Pick Your Own Blueberries and Black Currants – By Appointment
Blue Fruit Farm will be open for pick your own organic blueberries and black currants seven days a week, 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. throughout the harvest season based on availability. Please contact us prior to coming by text or phone at 630-437-1167 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to come out.
Pick your own blueberries are $6.00/pound and black currants are $7.00/pound.
How it works: Drive up to the field and park outside the gate. Walk up to the shed to wash your hands and get started. You will be supplied with a bucket to pick into and directed to a row for picking. Return to the shed when finished picking to get weighed out. You can bring your own containers for bringing fruit home or we will provide one for you. We accept cash, check, or credit/debit cards.
Blueberries are ripe when completely blue, not pink or white near the stem. Please be thorough when picking before moving to the next plant. Carefully lift up branches low to the ground to find some really nice ones too. Blueberry clumps can be brittle, so be gentle. If you touch a blueberry, please pick it. Twist the fruit slightly to remove it cleanly from the stem without tearing the skin of the berry.
It is sunny in the field, so dress appropriately, wear sunscreen and/or hats, and bring a water bottle. We have kneeling pads and stools available for use.
Supervised children are welcome. This is a working farm, so for everyone’s safety please keep children with you at all times. Depending on their age, it might be a good idea to bring a snack along. Please ensure children pick berries at the farm and wait until they are home to enjoy them! The USDA recommends that all fresh produce be rinsed under running water before consuming.
No dogs are allowed in the field. Do not bring glass into the field. We will not be picking if there is thunder or lightning. The ground may be uneven in places. Please be aware of your surroundings and stay safe!