Pick your own at Bauer Berry Farm in Champlin, Minnesota. We are the people who proudly produce your food. We grow strawberries and blueberries 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 July 1, 2018:

This may affect you:  we are not set up to accept credit/debit cards, so plan to pay with either cash or check. 

 Our strawberry harvest started Monday, June 18th,  but it was a very short season.  We are done with strawberries until next year.  Thanks for a great season, and see you in 2019.

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.  We also have a Facebook page, so check that one, too.  We are busy with farming and getting the crops ready, so we may not have time to answer any personal questions.

BLUEBERRIES: 

Updated, July 20, 2018

This may affect you:  we are not set up to accept credit/debit cards, so plan to pay with either cash or check.

Our blueberry season began on Monday, July 2, and now we are nearing the end of the third week of our season but the bushes still have lots of blue fruit.  Our next scheduled picking days are Friday and Saturday mornings, July 20 and 21.  For Friday, we have a mist rain condition, but if you come prepared with a raincoat, you can make it work.  Arrive between the hours of 8:00 and 10:30 AM, and all picking will be done by 11:00 AM.  However, if no one comes, or if it starts to rain heavier, we may decide to close.   Please check our hotline number before driving to the farm if the weather is in question.   That number is 763-421-4384. 
Our Blueberry Children’s policy is different than strawberries, so please read on:  Children must be six years old to be in the blueberry patch.  For children between 6 and 12 years old, we require one adult for every two children.  Please respect this policy.  
The price for pick your own is $4.10 per pound and just like with the strawberries, we are not set up for credit cards so bring cash or a check to pay for your berries.  We expect the season to last about three weeks, but weather and crop maturation can affect the season.  Keep updated at our website and always call our hotline before driving to the farm so there are no surprises.   We do answer the phone during picking hours if you still have questions: 763-421-4384
Road construction on Highway 169 will be slowing the traffic to our farm.  So you can start planning now for a slower trip or an alternate route.  Northbound on Noble Ave. and West River Road from Highway 610 or further west from 610, north on 81 and then County Road 121 (Fernbrook Lane) are two good options to avoid going north on 169.  Check out Google Maps to see these options. The Dayton River Road (County 12 north) is open again, and now E. Hayden Lake Road is open, too.   Plan ahead for no surprises.

 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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