Visiting a berry picking farm is a fun way to spend time with family and friends, all while getting your hands on some delicious fruit grown right here at Rulfs! Our raspberry availability changes from day-to-day during the season, so please check with us first before setting out to pick.
U pick raspberries usually start sometime in July, lasting about 6 weeks. We ask that you head straight to the fields and have your containers weighed there. Peak season field hours run 7AM to 6PM, and as the season winds down this changes to 7AM to 3PM (we can accomodate picking after 3PM, but we ask that you check in and out at the store!).
Please respect the Rulfs property, our employees, and the rules for u-pick - we want everyone to enjoy their berry picking experience with us!
Note: To protect the integrity of the food we grow, please leave your dogs at home when planning to berry pick at Rulfs.
Our upick raspberries are $4.50 per lb.
Raspberry picking tips
- Raspberry bushes don't have thorns, but they can be prickly, so bear this in mind when picking!
- Ripe raspberries are deep in color with a plump, soft but firm feel. When picked it will pull free from the plant with only a slight tug. The center will stay on the plant.
- Pick only the fully ripe berries! Look between the stems for hidden berries ready to be picked. Try bending down and looking up into the plant - you may find berries other people missed!
- A good way to pick is to hold the stem with one hand, while picking with the other.
- Don't overfill your containers or try to pack the berries down.
- Avoid placing the picked berries in the sunlight any longer than necessary. It’s better to put them in the shade of a tree or shed than in the car trunk or on a car seat. Cool them as soon as possible after picking!
- Don’t wash the berries until you’re ready to use them or freeze them. Washing makes them more likely to spoil.
- Refrigerate! Right after picking, place raspberries in the fridge. Lightly cover the container if your fridge tends to dry out produce.
- Raspberries are less perishable than blueberries or strawberries, but refrigerate them as soon as possible after picking.
- Even under ideal conditions raspberries will only keep for a week in a refrigerator, so for best flavor and texture, use them as soon as possible after purchase!