See Circle City: Indianapolis Moms Guide to Berry Picking


berry picking indianapolisIt is officially May which means the beginning of u-pick season. What a great way to get outside with the family, enjoy the summer weather, teach the kids how food grows, and show them where some of our food comes from. There are so many fun places for berry picking in Indianapolis! We have rounded up a few u-pick places in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. You can pick anything from strawberries, red raspberries, blueberries, and more depending on the time of year. Happy picking season!

Spencer Farm: This is one of the highly recommended places to go.

Noblesville – Hours: 10a-6p Wednesday thru Saturday; they are currently offering u-pick asparagus. They will also offer u-pick strawberries beginning mid-May. Spencer Farm offers the advice to call ahead and check their Facebook page when strawberries are ready. It is usually best to u-pick within those 3-5 days. You can also u-pick red raspberries beginning Mid-June. Their Sunflower Experience begins mid-July and will bloom for three weeks. Grapes you can u-pick in August as well.

Also, be sure to stop by Spencer Farm Winery to taste some delicious local wines outside And their farm store has a generous selection of additional produce and sweet treats.

Waterman’s Family Farm: Also comes highly recommended. Located in Indianapolis on East Raymond Street. The Strawberry Festival & Craft Show is June 7th-9th and is a great celebration to kick off the season with live performances, community vendors, games, and food. Head to their website to purchase your admission passes! They are also hiring for the upcoming season. Click here for more information.

Driving Wind Blueberry Farm: Located off Michigan Road in Indianapolis. This urban farm has u-pick strawberries already! Check out their Facebook page because they keep everyone updated on other available u-picks, like blueberries and blackberries. You can also call them at (317) 257-3000. You can visit them Tuesday-Friday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, and Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Check out their selection of garden plants, hanging baskets, and potted plants as well as the Driving Wind Cafe!

Anderson Orchard: Located in Mooresville. Not a far drive from Indianapolis. They open in July for the season and plan to start their u-pick season in early August. They will be open seven days a week, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Check out their website or Facebook page for updates.

Bell’s Strawberry Farm: If you’re in the mood for a day trip, Bell’s Strawberry Farm is located halfway between Indy and Dayton, OH. They offer pre-picked strawberries, with u-pick beginning at the end of May, once the berries ripen. Check their Facebook page for updates on hours of operation.

Wild Blackberry Farms: This family-owned blackberry farm and event center is located in Fortville, 10 minutes northeast of Fishers. Their website says blackberry picking season is approaching, and usually ready for u-picking by early July. Check their website for exact dates and until then, look out for updates on their fourth annual Blackberry Festival.

Beasley’s Orchard: Last but certainly not least, Beasley’s Orchard has offered u-pick strawberry since May 16th and is still going strong. Red raspberries will be available in late May or early June. When you get to the orchard, you can either walk to the strawberry patch or take their free hayride shuttle. And they provide picking buckets for you to keep!

Share with us! Where is your favorite place for berry picking in and around Indianapolis?

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