Due to the Summer drought of 2016 our Blueberry crop of 2017 was very limited.
Important Info for 2018
- Join our email list here for Blueberry picking updates
- You will get an email about once a week while we are picking blueberries, once a month during our other seasons.
- Blueberries are 4.99 per lb and we provide your picking container.
- These emails will have instructions to access a limited number of tickets for each day we are picking that week.
- Get tickets for your adults in your group, kids are welcome to join but do not need tickets. If you have more than 10 kids coming with a group, please call us for instructions.
- One picking bucket per adult will be provided to start. Additional buckets may be provided once the first bucket fills up.
- Tickets are valid for the day specified ONLY. Cancellations by Blooms & Berries, the weather and no-shows void the ticket.
- Once you have your ticket, you must check this page immediately before your visit to ensure the day’s pick is indeed still on and to see important picking notes.
- If you or someone in your party cannot make your pick date, please be courteous and, PLEASE RELEASE YOUR TICKET. “No shows” make it very difficult for our farm to keep the crop maintained well.
- We love Dogs, but please leave your pet at home for this event due to food safety concerns.
- Are your Berries Organic?
- Our Berries are not 100% organically produced, however we use many organic practices on our farm and we grow our berries with your family and our children in mind knowing that safety is our highest priority.
- How does the crop look this year?
- Our crop will be somewhat small this year as we recover from the Summer drought of 2016 and a necessary pruning to begin pushing the plants back into high production.
- Why the ticket system?
- We are working hard to plant more blueberries but it takes a few years to get them established. In the mean time, picking is limited and demand is high. The ticket system allows those who do get a ticket to have a great experience and not fight 300 other pickers for a moderate amount of berries.
- Will you pick this Saturday?
- Picking dates are determined by the crop, weather and several other factors. We usually know picking dates 2-4 days before we pick. Many of our picking dates are during the week because we have the most available staff those days. Occasionally we will pick on a weekend but not consistently.
Our Strawberry U-Pick fields are now closed for the season. Due to the early warm Spring, our crop started and finished about 7 days ahead of schedule. Our Garden Center remains open with beautiful plants and U-Pick Blueberries will start toward the end of June. Blueberry picking is limited you’ll need to secure a free ticket to pick with us. Sign up for Berry Picking Updates and we’ll email to let you know when tickets will be released. You’ll want to be quick, tickets “sell out” fast!
Be sure to check this page immediately before each visit as picking availability and conditions change quickly. Please join our email list for season updates. Below are some good guidelines to be familiar with when picking strawberries at Blooms & Berries Farm Market.
- If you are returning to this page, be sure to “refresh” your browser for current info.
- Strawberries are $2.50 per lb and you may bring your own container or purchase one of ours for about 95 cents.
- When you arrive, check-in at our Market Barn or in the Garden Center to weigh your container so we don’t charge you for it’s weight.
- We love dogs but we cannot allow them in our U-pick field for food safety reasons. Please leave your pets at home for this farm visit.
- We would love to forecast our berry picking availability more than 12 hours out, it would make our jobs a lot easier. Unfortunately it just isn’t possible so please check this page immediately before your visit for up to date picking info.
- The fields will close in the event of inclement weather or when we get picked out. Always check “Today’s Update” below immediately before your visit.
- Wear older, closed toed shoes. Boots are never a bad idea because we often have puddles and mud on our farm.
- The Market Barn and Garden will remain open during regular business hours as posted on top of the page even if we close the strawberry fields.