We’re lucky to have several great berry picking farms in the Rockford area offering a bunch of different fruit options. Throughout the spring, summer and early fall different items become ready to pick. 

Berry season tends to be short with each berry only hanging around for a few weeks. If you want to go berry picking, you need to move fast! Here’s a growing schedule for berries in the greater Rockford area.

Berry Growing Schedule in the Rockford Area

Early summer (usually around 2-4 week of June or early July): Strawberries

Mid-late summer (usually around the second week of July onward): Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and peaches

Late summer (usually around late July through end of August): Tomatoes, corn, vegetables

U-Pick Farms in the Rockford Area

Here are the U-Pick farms where you can pick strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and more in the Rockford area or a short drive away.

Many farms have not released their picking schedules yet. We will update this article when we get more information.

Curran’s Orchard
6385 Kilburn Ave, Rockford, IL

At Curran’s Orchard in Rockford, you can pick cherries (June – July) and raspberries in the late summer and early fall.

**Picking season has not started yet! We will update when it does.**

Hours: To be announced

Edwards Apple Orchard
7061 Centerville Rd. Poplar Grove, IL

At Edward’s Apple Orchard in Poplar Grove, you can pick raspberries beginning in late August until it frosts.

**Picking season has not started yet! We will update when it does.**

Hours: To be announced

Skelly’s Farm Market
2713 S. Hayner Rd., Janesville, WI

If you’re up for a short drive, check out Skelly’s in Janesville. You can pick strawberries and buy delicious strawberry pies, jam and donuts.

Picking season starts Saturday, June 14. Open 7 am – 5 pm during picking season. Please check their Facebook page before you go. They can sell out of pick your own quickly in the morning.

Hours: 7 am – 5 pm

Valley Orchard
811 E. State St. Cherry Valley, IL

At Valley Orchard in Cherry Valley, you can pick raspberries in the summer and fall, blueberries, currants and blackberries.

Call 815-332-9696 for the availability of items. Cherries should be ready by late June and the other berries should be ready by early July.

**Picking season has not started yet! We will update when it does.**

Hours: Monday – Saturday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Granny’s Berries
3405 S. White Rock Rd., Rochelle, IL

Granny’s Berries in Rochelle, you can pick raspberries and blueberries in the summer and fall.

Check Facebook for the availability of items. 

**Picking season has not started yet! We will update when it does.**

Hours:  8 am – 4 pm

Susie’s Garden Patch
10258 US Highway 20, Garden Prairie, IL

Susie’s Garden Patch in Garden Prairie, you can pick strawberries and tomatoes. This year, you will need to reserve a time slot to pick strawberries and wear a mask while picking.

Check Facebook for the availability of items. 

Picking season starts Saturday, June 13, 2020.

Hours:  Closed Sunday – Wednesday
9 am – 5 pm Thursday through Saturday

U-Pick Farms 1-2 Hours from Rockford

Here are some other U-Pick farms about 1-2 hours from Rockford, Illinois. Head to their website to get information on their picking schedules.

Cody’s Farm in Marengo, IL

Stade’s Farm in McHenry, IL

Tom’s in Huntley, IL

If we missed your favorite berry picking spot, let us know by emailing hello@statelinekids.com!

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