Our blueberry season usually runs from mid June til mid July, depending on weather. All our blueberries are pick-your-own. We do not have pre-picked.
Picking Blueberries 2020
To keep us all safe this year, we’ve made a number of changes to our picking process:
- All picking is by appointment only. This will ensure that our farm is not too crowded. We are not taking appointments yet. We’ll begin taking them when we know our opening day — approximately the second week of June.
- To limit interactions, we are asking that you pay before picking. After paying, go to the field and fill your bucket, then go to your car. No more weighing fruit.
- $25 for 1 gallon of organic blueberries. This includes a new bucket. We will not reuse buckets. If you bring your own similar bucket (see photo below for examples), the price is $24. There will be no discounts for partially filled buckets.
- Our picnic areas and chicken-viewing areas are closed for the year. Please bring your own drinking water.
What you can do to help:
- Wash your hands upon arrival at the farm.
- Wear a mask when checking in and when near others.
- Stay at least 6 feel away from others at all times.
- Keep your children with you, and at least 6 feet away from others, at all times.
If your bucket looks like this (4-quart strawberry type), you may bring it for $1 off.
Thank you for your understanding as we navigate this new process. We hope to see you soon!
Our blueberries are USDA Organic Certified by Quality Certification Services.
How To Pick Blueberries:
- Pick berries that are completely blue at the stem.
- Pick berries that come off easily.
- Green berries will not ripen after picking.
- Blueberries have a powdery coating that protects the fruit. This is natural and not a spray.
- The best picking is usually at the far ends of the rows.
- Watch your children and stay with them at all times. Teach them how to pick ripe berries.
- You may taste the berries as you pick, but please pay for any extra berries that you eat.
When You Get Home:
- Refrigerate your berries as soon as possible.
- Store blueberries in an airtight container with a paper towel to absorb moisture. They will keep for up to a week.
- Do not wash blueberries until you are ready to eat them.
- Do not wash blueberries before freezing. If you do wash them, you can dry or freeze on a cookie sheet before packaging for long-term freezing.