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Pick Your Own Blueberries

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Picking Schedule:

Tuesday, August 5:  We will be open for picking from 4 pm to 7pm. We will be closed in the morning for more berry ripening.  For Wednesday's picking, check after 7:30 pm Tuesday.

We have put in place a CHILDREN'S POLICY in order to properly manage our field. 

  • Well behaved children age 8 years and older are welcome to pick blueberries in the field. 
  • There must be one adult picking with every 2 children between the ages of 8 and 13.  
  • No children under 8 are allowed in the field. 
  • Our field conditions have changed.  Many of the bushes are 5 to 6 ft. tall with most of the berries on the top 1/3 of the bush.  Smaller children cannot reach that high.  Also, branches are leaning into the walking paths.  Children do not maneuver well in these narrow isles.

Due to the late spring and cool weather, picking conditions are currently day-to-day.  We will update this web page by 3pm daily for the next day picking schedule.

 

Our anticipated picking times will be:

  • Monday thru Saturday: 8 am to noon
  • Tuesday and Thursday evening: 4pm to 7pm (this is in addition to the morning schedule)
  • Sunday:  Closed.

Weather and/or picking conditions may cause us to close.  We will try and update this website by 3 pm daily for the next day's picking schedule.  Please check back or call before coming out.

Other information you may find useful:

  • The picking season usually lasts for 3 weeks, depending on the weather conditions.   Heat causes the berries to ripen more quickly.
  • Please bring your own picking containers.  We do have loaner ice cream pails to pick into and recycled card board flats (short boxes) to take berries home in case you forget your containers.
  • The cost of the berries is $2.95 per pound.  We may have prepicked berries available for $3.75/pint; please call ahead for a pre-picked order.
  • Our berry plants are mostly Northblue, but  have grown to double their anticipated size.  You will find many plants 5-6 ft. tall and the grass walking aisles are narrower than originally planned.  This makes it easier for adults to pick berries; it is somewhat difficult for children to pick in these areas and there are fewer berries at their level.  We do have some areas that can accommodate children and we try to keep these available for families with children.  Our experience has been that younger people tire of picking after a short time because the blueberries are relatively small and the container does not fill up quickly.
  • Our field closes if it is raining.
  • We are located on US 61 south of Forest Lake.  Refer to the link above right for more detailed directions.