strawberries, we may pick out some days.

Wohletz Farm U-Pick Strawberry Patch: 1831 N. 1100 Rd., Lawrence, KS. 785.331.3468. WohletzFarmFresh.com

Posted on their Facebook page 5/13/18:  We are Super Excited to announce opening day Saturday May 19th! To help everyone stay out of the heat we will open 8am-1pm Strawberries are 2.99 lbs cash or check only. We are looking forward to seeing all our regular customers again and meeting new ones! There is a possibility we could open earlier during the week depending on how quickly the strawberries ripen in this heat. Keep following in case we do. Thank you! Jerry and Jane Wohletz

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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