You-Pick Berries at Merck

You-Pick Berries at Merck

You-Pick Berries at Merck

Juicy raspberries and blueberries are ripe and ready to be picked at Merck Forest and Farmland Center. Berry picking is open daily from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Quart and pint containers are available in the Visitor Center, or feel free to bring your own basket for collecting. Berries are $3 a pound. Pre-picked quarts and pints may also be for sale in the Visitor Center. The farm’s raspberries and blueberries are not sprayed with any chemicals.

On Thursdays, you can tie berry-picking in with the Family Fun Farm Chores from 2 to 4 p.m., at $2 per person, and pick berries for a reduced fee per pound. Berry-picking is one way for visitors to take part in the activity at the farm. Merck Forest and Farmland Center is located at 3270 Route 315 in Rupert. find out more at merckforest.org.