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Q: When will strawberries be ready to pick around the Quad-Cities area? ... Do you know if there is any place in the Quad Cities area where you can pick blueberries?

A: The strawberries will be ready soon, and yes there are blueberry patches in the area.

We turned to our friends at Radish Magazine for the details. Here's the list they gave us, along with a note that growers strongly suggest calling ahead for hours and availability.

Illinois

-- Country Corner, 5333 U.S. 150, about two miles north of Alpha; (309) 629-2359. Strawberries.

-- Happy Hollow U Pick, 17325 20th Ave. N., East Moline; (309) 496-1515. Strawberries.

-- Murphy's Gardens, 12550 W. Norris Lane, Galena, Ill. (815) 777-4273, murphysgardens.com. Raspberries.

-- White's Berry Farm, 1729 N. Blackjack Road, Galena, Ill. (815) 777-3106. Strawberries and raspberries(red, yellow, black).

-- Wooded Wonderland, 610 S. Devil's Ladder Road, Galena, Ill. (815) 777-3426, woodedwonderland.com. Blueberries.

-- Shady Knoll Farm, 3115 Dennhardt Road, East Moline, Ill. (309) 496-3545. Strawberries and raspberries.

-- Plow Creek Farm, 19183 Plow Creek, Tiskilwa, Ill. (815) 646-4862, www.plowcreek.org. Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries.

Iowa

-- Annie's Acres, 30602 Mill Creek Road, Bellevue, Iowa. (563) 872-5652. Strawberries.

-- Hagen Berry Farm, Palo, Iowa. (319) 851-2379, www.hagensberryfarm.com. Strawberries.

-- Lincolnway Flower Farm, 2207 Old Lincoln Highway, Lowden; (563) 941-5417.

-- Mary Ann's Market, 2147 U.S. Highway 61 S., Muscatine; (563) 263-8886.

-- Pride of the Wapsi, 14600 305th St., Long Grove; (563) 285-8180, www.prideofthewapsi.com. Strawberries and red raspberries.

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