Tuesday, June 12, 2018

This website is not updated daily. Open times are subject to change due to inclement weather and crop availability. For the latest updates, please call the farm hotline at 
248-831-1004 or check Facebook.

Dear Friends,

Our 2018 strawberry season has begun! Our season will last 2 to 3 weeks depending on the weather and the number of pickers that visit.


We are so excited to welcome you back. Here are are a few things to know before your visit.

  • Children of all ages are welcome to pick, however they must be under parental/adult supervision at all times. Middleton's is a working farm and it is important that you always watch your children for their safety. We have family patches reserved for children under 12.
  • We charge $1 for boxes. However, you are welcome to bring your own picking containers. Please have them weighed at check-in before picking. If they are not weighed, we cannot deduct the weight of the containers. Large plastic food storage containers or shallow, flat boxes work well. 
  • Our strawberries are a perennial crop. Please be kind to our plants; a lot of hard work goes into their care. Dot not step on them.
  • Always wash your berries before eating them (ok, maybe you sample a couple out in the patch;-)
  • Absolutely no smoking in the patch or check out barn.
  • Please always call our hotline at 248-831-1004 or check Facebook before coming out to make sure we are not closed for a day to let the berries ripen or due to inclement weather.
  • We are not offering pre-picked berries at this time. All berries are pick-your-own.


Thanks and see you soon!
Liz, Carrie & Stacy


Cultural Practices at our Farm:
We use IPM (Integrated Pest Management) or sustainable farming practices. Our goal is to provide food that is not just healthy for people, but also the environment. We are not organic but use organic practices whenever we possibly can. For example, all of our crops are hand weeded (That's over seven acres!) to drastically reduce the amount of herbicide needed. We also use certified organic sprays, natural fertilizers and crop rotation.

strawberries raspberries tomatoes pumpkins
Strawberries:
mid-June-early July
Raspberries:
late August-October
Tomatoes:
late August-September
Pumpkins:
October