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Your guide to U-Pick farms in Central Kentucky

It’s a berry good time to get locally grown strawberries. Plus, before you know it you can get blueberries + raspberries.

A man in a blue and white checked shirt  and sunglasses with his hands out front to catch strawberries that are in the air.

Strawberries are expected to be available through June. | Photo by @onesiponebitekentucky

If you just plum forgot, Central Kentucky boasts several farms where you can pick berries yourself this spring and summer. Depending what’s in season, you’ll find strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, and blueberry fields.

This varies by farm, but according to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, strawberries can be found May through June. And just as the strawberry season winds down, blueberries and blackberries are available for picking during the later summer months.

A yellow mesh bucket that says "Stepping Stone Farm" filled with strawberries, held up in a field of plants.

Strawberries are $5/pound when you pick them yourself. | Photo courtesy of @steppingstonefarmky

Pick ‘em

Eckert’s Orchard, 1396 Pinckard Pike, Versailles
Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.| $3.58-$5.65 admission + $4.49/pound
Take a wagon ride out to pick your own strawberries, then continue your farm adventure at the playground, visiting with the farm animals, and browsing local goodies at the store.

Evans Orchard and Cider Mill, 1783 Newtown Pike, Georgetown
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. + Sunday 12-5 p.m. | $5-$10 admission + price of picks
Consider this your one-stop-shop for all your summer favorite fruits — berries, apples, and pears. Plus, the whole family will love hanging out with friendly barnyard animals + the play area.

Stepping Stone Farm, 1674 Cynthiana Rd. Paris
Monday, Thursday + Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 12-6 p.m. | $5 admission + $5/pound
This family farm started off as a single sunflower field and blossomed into a full blown fruit farm with strawberries, cherries, blackberries + more. Bonus: There’s no admission to play on the playground or just visit. Stay tuned for its sister operation, Reed Valley Orchard, to re-open in June for apple season.

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