It is officially June 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 to 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: 9a-7p Monday thru Saturday, 12p-6p Sunday; offers U-pick and pre-picked strawberries. Spencer’s offers the advice to 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 in July. Grapes you can u-pick in July 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 Greenwood and Indianapolis.
Indianapolis – Raymond St. June 6-7 for their Strawberry Jam celebration to kick off the season, with live performances, community vendors, games, & food. They are opened starting June 1st usually through early November from 8a-8p. Expect to pick strawberries starting the first week in June.
Greenwood – open Strawberry and Pumpkin season only – contact the farm directly for hours.
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.
Anderson Orchard: Located in Mooresville. Not a far drive from Indianapolis. They open in July just in time for red raspberries. You can grab peaches, cantaloupe, corn, watermelon and more at their store. There’s also u-pick plums in August.
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. Open 8a-7p Monday through Saturday. Check their Facebook page for updates.
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!