Strawberry picking is a quintessential summer activity that my family cherishes (especially my daughter!) The McHenry County area has a plethora of farms that offer strawberry picking, so we try to rotate our visits. We haven’t been to Heider’s Berry Farm in ages (10 years!), so we thought it was time for a revisit.

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Getting Started at Heider’s Berry Farm

Once we pulled into the farm, we found plenty of parking on the grass. Head straight to the red building and ask for a basket. They give you directions to the field and you don’t pay until after.  Baskets are given for you to keep.

*Before even heading out to the farm, make sure to check their Facebook page for updates on picking conditions.

Strawberry Picking at Heider’s Berry Farm

It was about a 5 minute walk from check-in to the fields. Bring your strollers or wagons if you have little ones that easily tire out.

Once we were in the specified field, we were ready to go picking! Rows and rows of berries and plenty of room to spread out.



More than strawberries

If you’re lucky, you’ll find more than just strawberries to pick. We were happy to find they had red raspberries and black raspberries. The weather was sweltering so we only had time to pick red raspberries.



  • Credit cards and cash accepted.
  • Wear close-toed shoes. It will be much easier to walk around, plus if it’s been raining you may find mud. In fact, bring an extra pair of shoes to change out of.
  • Want to bring a lunch and picnic? They have tables for you.

Final Thoughts of Strawberry Picking at Heider’s Berry Farm

If you’re looking for a simple strawberry picking experience, you can’t go wrong with Heider’s Berry Farm. We loved it!

Nitty Gritty

Address: 1106 N. Queen Anne Rd., Woodstock, IL
When: Pick-Your-Own will be available 8 am – 5 pm during their strawberry season.
Price: Free parking; no admission fee; no minimum fee per person. $20 for a 4 qt basket. $5 for red raspberries.

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