Strawberry Picking in Kansas City
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.
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Kansas City Area U-Pick Strawberry Patches:
Posted on their Facebook page 5/22/18: Adding a picking session in the morning (5/23) 9am-11am. We have lots of ripe 🍓 🍓come and get you some!! Be sure to sure so your picking buddies don’t miss out!
Berry Hill U-Pick Farm: 5840 SE Croco RD, Berryton, KS. 785.633.7374.
Posted on their Facebook page 5/23/18: Open for strawberry picking! Come out early and beat the heat. Pick some Farm fresh strawberries! We are NOT open Friday 5/25 due to possible rain.
Buckeye Acres: 91 NE 600 Rd. Warrensburg, MO. 517.214.0927. Buckeye-Acres.com
Posted on their Facebook page 5/22/18: The U-pick strawberry patch will be closed on Wednesday, May 23 to allow the patch to ripen. We hope to be open on Thursday and then again on Saturday. We will post picking dates and times as soon as we can. Thanks to all those who have visited us so far this season! We hope you are enjoying all your berries.
Fahrmeier Farms: 9133 County Farm Rd, Lexington, MO. 816.289.2496. OurFamilyFarmer.com
Posted on their Facebook page 5/22/18: Next picking opportunity is tomorrow from 10 to 2. We will be closed Thursday to prepare for the weekend. Come get them while they last!
Foxfire Farm: 7195 W 327th St, Louisburg, KS. 913.837.1475.
Posted on their Facebook page 5/21/18: Good news!! The berries have ripened and we will open today at noon. The field is a little wet so appropriate footwear should rule the day. Please pull in the gravel driveway on the east side of the house to avoid getting stuck. Other than that let's have fun picking strawberries. The season is winding down so don't delay. Sharon, Robyn and I thank all of you.
Gieringer's Orchard: 39675 W. 183rd St., Edgerton, KS. 913.893.9626. GieringersOrchard.com
Posted on their Facebook page 5/21/18: Easy Picking! 🍓 🍓 🍓 🍓
U-Pick Tue, Wed, Thur. 9-1. Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon.(holiday) 9-3
All you can eat pancakes Sat 8-11
Don’t miss out on the Strawberries this year as it will be a shorter season.
Johnson Farms Plants and Pumpkins: 17701 S State Route D, Belton, MO. 816.331.1067. JohnsonFarms.net
Posted on their Facebook page 5/21/18: It’s going to be a great week to pick strawberries! Open 9am to 3pm. Along with 5 varieties of u-pick strawberries we have plenty of parking, shaded picnic tables, playground and sweet treats to enjoy! More details at johnsonfarms.net
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 5/21/18: UPICK STRAWBERRIES! 🍓 🍓 🍓 🍓 🍓 🍓 Hurry hurry.. this will be a short strawberry season!! We’ll be open:
-Tuesday (5/22): 9am-noon & 6pm-dark
-Wednesday (5/23): 6pm-dark
-Thursday (5/24): 9am-noon & 6pm-dark
-Friday (5/25): 6pm-dark
-Saturday (5/26): 8:30am-8pm
-$3.50 a pound (sales tax included)
-Families welcome! But please... no pets!
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!
Salt Creek Valley Farms: 17842 Santa Fe Trail, Leavenworth, KS. 913.428.9450. SaltCreekValley.com
Posted on their Facebook page 5/20/18: UPDATE: we are currently picked out of strawberries. Hope to open on Wednesday May 23, 3-6pm. Will update later. U-PICK STRAWBERRY INFORMATION: Picking hours: Monday - Friday 9-11am & 3-6pm (we will NOT have morning hours on May 21). Saturday 9am-3pm. Sunday 12pm-4pm
**unless rained out or picked out, if so we will post an update here on FB. PLEASE NOTE: if you picked strawberries at Schwinn Produce last year OR vegetables at Salt Creek Valley Farms, FIELD ACCESS POINT has changed!! We have picking containers available or you may bring your own. U-pick strawberry price is $3 per pound. Cash or card accepted.
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 5/21/18: We still have LOTS of ready to pick strawberries in the field. We will be open daily 9 am to 5 pm. These warmer temperatures will make the berries ripen fast, possibly making our strawberry season shorter, so don't delay come see us soon. For the 2018 Season, Field Access is $3 per person, children 24 months and younger are free. Field access includes a hayrack ride to the strawberry patch and the kid's activities which include, the bouncy pillow, low ropes course, and the rat race. Come make a day of it out here at the orchard! We will also be offering a Family Summer Pass which will be $25 and will expire August 31, 2018. This will allow you to come out to play and pick our other fruits this summer. U-pick quarts are $5 and flats are $28. Pre-picked strawberries are available upon request and availability of staff! Please be sure to check our Facebook page often for the latest updates!
Wohletz Farm U-Pick Strawberry Patch: 1831 N. 1100 Rd., Lawrence, KS. 785.331.3468. WohletzFarmFresh.com
Posted on their Facebook page 5/21/18: Boxes ready, field definitely ready and after another cup of coffee I’ll be ready! Join us this morning 9am-1pm for some great 🍓picking. For all of you that had to work today join us this evening from 6-8pm for a relaxing evening of picking
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.