Hours & News

WHAT DO WE DO AT THE BERRY PATCH IN THE WINTER?  Strawberry mulching ( covering with organic wheat straw).
Pruning of  cherries, apples, blueberries, raspberries , and blackberries starts soon.
spreading mulch on blueberries, and cherry trees.
growers meetings in state and out of state. Planing next years variety trials
 NEXT EVENT; winter market in Ames Dec 7 th. apples, baked goods, jams, apples sauce, apples pies. See you there!

Thanks for a great season ! See you in June for strawberries !

 apples sales  continues in November by appointment ( call 515 382 5138) 

  Baked goods,jams, jellies and pies (fresh or bake at home) at  our Country Store Kitchen

 Apples :  picked for you---  Gold Delicous,  Chieftain 

   call  515 382 5138 for hourly updates or appointments 

We offer pick-your-own or ready picked fruits and berries in season. No admission charge, containers provided

The Berry Patch Farm is about 25 miles northeast of Des Moines and about 14 miles east southeast of Ames

see Directions in left column.