Our u-pick raspberry season is officially over, but we will still have u-pick flowers until the first frost. HoneyBee U-pick will be open from 8 AM – 12 PM on SATURDAYS ONLY until Oct. 28. The dahlias are absolutely stunning right now for $1/stem! We also will have Tantre Farm produce, Jacob’s Fresh Farm honey, Elder Farms eggs, and Marc Boone’s paw paws available for sale as long as we can during these next few weeks.
However, we have opened a SELF SERVE produce wagon stand with a Payment Box, so you can come all week long to get produce, such as sweet corn, carrots, potatoes, onions, garlic, winter squash, and now PUMPKINS, even if our raspberry patch is not open. All sorts of pumpkins and squash are ripening more and more, so they will continue appearing on the produce wagon! A very small u-pick flower garden of dahlias, strawflower, globe amaranth, and sunflowers is still open now for picking. Stay tuned for updates!
Lovingly named “Honey-Bee U-Pick”, due to a couple of bee hives established on the property, Tantre Farm’s new U-pick patch in Ann Arbor has become easily recognized by the newly built timberframe barn at the corner of Zeeb and Scio Church Roads. This u-pick site does not have an official address, since it’s in the middle of a field, but can be found using 5700 Scio Church Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. It was originally acquired by Scio Township’s Land Preservation Committee in 2019. Now an extension of Tantre Farm and owned by the Andres Family Trust, this convenient location isn’t just for u-pick. This land consisting of 161 acres is dedicated to redeveloping the eco system and educating the community on concepts related to the essential nature of land use in all aspects of life.
U-pick opportunities attract the community to enjoy the age-old pastime of picking as a family, while attracting the pollinators we rely on for a majority of our food source.
U-pick Strawberries: 2021 was our first year offering U-pick to the public. Our strawberry season is sadly over for 2023, but we appreciated everyone’s enthusiasm and support and hope you enjoyed some beautiful and delicious strawberries! Hope to see you again in 2024!
U-Pick Raspberries: With a soft opening sometime in July, our red and black raspberry plants stand tall in 10 rows near our Strawberry U-pick patch. With an initial flush of sweet berries in July, we will continue offering the public the opportunity to pick raspberries as an early flush in July and throughout August and September. We will have to adjust our days and hours on a weekly basis early in the season based on the weather, while the fall raspberries come in stronger at the end of August and throughout September.
Raspberry U-pick -$6/pint
Already Picked – $4/half pint
You can pay with Cash, Check to Tantre Farm, or Venmo to @Deb-Lentz. We are not able to process credit cards at this time unless you want to pay a 3% fee through PayPal.
Already Picked Pumpkins: The deer especially like pumpkins, so we were not able to successfully grow a u-pick pumpkin patch again this year. However, we will have a full wagon of pumpkins once again for sale in October for you to select your perfect jack-o-lantern or pie pumpkin. Please sign up on our HoneyBee Mailing List to be informed of opening date, prices, and days open.
Our Honey Bee property is a work in progress. Tantre Farm follows natural growing practices with all of the produce we offer. This does mean you will encounter weeds on our property and in our patches as we continue to renovate this property. We do our best to keep the rows tended and easy to navigate, and we appreciate your understanding that these berries are not treated with chemicals or pesticides.
We do advise that you wear pants and closed toed shoes, sun protection and mosquito repellant while u-picking for your own protection and comfort. We appreciate your patience and feedback, as we continue to improve our u-pick process.Back to top