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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Northwestern 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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Alexander County

  • Auton Valley Berry Farm - blueberries, blackberries, muscadine grapes,
    44 Auton Rd, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Phone: 828-612-4059. Email: tammycauton@gmail.com. Open: daily in season, 8 am to 5 pm. Click here for a map and directions. 4 .
  • Blueberry Hill - blueberries,
    2677 Paul Payne Store Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Phone: 828-612-6933. Email: Sjskiziah@gmail.com. Open: daily while Blueberries available; Call ahead. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Blueberries available approximately June 28 to July 20.
  • Campbells Berry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food, school tours, group reservations
    27 Tracy Bolick Lane, Hickory, NC 28601. Phone: (828) 598-0707. Email: campbellsberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: Call for current hours; generally Last week of June-First week of Aug. Directions: We are located in the Bethlehem, North Carolina community, just 7 miles north of Hickory, 13 miles south of Taylorsville, 55 miles north of Charlotte on Highway 127. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Campbells Berry Farm Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: (252) 422-2900. . , Monday to Saturday 7 am-7 pm Sunday 1 pm-6 pm. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. We are a family oriented, pick your own blueberry farm featuring over 2500 Rabbiteye blueberry bushes. Call ahead for current picking conditions. Weather may effect hours and blueberry availability. Pre-picked berries also available. Over 2700 blueberry bushes. U-pick or pre-picked. A large variety of seasonal produce too. (UPDATED: February 19, 2018)

Ashe County

  • Joe Vannoy Farm - blueberries,
    478 East Healing Springs Road, Crumpler, NC 28617. Phone: (704) 402-8315. Email: Jvannoy4@yahoo.com. Open: Everyday 8 am to 8 am while berries are ripe. Directions: We are one mile north of Shatley Springs Restaurant and Inn. Just off NC highway 16 North in Ashe County, NC. If coming from Charlotte area come north on I- 77 and take 321 toward Boone then follow NC highway 16 North which turns to the right after leaving Wilkesboro. Stay on 16 north and watch because it turns a couple times. We are 9 miles out of Jefferson and 3 miles from the VA states line. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Joe Vannoy Farm . Blueberries come in somewhere in mid to late June and last 3 to 4 weeks; We post on Face Book when we are open and when we close; We provide updates often;. We provide 5 quart buckets to pick in and ask you to bring containers to carry your berries home in. Cost is $2.00 a quart, which is $10.00 for a full bucket of berries. Sorry but we do not allow dogs in the blueberry patch. (UPDATED: June 30, 2019)
  • Old Orchard Creek - blueberries, weddings,
    410 Swansie Shepherd Rd, Lansing, NC 28643. Phone: 336-384-2774. Email: info@oldorchardcreek.com. Open: Dail;y, from 8 am to 6 pm; Blueberries are usually available from late June to early August. Directions: From downtown West Jefferson. Travel NC-194 N toward Warrensville. In Warrensville, turn RIGHT and continue on 194 N to Lansing. In Lansing, travel STRAIGHT through stop sign \(194 N will turn right at stop sign, but don\'t turn\). Road will become S Big Horse Creek RdNC-1353. Follow for approx. 1 mile. Turn LEFT onto Little Horse Creek Road \(gas station will be on your right\). Follow for approx. 2.2 miles. Turn LEFT onto Joe Hampton RdNC-1334. Follow for approx. 1.7 miles. Turn LEFT onto Jack Jones RdNC-1332. Follow for approx. 0.5 miles. Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto NC-1338Swansie Shepherd Rd. Old Orchard Creek is at the end of Swansie Shepherd Rd. We host weddings, farm dinners, fundraisers and other special events. For more information, please contact us at . Click here for a map and directions.
    Old Orchard Creek Facebook page. . 2018 prices are U-Pick price: $2 / quart. If you would like your blueberries ready-picked, call ahead to reserve as ready-picked berries sell out quickly. Local delivery is also available, call us for details. From downtown West Jefferson. Travel NC-194 N toward Warrensville. In Warrensville, turn RIGHT and continue on 194 N to Lansing. In Lansing, travel STRAIGHT through stop sign (194 N will turn right at stop sign, but don't turn). Road will become S Big Horse Creek Rd/NC-1353. Follow for approx. 1 mile. Turn LEFT onto Little Horse Creek Road (gas station will be on your right). Follow for approx. 2.2 miles. Turn LEFT onto Joe Hampton Rd/NC-1334. Follow for approx. 1.7 miles. Turn LEFT onto Jack Jones Rd/NC-1332. Follow for approx. 0.5 miles. Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto NC-1338/Swansie Shepherd Rd. is at the end of Swansie Shepherd Rd. We host weddings, farm dinners, fundraisers and other special events. For more information, please contact us at oldorchard@skybest.com, 336.384.2774,
  • Ravenridge Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    314 Sutherland Road, Creston, NC 28615. Phone: . Open: around the 4th of July; You can pick any day of the week from dawn until dusk. Directions: We are located in Creston, North Carolina just off Route 88 at 314 Sutherland Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.

Burke County

  • C and O Farms - Uses integrated pest management practices, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), strawberries,
    5480 Wilkies Grove Church Road, Hickory, NC 28602. Phone: . Email: info@cnofarms.com. Open: Call before you go, their website is gone, but the state of NC Ag still lists them as active; last reported hours were Tuesday to Friday from 8-6, Sunday 12-6. Directions: From I-40 \(east or west\) take the IcardRhodhiss exit \(#116\). Turn left off the exit ramp and go about 1.5 to 2 miles. Turn right on Johnson Bridge Road. Take Johnson Bridge Road all the way to the end \(about 5 miles\) to the stop sign. Go straight through the stop sign and the farm is about 100 yards on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Countryside Berries - Certified Organic, blackberries, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, picnic area you may bring your own food
    125 Stephens Road, Morganton, NC 28655. Phone: (828) 391-1661. Email: tjaynes@appapp.com. Open: Hours: Thursday to Saturday: 8am to 8pm Sunday: 1pm to 8pm WePick Hours: call for availability 828 am to 391 pm to 1661 Monday thru Friday. Directions: We . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
    Countryside Berries Facebook page. . . Hours: Thursday to Saturday: 8am to 8pm Sunday: 1pm to 8pm WePick Hours: call for availability (828 am to 391 pm to 1661) Monday thru Friday. open the Saturday closest to June 15th; are open through the first week in August; Blueberries are available all season; Blackberries are available the 1st two weeks in July;. use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Our berries are in an open field so please bring sunscreen. There is no per person fee. charge by the quart and gallon. Check our listed Facebook page for current prices. As with any farm, there are bees and other bugs so if you are allergic, please bring any necessary medication. look forward to meeting you. planted muscadines in 2018 and will start selling them via U-Pick (PYO) in September 2020. (ADDED: July 11, 2019)
  • Perry's Berry's - No pesticides are used blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    1136 Browning View Rd, Morganton, NC 28655. Phone: (828) 432-7631. Email: Perrysberrysnc@gmail.com. Open: Call for current hours. Directions: Morganton. Go 2 miles turn left onto to Independence Drive at Hardees. Take 126 North across from Freedom High School. Go 7.4 miles then turn right onto Gwantley Road. Go 300 yards turn left onto Browning View Road. Farm is on the right. I-40 West or East. Take Exit 94 Dysartsville Road Go toward Lake James. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Perry's Berry's Facebook page. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. June, July and August. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Blueberries are the main crop here at, with over 2,400 bushes. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants and make a great snack weather your eating them fresh, making jams or jellies or baking with them. We have pre picked blueberries available at our farm store. The ONLY pyo crops offered are Blueberries in June, July. (UPDATED: June 30, 2022)

Caldwell County

  • Townsend Farms - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    4810 Freemason Road, Hudson, NC 28638. Phone: 828-728-9191. Email: Mamamiddy57@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 7am to 8pm; July 3 to August 31. Directions: Highway 321:from Granite Falls, NC, left on Mission Road at Town of Sawmills sign. Come to third traffic light, left on Horseshoe Bend Road. Continue 2 miles. Left on Free Mason Road. Left at 4810. Highway 321:from Lenoir, NC, exit right on Cedar Valley Road. Travel straight for 5 miles. Left on Free Mason Road. Left at 4810. Watch for yellow signs to guide you or call. For a map to our farm, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 828-612-0835. . . Our Blueberry patch consists of approximately 75 bushes. It was started about 1973. There are about 5 or 6 different varieties scattered throughout the patch. *This year, 2016, to maintain fruit quality, integrated spraying was used earlier in the growing season only. . We are a U-Pick farm or orders may be placed by calling our number posted above. Containers are provided for picking and are bagged for you on site. (UPDATED: July 04, 2016)

Lincoln County

  • Helms Christmas Tree Farm - blueberries, Other fruit or veg, Christmas trees, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides
    6345 Christmas Tree Ln. , Vale, NC 28168. Phone: 704-276-1835. Email: henryhelms@bellsouth.net. Open: From Nov 20 to December 20 7 days 9am 6pm Blueberries open approximately July 15 Christmas Trees Open November 20. Directions: From Lincolnton Courthouse: Take hwy 27-W for 8 miles. At stoplight turn right onto Cat Square Road. Go 2 miles turn left onto Beam Lumber Road. Turn Right on 1st. hard service Road. John Beam Road Go 210 mi, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
    Helms Christmas Tree Farm Facebook page. . Fax: 704-276-2563. . From Lincolnton Courthouse: Take hwy 27-W for 8 miles. At stoplight turn right onto Cat Square Road. Go 2 miles turn left onto Beam Lumber Road. Turn Right on 1st. hard service Road. John Beam Road Go 2/10 mi, Christmas Tree Lane will be on your left. Crops are usually available in August, November, December. Facebook page.

Surry County

  • Fresh Berries U-Pick/We Pick - No pesticides are used, blueberries, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    1500 Jessup Grove Church Road, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041. Phone: 336-351-5798. Open: U - Pick is open Mondays through Fridays and We - Pick is open Wednesdays through Fridays, from 9 am to 3 pm. Directions: From Winston-Salem, take Highway 52 North to first Pilot Mountain Exit \(Highway 268\). Turn right onto Highway 268 and go 1.2 miles to the first stop light. Turn left onto Main Street and go 1.5 miles to the first stop light. Turn right onto Old Westfield Road and go 2.7 miles to the first crossroads. Turn left onto Jessups Grove Church Road and go .5 miles to the farm at #1500 \(on the left\). Turn onto the gravel driveway and park at the red barn. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Fax:. From Winston-Salem, take Highway 52 North to first Pilot Mountain Exit (Highway 268). Turn right onto Highway 268 and go 1.2 miles to the first stop light. Turn left onto Main Street and go 1.5 miles to the first stop light. Turn right onto Old Westfield Road and go 2.7 miles to the first crossroads. Turn left onto Jessups Grove Church Road and go .5 miles to the farm at #1500 (on the left). Turn onto the gravel driveway and park at the red barn. We do not use pesticides on the crops.

Watauga County

  • Greene's Blueberry Patch - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, picnic area you may bring your own food
    6989 Junaluska Rd, Boone, NC 28607. Phone: 828-773-1451. Email: burlgreene@hotmail.com. Open: Dusk to Dawn, 7 days a Week. Directions: From NEW MARKET CENTER side of Boone -- Take 194 \(towards NC DOT\) 1 mile to Howards Creek Road Turn left, stay on road 7 miles. After going on dirt road 12 mile, first driveway on right \(6989\). From COURTHOUSE side of Boone -- From 421105 bypass, Take 421 \(towards Tenn.\) 6.1 miles to Tater Hill Road Turn right, go 1.8 miles to end of road, take right on Junaluska Road Go 12 mile, first driveway on right \(6989\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From NEW MARKET CENTER side of Boone -- Take 194 (towards NC DOT) 1 mile to Howards Creek Road Turn left, stay on road 7 miles. After going on dirt road 1/2 mile, first driveway on right (6989). From COURTHOUSE side of Boone -- From 421/105 bypass, Take 421 (towards Tenn.) 6.1 miles to Tater Hill Road Turn right, go 1.8 miles to end of road, take right on Junaluska Road Go 1/2 mile, first driveway on right (6989). We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. We have 235 blueberry bushes.. They normally start to ripen around the 2nd week of July through the end of August.. Come Visit Us! $8 a Gallon (2015 price). Greene's is formerly known as Lee's Blueberries (now new owners).
  • Swinging Bridge Farm - blueberries, Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut
    711 Old Glade Road, Boone, NC 28618. Phone: 828-264-5738. Email: stev2lieb@earthlink.net. Open: all day for blueberries; 9:30 AM to dark for trees Blueberries July 1 to August 15 Christmas trees - the week before Thanksgiving through December 18 Payment: Cash, Check. Directions: From WinstonCharlotte on 421 watch for the Blue Ridge Parkway bridge over 421. Go 2.5 miles further on 421\(staying on the four land\) to Brownwood Road; right on Brownwood one mile; left on Old Glade, bear left .6 miles. From Boone, Hickory, Gastonia on the 421 four lane, go six to eight miles east of downtown Boone\(421 S\); get in the left lane; turn left on Brownwood; proceed as above. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Winston/Charlotte on 421 watch for the Blue Ridge Parkway bridge over 421. Go 2.5 miles further on 421(staying on the four land) to Brownwood Road; right on Brownwood one mile; left on Old Glade, bear left .6 miles. From Boone, Hickory, Gastonia on the 421 four lane, go six to eight miles east of downtown Boone(421 S); get in the left lane; turn left on Brownwood; proceed as above. Crops are usually available in July, August, December. Field grown rhododendrons.

Wilkes County

  • Brushy Mountain Berry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, blueberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    7493 Nc highway 16 S, Moravian Falls, NC 28654. Phone: 336-414-9958. Email: cody@brushymountainberryfarm.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: From Wilkesboro: ~8 miles south on NC highway 16. From Taylorsville: ~10 miles north on NC highway 16. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Brushy Mountain Berry Farm Facebook page. . . Blueberries: May - August, Blackberries: June - July, Raspberries: June - July. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. We now use natural growing practices (no pesticides) and will be seeking organic certification soon! (UPDATED: June 07, 2016)

Yadkin County

  • Barron Hill Blueberries - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    3524 Barron Hill Road, Hamptonville, NC 27020. Phone: 336-468-0147. Email: chadmb@yadtel.net. Open: Season starts around July 1st; Four varieties of blueberries, which some are late season bushes with ripe berries into August; Best time to pick is in the morning before 11am and in the evening around 6pm to dusk. Directions: Barron Hill Farm is nestled on the Yadkin North Iredell county line, minutes from Hamptonville \(US 421 Exit 263\) and Union Grove \(I-77 Exit 65\). Also near Shiloh General Store \(5 miles\) and Windsor Run Vineyard and Winery \(6 miles\). Pick your own: $8 a gallon. Pre-pick is $3.00 a pint or $20 a gallon. Bulk pricing for more than two gallons of pre-pick will done upon request. Please call at least 24 hours ahead to reserve your pre-picked order. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Barron Hill Blueberries Phone: . . Barron Hill Farm is nestled on the Yadkin / North Iredell county line, minutes from Hamptonville (US 421 Exit 263) and Union Grove (I-77 Exit 65). Also near Shiloh General Store (5 miles) and Windsor Run Vineyard and Winery (6 miles). Pick your own: $8 a gallon. Pre-pick is $3.00 a pint or $20 a gallon. Bulk pricing for more than two gallons of pre-pick will done upon request. Please call at least 24 hours ahead to reserve your pre-picked order. We do not use pesticides on the crops. (UPDATED: July 02, 2016) (UPDATED: June 11, 2014, from their Facebook page)
  • Brad's Blueberries - Blueberries, Muscadines, grapes, Scuppernongs
    3108 Old Hwy 421, Yadkinville, NC 27005. Phone: (336) 766-6363. Email: bradsblueberries@triad.rr.com. Open: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 8 am to 2 pm; July 1 thru August 31. Directions: Take Hwy 421 north to Wilkesboro and cross the Yadkin River. Take the second exit ramp "Speers Bridge Road & Forbush High School". Turn right at the top of the exit ramp and then left at the end of the road. The farm will be 2.5 miles on the left. There will be a sign and a big rock at the entrance of the farm and the property number will be 3108. . Click here for a map and directions. . Phone: (336) 766-1078. Crop availability: Blueberries - July 1-August 31 Muscadine & Scuppernong - October.

 

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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