U-Pick Blueberries

U-Pick Blueberry Patch Experience

Blueberries will return in June 2022!

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How It Works

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How To Pick Blueberries - Tips & Etiquette:

  • Ripe blueberries are plump, deeply blue colored and tinged with a powdery/chalky complexion.
  • Pick only the ripe berries and leave the green berries to ripen for a later day. Green berries will not ripen after picking.
  • Ripe berries should release easily from the bush.
  • Size is not an important characteristic. Small blueberries taste just as good, if not better, than large berries. Again, color is the most important quality to look for.
  • The best berry picking is usually on the far end of the patch where fewer pickers venture. A little extra walking is usually worth the effort for easy, prime picking.
  • All produce should be washed before eating at home. Please do not consume blueberries in the field.
  • Do not overfill your containers to where berries are falling on the ground. The weight of overfilled containers crushes the berries at the bottom. A level-filled container is best. You can always get additional containers if needed.
  • Children must be under adult supervision at all times.
  • When you get home…cool your berries down as soon as possible after picking.
  • Do not wash blueberries until right before you are ready to eat them.
  • Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. It’s always best to wear comfortable closed toed shoes. Sandals and flip flops are not recommended in the patch.
  • No pets allowed on the farm due to food safety guidelines.
  • We work hard to keep Fifer Orchards clean and enjoyable. Please do not leave trash in the fields. Waste baskets are available for your convenience.
  • Freezing Tips

    Do not wash blueberries prior to freezing. Place the berries in your freezer on a cookie sheet single layered. After frozen, move the berries into freezer tight containers or plastic bags and then place back in the freezer for long term storage. The berries are good for up to 1 year in the freezer. Great for smoothies!

    Pick blueberries straight from the source!

    The Farm Store is stocked with summer fruits and veggies, apple cider slushies, apple butter, local honey, apple cider donuts, fresh baked pies, kettle corn, unique specialty foods & more.

    Important Notes & Tips

    • Wear Comfortable Shoes

      Comfortable, closed toed shoes are recommended on the farm.

    • Most Areas Are Stroller Friendly, However...

      Most areas are stroller friendly. We are a working farm with some unpaved, uneven walking surfaces.

    • Restrooms

      Portable restroom available

    • Sunscreen Is Recommended

      Sunscreen is recommended. The sun can be sneaky, even during cloudy days.

    • Children Under 12

      Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    • No Smoking

      Fifer’s is a non-smoking campus. This includes e-cigarettes. Thank you.

    • Pet Policy

      We love pets, however…unless you have a service animal, please leave your pets at home when visiting our farm. Food safety regulations prohibit pets on our farm grounds. Thank you for your understanding.

    ***Please be aware that participation in all activities is entirely at your own risk.***