Offers u-pick blueberries and u-pick strawberries. We are, and always have been a U-Pik Berry Patch. For many years we allowed, even encouraged, local folks to pick berries for us for people who do not, or can not, pick their own. The demand for this service grew to over 50,000 Lbs a year, which seriously reduced the berries available to our U-Pik Customers. To meet our primary goal of providing for our U-Pik customers, and to serve others as well, we began buying “We-Pik” berries the day they are picked from other growers, mostly in Missouri.
Blueberries are difficult to grow in Missouri, and demand is high, so we now have to go much further for berries, e.g., to Arkansas or Michigan. Over 6,000 of our customers appreciate this service. Less than a hand full have publicly complained, implying there is something almost evil about this. To them we suggest, picking their own, buying from other growers (if they can find any who do not buy them from us), or the grocery store, where they are, more and more, grown in Mexico or Chile, by one enormous company, and use aggressive spray schedules.