With support from a Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Specialty Crop Block Grant, the following videos were filmed at Michigan farms with a goal of educating the public about u-pick fruit and to improve the u-pick experience for both visitors and farmers.
Thank you to all of the farmers who shared their expertise with us!
10 Tips for Fun on a U-Pick Farm
One of the best places to experience what's fresh and in season is at a U-pick farm, where you do the picking! Each season, U-pick farmers look forward to your visit and want you to have an enjoyable visit. These ten tips will help you make the most of your day at the farm!
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How to Pick Strawberries
Rose Harvey of Harvey's Farm in Tekonsha shares her tips for how to pick strawberries at at U-pick farm.
How to Pick Cherries
Richard Friske of Friske Orchards in Ellsworth shows us how to pick both sweet and tart cherries.
How to Pick Raspberries
Wendy Friske of Friske Orchards in Ellsworth showed us her techniques for picking these delicious delicate berries.
How to Pick Blueberries
Lori Buchan of Buchan's Blueberry Hill on Old Mission Peninsula shares her tips on how to select the best blueberries at a u-pick farm.
How to Pick Peaches
Ben Buchan of Buchan's Blueberry Hill on Old Mission Peninsula shares his tips for picking fresh peaches.
How to Pick Apples
Brian Phillips of Phillips Orchards in St. Johns offers his tips on the best way to pick your own apples.