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

Please read our News tab for an overall outlook for 2016 and the reasons behind the projections. 

July 1st, 2016

We are so excited to celebrate the 4th of July this weekend!  Although we pray that the rain won't put a damper on the awesome fireworks, we are very grateful for the moisture.  While back down cleaning up the patch today, we made the decision that we will be opening on Saturday the 16th of July.  That is the middle Saturday in July, and we will have LOTS of fruit by then!  Our Triple Crowns are looking unbelievably great, so we are expecting a phenomenal turnout for opening day.  Come pick at the patch starting on July 16th!!!

June 30th, 2016

The Triple Crowns variety of blackberries are ripening with this awesome weather, and we think we will be opening WITHIN TWO WEEKS!!!  We ate at least 10 very sweet berries this morning, so they are going to be great for U-pick.   Watch very, very closely to see which Saturday in July we will be open.  Depending on the weather, it will be either the 9th or the 16th of July.  

Visit us on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mulebarnberries/
for stories, pictures, and videos, as well as the picking report posted here!  

Prices & Payment

Payment Forms Accepted

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

Jams and Jellies $4 and $7 (cup/pint)
Blackberries $4.00 / lb
Raspberries $6.00 / lb

We are out of B and C grade fruit until berry season!  

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. 




Following this date, 

MORNING HOURS*: 7am-11am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
EVENING HOURS*: 6pm-dark on Monday and Thursday
WEEKEND HOURS: 7am-12pm on Saturday
CLOSED: Wednesday ALL DAY and Sunday ALL DAY.  

Spring raspberries will only be at market.  We are fulfilling a contract from last fall that we were unable to meet.  Fall raspberries will be September and October, sometimes into November.  Picking will be by appointment for fall raspberries.

*Because of the heat in the middle of the day, the fruit does not hold up well (and neither do we).  Therefore, we always spend the early and late hours of the day picking.  We highly encourage you to come as early as you can for an ideal picking experience, as the heat really puts a damper on the fun!


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