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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Central New York State 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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Cayuga County

  • Grisamore Farms - strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, sweet and sour cherries, pumpkins, Christmas trees, apple cider
    R.D. # 2, Box 238 (1347 Goose Street), Locke, NY . Phone: 315-497-1347. Email: info@grisamorefarms.com. Open: May to October, Monday to Friday from 8 am to 7 pm; Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm; Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . We press our cider right here on our farm from apples we grow. To make our cider safer, we are installed a UV light. This will kill any possible bacteria in the cider without changing the flavor. Cider is available in our farm store September 25th thru December 10th. Typical harvest start dates (always call before you come, to confirm): Strawberries June 25, , Sweet Cherries July 4, Red Raspberries July 10, Blueberries July 10, Currants July 20.facebook page. (UPDATED: September 9, 2023, JBS) U-Pick Apple varieties and typical harvest start dates:Sansa .........August 25McIntosh.........September 14Gala..............September 14Cortland..........September 28Macoun...........September 28Red Delicious.....September 28Yellow Delicious...September 28Empire...........September 28Crispin...........September 28Granny Smith.....September 28Ida Reds.............October 5Northern Spy........October 5. Please Note: Children are allowed to pick, but we do ask that they have adult supervision. In addition, for the protection of our customers and our crops, we can no longer allow pets in our fields.(UPDATED: August 11, 2022, JBS)
  • Stevers Berry Harvest Farm - blueberries, pumpkins, strawberries, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    12766 White Cemetery Rd, Cato, NY 13033. Phone: (315) 626-6307. Email: berryharvestfarm@gmail.com. Open: Opening June 16th through Mid July; Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm; Saturday 7am to 7pm, Sunday 7am to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. . . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Strawberry season is typically June 16th through June 30th; Blueberry season is typically July 10th through August 15th;. Berry Harvest Farm is family owned and operated. All fruits and vegetables are grown on our farm. Children are welcome. Season starts mid July usually last for approximately 3 weeks. Pick your own are sold by the pound and containers are available. (UPDATED: July 05, 2016) (UPDATED: June 06, 2016)

Chenango County

  • - Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, apples, grapes, honey
    464 Hall Road, Afton, NY 13730. Phone: 607-639-2075. Open: All summer 8am to 8pm. Directions: In Afton, NY turn onto Spring Street \(across from Horton Hardware\). Take 3rd left \(Blower Hill Rd.\) and go 1.5 miles. Click here for a map and directions. . Summer TriStar Strawberries, In Afton, NY turn onto Spring Street (across from Horton Hardware). Take 3rd left (Blower Hill Rd.) and go 1.5 miles.
  • Berries Blue - Blueberries only, restrooms
    776 County Road 42, South Otselic, NY 13155. Phone: (315) 653-7303. Open: During blueberry season typically July to mid August, open 8 - dusk around 8 om daily, except Wednesday, closed Wednesdays. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check . . During blueberry season (typically July to mid August), open 8 - dusk (around 8 om) daily, except Wednesday, closed Wednesdays. The farm is organic, and they have guinea fowl for insect control - no ticks!! On weekends, picked berries, baked goods and jams and jellies are available. (ADDED: August 12, 2017, Suggested by a visitor) A visitor writes on August 12, 2017: "The orchard is well maintained, the hosts are very personable and the berries are the one of the best prices in the area - this year only $1.50 per pound! They grow many varieties, so the season is long, weather permitting. This is my favorite place to pick!! I will give them your site info so that they may fill in the blanks for info I do not have."
  • Charlies U-Pick blueberries - No pesticides used, blueberries,
    486 Jackson Hill Road, Chenango Forks, NY 13746. Phone: 607-656-9741. Email: DomieY@FrontierNet.net. Open: Thursday thru Monday, from 8 am to 7 pm; July 14 to August 14. Directions: From Chenango Valley State Park, proceed on Route 369 for 3.5 miles. Turn left onto County Route 9 \(Page Brook Road\) and drive 710 of one mile. Turn left onto Hotchkiss Hill Road and drive 110 of one mile. At \Y. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. \" go right onto Jackson Hill Road. Drive 2 miles to blueberry farm located at 486 Jackson Hill Road. """
  • Fox Trail Farm - Uses natural growing practices, not yet certified, blueberries, porta-potties, WiFi is available, picnic area you may bring your own food
    776 County Road 42, South Otselic, NY 13155. Phone: (831) 214-5832. Email: foxtrailfarmny@gmail.com. Open: 8 am to 8 pm Mondy through Sunday during blueberry season; Please check our social media pages, email, or call us for blueberry season dates. Directions: We are 18 miles from Norwich headed northeast on County Road 23. We are located on County Road 42. Blueberries are typically in season from the middle of July to the middle of August;. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check, Venmo. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Venmo. . . Click here for our Instagram page. (ADDED: July 15, 2023)
  • Kuhn's U-Pick Blueberries - blueberries
    191 Race Road, Oxford, NY 13830. Phone: (607) 349-0958. Email: cjkuhn@frontiernet.net. Open: U-Pick blueberries in season July 4-August and Asparagus in the spring. Click here for a map and directions. . Phone: 607-843-9534. . U-Pick in season (July 4-August) and Asparagus in the spring.
  • Stone Hill Blueberry Farm - certified organic, blueberries
    362 Stone Hill Road, Afton, NY 13730. Phone: 607-693-3333. Email: blueberry@stone-hill-blueberry-farm.com. Open: Updates Page for the latest information. Directions: From I-88 take Afton Exit. Go straight onto NY 41N, past the Country Store, over the river, and under the railroad bridge. At the Y, bear left, and the go straight across intersection, staying on Route 41N. Go about 12 mile, turn left on County Rd 30 \(also marked Long Hill Rd\). Follow the signs to Stone Hill--about 5 more miles. More directions available on website. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Phone: 607-345-1975. . . Click here for picking updates. From I-88 take Afton Exit. Go straight onto NY 41N, past the Country Store, over the river, and under the railroad bridge. At the Y, bear left, and the go straight across intersection, staying on Route 41N. Go about 1/2 mile, turn left on County Rd 30 (also marked Long Hill Rd). Follow the signs to Stone Hill--about 5 more miles. More directions available on website. Crops are usually available in July, August. Occasionally close other days to allow blueberries to ripen, during rainy weather and during Thunderstorms for safety reasons. Blueberries are sometimes available into September depending on crop and weather. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. No pesticides are used on the blueberries. Organic is better! Come to and pick some delicious Blueberries on south sloping farm with 2000+ blueberry bushes! The bushes are fertilized with soybean meal, mulched with sawdust and rows are mowed weekly. The Picking season runs from mid-July to at least the end of August, and sometimes into early September each year.

Cortland County

  • Cherry Knoll Farm - Blueberries
    Hoxie Gorge Road, Marathon, NY 13803. Phone: 607-849-6886. Open: mid July-mid September, Monday to Friday 9 am to 7, Saturday 9 am to 4, call first. Click here for a map and directions. . Open (UPDATED: April 30, 2018, JBS)
  • Dave's Veggies Farm Market and 4-Greenhouses - beans, blueberries, peas, pumpkins, rhubarb, strawberries, other vegetables, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    5178 State Route 41, Homer, NY 13077. Phone: 607-749-4955. Email: DavesVeggies@excite.com. Open: May through August: daily, from 10 am to 8 pm and September and October, daily from noon to 7 pm. Directions: Dave\'s veggies is located just one mile from the village of Homer via Route #281 and is on Route #41. For a map to our farm, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. Dave's Veggies Farm Market and 4-Greenhouses . Dave's veggies is located just one mile from the village of Homer via Route #281 and is on Route #41. For a map to our farm, Crops are usually available in May, June. U PICK EM' blueberries are available from mid-July through August. The pumpkin patch is open from late September through October (the Great Cortland Pumpkinfest is the first weekend in October at the Cortland County Court House Park in downtown Cortland, just minutes from our stand). (UPDATED: April 30, 2018, JBS)
  • Halls' Hill Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    2110 Tower Road, Cortland, NY 13045. Phone: (607) 753-0712. Email: hallshill@clearwire.net. Open: Every day 7am to 8pm, from July 15 to September 30. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . We are a self serve honor system so bring your own containers and small bills. (UPDATED: April 30, 2018, JBS)
  • Twin Tower Blueberry Farm, LLC - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available
    4113 Route 221 East, Marathon, NY 13803. Phone: 607-316-4800. Email: farmgirlberry@stny.rr.com. Open: Sunday to Thursday 8 am to 6 pm; Friday and Saturday 8 am to 7 pm. Directions: Route 81 South-exit 9 to Marathon; left at light, up the hill on 221 East for 1 and 12 miles. Farm is on the left. Route 81 North-exit 9; then right up the hill on 221 East for 1 and 12 miles. Farm is on the left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Twin Tower Blueberry Farm, LLC . Route 81 South-exit 9 to Marathon; left at light, up the hill on 221 East for 1 and 1/2 miles. Farm is on the left. Route 81 North-exit 9; then right up the hill on 221 East for 1 and 1/2 miles. Farm is on the left. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Always call ahead for weather conditions and updates. Large groups, please call ahead as well.

Fulton County

  • Blueberry Hill - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    220 Beldon Corners Road, Oppenheim, NY 13329. Phone: 203-223-1796. Email: blueberryhill2600@gmail.com. Open: Saturday and Sundays, from 7 am to 4 pm July 12 to July 20 Sunday July 27. Directions: off route 29 east of dolgeville. picking May be extended depending on crop production. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. We grow\'em you pick\'em. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . off route 29 east of dolgeville. picking May be extended depending on crop production. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. We grow'em you pick'em.
  • Meadowlark Farms - blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (Spring, black), U-pick and already picked, farm stand with mums and pumpkins.
    397 Stevers Mill Road, Broadalbin, NY 12025. Phone: 518-883-6542. Email: Kmyers30@nycap.rr.com. Open: In season, blueberries picking hour: Wednesday 4;00 pm to 8 pm, Thursday Friday and Saturday, 8 am to 2 pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers. Meadowlark Farms Alternate Phone: 518-332-0747. Fax: 518-883-4093. . Season generally runs from Mid-July to Labor Day for blueberries; Fall raspberries until hard frost; We continue to add new crops every year.

Herkimer County

  • AnnDel Farms - blueberries, currants (red and black), U-pick and already picked
    547 State Route 29, Middleville, NY 13406. Phone: 315-891-3613. Email: marine722@verizon.net. Open: Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm; Saturday 8 am to 3 pm; Closed Sunday, August 1 to August 31. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 717-891-5271. . Please call before coming out, we may need to close for several days to let the fruit ripen. You need to bring your own picking containers. Unsupervised children will be sold!. We have 20 acres of plants and a great view.
  • Brick House Acres - Garden Center & Berry Farm - Garden Center & Berry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red)
    10628 Roberts Road, Frankfort, NY 13340. Phone: 315-737-5635. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions.
    Brick House Acres - Garden Center & Berry Farm Facebook page. . Garden Center (May/June) U-Pick Berries (July/August). We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Our Garden Center sells a wide variety of annuals, perennials, and herbs including many rare and heirloom varieties you won't find elsewhere. Pick-your-own organic Raspberries, Blueberries, and Blackberries in the Summer. We offer workshops, classes, and farm tours. Fresh Rainbow Eggs are available year-round. Your Source for Vibrant, Healthy Plants & Fresh, Organic Berries. (UPDATED: October 07, 2019)
  • Wereszczak's Blueberries - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms
    1080 Steuben Hill Road, Herkimer, NY 13350. Phone: 315-867-5735. Open: Opening late July season; Closed Sundays; Call for updates as we may close the field to give the berries additional time to ripen; Hours 6:30am to 6pm; Call or email for their dates and hours, and please ask them to update PickYourOwn. Directions: From Route 5, take Route 28 North and turn left at second traffic light onto German Street. Turn right at first stop sign onto Steuben Hill Road. Follow signs for approximately 1.5 miles to blueberry patch on right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Wereszczak's Blueberries Facebook page. . ORG. Patch gets picked out periodically, and we are forced to close to allow more berries to ripen, so we strongly recommend you call ahead to confirm daily operation; Closed Sundays.

Madison County

  • CNY Maple - blueberries, maple syrup
    1189 Williams Street North of Thruway, Oneida, NY 13421. Phone: 315 363 5397. Email: dklish@earthlink.net. Open: Sunday to Saturday 8 am to 8 pm, July 18 to August 31. Directions: From Oneida, take Main Street \(route 46\) North, towards Durhamville, after crossing the Thruway, turn right at the flashing light and follow the signs. Closed 2 days each week for spraying, call for recorded message. Dave & Joan\'s Sugarhouse provides . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 315 338 9646. . From Oneida, take Main Street (route 46) North, towards Durhamville, after crossing the Thruway, turn right at the flashing light and follow the signs. Closed 2 days each week for spraying, call for recorded message. Dave & Joan's Sugarhouse provides open house's during the Maple Sugar producing season. Most weekends you can stop by the Sugarhouse (look for the steam coming out of the sugarhouse - it means we are open for business). When you stop in we will explain how the sap is collected and processed. You can also talk with the family about the entire operation. Maple products are available for sale year round.
  • Critz Farms - apples, blueberries, pumpkins, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Cider mill fresh apple cider made on the premises, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    Route 13 S, Cazenovia, NY 13035. Phone: 315-662-3355. Email: info@critzfarms.com. Open: Seasonally changing hours; Spring and summer hours from March through early September; Fall hours - seven days a week 10 to 5 weekdays, 10 to 6 weekends from mid September through the end of October; November hours 10 to 5; Closed Thanksgiving; Open seven days a week from the Friday after Thanksgiving through December 19, 9 to 6 weekends and 9 to 7 weekdays. Directions: Critz Farms is located 3 and a half miles south of Route 20, on Route 13 in Cazenovia. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard. . Visit our web site for specific harvest dates. Crops are usually available in March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Come in March for our Maple Syrup Celebration. In the summer we are open for pick-your-own berries. The fall brings our annual Fall Harvest Celebration, and from Thanksgiving to Christmas, we are open for Holiday Family Fun.
    Comments from a visitor on September 20, 2009: "Lots of fun for everyone!"
  • Dizzy Lizzie's Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries, raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), raspberries (black), Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Fresh eggs
    3823 Sanderson Road, Erieville, NY 13061. Phone: 315-662-7565. Email: dizzylizziesfarm@gmail.com. Open: Check website or facebook or call for availability. Directions: From Cazenovia take route 20 and make a right onto Erieville Road. About five miles turn left onto Sanderson Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Dizzy Lizzie's Farm Facebook page. . . We are certified organic for all crops! (ADDED: July 06, 2015)

Montgomery County

  • Sand Flats Orchard - apples, pumpkins, winter squash, strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    371 Martin Road, Fonda, NY 12068. Phone: 518 853-4999. Email: jim@sandflatsorchard.com. Open: Strawberries daily 9:00 to 6:00 starting about June 10th Apples and pumpkins starting September 1st thru October. Directions: From the North: Follow Route 30A from Johnstown south about 3 miles. Turn right onto Commons Road go about 1.8 miles to the intersection of Martin Road and Commons Road. From the East: NY Thruway to exit 28, left on to Riverside Drive about 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Route 30A, you will go over the Mohawk River and pass Fonda Speadway. Turn left onto Route 5, go through the village of Fonda, about .5 miles. Turn right onto Route 334 Cayadutta St. follow for 1.9 miles. Turn left on to Commons Road go about .1 mile to the intersection of Martin Road and Commons Road. OR Follow Route 5 west to Fonda, go through the village of Fonda, about .5 miles. Turn right onto Route 334 Cayadutta St. follow for 1.9 miles. Turn left on to Commons Road go about .1 mile to the intersection of Martin Road and Commons Road. From the South: Follow the directions from the East if using the NY Thruway. Follow Route 30A to Fultonville, you will go over the Mohawk River and pass Fonda Speadway. Turn left onto Route 5, go through the village of Fonda, about .5 miles. Turn right onto Route 334 Cayadutta St. follow for 1.9 miles. Turn left on to Commons Road go about .1 mile to the intersection of Martin Road and Commons Road. From the West: Follow Route 5 from Canajoharie east about 9.8 miles. Turn left onto Martin Road go 1.3 miles. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Sand Flats Orchard Facebook page. . From the North: Follow Route 30A from Johnstown south about 3 miles. Turn right onto Commons Road go about 1.8 miles to the intersection of Martin Road and Commons Road. From the East: NY Thruway to exit 28, left on to Riverside Drive about 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Route 30A, you will go over the Mohawk River and pass Fonda Speadway. Turn left onto Route 5, go through the village of Fonda, about .5 miles. Turn right onto Route 334/ Cayadutta St. follow for 1.9 miles. Turn left on to Commons Road go about .1 mile to the intersection of Martin Road and Commons Road. OR Follow Route 5 west to Fonda, go through the village of Fonda, about .5 miles. Turn right onto Route 334/ Cayadutta St. follow for 1.9 miles. Turn left on to Commons Road go about .1 mile to the intersection of Martin Road and Commons Road. From the South: Follow the directions from the East if using the NY Thruway. Follow Route 30A to Fultonville, you will go over the Mohawk River and pass Fonda Speadway. Turn left onto Route 5, go through the village of Fonda, about .5 miles. Turn right onto Route 334 Cayadutta St. follow for 1.9 miles. Turn left on to Commons Road go about .1 mile to the intersection of Martin Road and Commons Road. From the West: Follow Route 5 from Canajoharie east about 9.8 miles. Turn left onto Martin Road go 1.3 miles. Strawberries Picking the month of June; Blueberries Picking mid July - August. Road side stand open daily in July and August. Picked and U-Pick Apples, Apple Cider, Mums, Pumpkins, squash and other fall vegetables. In our Bakery we are making Cider Donuts, Kettle Corn, Pies, Fudge and offer many other yummy treats, jams, jellies, butters,salsa and several other Fall items! Tractor Rides, Corn Maze, Farm Animals, Picnic and more! Fall fun starts at the end of August, September and October
  • Starlight Acres Farm - blueberries, pumpkins,
    239 Groff Road, Palatine Bridge, NY 13428. Phone: (518) 673-2669. Open: Hours updated on Facebook seasonally. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Blueberries - July/August Pumpkins - September/October. Summer: Pick-Your-Own Blueberries Fall: Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins, Gourds, Fancy Gourds, Corn Stalks, Pie Pumpkins, Long Island Cheese Pumpkins, Indian Corn, Jack-B-Littles, White Pumpkins, Large Gourds, Picked Pumpkins, Speciality Pumpkins Year-Round: Hay Bales, Straw Bales. (ADDED: August 29, 2017)

Oneida County

  • Blueberry Hill Farms & Nursery - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    6884 Roberts Rd, Clinton, NY 13323. Phone: (315) 368-5578. Email: Mark@blueberryhillfarmsandnursery.com. Open: Mid July to end of Augist. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Blueberry Hill Farms & Nursery Facebook page. . . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. (ADDED: July 12, 2018)
  • Candella's Farm - blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Spring, black), strawberries, tomatoes,
    9256 River Road, Marcy, NY 13403. Phone: 315-736-8782. Email: smpapale@roadrunner.com. Open: You pick hours are posted onour Facebook page; the Farm stand hours are Monday- Friday 9-7 Sat 9-6 Sunday 9-5 Directions: Located at the corner of River Road Marcy and Mohawk Street coming from Whitesboro. Directions: Located at the corner of River Road Marcy and Mohawk Street coming from Whitesboro. Coming from Rome or Utica take Route 49 to the Cavanaugh Road Exit. From Utica take a right, go to the second traffic light turn left. From Rome turn left then another left. We share a parking lot with Marcy Beverage Center. Strawberries Mid June to Beginning July; Raspberries Early July; Blueberries mid-July. Payment: You Pick is cash only; Farm stand is Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: You Pick is cash only; Farm stand is Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Candella's Farm Facebook page. . You pick hours are posted onour Facebook page; the Farm stand hours are Monday- Friday 9-7 Sat 9-6 Sunday 9-5 (UPDATED: July 10, 2016)
  • Heywoods's Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    9947 Evans Road, Remsen, NY 13438. Phone: 315-831-8096. Email: heywoodsblueberries@yahoo.com. Open: Wednesday and Saturday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, closed on other days. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Heywoods's Blueberries Facebook page. . Blueberries: Late July to Labor Day; U-pick Blueberries. Click here for picking updates. Springtime: Bedding plants, hanging baskets, vegetable plants, herbs Greenhouse open Mid-May to Mid June Daily 10am to 7pm. w What started out as about 50 small blueberry plants has grown to approximately 1,200 fully-grown bushes. The blueberry field is "u-pick.", no prepicked. (UPDATED: June 10, 2020)
  • Irvada's Blueberry Lane - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    9459 Point Rock Rd, Taberg, NY 13471. Phone: 315-337-1088. Open: Monday to Sunday 8am to 7pm; Please call ahead as hours May vary due to availability of ripe berries. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Irvada's Blueberry Lane Alternate Phone: 315-336-7209. We do not use pesticides on the crops. 1500 blueberry bushes. Family owned and operated since 1969. Outhouse available.
  • North Star Orchards - U Pick Apples, blueberries, pumpkins
    4741 Route 233, Westmoreland, NY 13490. Phone: 315-853-1024. Open: call for hours and crop availability. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. . click here for their contact form. Also Apple cider and a farm market with a bakery. 2019 prices (July 2019) $10 1 Peck Bag (11-12 lbs.) *Bags will be sold instore and at the kiosk $15 1/2 Bushel Bag (22-24lbs.) prior to picking. Varieties: Jonamac, McIntosh, Empire, Northern Spy, Ida Red, Golden Delicious
  • Swistak Farm - Roadside stand, blueberries, peppers, strawberries, tomatoes, porta-potties are available
    6644 Greenway New London Road, Verona, NY 13478. Phone: 315-336-1251. Open: Our Pick - Your - Own crops, estimated dates and times: Strawberries - 8 am to 6 pm seven days a week usually beginning mid June through early July; Blueberries - 8 am to 2 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays usually beginning mid July through August; Tomatoes and peppers - Saturdays only, 8 am to 5 pm, late August through mid-September. Directions: Swistak Farm is located just off Route 365 between Verona and Rome. Look for our signs. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . We only sell fruits and vegetables we grow on our own farm. We know our produce is top quality and fresh. (UPDATED: September 17, 2021, JBS)UPDATE for 2021: Their Facebook page says "Our 4th and FINAL DAY of U-pick tomato, eggplant and peppers is Saturday, Sept 18th 8 am to 5 pm, there is still a very large quantity in the fields to pick! Tomatoes, eggplant, flamingo (yellow) peppers, green/red bell peppers, and cubanelle peppers available for picking. Tomatoes (round and plum) are $20/LEVEL bushel. Eggplant is $13/LEVEL bushel. Peppers(flamingo, green/red bell and cubanelle) are $13/LEVEL bushelSwistak Farm Stand is open Mondays-Saturdays 8 am to 6 pm and closed on Sundays!"

Onondaga County

  • Abbott Farms - apples, blueberries, cherries, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, petting zoo, birthday parties, school tours
    3275 Cold Springs Road, Baldwinsville, NY 13027. Phone: 315-638-7783. Email: apples@abbottfarms.com. Open: click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: click here for a map and directions. Updates: click here for picking updates. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. . . Crops are usually available in April through November.
  • Burdock's Berries - blueberries, red raspberries, black raspberries, yellow raspberries, and in some years strawberries
    2208 State Route 174, Marietta, NY . Phone: 315-877-8334. Email: info@berdocksberries.com. Open: dawn to dusk, seven days a week, but always see their facebook page for field conditions. Directions: On the west side of Otisco Lake, north of Borodino, minutes from Marcellus and Skaneateles. . Click here for a map and directions.
    Burdock's Berries Facebook page. . Open facebook page. In 2923, only $/quart. (UPDATED: June 27, 2023, JBS) (ADDED: October 06, 2016, JBS)
  • Casey's U-Pick - blueberries
    1136 Berry Road, Apulia Station, NY 13020. Phone: 315-683-5674. Email: bill5308@aol.com. Click here for a map and directions. . . typically from June to September
  • Emmi Farms - apples, blueberries, peppers, pumpkins, strawberries, tomatoes, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, school tours
    1482 West Genesee Road, Baldwinsville, NY 13027. Phone: 315-635-7529. Email: info@emmifarms.com. Open: Monday to Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sundays 10 am to 5 pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. . Alternate Phone: 315-635-3982. Fax: 315-635-7672. . Typical season start dates are: Strawberries June 15 , Blueberries July 10. (ADDED: March 09, 2015)
  • Reeves Farms - Certified Organic, blueberries, strawberries,
    Rt. 370, Baldwinsville, NY 13027. Phone: 315-635-3357. Open: Monday to Friday from 8am to to 8pm, Saturday from 8am to 7pm, Sunday from 8am to 6pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Reeves Farms Facebook page. . We are certified organic for some crops! offers pick-your-own strawberries, organic strawberries and pick-your-own organic blueberries! While availability is very much dependent on the weather, pick your own strawberries are typically open in June and organic blueberries are typically open from July-early August. For updates about our pick-your-own fields, you can check out our Facebook page or call .

Oswego County

  • Appledale Orchards - Blueberries, apples, cherries, concessions or refreshment stand, Cider, too!
    6018 State Route 3, Mexico, NY 13114. Phone: 315-963-3628. Open: Call for for hours and availability. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Appledale Orchards Facebook page. . (UPDATED: August 06, 2011, by a visitor)
    Comments from a visitor on August 06, 2011: "great fall activities. Owners and employees are very friendly and helpful"
  • Farnham Farms - asparagus, blueberries,
    529 Co. Route 22a, Sandy Creek, NY 13145. Phone: 315-771-3971. Email: rfrench10@twcny.rr.com. Open: July thru August 2018 Season from 7am to 7pm, Tuesday to Sunday Closed Mondays. Directions: From the location of the Oswego County Fair Grounds, go north on the Ellisburg Road to the top on the hill. Will see UPick Blueberry and Farnham Farms sign. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Farnham Farms . Check their Facebook page for end of season date. Note, they rarely answer their phone.(UPDATED: July 30, 2018, JBS)
  • Sage Creek Orchards - apples, blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market, porta-potties are available, picnic area you may bring your own food, school tours, group reservations
    139 Minckler Road @, Mexico, NY 13114. Phone: 315-963-3486. Email: SageCreekOrchard@aol.com. Open: seven days a week from 9 am to 6 pm, July 1st thru November 20th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Sage Creek Orchards . 1 and 3/4 miles from NY 104 at North Street turn on north street and continue straight down th road. It will become Minkler Road.
  • Stan's Berry Patch - blueberries, black raspberries, red raspberries
    208 County Rte. 84, West Monroe, NY 13167. Phone: 315-668-7159. Open: July and August, from. Click here for a map and directions. . 8 am to 6pm on Tuesday to Sunday, Closed on Mondays. Come visit our beautiful blueberry patches and retail store. For your convenience we also offer fresh picked blueberries. Children are Welcome. No Pets Allowed in Berry Patch Please. Facebook page. (ADDED: May 5, 2021, JBS)
  • Wiltse Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    134 Avery Road and Route 49, Constantia, NY 13044. Phone: 315-623-9288. Open: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8am to 8 pm; July 12 pm to August 25, 2011 or as long as the berries are still holding out. Directions: Route 49 east. At the y of 49 and Avery Road. Just a little past the entering town of Constantia Sign. Look for the blueberries sign. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. .

Otsego County

  • Blueberry Fields Forever - Organic, blueberries
    1755 Cty Hwy 14, Mount Vision, NY . Phone: 785-633-9080. Email: blueberryfieldsforever20@gmail.com. Open: 9 am to 7 pm every day in season, typically mid-July to mid-August. Click here for a map and directions. 85712">Blueberry Fields Forever. . 2022 prices were only $2.50 per pound for organically grown berries. Turn right on Jones Crossing Road and go .3 miles. At Yield sign, bear right onto Cty Hwy 11 and go .9 miles. Turn left onto Cty Hwy 14 and go .4 miles to on right. is a "You-Pick-Your-Own" blueberry farm with beautiful scenic views located. Great family running the place. Its on a gently sloping hill in Otsego County NY. come in July & August ( updates are made on their Facebook page once the season starts. (ADDED: June 5, 2023, JBS)
  • Fleur de Lis Farms - blueberries,
    537 Backus Road, Garrattsville, NY 13342. Phone: 607-282-2863. Email: rosannewestgate3@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday by appointment. Directions: From Cooperstown: Take 28 North to 80 West. Take 80 to Route 51 in Garrattsville. At the end of Route 51 in Garrattsville, make a left onto 16. Take a right onto Coles Bridge Road then a left onto Backus Road. Follow signs to the Farm. From Oneonta: Take Route 23 West to Morris. Make a right onto 51 North into Garrattsville. At the intersection of 51 and 16, make a right onto 16. Take the first left onto Backus Road. Follow signs to the Farm. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 631-560-7308. . (UPDATED: July 17, 2019, JBS) (ADDED: July 09, 2015)
  • Ingalls Blueberry Hill - Certified Organic, blueberries,
    136 Seminary Road, Milford, NY 13807. Phone: 607-547-2600. Email: davideingalls@msn.com. Open: Field opens around the third week of July and continues through the third week of August; Picking days are: Monday through Saturday; closed Sundays; Picking hours are: 7 am through 12:00 noon Monday through Saturday and 5 pm until dark Monday through Friday evenings. Directions: We are located 4 12 miles south of Cooperstown off route 28. Look for our sign and turn west on Seminary Road. Drive 12 mile on Seminary Road and you will see our field sign. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 607-437-7910. . We are located 4 1/2 miles south of Cooperstown off route 28. Look for our sign and turn west on Seminary Road. Drive 1/2 mile on Seminary Road and you will see our field sign. You-Pick Blueberry harvest dates begin around the third week of July and continued until the end of the third week of August, typically; Weather conditions create some variableness from year to year; So call become coming in July. We are certified organic for all crops! Our 8.2 acre field has the most beautiful view over-looking the Susquehanna Valley. The air is clean; the birds are melodious; and you can hear yourself think, pray and sing (at no extra cost). Folks have called this blueberry field: 'The Jewel of the County". Our certifying agency is: NOFA-NY CERTIFIED ORGANIC, LLC. ((UPDATED: July 17, 2019, JBS) (UPDATED: April 08, 2013)

Schoharie County

  • Bohringer's Fruit Farm - Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and cherries.
    Rte 30, Fultonham, NY . Phone: . Open: June through October 8-5. Click here for a map and directions. Bohringer's Fruit Farm They do not have flush restrooms, but they do have multiple port-o-potties, (UPDATED: September 11, 2021, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on June 08, 2010: "I love it. No restrooms, no picnic area, just wonderful pick your own fruit."

Tompkins County

  • Kestrel Perch Berries - strawberries, blueberries, elderberries, black currants, red currants, black and red raspberries, blackberries
    220 Rachel Carson Way, Ithaca, NY 14850. Phone: 607-275-0272. Click here for a map and directions. . , a unique combination of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and U-Pick models, supplies seasonal small fruit to members in the greater Ithaca, NY area. Fruit available includes STRAWBERRIES (4 varieties, all rated 'excellent' for flavor); summer and fall RED RASPBERRIES, RED and BLACK CURRANTS, GOOSEBERRIES, BLUEBERRIES, and ELDERBERRIES -- all grown without chemicals and all in one convenient West Hill location! The CSA is the main focus at Kestrel Perch, but a limited amount of non-member picking is available on a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) basis.
  • Underhill Farm - Blueberries
    2277 Lake Road, Dryden, NY 13053. Phone: 585-315-7819. Email: rick@underhill.farm. Open: late July-early September, Monday, Wednesday, Saturday from 8 am to 8:30 pm. Directions: Directions from Ithaca: Take Route 13N to Dryden. Turn right at the first stoplight. Follow Route 38S for approximately 2 miles. Turn left onto Keith Lane. Turn right at the end of Keith Lane, onto Lake Road. Follow Lake Road past the intersection with West Lake Road. We are the second house on the left after the intersection \(number 281\). Please feel free to park in our driveway! Former ly known as . Click here for a map and directions. . . Open Directions from Ithaca: Take Route 13N to Dryden. Turn right at the first stoplight. Follow Route 38S for approximately 2 miles. Turn left onto Keith Lane. Turn right at the end of Keith Lane, onto Lake Road. Follow Lake Road past the intersection with West Lake Road. We are the second house on the left after the intersection (number 281). Please feel free to park in our driveway! Former ly known as .Farmer's Choice Blueberries. (UPDATED: July 17, 2019, JBS)

 

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)