Pick your own at Bauer Berry Farm in Champlin, Minnesota. We are the people who proudly produce your food. We grow strawberries, blueberries and sweet corn for people who like to eat local and safe food. We are 30 minutes north/northwest of Minneapolis in the community of Champlin. We provide pick your own strawberries or blueberries fresh from the field. Keep in mind that pick your own does not mean that you can eat all you want while picking. “One or two are good to try, but after that you have to buy”. Come join your neighbors for healthy food!
Updated on June 29, 2016
Our strawberry harvest is now in its final days. Our first picking day was June 14th, and we planning our open hours one day at a time. The next picking will be Friday morning, from 8:00 AM to Noon, weather permitting. Call before leaving your home to be assured there is still a good supply. The berries are smaller now, but still abundant enough to make for decent picking. Our price for pick your own is $2.40 per pound and there is a $5.oo minimum. We accept cash or checks, but are not set up for credit cards. We are no longer taking any orders for ready picked berries.
CHILDREN’S POLICY: We love seeing children in our fields learning how berries grow and picking berries. Please bring no more than 2 children per adult so they can be supervised, or one child per adult if they are under 5 years. Thank you for understanding.
PICKING WITH FRIENDS: If you plan to meet a friend and pick together, please arrange a meeting spot close to the farm and arrive at the gate together. Many days we are sending our customers alternately to two different fields and it will not be possible for you to move and find your friend(s) if you get directed to different picking areas. We need to keep our traffic flow one direction for safety’s sake.
SEASON’S END: We had originally thought we would have berries through the 4th of July, but now with all the hot weather, we may not go that long. We’ll see how they like the cooler temps that are forecast for this week. Just check back later in the week for more updates.
If you want to have an email sent to your Inbox with current picking options, just sign up to “Join Our Email List” on our home page. Please check back at this web site, or call our produce hotline for more updates. We encourage you to phone before you leave to get the latest information on changes in hours due to the weather or picking conditions. That number is 763-421-4384.
Updated: June 15, 2016 The first corn is now knee high and looking very healthy. We should be able to harvest the first planting in late July. Please check back.
Our Blueberry crop forecast looks very promising for 2016. The green berries will be turning blue soon, and you can expect to have blueberries for picking shortly after the end of the strawberry season, perhaps a few days after the Fourth of July. That season lasts about three weeks.