Two Options For Strawberry Picking Near Bloomer This Year

Strawberry picking

By Ashlie Fanetti | Bloomer Advance

The summer season has begun, meaning that strawberry season has too. Most everyone enjoys a good strawberry, and there’s always been a spot to find some in Bloomer, and now there are two. Luckily, after a long winter and a little bit of a late start, the berries are ripe and ready to be picked and purchased at both farms.

Mac’s Berry Farm has been in Bloomer since Don Mcllquham started it in 1986. The Farm was taken over by Don’s nephew, Brian McIlquham in 2009, and throughout Mac’s Berry Farm’s years of operation they’ve offered customers in the Bloomer area as well as throughout the Chippewa Valley with quality, fresh grown strawberries and pea pods. Whether you want to pick your own strawberries right off the bush or have someone pick them for you, you can get what you need on the eight acre farm located at 10439 130th Ave.

Produce at Mac’s is priced at $1.50/lb. or $14 for pre-picked pails. For more information, hours, directions and picking updates visit the Mac’s Berry Farm Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/MacsBerryFarm/ or call 715-568-5526. According to its Facebook page Mac’s Berry Farm will be picking until around Saturday, July 7, possibly longer.

In addition to Mac’s there is also a new berry farm located in Bloomer. Bischel Brothers Legacy Farm just had their grand opening a couple of weeks ago, and while they have grown and sold other produce for a while, the heirloom and chemical free strawberries are brand new. With many different varieties of strawberries that are chemical free, Bischel Brothers Legacy Farm offers many unique types of berries to customers at an affordable price.

Bischel Brothers Legacy Farm berries are priced at $1.75/lb. Customers are invited to the berry patch to pick their own or purchase pre-picked pails. Seven generations have lived and worked on the farm growing quality produce of all kinds. At Bischel Brothers Legacy Farm they’re not just farming, they’re leaving a legacy.

The farm is located on the corner of Hwy 64 and 102nd Street where operators Randy and Victoria live at 19185 102nd Street.

According to its Facebook page, Bischel Brothers Legacy Farm has five more varieties of heirloom berries to come ripe. Victoria said on Friday, June 29 that they expect the next variety to be ready for picking around Wednesday, July 4 depending on the weather it could be sooner. She also said their last variety will be ready for picking towards the end of July beginning of August, so there should be plenty more opportunities for strawberry picking.

For more information, hours, directions and picking updates visit the Bischel Brothers Legacy Farm Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/BischelBrothersLegacyFarm/ or call 715-404-5480.

According to its Facebook page, Bischel Brothers Legacy Farm has five more varieties of heirloom berries to come ripe. Victoria said on Friday, June 29 that they expect the next variety to be ready for picking around Wednesday, July 4 depending on the weather it could be sooner. She also said their last variety will be ready for picking towards the end of July beginning of August, so there should be plenty more opportunities for strawberry picking.