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Lansing Area Farmers Markets

I recently did some searching to find out where I could find Farmers Markets all across the greater Lansing area and came across 14 great ones. Which got me thinking...where can I go to pick my own berries and the like?

Fruit Farms Near Lansing

Before I started doing the research for this article, I had only had the pleasure of going to a couple of pick-your-own-fruit-type places. Phillip's Orchard out in St. John's has a large selection of apple trees that you can stop by (when the season is right) to pick your own apples.

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I've also been to Diederich's Farms in Webberville to pick some Earlyglow strawberries, which were perhaps the most delicious strawberries that I've ever had in my entire life. But they had others foods you could enjoy fresh-picked as well, like asparagus.

Pick Your Berry Farms in the Greater Lansing Area

But those are only two examples, in my research, I found a bunch more. And with summer and warmer weather right around the corner, there are going to be lots of berries to be picked since we'll be in the midst of the strawberry season. Why not get in on some of the fun? It's one of those fun activities that you can take the kids to and keep them busy. However, you might find that the kids eat as many berries as they pick...I know I was tempted. Check out the list below to find out where you can pick your own berries this season.

Pick Your Own Berry Farms in Mid Michigan

Strawberry season is nearly upon us. Of course, you could go to the grocery store and get some, but why not do something more fun and support local farms at the same time? There are a handful of pick-your-own-berry farms right here in the Mic Michigan area. Check out the gallery below to find out where they are and when they expect berries to be in for the season. Hint: it's coming up soon.

East Lansing Farmers Market

Meckley's Flavor Fruit Farm - Somerset, Michigan

For 65 years, Meckley's Flavor Fruit Farm has been providing seasonal and year-round fun in the Somerset, Michigan area. From donuts, to hard ciders and more, it is a stop that is well worth the trip.