While you can visit a farmer’s market for produce, you can shorten the supply chain even further: grab a basket and venture into the fields at a U-Pick Farm. Here are some of the many DIY farms nearest to Garden Grove Inn.
If you’d rather, check out our listing of local farmer’s markets where you can make a quick pick-up of some fresh produce without all the work!
Sherer’s – 5118 Hollywood Rd. St. Joseph | 22 minute drive
Sherer’s grows four varieties of strawberries: Allstars, Wendys, Jewels, Flavor Fest. Their two locations are open during the month of June from 8AM-5PM daily.
Lemon Creek – 533 E. Lemon Creek Rd. Berrien Springs | 21 minute drive
Lemon Creek has a market and a U-Pick option for in-season fruits. Pick raspberries, grapes or apples, or grab a few already-picked peaches and cherries. You might also stay for some wine and amazing live music after a fruity afternoon!
Klug Blueberries – 11984 Landon Rd. Baroda | 16 minute drive
There are six varieties of blueberries you can find on this 4th generation family farm.
Berry Lucky – 3542 Lemon Creek Rd. Bridgman | 15 minute drive
Opening on National Blueberry Day, July 8, Berry Lucky Farm has run a U-Pick farm for generations. Their beautiful 6 acres tends to be less busy for a peaceful outing.
Stover’s – 7837 M-139, Berrien Springs | 27 minute drive
Running for 30 years, Stover’s U-Pick and farm market is a family tradition for many. They grow apples, blackberries, grapes, nectarines, peaches, plums, raspberries, sour cherries, and strawberries. Open June-October, Monday-Saturday, 9AM-5PM.
Bixby’s – 5745 Pokagon Rd. Berrien Springs | 30 minute drive
Bixby’s will have you pie-ready with fresh rhubarb and strawberries. You’ll also find asparagus, ramps, radishes, and more. Open 10-4 Fridays and 10-6 Saturdays.
Williams Orchard – 9456 N 500 E, Rolling Prairie, IN | 15 minute drive
Although Williams Orchard is a wedding venue, their 135 acre farm also offers U-Pick for apples starting in September.
Dinges Fall Harvest – 15219 Mill Rd, Three Oaks, MI 49128 | 12 minute drive
This family farm transforms into a Halloween Haven every fall, offering more gourds and pumpkins varieties than you’ve ever seen! They also bring the holiday to life with corn mazes, hayrides, games and other Halloween-inspired activities. Open daily in season (September/October)
With all farms, call ahead to check pricing and the availability of produce. And, no need to BYOB: they will supply you with a basket! For more on what is in season when, check out this handy graphic from CultivateMichigan.org