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Welcome to Firefly Berries! We are Southeast Minnesota’s premier pick-your-own berry farm specializing in strawberries, raspberries, and Concord grapes. We are located just east of Rochester in southeast Minnesota.

Whether it is your first time picking your own fruit, or you are an experienced gardener, your time with us at Firefly Berries will be a treasured memory– a fruit-filled adventure you’ll want to repeat over and over!

At this time we offer six different fruits. For complete information on all the produce and products we offer, simply click on the “Our Produce” link at the top of this page.


Current Picking Conditions

Update: September 2, 2014 -- The late season red raspberry field is looking good right now.  We anticipate the best picking for this variety to be during the next week or so of picking.  Come on out and get the good stuff! Raspberry picking will likely continue through most of September on the following schedule: Mondays (8 am -2 pm)  --  Tuesdays (3-7 pm)  --  Thursdays (8 am - 2 pm)  -- Saturdays (8 am - 2 pm).  We will be closed on Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays.  We do not anticipate Concord grapes to be ripe until late September at the earliest.

Knit in Nature Nights

Join us for one of our "Knit in Nature" nights two Mondays a month throughout the summer. We will spend time enjoying the surroundings & each other, as well as working together to create winter hats and outwear for those in need. Check out our "Outreach Opportunity" page to learn more.  

PreK Farm to Table Classes

New education opportunities for 2014!  We are now offering both PreK Farm to Table Classes, and Educational tours for all ages. Follow the "Education" links at the top of this page to learn more about our offerings for the summer.  Then, give us a call to sign up for a class or schedule your special event today!

Mid Season Farm News

When I look at the calendar it is hard to believe that we are already over half way through the month of July.  I say it every year, but where does the summer go?  For us, our days have been spent picking berries, planting, tilling, weeding and helping customers.  It’s amazing how quickly those jobs…

May 2014 update

The weather is warmer, the bees are buzzing, and we are busy getting ready for a new fruit season!  We’ve been getting lots of calls from excited customers wondering when strawberry season will begin, and I am happy to report that it won’t be too much longer!  (Around June 21 is our current estimate). My…

Planting Day!

Each spring we watch the weather reports with great interest, noting which days there will be rain, how much, and how many days between rain storms. We check the soil, looking at the surface… and digging into it a bit to see what it feels like. Does it crumble or clump?  Is it wet or…

Spring at the Farm

The weather is warming up, life-giving rains are falling… spring has finally arrived at Firefly Berries.  It’s still quite some time until we are open for strawberry picking out at the farm, but there has still been a flurry of activity. Spring is a time of preparation for the new season… vines & canes must…