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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Sullivan and Ulster Counties in Southeast NY in 2024, by county

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

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

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

Ulster County

  • Coco's Farm - No pesticides are used, apples, blueberries, pears,
    , Woodbourne, NY 12788. Phone: 917-680-1293. Email: Open: Saturdays and Sundays during season - Please email or call to make a reservation; Dogs welcome!. Directions: . Click here for a map of the area. Payment: Cash, only. . . We do not use pesticides on the crops.
  • Jenkins & Lueken Orchards - strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, Apples, pumpkins, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths and boughs, trees tied, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, and prepicked produce, tractor-pulled hay rides
    69 Yankee Folley road, New Paltz, NY 12561. Phone: 845-255-0999. Email: Open: 9 AM to 6 PM, Monday-Sunday; Note, the berry patch is closed on Mondays. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Jenkins & Lueken Orchards Facebook page. . a. Crops are usually available in September, October, December. Our bakery is open producing fresh baked pies, brownies, and other tasty treats! Call or visit to pre-order your baked goods. Christmas tree varieties: PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir. Our berry patch is filled with blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries from the summer through to the year's first frost. Picking typically (it can vary!) starts around the following dates:Strawberries: Early JuneBlueberries: July 1stRaspberries: July 20thBlackberries: August 10thApples:McIntosh September 1Gala September 5Empire September 15Cortland September 15Fortune September 15Jonagold September 15Macoun September 15Fuji September 20Golden & Red Delicious September 20Ida Red October 1Mutsu/Crispin October 1.
  • Kelder's Farm - apples, asparagus, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red and black), eggplant, grapes, herbs or spices, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, farm market, concessions or refreshment stand, picnic area, jumping pillow, mini-golf, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    5755 Route 209, Kerhonkson, NY 12446. Phone: 845-626-7137. Email: Open: early May thru October 10 am to 6 daily. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Kelder's Farm Facebook page. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. CSA available. CSA Jennie Bell Pie Fest in September. Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries. Pick-your-own Blueberries, Currants, Peas, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Cucumbers, Beets, Kale, Lettuce and more! We have the best selection of pick-your-own produce around! Our farm activities are Mini-golf, Jumping pillow, Petting farm and playground. Check out our Farm Market for own produce and the best local products! Get your own fresh eggs, and free-range chicken, grass-fed beef and lamb! Facebook page. Come play mini-golf and more fun! We have added some new holes this season. Tickets and season passes are available on our website. (UPDATED: April 6, 2021 JBS) (UPDATED: February 09, 2016)
    Comments from a visitor on October 11, 2008: "We love this farm and we've been there many times. Now they're advertising: Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Pumpkins When we went last summer we picked blueberries, corn and potatoes. We also bought some loose flowers. "
  • Saunderskill Farms - apples, strawberries, blueberries, pumpkins, hayrides
    41 Garden Lane, Accord, NY . Phone: 845-626-7103. Email: Open: April 15 to October 31; daily from 9 am to 7, November- December; Tuesday through Sunday 9-5. Click here for a map and directions.
    Saunderskill Farms Facebook page. . Strawberries 1st Week in June Pick your own Strawberries begins.;Please call for picking availability. Pick your own blueberries June and July. Pick your own Apples in September and October. Pumpkins: mid September - October 30th. Pick your own Pumpkins begins with Tractor-Drawn Hay Rides, Horse-Drawn Hay Rides weekends in Octoberfrom 1 pm to 4 pm, Free Corn Maze and Hudson Valley Draft Horse Association Fall Harvest Day. Come out to the Farm Market for our special events and experience everything from an antique tractor pull to picking your own strawberries and pumpkins. Horse-Drawn Hay Rides, weekends in Octoberfrom 1 pm to 4 pm. Free Corn Maze. Columbus Day Weekend: Antique Tractor Pull, Craft Festival, Mr Oh!, Shoe String Band on the Patio, Brotherly Grub BBQ, Tractor-Drawn Hay Rides, Hudson Valley Draft Horses. In December, The bakery is open and we're taking orders for Christmas pies. We also have beautiful homemade wreaths, centerpieces & roping, as well as holiday gift items. s. Saunderskill Farm facebook page.
  • Wilklow Orchards - Blueberries, Raspberries, Currants, Gooseberries, apples, pumpkins, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    341 Pancake Hollow Road, Highland, NY 12528. Phone: (845) 691-2339. Open: September and October 7 days a week 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: Take the NYS Thruway \(I-87\) north to Exit 18 \(New Paltz\). From the tollbooth, turn right on route 299. Go 2.3 miles, turn right on New Paltz Road. Go 34 mile. Turn right on to Pancake Hollow Road. Go 34 mile to our orchards. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
    Wilklow Orchards Facebook page. . Take the NYS Thruway (I-87) north to Exit 18 (New Paltz). From the tollbooth, turn right on route 299. Go 2.3 miles, turn right on New Paltz Road. Go 3/4 mile. Turn right on to Pancake Hollow Road. Go 3/4 mile to our orchards. Crops are usually available in September, October. Latest News From The Farm and Crop Conditions We provide everything you need for picking (bags, picker poles, etc.). You can pick as many bags as you like. We offer apple picking with over 13 different varieties that ripen at different times throughout the season, so everytime is a good time to come. We have Blueberries, Raspberries, Currants, and Gooseberries available for picking (While seasonally available). The path is full of gorgeous views and gives you a whole new perspective of our farm. We are open Wednesday-Sunday for picking from 10 am to 3 pm. The cost is $3 per person (kids 3 and under are free), $2 per bucket (you must pick in the bucket that we provide, but you can use it again!) and $6 per pound on the berries that you pick. Pumpkin picking, with large or small pumpkin options. Hayrides, Fresh made Apple Cider Donuts, Fall decorations, and LOTS of Children's Activities! On the Weekends we have a greenhouse of fun that has blowup funhouses, and we have an out door area with a hayjump, and small tunnels. It's a great option for any family to spend the day outdoors, enjoying the views, the fun, and the donuts.



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.


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


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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