See you in 2020!
U-Pick hours for the next season will be posted in June.
While we do our best to stick to our hours, nature isn't dictated by a calendar. Kindly confirm that we are open before making the trip. Please check our website, Facebook/Instagram for operation hour updates.
You will check in, review the rules and sign a waiver.
You will be assigned rows to pick. Please be courteous to each other and stay in your designated area.
If you are caught ripping out whole branches or destroying bushes, you will turn in your berries and be asked to leave.
It is important to CLEAN YOUR BUSH. You don't have to put overripe or damaged berries in your bucket but please don't leave them on the bush - it encourages birds to come and they can decimate a crop overnight.
This is Willowthorne. There are willows and there are thorns. Dress appropriately. Be aware of where you are stepping as there are raspberry and rose bushes everywhere. Be aware of wild animals including raccoons, skunks, snakes and coyotes. Do not provoke or run after them.
Blueberries are the only produce available for the You-Pick. You MAY NOT pick, forage or eat any other produce.
BE AWARE that there are poisonous berries growing wild. DO NOT PICK OR EAT.
There is a port-o-john for your use on the property. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES MAY YOU OR YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS URINATE, DEFECATE OR CHANGE DIAPERS ANYWHERE OTHER THAN THE PORT-O-POTTY. If you are caught, or if you leave dirty diapers anywhere on the grounds, you will turn in your berries and be asked to leave. You WILL NOT be given permission to return. Ever.
CHILDREN MUST BE UNDER GUARDIAN CONTROL AT ALL TIMES.
PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH ANY ANIMALS OR THEIR ENCLOSURES.
Catch and release fishing is allowed for guests purchasing items or picking. NO SWIMMING, WADING OR BOATING ALLOWED.
Use designated containers to dispose of trash.
Catch and release fishing is allowed for guests purchasing berries or produce. BYO equipment. NO SWIMMING, WADING OR BOATING ALLOWED.
No Entrance Fee.
Blueberries are $3 per pound.
IT MAY BE WET AND MUDDY...Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing. This is Willowthorne...there are willows and there are thorns. Please dress appropriately.
ITS HOT AND SUNNY - PLEASE BRING WATER AND SUNSCREEN
IT GETS BUGGY - PLEASE BRING BUG SPRAY
Picking buckets provided, must bring own container for taking home.
Willowthorne Honey is also for sale. $18/lb; $10 for a half pound.
Unfortunately we will not be offering pre-picked berries.
We are located in the south suburbs of Chicago just 35 minutes from downtown Chicago. I-94 south to Danville, then south on I-394, east on Glenwood Dyer Road.
Children and pups on leashes welcome!