Do you love strawberry picking? If you’ve never gone, I can’t recommend it enough – it’s one of our family’s favorite experiences. And it’s the perfect summer activity! Here are a few of our favorite places near Chicago where you can go strawberry picking.

*Updated 2024*

Strawberry Picking Near Chicago

Stade’s Farm and Market

Strawberry picking fun with the family at Stade's Farm & Market in McHenry.

Address: 3709 Miller Road, McHenry, IL
Why families will love it:  There are acres and acres of strawberries so plenty of room to find the perfect strawberry. When you’re done, don’t forget to grab a strawberry donut as well strawberry slushies!
Good to know:

  • This sprawling farm located in McHenry County offers 20 acres of strawberries ripe for the picking!
  • U-Pick is open. Pick-Your-Own will be available 8:30 am – 5 pm during their strawberry season.
  • Pricing varies based on the size of the basket:  $6 for a 1-quart basket, $12 for a 2-quart basket, $18 for a 4-quart basket. Just remember there is a $6 minimum purchase per person required to enter the strawberry patch.
  • Stade’s bakery and shop includes pies and jams and all sorts of goodies.
  • Strawberries will be available for picking for about 3 -4 weeks but be sure to confirm for updates.
  • You must use the new containers provided for your purchase and all picking.
  • Check the farm’s Facebook page before you go for updates and the latest offerings.

READ MORE: Strawberry Picking at Stade’s Farm

Cody’s Farm

Address: 19502 River Rd, Marengo, Illinois 60152

Why families will love it:  A simple low-key experience. They have adorable radio flyer wagons to use to transport the strawberries. If available, you don’t want to miss picking their sugar snap peas.
Good to know: 

  • Strawberry picking has begun.
  • Choose from over 6 acres of strawberries.
  • During strawberry picking season the market hours will be 8 am – 6 pm. The strawberry field is open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m – 4 p.m.
  • Pricing for u-pick is $5/quart or $20 for 4-quart bucket. Minimum of 1 quart per person picking. 
  • Several fruits and vegetables are available for purchase at the farm stand.
  • They will have strawberry glazed donuts!

READ MORE: Strawberry picking at Cody’s Farm

Tom’s Farm Market

Love strawberry picking? These are our favorite places to go strawberry picking near Chicago. Check out this list and find your new favorite!

Address: 10214 Algonquin Road, Huntley
Why families will love it:
Take a wagon ride or walk to to the field. When you’re done picking, you can enjoy all things strawberry such as their delicious baked goods from their bakery, homemade strawberry pies, pound cakes, shortcakes, shakes, spreads and strawberry donuts!
Good to know: 

  • Tom’s is a family-owned farm that has been open for more than 40 years!
  • $3.99/person admission. Pay for only what you pick. Strawberries are $3.99/pound.
  • Strawberry picking is open!
  • Always call first to check availability: 847-669-3421
  • Food is available at Cheryl’s Café. The menu offers everything from yummy coffee drinks from their espresso bar to breakfast fare, paninis and more! We LOVE their monster milkshakes!
  • Looking for items other than strawberries? The farm market has fruits & vegetables available as well as a garden center.

Read all about our strawberry picking experience at Tom’s!

Sun Berry Orchard Farm

Love strawberry picking? These are our favorite places to go strawberry picking near Chicago. Check out this list and find your new favorite!

Address: 3712 Greenwood Rd, Woodstock
Why families will love it:
A simple no frills experience where strawberry picking is the star.
Good to know: 

  • Strawberry picking is open from 9a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • No food available.
  • There is a small playground on-site and bunnies.
  • $8/person minimum
  • 1 Quart: $8; – 2 Quarts: $15 (good for 2 people); 4 Quarts: $20 (good for 3 people)

Read all about our strawberry picking experience at Sun Berry Orchard Farm!

Other strawberry farms to check out:

Thompson Strawberry Farm14000 75th Street, Bristol, WI, 262-857-2353

  • Located just over the border in Wisconsin’s Kenosha County, the farm has been growing strawberries for over 70 years.
  • Check daily for strawberry updates. 
  • Not open yet. Anticipated opening week of June 6th. Monday-Friday 8:00 am-6:00 pm, Saturday-Sunday 8:00 am-4:00 pm.
  • Check back in August where they will have a sunflower field!
  • $5 entrance fee per car on a weekday; $12/car on weekend; $18 for 4 quart basket
  • Cash, card, and Apple Pay

Garwood Orchard, 5911 W. 50 South, LaPorte, Indiana

  • Strawberry picking is now open, but check their website for updates.
  • Open 9am-5:30pm daily.
  • Horse pulled wagon rides are available.
  • Also available when in season: blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, tomatoes, peppers, green beans, apples, pumpkins, and more.
  • Pricing: $5/quart, $20 for 5lb box, $35 for 10lb box ($20 family minimum)

Johnson’s Farm Produce, 8960 E. Ridge Road, Hobart, Indiana

  • Strawberry picking scheduled to start June 10, but check their website for updates.
  • Open 8am-7pm Monday-Saturday, 8am-6pm Sunday.
  • Also available when in season: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries.
  • Pricing: $16 for a 4-qt bucket
  • On weekdays there is a $5 entrance fee per person.
  • Festival is on weekends $15/person includes farm activities and U-Pick

If you’re looking to make family memories, make sure to check out any of these spots for strawberry picking near Chicago. Did I miss your favorite spot?