U-PICK SEASON IS OVER FOR 2018.
Check back in the spring for strawberry picking
that should start around the middle of June.
Strawberries & Raspberries: 6/23 Saturday am only
(No picking Sunday 6/24...low quantities)
BIG NEWS! BLUEBERRY U-PICK
We will start BLUEBERRY U-Pick SATURDAY JUNE 30, 2018!
2018 Pricing will remain same as as it's been the last 5 years:
*Available daily @ Fruit Stand
IMPORTANT U-PICK INFORMATION
U-PICK $2.50/lb . WE-PICK $4.00/lb
All our berries are the same price by the lb. again this year. That means all Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries & Strawberries are all $2.50/lb if YOU PICK. The only fruit that WE pick and sell by the pound are the blueberries. They're available at the fruit stand for $4.00/lb. We do charge by the lb. when you pick. You can borrow one of our pickin' buckets, but we do run out of 'em so you might bring a couple :) You might also bring some large flat boxes that you can pour your berries out into as well.
Here are the dates we picked for 2017:
Blueberries* July 1, 2017 -- Mid-Late August
Strawberries June 10, 2017 -- late fall
Raspberries June 24, 2017 -- late fall
Blackberries TBA (August? thru late fall)
*Blueberries are available pre-picked by the pound at our fruit stand. All other fruits must be U-PICKED.
To see timing of when local crops typically come on (DURING A "NORMAL" YEAR), please see our "RIPE FRUIT GRID" located at the bottom of this page.
I DO A LIVE RADIO BROADCAST
Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. I'm live on local radio station KOZI's "2nd Cup Of Coffee" program every Saturday (year round) at 9:30 am. If you're not living locally, you can listen live over the internet. Just go to their website at KOZI.com and click "listen live" in the upper right hand corner. You can also listen from your smart devices.
First things first. Say "Howdy" to Guillermo.
HE'S OUR FARM FOREMAN & HE'S IN CHARGE OUT THERE! We rely on him to decide which rows ARE & ARE NOT open for picking. If he has rows TAPED OFF, he means: NO PICKIN' IN THOSE ROWS. PLEASE RESPECT THIS! He has the authority to ask you to leave, so behave yourselves out there!
COME BACK UP TO THE FRUIT STAND WHEN YOU'RE DONE. We'll weigh your berries & charge by the pound. Remember-U-BUY WHAT U-PICK!
Thanks for your cooperation, Folks! And have fun!
(FYI: IN 2016: BLUEBERRY U-PICK STARTED CRAZY EARLY ON SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2016 AND ENDED AUGUST 20, 2016). Very unusual! Dates vary every year, so stay tuned as we progress through the season.
U-PICK FIELD RULES
I created this timeline based on our picking dates from 2006. I'm sharing it so you can get a GENERAL IDEA of approximate dates that the fruits could be ripe in the Lake Chelan valley. Keep in mind -- EVERY YEAR IS DIFFERENT. And picking dates can swing one way or the other A MONTH, at times. It's all dependent on the weather. If we have a really warm/early spring -- they could be ripe sooner.
If it's really cool -- it could be up to a month or so LONGER before they're ready to pick.
THE 2006 RIPE FRUIT GRID (Again - this is historical data only -- from 2006)