Raspberries in the kids hands June 2015

Come Pick at the Patch

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

See the Tours & Events tab for jelly classes, farm tours, and photoshoot opportunities. 

About our blackberries
Frequently asked questions
About picking

Picking Report

Saturday, August 15th
Mule Barn Berries is officially closing for the season. It was a very short season this year, and we had hope for another two weeks, but the fruit is just not there. Thank you to all of our customers this year. We are so glad that you made time for some family fun at th patch this summer. 

Raspberry lovers should keep an eye out though! We may have raspberry picking by appointment only in September. We will post if the raspberries start looking good. 

We always have frozen A, B, and C grade available for pies, ice-cream, jam, and jelly. Pre-made jam and jelly of all different kinds are available as well! Email or call us to arrange pick-up. 

Come and pick strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries next year. Strawberries are early (April/May) and short (4 weeks). Keep an eye out!

Thank you!


Monday, August 10th

Okay freezer pickers, this is your week! The fruit is sweet this week, and there is lots of it. To encourage our freezer pickers, we will be doing a discount ALL WEEK! 

If you pick 12 lbs of blackberries ($4.00 per lb), then your next 5 lbs are half off! ($2 per lb) 

Now, 17 lbs sounds like a lot of fruit. But to give perspective for you freezer people, we generally freeze blackberries in 3 lb bags. 3 lbs is one gallon bag. This means that 17 lbs is roughly 5-6 bags of berries. That doesn't last long around here! 

The picking is very easy, and very fast. A perfect week for mass picking. Come pick at the patch!

Sunday, August 2nd

Mule Barn Berries will be open for our second week of blackberry picking this week!  The Chesters are looking beautiful and contintue to sweeten with the sunshine.  Our Triple Crowns are very, very soft and not as pretty, but they are sweet.  

When you come pick, just let us know what you want the berries for (pie/jam, as opposed to fresh eating), and the person will be better able to direct you to an appopriate row.  

We might be running some specials this week to try to get folks out, so keep an eye out!

Friday, July 31st

Come on out for some weekend U-pick!! Our Chesters are looking great, with lots of beautiful blackberries! We will be open 7am-11am. We can't wait to see all the U-pickers come out for some fun family time at the patch!

Friday July 24th

Finally fruit!!!! We only picked 50 lbs Sunday thru Thursday, so we held off opening this week as that would only be less than 10 customers satisified.  

Starting Monday morning, we will be open at 7 a.m. until 11 (it is usually too hot after that for the berries and the people).  If you need to pick in the evening, call or e-mail us and we will get you set up for a time.  

orry for the delays, but we just couldn't make that fruit ripen!  

Also, know that the farm is still a mess from the rains.  Our shelter house is still flooded from the draining lake, and we have areas that we can't mow (I've had the mower stuck several times this year), so we look bad.  We can't mow the entrance area due to washed out cluvert and road.  Just FYI.  No farm in Clinton County looks good this year, us included.  The Chesters, where we will have U-pick are mowed short, but still lots of weeds we don't usually have.  We hope to see you and thanks for your patience.  

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

B Grade blackberries (jam/pie fruit) $10 / 3 lb bag
C Grade blackberries (juicing/jelly) $5 / 3 lb bag

C grade fruit is not texturally suitable to eat straight up.  You must juice it.  

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




(Fall raspberry picking may be available in September by appointment only)


223 NE Mule Barn Road
Lathrop, MO 64465-9450
Phone: (816) 528-4633
Note:  Google and mapquest do not give correct directions
Map and turn by turn directions