Fall isn’t just apple picking season, there are still berries left for enjoyment. We’ve checked out the farms and these all feature fall raspberries. As with all U-pick farms please be sure to call ahead and/or check the website and Facebook pages for picking conditions. Crowd size and weather can impact the field conditions and the availability of berries. Farms can close or stop picking at any time.
Fall Berry Picking around Lake County
Heider’s Berry Farm
1106 N. Queen Anne Road, Woodstock | (815) 338-0301 | Facebook
Crops: Raspberries (July – September), Gold Raspberries (July and September)
U-Pick Hours: Everyday weather permitting 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cash or check only.
Grace Farm Studios
2719 Franklinville Road, Woodstock | (815) 790-8895
Crops: Red, elderberries (pre-picked) Aronia Berries
U-pick Hours: Call ahead to confirm 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Saturday
Loralie can attest that it is a lovely place.
Thompson Strawberry Farm
14000 75th Street, Bristol, WI | (262) 857-2353 | Facebook
Don’t let the name fool you, I promise they have raspberries too!
U-Pick Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wed.-Sun., Closed Mon. & Tue.
Read Loralie’s review. Opened for raspberry season on August 21 but predicts picking will be much better in September.
Stade’s Farm & Market
3709 W. Miller Road, McHenry | (815) 675-6396 | Facebook
This place is a favorite of Kristy’s and boasts other family activities as well as other picking seasons.
Crops: Raspberries – will open August 23
U-Pick Hours: Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May through October.
Note: There is a $3 minimum purchase per person required to enter the pick-your-own patch. Baskets are included in the price. You can only pick into Stade’s containers. The fall crop will begin in late August and will continue to produce until the first frost, which generally is some time early to mid October. Follow on Facebook for current conditions.
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