June is the strawberries picking season. July is when the blueberries become ripe.
As summer rolls to its lazy end, come the blackberries and raspberries.
Don't forget the rhubard and sweet peas, and the farm-made jams and pies.
There are many pick-your-own-berries farms within driving distance.
Check their web sites or call ahead before making the trip.
The berries depend on the weather, and offer themselves to the early pickers of this summer tradition.
Pictures of the berry farms are pinned on our photo album,
and their locations on this custom map.
Illinois Berry Farms
The tune of June is "strawberry, strawberry". The sight of July is the raspberries, juicy and ripe.
These Illinois berry farms are of driving distance. All distances are calculated from Chicago.
|51 mi: ||Tom's Farm Market -- Tom's strawberries, Huntley, IL|
|54 mi: ||Stade's Farm and Market -- U-pick strawberries, McHenry, IL|
|61 mi: ||Cody's Farm -- Strawberry season, Marengo, IL|
|62 mi: ||Garce Farm Studios -- 2016 U-Pick, Woodstock, IL|
|62 mi: ||Heider's Berry Farm -- Berries and more, Woodstock, IL|
|62 mi: ||McCann Berry Farm -- Wonderful strawberries and blueberries, Woodstock, IL|
|77 mi: ||Guelde Strawberries -- Strawberries, Earlville, IL|
|67 mi: ||Up Berries -- You pick berries, Kingston, IL|
Last update: 06/12/16
Indiana Berry Farms
Go east and south, berries lovers, to the Indiana berry farms.
|67 mi: ||Eenigenburg’s Berry Farm -- The Power of Blue, DeMotte, IN|
|67 mi: ||Fritt's Berry Farm -- Our berries, DeMotte, IN|
|279 mi: ||Berry Best -- In season fruits and vegetables, Nabb, IN|
|68 mi: ||Blueberries of Indiana, LaPorte, IN|
|224 mi: ||Blann Berries -- U-pick strawberries, Oaktown, IN|
Last update: 06/22/16
Wisconsin Berry Farms
For Chicagoland North and Northwest dwellers, the berries of Wisconsin beckon:
|59 mi: ||Thompson Strawberry Farm -- Strawberry Season - Pick Your Own, Bristol, WI|
|65 mi: ||McCann Berry Farm -- Picking season, Woodstock, WI|
|72 mi: ||Berryville Farm -- Products, Racine, WI|
|90 mi: ||Blue Clay Berry Farm -- "Great Hometown Strawberries for YOU", Delavan, WI|
|119 mi: ||Apple Barn Orchard & Winery -- Strawberry season, Elkhorn, WI|
For more farwaway farms, check the list
Wisconsin Berry Growers Association
Last update: 06/23/16
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