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WOODSTOCK–It’s been over ten years since Mom’s Little Black Book went to a U-Pick Farm. The ones around me have closed. The last time I took my girls was to Garden Patch Farms in Homer Glen back in 2011. We had such a great time, I just knew I wanted to experience it again, so I headed to McCann Berry Farm which has over three acres of blueberries for picking.

It’s rural, quaint, and family owned and operated. Bob and Mary McCann planted their first strawberry crop in 1982, in rural Woodstock, on land bordering the North Branch of the Kishwaukee River.

Blueberry picking season generally begins mid July and is over by early August so the window is slim to grab your fresh blueberries from their U-Pick Farm.

We pulled up to the easy and convenient parking just steps from the blueberry bushes and were surprised to see rows and rows and rows of well manicured walkways and endless picking options including some quarter-size blueberries! They provide buckets to make your collection convenient and checkout is easy but don’t forget your cash as no credit cards are accepted.

After carefully selecting our berries, we admired the rows of beautiful sunflowers that were also available for purchase.

The beauty of the farmland provided the perfect backdrop for a relaxing afternoon in the city best known for its role as a lead filming location for movies and series like Prison Break (2005-2017); GroundHog Day (1993); and Planes, Tranes, & Automobiles (1987). Take a lazy

summer day trip and enjoy the historic town square and other area nearby Orchards.


McCann Berry Farm in Woodstock, Illinois is celebrating 39 years of u-pick berries! Beginning in 2018 they began focusing on growing Blueberries for U-Pick. They also have a beautiful sunflower field. Containers are provided for blueberries.

McCann Berry Farm

18110 Kishwaukee Valley Road,Woodstock

(815) 568-8810 •

Hours: Picking Season: July 15th through 1st week of August. Be sure to call or check the website for berry availability before you go.

Price $: Cash or Check Only. Prices vary based on weight.


Kristen Kucharski’s days are never dull, her kids are never bored! Over the years #MomsLittleBlackBook has explored hundreds of kid friendly things to do in our surrounding community and on the road. As her girls have grown and gone away to college, she continues to enjoy unique activities, excursions, day trips, weekend get-a-aways, and road trips while rediscovering my own passion for adventure with friends, girls nights outs, and date nights. In her words “Life is a journey–might as well have fun along the way. Go, fly, roam, travel, voyage, explore, discover!”

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