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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Fingerlakes Region of 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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Genesee County

  • Fenton's Produce - blueberries, tomatoes, peppers, U-pick and already picked
    3323 Pratt Road, Batavia, NY 14020. Phone: 585-343-9491. Email: FentonFarm@aol.com. Open: U Pick is usually starts mid July - . Directions: The blueberry farm is located at 998 Main Road - Corfu - just off the Thruway - Exit 48A. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Fax: 585-345-1591. . For more information on picking conditions and hours call . We sell a wide variety of produce.
  • Hill -n- Hollow - blueberries,
    7087 Rogers Rd, Pavilion, NY 14525. Phone: 585-584-3978. Open: July-August blueberry season. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Hill -n- Hollow July-August (blueberry season). Call for directions to Hill-n-Hollow. A visitor writes on September 17, 2013: "Great little place to pick your own my daughter and I picked 71/2 pounds of berries in an hour"
    Comments from a visitor on September 11, 2011: "loved it! Organically grown u-pick blueberries"

Monroe County

  • Burch Farms - Uses integrated pest management practices, blueberries, cherries, currants (red and black), gooseberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), strawberries,
    527 North Avenue, Hilton, NY 14468. Phone: 585 392 2095. Email: info@burchfarms.com. Open: Every day 8am to 5pm weather permitting June 15 to August 15. Directions: 1 mile north of Hilton on Route 259. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Fax: 585 392-2411. . We use integrated pest management practices. We have U-Pick berries and cherries, and Ready-Pick strawberries, peaches, nectarines and apples at our roadside stand, all in season.
  • Green Acre Fruit Farm - apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, currants (red and black), gooseberries, nectarines, peaches, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), picnic area, school tours
    3460 Latta Road, Rochester, NY 14612. Phone: 585-234-0252. Open: Strawberries Mon to Friday 7am to 7 pm, Saturday, Sun 7am to 4pm Summer hours: Closed Mondays, Tuesday thru Thursday 8am to 8pm Sat and Sunday from 8am to 4pm; After 91 open 9am to 5pm daily Strawberries start mid June, Raspberries early July and all fall long. Directions: 390 north to Latta Rd exit. Go west, left, 3 miles. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Strawberries Mon to Friday 7am to 7 pm, Saturday, Sun 7am to 4pm Summer hours: Closed Mondays, Tuesday thru Thursday 8am to 8pm Sat and Sunday from 8am to 4pm; After 9/1 open 9am to 5pm daily Strawberries start mid June, Raspberries early July and all fall long. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October, November. pricots mid July, Blueberries mid July, Peach/Nectarine early August, Apples, plums, pumpkins start September thru end of October Green Acre is THE "Farm to Pick".
    Comments from a visitor on September 27, 2010: "I LOVE it!!! It makes for a great family outing!"
  • Partyka Farms - Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cherries, and tomatoes.
    1420 County Line Road, Kendall, NY 14476. Phone: 585-659-9131. Email: info1@partykafarms.com. Open: . Click here for a map and directions. 9 am to 9 pm April 15 through Oct 31st info1@partykafarmscom They have restrooms, picnic tables, grill, ice cream, do some organics, have beautiful flowers, take credit cards, have a petting zoo and a great playground for kids -- free Plus the Orleans County Country Barn Quilt Trail starts at their place, they offer free maps to it, and have an annual Quilt Festival Mother's Day week
    Comments from a visitor on September 02, 2009: "I love their place, it is awesome Very high quality, friendly people too and great service plus wonderful products"
  • Robb Farms - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, corn (sweet), peaches, raspberries (black), saskatoons, tomatoes, Cider mill fresh apple cider made on the premises
    800 Gallup Rd, Spencerport, NY 14559. Phone: (585) 352-0814. Email: Robbfarm@aol.com. Open: 9 am to 6 daily. Directions: Located in Spencerport on Gallup Road. Gallup Road is located between Washington Street and Sweden Walker Road off of Route 31 or Ridge Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Robb Farms Facebook page. . We use integrated pest management practices. (UPDATED: June 28, 2020)
  • Whittier Fruit Farm - Apples, blueberries, cherries, flowers, peaches, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, wagon rides
    219 Whittier Road, Rochester, NY 14624. Phone: 585-594-9054. Email: info@whittierfruitfarm.com. Open: See website for open dates and hours! Cherries: mid-July, Raspberries: mid-July-early September, Plums: mid-August- mid-September, Flowers: Late August-Late September, Apples: Late August-early November, Pumpkins: Late September- Early November. Directions: See website for map and directions . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard. . Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October. Pick your own blueberries starts mid-July at our patch in Niagara County! At, you can pick your own raspberries, sweet cherries, plums, and apples in season. We provide picking containers or you can bring your own. Children are welcome to pick with adults, and we expect you will sample some fruit as you pick. (We don't expect you to eat more while picking than you buy!) Our pick-your-own blueberries are out in Niagara County. Wagon rides on Saturdays and Sundays starting the 2nd weekend in September through the end of October. Cider is made and sold fresh from mid-September- Late October. We have a playground with a picnic area where you can relax and enjoy ice cream or other refreshments while the children play! Gift-boxes for apples are available throughout the fall season.

Ontario County

Orleans County

  • Hurd Orchards - U Pick Apples, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, sour cherries
    17260 Ridge Road, Holley, NY 14470. Phone: 585-638-8838. Email: market@hurdorchards.com. Open: May 1st through December 24th, Wednesday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . , winter hours by appointment. Black Raspberries, Red Raspberries, Blueberries, and Sour Cherries are ready to pick in July. Pick your own or purchase the lovely fruit in our market that we have picked for you. is a family fruit and flower farm and canning company nestled in the fertile lake plains of Western New York between the banks of the Erie Canal and the shores of Lake Ontario.
  • Panek's Pickin Patch - strawberries, raspberries, blueberries
    13420 County House Road, Albion, NY 14411. Phone: 585-589-6155. Email: gespanek15@gmail.com. Click here for a map and directions. . . Also a CSA. (UPDATED: May 15, 2015, JBS)
  • The Gardens at Colehill - No pesticides are used, blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm
    3569 North Main Street Road, Holley, NY 14470. Phone: 585-638-6528. Email: TheGardensatColehill@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Thursday, from 7 am to 7 pm; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 7 am to 5 pm From Early July to early September. Directions: To get to 3569 North Main Street Road in Holley. From Route 104, proceed to Route 237 South. Drive exactly 1.5 miles we will be on the east side of the Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 585-465-8591. . We do not use pesticides on the crops. Nicely groomed patch on an old, idyllic Victorian farm. Check our Facebook page for changes to the schedule.

Wayne County

  • G and S Orchards - apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, currants (red and black), gooseberries, other berries, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries,
    825 Atlantic Avenue ( Route 286) 1 mile East of Penfield Town Line, Walworth, NY 14568. Phone: 315-524-3823. Email: gcraft@rochester.rr.com. Open: You Pick Daily: weather permitting or call for times, changes with each crop; Farm Stand: Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 6:30pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm; June thru November with picked seasonal fruits and vegetables. Directions: From NYS Route 590, take Exit 7, proceed East on Atlantic Avenue \( Route 286\) exactly 10 miles. Farm is on the North East corner at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue \(Route 286\) and Lincoln Road Just 15 minutes from Downtown Rochester. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Fax:. . From NYS Route 590, take Exit 7, proceed East on Atlantic Avenue ( Route 286) exactly 10 miles. Farm is on the North East corner at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue (Route 286) and Lincoln Road Just 15 minutes from Downtown Rochester. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October, November. Apples: September 20 to November 2, Blackberries: September 20 to October 12, Black Raspberries: July 12 to August 3, Sweet Cherries: June 28 to August 24, Currants: July 5 to August 3, Gooseberries: July 5 to August 3, Pumpkins: September 27 to October 31, Purple Raspberries: July 12 to August 10, Red Raspberries: June 28 to July 27, Strawberries: June 14 to July 13. CSA shares also available and Sales on Saturdays at Fairport Farmers Market (June thru November). Our "High Quality, High Taste Produce" is grown using Good Agricultural Practices and Integrated Pest Management Methods. (UPDATED: May 11, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: September 11, 2013, jbs)
    Comments from a visitor on July 05, 2009: "Loved the orchard and the people. We arrived later in the day - just before they were going to close, and they didn't rush us to finish. Better then most of the other orchards around.
  • Noto Fruit Farm - U Pick Apples, cherries, ORGANIC, blueberries, blackberries. apple cider
    7539 E. Townline Road, Williamson, NY 14589. Phone: 315-589-8703. Email: info@notofruitfarm.com. Open: We have 6 varieties of organically grown highbush blueberries; Blueray, Bluecrop, Elliott, Patriot, Burkley, and Bluetta. Click here for a map and directions. . The picking season usually starts about July 4th, with Bluetta and Patriot being the first to ripen. The picking season peaks about July 25th when all varieties are available and extends to about August 10th with the later varieties. We have several varieties of both light and dark sweet cherries including Bing, Emperor Francis, Hedelfingen, Hudson, Napoleon and, Schmidt. Our U-Pick sweet cherry season starts in early July and tart cherries usually start to ripen in mid-July. Cherry harvest is almost always completed by August 1st, when the peach season starts. (UPDATED: July 05, 2018, JBS)
  • The Apple Shed - blueberries, strawberries, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    3391 Fairville Maple Ridge Road, Newark, NY 14513. Phone: 315-331-6294. Email: information@theappleshed.com. Open: Strawberries mid - to late - June Blueberries mid - July - early - August. Directions: From Route 31 take Route 88 N in Newark, approximately 6 miles north. Take a left turn after the firehall in Fairville, we are located approximately 1 mile from there on the left side of the road. From Route 104 take Route 88 S in Sodus, we are approximately 8 miles south. Take a right turn at the four-corners in Fairville \(before the firehall\). We are located approximately 1 mile from there on the left side of the road. For a map to our farm, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers.
    The Apple Shed Facebook page. . . From Route 31 take Route 88 N in Newark, approximately 6 miles north. Take a left turn after the firehall in Fairville, we are located approximately 1 mile from there on the left side of the road. From Route 104 take Route 88 S in Sodus, we are approximately 8 miles south. Take a right turn at the four-corners in Fairville (before the firehall). We are located approximately 1 mile from there on the left side of the road. For a map to our farm, season begins in June with the start of strawberry season followed by tomatoes, blueberries and peaches starting mid- to late-July. Apple season begins in late-August, then in late-November we offer fresh-cut and u-cut Christmas trees.Since 1907, our family has been growing the finest quality fruit and vegetables on the land surrounding. (ADDED: September 19, 2016)

Wyoming County

  • Wells Berry Farm - blueberries, currants (red and black), gooseberries, strawberries, snacks and refreshment stand
    5567 Route 19A, Castile, NY 14427. Phone: 585-493-3365. Email: wellsccw@aol.com. Open: 7 days a week from 7 AM until Dark, during the picking months Please call 585-493-3365 Strawberries May 11 to June 20th Blueberries July until September open daily 7 until dark Come visit the Wells Berry Farm where leaning and laughter abound just 1 mile from Letchworth State Park. Directions: From Warsaw, 8 miles south on Route 19 A on the curve Big blue sign out front of Farm; From Perry take Route 39 to Castile then right on Route 19 A 1 mile on the curve. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Wells Berry Farm

Yates County

  • Fulkerson Farms and Winery - asparagus, blueberries, table grapes (with seeds), wine grapes, peaches, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, group reservations
    5576 Route 14, Dundee, NY 14837. Phone: (607) 243-7883. Email: contact@fulkersonwinery.com. Open: Monday to Sunday Seven days a week November 1st to June 30th: 10am to 5pm July 1st to August 31st: 10am to 6pm September 1st to October 31st: 9am to 5pm. Directions: From Highway 90 take exit 42 for Route 14 South. Take Route 14 South to Fulkerson Winery. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. . . Monday to Sunday (Seven days a week) November 1st to June 30th: 10am to 5pm July 1st to August 31st: 10am to 6pm September 1st to October 31st: 9am to 5pm. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Fulkerson Winery has produce you can pick including different varieties of asparagus, peaches, grapes, and blueberries. They also sell bulk grape juice for winemaking. Fulkerson Winery has award winning wines for sampling and a working farmhouse with guest rooms available. Sweet cherries, apples, grapes (table and juice); their grape varieties are: Aurore Delaware Pinot Gris (Grigio) Baco Noir Diamond Pinot Noir Cabernet Franc Dornfelder Ravat 51 (Vignoles) Cabernet Sauvignon Gewuztraminer Riesling Catawba Himrod Rosette Cayuga White Lakemont Rougeon Chancellor Lafon Millot (Foster) Seyval Blanc Chardonnay Marshal Foch Traminette Concord Merlot Valvin Muscat Corot Noir Niagara Vidal Blanc DeChaunac Noiret Vincent (UPDATED: July 18, 2019)
  • Hoover's U-Pick Blueberries - Blueberries
    2606 Baldwin Rd, Penn Yan, NY 14527. Phone: (315) 536-8429. Open: 8 am to 5 pm Monday to Saturday from U-Pick: Blueberries. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: (315) 536-9513
  • Jim Bedient's Blueberry Patch - strawberries, blueberries
    3955 Stever Road, Branchport, NY 14418. Phone: 315-595 6674. Email: jimbedient@yahoo.com. Open: End of June to the begining of August on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 8 am to 12 pm. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Sauder's Produce - blueberries
    2511 Welker Rd., Penn Yan, NY . Phone: (315) 536-2160. Open: May to October, Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 8 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . Vegetables, greenhouse growing supplies U-Pick: .
  • Serendipity Farms - blueberries
    3455 Chubb Hollow Rd, Penn Yan, NY . Phone: (607) 368-7151. Open: Dawn to Dusk. Click here for a map and directions. . U-Pick: .
  • Sugar Shack Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    824 E. Swamp Road, Penn Yan, NY 14527. Phone: 585-526-5442. Open: July to mid-September on Monday to Saturday 8 am 4 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . Black raspberries, honey, maple syrup, jams & jelly and some gifts.

 

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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