High tunnel construction fall 2013

Come Pick at the Patch

U-Pick Strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries. We are 30 minutes north of Liberty in Lathrop, MO.

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Picking Report

May 26th, Tuesday

We had such a great holiday response yesterday that we are picked out for the rest of the week.  Thanks for coming out, and we'll see if it stops raining to ripen fruit for next Mon., Tues., Wed. 

We picked our first raspberries yesterday, about 20 cups.  That means we will probably be open for raspberry picking in a week or so. 

May 17th, Sunday

Lots of ripe fruit ready this week.  You could even come out tonight, even though we are not usually open on Sundays.  Mon, Tues and Wed should all be really good picking. 

May 12th
We had an excellent response this week for U-pickers!  Thank you to all who came out and picked some delcious strawberries.  We are picked out for this week, so plan to come on out next week.  See our hours next week posted just to the right..  We're hoping for lots of sunshine to ripen those berries!  Come see us this Saturday at the Overland Park Market.  

May 8th
Well, we needed 2 days of at least some sunshine.  The berries didn't finish riping.  I would recommend you NOT come Saturday the 9th, and wait until Monday or Tuesday. 

If you want to learn to blanch and freeze asparagus, click on the contact me button.  $10 / 25 minutes / includes 1 lb asparagus

May 6, 2015

WE WILL OPEN SATURDAY 9-1 or until picked out.  Size is great, sugar content not as high as I'd like.  Berries are still unsprayed by any herbicide or pesticide at this point. 

April 29, 2015

It's not going to be this weekend.  They haven't turned en masse yet.  Keep an eye on the second weekend in May.  

April 20, 2015

Saw the first ripening strawberry today.  Still thinking that first week of May, but not totally sure.  Might be the second week of May. 

April 12, 2015

Strawberries still looking great!  I'm thinking May 1rst for high tunnel picking.  We'll see how they turn.  Right now blooming and berries forming. 

Raspberry buds formed and just about to burst into flower.

April 2nd, 2015

Sorry so long for the update on the website.  A glich caused me not to be able to access the website content. 

Strawberries!  They are blooming in the high tunnel.  I'm thinking right now picking around the 1rst of May. 

Raspberries:  They are growing well in the high tunnel.  Looking like early June. 

Blackberries:  We are in a war with the voles, and they are just barely coming out of dormancy.  I don't have a prediction yet until I see blooms.  Basically I think we are having an average for Missouri spring.  We have had 3 unusual springs in a row, warm, cold, colder.  This one seems on track for normal.  That means late June for the start of blackberries.  Peak in July. 

Prices & Payment

Payment Forms Accepted

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit card (but 3% fee on top)

Strawberries $ 2 / lb
Blackberries $4.00 / lb
Raspberries $6.00 / lb

If you need containers we have them, but it is $0.25 per pound more. 




Open again May 18th 4-7 p.m.
Open May 19th:  4-7 p.m.
Open May 20th:  4-7 p.m. 
Closed  21rst, 22nd, 23rd, 24th
Open Memorial Day, Monday 25th 4-7 pm
Open May 26th picked out
Open May 27th picked out.

Strawberries and raspberry hours will be in the late afternoonn, 4-7 p.m. 

Blackberry hours will be in the mornings and evenings. 

Rule of thumb:  think of the most pleasant time of day that time of year, that's probably when picking hours are.


223 NE Mule Barn Road
Lathrop, MO 64465-9450
Phone: (816) 528-4633
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