It is officially May which means the beginning of u-pick season. What a great way to get outside with the family, enjoy the summer weather, teach the kids how food grows and show them where some of our food comes from. There are so many fun places for berry picking in Indianapolis!
We have rounded up a few u-pick places in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. You can pick anything from strawberries, red raspberries, blueberries, and more depending on the time of year (which some seasons go to August).
*Note: Please be sure to check out each business website or social media for updated social distancing guidelines.
Spencer Farm: This is one of the highly recommended places to go.
Noblesville; Hours: 10a-5p Tuesday thru Saturday; offers U-pick strawberries beginning late May. Spencer’s offers the advice to call ahead and check their Facebook page when strawberries are ready. It is usually best to u-pick within those 3-5 days. You can also u-pick blueberries and red raspberries beginning Mid-June. Their Sunflower Experience begins mid-July and will bloom for three weeks. Grapes you can u-pick in August as well.
Also, be sure to stop by the farm store for a generous selection of additional produce and sweet treats.
Waterman’s Family Farm: Also comes highly recommended. Located in Indianapolis (the Greenwood location is closed until October).
Indianapolis – the Raymond St. Strawberry Festival will announce its date soon and is a great celebration to kick off the season with live performances, community vendors, games, & food. Their market is currently open by appointment only and they ask that you call their number at 317-357-2989.
Driving Wind Blueberry Farm: Located off Michigan Rd. in Indianapolis. This urban farm has u-pick strawberries starting the first week in June, blueberries in July, and blackberries at the end of July, mid-August. When to know when to u-pick any berries then check their Facebook page for updates or call for them (317) 257-3000. Their garden shop is open on Fridays 9a-4p and Saturdays 9a-1p. Check out their selection of garden plants, hanging baskets, and potted plants.
Anderson Orchard: Located in Mooresville. Not a far drive from Indianapolis. They open in July for the season and plan to start their u-pick season in August. They will be open seven days a week, 8a-6p. Check out their website or Facebook page for updates.
Zink Berry Farm: Located outside Indianapolis in Morgantown. They open mid-June (around Father’s Day) for u-pick season. They have blueberries, red raspberries, and blackberries for u-pick in mid-June and August.
To be sure of exact dates closer to open season check out their Facebook page.
Bell’s Strawberry Farm: If you’re in the mood for a day trip, this farm, located halfway between Indy and Dayton, OH, currently offers pre-picked strawberries, with U-pick beginning soon, once the berries ripen. Check their Facebook page for updates on hours of operation.
We hope you get a chance to go berry picking in Indianapolis sometime this summer and if nothing else, it’s a great time to make some new family memories and enjoy strawberries this summer. Happy summer picking!
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