U-Pick Strawberries

The Berry Shack is closed for the year. Thank you for making it another great season!

The Berry Shack Address

7200 112th Ave

Holland,  MI 49424

Hours: Closed for season
Price: $4.50 / quart (2021)
Container: Our containers are included in the price, there's often a deposit fee. 
Picked berries can be found in the farm store or the berry shack.
U-Pick Tips:
  • Follow our social media pages 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 are the best choice in footwear. Hats and Sunscreen are a must!

  • 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.