Berry FAQ's

What are your hours of operation for blueberry picking?

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What are the best times to pick?

We recommend early morning and early evening. It can be warmer during the middle of the day.

What do I need to bring with me?

Just a hat and some sunscreen!  We provide containers for picking and bags to take berries home.  Dress comfortable and closed-toe shoes are recommended.

May I bring my own containers for picking?

ABSOLUTELY!

What is the price for pick-your-own blueberries?

$8.00 per pound.

Do you have pre-picked berries if I don’t want to pick them?

Yes we do!  Please call ahead to make sure we have them ready for you when you arrive.

What is the price of pre-picked berries?

$9.75 per pound.

Can I taste the berries while I pick?

We encourage some tasting while you pick! We use no pesticides or chemicals EVER so you can eat right from the bush!

Can I bring my kids along?

We LOVE kids! So pack up the family and bring them with you! We’ll tell ‘em a thing or two about blueberries and they’ll have a blast!

Are pets allowed?

For the comfort of everyone and because we’re an organic farm, we ask that you do not bring your pets.  Pets are a violation of USDA ORGANIC STANDARDS.  We love them, but please leave them at home.

How many varieties do you have?

The average farm has only 5 – 8 varieties while we have FIFTEEN!  All sweet and delicious.  If you’re not certain about which variety you want, we’ll tell you about each one when you arrive.

What does organically grown mean?

It means we use no conventional herbicides, pesticides or chemicals at any time in the life of our blueberry plants.  We use a special, proprietary nutrient mix that contains nothing but natural ingredients to nourish the plants and ensure fabulous fruit.  We are a certified organic blueberry farm!

Will blueberries ripen after being picked?

No.  Unlike bananas or peaches, blueberries do not ripen after being picked.  If they are picked red or green they will not turn blue or become sweeter later.

How do I freeze the berries?

To freeze, DO NOT WASH your berries – put them in a single layer on a cookie sheet in the freezer; after frozen, place them in sealed plastic freezer bags.

Wash after thawing, just before using or eating.  (If you can’t freeze them right away, put them in the refrigerator UNWASHED until you can get to them.)

Do you have water available?

We do indeed!

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, credit cards and checks.

 

TIPS FOR A GREAT FARM EXPERIENCE

  • If anyone has allergies– BRING THE EPI-PEN as a precaution
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • Wear closed shoes instead of sandals
  • Hats and sunscreen are essential
  • Drink plenty of water if it’s hot when you pick
  • If you hear thunder, return to the main stand/checkout

TIPS FOR BERRIES AFTER YOU LEAVE THE FARM

  • Do not leave the berries in the car for an extended period of time
  • Chill them within an hour of picking
  • Wash (with cool running water) JUST BEFORE eating
  • To freeze, DO NOT WASH – put in a single layer on a cookie sheet in the freezer; after frozen, place in freezer safe plastic bags
  • If frozen, wash after thawing, just before using or eating