Some of you may know that I recently relocated from Chicago to Missouri (about 50 mins outside of Kansas City) and will be living here until December with my partner. This past weekend we were able to visit one of the local u-pick berry farms to pick our own fresh blackberries! This was my first time blackberry picking, so I was excited to say the least.
Where We Visited
We visited Buckeye Acres farm in Warrensburg, MO and I’m so glad that we did. We found out that the owners are both Michigan State University graduates, (my partner and I both graduated from Western Michigan University), so we already felt like a piece of our home state was here with us in Missouri. The farm also grows pumpkins, apples, etc. so I know we’ll be back soon!
Our Experience Picking the Berries
They have a helpful system at the u-pick farm to avoid searching through bushes that’ve already been picked through by others, which made our experience extremely smooth and easy. We were lucky there weren’t any thorns either! There were tons of berries ready to pick, some fell right off. Of course there were bugs, but we both left the u-pick farm without any ticks or chiggers!
What a fun experience!
We ended up picking through a full row of bushes and weighed in at 3.47 pounds of juicy blackberries! It was a berry fun experience and I can’t wait to make some jam! I will be sure to let you all know how that goes. If you have the chance to pick any fruit in your area, I would highly recommend. Picking berries was very satisfying and therapeutic to say the least! I already can’t wait to go back.
Thanks for reading, have a great week!