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!

 

STRAWBERRIES: 

Updated June 27th:

Our strawberry harvest is upon us.  The season began on Friday, the 16th, so we are now in the second week of picking.  The season should last until sometime either side of the Fourth of July. 

NEWSFLASH:  Open Tuesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM

The picking is still good, but we are past the peak.    You can still find plenty of berries, but the size has diminished a bit. We are planning to be open this week every morning, from 8:00 to Noon, and alsoTuesday evening, from 5 to 7 PM.  If the weather is in question, which may happen with Wednesday’s forecast, you should call to see what’s happening in the patch:  763-421-4384.  Picking will continue for another week and a half, and we may be able to add another evening picking.  Check back for more details.

We are going to try a new “trick” this year.  We will continue to offer the cardboard flats to pick in, but  are adding the option of picking into ice cream pails.  In past years, you have probably waited at the check out longer than you wished on a busy morning, so in an effort to speed up the check out lines, here is the plan.  Bring your own ice cream pails, the current 4 quart size, fill them with berries, and they will not need to be weighed.  We will simply count the number of pails you have filled.  We plan to have a separate line for those who picked ALL their berries in pails.  More details will follow, so be sure to ask when you come.

Our prices this year will be PYO: $2.50/pound, Pails $13 per pail, and pre picked berries (ordered ahead of time, please) $4.50/pound in 5 or 10 pound flats.  We accept cash or checks but are not set up for credit cards.

The weather can change our picking plans very quickly, so always call before leaving home if the weather is in question, or if you would be arriving near the end of our picking hours: 763-421-4384

 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.  Any other inquiries can be sent to our voicemail:  763-421-4384.

BLUEBERRIES: 
Updated, June 13, 2017
Our 2017 Blueberry season should be another good one.  The green berries have set, and we look forward to harvest in early July.    Thanks for your interest.

 

SWEET CORN:     

As part of our downsizing plan to keep farming with less stress on our old bodies,  we have had to cut out our sweet corn crop.  It was a good run of 39 years, long enough to be respectable, and we appreciated your loyalty over all those years.

 

 

 

 

 

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