RIPE BERRIES the moment has arrived

We are ready to open for the 2023 season. We will begin to welcome blueberry pickers to the farm on Wednesday June 7th. We will be open for just two hours from noon to 2 pm. Then we will give the berries a couple of days for more berries to ripen and be open on Saturday June 10th from 9 am to noon.

Please read carefully.

We will be open for u-pick blueberries on Wednesday 6-7-23 from noon to 2 pm and again on Saturday from 9 am to noon. A nod toward social distancing. When you are out in the patch remember to keep your distance from other pickers. The farmer in charge of sales will not be wearing a mask but is old enough to have been vaccinated at every opportunity. If you have a cough and fever stay home.

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 forecast is looking good. The supply of ripe berries may be limited, it will not be the day to pick quarts and quarts easily to fill the freezer.

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 are raised our prices two 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 (we never have). Cash or a check payable to Blueberry Gardens will do the trick. No smoking anywhere on the farm. Leave your pets at home. Yes children are welcome. 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.