Raspberry Picking - Stades

Raspberry Picking - Stades

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Raspberry Pick-Your-Own

Stade’s Farm offers summer and fall raspberries. The summer crop begins in early July and the fall crop begins in mid-August and continues to produce until early to mid-October.

Raspberries are always available on a first-come, first served basis and there are days that no raspberries are available to pick as we wait for more to ripen. Please always confirm availability before you take a drive to the farm. Our Facebook page will keep our most recent updates.

Stade’s has over three acres of prime picking of this popular fruit available for your enjoyment! We have four varieties of summer raspberries and six varieties of fall berries to extend the picking season. Be sure to watch our website, Facebook, and our Newsletter for the most up-to-date information on picking conditions and availability.

Raspberry Pricing

$5 for a 1-pint
$10 for a 1-quart basket
$20 for a 2-quart basket
We accept all forms of payment except American Express.

Note: There is a $5 minimum purchase per person required to enter the raspberry Pick-Your-Own area.
Baskets are included in the price and picking must be done using the containers we provide.

Pick-Your-Own Hours

We are open from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Please check our website, Facebook, or call (815) 675-6396 for picking conditions and more information. Raspberries are only available on some days. We have no way of knowing ahead of time whether or not we will have raspberries to pick until the day of.

Please keep in mind that our raspberries typically sell out on the same day and then we need to allow a day or two for our crop to replenish until we can open the patch again. We recommend you check our website and/or Facebook for the most recent picking, crop, and weather conditions that may affect your picking experience. Stade’s reserves the right to close the picking area due to inclement weather (heavy rain, thunder, lightning, and/or high winds) without advance notice in order to protect their customers and employees.

How to Pick Raspberries

When picking, you want to part the leaves with your hands to look for berries, picking only the berries that are dark red. Oftentimes people think raspberries have thorns, but they do not. They do, however, have tiny stickers, kind of like Velcro. Those can be tender to the skin, so try and touch only the berries, which generally is easy to do since the berries stand out from the rest of the plant.

You will want to grasp the raspberry with your fingers and thumb and pull gently. Ripe raspberries will come off easily in your hand, leaving the core still attached to the stem. If the berry doesn’t release easily, it is not ripe; therefore, do not pick it. Raspberries can damage easily, so you want to be sure you place them carefully in your basket.

Never leave your berries in the car trunk or on the car seat for too long. You’ll want to cool them as soon as possible after picking them. Raspberries are perishable, so you will want to refrigerate them as soon as possible after picking. Unripe berries will not ripen once picked.

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Date: July 1, 2021

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Stade's Farm & Market
3709 Miller Road
McHenry IL 60051

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