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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Greensboro Triad Area of North Carolina 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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Alamance County

  • Buttermilk Creek Farm - blackberries, blueberries, peaches, restrooms, picnic area
    1905 Gwyn Road, Burlington, NC 27217. Phone: 336-212-1997. Email: buttermilkcreek@gmail.com. Open: Please check our website or Facebook page for EXACT opening and closing dates; we are generally open in July and August; When we are open, our hours are Wednesday - Friday: 7 am to 7 pm, Saturday: 7 am to 4 pm, CLOSED Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Directions: Located approximately 12 miles from I-40 north of Burlington. Take University Drive, Exit 140 off of Interstate 4085, Continue on Cook Rd. which becomes University Drive., turn left onto Shallowford Church Rd. \(it will be called Williamson Ave. to the right\), turn left onto Hwy 87 north, turn right onto Altamahaw Union Ridge Rd, \(you are following the signs to \Ace Speedway\"\)". Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, credit/debit cards. turn left onto Altamahaw Church St. \(the post office will be on your right\)

Caswell County

  • Nunnally Plantation - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    2185 Chandler Mill Rd, Pelham, NC 27311. Phone: 434-709-6090. Email: tonya2185@yahoo.com. Open: Daily - Monday - Fridays 7am to 10am Saturdays all day - 7am till 7pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 336-939-3434. Fax: 336-832-3568. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

Forsyth County

  • Apple Family Farm - Blueberries
    1765 Hwy 66 South, Kernersville, NC 27284. Phone: 336-993-2279. Open: Sunday 1 pm to 7 pm, Monday to Saturday 7 am to 7 pm; July 1 thru August . Directions: From Winston Salem, take I-40 to Hwy 66 \(Kernersville exit\), turn right at top of ramp and go south approx. three quarters of a mile, farm is on left. From Greensboro , take I-40 West to Hwy 66 \(Kernersville exit\), turn left at top of ramp, go approx. three quarters of a mile, farm is on left. From High Point, take Hwy 311 North to Hwy 66, turn right at top of ramp, go north approx. 4 miles, farm is on right at corner of Bunker Hill & Sandy Ridge Rd and Hwy 66. . Click here for a map and directions. . Other Phone: 336-996-7528. click here for a map to the farm. From Winston Salem, take I-40 to Hwy 66 (Kernersville exit), turn right at top of ramp and go south approx. three quarters of a mile, farm is on left. From Greensboro , take I-40 West to Hwy 66 (Kernersville exit), turn left at top of ramp, go approx. three quarters of a mile, farm is on left. From High Point, take Hwy 311 North to Hwy 66, turn right at top of ramp, go north approx. 4 miles, farm is on right at corner of Bunker Hill & Sandy Ridge Rd and Hwy 66. Open
  • Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    2885 Kecoughtan Road, Pfafftown, NC 27040. Phone: (336) 922-1144. Open: 7 am-7 pm, 7 days a week; June thru August. Click here for a map and directions. . Pick-Your-Own blueberry Farm. Hwy 67 north. Turn right onto Donnaha Rd (immediately before the Yadkin River bridge). Watch for signs.
  • Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    , 6815 Donnaha Rd Tobaccoville, NC 27050. Phone: 336-922-4137. Open: Monday to Saturday, dawn to dusk Sunday - closed. Click here for a map of the area. . Hwy 67 north. Turn right onto Donnaha Rd (immediately before the Yadkin River bridge). Watch for signs.
  • Brad’s Blueberries - blueberries
    3108 Old Hwy 421, East Yadkinville, NC . Phone: 336-408-8501. Email: bradsblueberries@triad.rr.com. Open: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 8 am-2 pm; July 1 thru August 31 Directions: Hwy 421, west towards Wilkesboro. Click here for a map and directions. . After you cross over the Yadkin River and into Yadkin County, take Exit 251, (Speer Bridge Rd/Forbush High School). At the top of ramp, turn right. The road will end, take left turn onto Old Hwy 421. Continue 2.5 miles. The farm will be on the left - watch for signs.
  • Melton Family Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market
    6900 Rollingview Drive, Tobaccoville, NC 27050. Phone: 336-924-0665. Email: meltonsblueberries@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 Picking times are July 4th through the end of the growing season which varies - normally the end of August; Picking times are daylight hours during the growing season; Monday through Saturday; Sunday afternoon by request; Call before coming to make sure berries are ripe. Directions: Located in northwest Forsyth County. From Old Town Elementary School on Reynolda Road\(Hwy. 67\)go west approximately 8 miles to the intersection of highway 67 and Littlefield & Ridge Roads. Turn left on Littlefield Road and continue. Littlefield becomes Rollingview Drive. Farm is on the left at the intersection of Rollingview Drive and Philcoat Drive. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers. . . Located in northwest Forsyth County. From Old Town Elementary School on Reynolda Road(Hwy. 67)go west approximately 8 miles to the intersection of highway 67 and Littlefield & Ridge Roads. Turn left on Littlefield Road and continue. Littlefield becomes Rollingview Drive. Farm is on the left at the intersection of Rollingview Drive and Philcoat Drive. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. No pesticides or chemical fertilizers used, 100 percent all natural. Picking containers provided or bring your own. Tell your friends you found us on www.pickyourown.org. We also sell at the King Farmers Market. WIC vouchers ONLY accepted at the King Farm Market.
  • Reich's Blueberries - blueberries
    4875 Ebert Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27127. Phone: 336-764-4748. Email: rreich@triad.rr.com. Open: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm, from early July; Please call for availability or check our Facebook page for updates. Directions: From I-40 west: Take business 40 to Silas Creek Parkway south, passed Hanes Mall Blvd. to Ebert Road. Turn right on Ebert and go 5.6 miles and look for the sign on the left. Reich\'s is the last house on the left before Friedberg Church Road. >From I-40 east: Take I-40 bypass to the Peter\'s Creek Parkway exit and turn left at the light. At the next light turn left onto Silas Creek Parkway, passed Forsyth Tech to Ebert Road. Turn left on Ebert and go 5.6 miles and look for the sign on the left. Reich\'s is the last house on the left before Friedberg Church Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Reich's . From I-40 west: Take business 40 to Silas Creek Parkway south, passed Hanes Mall Blvd. to Ebert Road. Turn right on Ebert and go 5.6 miles and look for the sign on the left. Reich's is the last house on the left before Friedberg Church Road. >From I-40 east: Take I-40 bypass to the Peter's Creek Parkway exit and turn left at the light. At the next light turn left onto Silas Creek Parkway, passed Forsyth Tech to Ebert Road. Turn left on Ebert and go 5.6 miles and look for the sign on the left. Reich's is the last house on the left before Friedberg Church Road. Click here for a map to our farm. Limited pre-picked orders. Tell them you heard about them on PickYourOwn.org! (UPDATED: July 02, 2019)
  • Sprinkle's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    2291 Trinidad Lane, Winston Salem, NC 27106. Phone: 336-924-8900. Open: day light hours 7 days Blueberries ripen over 6-8 week period. Directions: between old 421 at GrandView Golf Course and New 421 7 miles west of Winston Salem. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Check Field Conditions on our website. Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in July, August. Field usually opens around July 1st please check our web site for current field conditions and leave us an email from our notify me button and we will email you when we plan to open. Picking at the farm is a pleasant experience with the field well manicured with grass between rows and paved parking at each row. Although only minutes from Winston-Salem between Pfafftown and Old Town, the vista is of open countryside with a horse farm next door.
  • Watts Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    8075 Fulp\'s Mill Road, Belews Creek, NC 27009. Phone: 336-595-4315. Email: bwwatts@mindspring.com. Open: Monday to Saturday 7 am to 8:30 pm; July and August. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, check. . . Blueberries: U-Pick 'em $9;00 per gallon; bucket; Call ahead for already picked orders $15;00 per gallon; bucket. A visitor writes on July 13, 2017: "Per your request for updated information, my daughter & I picked this morning at Watts. They open at 7 a.m as stated on your page. It is still $9.00 for pick your own. Debbie is not currently picking for customers. The sign still says cash or check. "

Guilford County

  • Blueberry Hill - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    1823 Sandy Ridge Road, Colfax, NC 27235. Phone: (336) 816-9686. Email: blueberryhill@embarqmail.com. Open: from mid-June through early August; Pick-Your-Own as well as Pre-Picked on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in June and July from 9 AM to 1 PM; Pick-Your-Own is also available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings. Directions: from Greensboro: take I 40 West to Sandy Ridge Road \(exit 208\). Turn left onto Sandy Ridge Road Proceed approx. 4.5 miles. Blueberry Hill is on the right. from Winston-Salem: take I 40 East to Highway 66 Kernersville \(exit 203\). Turn right and proceed approx. 12 mile to Bunker HillSandy Ridge Road Turn left and proceed 1.7 miles. Blueberry Hill is on the left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Blueberry Hill Alternate Phone: (336) 992-2244. . from Greensboro: take I 40 West to Sandy Ridge Road (exit 208). Turn left onto Sandy Ridge Road Proceed approx. 4.5 miles. is on the right. from Winston-Salem: take I 40 East to Highway 66 Kernersville (exit 203). Turn right and proceed approx. 1/2 mile to Bunker Hill/Sandy Ridge Road Turn left and proceed 1.7 miles. is on the left. Blueberry season is from late June to early August. We use fertilizers, but we do not use pesticides, insecticides, or herbicides. Our farm is family owned and operated. It is conveniently located in the center of the Triad. The berries and bushes are NEVER sprayed. Pick-your-own is a great family activity.
  • Blueberry Thrill Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, peaches, flowers, picnic area
    6938 Eaglesfield Road, Gibsonville, NC 27249. Phone: 336 449-7246. Email: farmer@blueberrythrillfarm.com. Open: UPDATE for 2020: no apples in 2020, but they will open for pumpkins in October, see their website for hours, dates and availability. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Blueberry Thrill Farm Facebook page. . We use integrated pest management practices. We grow 20 different varieties of apples that are a carefully selected assortment of the best heritage and commercial varieties available for our climate, including some not available elsewhere. In addition to commercial varieties like Gala, Fuji and Pink Lady, we grow heritage varieties, including two different varieties of Winesaps. Another heritage variety in our orchard is Roxbury Russet which originated with the Pilgrims in Massachusetts. Other heritage varieties include Grimes Golden, which is associated with Johnny Appleseed, and Albemarle Pippins. Pippins were grown by President Thomas Jefferson and President George Washington and are regarded as one the best apples in the world after they ripen in storage for several months. Apple picking (u-pick) is available at the beginning on the seasons. We offer both u-pick and pre-picked. Click here for the apple variety arrival and picking timesPeaches: They grow seven varieties of peaches that ripen over a long period of time. As a general rule, the early peaches are Clingstone. The Freestone peaches start with Redhaven, followed by Fireprince , Winblow, Contender and Flameprince. The early peaches like Rich May ripen at the start of the Pick Your Own Blackberry & Blueberry season, while variety like Winblo and Contender ripen later in the Blackberry & Blueberry season. (UPDATED: August 16, 2020 JBS)
  • Kernodle's Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    7081 Friendship Church Road, Mcleansville, NC 27301. Phone: (336) 375-6915. Open: Typical season is from July through early August; in season, Saturdays, from 7:30 am to 11:30 am; closed on Sunday through Friday. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Kernodle's is a North Carolina Century Farm. (ADDED: May 06, 2021)
  • Meeks Farm - Blueberries
    5437 N. Church Street, Greensboro, NC 27455. Phone: (336) 282-7331. Email: meeks2186@bellsouth.net. Open: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 8 pm; July thru September. Directions: Located north of Greensboro about half way between 29 North & 220 North at the intersection of Church Street & Archergate Road. . Click here for a map and directions. . Crop availability: - July-September. Outdoor weddings.
  • SanDan Farm - blueberries,
    4934 Harvest Road, Mcleansville, NC 27301. Phone: 336-324-9650. Email: ecedwards9@gmail.com. Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, from 7 am to 10:30 am and 5 pm to 7:30 pm; Saturday, from 7 am to noon. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Blueberry season starts about July 1st through July 31st; Call or text for exact opening date. Our 600 plus blueberry bushes are well groomed and pruned annually to produce tender and tasty fruit from young sprouts. There is close and easy access from the parking area. An attendant is on duty to greet and assist you. This is a chicken farm with blueberries. Also shitake mushrooms. We started 200 mushroom logs last winter. We also offer chicken manure for organic gardening.

Randolph County

  • Millstone Creek Orchards - apples, blackberries, blueberries, grapes, peaches, pecans , pumpkins, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    506 Parks Crossroad Church Road, Ramseur, NC 27316. Phone: 336-824-5263. Email: info@millstonecreekorchards.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 6pm; Sunday, from 1pm to 5:30pm, June 1 to October 31. Directions: Located at 506 Parks Crossroad Church Road, Ramseur, NC approximately 4 miles east of Ramseur, then right on Parks Crossroad Church Road one mile, farm on right. Located 12 miles east of Asheboro, right on Parks Crossroad Church Road, one mile on right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
    Millstone Creek Orchards Facebook page. . Crop availability: Corn - June-August Cantaloupe, Beans, Watermelon, Squash & Peaches - July & August Tomatoes - June-October Okra - July-September Pears - August-September Apples - August-November Pumpkins - September-November Pecans - November & December. Pumpkin Day, Apple cider, gift shop, tours, hayrides & Pick Your Own fruits & vegetables.

Rockingham County

  • Fairfield Farm - Blueberries
    226 Fairfield Road, Reidsville, NC 27320. Phone: 336-349-9227. Email: jfkmor@netpath-rc.net. Open: Monday to Saturday 8 am to dark. Directions: From Freeway Dr. \(Bus US 29\) turn south on McKoy Road go 1.8 miles then turn right onto Fairfield Rd and follow signs. . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for a map to the farm. . From Freeway Dr. (Bus US 29) turn south on McKoy Road go 1.8 miles then turn right onto Fairfield Rd and follow signs. Open Typical harvest dates: - late June-early August.
  • Headacres Farm - blueberries, other vegetables, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, farm animals
    1017 Huffines Mill Road, Reidsville, NC 27320. Phone: (336) 337-2566. Email: chead@greensboroday.org. Open: June 25th - July 25th Monday - Saturday 7:38 am to 10:30. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . (ADDED: May 26, 2018)
  • Honey Sweet Blueberries Farm - Blueberries
    302 Unicorn Road, Reidsville, NC 27320. Phone: (336) 951-2784. Email: tkjohn302@gmail.com.. Open: Monday to Friday from 8 am to 6 pm; Saturday from 8 am to Noon and Sunday is closed. Directions: Located off Sandy Cross Rd \(1001\) north of Reidsville then turn left at Calvary Baptist. . Click here for a map and directions. Honey Sweet Farm Located off Sandy Cross Rd (1001) north of Reidsville then turn left at Calvary Baptist. Click here for a map to the farm. Typical harvest dates: - mid June-August 1.
  • Rivers' Finest - Blueberries
    328 Blueberries Road, Reidsville, NC 27320. Phone: 336-349-4324. Email: riversfinestfarm@yahoo.com. Open: Call for hours & availability; last year it was Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. . Typical harvest dates: - early July-late September. Special Services: Group rates for schools & daycares. Click here for a map to the farm.

Stokes County

  • Buck Horn Blue Berry Farm - No pesticides are used blueberries,
    1180 Ralph Tuttle Rd, Walnut Cove, NC 27052. Phone: (336) 399-5349. Email: thomasbowen400@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday from 7 am to 7 pm June 22 August 17. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: (336) 591-3900. . We do not use pesticides on the crops. These are rabbit eye blueberries. I have four varieties: climax, premier, tifblue and powderblue. (UPDATED: June 29, 2019)
  • Mabe's Berry Farm - Strawberries, Blueberries
    1695 Greenfield Road, Walnut Cove, NC 27052. Phone: (336) 591-4785. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions.
    Mabe's Berry Farm Facebook page. . Call for Hours and availability; typically Monday to Saturday 9 am to 'til sold out; May thru June. Click here for a map to the farm. Located at the intersection of Watts & Greenfield Road approximately 15 minutes from Winston Salem. Please always call before driving out the farm. For more frequent updates like us on Facebook .

 

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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