U-Pick Blueberries


U-Pick Blueberry Experience is NOW CLOSED for the season.


 

Our U-Pick Blueberries is officially closed for the 2022 season. However, we have plenty of fresh blueberries left! Please visit our Farm Store to purchase pre-picked blueberries. 

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The U-Pick patch is open Monday-Saturday (weather and crop permitting). You can ENTER from 10am-5pm (our Farm Store is open until 6pm). Weather is a big factor in blueberry picking. There will certainly be days that we have to close the patch due to inclement weather or crop load. We will post daily picking conditions on Facebook each morning. Please check before coming out.

*We highly recommend WEEKDAYS since they are less crowded than Saturdays.

WEEKDAYS - Monday through Friday
Admission - $1.95 / person age 3+
Plus, minimum purchase of at least one container of blueberries per family (immediate household family members only)

SATURDAYS
Admission - $2.95/ person age 3+
Plus, minimum purchase of at least one container of blueberries per family (immediate household family members only)

Container sizes:
Quart - $6.95
Bucket - $19.95
Note:
-Admission allows entry into all U-Pick crops that are available that day.
-You'll receive a U-Pick loyalty punch card. Every 3rd visit is free admission. 

How It Works

Prior to your visit:
-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. Sunscreen is recommended.
-Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
-Please watch the video & read the notes below with tips on the proper picking technique. We appreciate your respect and care for our blueberry plants and fields.

When you arrive:
1. Park in the long term parking lot on the grass. Look for U-Pick parking signs. (Do not park in the paved lot. This is for short term and handicap parking only.)
2. Proceed to the big white tent with the green entrance flag for check-in and instructions.
3. You’ll purchase your tickets and containers in the blueberry patch.
4. Please have a credit/debit card available in the patch for payments.
We will not have a cash drawer in the blueberry patch.See the attendant at the check-in tent if you only have cash available.

5. Re-use your Fifer berry bucket from a previous visit and receive one free entry ticket. Any Fifer logo bucket from strawberry or blueberry picking will work. We will not accept any other buckets or containers that do not have a Fifer logo on them. Please make sure you clean your Fifer's bucket before refilling it with berries. Thank you for re-using and recycling.

Take home:
You'll also be receiving a QR code with a website link that has fun take-home resources on how to best use your blueberries in the kitchen. Don't forget to check this out when you get home.

After your picking experience, head over to our Farm Kitchen building where you can grab lunch items PLUS homemade Blueberry treats, Apple Cider Slushies and Cider Donuts. Our Farm Store is also open with tons of local goodies and fresh fruits and veggies.


How To Pick

  1. 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.
  2. Ripe berries should release easily from the bush.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Children must be under adult supervision at all times.
  7. When you get home…cool your berries down as soon as possible after picking.
  8. Do not wash blueberries until right before you are ready to eat them.
  9. No pets are allowed on the farm due to food safety guidelines.
  10. Only pick in the rows designated by Fifer staff for that particular day.

The blueberry rows mature at different times, so if you get in the wrong row, you will be getting immature berries that don't taste good.
We work hard to keep Fifer Orchards clean and enjoyable. Please do not leave trash in the fields. Wastebaskets are available for your convenience.

Thank you for respecting our blueberry patch and treating our farm with care.

How It Works

Prior to your visit:
-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. Sunscreen is recommended.
-Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
-Please watch the video & read the notes below with tips on the proper picking technique. We appreciate your respect and care for our strawberry plants and fields.

When you arrive:
1. Park in the long term parking lot on the grass. Look for U-Pick parking signs. (Do not park in the paved lot. This is for short term and handicap parking only.)
2. Proceed to the big white tent with the green entrance flag for check-in and instructions.
3. You’ll purchase your tickets and containers in the strawberry patch.
4. Please have a credit/debit card (or contactless) available in the patch for payments. We will not have a cash drawer in the strawberry patch. See the attendant at check-in tent if you only have cash available.
5. Re-use your Fifer berry bucket from a previous visit and receive one free entry ticket. Any Fifer logo bucket from strawberry or blueberry picking will work. We will not accept any other buckets or containers that do not have a Fifer logo on them. Please make sure you clean your Fifer's bucket before refilling it with berries. Thank you for re-using and recycling.

Take home:
-You'll also be receiving a QR code with a website link that has fun take-home resources on how to best use your strawberries in the kitchen. Don't forget to check this out when you get home!

After your picking experience, head over to our new Farm Kitchen building where you can grab lunch items PLUS homemade Strawberry Shortcakes, Strawberry Ice Cream, Apple Cider Slushies and Cider Donuts.

Our Farm Store is also open with tons of local goodies and fresh fruits and veggies.


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How To Pick

1. Pick a lane and stay in it. Don't step or walk on the black plastic raised beds and the strawberry plants. Walking to the far end of the patch makes for the easiest picking. The farther you walk, the better and easier the picking. The closest strawberry plants get picked over quickly, so don’t waste your time there. Keep walking until you see lots of red berries. It’s worth the walk!
2. Only pick FULLY RED strawberries. Do not pick strawberries with white tips. Size is not an important characteristic. Small red berries taste just as good as large red berries. Again, color is the most important quality to look for.
3. Do not pick strawberry flowers or green berries.
4. Take your time and choose your strawberries carefully. If you pick it, we ask that you put it in your bucket. Do not drop strawberries on the ground after they are picked off the plant.
5. Pick the berries by pinching the green stem between your index finger and your thumb.
6. Please do not overfill your container to where berries are falling on the ground. The weight of overfilled containers crushes the berries at the bottom.
7. Get your strawberries home as quickly as possible and put them in the refrigerator to chill out.
8. Do not wash your strawberries until immediately before you want to eat them.

Thank your for respecting our strawberry fields and treating our farm with care.

Thank you!


We take pride in providing a top-notch blueberry picking experience at Fifer's. Our friendly staff members are here to make your picking experience enjoyable each day. They will provide you with well-maintained farm grounds and fields for tons of great photo opportunities, instructions and tips on picking (show you where the best spots are), take-home resources for how to use your blueberries, yard games, clean picnic tables, clean restrooms & easy parking.

We appreciate your choice to visit our farm and would be honored to host your family. We hope the extra mile hospitality you encounter will show our gratitude every time you visit.

If you need bulk quantity of blueberries: We recommend our FLATS of blueberries inside our Farm Store. This is the best value for your canning/freezing needs. There are occasionally seconds blueberries that are very ripe and discounted even further.


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 Are Available

    Portable restrooms on-site.

  • 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 attending our festivals, experiencing our U-Pick crops and shopping at our Farm Store. Food, children, and strange animals just don’t mix and 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.***