Lakeview Farms

Early Raspberry Season and Hours

Click here for information of our late (August/September/October) Raspberry Season

June Raspberry Crop Report

Season Calendar

Hours & Days of operation

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Season Calendar updated July 2, 2019

Year Red
Raspberry
Starting Date
Yellow Raspberry Starting date Black
Raspberry
Starting Date

Raspberry
(all kinds)
Season Ends
2020 2019 was our last year for raspberry picking      
2019 June 2 not available in 2019  June 13 June 24
2018 June 4 crop not pickable  June 13 June 25
2017  May 19 May 27 June 3 June 22
2016 May 27 June 4 June 10  June 25
2015 May 27 June 5 June 7 June 22
2014 June 5 June 11  June 13 June 30
2013  June 10 June 17 June 18 July 7
2012 May 6    May 25 June 11
2011 May 29     June 28
2010 May 24     June 19
2009 May 28     June 27
2008 June 6     July 5
2007 May 29      June 23
2006 June 1      July 1 
2005 June 1     June 25
2004 June 1     June 25
2003 June 6     June 28
2002 June 12     June 27
2001 June 1     June 21

Over the last few years our early RED raspberry season has started as early as May 19 and as late as June 15.    A "normal" red raspberry start date would be May 27. 

Unlike our late season raspberries which bear over several weeks, the early season raspberry season is much more concentrated.  Peak picking (where the berries literally "fall" into your container or the ground) is usually the second and third week of picking.

Our early red raspberry season has ended as early as June 11 and as late as July 12 but June 25 would be an good estimate for a normal year. 

Early Season Raspberry Hours

Special Notice On our Hours:

Be sure to call ahead (no earlier than the afternoon or evening before) for up-to-date hours and picking conditions.  We may be closed certain days of the week.  Heavy demand or weather conditions can also force us to stop picking before our normal closing hours.

updated 2 PM, June 26, 2019

  Open Close
Wednesday, May 29    
Thursday, May 30    
Friday, May 31    
Saturday, June 1    
Sunday, June 2 Open: 7:30 AM but just a few test pickers were allowed in a first come basis Closed: 11:00 AM
Monday, June 3 Open: 7:30 AM but just a few test pickers will be allowed in on a first come basis Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Tuesday, June 4 ? call Tuesday after 7:30 AM  
Wednesday, June 5 Open: 7:30 AM for  Red Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Thursday, June 6 Open: 7:30 AM for  Red Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Friday, June 7 Open: 7:30 AM.  for Red Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Saturday, June 8 Open: 7:30 AM.  for Red Close: 11:00 AM or we run out of berries--which ever comes first
Sunday, June 9 closed to allow the berries to ripen  
Monday, June 10 Open: 7:30 AM. Red raspberries only Closed: 11:00 AM
Tuesday, June 11 Open: 7:30 AM.  Red raspberries were available for early pickers. Closed: 11:00 AM
Wednesday, June 12 Closed to allow the berries to ripen  
Thursday, June 13 Open: 7:30 AM.  Black raspberries were available for only early pickers. Closed: 11:00 AM for Red raspberries
Friday, June 14 Closed to allow the berries to ripen  
Saturday, June 15 closed because of the weather  
Sunday, June 16 Open: 7:30 AM.  Red Raspberries are in good supply & Black raspberries will be available for early pickers Closed: 11:00 AM on Red and 9 AM on Black.
Monday, June 17 closed to allow the berries to ripen  
Tuesday, June 18 Open: 7:30 AM.  Red Raspberries are in good supply & Black raspberries will be available for early pickers Closed: 11:00 AM for Red and 9 AM for black
Wednesday, June 19 closed to allow the berries to ripen  
Thursday, June 20 closed to allow the berries to ripen  
Friday, June 21 Open: 7:30 AM. Black & Red raspberries will be available for early pickers.  (plan as of noon 6/19/2019) Closed: 11:00 AM (Both red & black)
Saturday, June 22 closed because of thunderstorms in vicinity
Sunday, June 23 closed to allow the berries to ripen  
Monday, June 24 Open: 7:30 AM. Black & Red raspberries were available Closed: 11:00
Tuesday, June 25 closed  
Wednesday, June 26 closed  
Thursday, June 27 closed for the season  
Friday, June 28    
Saturday, June 29    
Sunday, June 30