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U-Pick Strawberries

We're looking forward to the 2024 strawberry season. Since we had such a warm winter and spring, we're anticipating an earlier season than normal. We might be picking by early June! Sign up for our email newsletter to know exactly when we open!

Locally grown strawberries in West Michigan
The Berry Shack Address

7200 112th Ave

Holland,  MI 49424

Hours: Monday - Saturday 8a- 8p. Check our social media pages or call our voicemail before coming. 
Price (2023 prices): Upick $4.50 / quart
Container: Our 4 quart containers are included in the price. The flats come with a $2 deposit, not included in the price. The $2 will be returned when the flat is.
This year, we are going back to selling berries by the pound. However, for food safety reasons, you need to use our containers. 

Payment: We will only be accepting exact cash, check or Venmo as payment for self serve.

Picked berries can be found in the farm store, the berry shack, or our markets. However, our crews are done picking for the year.
U-Pick Tips:
  • Follow our social media pages or call our voicemail for the most current updates. 

  • No appointments are necessary to pick strawberries!  Just drive right out to the fields and someone will greet you at the Berry Shack and get you started.

  • Select berries that are red, ripe and firm.  Berries do not ripen after they are picked.

  • Please dress comfortably!  Wear loose clothing to stay cool and please know you WILL get dirty!  

  • Tennis shoes and hats are the best choice in footwear. 

  • You may want to bring mosquito/fly repellent just in case.

  • Try to pick berries with their tops still on them.  When tops are removed, they tend to lose their vitamin content and get waterlogged when rinsed.

  • Please try to pick every ripe berry from each plant rather than jumping from plant to plant and row to row.  

  • Keep your eyes peeled for the berries hidden underneath the foliage!

  • Fresh strawberries off the vine are very perishable and should be used or preserved soon after harvesting.

Tips for Storage
  • Do not wash berries until you are ready to use/consume them!

  • If you need to wait a day or two before you can get to using/storing them, then try to keep them in the same container you picked them in and keep them cool in the refrigerator.

  • When you are ready to use them, wash them carefully in a pan or sink of cool water.  

  • DO NOT LET THEM SOAK or they will become waterlogged!

  • Remove them immediately after rinsing and drain in a colander or spread out on a paper towel.

  • Dry them off as much as possible, keeping them from soaking up the excess water.

  • Hull or remove the stem after you are finished rinsing.

  • For long term storage, we recommend freezing the berries: Place the berries in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment and place in the freezer until hard.  Then transfer the berries into heavy duty freezer bags or prepared containers and store in the freezer.

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