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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Montgomery and southeastern Alabama in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

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Autauga County

  • Melina Hills Farm - blueberries, chestnuts, cucumbers, figs, muscadine grapes, peaches, peppers, pomegranates, summer squash, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    3462 US highway 82 West, Billingsley, AL 36006. Phone: 205-280-8796. Email: melinahillsfarm@outlook.com. Open: Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 205-258-9825. Fax: 205 280 8796. . (ADDED: July 07, 2015)
  • Mims Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    704 Blueberry Hill Road, Prattville, AL 36067. Phone: (334) 361-3187. Email: blueberry1@bellsouth.net. Open: June 1 to July 4 Daylight until Dark. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . $9.00 per gallon. No pre-picked available. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018)
    Comments from a visitor on June 10, 2009: "Great Blueberries! Blueberries are large (the size of grapes). Honor box and buckets near house. Nice people. At the end of the dirt road (blueberry Hill). I can't wait to go pick again!"
  • Poppy's & Patty's Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked
    2143 Al Highway 54 @ 4 Mile Marker, Florala, AL 36442. Phone: (334) 300-8870. Email: hughesco2@yahoo.com. Open: Typical Season is Memorial Day thru 4th of July; Open Daily 7:00 to 7:00 weather permitting. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Typical Season is Memorial Day thru 4th of July; Open Daily 7:00 to 7:00 (weather permitting). We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (ADDED: May 04, 2020)

Barbour County

  • Backyard Orchards - strawberries, blueberries, cotton, flowers, peaches, pumpkins, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, pumpkins, corn maze
    6585 Northeast Hwy 431, Eufaula, AL 36027. Phone: (334) 695-5875. Email: BACKYARDORCHARDS@HOTMAIL.COM. Open: Call for hours. Click here for a map and directions. . Strawberry season runs from late March to early June. We offer U-pick and prepicked berries and grow two varieties. Blueberry season runs from early June-August. We offer Upick and prepicked berries! Peach season runs from early June-August. Every year we have a pumpkin patch and corn maze! We grow our own pumpkins including jack o' lanterns, white pumpkins, and fairy tale pumpkins! This year's fall events run from September 27- November 1. Take a wagon ride to the maze, sunflower, cotton, and pumpkin patch. The kids will enjoy playing in our cotton seed wagon and corn bins plus lots more! 2 and under are free. Admission includes one pumpkin per person! We grow many vegetables throughout the season. All a prepicked and sold in the barn. Here's a list of what we grow: Cabbage, Collards, Turnips, Potatoes, Onions, Squash, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, eggplants, Field Corn, Sweet Corn, Peppers, Peas, Okra. Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 25, 2022, JBS) (ADDED: June 7, 2015, JBS)
  • Harris Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    29 Full St, Clayton, AL 36016. Phone: (334)775-8759. Directions: 3 miles north of Clayton on Hwy 239 just past airport. . Click here for a map and directions. June 20-July 31
  • Hidden Acres Fruit Farm - Muscadines, blueberries, pears, persimmons, mixed vegetables, figs
    133 Hidden Acres Road, Eufaula, AL 36027. Phone: (334) 687-3922. Directions: Turn onto Gammage Rd off Hwy 431. Look for sign. . Click here for a map and directions. May 15-October 1, Daily Daylight hours

Butler County

  • Newton's Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    , Georgiana, AL 36033. Phone: (334) 376-2171. Open: June 6-July 15, Daily 7 am to 7 pm. Click here for a map of the area. . Located west of Hwy 15 on Hwy 30, 9 miles NW of Georgiana

Chambers County

  • Andrews U-Pick-It Fruit and Vegetable Farm, LLC - apples, blackberries, blueberries, cucumbers, muscadine grapes, melons, pears, peas, watermelons, picnic area you may bring your own food
    54 County Road 13, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 646-0452. Email: helenandrews1961@gmail.com. Open: Typical season is from early May through September: Monday to Friday 8 am to 2 pm; Saturday 8 am to 5 pm; Closed on Sunday. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. 3Andrews U-Pick-It Fruit and Vegetable Farm, LLC Alternate Phone: (334) 301-9159. . (ADDED: June 01, 2018)
  • Doster Farm - blueberries
    6525 County Road 16, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: 205-755-9763. Open: All day7 days a week; Crops available: June and July; Please call before you come. Click here for a map and directions. . All day/7 days a week; Crops available: June and July; Please call before you come. From Clanton, take Al. Hwy. 22, turn left on Co. Road 37, and right on Co. Road 16. Farm is 1/2 mile on left.
  • McCraw Farms - blackberries, blueberries, figs, muscadine grapes, nectarines, peaches, plums, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    7299 County Road 15, Maplesville, AL 36750. Phone: 334-366-4263. Email: mccraw27@bellsouth.net. Open: May 15, through August 15, open 7 days a week from 7am till 6pm. Directions: From Clanton Alabama take highway 22 west about 9 miles to McCraw Peach sign on left turn left at the sign this will be county road 15. Go about 3 miles farm is on the right at McCraw Peach sign. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. . Plums and early peaches ready May 15,nectarines,blackberries ready June 10,blueberries,figs,muscadines ready in july. We also have martin and craft gourds ranging in price from 50 cents to $3. Gourds already painted and or decorated $10 and up.
  • Miller Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    9502 Co. Rd. 15, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 755-3681. Open: June & July, Monday to Saturday daylight to dark; Closed Sundays. Click here for a map and directions. . Corner Al. Hwy. 22 & Co. Rd. 15 (Sardis Rd.), 9 miles west of Clanton.
  • Petals from the Past - blueberries, blackberries, figs, muscadines, persimmons, kiwi, flowers
    16034 County Road 29, Jemison, AL 35085. Phone: 205-646-0069. Email: Info@petalsfromthepast.com. Open: 9-5 Tues-Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. Click here for a map and directions. . Please call before you come. Crops available: blueberries (May 21-July 7); Blackberries (June); figs ( Sept.); flowers (seasonal - all summer). The fields are open to u-pick Tuesday-Saturday 9-5 and Sunday from 1-5. Muscadines are now available for u-pick or already picked . Oriental Persimmons and Kiwi are also available. Take Jemison Exit 219 off I-65; travel West to Smokey Hollow Restaurant; left onto County Road 29 for 1 mile.(UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS) (UPDATED: June 13, 2016, JBS) A visitor writes on July 07, 2013: "Very sophisticated operation. They have lots of activities and tours. Run by family. 2 are Horticulturalists. 1 is Dr Arlie Powell, retired from Auburn University. We follow Dr. Powell's recommendations for growing blackberries on trellises for our farm. They also have Asian pears, muscadines, satsumas, lemons, kumquats, restrooms, gift shop, tours of the operation"
    Comments from a visitor on June 30, 2008: "Hello, My family and I stopped in Petals of the Past in Thorsby, Alabama to pick blueberries and blackberries yesterday. I have to admit, it's a really neat place, and it is obviously a well-operated business with a highly trained staff, but their prices for U-pick fruit are far higher (in some instances 3x higher) than most of others in the area. I felt slightly taken after paying 5.99 per lb. for u-pick fruit. This morning I called other listings on your site and learned that most were charging in the $6 to $10 range for a gallon of fruit. I know I should have done my homework, but I thought maybe you might want to note this in their listing. thanks" Note: $5.99 per lb is equivalent to about $16/gallon.
  • Roland and Elizabeth Miller Farm - Blueberries.
    9502 County Road 15, Clanton, AL . Phone: 205-755-3681. Open: June and July, Monday to Saturday, daylight to dark. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Utendahl Farm - Blueberries
    5145 County Road 43, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 646-0349. Email: utenken@yahoo.com. Open: June-July; Please call before you come. Click here for a map and directions. . Directions. Travel Highway 31 to Highway 29. Go about 2 miles and turn left on County Road 43. First house on left.

Coffee County

  • Leaky Brooke Farm - Blueberries
    1915 Co Rd 330, Elba, AL 36323. Phone: (334) 248-9087. Email: leakybrookfarm2@yahoo.com. Open: from mid June 7 days a week, Please call ahead, times vary due to availability. Click here for a map and directions. . 198 N of Elba, right on Co Rd 330. Farm on left. (ADDED: June 21, 2018, JBS)
  • Windy Acres Farm - blackberries, blueberries, figs, pears, pecans ,
    3457 County Road 708, Enterprise, AL 36330. Phone: 334-347-2436. Open: Closed in 2013; Call for Hours in 2014!. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Thanks so much to all our loyal patrons over the last few years, we have thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all and eating the wonderful bounty of this farm! Currently, Windy Acres is in the process of switching to new owners. Please stay tuned for upcoming news from the new owners in 2014!.

Coosa County

  • Jack's Blueberry Hill - Blueberries
    Rt 1, Box 282, Equality, AL 36026. Phone: (334) 541-3167. Open: June, July, Aug, Daily Daylight hours. Directions: Coosa Rd 2 East of Equality. From Montgomery 231 N to Hwy 9 to Elmore Co Rd 55 E to Coosa Rd 2, .3 miles left. . Click here for a map and directions.
  • John G. Neighbors - Peaches, blackberries, blueberries, apples, mayhaws
    3730 Old Dark Road, Alex City, AL 35010. Phone: (256) 234-3634. Open: May 1-Nov 15, Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm. Directions: 8 mile marker on State Hwy 259, halfway between Alexander City & Equality. . Click here for a map and directions. . Phone: (256) 212-2003
  • Oakachoy Nursery and Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    363 Coosa County Road 98, Equality, AL 36026. Phone: 334-541-3208. Email: upickblueberry@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday, from 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: From Montgomery: Highway 231 North to Highway 9 North. About 17 miles from the beginning of Highway 9. Turn left on County Road 98 in Equality. It is the old County Road 2 West. County Road 98 is not on GPS. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . They may also have blueberry plants and other shrubs, trees and plants for sale. The ONLY pyo crop offered is blueberries.(UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS) ADDED: December 18, 2007)
  • Rogers Berry Farm - Blueberries
    P O Box 266, Goodwater, AL 35072. Phone: (256) 839-5338. Email: NOELL.ROGERS@GMAIL.COM. Open: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 5 pm to dark or by appt. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: (256) 839-5042. . 1.5 mi. south of Goodwater Hwy 9, Across from car wash.

Covington County

  • Garden of Eden - Organic Blueberries, U-pick or already picked
    21980 U.S. Hwy 29, Andalusia, AL 36420. Phone: 334-222-0751. Open: if the gate is open, from sunrise to sunset; or if driving by anyway and the gate is open you can pull in and honk your horn; If he is closed because he has to leave or is busy taking off honey, the gate will be closed. Directions: located halfway between Brewton and Andalusia on U.S. Hwy 29 near Mile Marker 23. . Click here for a map and directions. Call ahead as he's only open One acre of organic blueberries owned/operated by OJ Blount. . The picking season is mid June to mid August. He also produces wildflower honey. .
  • H & H Blueberry / The Berry Patch - - Blueberries, scuppernongs
    24777 Rosin Ridge Rd, Red Level, AL 36474. Phone: 334-469-6138. Open: May 25-July 31, Daily Daylight hours Fall. Directions: From Andalusia, take US 84 & turn left on Co Rd 21. Go 2.7 miles, turn right on dirt Road Go .2 miles & farm is on left. From Red Level on Co Rd 7, cross US 84 & go 2.4 miles. Turn left on dirt Rd & go .5 miles. Farm is on right . Click here for a map and directions.

Crenshaw County

Dale county

  • Turner South Farm - - Blueberries (You pick or we pick)
    1996 N Union Avenue, P.O. Box 35, Ozark, AL 36361. Phone: (334) 774-5242. Open: May 25-July 31, Monday to Saturday, 7 am til late afternoon, Friday - 5 pm til dark. Directions: From caution light on Roy Parker & N Union, 1 mile north on Union Ave. . Click here for a map and directions.

Elmore County

  • Barber Berry Farm, LLC - blueberries, muscadine, scuppernongs, peppers, persimmons, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, school tours, group reservations
    2362 Alabama River Parkway, Millbrook, AL 36054. Phone: 334-549-4710. Email: kenandanida@barberberryfarm.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, SFMNP Vouchers.
    Barber Berry Farm, LLC Facebook page. . . Berries are usually ripe for picking the first week of June through the middle of July. ome visit our farm in Millbrook, Alabama where you can pick your own pesticide-free blueberries from late May through early July along with pesticide-free muscadine and scuppernongs from late August through September. We also grow a variety of vegetables in our covered outdoor hydroponic garden. We sell these along with our raw honey and Asian persimmons, when in season, at our fruit stand and through our online Produce Shopping List Service. 2019 prices are Blueberries (Late May through Early July) 1/2 gallon bucket: $8 (approx 2.75 lb of fruit)1 gallon bucket: $15 (approx 5.5 lb of fruit)Muscadine and Scuppernongs (Late Aug through early Oct) 1/2 gallon bucket: $6 (approx 2.75 lb of fruit)1 gallon bucket: $10 (approx 5.5 lb of fruit) 3 or more gallons: $ 9 per gallon bucket (UPDATED: October 4, 2020 JBS)
  • J&J Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    394 Windy Ridge Rd, Wetumpka, AL 36093. Phone: 334-306-0948. Email: lkbailey0688@aol.com. Open: Saturday from 7 am to 12 Wednesday and Thursday from 7 am to 12 pm; and on Monday, Tuesday and Friday by appointment. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . (UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS)
  • Oakview Farms - strawberries, blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, events at your location (call for info)
    164 Dewberry Trail, Wetumpka, AL 36093. Phone: 334-567-9221. Email: oakview164@aol.com. Open: See their Facebook page link below for current strawberry and blueberry upick info; For blueberry U Pick, days open are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. Directions: From US Highway 231 North in Wetumpka, turn onto Redland Road and go straight up the hill 5.3 miles. Oakview Farms sign will be on the corner of Redland Road and Dewberry Trail. Store is first driveway on Dewberry Trail. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Oakview Farms Facebook page. . See their Facebook page (link below) for current strawberry and blueberry upick info; For blueberry U Pick, days open are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. Fresh stone ground grains, lettuces, honey, free range eggs available year around. Fall organic vegetables available. Granary has a stone burr gristmill, general store and whole grain source, we also offer seasonal fruits and vegetables, Upicks, raw local honey, and more. believes in food safety and quality, sustainably grown vegetables and fruits, chemical free and organic grains, our raw honey, fresh farm eggs, and more. (UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS)
  • Porters Place - Blueberries, figs, Grapes, Pears, Persimmons, Muscadines
    3865 Central Plank Road, Wetumpka, AL 36092. Phone: 334-514-9642. Open: from mid-June to Ocober, call for hours and availability. Click here for a map and directions. . 3 AND 6/10 MILES FROM THE BEGINNING OF ALABAMA HIGHWAY 9 (INTERSECTION US 231 NORTH OF WETUMPKA) ON THE LEFT SIDE OF ROAD.

Geneva County

  • Four R Farms - blackberries, blueberries, herbs or spices, muscadine grapes, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand
    5255 South County Road 85, Slocomb, AL 36375. Phone: 334-886-3394. Email: bradley.reeder@gmail.com. Open: Call for hours. Directions: Call for directions so we can get you here the quickest way possible. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 334-886-3396. . Our berries are insecticide free and so are the herbs.
  • Haynes Berry Patch - - Blueberries
    542 Johnson Road, Samson, AL 36477. Phone: (334) 684-2706. Email: FORRESTHAYNES@GMAIL.COM. Open: May 20 - July 15, Daily 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: Hwy 52 halfway between Samson & Geneva at caution light, turn South. Follow signs . Click here for a map and directions. .

Henry County

  • Blues Brothers Orchards - blueberries,
    255 Co Rd 49, Headland, AL 36345. Phone: 334-726-9008. Open: call to verify on times. Directions: Hiway 431 Headland AL, take county road 99 to county road 8,2 miles on left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Crops are usually available in June, July. Blueberry festival typically in late June.

Houston County

  • Whispering Pines Ranch - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    1656 Cephus Rollins Road, Columbia, AL 36319. Phone: (334) 796-8165. Open: June 1 to July 4; We are open 7 days a week from daybreak until sunset as long as the berries are ripe; Please call for availability. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Ross Clark Circle in Dothan, AL, head East on State Highway 52 for approximately 14 miles to mile marker 78 at County Road 33. Turn right on County Road 33. The orchard is 7/10ths of a mile down on the left.

Lee County

  • Allen's Blueberries - blueberries, muscadine grapes,
    2906 Old Columbus Road, Opelika, AL 36804. Phone: 334-275=2347. Email: billyallen38@gmail.com. Open: June 15 till August 15 day light till dark 7 days. Directions: 2906 old columbus road opelika al. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: October 07, 2019)
  • Randle Farms - Blueberries, honey, tomatoes, peppers, herbs. Call for other items
    9215 Lee Rd 54, Auburn, AL 36380. Phone: (334) 749-1073. Open: Please see our website for hours of operations. Directions: I-85 to exit 58, go east on Gateway Dr to dead end. Turn right on Lee Rd 54 to 4-way stop. Farm is 3 miles on left. . In addition to seasonal PYO . Click here for a map and directions. . crops, near Auburn, Alabama, grows quality meats and produce for our farm store, our Community Supported Agriculture program, and local restaurants. If you're in the area, stop by and see us! We now have about 20 acres producing 13 different varieties. Blueberry season lasts from June to August. You can buy our blueberries pre-picked, or you can pick them yourself. You-Pick Blueberries Our blueberry crop is typically ready around mid June. Our weekly hours are posted here and on our Facebook page. You-pick blueberries are $2.50/lb. Buckets will be provided for picking, as well as some shady spots to rest during your time at the farm. Please bring water and wear appropriate clothes. It gets hot out there! We can no longer allow pets on the farm, even with a leash.(UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS) (UPDATED: June 14, 2016)
  • Windmill Acres - blackberries, blueberries
    1270 Lee Road 47, Opelika, AL 36804. Phone: 334-745-4338. Email: MICKIEEADES@ATT.NET. Open: Late May-July on Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm, closed on Sunday; UPDATE for 2020: 2020 will likely be their last year of U-pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: 334-703-6369. . 7 MILES S OF OPELIKA ON ST.HWY 51 TURN ON LEE RD 47 1 MILE ON RT. 8 MILE N OF HWY 80 TRAVEL ST. HWY 51 TURN ON LEE RD 47. (ADDED: June 28, 2020, JBS)

Lowndes County

  • Woodruff Lake Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    1147 Owens Road, Lowndesboro, AL 36752. Phone: 850-598-1357. Email: woodrufflakefarm@gmail.com. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, last reported hours were June - mid July; Please call for availability before you come. Directions: AL-8 WUS-80 W to White Hall Road in White Hall Continue on White Hall Road Take Henderson Road to Owens Road Follow to end approximately 6 miles. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . AL-8 W/US-80 W to White Hall Road in White Hall Continue on White Hall Road Take Henderson Road to Owens Road Follow to end approximately 6 miles. (ADDED: March 02, 2015)

Macon County

  • Shady Grove Road Blueberry Patch - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    Macon County Road 81, Tuskegee, AL 36083. Phone: 334-727-1991. Email: sgberrypatch@hotmail.com. Open: Monday - Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm and 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 334-703-2603. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

Russell County

  • Country Living Farms - - Blueberries, muscadines
    51 Thrash Road, Seale, AL 36875. Phone: 334-855-4311. Email: calthrash@aol.com. Open: Berry season: June 1-August 1, Sunday through Thursday, 9 am to 6 pm, Friday 9 am till noon; Never open Saturday; Call for muscadines or figs. Click here for a map and directions. . From Phenix City & Columbus, GA take 431 S. Left 165. Turn right on 39. Go past stop sign, turn left on Kitetown Road, farm is approx. one-eighth of a mile on left. The name has changed from "Country Living" to "Thrash's Berry Farm."

Tallapoosa County

  • Blueberry Havens - blueberries
    1612 Rainbow Dr, Camp Hill, AL 36850. Phone: (800) 407-5628. Open: 7 days a week Daylight hours. Directions: Near Walnut Hill @ Lake Martin. Go 3 mile on Churchill Rd between highways 49 and 50. For a map log onto the web site. June 14-July 31, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, checks. We are a real, working Alabama Blueberry Farm! We have 220 acres with over twenty thousand plants. We do not use synthetic pesticides, herbicides, nor fungicides.Season is mid June and usually goes into August. Call us to check on availability.We have one gallon buckets for you to pick your berries in for $10 dollars a gallon (2019 price) Please return the buckets because we re-use them. You may bring your own containers to pick with or to carry the berries home with you. We also have bags for you to take them home in. We will pick them for you for $17 dollars a gallon (2019 price). Please call ahead for availability. We like cash or checks. (UPDATED: June 25, 2019, JBS)
  • George R. Carlton - - Blueberries
    835 Pinecrest Drive, Alexander City, AL 35010. Phone: (256) 234-2486. Directions: From 280 East to Jackson Gap to Rock Springs. . Click here for a map and directions. June-July, Monday to Saturday, 6 am to 6 pm
  • Taylor's Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    6725 Sanford Road, Alexander, AL 35010. Phone: 256-215-3885. Email: darinc@dishmail.net. Open: Monday thru Saturday by appointment and closed on Sunday; If you would like for them to be picked for you then give a 2 day notice; Thank you. Directions: Call or e-mail for directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Crops are usually available in July, August, September. Blueberries are available the last week of June through mid September.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Montgomery and southeastern Alabama Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Montgomery and southeastern Alabama in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Autauga County

  • Melina Hills Farm - blueberries, chestnuts, cucumbers, figs, muscadine grapes, peaches, peppers, pomegranates, summer squash, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    3462 US highway 82 West, Billingsley, AL 36006. Phone: 205-280-8796. Email: melinahillsfarm@outlook.com. Open: Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 205-258-9825. Fax: 205 280 8796. . (ADDED: July 07, 2015)
  • Mims Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    704 Blueberry Hill Road, Prattville, AL 36067. Phone: (334) 361-3187. Email: blueberry1@bellsouth.net. Open: June 1 to July 4 Daylight until Dark. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . $9.00 per gallon. No pre-picked available. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018)
    Comments from a visitor on June 10, 2009: "Great Blueberries! Blueberries are large (the size of grapes). Honor box and buckets near house. Nice people. At the end of the dirt road (blueberry Hill). I can't wait to go pick again!"
  • Poppy's & Patty's Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked
    2143 Al Highway 54 @ 4 Mile Marker, Florala, AL 36442. Phone: (334) 300-8870. Email: hughesco2@yahoo.com. Open: Typical Season is Memorial Day thru 4th of July; Open Daily 7:00 to 7:00 weather permitting. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Typical Season is Memorial Day thru 4th of July; Open Daily 7:00 to 7:00 (weather permitting). We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (ADDED: May 04, 2020)

Barbour County

  • Backyard Orchards - strawberries, blueberries, cotton, flowers, peaches, pumpkins, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, pumpkins, corn maze
    6585 Northeast Hwy 431, Eufaula, AL 36027. Phone: (334) 695-5875. Email: BACKYARDORCHARDS@HOTMAIL.COM. Open: Call for hours. Click here for a map and directions. . Strawberry season runs from late March to early June. We offer U-pick and prepicked berries and grow two varieties. Blueberry season runs from early June-August. We offer Upick and prepicked berries! Peach season runs from early June-August. Every year we have a pumpkin patch and corn maze! We grow our own pumpkins including jack o' lanterns, white pumpkins, and fairy tale pumpkins! This year's fall events run from September 27- November 1. Take a wagon ride to the maze, sunflower, cotton, and pumpkin patch. The kids will enjoy playing in our cotton seed wagon and corn bins plus lots more! 2 and under are free. Admission includes one pumpkin per person! We grow many vegetables throughout the season. All a prepicked and sold in the barn. Here's a list of what we grow: Cabbage, Collards, Turnips, Potatoes, Onions, Squash, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Field Corn, Sweet Corn, Peppers, Peas, Okra. Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 25, 2022, JBS) (ADDED: June 7, 2015, JBS)
  • Harris Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    29 Full St, Clayton, AL 36016. Phone: (334)775-8759. Directions: 3 miles north of Clayton on Hwy 239 just past airport. . Click here for a map and directions. June 20-July 31
  • Hidden Acres Fruit Farm - Muscadines, grapes, blueberries, pears, persimmons, mixed vegetables, figs
    133 Hidden Acres Road, Eufaula, AL 36027. Phone: (334) 687-3922. Directions: Turn onto Gammage Rd off Hwy 431. Look for sign. . Click here for a map and directions. May 15-October 1, Daily Daylight hours

Butler County

  • Newton's Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    Hwy 30, Georgiana, AL 36033. Phone: (334) 376-2171. Open: June 6 to July 15, Daily 7 am to 7 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . Located west of Hwy 15 on Hwy 30, 9 miles NW of Georgiana

Chilton County

  • Andrews U-Pick-It Fruit and Vegetable Farm, LLC - apples, blackberries, blueberries, cucumbers, muscadine grapes, melons, pears, peas, watermelons, picnic area you may bring your own food
    54 County Road 13, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 646-0452. Email: helenandrews1961@gmail.com. Open: Typical season is from early May through September: Monday to Friday 8 am to 2 pm; Saturday 8 am to 5 pm; Closed on Sunday. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. 3Andrews U-Pick-It Fruit and Vegetable Farm, LLC Alternate Phone: (334) 301-9159. . (ADDED: June 01, 2018)
  • Doster Farm - blueberries
    6525 County Road 16, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: 205-755-9763. Open: All day7 days a week; Crops available: June and July; Please call before you come. Click here for a map and directions. . All day/7 days a week; Crops available: June and July; Please call before you come. From Clanton, take Al. Hwy. 22, turn left on Co. Road 37, and right on Co. Road 16. Farm is 1/2 mile on left.
  • McCraw Farms - blackberries, blueberries, figs, muscadine grapes, nectarines, peaches, plums, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    7299 County Road 15, Maplesville, AL 36750. Phone: 334-366-4263. Email: mccraw27@bellsouth.net. Open: May 15, through August 15, open 7 days a week from 7am till 6pm. Directions: From Clanton Alabama take highway 22 west about 9 miles to McCraw Peach sign on left turn left at the sign this will be county road 15. Go about 3 miles farm is on the right at McCraw Peach sign. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. . Plums and early peaches ready May 15,nectarines,blackberries ready June 10,blueberries,figs,muscadines ready in july. We also have martin and craft gourds ranging in price from 50 cents to $3. Gourds already painted and or decorated $10 and up.
  • Miller Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    9502 Co. Rd. 15, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 755-3681. Open: June & July, Monday to Saturday daylight to dark; Closed Sundays. Click here for a map and directions. . Corner Al. Hwy. 22 & Co. Rd. 15 (Sardis Rd.), 9 miles west of Clanton.
  • Petals from the Past - blueberries, blackberries, figs, Muscadines, grapes, persimmons, kiwi, flowers
    16034 County Road 29, Jemison, AL 35085. Phone: 205-646-0069. Email: Info@petalsfromthepast.com. Open: 9-5 Tues-Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. Click here for a map and directions. . Please call before you come. Crops available: blueberries (May 21-July 7); Blackberries (June); figs ( Sept.); flowers (seasonal - all summer). The fields are open to u-pick Tuesday-Saturday 9-5 and Sunday from 1-5. Muscadines are now available for u-pick or already picked . Oriental Persimmons and Kiwi are also available. Take Jemison Exit 219 off I-65; travel West to Smokey Hollow Restaurant; left onto County Road 29 for 1 mile.(UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS) (UPDATED: June 13, 2016, JBS) A visitor writes on July 07, 2013: "Very sophisticated operation. They have lots of activities and tours. Run by family. 2 are Horticulturalists. 1 is Dr Arlie Powell, retired from Auburn University. We follow Dr. Powell's recommendations for growing blackberries on trellises for our farm. They also have Asian pears, Muscadines, grapes, satsumas, lemons, kumquats, restrooms, gift shop, tours of the operation"
    Comments from a visitor on June 30, 2008: "Hello, My family and I stopped in Petals of the Past in Thorsby, Alabama to pick blueberries and blackberries yesterday. I have to admit, it's a really neat place, and it is obviously a well-operated business with a highly trained staff, but their prices for U-pick fruit are far higher (in some instances 3x higher) than most of others in the area. I felt slightly taken after paying 5.99 per lb. for u-pick fruit. This morning I called other listings on your site and learned that most were charging in the $6 to $10 range for a gallon of fruit. I know I should have done my homework, but I thought maybe you might want to note this in their listing. thanks" Note: $5.99 per lb is equivalent to about $16/gallon.
  • Roland and Elizabeth Miller Farm - Blueberries.
    9502 County Road 15, Clanton, AL . Phone: 205-755-3681. Open: June and July, Monday to Saturday, daylight to dark. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Utendahl Farm - Blueberries
    5145 County Road 43, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 646-0349. Email: utenken@yahoo.com. Open: June-July; Please call before you come. Click here for a map and directions. . Directions. Travel Highway 31 to Highway 29. Go about 2 miles and turn left on County Road 43. First house on left.

Coffee County

  • Leaky Brooke Farm - Blueberries
    1915 Co Rd 330, Elba, AL 36323. Phone: (334) 248-9087. Email: leakybrookfarm2@yahoo.com. Open: from mid June 7 days a week, Please call ahead, times vary due to availability. Click here for a map and directions. . 198 N of Elba, right on Co Rd 330. Farm on left. (ADDED: June 21, 2018, JBS)
  • Windy Acres Farm - blackberries, blueberries, figs, pears, pecans ,
    3457 County Road 708, Enterprise, AL 36330. Phone: 334-347-2436. Open: Closed in 2013; Call for Hours in 2014!. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Thanks so much to all our loyal patrons over the last few years, we have thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all and eating the wonderful bounty of this farm! Currently, Windy Acres is in the process of switching to new owners. Please stay tuned for upcoming news from the new owners in 2014!.

Coosa County

  • Jack's Blueberry Hill - Blueberries
    Rt 1, Box 282, Equality, AL 36026. Phone: (334) 541-3167. Open: June, July, Aug, Daily Daylight hours. Directions: Coosa Rd 2 East of Equality. From Montgomery 231 N to Hwy 9 to Elmore Co Rd 55 E to Coosa Rd 2, .3 miles left. . Click here for a map and directions.
  • John G. Neighbors - Peaches, blackberries, blueberries, apples, mayhaws
    3730 Old Dark Road, Alex City, AL 35010. Phone: (256) 234-3634. Open: May 1-Nov 15, Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm. Directions: 8 mile marker on State Hwy 259, halfway between Alexander City & Equality. . Click here for a map and directions. . Phone: (256) 212-2003
  • Oakachoy Nursery and Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    363 Coosa County Road 98, Equality, AL 36026. Phone: 334-541-3208. Email: upickblueberry@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday, from 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: From Montgomery: Highway 231 North to Highway 9 North. About 17 miles from the beginning of Highway 9. Turn left on County Road 98 in Equality. It is the old County Road 2 West. County Road 98 is not on GPS. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . They may also have blueberry plants and other shrubs, trees and plants for sale. The ONLY pyo crop offered is blueberries.(UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS) ADDED: December 18, 2007)
  • Rogers Berry Farm - Blueberries
    P O Box 266, Goodwater, AL 35072. Phone: (256) 839-5338. Email: NOELL.ROGERS@GMAIL.COM. Open: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 5 pm to dark or by appt. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: (256) 839-5042. . 1.5 mi. south of Goodwater Hwy 9, Across from car wash.

Covington County

  • Garden of Eden - Organic Blueberries, U-pick or already picked
    21980 U.S. Hwy 29, Andalusia, AL 36420. Phone: 334-222-0751. Open: if the gate is open, from sunrise to sunset; or if driving by anyway and the gate is open you can pull in and honk your horn; If he is closed because he has to leave or is busy taking off honey, the gate will be closed. Directions: located halfway between Brewton and Andalusia on U.S. Hwy 29 near Mile Marker 23. . Click here for a map and directions. Call ahead as he's only open One acre of organic blueberries owned/operated by OJ Blount. . The picking season is mid June to mid August. He also produces wildflower honey. .
  • H & H Blueberry / The Berry Patch - - Blueberries, scuppernongs
    24777 Rosin Ridge Rd, Red Level, AL 36474. Phone: 334-469-6138. Open: May 25-July 31, Daily Daylight hours Fall. Directions: From Andalusia, take US 84 & turn left on Co Rd 21. Go 2.7 miles, turn right on dirt Road Go .2 miles & farm is on left. From Red Level on Co Rd 7, cross US 84 & go 2.4 miles. Turn left on dirt Rd & go .5 miles. Farm is on right . Click here for a map and directions.

Crenshaw County

Dale county

  • Turner South Farm - - Blueberries (You pick or we pick)
    1996 N Union Avenue, Ozark, AL 36361. Phone: (334) 774-5242. Open: May 25-July 31, Monday to Saturday, 7 am til late afternoon, Friday - 5 pm til dark. Click here for a map and directions. . From caution light on Roy Parker & N Union, 1 mile north on Union Ave.

Elmore County

  • Barber Berry Farm, LLC - blueberries, muscadine, scuppernongs, peppers, persimmons, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, school tours, group reservations
    2362 Alabama River Parkway, Millbrook, AL 36054. Phone: 334-549-4710. Email: kenandanida@barberberryfarm.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, SFMNP Vouchers.
    Barber Berry Farm, LLC Facebook page. . . Berries are usually ripe for picking the first week of June through the middle of July. ome visit our farm in Millbrook, Alabama where you can pick your own pesticide-free blueberries from late May through early July along with pesticide-free muscadine and scuppernongs from late August through September. We also grow a variety of vegetables in our covered outdoor hydroponic garden. We sell these along with our raw honey and Asian persimmons, when in season, at our fruit stand and through our online Produce Shopping List Service. 2019 prices are Blueberries (Late May through Early July) 1/2 gallon bucket: $8 (approx 2.75 lb of fruit)1 gallon bucket: $15 (approx 5.5 lb of fruit)Muscadine and Scuppernongs (Late Aug through early Oct) 1/2 gallon bucket: $6 (approx 2.75 lb of fruit)1 gallon bucket: $10 (approx 5.5 lb of fruit) 3 or more gallons: $ 9 per gallon bucket (UPDATED: October 4, 2020 JBS)
  • J&J Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    394 Windy Ridge Rd, Wetumpka, AL 36093. Phone: 334-306-0948. Email: lkbailey0688@aol.com. Open: Saturday from 7 am to 12 Wednesday and Thursday from 7 am to 12 pm; and on Monday, Tuesday and Friday by appointment. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . (UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS)
  • Oakview Farms - strawberries, blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, events at your location (call for info)
    164 Dewberry Trail, Wetumpka, AL 36093. Phone: 334-567-9221. Email: oakview164@aol.com. Open: See their Facebook page link below for current strawberry and blueberry upick info; For blueberry U Pick, days open are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7 am to 1 pm. Directions: From US Highway 231 North in Wetumpka, turn onto Redland Road and go straight up the hill 5.3 miles. Oakview Farms sign will be on the corner of Redland Road and Dewberry Trail. Store is first driveway on Dewberry Trail. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Oakview Farms Facebook page. . See their Facebook page (link below) for current strawberry and blueberry upick info; For blueberry U Pick, days open are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7 am to 1 pm. Fresh stone ground grains, lettuces, honey, free range eggs available year around. Fall organic vegetables available. Granary has a stone burr gristmill, general store and whole grain source, we also offer seasonal fruits and vegetables, Upicks, raw local honey, and more. believes in food safety and quality, sustainably grown vegetables and fruits, chemical free and organic grains, our raw honey, fresh farm eggs, and more. (UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS)
  • Porters Place - Blueberries, figs, Grapes, Pears, Persimmons, Muscadines
    3865 Central Plank Road, Wetumpka, AL 36092. Phone: 334-514-9642. Open: from mid-June to October, call for hours and availability. Click here for a map and directions. . 3 AND 6/10 MILES FROM THE BEGINNING OF ALABAMA HIGHWAY 9 (INTERSECTION US 231 NORTH OF WETUMPKA) ON THE LEFT SIDE OF ROAD.

Geneva County

  • Four R Farms - blackberries, blueberries, herbs or spices, muscadine grapes, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand
    5255 South County Road 85, Slocomb, AL 36375. Phone: 334-886-3394. Email: bradley.reeder@gmail.com. Open: Call for hours. Directions: Call for directions so we can get you here the quickest way possible. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 334-886-3396. . Our berries are insecticide free and so are the herbs.
  • Haynes Berry Patch - - Blueberries
    542 Johnson Road, Samson, AL 36477. Phone: (334) 684-2706. Email: FORRESTHAYNES@GMAIL.COM. Open: May 20 - July 15, Daily 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: Hwy 52 halfway between Samson & Geneva at caution light, turn South. Follow signs . Click here for a map and directions. .

Henry County

  • Blues Brothers Orchards - blueberries,
    255 Co Rd 49, Headland, AL 36345. Phone: 334-726-9008. Open: call to verify on times. Directions: Hiway 431 Headland AL, take county road 99 to county road 8,2 miles on left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Crops are usually available in June, July. Blueberry festival typically in late June.

Houston County

  • Whispering Pines Ranch - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    1656 Cephus Rollins Road, Columbia, AL 36319. Phone: (334) 796-8165. Open: June 1 to July 4; We are open 7 days a week from daybreak until sunset as long as the berries are ripe; Please call for availability. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Ross Clark Circle in Dothan, AL, head East on State Highway 52 for approximately 14 miles to mile marker 78 at County Road 33. Turn right on County Road 33. The orchard is 7/10ths of a mile down on the left.

Lee County

  • Allen's Blueberries - blueberries, muscadine grapes,
    2906 Old Columbus Road, Opelika, AL 36804. Phone: 334-275=2347. Email: billyallen38@gmail.com. Open: June 15 till August 15 day light till dark 7 days. Directions: 2906 old columbus road opelika al. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: October 07, 2019)
  • Randle Farms - Blueberries, honey, tomatoes, peppers, herbs. Call for other items
    9215 Lee Rd 54, Auburn, AL 36380. Phone: (334) 749-1073. Open: Please see our website for hours of operations. Directions: I-85 to exit 58, go east on Gateway Dr to dead end. Turn right on Lee Rd 54 to 4-way stop. Farm is 3 miles on left. . In addition to seasonal PYO . Click here for a map and directions. . crops, near Auburn, Alabama, grows quality meats and produce for our farm store, our Community Supported Agriculture program, and local restaurants. If you're in the area, stop by and see us! We now have about 20 acres producing 13 different varieties. Blueberry season lasts from June to August. You can buy our blueberries pre-picked, or you can pick them yourself. You-Pick Blueberries Our blueberry crop is typically ready around mid June. Our weekly hours are posted here and on our Facebook page. You-pick blueberries are $2.50/lb. Buckets will be provided for picking, as well as some shady spots to rest during your time at the farm. Please bring water and wear appropriate clothes. It gets hot out there! We can no longer allow pets on the farm, even with a leash.(UPDATED: June 01, 2023, JBS) (UPDATED: June 14, 2016)
  • Windmill Acres - blackberries, blueberries
    1270 Lee Road 47, Opelika, AL 36804. Phone: 334-745-4338. Email: MICKIEEADES@ATT.NET. Open: Late May-July on Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm, closed on Sunday; UPDATE for 2020: 2020 will likely be their last year of U-pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: 334-703-6369. . 7 MILES S OF OPELIKA ON ST.HWY 51 TURN ON LEE RD 47 1 MILE ON RT. 8 MILE N OF HWY 80 TRAVEL ST. HWY 51 TURN ON LEE RD 47. (ADDED: June 28, 2020, JBS)

Lowndes County

  • Woodruff Lake Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    1147 Owens Road, Lowndesboro, AL 36752. Phone: 850-598-1357. Email: woodrufflakefarm@gmail.com. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were June - mid July; Please call for availability before you come. Directions: AL-8 WUS-80 W to White Hall Road in White Hall Continue on White Hall Road Take Henderson Road to Owens Road Follow to end approximately 6 miles. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . AL-8 W/US-80 W to White Hall Road in White Hall Continue on White Hall Road Take Henderson Road to Owens Road Follow to end approximately 6 miles. (ADDED: March 02, 2015)

Macon County

  • Shady Grove Road Blueberry Patch - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    Macon County Road 81, Tuskegee, AL 36083. Phone: 334-727-1991. Email: sgberrypatch@hotmail.com. Open: Monday - Saturday 8 am to 12 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 334-703-2603. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

Russell County

  • Country Living Farms - - Blueberries, muscadines
    51 Thrash Road, Seale, AL 36875. Phone: 334-855-4311. Email: calthrash@aol.com. Open: Berry season: June 1-August 1, Sunday through Thursday, 9 am to 6 pm, Friday 9 am till noon; Never open Saturday; Call for muscadines or figs. Click here for a map and directions. . From Phenix City & Columbus, GA take 431 S. Left 165. Turn right on 39. Go past stop sign, turn left on Kitetown Road, farm is approx. one-eighth of a mile on left. The name has changed from "Country Living" to "Thrash's Berry Farm."

Tallapoosa County

  • Blueberry Havens - blueberries
    1612 Rainbow Dr, Camp Hill, AL 36850. Phone: (800) 407-5628. Open: 7 days a week Daylight hours. Directions: Near Walnut Hill @ Lake Martin. Go 3 mile on Churchill Rd between highways 49 and 50. For a map log onto the web site. June 14-July 31, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, checks. We are a real, working Alabama Blueberry Farm! We have 220 acres with over twenty thousand plants. We do not use synthetic pesticides, herbicides, nor fungicides.Season is mid June and usually goes into August. Call us to check on availability.We have one gallon buckets for you to pick your berries in for $10 dollars a gallon (2019 price) Please return the buckets because we re-use them. You may bring your own containers to pick with or to carry the berries home with you. We also have bags for you to take them home in. We will pick them for you for $17 dollars a gallon (2019 price). Please call ahead for availability. We like cash or checks. (UPDATED: June 25, 2019, JBS)
  • George R. Carlton - - Blueberries
    835 Pinecrest Drive, Alexander City, AL 35010. Phone: (256) 234-2486. Directions: From 280 East to Jackson Gap to Rock Springs. . Click here for a map and directions. June-July, Monday to Saturday, 6 am to 6 pm
  • Taylor's Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    6725 Sanford Road, Alexander, AL 35010. Phone: 256-215-3885. Email: darinc@dishmail.net. Open: Monday thru Saturday by appointment and closed on Sunday; If you would like for them to be picked for you then give a 2 day notice; Thank you. Directions: Call or e-mail for directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Crops are usually available in July, August, September. Blueberries are available the last week of June through mid September.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Montgomery and southeastern Alabama Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Montgomery and southeastern Alabama in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Autauga County

  • Melina Hills Farm - blueberries, chestnuts, cucumbers, figs, muscadine grapes, peaches, peppers, pomegranates, summer squash, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    3462 US highway 82 West, Billingsley, AL 36006. Phone: 205-280-8796. Email: melinahillsfarm@outlook.com. Open: Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 205-258-9825. Fax: 205 280 8796. . (ADDED: July 07, 2015)
  • Mims Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    704 Blueberry Hill Road, Prattville, AL 36067. Phone: (334) 361-3187. Email: blueberry1@bellsouth.net. Open: June 1 to July 4 Daylight until Dark. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . $9.00 per gallon. No pre-picked available. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018)
    Comments from a visitor on June 10, 2009: "Great Blueberries! Blueberries are large (the size of grapes). Honor box and buckets near house. Nice people. At the end of the dirt road (blueberry Hill). I can't wait to go pick again!"
  • Poppy's & Patty's Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked
    2143 Al Highway 54 @ 4 Mile Marker, Florala, AL 36442. Phone: (334) 300-8870. Email: hughesco2@yahoo.com. Open: Typical Season is Memorial Day thru 4th of July; Open Daily 7:00 to 7:00 weather permitting. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Typical Season is Memorial Day thru 4th of July; Open Daily 7:00 to 7:00 (weather permitting). We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (ADDED: May 04, 2020)

Barbour County

  • Backyard Orchards - strawberries, blueberries, cotton, flowers, peaches, pumpkins, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, pumpkins, corn maze
    6585 Northeast Hwy 431, Eufaula, AL 36027. Phone: (334) 695-5875. Email: BACKYARDORCHARDS@HOTMAIL.COM. Open: Call for hours. Click here for a map and directions. . Strawberry season runs from late March to early June. We offer U-pick and prepicked berries and grow two varieties. Blueberry season runs from early June-August. We offer Upick and prepicked berries! Peach season runs from early June-August. Every year we have a pumpkin patch and corn maze! We grow our own pumpkins including jack o' lanterns, white pumpkins, and fairy tale pumpkins! This year's fall events run from September 27- November 1. Take a wagon ride to the maze, sunflower, cotton, and pumpkin patch. The kids will enjoy playing in our cotton seed wagon and corn bins plus lots more! 2 and under are free. Admission includes one pumpkin per person! We grow many vegetables throughout the season. All a prepicked and sold in the barn. Here's a list of what we grow: Cabbage, Collards, Turnips, Potatoes, Onions, Squash, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Field Corn, Sweet Corn, Peppers, Peas, Okra. Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 25, 2022, JBS) (ADDED: June 7, 2015, JBS)
  • Harris Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    29 Full St, Clayton, AL 36016. Phone: (334)775-8759. Directions: 3 miles north of Clayton on Hwy 239 just past airport. . Click here for a map and directions. June 20-July 31
  • Hidden Acres Fruit Farm - Muscadines, grapes, blueberries, pears, persimmons, mixed vegetables, figs
    133 Hidden Acres Road, Eufaula, AL 36027. Phone: (334) 687-3922. Directions: Turn onto Gammage Rd off Hwy 431. Look for sign. . Click here for a map and directions. May 15-October 1, Daily Daylight hours

Butler County

  • Newton's Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    Hwy 30, Georgiana, AL 36033. Phone: (334) 376-2171. Open: June 6 to July 15, Daily 7 am to 7 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . Located west of Hwy 15 on Hwy 30, 9 miles NW of Georgiana

Chilton County

  • Andrews U-Pick-It Fruit and Vegetable Farm, LLC - apples, blackberries, blueberries, cucumbers, muscadine grapes, melons, pears, peas, watermelons, picnic area you may bring your own food
    54 County Road 13, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 646-0452. Email: helenandrews1961@gmail.com. Open: Typical season is from early May through September: Monday to Friday 8 am to 2 pm; Saturday 8 am to 5 pm; Closed on Sunday. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. 3Andrews U-Pick-It Fruit and Vegetable Farm, LLC Alternate Phone: (334) 301-9159. . (ADDED: June 01, 2018)
  • Doster Farm - blueberries
    6525 County Road 16, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: 205-755-9763. Open: All day7 days a week; Crops available: June and July; Please call before you come. Click here for a map and directions. . All day/7 days a week; Crops available: June and July; Please call before you come. From Clanton, take Al. Hwy. 22, turn left on Co. Road 37, and right on Co. Road 16. Farm is 1/2 mile on left.
  • McCraw Farms - blackberries, blueberries, figs, muscadine grapes, nectarines, peaches, plums, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    7299 County Road 15, Maplesville, AL 36750. Phone: 334-366-4263. Email: mccraw27@bellsouth.net. Open: May 15, through August 15, open 7 days a week from 7am till 6pm. Directions: From Clanton Alabama take highway 22 west about 9 miles to McCraw Peach sign on left turn left at the sign this will be county road 15. Go about 3 miles farm is on the right at McCraw Peach sign. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. . Plums and early peaches ready May 15,nectarines,blackberries ready June 10,blueberries,figs,muscadines ready in july. We also have martin and craft gourds ranging in price from 50 cents to $3. Gourds already painted and or decorated $10 and up.
  • Miller Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    9502 Co. Rd. 15, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 755-3681. Open: June & July, Monday to Saturday daylight to dark; Closed Sundays. Click here for a map and directions. . Corner Al. Hwy. 22 & Co. Rd. 15 (Sardis Rd.), 9 miles west of Clanton.
  • Petals from the Past - blueberries, blackberries, figs, Muscadines, grapes, persimmons, kiwi, flowers
    16034 County Road 29, Jemison, AL 35085. Phone: 205-646-0069. Email: Info@petalsfromthepast.com. Open: 9-5 Tues-Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. Click here for a map and directions. . Please call before you come. Crops available: blueberries (May 21-July 7); Blackberries (June); figs ( Sept.); flowers (seasonal - all summer). The fields are open to u-pick Tuesday-Saturday 9-5 and Sunday from 1-5. Muscadines are now available for u-pick or already picked . Oriental Persimmons and Kiwi are also available. Take Jemison Exit 219 off I-65; travel West to Smokey Hollow Restaurant; left onto County Road 29 for 1 mile.(UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS) (UPDATED: June 13, 2016, JBS) A visitor writes on July 07, 2013: "Very sophisticated operation. They have lots of activities and tours. Run by family. 2 are Horticulturalists. 1 is Dr Arlie Powell, retired from Auburn University. We follow Dr. Powell's recommendations for growing blackberries on trellises for our farm. They also have Asian pears, Muscadines, grapes, satsumas, lemons, kumquats, restrooms, gift shop, tours of the operation"
    Comments from a visitor on June 30, 2008: "Hello, My family and I stopped in Petals of the Past in Thorsby, Alabama to pick blueberries and blackberries yesterday. I have to admit, it's a really neat place, and it is obviously a well-operated business with a highly trained staff, but their prices for U-pick fruit are far higher (in some instances 3x higher) than most of others in the area. I felt slightly taken after paying 5.99 per lb. for u-pick fruit. This morning I called other listings on your site and learned that most were charging in the $6 to $10 range for a gallon of fruit. I know I should have done my homework, but I thought maybe you might want to note this in their listing. thanks" Note: $5.99 per lb is equivalent to about $16/gallon.
  • Roland and Elizabeth Miller Farm - Blueberries.
    9502 County Road 15, Clanton, AL . Phone: 205-755-3681. Open: June and July, Monday to Saturday, daylight to dark. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Utendahl Farm - Blueberries
    5145 County Road 43, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 646-0349. Email: utenken@yahoo.com. Open: June-July; Please call before you come. Click here for a map and directions. . Directions. Travel Highway 31 to Highway 29. Go about 2 miles and turn left on County Road 43. First house on left.

Coffee County

  • Leaky Brooke Farm - Blueberries
    1915 Co Rd 330, Elba, AL 36323. Phone: (334) 248-9087. Email: leakybrookfarm2@yahoo.com. Open: from mid June 7 days a week, Please call ahead, times vary due to availability. Click here for a map and directions. . 198 N of Elba, right on Co Rd 330. Farm on left. (ADDED: June 21, 2018, JBS)
  • Windy Acres Farm - blackberries, blueberries, figs, pears, pecans ,
    3457 County Road 708, Enterprise, AL 36330. Phone: 334-347-2436. Open: Closed in 2013; Call for Hours in 2014!. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Thanks so much to all our loyal patrons over the last few years, we have thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all and eating the wonderful bounty of this farm! Currently, Windy Acres is in the process of switching to new owners. Please stay tuned for upcoming news from the new owners in 2014!.

Coosa County

  • Jack's Blueberry Hill - Blueberries
    Rt 1, Box 282, Equality, AL 36026. Phone: (334) 541-3167. Open: June, July, Aug, Daily Daylight hours. Directions: Coosa Rd 2 East of Equality. From Montgomery 231 N to Hwy 9 to Elmore Co Rd 55 E to Coosa Rd 2, .3 miles left. . Click here for a map and directions.
  • John G. Neighbors - Peaches, blackberries, blueberries, apples, mayhaws
    3730 Old Dark Road, Alex City, AL 35010. Phone: (256) 234-3634. Open: May 1-Nov 15, Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm. Directions: 8 mile marker on State Hwy 259, halfway between Alexander City & Equality. . Click here for a map and directions. . Phone: (256) 212-2003
  • Oakachoy Nursery and Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    363 Coosa County Road 98, Equality, AL 36026. Phone: 334-541-3208. Email: upickblueberry@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday, from 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: From Montgomery: Highway 231 North to Highway 9 North. About 17 miles from the beginning of Highway 9. Turn left on County Road 98 in Equality. It is the old County Road 2 West. County Road 98 is not on GPS. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . They may also have blueberry plants and other shrubs, trees and plants for sale. The ONLY pyo crop offered is blueberries.(UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS) ADDED: December 18, 2007)
  • Rogers Berry Farm - Blueberries
    P O Box 266, Goodwater, AL 35072. Phone: (256) 839-5338. Email: NOELL.ROGERS@GMAIL.COM. Open: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 5 pm to dark or by appt. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: (256) 839-5042. . 1.5 mi. south of Goodwater Hwy 9, Across from car wash.

Covington County

  • Garden of Eden - Organic Blueberries, U-pick or already picked
    21980 U.S. Hwy 29, Andalusia, AL 36420. Phone: 334-222-0751. Open: if the gate is open, from sunrise to sunset; or if driving by anyway and the gate is open you can pull in and honk your horn; If he is closed because he has to leave or is busy taking off honey, the gate will be closed. Directions: located halfway between Brewton and Andalusia on U.S. Hwy 29 near Mile Marker 23. . Click here for a map and directions. Call ahead as he's only open One acre of organic blueberries owned/operated by OJ Blount. . The picking season is mid June to mid August. He also produces wildflower honey. .
  • H & H Blueberry / The Berry Patch - - Blueberries, scuppernongs
    24777 Rosin Ridge Rd, Red Level, AL 36474. Phone: 334-469-6138. Open: May 25-July 31, Daily Daylight hours Fall. Directions: From Andalusia, take US 84 & turn left on Co Rd 21. Go 2.7 miles, turn right on dirt Road Go .2 miles & farm is on left. From Red Level on Co Rd 7, cross US 84 & go 2.4 miles. Turn left on dirt Rd & go .5 miles. Farm is on right . Click here for a map and directions.

Crenshaw County

Dale county

  • Turner South Farm - - Blueberries (You pick or we pick)
    1996 N Union Avenue, Ozark, AL 36361. Phone: (334) 774-5242. Open: May 25-July 31, Monday to Saturday, 7 am til late afternoon, Friday - 5 pm til dark. Click here for a map and directions. . From caution light on Roy Parker & N Union, 1 mile north on Union Ave.

Elmore County

  • Barber Berry Farm, LLC - blueberries, muscadine, scuppernongs, peppers, persimmons, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, school tours, group reservations
    2362 Alabama River Parkway, Millbrook, AL 36054. Phone: 334-549-4710. Email: kenandanida@barberberryfarm.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, SFMNP Vouchers.
    Barber Berry Farm, LLC Facebook page. . . Berries are usually ripe for picking the first week of June through the middle of July. ome visit our farm in Millbrook, Alabama where you can pick your own pesticide-free blueberries from late May through early July along with pesticide-free muscadine and scuppernongs from late August through September. We also grow a variety of vegetables in our covered outdoor hydroponic garden. We sell these along with our raw honey and Asian persimmons, when in season, at our fruit stand and through our online Produce Shopping List Service. 2019 prices are Blueberries (Late May through Early July) 1/2 gallon bucket: $8 (approx 2.75 lb of fruit)1 gallon bucket: $15 (approx 5.5 lb of fruit)Muscadine and Scuppernongs (Late Aug through early Oct) 1/2 gallon bucket: $6 (approx 2.75 lb of fruit)1 gallon bucket: $10 (approx 5.5 lb of fruit) 3 or more gallons: $ 9 per gallon bucket (UPDATED: October 4, 2020 JBS)
  • J&J Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    394 Windy Ridge Rd, Wetumpka, AL 36093. Phone: 334-306-0948. Email: lkbailey0688@aol.com. Open: Saturday from 7 am to 12 Wednesday and Thursday from 7 am to 12 pm; and on Monday, Tuesday and Friday by appointment. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . (UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS)
  • Oakview Farms - strawberries, blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, events at your location (call for info)
    164 Dewberry Trail, Wetumpka, AL 36093. Phone: 334-567-9221. Email: oakview164@aol.com. Open: See their Facebook page link below for current strawberry and blueberry upick info; For blueberry U Pick, days open are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7 am to 1 pm. Directions: From US Highway 231 North in Wetumpka, turn onto Redland Road and go straight up the hill 5.3 miles. Oakview Farms sign will be on the corner of Redland Road and Dewberry Trail. Store is first driveway on Dewberry Trail. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Oakview Farms Facebook page. . See their Facebook page (link below) for current strawberry and blueberry upick info; For blueberry U Pick, days open are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7 am to 1 pm. Fresh stone ground grains, lettuces, honey, free range eggs available year around. Fall organic vegetables available. Granary has a stone burr gristmill, general store and whole grain source, we also offer seasonal fruits and vegetables, Upicks, raw local honey, and more. believes in food safety and quality, sustainably grown vegetables and fruits, chemical free and organic grains, our raw honey, fresh farm eggs, and more. (UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS)
  • Porters Place - Blueberries, figs, Grapes, Pears, Persimmons, Muscadines
    3865 Central Plank Road, Wetumpka, AL 36092. Phone: 334-514-9642. Open: from mid-June to October, call for hours and availability. Click here for a map and directions. . 3 AND 6/10 MILES FROM THE BEGINNING OF ALABAMA HIGHWAY 9 (INTERSECTION US 231 NORTH OF WETUMPKA) ON THE LEFT SIDE OF ROAD.

Geneva County

  • Four R Farms - blackberries, blueberries, herbs or spices, muscadine grapes, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand
    5255 South County Road 85, Slocomb, AL 36375. Phone: 334-886-3394. Email: bradley.reeder@gmail.com. Open: Call for hours. Directions: Call for directions so we can get you here the quickest way possible. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 334-886-3396. . Our berries are insecticide free and so are the herbs.
  • Haynes Berry Patch - - Blueberries
    542 Johnson Road, Samson, AL 36477. Phone: (334) 684-2706. Email: FORRESTHAYNES@GMAIL.COM. Open: May 20 - July 15, Daily 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: Hwy 52 halfway between Samson & Geneva at caution light, turn South. Follow signs . Click here for a map and directions. .

Henry County

  • Blues Brothers Orchards - blueberries,
    255 Co Rd 49, Headland, AL 36345. Phone: 334-726-9008. Open: call to verify on times. Directions: Hiway 431 Headland AL, take county road 99 to county road 8,2 miles on left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Crops are usually available in June, July. Blueberry festival typically in late June.

Houston County

  • Whispering Pines Ranch - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    1656 Cephus Rollins Road, Columbia, AL 36319. Phone: (334) 796-8165. Open: June 1 to July 4; We are open 7 days a week from daybreak until sunset as long as the berries are ripe; Please call for availability. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Ross Clark Circle in Dothan, AL, head East on State Highway 52 for approximately 14 miles to mile marker 78 at County Road 33. Turn right on County Road 33. The orchard is 7/10ths of a mile down on the left.

Lee County

  • Allen's Blueberries - blueberries, muscadine grapes,
    2906 Old Columbus Road, Opelika, AL 36804. Phone: 334-275=2347. Email: billyallen38@gmail.com. Open: June 15 till August 15 day light till dark 7 days. Directions: 2906 old columbus road opelika al. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: October 07, 2019)
  • Randle Farms - Blueberries, honey, tomatoes, peppers, herbs. Call for other items
    9215 Lee Rd 54, Auburn, AL 36380. Phone: (334) 749-1073. Open: Please see our website for hours of operations. Directions: I-85 to exit 58, go east on Gateway Dr to dead end. Turn right on Lee Rd 54 to 4-way stop. Farm is 3 miles on left. . In addition to seasonal PYO . Click here for a map and directions. . crops, near Auburn, Alabama, grows quality meats and produce for our farm store, our Community Supported Agriculture program, and local restaurants. If you're in the area, stop by and see us! We now have about 20 acres producing 13 different varieties. Blueberry season lasts from June to August. You can buy our blueberries pre-picked, or you can pick them yourself. You-Pick Blueberries Our blueberry crop is typically ready around mid June. Our weekly hours are posted here and on our Facebook page. You-pick blueberries are $2.50/lb. Buckets will be provided for picking, as well as some shady spots to rest during your time at the farm. Please bring water and wear appropriate clothes. It gets hot out there! We can no longer allow pets on the farm, even with a leash.(UPDATED: June 01, 2023, JBS) (UPDATED: June 14, 2016)
  • Windmill Acres - blackberries, blueberries
    1270 Lee Road 47, Opelika, AL 36804. Phone: 334-745-4338. Email: MICKIEEADES@ATT.NET. Open: Late May-July on Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm, closed on Sunday; UPDATE for 2020: 2020 will likely be their last year of U-pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: 334-703-6369. . 7 MILES S OF OPELIKA ON ST.HWY 51 TURN ON LEE RD 47 1 MILE ON RT. 8 MILE N OF HWY 80 TRAVEL ST. HWY 51 TURN ON LEE RD 47. (ADDED: June 28, 2020, JBS)

Lowndes County

  • Woodruff Lake Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    1147 Owens Road, Lowndesboro, AL 36752. Phone: 850-598-1357. Email: woodrufflakefarm@gmail.com. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were June - mid July; Please call for availability before you come. Directions: AL-8 WUS-80 W to White Hall Road in White Hall Continue on White Hall Road Take Henderson Road to Owens Road Follow to end approximately 6 miles. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . AL-8 W/US-80 W to White Hall Road in White Hall Continue on White Hall Road Take Henderson Road to Owens Road Follow to end approximately 6 miles. (ADDED: March 02, 2015)

Macon County

  • Shady Grove Road Blueberry Patch - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    Macon County Road 81, Tuskegee, AL 36083. Phone: 334-727-1991. Email: sgberrypatch@hotmail.com. Open: Monday - Saturday 8 am to 12 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 334-703-2603. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

Russell County

  • Country Living Farms - - Blueberries, muscadines
    51 Thrash Road, Seale, AL 36875. Phone: 334-855-4311. Email: calthrash@aol.com. Open: Berry season: June 1-August 1, Sunday through Thursday, 9 am to 6 pm, Friday 9 am till noon; Never open Saturday; Call for muscadines or figs. Click here for a map and directions. . From Phenix City & Columbus, GA take 431 S. Left 165. Turn right on 39. Go past stop sign, turn left on Kitetown Road, farm is approx. one-eighth of a mile on left. The name has changed from "Country Living" to "Thrash's Berry Farm."

Tallapoosa County

  • Blueberry Havens - blueberries
    1612 Rainbow Dr, Camp Hill, AL 36850. Phone: (800) 407-5628. Open: 7 days a week Daylight hours. Directions: Near Walnut Hill @ Lake Martin. Go 3 mile on Churchill Rd between highways 49 and 50. For a map log onto the web site. June 14-July 31, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, checks. We are a real, working Alabama Blueberry Farm! We have 220 acres with over twenty thousand plants. We do not use synthetic pesticides, herbicides, nor fungicides.Season is mid June and usually goes into August. Call us to check on availability.We have one gallon buckets for you to pick your berries in for $10 dollars a gallon (2019 price) Please return the buckets because we re-use them. You may bring your own containers to pick with or to carry the berries home with you. We also have bags for you to take them home in. We will pick them for you for $17 dollars a gallon (2019 price). Please call ahead for availability. We like cash or checks. (UPDATED: June 25, 2019, JBS)
  • George R. Carlton - - Blueberries
    835 Pinecrest Drive, Alexander City, AL 35010. Phone: (256) 234-2486. Directions: From 280 East to Jackson Gap to Rock Springs. . Click here for a map and directions. June-July, Monday to Saturday, 6 am to 6 pm
  • Taylor's Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    6725 Sanford Road, Alexander, AL 35010. Phone: 256-215-3885. Email: darinc@dishmail.net. Open: Monday thru Saturday by appointment and closed on Sunday; If you would like for them to be picked for you then give a 2 day notice; Thank you. Directions: Call or e-mail for directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Crops are usually available in July, August, September. Blueberries are available the last week of June through mid September.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Montgomery and southeastern Alabama Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Montgomery and southeastern Alabama in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Autauga County

  • Melina Hills Farm - blueberries, chestnuts, cucumbers, figs, muscadine grapes, peaches, peppers, pomegranates, summer squash, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    3462 US highway 82 West, Billingsley, AL 36006. Phone: 205-280-8796. Email: melinahillsfarm@outlook.com. Open: Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 205-258-9825. Fax: 205 280 8796. . (ADDED: July 07, 2015)
  • Mims Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    704 Blueberry Hill Road, Prattville, AL 36067. Phone: (334) 361-3187. Email: blueberry1@bellsouth.net. Open: June 1 to July 4 Daylight until Dark. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . $9.00 per gallon. No pre-picked available. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018)
    Comments from a visitor on June 10, 2009: "Great Blueberries! Blueberries are large (the size of grapes). Honor box and buckets near house. Nice people. At the end of the dirt road (blueberry Hill). I can't wait to go pick again!"
  • Poppy's & Patty's Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked
    2143 Al Highway 54 @ 4 Mile Marker, Florala, AL 36442. Phone: (334) 300-8870. Email: hughesco2@yahoo.com. Open: Typical Season is Memorial Day thru 4th of July; Open Daily 7:00 to 7:00 weather permitting. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Typical Season is Memorial Day thru 4th of July; Open Daily 7:00 to 7:00 (weather permitting). We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (ADDED: May 04, 2020)

Barbour County

  • Backyard Orchards - strawberries, blueberries, cotton, flowers, peaches, pumpkins, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, pumpkins, corn maze
    6585 Northeast Hwy 431, Eufaula, AL 36027. Phone: (334) 695-5875. Email: BACKYARDORCHARDS@HOTMAIL.COM. Open: Call for hours. Click here for a map and directions. . Strawberry season runs from late March to early June. We offer U-pick and prepicked berries and grow two varieties. Blueberry season runs from early June-August. We offer Upick and prepicked berries! Peach season runs from early June-August. Every year we have a pumpkin patch and corn maze! We grow our own pumpkins including jack o' lanterns, white pumpkins, and fairy tale pumpkins! This year's fall events run from September 27- November 1. Take a wagon ride to the maze, sunflower, cotton, and pumpkin patch. The kids will enjoy playing in our cotton seed wagon and corn bins plus lots more! 2 and under are free. Admission includes one pumpkin per person! We grow many vegetables throughout the season. All a prepicked and sold in the barn. Here's a list of what we grow: Cabbage, Collards, Turnips, Potatoes, Onions, Squash, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Field Corn, Sweet Corn, Peppers, Peas, Okra. Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 25, 2022, JBS) (ADDED: June 7, 2015, JBS)
  • Harris Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    29 Full St, Clayton, AL 36016. Phone: (334)775-8759. Directions: 3 miles north of Clayton on Hwy 239 just past airport. . Click here for a map and directions. June 20-July 31
  • Hidden Acres Fruit Farm - Muscadines, grapes, blueberries, pears, persimmons, mixed vegetables, figs
    133 Hidden Acres Road, Eufaula, AL 36027. Phone: (334) 687-3922. Directions: Turn onto Gammage Rd off Hwy 431. Look for sign. . Click here for a map and directions. May 15-October 1, Daily Daylight hours

Butler County

  • Newton's Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    Hwy 30, Georgiana, AL 36033. Phone: (334) 376-2171. Open: June 6 to July 15, Daily 7 am to 7 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . Located west of Hwy 15 on Hwy 30, 9 miles NW of Georgiana

Chilton County

  • Andrews U-Pick-It Fruit and Vegetable Farm, LLC - apples, blackberries, blueberries, cucumbers, muscadine grapes, melons, pears, peas, watermelons, picnic area you may bring your own food
    54 County Road 13, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 646-0452. Email: helenandrews1961@gmail.com. Open: Typical season is from early May through September: Monday to Friday 8 am to 2 pm; Saturday 8 am to 5 pm; Closed on Sunday. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. 3Andrews U-Pick-It Fruit and Vegetable Farm, LLC Alternate Phone: (334) 301-9159. . (ADDED: June 01, 2018)
  • Doster Farm - blueberries
    6525 County Road 16, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: 205-755-9763. Open: All day7 days a week; Crops available: June and July; Please call before you come. Click here for a map and directions. . All day/7 days a week; Crops available: June and July; Please call before you come. From Clanton, take Al. Hwy. 22, turn left on Co. Road 37, and right on Co. Road 16. Farm is 1/2 mile on left.
  • McCraw Farms - blackberries, blueberries, figs, muscadine grapes, nectarines, peaches, plums, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    7299 County Road 15, Maplesville, AL 36750. Phone: 334-366-4263. Email: mccraw27@bellsouth.net. Open: May 15, through August 15, open 7 days a week from 7am till 6pm. Directions: From Clanton Alabama take highway 22 west about 9 miles to McCraw Peach sign on left turn left at the sign this will be county road 15. Go about 3 miles farm is on the right at McCraw Peach sign. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. . Plums and early peaches ready May 15,nectarines,blackberries ready June 10,blueberries,figs,muscadines ready in july. We also have martin and craft gourds ranging in price from 50 cents to $3. Gourds already painted and or decorated $10 and up.
  • Miller Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    9502 Co. Rd. 15, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 755-3681. Open: June & July, Monday to Saturday daylight to dark; Closed Sundays. Click here for a map and directions. . Corner Al. Hwy. 22 & Co. Rd. 15 (Sardis Rd.), 9 miles west of Clanton.
  • Petals from the Past - blueberries, blackberries, figs, Muscadines, grapes, persimmons, kiwi, flowers
    16034 County Road 29, Jemison, AL 35085. Phone: 205-646-0069. Email: Info@petalsfromthepast.com. Open: 9-5 Tues-Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. Click here for a map and directions. . Please call before you come. Crops available: blueberries (May 21-July 7); Blackberries (June); figs ( Sept.); flowers (seasonal - all summer). The fields are open to u-pick Tuesday-Saturday 9-5 and Sunday from 1-5. Muscadines are now available for u-pick or already picked . Oriental Persimmons and Kiwi are also available. Take Jemison Exit 219 off I-65; travel West to Smokey Hollow Restaurant; left onto County Road 29 for 1 mile.(UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS) (UPDATED: June 13, 2016, JBS) A visitor writes on July 07, 2013: "Very sophisticated operation. They have lots of activities and tours. Run by family. 2 are Horticulturalists. 1 is Dr Arlie Powell, retired from Auburn University. We follow Dr. Powell's recommendations for growing blackberries on trellises for our farm. They also have Asian pears, Muscadines, grapes, satsumas, lemons, kumquats, restrooms, gift shop, tours of the operation"
    Comments from a visitor on June 30, 2008: "Hello, My family and I stopped in Petals of the Past in Thorsby, Alabama to pick blueberries and blackberries yesterday. I have to admit, it's a really neat place, and it is obviously a well-operated business with a highly trained staff, but their prices for U-pick fruit are far higher (in some instances 3x higher) than most of others in the area. I felt slightly taken after paying 5.99 per lb. for u-pick fruit. This morning I called other listings on your site and learned that most were charging in the $6 to $10 range for a gallon of fruit. I know I should have done my homework, but I thought maybe you might want to note this in their listing. thanks" Note: $5.99 per lb is equivalent to about $16/gallon.
  • Roland and Elizabeth Miller Farm - Blueberries.
    9502 County Road 15, Clanton, AL . Phone: 205-755-3681. Open: June and July, Monday to Saturday, daylight to dark. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Utendahl Farm - Blueberries
    5145 County Road 43, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 646-0349. Email: utenken@yahoo.com. Open: June-July; Please call before you come. Click here for a map and directions. . Directions. Travel Highway 31 to Highway 29. Go about 2 miles and turn left on County Road 43. First house on left.

Coffee County

  • Leaky Brooke Farm - Blueberries
    1915 Co Rd 330, Elba, AL 36323. Phone: (334) 248-9087. Email: leakybrookfarm2@yahoo.com. Open: from mid June 7 days a week, Please call ahead, times vary due to availability. Click here for a map and directions. . 198 N of Elba, right on Co Rd 330. Farm on left. (ADDED: June 21, 2018, JBS)
  • Windy Acres Farm - blackberries, blueberries, figs, pears, pecans ,
    3457 County Road 708, Enterprise, AL 36330. Phone: 334-347-2436. Open: Closed in 2013; Call for Hours in 2014!. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Thanks so much to all our loyal patrons over the last few years, we have thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all and eating the wonderful bounty of this farm! Currently, Windy Acres is in the process of switching to new owners. Please stay tuned for upcoming news from the new owners in 2014!.

Coosa County

  • Jack's Blueberry Hill - Blueberries
    Rt 1, Box 282, Equality, AL 36026. Phone: (334) 541-3167. Open: June, July, Aug, Daily Daylight hours. Directions: Coosa Rd 2 East of Equality. From Montgomery 231 N to Hwy 9 to Elmore Co Rd 55 E to Coosa Rd 2, .3 miles left. . Click here for a map and directions.
  • John G. Neighbors - Peaches, blackberries, blueberries, apples, mayhaws
    3730 Old Dark Road, Alex City, AL 35010. Phone: (256) 234-3634. Open: May 1-Nov 15, Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm. Directions: 8 mile marker on State Hwy 259, halfway between Alexander City & Equality. . Click here for a map and directions. . Phone: (256) 212-2003
  • Oakachoy Nursery and Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    363 Coosa County Road 98, Equality, AL 36026. Phone: 334-541-3208. Email: upickblueberry@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday, from 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: From Montgomery: Highway 231 North to Highway 9 North. About 17 miles from the beginning of Highway 9. Turn left on County Road 98 in Equality. It is the old County Road 2 West. County Road 98 is not on GPS. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . They may also have blueberry plants and other shrubs, trees and plants for sale. The ONLY pyo crop offered is blueberries.(UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS) ADDED: December 18, 2007)
  • Rogers Berry Farm - Blueberries
    P O Box 266, Goodwater, AL 35072. Phone: (256) 839-5338. Email: NOELL.ROGERS@GMAIL.COM. Open: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 5 pm to dark or by appt. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: (256) 839-5042. . 1.5 mi. south of Goodwater Hwy 9, Across from car wash.

Covington County

  • Garden of Eden - Organic Blueberries, U-pick or already picked
    21980 U.S. Hwy 29, Andalusia, AL 36420. Phone: 334-222-0751. Open: if the gate is open, from sunrise to sunset; or if driving by anyway and the gate is open you can pull in and honk your horn; If he is closed because he has to leave or is busy taking off honey, the gate will be closed. Directions: located halfway between Brewton and Andalusia on U.S. Hwy 29 near Mile Marker 23. . Click here for a map and directions. Call ahead as he's only open One acre of organic blueberries owned/operated by OJ Blount. . The picking season is mid June to mid August. He also produces wildflower honey. .
  • H & H Blueberry / The Berry Patch - - Blueberries, scuppernongs
    24777 Rosin Ridge Rd, Red Level, AL 36474. Phone: 334-469-6138. Open: May 25-July 31, Daily Daylight hours Fall. Directions: From Andalusia, take US 84 & turn left on Co Rd 21. Go 2.7 miles, turn right on dirt Road Go .2 miles & farm is on left. From Red Level on Co Rd 7, cross US 84 & go 2.4 miles. Turn left on dirt Rd & go .5 miles. Farm is on right . Click here for a map and directions.

Crenshaw County

Dale county

  • Turner South Farm - - Blueberries (You pick or we pick)
    1996 N Union Avenue, Ozark, AL 36361. Phone: (334) 774-5242. Open: May 25-July 31, Monday to Saturday, 7 am til late afternoon, Friday - 5 pm til dark. Click here for a map and directions. . From caution light on Roy Parker & N Union, 1 mile north on Union Ave.

Elmore County

  • Barber Berry Farm, LLC - blueberries, muscadine, scuppernongs, peppers, persimmons, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, school tours, group reservations
    2362 Alabama River Parkway, Millbrook, AL 36054. Phone: 334-549-4710. Email: kenandanida@barberberryfarm.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, SFMNP Vouchers.
    Barber Berry Farm, LLC Facebook page. . . Berries are usually ripe for picking the first week of June through the middle of July. ome visit our farm in Millbrook, Alabama where you can pick your own pesticide-free blueberries from late May through early July along with pesticide-free muscadine and scuppernongs from late August through September. We also grow a variety of vegetables in our covered outdoor hydroponic garden. We sell these along with our raw honey and Asian persimmons, when in season, at our fruit stand and through our online Produce Shopping List Service. 2019 prices are Blueberries (Late May through Early July) 1/2 gallon bucket: $8 (approx 2.75 lb of fruit)1 gallon bucket: $15 (approx 5.5 lb of fruit)Muscadine and Scuppernongs (Late Aug through early Oct) 1/2 gallon bucket: $6 (approx 2.75 lb of fruit)1 gallon bucket: $10 (approx 5.5 lb of fruit) 3 or more gallons: $ 9 per gallon bucket (UPDATED: October 4, 2020 JBS)
  • J&J Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    394 Windy Ridge Rd, Wetumpka, AL 36093. Phone: 334-306-0948. Email: lkbailey0688@aol.com. Open: Saturday from 7 am to 12 Wednesday and Thursday from 7 am to 12 pm; and on Monday, Tuesday and Friday by appointment. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . (UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS)
  • Oakview Farms - strawberries, blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, events at your location (call for info)
    164 Dewberry Trail, Wetumpka, AL 36093. Phone: 334-567-9221. Email: oakview164@aol.com. Open: See their Facebook page link below for current strawberry and blueberry upick info; For blueberry U Pick, days open are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7 am to 1 pm. Directions: From US Highway 231 North in Wetumpka, turn onto Redland Road and go straight up the hill 5.3 miles. Oakview Farms sign will be on the corner of Redland Road and Dewberry Trail. Store is first driveway on Dewberry Trail. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Oakview Farms Facebook page. . See their Facebook page (link below) for current strawberry and blueberry upick info; For blueberry U Pick, days open are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7 am to 1 pm. Fresh stone ground grains, lettuces, honey, free range eggs available year around. Fall organic vegetables available. Granary has a stone burr gristmill, general store and whole grain source, we also offer seasonal fruits and vegetables, Upicks, raw local honey, and more. believes in food safety and quality, sustainably grown vegetables and fruits, chemical free and organic grains, our raw honey, fresh farm eggs, and more. (UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS)
  • Porters Place - Blueberries, figs, Grapes, Pears, Persimmons, Muscadines
    3865 Central Plank Road, Wetumpka, AL 36092. Phone: 334-514-9642. Open: from mid-June to October, call for hours and availability. Click here for a map and directions. . 3 AND 6/10 MILES FROM THE BEGINNING OF ALABAMA HIGHWAY 9 (INTERSECTION US 231 NORTH OF WETUMPKA) ON THE LEFT SIDE OF ROAD.

Geneva County

  • Four R Farms - blackberries, blueberries, herbs or spices, muscadine grapes, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand
    5255 South County Road 85, Slocomb, AL 36375. Phone: 334-886-3394. Email: bradley.reeder@gmail.com. Open: Call for hours. Directions: Call for directions so we can get you here the quickest way possible. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 334-886-3396. . Our berries are insecticide free and so are the herbs.
  • Haynes Berry Patch - - Blueberries
    542 Johnson Road, Samson, AL 36477. Phone: (334) 684-2706. Email: FORRESTHAYNES@GMAIL.COM. Open: May 20 - July 15, Daily 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: Hwy 52 halfway between Samson & Geneva at caution light, turn South. Follow signs . Click here for a map and directions. .

Henry County

  • Blues Brothers Orchards - blueberries,
    255 Co Rd 49, Headland, AL 36345. Phone: 334-726-9008. Open: call to verify on times. Directions: Hiway 431 Headland AL, take county road 99 to county road 8,2 miles on left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Crops are usually available in June, July. Blueberry festival typically in late June.

Houston County

  • Whispering Pines Ranch - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    1656 Cephus Rollins Road, Columbia, AL 36319. Phone: (334) 796-8165. Open: June 1 to July 4; We are open 7 days a week from daybreak until sunset as long as the berries are ripe; Please call for availability. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Ross Clark Circle in Dothan, AL, head East on State Highway 52 for approximately 14 miles to mile marker 78 at County Road 33. Turn right on County Road 33. The orchard is 7/10ths of a mile down on the left.

Lee County

  • Allen's Blueberries - blueberries, muscadine grapes,
    2906 Old Columbus Road, Opelika, AL 36804. Phone: 334-275=2347. Email: billyallen38@gmail.com. Open: June 15 till August 15 day light till dark 7 days. Directions: 2906 old columbus road opelika al. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: October 07, 2019)
  • Randle Farms - Blueberries, honey, tomatoes, peppers, herbs. Call for other items
    9215 Lee Rd 54, Auburn, AL 36380. Phone: (334) 749-1073. Open: Please see our website for hours of operations. Directions: I-85 to exit 58, go east on Gateway Dr to dead end. Turn right on Lee Rd 54 to 4-way stop. Farm is 3 miles on left. . In addition to seasonal PYO . Click here for a map and directions. . crops, near Auburn, Alabama, grows quality meats and produce for our farm store, our Community Supported Agriculture program, and local restaurants. If you're in the area, stop by and see us! We now have about 20 acres producing 13 different varieties. Blueberry season lasts from June to August. You can buy our blueberries pre-picked, or you can pick them yourself. You-Pick Blueberries Our blueberry crop is typically ready around mid June. Our weekly hours are posted here and on our Facebook page. You-pick blueberries are $2.50/lb. Buckets will be provided for picking, as well as some shady spots to rest during your time at the farm. Please bring water and wear appropriate clothes. It gets hot out there! We can no longer allow pets on the farm, even with a leash.(UPDATED: June 01, 2023, JBS) (UPDATED: June 14, 2016)
  • Windmill Acres - blackberries, blueberries
    1270 Lee Road 47, Opelika, AL 36804. Phone: 334-745-4338. Email: MICKIEEADES@ATT.NET. Open: Late May-July on Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm, closed on Sunday; UPDATE for 2020: 2020 will likely be their last year of U-pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: 334-703-6369. . 7 MILES S OF OPELIKA ON ST.HWY 51 TURN ON LEE RD 47 1 MILE ON RT. 8 MILE N OF HWY 80 TRAVEL ST. HWY 51 TURN ON LEE RD 47. (ADDED: June 28, 2020, JBS)

Lowndes County

  • Woodruff Lake Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    1147 Owens Road, Lowndesboro, AL 36752. Phone: 850-598-1357. Email: woodrufflakefarm@gmail.com. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were June - mid July; Please call for availability before you come. Directions: AL-8 WUS-80 W to White Hall Road in White Hall Continue on White Hall Road Take Henderson Road to Owens Road Follow to end approximately 6 miles. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . AL-8 W/US-80 W to White Hall Road in White Hall Continue on White Hall Road Take Henderson Road to Owens Road Follow to end approximately 6 miles. (ADDED: March 02, 2015)

Macon County

  • Shady Grove Road Blueberry Patch - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    Macon County Road 81, Tuskegee, AL 36083. Phone: 334-727-1991. Email: sgberrypatch@hotmail.com. Open: Monday - Saturday 8 am to 12 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 334-703-2603. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

Russell County

  • Country Living Farms - - Blueberries, muscadines
    51 Thrash Road, Seale, AL 36875. Phone: 334-855-4311. Email: calthrash@aol.com. Open: Berry season: June 1-August 1, Sunday through Thursday, 9 am to 6 pm, Friday 9 am till noon; Never open Saturday; Call for muscadines or figs. Click here for a map and directions. . From Phenix City & Columbus, GA take 431 S. Left 165. Turn right on 39. Go past stop sign, turn left on Kitetown Road, farm is approx. one-eighth of a mile on left. The name has changed from "Country Living" to "Thrash's Berry Farm."

Tallapoosa County

  • Blueberry Havens - blueberries
    1612 Rainbow Dr, Camp Hill, AL 36850. Phone: (800) 407-5628. Open: 7 days a week Daylight hours. Directions: Near Walnut Hill @ Lake Martin. Go 3 mile on Churchill Rd between highways 49 and 50. For a map log onto the web site. June 14-July 31, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, checks. We are a real, working Alabama Blueberry Farm! We have 220 acres with over twenty thousand plants. We do not use synthetic pesticides, herbicides, nor fungicides.Season is mid June and usually goes into August. Call us to check on availability.We have one gallon buckets for you to pick your berries in for $10 dollars a gallon (2019 price) Please return the buckets because we re-use them. You may bring your own containers to pick with or to carry the berries home with you. We also have bags for you to take them home in. We will pick them for you for $17 dollars a gallon (2019 price). Please call ahead for availability. We like cash or checks. (UPDATED: June 25, 2019, JBS)
  • George R. Carlton - - Blueberries
    835 Pinecrest Drive, Alexander City, AL 35010. Phone: (256) 234-2486. Directions: From 280 East to Jackson Gap to Rock Springs. . Click here for a map and directions. June-July, Monday to Saturday, 6 am to 6 pm
  • Taylor's Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    6725 Sanford Road, Alexander, AL 35010. Phone: 256-215-3885. Email: darinc@dishmail.net. Open: Monday thru Saturday by appointment and closed on Sunday; If you would like for them to be picked for you then give a 2 day notice; Thank you. Directions: Call or e-mail for directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Crops are usually available in July, August, September. Blueberries are available the last week of June through mid September.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
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Montgomery and southeastern Alabama Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Montgomery and southeastern Alabama in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Autauga County

  • Melina Hills Farm - blueberries, chestnuts, cucumbers, figs, muscadine grapes, peaches, peppers, pomegranates, summer squash, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    3462 US highway 82 West, Billingsley, AL 36006. Phone: 205-280-8796. Email: melinahillsfarm@outlook.com. Open: Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 205-258-9825. Fax: 205 280 8796. . (ADDED: July 07, 2015)
  • Mims Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    704 Blueberry Hill Road, Prattville, AL 36067. Phone: (334) 361-3187. Email: blueberry1@bellsouth.net. Open: June 1 to July 4 Daylight until Dark. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . $9.00 per gallon. No pre-picked available. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018)
    Comments from a visitor on June 10, 2009: "Great Blueberries! Blueberries are large (the size of grapes). Honor box and buckets near house. Nice people. At the end of the dirt road (blueberry Hill). I can't wait to go pick again!"
  • Poppy's & Patty's Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked
    2143 Al Highway 54 @ 4 Mile Marker, Florala, AL 36442. Phone: (334) 300-8870. Email: hughesco2@yahoo.com. Open: Typical Season is Memorial Day thru 4th of July; Open Daily 7:00 to 7:00 weather permitting. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Typical Season is Memorial Day thru 4th of July; Open Daily 7:00 to 7:00 (weather permitting). We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (ADDED: May 04, 2020)

Barbour County

  • Backyard Orchards - strawberries, blueberries, cotton, flowers, peaches, pumpkins, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, pumpkins, corn maze
    6585 Northeast Hwy 431, Eufaula, AL 36027. Phone: (334) 695-5875. Email: BACKYARDORCHARDS@HOTMAIL.COM. Open: Call for hours. Click here for a map and directions. . Strawberry season runs from late March to early June. We offer U-pick and prepicked berries and grow two varieties. Blueberry season runs from early June-August. We offer Upick and prepicked berries! Peach season runs from early June-August. Every year we have a pumpkin patch and corn maze! We grow our own pumpkins including jack o' lanterns, white pumpkins, and fairy tale pumpkins! This year's fall events run from September 27- November 1. Take a wagon ride to the maze, sunflower, cotton, and pumpkin patch. The kids will enjoy playing in our cotton seed wagon and corn bins plus lots more! 2 and under are free. Admission includes one pumpkin per person! We grow many vegetables throughout the season. All a prepicked and sold in the barn. Here's a list of what we grow: Cabbage, Collards, Turnips, Potatoes, Onions, Squash, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Field Corn, Sweet Corn, Peppers, Peas, Okra. Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 25, 2022, JBS) (ADDED: June 7, 2015, JBS)
  • Harris Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    29 Full St, Clayton, AL 36016. Phone: (334)775-8759. Directions: 3 miles north of Clayton on Hwy 239 just past airport. . Click here for a map and directions. June 20-July 31
  • Hidden Acres Fruit Farm - Muscadines, grapes, blueberries, pears, persimmons, mixed vegetables, figs
    133 Hidden Acres Road, Eufaula, AL 36027. Phone: (334) 687-3922. Directions: Turn onto Gammage Rd off Hwy 431. Look for sign. . Click here for a map and directions. May 15-October 1, Daily Daylight hours

Butler County

  • Newton's Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    Hwy 30, Georgiana, AL 36033. Phone: (334) 376-2171. Open: June 6 to July 15, Daily 7 am to 7 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . Located west of Hwy 15 on Hwy 30, 9 miles NW of Georgiana

Chilton County

  • Andrews U-Pick-It Fruit and Vegetable Farm, LLC - apples, blackberries, blueberries, cucumbers, muscadine grapes, melons, pears, peas, watermelons, picnic area you may bring your own food
    54 County Road 13, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 646-0452. Email: helenandrews1961@gmail.com. Open: Typical season is from early May through September: Monday to Friday 8 am to 2 pm; Saturday 8 am to 5 pm; Closed on Sunday. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. 3Andrews U-Pick-It Fruit and Vegetable Farm, LLC Alternate Phone: (334) 301-9159. . (ADDED: June 01, 2018)
  • Doster Farm - blueberries
    6525 County Road 16, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: 205-755-9763. Open: All day7 days a week; Crops available: June and July; Please call before you come. Click here for a map and directions. . All day/7 days a week; Crops available: June and July; Please call before you come. From Clanton, take Al. Hwy. 22, turn left on Co. Road 37, and right on Co. Road 16. Farm is 1/2 mile on left.
  • McCraw Farms - blackberries, blueberries, figs, muscadine grapes, nectarines, peaches, plums, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    7299 County Road 15, Maplesville, AL 36750. Phone: 334-366-4263. Email: mccraw27@bellsouth.net. Open: May 15, through August 15, open 7 days a week from 7am till 6pm. Directions: From Clanton Alabama take highway 22 west about 9 miles to McCraw Peach sign on left turn left at the sign this will be county road 15. Go about 3 miles farm is on the right at McCraw Peach sign. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. . Plums and early peaches ready May 15,nectarines,blackberries ready June 10,blueberries,figs,muscadines ready in july. We also have martin and craft gourds ranging in price from 50 cents to $3. Gourds already painted and or decorated $10 and up.
  • Miller Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    9502 Co. Rd. 15, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 755-3681. Open: June & July, Monday to Saturday daylight to dark; Closed Sundays. Click here for a map and directions. . Corner Al. Hwy. 22 & Co. Rd. 15 (Sardis Rd.), 9 miles west of Clanton.
  • Petals from the Past - blueberries, blackberries, figs, Muscadines, grapes, persimmons, kiwi, flowers
    16034 County Road 29, Jemison, AL 35085. Phone: 205-646-0069. Email: Info@petalsfromthepast.com. Open: 9-5 Tues-Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. Click here for a map and directions. . Please call before you come. Crops available: blueberries (May 21-July 7); Blackberries (June); figs ( Sept.); flowers (seasonal - all summer). The fields are open to u-pick Tuesday-Saturday 9-5 and Sunday from 1-5. Muscadines are now available for u-pick or already picked . Oriental Persimmons and Kiwi are also available. Take Jemison Exit 219 off I-65; travel West to Smokey Hollow Restaurant; left onto County Road 29 for 1 mile.(UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS) (UPDATED: June 13, 2016, JBS) A visitor writes on July 07, 2013: "Very sophisticated operation. They have lots of activities and tours. Run by family. 2 are Horticulturalists. 1 is Dr Arlie Powell, retired from Auburn University. We follow Dr. Powell's recommendations for growing blackberries on trellises for our farm. They also have Asian pears, Muscadines, grapes, satsumas, lemons, kumquats, restrooms, gift shop, tours of the operation"
    Comments from a visitor on June 30, 2008: "Hello, My family and I stopped in Petals of the Past in Thorsby, Alabama to pick blueberries and blackberries yesterday. I have to admit, it's a really neat place, and it is obviously a well-operated business with a highly trained staff, but their prices for U-pick fruit are far higher (in some instances 3x higher) than most of others in the area. I felt slightly taken after paying 5.99 per lb. for u-pick fruit. This morning I called other listings on your site and learned that most were charging in the $6 to $10 range for a gallon of fruit. I know I should have done my homework, but I thought maybe you might want to note this in their listing. thanks" Note: $5.99 per lb is equivalent to about $16/gallon.
  • Roland and Elizabeth Miller Farm - Blueberries.
    9502 County Road 15, Clanton, AL . Phone: 205-755-3681. Open: June and July, Monday to Saturday, daylight to dark. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Utendahl Farm - Blueberries
    5145 County Road 43, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 646-0349. Email: utenken@yahoo.com. Open: June-July; Please call before you come. Click here for a map and directions. . Directions. Travel Highway 31 to Highway 29. Go about 2 miles and turn left on County Road 43. First house on left.

Coffee County

  • Leaky Brooke Farm - Blueberries
    1915 Co Rd 330, Elba, AL 36323. Phone: (334) 248-9087. Email: leakybrookfarm2@yahoo.com. Open: from mid June 7 days a week, Please call ahead, times vary due to availability. Click here for a map and directions. . 198 N of Elba, right on Co Rd 330. Farm on left. (ADDED: June 21, 2018, JBS)
  • Windy Acres Farm - blackberries, blueberries, figs, pears, pecans ,
    3457 County Road 708, Enterprise, AL 36330. Phone: 334-347-2436. Open: Closed in 2013; Call for Hours in 2014!. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Thanks so much to all our loyal patrons over the last few years, we have thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all and eating the wonderful bounty of this farm! Currently, Windy Acres is in the process of switching to new owners. Please stay tuned for upcoming news from the new owners in 2014!.

Coosa County

  • Jack's Blueberry Hill - Blueberries
    Rt 1, Box 282, Equality, AL 36026. Phone: (334) 541-3167. Open: June, July, Aug, Daily Daylight hours. Directions: Coosa Rd 2 East of Equality. From Montgomery 231 N to Hwy 9 to Elmore Co Rd 55 E to Coosa Rd 2, .3 miles left. . Click here for a map and directions.
  • John G. Neighbors - Peaches, blackberries, blueberries, apples, mayhaws
    3730 Old Dark Road, Alex City, AL 35010. Phone: (256) 234-3634. Open: May 1-Nov 15, Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm. Directions: 8 mile marker on State Hwy 259, halfway between Alexander City & Equality. . Click here for a map and directions. . Phone: (256) 212-2003
  • Oakachoy Nursery and Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    363 Coosa County Road 98, Equality, AL 36026. Phone: 334-541-3208. Email: upickblueberry@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday, from 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: From Montgomery: Highway 231 North to Highway 9 North. About 17 miles from the beginning of Highway 9. Turn left on County Road 98 in Equality. It is the old County Road 2 West. County Road 98 is not on GPS. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . They may also have blueberry plants and other shrubs, trees and plants for sale. The ONLY pyo crop offered is blueberries.(UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS) ADDED: December 18, 2007)
  • Rogers Berry Farm - Blueberries
    P O Box 266, Goodwater, AL 35072. Phone: (256) 839-5338. Email: NOELL.ROGERS@GMAIL.COM. Open: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 5 pm to dark or by appt. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: (256) 839-5042. . 1.5 mi. south of Goodwater Hwy 9, Across from car wash.

Covington County

  • Garden of Eden - Organic Blueberries, U-pick or already picked
    21980 U.S. Hwy 29, Andalusia, AL 36420. Phone: 334-222-0751. Open: if the gate is open, from sunrise to sunset; or if driving by anyway and the gate is open you can pull in and honk your horn; If he is closed because he has to leave or is busy taking off honey, the gate will be closed. Directions: located halfway between Brewton and Andalusia on U.S. Hwy 29 near Mile Marker 23. . Click here for a map and directions. Call ahead as he's only open One acre of organic blueberries owned/operated by OJ Blount. . The picking season is mid June to mid August. He also produces wildflower honey. .
  • H & H Blueberry / The Berry Patch - - Blueberries, scuppernongs
    24777 Rosin Ridge Rd, Red Level, AL 36474. Phone: 334-469-6138. Open: May 25-July 31, Daily Daylight hours Fall. Directions: From Andalusia, take US 84 & turn left on Co Rd 21. Go 2.7 miles, turn right on dirt Road Go .2 miles & farm is on left. From Red Level on Co Rd 7, cross US 84 & go 2.4 miles. Turn left on dirt Rd & go .5 miles. Farm is on right . Click here for a map and directions.

Crenshaw County

Dale county

  • Turner South Farm - - Blueberries (You pick or we pick)
    1996 N Union Avenue, Ozark, AL 36361. Phone: (334) 774-5242. Open: May 25-July 31, Monday to Saturday, 7 am til late afternoon, Friday - 5 pm til dark. Click here for a map and directions. . From caution light on Roy Parker & N Union, 1 mile north on Union Ave.

Elmore County

  • Barber Berry Farm, LLC - blueberries, muscadine, scuppernongs, peppers, persimmons, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, school tours, group reservations
    2362 Alabama River Parkway, Millbrook, AL 36054. Phone: 334-549-4710. Email: kenandanida@barberberryfarm.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, SFMNP Vouchers.
    Barber Berry Farm, LLC Facebook page. . . Berries are usually ripe for picking the first week of June through the middle of July. ome visit our farm in Millbrook, Alabama where you can pick your own pesticide-free blueberries from late May through early July along with pesticide-free muscadine and scuppernongs from late August through September. We also grow a variety of vegetables in our covered outdoor hydroponic garden. We sell these along with our raw honey and Asian persimmons, when in season, at our fruit stand and through our online Produce Shopping List Service. 2019 prices are Blueberries (Late May through Early July) 1/2 gallon bucket: $8 (approx 2.75 lb of fruit)1 gallon bucket: $15 (approx 5.5 lb of fruit)Muscadine and Scuppernongs (Late Aug through early Oct) 1/2 gallon bucket: $6 (approx 2.75 lb of fruit)1 gallon bucket: $10 (approx 5.5 lb of fruit) 3 or more gallons: $ 9 per gallon bucket (UPDATED: October 4, 2020 JBS)
  • J&J Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    394 Windy Ridge Rd, Wetumpka, AL 36093. Phone: 334-306-0948. Email: lkbailey0688@aol.com. Open: Saturday from 7 am to 12 Wednesday and Thursday from 7 am to 12 pm; and on Monday, Tuesday and Friday by appointment. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . (UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS)
  • Oakview Farms - strawberries, blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, events at your location (call for info)
    164 Dewberry Trail, Wetumpka, AL 36093. Phone: 334-567-9221. Email: oakview164@aol.com. Open: See their Facebook page link below for current strawberry and blueberry upick info; For blueberry U Pick, days open are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7 am to 1 pm. Directions: From US Highway 231 North in Wetumpka, turn onto Redland Road and go straight up the hill 5.3 miles. Oakview Farms sign will be on the corner of Redland Road and Dewberry Trail. Store is first driveway on Dewberry Trail. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Oakview Farms Facebook page. . See their Facebook page (link below) for current strawberry and blueberry upick info; For blueberry U Pick, days open are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7 am to 1 pm. Fresh stone ground grains, lettuces, honey, free range eggs available year around. Fall organic vegetables available. Granary has a stone burr gristmill, general store and whole grain source, we also offer seasonal fruits and vegetables, Upicks, raw local honey, and more. believes in food safety and quality, sustainably grown vegetables and fruits, chemical free and organic grains, our raw honey, fresh farm eggs, and more. (UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS)
  • Porters Place - Blueberries, figs, Grapes, Pears, Persimmons, Muscadines
    3865 Central Plank Road, Wetumpka, AL 36092. Phone: 334-514-9642. Open: from mid-June to October, call for hours and availability. Click here for a map and directions. . 3 AND 6/10 MILES FROM THE BEGINNING OF ALABAMA HIGHWAY 9 (INTERSECTION US 231 NORTH OF WETUMPKA) ON THE LEFT SIDE OF ROAD.

Geneva County

  • Four R Farms - blackberries, blueberries, herbs or spices, muscadine grapes, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand
    5255 South County Road 85, Slocomb, AL 36375. Phone: 334-886-3394. Email: bradley.reeder@gmail.com. Open: Call for hours. Directions: Call for directions so we can get you here the quickest way possible. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 334-886-3396. . Our berries are insecticide free and so are the herbs.
  • Haynes Berry Patch - - Blueberries
    542 Johnson Road, Samson, AL 36477. Phone: (334) 684-2706. Email: FORRESTHAYNES@GMAIL.COM. Open: May 20 - July 15, Daily 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: Hwy 52 halfway between Samson & Geneva at caution light, turn South. Follow signs . Click here for a map and directions. .

Henry County

  • Blues Brothers Orchards - blueberries,
    255 Co Rd 49, Headland, AL 36345. Phone: 334-726-9008. Open: call to verify on times. Directions: Hiway 431 Headland AL, take county road 99 to county road 8,2 miles on left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Crops are usually available in June, July. Blueberry festival typically in late June.

Houston County

  • Whispering Pines Ranch - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    1656 Cephus Rollins Road, Columbia, AL 36319. Phone: (334) 796-8165. Open: June 1 to July 4; We are open 7 days a week from daybreak until sunset as long as the berries are ripe; Please call for availability. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Ross Clark Circle in Dothan, AL, head East on State Highway 52 for approximately 14 miles to mile marker 78 at County Road 33. Turn right on County Road 33. The orchard is 7/10ths of a mile down on the left.

Lee County

  • Allen's Blueberries - blueberries, muscadine grapes,
    2906 Old Columbus Road, Opelika, AL 36804. Phone: 334-275=2347. Email: billyallen38@gmail.com. Open: June 15 till August 15 day light till dark 7 days. Directions: 2906 old columbus road opelika al. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: October 07, 2019)
  • Randle Farms - Blueberries, honey, tomatoes, peppers, herbs. Call for other items
    9215 Lee Rd 54, Auburn, AL 36380. Phone: (334) 749-1073. Open: Please see our website for hours of operations. Directions: I-85 to exit 58, go east on Gateway Dr to dead end. Turn right on Lee Rd 54 to 4-way stop. Farm is 3 miles on left. . In addition to seasonal PYO . Click here for a map and directions. . crops, near Auburn, Alabama, grows quality meats and produce for our farm store, our Community Supported Agriculture program, and local restaurants. If you're in the area, stop by and see us! We now have about 20 acres producing 13 different varieties. Blueberry season lasts from June to August. You can buy our blueberries pre-picked, or you can pick them yourself. You-Pick Blueberries Our blueberry crop is typically ready around mid June. Our weekly hours are posted here and on our Facebook page. You-pick blueberries are $2.50/lb. Buckets will be provided for picking, as well as some shady spots to rest during your time at the farm. Please bring water and wear appropriate clothes. It gets hot out there! We can no longer allow pets on the farm, even with a leash.(UPDATED: June 01, 2023, JBS) (UPDATED: June 14, 2016)
  • Windmill Acres - blackberries, blueberries
    1270 Lee Road 47, Opelika, AL 36804. Phone: 334-745-4338. Email: MICKIEEADES@ATT.NET. Open: Late May-July on Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm, closed on Sunday; UPDATE for 2020: 2020 will likely be their last year of U-pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: 334-703-6369. . 7 MILES S OF OPELIKA ON ST.HWY 51 TURN ON LEE RD 47 1 MILE ON RT. 8 MILE N OF HWY 80 TRAVEL ST. HWY 51 TURN ON LEE RD 47. (ADDED: June 28, 2020, JBS)

Lowndes County

  • Woodruff Lake Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    1147 Owens Road, Lowndesboro, AL 36752. Phone: 850-598-1357. Email: woodrufflakefarm@gmail.com. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were June - mid July; Please call for availability before you come. Directions: AL-8 WUS-80 W to White Hall Road in White Hall Continue on White Hall Road Take Henderson Road to Owens Road Follow to end approximately 6 miles. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . AL-8 W/US-80 W to White Hall Road in White Hall Continue on White Hall Road Take Henderson Road to Owens Road Follow to end approximately 6 miles. (ADDED: March 02, 2015)

Macon County

  • Shady Grove Road Blueberry Patch - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    Macon County Road 81, Tuskegee, AL 36083. Phone: 334-727-1991. Email: sgberrypatch@hotmail.com. Open: Monday - Saturday 8 am to 12 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 334-703-2603. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

Russell County

  • Country Living Farms - - Blueberries, muscadines
    51 Thrash Road, Seale, AL 36875. Phone: 334-855-4311. Email: calthrash@aol.com. Open: Berry season: June 1-August 1, Sunday through Thursday, 9 am to 6 pm, Friday 9 am till noon; Never open Saturday; Call for muscadines or figs. Click here for a map and directions. . From Phenix City & Columbus, GA take 431 S. Left 165. Turn right on 39. Go past stop sign, turn left on Kitetown Road, farm is approx. one-eighth of a mile on left. The name has changed from "Country Living" to "Thrash's Berry Farm."

Tallapoosa County

  • Blueberry Havens - blueberries
    1612 Rainbow Dr, Camp Hill, AL 36850. Phone: (800) 407-5628. Open: 7 days a week Daylight hours. Directions: Near Walnut Hill @ Lake Martin. Go 3 mile on Churchill Rd between highways 49 and 50. For a map log onto the web site. June 14-July 31, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, checks. We are a real, working Alabama Blueberry Farm! We have 220 acres with over twenty thousand plants. We do not use synthetic pesticides, herbicides, nor fungicides.Season is mid June and usually goes into August. Call us to check on availability.We have one gallon buckets for you to pick your berries in for $10 dollars a gallon (2019 price) Please return the buckets because we re-use them. You may bring your own containers to pick with or to carry the berries home with you. We also have bags for you to take them home in. We will pick them for you for $17 dollars a gallon (2019 price). Please call ahead for availability. We like cash or checks. (UPDATED: June 25, 2019, JBS)
  • George R. Carlton - - Blueberries
    835 Pinecrest Drive, Alexander City, AL 35010. Phone: (256) 234-2486. Directions: From 280 East to Jackson Gap to Rock Springs. . Click here for a map and directions. June-July, Monday to Saturday, 6 am to 6 pm
  • Taylor's Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    6725 Sanford Road, Alexander, AL 35010. Phone: 256-215-3885. Email: darinc@dishmail.net. Open: Monday thru Saturday by appointment and closed on Sunday; If you would like for them to be picked for you then give a 2 day notice; Thank you. Directions: Call or e-mail for directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Crops are usually available in July, August, September. Blueberries are available the last week of June through mid September.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

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Montgomery and southeastern Alabama Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Montgomery and southeastern Alabama in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Autauga County

  • Melina Hills Farm - blueberries, chestnuts, cucumbers, figs, muscadine grapes, peaches, peppers, pomegranates, summer squash, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    3462 US highway 82 West, Billingsley, AL 36006. Phone: 205-280-8796. Email: melinahillsfarm@outlook.com. Open: Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 205-258-9825. Fax: 205 280 8796. . (ADDED: July 07, 2015)
  • Mims Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    704 Blueberry Hill Road, Prattville, AL 36067. Phone: (334) 361-3187. Email: blueberry1@bellsouth.net. Open: June 1 to July 4 Daylight until Dark. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . $9.00 per gallon. No pre-picked available. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018)
    Comments from a visitor on June 10, 2009: "Great Blueberries! Blueberries are large (the size of grapes). Honor box and buckets near house. Nice people. At the end of the dirt road (blueberry Hill). I can't wait to go pick again!"
  • Poppy's & Patty's Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked
    2143 Al Highway 54 @ 4 Mile Marker, Florala, AL 36442. Phone: (334) 300-8870. Email: hughesco2@yahoo.com. Open: Typical Season is Memorial Day thru 4th of July; Open Daily 7:00 to 7:00 weather permitting. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Typical Season is Memorial Day thru 4th of July; Open Daily 7:00 to 7:00 (weather permitting). We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (ADDED: May 04, 2020)

Barbour County

  • Backyard Orchards - strawberries, blueberries, cotton, flowers, peaches, pumpkins, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, pumpkins, corn maze
    6585 Northeast Hwy 431, Eufaula, AL 36027. Phone: (334) 695-5875. Email: BACKYARDORCHARDS@HOTMAIL.COM. Open: Call for hours. Click here for a map and directions. . Strawberry season runs from late March to early June. We offer U-pick and prepicked berries and grow two varieties. Blueberry season runs from early June-August. We offer Upick and prepicked berries! Peach season runs from early June-August. Every year we have a pumpkin patch and corn maze! We grow our own pumpkins including jack o' lanterns, white pumpkins, and fairy tale pumpkins! This year's fall events run from September 27- November 1. Take a wagon ride to the maze, sunflower, cotton, and pumpkin patch. The kids will enjoy playing in our cotton seed wagon and corn bins plus lots more! 2 and under are free. Admission includes one pumpkin per person! We grow many vegetables throughout the season. All a prepicked and sold in the barn. Here's a list of what we grow: Cabbage, Collards, Turnips, Potatoes, Onions, Squash, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Field Corn, Sweet Corn, Peppers, Peas, Okra. Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 25, 2022, JBS) (ADDED: June 7, 2015, JBS)
  • Harris Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    29 Full St, Clayton, AL 36016. Phone: (334)775-8759. Directions: 3 miles north of Clayton on Hwy 239 just past airport. . Click here for a map and directions. June 20-July 31
  • Hidden Acres Fruit Farm - Muscadines, grapes, blueberries, pears, persimmons, mixed vegetables, figs
    133 Hidden Acres Road, Eufaula, AL 36027. Phone: (334) 687-3922. Directions: Turn onto Gammage Rd off Hwy 431. Look for sign. . Click here for a map and directions. May 15-October 1, Daily Daylight hours

Butler County

  • Newton's Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    Hwy 30, Georgiana, AL 36033. Phone: (334) 376-2171. Open: June 6 to July 15, Daily 7 am to 7 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . Located west of Hwy 15 on Hwy 30, 9 miles NW of Georgiana

Chilton County

  • Andrews U-Pick-It Fruit and Vegetable Farm, LLC - apples, blackberries, blueberries, cucumbers, muscadine grapes, melons, pears, peas, watermelons, picnic area you may bring your own food
    54 County Road 13, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 646-0452. Email: helenandrews1961@gmail.com. Open: Typical season is from early May through September: Monday to Friday 8 am to 2 pm; Saturday 8 am to 5 pm; Closed on Sunday. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. 3Andrews U-Pick-It Fruit and Vegetable Farm, LLC Alternate Phone: (334) 301-9159. . (ADDED: June 01, 2018)
  • Doster Farm - blueberries
    6525 County Road 16, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: 205-755-9763. Open: All day7 days a week; Crops available: June and July; Please call before you come. Click here for a map and directions. . All day/7 days a week; Crops available: June and July; Please call before you come. From Clanton, take Al. Hwy. 22, turn left on Co. Road 37, and right on Co. Road 16. Farm is 1/2 mile on left.
  • McCraw Farms - blackberries, blueberries, figs, muscadine grapes, nectarines, peaches, plums, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    7299 County Road 15, Maplesville, AL 36750. Phone: 334-366-4263. Email: mccraw27@bellsouth.net. Open: May 15, through August 15, open 7 days a week from 7am till 6pm. Directions: From Clanton Alabama take highway 22 west about 9 miles to McCraw Peach sign on left turn left at the sign this will be county road 15. Go about 3 miles farm is on the right at McCraw Peach sign. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. . Plums and early peaches ready May 15,nectarines,blackberries ready June 10,blueberries,figs,muscadines ready in july. We also have martin and craft gourds ranging in price from 50 cents to $3. Gourds already painted and or decorated $10 and up.
  • Miller Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    9502 Co. Rd. 15, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 755-3681. Open: June & July, Monday to Saturday daylight to dark; Closed Sundays. Click here for a map and directions. . Corner Al. Hwy. 22 & Co. Rd. 15 (Sardis Rd.), 9 miles west of Clanton.
  • Petals from the Past - blueberries, blackberries, figs, Muscadines, grapes, persimmons, kiwi, flowers
    16034 County Road 29, Jemison, AL 35085. Phone: 205-646-0069. Email: Info@petalsfromthepast.com. Open: 9-5 Tues-Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. Click here for a map and directions. . Please call before you come. Crops available: blueberries (May 21-July 7); Blackberries (June); figs ( Sept.); flowers (seasonal - all summer). The fields are open to u-pick Tuesday-Saturday 9-5 and Sunday from 1-5. Muscadines are now available for u-pick or already picked . Oriental Persimmons and Kiwi are also available. Take Jemison Exit 219 off I-65; travel West to Smokey Hollow Restaurant; left onto County Road 29 for 1 mile.(UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS) (UPDATED: June 13, 2016, JBS) A visitor writes on July 07, 2013: "Very sophisticated operation. They have lots of activities and tours. Run by family. 2 are Horticulturalists. 1 is Dr Arlie Powell, retired from Auburn University. We follow Dr. Powell's recommendations for growing blackberries on trellises for our farm. They also have Asian pears, Muscadines, grapes, satsumas, lemons, kumquats, restrooms, gift shop, tours of the operation"
    Comments from a visitor on June 30, 2008: "Hello, My family and I stopped in Petals of the Past in Thorsby, Alabama to pick blueberries and blackberries yesterday. I have to admit, it's a really neat place, and it is obviously a well-operated business with a highly trained staff, but their prices for U-pick fruit are far higher (in some instances 3x higher) than most of others in the area. I felt slightly taken after paying 5.99 per lb. for u-pick fruit. This morning I called other listings on your site and learned that most were charging in the $6 to $10 range for a gallon of fruit. I know I should have done my homework, but I thought maybe you might want to note this in their listing. thanks" Note: $5.99 per lb is equivalent to about $16/gallon.
  • Roland and Elizabeth Miller Farm - Blueberries.
    9502 County Road 15, Clanton, AL . Phone: 205-755-3681. Open: June and July, Monday to Saturday, daylight to dark. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Utendahl Farm - Blueberries
    5145 County Road 43, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 646-0349. Email: utenken@yahoo.com. Open: June-July; Please call before you come. Click here for a map and directions. . Directions. Travel Highway 31 to Highway 29. Go about 2 miles and turn left on County Road 43. First house on left.

Coffee County

  • Leaky Brooke Farm - Blueberries
    1915 Co Rd 330, Elba, AL 36323. Phone: (334) 248-9087. Email: leakybrookfarm2@yahoo.com. Open: from mid June 7 days a week, Please call ahead, times vary due to availability. Click here for a map and directions. . 198 N of Elba, right on Co Rd 330. Farm on left. (ADDED: June 21, 2018, JBS)
  • Windy Acres Farm - blackberries, blueberries, figs, pears, pecans ,
    3457 County Road 708, Enterprise, AL 36330. Phone: 334-347-2436. Open: Closed in 2013; Call for Hours in 2014!. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Thanks so much to all our loyal patrons over the last few years, we have thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all and eating the wonderful bounty of this farm! Currently, Windy Acres is in the process of switching to new owners. Please stay tuned for upcoming news from the new owners in 2014!.

Coosa County

  • Jack's Blueberry Hill - Blueberries
    Rt 1, Box 282, Equality, AL 36026. Phone: (334) 541-3167. Open: June, July, Aug, Daily Daylight hours. Directions: Coosa Rd 2 East of Equality. From Montgomery 231 N to Hwy 9 to Elmore Co Rd 55 E to Coosa Rd 2, .3 miles left. . Click here for a map and directions.
  • John G. Neighbors - Peaches, blackberries, blueberries, apples, mayhaws
    3730 Old Dark Road, Alex City, AL 35010. Phone: (256) 234-3634. Open: May 1-Nov 15, Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm. Directions: 8 mile marker on State Hwy 259, halfway between Alexander City & Equality. . Click here for a map and directions. . Phone: (256) 212-2003
  • Oakachoy Nursery and Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    363 Coosa County Road 98, Equality, AL 36026. Phone: 334-541-3208. Email: upickblueberry@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday, from 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: From Montgomery: Highway 231 North to Highway 9 North. About 17 miles from the beginning of Highway 9. Turn left on County Road 98 in Equality. It is the old County Road 2 West. County Road 98 is not on GPS. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . They may also have blueberry plants and other shrubs, trees and plants for sale. The ONLY pyo crop offered is blueberries.(UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS) ADDED: December 18, 2007)
  • Rogers Berry Farm - Blueberries
    P O Box 266, Goodwater, AL 35072. Phone: (256) 839-5338. Email: NOELL.ROGERS@GMAIL.COM. Open: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 5 pm to dark or by appt. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: (256) 839-5042. . 1.5 mi. south of Goodwater Hwy 9, Across from car wash.

Covington County

  • Garden of Eden - Organic Blueberries, U-pick or already picked
    21980 U.S. Hwy 29, Andalusia, AL 36420. Phone: 334-222-0751. Open: if the gate is open, from sunrise to sunset; or if driving by anyway and the gate is open you can pull in and honk your horn; If he is closed because he has to leave or is busy taking off honey, the gate will be closed. Directions: located halfway between Brewton and Andalusia on U.S. Hwy 29 near Mile Marker 23. . Click here for a map and directions. Call ahead as he's only open One acre of organic blueberries owned/operated by OJ Blount. . The picking season is mid June to mid August. He also produces wildflower honey. .
  • H & H Blueberry / The Berry Patch - - Blueberries, scuppernongs
    24777 Rosin Ridge Rd, Red Level, AL 36474. Phone: 334-469-6138. Open: May 25-July 31, Daily Daylight hours Fall. Directions: From Andalusia, take US 84 & turn left on Co Rd 21. Go 2.7 miles, turn right on dirt Road Go .2 miles & farm is on left. From Red Level on Co Rd 7, cross US 84 & go 2.4 miles. Turn left on dirt Rd & go .5 miles. Farm is on right . Click here for a map and directions.

Crenshaw County

Dale county

  • Turner South Farm - - Blueberries (You pick or we pick)
    1996 N Union Avenue, Ozark, AL 36361. Phone: (334) 774-5242. Open: May 25-July 31, Monday to Saturday, 7 am til late afternoon, Friday - 5 pm til dark. Click here for a map and directions. . From caution light on Roy Parker & N Union, 1 mile north on Union Ave.

Elmore County

  • Barber Berry Farm, LLC - blueberries, muscadine, scuppernongs, peppers, persimmons, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, school tours, group reservations
    2362 Alabama River Parkway, Millbrook, AL 36054. Phone: 334-549-4710. Email: kenandanida@barberberryfarm.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, SFMNP Vouchers.
    Barber Berry Farm, LLC Facebook page. . . Berries are usually ripe for picking the first week of June through the middle of July. ome visit our farm in Millbrook, Alabama where you can pick your own pesticide-free blueberries from late May through early July along with pesticide-free muscadine and scuppernongs from late August through September. We also grow a variety of vegetables in our covered outdoor hydroponic garden. We sell these along with our raw honey and Asian persimmons, when in season, at our fruit stand and through our online Produce Shopping List Service. 2019 prices are Blueberries (Late May through Early July) 1/2 gallon bucket: $8 (approx 2.75 lb of fruit)1 gallon bucket: $15 (approx 5.5 lb of fruit)Muscadine and Scuppernongs (Late Aug through early Oct) 1/2 gallon bucket: $6 (approx 2.75 lb of fruit)1 gallon bucket: $10 (approx 5.5 lb of fruit) 3 or more gallons: $ 9 per gallon bucket (UPDATED: October 4, 2020 JBS)
  • J&J Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    394 Windy Ridge Rd, Wetumpka, AL 36093. Phone: 334-306-0948. Email: lkbailey0688@aol.com. Open: Saturday from 7 am to 12 Wednesday and Thursday from 7 am to 12 pm; and on Monday, Tuesday and Friday by appointment. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . (UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS)
  • Oakview Farms - strawberries, blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, events at your location (call for info)
    164 Dewberry Trail, Wetumpka, AL 36093. Phone: 334-567-9221. Email: oakview164@aol.com. Open: See their Facebook page link below for current strawberry and blueberry upick info; For blueberry U Pick, days open are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7 am to 1 pm. Directions: From US Highway 231 North in Wetumpka, turn onto Redland Road and go straight up the hill 5.3 miles. Oakview Farms sign will be on the corner of Redland Road and Dewberry Trail. Store is first driveway on Dewberry Trail. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Oakview Farms Facebook page. . See their Facebook page (link below) for current strawberry and blueberry upick info; For blueberry U Pick, days open are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7 am to 1 pm. Fresh stone ground grains, lettuces, honey, free range eggs available year around. Fall organic vegetables available. Granary has a stone burr gristmill, general store and whole grain source, we also offer seasonal fruits and vegetables, Upicks, raw local honey, and more. believes in food safety and quality, sustainably grown vegetables and fruits, chemical free and organic grains, our raw honey, fresh farm eggs, and more. (UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS)
  • Porters Place - Blueberries, figs, Grapes, Pears, Persimmons, Muscadines
    3865 Central Plank Road, Wetumpka, AL 36092. Phone: 334-514-9642. Open: from mid-June to October, call for hours and availability. Click here for a map and directions. . 3 AND 6/10 MILES FROM THE BEGINNING OF ALABAMA HIGHWAY 9 (INTERSECTION US 231 NORTH OF WETUMPKA) ON THE LEFT SIDE OF ROAD.

Geneva County

  • Four R Farms - blackberries, blueberries, herbs or spices, muscadine grapes, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand
    5255 South County Road 85, Slocomb, AL 36375. Phone: 334-886-3394. Email: bradley.reeder@gmail.com. Open: Call for hours. Directions: Call for directions so we can get you here the quickest way possible. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 334-886-3396. . Our berries are insecticide free and so are the herbs.
  • Haynes Berry Patch - - Blueberries
    542 Johnson Road, Samson, AL 36477. Phone: (334) 684-2706. Email: FORRESTHAYNES@GMAIL.COM. Open: May 20 - July 15, Daily 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: Hwy 52 halfway between Samson & Geneva at caution light, turn South. Follow signs . Click here for a map and directions. .

Henry County

  • Blues Brothers Orchards - blueberries,
    255 Co Rd 49, Headland, AL 36345. Phone: 334-726-9008. Open: call to verify on times. Directions: Hiway 431 Headland AL, take county road 99 to county road 8,2 miles on left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Crops are usually available in June, July. Blueberry festival typically in late June.

Houston County

  • Whispering Pines Ranch - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    1656 Cephus Rollins Road, Columbia, AL 36319. Phone: (334) 796-8165. Open: June 1 to July 4; We are open 7 days a week from daybreak until sunset as long as the berries are ripe; Please call for availability. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Ross Clark Circle in Dothan, AL, head East on State Highway 52 for approximately 14 miles to mile marker 78 at County Road 33. Turn right on County Road 33. The orchard is 7/10ths of a mile down on the left.

Lee County

  • Allen's Blueberries - blueberries, muscadine grapes,
    2906 Old Columbus Road, Opelika, AL 36804. Phone: 334-275=2347. Email: billyallen38@gmail.com. Open: June 15 till August 15 day light till dark 7 days. Directions: 2906 old columbus road opelika al. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: October 07, 2019)
  • Randle Farms - Blueberries, honey, tomatoes, peppers, herbs. Call for other items
    9215 Lee Rd 54, Auburn, AL 36380. Phone: (334) 749-1073. Open: Please see our website for hours of operations. Directions: I-85 to exit 58, go east on Gateway Dr to dead end. Turn right on Lee Rd 54 to 4-way stop. Farm is 3 miles on left. . In addition to seasonal PYO . Click here for a map and directions. . crops, near Auburn, Alabama, grows quality meats and produce for our farm store, our Community Supported Agriculture program, and local restaurants. If you're in the area, stop by and see us! We now have about 20 acres producing 13 different varieties. Blueberry season lasts from June to August. You can buy our blueberries pre-picked, or you can pick them yourself. You-Pick Blueberries Our blueberry crop is typically ready around mid June. Our weekly hours are posted here and on our Facebook page. You-pick blueberries are $2.50/lb. Buckets will be provided for picking, as well as some shady spots to rest during your time at the farm. Please bring water and wear appropriate clothes. It gets hot out there! We can no longer allow pets on the farm, even with a leash.(UPDATED: June 01, 2023, JBS) (UPDATED: June 14, 2016)
  • Windmill Acres - blackberries, blueberries
    1270 Lee Road 47, Opelika, AL 36804. Phone: 334-745-4338. Email: MICKIEEADES@ATT.NET. Open: Late May-July on Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm, closed on Sunday; UPDATE for 2020: 2020 will likely be their last year of U-pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: 334-703-6369. . 7 MILES S OF OPELIKA ON ST.HWY 51 TURN ON LEE RD 47 1 MILE ON RT. 8 MILE N OF HWY 80 TRAVEL ST. HWY 51 TURN ON LEE RD 47. (ADDED: June 28, 2020, JBS)

Lowndes County

  • Woodruff Lake Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    1147 Owens Road, Lowndesboro, AL 36752. Phone: 850-598-1357. Email: woodrufflakefarm@gmail.com. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were June - mid July; Please call for availability before you come. Directions: AL-8 WUS-80 W to White Hall Road in White Hall Continue on White Hall Road Take Henderson Road to Owens Road Follow to end approximately 6 miles. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . AL-8 W/US-80 W to White Hall Road in White Hall Continue on White Hall Road Take Henderson Road to Owens Road Follow to end approximately 6 miles. (ADDED: March 02, 2015)

Macon County

  • Shady Grove Road Blueberry Patch - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    Macon County Road 81, Tuskegee, AL 36083. Phone: 334-727-1991. Email: sgberrypatch@hotmail.com. Open: Monday - Saturday 8 am to 12 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 334-703-2603. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

Russell County

  • Country Living Farms - - Blueberries, muscadines
    51 Thrash Road, Seale, AL 36875. Phone: 334-855-4311. Email: calthrash@aol.com. Open: Berry season: June 1-August 1, Sunday through Thursday, 9 am to 6 pm, Friday 9 am till noon; Never open Saturday; Call for muscadines or figs. Click here for a map and directions. . From Phenix City & Columbus, GA take 431 S. Left 165. Turn right on 39. Go past stop sign, turn left on Kitetown Road, farm is approx. one-eighth of a mile on left. The name has changed from "Country Living" to "Thrash's Berry Farm."

Tallapoosa County

  • Blueberry Havens - blueberries
    1612 Rainbow Dr, Camp Hill, AL 36850. Phone: (800) 407-5628. Open: 7 days a week Daylight hours. Directions: Near Walnut Hill @ Lake Martin. Go 3 mile on Churchill Rd between highways 49 and 50. For a map log onto the web site. June 14-July 31, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, checks. We are a real, working Alabama Blueberry Farm! We have 220 acres with over twenty thousand plants. We do not use synthetic pesticides, herbicides, nor fungicides.Season is mid June and usually goes into August. Call us to check on availability.We have one gallon buckets for you to pick your berries in for $10 dollars a gallon (2019 price) Please return the buckets because we re-use them. You may bring your own containers to pick with or to carry the berries home with you. We also have bags for you to take them home in. We will pick them for you for $17 dollars a gallon (2019 price). Please call ahead for availability. We like cash or checks. (UPDATED: June 25, 2019, JBS)
  • George R. Carlton - - Blueberries
    835 Pinecrest Drive, Alexander City, AL 35010. Phone: (256) 234-2486. Directions: From 280 East to Jackson Gap to Rock Springs. . Click here for a map and directions. June-July, Monday to Saturday, 6 am to 6 pm
  • Taylor's Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    6725 Sanford Road, Alexander, AL 35010. Phone: 256-215-3885. Email: darinc@dishmail.net. Open: Monday thru Saturday by appointment and closed on Sunday; If you would like for them to be picked for you then give a 2 day notice; Thank you. Directions: Call or e-mail for directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Crops are usually available in July, August, September. Blueberries are available the last week of June through mid September.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
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Montgomery and southeastern Alabama Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Montgomery and southeastern Alabama in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Autauga County

  • Melina Hills Farm - blueberries, chestnuts, cucumbers, figs, muscadine grapes, peaches, peppers, pomegranates, summer squash, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    3462 US highway 82 West, Billingsley, AL 36006. Phone: 205-280-8796. Email: melinahillsfarm@outlook.com. Open: Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 205-258-9825. Fax: 205 280 8796. . (ADDED: July 07, 2015)
  • Mims Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    704 Blueberry Hill Road, Prattville, AL 36067. Phone: (334) 361-3187. Email: blueberry1@bellsouth.net. Open: June 1 to July 4 Daylight until Dark. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . $9.00 per gallon. No pre-picked available. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018)
    Comments from a visitor on June 10, 2009: "Great Blueberries! Blueberries are large (the size of grapes). Honor box and buckets near house. Nice people. At the end of the dirt road (blueberry Hill). I can't wait to go pick again!"
  • Poppy's & Patty's Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked
    2143 Al Highway 54 @ 4 Mile Marker, Florala, AL 36442. Phone: (334) 300-8870. Email: hughesco2@yahoo.com. Open: Typical Season is Memorial Day thru 4th of July; Open Daily 7:00 to 7:00 weather permitting. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Typical Season is Memorial Day thru 4th of July; Open Daily 7:00 to 7:00 (weather permitting). We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (ADDED: May 04, 2020)

Barbour County

  • Backyard Orchards - strawberries, blueberries, cotton, flowers, peaches, pumpkins, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, pumpkins, corn maze
    6585 Northeast Hwy 431, Eufaula, AL 36027. Phone: (334) 695-5875. Email: BACKYARDORCHARDS@HOTMAIL.COM. Open: Call for hours. Click here for a map and directions. . Strawberry season runs from late March to early June. We offer U-pick and prepicked berries and grow two varieties. Blueberry season runs from early June-August. We offer Upick and prepicked berries! Peach season runs from early June-August. Every year we have a pumpkin patch and corn maze! We grow our own pumpkins including jack o' lanterns, white pumpkins, and fairy tale pumpkins! This year's fall events run from September 27- November 1. Take a wagon ride to the maze, sunflower, cotton, and pumpkin patch. The kids will enjoy playing in our cotton seed wagon and corn bins plus lots more! 2 and under are free. Admission includes one pumpkin per person! We grow many vegetables throughout the season. All a prepicked and sold in the barn. Here's a list of what we grow: Cabbage, Collards, Turnips, Potatoes, Onions, Squash, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Field Corn, Sweet Corn, Peppers, Peas, Okra. Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 25, 2022, JBS) (ADDED: June 7, 2015, JBS)
  • Harris Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    29 Full St, Clayton, AL 36016. Phone: (334)775-8759. Directions: 3 miles north of Clayton on Hwy 239 just past airport. . Click here for a map and directions. June 20-July 31
  • Hidden Acres Fruit Farm - Muscadines, grapes, blueberries, pears, persimmons, mixed vegetables, figs
    133 Hidden Acres Road, Eufaula, AL 36027. Phone: (334) 687-3922. Directions: Turn onto Gammage Rd off Hwy 431. Look for sign. . Click here for a map and directions. May 15-October 1, Daily Daylight hours

Butler County

  • Newton's Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    Hwy 30, Georgiana, AL 36033. Phone: (334) 376-2171. Open: June 6 to July 15, Daily 7 am to 7 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . Located west of Hwy 15 on Hwy 30, 9 miles NW of Georgiana

Chilton County

  • Andrews U-Pick-It Fruit and Vegetable Farm, LLC - apples, blackberries, blueberries, cucumbers, muscadine grapes, melons, pears, peas, watermelons, picnic area you may bring your own food
    54 County Road 13, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 646-0452. Email: helenandrews1961@gmail.com. Open: Typical season is from early May through September: Monday to Friday 8 am to 2 pm; Saturday 8 am to 5 pm; Closed on Sunday. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. 3Andrews U-Pick-It Fruit and Vegetable Farm, LLC Alternate Phone: (334) 301-9159. . (ADDED: June 01, 2018)
  • Doster Farm - blueberries
    6525 County Road 16, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: 205-755-9763. Open: All day7 days a week; Crops available: June and July; Please call before you come. Click here for a map and directions. . All day/7 days a week; Crops available: June and July; Please call before you come. From Clanton, take Al. Hwy. 22, turn left on Co. Road 37, and right on Co. Road 16. Farm is 1/2 mile on left.
  • McCraw Farms - blackberries, blueberries, figs, muscadine grapes, nectarines, peaches, plums, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    7299 County Road 15, Maplesville, AL 36750. Phone: 334-366-4263. Email: mccraw27@bellsouth.net. Open: May 15, through August 15, open 7 days a week from 7am till 6pm. Directions: From Clanton Alabama take highway 22 west about 9 miles to McCraw Peach sign on left turn left at the sign this will be county road 15. Go about 3 miles farm is on the right at McCraw Peach sign. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. . Plums and early peaches ready May 15,nectarines,blackberries ready June 10,blueberries,figs,muscadines ready in july. We also have martin and craft gourds ranging in price from 50 cents to $3. Gourds already painted and or decorated $10 and up.
  • Miller Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    9502 Co. Rd. 15, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 755-3681. Open: June & July, Monday to Saturday daylight to dark; Closed Sundays. Click here for a map and directions. . Corner Al. Hwy. 22 & Co. Rd. 15 (Sardis Rd.), 9 miles west of Clanton.
  • Petals from the Past - blueberries, blackberries, figs, Muscadines, grapes, persimmons, kiwi, flowers
    16034 County Road 29, Jemison, AL 35085. Phone: 205-646-0069. Email: Info@petalsfromthepast.com. Open: 9-5 Tues-Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. Click here for a map and directions. . Please call before you come. Crops available: blueberries (May 21-July 7); Blackberries (June); figs ( Sept.); flowers (seasonal - all summer). The fields are open to u-pick Tuesday-Saturday 9-5 and Sunday from 1-5. Muscadines are now available for u-pick or already picked . Oriental Persimmons and Kiwi are also available. Take Jemison Exit 219 off I-65; travel West to Smokey Hollow Restaurant; left onto County Road 29 for 1 mile.(UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS) (UPDATED: June 13, 2016, JBS) A visitor writes on July 07, 2013: "Very sophisticated operation. They have lots of activities and tours. Run by family. 2 are Horticulturalists. 1 is Dr Arlie Powell, retired from Auburn University. We follow Dr. Powell's recommendations for growing blackberries on trellises for our farm. They also have Asian pears, Muscadines, grapes, satsumas, lemons, kumquats, restrooms, gift shop, tours of the operation"
    Comments from a visitor on June 30, 2008: "Hello, My family and I stopped in Petals of the Past in Thorsby, Alabama to pick blueberries and blackberries yesterday. I have to admit, it's a really neat place, and it is obviously a well-operated business with a highly trained staff, but their prices for U-pick fruit are far higher (in some instances 3x higher) than most of others in the area. I felt slightly taken after paying 5.99 per lb. for u-pick fruit. This morning I called other listings on your site and learned that most were charging in the $6 to $10 range for a gallon of fruit. I know I should have done my homework, but I thought maybe you might want to note this in their listing. thanks" Note: $5.99 per lb is equivalent to about $16/gallon.
  • Roland and Elizabeth Miller Farm - Blueberries.
    9502 County Road 15, Clanton, AL . Phone: 205-755-3681. Open: June and July, Monday to Saturday, daylight to dark. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Utendahl Farm - Blueberries
    5145 County Road 43, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 646-0349. Email: utenken@yahoo.com. Open: June-July; Please call before you come. Click here for a map and directions. . Directions. Travel Highway 31 to Highway 29. Go about 2 miles and turn left on County Road 43. First house on left.

Coffee County

  • Leaky Brooke Farm - Blueberries
    1915 Co Rd 330, Elba, AL 36323. Phone: (334) 248-9087. Email: leakybrookfarm2@yahoo.com. Open: from mid June 7 days a week, Please call ahead, times vary due to availability. Click here for a map and directions. . 198 N of Elba, right on Co Rd 330. Farm on left. (ADDED: June 21, 2018, JBS)
  • Windy Acres Farm - blackberries, blueberries, figs, pears, pecans ,
    3457 County Road 708, Enterprise, AL 36330. Phone: 334-347-2436. Open: Closed in 2013; Call for Hours in 2014!. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Thanks so much to all our loyal patrons over the last few years, we have thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all and eating the wonderful bounty of this farm! Currently, Windy Acres is in the process of switching to new owners. Please stay tuned for upcoming news from the new owners in 2014!.

Coosa County

  • Jack's Blueberry Hill - Blueberries
    Rt 1, Box 282, Equality, AL 36026. Phone: (334) 541-3167. Open: June, July, Aug, Daily Daylight hours. Directions: Coosa Rd 2 East of Equality. From Montgomery 231 N to Hwy 9 to Elmore Co Rd 55 E to Coosa Rd 2, .3 miles left. . Click here for a map and directions.
  • John G. Neighbors - Peaches, blackberries, blueberries, apples, mayhaws
    3730 Old Dark Road, Alex City, AL 35010. Phone: (256) 234-3634. Open: May 1-Nov 15, Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm. Directions: 8 mile marker on State Hwy 259, halfway between Alexander City & Equality. . Click here for a map and directions. . Phone: (256) 212-2003
  • Oakachoy Nursery and Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    363 Coosa County Road 98, Equality, AL 36026. Phone: 334-541-3208. Email: upickblueberry@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday, from 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: From Montgomery: Highway 231 North to Highway 9 North. About 17 miles from the beginning of Highway 9. Turn left on County Road 98 in Equality. It is the old County Road 2 West. County Road 98 is not on GPS. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . They may also have blueberry plants and other shrubs, trees and plants for sale. The ONLY pyo crop offered is blueberries.(UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS) ADDED: December 18, 2007)
  • Rogers Berry Farm - Blueberries
    P O Box 266, Goodwater, AL 35072. Phone: (256) 839-5338. Email: NOELL.ROGERS@GMAIL.COM. Open: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 5 pm to dark or by appt. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: (256) 839-5042. . 1.5 mi. south of Goodwater Hwy 9, Across from car wash.

Covington County

  • Garden of Eden - Organic Blueberries, U-pick or already picked
    21980 U.S. Hwy 29, Andalusia, AL 36420. Phone: 334-222-0751. Open: if the gate is open, from sunrise to sunset; or if driving by anyway and the gate is open you can pull in and honk your horn; If he is closed because he has to leave or is busy taking off honey, the gate will be closed. Directions: located halfway between Brewton and Andalusia on U.S. Hwy 29 near Mile Marker 23. . Click here for a map and directions. Call ahead as he's only open One acre of organic blueberries owned/operated by OJ Blount. . The picking season is mid June to mid August. He also produces wildflower honey. .
  • H & H Blueberry / The Berry Patch - - Blueberries, scuppernongs
    24777 Rosin Ridge Rd, Red Level, AL 36474. Phone: 334-469-6138. Open: May 25-July 31, Daily Daylight hours Fall. Directions: From Andalusia, take US 84 & turn left on Co Rd 21. Go 2.7 miles, turn right on dirt Road Go .2 miles & farm is on left. From Red Level on Co Rd 7, cross US 84 & go 2.4 miles. Turn left on dirt Rd & go .5 miles. Farm is on right . Click here for a map and directions.

Crenshaw County

Dale county

  • Turner South Farm - - Blueberries (You pick or we pick)
    1996 N Union Avenue, Ozark, AL 36361. Phone: (334) 774-5242. Open: May 25-July 31, Monday to Saturday, 7 am til late afternoon, Friday - 5 pm til dark. Click here for a map and directions. . From caution light on Roy Parker & N Union, 1 mile north on Union Ave.

Elmore County

  • Barber Berry Farm, LLC - blueberries, muscadine, scuppernongs, peppers, persimmons, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, school tours, group reservations
    2362 Alabama River Parkway, Millbrook, AL 36054. Phone: 334-549-4710. Email: kenandanida@barberberryfarm.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, SFMNP Vouchers.
    Barber Berry Farm, LLC Facebook page. . . Berries are usually ripe for picking the first week of June through the middle of July. ome visit our farm in Millbrook, Alabama where you can pick your own pesticide-free blueberries from late May through early July along with pesticide-free muscadine and scuppernongs from late August through September. We also grow a variety of vegetables in our covered outdoor hydroponic garden. We sell these along with our raw honey and Asian persimmons, when in season, at our fruit stand and through our online Produce Shopping List Service. 2019 prices are Blueberries (Late May through Early July) 1/2 gallon bucket: $8 (approx 2.75 lb of fruit)1 gallon bucket: $15 (approx 5.5 lb of fruit)Muscadine and Scuppernongs (Late Aug through early Oct) 1/2 gallon bucket: $6 (approx 2.75 lb of fruit)1 gallon bucket: $10 (approx 5.5 lb of fruit) 3 or more gallons: $ 9 per gallon bucket (UPDATED: October 4, 2020 JBS)
  • J&J Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    394 Windy Ridge Rd, Wetumpka, AL 36093. Phone: 334-306-0948. Email: lkbailey0688@aol.com. Open: Saturday from 7 am to 12 Wednesday and Thursday from 7 am to 12 pm; and on Monday, Tuesday and Friday by appointment. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . (UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS)
  • Oakview Farms - strawberries, blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, events at your location (call for info)
    164 Dewberry Trail, Wetumpka, AL 36093. Phone: 334-567-9221. Email: oakview164@aol.com. Open: See their Facebook page link below for current strawberry and blueberry upick info; For blueberry U Pick, days open are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7 am to 1 pm. Directions: From US Highway 231 North in Wetumpka, turn onto Redland Road and go straight up the hill 5.3 miles. Oakview Farms sign will be on the corner of Redland Road and Dewberry Trail. Store is first driveway on Dewberry Trail. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Oakview Farms Facebook page. . See their Facebook page (link below) for current strawberry and blueberry upick info; For blueberry U Pick, days open are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7 am to 1 pm. Fresh stone ground grains, lettuces, honey, free range eggs available year around. Fall organic vegetables available. Granary has a stone burr gristmill, general store and whole grain source, we also offer seasonal fruits and vegetables, Upicks, raw local honey, and more. believes in food safety and quality, sustainably grown vegetables and fruits, chemical free and organic grains, our raw honey, fresh farm eggs, and more. (UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS)
  • Porters Place - Blueberries, figs, Grapes, Pears, Persimmons, Muscadines
    3865 Central Plank Road, Wetumpka, AL 36092. Phone: 334-514-9642. Open: from mid-June to October, call for hours and availability. Click here for a map and directions. . 3 AND 6/10 MILES FROM THE BEGINNING OF ALABAMA HIGHWAY 9 (INTERSECTION US 231 NORTH OF WETUMPKA) ON THE LEFT SIDE OF ROAD.

Geneva County

  • Four R Farms - blackberries, blueberries, herbs or spices, muscadine grapes, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand
    5255 South County Road 85, Slocomb, AL 36375. Phone: 334-886-3394. Email: bradley.reeder@gmail.com. Open: Call for hours. Directions: Call for directions so we can get you here the quickest way possible. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 334-886-3396. . Our berries are insecticide free and so are the herbs.
  • Haynes Berry Patch - - Blueberries
    542 Johnson Road, Samson, AL 36477. Phone: (334) 684-2706. Email: FORRESTHAYNES@GMAIL.COM. Open: May 20 - July 15, Daily 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: Hwy 52 halfway between Samson & Geneva at caution light, turn South. Follow signs . Click here for a map and directions. .

Henry County

  • Blues Brothers Orchards - blueberries,
    255 Co Rd 49, Headland, AL 36345. Phone: 334-726-9008. Open: call to verify on times. Directions: Hiway 431 Headland AL, take county road 99 to county road 8,2 miles on left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Crops are usually available in June, July. Blueberry festival typically in late June.

Houston County

  • Whispering Pines Ranch - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    1656 Cephus Rollins Road, Columbia, AL 36319. Phone: (334) 796-8165. Open: June 1 to July 4; We are open 7 days a week from daybreak until sunset as long as the berries are ripe; Please call for availability. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Ross Clark Circle in Dothan, AL, head East on State Highway 52 for approximately 14 miles to mile marker 78 at County Road 33. Turn right on County Road 33. The orchard is 7/10ths of a mile down on the left.

Lee County

  • Allen's Blueberries - blueberries, muscadine grapes,
    2906 Old Columbus Road, Opelika, AL 36804. Phone: 334-275=2347. Email: billyallen38@gmail.com. Open: June 15 till August 15 day light till dark 7 days. Directions: 2906 old columbus road opelika al. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: October 07, 2019)
  • Randle Farms - Blueberries, honey, tomatoes, peppers, herbs. Call for other items
    9215 Lee Rd 54, Auburn, AL 36380. Phone: (334) 749-1073. Open: Please see our website for hours of operations. Directions: I-85 to exit 58, go east on Gateway Dr to dead end. Turn right on Lee Rd 54 to 4-way stop. Farm is 3 miles on left. . In addition to seasonal PYO . Click here for a map and directions. . crops, near Auburn, Alabama, grows quality meats and produce for our farm store, our Community Supported Agriculture program, and local restaurants. If you're in the area, stop by and see us! We now have about 20 acres producing 13 different varieties. Blueberry season lasts from June to August. You can buy our blueberries pre-picked, or you can pick them yourself. You-Pick Blueberries Our blueberry crop is typically ready around mid June. Our weekly hours are posted here and on our Facebook page. You-pick blueberries are $2.50/lb. Buckets will be provided for picking, as well as some shady spots to rest during your time at the farm. Please bring water and wear appropriate clothes. It gets hot out there! We can no longer allow pets on the farm, even with a leash.(UPDATED: June 01, 2023, JBS) (UPDATED: June 14, 2016)
  • Windmill Acres - blackberries, blueberries
    1270 Lee Road 47, Opelika, AL 36804. Phone: 334-745-4338. Email: MICKIEEADES@ATT.NET. Open: Late May-July on Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm, closed on Sunday; UPDATE for 2020: 2020 will likely be their last year of U-pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: 334-703-6369. . 7 MILES S OF OPELIKA ON ST.HWY 51 TURN ON LEE RD 47 1 MILE ON RT. 8 MILE N OF HWY 80 TRAVEL ST. HWY 51 TURN ON LEE RD 47. (ADDED: June 28, 2020, JBS)

Lowndes County

  • Woodruff Lake Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    1147 Owens Road, Lowndesboro, AL 36752. Phone: 850-598-1357. Email: woodrufflakefarm@gmail.com. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were June - mid July; Please call for availability before you come. Directions: AL-8 WUS-80 W to White Hall Road in White Hall Continue on White Hall Road Take Henderson Road to Owens Road Follow to end approximately 6 miles. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . AL-8 W/US-80 W to White Hall Road in White Hall Continue on White Hall Road Take Henderson Road to Owens Road Follow to end approximately 6 miles. (ADDED: March 02, 2015)

Macon County

  • Shady Grove Road Blueberry Patch - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    Macon County Road 81, Tuskegee, AL 36083. Phone: 334-727-1991. Email: sgberrypatch@hotmail.com. Open: Monday - Saturday 8 am to 12 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 334-703-2603. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

Russell County

  • Country Living Farms - - Blueberries, muscadines
    51 Thrash Road, Seale, AL 36875. Phone: 334-855-4311. Email: calthrash@aol.com. Open: Berry season: June 1-August 1, Sunday through Thursday, 9 am to 6 pm, Friday 9 am till noon; Never open Saturday; Call for muscadines or figs. Click here for a map and directions. . From Phenix City & Columbus, GA take 431 S. Left 165. Turn right on 39. Go past stop sign, turn left on Kitetown Road, farm is approx. one-eighth of a mile on left. The name has changed from "Country Living" to "Thrash's Berry Farm."

Tallapoosa County

  • Blueberry Havens - blueberries
    1612 Rainbow Dr, Camp Hill, AL 36850. Phone: (800) 407-5628. Open: 7 days a week Daylight hours. Directions: Near Walnut Hill @ Lake Martin. Go 3 mile on Churchill Rd between highways 49 and 50. For a map log onto the web site. June 14-July 31, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, checks. We are a real, working Alabama Blueberry Farm! We have 220 acres with over twenty thousand plants. We do not use synthetic pesticides, herbicides, nor fungicides.Season is mid June and usually goes into August. Call us to check on availability.We have one gallon buckets for you to pick your berries in for $10 dollars a gallon (2019 price) Please return the buckets because we re-use them. You may bring your own containers to pick with or to carry the berries home with you. We also have bags for you to take them home in. We will pick them for you for $17 dollars a gallon (2019 price). Please call ahead for availability. We like cash or checks. (UPDATED: June 25, 2019, JBS)
  • George R. Carlton - - Blueberries
    835 Pinecrest Drive, Alexander City, AL 35010. Phone: (256) 234-2486. Directions: From 280 East to Jackson Gap to Rock Springs. . Click here for a map and directions. June-July, Monday to Saturday, 6 am to 6 pm
  • Taylor's Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    6725 Sanford Road, Alexander, AL 35010. Phone: 256-215-3885. Email: darinc@dishmail.net. Open: Monday thru Saturday by appointment and closed on Sunday; If you would like for them to be picked for you then give a 2 day notice; Thank you. Directions: Call or e-mail for directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Crops are usually available in July, August, September. Blueberries are available the last week of June through mid September.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

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Montgomery and southeastern Alabama Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Montgomery and southeastern Alabama in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Autauga County

  • Melina Hills Farm - blueberries, chestnuts, cucumbers, figs, muscadine grapes, peaches, peppers, pomegranates, summer squash, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    3462 US highway 82 West, Billingsley, AL 36006. Phone: 205-280-8796. Email: melinahillsfarm@outlook.com. Open: Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 205-258-9825. Fax: 205 280 8796. . (ADDED: July 07, 2015)
  • Mims Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    704 Blueberry Hill Road, Prattville, AL 36067. Phone: (334) 361-3187. Email: blueberry1@bellsouth.net. Open: June 1 to July 4 Daylight until Dark. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . $9.00 per gallon. No pre-picked available. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018)
    Comments from a visitor on June 10, 2009: "Great Blueberries! Blueberries are large (the size of grapes). Honor box and buckets near house. Nice people. At the end of the dirt road (blueberry Hill). I can't wait to go pick again!"
  • Poppy's & Patty's Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked
    2143 Al Highway 54 @ 4 Mile Marker, Florala, AL 36442. Phone: (334) 300-8870. Email: hughesco2@yahoo.com. Open: Typical Season is Memorial Day thru 4th of July; Open Daily 7:00 to 7:00 weather permitting. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Typical Season is Memorial Day thru 4th of July; Open Daily 7:00 to 7:00 (weather permitting). We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (ADDED: May 04, 2020)

Barbour County

  • Backyard Orchards - strawberries, blueberries, cotton, flowers, peaches, pumpkins, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, pumpkins, corn maze
    6585 Northeast Hwy 431, Eufaula, AL 36027. Phone: (334) 695-5875. Email: BACKYARDORCHARDS@HOTMAIL.COM. Open: Call for hours. Click here for a map and directions. . Strawberry season runs from late March to early June. We offer U-pick and prepicked berries and grow two varieties. Blueberry season runs from early June-August. We offer Upick and prepicked berries! Peach season runs from early June-August. Every year we have a pumpkin patch and corn maze! We grow our own pumpkins including jack o' lanterns, white pumpkins, and fairy tale pumpkins! This year's fall events run from September 27- November 1. Take a wagon ride to the maze, sunflower, cotton, and pumpkin patch. The kids will enjoy playing in our cotton seed wagon and corn bins plus lots more! 2 and under are free. Admission includes one pumpkin per person! We grow many vegetables throughout the season. All a prepicked and sold in the barn. Here's a list of what we grow: Cabbage, Collards, Turnips, Potatoes, Onions, Squash, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Field Corn, Sweet Corn, Peppers, Peas, Okra. Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 25, 2022, JBS) (ADDED: June 7, 2015, JBS)
  • Harris Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    29 Full St, Clayton, AL 36016. Phone: (334)775-8759. Directions: 3 miles north of Clayton on Hwy 239 just past airport. . Click here for a map and directions. June 20-July 31
  • Hidden Acres Fruit Farm - Muscadines, grapes, blueberries, pears, persimmons, mixed vegetables, figs
    133 Hidden Acres Road, Eufaula, AL 36027. Phone: (334) 687-3922. Directions: Turn onto Gammage Rd off Hwy 431. Look for sign. . Click here for a map and directions. May 15-October 1, Daily Daylight hours

Butler County

  • Newton's Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    Hwy 30, Georgiana, AL 36033. Phone: (334) 376-2171. Open: June 6 to July 15, Daily 7 am to 7 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . Located west of Hwy 15 on Hwy 30, 9 miles NW of Georgiana

Chilton County

  • Andrews U-Pick-It Fruit and Vegetable Farm, LLC - apples, blackberries, blueberries, cucumbers, muscadine grapes, melons, pears, peas, watermelons, picnic area you may bring your own food
    54 County Road 13, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 646-0452. Email: helenandrews1961@gmail.com. Open: Typical season is from early May through September: Monday to Friday 8 am to 2 pm; Saturday 8 am to 5 pm; Closed on Sunday. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. 3Andrews U-Pick-It Fruit and Vegetable Farm, LLC Alternate Phone: (334) 301-9159. . (ADDED: June 01, 2018)
  • Doster Farm - blueberries
    6525 County Road 16, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: 205-755-9763. Open: All day7 days a week; Crops available: June and July; Please call before you come. Click here for a map and directions. . All day/7 days a week; Crops available: June and July; Please call before you come. From Clanton, take Al. Hwy. 22, turn left on Co. Road 37, and right on Co. Road 16. Farm is 1/2 mile on left.
  • McCraw Farms - blackberries, blueberries, figs, muscadine grapes, nectarines, peaches, plums, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    7299 County Road 15, Maplesville, AL 36750. Phone: 334-366-4263. Email: mccraw27@bellsouth.net. Open: May 15, through August 15, open 7 days a week from 7am till 6pm. Directions: From Clanton Alabama take highway 22 west about 9 miles to McCraw Peach sign on left turn left at the sign this will be county road 15. Go about 3 miles farm is on the right at McCraw Peach sign. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. . Plums and early peaches ready May 15,nectarines,blackberries ready June 10,blueberries,figs,muscadines ready in july. We also have martin and craft gourds ranging in price from 50 cents to $3. Gourds already painted and or decorated $10 and up.
  • Miller Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    9502 Co. Rd. 15, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 755-3681. Open: June & July, Monday to Saturday daylight to dark; Closed Sundays. Click here for a map and directions. . Corner Al. Hwy. 22 & Co. Rd. 15 (Sardis Rd.), 9 miles west of Clanton.
  • Petals from the Past - blueberries, blackberries, figs, Muscadines, grapes, persimmons, kiwi, flowers
    16034 County Road 29, Jemison, AL 35085. Phone: 205-646-0069. Email: Info@petalsfromthepast.com. Open: 9-5 Tues-Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. Click here for a map and directions. . Please call before you come. Crops available: blueberries (May 21-July 7); Blackberries (June); figs ( Sept.); flowers (seasonal - all summer). The fields are open to u-pick Tuesday-Saturday 9-5 and Sunday from 1-5. Muscadines are now available for u-pick or already picked . Oriental Persimmons and Kiwi are also available. Take Jemison Exit 219 off I-65; travel West to Smokey Hollow Restaurant; left onto County Road 29 for 1 mile.(UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS) (UPDATED: June 13, 2016, JBS) A visitor writes on July 07, 2013: "Very sophisticated operation. They have lots of activities and tours. Run by family. 2 are Horticulturalists. 1 is Dr Arlie Powell, retired from Auburn University. We follow Dr. Powell's recommendations for growing blackberries on trellises for our farm. They also have Asian pears, Muscadines, grapes, satsumas, lemons, kumquats, restrooms, gift shop, tours of the operation"
    Comments from a visitor on June 30, 2008: "Hello, My family and I stopped in Petals of the Past in Thorsby, Alabama to pick blueberries and blackberries yesterday. I have to admit, it's a really neat place, and it is obviously a well-operated business with a highly trained staff, but their prices for U-pick fruit are far higher (in some instances 3x higher) than most of others in the area. I felt slightly taken after paying 5.99 per lb. for u-pick fruit. This morning I called other listings on your site and learned that most were charging in the $6 to $10 range for a gallon of fruit. I know I should have done my homework, but I thought maybe you might want to note this in their listing. thanks" Note: $5.99 per lb is equivalent to about $16/gallon.
  • Roland and Elizabeth Miller Farm - Blueberries.
    9502 County Road 15, Clanton, AL . Phone: 205-755-3681. Open: June and July, Monday to Saturday, daylight to dark. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Utendahl Farm - Blueberries
    5145 County Road 43, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 646-0349. Email: utenken@yahoo.com. Open: June-July; Please call before you come. Click here for a map and directions. . Directions. Travel Highway 31 to Highway 29. Go about 2 miles and turn left on County Road 43. First house on left.

Coffee County

  • Leaky Brooke Farm - Blueberries
    1915 Co Rd 330, Elba, AL 36323. Phone: (334) 248-9087. Email: leakybrookfarm2@yahoo.com. Open: from mid June 7 days a week, Please call ahead, times vary due to availability. Click here for a map and directions. . 198 N of Elba, right on Co Rd 330. Farm on left. (ADDED: June 21, 2018, JBS)
  • Windy Acres Farm - blackberries, blueberries, figs, pears, pecans ,
    3457 County Road 708, Enterprise, AL 36330. Phone: 334-347-2436. Open: Closed in 2013; Call for Hours in 2014!. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Thanks so much to all our loyal patrons over the last few years, we have thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all and eating the wonderful bounty of this farm! Currently, Windy Acres is in the process of switching to new owners. Please stay tuned for upcoming news from the new owners in 2014!.

Coosa County

  • Jack's Blueberry Hill - Blueberries
    Rt 1, Box 282, Equality, AL 36026. Phone: (334) 541-3167. Open: June, July, Aug, Daily Daylight hours. Directions: Coosa Rd 2 East of Equality. From Montgomery 231 N to Hwy 9 to Elmore Co Rd 55 E to Coosa Rd 2, .3 miles left. . Click here for a map and directions.
  • John G. Neighbors - Peaches, blackberries, blueberries, apples, mayhaws
    3730 Old Dark Road, Alex City, AL 35010. Phone: (256) 234-3634. Open: May 1-Nov 15, Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm. Directions: 8 mile marker on State Hwy 259, halfway between Alexander City & Equality. . Click here for a map and directions. . Phone: (256) 212-2003
  • Oakachoy Nursery and Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    363 Coosa County Road 98, Equality, AL 36026. Phone: 334-541-3208. Email: upickblueberry@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday, from 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: From Montgomery: Highway 231 North to Highway 9 North. About 17 miles from the beginning of Highway 9. Turn left on County Road 98 in Equality. It is the old County Road 2 West. County Road 98 is not on GPS. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . They may also have blueberry plants and other shrubs, trees and plants for sale. The ONLY pyo crop offered is blueberries.(UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS) ADDED: December 18, 2007)
  • Rogers Berry Farm - Blueberries
    P O Box 266, Goodwater, AL 35072. Phone: (256) 839-5338. Email: NOELL.ROGERS@GMAIL.COM. Open: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 5 pm to dark or by appt. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: (256) 839-5042. . 1.5 mi. south of Goodwater Hwy 9, Across from car wash.

Covington County

  • Garden of Eden - Organic Blueberries, U-pick or already picked
    21980 U.S. Hwy 29, Andalusia, AL 36420. Phone: 334-222-0751. Open: if the gate is open, from sunrise to sunset; or if driving by anyway and the gate is open you can pull in and honk your horn; If he is closed because he has to leave or is busy taking off honey, the gate will be closed. Directions: located halfway between Brewton and Andalusia on U.S. Hwy 29 near Mile Marker 23. . Click here for a map and directions. Call ahead as he's only open One acre of organic blueberries owned/operated by OJ Blount. . The picking season is mid June to mid August. He also produces wildflower honey. .
  • H & H Blueberry / The Berry Patch - - Blueberries, scuppernongs
    24777 Rosin Ridge Rd, Red Level, AL 36474. Phone: 334-469-6138. Open: May 25-July 31, Daily Daylight hours Fall. Directions: From Andalusia, take US 84 & turn left on Co Rd 21. Go 2.7 miles, turn right on dirt Road Go .2 miles & farm is on left. From Red Level on Co Rd 7, cross US 84 & go 2.4 miles. Turn left on dirt Rd & go .5 miles. Farm is on right . Click here for a map and directions.

Crenshaw County

Dale county

  • Turner South Farm - - Blueberries (You pick or we pick)
    1996 N Union Avenue, Ozark, AL 36361. Phone: (334) 774-5242. Open: May 25-July 31, Monday to Saturday, 7 am til late afternoon, Friday - 5 pm til dark. Click here for a map and directions. . From caution light on Roy Parker & N Union, 1 mile north on Union Ave.

Elmore County

  • Barber Berry Farm, LLC - blueberries, muscadine, scuppernongs, peppers, persimmons, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, school tours, group reservations
    2362 Alabama River Parkway, Millbrook, AL 36054. Phone: 334-549-4710. Email: kenandanida@barberberryfarm.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, SFMNP Vouchers.
    Barber Berry Farm, LLC Facebook page. . . Berries are usually ripe for picking the first week of June through the middle of July. ome visit our farm in Millbrook, Alabama where you can pick your own pesticide-free blueberries from late May through early July along with pesticide-free muscadine and scuppernongs from late August through September. We also grow a variety of vegetables in our covered outdoor hydroponic garden. We sell these along with our raw honey and Asian persimmons, when in season, at our fruit stand and through our online Produce Shopping List Service. 2019 prices are Blueberries (Late May through Early July) 1/2 gallon bucket: $8 (approx 2.75 lb of fruit)1 gallon bucket: $15 (approx 5.5 lb of fruit)Muscadine and Scuppernongs (Late Aug through early Oct) 1/2 gallon bucket: $6 (approx 2.75 lb of fruit)1 gallon bucket: $10 (approx 5.5 lb of fruit) 3 or more gallons: $ 9 per gallon bucket (UPDATED: October 4, 2020 JBS)
  • J&J Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    394 Windy Ridge Rd, Wetumpka, AL 36093. Phone: 334-306-0948. Email: lkbailey0688@aol.com. Open: Saturday from 7 am to 12 Wednesday and Thursday from 7 am to 12 pm; and on Monday, Tuesday and Friday by appointment. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . (UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS)
  • Oakview Farms - strawberries, blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, events at your location (call for info)
    164 Dewberry Trail, Wetumpka, AL 36093. Phone: 334-567-9221. Email: oakview164@aol.com. Open: See their Facebook page link below for current strawberry and blueberry upick info; For blueberry U Pick, days open are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7 am to 1 pm. Directions: From US Highway 231 North in Wetumpka, turn onto Redland Road and go straight up the hill 5.3 miles. Oakview Farms sign will be on the corner of Redland Road and Dewberry Trail. Store is first driveway on Dewberry Trail. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Oakview Farms Facebook page. . See their Facebook page (link below) for current strawberry and blueberry upick info; For blueberry U Pick, days open are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7 am to 1 pm. Fresh stone ground grains, lettuces, honey, free range eggs available year around. Fall organic vegetables available. Granary has a stone burr gristmill, general store and whole grain source, we also offer seasonal fruits and vegetables, Upicks, raw local honey, and more. believes in food safety and quality, sustainably grown vegetables and fruits, chemical free and organic grains, our raw honey, fresh farm eggs, and more. (UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS)
  • Porters Place - Blueberries, figs, Grapes, Pears, Persimmons, Muscadines
    3865 Central Plank Road, Wetumpka, AL 36092. Phone: 334-514-9642. Open: from mid-June to October, call for hours and availability. Click here for a map and directions. . 3 AND 6/10 MILES FROM THE BEGINNING OF ALABAMA HIGHWAY 9 (INTERSECTION US 231 NORTH OF WETUMPKA) ON THE LEFT SIDE OF ROAD.

Geneva County

  • Four R Farms - blackberries, blueberries, herbs or spices, muscadine grapes, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand
    5255 South County Road 85, Slocomb, AL 36375. Phone: 334-886-3394. Email: bradley.reeder@gmail.com. Open: Call for hours. Directions: Call for directions so we can get you here the quickest way possible. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 334-886-3396. . Our berries are insecticide free and so are the herbs.
  • Haynes Berry Patch - - Blueberries
    542 Johnson Road, Samson, AL 36477. Phone: (334) 684-2706. Email: FORRESTHAYNES@GMAIL.COM. Open: May 20 - July 15, Daily 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: Hwy 52 halfway between Samson & Geneva at caution light, turn South. Follow signs . Click here for a map and directions. .

Henry County

  • Blues Brothers Orchards - blueberries,
    255 Co Rd 49, Headland, AL 36345. Phone: 334-726-9008. Open: call to verify on times. Directions: Hiway 431 Headland AL, take county road 99 to county road 8,2 miles on left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Crops are usually available in June, July. Blueberry festival typically in late June.

Houston County

  • Whispering Pines Ranch - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    1656 Cephus Rollins Road, Columbia, AL 36319. Phone: (334) 796-8165. Open: June 1 to July 4; We are open 7 days a week from daybreak until sunset as long as the berries are ripe; Please call for availability. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Ross Clark Circle in Dothan, AL, head East on State Highway 52 for approximately 14 miles to mile marker 78 at County Road 33. Turn right on County Road 33. The orchard is 7/10ths of a mile down on the left.

Lee County

  • Allen's Blueberries - blueberries, muscadine grapes,
    2906 Old Columbus Road, Opelika, AL 36804. Phone: 334-275=2347. Email: billyallen38@gmail.com. Open: June 15 till August 15 day light till dark 7 days. Directions: 2906 old columbus road opelika al. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: October 07, 2019)
  • Randle Farms - Blueberries, honey, tomatoes, peppers, herbs. Call for other items
    9215 Lee Rd 54, Auburn, AL 36380. Phone: (334) 749-1073. Open: Please see our website for hours of operations. Directions: I-85 to exit 58, go east on Gateway Dr to dead end. Turn right on Lee Rd 54 to 4-way stop. Farm is 3 miles on left. . In addition to seasonal PYO . Click here for a map and directions. . crops, near Auburn, Alabama, grows quality meats and produce for our farm store, our Community Supported Agriculture program, and local restaurants. If you're in the area, stop by and see us! We now have about 20 acres producing 13 different varieties. Blueberry season lasts from June to August. You can buy our blueberries pre-picked, or you can pick them yourself. You-Pick Blueberries Our blueberry crop is typically ready around mid June. Our weekly hours are posted here and on our Facebook page. You-pick blueberries are $2.50/lb. Buckets will be provided for picking, as well as some shady spots to rest during your time at the farm. Please bring water and wear appropriate clothes. It gets hot out there! We can no longer allow pets on the farm, even with a leash.(UPDATED: June 01, 2023, JBS) (UPDATED: June 14, 2016)
  • Windmill Acres - blackberries, blueberries
    1270 Lee Road 47, Opelika, AL 36804. Phone: 334-745-4338. Email: MICKIEEADES@ATT.NET. Open: Late May-July on Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm, closed on Sunday; UPDATE for 2020: 2020 will likely be their last year of U-pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: 334-703-6369. . 7 MILES S OF OPELIKA ON ST.HWY 51 TURN ON LEE RD 47 1 MILE ON RT. 8 MILE N OF HWY 80 TRAVEL ST. HWY 51 TURN ON LEE RD 47. (ADDED: June 28, 2020, JBS)

Lowndes County

  • Woodruff Lake Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    1147 Owens Road, Lowndesboro, AL 36752. Phone: 850-598-1357. Email: woodrufflakefarm@gmail.com. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were June - mid July; Please call for availability before you come. Directions: AL-8 WUS-80 W to White Hall Road in White Hall Continue on White Hall Road Take Henderson Road to Owens Road Follow to end approximately 6 miles. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . AL-8 W/US-80 W to White Hall Road in White Hall Continue on White Hall Road Take Henderson Road to Owens Road Follow to end approximately 6 miles. (ADDED: March 02, 2015)

Macon County

  • Shady Grove Road Blueberry Patch - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    Macon County Road 81, Tuskegee, AL 36083. Phone: 334-727-1991. Email: sgberrypatch@hotmail.com. Open: Monday - Saturday 8 am to 12 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 334-703-2603. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

Russell County

  • Country Living Farms - - Blueberries, muscadines
    51 Thrash Road, Seale, AL 36875. Phone: 334-855-4311. Email: calthrash@aol.com. Open: Berry season: June 1-August 1, Sunday through Thursday, 9 am to 6 pm, Friday 9 am till noon; Never open Saturday; Call for muscadines or figs. Click here for a map and directions. . From Phenix City & Columbus, GA take 431 S. Left 165. Turn right on 39. Go past stop sign, turn left on Kitetown Road, farm is approx. one-eighth of a mile on left. The name has changed from "Country Living" to "Thrash's Berry Farm."

Tallapoosa County

  • Blueberry Havens - blueberries
    1612 Rainbow Dr, Camp Hill, AL 36850. Phone: (800) 407-5628. Open: 7 days a week Daylight hours. Directions: Near Walnut Hill @ Lake Martin. Go 3 mile on Churchill Rd between highways 49 and 50. For a map log onto the web site. June 14-July 31, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, checks. We are a real, working Alabama Blueberry Farm! We have 220 acres with over twenty thousand plants. We do not use synthetic pesticides, herbicides, nor fungicides.Season is mid June and usually goes into August. Call us to check on availability.We have one gallon buckets for you to pick your berries in for $10 dollars a gallon (2019 price) Please return the buckets because we re-use them. You may bring your own containers to pick with or to carry the berries home with you. We also have bags for you to take them home in. We will pick them for you for $17 dollars a gallon (2019 price). Please call ahead for availability. We like cash or checks. (UPDATED: June 25, 2019, JBS)
  • George R. Carlton - - Blueberries
    835 Pinecrest Drive, Alexander City, AL 35010. Phone: (256) 234-2486. Directions: From 280 East to Jackson Gap to Rock Springs. . Click here for a map and directions. June-July, Monday to Saturday, 6 am to 6 pm
  • Taylor's Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    6725 Sanford Road, Alexander, AL 35010. Phone: 256-215-3885. Email: darinc@dishmail.net. Open: Monday thru Saturday by appointment and closed on Sunday; If you would like for them to be picked for you then give a 2 day notice; Thank you. Directions: Call or e-mail for directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Crops are usually available in July, August, September. Blueberries are available the last week of June through mid September.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
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Montgomery and southeastern Alabama Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Montgomery and southeastern Alabama in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Autauga County

  • Melina Hills Farm - blueberries, chestnuts, cucumbers, figs, muscadine grapes, peaches, peppers, pomegranates, summer squash, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    3462 US highway 82 West, Billingsley, AL 36006. Phone: 205-280-8796. Email: melinahillsfarm@outlook.com. Open: Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 205-258-9825. Fax: 205 280 8796. . (ADDED: July 07, 2015)
  • Mims Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    704 Blueberry Hill Road, Prattville, AL 36067. Phone: (334) 361-3187. Email: blueberry1@bellsouth.net. Open: June 1 to July 4 Daylight until Dark. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . $9.00 per gallon. No pre-picked available. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018)
    Comments from a visitor on June 10, 2009: "Great Blueberries! Blueberries are large (the size of grapes). Honor box and buckets near house. Nice people. At the end of the dirt road (blueberry Hill). I can't wait to go pick again!"
  • Poppy's & Patty's Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked
    2143 Al Highway 54 @ 4 Mile Marker, Florala, AL 36442. Phone: (334) 300-8870. Email: hughesco2@yahoo.com. Open: Typical Season is Memorial Day thru 4th of July; Open Daily 7:00 to 7:00 weather permitting. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Typical Season is Memorial Day thru 4th of July; Open Daily 7:00 to 7:00 (weather permitting). We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (ADDED: May 04, 2020)

Barbour County

  • Backyard Orchards - strawberries, blueberries, cotton, flowers, peaches, pumpkins, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, pumpkins, corn maze
    6585 Northeast Hwy 431, Eufaula, AL 36027. Phone: (334) 695-5875. Email: BACKYARDORCHARDS@HOTMAIL.COM. Open: Call for hours. Click here for a map and directions. . Strawberry season runs from late March to early June. We offer U-pick and prepicked berries and grow two varieties. Blueberry season runs from early June-August. We offer Upick and prepicked berries! Peach season runs from early June-August. Every year we have a pumpkin patch and corn maze! We grow our own pumpkins including jack o' lanterns, white pumpkins, and fairy tale pumpkins! This year's fall events run from September 27- November 1. Take a wagon ride to the maze, sunflower, cotton, and pumpkin patch. The kids will enjoy playing in our cotton seed wagon and corn bins plus lots more! 2 and under are free. Admission includes one pumpkin per person! We grow many vegetables throughout the season. All a prepicked and sold in the barn. Here's a list of what we grow: Cabbage, Collards, Turnips, Potatoes, Onions, Squash, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Field Corn, Sweet Corn, Peppers, Peas, Okra. Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 25, 2022, JBS) (ADDED: June 7, 2015, JBS)
  • Harris Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    29 Full St, Clayton, AL 36016. Phone: (334)775-8759. Directions: 3 miles north of Clayton on Hwy 239 just past airport. . Click here for a map and directions. June 20-July 31
  • Hidden Acres Fruit Farm - Muscadines, grapes, blueberries, pears, persimmons, mixed vegetables, figs
    133 Hidden Acres Road, Eufaula, AL 36027. Phone: (334) 687-3922. Directions: Turn onto Gammage Rd off Hwy 431. Look for sign. . Click here for a map and directions. May 15-October 1, Daily Daylight hours

Butler County

  • Newton's Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    Hwy 30, Georgiana, AL 36033. Phone: (334) 376-2171. Open: June 6 to July 15, Daily 7 am to 7 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . Located west of Hwy 15 on Hwy 30, 9 miles NW of Georgiana

Chilton County

  • Andrews U-Pick-It Fruit and Vegetable Farm, LLC - apples, blackberries, blueberries, cucumbers, muscadine grapes, melons, pears, peas, watermelons, picnic area you may bring your own food
    54 County Road 13, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 646-0452. Email: helenandrews1961@gmail.com. Open: Typical season is from early May through September: Monday to Friday 8 am to 2 pm; Saturday 8 am to 5 pm; Closed on Sunday. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. 3Andrews U-Pick-It Fruit and Vegetable Farm, LLC Alternate Phone: (334) 301-9159. . (ADDED: June 01, 2018)
  • Doster Farm - blueberries
    6525 County Road 16, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: 205-755-9763. Open: All day7 days a week; Crops available: June and July; Please call before you come. Click here for a map and directions. . All day/7 days a week; Crops available: June and July; Please call before you come. From Clanton, take Al. Hwy. 22, turn left on Co. Road 37, and right on Co. Road 16. Farm is 1/2 mile on left.
  • McCraw Farms - blackberries, blueberries, figs, muscadine grapes, nectarines, peaches, plums, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    7299 County Road 15, Maplesville, AL 36750. Phone: 334-366-4263. Email: mccraw27@bellsouth.net. Open: May 15, through August 15, open 7 days a week from 7am till 6pm. Directions: From Clanton Alabama take highway 22 west about 9 miles to McCraw Peach sign on left turn left at the sign this will be county road 15. Go about 3 miles farm is on the right at McCraw Peach sign. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. . Plums and early peaches ready May 15,nectarines,blackberries ready June 10,blueberries,figs,muscadines ready in july. We also have martin and craft gourds ranging in price from 50 cents to $3. Gourds already painted and or decorated $10 and up.
  • Miller Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    9502 Co. Rd. 15, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 755-3681. Open: June & July, Monday to Saturday daylight to dark; Closed Sundays. Click here for a map and directions. . Corner Al. Hwy. 22 & Co. Rd. 15 (Sardis Rd.), 9 miles west of Clanton.
  • Petals from the Past - blueberries, blackberries, figs, Muscadines, grapes, persimmons, kiwi, flowers
    16034 County Road 29, Jemison, AL 35085. Phone: 205-646-0069. Email: Info@petalsfromthepast.com. Open: 9-5 Tues-Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. Click here for a map and directions. . Please call before you come. Crops available: blueberries (May 21-July 7); Blackberries (June); figs ( Sept.); flowers (seasonal - all summer). The fields are open to u-pick Tuesday-Saturday 9-5 and Sunday from 1-5. Muscadines are now available for u-pick or already picked . Oriental Persimmons and Kiwi are also available. Take Jemison Exit 219 off I-65; travel West to Smokey Hollow Restaurant; left onto County Road 29 for 1 mile.(UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS) (UPDATED: June 13, 2016, JBS) A visitor writes on July 07, 2013: "Very sophisticated operation. They have lots of activities and tours. Run by family. 2 are Horticulturalists. 1 is Dr Arlie Powell, retired from Auburn University. We follow Dr. Powell's recommendations for growing blackberries on trellises for our farm. They also have Asian pears, Muscadines, grapes, satsumas, lemons, kumquats, restrooms, gift shop, tours of the operation"
    Comments from a visitor on June 30, 2008: "Hello, My family and I stopped in Petals of the Past in Thorsby, Alabama to pick blueberries and blackberries yesterday. I have to admit, it's a really neat place, and it is obviously a well-operated business with a highly trained staff, but their prices for U-pick fruit are far higher (in some instances 3x higher) than most of others in the area. I felt slightly taken after paying 5.99 per lb. for u-pick fruit. This morning I called other listings on your site and learned that most were charging in the $6 to $10 range for a gallon of fruit. I know I should have done my homework, but I thought maybe you might want to note this in their listing. thanks" Note: $5.99 per lb is equivalent to about $16/gallon.
  • Roland and Elizabeth Miller Farm - Blueberries.
    9502 County Road 15, Clanton, AL . Phone: 205-755-3681. Open: June and July, Monday to Saturday, daylight to dark. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Utendahl Farm - Blueberries
    5145 County Road 43, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 646-0349. Email: utenken@yahoo.com. Open: June-July; Please call before you come. Click here for a map and directions. . Directions. Travel Highway 31 to Highway 29. Go about 2 miles and turn left on County Road 43. First house on left.

Coffee County

  • Leaky Brooke Farm - Blueberries
    1915 Co Rd 330, Elba, AL 36323. Phone: (334) 248-9087. Email: leakybrookfarm2@yahoo.com. Open: from mid June 7 days a week, Please call ahead, times vary due to availability. Click here for a map and directions. . 198 N of Elba, right on Co Rd 330. Farm on left. (ADDED: June 21, 2018, JBS)
  • Windy Acres Farm - blackberries, blueberries, figs, pears, pecans ,
    3457 County Road 708, Enterprise, AL 36330. Phone: 334-347-2436. Open: Closed in 2013; Call for Hours in 2014!. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Thanks so much to all our loyal patrons over the last few years, we have thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all and eating the wonderful bounty of this farm! Currently, Windy Acres is in the process of switching to new owners. Please stay tuned for upcoming news from the new owners in 2014!.

Coosa County

  • Jack's Blueberry Hill - Blueberries
    Rt 1, Box 282, Equality, AL 36026. Phone: (334) 541-3167. Open: June, July, Aug, Daily Daylight hours. Directions: Coosa Rd 2 East of Equality. From Montgomery 231 N to Hwy 9 to Elmore Co Rd 55 E to Coosa Rd 2, .3 miles left. . Click here for a map and directions.
  • John G. Neighbors - Peaches, blackberries, blueberries, apples, mayhaws
    3730 Old Dark Road, Alex City, AL 35010. Phone: (256) 234-3634. Open: May 1-Nov 15, Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm. Directions: 8 mile marker on State Hwy 259, halfway between Alexander City & Equality. . Click here for a map and directions. . Phone: (256) 212-2003
  • Oakachoy Nursery and Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    363 Coosa County Road 98, Equality, AL 36026. Phone: 334-541-3208. Email: upickblueberry@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday, from 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: From Montgomery: Highway 231 North to Highway 9 North. About 17 miles from the beginning of Highway 9. Turn left on County Road 98 in Equality. It is the old County Road 2 West. County Road 98 is not on GPS. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . They may also have blueberry plants and other shrubs, trees and plants for sale. The ONLY pyo crop offered is blueberries.(UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS) ADDED: December 18, 2007)
  • Rogers Berry Farm - Blueberries
    P O Box 266, Goodwater, AL 35072. Phone: (256) 839-5338. Email: NOELL.ROGERS@GMAIL.COM. Open: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 5 pm to dark or by appt. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: (256) 839-5042. . 1.5 mi. south of Goodwater Hwy 9, Across from car wash.

Covington County

  • Garden of Eden - Organic Blueberries, U-pick or already picked
    21980 U.S. Hwy 29, Andalusia, AL 36420. Phone: 334-222-0751. Open: if the gate is open, from sunrise to sunset; or if driving by anyway and the gate is open you can pull in and honk your horn; If he is closed because he has to leave or is busy taking off honey, the gate will be closed. Directions: located halfway between Brewton and Andalusia on U.S. Hwy 29 near Mile Marker 23. . Click here for a map and directions. Call ahead as he's only open One acre of organic blueberries owned/operated by OJ Blount. . The picking season is mid June to mid August. He also produces wildflower honey. .
  • H & H Blueberry / The Berry Patch - - Blueberries, scuppernongs
    24777 Rosin Ridge Rd, Red Level, AL 36474. Phone: 334-469-6138. Open: May 25-July 31, Daily Daylight hours Fall. Directions: From Andalusia, take US 84 & turn left on Co Rd 21. Go 2.7 miles, turn right on dirt Road Go .2 miles & farm is on left. From Red Level on Co Rd 7, cross US 84 & go 2.4 miles. Turn left on dirt Rd & go .5 miles. Farm is on right . Click here for a map and directions.

Crenshaw County

Dale county

  • Turner South Farm - - Blueberries (You pick or we pick)
    1996 N Union Avenue, Ozark, AL 36361. Phone: (334) 774-5242. Open: May 25-July 31, Monday to Saturday, 7 am til late afternoon, Friday - 5 pm til dark. Click here for a map and directions. . From caution light on Roy Parker & N Union, 1 mile north on Union Ave.

Elmore County

  • Barber Berry Farm, LLC - blueberries, muscadine, scuppernongs, peppers, persimmons, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, school tours, group reservations
    2362 Alabama River Parkway, Millbrook, AL 36054. Phone: 334-549-4710. Email: kenandanida@barberberryfarm.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, SFMNP Vouchers.
    Barber Berry Farm, LLC Facebook page. . . Berries are usually ripe for picking the first week of June through the middle of July. ome visit our farm in Millbrook, Alabama where you can pick your own pesticide-free blueberries from late May through early July along with pesticide-free muscadine and scuppernongs from late August through September. We also grow a variety of vegetables in our covered outdoor hydroponic garden. We sell these along with our raw honey and Asian persimmons, when in season, at our fruit stand and through our online Produce Shopping List Service. 2019 prices are Blueberries (Late May through Early July) 1/2 gallon bucket: $8 (approx 2.75 lb of fruit)1 gallon bucket: $15 (approx 5.5 lb of fruit)Muscadine and Scuppernongs (Late Aug through early Oct) 1/2 gallon bucket: $6 (approx 2.75 lb of fruit)1 gallon bucket: $10 (approx 5.5 lb of fruit) 3 or more gallons: $ 9 per gallon bucket (UPDATED: October 4, 2020 JBS)
  • J&J Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    394 Windy Ridge Rd, Wetumpka, AL 36093. Phone: 334-306-0948. Email: lkbailey0688@aol.com. Open: Saturday from 7 am to 12 Wednesday and Thursday from 7 am to 12 pm; and on Monday, Tuesday and Friday by appointment. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . (UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS)
  • Oakview Farms - strawberries, blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, events at your location (call for info)
    164 Dewberry Trail, Wetumpka, AL 36093. Phone: 334-567-9221. Email: oakview164@aol.com. Open: See their Facebook page link below for current strawberry and blueberry upick info; For blueberry U Pick, days open are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7 am to 1 pm. Directions: From US Highway 231 North in Wetumpka, turn onto Redland Road and go straight up the hill 5.3 miles. Oakview Farms sign will be on the corner of Redland Road and Dewberry Trail. Store is first driveway on Dewberry Trail. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Oakview Farms Facebook page. . See their Facebook page (link below) for current strawberry and blueberry upick info; For blueberry U Pick, days open are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7 am to 1 pm. Fresh stone ground grains, lettuces, honey, free range eggs available year around. Fall organic vegetables available. Granary has a stone burr gristmill, general store and whole grain source, we also offer seasonal fruits and vegetables, Upicks, raw local honey, and more. believes in food safety and quality, sustainably grown vegetables and fruits, chemical free and organic grains, our raw honey, fresh farm eggs, and more. (UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS)
  • Porters Place - Blueberries, figs, Grapes, Pears, Persimmons, Muscadines
    3865 Central Plank Road, Wetumpka, AL 36092. Phone: 334-514-9642. Open: from mid-June to October, call for hours and availability. Click here for a map and directions. . 3 AND 6/10 MILES FROM THE BEGINNING OF ALABAMA HIGHWAY 9 (INTERSECTION US 231 NORTH OF WETUMPKA) ON THE LEFT SIDE OF ROAD.

Geneva County

  • Four R Farms - blackberries, blueberries, herbs or spices, muscadine grapes, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand
    5255 South County Road 85, Slocomb, AL 36375. Phone: 334-886-3394. Email: bradley.reeder@gmail.com. Open: Call for hours. Directions: Call for directions so we can get you here the quickest way possible. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 334-886-3396. . Our berries are insecticide free and so are the herbs.
  • Haynes Berry Patch - - Blueberries
    542 Johnson Road, Samson, AL 36477. Phone: (334) 684-2706. Email: FORRESTHAYNES@GMAIL.COM. Open: May 20 - July 15, Daily 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: Hwy 52 halfway between Samson & Geneva at caution light, turn South. Follow signs . Click here for a map and directions. .

Henry County

  • Blues Brothers Orchards - blueberries,
    255 Co Rd 49, Headland, AL 36345. Phone: 334-726-9008. Open: call to verify on times. Directions: Hiway 431 Headland AL, take county road 99 to county road 8,2 miles on left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Crops are usually available in June, July. Blueberry festival typically in late June.

Houston County

  • Whispering Pines Ranch - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    1656 Cephus Rollins Road, Columbia, AL 36319. Phone: (334) 796-8165. Open: June 1 to July 4; We are open 7 days a week from daybreak until sunset as long as the berries are ripe; Please call for availability. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Ross Clark Circle in Dothan, AL, head East on State Highway 52 for approximately 14 miles to mile marker 78 at County Road 33. Turn right on County Road 33. The orchard is 7/10ths of a mile down on the left.

Lee County

  • Allen's Blueberries - blueberries, muscadine grapes,
    2906 Old Columbus Road, Opelika, AL 36804. Phone: 334-275=2347. Email: billyallen38@gmail.com. Open: June 15 till August 15 day light till dark 7 days. Directions: 2906 old columbus road opelika al. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: October 07, 2019)
  • Randle Farms - Blueberries, honey, tomatoes, peppers, herbs. Call for other items
    9215 Lee Rd 54, Auburn, AL 36380. Phone: (334) 749-1073. Open: Please see our website for hours of operations. Directions: I-85 to exit 58, go east on Gateway Dr to dead end. Turn right on Lee Rd 54 to 4-way stop. Farm is 3 miles on left. . In addition to seasonal PYO . Click here for a map and directions. . crops, near Auburn, Alabama, grows quality meats and produce for our farm store, our Community Supported Agriculture program, and local restaurants. If you're in the area, stop by and see us! We now have about 20 acres producing 13 different varieties. Blueberry season lasts from June to August. You can buy our blueberries pre-picked, or you can pick them yourself. You-Pick Blueberries Our blueberry crop is typically ready around mid June. Our weekly hours are posted here and on our Facebook page. You-pick blueberries are $2.50/lb. Buckets will be provided for picking, as well as some shady spots to rest during your time at the farm. Please bring water and wear appropriate clothes. It gets hot out there! We can no longer allow pets on the farm, even with a leash.(UPDATED: June 01, 2023, JBS) (UPDATED: June 14, 2016)
  • Windmill Acres - blackberries, blueberries
    1270 Lee Road 47, Opelika, AL 36804. Phone: 334-745-4338. Email: MICKIEEADES@ATT.NET. Open: Late May-July on Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm, closed on Sunday; UPDATE for 2020: 2020 will likely be their last year of U-pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: 334-703-6369. . 7 MILES S OF OPELIKA ON ST.HWY 51 TURN ON LEE RD 47 1 MILE ON RT. 8 MILE N OF HWY 80 TRAVEL ST. HWY 51 TURN ON LEE RD 47. (ADDED: June 28, 2020, JBS)

Lowndes County

  • Woodruff Lake Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    1147 Owens Road, Lowndesboro, AL 36752. Phone: 850-598-1357. Email: woodrufflakefarm@gmail.com. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were June - mid July; Please call for availability before you come. Directions: AL-8 WUS-80 W to White Hall Road in White Hall Continue on White Hall Road Take Henderson Road to Owens Road Follow to end approximately 6 miles. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . AL-8 W/US-80 W to White Hall Road in White Hall Continue on White Hall Road Take Henderson Road to Owens Road Follow to end approximately 6 miles. (ADDED: March 02, 2015)

Macon County

  • Shady Grove Road Blueberry Patch - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    Macon County Road 81, Tuskegee, AL 36083. Phone: 334-727-1991. Email: sgberrypatch@hotmail.com. Open: Monday - Saturday 8 am to 12 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 334-703-2603. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

Russell County

  • Country Living Farms - - Blueberries, muscadines
    51 Thrash Road, Seale, AL 36875. Phone: 334-855-4311. Email: calthrash@aol.com. Open: Berry season: June 1-August 1, Sunday through Thursday, 9 am to 6 pm, Friday 9 am till noon; Never open Saturday; Call for muscadines or figs. Click here for a map and directions. . From Phenix City & Columbus, GA take 431 S. Left 165. Turn right on 39. Go past stop sign, turn left on Kitetown Road, farm is approx. one-eighth of a mile on left. The name has changed from "Country Living" to "Thrash's Berry Farm."

Tallapoosa County

  • Blueberry Havens - blueberries
    1612 Rainbow Dr, Camp Hill, AL 36850. Phone: (800) 407-5628. Open: 7 days a week Daylight hours. Directions: Near Walnut Hill @ Lake Martin. Go 3 mile on Churchill Rd between highways 49 and 50. For a map log onto the web site. June 14-July 31, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, checks. We are a real, working Alabama Blueberry Farm! We have 220 acres with over twenty thousand plants. We do not use synthetic pesticides, herbicides, nor fungicides.Season is mid June and usually goes into August. Call us to check on availability.We have one gallon buckets for you to pick your berries in for $10 dollars a gallon (2019 price) Please return the buckets because we re-use them. You may bring your own containers to pick with or to carry the berries home with you. We also have bags for you to take them home in. We will pick them for you for $17 dollars a gallon (2019 price). Please call ahead for availability. We like cash or checks. (UPDATED: June 25, 2019, JBS)
  • George R. Carlton - - Blueberries
    835 Pinecrest Drive, Alexander City, AL 35010. Phone: (256) 234-2486. Directions: From 280 East to Jackson Gap to Rock Springs. . Click here for a map and directions. June-July, Monday to Saturday, 6 am to 6 pm
  • Taylor's Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    6725 Sanford Road, Alexander, AL 35010. Phone: 256-215-3885. Email: darinc@dishmail.net. Open: Monday thru Saturday by appointment and closed on Sunday; If you would like for them to be picked for you then give a 2 day notice; Thank you. Directions: Call or e-mail for directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Crops are usually available in July, August, September. Blueberries are available the last week of June through mid September.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

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Montgomery and southeastern Alabama Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Montgomery and southeastern Alabama in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Autauga County

  • Melina Hills Farm - blueberries, chestnuts, cucumbers, figs, muscadine grapes, peaches, peppers, pomegranates, summer squash, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    3462 US highway 82 West, Billingsley, AL 36006. Phone: 205-280-8796. Email: melinahillsfarm@outlook.com. Open: Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 205-258-9825. Fax: 205 280 8796. . (ADDED: July 07, 2015)
  • Mims Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    704 Blueberry Hill Road, Prattville, AL 36067. Phone: (334) 361-3187. Email: blueberry1@bellsouth.net. Open: June 1 to July 4 Daylight until Dark. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . $9.00 per gallon. No pre-picked available. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018)
    Comments from a visitor on June 10, 2009: "Great Blueberries! Blueberries are large (the size of grapes). Honor box and buckets near house. Nice people. At the end of the dirt road (blueberry Hill). I can't wait to go pick again!"
  • Poppy's & Patty's Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked
    2143 Al Highway 54 @ 4 Mile Marker, Florala, AL 36442. Phone: (334) 300-8870. Email: hughesco2@yahoo.com. Open: Typical Season is Memorial Day thru 4th of July; Open Daily 7:00 to 7:00 weather permitting. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Typical Season is Memorial Day thru 4th of July; Open Daily 7:00 to 7:00 (weather permitting). We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (ADDED: May 04, 2020)

Barbour County

  • Backyard Orchards - strawberries, blueberries, cotton, flowers, peaches, pumpkins, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, pumpkins, corn maze
    6585 Northeast Hwy 431, Eufaula, AL 36027. Phone: (334) 695-5875. Email: BACKYARDORCHARDS@HOTMAIL.COM. Open: Call for hours. Click here for a map and directions. . Strawberry season runs from late March to early June. We offer U-pick and prepicked berries and grow two varieties. Blueberry season runs from early June-August. We offer Upick and prepicked berries! Peach season runs from early June-August. Every year we have a pumpkin patch and corn maze! We grow our own pumpkins including jack o' lanterns, white pumpkins, and fairy tale pumpkins! This year's fall events run from September 27- November 1. Take a wagon ride to the maze, sunflower, cotton, and pumpkin patch. The kids will enjoy playing in our cotton seed wagon and corn bins plus lots more! 2 and under are free. Admission includes one pumpkin per person! We grow many vegetables throughout the season. All a prepicked and sold in the barn. Here's a list of what we grow: Cabbage, Collards, Turnips, Potatoes, Onions, Squash, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Field Corn, Sweet Corn, Peppers, Peas, Okra. Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 25, 2022, JBS) (ADDED: June 7, 2015, JBS)
  • Harris Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    29 Full St, Clayton, AL 36016. Phone: (334)775-8759. Directions: 3 miles north of Clayton on Hwy 239 just past airport. . Click here for a map and directions. June 20-July 31
  • Hidden Acres Fruit Farm - Muscadines, grapes, blueberries, pears, persimmons, mixed vegetables, figs
    133 Hidden Acres Road, Eufaula, AL 36027. Phone: (334) 687-3922. Directions: Turn onto Gammage Rd off Hwy 431. Look for sign. . Click here for a map and directions. May 15-October 1, Daily Daylight hours

Butler County

  • Newton's Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    Hwy 30, Georgiana, AL 36033. Phone: (334) 376-2171. Open: June 6 to July 15, Daily 7 am to 7 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . Located west of Hwy 15 on Hwy 30, 9 miles NW of Georgiana

Chilton County

  • Andrews U-Pick-It Fruit and Vegetable Farm, LLC - apples, blackberries, blueberries, cucumbers, muscadine grapes, melons, pears, peas, watermelons, picnic area you may bring your own food
    54 County Road 13, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 646-0452. Email: helenandrews1961@gmail.com. Open: Typical season is from early May through September: Monday to Friday 8 am to 2 pm; Saturday 8 am to 5 pm; Closed on Sunday. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. 3Andrews U-Pick-It Fruit and Vegetable Farm, LLC Alternate Phone: (334) 301-9159. . (ADDED: June 01, 2018)
  • Doster Farm - blueberries
    6525 County Road 16, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: 205-755-9763. Open: All day7 days a week; Crops available: June and July; Please call before you come. Click here for a map and directions. . All day/7 days a week; Crops available: June and July; Please call before you come. From Clanton, take Al. Hwy. 22, turn left on Co. Road 37, and right on Co. Road 16. Farm is 1/2 mile on left.
  • McCraw Farms - blackberries, blueberries, figs, muscadine grapes, nectarines, peaches, plums, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    7299 County Road 15, Maplesville, AL 36750. Phone: 334-366-4263. Email: mccraw27@bellsouth.net. Open: May 15, through August 15, open 7 days a week from 7am till 6pm. Directions: From Clanton Alabama take highway 22 west about 9 miles to McCraw Peach sign on left turn left at the sign this will be county road 15. Go about 3 miles farm is on the right at McCraw Peach sign. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. . Plums and early peaches ready May 15,nectarines,blackberries ready June 10,blueberries,figs,muscadines ready in july. We also have martin and craft gourds ranging in price from 50 cents to $3. Gourds already painted and or decorated $10 and up.
  • Miller Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    9502 Co. Rd. 15, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 755-3681. Open: June & July, Monday to Saturday daylight to dark; Closed Sundays. Click here for a map and directions. . Corner Al. Hwy. 22 & Co. Rd. 15 (Sardis Rd.), 9 miles west of Clanton.
  • Petals from the Past - blueberries, blackberries, figs, Muscadines, grapes, persimmons, kiwi, flowers
    16034 County Road 29, Jemison, AL 35085. Phone: 205-646-0069. Email: Info@petalsfromthepast.com. Open: 9-5 Tues-Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. Click here for a map and directions. . Please call before you come. Crops available: blueberries (May 21-July 7); Blackberries (June); figs ( Sept.); flowers (seasonal - all summer). The fields are open to u-pick Tuesday-Saturday 9-5 and Sunday from 1-5. Muscadines are now available for u-pick or already picked . Oriental Persimmons and Kiwi are also available. Take Jemison Exit 219 off I-65; travel West to Smokey Hollow Restaurant; left onto County Road 29 for 1 mile.(UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS) (UPDATED: June 13, 2016, JBS) A visitor writes on July 07, 2013: "Very sophisticated operation. They have lots of activities and tours. Run by family. 2 are Horticulturalists. 1 is Dr Arlie Powell, retired from Auburn University. We follow Dr. Powell's recommendations for growing blackberries on trellises for our farm. They also have Asian pears, Muscadines, grapes, satsumas, lemons, kumquats, restrooms, gift shop, tours of the operation"
    Comments from a visitor on June 30, 2008: "Hello, My family and I stopped in Petals of the Past in Thorsby, Alabama to pick blueberries and blackberries yesterday. I have to admit, it's a really neat place, and it is obviously a well-operated business with a highly trained staff, but their prices for U-pick fruit are far higher (in some instances 3x higher) than most of others in the area. I felt slightly taken after paying 5.99 per lb. for u-pick fruit. This morning I called other listings on your site and learned that most were charging in the $6 to $10 range for a gallon of fruit. I know I should have done my homework, but I thought maybe you might want to note this in their listing. thanks" Note: $5.99 per lb is equivalent to about $16/gallon.
  • Roland and Elizabeth Miller Farm - Blueberries.
    9502 County Road 15, Clanton, AL . Phone: 205-755-3681. Open: June and July, Monday to Saturday, daylight to dark. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Utendahl Farm - Blueberries
    5145 County Road 43, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 646-0349. Email: utenken@yahoo.com. Open: June-July; Please call before you come. Click here for a map and directions. . Directions. Travel Highway 31 to Highway 29. Go about 2 miles and turn left on County Road 43. First house on left.

Coffee County

  • Leaky Brooke Farm - Blueberries
    1915 Co Rd 330, Elba, AL 36323. Phone: (334) 248-9087. Email: leakybrookfarm2@yahoo.com. Open: from mid June 7 days a week, Please call ahead, times vary due to availability. Click here for a map and directions. . 198 N of Elba, right on Co Rd 330. Farm on left. (ADDED: June 21, 2018, JBS)
  • Windy Acres Farm - blackberries, blueberries, figs, pears, pecans ,
    3457 County Road 708, Enterprise, AL 36330. Phone: 334-347-2436. Open: Closed in 2013; Call for Hours in 2014!. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Thanks so much to all our loyal patrons over the last few years, we have thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all and eating the wonderful bounty of this farm! Currently, Windy Acres is in the process of switching to new owners. Please stay tuned for upcoming news from the new owners in 2014!.

Coosa County

  • Jack's Blueberry Hill - Blueberries
    Rt 1, Box 282, Equality, AL 36026. Phone: (334) 541-3167. Open: June, July, Aug, Daily Daylight hours. Directions: Coosa Rd 2 East of Equality. From Montgomery 231 N to Hwy 9 to Elmore Co Rd 55 E to Coosa Rd 2, .3 miles left. . Click here for a map and directions.
  • John G. Neighbors - Peaches, blackberries, blueberries, apples, mayhaws
    3730 Old Dark Road, Alex City, AL 35010. Phone: (256) 234-3634. Open: May 1-Nov 15, Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm. Directions: 8 mile marker on State Hwy 259, halfway between Alexander City & Equality. . Click here for a map and directions. . Phone: (256) 212-2003
  • Oakachoy Nursery and Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    363 Coosa County Road 98, Equality, AL 36026. Phone: 334-541-3208. Email: upickblueberry@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday, from 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: From Montgomery: Highway 231 North to Highway 9 North. About 17 miles from the beginning of Highway 9. Turn left on County Road 98 in Equality. It is the old County Road 2 West. County Road 98 is not on GPS. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . They may also have blueberry plants and other shrubs, trees and plants for sale. The ONLY pyo crop offered is blueberries.(UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS) ADDED: December 18, 2007)
  • Rogers Berry Farm - Blueberries
    P O Box 266, Goodwater, AL 35072. Phone: (256) 839-5338. Email: NOELL.ROGERS@GMAIL.COM. Open: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 5 pm to dark or by appt. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: (256) 839-5042. . 1.5 mi. south of Goodwater Hwy 9, Across from car wash.

Covington County

  • Garden of Eden - Organic Blueberries, U-pick or already picked
    21980 U.S. Hwy 29, Andalusia, AL 36420. Phone: 334-222-0751. Open: if the gate is open, from sunrise to sunset; or if driving by anyway and the gate is open you can pull in and honk your horn; If he is closed because he has to leave or is busy taking off honey, the gate will be closed. Directions: located halfway between Brewton and Andalusia on U.S. Hwy 29 near Mile Marker 23. . Click here for a map and directions. Call ahead as he's only open One acre of organic blueberries owned/operated by OJ Blount. . The picking season is mid June to mid August. He also produces wildflower honey. .
  • H & H Blueberry / The Berry Patch - - Blueberries, scuppernongs
    24777 Rosin Ridge Rd, Red Level, AL 36474. Phone: 334-469-6138. Open: May 25-July 31, Daily Daylight hours Fall. Directions: From Andalusia, take US 84 & turn left on Co Rd 21. Go 2.7 miles, turn right on dirt Road Go .2 miles & farm is on left. From Red Level on Co Rd 7, cross US 84 & go 2.4 miles. Turn left on dirt Rd & go .5 miles. Farm is on right . Click here for a map and directions.

Crenshaw County

Dale county

  • Turner South Farm - - Blueberries (You pick or we pick)
    1996 N Union Avenue, Ozark, AL 36361. Phone: (334) 774-5242. Open: May 25-July 31, Monday to Saturday, 7 am til late afternoon, Friday - 5 pm til dark. Click here for a map and directions. . From caution light on Roy Parker & N Union, 1 mile north on Union Ave.

Elmore County

  • Barber Berry Farm, LLC - blueberries, muscadine, scuppernongs, peppers, persimmons, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, school tours, group reservations
    2362 Alabama River Parkway, Millbrook, AL 36054. Phone: 334-549-4710. Email: kenandanida@barberberryfarm.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, SFMNP Vouchers.
    Barber Berry Farm, LLC Facebook page. . . Berries are usually ripe for picking the first week of June through the middle of July. ome visit our farm in Millbrook, Alabama where you can pick your own pesticide-free blueberries from late May through early July along with pesticide-free muscadine and scuppernongs from late August through September. We also grow a variety of vegetables in our covered outdoor hydroponic garden. We sell these along with our raw honey and Asian persimmons, when in season, at our fruit stand and through our online Produce Shopping List Service. 2019 prices are Blueberries (Late May through Early July) 1/2 gallon bucket: $8 (approx 2.75 lb of fruit)1 gallon bucket: $15 (approx 5.5 lb of fruit)Muscadine and Scuppernongs (Late Aug through early Oct) 1/2 gallon bucket: $6 (approx 2.75 lb of fruit)1 gallon bucket: $10 (approx 5.5 lb of fruit) 3 or more gallons: $ 9 per gallon bucket (UPDATED: October 4, 2020 JBS)
  • J&J Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    394 Windy Ridge Rd, Wetumpka, AL 36093. Phone: 334-306-0948. Email: lkbailey0688@aol.com. Open: Saturday from 7 am to 12 Wednesday and Thursday from 7 am to 12 pm; and on Monday, Tuesday and Friday by appointment. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . (UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS)
  • Oakview Farms - strawberries, blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, events at your location (call for info)
    164 Dewberry Trail, Wetumpka, AL 36093. Phone: 334-567-9221. Email: oakview164@aol.com. Open: See their Facebook page link below for current strawberry and blueberry upick info; For blueberry U Pick, days open are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7 am to 1 pm. Directions: From US Highway 231 North in Wetumpka, turn onto Redland Road and go straight up the hill 5.3 miles. Oakview Farms sign will be on the corner of Redland Road and Dewberry Trail. Store is first driveway on Dewberry Trail. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Oakview Farms Facebook page. . See their Facebook page (link below) for current strawberry and blueberry upick info; For blueberry U Pick, days open are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7 am to 1 pm. Fresh stone ground grains, lettuces, honey, free range eggs available year around. Fall organic vegetables available. Granary has a stone burr gristmill, general store and whole grain source, we also offer seasonal fruits and vegetables, Upicks, raw local honey, and more. believes in food safety and quality, sustainably grown vegetables and fruits, chemical free and organic grains, our raw honey, fresh farm eggs, and more. (UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS)
  • Porters Place - Blueberries, figs, Grapes, Pears, Persimmons, Muscadines
    3865 Central Plank Road, Wetumpka, AL 36092. Phone: 334-514-9642. Open: from mid-June to October, call for hours and availability. Click here for a map and directions. . 3 AND 6/10 MILES FROM THE BEGINNING OF ALABAMA HIGHWAY 9 (INTERSECTION US 231 NORTH OF WETUMPKA) ON THE LEFT SIDE OF ROAD.

Geneva County

  • Four R Farms - blackberries, blueberries, herbs or spices, muscadine grapes, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand
    5255 South County Road 85, Slocomb, AL 36375. Phone: 334-886-3394. Email: bradley.reeder@gmail.com. Open: Call for hours. Directions: Call for directions so we can get you here the quickest way possible. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 334-886-3396. . Our berries are insecticide free and so are the herbs.
  • Haynes Berry Patch - - Blueberries
    542 Johnson Road, Samson, AL 36477. Phone: (334) 684-2706. Email: FORRESTHAYNES@GMAIL.COM. Open: May 20 - July 15, Daily 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: Hwy 52 halfway between Samson & Geneva at caution light, turn South. Follow signs . Click here for a map and directions. .

Henry County

  • Blues Brothers Orchards - blueberries,
    255 Co Rd 49, Headland, AL 36345. Phone: 334-726-9008. Open: call to verify on times. Directions: Hiway 431 Headland AL, take county road 99 to county road 8,2 miles on left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Crops are usually available in June, July. Blueberry festival typically in late June.

Houston County

  • Whispering Pines Ranch - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    1656 Cephus Rollins Road, Columbia, AL 36319. Phone: (334) 796-8165. Open: June 1 to July 4; We are open 7 days a week from daybreak until sunset as long as the berries are ripe; Please call for availability. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Ross Clark Circle in Dothan, AL, head East on State Highway 52 for approximately 14 miles to mile marker 78 at County Road 33. Turn right on County Road 33. The orchard is 7/10ths of a mile down on the left.

Lee County

  • Allen's Blueberries - blueberries, muscadine grapes,
    2906 Old Columbus Road, Opelika, AL 36804. Phone: 334-275=2347. Email: billyallen38@gmail.com. Open: June 15 till August 15 day light till dark 7 days. Directions: 2906 old columbus road opelika al. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: October 07, 2019)
  • Randle Farms - Blueberries, honey, tomatoes, peppers, herbs. Call for other items
    9215 Lee Rd 54, Auburn, AL 36380. Phone: (334) 749-1073. Open: Please see our website for hours of operations. Directions: I-85 to exit 58, go east on Gateway Dr to dead end. Turn right on Lee Rd 54 to 4-way stop. Farm is 3 miles on left. . In addition to seasonal PYO . Click here for a map and directions. . crops, near Auburn, Alabama, grows quality meats and produce for our farm store, our Community Supported Agriculture program, and local restaurants. If you're in the area, stop by and see us! We now have about 20 acres producing 13 different varieties. Blueberry season lasts from June to August. You can buy our blueberries pre-picked, or you can pick them yourself. You-Pick Blueberries Our blueberry crop is typically ready around mid June. Our weekly hours are posted here and on our Facebook page. You-pick blueberries are $2.50/lb. Buckets will be provided for picking, as well as some shady spots to rest during your time at the farm. Please bring water and wear appropriate clothes. It gets hot out there! We can no longer allow pets on the farm, even with a leash.(UPDATED: June 01, 2023, JBS) (UPDATED: June 14, 2016)
  • Windmill Acres - blackberries, blueberries
    1270 Lee Road 47, Opelika, AL 36804. Phone: 334-745-4338. Email: MICKIEEADES@ATT.NET. Open: Late May-July on Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm, closed on Sunday; UPDATE for 2020: 2020 will likely be their last year of U-pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: 334-703-6369. . 7 MILES S OF OPELIKA ON ST.HWY 51 TURN ON LEE RD 47 1 MILE ON RT. 8 MILE N OF HWY 80 TRAVEL ST. HWY 51 TURN ON LEE RD 47. (ADDED: June 28, 2020, JBS)

Lowndes County

  • Woodruff Lake Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    1147 Owens Road, Lowndesboro, AL 36752. Phone: 850-598-1357. Email: woodrufflakefarm@gmail.com. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were June - mid July; Please call for availability before you come. Directions: AL-8 WUS-80 W to White Hall Road in White Hall Continue on White Hall Road Take Henderson Road to Owens Road Follow to end approximately 6 miles. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . AL-8 W/US-80 W to White Hall Road in White Hall Continue on White Hall Road Take Henderson Road to Owens Road Follow to end approximately 6 miles. (ADDED: March 02, 2015)

Macon County

  • Shady Grove Road Blueberry Patch - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    Macon County Road 81, Tuskegee, AL 36083. Phone: 334-727-1991. Email: sgberrypatch@hotmail.com. Open: Monday - Saturday 8 am to 12 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 334-703-2603. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

Russell County

  • Country Living Farms - - Blueberries, muscadines
    51 Thrash Road, Seale, AL 36875. Phone: 334-855-4311. Email: calthrash@aol.com. Open: Berry season: June 1-August 1, Sunday through Thursday, 9 am to 6 pm, Friday 9 am till noon; Never open Saturday; Call for muscadines or figs. Click here for a map and directions. . From Phenix City & Columbus, GA take 431 S. Left 165. Turn right on 39. Go past stop sign, turn left on Kitetown Road, farm is approx. one-eighth of a mile on left. The name has changed from "Country Living" to "Thrash's Berry Farm."

Tallapoosa County

  • Blueberry Havens - blueberries
    1612 Rainbow Dr, Camp Hill, AL 36850. Phone: (800) 407-5628. Open: 7 days a week Daylight hours. Directions: Near Walnut Hill @ Lake Martin. Go 3 mile on Churchill Rd between highways 49 and 50. For a map log onto the web site. June 14-July 31, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, checks. We are a real, working Alabama Blueberry Farm! We have 220 acres with over twenty thousand plants. We do not use synthetic pesticides, herbicides, nor fungicides.Season is mid June and usually goes into August. Call us to check on availability.We have one gallon buckets for you to pick your berries in for $10 dollars a gallon (2019 price) Please return the buckets because we re-use them. You may bring your own containers to pick with or to carry the berries home with you. We also have bags for you to take them home in. We will pick them for you for $17 dollars a gallon (2019 price). Please call ahead for availability. We like cash or checks. (UPDATED: June 25, 2019, JBS)
  • George R. Carlton - - Blueberries
    835 Pinecrest Drive, Alexander City, AL 35010. Phone: (256) 234-2486. Directions: From 280 East to Jackson Gap to Rock Springs. . Click here for a map and directions. June-July, Monday to Saturday, 6 am to 6 pm
  • Taylor's Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    6725 Sanford Road, Alexander, AL 35010. Phone: 256-215-3885. Email: darinc@dishmail.net. Open: Monday thru Saturday by appointment and closed on Sunday; If you would like for them to be picked for you then give a 2 day notice; Thank you. Directions: Call or e-mail for directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Crops are usually available in July, August, September. Blueberries are available the last week of June through mid September.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
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Montgomery and southeastern Alabama Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Montgomery and southeastern Alabama in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Autauga County

  • Melina Hills Farm - blueberries, chestnuts, cucumbers, figs, muscadine grapes, peaches, peppers, pomegranates, summer squash, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    3462 US highway 82 West, Billingsley, AL 36006. Phone: 205-280-8796. Email: melinahillsfarm@outlook.com. Open: Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 205-258-9825. Fax: 205 280 8796. . (ADDED: July 07, 2015)
  • Mims Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    704 Blueberry Hill Road, Prattville, AL 36067. Phone: (334) 361-3187. Email: blueberry1@bellsouth.net. Open: June 1 to July 4 Daylight until Dark. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . $9.00 per gallon. No pre-picked available. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018)
    Comments from a visitor on June 10, 2009: "Great Blueberries! Blueberries are large (the size of grapes). Honor box and buckets near house. Nice people. At the end of the dirt road (blueberry Hill). I can't wait to go pick again!"
  • Poppy's & Patty's Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked
    2143 Al Highway 54 @ 4 Mile Marker, Florala, AL 36442. Phone: (334) 300-8870. Email: hughesco2@yahoo.com. Open: Typical Season is Memorial Day thru 4th of July; Open Daily 7:00 to 7:00 weather permitting. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Typical Season is Memorial Day thru 4th of July; Open Daily 7:00 to 7:00 (weather permitting). We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (ADDED: May 04, 2020)

Barbour County

  • Backyard Orchards - strawberries, blueberries, cotton, flowers, peaches, pumpkins, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, pumpkins, corn maze
    6585 Northeast Hwy 431, Eufaula, AL 36027. Phone: (334) 695-5875. Email: BACKYARDORCHARDS@HOTMAIL.COM. Open: Call for hours. Click here for a map and directions. . Strawberry season runs from late March to early June. We offer U-pick and prepicked berries and grow two varieties. Blueberry season runs from early June-August. We offer Upick and prepicked berries! Peach season runs from early June-August. Every year we have a pumpkin patch and corn maze! We grow our own pumpkins including jack o' lanterns, white pumpkins, and fairy tale pumpkins! This year's fall events run from September 27- November 1. Take a wagon ride to the maze, sunflower, cotton, and pumpkin patch. The kids will enjoy playing in our cotton seed wagon and corn bins plus lots more! 2 and under are free. Admission includes one pumpkin per person! We grow many vegetables throughout the season. All a prepicked and sold in the barn. Here's a list of what we grow: Cabbage, Collards, Turnips, Potatoes, Onions, Squash, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Field Corn, Sweet Corn, Peppers, Peas, Okra. Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 25, 2022, JBS) (ADDED: June 7, 2015, JBS)
  • Harris Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    29 Full St, Clayton, AL 36016. Phone: (334)775-8759. Directions: 3 miles north of Clayton on Hwy 239 just past airport. . Click here for a map and directions. June 20-July 31
  • Hidden Acres Fruit Farm - Muscadines, grapes, blueberries, pears, persimmons, mixed vegetables, figs
    133 Hidden Acres Road, Eufaula, AL 36027. Phone: (334) 687-3922. Directions: Turn onto Gammage Rd off Hwy 431. Look for sign. . Click here for a map and directions. May 15-October 1, Daily Daylight hours

Butler County

  • Newton's Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    Hwy 30, Georgiana, AL 36033. Phone: (334) 376-2171. Open: June 6 to July 15, Daily 7 am to 7 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . Located west of Hwy 15 on Hwy 30, 9 miles NW of Georgiana

Chilton County

  • Andrews U-Pick-It Fruit and Vegetable Farm, LLC - apples, blackberries, blueberries, cucumbers, muscadine grapes, melons, pears, peas, watermelons, picnic area you may bring your own food
    54 County Road 13, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 646-0452. Email: helenandrews1961@gmail.com. Open: Typical season is from early May through September: Monday to Friday 8 am to 2 pm; Saturday 8 am to 5 pm; Closed on Sunday. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. 3Andrews U-Pick-It Fruit and Vegetable Farm, LLC Alternate Phone: (334) 301-9159. . (ADDED: June 01, 2018)
  • Doster Farm - blueberries
    6525 County Road 16, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: 205-755-9763. Open: All day7 days a week; Crops available: June and July; Please call before you come. Click here for a map and directions. . All day/7 days a week; Crops available: June and July; Please call before you come. From Clanton, take Al. Hwy. 22, turn left on Co. Road 37, and right on Co. Road 16. Farm is 1/2 mile on left.
  • McCraw Farms - blackberries, blueberries, figs, muscadine grapes, nectarines, peaches, plums, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    7299 County Road 15, Maplesville, AL 36750. Phone: 334-366-4263. Email: mccraw27@bellsouth.net. Open: May 15, through August 15, open 7 days a week from 7am till 6pm. Directions: From Clanton Alabama take highway 22 west about 9 miles to McCraw Peach sign on left turn left at the sign this will be county road 15. Go about 3 miles farm is on the right at McCraw Peach sign. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. . Plums and early peaches ready May 15,nectarines,blackberries ready June 10,blueberries,figs,muscadines ready in july. We also have martin and craft gourds ranging in price from 50 cents to $3. Gourds already painted and or decorated $10 and up.
  • Miller Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    9502 Co. Rd. 15, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 755-3681. Open: June & July, Monday to Saturday daylight to dark; Closed Sundays. Click here for a map and directions. . Corner Al. Hwy. 22 & Co. Rd. 15 (Sardis Rd.), 9 miles west of Clanton.
  • Petals from the Past - blueberries, blackberries, figs, Muscadines, grapes, persimmons, kiwi, flowers
    16034 County Road 29, Jemison, AL 35085. Phone: 205-646-0069. Email: Info@petalsfromthepast.com. Open: 9-5 Tues-Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. Click here for a map and directions. . Please call before you come. Crops available: blueberries (May 21-July 7); Blackberries (June); figs ( Sept.); flowers (seasonal - all summer). The fields are open to u-pick Tuesday-Saturday 9-5 and Sunday from 1-5. Muscadines are now available for u-pick or already picked . Oriental Persimmons and Kiwi are also available. Take Jemison Exit 219 off I-65; travel West to Smokey Hollow Restaurant; left onto County Road 29 for 1 mile.(UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS) (UPDATED: June 13, 2016, JBS) A visitor writes on July 07, 2013: "Very sophisticated operation. They have lots of activities and tours. Run by family. 2 are Horticulturalists. 1 is Dr Arlie Powell, retired from Auburn University. We follow Dr. Powell's recommendations for growing blackberries on trellises for our farm. They also have Asian pears, Muscadines, grapes, satsumas, lemons, kumquats, restrooms, gift shop, tours of the operation"
    Comments from a visitor on June 30, 2008: "Hello, My family and I stopped in Petals of the Past in Thorsby, Alabama to pick blueberries and blackberries yesterday. I have to admit, it's a really neat place, and it is obviously a well-operated business with a highly trained staff, but their prices for U-pick fruit are far higher (in some instances 3x higher) than most of others in the area. I felt slightly taken after paying 5.99 per lb. for u-pick fruit. This morning I called other listings on your site and learned that most were charging in the $6 to $10 range for a gallon of fruit. I know I should have done my homework, but I thought maybe you might want to note this in their listing. thanks" Note: $5.99 per lb is equivalent to about $16/gallon.
  • Roland and Elizabeth Miller Farm - Blueberries.
    9502 County Road 15, Clanton, AL . Phone: 205-755-3681. Open: June and July, Monday to Saturday, daylight to dark. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Utendahl Farm - Blueberries
    5145 County Road 43, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 646-0349. Email: utenken@yahoo.com. Open: June-July; Please call before you come. Click here for a map and directions. . Directions. Travel Highway 31 to Highway 29. Go about 2 miles and turn left on County Road 43. First house on left.

Coffee County

  • Leaky Brooke Farm - Blueberries
    1915 Co Rd 330, Elba, AL 36323. Phone: (334) 248-9087. Email: leakybrookfarm2@yahoo.com. Open: from mid June 7 days a week, Please call ahead, times vary due to availability. Click here for a map and directions. . 198 N of Elba, right on Co Rd 330. Farm on left. (ADDED: June 21, 2018, JBS)
  • Windy Acres Farm - blackberries, blueberries, figs, pears, pecans ,
    3457 County Road 708, Enterprise, AL 36330. Phone: 334-347-2436. Open: Closed in 2013; Call for Hours in 2014!. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Thanks so much to all our loyal patrons over the last few years, we have thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all and eating the wonderful bounty of this farm! Currently, Windy Acres is in the process of switching to new owners. Please stay tuned for upcoming news from the new owners in 2014!.

Coosa County

  • Jack's Blueberry Hill - Blueberries
    Rt 1, Box 282, Equality, AL 36026. Phone: (334) 541-3167. Open: June, July, Aug, Daily Daylight hours. Directions: Coosa Rd 2 East of Equality. From Montgomery 231 N to Hwy 9 to Elmore Co Rd 55 E to Coosa Rd 2, .3 miles left. . Click here for a map and directions.
  • John G. Neighbors - Peaches, blackberries, blueberries, apples, mayhaws
    3730 Old Dark Road, Alex City, AL 35010. Phone: (256) 234-3634. Open: May 1-Nov 15, Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm. Directions: 8 mile marker on State Hwy 259, halfway between Alexander City & Equality. . Click here for a map and directions. . Phone: (256) 212-2003
  • Oakachoy Nursery and Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    363 Coosa County Road 98, Equality, AL 36026. Phone: 334-541-3208. Email: upickblueberry@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday, from 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: From Montgomery: Highway 231 North to Highway 9 North. About 17 miles from the beginning of Highway 9. Turn left on County Road 98 in Equality. It is the old County Road 2 West. County Road 98 is not on GPS. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . They may also have blueberry plants and other shrubs, trees and plants for sale. The ONLY pyo crop offered is blueberries.(UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS) ADDED: December 18, 2007)
  • Rogers Berry Farm - Blueberries
    P O Box 266, Goodwater, AL 35072. Phone: (256) 839-5338. Email: NOELL.ROGERS@GMAIL.COM. Open: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 5 pm to dark or by appt. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: (256) 839-5042. . 1.5 mi. south of Goodwater Hwy 9, Across from car wash.

Covington County

  • Garden of Eden - Organic Blueberries, U-pick or already picked
    21980 U.S. Hwy 29, Andalusia, AL 36420. Phone: 334-222-0751. Open: if the gate is open, from sunrise to sunset; or if driving by anyway and the gate is open you can pull in and honk your horn; If he is closed because he has to leave or is busy taking off honey, the gate will be closed. Directions: located halfway between Brewton and Andalusia on U.S. Hwy 29 near Mile Marker 23. . Click here for a map and directions. Call ahead as he's only open One acre of organic blueberries owned/operated by OJ Blount. . The picking season is mid June to mid August. He also produces wildflower honey. .
  • H & H Blueberry / The Berry Patch - - Blueberries, scuppernongs
    24777 Rosin Ridge Rd, Red Level, AL 36474. Phone: 334-469-6138. Open: May 25-July 31, Daily Daylight hours Fall. Directions: From Andalusia, take US 84 & turn left on Co Rd 21. Go 2.7 miles, turn right on dirt Road Go .2 miles & farm is on left. From Red Level on Co Rd 7, cross US 84 & go 2.4 miles. Turn left on dirt Rd & go .5 miles. Farm is on right . Click here for a map and directions.

Crenshaw County

Dale county

  • Turner South Farm - - Blueberries (You pick or we pick)
    1996 N Union Avenue, Ozark, AL 36361. Phone: (334) 774-5242. Open: May 25-July 31, Monday to Saturday, 7 am til late afternoon, Friday - 5 pm til dark. Click here for a map and directions. . From caution light on Roy Parker & N Union, 1 mile north on Union Ave.

Elmore County

  • Barber Berry Farm, LLC - blueberries, muscadine, scuppernongs, peppers, persimmons, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, school tours, group reservations
    2362 Alabama River Parkway, Millbrook, AL 36054. Phone: 334-549-4710. Email: kenandanida@barberberryfarm.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, SFMNP Vouchers.
    Barber Berry Farm, LLC Facebook page. . . Berries are usually ripe for picking the first week of June through the middle of July. ome visit our farm in Millbrook, Alabama where you can pick your own pesticide-free blueberries from late May through early July along with pesticide-free muscadine and scuppernongs from late August through September. We also grow a variety of vegetables in our covered outdoor hydroponic garden. We sell these along with our raw honey and Asian persimmons, when in season, at our fruit stand and through our online Produce Shopping List Service. 2019 prices are Blueberries (Late May through Early July) 1/2 gallon bucket: $8 (approx 2.75 lb of fruit)1 gallon bucket: $15 (approx 5.5 lb of fruit)Muscadine and Scuppernongs (Late Aug through early Oct) 1/2 gallon bucket: $6 (approx 2.75 lb of fruit)1 gallon bucket: $10 (approx 5.5 lb of fruit) 3 or more gallons: $ 9 per gallon bucket (UPDATED: October 4, 2020 JBS)
  • J&J Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    394 Windy Ridge Rd, Wetumpka, AL 36093. Phone: 334-306-0948. Email: lkbailey0688@aol.com. Open: Saturday from 7 am to 12 Wednesday and Thursday from 7 am to 12 pm; and on Monday, Tuesday and Friday by appointment. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . (UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS)
  • Oakview Farms - strawberries, blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, events at your location (call for info)
    164 Dewberry Trail, Wetumpka, AL 36093. Phone: 334-567-9221. Email: oakview164@aol.com. Open: See their Facebook page link below for current strawberry and blueberry upick info; For blueberry U Pick, days open are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7 am to 1 pm. Directions: From US Highway 231 North in Wetumpka, turn onto Redland Road and go straight up the hill 5.3 miles. Oakview Farms sign will be on the corner of Redland Road and Dewberry Trail. Store is first driveway on Dewberry Trail. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Oakview Farms Facebook page. . See their Facebook page (link below) for current strawberry and blueberry upick info; For blueberry U Pick, days open are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7 am to 1 pm. Fresh stone ground grains, lettuces, honey, free range eggs available year around. Fall organic vegetables available. Granary has a stone burr gristmill, general store and whole grain source, we also offer seasonal fruits and vegetables, Upicks, raw local honey, and more. believes in food safety and quality, sustainably grown vegetables and fruits, chemical free and organic grains, our raw honey, fresh farm eggs, and more. (UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS)
  • Porters Place - Blueberries, figs, Grapes, Pears, Persimmons, Muscadines
    3865 Central Plank Road, Wetumpka, AL 36092. Phone: 334-514-9642. Open: from mid-June to October, call for hours and availability. Click here for a map and directions. . 3 AND 6/10 MILES FROM THE BEGINNING OF ALABAMA HIGHWAY 9 (INTERSECTION US 231 NORTH OF WETUMPKA) ON THE LEFT SIDE OF ROAD.

Geneva County

  • Four R Farms - blackberries, blueberries, herbs or spices, muscadine grapes, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand
    5255 South County Road 85, Slocomb, AL 36375. Phone: 334-886-3394. Email: bradley.reeder@gmail.com. Open: Call for hours. Directions: Call for directions so we can get you here the quickest way possible. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 334-886-3396. . Our berries are insecticide free and so are the herbs.
  • Haynes Berry Patch - - Blueberries
    542 Johnson Road, Samson, AL 36477. Phone: (334) 684-2706. Email: FORRESTHAYNES@GMAIL.COM. Open: May 20 - July 15, Daily 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: Hwy 52 halfway between Samson & Geneva at caution light, turn South. Follow signs . Click here for a map and directions. .

Henry County

  • Blues Brothers Orchards - blueberries,
    255 Co Rd 49, Headland, AL 36345. Phone: 334-726-9008. Open: call to verify on times. Directions: Hiway 431 Headland AL, take county road 99 to county road 8,2 miles on left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Crops are usually available in June, July. Blueberry festival typically in late June.

Houston County

  • Whispering Pines Ranch - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    1656 Cephus Rollins Road, Columbia, AL 36319. Phone: (334) 796-8165. Open: June 1 to July 4; We are open 7 days a week from daybreak until sunset as long as the berries are ripe; Please call for availability. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Ross Clark Circle in Dothan, AL, head East on State Highway 52 for approximately 14 miles to mile marker 78 at County Road 33. Turn right on County Road 33. The orchard is 7/10ths of a mile down on the left.

Lee County

  • Allen's Blueberries - blueberries, muscadine grapes,
    2906 Old Columbus Road, Opelika, AL 36804. Phone: 334-275=2347. Email: billyallen38@gmail.com. Open: June 15 till August 15 day light till dark 7 days. Directions: 2906 old columbus road opelika al. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: October 07, 2019)
  • Randle Farms - Blueberries, honey, tomatoes, peppers, herbs. Call for other items
    9215 Lee Rd 54, Auburn, AL 36380. Phone: (334) 749-1073. Open: Please see our website for hours of operations. Directions: I-85 to exit 58, go east on Gateway Dr to dead end. Turn right on Lee Rd 54 to 4-way stop. Farm is 3 miles on left. . In addition to seasonal PYO . Click here for a map and directions. . crops, near Auburn, Alabama, grows quality meats and produce for our farm store, our Community Supported Agriculture program, and local restaurants. If you're in the area, stop by and see us! We now have about 20 acres producing 13 different varieties. Blueberry season lasts from June to August. You can buy our blueberries pre-picked, or you can pick them yourself. You-Pick Blueberries Our blueberry crop is typically ready around mid June. Our weekly hours are posted here and on our Facebook page. You-pick blueberries are $2.50/lb. Buckets will be provided for picking, as well as some shady spots to rest during your time at the farm. Please bring water and wear appropriate clothes. It gets hot out there! We can no longer allow pets on the farm, even with a leash.(UPDATED: June 01, 2023, JBS) (UPDATED: June 14, 2016)
  • Windmill Acres - blackberries, blueberries
    1270 Lee Road 47, Opelika, AL 36804. Phone: 334-745-4338. Email: MICKIEEADES@ATT.NET. Open: Late May-July on Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm, closed on Sunday; UPDATE for 2020: 2020 will likely be their last year of U-pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: 334-703-6369. . 7 MILES S OF OPELIKA ON ST.HWY 51 TURN ON LEE RD 47 1 MILE ON RT. 8 MILE N OF HWY 80 TRAVEL ST. HWY 51 TURN ON LEE RD 47. (ADDED: June 28, 2020, JBS)

Lowndes County

  • Woodruff Lake Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    1147 Owens Road, Lowndesboro, AL 36752. Phone: 850-598-1357. Email: woodrufflakefarm@gmail.com. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were June - mid July; Please call for availability before you come. Directions: AL-8 WUS-80 W to White Hall Road in White Hall Continue on White Hall Road Take Henderson Road to Owens Road Follow to end approximately 6 miles. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . AL-8 W/US-80 W to White Hall Road in White Hall Continue on White Hall Road Take Henderson Road to Owens Road Follow to end approximately 6 miles. (ADDED: March 02, 2015)

Macon County

  • Shady Grove Road Blueberry Patch - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    Macon County Road 81, Tuskegee, AL 36083. Phone: 334-727-1991. Email: sgberrypatch@hotmail.com. Open: Monday - Saturday 8 am to 12 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 334-703-2603. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

Russell County

  • Country Living Farms - - Blueberries, muscadines
    51 Thrash Road, Seale, AL 36875. Phone: 334-855-4311. Email: calthrash@aol.com. Open: Berry season: June 1-August 1, Sunday through Thursday, 9 am to 6 pm, Friday 9 am till noon; Never open Saturday; Call for muscadines or figs. Click here for a map and directions. . From Phenix City & Columbus, GA take 431 S. Left 165. Turn right on 39. Go past stop sign, turn left on Kitetown Road, farm is approx. one-eighth of a mile on left. The name has changed from "Country Living" to "Thrash's Berry Farm."

Tallapoosa County

  • Blueberry Havens - blueberries
    1612 Rainbow Dr, Camp Hill, AL 36850. Phone: (800) 407-5628. Open: 7 days a week Daylight hours. Directions: Near Walnut Hill @ Lake Martin. Go 3 mile on Churchill Rd between highways 49 and 50. For a map log onto the web site. June 14-July 31, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, checks. We are a real, working Alabama Blueberry Farm! We have 220 acres with over twenty thousand plants. We do not use synthetic pesticides, herbicides, nor fungicides.Season is mid June and usually goes into August. Call us to check on availability.We have one gallon buckets for you to pick your berries in for $10 dollars a gallon (2019 price) Please return the buckets because we re-use them. You may bring your own containers to pick with or to carry the berries home with you. We also have bags for you to take them home in. We will pick them for you for $17 dollars a gallon (2019 price). Please call ahead for availability. We like cash or checks. (UPDATED: June 25, 2019, JBS)
  • George R. Carlton - - Blueberries
    835 Pinecrest Drive, Alexander City, AL 35010. Phone: (256) 234-2486. Directions: From 280 East to Jackson Gap to Rock Springs. . Click here for a map and directions. June-July, Monday to Saturday, 6 am to 6 pm
  • Taylor's Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    6725 Sanford Road, Alexander, AL 35010. Phone: 256-215-3885. Email: darinc@dishmail.net. Open: Monday thru Saturday by appointment and closed on Sunday; If you would like for them to be picked for you then give a 2 day notice; Thank you. Directions: Call or e-mail for directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Crops are usually available in July, August, September. Blueberries are available the last week of June through mid September.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
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Montgomery and southeastern Alabama Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Montgomery and southeastern Alabama in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Autauga County

  • Melina Hills Farm - blueberries, chestnuts, cucumbers, figs, muscadine grapes, peaches, peppers, pomegranates, summer squash, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    3462 US highway 82 West, Billingsley, AL 36006. Phone: 205-280-8796. Email: melinahillsfarm@outlook.com. Open: Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 205-258-9825. Fax: 205 280 8796. . (ADDED: July 07, 2015)
  • Mims Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    704 Blueberry Hill Road, Prattville, AL 36067. Phone: (334) 361-3187. Email: blueberry1@bellsouth.net. Open: June 1 to July 4 Daylight until Dark. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . $9.00 per gallon. No pre-picked available. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018)
    Comments from a visitor on June 10, 2009: "Great Blueberries! Blueberries are large (the size of grapes). Honor box and buckets near house. Nice people. At the end of the dirt road (blueberry Hill). I can't wait to go pick again!"
  • Poppy's & Patty's Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked
    2143 Al Highway 54 @ 4 Mile Marker, Florala, AL 36442. Phone: (334) 300-8870. Email: hughesco2@yahoo.com. Open: Typical Season is Memorial Day thru 4th of July; Open Daily 7:00 to 7:00 weather permitting. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Typical Season is Memorial Day thru 4th of July; Open Daily 7:00 to 7:00 (weather permitting). We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (ADDED: May 04, 2020)

Barbour County

  • Backyard Orchards - strawberries, blueberries, cotton, flowers, peaches, pumpkins, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, pumpkins, corn maze
    6585 Northeast Hwy 431, Eufaula, AL 36027. Phone: (334) 695-5875. Email: BACKYARDORCHARDS@HOTMAIL.COM. Open: Call for hours. Click here for a map and directions. . Strawberry season runs from late March to early June. We offer U-pick and prepicked berries and grow two varieties. Blueberry season runs from early June-August. We offer Upick and prepicked berries! Peach season runs from early June-August. Every year we have a pumpkin patch and corn maze! We grow our own pumpkins including jack o' lanterns, white pumpkins, and fairy tale pumpkins! This year's fall events run from September 27- November 1. Take a wagon ride to the maze, sunflower, cotton, and pumpkin patch. The kids will enjoy playing in our cotton seed wagon and corn bins plus lots more! 2 and under are free. Admission includes one pumpkin per person! We grow many vegetables throughout the season. All a prepicked and sold in the barn. Here's a list of what we grow: Cabbage, Collards, Turnips, Potatoes, Onions, Squash, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Field Corn, Sweet Corn, Peppers, Peas, Okra. Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 25, 2022, JBS) (ADDED: June 7, 2015, JBS)
  • Harris Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    29 Full St, Clayton, AL 36016. Phone: (334)775-8759. Directions: 3 miles north of Clayton on Hwy 239 just past airport. . Click here for a map and directions. June 20-July 31
  • Hidden Acres Fruit Farm - Muscadines, grapes, blueberries, pears, persimmons, mixed vegetables, figs
    133 Hidden Acres Road, Eufaula, AL 36027. Phone: (334) 687-3922. Directions: Turn onto Gammage Rd off Hwy 431. Look for sign. . Click here for a map and directions. May 15-October 1, Daily Daylight hours

Butler County

  • Newton's Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    Hwy 30, Georgiana, AL 36033. Phone: (334) 376-2171. Open: June 6 to July 15, Daily 7 am to 7 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . Located west of Hwy 15 on Hwy 30, 9 miles NW of Georgiana

Chilton County

  • Andrews U-Pick-It Fruit and Vegetable Farm, LLC - apples, blackberries, blueberries, cucumbers, muscadine grapes, melons, pears, peas, watermelons, picnic area you may bring your own food
    54 County Road 13, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 646-0452. Email: helenandrews1961@gmail.com. Open: Typical season is from early May through September: Monday to Friday 8 am to 2 pm; Saturday 8 am to 5 pm; Closed on Sunday. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. 3Andrews U-Pick-It Fruit and Vegetable Farm, LLC Alternate Phone: (334) 301-9159. . (ADDED: June 01, 2018)
  • Doster Farm - blueberries
    6525 County Road 16, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: 205-755-9763. Open: All day7 days a week; Crops available: June and July; Please call before you come. Click here for a map and directions. . All day/7 days a week; Crops available: June and July; Please call before you come. From Clanton, take Al. Hwy. 22, turn left on Co. Road 37, and right on Co. Road 16. Farm is 1/2 mile on left.
  • McCraw Farms - blackberries, blueberries, figs, muscadine grapes, nectarines, peaches, plums, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    7299 County Road 15, Maplesville, AL 36750. Phone: 334-366-4263. Email: mccraw27@bellsouth.net. Open: May 15, through August 15, open 7 days a week from 7am till 6pm. Directions: From Clanton Alabama take highway 22 west about 9 miles to McCraw Peach sign on left turn left at the sign this will be county road 15. Go about 3 miles farm is on the right at McCraw Peach sign. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. . Plums and early peaches ready May 15,nectarines,blackberries ready June 10,blueberries,figs,muscadines ready in july. We also have martin and craft gourds ranging in price from 50 cents to $3. Gourds already painted and or decorated $10 and up.
  • Miller Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    9502 Co. Rd. 15, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 755-3681. Open: June & July, Monday to Saturday daylight to dark; Closed Sundays. Click here for a map and directions. . Corner Al. Hwy. 22 & Co. Rd. 15 (Sardis Rd.), 9 miles west of Clanton.
  • Petals from the Past - blueberries, blackberries, figs, Muscadines, grapes, persimmons, kiwi, flowers
    16034 County Road 29, Jemison, AL 35085. Phone: 205-646-0069. Email: Info@petalsfromthepast.com. Open: 9-5 Tues-Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. Click here for a map and directions. . Please call before you come. Crops available: blueberries (May 21-July 7); Blackberries (June); figs ( Sept.); flowers (seasonal - all summer). The fields are open to u-pick Tuesday-Saturday 9-5 and Sunday from 1-5. Muscadines are now available for u-pick or already picked . Oriental Persimmons and Kiwi are also available. Take Jemison Exit 219 off I-65; travel West to Smokey Hollow Restaurant; left onto County Road 29 for 1 mile.(UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS) (UPDATED: June 13, 2016, JBS) A visitor writes on July 07, 2013: "Very sophisticated operation. They have lots of activities and tours. Run by family. 2 are Horticulturalists. 1 is Dr Arlie Powell, retired from Auburn University. We follow Dr. Powell's recommendations for growing blackberries on trellises for our farm. They also have Asian pears, Muscadines, grapes, satsumas, lemons, kumquats, restrooms, gift shop, tours of the operation"
    Comments from a visitor on June 30, 2008: "Hello, My family and I stopped in Petals of the Past in Thorsby, Alabama to pick blueberries and blackberries yesterday. I have to admit, it's a really neat place, and it is obviously a well-operated business with a highly trained staff, but their prices for U-pick fruit are far higher (in some instances 3x higher) than most of others in the area. I felt slightly taken after paying 5.99 per lb. for u-pick fruit. This morning I called other listings on your site and learned that most were charging in the $6 to $10 range for a gallon of fruit. I know I should have done my homework, but I thought maybe you might want to note this in their listing. thanks" Note: $5.99 per lb is equivalent to about $16/gallon.
  • Roland and Elizabeth Miller Farm - Blueberries.
    9502 County Road 15, Clanton, AL . Phone: 205-755-3681. Open: June and July, Monday to Saturday, daylight to dark. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Utendahl Farm - Blueberries
    5145 County Road 43, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 646-0349. Email: utenken@yahoo.com. Open: June-July; Please call before you come. Click here for a map and directions. . Directions. Travel Highway 31 to Highway 29. Go about 2 miles and turn left on County Road 43. First house on left.

Coffee County

  • Leaky Brooke Farm - Blueberries
    1915 Co Rd 330, Elba, AL 36323. Phone: (334) 248-9087. Email: leakybrookfarm2@yahoo.com. Open: from mid June 7 days a week, Please call ahead, times vary due to availability. Click here for a map and directions. . 198 N of Elba, right on Co Rd 330. Farm on left. (ADDED: June 21, 2018, JBS)
  • Windy Acres Farm - blackberries, blueberries, figs, pears, pecans ,
    3457 County Road 708, Enterprise, AL 36330. Phone: 334-347-2436. Open: Closed in 2013; Call for Hours in 2014!. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Thanks so much to all our loyal patrons over the last few years, we have thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all and eating the wonderful bounty of this farm! Currently, Windy Acres is in the process of switching to new owners. Please stay tuned for upcoming news from the new owners in 2014!.

Coosa County

  • Jack's Blueberry Hill - Blueberries
    Rt 1, Box 282, Equality, AL 36026. Phone: (334) 541-3167. Open: June, July, Aug, Daily Daylight hours. Directions: Coosa Rd 2 East of Equality. From Montgomery 231 N to Hwy 9 to Elmore Co Rd 55 E to Coosa Rd 2, .3 miles left. . Click here for a map and directions.
  • John G. Neighbors - Peaches, blackberries, blueberries, apples, mayhaws
    3730 Old Dark Road, Alex City, AL 35010. Phone: (256) 234-3634. Open: May 1-Nov 15, Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm. Directions: 8 mile marker on State Hwy 259, halfway between Alexander City & Equality. . Click here for a map and directions. . Phone: (256) 212-2003
  • Oakachoy Nursery and Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    363 Coosa County Road 98, Equality, AL 36026. Phone: 334-541-3208. Email: upickblueberry@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday, from 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: From Montgomery: Highway 231 North to Highway 9 North. About 17 miles from the beginning of Highway 9. Turn left on County Road 98 in Equality. It is the old County Road 2 West. County Road 98 is not on GPS. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . They may also have blueberry plants and other shrubs, trees and plants for sale. The ONLY pyo crop offered is blueberries.(UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS) ADDED: December 18, 2007)
  • Rogers Berry Farm - Blueberries
    P O Box 266, Goodwater, AL 35072. Phone: (256) 839-5338. Email: NOELL.ROGERS@GMAIL.COM. Open: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 5 pm to dark or by appt. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: (256) 839-5042. . 1.5 mi. south of Goodwater Hwy 9, Across from car wash.

Covington County

  • Garden of Eden - Organic Blueberries, U-pick or already picked
    21980 U.S. Hwy 29, Andalusia, AL 36420. Phone: 334-222-0751. Open: if the gate is open, from sunrise to sunset; or if driving by anyway and the gate is open you can pull in and honk your horn; If he is closed because he has to leave or is busy taking off honey, the gate will be closed. Directions: located halfway between Brewton and Andalusia on U.S. Hwy 29 near Mile Marker 23. . Click here for a map and directions. Call ahead as he's only open One acre of organic blueberries owned/operated by OJ Blount. . The picking season is mid June to mid August. He also produces wildflower honey. .
  • H & H Blueberry / The Berry Patch - - Blueberries, scuppernongs
    24777 Rosin Ridge Rd, Red Level, AL 36474. Phone: 334-469-6138. Open: May 25-July 31, Daily Daylight hours Fall. Directions: From Andalusia, take US 84 & turn left on Co Rd 21. Go 2.7 miles, turn right on dirt Road Go .2 miles & farm is on left. From Red Level on Co Rd 7, cross US 84 & go 2.4 miles. Turn left on dirt Rd & go .5 miles. Farm is on right . Click here for a map and directions.

Crenshaw County

Dale county

  • Turner South Farm - - Blueberries (You pick or we pick)
    1996 N Union Avenue, Ozark, AL 36361. Phone: (334) 774-5242. Open: May 25-July 31, Monday to Saturday, 7 am til late afternoon, Friday - 5 pm til dark. Click here for a map and directions. . From caution light on Roy Parker & N Union, 1 mile north on Union Ave.

Elmore County

  • Barber Berry Farm, LLC - blueberries, muscadine, scuppernongs, peppers, persimmons, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, school tours, group reservations
    2362 Alabama River Parkway, Millbrook, AL 36054. Phone: 334-549-4710. Email: kenandanida@barberberryfarm.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, SFMNP Vouchers.
    Barber Berry Farm, LLC Facebook page. . . Berries are usually ripe for picking the first week of June through the middle of July. ome visit our farm in Millbrook, Alabama where you can pick your own pesticide-free blueberries from late May through early July along with pesticide-free muscadine and scuppernongs from late August through September. We also grow a variety of vegetables in our covered outdoor hydroponic garden. We sell these along with our raw honey and Asian persimmons, when in season, at our fruit stand and through our online Produce Shopping List Service. 2019 prices are Blueberries (Late May through Early July) 1/2 gallon bucket: $8 (approx 2.75 lb of fruit)1 gallon bucket: $15 (approx 5.5 lb of fruit)Muscadine and Scuppernongs (Late Aug through early Oct) 1/2 gallon bucket: $6 (approx 2.75 lb of fruit)1 gallon bucket: $10 (approx 5.5 lb of fruit) 3 or more gallons: $ 9 per gallon bucket (UPDATED: October 4, 2020 JBS)
  • J&J Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    394 Windy Ridge Rd, Wetumpka, AL 36093. Phone: 334-306-0948. Email: lkbailey0688@aol.com. Open: Saturday from 7 am to 12 Wednesday and Thursday from 7 am to 12 pm; and on Monday, Tuesday and Friday by appointment. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . (UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS)
  • Oakview Farms - strawberries, blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, events at your location (call for info)
    164 Dewberry Trail, Wetumpka, AL 36093. Phone: 334-567-9221. Email: oakview164@aol.com. Open: See their Facebook page link below for current strawberry and blueberry upick info; For blueberry U Pick, days open are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7 am to 1 pm. Directions: From US Highway 231 North in Wetumpka, turn onto Redland Road and go straight up the hill 5.3 miles. Oakview Farms sign will be on the corner of Redland Road and Dewberry Trail. Store is first driveway on Dewberry Trail. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Oakview Farms Facebook page. . See their Facebook page (link below) for current strawberry and blueberry upick info; For blueberry U Pick, days open are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7 am to 1 pm. Fresh stone ground grains, lettuces, honey, free range eggs available year around. Fall organic vegetables available. Granary has a stone burr gristmill, general store and whole grain source, we also offer seasonal fruits and vegetables, Upicks, raw local honey, and more. believes in food safety and quality, sustainably grown vegetables and fruits, chemical free and organic grains, our raw honey, fresh farm eggs, and more. (UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS)
  • Porters Place - Blueberries, figs, Grapes, Pears, Persimmons, Muscadines
    3865 Central Plank Road, Wetumpka, AL 36092. Phone: 334-514-9642. Open: from mid-June to October, call for hours and availability. Click here for a map and directions. . 3 AND 6/10 MILES FROM THE BEGINNING OF ALABAMA HIGHWAY 9 (INTERSECTION US 231 NORTH OF WETUMPKA) ON THE LEFT SIDE OF ROAD.

Geneva County

  • Four R Farms - blackberries, blueberries, herbs or spices, muscadine grapes, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand
    5255 South County Road 85, Slocomb, AL 36375. Phone: 334-886-3394. Email: bradley.reeder@gmail.com. Open: Call for hours. Directions: Call for directions so we can get you here the quickest way possible. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 334-886-3396. . Our berries are insecticide free and so are the herbs.
  • Haynes Berry Patch - - Blueberries
    542 Johnson Road, Samson, AL 36477. Phone: (334) 684-2706. Email: FORRESTHAYNES@GMAIL.COM. Open: May 20 - July 15, Daily 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: Hwy 52 halfway between Samson & Geneva at caution light, turn South. Follow signs . Click here for a map and directions. .

Henry County

  • Blues Brothers Orchards - blueberries,
    255 Co Rd 49, Headland, AL 36345. Phone: 334-726-9008. Open: call to verify on times. Directions: Hiway 431 Headland AL, take county road 99 to county road 8,2 miles on left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Crops are usually available in June, July. Blueberry festival typically in late June.

Houston County

  • Whispering Pines Ranch - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    1656 Cephus Rollins Road, Columbia, AL 36319. Phone: (334) 796-8165. Open: June 1 to July 4; We are open 7 days a week from daybreak until sunset as long as the berries are ripe; Please call for availability. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Ross Clark Circle in Dothan, AL, head East on State Highway 52 for approximately 14 miles to mile marker 78 at County Road 33. Turn right on County Road 33. The orchard is 7/10ths of a mile down on the left.

Lee County

  • Allen's Blueberries - blueberries, muscadine grapes,
    2906 Old Columbus Road, Opelika, AL 36804. Phone: 334-275=2347. Email: billyallen38@gmail.com. Open: June 15 till August 15 day light till dark 7 days. Directions: 2906 old columbus road opelika al. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: October 07, 2019)
  • Randle Farms - Blueberries, honey, tomatoes, peppers, herbs. Call for other items
    9215 Lee Rd 54, Auburn, AL 36380. Phone: (334) 749-1073. Open: Please see our website for hours of operations. Directions: I-85 to exit 58, go east on Gateway Dr to dead end. Turn right on Lee Rd 54 to 4-way stop. Farm is 3 miles on left. . In addition to seasonal PYO . Click here for a map and directions. . crops, near Auburn, Alabama, grows quality meats and produce for our farm store, our Community Supported Agriculture program, and local restaurants. If you're in the area, stop by and see us! We now have about 20 acres producing 13 different varieties. Blueberry season lasts from June to August. You can buy our blueberries pre-picked, or you can pick them yourself. You-Pick Blueberries Our blueberry crop is typically ready around mid June. Our weekly hours are posted here and on our Facebook page. You-pick blueberries are $2.50/lb. Buckets will be provided for picking, as well as some shady spots to rest during your time at the farm. Please bring water and wear appropriate clothes. It gets hot out there! We can no longer allow pets on the farm, even with a leash.(UPDATED: June 01, 2023, JBS) (UPDATED: June 14, 2016)
  • Windmill Acres - blackberries, blueberries
    1270 Lee Road 47, Opelika, AL 36804. Phone: 334-745-4338. Email: MICKIEEADES@ATT.NET. Open: Late May-July on Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm, closed on Sunday; UPDATE for 2020: 2020 will likely be their last year of U-pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: 334-703-6369. . 7 MILES S OF OPELIKA ON ST.HWY 51 TURN ON LEE RD 47 1 MILE ON RT. 8 MILE N OF HWY 80 TRAVEL ST. HWY 51 TURN ON LEE RD 47. (ADDED: June 28, 2020, JBS)

Lowndes County

  • Woodruff Lake Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    1147 Owens Road, Lowndesboro, AL 36752. Phone: 850-598-1357. Email: woodrufflakefarm@gmail.com. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were June - mid July; Please call for availability before you come. Directions: AL-8 WUS-80 W to White Hall Road in White Hall Continue on White Hall Road Take Henderson Road to Owens Road Follow to end approximately 6 miles. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . AL-8 W/US-80 W to White Hall Road in White Hall Continue on White Hall Road Take Henderson Road to Owens Road Follow to end approximately 6 miles. (ADDED: March 02, 2015)

Macon County

  • Shady Grove Road Blueberry Patch - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    Macon County Road 81, Tuskegee, AL 36083. Phone: 334-727-1991. Email: sgberrypatch@hotmail.com. Open: Monday - Saturday 8 am to 12 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 334-703-2603. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

Russell County

  • Country Living Farms - - Blueberries, muscadines
    51 Thrash Road, Seale, AL 36875. Phone: 334-855-4311. Email: calthrash@aol.com. Open: Berry season: June 1-August 1, Sunday through Thursday, 9 am to 6 pm, Friday 9 am till noon; Never open Saturday; Call for muscadines or figs. Click here for a map and directions. . From Phenix City & Columbus, GA take 431 S. Left 165. Turn right on 39. Go past stop sign, turn left on Kitetown Road, farm is approx. one-eighth of a mile on left. The name has changed from "Country Living" to "Thrash's Berry Farm."

Tallapoosa County

  • Blueberry Havens - blueberries
    1612 Rainbow Dr, Camp Hill, AL 36850. Phone: (800) 407-5628. Open: 7 days a week Daylight hours. Directions: Near Walnut Hill @ Lake Martin. Go 3 mile on Churchill Rd between highways 49 and 50. For a map log onto the web site. June 14-July 31, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, checks. We are a real, working Alabama Blueberry Farm! We have 220 acres with over twenty thousand plants. We do not use synthetic pesticides, herbicides, nor fungicides.Season is mid June and usually goes into August. Call us to check on availability.We have one gallon buckets for you to pick your berries in for $10 dollars a gallon (2019 price) Please return the buckets because we re-use them. You may bring your own containers to pick with or to carry the berries home with you. We also have bags for you to take them home in. We will pick them for you for $17 dollars a gallon (2019 price). Please call ahead for availability. We like cash or checks. (UPDATED: June 25, 2019, JBS)
  • George R. Carlton - - Blueberries
    835 Pinecrest Drive, Alexander City, AL 35010. Phone: (256) 234-2486. Directions: From 280 East to Jackson Gap to Rock Springs. . Click here for a map and directions. June-July, Monday to Saturday, 6 am to 6 pm
  • Taylor's Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    6725 Sanford Road, Alexander, AL 35010. Phone: 256-215-3885. Email: darinc@dishmail.net. Open: Monday thru Saturday by appointment and closed on Sunday; If you would like for them to be picked for you then give a 2 day notice; Thank you. Directions: Call or e-mail for directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Crops are usually available in July, August, September. Blueberries are available the last week of June through mid September.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
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Montgomery and southeastern Alabama Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Montgomery and southeastern Alabama in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Autauga County

  • Melina Hills Farm - blueberries, chestnuts, cucumbers, figs, muscadine grapes, peaches, peppers, pomegranates, summer squash, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    3462 US highway 82 West, Billingsley, AL 36006. Phone: 205-280-8796. Email: melinahillsfarm@outlook.com. Open: Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 205-258-9825. Fax: 205 280 8796. . (ADDED: July 07, 2015)
  • Mims Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    704 Blueberry Hill Road, Prattville, AL 36067. Phone: (334) 361-3187. Email: blueberry1@bellsouth.net. Open: June 1 to July 4 Daylight until Dark. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . $9.00 per gallon. No pre-picked available. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018)
    Comments from a visitor on June 10, 2009: "Great Blueberries! Blueberries are large (the size of grapes). Honor box and buckets near house. Nice people. At the end of the dirt road (blueberry Hill). I can't wait to go pick again!"
  • Poppy's & Patty's Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked
    2143 Al Highway 54 @ 4 Mile Marker, Florala, AL 36442. Phone: (334) 300-8870. Email: hughesco2@yahoo.com. Open: Typical Season is Memorial Day thru 4th of July; Open Daily 7:00 to 7:00 weather permitting. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Typical Season is Memorial Day thru 4th of July; Open Daily 7:00 to 7:00 (weather permitting). We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (ADDED: May 04, 2020)

Barbour County

  • Backyard Orchards - strawberries, blueberries, cotton, flowers, peaches, pumpkins, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, pumpkins, corn maze
    6585 Northeast Hwy 431, Eufaula, AL 36027. Phone: (334) 695-5875. Email: BACKYARDORCHARDS@HOTMAIL.COM. Open: Call for hours. Click here for a map and directions. . Strawberry season runs from late March to early June. We offer U-pick and prepicked berries and grow two varieties. Blueberry season runs from early June-August. We offer Upick and prepicked berries! Peach season runs from early June-August. Every year we have a pumpkin patch and corn maze! We grow our own pumpkins including jack o' lanterns, white pumpkins, and fairy tale pumpkins! This year's fall events run from September 27- November 1. Take a wagon ride to the maze, sunflower, cotton, and pumpkin patch. The kids will enjoy playing in our cotton seed wagon and corn bins plus lots more! 2 and under are free. Admission includes one pumpkin per person! We grow many vegetables throughout the season. All a prepicked and sold in the barn. Here's a list of what we grow: Cabbage, Collards, Turnips, Potatoes, Onions, Squash, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Field Corn, Sweet Corn, Peppers, Peas, Okra. Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 25, 2022, JBS) (ADDED: June 7, 2015, JBS)
  • Harris Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    29 Full St, Clayton, AL 36016. Phone: (334)775-8759. Directions: 3 miles north of Clayton on Hwy 239 just past airport. . Click here for a map and directions. June 20-July 31
  • Hidden Acres Fruit Farm - Muscadines, grapes, blueberries, pears, persimmons, mixed vegetables, figs
    133 Hidden Acres Road, Eufaula, AL 36027. Phone: (334) 687-3922. Directions: Turn onto Gammage Rd off Hwy 431. Look for sign. . Click here for a map and directions. May 15-October 1, Daily Daylight hours

Butler County

  • Newton's Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    Hwy 30, Georgiana, AL 36033. Phone: (334) 376-2171. Open: June 6 to July 15, Daily 7 am to 7 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . Located west of Hwy 15 on Hwy 30, 9 miles NW of Georgiana

Chilton County

  • Andrews U-Pick-It Fruit and Vegetable Farm, LLC - apples, blackberries, blueberries, cucumbers, muscadine grapes, melons, pears, peas, watermelons, picnic area you may bring your own food
    54 County Road 13, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 646-0452. Email: helenandrews1961@gmail.com. Open: Typical season is from early May through September: Monday to Friday 8 am to 2 pm; Saturday 8 am to 5 pm; Closed on Sunday. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. 3Andrews U-Pick-It Fruit and Vegetable Farm, LLC Alternate Phone: (334) 301-9159. . (ADDED: June 01, 2018)
  • Doster Farm - blueberries
    6525 County Road 16, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: 205-755-9763. Open: All day7 days a week; Crops available: June and July; Please call before you come. Click here for a map and directions. . All day/7 days a week; Crops available: June and July; Please call before you come. From Clanton, take Al. Hwy. 22, turn left on Co. Road 37, and right on Co. Road 16. Farm is 1/2 mile on left.
  • McCraw Farms - blackberries, blueberries, figs, muscadine grapes, nectarines, peaches, plums, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    7299 County Road 15, Maplesville, AL 36750. Phone: 334-366-4263. Email: mccraw27@bellsouth.net. Open: May 15, through August 15, open 7 days a week from 7am till 6pm. Directions: From Clanton Alabama take highway 22 west about 9 miles to McCraw Peach sign on left turn left at the sign this will be county road 15. Go about 3 miles farm is on the right at McCraw Peach sign. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. . Plums and early peaches ready May 15,nectarines,blackberries ready June 10,blueberries,figs,muscadines ready in july. We also have martin and craft gourds ranging in price from 50 cents to $3. Gourds already painted and or decorated $10 and up.
  • Miller Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    9502 Co. Rd. 15, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 755-3681. Open: June & July, Monday to Saturday daylight to dark; Closed Sundays. Click here for a map and directions. . Corner Al. Hwy. 22 & Co. Rd. 15 (Sardis Rd.), 9 miles west of Clanton.
  • Petals from the Past - blueberries, blackberries, figs, Muscadines, grapes, persimmons, kiwi, flowers
    16034 County Road 29, Jemison, AL 35085. Phone: 205-646-0069. Email: Info@petalsfromthepast.com. Open: 9-5 Tues-Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. Click here for a map and directions. . Please call before you come. Crops available: blueberries (May 21-July 7); Blackberries (June); figs ( Sept.); flowers (seasonal - all summer). The fields are open to u-pick Tuesday-Saturday 9-5 and Sunday from 1-5. Muscadines are now available for u-pick or already picked . Oriental Persimmons and Kiwi are also available. Take Jemison Exit 219 off I-65; travel West to Smokey Hollow Restaurant; left onto County Road 29 for 1 mile.(UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS) (UPDATED: June 13, 2016, JBS) A visitor writes on July 07, 2013: "Very sophisticated operation. They have lots of activities and tours. Run by family. 2 are Horticulturalists. 1 is Dr Arlie Powell, retired from Auburn University. We follow Dr. Powell's recommendations for growing blackberries on trellises for our farm. They also have Asian pears, Muscadines, grapes, satsumas, lemons, kumquats, restrooms, gift shop, tours of the operation"
    Comments from a visitor on June 30, 2008: "Hello, My family and I stopped in Petals of the Past in Thorsby, Alabama to pick blueberries and blackberries yesterday. I have to admit, it's a really neat place, and it is obviously a well-operated business with a highly trained staff, but their prices for U-pick fruit are far higher (in some instances 3x higher) than most of others in the area. I felt slightly taken after paying 5.99 per lb. for u-pick fruit. This morning I called other listings on your site and learned that most were charging in the $6 to $10 range for a gallon of fruit. I know I should have done my homework, but I thought maybe you might want to note this in their listing. thanks" Note: $5.99 per lb is equivalent to about $16/gallon.
  • Roland and Elizabeth Miller Farm - Blueberries.
    9502 County Road 15, Clanton, AL . Phone: 205-755-3681. Open: June and July, Monday to Saturday, daylight to dark. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Utendahl Farm - Blueberries
    5145 County Road 43, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: (205) 646-0349. Email: utenken@yahoo.com. Open: June-July; Please call before you come. Click here for a map and directions. . Directions. Travel Highway 31 to Highway 29. Go about 2 miles and turn left on County Road 43. First house on left.

Coffee County

  • Leaky Brooke Farm - Blueberries
    1915 Co Rd 330, Elba, AL 36323. Phone: (334) 248-9087. Email: leakybrookfarm2@yahoo.com. Open: from mid June 7 days a week, Please call ahead, times vary due to availability. Click here for a map and directions. . 198 N of Elba, right on Co Rd 330. Farm on left. (ADDED: June 21, 2018, JBS)
  • Windy Acres Farm - blackberries, blueberries, figs, pears, pecans ,
    3457 County Road 708, Enterprise, AL 36330. Phone: 334-347-2436. Open: Closed in 2013; Call for Hours in 2014!. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Thanks so much to all our loyal patrons over the last few years, we have thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all and eating the wonderful bounty of this farm! Currently, Windy Acres is in the process of switching to new owners. Please stay tuned for upcoming news from the new owners in 2014!.

Coosa County

  • Jack's Blueberry Hill - Blueberries
    Rt 1, Box 282, Equality, AL 36026. Phone: (334) 541-3167. Open: June, July, Aug, Daily Daylight hours. Directions: Coosa Rd 2 East of Equality. From Montgomery 231 N to Hwy 9 to Elmore Co Rd 55 E to Coosa Rd 2, .3 miles left. . Click here for a map and directions.
  • John G. Neighbors - Peaches, blackberries, blueberries, apples, mayhaws
    3730 Old Dark Road, Alex City, AL 35010. Phone: (256) 234-3634. Open: May 1-Nov 15, Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm. Directions: 8 mile marker on State Hwy 259, halfway between Alexander City & Equality. . Click here for a map and directions. . Phone: (256) 212-2003
  • Oakachoy Nursery and Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    363 Coosa County Road 98, Equality, AL 36026. Phone: 334-541-3208. Email: upickblueberry@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday, from 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: From Montgomery: Highway 231 North to Highway 9 North. About 17 miles from the beginning of Highway 9. Turn left on County Road 98 in Equality. It is the old County Road 2 West. County Road 98 is not on GPS. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . They may also have blueberry plants and other shrubs, trees and plants for sale. The ONLY pyo crop offered is blueberries.(UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS) ADDED: December 18, 2007)
  • Rogers Berry Farm - Blueberries
    P O Box 266, Goodwater, AL 35072. Phone: (256) 839-5338. Email: NOELL.ROGERS@GMAIL.COM. Open: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 5 pm to dark or by appt. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: (256) 839-5042. . 1.5 mi. south of Goodwater Hwy 9, Across from car wash.

Covington County

  • Garden of Eden - Organic Blueberries, U-pick or already picked
    21980 U.S. Hwy 29, Andalusia, AL 36420. Phone: 334-222-0751. Open: if the gate is open, from sunrise to sunset; or if driving by anyway and the gate is open you can pull in and honk your horn; If he is closed because he has to leave or is busy taking off honey, the gate will be closed. Directions: located halfway between Brewton and Andalusia on U.S. Hwy 29 near Mile Marker 23. . Click here for a map and directions. Call ahead as he's only open One acre of organic blueberries owned/operated by OJ Blount. . The picking season is mid June to mid August. He also produces wildflower honey. .
  • H & H Blueberry / The Berry Patch - - Blueberries, scuppernongs
    24777 Rosin Ridge Rd, Red Level, AL 36474. Phone: 334-469-6138. Open: May 25-July 31, Daily Daylight hours Fall. Directions: From Andalusia, take US 84 & turn left on Co Rd 21. Go 2.7 miles, turn right on dirt Road Go .2 miles & farm is on left. From Red Level on Co Rd 7, cross US 84 & go 2.4 miles. Turn left on dirt Rd & go .5 miles. Farm is on right . Click here for a map and directions.

Crenshaw County

Dale county

  • Turner South Farm - - Blueberries (You pick or we pick)
    1996 N Union Avenue, Ozark, AL 36361. Phone: (334) 774-5242. Open: May 25-July 31, Monday to Saturday, 7 am til late afternoon, Friday - 5 pm til dark. Click here for a map and directions. . From caution light on Roy Parker & N Union, 1 mile north on Union Ave.

Elmore County

  • Barber Berry Farm, LLC - blueberries, muscadine, scuppernongs, peppers, persimmons, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, school tours, group reservations
    2362 Alabama River Parkway, Millbrook, AL 36054. Phone: 334-549-4710. Email: kenandanida@barberberryfarm.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, SFMNP Vouchers.
    Barber Berry Farm, LLC Facebook page. . . Berries are usually ripe for picking the first week of June through the middle of July. ome visit our farm in Millbrook, Alabama where you can pick your own pesticide-free blueberries from late May through early July along with pesticide-free muscadine and scuppernongs from late August through September. We also grow a variety of vegetables in our covered outdoor hydroponic garden. We sell these along with our raw honey and Asian persimmons, when in season, at our fruit stand and through our online Produce Shopping List Service. 2019 prices are Blueberries (Late May through Early July) 1/2 gallon bucket: $8 (approx 2.75 lb of fruit)1 gallon bucket: $15 (approx 5.5 lb of fruit)Muscadine and Scuppernongs (Late Aug through early Oct) 1/2 gallon bucket: $6 (approx 2.75 lb of fruit)1 gallon bucket: $10 (approx 5.5 lb of fruit) 3 or more gallons: $ 9 per gallon bucket (UPDATED: October 4, 2020 JBS)
  • J&J Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    394 Windy Ridge Rd, Wetumpka, AL 36093. Phone: 334-306-0948. Email: lkbailey0688@aol.com. Open: Saturday from 7 am to 12 Wednesday and Thursday from 7 am to 12 pm; and on Monday, Tuesday and Friday by appointment. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . (UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS)
  • Oakview Farms - strawberries, blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, events at your location (call for info)
    164 Dewberry Trail, Wetumpka, AL 36093. Phone: 334-567-9221. Email: oakview164@aol.com. Open: See their Facebook page link below for current strawberry and blueberry upick info; For blueberry U Pick, days open are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7 am to 1 pm. Directions: From US Highway 231 North in Wetumpka, turn onto Redland Road and go straight up the hill 5.3 miles. Oakview Farms sign will be on the corner of Redland Road and Dewberry Trail. Store is first driveway on Dewberry Trail. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Oakview Farms Facebook page. . See their Facebook page (link below) for current strawberry and blueberry upick info; For blueberry U Pick, days open are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7 am to 1 pm. Fresh stone ground grains, lettuces, honey, free range eggs available year around. Fall organic vegetables available. Granary has a stone burr gristmill, general store and whole grain source, we also offer seasonal fruits and vegetables, Upicks, raw local honey, and more. believes in food safety and quality, sustainably grown vegetables and fruits, chemical free and organic grains, our raw honey, fresh farm eggs, and more. (UPDATED: June 25, 2018, JBS)
  • Porters Place - Blueberries, figs, Grapes, Pears, Persimmons, Muscadines
    3865 Central Plank Road, Wetumpka, AL 36092. Phone: 334-514-9642. Open: from mid-June to October, call for hours and availability. Click here for a map and directions. . 3 AND 6/10 MILES FROM THE BEGINNING OF ALABAMA HIGHWAY 9 (INTERSECTION US 231 NORTH OF WETUMPKA) ON THE LEFT SIDE OF ROAD.

Geneva County

  • Four R Farms - blackberries, blueberries, herbs or spices, muscadine grapes, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand
    5255 South County Road 85, Slocomb, AL 36375. Phone: 334-886-3394. Email: bradley.reeder@gmail.com. Open: Call for hours. Directions: Call for directions so we can get you here the quickest way possible. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 334-886-3396. . Our berries are insecticide free and so are the herbs.
  • Haynes Berry Patch - - Blueberries
    542 Johnson Road, Samson, AL 36477. Phone: (334) 684-2706. Email: FORRESTHAYNES@GMAIL.COM. Open: May 20 - July 15, Daily 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: Hwy 52 halfway between Samson & Geneva at caution light, turn South. Follow signs . Click here for a map and directions. .

Henry County

  • Blues Brothers Orchards - blueberries,
    255 Co Rd 49, Headland, AL 36345. Phone: 334-726-9008. Open: call to verify on times. Directions: Hiway 431 Headland AL, take county road 99 to county road 8,2 miles on left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Crops are usually available in June, July. Blueberry festival typically in late June.

Houston County

  • Whispering Pines Ranch - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    1656 Cephus Rollins Road, Columbia, AL 36319. Phone: (334) 796-8165. Open: June 1 to July 4; We are open 7 days a week from daybreak until sunset as long as the berries are ripe; Please call for availability. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Ross Clark Circle in Dothan, AL, head East on State Highway 52 for approximately 14 miles to mile marker 78 at County Road 33. Turn right on County Road 33. The orchard is 7/10ths of a mile down on the left.

Lee County

  • Allen's Blueberries - blueberries, muscadine grapes,
    2906 Old Columbus Road, Opelika, AL 36804. Phone: 334-275=2347. Email: billyallen38@gmail.com. Open: June 15 till August 15 day light till dark 7 days. Directions: 2906 old columbus road opelika al. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: October 07, 2019)
  • Randle Farms - Blueberries, honey, tomatoes, peppers, herbs. Call for other items
    9215 Lee Rd 54, Auburn, AL 36380. Phone: (334) 749-1073. Open: Please see our website for hours of operations. Directions: I-85 to exit 58, go east on Gateway Dr to dead end. Turn right on Lee Rd 54 to 4-way stop. Farm is 3 miles on left. . In addition to seasonal PYO . Click here for a map and directions. . crops, near Auburn, Alabama, grows quality meats and produce for our farm store, our Community Supported Agriculture program, and local restaurants. If you're in the area, stop by and see us! We now have about 20 acres producing 13 different varieties. Blueberry season lasts from June to August. You can buy our blueberries pre-picked, or you can pick them yourself. You-Pick Blueberries Our blueberry crop is typically ready around mid June. Our weekly hours are posted here and on our Facebook page. You-pick blueberries are $2.50/lb. Buckets will be provided for picking, as well as some shady spots to rest during your time at the farm. Please bring water and wear appropriate clothes. It gets hot out there! We can no longer allow pets on the farm, even with a leash.(UPDATED: June 01, 2023, JBS) (UPDATED: June 14, 2016)
  • Windmill Acres - blackberries, blueberries
    1270 Lee Road 47, Opelika, AL 36804. Phone: 334-745-4338. Email: MICKIEEADES@ATT.NET. Open: Late May-July on Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm, closed on Sunday; UPDATE for 2020: 2020 will likely be their last year of U-pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: 334-703-6369. . 7 MILES S OF OPELIKA ON ST.HWY 51 TURN ON LEE RD 47 1 MILE ON RT. 8 MILE N OF HWY 80 TRAVEL ST. HWY 51 TURN ON LEE RD 47. (ADDED: June 28, 2020, JBS)

Lowndes County

  • Woodruff Lake Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    1147 Owens Road, Lowndesboro, AL 36752. Phone: 850-598-1357. Email: woodrufflakefarm@gmail.com. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were June - mid July; Please call for availability before you come. Directions: AL-8 WUS-80 W to White Hall Road in White Hall Continue on White Hall Road Take Henderson Road to Owens Road Follow to end approximately 6 miles. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . AL-8 W/US-80 W to White Hall Road in White Hall Continue on White Hall Road Take Henderson Road to Owens Road Follow to end approximately 6 miles. (ADDED: March 02, 2015)

Macon County

  • Shady Grove Road Blueberry Patch - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    Macon County Road 81, Tuskegee, AL 36083. Phone: 334-727-1991. Email: sgberrypatch@hotmail.com. Open: Monday - Saturday 8 am to 12 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 334-703-2603. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

Russell County

  • Country Living Farms - - Blueberries, muscadines
    51 Thrash Road, Seale, AL 36875. Phone: 334-855-4311. Email: calthrash@aol.com. Open: Berry season: June 1-August 1, Sunday through Thursday, 9 am to 6 pm, Friday 9 am till noon; Never open Saturday; Call for muscadines or figs. Click here for a map and directions. . From Phenix City & Columbus, GA take 431 S. Left 165. Turn right on 39. Go past stop sign, turn left on Kitetown Road, farm is approx. one-eighth of a mile on left. The name has changed from "Country Living" to "Thrash's Berry Farm."

Tallapoosa County

  • Blueberry Havens - blueberries
    1612 Rainbow Dr, Camp Hill, AL 36850. Phone: (800) 407-5628. Open: 7 days a week Daylight hours. Directions: Near Walnut Hill @ Lake Martin. Go 3 mile on Churchill Rd between highways 49 and 50. For a map log onto the web site. June 14-July 31, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, checks. We are a real, working Alabama Blueberry Farm! We have 220 acres with over twenty thousand plants. We do not use synthetic pesticides, herbicides, nor fungicides.Season is mid June and usually goes into August. Call us to check on availability.We have one gallon buckets for you to pick your berries in for $10 dollars a gallon (2019 price) Please return the buckets because we re-use them. You may bring your own containers to pick with or to carry the berries home with you. We also have bags for you to take them home in. We will pick them for you for $17 dollars a gallon (2019 price). Please call ahead for availability. We like cash or checks. (UPDATED: June 25, 2019, JBS)
  • George R. Carlton - - Blueberries
    835 Pinecrest Drive, Alexander City, AL 35010. Phone: (256) 234-2486. Directions: From 280 East to Jackson Gap to Rock Springs. . Click here for a map and directions. June-July, Monday to Saturday, 6 am to 6 pm
  • Taylor's Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    6725 Sanford Road, Alexander, AL 35010. Phone: 256-215-3885. Email: darinc@dishmail.net. Open: Monday thru Saturday by appointment and closed on Sunday; If you would like for them to be picked for you then give a 2 day notice; Thank you. Directions: Call or e-mail for directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Crops are usually available in July, August, September. Blueberries are available the last week of June through mid September.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
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Montgomery and southeastern Alabama Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Montgomery and southeastern Alabama in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Autauga County

  • Melina Hills Farm - blueberries, chestnuts, cucumbers, figs, muscadine grapes, peaches, peppers, pomegranates, summer squash, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    3462 US highway 82 West, Billingsley, AL 36006. Phone: 205-280-8796. Email: melinahillsfarm@outlook.com. Open: Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 205-258-9825. Fax: 205 280 8796. . (ADDED: July 07, 2015)
  • Mims Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    704 Blueberry Hill Road, Prattville, AL 36067. Phone: (334) 361-3187. Email: blueberry1@bellsouth.net. Open: June 1 to July 4 Daylight until Dark. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . $9.00 per gallon. No pre-picked available. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018)
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