We haven't scheduled our visit yet to Rowe's Produce Farm in Rawsonville, MI, but as a public service you should know that they are open. From the mailing they sent out:
The first day of the 2009 strawberry season will be Wednesday June 3rd.
As usual, when we first open not all of our varieties of berries are ready to pick. If you are looking to pick massive amounts to freeze or make jam it would be better to wait until they are more plentiful. With the cool temperatures predicted the berries may not ripen that quickly. It is advisable to call the farm before you come out to make sure we are not closed to let them ripen up.
The price of the berries is $1.46 per pound and we furnish the containers for free.
We are open 7 am to 8 pm daily (weather permitting).
How did I find out about this, you ask? "The List"
We at Rowes have been compiling lists of customer addresses over the years and been sending postcards to our customers when the strawberry and raspberry seasons are at their peak. Our strawberry list has over 12,000 addresses and the raspberry list has over 4,500. Due to rising costs of printing and postage we are no longer taking addresses for our lists. Instead we have started an email list. You can sign up for "The List" by sending us an email via the Contact Us page. Once you send us an email the email address you send from will be added to our new list. This way instead of getting one notice we are able to send updated information on picking conditions more often, better serving our customers. If you are on the "old" postcard list it would be appreciated if you would sign up for the email list and tell us your street address so we can remove it from the old list.
12000 strawberry pickers! wow. you should get on The List if you want more updates. I didn't see any current info on their web site (other than "get on The List").