Strawberry Picking in Des Moines

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Strawberry Picking in Des Moines

Skip the grocery store! Get your hands dirty and cross an item off your Summer Bucket List. Strawberry picking in Des Moines is the perfect summer activity for the whole family. There is nothing better than eating and baking with fresh produce. Below, you will find a list of locations in central Iowa where you can grab the family and go strawberry picking in Des Moines. Typically strawberry picking begins in late May or early June. Make sure you check each farm’s website and/or social media channel to confirm they are open for picking and that their product is ready.

Here are some of the best places to go strawberry picking in the Des Moines area.

Strawberry picking, Des Moines, Iowa. Pick your own produce

The Berry Patch Farm

62785 280th St, Nevada, IA

515 – 382-5138

Blackberries, Blueberries, Cherries, Currants, Gooseberries, Raspberries, and Strawberries. Berry Patch Farms opens in June for picking.

Center Grove Orchard

32835 610th Avenue Cambridge, IA

Strawberry season is coming, but dates have not been announced yet. Keep your eyes open on the Center Grove Orchard website for when their strawberry patch is ready to pick fresh fruit. Center Grove Orchard offers many other activities as well such as farm animals, a fun country store, and tons more.

Edge of the Woods

15285 Fairfax Street, Indianola, IA

515 – 961-7252

Red and Black Raspberries, Blackberries, Blueberries, and Tart Cherries. Please call or keep an eye on their website for farm updates.

Iowa Orchard

13140 NW 102nd Avenue, Granger

515- 276-0852

The picking season for U-Pick Strawberries has not been announced yet in 2024. Keep an eye on their Facebook Page for updates and announcements. Picking season usually opens the beginning of June!

Iowa Orchard offers 6 acres of strawberry and 1.5 acres of pea picking at the Granger location every year. Plus, hot made-to-order mini apple cider donuts and cider strawberry slushies. Picking is by reservation only. You can sign up at our website or the discussion tab of this event once we get closer to the opening date.

Berry availability depends on the weather, how fast green fruit ripens, and the size of the crowd picking the day before. Because of those reasons unpredicted closures are possible. For more info

If you are looking to just pick up freshly baked goodies, make a stop at their second location located on Meredith Drive in Urbandale. You will find specialty items ready for purchase in their country store.

Upstream Gardens & Orchard

5987 NE 88th Street, Altoona, IA


Apples, asparagus, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, and boysenberries. cherries, raspberries, strawberries, and lots more. Take a look at their website for updates. 

Strawberry picking, Des Moines, Iowa. Pick your own produce

Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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  1. Howell’s Farm in Cumming, IA has berry picking, too.

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