RIPE BERRIES the moment has arrived

Every spring we look forward to this moment. We are ready to open for the 2024 season. We will begin to welcome blueberry pickers to the farm on Saturday June 8th. We will be open for just two hours from 11 am to 1 pm. Then we will give the berries a few days for more berries to ripen and be open on Wednesday June 12th from 10 am to 2 pm.

Please read carefully.

We will be open for u-pick blueberries on Saturday 6-8-24 from 11 am to 1 pm and again on Wednesday 6-12-24 from 10 am to 2 pm. The berries that our families have been enjoying over the last few days are wonderful. We have a good size crop but demand will always exceed supply.

The way it works: We try to balance the ripe berries (so there are enough for everyone who shows up), the weather (not raining or excessively hot and humid) with the opportunity to come to the farm and pick. This is not a perfect system. But the weather forecast is looking good. The supply of ripe berries may be limited, it may not be the day to pick quarts and quarts easily to fill the freezer.

Read the next two paragraphs carefully they contain important information

We have containers. We sell by the pint and quart (not weight). After more than a decade and in recognition of our ever increasing costs we raised our prices three years ago. You pick and then pay the farmer $5.00 a pint and $10.00 a quart. The containers are full when the berries are level with the top of the container. Overfilled containers cost more. Really – no pyramids.

Things to keep in mind. No toilets (so plan ahead). Bring a water bottle picking can be thirsty work. We don’t take credit cards or any form of electronic payment (we never have). Cash or a check payable to Blueberry Gardens will do the trick (there is an ATM at the Sandy Spring Bank in Ashton). No smoking anywhere on the farm. Leave your pets at home. Yes children are welcome (please take home as many as you brought). Most parking is directly off the driveway on the grass.

If you have any questions that were not covered above just hit the CONTACT tab and send us an email. The farmer in charge of sales does not own a smart phone. So I won’t be checking email once I’m outside sitting under the canopy. So don’t expect a response once I have stepped away from my desk to greet you outside.