2022 U-Pick Open Weekends in August
Update Monday, August 22nd: Our U-Pick is closed for the season, it's been a tougher year for berries given the cold spring gave us a less than ideal pollination period and resulted in a smaller harvest overall. A big thank you to everyone who came out to the farm! If you weren't able to make it and are looking for some organic blueberry picking fun into September, check out Silva Family Farm's U-Pick in Oak Harbor.
When is your harvest?
Our harvest is generally mid-July through mid-September. For 2022, the colder spring has pushed back our harvest into August. During the harvest, our farm store is open Monday through Thursday 10am-4pm and Friday through Sunday, 10 am-6 pm. On Saturday & Sunday, our u-pick lanes open at 10am and the last groups for u-pick will be let into the rows by around 4pm both days.
Are there treats?
Definitely! We have delicious blueberry ice cream (pints, half-pints, and ice cream sandwiches) made with our berries by Lopez Island Creamery.
We'll also have blueberry-lemonade and blueberry-lime popsicles and blueberry creamsicles, made with our berries for us by West Coast Pops–a gourmet popsicle company based out of Bellingham.
How much do the berries cost?
You-Pick is a $5 Grazing Pass and then $3.65 per pound that you pick.
We-pick berries prices depend on quantity, email email@example.com or call if you are interested in more bulk sizes. Flats vary depending on size.If you're older than the plants (born 1947 or before) you get in for free!
We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express).
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What do I bring?
We supply buckets for picking and freezer bags so that you can take your berries home.
We recommend sensible close-toed shoes for picking and for a sanitary boot dip on your way into the field.
How do I pick blueberries?
Our you-pick berries are the big plump variety called Bluecrop. When you lightly comb the branches with your fingers, the ripe berries fall into your hands while the unripe berries stick to the bush.
Will blueberries ripen after being picked?
No, unlike peaches or bananas, blueberries do not ripen after being picked. If they are picked red or green, they will not turn blue or become sweeter.
How do I store blueberries?
Blueberries store best in the refrigerator unwashed. When berries come fresh from the farm they can hold up for over two weeks. Wash them with cold water just before serving.
How do I freeze blueberries?
Do not wash them before freezing. Put them in a plastic bag, seal it, and then place the bag in the freezer. That’s it! (Or simply leave them in the bag you pulled out of your bucket with a twist tie.) No trays are needed. Wash them before eating. If you thaw them, they will retain their shape but become a little bit soft. They are excellent for baking, smoothies, and pancakes. We love eating them frozen out of the bag.
Can I bring my dog?
USDA health regulations do not allow us to permit animals in the field. There are wonderful places to walk nearby and we’re happy to show you where to go.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-399-1006.