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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Far Northwest Oregon 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.

Columbia County

  • Crawford Berries 'n Cream - strawberries, marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries
    68660 Whitney Rd, Rainier, OR 97048. Phone: (503) 556-1247. Email: crawfordberriesncream@live.com. Directions: ​​There are signs posted along the way, Highway 30 to Goble, OR \(6 miles east of Rainier or 12 miles west of St. Helens\); Turn onto Nicolai Rd., go 6 miles; Turn right onto Clark Rd., gravel road, go 14 mile. Take right onto Whitney Rd., follow to the end, approx. 1 14 mile. Please follow the directions below as GPS will take you all over the countryside. Since 1991 they have grown to 8 acres of Shuksan strawberries, their trademark. In addition, they have also added marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries to the . Click here for a map and directions.
    Crawford Berries 'n Cream Facebook page. . . Typically daily 1 pm to 7 pm, but please check back on Facebook, website, or by calling the farm ​ for availability. U-PICK and preordered picked strawberries. ​​There are signs posted along the way, Highway 30 to Goble, OR (6 miles east of Rainier or 12 miles west of St. Helens); Turn onto Nicolai Rd., go 6 miles; Turn right onto Clark Rd., gravel road, go 1/4 mile. Take right onto Whitney Rd., follow to the end, approx. 1 1/4 mile. Please follow the directions below as GPS will take you all over the countryside. Since 1991 they have grown to 8 acres of Shuksan strawberries, their trademark. In addition, they have also added marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries to the crops they grow.​ Thorneberry Farm - ORGANIC, blueberries 27697 W. Dike Road, Rainier, OR 97048. Phone: 503-753-1192. Certified Organic.

Tillamook County

Washington County

  • Apple Valley Farms - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    22330 NW Fisher Rd, Banks, OR 97106. Phone: 503-277-8190. Open: permanently closed. Directions: HWY 26 & Fisher Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. . Weekends 9 am to 5 or a call of an appointment. Starting June 29, 2013. Baggenstos Farm Store - UPDATE for 2018: FOR BUSINESS15801 SW Roy Rogers Road, Sherwood, OR 97140.
  • Bear Hollow - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    21035 Sw Old Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 538-1822. Email: vbearlady@hotmail.com. Open: Starting mid July picking days will be Thursday through Sunday 8am to 8 pm. Directions: 20 miles from PDX. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Bear Hollow . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Please call 503-538-1822 before coming to verify picking days. Some days we get picked out! The. (UPDATED: June 27, 2018)
  • Blooming Junction Farm and Garden - No pesticides are used, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, flowers, marionberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours, group reservations
    35105 Nw Zion Church Rd, Cornelius, OR 97023. Phone: (503) 681-4646. Email: info@bloomingjunction.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take the North Plains exit off of highway 26 and go south towards Hillsboro. Go approximately 1 12 miles and take a right turn onto Zion Church Road. Go about a mile and a half and we are on the right side, just past the intersection of Zion Church with Susbauer Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Blooming Junction Farm and Garden Facebook page. . Take the North Plains exit off of highway 26 and go south towards Hillsboro. Go approximately 1 1/2 miles and take a right turn onto Zion Church Road. Go about a mile and a half and we are on the right side, just past the intersection of Zion Church with Susbauer Road. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Note: The flowers to pick are sunflowers. (UPDATED: July 19, 2020) Blueberry Hill, Roshak's Berry Shak - blueberries, Marionberries and Raspberries.11300 SW River Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97007. Phone: 503-590-3201. Sunday (from early July), Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6am - 1pm. From Blueberry Hill Farm, take Scholls Ferry 3 miles west to River Road, continue for 2 miles to silver barn on right, entry near large sign, plenty of parking. Payment: We accept cash and checks only. Price $1.25 per pound U-Pick all berries. More blueberries to pick, younger plants, same great flavor and taste. Blueberries (Earliblue, Blue Crop and Duke), Marionberries and Raspberries. Also called Roshak's Berry Shak.
  • Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    13794 SW Roy Rogers Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: 503-466-1192. Email: food@blueberryhollow.org. Open: permanently closed. Directions: hwy 26 left onto Barnes Road straight onto Saltzman rd right onto Laidlaw. Click here for a map and directions. 43939">Blueberry Hollow Farm - 12830 NW Laidlaw Road, Portland, OR 97229. . UPDATE for 2021, Their Facebook page says they were sold in 2017 and may now be . If you have any information about whether the new owners will reopen it, please write me! Crops are usually available in August.
  • Chateau Lebeau Vineyards - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries
    19711 SW Conzelmann Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 625-5178. Email: blueberryridge@blueberries4you.com. Open: permanently closed. Directions: close to Beaverton, follow signs along West Union Road, NW Skyline or Cornell Road in Cedar Mill to Thompson Road, follow signs to South Road. Unsprayed blueberries, close to Beaverton, clean fields, easy picking, families welcome, call for availability. U-pick, ready pick - on order. Bring your own containerssome provided. Usually available: July 1-September 1. See our roadside stand for fresh organic fruits and vegetables.Note: please park above on the street. This makes the field safe for children to play. If you have a reason you cannot walk the road down, please move the barrier aside and drive down very slowly. Thanks! . Click here for a map and directions.
    Chateau Lebeau Vineyards Facebook page. . see their website for current hours. We are a family run farm that has been growing organic blueberries since 1983. Part of what makes us different from other farms is that we have complete quality control over every stage of processing. We have our made from scratch organic blue-berry pies. Our dehydrated organic blueberries dried at the farm with no added sugars, preservatives or oils. Also, make sure to try our blueberry clusters consisting of our organic dried blueberries and dark chocolate. Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission. A visitor writes on August 22, 2014: "Hi - I just wanted to note that the blueberries on this farm are CERTIFIED ORGANIC, so ought to be in GREEN font. We've picked there for two seasons now, and the berries are incredible! :-)" Bonny Slope Blueberries - Blueberries3565 NW South Road, Portland, OR 97229. Phone: (503) 816-9110.Phone: 503- 645-1252. July-August, 9 am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday or by appt. No chemical sprays used. close to Beaverton, follow signs along West Union Road, NW Skyline or Cornell Road in Cedar Mill to Thompson Road, follow signs to South Road. Unsprayed blueberries, close to Beaverton, clean fields, easy picking, families welcome, call for availability. U-pick, ready pick - on order. Bring your own containers/some provided. Usually available: July 1-September 1. See our roadside stand for fresh organic fruits and vegetables.Note: please park above on the street. This makes the field safe for children to play. If you have a reason you cannot walk the road down, please move the barrier aside and drive down very slowly. Thanks! Callaghan's Blueberry Field - blueberries10880 NW Jackson Quarry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-647-5358. Typically from mid to late June through July, Check their Facebook page for open hours, they vary depending on when berries are ripe. U-Pick Blueberry field. Blueberries are $2.00 per pound. There are three varieties of blueberries: EarliBlue, Blue Crop, and Berkeley. - UPDATE: June 05, 2017: The owner tells me they are now 20132 Sw Lebeau Road, Sherwood, OR 97140.
  • Dudonis Farms - blueberries
    21065 SW Scholls Sherwood Rd, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 628-1555. Email: duycks@coho.net. Open: see their Facebook page. Directions: 4 mile S of Hillsboro on Hwy 219. R on Simpson Road R on Johnson Sch. Road go 3 miles or take 10th St. out of Cornelius 3 miles L at golf course, R on Johnson School Road 1 mile. Usually available: May- December. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission. Also co-located with Phil's Fruit Stand Duyck's Peachy-Pig Farm - pumpkins in patch, apples, apricots, asparagus, beans, blackberries, , blackcaps, Chehalems, loganberries, marionberries, raspberries, strawberries, youngberries, cherries, cukes (reg & lemon), corn, dill, eggplants, figs, filberts, garlic, grapes, honey, onions, (reg & Walla Walla), peaches, pears, peppers (Bell & hot), prunes, plums, pumpkins, rabbits, rhubarb, tours, tomatoes, walnuts, weaner pigs, grapes & golf balls.34840 SW Johnson School Road, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-357-3570. Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, Sunday from 12noon to 6pm, and closed all day on Monday. U-pick & we pick. Bring containers, children & food stamps welcome. See & touch animals. Tours: Schools, birthday parties, pumpkins in patch, etc. May thru Oct. Picnic area, panoramic view, natural well water. Custom filbert harvesting. (sometimes misspelled "Duyuck" or "Dyuck" or "Duyk")Note: If you've visited the farm, please give me your feedback!A visitor writes on May 12, 2016: (positive) "My friends and I met here for a play date with our children last season. It was a wonderful experience, and I plan to go back this summer. We bought peaches, picked blackberries and raspberries, many different varieties. The children helped at first, then decided to go play around on all the different fun playground equipment they had around the farm. A highlight for my kiddos were the animals. They fed the horses, squealed in delight at all the chickens, and absolutely loved the pigs. There were some adorable little baby piggies when we came. Overall, it was a wonderful experience, and you could spend a whole day here without feeling bored." Eisert Blues, 10685 Southwest Clay Street, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: 503 682-1287. cseisert@frontier.com. 7 days a week, sun-up to sun-down, usually starting late June or early July through the month of July, (starting July 3 in 2020; but always email before driving out). I-5 take exit 286 (Stafford/ N. Wilsonville) Turn right onto SW Boones Ferry Rd ,0.3 mi turn left onto Day Street, 0.6 mi turn right onto SW Grahams Ferry Road, 0.3 mi turn left onto SW Clay Street, 0.1 mi 11 on the right. July. Evening picking is a pleasant alternative to mid-summer heat. We hope to see you soon. . (UPDATED: June 25, 2020) (UPDATED: June 04, 2016) Evans 1615 NW Cavens Lane, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 648-1731. evansfarmproduceandprovisions@gmail.com. message them or Gonzalez Berry Farm - Blackberries, Raspberries, Blackberries3840 SW Golf Course Road, Cornelius, OR. Gonzalezberryfarm@icloud.com. Friday to Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. We have all the berries, already picked for you or enjoy our U-Pick. Can't wait to see you!! (ADDED: July 11, 2022, JBS) Giles Farm - peaches112670 NW Shearer Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-357-3944. Alternate phone: 503-771-8320. 5 miles west of Banks on Hwy 6 (Wilson River Hwy), turn left at Timmerman Road, turn left at Shearer Road 1/2 mile. Call for open hours and availability of crop. U-pick. Bring your own containers. Call for open hours and availability of crop. U-pick. Bring your own containers. Red Haven peaches, Brooks prunes. Usually available: July-Oct .
  • Gordon's Acres - blueberries
    43860 NW Narup Rd., Banks, OR 97106. Phone: (503) 901-7971. Email: gordonsacres@yahoo.com. Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission.
  • Gregg Farms - peaches, blueberries
    3770 NW Leisy Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-693-8775. Email: car32@excite.com. Open: July, August, September. Directions: Take Sunset West to North Plains Exit. Go past Glenco Highschool on the left side of the road. Turn Right on Cody. Then Right on Hornecker Road; turn Right at the next paved road, which is Leisy Road. Proceed over the railroad tracks and turn right at the Peach sign, just over the railroad tracks. . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for a map to our farm. We are usually open Gregg Farm is open in season, for Red Haven Peaches, Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 7 pm. Be the first to pick Red Haven Peaches! Best for eating, colorful and sweet. They are large and delicious and ripened early, at our farm. Red Haven Peaches! Veteran Gourmet, sweetest, ideal for eating and canning or freezing. Elberta Peaches: Ready later. We have a limited quantity, so you must not miss the opportunity to pick this deluxe canning and eating peach! UPDATE: August 10, 2011 - A visitor tells me that the farm's phone message says peach trees replanted so closed for u-pick for the next few years. Greenville Farms - blueberries443775 NW Greenville Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-359-4763. Sid@wifi-nw.com.
  • Heikes Farms - blueberries, boysenberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, restooms
    9400 Sw Heikes Drive, Hillboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-628-7226. Email: info@helvetialavenderfarm.com. Open: Monday thru Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00; We are closed on Sunday; We are open as the berries ripen which is typically mid to late May through July. Directions: From Hillsboro, go south onto highway 219 for about 6 miles, turn left onto Farmington road, go 1.3 miles and turn right on Heikes Drive. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Heikes Farms Facebook page. . We have restroom facilities onsite. P. Click here for our Facebook page . In their seasons, we have Boysenberries, Blueberries, strawberries and Raspberries available already picked in our Fresh Market and available for UPick. The fields are beautiful and well groomed. There are bathroom facilities available. Bring your own containers, or you can purchase some from us. All berries are priced $1.75/lb to UPick. Call the Fresh Market to confirm availability.
    Comments from a visitor on June 22, 2010: "I went there today (June 22, 2010)and the strawberries were great. There are two varieties, one being Hoods. They are $1.25 lb/PYO. The owner said they sometimes spray to prevent rot but she was not sure if her husband had sprayed this year. She said they DO spray their blueberries. The farm is so neat & the people are right there near the fields. "
    Comments from a visitor on June 03, 2009: "They are very nice and they have a fresh market to if you don't want to pick your own. They don't use pesticides and they have outdoor and indoor restrooms but what I was impressed with was how organized their u pick was. I will be returning to them a lot and their hoods are only $1.00 a pound and everyone else is around $1.25 to $2.00 a pound. They also had free containers for us to use and bigger ones that only cost 50 cents and $1 for the full flat size. They said they will have 20 acres of blueberries for u pick in early July. I am so excited. " Hein's Blueberries - blueberries41596 SW Vandehey Road, Gaston, OR 97119. Phone: 503-985-7648 Helvetia Lavender Farm - herbs or spices, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area12814 NW Bishop Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-647-5957. Fax: 503-214-5490. . From downtown Portland: Take Highway 26 West to Helvetia Road (Exit 61). Turn right on to Helvetia Road Go North 4 miles to Bishop Rd (1 mile past the Helvetia Tavern). Turn right on Bishop Road Take the 2nd driveway to the right and follow the signs for parking. Crops are usually available in July. Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 6 pm. Open the second weekend of July each year as part of the Portland Lavender Festival. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard. Situated in the hills above the Willamette Valley, the Helvetia Lavender Farm fields nestle in among the beautiful Nobles of the family Christmas Tree Farm. A new cutting field of lavender includes Groso, Royal Velvet, Provence and Alba, a white variety of English Lavender.
  • Hoffman Farms Store - blackberries, blueberries, marionberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), strawberries, tayberries, Honey from hives on the farm, restrooms, picnic area
    22242 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton, OR 97007. Phone: 503-628-5418. Email: hoffmanfarmsstore@gmail.com. Open: June through August: Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Hoffman Farms Store Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: 503-628-0772. . A visitor writes on March 05, 2015: "My son and I have been to this farm half a dozen times in the last two years for blueberries and strawberries. They are amazing. They have a tractor play area for the kids, a small market, and super nice staff. The berries are amazing, their prices are great. I think my son eats 5 pounds before we leave and they just think it's adorable. We are impatiently awaiting the next season! It has become a family tradition and we don't need to go anywhere else. "
  • John Coussens Farms LLC - U-pick blueberries
    32400 NW Wren Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-648-9103. Email: info@leefarmsoregon.com. Open: permanently closed. Directions: From Hwy 26 at North Plains \(Exit 57\), go south 1.8 miles to Wren Rd. From Hillsboro go north 2.5 miles on Glencoe Rd to Wren Rd. Then .25 miles west on Wren. First driveway on left at u-pick sign. . Click here for a map and directions.
    John Coussens Farms LLC Facebook page. . Containers provided. Family friendly, clean and abundant fields. July -weekends only, Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. From Hwy 26 at North Plains (Exit 57), go south 1.8 miles to Wren Rd. From Hillsboro go north 2.5 miles on Glencoe Rd to Wren Rd. Then .25 miles west on Wren. First driveway on left at u-pick sign. (ADDED: July 12, 2009, JBS) Jossy Farms - Apples, pears31965 NW Beach Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-647-5234. Call for open hours and availability of crop. U-pick. Jossy Farms is a U-pick farm specializing in apples and pears during the summer and Hazelnuts in the fall. We offer Gravenstein and Early Gold Apples along with Red Clapp and Bartlett Pear varieties. Washed and dried Hazelnuts and Walnuts are available for sale during the month of November (in-shell or cracked). Bring your own containers. Apples, pears available July & Aug. Washed & dried hazelnuts & walnuts in Nov. Peaches (Veterans, Red Havens, Vivid & others), Bartlett pears, Gravenstein apples, hazelnuts & walnuts. Usually available: Peaches, Apples,and Pears, July, Aug. Hazelnuts & Walnuts in Nov. Call for open hours and availability of crop. one-eighth of a miles south of Sunset Hwy at North Plains exit (57). Turn west on Beach Road one quarter mile. Jossy Farms Facebook page. 2017 was the Final Year for peach crops at Jossy Farms.
    Comments from a visitor on August 13, 2010: "Some friends and I visited Jossy farm to pick peaches and had a great experience. The farm is easy to find, has ample parking and peach picking was easy. There were plenty of farm staff members in the orchard guiding us to rows to pick and they were available to answer our questions. The peaches were wonderful, juicy and sooo good. They have water faucets available in the orchard so you can wash the sticky juice off your hands. The price on all of their u-pick fruit is WONDERFUL! All in all it was a great trip and we are planning a return visit for pears and apples. " Koch Family Farm - strawberries, raspberries4745 Raybell Rd, Saint Paul, OR 97137. Phone: (503) 538-6834. U-Pick Hours from May to Early June, 9am to 6pm daily. Typically, strawberry season usually starts late May to early June. raspberries usually start producing late June. Laurel View Farm - Peaches, Asian Pears16686 SW McFee Place, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-628-1564. Call for open hours & crop availability. Follow signs to Laurel (and peaches) from Hwy. 219 (Hillsboro Hwy) at Laurel Road or Bald Peak Road, just south of Farmington Road intersection. 2.3 miles south of Laurel Valley Store. Call for open hours & crop availability. U-pick only. Bring own containers, some provided. Peaches: Red Havens, Veterans; Asian Pears; Farm Fresh Eggs. Usually available: August and September. We have a wonderful U-Pick Orchard filled with juicy Red Havens, Veterans, and crisp Asian pears. Laurel View Farm Facebook page. You can also get some of our farm fresh eggs. Come see us today. Our peaches are always fresh and juicy. You won't find fruit better than this! Farm Fresh Peaches. 2019 prices only 75 cents a pound it's a great deal for farm fresh peaches right off the trees!
    Comments from a visitor on August 20, 2012: "I tried calling to get information regarding the peaches at this farm and only get an answering machine. I left a message but have not heard anything back. There are no signs on the way to the farm (which their website indicates you can follow) so I'm guessing they have no u-pick peaches this season.. but can't confirm with the farm." Lee Farms - U-pick strawberries, U-cut flowers, pumpkin patch, Christmas trees21975 SW 65th Avenue, Tualatin, OR 97062. Phone: 503-638-4200 or 503-638-1869. . 7 days a week from 9 am to 6 pm; strawberries have a short 2-3 week season in June which typically starts around father's day each year, give or take a few weeks. 1 mile south of Meridian Park Hospital. "Family farming in Tualatin since 1869." Variety of summer produce. Pumpkin Festivals October. Festivals include hayrides, activities & farm animals. Preschools & schools schedule pumpkin patch tours early! Picnic area available. Strawberries, raspberries, marionberries, boysenberries, produce, peaches, country store, bakery, jams, etc. Christmas trees (5 to 20 feet). Usually available: March-Christmas. We have been family farming in Tualatin since 1869. Open May- December 23rd. Fresh Pies made daily. Oregon Berries, fresh produce, Pumpkin Patch, U-cut or We-cut tree farm! Lolich's Family Farm - UPDATE for 2019: They are 18407 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Beaverton, OR 97007. A visitor writes on July 22, 2019: "This stand is gone. It is in the path of a large housing development. There has been construction equipment working the site for weeks."
  • Love Farm Organics - No pesticides are used, blackberries, blueberries, marionberries, plums, raspberries (Spring, black), Other fruit or veg,
    46125 Nw Hillside Rd, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-515-9939. Email: lovefarmorganics@gmail.com. Open: We allow u - pick on Saturday and Sunday by appointment ONLY; We generally have berries late June through August; Please call to set up a time. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Love Farm Organics Facebook page. . We do not use pesticides on the crops. We primarily grow for our 150 member CSA program. We are not a typical U-pick operation. We have no restrooms or facilities available. We are a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm. We provide direct access to organically grown, seasonal, farm-fresh produce allowing Portland metro-area residents a connection with their food supply and farmer. Our goal is to grow delicious, high-quality, healthy foods utilizing the sustainable principles of organic agriculture. Mountainside Lavender Farm - Lavender7805 SW Hillsboro Hwy, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-936-6744. carlson.family@verizon.net. 7 days/week 10-6. Fresh lavender, 13 varieties. U-pick & ready-picked. Dried bouquets, loose buds, plants, and essential oil distilled at our farm. Many other farm-made lavender products for sale. Second annual Lavender Festival to be held July 9-10. Usually available: June 1 - July 31.
  • Muir U-Pick Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    30350 NW Old Scotch Church Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 706-9663. Email: Muirblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: Generally open daily from 8:00 am to dusk, but occasionally closed for ripening so please call or text or primary phone number for hours and days; Season is early July to late August. Directions: From Sunset Highway 26 westbound, take Jackson School Road exit, go south \(left\) and turn right at first road \(Scotch Church Road\). Proceed about 1 mile; farm driveway is on left. Watch for signs. From Hillsboro, take Glencoe Road northbound and turn right onto Scotch Church Road Farm driveway is on right, about 100 yards past the Old Scotch Church. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Muir U-Pick Blueberry Farm . From Sunset Highway 26 westbound, take Jackson School Road exit, go south (left) and turn right at first road (Scotch Church Road). Proceed about 1 mile; farm driveway is on left. Watch for signs. From Hillsboro, take Glencoe Road northbound and turn right onto Scotch Church Road Farm driveway is on right, about 100 yards past the Old Scotch Church. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. The ONLY pyo crops offered are Blueberries. (UPDATED: July 05, 2021) Mustard Seed Farm - raspberries, beans4020 Portland Road, Newberg, OR 97132. Phone: 503-538-4284. dnnbrown@stpaultel.com. 23 miles from PDX.
  • Sunrise U-Pick Blueberry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    25863 NW West Union Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 380-5108. Email: blemfive@msn.com. Open: permanently closed. Directions: Located two miles northwest of Oregon Highway 26 in the community of Helvetia on West Union Road. You can see the field from the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: (503) 849-9627. . Wednesday to Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm. Blueberry season is typically June 29 to August 15 with some slight variation due to seasonal variances in weather;. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Family owned and operated small acreage u-pick farm in peaceful setting, conveniently located 4 minutes from the highway. Other farm stores nearby selling meat, milk, eggs, and many specialty items. (ADDED: May 07, 2020) Sunshower Orchards - ORGANIC, apples, Christmas treesBox 544, Cornelius, OR 971113. Phone: 503-357-6423. From Cornelius go south on 10th Ave to Blooming Fernhill Rd.-turn right to blinker - left on Hergert Road 200 yds. Call for open hours. 12 varieties of apples. Organic (Tilth Certified). You-pick, we pick. Bring containers. Noble & Grand Xmas trees - all sizes U-cut or select. Organic apples & Christmas trees. 12 varieties of apples. Organic (Tilth Certified). You-pick, we pick. Bring containers. Noble & Grand Xmas trees - all sizes U-cut or select. Usually available: Aug- December . Taylor's Blueberries - blueberries13325 NW Thompson Road, Portland, OR 97229. Phone: 503-645-1643. tayblu4u@verizon.net. UPDATE for 2021, Google says they are. Tom's Berry Patch - Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Marionberries, Raspberries 43775 NW Greenville Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-327-3717. support@tomsberrypatch.com. Please call for availability from June through August. We are located approximately 2-1/2 miles south of Banks. From highway 26 westbound take the Banks/Hwy 6 Exit, when you take the Banks exit go right at the light heading south on highway 47 towards Forest Grove. Go about 2 miles and turn right onto Greenville Road and follow the signs for about 1/2 mile. Please bring your own containers. U-Pick Blueberries, Blackberries, Marionberries. Please bring your own containers; Call for availability. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: March 10, 2021)

 

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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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Far Northwest Oregon 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.

Columbia County

  • Crawford Berries 'n Cream - strawberries, marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries
    68660 Whitney Rd, Rainier, OR 97048. Phone: (503) 556-1247. Email: crawfordberriesncream@live.com. Directions: ​​There are signs posted along the way, Highway 30 to Goble, OR \(6 miles east of Rainier or 12 miles west of St. Helens\); Turn onto Nicolai Rd., go 6 miles; Turn right onto Clark Rd., gravel road, go 14 mile. Take right onto Whitney Rd., follow to the end, approx. 1 14 mile. Please follow the directions below as GPS will take you all over the countryside. Since 1991 they have grown to 8 acres of Shuksan strawberries, their trademark. In addition, they have also added marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries to the . Click here for a map and directions.
    Crawford Berries 'n Cream Facebook page. . . Typically daily 1 pm to 7 pm, but please check back on Facebook, website, or by calling the farm ​ for availability. U-PICK and preordered picked strawberries. ​​There are signs posted along the way, Highway 30 to Goble, OR (6 miles east of Rainier or 12 miles west of St. Helens); Turn onto Nicolai Rd., go 6 miles; Turn right onto Clark Rd., gravel road, go 1/4 mile. Take right onto Whitney Rd., follow to the end, approx. 1 1/4 mile. Please follow the directions below as GPS will take you all over the countryside. Since 1991 they have grown to 8 acres of Shuksan strawberries, their trademark. In addition, they have also added marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries to the crops they grow.​
  • Thorneberry Farm - ORGANIC, blueberries
    27697 W. Dike Road, Rainier, OR 97048. Phone: 503-753-1192. Click here for a map and directions. . Certified Organic.

Tillamook County

Washington County

  • . - blueberries, picnic area
    5301 SE Patterson Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-649-6000. Email: oldberrybear@msn.com. Open: 8:30 am to 8 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Sara's Blueberries5301 SE Patterson Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123Phone: Eastside of Hillsboro, turn north from Tualatin Valley Hwy at 239th and follow blue/white signs to the end of Imlay Street for approximately 1 mileTurn left onto Patterson StreetWe are on the right hand side approximately one quarter mileMapQuest gives the wrong locationWe offer both U-pick and ready pickedCall recording for crop availability, 5 varieties of blueberriesAvailability of berries is dependent is upon weatherClean field with plentiful picking, children welcome, shady picnic area, come enjoy the farm animalsUsually available: June 29-August 15.
  • Apple Valley Farms - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    22330 NW Fisher Rd, Banks, OR 97106. Phone: 503-277-8190. Open: Weekends 9 am to 5 or a call of an appointment. Directions: HWY 26 & Fisher Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. . Starting June 29, 2013.
  • Bear Hollow - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    21035 Sw Old Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 538-1822. Email: vbearlady@hotmail.com. Open: Starting mid July picking days will be Thursday through Sunday 8am to 8 pm. Directions: 20 miles from PDX. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Bear Hollow . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Please call 503-538-1822 before coming to verify picking days. Some days we get picked out! The. (UPDATED: June 27, 2018)
  • Blooming Junction Farm and Garden - No pesticides are used blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, flowers, marionberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours, group reservations
    35105 Nw Zion Church Rd, Cornelius, OR 97023. Phone: (503) 681-4646. Email: info@bloomingjunction.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take the North Plains exit off of highway 26 and go south towards Hillsboro. Go approximately 1 12 miles and take a right turn onto Zion Church Road. Go about a mile and a half and we are on the right side, just past the intersection of Zion Church with Susbauer Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Blooming Junction Farm and Garden Facebook page. . Take the North Plains exit off of highway 26 and go south towards Hillsboro. Go approximately 1 1/2 miles and take a right turn onto Zion Church Road. Go about a mile and a half and we are on the right side, just past the intersection of Zion Church with Susbauer Road. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Note: The flowers to pick are sunflowers. (UPDATED: July 19, 2020)
  • Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    13794 SW Roy Rogers Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: . Open: permanently closed. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Blueberry Hill, Roshak's Berry Shak - blueberries, Marionberries and Raspberries.
    11300 SW River Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97007. Phone: 503-590-3201. Open: Sunday from early July, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 am to 1 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: We accept cash and checks only. . Sunday (from early July), Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 am to 1 pm. From Blueberry Hill Farm, take Scholls Ferry 3 miles west to River Road, continue for 2 miles to silver barn on right, entry near large sign, plenty of parking. Price $1.25 per pound U-Pick all berries. More blueberries to pick, younger plants, same great flavor and taste. Blueberries (Earliblue, Blue Crop and Duke), Marionberries and Raspberries. Also called Roshak's Berry Shak.
  • Blueberry Ridge Farm Inc - Certified Organic, blueberries
    19711 SW Conzelmann Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 625-5178. Email: blueberryridge@blueberries4you.com. Open: see their website for current hours. Click here for a map and directions. . We are a family run farm that has been growing organic blueberries since 1983. Part of what makes us different from other farms is that we have complete quality control over every stage of processing. We have our made from scratch organic blue-berry pies. Our dehydrated organic blueberries dried at the farm with no added sugars, preservatives or oils. Also, make sure to try our blueberry clusters consisting of our organic dried blueberries and dark chocolate. Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission. A visitor writes on August 22, 2014: "Hi - I just wanted to note that the blueberries on this farm are CERTIFIED ORGANIC, so ought to be in GREEN font. We've picked there for two seasons now, and the berries are incredible! :-)"
  • Bonny Slope Blueberries - Blueberries
    3565 NW South Road, Portland, OR 97229. Phone: (503) 816-9110. Open: July-August, 9 am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday or by appt. Click here for a map and directions. .Phone: 503- 645-1252. . No chemical sprays used. close to Beaverton, follow signs along West Union Road, NW Skyline or Cornell Road in Cedar Mill to Thompson Road, follow signs to South Road. Unsprayed , close to Beaverton, clean fields, easy picking, families welcome, call for availability. U-pick, ready pick - on order. Bring your own containers/some provided. Usually available: July 1-September 1. See our roadside stand for fresh organic fruits and vegetables.Note: please park above on the street. This makes the field safe for children to play. If you have a reason you cannot walk the road down, please move the barrier aside and drive down very slowly. Thanks!
  • Callaghan's Blueberry Field - blueberries
    10880 NW Jackson Quarry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-647-5358. Open: Typically from mid to late June through July, Check their Facebook page for open hours, they vary depending on when berries are ripe. Click here for a map and directions. . U-Pick Blueberry field. are $2.00 per pound. There are three varieties of : EarliBlue, Blue Crop, and Berkeley.
  • Crawford's Nursery and Produce - blueberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, Mulberries, Plums, Zucchini, Green Beans, Yellow Beans
    34849 SW Tongue Lane, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-359-0337. Open: see their Facebook page. Click here for a map and directions. . Throughout the season, they usually have U-pick & More!
    Comments from a visitor on August 23, 2012: "Just wanted to say that our experience at Crawford's could not have been more different. We have been now 2-3 times and each time the man in the wheelchair has been pleasant and beyond generous. "
    Comments from a visitor on August 25, 2011: "Went to this farm today Aug 25, 2011, had the worse experience this man mostly likely the owner in a wheelchair was rude and very defensive. His addition was off and I question it, he flew of the handle making comments like you people want things for nothing, and to get out of his store and to never come back. Mind you we are Asian, so Asian people don't go there. He is a racist and he well add to his favor."
  • Dudonis Farms - blueberries
    21065 SW Scholls Sherwood Rd, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 628-1555. Open: see their Facebook page. Directions: Located with . Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission. Also co-Phil's Fruit Stand
  • Duyck's Peachy-Pig Farm - apples, apricots, asparagus, beans, blackberries, blueberries, blackcaps, Chehalems, loganberries, marionberries, raspberries, strawberries, youngberries, cherries, cukes (reg & lemon), corn, dill, eggplant, figs, filberts, garlic, grapes, honey, onions, (reg & Walla Walla), peaches, pears, peppers (Bell & hot), prunes, plums, pumpkins,pumpkins in patch, rabbits, rhubarb, tours, tomatoes, walnuts, weaner pigs, grapes & golf balls.
    34840 SW Johnson School Road, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-357-3570. Email: duycks@coho.net. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, Sunday from 12noon to 6pm, and closed all day on Monday. Directions: 4 mile S of Hillsboro on Hwy 219. R on Simpson Road R on Johnson Sch. Road go 3 miles or take 10th St. out of Cornelius 3 miles L at golf course, R on Johnson School Road 1 mile. Usually available: May- December. Click here for a map and directions. . U-pick & we pick. Bring containers, children & food stamps welcome. See & touch animals. Tours: Schools, birthday parties, pumpkins in patch, etc. May thru Oct. Picnic area, panoramic view, natural well water. Custom filbert harvesting. (sometimes misspelled "Duyuck" or "Dyuck" or "Duyk")A visitor writes on June 27, 2023:"Duyck's is my favorite all around u-pick experience in the Hillsboro area. They are a multi-generational, family-run business. They grow a little of everything, making for a fun outing with kids! Prices are fair, people are super friendly, and there are beautiful flowers and animals everywhere. What more could I ask for?!?!"A visitor writes on May 12, 2016: (positive) "My friends and I met here for a play date with our children last season. It was a wonderful experience, and I plan to go back this summer. We bought peaches, picked blackberries and raspberries, many different varieties. The children helped at first, then decided to go play around on all the different fun playground equipment they had around the farm. A highlight for my kiddos were the animals. They fed the horses, squealed in delight at all the chickens, and absolutely loved the pigs. There were some adorable little baby piggies when we came. Overall, it was a wonderful experience, and you could spend a whole day here without feeling bored."Note: If you've visited the farm, please give me your feedback! See more info, reviews and links here.
  • Eisert Blues - blueberries,
    10685 Southwest Clay Street, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: 503 682-1287. Email: cseisert@frontier.com. Open: 7 days a week, sun-up to sun-down, usually starting late June or early July through the month of July, starting July 3 in 2020; but always email before driving out. Directions: I-5 take exit 286 \(Stafford N. Wilsonville\) Turn right onto SW Boones Ferry Rd ,0.3 mi turn left onto Day Street, 0.6 mi turn right onto SW Grahams Ferry Road, 0.3 mi turn left onto SW Clay Street, 0.1 mi 11 on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Eisert Blues . 7 days a week, sun-up to sun-down, usually starting late June or early July through the month of July, (starting July 3 in 2020; but always email before driving out). I-5 take exit 286 (Stafford/ N. Wilsonville) Turn right onto SW Boones Ferry Rd ,0.3 mi turn left onto Day Street, 0.6 mi turn right onto SW Grahams Ferry Road, 0.3 mi turn left onto SW Clay Street, 0.1 mi 11 on the right. July. Evening picking is a pleasant alternative to mid-summer heat. We hope to see you soon. . (UPDATED: June 25, 2020) (UPDATED: June 04, 2016)
  • Evans Blueberries - blueberries
    1615 NW Cavens Lane, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 648-1731. Email: evansfarmproduceandprovisions@gmail.com. Open: message them or see their Facebook page. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Gordon's Acres - blueberries
    43860 NW Narup Rd., Banks, OR 97106. Phone: (503) 901-7971. Email: gordonsacres@yahoo.com. Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission.
  • Greenville Farms - blueberries
    443775 NW Greenville Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-359-4763. Email: Sid@wifi-nw.com. Click here for a map and directions. . .
  • Gregg Farms - peaches, blueberries
    3770 NW Leisy Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-693-8775. Email: car32@excite.com. Open: July, August, September. Directions: Take Sunset West to North Plains Exit. Go past Glenco Highschool on the left side of the road. Turn Right on Cody. Then Right on Hornecker Road; turn Right at the next paved road, which is Leisy Road. Proceed over the railroad tracks and turn right at the Peach sign, just over the railroad tracks. . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for a map to our farm. We are usually open Gregg Farm is open in season, for Red Haven Peaches, Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 7 pm. Be the first to pick Red Haven Peaches! Best for eating, colorful and sweet. They are large and delicious and ripened early, at our farm. Red Haven Peaches! Veteran Gourmet, sweetest, ideal for eating and canning or freezing. Elberta Peaches: Ready later. We have a limited quantity, so you must not miss the opportunity to pick this deluxe canning and eating peach! UPDATE: August 10, 2011 - A visitor tells me that the farm's phone message says peach trees replanted so closed for u-pick for the next few years.
  • Heikes Farms - blueberries, boysenberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, restooms
    9400 Sw Heikes Drive, Hillboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-628-7226. Open: Monday thru Saturday from 9 am to 6:00; We are closed on Sunday; We are open as the berries ripen which is typically mid to late May through July. Directions: From Hillsboro, go south onto highway 219 for about 6 miles, turn left onto Farmington road, go 1.3 miles and turn right on Heikes Drive. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Heikes Farms Facebook page. . We have restroom facilities onsite. P. Click here for our Facebook page . In their seasons, we have Boysenberries, Blueberries, strawberries and Raspberries available already picked in our Fresh Market and available for UPick. The fields are beautiful and well groomed. There are bathroom facilities available. Bring your own containers, or you can purchase some from us. All berries are priced $1.75/lb to UPick. Call the Fresh Market to confirm availability.
    Comments from a visitor on June 22, 2010: "I went there today (June 22, 2010)and the strawberries were great. There are two varieties, one being Hoods. They are $1.25 lb/PYO. The owner said they sometimes spray to prevent rot but she was not sure if her husband had sprayed this year. She said they DO spray their blueberries. The farm is so neat & the people are right there near the fields. "
    Comments from a visitor on June 03, 2009: "They are very nice and they have a fresh market to if you don't want to pick your own. They don't use pesticides and they have outdoor and indoor restrooms but what I was impressed with was how organized their u pick was. I will be returning to them a lot and their hoods are only $1.00 a pound and everyone else is around $1.25 to $2.00 a pound. They also had free containers for us to use and bigger ones that only cost 50 cents and $1 for the full flat size. They said they will have 20 acres of blueberries for u pick in early July. I am so excited. "
  • Hein's Blueberries - blueberries
    41596 SW Vandehey Road, Gaston, OR 97119. Phone: 503-985-7648. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Hoffman Farms Store - blackberries, blueberries, marionberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), strawberries, tayberries, Honey from hives on the farm, restrooms, picnic area
    22242 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton, OR 97007. Phone: 503-628-5418. Email: hoffmanfarmsstore@gmail.com. Open: June through August: Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Hoffman Farms Store Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: 503-628-0772. . A visitor writes on March 05, 2015: "My son and I have been to this farm half a dozen times in the last two years for blueberries and strawberries. They are amazing. They have a tractor play area for the kids, a small market, and super nice staff. The berries are amazing, their prices are great. I think my son eats 5 pounds before we leave and they just think it's adorable. We are impatiently awaiting the next season! It has become a family tradition and we don't need to go anywhere else. "
  • John Coussens Farms LLC - U-pick blueberries
    32400 NW Wren Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-648-9103. Open: July -weekends only, Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. Directions: From Hwy 26 at North Plains \(Exit 57\), go south 1.8 miles to Wren Rd. From Hillsboro go north 2.5 miles on Glencoe Rd to Wren Rd. Then .25 miles west on Wren. First driveway on left at u-pick sign. . Click here for a map and directions. . Containers provided. Family friendly, clean and abundant fields. From Hwy 26 at North Plains (Exit 57), go south 1.8 miles to Wren Rd. From Hillsboro go north 2.5 miles on Glencoe Rd to Wren Rd. Then .25 miles west on Wren. First driveway on left at u-pick sign. (ADDED: July 12, 2009, JBS)
  • Love Farm Organics - No pesticides are used, blackberries, blueberries, marionberries, plums, raspberries (Spring, black), Other fruit or veg,
    46125 Nw Hillside Rd, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-515-9939. Email: lovefarmorganics@gmail.com. Open: We allow u - pick on Saturday and Sunday by appointment ONLY; We generally have berries late June through August; Please call to set up a time. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Love Farm Organics Facebook page. . We do not use pesticides on the crops. We primarily grow for our 150 member CSA program. We are not a typical U-pick operation. We have no restrooms or facilities available. We are a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm. We provide direct access to organically grown, seasonal, farm-fresh produce allowing Portland metro-area residents a connection with their food supply and farmer. Our goal is to grow delicious, high-quality, healthy foods utilizing the sustainable principles of organic agriculture.
  • Mark Unger Family Farm, Inc. - blueberries
    33640 SW Unger Road, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-628-2513. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Muir U-Pick Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    30350 NW Old Scotch Church Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 706-9663. Email: Muirblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: Generally open daily from 8 am to dusk, but occasionally closed for ripening so please call or text or primary phone number for hours and days; Season is early July to late August. Directions: From Sunset Highway 26 westbound, take Jackson School Road exit, go south \(left\) and turn right at first road \(Scotch Church Road\). Proceed about 1 mile; farm driveway is on left. Watch for signs. From Hillsboro, take Glencoe Road northbound and turn right onto Scotch Church Road Farm driveway is on right, about 100 yards past the Old Scotch Church. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Muir U-Pick Blueberry Farm . From Sunset Highway 26 westbound, take Jackson School Road exit, go south (left) and turn right at first road (Scotch Church Road). Proceed about 1 mile; farm driveway is on left. Watch for signs. From Hillsboro, take Glencoe Road northbound and turn right onto Scotch Church Road Farm driveway is on right, about 100 yards past the Old Scotch Church. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. The ONLY pyo crops offered are Blueberries. (UPDATED: July 05, 2021)
  • Rowell Brothers, Inc. - red raspberries, black raspberries, Logan berries, Boysenberries, Marionberries, blackberries, blueberries
    24000 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-628-0431. Open: everyday 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: We are located on Scholls Ferry Road between Scholls Sherwood Road and Hwy. 219. . Click here for a map and directions.
    Rowell Brothers, Inc. Facebook page. U-Pick or same day we pick. Feel free to roam the fields sampling fruit, so you can be sure your getting the variety and ripeness you prefer. Ten varieties that you can choose from and all you can eat free. Willamette red raspberries, Coho red raspberries, Monger black raspberries, Logan berries, Boysenberries, Marion berries, Siskiyou blackberries, Duke, Chandler, and Jersey blueberries. Rowell Bros. Berry Farm Facebook page. Expanding acreages with Black Hawk and Jewel black Raspberries, Brandy wine purple Raspberries. Triple crown, Waldo, NZ 9351 and NZ 9128 and OR 1369 blackberries. Opening day June 17 now harvesting Willamette red raspberries and Logan berries June 25 Monger black raspberries and Siskiyou blackberries. Usually available: Mid June and July.
    Comments from a visitor on July 16, 2011: "Visited this farm on Friday. It was very clean and I had tons of fun. The fruit was delicious, beautiful, plentiful, and there was lots of variety. The people running the U-Pick were friendly and helpful. I took my booty home and it's already in jam jars. I will continue to go here as different berries start to ripen this year and will make this my u-pick for berries. Yum!"
  • Smith Berry Barn - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, gooseberries, loganberries, marionberries, other berries, peppers, raspberries, tayberries, tomatoes, prepicked produce, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    24500 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97007. Phone: 503-628-2172. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 10 miles SW of Washington Square in Scholls. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. Seasonal hours vary, please check our website for current information. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Additionally we grow numerous varieties of squash and over 25 varieties of apples that are ready picked. At right is a TYPICAL (that word is emphasized for a reason) harvest schedule - CALL before you go!!!!) (UPDATED: July 11, 2018, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on July 10, 2012: "AMAZING! Cannot say enough good things about this farm. The berries were plentiful and they had more than one variety for each type of berry. They are no spray. The Farmer and workers are super friendly and helpful. They have a really cute cafe and gift shop as well as a picnic area. Today we picked raspberries and they were huge and delicious. We plan on going back this week for blueberries. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 18, 2010: "We visited the not once but TWICE already this season. First for strawberries - which were wonderful, sweet and juicy and then again for raspberries. I made jam out of both. The selection of raspberries was really nice - lots of big berries that were delicious! They have quite a few different berries from strawberries to tayberries. We plan to go back today to get blackberries. The farm was clean, buckets are provided and they accept debit cards. There were some chickens that we looked at and some really cute little goats too. Gift shop was well stocked and they have FRESH BERRY MILKSHAKES!!! Really yummy. Lots of plants available to purchase. Overall it was wonderful and this is now my go to farm for berries."
  • Starr Farm / Starr Boys Garden Center - blueberries
    8340 SW River Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-642-2024. Email: StarrFarm1@gmail.com. Open: 7 AM to 7 PM Tuesdays-Sundays. Directions: 0.9 mile north of Farmington Road on SW River Road near Hillsboro, OR. Since 1969 the Starr Farm, owned and operated by Charles and Kathy Starr, has provided the public with hands-on experience in selecting their own fresh produce. We will . Click here for a map and directions.
    Starr Farm / Starr Boys Garden Center Facebook page. . CLOSED MONDAYS. open on July 1 for pie cherries & . We have seven varieties of , early to late. Customers may U-Pick in our containers, pay the posted price & put check or cash in the cash box, then transfer produce into your own containers. 2019 Prices: : 1 gal - $9, 2 gal-$17, 5 gal-$40; Marionberries: 1 gal - $9 & 2 gal - $17; Zucchini: 2/$1 or 7/$3. Buckets at the green barn to use for picking. BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINERS to take berries home, (UPDATED: July 03, 2019, JBS)
  • Sunrise U-Pick Blueberry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    25863 NW West Union Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 380-5108. Email: blemfive@msn.com. Open: Wednesday to Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm. Directions: Located two miles northwest of Oregon Highway 26 in the community of Helvetia on West Union Road. You can see the field from the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: (503) 849-9627. . Blueberry season is typically June 29 to August 15 with some slight variation due to seasonal variances in weather;. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Family owned and operated small acreage u-pick farm in peaceful setting, conveniently located 4 minutes from the highway. Other farm stores nearby selling meat, milk, eggs, and many specialty items. (ADDED: May 07, 2020)
  • Taylor's Blueberries - blueberries
    13325 NW Thompson Road, Portland, OR 97229. Phone: 503-645-1643. Email: tayblu4u@verizon.net. Open: permanently closed. Click here for a map and directions. . UPDATE for 2021, Google says they are.
  • Tom's Berry Patch - Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Marionberries, Raspberries
    43775 NW Greenville Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-327-3717. Email: support@tomsberrypatch.com. Open: Please call for availability from June through August. Directions: We are located approximately 2-12 miles south of Banks. From highway 26 westbound take the BanksHwy 6 Exit, when you take the Banks exit go right at the light heading south on highway 47 towards Forest Grove. Go about 2 miles and turn right onto Greenville Road and follow the signs for about 12 mile. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Tom's Berry Patch Facebook page. . . We are located approximately 2-1/2 miles south of Banks. From highway 26 westbound take the Banks/Hwy 6 Exit, when you take the Banks exit go right at the light heading south on highway 47 towards Forest Grove. Go about 2 miles and turn right onto Greenville Road and follow the signs for about 1/2 mile. Please bring your own containers. U-Pick Blueberries, Blackberries, Marionberries. Please bring your own containers; Call for availability. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: March 10, 2021)
  • Village Gardens At Witch Hazel - blueberries, Blueberries are not sprayed.
    4025 SE Brookwood Avenue, Hillsoro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-819-2411. Open: Wednesday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: East Hillsboro. Tualatin Valley Highway \(Hwy 8\). Turn South on Brookwood Avenue, go 12 mile. Second house on right after Davis Road. Sign at end of driveway. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . East Hillsboro. Tualatin Valley Highway (Hwy 8). Turn South on Brookwood Avenue, go 1/2 mile. Second house on right after Davis Road. Sign at end of driveway. Blueberries: July and August. Blueberries are not sprayed.

 

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)

Far Northwest Oregon Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Far Northwest Oregon 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.

Columbia County

  • Crawford Berries 'n Cream - strawberries, marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries
    68660 Whitney Rd, Rainier, OR 97048. Phone: (503) 556-1247. Email: crawfordberriesncream@live.com. Directions: ​​There are signs posted along the way, Highway 30 to Goble, OR \(6 miles east of Rainier or 12 miles west of St. Helens\); Turn onto Nicolai Rd., go 6 miles; Turn right onto Clark Rd., gravel road, go 14 mile. Take right onto Whitney Rd., follow to the end, approx. 1 14 mile. Please follow the directions below as GPS will take you all over the countryside. Since 1991 they have grown to 8 acres of Shuksan strawberries, their trademark. In addition, they have also added marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries to the . Click here for a map and directions.
    Crawford Berries 'n Cream Facebook page. . . Typically daily 1 pm to 7 pm, but please check back on Facebook, website, or by calling the farm ​ for availability. U-PICK and preordered picked strawberries. ​​There are signs posted along the way, Highway 30 to Goble, OR (6 miles east of Rainier or 12 miles west of St. Helens); Turn onto Nicolai Rd., go 6 miles; Turn right onto Clark Rd., gravel road, go 1/4 mile. Take right onto Whitney Rd., follow to the end, approx. 1 1/4 mile. Please follow the directions below as GPS will take you all over the countryside. Since 1991 they have grown to 8 acres of Shuksan strawberries, their trademark. In addition, they have also added marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries to the crops they grow.​
  • Thorneberry Farm - ORGANIC, blueberries
    27697 W. Dike Road, Rainier, OR 97048. Phone: 503-753-1192. Click here for a map and directions. . Certified Organic.

Tillamook County

Washington County

  • . - blueberries, picnic area
    5301 SE Patterson Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-649-6000. Email: oldberrybear@msn.com. Open: 8:30 am to 8 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Sara's Blueberries5301 SE Patterson Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123Phone: Eastside of Hillsboro, turn north from Tualatin Valley Hwy at 239th and follow blue/white signs to the end of Imlay Street for approximately 1 mileTurn left onto Patterson StreetWe are on the right hand side approximately one quarter mileMapQuest gives the wrong locationWe offer both U-pick and ready pickedCall recording for crop availability, 5 varieties of blueberriesAvailability of berries is dependent is upon weatherClean field with plentiful picking, children welcome, shady picnic area, come enjoy the farm animalsUsually available: June 29-August 15.
  • Apple Valley Farms - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    22330 NW Fisher Rd, Banks, OR 97106. Phone: 503-277-8190. Open: Weekends 9 am to 5 or a call of an appointment. Directions: HWY 26 & Fisher Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. . Starting June 29, 2013.
  • Bear Hollow - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    21035 Sw Old Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 538-1822. Email: vbearlady@hotmail.com. Open: Starting mid July picking days will be Thursday through Sunday 8am to 8 pm. Directions: 20 miles from PDX. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Bear Hollow . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Please call 503-538-1822 before coming to verify picking days. Some days we get picked out! The. (UPDATED: June 27, 2018)
  • Blooming Junction Farm and Garden - No pesticides are used blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, flowers, marionberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours, group reservations
    35105 Nw Zion Church Rd, Cornelius, OR 97023. Phone: (503) 681-4646. Email: info@bloomingjunction.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take the North Plains exit off of highway 26 and go south towards Hillsboro. Go approximately 1 12 miles and take a right turn onto Zion Church Road. Go about a mile and a half and we are on the right side, just past the intersection of Zion Church with Susbauer Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Blooming Junction Farm and Garden Facebook page. . Take the North Plains exit off of highway 26 and go south towards Hillsboro. Go approximately 1 1/2 miles and take a right turn onto Zion Church Road. Go about a mile and a half and we are on the right side, just past the intersection of Zion Church with Susbauer Road. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Note: The flowers to pick are sunflowers. (UPDATED: July 19, 2020)
  • Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    13794 SW Roy Rogers Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: . Open: permanently closed. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Blueberry Hill, Roshak's Berry Shak - blueberries, Marionberries and Raspberries.
    11300 SW River Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97007. Phone: 503-590-3201. Open: Sunday from early July, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 am to 1 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: We accept cash and checks only. . Sunday (from early July), Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 am to 1 pm. From Blueberry Hill Farm, take Scholls Ferry 3 miles west to River Road, continue for 2 miles to silver barn on right, entry near large sign, plenty of parking. Price $1.25 per pound U-Pick all berries. More blueberries to pick, younger plants, same great flavor and taste. Blueberries (Earliblue, Blue Crop and Duke), Marionberries and Raspberries. Also called Roshak's Berry Shak.
  • Blueberry Ridge Farm Inc - Certified Organic, blueberries
    19711 SW Conzelmann Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 625-5178. Email: blueberryridge@blueberries4you.com. Open: see their website for current hours. Click here for a map and directions. . We are a family run farm that has been growing organic blueberries since 1983. Part of what makes us different from other farms is that we have complete quality control over every stage of processing. We have our made from scratch organic blue-berry pies. Our dehydrated organic blueberries dried at the farm with no added sugars, preservatives or oils. Also, make sure to try our blueberry clusters consisting of our organic dried blueberries and dark chocolate. Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission. A visitor writes on August 22, 2014: "Hi - I just wanted to note that the blueberries on this farm are CERTIFIED ORGANIC, so ought to be in GREEN font. We've picked there for two seasons now, and the berries are incredible! :-)"
  • Bonny Slope Blueberries - Blueberries
    3565 NW South Road, Portland, OR 97229. Phone: (503) 816-9110. Open: July-August, 9 am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday or by appt. Click here for a map and directions. .Phone: 503- 645-1252. . No chemical sprays used. close to Beaverton, follow signs along West Union Road, NW Skyline or Cornell Road in Cedar Mill to Thompson Road, follow signs to South Road. Unsprayed , close to Beaverton, clean fields, easy picking, families welcome, call for availability. U-pick, ready pick - on order. Bring your own containers/some provided. Usually available: July 1-September 1. See our roadside stand for fresh organic fruits and vegetables.Note: please park above on the street. This makes the field safe for children to play. If you have a reason you cannot walk the road down, please move the barrier aside and drive down very slowly. Thanks!
  • Callaghan's Blueberry Field - blueberries
    10880 NW Jackson Quarry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-647-5358. Open: Typically from mid to late June through July, Check their Facebook page for open hours, they vary depending on when berries are ripe. Click here for a map and directions. . U-Pick Blueberry field. are $2.00 per pound. There are three varieties of : EarliBlue, Blue Crop, and Berkeley.
  • Crawford's Nursery and Produce - blueberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, Mulberries, Plums, Zucchini, Green Beans, Yellow Beans
    34849 SW Tongue Lane, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-359-0337. Open: see their Facebook page. Click here for a map and directions. . Throughout the season, they usually have U-pick & More!
    Comments from a visitor on August 23, 2012: "Just wanted to say that our experience at Crawford's could not have been more different. We have been now 2-3 times and each time the man in the wheelchair has been pleasant and beyond generous. "
    Comments from a visitor on August 25, 2011: "Went to this farm today Aug 25, 2011, had the worse experience this man mostly likely the owner in a wheelchair was rude and very defensive. His addition was off and I question it, he flew of the handle making comments like you people want things for nothing, and to get out of his store and to never come back. Mind you we are Asian, so Asian people don't go there. He is a racist and he well add to his favor."
  • Dudonis Farms - blueberries
    21065 SW Scholls Sherwood Rd, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 628-1555. Open: see their Facebook page. Directions: Located with . Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission. Also co-Phil's Fruit Stand
  • Duyck's Peachy-Pig Farm - apples, apricots, asparagus, beans, blackberries, blueberries, blackcaps, Chehalems, loganberries, marionberries, raspberries, strawberries, youngberries, cherries, cukes (reg & lemon), corn, dill, eggplant, figs, filberts, garlic, grapes, honey, onions, (reg & Walla Walla), peaches, pears, peppers (Bell & hot), prunes, plums, pumpkins,pumpkins in patch, rabbits, rhubarb, tours, tomatoes, walnuts, weaner pigs, grapes & golf balls.
    34840 SW Johnson School Road, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-357-3570. Email: duycks@coho.net. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, Sunday from 12noon to 6pm, and closed all day on Monday. Directions: 4 mile S of Hillsboro on Hwy 219. R on Simpson Road R on Johnson Sch. Road go 3 miles or take 10th St. out of Cornelius 3 miles L at golf course, R on Johnson School Road 1 mile. Usually available: May- December. Click here for a map and directions. . U-pick & we pick. Bring containers, children & food stamps welcome. See & touch animals. Tours: Schools, birthday parties, pumpkins in patch, etc. May thru Oct. Picnic area, panoramic view, natural well water. Custom filbert harvesting. (sometimes misspelled "Duyuck" or "Dyuck" or "Duyk")A visitor writes on June 27, 2023:"Duyck's is my favorite all around u-pick experience in the Hillsboro area. They are a multi-generational, family-run business. They grow a little of everything, making for a fun outing with kids! Prices are fair, people are super friendly, and there are beautiful flowers and animals everywhere. What more could I ask for?!?!"A visitor writes on May 12, 2016: (positive) "My friends and I met here for a play date with our children last season. It was a wonderful experience, and I plan to go back this summer. We bought peaches, picked blackberries and raspberries, many different varieties. The children helped at first, then decided to go play around on all the different fun playground equipment they had around the farm. A highlight for my kiddos were the animals. They fed the horses, squealed in delight at all the chickens, and absolutely loved the pigs. There were some adorable little baby piggies when we came. Overall, it was a wonderful experience, and you could spend a whole day here without feeling bored."Note: If you've visited the farm, please give me your feedback! See more info, reviews and links here.
  • Eisert Blues - blueberries,
    10685 Southwest Clay Street, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: 503 682-1287. Email: cseisert@frontier.com. Open: 7 days a week, sun-up to sun-down, usually starting late June or early July through the month of July, starting July 3 in 2020; but always email before driving out. Directions: I-5 take exit 286 \(Stafford N. Wilsonville\) Turn right onto SW Boones Ferry Rd ,0.3 mi turn left onto Day Street, 0.6 mi turn right onto SW Grahams Ferry Road, 0.3 mi turn left onto SW Clay Street, 0.1 mi 11 on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Eisert Blues . 7 days a week, sun-up to sun-down, usually starting late June or early July through the month of July, (starting July 3 in 2020; but always email before driving out). I-5 take exit 286 (Stafford/ N. Wilsonville) Turn right onto SW Boones Ferry Rd ,0.3 mi turn left onto Day Street, 0.6 mi turn right onto SW Grahams Ferry Road, 0.3 mi turn left onto SW Clay Street, 0.1 mi 11 on the right. July. Evening picking is a pleasant alternative to mid-summer heat. We hope to see you soon. . (UPDATED: June 25, 2020) (UPDATED: June 04, 2016)
  • Evans Blueberries - blueberries
    1615 NW Cavens Lane, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 648-1731. Email: evansfarmproduceandprovisions@gmail.com. Open: message them or see their Facebook page. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Gordon's Acres - blueberries
    43860 NW Narup Rd., Banks, OR 97106. Phone: (503) 901-7971. Email: gordonsacres@yahoo.com. Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission.
  • Greenville Farms - blueberries
    443775 NW Greenville Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-359-4763. Email: Sid@wifi-nw.com. Click here for a map and directions. . .
  • Gregg Farms - peaches, blueberries
    3770 NW Leisy Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-693-8775. Email: car32@excite.com. Open: July, August, September. Directions: Take Sunset West to North Plains Exit. Go past Glenco Highschool on the left side of the road. Turn Right on Cody. Then Right on Hornecker Road; turn Right at the next paved road, which is Leisy Road. Proceed over the railroad tracks and turn right at the Peach sign, just over the railroad tracks. . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for a map to our farm. We are usually open Gregg Farm is open in season, for Red Haven Peaches, Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 7 pm. Be the first to pick Red Haven Peaches! Best for eating, colorful and sweet. They are large and delicious and ripened early, at our farm. Red Haven Peaches! Veteran Gourmet, sweetest, ideal for eating and canning or freezing. Elberta Peaches: Ready later. We have a limited quantity, so you must not miss the opportunity to pick this deluxe canning and eating peach! UPDATE: August 10, 2011 - A visitor tells me that the farm's phone message says peach trees replanted so closed for u-pick for the next few years.
  • Heikes Farms - blueberries, boysenberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, restooms
    9400 Sw Heikes Drive, Hillboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-628-7226. Open: Monday thru Saturday from 9 am to 6:00; We are closed on Sunday; We are open as the berries ripen which is typically mid to late May through July. Directions: From Hillsboro, go south onto highway 219 for about 6 miles, turn left onto Farmington road, go 1.3 miles and turn right on Heikes Drive. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Heikes Farms Facebook page. . We have restroom facilities onsite. P. Click here for our Facebook page . In their seasons, we have Boysenberries, Blueberries, strawberries and Raspberries available already picked in our Fresh Market and available for UPick. The fields are beautiful and well groomed. There are bathroom facilities available. Bring your own containers, or you can purchase some from us. All berries are priced $1.75/lb to UPick. Call the Fresh Market to confirm availability.
    Comments from a visitor on June 22, 2010: "I went there today (June 22, 2010)and the strawberries were great. There are two varieties, one being Hoods. They are $1.25 lb/PYO. The owner said they sometimes spray to prevent rot but she was not sure if her husband had sprayed this year. She said they DO spray their blueberries. The farm is so neat & the people are right there near the fields. "
    Comments from a visitor on June 03, 2009: "They are very nice and they have a fresh market to if you don't want to pick your own. They don't use pesticides and they have outdoor and indoor restrooms but what I was impressed with was how organized their u pick was. I will be returning to them a lot and their hoods are only $1.00 a pound and everyone else is around $1.25 to $2.00 a pound. They also had free containers for us to use and bigger ones that only cost 50 cents and $1 for the full flat size. They said they will have 20 acres of blueberries for u pick in early July. I am so excited. "
  • Hein's Blueberries - blueberries
    41596 SW Vandehey Road, Gaston, OR 97119. Phone: 503-985-7648. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Hoffman Farms Store - blackberries, blueberries, marionberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), strawberries, tayberries, Honey from hives on the farm, restrooms, picnic area
    22242 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton, OR 97007. Phone: 503-628-5418. Email: hoffmanfarmsstore@gmail.com. Open: June through August: Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Hoffman Farms Store Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: 503-628-0772. . A visitor writes on March 05, 2015: "My son and I have been to this farm half a dozen times in the last two years for blueberries and strawberries. They are amazing. They have a tractor play area for the kids, a small market, and super nice staff. The berries are amazing, their prices are great. I think my son eats 5 pounds before we leave and they just think it's adorable. We are impatiently awaiting the next season! It has become a family tradition and we don't need to go anywhere else. "
  • John Coussens Farms LLC - U-pick blueberries
    32400 NW Wren Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-648-9103. Open: July -weekends only, Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. Directions: From Hwy 26 at North Plains \(Exit 57\), go south 1.8 miles to Wren Rd. From Hillsboro go north 2.5 miles on Glencoe Rd to Wren Rd. Then .25 miles west on Wren. First driveway on left at u-pick sign. . Click here for a map and directions. . Containers provided. Family friendly, clean and abundant fields. From Hwy 26 at North Plains (Exit 57), go south 1.8 miles to Wren Rd. From Hillsboro go north 2.5 miles on Glencoe Rd to Wren Rd. Then .25 miles west on Wren. First driveway on left at u-pick sign. (ADDED: July 12, 2009, JBS)
  • Love Farm Organics - No pesticides are used, blackberries, blueberries, marionberries, plums, raspberries (Spring, black), Other fruit or veg,
    46125 Nw Hillside Rd, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-515-9939. Email: lovefarmorganics@gmail.com. Open: We allow u - pick on Saturday and Sunday by appointment ONLY; We generally have berries late June through August; Please call to set up a time. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Love Farm Organics Facebook page. . We do not use pesticides on the crops. We primarily grow for our 150 member CSA program. We are not a typical U-pick operation. We have no restrooms or facilities available. We are a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm. We provide direct access to organically grown, seasonal, farm-fresh produce allowing Portland metro-area residents a connection with their food supply and farmer. Our goal is to grow delicious, high-quality, healthy foods utilizing the sustainable principles of organic agriculture.
  • Mark Unger Family Farm, Inc. - blueberries
    33640 SW Unger Road, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-628-2513. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Muir U-Pick Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    30350 NW Old Scotch Church Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 706-9663. Email: Muirblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: Generally open daily from 8 am to dusk, but occasionally closed for ripening so please call or text or primary phone number for hours and days; Season is early July to late August. Directions: From Sunset Highway 26 westbound, take Jackson School Road exit, go south \(left\) and turn right at first road \(Scotch Church Road\). Proceed about 1 mile; farm driveway is on left. Watch for signs. From Hillsboro, take Glencoe Road northbound and turn right onto Scotch Church Road Farm driveway is on right, about 100 yards past the Old Scotch Church. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Muir U-Pick Blueberry Farm . From Sunset Highway 26 westbound, take Jackson School Road exit, go south (left) and turn right at first road (Scotch Church Road). Proceed about 1 mile; farm driveway is on left. Watch for signs. From Hillsboro, take Glencoe Road northbound and turn right onto Scotch Church Road Farm driveway is on right, about 100 yards past the Old Scotch Church. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. The ONLY pyo crops offered are Blueberries. (UPDATED: July 05, 2021)
  • Rowell Brothers, Inc. - red raspberries, black raspberries, Logan berries, Boysenberries, Marionberries, blackberries, blueberries
    24000 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-628-0431. Open: everyday 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: We are located on Scholls Ferry Road between Scholls Sherwood Road and Hwy. 219. . Click here for a map and directions.
    Rowell Brothers, Inc. Facebook page. U-Pick or same day we pick. Feel free to roam the fields sampling fruit, so you can be sure your getting the variety and ripeness you prefer. Ten varieties that you can choose from and all you can eat free. Willamette red raspberries, Coho red raspberries, Monger black raspberries, Logan berries, Boysenberries, Marion berries, Siskiyou blackberries, Duke, Chandler, and Jersey blueberries. Rowell Bros. Berry Farm Facebook page. Expanding acreages with Black Hawk and Jewel black Raspberries, Brandy wine purple Raspberries. Triple crown, Waldo, NZ 9351 and NZ 9128 and OR 1369 blackberries. Opening day June 17 now harvesting Willamette red raspberries and Logan berries June 25 Monger black raspberries and Siskiyou blackberries. Usually available: Mid June and July.
    Comments from a visitor on July 16, 2011: "Visited this farm on Friday. It was very clean and I had tons of fun. The fruit was delicious, beautiful, plentiful, and there was lots of variety. The people running the U-Pick were friendly and helpful. I took my booty home and it's already in jam jars. I will continue to go here as different berries start to ripen this year and will make this my u-pick for berries. Yum!"
  • Smith Berry Barn - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, gooseberries, loganberries, marionberries, other berries, peppers, raspberries, tayberries, tomatoes, prepicked produce, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    24500 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97007. Phone: 503-628-2172. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 10 miles SW of Washington Square in Scholls. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. Seasonal hours vary, please check our website for current information. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Additionally we grow numerous varieties of squash and over 25 varieties of apples that are ready picked. At right is a TYPICAL (that word is emphasized for a reason) harvest schedule - CALL before you go!!!!) (UPDATED: July 11, 2018, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on July 10, 2012: "AMAZING! Cannot say enough good things about this farm. The berries were plentiful and they had more than one variety for each type of berry. They are no spray. The Farmer and workers are super friendly and helpful. They have a really cute cafe and gift shop as well as a picnic area. Today we picked raspberries and they were huge and delicious. We plan on going back this week for blueberries. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 18, 2010: "We visited the not once but TWICE already this season. First for strawberries - which were wonderful, sweet and juicy and then again for raspberries. I made jam out of both. The selection of raspberries was really nice - lots of big berries that were delicious! They have quite a few different berries from strawberries to tayberries. We plan to go back today to get blackberries. The farm was clean, buckets are provided and they accept debit cards. There were some chickens that we looked at and some really cute little goats too. Gift shop was well stocked and they have FRESH BERRY MILKSHAKES!!! Really yummy. Lots of plants available to purchase. Overall it was wonderful and this is now my go to farm for berries."
  • Starr Farm / Starr Boys Garden Center - blueberries
    8340 SW River Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-642-2024. Email: StarrFarm1@gmail.com. Open: 7 AM to 7 PM Tuesdays-Sundays. Directions: 0.9 mile north of Farmington Road on SW River Road near Hillsboro, OR. Since 1969 the Starr Farm, owned and operated by Charles and Kathy Starr, has provided the public with hands-on experience in selecting their own fresh produce. We will . Click here for a map and directions.
    Starr Farm / Starr Boys Garden Center Facebook page. . CLOSED MONDAYS. open on July 1 for pie cherries & . We have seven varieties of , early to late. Customers may U-Pick in our containers, pay the posted price & put check or cash in the cash box, then transfer produce into your own containers. 2019 Prices: : 1 gal - $9, 2 gal-$17, 5 gal-$40; Marionberries: 1 gal - $9 & 2 gal - $17; Zucchini: 2/$1 or 7/$3. Buckets at the green barn to use for picking. BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINERS to take berries home, (UPDATED: July 03, 2019, JBS)
  • Sunrise U-Pick Blueberry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    25863 NW West Union Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 380-5108. Email: blemfive@msn.com. Open: Wednesday to Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm. Directions: Located two miles northwest of Oregon Highway 26 in the community of Helvetia on West Union Road. You can see the field from the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: (503) 849-9627. . Blueberry season is typically June 29 to August 15 with some slight variation due to seasonal variances in weather;. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Family owned and operated small acreage u-pick farm in peaceful setting, conveniently located 4 minutes from the highway. Other farm stores nearby selling meat, milk, eggs, and many specialty items. (ADDED: May 07, 2020)
  • Taylor's Blueberries - blueberries
    13325 NW Thompson Road, Portland, OR 97229. Phone: 503-645-1643. Email: tayblu4u@verizon.net. Open: permanently closed. Click here for a map and directions. . UPDATE for 2021, Google says they are.
  • Tom's Berry Patch - Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Marionberries, Raspberries
    43775 NW Greenville Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-327-3717. Email: support@tomsberrypatch.com. Open: Please call for availability from June through August. Directions: We are located approximately 2-12 miles south of Banks. From highway 26 westbound take the BanksHwy 6 Exit, when you take the Banks exit go right at the light heading south on highway 47 towards Forest Grove. Go about 2 miles and turn right onto Greenville Road and follow the signs for about 12 mile. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Tom's Berry Patch Facebook page. . . We are located approximately 2-1/2 miles south of Banks. From highway 26 westbound take the Banks/Hwy 6 Exit, when you take the Banks exit go right at the light heading south on highway 47 towards Forest Grove. Go about 2 miles and turn right onto Greenville Road and follow the signs for about 1/2 mile. Please bring your own containers. U-Pick Blueberries, Blackberries, Marionberries. Please bring your own containers; Call for availability. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: March 10, 2021)
  • Village Gardens At Witch Hazel - blueberries, Blueberries are not sprayed.
    4025 SE Brookwood Avenue, Hillsoro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-819-2411. Open: Wednesday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: East Hillsboro. Tualatin Valley Highway \(Hwy 8\). Turn South on Brookwood Avenue, go 12 mile. Second house on right after Davis Road. Sign at end of driveway. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . East Hillsboro. Tualatin Valley Highway (Hwy 8). Turn South on Brookwood Avenue, go 1/2 mile. Second house on right after Davis Road. Sign at end of driveway. Blueberries: July and August. Blueberries are not sprayed.

 

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)

Far Northwest Oregon Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Far Northwest Oregon 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.

Columbia County

  • Crawford Berries 'n Cream - strawberries, marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries
    68660 Whitney Rd, Rainier, OR 97048. Phone: (503) 556-1247. Email: crawfordberriesncream@live.com. Directions: ​​There are signs posted along the way, Highway 30 to Goble, OR \(6 miles east of Rainier or 12 miles west of St. Helens\); Turn onto Nicolai Rd., go 6 miles; Turn right onto Clark Rd., gravel road, go 14 mile. Take right onto Whitney Rd., follow to the end, approx. 1 14 mile. Please follow the directions below as GPS will take you all over the countryside. Since 1991 they have grown to 8 acres of Shuksan strawberries, their trademark. In addition, they have also added marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries to the . Click here for a map and directions.
    Crawford Berries 'n Cream Facebook page. . . Typically daily 1 pm to 7 pm, but please check back on Facebook, website, or by calling the farm ​ for availability. U-PICK and preordered picked strawberries. ​​There are signs posted along the way, Highway 30 to Goble, OR (6 miles east of Rainier or 12 miles west of St. Helens); Turn onto Nicolai Rd., go 6 miles; Turn right onto Clark Rd., gravel road, go 1/4 mile. Take right onto Whitney Rd., follow to the end, approx. 1 1/4 mile. Please follow the directions below as GPS will take you all over the countryside. Since 1991 they have grown to 8 acres of Shuksan strawberries, their trademark. In addition, they have also added marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries to the crops they grow.​
  • Thorneberry Farm - ORGANIC, blueberries
    27697 W. Dike Road, Rainier, OR 97048. Phone: 503-753-1192. Click here for a map and directions. . Certified Organic.

Tillamook County

Washington County

  • . - blueberries, picnic area
    5301 SE Patterson Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-649-6000. Email: oldberrybear@msn.com. Open: 8:30 am to 8 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Sara's Blueberries5301 SE Patterson Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123Phone: Eastside of Hillsboro, turn north from Tualatin Valley Hwy at 239th and follow blue/white signs to the end of Imlay Street for approximately 1 mileTurn left onto Patterson StreetWe are on the right hand side approximately one quarter mileMapQuest gives the wrong locationWe offer both U-pick and ready pickedCall recording for crop availability, 5 varieties of blueberriesAvailability of berries is dependent is upon weatherClean field with plentiful picking, children welcome, shady picnic area, come enjoy the farm animalsUsually available: June 29-August 15.
  • Apple Valley Farms - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    22330 NW Fisher Rd, Banks, OR 97106. Phone: 503-277-8190. Open: Weekends 9 am to 5 or a call of an appointment. Directions: HWY 26 & Fisher Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. . Starting June 29, 2013.
  • Bear Hollow - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    21035 Sw Old Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 538-1822. Email: vbearlady@hotmail.com. Open: Starting mid July picking days will be Thursday through Sunday 8am to 8 pm. Directions: 20 miles from PDX. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Bear Hollow . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Please call 503-538-1822 before coming to verify picking days. Some days we get picked out! The. (UPDATED: June 27, 2018)
  • Blooming Junction Farm and Garden - No pesticides are used blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, flowers, marionberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours, group reservations
    35105 Nw Zion Church Rd, Cornelius, OR 97023. Phone: (503) 681-4646. Email: info@bloomingjunction.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take the North Plains exit off of highway 26 and go south towards Hillsboro. Go approximately 1 12 miles and take a right turn onto Zion Church Road. Go about a mile and a half and we are on the right side, just past the intersection of Zion Church with Susbauer Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Blooming Junction Farm and Garden Facebook page. . Take the North Plains exit off of highway 26 and go south towards Hillsboro. Go approximately 1 1/2 miles and take a right turn onto Zion Church Road. Go about a mile and a half and we are on the right side, just past the intersection of Zion Church with Susbauer Road. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Note: The flowers to pick are sunflowers. (UPDATED: July 19, 2020)
  • Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    13794 SW Roy Rogers Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: . Open: permanently closed. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Blueberry Hill, Roshak's Berry Shak - blueberries, Marionberries and Raspberries.
    11300 SW River Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97007. Phone: 503-590-3201. Open: Sunday from early July, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 am to 1 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: We accept cash and checks only. . Sunday (from early July), Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 am to 1 pm. From Blueberry Hill Farm, take Scholls Ferry 3 miles west to River Road, continue for 2 miles to silver barn on right, entry near large sign, plenty of parking. Price $1.25 per pound U-Pick all berries. More blueberries to pick, younger plants, same great flavor and taste. Blueberries (Earliblue, Blue Crop and Duke), Marionberries and Raspberries. Also called Roshak's Berry Shak.
  • Blueberry Ridge Farm Inc - Certified Organic, blueberries
    19711 SW Conzelmann Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 625-5178. Email: blueberryridge@blueberries4you.com. Open: see their website for current hours. Click here for a map and directions. . We are a family run farm that has been growing organic blueberries since 1983. Part of what makes us different from other farms is that we have complete quality control over every stage of processing. We have our made from scratch organic blue-berry pies. Our dehydrated organic blueberries dried at the farm with no added sugars, preservatives or oils. Also, make sure to try our blueberry clusters consisting of our organic dried blueberries and dark chocolate. Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission. A visitor writes on August 22, 2014: "Hi - I just wanted to note that the blueberries on this farm are CERTIFIED ORGANIC, so ought to be in GREEN font. We've picked there for two seasons now, and the berries are incredible! :-)"
  • Bonny Slope Blueberries - Blueberries
    3565 NW South Road, Portland, OR 97229. Phone: (503) 816-9110. Open: July-August, 9 am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday or by appt. Click here for a map and directions. .Phone: 503- 645-1252. . No chemical sprays used. close to Beaverton, follow signs along West Union Road, NW Skyline or Cornell Road in Cedar Mill to Thompson Road, follow signs to South Road. Unsprayed , close to Beaverton, clean fields, easy picking, families welcome, call for availability. U-pick, ready pick - on order. Bring your own containers/some provided. Usually available: July 1-September 1. See our roadside stand for fresh organic fruits and vegetables.Note: please park above on the street. This makes the field safe for children to play. If you have a reason you cannot walk the road down, please move the barrier aside and drive down very slowly. Thanks!
  • Callaghan's Blueberry Field - blueberries
    10880 NW Jackson Quarry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-647-5358. Open: Typically from mid to late June through July, Check their Facebook page for open hours, they vary depending on when berries are ripe. Click here for a map and directions. . U-Pick Blueberry field. are $2.00 per pound. There are three varieties of : EarliBlue, Blue Crop, and Berkeley.
  • Crawford's Nursery and Produce - blueberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, Mulberries, Plums, Zucchini, Green Beans, Yellow Beans
    34849 SW Tongue Lane, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-359-0337. Open: see their Facebook page. Click here for a map and directions. . Throughout the season, they usually have U-pick & More!
    Comments from a visitor on August 23, 2012: "Just wanted to say that our experience at Crawford's could not have been more different. We have been now 2-3 times and each time the man in the wheelchair has been pleasant and beyond generous. "
    Comments from a visitor on August 25, 2011: "Went to this farm today Aug 25, 2011, had the worse experience this man mostly likely the owner in a wheelchair was rude and very defensive. His addition was off and I question it, he flew of the handle making comments like you people want things for nothing, and to get out of his store and to never come back. Mind you we are Asian, so Asian people don't go there. He is a racist and he well add to his favor."
  • Dudonis Farms - blueberries
    21065 SW Scholls Sherwood Rd, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 628-1555. Open: see their Facebook page. Directions: Located with . Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission. Also co-Phil's Fruit Stand
  • Duyck's Peachy-Pig Farm - apples, apricots, asparagus, beans, blackberries, blueberries, blackcaps, Chehalems, loganberries, marionberries, raspberries, strawberries, youngberries, cherries, cukes (reg & lemon), corn, dill, eggplant, figs, filberts, garlic, grapes, honey, onions, (reg & Walla Walla), peaches, pears, peppers (Bell & hot), prunes, plums, pumpkins,pumpkins in patch, rabbits, rhubarb, tours, tomatoes, walnuts, weaner pigs, grapes & golf balls.
    34840 SW Johnson School Road, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-357-3570. Email: duycks@coho.net. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, Sunday from 12noon to 6pm, and closed all day on Monday. Directions: 4 mile S of Hillsboro on Hwy 219. R on Simpson Road R on Johnson Sch. Road go 3 miles or take 10th St. out of Cornelius 3 miles L at golf course, R on Johnson School Road 1 mile. Usually available: May- December. Click here for a map and directions. . U-pick & we pick. Bring containers, children & food stamps welcome. See & touch animals. Tours: Schools, birthday parties, pumpkins in patch, etc. May thru Oct. Picnic area, panoramic view, natural well water. Custom filbert harvesting. (sometimes misspelled "Duyuck" or "Dyuck" or "Duyk")A visitor writes on June 27, 2023:"Duyck's is my favorite all around u-pick experience in the Hillsboro area. They are a multi-generational, family-run business. They grow a little of everything, making for a fun outing with kids! Prices are fair, people are super friendly, and there are beautiful flowers and animals everywhere. What more could I ask for?!?!"A visitor writes on May 12, 2016: (positive) "My friends and I met here for a play date with our children last season. It was a wonderful experience, and I plan to go back this summer. We bought peaches, picked blackberries and raspberries, many different varieties. The children helped at first, then decided to go play around on all the different fun playground equipment they had around the farm. A highlight for my kiddos were the animals. They fed the horses, squealed in delight at all the chickens, and absolutely loved the pigs. There were some adorable little baby piggies when we came. Overall, it was a wonderful experience, and you could spend a whole day here without feeling bored."Note: If you've visited the farm, please give me your feedback! See more info, reviews and links here.
  • Eisert Blues - blueberries,
    10685 Southwest Clay Street, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: 503 682-1287. Email: cseisert@frontier.com. Open: 7 days a week, sun-up to sun-down, usually starting late June or early July through the month of July, starting July 3 in 2020; but always email before driving out. Directions: I-5 take exit 286 \(Stafford N. Wilsonville\) Turn right onto SW Boones Ferry Rd ,0.3 mi turn left onto Day Street, 0.6 mi turn right onto SW Grahams Ferry Road, 0.3 mi turn left onto SW Clay Street, 0.1 mi 11 on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Eisert Blues . 7 days a week, sun-up to sun-down, usually starting late June or early July through the month of July, (starting July 3 in 2020; but always email before driving out). I-5 take exit 286 (Stafford/ N. Wilsonville) Turn right onto SW Boones Ferry Rd ,0.3 mi turn left onto Day Street, 0.6 mi turn right onto SW Grahams Ferry Road, 0.3 mi turn left onto SW Clay Street, 0.1 mi 11 on the right. July. Evening picking is a pleasant alternative to mid-summer heat. We hope to see you soon. . (UPDATED: June 25, 2020) (UPDATED: June 04, 2016)
  • Evans Blueberries - blueberries
    1615 NW Cavens Lane, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 648-1731. Email: evansfarmproduceandprovisions@gmail.com. Open: message them or see their Facebook page. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Gordon's Acres - blueberries
    43860 NW Narup Rd., Banks, OR 97106. Phone: (503) 901-7971. Email: gordonsacres@yahoo.com. Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission.
  • Greenville Farms - blueberries
    443775 NW Greenville Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-359-4763. Email: Sid@wifi-nw.com. Click here for a map and directions. . .
  • Gregg Farms - peaches, blueberries
    3770 NW Leisy Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-693-8775. Email: car32@excite.com. Open: July, August, September. Directions: Take Sunset West to North Plains Exit. Go past Glenco Highschool on the left side of the road. Turn Right on Cody. Then Right on Hornecker Road; turn Right at the next paved road, which is Leisy Road. Proceed over the railroad tracks and turn right at the Peach sign, just over the railroad tracks. . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for a map to our farm. We are usually open Gregg Farm is open in season, for Red Haven Peaches, Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 7 pm. Be the first to pick Red Haven Peaches! Best for eating, colorful and sweet. They are large and delicious and ripened early, at our farm. Red Haven Peaches! Veteran Gourmet, sweetest, ideal for eating and canning or freezing. Elberta Peaches: Ready later. We have a limited quantity, so you must not miss the opportunity to pick this deluxe canning and eating peach! UPDATE: August 10, 2011 - A visitor tells me that the farm's phone message says peach trees replanted so closed for u-pick for the next few years.
  • Heikes Farms - blueberries, boysenberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, restooms
    9400 Sw Heikes Drive, Hillboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-628-7226. Open: Monday thru Saturday from 9 am to 6:00; We are closed on Sunday; We are open as the berries ripen which is typically mid to late May through July. Directions: From Hillsboro, go south onto highway 219 for about 6 miles, turn left onto Farmington road, go 1.3 miles and turn right on Heikes Drive. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Heikes Farms Facebook page. . We have restroom facilities onsite. P. Click here for our Facebook page . In their seasons, we have Boysenberries, Blueberries, strawberries and Raspberries available already picked in our Fresh Market and available for UPick. The fields are beautiful and well groomed. There are bathroom facilities available. Bring your own containers, or you can purchase some from us. All berries are priced $1.75/lb to UPick. Call the Fresh Market to confirm availability.
    Comments from a visitor on June 22, 2010: "I went there today (June 22, 2010)and the strawberries were great. There are two varieties, one being Hoods. They are $1.25 lb/PYO. The owner said they sometimes spray to prevent rot but she was not sure if her husband had sprayed this year. She said they DO spray their blueberries. The farm is so neat & the people are right there near the fields. "
    Comments from a visitor on June 03, 2009: "They are very nice and they have a fresh market to if you don't want to pick your own. They don't use pesticides and they have outdoor and indoor restrooms but what I was impressed with was how organized their u pick was. I will be returning to them a lot and their hoods are only $1.00 a pound and everyone else is around $1.25 to $2.00 a pound. They also had free containers for us to use and bigger ones that only cost 50 cents and $1 for the full flat size. They said they will have 20 acres of blueberries for u pick in early July. I am so excited. "
  • Hein's Blueberries - blueberries
    41596 SW Vandehey Road, Gaston, OR 97119. Phone: 503-985-7648. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Hoffman Farms Store - blackberries, blueberries, marionberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), strawberries, tayberries, Honey from hives on the farm, restrooms, picnic area
    22242 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton, OR 97007. Phone: 503-628-5418. Email: hoffmanfarmsstore@gmail.com. Open: June through August: Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Hoffman Farms Store Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: 503-628-0772. . A visitor writes on March 05, 2015: "My son and I have been to this farm half a dozen times in the last two years for blueberries and strawberries. They are amazing. They have a tractor play area for the kids, a small market, and super nice staff. The berries are amazing, their prices are great. I think my son eats 5 pounds before we leave and they just think it's adorable. We are impatiently awaiting the next season! It has become a family tradition and we don't need to go anywhere else. "
  • John Coussens Farms LLC - U-pick blueberries
    32400 NW Wren Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-648-9103. Open: July -weekends only, Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. Directions: From Hwy 26 at North Plains \(Exit 57\), go south 1.8 miles to Wren Rd. From Hillsboro go north 2.5 miles on Glencoe Rd to Wren Rd. Then .25 miles west on Wren. First driveway on left at u-pick sign. . Click here for a map and directions. . Containers provided. Family friendly, clean and abundant fields. From Hwy 26 at North Plains (Exit 57), go south 1.8 miles to Wren Rd. From Hillsboro go north 2.5 miles on Glencoe Rd to Wren Rd. Then .25 miles west on Wren. First driveway on left at u-pick sign. (ADDED: July 12, 2009, JBS)
  • Love Farm Organics - No pesticides are used, blackberries, blueberries, marionberries, plums, raspberries (Spring, black), Other fruit or veg,
    46125 Nw Hillside Rd, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-515-9939. Email: lovefarmorganics@gmail.com. Open: We allow u - pick on Saturday and Sunday by appointment ONLY; We generally have berries late June through August; Please call to set up a time. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Love Farm Organics Facebook page. . We do not use pesticides on the crops. We primarily grow for our 150 member CSA program. We are not a typical U-pick operation. We have no restrooms or facilities available. We are a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm. We provide direct access to organically grown, seasonal, farm-fresh produce allowing Portland metro-area residents a connection with their food supply and farmer. Our goal is to grow delicious, high-quality, healthy foods utilizing the sustainable principles of organic agriculture.
  • Mark Unger Family Farm, Inc. - blueberries
    33640 SW Unger Road, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-628-2513. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Muir U-Pick Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    30350 NW Old Scotch Church Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 706-9663. Email: Muirblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: Generally open daily from 8 am to dusk, but occasionally closed for ripening so please call or text or primary phone number for hours and days; Season is early July to late August. Directions: From Sunset Highway 26 westbound, take Jackson School Road exit, go south \(left\) and turn right at first road \(Scotch Church Road\). Proceed about 1 mile; farm driveway is on left. Watch for signs. From Hillsboro, take Glencoe Road northbound and turn right onto Scotch Church Road Farm driveway is on right, about 100 yards past the Old Scotch Church. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Muir U-Pick Blueberry Farm . From Sunset Highway 26 westbound, take Jackson School Road exit, go south (left) and turn right at first road (Scotch Church Road). Proceed about 1 mile; farm driveway is on left. Watch for signs. From Hillsboro, take Glencoe Road northbound and turn right onto Scotch Church Road Farm driveway is on right, about 100 yards past the Old Scotch Church. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. The ONLY pyo crops offered are Blueberries. (UPDATED: July 05, 2021)
  • Rowell Brothers, Inc. - red raspberries, black raspberries, Logan berries, Boysenberries, Marionberries, blackberries, blueberries
    24000 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-628-0431. Open: everyday 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: We are located on Scholls Ferry Road between Scholls Sherwood Road and Hwy. 219. . Click here for a map and directions.
    Rowell Brothers, Inc. Facebook page. U-Pick or same day we pick. Feel free to roam the fields sampling fruit, so you can be sure your getting the variety and ripeness you prefer. Ten varieties that you can choose from and all you can eat free. Willamette red raspberries, Coho red raspberries, Monger black raspberries, Logan berries, Boysenberries, Marion berries, Siskiyou blackberries, Duke, Chandler, and Jersey blueberries. Rowell Bros. Berry Farm Facebook page. Expanding acreages with Black Hawk and Jewel black Raspberries, Brandy wine purple Raspberries. Triple crown, Waldo, NZ 9351 and NZ 9128 and OR 1369 blackberries. Opening day June 17 now harvesting Willamette red raspberries and Logan berries June 25 Monger black raspberries and Siskiyou blackberries. Usually available: Mid June and July.
    Comments from a visitor on July 16, 2011: "Visited this farm on Friday. It was very clean and I had tons of fun. The fruit was delicious, beautiful, plentiful, and there was lots of variety. The people running the U-Pick were friendly and helpful. I took my booty home and it's already in jam jars. I will continue to go here as different berries start to ripen this year and will make this my u-pick for berries. Yum!"
  • Smith Berry Barn - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, gooseberries, loganberries, marionberries, other berries, peppers, raspberries, tayberries, tomatoes, prepicked produce, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    24500 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97007. Phone: 503-628-2172. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 10 miles SW of Washington Square in Scholls. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. Seasonal hours vary, please check our website for current information. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Additionally we grow numerous varieties of squash and over 25 varieties of apples that are ready picked. At right is a TYPICAL (that word is emphasized for a reason) harvest schedule - CALL before you go!!!!) (UPDATED: July 11, 2018, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on July 10, 2012: "AMAZING! Cannot say enough good things about this farm. The berries were plentiful and they had more than one variety for each type of berry. They are no spray. The Farmer and workers are super friendly and helpful. They have a really cute cafe and gift shop as well as a picnic area. Today we picked raspberries and they were huge and delicious. We plan on going back this week for blueberries. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 18, 2010: "We visited the not once but TWICE already this season. First for strawberries - which were wonderful, sweet and juicy and then again for raspberries. I made jam out of both. The selection of raspberries was really nice - lots of big berries that were delicious! They have quite a few different berries from strawberries to tayberries. We plan to go back today to get blackberries. The farm was clean, buckets are provided and they accept debit cards. There were some chickens that we looked at and some really cute little goats too. Gift shop was well stocked and they have FRESH BERRY MILKSHAKES!!! Really yummy. Lots of plants available to purchase. Overall it was wonderful and this is now my go to farm for berries."
  • Starr Farm / Starr Boys Garden Center - blueberries
    8340 SW River Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-642-2024. Email: StarrFarm1@gmail.com. Open: 7 AM to 7 PM Tuesdays-Sundays. Directions: 0.9 mile north of Farmington Road on SW River Road near Hillsboro, OR. Since 1969 the Starr Farm, owned and operated by Charles and Kathy Starr, has provided the public with hands-on experience in selecting their own fresh produce. We will . Click here for a map and directions.
    Starr Farm / Starr Boys Garden Center Facebook page. . CLOSED MONDAYS. open on July 1 for pie cherries & . We have seven varieties of , early to late. Customers may U-Pick in our containers, pay the posted price & put check or cash in the cash box, then transfer produce into your own containers. 2019 Prices: : 1 gal - $9, 2 gal-$17, 5 gal-$40; Marionberries: 1 gal - $9 & 2 gal - $17; Zucchini: 2/$1 or 7/$3. Buckets at the green barn to use for picking. BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINERS to take berries home, (UPDATED: July 03, 2019, JBS)
  • Sunrise U-Pick Blueberry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    25863 NW West Union Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 380-5108. Email: blemfive@msn.com. Open: Wednesday to Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm. Directions: Located two miles northwest of Oregon Highway 26 in the community of Helvetia on West Union Road. You can see the field from the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: (503) 849-9627. . Blueberry season is typically June 29 to August 15 with some slight variation due to seasonal variances in weather;. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Family owned and operated small acreage u-pick farm in peaceful setting, conveniently located 4 minutes from the highway. Other farm stores nearby selling meat, milk, eggs, and many specialty items. (ADDED: May 07, 2020)
  • Taylor's Blueberries - blueberries
    13325 NW Thompson Road, Portland, OR 97229. Phone: 503-645-1643. Email: tayblu4u@verizon.net. Open: permanently closed. Click here for a map and directions. . UPDATE for 2021, Google says they are.
  • Tom's Berry Patch - Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Marionberries, Raspberries
    43775 NW Greenville Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-327-3717. Email: support@tomsberrypatch.com. Open: Please call for availability from June through August. Directions: We are located approximately 2-12 miles south of Banks. From highway 26 westbound take the BanksHwy 6 Exit, when you take the Banks exit go right at the light heading south on highway 47 towards Forest Grove. Go about 2 miles and turn right onto Greenville Road and follow the signs for about 12 mile. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Tom's Berry Patch Facebook page. . . We are located approximately 2-1/2 miles south of Banks. From highway 26 westbound take the Banks/Hwy 6 Exit, when you take the Banks exit go right at the light heading south on highway 47 towards Forest Grove. Go about 2 miles and turn right onto Greenville Road and follow the signs for about 1/2 mile. Please bring your own containers. U-Pick Blueberries, Blackberries, Marionberries. Please bring your own containers; Call for availability. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: March 10, 2021)
  • Village Gardens At Witch Hazel - blueberries, Blueberries are not sprayed.
    4025 SE Brookwood Avenue, Hillsoro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-819-2411. Open: Wednesday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: East Hillsboro. Tualatin Valley Highway \(Hwy 8\). Turn South on Brookwood Avenue, go 12 mile. Second house on right after Davis Road. Sign at end of driveway. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . East Hillsboro. Tualatin Valley Highway (Hwy 8). Turn South on Brookwood Avenue, go 1/2 mile. Second house on right after Davis Road. Sign at end of driveway. Blueberries: July and August. Blueberries are not sprayed.

 

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)

Far Northwest Oregon Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Far Northwest Oregon 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.

Columbia County

  • Crawford Berries 'n Cream - strawberries, marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries
    68660 Whitney Rd, Rainier, OR 97048. Phone: (503) 556-1247. Email: crawfordberriesncream@live.com. Directions: ​​There are signs posted along the way, Highway 30 to Goble, OR \(6 miles east of Rainier or 12 miles west of St. Helens\); Turn onto Nicolai Rd., go 6 miles; Turn right onto Clark Rd., gravel road, go 14 mile. Take right onto Whitney Rd., follow to the end, approx. 1 14 mile. Please follow the directions below as GPS will take you all over the countryside. Since 1991 they have grown to 8 acres of Shuksan strawberries, their trademark. In addition, they have also added marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries to the . Click here for a map and directions.
    Crawford Berries 'n Cream Facebook page. . . Typically daily 1 pm to 7 pm, but please check back on Facebook, website, or by calling the farm ​ for availability. U-PICK and preordered picked strawberries. ​​There are signs posted along the way, Highway 30 to Goble, OR (6 miles east of Rainier or 12 miles west of St. Helens); Turn onto Nicolai Rd., go 6 miles; Turn right onto Clark Rd., gravel road, go 1/4 mile. Take right onto Whitney Rd., follow to the end, approx. 1 1/4 mile. Please follow the directions below as GPS will take you all over the countryside. Since 1991 they have grown to 8 acres of Shuksan strawberries, their trademark. In addition, they have also added marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries to the crops they grow.​
  • Thorneberry Farm - ORGANIC, blueberries
    27697 W. Dike Road, Rainier, OR 97048. Phone: 503-753-1192. Click here for a map and directions. . Certified Organic.

Tillamook County

Washington County

  • . - blueberries, picnic area
    5301 SE Patterson Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-649-6000. Email: oldberrybear@msn.com. Open: 8:30 am to 8 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Sara's Blueberries5301 SE Patterson Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123Phone: Eastside of Hillsboro, turn north from Tualatin Valley Hwy at 239th and follow blue/white signs to the end of Imlay Street for approximately 1 mileTurn left onto Patterson StreetWe are on the right hand side approximately one quarter mileMapQuest gives the wrong locationWe offer both U-pick and ready pickedCall recording for crop availability, 5 varieties of blueberriesAvailability of berries is dependent is upon weatherClean field with plentiful picking, children welcome, shady picnic area, come enjoy the farm animalsUsually available: June 29-August 15.
  • Apple Valley Farms - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    22330 NW Fisher Rd, Banks, OR 97106. Phone: 503-277-8190. Open: Weekends 9 am to 5 or a call of an appointment. Directions: HWY 26 & Fisher Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. . Starting June 29, 2013.
  • Bear Hollow - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    21035 Sw Old Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 538-1822. Email: vbearlady@hotmail.com. Open: Starting mid July picking days will be Thursday through Sunday 8am to 8 pm. Directions: 20 miles from PDX. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Bear Hollow . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Please call 503-538-1822 before coming to verify picking days. Some days we get picked out! The. (UPDATED: June 27, 2018)
  • Blooming Junction Farm and Garden - No pesticides are used blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, flowers, marionberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours, group reservations
    35105 Nw Zion Church Rd, Cornelius, OR 97023. Phone: (503) 681-4646. Email: info@bloomingjunction.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take the North Plains exit off of highway 26 and go south towards Hillsboro. Go approximately 1 12 miles and take a right turn onto Zion Church Road. Go about a mile and a half and we are on the right side, just past the intersection of Zion Church with Susbauer Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Blooming Junction Farm and Garden Facebook page. . Take the North Plains exit off of highway 26 and go south towards Hillsboro. Go approximately 1 1/2 miles and take a right turn onto Zion Church Road. Go about a mile and a half and we are on the right side, just past the intersection of Zion Church with Susbauer Road. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Note: The flowers to pick are sunflowers. (UPDATED: July 19, 2020)
  • Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    13794 SW Roy Rogers Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: . Open: permanently closed. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Blueberry Hill, Roshak's Berry Shak - blueberries, Marionberries and Raspberries.
    11300 SW River Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97007. Phone: 503-590-3201. Open: Sunday from early July, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 am to 1 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: We accept cash and checks only. . Sunday (from early July), Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 am to 1 pm. From Blueberry Hill Farm, take Scholls Ferry 3 miles west to River Road, continue for 2 miles to silver barn on right, entry near large sign, plenty of parking. Price $1.25 per pound U-Pick all berries. More blueberries to pick, younger plants, same great flavor and taste. Blueberries (Earliblue, Blue Crop and Duke), Marionberries and Raspberries. Also called Roshak's Berry Shak.
  • Blueberry Ridge Farm Inc - Certified Organic, blueberries
    19711 SW Conzelmann Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 625-5178. Email: blueberryridge@blueberries4you.com. Open: see their website for current hours. Click here for a map and directions. . We are a family run farm that has been growing organic blueberries since 1983. Part of what makes us different from other farms is that we have complete quality control over every stage of processing. We have our made from scratch organic blue-berry pies. Our dehydrated organic blueberries dried at the farm with no added sugars, preservatives or oils. Also, make sure to try our blueberry clusters consisting of our organic dried blueberries and dark chocolate. Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission. A visitor writes on August 22, 2014: "Hi - I just wanted to note that the blueberries on this farm are CERTIFIED ORGANIC, so ought to be in GREEN font. We've picked there for two seasons now, and the berries are incredible! :-)"
  • Bonny Slope Blueberries - Blueberries
    3565 NW South Road, Portland, OR 97229. Phone: (503) 816-9110. Open: July-August, 9 am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday or by appt. Click here for a map and directions. .Phone: 503- 645-1252. . No chemical sprays used. close to Beaverton, follow signs along West Union Road, NW Skyline or Cornell Road in Cedar Mill to Thompson Road, follow signs to South Road. Unsprayed , close to Beaverton, clean fields, easy picking, families welcome, call for availability. U-pick, ready pick - on order. Bring your own containers/some provided. Usually available: July 1-September 1. See our roadside stand for fresh organic fruits and vegetables.Note: please park above on the street. This makes the field safe for children to play. If you have a reason you cannot walk the road down, please move the barrier aside and drive down very slowly. Thanks!
  • Callaghan's Blueberry Field - blueberries
    10880 NW Jackson Quarry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-647-5358. Open: Typically from mid to late June through July, Check their Facebook page for open hours, they vary depending on when berries are ripe. Click here for a map and directions. . U-Pick Blueberry field. are $2.00 per pound. There are three varieties of : EarliBlue, Blue Crop, and Berkeley.
  • Crawford's Nursery and Produce - blueberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, Mulberries, Plums, Zucchini, Green Beans, Yellow Beans
    34849 SW Tongue Lane, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-359-0337. Open: see their Facebook page. Click here for a map and directions. . Throughout the season, they usually have U-pick & More!
    Comments from a visitor on August 23, 2012: "Just wanted to say that our experience at Crawford's could not have been more different. We have been now 2-3 times and each time the man in the wheelchair has been pleasant and beyond generous. "
    Comments from a visitor on August 25, 2011: "Went to this farm today Aug 25, 2011, had the worse experience this man mostly likely the owner in a wheelchair was rude and very defensive. His addition was off and I question it, he flew of the handle making comments like you people want things for nothing, and to get out of his store and to never come back. Mind you we are Asian, so Asian people don't go there. He is a racist and he well add to his favor."
  • Dudonis Farms - blueberries
    21065 SW Scholls Sherwood Rd, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 628-1555. Open: see their Facebook page. Directions: Located with . Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission. Also co-Phil's Fruit Stand
  • Duyck's Peachy-Pig Farm - apples, apricots, asparagus, beans, blackberries, blueberries, blackcaps, Chehalems, loganberries, marionberries, raspberries, strawberries, youngberries, cherries, cukes (reg & lemon), corn, dill, eggplant, figs, filberts, garlic, grapes, honey, onions, (reg & Walla Walla), peaches, pears, peppers (Bell & hot), prunes, plums, pumpkins,pumpkins in patch, rabbits, rhubarb, tours, tomatoes, walnuts, weaner pigs, grapes & golf balls.
    34840 SW Johnson School Road, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-357-3570. Email: duycks@coho.net. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, Sunday from 12noon to 6pm, and closed all day on Monday. Directions: 4 mile S of Hillsboro on Hwy 219. R on Simpson Road R on Johnson Sch. Road go 3 miles or take 10th St. out of Cornelius 3 miles L at golf course, R on Johnson School Road 1 mile. Usually available: May- December. Click here for a map and directions. . U-pick & we pick. Bring containers, children & food stamps welcome. See & touch animals. Tours: Schools, birthday parties, pumpkins in patch, etc. May thru Oct. Picnic area, panoramic view, natural well water. Custom filbert harvesting. (sometimes misspelled "Duyuck" or "Dyuck" or "Duyk")A visitor writes on June 27, 2023:"Duyck's is my favorite all around u-pick experience in the Hillsboro area. They are a multi-generational, family-run business. They grow a little of everything, making for a fun outing with kids! Prices are fair, people are super friendly, and there are beautiful flowers and animals everywhere. What more could I ask for?!?!"A visitor writes on May 12, 2016: (positive) "My friends and I met here for a play date with our children last season. It was a wonderful experience, and I plan to go back this summer. We bought peaches, picked blackberries and raspberries, many different varieties. The children helped at first, then decided to go play around on all the different fun playground equipment they had around the farm. A highlight for my kiddos were the animals. They fed the horses, squealed in delight at all the chickens, and absolutely loved the pigs. There were some adorable little baby piggies when we came. Overall, it was a wonderful experience, and you could spend a whole day here without feeling bored."Note: If you've visited the farm, please give me your feedback! See more info, reviews and links here.
  • Eisert Blues - blueberries,
    10685 Southwest Clay Street, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: 503 682-1287. Email: cseisert@frontier.com. Open: 7 days a week, sun-up to sun-down, usually starting late June or early July through the month of July, starting July 3 in 2020; but always email before driving out. Directions: I-5 take exit 286 \(Stafford N. Wilsonville\) Turn right onto SW Boones Ferry Rd ,0.3 mi turn left onto Day Street, 0.6 mi turn right onto SW Grahams Ferry Road, 0.3 mi turn left onto SW Clay Street, 0.1 mi 11 on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Eisert Blues . 7 days a week, sun-up to sun-down, usually starting late June or early July through the month of July, (starting July 3 in 2020; but always email before driving out). I-5 take exit 286 (Stafford/ N. Wilsonville) Turn right onto SW Boones Ferry Rd ,0.3 mi turn left onto Day Street, 0.6 mi turn right onto SW Grahams Ferry Road, 0.3 mi turn left onto SW Clay Street, 0.1 mi 11 on the right. July. Evening picking is a pleasant alternative to mid-summer heat. We hope to see you soon. . (UPDATED: June 25, 2020) (UPDATED: June 04, 2016)
  • Evans Blueberries - blueberries
    1615 NW Cavens Lane, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 648-1731. Email: evansfarmproduceandprovisions@gmail.com. Open: message them or see their Facebook page. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Gordon's Acres - blueberries
    43860 NW Narup Rd., Banks, OR 97106. Phone: (503) 901-7971. Email: gordonsacres@yahoo.com. Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission.
  • Greenville Farms - blueberries
    443775 NW Greenville Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-359-4763. Email: Sid@wifi-nw.com. Click here for a map and directions. . .
  • Gregg Farms - peaches, blueberries
    3770 NW Leisy Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-693-8775. Email: car32@excite.com. Open: July, August, September. Directions: Take Sunset West to North Plains Exit. Go past Glenco Highschool on the left side of the road. Turn Right on Cody. Then Right on Hornecker Road; turn Right at the next paved road, which is Leisy Road. Proceed over the railroad tracks and turn right at the Peach sign, just over the railroad tracks. . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for a map to our farm. We are usually open Gregg Farm is open in season, for Red Haven Peaches, Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 7 pm. Be the first to pick Red Haven Peaches! Best for eating, colorful and sweet. They are large and delicious and ripened early, at our farm. Red Haven Peaches! Veteran Gourmet, sweetest, ideal for eating and canning or freezing. Elberta Peaches: Ready later. We have a limited quantity, so you must not miss the opportunity to pick this deluxe canning and eating peach! UPDATE: August 10, 2011 - A visitor tells me that the farm's phone message says peach trees replanted so closed for u-pick for the next few years.
  • Heikes Farms - blueberries, boysenberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, restooms
    9400 Sw Heikes Drive, Hillboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-628-7226. Open: Monday thru Saturday from 9 am to 6:00; We are closed on Sunday; We are open as the berries ripen which is typically mid to late May through July. Directions: From Hillsboro, go south onto highway 219 for about 6 miles, turn left onto Farmington road, go 1.3 miles and turn right on Heikes Drive. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Heikes Farms Facebook page. . We have restroom facilities onsite. P. Click here for our Facebook page . In their seasons, we have Boysenberries, Blueberries, strawberries and Raspberries available already picked in our Fresh Market and available for UPick. The fields are beautiful and well groomed. There are bathroom facilities available. Bring your own containers, or you can purchase some from us. All berries are priced $1.75/lb to UPick. Call the Fresh Market to confirm availability.
    Comments from a visitor on June 22, 2010: "I went there today (June 22, 2010)and the strawberries were great. There are two varieties, one being Hoods. They are $1.25 lb/PYO. The owner said they sometimes spray to prevent rot but she was not sure if her husband had sprayed this year. She said they DO spray their blueberries. The farm is so neat & the people are right there near the fields. "
    Comments from a visitor on June 03, 2009: "They are very nice and they have a fresh market to if you don't want to pick your own. They don't use pesticides and they have outdoor and indoor restrooms but what I was impressed with was how organized their u pick was. I will be returning to them a lot and their hoods are only $1.00 a pound and everyone else is around $1.25 to $2.00 a pound. They also had free containers for us to use and bigger ones that only cost 50 cents and $1 for the full flat size. They said they will have 20 acres of blueberries for u pick in early July. I am so excited. "
  • Hein's Blueberries - blueberries
    41596 SW Vandehey Road, Gaston, OR 97119. Phone: 503-985-7648. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Hoffman Farms Store - blackberries, blueberries, marionberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), strawberries, tayberries, Honey from hives on the farm, restrooms, picnic area
    22242 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton, OR 97007. Phone: 503-628-5418. Email: hoffmanfarmsstore@gmail.com. Open: June through August: Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Hoffman Farms Store Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: 503-628-0772. . A visitor writes on March 05, 2015: "My son and I have been to this farm half a dozen times in the last two years for blueberries and strawberries. They are amazing. They have a tractor play area for the kids, a small market, and super nice staff. The berries are amazing, their prices are great. I think my son eats 5 pounds before we leave and they just think it's adorable. We are impatiently awaiting the next season! It has become a family tradition and we don't need to go anywhere else. "
  • John Coussens Farms LLC - U-pick blueberries
    32400 NW Wren Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-648-9103. Open: July -weekends only, Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. Directions: From Hwy 26 at North Plains \(Exit 57\), go south 1.8 miles to Wren Rd. From Hillsboro go north 2.5 miles on Glencoe Rd to Wren Rd. Then .25 miles west on Wren. First driveway on left at u-pick sign. . Click here for a map and directions. . Containers provided. Family friendly, clean and abundant fields. From Hwy 26 at North Plains (Exit 57), go south 1.8 miles to Wren Rd. From Hillsboro go north 2.5 miles on Glencoe Rd to Wren Rd. Then .25 miles west on Wren. First driveway on left at u-pick sign. (ADDED: July 12, 2009, JBS)
  • Love Farm Organics - No pesticides are used, blackberries, blueberries, marionberries, plums, raspberries (Spring, black), Other fruit or veg,
    46125 Nw Hillside Rd, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-515-9939. Email: lovefarmorganics@gmail.com. Open: We allow u - pick on Saturday and Sunday by appointment ONLY; We generally have berries late June through August; Please call to set up a time. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Love Farm Organics Facebook page. . We do not use pesticides on the crops. We primarily grow for our 150 member CSA program. We are not a typical U-pick operation. We have no restrooms or facilities available. We are a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm. We provide direct access to organically grown, seasonal, farm-fresh produce allowing Portland metro-area residents a connection with their food supply and farmer. Our goal is to grow delicious, high-quality, healthy foods utilizing the sustainable principles of organic agriculture.
  • Mark Unger Family Farm, Inc. - blueberries
    33640 SW Unger Road, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-628-2513. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Muir U-Pick Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    30350 NW Old Scotch Church Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 706-9663. Email: Muirblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: Generally open daily from 8 am to dusk, but occasionally closed for ripening so please call or text or primary phone number for hours and days; Season is early July to late August. Directions: From Sunset Highway 26 westbound, take Jackson School Road exit, go south \(left\) and turn right at first road \(Scotch Church Road\). Proceed about 1 mile; farm driveway is on left. Watch for signs. From Hillsboro, take Glencoe Road northbound and turn right onto Scotch Church Road Farm driveway is on right, about 100 yards past the Old Scotch Church. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Muir U-Pick Blueberry Farm . From Sunset Highway 26 westbound, take Jackson School Road exit, go south (left) and turn right at first road (Scotch Church Road). Proceed about 1 mile; farm driveway is on left. Watch for signs. From Hillsboro, take Glencoe Road northbound and turn right onto Scotch Church Road Farm driveway is on right, about 100 yards past the Old Scotch Church. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. The ONLY pyo crops offered are Blueberries. (UPDATED: July 05, 2021)
  • Rowell Brothers, Inc. - red raspberries, black raspberries, Logan berries, Boysenberries, Marionberries, blackberries, blueberries
    24000 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-628-0431. Open: everyday 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: We are located on Scholls Ferry Road between Scholls Sherwood Road and Hwy. 219. . Click here for a map and directions.
    Rowell Brothers, Inc. Facebook page. U-Pick or same day we pick. Feel free to roam the fields sampling fruit, so you can be sure your getting the variety and ripeness you prefer. Ten varieties that you can choose from and all you can eat free. Willamette red raspberries, Coho red raspberries, Monger black raspberries, Logan berries, Boysenberries, Marion berries, Siskiyou blackberries, Duke, Chandler, and Jersey blueberries. Rowell Bros. Berry Farm Facebook page. Expanding acreages with Black Hawk and Jewel black Raspberries, Brandy wine purple Raspberries. Triple crown, Waldo, NZ 9351 and NZ 9128 and OR 1369 blackberries. Opening day June 17 now harvesting Willamette red raspberries and Logan berries June 25 Monger black raspberries and Siskiyou blackberries. Usually available: Mid June and July.
    Comments from a visitor on July 16, 2011: "Visited this farm on Friday. It was very clean and I had tons of fun. The fruit was delicious, beautiful, plentiful, and there was lots of variety. The people running the U-Pick were friendly and helpful. I took my booty home and it's already in jam jars. I will continue to go here as different berries start to ripen this year and will make this my u-pick for berries. Yum!"
  • Smith Berry Barn - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, gooseberries, loganberries, marionberries, other berries, peppers, raspberries, tayberries, tomatoes, prepicked produce, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    24500 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97007. Phone: 503-628-2172. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 10 miles SW of Washington Square in Scholls. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. Seasonal hours vary, please check our website for current information. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Additionally we grow numerous varieties of squash and over 25 varieties of apples that are ready picked. At right is a TYPICAL (that word is emphasized for a reason) harvest schedule - CALL before you go!!!!) (UPDATED: July 11, 2018, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on July 10, 2012: "AMAZING! Cannot say enough good things about this farm. The berries were plentiful and they had more than one variety for each type of berry. They are no spray. The Farmer and workers are super friendly and helpful. They have a really cute cafe and gift shop as well as a picnic area. Today we picked raspberries and they were huge and delicious. We plan on going back this week for blueberries. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 18, 2010: "We visited the not once but TWICE already this season. First for strawberries - which were wonderful, sweet and juicy and then again for raspberries. I made jam out of both. The selection of raspberries was really nice - lots of big berries that were delicious! They have quite a few different berries from strawberries to tayberries. We plan to go back today to get blackberries. The farm was clean, buckets are provided and they accept debit cards. There were some chickens that we looked at and some really cute little goats too. Gift shop was well stocked and they have FRESH BERRY MILKSHAKES!!! Really yummy. Lots of plants available to purchase. Overall it was wonderful and this is now my go to farm for berries."
  • Starr Farm / Starr Boys Garden Center - blueberries
    8340 SW River Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-642-2024. Email: StarrFarm1@gmail.com. Open: 7 AM to 7 PM Tuesdays-Sundays. Directions: 0.9 mile north of Farmington Road on SW River Road near Hillsboro, OR. Since 1969 the Starr Farm, owned and operated by Charles and Kathy Starr, has provided the public with hands-on experience in selecting their own fresh produce. We will . Click here for a map and directions.
    Starr Farm / Starr Boys Garden Center Facebook page. . CLOSED MONDAYS. open on July 1 for pie cherries & . We have seven varieties of , early to late. Customers may U-Pick in our containers, pay the posted price & put check or cash in the cash box, then transfer produce into your own containers. 2019 Prices: : 1 gal - $9, 2 gal-$17, 5 gal-$40; Marionberries: 1 gal - $9 & 2 gal - $17; Zucchini: 2/$1 or 7/$3. Buckets at the green barn to use for picking. BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINERS to take berries home, (UPDATED: July 03, 2019, JBS)
  • Sunrise U-Pick Blueberry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    25863 NW West Union Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 380-5108. Email: blemfive@msn.com. Open: Wednesday to Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm. Directions: Located two miles northwest of Oregon Highway 26 in the community of Helvetia on West Union Road. You can see the field from the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: (503) 849-9627. . Blueberry season is typically June 29 to August 15 with some slight variation due to seasonal variances in weather;. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Family owned and operated small acreage u-pick farm in peaceful setting, conveniently located 4 minutes from the highway. Other farm stores nearby selling meat, milk, eggs, and many specialty items. (ADDED: May 07, 2020)
  • Taylor's Blueberries - blueberries
    13325 NW Thompson Road, Portland, OR 97229. Phone: 503-645-1643. Email: tayblu4u@verizon.net. Open: permanently closed. Click here for a map and directions. . UPDATE for 2021, Google says they are.
  • Tom's Berry Patch - Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Marionberries, Raspberries
    43775 NW Greenville Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-327-3717. Email: support@tomsberrypatch.com. Open: Please call for availability from June through August. Directions: We are located approximately 2-12 miles south of Banks. From highway 26 westbound take the BanksHwy 6 Exit, when you take the Banks exit go right at the light heading south on highway 47 towards Forest Grove. Go about 2 miles and turn right onto Greenville Road and follow the signs for about 12 mile. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Tom's Berry Patch Facebook page. . . We are located approximately 2-1/2 miles south of Banks. From highway 26 westbound take the Banks/Hwy 6 Exit, when you take the Banks exit go right at the light heading south on highway 47 towards Forest Grove. Go about 2 miles and turn right onto Greenville Road and follow the signs for about 1/2 mile. Please bring your own containers. U-Pick Blueberries, Blackberries, Marionberries. Please bring your own containers; Call for availability. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: March 10, 2021)
  • Village Gardens At Witch Hazel - blueberries, Blueberries are not sprayed.
    4025 SE Brookwood Avenue, Hillsoro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-819-2411. Open: Wednesday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: East Hillsboro. Tualatin Valley Highway \(Hwy 8\). Turn South on Brookwood Avenue, go 12 mile. Second house on right after Davis Road. Sign at end of driveway. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . East Hillsboro. Tualatin Valley Highway (Hwy 8). Turn South on Brookwood Avenue, go 1/2 mile. Second house on right after Davis Road. Sign at end of driveway. Blueberries: July and August. Blueberries are not sprayed.

 

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)

Far Northwest Oregon Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Far Northwest Oregon 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.

Columbia County

  • Crawford Berries 'n Cream - strawberries, marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries
    68660 Whitney Rd, Rainier, OR 97048. Phone: (503) 556-1247. Email: crawfordberriesncream@live.com. Directions: ​​There are signs posted along the way, Highway 30 to Goble, OR \(6 miles east of Rainier or 12 miles west of St. Helens\); Turn onto Nicolai Rd., go 6 miles; Turn right onto Clark Rd., gravel road, go 14 mile. Take right onto Whitney Rd., follow to the end, approx. 1 14 mile. Please follow the directions below as GPS will take you all over the countryside. Since 1991 they have grown to 8 acres of Shuksan strawberries, their trademark. In addition, they have also added marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries to the . Click here for a map and directions.
    Crawford Berries 'n Cream Facebook page. . . Typically daily 1 pm to 7 pm, but please check back on Facebook, website, or by calling the farm ​ for availability. U-PICK and preordered picked strawberries. ​​There are signs posted along the way, Highway 30 to Goble, OR (6 miles east of Rainier or 12 miles west of St. Helens); Turn onto Nicolai Rd., go 6 miles; Turn right onto Clark Rd., gravel road, go 1/4 mile. Take right onto Whitney Rd., follow to the end, approx. 1 1/4 mile. Please follow the directions below as GPS will take you all over the countryside. Since 1991 they have grown to 8 acres of Shuksan strawberries, their trademark. In addition, they have also added marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries to the crops they grow.​
  • Thorneberry Farm - ORGANIC, blueberries
    27697 W. Dike Road, Rainier, OR 97048. Phone: 503-753-1192. Click here for a map and directions. . Certified Organic.

Tillamook County

Washington County

  • . - blueberries, picnic area
    5301 SE Patterson Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-649-6000. Email: oldberrybear@msn.com. Open: 8:30 am to 8 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Sara's Blueberries5301 SE Patterson Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123Phone: Eastside of Hillsboro, turn north from Tualatin Valley Hwy at 239th and follow blue/white signs to the end of Imlay Street for approximately 1 mileTurn left onto Patterson StreetWe are on the right hand side approximately one quarter mileMapQuest gives the wrong locationWe offer both U-pick and ready pickedCall recording for crop availability, 5 varieties of blueberriesAvailability of berries is dependent is upon weatherClean field with plentiful picking, children welcome, shady picnic area, come enjoy the farm animalsUsually available: June 29-August 15.
  • Apple Valley Farms - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    22330 NW Fisher Rd, Banks, OR 97106. Phone: 503-277-8190. Open: Weekends 9 am to 5 or a call of an appointment. Directions: HWY 26 & Fisher Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. . Starting June 29, 2013.
  • Bear Hollow - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    21035 Sw Old Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 538-1822. Email: vbearlady@hotmail.com. Open: Starting mid July picking days will be Thursday through Sunday 8am to 8 pm. Directions: 20 miles from PDX. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Bear Hollow . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Please call 503-538-1822 before coming to verify picking days. Some days we get picked out! The. (UPDATED: June 27, 2018)
  • Blooming Junction Farm and Garden - No pesticides are used blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, flowers, marionberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours, group reservations
    35105 Nw Zion Church Rd, Cornelius, OR 97023. Phone: (503) 681-4646. Email: info@bloomingjunction.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take the North Plains exit off of highway 26 and go south towards Hillsboro. Go approximately 1 12 miles and take a right turn onto Zion Church Road. Go about a mile and a half and we are on the right side, just past the intersection of Zion Church with Susbauer Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Blooming Junction Farm and Garden Facebook page. . Take the North Plains exit off of highway 26 and go south towards Hillsboro. Go approximately 1 1/2 miles and take a right turn onto Zion Church Road. Go about a mile and a half and we are on the right side, just past the intersection of Zion Church with Susbauer Road. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Note: The flowers to pick are sunflowers. (UPDATED: July 19, 2020)
  • Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    13794 SW Roy Rogers Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: . Open: permanently closed. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Blueberry Hill, Roshak's Berry Shak - blueberries, Marionberries and Raspberries.
    11300 SW River Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97007. Phone: 503-590-3201. Open: Sunday from early July, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 am to 1 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: We accept cash and checks only. . Sunday (from early July), Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 am to 1 pm. From Blueberry Hill Farm, take Scholls Ferry 3 miles west to River Road, continue for 2 miles to silver barn on right, entry near large sign, plenty of parking. Price $1.25 per pound U-Pick all berries. More blueberries to pick, younger plants, same great flavor and taste. Blueberries (Earliblue, Blue Crop and Duke), Marionberries and Raspberries. Also called Roshak's Berry Shak.
  • Blueberry Ridge Farm Inc - Certified Organic, blueberries
    19711 SW Conzelmann Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 625-5178. Email: blueberryridge@blueberries4you.com. Open: see their website for current hours. Click here for a map and directions. . We are a family run farm that has been growing organic blueberries since 1983. Part of what makes us different from other farms is that we have complete quality control over every stage of processing. We have our made from scratch organic blue-berry pies. Our dehydrated organic blueberries dried at the farm with no added sugars, preservatives or oils. Also, make sure to try our blueberry clusters consisting of our organic dried blueberries and dark chocolate. Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission. A visitor writes on August 22, 2014: "Hi - I just wanted to note that the blueberries on this farm are CERTIFIED ORGANIC, so ought to be in GREEN font. We've picked there for two seasons now, and the berries are incredible! :-)"
  • Bonny Slope Blueberries - Blueberries
    3565 NW South Road, Portland, OR 97229. Phone: (503) 816-9110. Open: July-August, 9 am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday or by appt. Click here for a map and directions. .Phone: 503- 645-1252. . No chemical sprays used. close to Beaverton, follow signs along West Union Road, NW Skyline or Cornell Road in Cedar Mill to Thompson Road, follow signs to South Road. Unsprayed , close to Beaverton, clean fields, easy picking, families welcome, call for availability. U-pick, ready pick - on order. Bring your own containers/some provided. Usually available: July 1-September 1. See our roadside stand for fresh organic fruits and vegetables.Note: please park above on the street. This makes the field safe for children to play. If you have a reason you cannot walk the road down, please move the barrier aside and drive down very slowly. Thanks!
  • Callaghan's Blueberry Field - blueberries
    10880 NW Jackson Quarry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-647-5358. Open: Typically from mid to late June through July, Check their Facebook page for open hours, they vary depending on when berries are ripe. Click here for a map and directions. . U-Pick Blueberry field. are $2.00 per pound. There are three varieties of : EarliBlue, Blue Crop, and Berkeley.
  • Crawford's Nursery and Produce - blueberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, Mulberries, Plums, Zucchini, Green Beans, Yellow Beans
    34849 SW Tongue Lane, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-359-0337. Open: see their Facebook page. Click here for a map and directions. . Throughout the season, they usually have U-pick & More!
    Comments from a visitor on August 23, 2012: "Just wanted to say that our experience at Crawford's could not have been more different. We have been now 2-3 times and each time the man in the wheelchair has been pleasant and beyond generous. "
    Comments from a visitor on August 25, 2011: "Went to this farm today Aug 25, 2011, had the worse experience this man mostly likely the owner in a wheelchair was rude and very defensive. His addition was off and I question it, he flew of the handle making comments like you people want things for nothing, and to get out of his store and to never come back. Mind you we are Asian, so Asian people don't go there. He is a racist and he well add to his favor."
  • Dudonis Farms - blueberries
    21065 SW Scholls Sherwood Rd, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 628-1555. Open: see their Facebook page. Directions: Located with . Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission. Also co-Phil's Fruit Stand
  • Duyck's Peachy-Pig Farm - apples, apricots, asparagus, beans, blackberries, blueberries, blackcaps, Chehalems, loganberries, marionberries, raspberries, strawberries, youngberries, cherries, cukes (reg & lemon), corn, dill, eggplant, figs, filberts, garlic, grapes, honey, onions, (reg & Walla Walla), peaches, pears, peppers (Bell & hot), prunes, plums, pumpkins,pumpkins in patch, rabbits, rhubarb, tours, tomatoes, walnuts, weaner pigs, grapes & golf balls.
    34840 SW Johnson School Road, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-357-3570. Email: duycks@coho.net. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, Sunday from 12noon to 6pm, and closed all day on Monday. Directions: 4 mile S of Hillsboro on Hwy 219. R on Simpson Road R on Johnson Sch. Road go 3 miles or take 10th St. out of Cornelius 3 miles L at golf course, R on Johnson School Road 1 mile. Usually available: May- December. Click here for a map and directions. . U-pick & we pick. Bring containers, children & food stamps welcome. See & touch animals. Tours: Schools, birthday parties, pumpkins in patch, etc. May thru Oct. Picnic area, panoramic view, natural well water. Custom filbert harvesting. (sometimes misspelled "Duyuck" or "Dyuck" or "Duyk")A visitor writes on June 27, 2023:"Duyck's is my favorite all around u-pick experience in the Hillsboro area. They are a multi-generational, family-run business. They grow a little of everything, making for a fun outing with kids! Prices are fair, people are super friendly, and there are beautiful flowers and animals everywhere. What more could I ask for?!?!"A visitor writes on May 12, 2016: (positive) "My friends and I met here for a play date with our children last season. It was a wonderful experience, and I plan to go back this summer. We bought peaches, picked blackberries and raspberries, many different varieties. The children helped at first, then decided to go play around on all the different fun playground equipment they had around the farm. A highlight for my kiddos were the animals. They fed the horses, squealed in delight at all the chickens, and absolutely loved the pigs. There were some adorable little baby piggies when we came. Overall, it was a wonderful experience, and you could spend a whole day here without feeling bored."Note: If you've visited the farm, please give me your feedback! See more info, reviews and links here.
  • Eisert Blues - blueberries,
    10685 Southwest Clay Street, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: 503 682-1287. Email: cseisert@frontier.com. Open: 7 days a week, sun-up to sun-down, usually starting late June or early July through the month of July, starting July 3 in 2020; but always email before driving out. Directions: I-5 take exit 286 \(Stafford N. Wilsonville\) Turn right onto SW Boones Ferry Rd ,0.3 mi turn left onto Day Street, 0.6 mi turn right onto SW Grahams Ferry Road, 0.3 mi turn left onto SW Clay Street, 0.1 mi 11 on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Eisert Blues . 7 days a week, sun-up to sun-down, usually starting late June or early July through the month of July, (starting July 3 in 2020; but always email before driving out). I-5 take exit 286 (Stafford/ N. Wilsonville) Turn right onto SW Boones Ferry Rd ,0.3 mi turn left onto Day Street, 0.6 mi turn right onto SW Grahams Ferry Road, 0.3 mi turn left onto SW Clay Street, 0.1 mi 11 on the right. July. Evening picking is a pleasant alternative to mid-summer heat. We hope to see you soon. . (UPDATED: June 25, 2020) (UPDATED: June 04, 2016)
  • Evans Blueberries - blueberries
    1615 NW Cavens Lane, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 648-1731. Email: evansfarmproduceandprovisions@gmail.com. Open: message them or see their Facebook page. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Gordon's Acres - blueberries
    43860 NW Narup Rd., Banks, OR 97106. Phone: (503) 901-7971. Email: gordonsacres@yahoo.com. Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission.
  • Greenville Farms - blueberries
    443775 NW Greenville Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-359-4763. Email: Sid@wifi-nw.com. Click here for a map and directions. . .
  • Gregg Farms - peaches, blueberries
    3770 NW Leisy Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-693-8775. Email: car32@excite.com. Open: July, August, September. Directions: Take Sunset West to North Plains Exit. Go past Glenco Highschool on the left side of the road. Turn Right on Cody. Then Right on Hornecker Road; turn Right at the next paved road, which is Leisy Road. Proceed over the railroad tracks and turn right at the Peach sign, just over the railroad tracks. . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for a map to our farm. We are usually open Gregg Farm is open in season, for Red Haven Peaches, Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 7 pm. Be the first to pick Red Haven Peaches! Best for eating, colorful and sweet. They are large and delicious and ripened early, at our farm. Red Haven Peaches! Veteran Gourmet, sweetest, ideal for eating and canning or freezing. Elberta Peaches: Ready later. We have a limited quantity, so you must not miss the opportunity to pick this deluxe canning and eating peach! UPDATE: August 10, 2011 - A visitor tells me that the farm's phone message says peach trees replanted so closed for u-pick for the next few years.
  • Heikes Farms - blueberries, boysenberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, restooms
    9400 Sw Heikes Drive, Hillboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-628-7226. Open: Monday thru Saturday from 9 am to 6:00; We are closed on Sunday; We are open as the berries ripen which is typically mid to late May through July. Directions: From Hillsboro, go south onto highway 219 for about 6 miles, turn left onto Farmington road, go 1.3 miles and turn right on Heikes Drive. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Heikes Farms Facebook page. . We have restroom facilities onsite. P. Click here for our Facebook page . In their seasons, we have Boysenberries, Blueberries, strawberries and Raspberries available already picked in our Fresh Market and available for UPick. The fields are beautiful and well groomed. There are bathroom facilities available. Bring your own containers, or you can purchase some from us. All berries are priced $1.75/lb to UPick. Call the Fresh Market to confirm availability.
    Comments from a visitor on June 22, 2010: "I went there today (June 22, 2010)and the strawberries were great. There are two varieties, one being Hoods. They are $1.25 lb/PYO. The owner said they sometimes spray to prevent rot but she was not sure if her husband had sprayed this year. She said they DO spray their blueberries. The farm is so neat & the people are right there near the fields. "
    Comments from a visitor on June 03, 2009: "They are very nice and they have a fresh market to if you don't want to pick your own. They don't use pesticides and they have outdoor and indoor restrooms but what I was impressed with was how organized their u pick was. I will be returning to them a lot and their hoods are only $1.00 a pound and everyone else is around $1.25 to $2.00 a pound. They also had free containers for us to use and bigger ones that only cost 50 cents and $1 for the full flat size. They said they will have 20 acres of blueberries for u pick in early July. I am so excited. "
  • Hein's Blueberries - blueberries
    41596 SW Vandehey Road, Gaston, OR 97119. Phone: 503-985-7648. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Hoffman Farms Store - blackberries, blueberries, marionberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), strawberries, tayberries, Honey from hives on the farm, restrooms, picnic area
    22242 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton, OR 97007. Phone: 503-628-5418. Email: hoffmanfarmsstore@gmail.com. Open: June through August: Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Hoffman Farms Store Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: 503-628-0772. . A visitor writes on March 05, 2015: "My son and I have been to this farm half a dozen times in the last two years for blueberries and strawberries. They are amazing. They have a tractor play area for the kids, a small market, and super nice staff. The berries are amazing, their prices are great. I think my son eats 5 pounds before we leave and they just think it's adorable. We are impatiently awaiting the next season! It has become a family tradition and we don't need to go anywhere else. "
  • John Coussens Farms LLC - U-pick blueberries
    32400 NW Wren Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-648-9103. Open: July -weekends only, Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. Directions: From Hwy 26 at North Plains \(Exit 57\), go south 1.8 miles to Wren Rd. From Hillsboro go north 2.5 miles on Glencoe Rd to Wren Rd. Then .25 miles west on Wren. First driveway on left at u-pick sign. . Click here for a map and directions. . Containers provided. Family friendly, clean and abundant fields. From Hwy 26 at North Plains (Exit 57), go south 1.8 miles to Wren Rd. From Hillsboro go north 2.5 miles on Glencoe Rd to Wren Rd. Then .25 miles west on Wren. First driveway on left at u-pick sign. (ADDED: July 12, 2009, JBS)
  • Love Farm Organics - No pesticides are used, blackberries, blueberries, marionberries, plums, raspberries (Spring, black), Other fruit or veg,
    46125 Nw Hillside Rd, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-515-9939. Email: lovefarmorganics@gmail.com. Open: We allow u - pick on Saturday and Sunday by appointment ONLY; We generally have berries late June through August; Please call to set up a time. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Love Farm Organics Facebook page. . We do not use pesticides on the crops. We primarily grow for our 150 member CSA program. We are not a typical U-pick operation. We have no restrooms or facilities available. We are a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm. We provide direct access to organically grown, seasonal, farm-fresh produce allowing Portland metro-area residents a connection with their food supply and farmer. Our goal is to grow delicious, high-quality, healthy foods utilizing the sustainable principles of organic agriculture.
  • Mark Unger Family Farm, Inc. - blueberries
    33640 SW Unger Road, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-628-2513. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Muir U-Pick Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    30350 NW Old Scotch Church Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 706-9663. Email: Muirblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: Generally open daily from 8 am to dusk, but occasionally closed for ripening so please call or text or primary phone number for hours and days; Season is early July to late August. Directions: From Sunset Highway 26 westbound, take Jackson School Road exit, go south \(left\) and turn right at first road \(Scotch Church Road\). Proceed about 1 mile; farm driveway is on left. Watch for signs. From Hillsboro, take Glencoe Road northbound and turn right onto Scotch Church Road Farm driveway is on right, about 100 yards past the Old Scotch Church. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Muir U-Pick Blueberry Farm . From Sunset Highway 26 westbound, take Jackson School Road exit, go south (left) and turn right at first road (Scotch Church Road). Proceed about 1 mile; farm driveway is on left. Watch for signs. From Hillsboro, take Glencoe Road northbound and turn right onto Scotch Church Road Farm driveway is on right, about 100 yards past the Old Scotch Church. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. The ONLY pyo crops offered are Blueberries. (UPDATED: July 05, 2021)
  • Rowell Brothers, Inc. - red raspberries, black raspberries, Logan berries, Boysenberries, Marionberries, blackberries, blueberries
    24000 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-628-0431. Open: everyday 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: We are located on Scholls Ferry Road between Scholls Sherwood Road and Hwy. 219. . Click here for a map and directions.
    Rowell Brothers, Inc. Facebook page. U-Pick or same day we pick. Feel free to roam the fields sampling fruit, so you can be sure your getting the variety and ripeness you prefer. Ten varieties that you can choose from and all you can eat free. Willamette red raspberries, Coho red raspberries, Monger black raspberries, Logan berries, Boysenberries, Marion berries, Siskiyou blackberries, Duke, Chandler, and Jersey blueberries. Rowell Bros. Berry Farm Facebook page. Expanding acreages with Black Hawk and Jewel black Raspberries, Brandy wine purple Raspberries. Triple crown, Waldo, NZ 9351 and NZ 9128 and OR 1369 blackberries. Opening day June 17 now harvesting Willamette red raspberries and Logan berries June 25 Monger black raspberries and Siskiyou blackberries. Usually available: Mid June and July.
    Comments from a visitor on July 16, 2011: "Visited this farm on Friday. It was very clean and I had tons of fun. The fruit was delicious, beautiful, plentiful, and there was lots of variety. The people running the U-Pick were friendly and helpful. I took my booty home and it's already in jam jars. I will continue to go here as different berries start to ripen this year and will make this my u-pick for berries. Yum!"
  • Smith Berry Barn - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, gooseberries, loganberries, marionberries, other berries, peppers, raspberries, tayberries, tomatoes, prepicked produce, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    24500 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97007. Phone: 503-628-2172. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 10 miles SW of Washington Square in Scholls. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. Seasonal hours vary, please check our website for current information. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Additionally we grow numerous varieties of squash and over 25 varieties of apples that are ready picked. At right is a TYPICAL (that word is emphasized for a reason) harvest schedule - CALL before you go!!!!) (UPDATED: July 11, 2018, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on July 10, 2012: "AMAZING! Cannot say enough good things about this farm. The berries were plentiful and they had more than one variety for each type of berry. They are no spray. The Farmer and workers are super friendly and helpful. They have a really cute cafe and gift shop as well as a picnic area. Today we picked raspberries and they were huge and delicious. We plan on going back this week for blueberries. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 18, 2010: "We visited the not once but TWICE already this season. First for strawberries - which were wonderful, sweet and juicy and then again for raspberries. I made jam out of both. The selection of raspberries was really nice - lots of big berries that were delicious! They have quite a few different berries from strawberries to tayberries. We plan to go back today to get blackberries. The farm was clean, buckets are provided and they accept debit cards. There were some chickens that we looked at and some really cute little goats too. Gift shop was well stocked and they have FRESH BERRY MILKSHAKES!!! Really yummy. Lots of plants available to purchase. Overall it was wonderful and this is now my go to farm for berries."
  • Starr Farm / Starr Boys Garden Center - blueberries
    8340 SW River Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-642-2024. Email: StarrFarm1@gmail.com. Open: 7 AM to 7 PM Tuesdays-Sundays. Directions: 0.9 mile north of Farmington Road on SW River Road near Hillsboro, OR. Since 1969 the Starr Farm, owned and operated by Charles and Kathy Starr, has provided the public with hands-on experience in selecting their own fresh produce. We will . Click here for a map and directions.
    Starr Farm / Starr Boys Garden Center Facebook page. . CLOSED MONDAYS. open on July 1 for pie cherries & . We have seven varieties of , early to late. Customers may U-Pick in our containers, pay the posted price & put check or cash in the cash box, then transfer produce into your own containers. 2019 Prices: : 1 gal - $9, 2 gal-$17, 5 gal-$40; Marionberries: 1 gal - $9 & 2 gal - $17; Zucchini: 2/$1 or 7/$3. Buckets at the green barn to use for picking. BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINERS to take berries home, (UPDATED: July 03, 2019, JBS)
  • Sunrise U-Pick Blueberry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    25863 NW West Union Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 380-5108. Email: blemfive@msn.com. Open: Wednesday to Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm. Directions: Located two miles northwest of Oregon Highway 26 in the community of Helvetia on West Union Road. You can see the field from the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: (503) 849-9627. . Blueberry season is typically June 29 to August 15 with some slight variation due to seasonal variances in weather;. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Family owned and operated small acreage u-pick farm in peaceful setting, conveniently located 4 minutes from the highway. Other farm stores nearby selling meat, milk, eggs, and many specialty items. (ADDED: May 07, 2020)
  • Taylor's Blueberries - blueberries
    13325 NW Thompson Road, Portland, OR 97229. Phone: 503-645-1643. Email: tayblu4u@verizon.net. Open: permanently closed. Click here for a map and directions. . UPDATE for 2021, Google says they are.
  • Tom's Berry Patch - Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Marionberries, Raspberries
    43775 NW Greenville Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-327-3717. Email: support@tomsberrypatch.com. Open: Please call for availability from June through August. Directions: We are located approximately 2-12 miles south of Banks. From highway 26 westbound take the BanksHwy 6 Exit, when you take the Banks exit go right at the light heading south on highway 47 towards Forest Grove. Go about 2 miles and turn right onto Greenville Road and follow the signs for about 12 mile. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Tom's Berry Patch Facebook page. . . We are located approximately 2-1/2 miles south of Banks. From highway 26 westbound take the Banks/Hwy 6 Exit, when you take the Banks exit go right at the light heading south on highway 47 towards Forest Grove. Go about 2 miles and turn right onto Greenville Road and follow the signs for about 1/2 mile. Please bring your own containers. U-Pick Blueberries, Blackberries, Marionberries. Please bring your own containers; Call for availability. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: March 10, 2021)
  • Village Gardens At Witch Hazel - blueberries, Blueberries are not sprayed.
    4025 SE Brookwood Avenue, Hillsoro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-819-2411. Open: Wednesday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: East Hillsboro. Tualatin Valley Highway \(Hwy 8\). Turn South on Brookwood Avenue, go 12 mile. Second house on right after Davis Road. Sign at end of driveway. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . East Hillsboro. Tualatin Valley Highway (Hwy 8). Turn South on Brookwood Avenue, go 1/2 mile. Second house on right after Davis Road. Sign at end of driveway. Blueberries: July and August. Blueberries are not sprayed.

 

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)

Far Northwest Oregon Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Far Northwest Oregon 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.

Columbia County

  • Crawford Berries 'n Cream - strawberries, marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries
    68660 Whitney Rd, Rainier, OR 97048. Phone: (503) 556-1247. Email: crawfordberriesncream@live.com. Directions: ​​There are signs posted along the way, Highway 30 to Goble, OR \(6 miles east of Rainier or 12 miles west of St. Helens\); Turn onto Nicolai Rd., go 6 miles; Turn right onto Clark Rd., gravel road, go 14 mile. Take right onto Whitney Rd., follow to the end, approx. 1 14 mile. Please follow the directions below as GPS will take you all over the countryside. Since 1991 they have grown to 8 acres of Shuksan strawberries, their trademark. In addition, they have also added marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries to the . Click here for a map and directions.
    Crawford Berries 'n Cream Facebook page. . . Typically daily 1 pm to 7 pm, but please check back on Facebook, website, or by calling the farm ​ for availability. U-PICK and preordered picked strawberries. ​​There are signs posted along the way, Highway 30 to Goble, OR (6 miles east of Rainier or 12 miles west of St. Helens); Turn onto Nicolai Rd., go 6 miles; Turn right onto Clark Rd., gravel road, go 1/4 mile. Take right onto Whitney Rd., follow to the end, approx. 1 1/4 mile. Please follow the directions below as GPS will take you all over the countryside. Since 1991 they have grown to 8 acres of Shuksan strawberries, their trademark. In addition, they have also added marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries to the crops they grow.​
  • Thorneberry Farm - ORGANIC, blueberries
    27697 W. Dike Road, Rainier, OR 97048. Phone: 503-753-1192. Click here for a map and directions. . Certified Organic.

Tillamook County

Washington County

  • . - blueberries, picnic area
    5301 SE Patterson Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-649-6000. Email: oldberrybear@msn.com. Open: 8:30 am to 8 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Sara's Blueberries5301 SE Patterson Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123Phone: Eastside of Hillsboro, turn north from Tualatin Valley Hwy at 239th and follow blue/white signs to the end of Imlay Street for approximately 1 mileTurn left onto Patterson StreetWe are on the right hand side approximately one quarter mileMapQuest gives the wrong locationWe offer both U-pick and ready pickedCall recording for crop availability, 5 varieties of blueberriesAvailability of berries is dependent is upon weatherClean field with plentiful picking, children welcome, shady picnic area, come enjoy the farm animalsUsually available: June 29-August 15.
  • Apple Valley Farms - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    22330 NW Fisher Rd, Banks, OR 97106. Phone: 503-277-8190. Open: Weekends 9 am to 5 or a call of an appointment. Directions: HWY 26 & Fisher Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. . Starting June 29, 2013.
  • Bear Hollow - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    21035 Sw Old Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 538-1822. Email: vbearlady@hotmail.com. Open: Starting mid July picking days will be Thursday through Sunday 8am to 8 pm. Directions: 20 miles from PDX. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Bear Hollow . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Please call 503-538-1822 before coming to verify picking days. Some days we get picked out! The. (UPDATED: June 27, 2018)
  • Blooming Junction Farm and Garden - No pesticides are used blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, flowers, marionberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours, group reservations
    35105 Nw Zion Church Rd, Cornelius, OR 97023. Phone: (503) 681-4646. Email: info@bloomingjunction.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take the North Plains exit off of highway 26 and go south towards Hillsboro. Go approximately 1 12 miles and take a right turn onto Zion Church Road. Go about a mile and a half and we are on the right side, just past the intersection of Zion Church with Susbauer Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Blooming Junction Farm and Garden Facebook page. . Take the North Plains exit off of highway 26 and go south towards Hillsboro. Go approximately 1 1/2 miles and take a right turn onto Zion Church Road. Go about a mile and a half and we are on the right side, just past the intersection of Zion Church with Susbauer Road. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Note: The flowers to pick are sunflowers. (UPDATED: July 19, 2020)
  • Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    13794 SW Roy Rogers Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: . Open: permanently closed. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Blueberry Hill, Roshak's Berry Shak - blueberries, Marionberries and Raspberries.
    11300 SW River Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97007. Phone: 503-590-3201. Open: Sunday from early July, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 am to 1 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: We accept cash and checks only. . Sunday (from early July), Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 am to 1 pm. From Blueberry Hill Farm, take Scholls Ferry 3 miles west to River Road, continue for 2 miles to silver barn on right, entry near large sign, plenty of parking. Price $1.25 per pound U-Pick all berries. More blueberries to pick, younger plants, same great flavor and taste. Blueberries (Earliblue, Blue Crop and Duke), Marionberries and Raspberries. Also called Roshak's Berry Shak.
  • Blueberry Ridge Farm Inc - Certified Organic, blueberries
    19711 SW Conzelmann Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 625-5178. Email: blueberryridge@blueberries4you.com. Open: see their website for current hours. Click here for a map and directions. . We are a family run farm that has been growing organic blueberries since 1983. Part of what makes us different from other farms is that we have complete quality control over every stage of processing. We have our made from scratch organic blue-berry pies. Our dehydrated organic blueberries dried at the farm with no added sugars, preservatives or oils. Also, make sure to try our blueberry clusters consisting of our organic dried blueberries and dark chocolate. Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission. A visitor writes on August 22, 2014: "Hi - I just wanted to note that the blueberries on this farm are CERTIFIED ORGANIC, so ought to be in GREEN font. We've picked there for two seasons now, and the berries are incredible! :-)"
  • Bonny Slope Blueberries - Blueberries
    3565 NW South Road, Portland, OR 97229. Phone: (503) 816-9110. Open: July-August, 9 am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday or by appt. Click here for a map and directions. .Phone: 503- 645-1252. . No chemical sprays used. close to Beaverton, follow signs along West Union Road, NW Skyline or Cornell Road in Cedar Mill to Thompson Road, follow signs to South Road. Unsprayed , close to Beaverton, clean fields, easy picking, families welcome, call for availability. U-pick, ready pick - on order. Bring your own containers/some provided. Usually available: July 1-September 1. See our roadside stand for fresh organic fruits and vegetables.Note: please park above on the street. This makes the field safe for children to play. If you have a reason you cannot walk the road down, please move the barrier aside and drive down very slowly. Thanks!
  • Callaghan's Blueberry Field - blueberries
    10880 NW Jackson Quarry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-647-5358. Open: Typically from mid to late June through July, Check their Facebook page for open hours, they vary depending on when berries are ripe. Click here for a map and directions. . U-Pick Blueberry field. are $2.00 per pound. There are three varieties of : EarliBlue, Blue Crop, and Berkeley.
  • Crawford's Nursery and Produce - blueberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, Mulberries, Plums, Zucchini, Green Beans, Yellow Beans
    34849 SW Tongue Lane, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-359-0337. Open: see their Facebook page. Click here for a map and directions. . Throughout the season, they usually have U-pick & More!
    Comments from a visitor on August 23, 2012: "Just wanted to say that our experience at Crawford's could not have been more different. We have been now 2-3 times and each time the man in the wheelchair has been pleasant and beyond generous. "
    Comments from a visitor on August 25, 2011: "Went to this farm today Aug 25, 2011, had the worse experience this man mostly likely the owner in a wheelchair was rude and very defensive. His addition was off and I question it, he flew of the handle making comments like you people want things for nothing, and to get out of his store and to never come back. Mind you we are Asian, so Asian people don't go there. He is a racist and he well add to his favor."
  • Dudonis Farms - blueberries
    21065 SW Scholls Sherwood Rd, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 628-1555. Open: see their Facebook page. Directions: Located with . Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission. Also co-Phil's Fruit Stand
  • Duyck's Peachy-Pig Farm - apples, apricots, asparagus, beans, blackberries, blueberries, blackcaps, Chehalems, loganberries, marionberries, raspberries, strawberries, youngberries, cherries, cukes (reg & lemon), corn, dill, eggplant, figs, filberts, garlic, grapes, honey, onions, (reg & Walla Walla), peaches, pears, peppers (Bell & hot), prunes, plums, pumpkins,pumpkins in patch, rabbits, rhubarb, tours, tomatoes, walnuts, weaner pigs, grapes & golf balls.
    34840 SW Johnson School Road, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-357-3570. Email: duycks@coho.net. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, Sunday from 12noon to 6pm, and closed all day on Monday. Directions: 4 mile S of Hillsboro on Hwy 219. R on Simpson Road R on Johnson Sch. Road go 3 miles or take 10th St. out of Cornelius 3 miles L at golf course, R on Johnson School Road 1 mile. Usually available: May- December. Click here for a map and directions. . U-pick & we pick. Bring containers, children & food stamps welcome. See & touch animals. Tours: Schools, birthday parties, pumpkins in patch, etc. May thru Oct. Picnic area, panoramic view, natural well water. Custom filbert harvesting. (sometimes misspelled "Duyuck" or "Dyuck" or "Duyk")A visitor writes on June 27, 2023:"Duyck's is my favorite all around u-pick experience in the Hillsboro area. They are a multi-generational, family-run business. They grow a little of everything, making for a fun outing with kids! Prices are fair, people are super friendly, and there are beautiful flowers and animals everywhere. What more could I ask for?!?!"A visitor writes on May 12, 2016: (positive) "My friends and I met here for a play date with our children last season. It was a wonderful experience, and I plan to go back this summer. We bought peaches, picked blackberries and raspberries, many different varieties. The children helped at first, then decided to go play around on all the different fun playground equipment they had around the farm. A highlight for my kiddos were the animals. They fed the horses, squealed in delight at all the chickens, and absolutely loved the pigs. There were some adorable little baby piggies when we came. Overall, it was a wonderful experience, and you could spend a whole day here without feeling bored."Note: If you've visited the farm, please give me your feedback! See more info, reviews and links here.
  • Eisert Blues - blueberries,
    10685 Southwest Clay Street, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: 503 682-1287. Email: cseisert@frontier.com. Open: 7 days a week, sun-up to sun-down, usually starting late June or early July through the month of July, starting July 3 in 2020; but always email before driving out. Directions: I-5 take exit 286 \(Stafford N. Wilsonville\) Turn right onto SW Boones Ferry Rd ,0.3 mi turn left onto Day Street, 0.6 mi turn right onto SW Grahams Ferry Road, 0.3 mi turn left onto SW Clay Street, 0.1 mi 11 on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Eisert Blues . 7 days a week, sun-up to sun-down, usually starting late June or early July through the month of July, (starting July 3 in 2020; but always email before driving out). I-5 take exit 286 (Stafford/ N. Wilsonville) Turn right onto SW Boones Ferry Rd ,0.3 mi turn left onto Day Street, 0.6 mi turn right onto SW Grahams Ferry Road, 0.3 mi turn left onto SW Clay Street, 0.1 mi 11 on the right. July. Evening picking is a pleasant alternative to mid-summer heat. We hope to see you soon. . (UPDATED: June 25, 2020) (UPDATED: June 04, 2016)
  • Evans Blueberries - blueberries
    1615 NW Cavens Lane, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 648-1731. Email: evansfarmproduceandprovisions@gmail.com. Open: message them or see their Facebook page. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Gordon's Acres - blueberries
    43860 NW Narup Rd., Banks, OR 97106. Phone: (503) 901-7971. Email: gordonsacres@yahoo.com. Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission.
  • Greenville Farms - blueberries
    443775 NW Greenville Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-359-4763. Email: Sid@wifi-nw.com. Click here for a map and directions. . .
  • Gregg Farms - peaches, blueberries
    3770 NW Leisy Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-693-8775. Email: car32@excite.com. Open: July, August, September. Directions: Take Sunset West to North Plains Exit. Go past Glenco Highschool on the left side of the road. Turn Right on Cody. Then Right on Hornecker Road; turn Right at the next paved road, which is Leisy Road. Proceed over the railroad tracks and turn right at the Peach sign, just over the railroad tracks. . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for a map to our farm. We are usually open Gregg Farm is open in season, for Red Haven Peaches, Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 7 pm. Be the first to pick Red Haven Peaches! Best for eating, colorful and sweet. They are large and delicious and ripened early, at our farm. Red Haven Peaches! Veteran Gourmet, sweetest, ideal for eating and canning or freezing. Elberta Peaches: Ready later. We have a limited quantity, so you must not miss the opportunity to pick this deluxe canning and eating peach! UPDATE: August 10, 2011 - A visitor tells me that the farm's phone message says peach trees replanted so closed for u-pick for the next few years.
  • Heikes Farms - blueberries, boysenberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, restooms
    9400 Sw Heikes Drive, Hillboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-628-7226. Open: Monday thru Saturday from 9 am to 6:00; We are closed on Sunday; We are open as the berries ripen which is typically mid to late May through July. Directions: From Hillsboro, go south onto highway 219 for about 6 miles, turn left onto Farmington road, go 1.3 miles and turn right on Heikes Drive. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Heikes Farms Facebook page. . We have restroom facilities onsite. P. Click here for our Facebook page . In their seasons, we have Boysenberries, Blueberries, strawberries and Raspberries available already picked in our Fresh Market and available for UPick. The fields are beautiful and well groomed. There are bathroom facilities available. Bring your own containers, or you can purchase some from us. All berries are priced $1.75/lb to UPick. Call the Fresh Market to confirm availability.
    Comments from a visitor on June 22, 2010: "I went there today (June 22, 2010)and the strawberries were great. There are two varieties, one being Hoods. They are $1.25 lb/PYO. The owner said they sometimes spray to prevent rot but she was not sure if her husband had sprayed this year. She said they DO spray their blueberries. The farm is so neat & the people are right there near the fields. "
    Comments from a visitor on June 03, 2009: "They are very nice and they have a fresh market to if you don't want to pick your own. They don't use pesticides and they have outdoor and indoor restrooms but what I was impressed with was how organized their u pick was. I will be returning to them a lot and their hoods are only $1.00 a pound and everyone else is around $1.25 to $2.00 a pound. They also had free containers for us to use and bigger ones that only cost 50 cents and $1 for the full flat size. They said they will have 20 acres of blueberries for u pick in early July. I am so excited. "
  • Hein's Blueberries - blueberries
    41596 SW Vandehey Road, Gaston, OR 97119. Phone: 503-985-7648. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Hoffman Farms Store - blackberries, blueberries, marionberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), strawberries, tayberries, Honey from hives on the farm, restrooms, picnic area
    22242 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton, OR 97007. Phone: 503-628-5418. Email: hoffmanfarmsstore@gmail.com. Open: June through August: Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Hoffman Farms Store Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: 503-628-0772. . A visitor writes on March 05, 2015: "My son and I have been to this farm half a dozen times in the last two years for blueberries and strawberries. They are amazing. They have a tractor play area for the kids, a small market, and super nice staff. The berries are amazing, their prices are great. I think my son eats 5 pounds before we leave and they just think it's adorable. We are impatiently awaiting the next season! It has become a family tradition and we don't need to go anywhere else. "
  • John Coussens Farms LLC - U-pick blueberries
    32400 NW Wren Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-648-9103. Open: July -weekends only, Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. Directions: From Hwy 26 at North Plains \(Exit 57\), go south 1.8 miles to Wren Rd. From Hillsboro go north 2.5 miles on Glencoe Rd to Wren Rd. Then .25 miles west on Wren. First driveway on left at u-pick sign. . Click here for a map and directions. . Containers provided. Family friendly, clean and abundant fields. From Hwy 26 at North Plains (Exit 57), go south 1.8 miles to Wren Rd. From Hillsboro go north 2.5 miles on Glencoe Rd to Wren Rd. Then .25 miles west on Wren. First driveway on left at u-pick sign. (ADDED: July 12, 2009, JBS)
  • Love Farm Organics - No pesticides are used, blackberries, blueberries, marionberries, plums, raspberries (Spring, black), Other fruit or veg,
    46125 Nw Hillside Rd, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-515-9939. Email: lovefarmorganics@gmail.com. Open: We allow u - pick on Saturday and Sunday by appointment ONLY; We generally have berries late June through August; Please call to set up a time. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Love Farm Organics Facebook page. . We do not use pesticides on the crops. We primarily grow for our 150 member CSA program. We are not a typical U-pick operation. We have no restrooms or facilities available. We are a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm. We provide direct access to organically grown, seasonal, farm-fresh produce allowing Portland metro-area residents a connection with their food supply and farmer. Our goal is to grow delicious, high-quality, healthy foods utilizing the sustainable principles of organic agriculture.
  • Mark Unger Family Farm, Inc. - blueberries
    33640 SW Unger Road, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-628-2513. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Muir U-Pick Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    30350 NW Old Scotch Church Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 706-9663. Email: Muirblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: Generally open daily from 8 am to dusk, but occasionally closed for ripening so please call or text or primary phone number for hours and days; Season is early July to late August. Directions: From Sunset Highway 26 westbound, take Jackson School Road exit, go south \(left\) and turn right at first road \(Scotch Church Road\). Proceed about 1 mile; farm driveway is on left. Watch for signs. From Hillsboro, take Glencoe Road northbound and turn right onto Scotch Church Road Farm driveway is on right, about 100 yards past the Old Scotch Church. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Muir U-Pick Blueberry Farm . From Sunset Highway 26 westbound, take Jackson School Road exit, go south (left) and turn right at first road (Scotch Church Road). Proceed about 1 mile; farm driveway is on left. Watch for signs. From Hillsboro, take Glencoe Road northbound and turn right onto Scotch Church Road Farm driveway is on right, about 100 yards past the Old Scotch Church. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. The ONLY pyo crops offered are Blueberries. (UPDATED: July 05, 2021)
  • Rowell Brothers, Inc. - red raspberries, black raspberries, Logan berries, Boysenberries, Marionberries, blackberries, blueberries
    24000 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-628-0431. Open: everyday 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: We are located on Scholls Ferry Road between Scholls Sherwood Road and Hwy. 219. . Click here for a map and directions.
    Rowell Brothers, Inc. Facebook page. U-Pick or same day we pick. Feel free to roam the fields sampling fruit, so you can be sure your getting the variety and ripeness you prefer. Ten varieties that you can choose from and all you can eat free. Willamette red raspberries, Coho red raspberries, Monger black raspberries, Logan berries, Boysenberries, Marion berries, Siskiyou blackberries, Duke, Chandler, and Jersey blueberries. Rowell Bros. Berry Farm Facebook page. Expanding acreages with Black Hawk and Jewel black Raspberries, Brandy wine purple Raspberries. Triple crown, Waldo, NZ 9351 and NZ 9128 and OR 1369 blackberries. Opening day June 17 now harvesting Willamette red raspberries and Logan berries June 25 Monger black raspberries and Siskiyou blackberries. Usually available: Mid June and July.
    Comments from a visitor on July 16, 2011: "Visited this farm on Friday. It was very clean and I had tons of fun. The fruit was delicious, beautiful, plentiful, and there was lots of variety. The people running the U-Pick were friendly and helpful. I took my booty home and it's already in jam jars. I will continue to go here as different berries start to ripen this year and will make this my u-pick for berries. Yum!"
  • Smith Berry Barn - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, gooseberries, loganberries, marionberries, other berries, peppers, raspberries, tayberries, tomatoes, prepicked produce, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    24500 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97007. Phone: 503-628-2172. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 10 miles SW of Washington Square in Scholls. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. Seasonal hours vary, please check our website for current information. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Additionally we grow numerous varieties of squash and over 25 varieties of apples that are ready picked. At right is a TYPICAL (that word is emphasized for a reason) harvest schedule - CALL before you go!!!!) (UPDATED: July 11, 2018, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on July 10, 2012: "AMAZING! Cannot say enough good things about this farm. The berries were plentiful and they had more than one variety for each type of berry. They are no spray. The Farmer and workers are super friendly and helpful. They have a really cute cafe and gift shop as well as a picnic area. Today we picked raspberries and they were huge and delicious. We plan on going back this week for blueberries. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 18, 2010: "We visited the not once but TWICE already this season. First for strawberries - which were wonderful, sweet and juicy and then again for raspberries. I made jam out of both. The selection of raspberries was really nice - lots of big berries that were delicious! They have quite a few different berries from strawberries to tayberries. We plan to go back today to get blackberries. The farm was clean, buckets are provided and they accept debit cards. There were some chickens that we looked at and some really cute little goats too. Gift shop was well stocked and they have FRESH BERRY MILKSHAKES!!! Really yummy. Lots of plants available to purchase. Overall it was wonderful and this is now my go to farm for berries."
  • Starr Farm / Starr Boys Garden Center - blueberries
    8340 SW River Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-642-2024. Email: StarrFarm1@gmail.com. Open: 7 AM to 7 PM Tuesdays-Sundays. Directions: 0.9 mile north of Farmington Road on SW River Road near Hillsboro, OR. Since 1969 the Starr Farm, owned and operated by Charles and Kathy Starr, has provided the public with hands-on experience in selecting their own fresh produce. We will . Click here for a map and directions.
    Starr Farm / Starr Boys Garden Center Facebook page. . CLOSED MONDAYS. open on July 1 for pie cherries & . We have seven varieties of , early to late. Customers may U-Pick in our containers, pay the posted price & put check or cash in the cash box, then transfer produce into your own containers. 2019 Prices: : 1 gal - $9, 2 gal-$17, 5 gal-$40; Marionberries: 1 gal - $9 & 2 gal - $17; Zucchini: 2/$1 or 7/$3. Buckets at the green barn to use for picking. BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINERS to take berries home, (UPDATED: July 03, 2019, JBS)
  • Sunrise U-Pick Blueberry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    25863 NW West Union Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 380-5108. Email: blemfive@msn.com. Open: Wednesday to Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm. Directions: Located two miles northwest of Oregon Highway 26 in the community of Helvetia on West Union Road. You can see the field from the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: (503) 849-9627. . Blueberry season is typically June 29 to August 15 with some slight variation due to seasonal variances in weather;. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Family owned and operated small acreage u-pick farm in peaceful setting, conveniently located 4 minutes from the highway. Other farm stores nearby selling meat, milk, eggs, and many specialty items. (ADDED: May 07, 2020)
  • Taylor's Blueberries - blueberries
    13325 NW Thompson Road, Portland, OR 97229. Phone: 503-645-1643. Email: tayblu4u@verizon.net. Open: permanently closed. Click here for a map and directions. . UPDATE for 2021, Google says they are.
  • Tom's Berry Patch - Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Marionberries, Raspberries
    43775 NW Greenville Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-327-3717. Email: support@tomsberrypatch.com. Open: Please call for availability from June through August. Directions: We are located approximately 2-12 miles south of Banks. From highway 26 westbound take the BanksHwy 6 Exit, when you take the Banks exit go right at the light heading south on highway 47 towards Forest Grove. Go about 2 miles and turn right onto Greenville Road and follow the signs for about 12 mile. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Tom's Berry Patch Facebook page. . . We are located approximately 2-1/2 miles south of Banks. From highway 26 westbound take the Banks/Hwy 6 Exit, when you take the Banks exit go right at the light heading south on highway 47 towards Forest Grove. Go about 2 miles and turn right onto Greenville Road and follow the signs for about 1/2 mile. Please bring your own containers. U-Pick Blueberries, Blackberries, Marionberries. Please bring your own containers; Call for availability. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: March 10, 2021)
  • Village Gardens At Witch Hazel - blueberries, Blueberries are not sprayed.
    4025 SE Brookwood Avenue, Hillsoro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-819-2411. Open: Wednesday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: East Hillsboro. Tualatin Valley Highway \(Hwy 8\). Turn South on Brookwood Avenue, go 12 mile. Second house on right after Davis Road. Sign at end of driveway. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . East Hillsboro. Tualatin Valley Highway (Hwy 8). Turn South on Brookwood Avenue, go 1/2 mile. Second house on right after Davis Road. Sign at end of driveway. Blueberries: July and August. Blueberries are not sprayed.

 

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)

Far Northwest Oregon Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Far Northwest Oregon 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.

Columbia County

  • Crawford Berries 'n Cream - strawberries, marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries
    68660 Whitney Rd, Rainier, OR 97048. Phone: (503) 556-1247. Email: crawfordberriesncream@live.com. Directions: ​​There are signs posted along the way, Highway 30 to Goble, OR \(6 miles east of Rainier or 12 miles west of St. Helens\); Turn onto Nicolai Rd., go 6 miles; Turn right onto Clark Rd., gravel road, go 14 mile. Take right onto Whitney Rd., follow to the end, approx. 1 14 mile. Please follow the directions below as GPS will take you all over the countryside. Since 1991 they have grown to 8 acres of Shuksan strawberries, their trademark. In addition, they have also added marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries to the . Click here for a map and directions.
    Crawford Berries 'n Cream Facebook page. . . Typically daily 1 pm to 7 pm, but please check back on Facebook, website, or by calling the farm ​ for availability. U-PICK and preordered picked strawberries. ​​There are signs posted along the way, Highway 30 to Goble, OR (6 miles east of Rainier or 12 miles west of St. Helens); Turn onto Nicolai Rd., go 6 miles; Turn right onto Clark Rd., gravel road, go 1/4 mile. Take right onto Whitney Rd., follow to the end, approx. 1 1/4 mile. Please follow the directions below as GPS will take you all over the countryside. Since 1991 they have grown to 8 acres of Shuksan strawberries, their trademark. In addition, they have also added marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries to the crops they grow.​
  • Thorneberry Farm - ORGANIC, blueberries
    27697 W. Dike Road, Rainier, OR 97048. Phone: 503-753-1192. Click here for a map and directions. . Certified Organic.

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  • . - blueberries, picnic area
    5301 SE Patterson Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-649-6000. Email: oldberrybear@msn.com. Open: 8:30 am to 8 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Sara's Blueberries5301 SE Patterson Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123Phone: Eastside of Hillsboro, turn north from Tualatin Valley Hwy at 239th and follow blue/white signs to the end of Imlay Street for approximately 1 mileTurn left onto Patterson StreetWe are on the right hand side approximately one quarter mileMapQuest gives the wrong locationWe offer both U-pick and ready pickedCall recording for crop availability, 5 varieties of blueberriesAvailability of berries is dependent is upon weatherClean field with plentiful picking, children welcome, shady picnic area, come enjoy the farm animalsUsually available: June 29-August 15.
  • Apple Valley Farms - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    22330 NW Fisher Rd, Banks, OR 97106. Phone: 503-277-8190. Open: Weekends 9 am to 5 or a call of an appointment. Directions: HWY 26 & Fisher Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. . Starting June 29, 2013.
  • Bear Hollow - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    21035 Sw Old Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 538-1822. Email: vbearlady@hotmail.com. Open: Starting mid July picking days will be Thursday through Sunday 8am to 8 pm. Directions: 20 miles from PDX. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Bear Hollow . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Please call 503-538-1822 before coming to verify picking days. Some days we get picked out! The. (UPDATED: June 27, 2018)
  • Blooming Junction Farm and Garden - No pesticides are used blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, flowers, marionberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours, group reservations
    35105 Nw Zion Church Rd, Cornelius, OR 97023. Phone: (503) 681-4646. Email: info@bloomingjunction.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take the North Plains exit off of highway 26 and go south towards Hillsboro. Go approximately 1 12 miles and take a right turn onto Zion Church Road. Go about a mile and a half and we are on the right side, just past the intersection of Zion Church with Susbauer Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Blooming Junction Farm and Garden Facebook page. . Take the North Plains exit off of highway 26 and go south towards Hillsboro. Go approximately 1 1/2 miles and take a right turn onto Zion Church Road. Go about a mile and a half and we are on the right side, just past the intersection of Zion Church with Susbauer Road. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Note: The flowers to pick are sunflowers. (UPDATED: July 19, 2020)
  • Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    13794 SW Roy Rogers Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: . Open: permanently closed. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Blueberry Hill, Roshak's Berry Shak - blueberries, Marionberries and Raspberries.
    11300 SW River Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97007. Phone: 503-590-3201. Open: Sunday from early July, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 am to 1 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: We accept cash and checks only. . Sunday (from early July), Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 am to 1 pm. From Blueberry Hill Farm, take Scholls Ferry 3 miles west to River Road, continue for 2 miles to silver barn on right, entry near large sign, plenty of parking. Price $1.25 per pound U-Pick all berries. More blueberries to pick, younger plants, same great flavor and taste. Blueberries (Earliblue, Blue Crop and Duke), Marionberries and Raspberries. Also called Roshak's Berry Shak.
  • Blueberry Ridge Farm Inc - Certified Organic, blueberries
    19711 SW Conzelmann Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 625-5178. Email: blueberryridge@blueberries4you.com. Open: see their website for current hours. Click here for a map and directions. . We are a family run farm that has been growing organic blueberries since 1983. Part of what makes us different from other farms is that we have complete quality control over every stage of processing. We have our made from scratch organic blue-berry pies. Our dehydrated organic blueberries dried at the farm with no added sugars, preservatives or oils. Also, make sure to try our blueberry clusters consisting of our organic dried blueberries and dark chocolate. Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission. A visitor writes on August 22, 2014: "Hi - I just wanted to note that the blueberries on this farm are CERTIFIED ORGANIC, so ought to be in GREEN font. We've picked there for two seasons now, and the berries are incredible! :-)"
  • Bonny Slope Blueberries - Blueberries
    3565 NW South Road, Portland, OR 97229. Phone: (503) 816-9110. Open: July-August, 9 am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday or by appt. Click here for a map and directions. .Phone: 503- 645-1252. . No chemical sprays used. close to Beaverton, follow signs along West Union Road, NW Skyline or Cornell Road in Cedar Mill to Thompson Road, follow signs to South Road. Unsprayed , close to Beaverton, clean fields, easy picking, families welcome, call for availability. U-pick, ready pick - on order. Bring your own containers/some provided. Usually available: July 1-September 1. See our roadside stand for fresh organic fruits and vegetables.Note: please park above on the street. This makes the field safe for children to play. If you have a reason you cannot walk the road down, please move the barrier aside and drive down very slowly. Thanks!
  • Callaghan's Blueberry Field - blueberries
    10880 NW Jackson Quarry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-647-5358. Open: Typically from mid to late June through July, Check their Facebook page for open hours, they vary depending on when berries are ripe. Click here for a map and directions. . U-Pick Blueberry field. are $2.00 per pound. There are three varieties of : EarliBlue, Blue Crop, and Berkeley.
  • Crawford's Nursery and Produce - blueberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, Mulberries, Plums, Zucchini, Green Beans, Yellow Beans
    34849 SW Tongue Lane, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-359-0337. Open: see their Facebook page. Click here for a map and directions. . Throughout the season, they usually have U-pick & More!
    Comments from a visitor on August 23, 2012: "Just wanted to say that our experience at Crawford's could not have been more different. We have been now 2-3 times and each time the man in the wheelchair has been pleasant and beyond generous. "
    Comments from a visitor on August 25, 2011: "Went to this farm today Aug 25, 2011, had the worse experience this man mostly likely the owner in a wheelchair was rude and very defensive. His addition was off and I question it, he flew of the handle making comments like you people want things for nothing, and to get out of his store and to never come back. Mind you we are Asian, so Asian people don't go there. He is a racist and he well add to his favor."
  • Dudonis Farms - blueberries
    21065 SW Scholls Sherwood Rd, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 628-1555. Open: see their Facebook page. Directions: Located with . Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission. Also co-Phil's Fruit Stand
  • Duyck's Peachy-Pig Farm - apples, apricots, asparagus, beans, blackberries, blueberries, blackcaps, Chehalems, loganberries, marionberries, raspberries, strawberries, youngberries, cherries, cukes (reg & lemon), corn, dill, eggplant, figs, filberts, garlic, grapes, honey, onions, (reg & Walla Walla), peaches, pears, peppers (Bell & hot), prunes, plums, pumpkins,pumpkins in patch, rabbits, rhubarb, tours, tomatoes, walnuts, weaner pigs, grapes & golf balls.
    34840 SW Johnson School Road, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-357-3570. Email: duycks@coho.net. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, Sunday from 12noon to 6pm, and closed all day on Monday. Directions: 4 mile S of Hillsboro on Hwy 219. R on Simpson Road R on Johnson Sch. Road go 3 miles or take 10th St. out of Cornelius 3 miles L at golf course, R on Johnson School Road 1 mile. Usually available: May- December. Click here for a map and directions. . U-pick & we pick. Bring containers, children & food stamps welcome. See & touch animals. Tours: Schools, birthday parties, pumpkins in patch, etc. May thru Oct. Picnic area, panoramic view, natural well water. Custom filbert harvesting. (sometimes misspelled "Duyuck" or "Dyuck" or "Duyk")A visitor writes on June 27, 2023:"Duyck's is my favorite all around u-pick experience in the Hillsboro area. They are a multi-generational, family-run business. They grow a little of everything, making for a fun outing with kids! Prices are fair, people are super friendly, and there are beautiful flowers and animals everywhere. What more could I ask for?!?!"A visitor writes on May 12, 2016: (positive) "My friends and I met here for a play date with our children last season. It was a wonderful experience, and I plan to go back this summer. We bought peaches, picked blackberries and raspberries, many different varieties. The children helped at first, then decided to go play around on all the different fun playground equipment they had around the farm. A highlight for my kiddos were the animals. They fed the horses, squealed in delight at all the chickens, and absolutely loved the pigs. There were some adorable little baby piggies when we came. Overall, it was a wonderful experience, and you could spend a whole day here without feeling bored."Note: If you've visited the farm, please give me your feedback! See more info, reviews and links here.
  • Eisert Blues - blueberries,
    10685 Southwest Clay Street, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: 503 682-1287. Email: cseisert@frontier.com. Open: 7 days a week, sun-up to sun-down, usually starting late June or early July through the month of July, starting July 3 in 2020; but always email before driving out. Directions: I-5 take exit 286 \(Stafford N. Wilsonville\) Turn right onto SW Boones Ferry Rd ,0.3 mi turn left onto Day Street, 0.6 mi turn right onto SW Grahams Ferry Road, 0.3 mi turn left onto SW Clay Street, 0.1 mi 11 on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Eisert Blues . 7 days a week, sun-up to sun-down, usually starting late June or early July through the month of July, (starting July 3 in 2020; but always email before driving out). I-5 take exit 286 (Stafford/ N. Wilsonville) Turn right onto SW Boones Ferry Rd ,0.3 mi turn left onto Day Street, 0.6 mi turn right onto SW Grahams Ferry Road, 0.3 mi turn left onto SW Clay Street, 0.1 mi 11 on the right. July. Evening picking is a pleasant alternative to mid-summer heat. We hope to see you soon. . (UPDATED: June 25, 2020) (UPDATED: June 04, 2016)
  • Evans Blueberries - blueberries
    1615 NW Cavens Lane, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 648-1731. Email: evansfarmproduceandprovisions@gmail.com. Open: message them or see their Facebook page. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Gordon's Acres - blueberries
    43860 NW Narup Rd., Banks, OR 97106. Phone: (503) 901-7971. Email: gordonsacres@yahoo.com. Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission.
  • Greenville Farms - blueberries
    443775 NW Greenville Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-359-4763. Email: Sid@wifi-nw.com. Click here for a map and directions. . .
  • Gregg Farms - peaches, blueberries
    3770 NW Leisy Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-693-8775. Email: car32@excite.com. Open: July, August, September. Directions: Take Sunset West to North Plains Exit. Go past Glenco Highschool on the left side of the road. Turn Right on Cody. Then Right on Hornecker Road; turn Right at the next paved road, which is Leisy Road. Proceed over the railroad tracks and turn right at the Peach sign, just over the railroad tracks. . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for a map to our farm. We are usually open Gregg Farm is open in season, for Red Haven Peaches, Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 7 pm. Be the first to pick Red Haven Peaches! Best for eating, colorful and sweet. They are large and delicious and ripened early, at our farm. Red Haven Peaches! Veteran Gourmet, sweetest, ideal for eating and canning or freezing. Elberta Peaches: Ready later. We have a limited quantity, so you must not miss the opportunity to pick this deluxe canning and eating peach! UPDATE: August 10, 2011 - A visitor tells me that the farm's phone message says peach trees replanted so closed for u-pick for the next few years.
  • Heikes Farms - blueberries, boysenberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, restooms
    9400 Sw Heikes Drive, Hillboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-628-7226. Open: Monday thru Saturday from 9 am to 6:00; We are closed on Sunday; We are open as the berries ripen which is typically mid to late May through July. Directions: From Hillsboro, go south onto highway 219 for about 6 miles, turn left onto Farmington road, go 1.3 miles and turn right on Heikes Drive. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Heikes Farms Facebook page. . We have restroom facilities onsite. P. Click here for our Facebook page . In their seasons, we have Boysenberries, Blueberries, strawberries and Raspberries available already picked in our Fresh Market and available for UPick. The fields are beautiful and well groomed. There are bathroom facilities available. Bring your own containers, or you can purchase some from us. All berries are priced $1.75/lb to UPick. Call the Fresh Market to confirm availability.
    Comments from a visitor on June 22, 2010: "I went there today (June 22, 2010)and the strawberries were great. There are two varieties, one being Hoods. They are $1.25 lb/PYO. The owner said they sometimes spray to prevent rot but she was not sure if her husband had sprayed this year. She said they DO spray their blueberries. The farm is so neat & the people are right there near the fields. "
    Comments from a visitor on June 03, 2009: "They are very nice and they have a fresh market to if you don't want to pick your own. They don't use pesticides and they have outdoor and indoor restrooms but what I was impressed with was how organized their u pick was. I will be returning to them a lot and their hoods are only $1.00 a pound and everyone else is around $1.25 to $2.00 a pound. They also had free containers for us to use and bigger ones that only cost 50 cents and $1 for the full flat size. They said they will have 20 acres of blueberries for u pick in early July. I am so excited. "
  • Hein's Blueberries - blueberries
    41596 SW Vandehey Road, Gaston, OR 97119. Phone: 503-985-7648. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Hoffman Farms Store - blackberries, blueberries, marionberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), strawberries, tayberries, Honey from hives on the farm, restrooms, picnic area
    22242 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton, OR 97007. Phone: 503-628-5418. Email: hoffmanfarmsstore@gmail.com. Open: June through August: Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Hoffman Farms Store Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: 503-628-0772. . A visitor writes on March 05, 2015: "My son and I have been to this farm half a dozen times in the last two years for blueberries and strawberries. They are amazing. They have a tractor play area for the kids, a small market, and super nice staff. The berries are amazing, their prices are great. I think my son eats 5 pounds before we leave and they just think it's adorable. We are impatiently awaiting the next season! It has become a family tradition and we don't need to go anywhere else. "
  • John Coussens Farms LLC - U-pick blueberries
    32400 NW Wren Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-648-9103. Open: July -weekends only, Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. Directions: From Hwy 26 at North Plains \(Exit 57\), go south 1.8 miles to Wren Rd. From Hillsboro go north 2.5 miles on Glencoe Rd to Wren Rd. Then .25 miles west on Wren. First driveway on left at u-pick sign. . Click here for a map and directions. . Containers provided. Family friendly, clean and abundant fields. From Hwy 26 at North Plains (Exit 57), go south 1.8 miles to Wren Rd. From Hillsboro go north 2.5 miles on Glencoe Rd to Wren Rd. Then .25 miles west on Wren. First driveway on left at u-pick sign. (ADDED: July 12, 2009, JBS)
  • Love Farm Organics - No pesticides are used, blackberries, blueberries, marionberries, plums, raspberries (Spring, black), Other fruit or veg,
    46125 Nw Hillside Rd, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-515-9939. Email: lovefarmorganics@gmail.com. Open: We allow u - pick on Saturday and Sunday by appointment ONLY; We generally have berries late June through August; Please call to set up a time. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Love Farm Organics Facebook page. . We do not use pesticides on the crops. We primarily grow for our 150 member CSA program. We are not a typical U-pick operation. We have no restrooms or facilities available. We are a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm. We provide direct access to organically grown, seasonal, farm-fresh produce allowing Portland metro-area residents a connection with their food supply and farmer. Our goal is to grow delicious, high-quality, healthy foods utilizing the sustainable principles of organic agriculture.
  • Mark Unger Family Farm, Inc. - blueberries
    33640 SW Unger Road, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-628-2513. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Muir U-Pick Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    30350 NW Old Scotch Church Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 706-9663. Email: Muirblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: Generally open daily from 8 am to dusk, but occasionally closed for ripening so please call or text or primary phone number for hours and days; Season is early July to late August. Directions: From Sunset Highway 26 westbound, take Jackson School Road exit, go south \(left\) and turn right at first road \(Scotch Church Road\). Proceed about 1 mile; farm driveway is on left. Watch for signs. From Hillsboro, take Glencoe Road northbound and turn right onto Scotch Church Road Farm driveway is on right, about 100 yards past the Old Scotch Church. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Muir U-Pick Blueberry Farm . From Sunset Highway 26 westbound, take Jackson School Road exit, go south (left) and turn right at first road (Scotch Church Road). Proceed about 1 mile; farm driveway is on left. Watch for signs. From Hillsboro, take Glencoe Road northbound and turn right onto Scotch Church Road Farm driveway is on right, about 100 yards past the Old Scotch Church. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. The ONLY pyo crops offered are Blueberries. (UPDATED: July 05, 2021)
  • Rowell Brothers, Inc. - red raspberries, black raspberries, Logan berries, Boysenberries, Marionberries, blackberries, blueberries
    24000 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-628-0431. Open: everyday 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: We are located on Scholls Ferry Road between Scholls Sherwood Road and Hwy. 219. . Click here for a map and directions.
    Rowell Brothers, Inc. Facebook page. U-Pick or same day we pick. Feel free to roam the fields sampling fruit, so you can be sure your getting the variety and ripeness you prefer. Ten varieties that you can choose from and all you can eat free. Willamette red raspberries, Coho red raspberries, Monger black raspberries, Logan berries, Boysenberries, Marion berries, Siskiyou blackberries, Duke, Chandler, and Jersey blueberries. Rowell Bros. Berry Farm Facebook page. Expanding acreages with Black Hawk and Jewel black Raspberries, Brandy wine purple Raspberries. Triple crown, Waldo, NZ 9351 and NZ 9128 and OR 1369 blackberries. Opening day June 17 now harvesting Willamette red raspberries and Logan berries June 25 Monger black raspberries and Siskiyou blackberries. Usually available: Mid June and July.
    Comments from a visitor on July 16, 2011: "Visited this farm on Friday. It was very clean and I had tons of fun. The fruit was delicious, beautiful, plentiful, and there was lots of variety. The people running the U-Pick were friendly and helpful. I took my booty home and it's already in jam jars. I will continue to go here as different berries start to ripen this year and will make this my u-pick for berries. Yum!"
  • Smith Berry Barn - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, gooseberries, loganberries, marionberries, other berries, peppers, raspberries, tayberries, tomatoes, prepicked produce, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    24500 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97007. Phone: 503-628-2172. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 10 miles SW of Washington Square in Scholls. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. Seasonal hours vary, please check our website for current information. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Additionally we grow numerous varieties of squash and over 25 varieties of apples that are ready picked. At right is a TYPICAL (that word is emphasized for a reason) harvest schedule - CALL before you go!!!!) (UPDATED: July 11, 2018, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on July 10, 2012: "AMAZING! Cannot say enough good things about this farm. The berries were plentiful and they had more than one variety for each type of berry. They are no spray. The Farmer and workers are super friendly and helpful. They have a really cute cafe and gift shop as well as a picnic area. Today we picked raspberries and they were huge and delicious. We plan on going back this week for blueberries. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 18, 2010: "We visited the not once but TWICE already this season. First for strawberries - which were wonderful, sweet and juicy and then again for raspberries. I made jam out of both. The selection of raspberries was really nice - lots of big berries that were delicious! They have quite a few different berries from strawberries to tayberries. We plan to go back today to get blackberries. The farm was clean, buckets are provided and they accept debit cards. There were some chickens that we looked at and some really cute little goats too. Gift shop was well stocked and they have FRESH BERRY MILKSHAKES!!! Really yummy. Lots of plants available to purchase. Overall it was wonderful and this is now my go to farm for berries."
  • Starr Farm / Starr Boys Garden Center - blueberries
    8340 SW River Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-642-2024. Email: StarrFarm1@gmail.com. Open: 7 AM to 7 PM Tuesdays-Sundays. Directions: 0.9 mile north of Farmington Road on SW River Road near Hillsboro, OR. Since 1969 the Starr Farm, owned and operated by Charles and Kathy Starr, has provided the public with hands-on experience in selecting their own fresh produce. We will . Click here for a map and directions.
    Starr Farm / Starr Boys Garden Center Facebook page. . CLOSED MONDAYS. open on July 1 for pie cherries & . We have seven varieties of , early to late. Customers may U-Pick in our containers, pay the posted price & put check or cash in the cash box, then transfer produce into your own containers. 2019 Prices: : 1 gal - $9, 2 gal-$17, 5 gal-$40; Marionberries: 1 gal - $9 & 2 gal - $17; Zucchini: 2/$1 or 7/$3. Buckets at the green barn to use for picking. BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINERS to take berries home, (UPDATED: July 03, 2019, JBS)
  • Sunrise U-Pick Blueberry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    25863 NW West Union Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 380-5108. Email: blemfive@msn.com. Open: Wednesday to Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm. Directions: Located two miles northwest of Oregon Highway 26 in the community of Helvetia on West Union Road. You can see the field from the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: (503) 849-9627. . Blueberry season is typically June 29 to August 15 with some slight variation due to seasonal variances in weather;. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Family owned and operated small acreage u-pick farm in peaceful setting, conveniently located 4 minutes from the highway. Other farm stores nearby selling meat, milk, eggs, and many specialty items. (ADDED: May 07, 2020)
  • Taylor's Blueberries - blueberries
    13325 NW Thompson Road, Portland, OR 97229. Phone: 503-645-1643. Email: tayblu4u@verizon.net. Open: permanently closed. Click here for a map and directions. . UPDATE for 2021, Google says they are.
  • Tom's Berry Patch - Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Marionberries, Raspberries
    43775 NW Greenville Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-327-3717. Email: support@tomsberrypatch.com. Open: Please call for availability from June through August. Directions: We are located approximately 2-12 miles south of Banks. From highway 26 westbound take the BanksHwy 6 Exit, when you take the Banks exit go right at the light heading south on highway 47 towards Forest Grove. Go about 2 miles and turn right onto Greenville Road and follow the signs for about 12 mile. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Tom's Berry Patch Facebook page. . . We are located approximately 2-1/2 miles south of Banks. From highway 26 westbound take the Banks/Hwy 6 Exit, when you take the Banks exit go right at the light heading south on highway 47 towards Forest Grove. Go about 2 miles and turn right onto Greenville Road and follow the signs for about 1/2 mile. Please bring your own containers. U-Pick Blueberries, Blackberries, Marionberries. Please bring your own containers; Call for availability. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: March 10, 2021)
  • Village Gardens At Witch Hazel - blueberries, Blueberries are not sprayed.
    4025 SE Brookwood Avenue, Hillsoro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-819-2411. Open: Wednesday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: East Hillsboro. Tualatin Valley Highway \(Hwy 8\). Turn South on Brookwood Avenue, go 12 mile. Second house on right after Davis Road. Sign at end of driveway. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . East Hillsboro. Tualatin Valley Highway (Hwy 8). Turn South on Brookwood Avenue, go 1/2 mile. Second house on right after Davis Road. Sign at end of driveway. Blueberries: July and August. Blueberries are not sprayed.

 

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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Far Northwest Oregon Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Far Northwest Oregon 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.

Columbia County

  • Crawford Berries 'n Cream - strawberries, marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries
    68660 Whitney Rd, Rainier, OR 97048. Phone: (503) 556-1247. Email: crawfordberriesncream@live.com. Directions: ​​There are signs posted along the way, Highway 30 to Goble, OR \(6 miles east of Rainier or 12 miles west of St. Helens\); Turn onto Nicolai Rd., go 6 miles; Turn right onto Clark Rd., gravel road, go 14 mile. Take right onto Whitney Rd., follow to the end, approx. 1 14 mile. Please follow the directions below as GPS will take you all over the countryside. Since 1991 they have grown to 8 acres of Shuksan strawberries, their trademark. In addition, they have also added marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries to the . Click here for a map and directions.
    Crawford Berries 'n Cream Facebook page. . . Typically daily 1 pm to 7 pm, but please check back on Facebook, website, or by calling the farm ​ for availability. U-PICK and preordered picked strawberries. ​​There are signs posted along the way, Highway 30 to Goble, OR (6 miles east of Rainier or 12 miles west of St. Helens); Turn onto Nicolai Rd., go 6 miles; Turn right onto Clark Rd., gravel road, go 1/4 mile. Take right onto Whitney Rd., follow to the end, approx. 1 1/4 mile. Please follow the directions below as GPS will take you all over the countryside. Since 1991 they have grown to 8 acres of Shuksan strawberries, their trademark. In addition, they have also added marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries to the crops they grow.​
  • Thorneberry Farm - ORGANIC, blueberries
    27697 W. Dike Road, Rainier, OR 97048. Phone: 503-753-1192. Click here for a map and directions. . Certified Organic.

Tillamook County

Washington County

  • . - blueberries, picnic area
    5301 SE Patterson Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-649-6000. Email: oldberrybear@msn.com. Open: 8:30 am to 8 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Sara's Blueberries5301 SE Patterson Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123Phone: Eastside of Hillsboro, turn north from Tualatin Valley Hwy at 239th and follow blue/white signs to the end of Imlay Street for approximately 1 mileTurn left onto Patterson StreetWe are on the right hand side approximately one quarter mileMapQuest gives the wrong locationWe offer both U-pick and ready pickedCall recording for crop availability, 5 varieties of blueberriesAvailability of berries is dependent is upon weatherClean field with plentiful picking, children welcome, shady picnic area, come enjoy the farm animalsUsually available: June 29-August 15.
  • Apple Valley Farms - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    22330 NW Fisher Rd, Banks, OR 97106. Phone: 503-277-8190. Open: Weekends 9 am to 5 or a call of an appointment. Directions: HWY 26 & Fisher Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. . Starting June 29, 2013.
  • Bear Hollow - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    21035 Sw Old Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 538-1822. Email: vbearlady@hotmail.com. Open: Starting mid July picking days will be Thursday through Sunday 8am to 8 pm. Directions: 20 miles from PDX. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Bear Hollow . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Please call 503-538-1822 before coming to verify picking days. Some days we get picked out! The. (UPDATED: June 27, 2018)
  • Blooming Junction Farm and Garden - No pesticides are used blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, flowers, marionberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours, group reservations
    35105 Nw Zion Church Rd, Cornelius, OR 97023. Phone: (503) 681-4646. Email: info@bloomingjunction.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take the North Plains exit off of highway 26 and go south towards Hillsboro. Go approximately 1 12 miles and take a right turn onto Zion Church Road. Go about a mile and a half and we are on the right side, just past the intersection of Zion Church with Susbauer Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Blooming Junction Farm and Garden Facebook page. . Take the North Plains exit off of highway 26 and go south towards Hillsboro. Go approximately 1 1/2 miles and take a right turn onto Zion Church Road. Go about a mile and a half and we are on the right side, just past the intersection of Zion Church with Susbauer Road. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Note: The flowers to pick are sunflowers. (UPDATED: July 19, 2020)
  • Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    13794 SW Roy Rogers Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: . Open: permanently closed. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Blueberry Hill, Roshak's Berry Shak - blueberries, Marionberries and Raspberries.
    11300 SW River Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97007. Phone: 503-590-3201. Open: Sunday from early July, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 am to 1 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: We accept cash and checks only. . Sunday (from early July), Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 am to 1 pm. From Blueberry Hill Farm, take Scholls Ferry 3 miles west to River Road, continue for 2 miles to silver barn on right, entry near large sign, plenty of parking. Price $1.25 per pound U-Pick all berries. More blueberries to pick, younger plants, same great flavor and taste. Blueberries (Earliblue, Blue Crop and Duke), Marionberries and Raspberries. Also called Roshak's Berry Shak.
  • Blueberry Ridge Farm Inc - Certified Organic, blueberries
    19711 SW Conzelmann Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 625-5178. Email: blueberryridge@blueberries4you.com. Open: see their website for current hours. Click here for a map and directions. . We are a family run farm that has been growing organic blueberries since 1983. Part of what makes us different from other farms is that we have complete quality control over every stage of processing. We have our made from scratch organic blue-berry pies. Our dehydrated organic blueberries dried at the farm with no added sugars, preservatives or oils. Also, make sure to try our blueberry clusters consisting of our organic dried blueberries and dark chocolate. Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission. A visitor writes on August 22, 2014: "Hi - I just wanted to note that the blueberries on this farm are CERTIFIED ORGANIC, so ought to be in GREEN font. We've picked there for two seasons now, and the berries are incredible! :-)"
  • Bonny Slope Blueberries - Blueberries
    3565 NW South Road, Portland, OR 97229. Phone: (503) 816-9110. Open: July-August, 9 am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday or by appt. Click here for a map and directions. .Phone: 503- 645-1252. . No chemical sprays used. close to Beaverton, follow signs along West Union Road, NW Skyline or Cornell Road in Cedar Mill to Thompson Road, follow signs to South Road. Unsprayed , close to Beaverton, clean fields, easy picking, families welcome, call for availability. U-pick, ready pick - on order. Bring your own containers/some provided. Usually available: July 1-September 1. See our roadside stand for fresh organic fruits and vegetables.Note: please park above on the street. This makes the field safe for children to play. If you have a reason you cannot walk the road down, please move the barrier aside and drive down very slowly. Thanks!
  • Callaghan's Blueberry Field - blueberries
    10880 NW Jackson Quarry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-647-5358. Open: Typically from mid to late June through July, Check their Facebook page for open hours, they vary depending on when berries are ripe. Click here for a map and directions. . U-Pick Blueberry field. are $2.00 per pound. There are three varieties of : EarliBlue, Blue Crop, and Berkeley.
  • Crawford's Nursery and Produce - blueberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, Mulberries, Plums, Zucchini, Green Beans, Yellow Beans
    34849 SW Tongue Lane, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-359-0337. Open: see their Facebook page. Click here for a map and directions. . Throughout the season, they usually have U-pick & More!
    Comments from a visitor on August 23, 2012: "Just wanted to say that our experience at Crawford's could not have been more different. We have been now 2-3 times and each time the man in the wheelchair has been pleasant and beyond generous. "
    Comments from a visitor on August 25, 2011: "Went to this farm today Aug 25, 2011, had the worse experience this man mostly likely the owner in a wheelchair was rude and very defensive. His addition was off and I question it, he flew of the handle making comments like you people want things for nothing, and to get out of his store and to never come back. Mind you we are Asian, so Asian people don't go there. He is a racist and he well add to his favor."
  • Dudonis Farms - blueberries
    21065 SW Scholls Sherwood Rd, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 628-1555. Open: see their Facebook page. Directions: Located with . Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission. Also co-Phil's Fruit Stand
  • Duyck's Peachy-Pig Farm - apples, apricots, asparagus, beans, blackberries, blueberries, blackcaps, Chehalems, loganberries, marionberries, raspberries, strawberries, youngberries, cherries, cukes (reg & lemon), corn, dill, eggplant, figs, filberts, garlic, grapes, honey, onions, (reg & Walla Walla), peaches, pears, peppers (Bell & hot), prunes, plums, pumpkins,pumpkins in patch, rabbits, rhubarb, tours, tomatoes, walnuts, weaner pigs, grapes & golf balls.
    34840 SW Johnson School Road, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-357-3570. Email: duycks@coho.net. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, Sunday from 12noon to 6pm, and closed all day on Monday. Directions: 4 mile S of Hillsboro on Hwy 219. R on Simpson Road R on Johnson Sch. Road go 3 miles or take 10th St. out of Cornelius 3 miles L at golf course, R on Johnson School Road 1 mile. Usually available: May- December. Click here for a map and directions. . U-pick & we pick. Bring containers, children & food stamps welcome. See & touch animals. Tours: Schools, birthday parties, pumpkins in patch, etc. May thru Oct. Picnic area, panoramic view, natural well water. Custom filbert harvesting. (sometimes misspelled "Duyuck" or "Dyuck" or "Duyk")A visitor writes on June 27, 2023:"Duyck's is my favorite all around u-pick experience in the Hillsboro area. They are a multi-generational, family-run business. They grow a little of everything, making for a fun outing with kids! Prices are fair, people are super friendly, and there are beautiful flowers and animals everywhere. What more could I ask for?!?!"A visitor writes on May 12, 2016: (positive) "My friends and I met here for a play date with our children last season. It was a wonderful experience, and I plan to go back this summer. We bought peaches, picked blackberries and raspberries, many different varieties. The children helped at first, then decided to go play around on all the different fun playground equipment they had around the farm. A highlight for my kiddos were the animals. They fed the horses, squealed in delight at all the chickens, and absolutely loved the pigs. There were some adorable little baby piggies when we came. Overall, it was a wonderful experience, and you could spend a whole day here without feeling bored."Note: If you've visited the farm, please give me your feedback! See more info, reviews and links here.
  • Eisert Blues - blueberries,
    10685 Southwest Clay Street, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: 503 682-1287. Email: cseisert@frontier.com. Open: 7 days a week, sun-up to sun-down, usually starting late June or early July through the month of July, starting July 3 in 2020; but always email before driving out. Directions: I-5 take exit 286 \(Stafford N. Wilsonville\) Turn right onto SW Boones Ferry Rd ,0.3 mi turn left onto Day Street, 0.6 mi turn right onto SW Grahams Ferry Road, 0.3 mi turn left onto SW Clay Street, 0.1 mi 11 on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Eisert Blues . 7 days a week, sun-up to sun-down, usually starting late June or early July through the month of July, (starting July 3 in 2020; but always email before driving out). I-5 take exit 286 (Stafford/ N. Wilsonville) Turn right onto SW Boones Ferry Rd ,0.3 mi turn left onto Day Street, 0.6 mi turn right onto SW Grahams Ferry Road, 0.3 mi turn left onto SW Clay Street, 0.1 mi 11 on the right. July. Evening picking is a pleasant alternative to mid-summer heat. We hope to see you soon. . (UPDATED: June 25, 2020) (UPDATED: June 04, 2016)
  • Evans Blueberries - blueberries
    1615 NW Cavens Lane, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 648-1731. Email: evansfarmproduceandprovisions@gmail.com. Open: message them or see their Facebook page. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Gordon's Acres - blueberries
    43860 NW Narup Rd., Banks, OR 97106. Phone: (503) 901-7971. Email: gordonsacres@yahoo.com. Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission.
  • Greenville Farms - blueberries
    443775 NW Greenville Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-359-4763. Email: Sid@wifi-nw.com. Click here for a map and directions. . .
  • Gregg Farms - peaches, blueberries
    3770 NW Leisy Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-693-8775. Email: car32@excite.com. Open: July, August, September. Directions: Take Sunset West to North Plains Exit. Go past Glenco Highschool on the left side of the road. Turn Right on Cody. Then Right on Hornecker Road; turn Right at the next paved road, which is Leisy Road. Proceed over the railroad tracks and turn right at the Peach sign, just over the railroad tracks. . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for a map to our farm. We are usually open Gregg Farm is open in season, for Red Haven Peaches, Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 7 pm. Be the first to pick Red Haven Peaches! Best for eating, colorful and sweet. They are large and delicious and ripened early, at our farm. Red Haven Peaches! Veteran Gourmet, sweetest, ideal for eating and canning or freezing. Elberta Peaches: Ready later. We have a limited quantity, so you must not miss the opportunity to pick this deluxe canning and eating peach! UPDATE: August 10, 2011 - A visitor tells me that the farm's phone message says peach trees replanted so closed for u-pick for the next few years.
  • Heikes Farms - blueberries, boysenberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, restooms
    9400 Sw Heikes Drive, Hillboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-628-7226. Open: Monday thru Saturday from 9 am to 6:00; We are closed on Sunday; We are open as the berries ripen which is typically mid to late May through July. Directions: From Hillsboro, go south onto highway 219 for about 6 miles, turn left onto Farmington road, go 1.3 miles and turn right on Heikes Drive. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Heikes Farms Facebook page. . We have restroom facilities onsite. P. Click here for our Facebook page . In their seasons, we have Boysenberries, Blueberries, strawberries and Raspberries available already picked in our Fresh Market and available for UPick. The fields are beautiful and well groomed. There are bathroom facilities available. Bring your own containers, or you can purchase some from us. All berries are priced $1.75/lb to UPick. Call the Fresh Market to confirm availability.
    Comments from a visitor on June 22, 2010: "I went there today (June 22, 2010)and the strawberries were great. There are two varieties, one being Hoods. They are $1.25 lb/PYO. The owner said they sometimes spray to prevent rot but she was not sure if her husband had sprayed this year. She said they DO spray their blueberries. The farm is so neat & the people are right there near the fields. "
    Comments from a visitor on June 03, 2009: "They are very nice and they have a fresh market to if you don't want to pick your own. They don't use pesticides and they have outdoor and indoor restrooms but what I was impressed with was how organized their u pick was. I will be returning to them a lot and their hoods are only $1.00 a pound and everyone else is around $1.25 to $2.00 a pound. They also had free containers for us to use and bigger ones that only cost 50 cents and $1 for the full flat size. They said they will have 20 acres of blueberries for u pick in early July. I am so excited. "
  • Hein's Blueberries - blueberries
    41596 SW Vandehey Road, Gaston, OR 97119. Phone: 503-985-7648. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Hoffman Farms Store - blackberries, blueberries, marionberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), strawberries, tayberries, Honey from hives on the farm, restrooms, picnic area
    22242 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton, OR 97007. Phone: 503-628-5418. Email: hoffmanfarmsstore@gmail.com. Open: June through August: Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Hoffman Farms Store Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: 503-628-0772. . A visitor writes on March 05, 2015: "My son and I have been to this farm half a dozen times in the last two years for blueberries and strawberries. They are amazing. They have a tractor play area for the kids, a small market, and super nice staff. The berries are amazing, their prices are great. I think my son eats 5 pounds before we leave and they just think it's adorable. We are impatiently awaiting the next season! It has become a family tradition and we don't need to go anywhere else. "
  • John Coussens Farms LLC - U-pick blueberries
    32400 NW Wren Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-648-9103. Open: July -weekends only, Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. Directions: From Hwy 26 at North Plains \(Exit 57\), go south 1.8 miles to Wren Rd. From Hillsboro go north 2.5 miles on Glencoe Rd to Wren Rd. Then .25 miles west on Wren. First driveway on left at u-pick sign. . Click here for a map and directions. . Containers provided. Family friendly, clean and abundant fields. From Hwy 26 at North Plains (Exit 57), go south 1.8 miles to Wren Rd. From Hillsboro go north 2.5 miles on Glencoe Rd to Wren Rd. Then .25 miles west on Wren. First driveway on left at u-pick sign. (ADDED: July 12, 2009, JBS)
  • Love Farm Organics - No pesticides are used, blackberries, blueberries, marionberries, plums, raspberries (Spring, black), Other fruit or veg,
    46125 Nw Hillside Rd, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-515-9939. Email: lovefarmorganics@gmail.com. Open: We allow u - pick on Saturday and Sunday by appointment ONLY; We generally have berries late June through August; Please call to set up a time. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Love Farm Organics Facebook page. . We do not use pesticides on the crops. We primarily grow for our 150 member CSA program. We are not a typical U-pick operation. We have no restrooms or facilities available. We are a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm. We provide direct access to organically grown, seasonal, farm-fresh produce allowing Portland metro-area residents a connection with their food supply and farmer. Our goal is to grow delicious, high-quality, healthy foods utilizing the sustainable principles of organic agriculture.
  • Mark Unger Family Farm, Inc. - blueberries
    33640 SW Unger Road, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-628-2513. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Muir U-Pick Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    30350 NW Old Scotch Church Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 706-9663. Email: Muirblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: Generally open daily from 8 am to dusk, but occasionally closed for ripening so please call or text or primary phone number for hours and days; Season is early July to late August. Directions: From Sunset Highway 26 westbound, take Jackson School Road exit, go south \(left\) and turn right at first road \(Scotch Church Road\). Proceed about 1 mile; farm driveway is on left. Watch for signs. From Hillsboro, take Glencoe Road northbound and turn right onto Scotch Church Road Farm driveway is on right, about 100 yards past the Old Scotch Church. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Muir U-Pick Blueberry Farm . From Sunset Highway 26 westbound, take Jackson School Road exit, go south (left) and turn right at first road (Scotch Church Road). Proceed about 1 mile; farm driveway is on left. Watch for signs. From Hillsboro, take Glencoe Road northbound and turn right onto Scotch Church Road Farm driveway is on right, about 100 yards past the Old Scotch Church. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. The ONLY pyo crops offered are Blueberries. (UPDATED: July 05, 2021)
  • Rowell Brothers, Inc. - red raspberries, black raspberries, Logan berries, Boysenberries, Marionberries, blackberries, blueberries
    24000 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-628-0431. Open: everyday 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: We are located on Scholls Ferry Road between Scholls Sherwood Road and Hwy. 219. . Click here for a map and directions.
    Rowell Brothers, Inc. Facebook page. U-Pick or same day we pick. Feel free to roam the fields sampling fruit, so you can be sure your getting the variety and ripeness you prefer. Ten varieties that you can choose from and all you can eat free. Willamette red raspberries, Coho red raspberries, Monger black raspberries, Logan berries, Boysenberries, Marion berries, Siskiyou blackberries, Duke, Chandler, and Jersey blueberries. Rowell Bros. Berry Farm Facebook page. Expanding acreages with Black Hawk and Jewel black Raspberries, Brandy wine purple Raspberries. Triple crown, Waldo, NZ 9351 and NZ 9128 and OR 1369 blackberries. Opening day June 17 now harvesting Willamette red raspberries and Logan berries June 25 Monger black raspberries and Siskiyou blackberries. Usually available: Mid June and July.
    Comments from a visitor on July 16, 2011: "Visited this farm on Friday. It was very clean and I had tons of fun. The fruit was delicious, beautiful, plentiful, and there was lots of variety. The people running the U-Pick were friendly and helpful. I took my booty home and it's already in jam jars. I will continue to go here as different berries start to ripen this year and will make this my u-pick for berries. Yum!"
  • Smith Berry Barn - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, gooseberries, loganberries, marionberries, other berries, peppers, raspberries, tayberries, tomatoes, prepicked produce, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    24500 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97007. Phone: 503-628-2172. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 10 miles SW of Washington Square in Scholls. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. Seasonal hours vary, please check our website for current information. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Additionally we grow numerous varieties of squash and over 25 varieties of apples that are ready picked. At right is a TYPICAL (that word is emphasized for a reason) harvest schedule - CALL before you go!!!!) (UPDATED: July 11, 2018, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on July 10, 2012: "AMAZING! Cannot say enough good things about this farm. The berries were plentiful and they had more than one variety for each type of berry. They are no spray. The Farmer and workers are super friendly and helpful. They have a really cute cafe and gift shop as well as a picnic area. Today we picked raspberries and they were huge and delicious. We plan on going back this week for blueberries. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 18, 2010: "We visited the not once but TWICE already this season. First for strawberries - which were wonderful, sweet and juicy and then again for raspberries. I made jam out of both. The selection of raspberries was really nice - lots of big berries that were delicious! They have quite a few different berries from strawberries to tayberries. We plan to go back today to get blackberries. The farm was clean, buckets are provided and they accept debit cards. There were some chickens that we looked at and some really cute little goats too. Gift shop was well stocked and they have FRESH BERRY MILKSHAKES!!! Really yummy. Lots of plants available to purchase. Overall it was wonderful and this is now my go to farm for berries."
  • Starr Farm / Starr Boys Garden Center - blueberries
    8340 SW River Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-642-2024. Email: StarrFarm1@gmail.com. Open: 7 AM to 7 PM Tuesdays-Sundays. Directions: 0.9 mile north of Farmington Road on SW River Road near Hillsboro, OR. Since 1969 the Starr Farm, owned and operated by Charles and Kathy Starr, has provided the public with hands-on experience in selecting their own fresh produce. We will . Click here for a map and directions.
    Starr Farm / Starr Boys Garden Center Facebook page. . CLOSED MONDAYS. open on July 1 for pie cherries & . We have seven varieties of , early to late. Customers may U-Pick in our containers, pay the posted price & put check or cash in the cash box, then transfer produce into your own containers. 2019 Prices: : 1 gal - $9, 2 gal-$17, 5 gal-$40; Marionberries: 1 gal - $9 & 2 gal - $17; Zucchini: 2/$1 or 7/$3. Buckets at the green barn to use for picking. BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINERS to take berries home, (UPDATED: July 03, 2019, JBS)
  • Sunrise U-Pick Blueberry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    25863 NW West Union Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 380-5108. Email: blemfive@msn.com. Open: Wednesday to Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm. Directions: Located two miles northwest of Oregon Highway 26 in the community of Helvetia on West Union Road. You can see the field from the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: (503) 849-9627. . Blueberry season is typically June 29 to August 15 with some slight variation due to seasonal variances in weather;. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Family owned and operated small acreage u-pick farm in peaceful setting, conveniently located 4 minutes from the highway. Other farm stores nearby selling meat, milk, eggs, and many specialty items. (ADDED: May 07, 2020)
  • Taylor's Blueberries - blueberries
    13325 NW Thompson Road, Portland, OR 97229. Phone: 503-645-1643. Email: tayblu4u@verizon.net. Open: permanently closed. Click here for a map and directions. . UPDATE for 2021, Google says they are.
  • Tom's Berry Patch - Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Marionberries, Raspberries
    43775 NW Greenville Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-327-3717. Email: support@tomsberrypatch.com. Open: Please call for availability from June through August. Directions: We are located approximately 2-12 miles south of Banks. From highway 26 westbound take the BanksHwy 6 Exit, when you take the Banks exit go right at the light heading south on highway 47 towards Forest Grove. Go about 2 miles and turn right onto Greenville Road and follow the signs for about 12 mile. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Tom's Berry Patch Facebook page. . . We are located approximately 2-1/2 miles south of Banks. From highway 26 westbound take the Banks/Hwy 6 Exit, when you take the Banks exit go right at the light heading south on highway 47 towards Forest Grove. Go about 2 miles and turn right onto Greenville Road and follow the signs for about 1/2 mile. Please bring your own containers. U-Pick Blueberries, Blackberries, Marionberries. Please bring your own containers; Call for availability. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: March 10, 2021)
  • Village Gardens At Witch Hazel - blueberries, Blueberries are not sprayed.
    4025 SE Brookwood Avenue, Hillsoro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-819-2411. Open: Wednesday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: East Hillsboro. Tualatin Valley Highway \(Hwy 8\). Turn South on Brookwood Avenue, go 12 mile. Second house on right after Davis Road. Sign at end of driveway. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . East Hillsboro. Tualatin Valley Highway (Hwy 8). Turn South on Brookwood Avenue, go 1/2 mile. Second house on right after Davis Road. Sign at end of driveway. Blueberries: July and August. Blueberries are not sprayed.

 

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)

Far Northwest Oregon Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Far Northwest Oregon 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.

Columbia County

  • Crawford Berries 'n Cream - strawberries, marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries
    68660 Whitney Rd, Rainier, OR 97048. Phone: (503) 556-1247. Email: crawfordberriesncream@live.com. Directions: ​​There are signs posted along the way, Highway 30 to Goble, OR \(6 miles east of Rainier or 12 miles west of St. Helens\); Turn onto Nicolai Rd., go 6 miles; Turn right onto Clark Rd., gravel road, go 14 mile. Take right onto Whitney Rd., follow to the end, approx. 1 14 mile. Please follow the directions below as GPS will take you all over the countryside. Since 1991 they have grown to 8 acres of Shuksan strawberries, their trademark. In addition, they have also added marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries to the . Click here for a map and directions.
    Crawford Berries 'n Cream Facebook page. . . Typically daily 1 pm to 7 pm, but please check back on Facebook, website, or by calling the farm ​ for availability. U-PICK and preordered picked strawberries. ​​There are signs posted along the way, Highway 30 to Goble, OR (6 miles east of Rainier or 12 miles west of St. Helens); Turn onto Nicolai Rd., go 6 miles; Turn right onto Clark Rd., gravel road, go 1/4 mile. Take right onto Whitney Rd., follow to the end, approx. 1 1/4 mile. Please follow the directions below as GPS will take you all over the countryside. Since 1991 they have grown to 8 acres of Shuksan strawberries, their trademark. In addition, they have also added marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries to the crops they grow.​
  • Thorneberry Farm - ORGANIC, blueberries
    27697 W. Dike Road, Rainier, OR 97048. Phone: 503-753-1192. Click here for a map and directions. . Certified Organic.

Tillamook County

Washington County

  • . - blueberries, picnic area
    5301 SE Patterson Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-649-6000. Email: oldberrybear@msn.com. Open: 8:30 am to 8 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Sara's Blueberries5301 SE Patterson Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123Phone: Eastside of Hillsboro, turn north from Tualatin Valley Hwy at 239th and follow blue/white signs to the end of Imlay Street for approximately 1 mileTurn left onto Patterson StreetWe are on the right hand side approximately one quarter mileMapQuest gives the wrong locationWe offer both U-pick and ready pickedCall recording for crop availability, 5 varieties of blueberriesAvailability of berries is dependent is upon weatherClean field with plentiful picking, children welcome, shady picnic area, come enjoy the farm animalsUsually available: June 29-August 15.
  • Apple Valley Farms - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    22330 NW Fisher Rd, Banks, OR 97106. Phone: 503-277-8190. Open: Weekends 9 am to 5 or a call of an appointment. Directions: HWY 26 & Fisher Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. . Starting June 29, 2013.
  • Bear Hollow - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    21035 Sw Old Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 538-1822. Email: vbearlady@hotmail.com. Open: Starting mid July picking days will be Thursday through Sunday 8am to 8 pm. Directions: 20 miles from PDX. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Bear Hollow . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Please call 503-538-1822 before coming to verify picking days. Some days we get picked out! The. (UPDATED: June 27, 2018)
  • Blooming Junction Farm and Garden - No pesticides are used blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, flowers, marionberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours, group reservations
    35105 Nw Zion Church Rd, Cornelius, OR 97023. Phone: (503) 681-4646. Email: info@bloomingjunction.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take the North Plains exit off of highway 26 and go south towards Hillsboro. Go approximately 1 12 miles and take a right turn onto Zion Church Road. Go about a mile and a half and we are on the right side, just past the intersection of Zion Church with Susbauer Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Blooming Junction Farm and Garden Facebook page. . Take the North Plains exit off of highway 26 and go south towards Hillsboro. Go approximately 1 1/2 miles and take a right turn onto Zion Church Road. Go about a mile and a half and we are on the right side, just past the intersection of Zion Church with Susbauer Road. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Note: The flowers to pick are sunflowers. (UPDATED: July 19, 2020)
  • Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    13794 SW Roy Rogers Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: . Open: permanently closed. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Blueberry Hill, Roshak's Berry Shak - blueberries, Marionberries and Raspberries.
    11300 SW River Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97007. Phone: 503-590-3201. Open: Sunday from early July, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 am to 1 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: We accept cash and checks only. . Sunday (from early July), Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 am to 1 pm. From Blueberry Hill Farm, take Scholls Ferry 3 miles west to River Road, continue for 2 miles to silver barn on right, entry near large sign, plenty of parking. Price $1.25 per pound U-Pick all berries. More blueberries to pick, younger plants, same great flavor and taste. Blueberries (Earliblue, Blue Crop and Duke), Marionberries and Raspberries. Also called Roshak's Berry Shak.
  • Blueberry Ridge Farm Inc - Certified Organic, blueberries
    19711 SW Conzelmann Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 625-5178. Email: blueberryridge@blueberries4you.com. Open: see their website for current hours. Click here for a map and directions. . We are a family run farm that has been growing organic blueberries since 1983. Part of what makes us different from other farms is that we have complete quality control over every stage of processing. We have our made from scratch organic blue-berry pies. Our dehydrated organic blueberries dried at the farm with no added sugars, preservatives or oils. Also, make sure to try our blueberry clusters consisting of our organic dried blueberries and dark chocolate. Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission. A visitor writes on August 22, 2014: "Hi - I just wanted to note that the blueberries on this farm are CERTIFIED ORGANIC, so ought to be in GREEN font. We've picked there for two seasons now, and the berries are incredible! :-)"
  • Bonny Slope Blueberries - Blueberries
    3565 NW South Road, Portland, OR 97229. Phone: (503) 816-9110. Open: July-August, 9 am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday or by appt. Click here for a map and directions. .Phone: 503- 645-1252. . No chemical sprays used. close to Beaverton, follow signs along West Union Road, NW Skyline or Cornell Road in Cedar Mill to Thompson Road, follow signs to South Road. Unsprayed , close to Beaverton, clean fields, easy picking, families welcome, call for availability. U-pick, ready pick - on order. Bring your own containers/some provided. Usually available: July 1-September 1. See our roadside stand for fresh organic fruits and vegetables.Note: please park above on the street. This makes the field safe for children to play. If you have a reason you cannot walk the road down, please move the barrier aside and drive down very slowly. Thanks!
  • Callaghan's Blueberry Field - blueberries
    10880 NW Jackson Quarry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-647-5358. Open: Typically from mid to late June through July, Check their Facebook page for open hours, they vary depending on when berries are ripe. Click here for a map and directions. . U-Pick Blueberry field. are $2.00 per pound. There are three varieties of : EarliBlue, Blue Crop, and Berkeley.
  • Crawford's Nursery and Produce - blueberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, Mulberries, Plums, Zucchini, Green Beans, Yellow Beans
    34849 SW Tongue Lane, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-359-0337. Open: see their Facebook page. Click here for a map and directions. . Throughout the season, they usually have U-pick & More!
    Comments from a visitor on August 23, 2012: "Just wanted to say that our experience at Crawford's could not have been more different. We have been now 2-3 times and each time the man in the wheelchair has been pleasant and beyond generous. "
    Comments from a visitor on August 25, 2011: "Went to this farm today Aug 25, 2011, had the worse experience this man mostly likely the owner in a wheelchair was rude and very defensive. His addition was off and I question it, he flew of the handle making comments like you people want things for nothing, and to get out of his store and to never come back. Mind you we are Asian, so Asian people don't go there. He is a racist and he well add to his favor."
  • Dudonis Farms - blueberries
    21065 SW Scholls Sherwood Rd, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 628-1555. Open: see their Facebook page. Directions: Located with . Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission. Also co-Phil's Fruit Stand
  • Duyck's Peachy-Pig Farm - apples, apricots, asparagus, beans, blackberries, blueberries, blackcaps, Chehalems, loganberries, marionberries, raspberries, strawberries, youngberries, cherries, cukes (reg & lemon), corn, dill, eggplant, figs, filberts, garlic, grapes, honey, onions, (reg & Walla Walla), peaches, pears, peppers (Bell & hot), prunes, plums, pumpkins,pumpkins in patch, rabbits, rhubarb, tours, tomatoes, walnuts, weaner pigs, grapes & golf balls.
    34840 SW Johnson School Road, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-357-3570. Email: duycks@coho.net. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, Sunday from 12noon to 6pm, and closed all day on Monday. Directions: 4 mile S of Hillsboro on Hwy 219. R on Simpson Road R on Johnson Sch. Road go 3 miles or take 10th St. out of Cornelius 3 miles L at golf course, R on Johnson School Road 1 mile. Usually available: May- December. Click here for a map and directions. . U-pick & we pick. Bring containers, children & food stamps welcome. See & touch animals. Tours: Schools, birthday parties, pumpkins in patch, etc. May thru Oct. Picnic area, panoramic view, natural well water. Custom filbert harvesting. (sometimes misspelled "Duyuck" or "Dyuck" or "Duyk")A visitor writes on June 27, 2023:"Duyck's is my favorite all around u-pick experience in the Hillsboro area. They are a multi-generational, family-run business. They grow a little of everything, making for a fun outing with kids! Prices are fair, people are super friendly, and there are beautiful flowers and animals everywhere. What more could I ask for?!?!"A visitor writes on May 12, 2016: (positive) "My friends and I met here for a play date with our children last season. It was a wonderful experience, and I plan to go back this summer. We bought peaches, picked blackberries and raspberries, many different varieties. The children helped at first, then decided to go play around on all the different fun playground equipment they had around the farm. A highlight for my kiddos were the animals. They fed the horses, squealed in delight at all the chickens, and absolutely loved the pigs. There were some adorable little baby piggies when we came. Overall, it was a wonderful experience, and you could spend a whole day here without feeling bored."Note: If you've visited the farm, please give me your feedback! See more info, reviews and links here.
  • Eisert Blues - blueberries,
    10685 Southwest Clay Street, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: 503 682-1287. Email: cseisert@frontier.com. Open: 7 days a week, sun-up to sun-down, usually starting late June or early July through the month of July, starting July 3 in 2020; but always email before driving out. Directions: I-5 take exit 286 \(Stafford N. Wilsonville\) Turn right onto SW Boones Ferry Rd ,0.3 mi turn left onto Day Street, 0.6 mi turn right onto SW Grahams Ferry Road, 0.3 mi turn left onto SW Clay Street, 0.1 mi 11 on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Eisert Blues . 7 days a week, sun-up to sun-down, usually starting late June or early July through the month of July, (starting July 3 in 2020; but always email before driving out). I-5 take exit 286 (Stafford/ N. Wilsonville) Turn right onto SW Boones Ferry Rd ,0.3 mi turn left onto Day Street, 0.6 mi turn right onto SW Grahams Ferry Road, 0.3 mi turn left onto SW Clay Street, 0.1 mi 11 on the right. July. Evening picking is a pleasant alternative to mid-summer heat. We hope to see you soon. . (UPDATED: June 25, 2020) (UPDATED: June 04, 2016)
  • Evans Blueberries - blueberries
    1615 NW Cavens Lane, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 648-1731. Email: evansfarmproduceandprovisions@gmail.com. Open: message them or see their Facebook page. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Gordon's Acres - blueberries
    43860 NW Narup Rd., Banks, OR 97106. Phone: (503) 901-7971. Email: gordonsacres@yahoo.com. Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission.
  • Greenville Farms - blueberries
    443775 NW Greenville Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-359-4763. Email: Sid@wifi-nw.com. Click here for a map and directions. . .
  • Gregg Farms - peaches, blueberries
    3770 NW Leisy Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-693-8775. Email: car32@excite.com. Open: July, August, September. Directions: Take Sunset West to North Plains Exit. Go past Glenco Highschool on the left side of the road. Turn Right on Cody. Then Right on Hornecker Road; turn Right at the next paved road, which is Leisy Road. Proceed over the railroad tracks and turn right at the Peach sign, just over the railroad tracks. . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for a map to our farm. We are usually open Gregg Farm is open in season, for Red Haven Peaches, Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 7 pm. Be the first to pick Red Haven Peaches! Best for eating, colorful and sweet. They are large and delicious and ripened early, at our farm. Red Haven Peaches! Veteran Gourmet, sweetest, ideal for eating and canning or freezing. Elberta Peaches: Ready later. We have a limited quantity, so you must not miss the opportunity to pick this deluxe canning and eating peach! UPDATE: August 10, 2011 - A visitor tells me that the farm's phone message says peach trees replanted so closed for u-pick for the next few years.
  • Heikes Farms - blueberries, boysenberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, restooms
    9400 Sw Heikes Drive, Hillboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-628-7226. Open: Monday thru Saturday from 9 am to 6:00; We are closed on Sunday; We are open as the berries ripen which is typically mid to late May through July. Directions: From Hillsboro, go south onto highway 219 for about 6 miles, turn left onto Farmington road, go 1.3 miles and turn right on Heikes Drive. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Heikes Farms Facebook page. . We have restroom facilities onsite. P. Click here for our Facebook page . In their seasons, we have Boysenberries, Blueberries, strawberries and Raspberries available already picked in our Fresh Market and available for UPick. The fields are beautiful and well groomed. There are bathroom facilities available. Bring your own containers, or you can purchase some from us. All berries are priced $1.75/lb to UPick. Call the Fresh Market to confirm availability.
    Comments from a visitor on June 22, 2010: "I went there today (June 22, 2010)and the strawberries were great. There are two varieties, one being Hoods. They are $1.25 lb/PYO. The owner said they sometimes spray to prevent rot but she was not sure if her husband had sprayed this year. She said they DO spray their blueberries. The farm is so neat & the people are right there near the fields. "
    Comments from a visitor on June 03, 2009: "They are very nice and they have a fresh market to if you don't want to pick your own. They don't use pesticides and they have outdoor and indoor restrooms but what I was impressed with was how organized their u pick was. I will be returning to them a lot and their hoods are only $1.00 a pound and everyone else is around $1.25 to $2.00 a pound. They also had free containers for us to use and bigger ones that only cost 50 cents and $1 for the full flat size. They said they will have 20 acres of blueberries for u pick in early July. I am so excited. "
  • Hein's Blueberries - blueberries
    41596 SW Vandehey Road, Gaston, OR 97119. Phone: 503-985-7648. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Hoffman Farms Store - blackberries, blueberries, marionberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), strawberries, tayberries, Honey from hives on the farm, restrooms, picnic area
    22242 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton, OR 97007. Phone: 503-628-5418. Email: hoffmanfarmsstore@gmail.com. Open: June through August: Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Hoffman Farms Store Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: 503-628-0772. . A visitor writes on March 05, 2015: "My son and I have been to this farm half a dozen times in the last two years for blueberries and strawberries. They are amazing. They have a tractor play area for the kids, a small market, and super nice staff. The berries are amazing, their prices are great. I think my son eats 5 pounds before we leave and they just think it's adorable. We are impatiently awaiting the next season! It has become a family tradition and we don't need to go anywhere else. "
  • John Coussens Farms LLC - U-pick blueberries
    32400 NW Wren Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-648-9103. Open: July -weekends only, Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. Directions: From Hwy 26 at North Plains \(Exit 57\), go south 1.8 miles to Wren Rd. From Hillsboro go north 2.5 miles on Glencoe Rd to Wren Rd. Then .25 miles west on Wren. First driveway on left at u-pick sign. . Click here for a map and directions. . Containers provided. Family friendly, clean and abundant fields. From Hwy 26 at North Plains (Exit 57), go south 1.8 miles to Wren Rd. From Hillsboro go north 2.5 miles on Glencoe Rd to Wren Rd. Then .25 miles west on Wren. First driveway on left at u-pick sign. (ADDED: July 12, 2009, JBS)
  • Love Farm Organics - No pesticides are used, blackberries, blueberries, marionberries, plums, raspberries (Spring, black), Other fruit or veg,
    46125 Nw Hillside Rd, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-515-9939. Email: lovefarmorganics@gmail.com. Open: We allow u - pick on Saturday and Sunday by appointment ONLY; We generally have berries late June through August; Please call to set up a time. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Love Farm Organics Facebook page. . We do not use pesticides on the crops. We primarily grow for our 150 member CSA program. We are not a typical U-pick operation. We have no restrooms or facilities available. We are a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm. We provide direct access to organically grown, seasonal, farm-fresh produce allowing Portland metro-area residents a connection with their food supply and farmer. Our goal is to grow delicious, high-quality, healthy foods utilizing the sustainable principles of organic agriculture.
  • Mark Unger Family Farm, Inc. - blueberries
    33640 SW Unger Road, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-628-2513. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Muir U-Pick Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    30350 NW Old Scotch Church Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 706-9663. Email: Muirblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: Generally open daily from 8 am to dusk, but occasionally closed for ripening so please call or text or primary phone number for hours and days; Season is early July to late August. Directions: From Sunset Highway 26 westbound, take Jackson School Road exit, go south \(left\) and turn right at first road \(Scotch Church Road\). Proceed about 1 mile; farm driveway is on left. Watch for signs. From Hillsboro, take Glencoe Road northbound and turn right onto Scotch Church Road Farm driveway is on right, about 100 yards past the Old Scotch Church. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Muir U-Pick Blueberry Farm . From Sunset Highway 26 westbound, take Jackson School Road exit, go south (left) and turn right at first road (Scotch Church Road). Proceed about 1 mile; farm driveway is on left. Watch for signs. From Hillsboro, take Glencoe Road northbound and turn right onto Scotch Church Road Farm driveway is on right, about 100 yards past the Old Scotch Church. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. The ONLY pyo crops offered are Blueberries. (UPDATED: July 05, 2021)
  • Rowell Brothers, Inc. - red raspberries, black raspberries, Logan berries, Boysenberries, Marionberries, blackberries, blueberries
    24000 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-628-0431. Open: everyday 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: We are located on Scholls Ferry Road between Scholls Sherwood Road and Hwy. 219. . Click here for a map and directions.
    Rowell Brothers, Inc. Facebook page. U-Pick or same day we pick. Feel free to roam the fields sampling fruit, so you can be sure your getting the variety and ripeness you prefer. Ten varieties that you can choose from and all you can eat free. Willamette red raspberries, Coho red raspberries, Monger black raspberries, Logan berries, Boysenberries, Marion berries, Siskiyou blackberries, Duke, Chandler, and Jersey blueberries. Rowell Bros. Berry Farm Facebook page. Expanding acreages with Black Hawk and Jewel black Raspberries, Brandy wine purple Raspberries. Triple crown, Waldo, NZ 9351 and NZ 9128 and OR 1369 blackberries. Opening day June 17 now harvesting Willamette red raspberries and Logan berries June 25 Monger black raspberries and Siskiyou blackberries. Usually available: Mid June and July.
    Comments from a visitor on July 16, 2011: "Visited this farm on Friday. It was very clean and I had tons of fun. The fruit was delicious, beautiful, plentiful, and there was lots of variety. The people running the U-Pick were friendly and helpful. I took my booty home and it's already in jam jars. I will continue to go here as different berries start to ripen this year and will make this my u-pick for berries. Yum!"
  • Smith Berry Barn - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, gooseberries, loganberries, marionberries, other berries, peppers, raspberries, tayberries, tomatoes, prepicked produce, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    24500 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97007. Phone: 503-628-2172. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 10 miles SW of Washington Square in Scholls. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. Seasonal hours vary, please check our website for current information. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Additionally we grow numerous varieties of squash and over 25 varieties of apples that are ready picked. At right is a TYPICAL (that word is emphasized for a reason) harvest schedule - CALL before you go!!!!) (UPDATED: July 11, 2018, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on July 10, 2012: "AMAZING! Cannot say enough good things about this farm. The berries were plentiful and they had more than one variety for each type of berry. They are no spray. The Farmer and workers are super friendly and helpful. They have a really cute cafe and gift shop as well as a picnic area. Today we picked raspberries and they were huge and delicious. We plan on going back this week for blueberries. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 18, 2010: "We visited the not once but TWICE already this season. First for strawberries - which were wonderful, sweet and juicy and then again for raspberries. I made jam out of both. The selection of raspberries was really nice - lots of big berries that were delicious! They have quite a few different berries from strawberries to tayberries. We plan to go back today to get blackberries. The farm was clean, buckets are provided and they accept debit cards. There were some chickens that we looked at and some really cute little goats too. Gift shop was well stocked and they have FRESH BERRY MILKSHAKES!!! Really yummy. Lots of plants available to purchase. Overall it was wonderful and this is now my go to farm for berries."
  • Starr Farm / Starr Boys Garden Center - blueberries
    8340 SW River Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-642-2024. Email: StarrFarm1@gmail.com. Open: 7 AM to 7 PM Tuesdays-Sundays. Directions: 0.9 mile north of Farmington Road on SW River Road near Hillsboro, OR. Since 1969 the Starr Farm, owned and operated by Charles and Kathy Starr, has provided the public with hands-on experience in selecting their own fresh produce. We will . Click here for a map and directions.
    Starr Farm / Starr Boys Garden Center Facebook page. . CLOSED MONDAYS. open on July 1 for pie cherries & . We have seven varieties of , early to late. Customers may U-Pick in our containers, pay the posted price & put check or cash in the cash box, then transfer produce into your own containers. 2019 Prices: : 1 gal - $9, 2 gal-$17, 5 gal-$40; Marionberries: 1 gal - $9 & 2 gal - $17; Zucchini: 2/$1 or 7/$3. Buckets at the green barn to use for picking. BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINERS to take berries home, (UPDATED: July 03, 2019, JBS)
  • Sunrise U-Pick Blueberry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    25863 NW West Union Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 380-5108. Email: blemfive@msn.com. Open: Wednesday to Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm. Directions: Located two miles northwest of Oregon Highway 26 in the community of Helvetia on West Union Road. You can see the field from the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: (503) 849-9627. . Blueberry season is typically June 29 to August 15 with some slight variation due to seasonal variances in weather;. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Family owned and operated small acreage u-pick farm in peaceful setting, conveniently located 4 minutes from the highway. Other farm stores nearby selling meat, milk, eggs, and many specialty items. (ADDED: May 07, 2020)
  • Taylor's Blueberries - blueberries
    13325 NW Thompson Road, Portland, OR 97229. Phone: 503-645-1643. Email: tayblu4u@verizon.net. Open: permanently closed. Click here for a map and directions. . UPDATE for 2021, Google says they are.
  • Tom's Berry Patch - Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Marionberries, Raspberries
    43775 NW Greenville Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-327-3717. Email: support@tomsberrypatch.com. Open: Please call for availability from June through August. Directions: We are located approximately 2-12 miles south of Banks. From highway 26 westbound take the BanksHwy 6 Exit, when you take the Banks exit go right at the light heading south on highway 47 towards Forest Grove. Go about 2 miles and turn right onto Greenville Road and follow the signs for about 12 mile. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Tom's Berry Patch Facebook page. . . We are located approximately 2-1/2 miles south of Banks. From highway 26 westbound take the Banks/Hwy 6 Exit, when you take the Banks exit go right at the light heading south on highway 47 towards Forest Grove. Go about 2 miles and turn right onto Greenville Road and follow the signs for about 1/2 mile. Please bring your own containers. U-Pick Blueberries, Blackberries, Marionberries. Please bring your own containers; Call for availability. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: March 10, 2021)
  • Village Gardens At Witch Hazel - blueberries, Blueberries are not sprayed.
    4025 SE Brookwood Avenue, Hillsoro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-819-2411. Open: Wednesday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: East Hillsboro. Tualatin Valley Highway \(Hwy 8\). Turn South on Brookwood Avenue, go 12 mile. Second house on right after Davis Road. Sign at end of driveway. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . East Hillsboro. Tualatin Valley Highway (Hwy 8). Turn South on Brookwood Avenue, go 1/2 mile. Second house on right after Davis Road. Sign at end of driveway. Blueberries: July and August. Blueberries are not sprayed.

 

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)

Far Northwest Oregon Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Far Northwest Oregon 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.

Columbia County

  • Crawford Berries 'n Cream - strawberries, marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries
    68660 Whitney Rd, Rainier, OR 97048. Phone: (503) 556-1247. Email: crawfordberriesncream@live.com. Directions: ​​There are signs posted along the way, Highway 30 to Goble, OR \(6 miles east of Rainier or 12 miles west of St. Helens\); Turn onto Nicolai Rd., go 6 miles; Turn right onto Clark Rd., gravel road, go 14 mile. Take right onto Whitney Rd., follow to the end, approx. 1 14 mile. Please follow the directions below as GPS will take you all over the countryside. Since 1991 they have grown to 8 acres of Shuksan strawberries, their trademark. In addition, they have also added marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries to the . Click here for a map and directions.
    Crawford Berries 'n Cream Facebook page. . . Typically daily 1 pm to 7 pm, but please check back on Facebook, website, or by calling the farm ​ for availability. U-PICK and preordered picked strawberries. ​​There are signs posted along the way, Highway 30 to Goble, OR (6 miles east of Rainier or 12 miles west of St. Helens); Turn onto Nicolai Rd., go 6 miles; Turn right onto Clark Rd., gravel road, go 1/4 mile. Take right onto Whitney Rd., follow to the end, approx. 1 1/4 mile. Please follow the directions below as GPS will take you all over the countryside. Since 1991 they have grown to 8 acres of Shuksan strawberries, their trademark. In addition, they have also added marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries to the crops they grow.​
  • Thorneberry Farm - ORGANIC, blueberries
    27697 W. Dike Road, Rainier, OR 97048. Phone: 503-753-1192. Click here for a map and directions. . Certified Organic.

Tillamook County

Washington County

  • . - blueberries, picnic area
    5301 SE Patterson Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-649-6000. Email: oldberrybear@msn.com. Open: 8:30 am to 8 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Sara's Blueberries5301 SE Patterson Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123Phone: Eastside of Hillsboro, turn north from Tualatin Valley Hwy at 239th and follow blue/white signs to the end of Imlay Street for approximately 1 mileTurn left onto Patterson StreetWe are on the right hand side approximately one quarter mileMapQuest gives the wrong locationWe offer both U-pick and ready pickedCall recording for crop availability, 5 varieties of blueberriesAvailability of berries is dependent is upon weatherClean field with plentiful picking, children welcome, shady picnic area, come enjoy the farm animalsUsually available: June 29-August 15.
  • Apple Valley Farms - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    22330 NW Fisher Rd, Banks, OR 97106. Phone: 503-277-8190. Open: Weekends 9 am to 5 or a call of an appointment. Directions: HWY 26 & Fisher Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. . Starting June 29, 2013.
  • Bear Hollow - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    21035 Sw Old Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 538-1822. Email: vbearlady@hotmail.com. Open: Starting mid July picking days will be Thursday through Sunday 8am to 8 pm. Directions: 20 miles from PDX. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Bear Hollow . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Please call 503-538-1822 before coming to verify picking days. Some days we get picked out! The. (UPDATED: June 27, 2018)
  • Blooming Junction Farm and Garden - No pesticides are used blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, flowers, marionberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours, group reservations
    35105 Nw Zion Church Rd, Cornelius, OR 97023. Phone: (503) 681-4646. Email: info@bloomingjunction.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take the North Plains exit off of highway 26 and go south towards Hillsboro. Go approximately 1 12 miles and take a right turn onto Zion Church Road. Go about a mile and a half and we are on the right side, just past the intersection of Zion Church with Susbauer Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Blooming Junction Farm and Garden Facebook page. . Take the North Plains exit off of highway 26 and go south towards Hillsboro. Go approximately 1 1/2 miles and take a right turn onto Zion Church Road. Go about a mile and a half and we are on the right side, just past the intersection of Zion Church with Susbauer Road. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Note: The flowers to pick are sunflowers. (UPDATED: July 19, 2020)
  • Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    13794 SW Roy Rogers Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: . Open: permanently closed. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Blueberry Hill, Roshak's Berry Shak - blueberries, Marionberries and Raspberries.
    11300 SW River Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97007. Phone: 503-590-3201. Open: Sunday from early July, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 am to 1 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: We accept cash and checks only. . Sunday (from early July), Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 am to 1 pm. From Blueberry Hill Farm, take Scholls Ferry 3 miles west to River Road, continue for 2 miles to silver barn on right, entry near large sign, plenty of parking. Price $1.25 per pound U-Pick all berries. More blueberries to pick, younger plants, same great flavor and taste. Blueberries (Earliblue, Blue Crop and Duke), Marionberries and Raspberries. Also called Roshak's Berry Shak.
  • Blueberry Ridge Farm Inc - Certified Organic, blueberries
    19711 SW Conzelmann Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 625-5178. Email: blueberryridge@blueberries4you.com. Open: see their website for current hours. Click here for a map and directions. . We are a family run farm that has been growing organic blueberries since 1983. Part of what makes us different from other farms is that we have complete quality control over every stage of processing. We have our made from scratch organic blue-berry pies. Our dehydrated organic blueberries dried at the farm with no added sugars, preservatives or oils. Also, make sure to try our blueberry clusters consisting of our organic dried blueberries and dark chocolate. Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission. A visitor writes on August 22, 2014: "Hi - I just wanted to note that the blueberries on this farm are CERTIFIED ORGANIC, so ought to be in GREEN font. We've picked there for two seasons now, and the berries are incredible! :-)"
  • Bonny Slope Blueberries - Blueberries
    3565 NW South Road, Portland, OR 97229. Phone: (503) 816-9110. Open: July-August, 9 am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday or by appt. Click here for a map and directions. .Phone: 503- 645-1252. . No chemical sprays used. close to Beaverton, follow signs along West Union Road, NW Skyline or Cornell Road in Cedar Mill to Thompson Road, follow signs to South Road. Unsprayed , close to Beaverton, clean fields, easy picking, families welcome, call for availability. U-pick, ready pick - on order. Bring your own containers/some provided. Usually available: July 1-September 1. See our roadside stand for fresh organic fruits and vegetables.Note: please park above on the street. This makes the field safe for children to play. If you have a reason you cannot walk the road down, please move the barrier aside and drive down very slowly. Thanks!
  • Callaghan's Blueberry Field - blueberries
    10880 NW Jackson Quarry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-647-5358. Open: Typically from mid to late June through July, Check their Facebook page for open hours, they vary depending on when berries are ripe. Click here for a map and directions. . U-Pick Blueberry field. are $2.00 per pound. There are three varieties of : EarliBlue, Blue Crop, and Berkeley.
  • Crawford's Nursery and Produce - blueberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, Mulberries, Plums, Zucchini, Green Beans, Yellow Beans
    34849 SW Tongue Lane, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-359-0337. Open: see their Facebook page. Click here for a map and directions. . Throughout the season, they usually have U-pick & More!
    Comments from a visitor on August 23, 2012: "Just wanted to say that our experience at Crawford's could not have been more different. We have been now 2-3 times and each time the man in the wheelchair has been pleasant and beyond generous. "
    Comments from a visitor on August 25, 2011: "Went to this farm today Aug 25, 2011, had the worse experience this man mostly likely the owner in a wheelchair was rude and very defensive. His addition was off and I question it, he flew of the handle making comments like you people want things for nothing, and to get out of his store and to never come back. Mind you we are Asian, so Asian people don't go there. He is a racist and he well add to his favor."
  • Dudonis Farms - blueberries
    21065 SW Scholls Sherwood Rd, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 628-1555. Open: see their Facebook page. Directions: Located with . Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission. Also co-Phil's Fruit Stand
  • Duyck's Peachy-Pig Farm - apples, apricots, asparagus, beans, blackberries, blueberries, blackcaps, Chehalems, loganberries, marionberries, raspberries, strawberries, youngberries, cherries, cukes (reg & lemon), corn, dill, eggplant, figs, filberts, garlic, grapes, honey, onions, (reg & Walla Walla), peaches, pears, peppers (Bell & hot), prunes, plums, pumpkins,pumpkins in patch, rabbits, rhubarb, tours, tomatoes, walnuts, weaner pigs, grapes & golf balls.
    34840 SW Johnson School Road, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-357-3570. Email: duycks@coho.net. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, Sunday from 12noon to 6pm, and closed all day on Monday. Directions: 4 mile S of Hillsboro on Hwy 219. R on Simpson Road R on Johnson Sch. Road go 3 miles or take 10th St. out of Cornelius 3 miles L at golf course, R on Johnson School Road 1 mile. Usually available: May- December. Click here for a map and directions. . U-pick & we pick. Bring containers, children & food stamps welcome. See & touch animals. Tours: Schools, birthday parties, pumpkins in patch, etc. May thru Oct. Picnic area, panoramic view, natural well water. Custom filbert harvesting. (sometimes misspelled "Duyuck" or "Dyuck" or "Duyk")A visitor writes on June 27, 2023:"Duyck's is my favorite all around u-pick experience in the Hillsboro area. They are a multi-generational, family-run business. They grow a little of everything, making for a fun outing with kids! Prices are fair, people are super friendly, and there are beautiful flowers and animals everywhere. What more could I ask for?!?!"A visitor writes on May 12, 2016: (positive) "My friends and I met here for a play date with our children last season. It was a wonderful experience, and I plan to go back this summer. We bought peaches, picked blackberries and raspberries, many different varieties. The children helped at first, then decided to go play around on all the different fun playground equipment they had around the farm. A highlight for my kiddos were the animals. They fed the horses, squealed in delight at all the chickens, and absolutely loved the pigs. There were some adorable little baby piggies when we came. Overall, it was a wonderful experience, and you could spend a whole day here without feeling bored."Note: If you've visited the farm, please give me your feedback! See more info, reviews and links here.
  • Eisert Blues - blueberries,
    10685 Southwest Clay Street, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: 503 682-1287. Email: cseisert@frontier.com. Open: 7 days a week, sun-up to sun-down, usually starting late June or early July through the month of July, starting July 3 in 2020; but always email before driving out. Directions: I-5 take exit 286 \(Stafford N. Wilsonville\) Turn right onto SW Boones Ferry Rd ,0.3 mi turn left onto Day Street, 0.6 mi turn right onto SW Grahams Ferry Road, 0.3 mi turn left onto SW Clay Street, 0.1 mi 11 on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Eisert Blues . 7 days a week, sun-up to sun-down, usually starting late June or early July through the month of July, (starting July 3 in 2020; but always email before driving out). I-5 take exit 286 (Stafford/ N. Wilsonville) Turn right onto SW Boones Ferry Rd ,0.3 mi turn left onto Day Street, 0.6 mi turn right onto SW Grahams Ferry Road, 0.3 mi turn left onto SW Clay Street, 0.1 mi 11 on the right. July. Evening picking is a pleasant alternative to mid-summer heat. We hope to see you soon. . (UPDATED: June 25, 2020) (UPDATED: June 04, 2016)
  • Evans Blueberries - blueberries
    1615 NW Cavens Lane, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 648-1731. Email: evansfarmproduceandprovisions@gmail.com. Open: message them or see their Facebook page. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Gordon's Acres - blueberries
    43860 NW Narup Rd., Banks, OR 97106. Phone: (503) 901-7971. Email: gordonsacres@yahoo.com. Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission.
  • Greenville Farms - blueberries
    443775 NW Greenville Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-359-4763. Email: Sid@wifi-nw.com. Click here for a map and directions. . .
  • Gregg Farms - peaches, blueberries
    3770 NW Leisy Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-693-8775. Email: car32@excite.com. Open: July, August, September. Directions: Take Sunset West to North Plains Exit. Go past Glenco Highschool on the left side of the road. Turn Right on Cody. Then Right on Hornecker Road; turn Right at the next paved road, which is Leisy Road. Proceed over the railroad tracks and turn right at the Peach sign, just over the railroad tracks. . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for a map to our farm. We are usually open Gregg Farm is open in season, for Red Haven Peaches, Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 7 pm. Be the first to pick Red Haven Peaches! Best for eating, colorful and sweet. They are large and delicious and ripened early, at our farm. Red Haven Peaches! Veteran Gourmet, sweetest, ideal for eating and canning or freezing. Elberta Peaches: Ready later. We have a limited quantity, so you must not miss the opportunity to pick this deluxe canning and eating peach! UPDATE: August 10, 2011 - A visitor tells me that the farm's phone message says peach trees replanted so closed for u-pick for the next few years.
  • Heikes Farms - blueberries, boysenberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, restooms
    9400 Sw Heikes Drive, Hillboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-628-7226. Open: Monday thru Saturday from 9 am to 6:00; We are closed on Sunday; We are open as the berries ripen which is typically mid to late May through July. Directions: From Hillsboro, go south onto highway 219 for about 6 miles, turn left onto Farmington road, go 1.3 miles and turn right on Heikes Drive. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Heikes Farms Facebook page. . We have restroom facilities onsite. P. Click here for our Facebook page . In their seasons, we have Boysenberries, Blueberries, strawberries and Raspberries available already picked in our Fresh Market and available for UPick. The fields are beautiful and well groomed. There are bathroom facilities available. Bring your own containers, or you can purchase some from us. All berries are priced $1.75/lb to UPick. Call the Fresh Market to confirm availability.
    Comments from a visitor on June 22, 2010: "I went there today (June 22, 2010)and the strawberries were great. There are two varieties, one being Hoods. They are $1.25 lb/PYO. The owner said they sometimes spray to prevent rot but she was not sure if her husband had sprayed this year. She said they DO spray their blueberries. The farm is so neat & the people are right there near the fields. "
    Comments from a visitor on June 03, 2009: "They are very nice and they have a fresh market to if you don't want to pick your own. They don't use pesticides and they have outdoor and indoor restrooms but what I was impressed with was how organized their u pick was. I will be returning to them a lot and their hoods are only $1.00 a pound and everyone else is around $1.25 to $2.00 a pound. They also had free containers for us to use and bigger ones that only cost 50 cents and $1 for the full flat size. They said they will have 20 acres of blueberries for u pick in early July. I am so excited. "
  • Hein's Blueberries - blueberries
    41596 SW Vandehey Road, Gaston, OR 97119. Phone: 503-985-7648. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Hoffman Farms Store - blackberries, blueberries, marionberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), strawberries, tayberries, Honey from hives on the farm, restrooms, picnic area
    22242 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton, OR 97007. Phone: 503-628-5418. Email: hoffmanfarmsstore@gmail.com. Open: June through August: Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Hoffman Farms Store Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: 503-628-0772. . A visitor writes on March 05, 2015: "My son and I have been to this farm half a dozen times in the last two years for blueberries and strawberries. They are amazing. They have a tractor play area for the kids, a small market, and super nice staff. The berries are amazing, their prices are great. I think my son eats 5 pounds before we leave and they just think it's adorable. We are impatiently awaiting the next season! It has become a family tradition and we don't need to go anywhere else. "
  • John Coussens Farms LLC - U-pick blueberries
    32400 NW Wren Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-648-9103. Open: July -weekends only, Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. Directions: From Hwy 26 at North Plains \(Exit 57\), go south 1.8 miles to Wren Rd. From Hillsboro go north 2.5 miles on Glencoe Rd to Wren Rd. Then .25 miles west on Wren. First driveway on left at u-pick sign. . Click here for a map and directions. . Containers provided. Family friendly, clean and abundant fields. From Hwy 26 at North Plains (Exit 57), go south 1.8 miles to Wren Rd. From Hillsboro go north 2.5 miles on Glencoe Rd to Wren Rd. Then .25 miles west on Wren. First driveway on left at u-pick sign. (ADDED: July 12, 2009, JBS)
  • Love Farm Organics - No pesticides are used, blackberries, blueberries, marionberries, plums, raspberries (Spring, black), Other fruit or veg,
    46125 Nw Hillside Rd, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-515-9939. Email: lovefarmorganics@gmail.com. Open: We allow u - pick on Saturday and Sunday by appointment ONLY; We generally have berries late June through August; Please call to set up a time. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Love Farm Organics Facebook page. . We do not use pesticides on the crops. We primarily grow for our 150 member CSA program. We are not a typical U-pick operation. We have no restrooms or facilities available. We are a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm. We provide direct access to organically grown, seasonal, farm-fresh produce allowing Portland metro-area residents a connection with their food supply and farmer. Our goal is to grow delicious, high-quality, healthy foods utilizing the sustainable principles of organic agriculture.
  • Mark Unger Family Farm, Inc. - blueberries
    33640 SW Unger Road, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-628-2513. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Muir U-Pick Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    30350 NW Old Scotch Church Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 706-9663. Email: Muirblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: Generally open daily from 8 am to dusk, but occasionally closed for ripening so please call or text or primary phone number for hours and days; Season is early July to late August. Directions: From Sunset Highway 26 westbound, take Jackson School Road exit, go south \(left\) and turn right at first road \(Scotch Church Road\). Proceed about 1 mile; farm driveway is on left. Watch for signs. From Hillsboro, take Glencoe Road northbound and turn right onto Scotch Church Road Farm driveway is on right, about 100 yards past the Old Scotch Church. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Muir U-Pick Blueberry Farm . From Sunset Highway 26 westbound, take Jackson School Road exit, go south (left) and turn right at first road (Scotch Church Road). Proceed about 1 mile; farm driveway is on left. Watch for signs. From Hillsboro, take Glencoe Road northbound and turn right onto Scotch Church Road Farm driveway is on right, about 100 yards past the Old Scotch Church. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. The ONLY pyo crops offered are Blueberries. (UPDATED: July 05, 2021)
  • Rowell Brothers, Inc. - red raspberries, black raspberries, Logan berries, Boysenberries, Marionberries, blackberries, blueberries
    24000 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-628-0431. Open: everyday 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: We are located on Scholls Ferry Road between Scholls Sherwood Road and Hwy. 219. . Click here for a map and directions.
    Rowell Brothers, Inc. Facebook page. U-Pick or same day we pick. Feel free to roam the fields sampling fruit, so you can be sure your getting the variety and ripeness you prefer. Ten varieties that you can choose from and all you can eat free. Willamette red raspberries, Coho red raspberries, Monger black raspberries, Logan berries, Boysenberries, Marion berries, Siskiyou blackberries, Duke, Chandler, and Jersey blueberries. Rowell Bros. Berry Farm Facebook page. Expanding acreages with Black Hawk and Jewel black Raspberries, Brandy wine purple Raspberries. Triple crown, Waldo, NZ 9351 and NZ 9128 and OR 1369 blackberries. Opening day June 17 now harvesting Willamette red raspberries and Logan berries June 25 Monger black raspberries and Siskiyou blackberries. Usually available: Mid June and July.
    Comments from a visitor on July 16, 2011: "Visited this farm on Friday. It was very clean and I had tons of fun. The fruit was delicious, beautiful, plentiful, and there was lots of variety. The people running the U-Pick were friendly and helpful. I took my booty home and it's already in jam jars. I will continue to go here as different berries start to ripen this year and will make this my u-pick for berries. Yum!"
  • Smith Berry Barn - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, gooseberries, loganberries, marionberries, other berries, peppers, raspberries, tayberries, tomatoes, prepicked produce, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    24500 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97007. Phone: 503-628-2172. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 10 miles SW of Washington Square in Scholls. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. Seasonal hours vary, please check our website for current information. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Additionally we grow numerous varieties of squash and over 25 varieties of apples that are ready picked. At right is a TYPICAL (that word is emphasized for a reason) harvest schedule - CALL before you go!!!!) (UPDATED: July 11, 2018, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on July 10, 2012: "AMAZING! Cannot say enough good things about this farm. The berries were plentiful and they had more than one variety for each type of berry. They are no spray. The Farmer and workers are super friendly and helpful. They have a really cute cafe and gift shop as well as a picnic area. Today we picked raspberries and they were huge and delicious. We plan on going back this week for blueberries. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 18, 2010: "We visited the not once but TWICE already this season. First for strawberries - which were wonderful, sweet and juicy and then again for raspberries. I made jam out of both. The selection of raspberries was really nice - lots of big berries that were delicious! They have quite a few different berries from strawberries to tayberries. We plan to go back today to get blackberries. The farm was clean, buckets are provided and they accept debit cards. There were some chickens that we looked at and some really cute little goats too. Gift shop was well stocked and they have FRESH BERRY MILKSHAKES!!! Really yummy. Lots of plants available to purchase. Overall it was wonderful and this is now my go to farm for berries."
  • Starr Farm / Starr Boys Garden Center - blueberries
    8340 SW River Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-642-2024. Email: StarrFarm1@gmail.com. Open: 7 AM to 7 PM Tuesdays-Sundays. Directions: 0.9 mile north of Farmington Road on SW River Road near Hillsboro, OR. Since 1969 the Starr Farm, owned and operated by Charles and Kathy Starr, has provided the public with hands-on experience in selecting their own fresh produce. We will . Click here for a map and directions.
    Starr Farm / Starr Boys Garden Center Facebook page. . CLOSED MONDAYS. open on July 1 for pie cherries & . We have seven varieties of , early to late. Customers may U-Pick in our containers, pay the posted price & put check or cash in the cash box, then transfer produce into your own containers. 2019 Prices: : 1 gal - $9, 2 gal-$17, 5 gal-$40; Marionberries: 1 gal - $9 & 2 gal - $17; Zucchini: 2/$1 or 7/$3. Buckets at the green barn to use for picking. BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINERS to take berries home, (UPDATED: July 03, 2019, JBS)
  • Sunrise U-Pick Blueberry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    25863 NW West Union Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 380-5108. Email: blemfive@msn.com. Open: Wednesday to Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm. Directions: Located two miles northwest of Oregon Highway 26 in the community of Helvetia on West Union Road. You can see the field from the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: (503) 849-9627. . Blueberry season is typically June 29 to August 15 with some slight variation due to seasonal variances in weather;. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Family owned and operated small acreage u-pick farm in peaceful setting, conveniently located 4 minutes from the highway. Other farm stores nearby selling meat, milk, eggs, and many specialty items. (ADDED: May 07, 2020)
  • Taylor's Blueberries - blueberries
    13325 NW Thompson Road, Portland, OR 97229. Phone: 503-645-1643. Email: tayblu4u@verizon.net. Open: permanently closed. Click here for a map and directions. . UPDATE for 2021, Google says they are.
  • Tom's Berry Patch - Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Marionberries, Raspberries
    43775 NW Greenville Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-327-3717. Email: support@tomsberrypatch.com. Open: Please call for availability from June through August. Directions: We are located approximately 2-12 miles south of Banks. From highway 26 westbound take the BanksHwy 6 Exit, when you take the Banks exit go right at the light heading south on highway 47 towards Forest Grove. Go about 2 miles and turn right onto Greenville Road and follow the signs for about 12 mile. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Tom's Berry Patch Facebook page. . . We are located approximately 2-1/2 miles south of Banks. From highway 26 westbound take the Banks/Hwy 6 Exit, when you take the Banks exit go right at the light heading south on highway 47 towards Forest Grove. Go about 2 miles and turn right onto Greenville Road and follow the signs for about 1/2 mile. Please bring your own containers. U-Pick Blueberries, Blackberries, Marionberries. Please bring your own containers; Call for availability. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: March 10, 2021)
  • Village Gardens At Witch Hazel - blueberries, Blueberries are not sprayed.
    4025 SE Brookwood Avenue, Hillsoro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-819-2411. Open: Wednesday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: East Hillsboro. Tualatin Valley Highway \(Hwy 8\). Turn South on Brookwood Avenue, go 12 mile. Second house on right after Davis Road. Sign at end of driveway. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . East Hillsboro. Tualatin Valley Highway (Hwy 8). Turn South on Brookwood Avenue, go 1/2 mile. Second house on right after Davis Road. Sign at end of driveway. Blueberries: July and August. Blueberries are not sprayed.

 

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)

Far Northwest Oregon Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Far Northwest Oregon 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.

Columbia County

  • Crawford Berries 'n Cream - strawberries, marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries
    68660 Whitney Rd, Rainier, OR 97048. Phone: (503) 556-1247. Email: crawfordberriesncream@live.com. Directions: ​​There are signs posted along the way, Highway 30 to Goble, OR \(6 miles east of Rainier or 12 miles west of St. Helens\); Turn onto Nicolai Rd., go 6 miles; Turn right onto Clark Rd., gravel road, go 14 mile. Take right onto Whitney Rd., follow to the end, approx. 1 14 mile. Please follow the directions below as GPS will take you all over the countryside. Since 1991 they have grown to 8 acres of Shuksan strawberries, their trademark. In addition, they have also added marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries to the . Click here for a map and directions.
    Crawford Berries 'n Cream Facebook page. . . Typically daily 1 pm to 7 pm, but please check back on Facebook, website, or by calling the farm ​ for availability. U-PICK and preordered picked strawberries. ​​There are signs posted along the way, Highway 30 to Goble, OR (6 miles east of Rainier or 12 miles west of St. Helens); Turn onto Nicolai Rd., go 6 miles; Turn right onto Clark Rd., gravel road, go 1/4 mile. Take right onto Whitney Rd., follow to the end, approx. 1 1/4 mile. Please follow the directions below as GPS will take you all over the countryside. Since 1991 they have grown to 8 acres of Shuksan strawberries, their trademark. In addition, they have also added marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries to the crops they grow.​
  • Thorneberry Farm - ORGANIC, blueberries
    27697 W. Dike Road, Rainier, OR 97048. Phone: 503-753-1192. Click here for a map and directions. . Certified Organic.

Tillamook County

Washington County

  • . - blueberries, picnic area
    5301 SE Patterson Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-649-6000. Email: oldberrybear@msn.com. Open: 8:30 am to 8 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Sara's Blueberries5301 SE Patterson Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123Phone: Eastside of Hillsboro, turn north from Tualatin Valley Hwy at 239th and follow blue/white signs to the end of Imlay Street for approximately 1 mileTurn left onto Patterson StreetWe are on the right hand side approximately one quarter mileMapQuest gives the wrong locationWe offer both U-pick and ready pickedCall recording for crop availability, 5 varieties of blueberriesAvailability of berries is dependent is upon weatherClean field with plentiful picking, children welcome, shady picnic area, come enjoy the farm animalsUsually available: June 29-August 15.
  • Apple Valley Farms - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    22330 NW Fisher Rd, Banks, OR 97106. Phone: 503-277-8190. Open: Weekends 9 am to 5 or a call of an appointment. Directions: HWY 26 & Fisher Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. . Starting June 29, 2013.
  • Bear Hollow - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    21035 Sw Old Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 538-1822. Email: vbearlady@hotmail.com. Open: Starting mid July picking days will be Thursday through Sunday 8am to 8 pm. Directions: 20 miles from PDX. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Bear Hollow . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Please call 503-538-1822 before coming to verify picking days. Some days we get picked out! The. (UPDATED: June 27, 2018)
  • Blooming Junction Farm and Garden - No pesticides are used blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, flowers, marionberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours, group reservations
    35105 Nw Zion Church Rd, Cornelius, OR 97023. Phone: (503) 681-4646. Email: info@bloomingjunction.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take the North Plains exit off of highway 26 and go south towards Hillsboro. Go approximately 1 12 miles and take a right turn onto Zion Church Road. Go about a mile and a half and we are on the right side, just past the intersection of Zion Church with Susbauer Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Blooming Junction Farm and Garden Facebook page. . Take the North Plains exit off of highway 26 and go south towards Hillsboro. Go approximately 1 1/2 miles and take a right turn onto Zion Church Road. Go about a mile and a half and we are on the right side, just past the intersection of Zion Church with Susbauer Road. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Note: The flowers to pick are sunflowers. (UPDATED: July 19, 2020)
  • Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    13794 SW Roy Rogers Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: . Open: permanently closed. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Blueberry Hill, Roshak's Berry Shak - blueberries, Marionberries and Raspberries.
    11300 SW River Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97007. Phone: 503-590-3201. Open: Sunday from early July, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 am to 1 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: We accept cash and checks only. . Sunday (from early July), Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 am to 1 pm. From Blueberry Hill Farm, take Scholls Ferry 3 miles west to River Road, continue for 2 miles to silver barn on right, entry near large sign, plenty of parking. Price $1.25 per pound U-Pick all berries. More blueberries to pick, younger plants, same great flavor and taste. Blueberries (Earliblue, Blue Crop and Duke), Marionberries and Raspberries. Also called Roshak's Berry Shak.
  • Blueberry Ridge Farm Inc - Certified Organic, blueberries
    19711 SW Conzelmann Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 625-5178. Email: blueberryridge@blueberries4you.com. Open: see their website for current hours. Click here for a map and directions. . We are a family run farm that has been growing organic blueberries since 1983. Part of what makes us different from other farms is that we have complete quality control over every stage of processing. We have our made from scratch organic blue-berry pies. Our dehydrated organic blueberries dried at the farm with no added sugars, preservatives or oils. Also, make sure to try our blueberry clusters consisting of our organic dried blueberries and dark chocolate. Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission. A visitor writes on August 22, 2014: "Hi - I just wanted to note that the blueberries on this farm are CERTIFIED ORGANIC, so ought to be in GREEN font. We've picked there for two seasons now, and the berries are incredible! :-)"
  • Bonny Slope Blueberries - Blueberries
    3565 NW South Road, Portland, OR 97229. Phone: (503) 816-9110. Open: July-August, 9 am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday or by appt. Click here for a map and directions. .Phone: 503- 645-1252. . No chemical sprays used. close to Beaverton, follow signs along West Union Road, NW Skyline or Cornell Road in Cedar Mill to Thompson Road, follow signs to South Road. Unsprayed , close to Beaverton, clean fields, easy picking, families welcome, call for availability. U-pick, ready pick - on order. Bring your own containers/some provided. Usually available: July 1-September 1. See our roadside stand for fresh organic fruits and vegetables.Note: please park above on the street. This makes the field safe for children to play. If you have a reason you cannot walk the road down, please move the barrier aside and drive down very slowly. Thanks!
  • Callaghan's Blueberry Field - blueberries
    10880 NW Jackson Quarry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-647-5358. Open: Typically from mid to late June through July, Check their Facebook page for open hours, they vary depending on when berries are ripe. Click here for a map and directions. . U-Pick Blueberry field. are $2.00 per pound. There are three varieties of : EarliBlue, Blue Crop, and Berkeley.
  • Crawford's Nursery and Produce - blueberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, Mulberries, Plums, Zucchini, Green Beans, Yellow Beans
    34849 SW Tongue Lane, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-359-0337. Open: see their Facebook page. Click here for a map and directions. . Throughout the season, they usually have U-pick & More!
    Comments from a visitor on August 23, 2012: "Just wanted to say that our experience at Crawford's could not have been more different. We have been now 2-3 times and each time the man in the wheelchair has been pleasant and beyond generous. "
    Comments from a visitor on August 25, 2011: "Went to this farm today Aug 25, 2011, had the worse experience this man mostly likely the owner in a wheelchair was rude and very defensive. His addition was off and I question it, he flew of the handle making comments like you people want things for nothing, and to get out of his store and to never come back. Mind you we are Asian, so Asian people don't go there. He is a racist and he well add to his favor."
  • Dudonis Farms - blueberries
    21065 SW Scholls Sherwood Rd, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 628-1555. Open: see their Facebook page. Directions: Located with . Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission. Also co-Phil's Fruit Stand
  • Duyck's Peachy-Pig Farm - apples, apricots, asparagus, beans, blackberries, blueberries, blackcaps, Chehalems, loganberries, marionberries, raspberries, strawberries, youngberries, cherries, cukes (reg & lemon), corn, dill, eggplant, figs, filberts, garlic, grapes, honey, onions, (reg & Walla Walla), peaches, pears, peppers (Bell & hot), prunes, plums, pumpkins,pumpkins in patch, rabbits, rhubarb, tours, tomatoes, walnuts, weaner pigs, grapes & golf balls.
    34840 SW Johnson School Road, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-357-3570. Email: duycks@coho.net. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, Sunday from 12noon to 6pm, and closed all day on Monday. Directions: 4 mile S of Hillsboro on Hwy 219. R on Simpson Road R on Johnson Sch. Road go 3 miles or take 10th St. out of Cornelius 3 miles L at golf course, R on Johnson School Road 1 mile. Usually available: May- December. Click here for a map and directions. . U-pick & we pick. Bring containers, children & food stamps welcome. See & touch animals. Tours: Schools, birthday parties, pumpkins in patch, etc. May thru Oct. Picnic area, panoramic view, natural well water. Custom filbert harvesting. (sometimes misspelled "Duyuck" or "Dyuck" or "Duyk")A visitor writes on June 27, 2023:"Duyck's is my favorite all around u-pick experience in the Hillsboro area. They are a multi-generational, family-run business. They grow a little of everything, making for a fun outing with kids! Prices are fair, people are super friendly, and there are beautiful flowers and animals everywhere. What more could I ask for?!?!"A visitor writes on May 12, 2016: (positive) "My friends and I met here for a play date with our children last season. It was a wonderful experience, and I plan to go back this summer. We bought peaches, picked blackberries and raspberries, many different varieties. The children helped at first, then decided to go play around on all the different fun playground equipment they had around the farm. A highlight for my kiddos were the animals. They fed the horses, squealed in delight at all the chickens, and absolutely loved the pigs. There were some adorable little baby piggies when we came. Overall, it was a wonderful experience, and you could spend a whole day here without feeling bored."Note: If you've visited the farm, please give me your feedback! See more info, reviews and links here.
  • Eisert Blues - blueberries,
    10685 Southwest Clay Street, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: 503 682-1287. Email: cseisert@frontier.com. Open: 7 days a week, sun-up to sun-down, usually starting late June or early July through the month of July, starting July 3 in 2020; but always email before driving out. Directions: I-5 take exit 286 \(Stafford N. Wilsonville\) Turn right onto SW Boones Ferry Rd ,0.3 mi turn left onto Day Street, 0.6 mi turn right onto SW Grahams Ferry Road, 0.3 mi turn left onto SW Clay Street, 0.1 mi 11 on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Eisert Blues . 7 days a week, sun-up to sun-down, usually starting late June or early July through the month of July, (starting July 3 in 2020; but always email before driving out). I-5 take exit 286 (Stafford/ N. Wilsonville) Turn right onto SW Boones Ferry Rd ,0.3 mi turn left onto Day Street, 0.6 mi turn right onto SW Grahams Ferry Road, 0.3 mi turn left onto SW Clay Street, 0.1 mi 11 on the right. July. Evening picking is a pleasant alternative to mid-summer heat. We hope to see you soon. . (UPDATED: June 25, 2020) (UPDATED: June 04, 2016)
  • Evans Blueberries - blueberries
    1615 NW Cavens Lane, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 648-1731. Email: evansfarmproduceandprovisions@gmail.com. Open: message them or see their Facebook page. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Gordon's Acres - blueberries
    43860 NW Narup Rd., Banks, OR 97106. Phone: (503) 901-7971. Email: gordonsacres@yahoo.com. Click here for a map and directions. . Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission.
  • Greenville Farms - blueberries
    443775 NW Greenville Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-359-4763. Email: Sid@wifi-nw.com. Click here for a map and directions. . .
  • Gregg Farms - peaches, blueberries
    3770 NW Leisy Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-693-8775. Email: car32@excite.com. Open: July, August, September. Directions: Take Sunset West to North Plains Exit. Go past Glenco Highschool on the left side of the road. Turn Right on Cody. Then Right on Hornecker Road; turn Right at the next paved road, which is Leisy Road. Proceed over the railroad tracks and turn right at the Peach sign, just over the railroad tracks. . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for a map to our farm. We are usually open Gregg Farm is open in season, for Red Haven Peaches, Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 7 pm. Be the first to pick Red Haven Peaches! Best for eating, colorful and sweet. They are large and delicious and ripened early, at our farm. Red Haven Peaches! Veteran Gourmet, sweetest, ideal for eating and canning or freezing. Elberta Peaches: Ready later. We have a limited quantity, so you must not miss the opportunity to pick this deluxe canning and eating peach! UPDATE: August 10, 2011 - A visitor tells me that the farm's phone message says peach trees replanted so closed for u-pick for the next few years.
  • Heikes Farms - blueberries, boysenberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, restooms
    9400 Sw Heikes Drive, Hillboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-628-7226. Open: Monday thru Saturday from 9 am to 6:00; We are closed on Sunday; We are open as the berries ripen which is typically mid to late May through July. Directions: From Hillsboro, go south onto highway 219 for about 6 miles, turn left onto Farmington road, go 1.3 miles and turn right on Heikes Drive. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Heikes Farms Facebook page. . We have restroom facilities onsite. P. Click here for our Facebook page . In their seasons, we have Boysenberries, Blueberries, strawberries and Raspberries available already picked in our Fresh Market and available for UPick. The fields are beautiful and well groomed. There are bathroom facilities available. Bring your own containers, or you can purchase some from us. All berries are priced $1.75/lb to UPick. Call the Fresh Market to confirm availability.
    Comments from a visitor on June 22, 2010: "I went there today (June 22, 2010)and the strawberries were great. There are two varieties, one being Hoods. They are $1.25 lb/PYO. The owner said they sometimes spray to prevent rot but she was not sure if her husband had sprayed this year. She said they DO spray their blueberries. The farm is so neat & the people are right there near the fields. "
    Comments from a visitor on June 03, 2009: "They are very nice and they have a fresh market to if you don't want to pick your own. They don't use pesticides and they have outdoor and indoor restrooms but what I was impressed with was how organized their u pick was. I will be returning to them a lot and their hoods are only $1.00 a pound and everyone else is around $1.25 to $2.00 a pound. They also had free containers for us to use and bigger ones that only cost 50 cents and $1 for the full flat size. They said they will have 20 acres of blueberries for u pick in early July. I am so excited. "
  • Hein's Blueberries - blueberries
    41596 SW Vandehey Road, Gaston, OR 97119. Phone: 503-985-7648. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Hoffman Farms Store - blackberries, blueberries, marionberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), strawberries, tayberries, Honey from hives on the farm, restrooms, picnic area
    22242 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton, OR 97007. Phone: 503-628-5418. Email: hoffmanfarmsstore@gmail.com. Open: June through August: Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 5pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Hoffman Farms Store Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: 503-628-0772. . A visitor writes on March 05, 2015: "My son and I have been to this farm half a dozen times in the last two years for blueberries and strawberries. They are amazing. They have a tractor play area for the kids, a small market, and super nice staff. The berries are amazing, their prices are great. I think my son eats 5 pounds before we leave and they just think it's adorable. We are impatiently awaiting the next season! It has become a family tradition and we don't need to go anywhere else. "
  • John Coussens Farms LLC - U-pick blueberries
    32400 NW Wren Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-648-9103. Open: July -weekends only, Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. Directions: From Hwy 26 at North Plains \(Exit 57\), go south 1.8 miles to Wren Rd. From Hillsboro go north 2.5 miles on Glencoe Rd to Wren Rd. Then .25 miles west on Wren. First driveway on left at u-pick sign. . Click here for a map and directions. . Containers provided. Family friendly, clean and abundant fields. From Hwy 26 at North Plains (Exit 57), go south 1.8 miles to Wren Rd. From Hillsboro go north 2.5 miles on Glencoe Rd to Wren Rd. Then .25 miles west on Wren. First driveway on left at u-pick sign. (ADDED: July 12, 2009, JBS)
  • Love Farm Organics - No pesticides are used, blackberries, blueberries, marionberries, plums, raspberries (Spring, black), Other fruit or veg,
    46125 Nw Hillside Rd, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-515-9939. Email: lovefarmorganics@gmail.com. Open: We allow u - pick on Saturday and Sunday by appointment ONLY; We generally have berries late June through August; Please call to set up a time. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Love Farm Organics Facebook page. . We do not use pesticides on the crops. We primarily grow for our 150 member CSA program. We are not a typical U-pick operation. We have no restrooms or facilities available. We are a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm. We provide direct access to organically grown, seasonal, farm-fresh produce allowing Portland metro-area residents a connection with their food supply and farmer. Our goal is to grow delicious, high-quality, healthy foods utilizing the sustainable principles of organic agriculture.
  • Mark Unger Family Farm, Inc. - blueberries
    33640 SW Unger Road, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-628-2513. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Muir U-Pick Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    30350 NW Old Scotch Church Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 706-9663. Email: Muirblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: Generally open daily from 8 am to dusk, but occasionally closed for ripening so please call or text or primary phone number for hours and days; Season is early July to late August. Directions: From Sunset Highway 26 westbound, take Jackson School Road exit, go south \(left\) and turn right at first road \(Scotch Church Road\). Proceed about 1 mile; farm driveway is on left. Watch for signs. From Hillsboro, take Glencoe Road northbound and turn right onto Scotch Church Road Farm driveway is on right, about 100 yards past the Old Scotch Church. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Muir U-Pick Blueberry Farm . From Sunset Highway 26 westbound, take Jackson School Road exit, go south (left) and turn right at first road (Scotch Church Road). Proceed about 1 mile; farm driveway is on left. Watch for signs. From Hillsboro, take Glencoe Road northbound and turn right onto Scotch Church Road Farm driveway is on right, about 100 yards past the Old Scotch Church. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. The ONLY pyo crops offered are Blueberries. (UPDATED: July 05, 2021)
  • Rowell Brothers, Inc. - red raspberries, black raspberries, Logan berries, Boysenberries, Marionberries, blackberries, blueberries
    24000 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-628-0431. Open: everyday 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: We are located on Scholls Ferry Road between Scholls Sherwood Road and Hwy. 219. . Click here for a map and directions.
    Rowell Brothers, Inc. Facebook page. U-Pick or same day we pick. Feel free to roam the fields sampling fruit, so you can be sure your getting the variety and ripeness you prefer. Ten varieties that you can choose from and all you can eat free. Willamette red raspberries, Coho red raspberries, Monger black raspberries, Logan berries, Boysenberries, Marion berries, Siskiyou blackberries, Duke, Chandler, and Jersey blueberries. Rowell Bros. Berry Farm Facebook page. Expanding acreages with Black Hawk and Jewel black Raspberries, Brandy wine purple Raspberries. Triple crown, Waldo, NZ 9351 and NZ 9128 and OR 1369 blackberries. Opening day June 17 now harvesting Willamette red raspberries and Logan berries June 25 Monger black raspberries and Siskiyou blackberries. Usually available: Mid June and July.
    Comments from a visitor on July 16, 2011: "Visited this farm on Friday. It was very clean and I had tons of fun. The fruit was delicious, beautiful, plentiful, and there was lots of variety. The people running the U-Pick were friendly and helpful. I took my booty home and it's already in jam jars. I will continue to go here as different berries start to ripen this year and will make this my u-pick for berries. Yum!"
  • Smith Berry Barn - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, gooseberries, loganberries, marionberries, other berries, peppers, raspberries, tayberries, tomatoes, prepicked produce, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    24500 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97007. Phone: 503-628-2172. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 10 miles SW of Washington Square in Scholls. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. Seasonal hours vary, please check our website for current information. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Additionally we grow numerous varieties of squash and over 25 varieties of apples that are ready picked. At right is a TYPICAL (that word is emphasized for a reason) harvest schedule - CALL before you go!!!!) (UPDATED: July 11, 2018, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on July 10, 2012: "AMAZING! Cannot say enough good things about this farm. The berries were plentiful and they had more than one variety for each type of berry. They are no spray. The Farmer and workers are super friendly and helpful. They have a really cute cafe and gift shop as well as a picnic area. Today we picked raspberries and they were huge and delicious. We plan on going back this week for blueberries. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 18, 2010: "We visited the not once but TWICE already this season. First for strawberries - which were wonderful, sweet and juicy and then again for raspberries. I made jam out of both. The selection of raspberries was really nice - lots of big berries that were delicious! They have quite a few different berries from strawberries to tayberries. We plan to go back today to get blackberries. The farm was clean, buckets are provided and they accept debit cards. There were some chickens that we looked at and some really cute little goats too. Gift shop was well stocked and they have FRESH BERRY MILKSHAKES!!! Really yummy. Lots of plants available to purchase. Overall it was wonderful and this is now my go to farm for berries."
  • Starr Farm / Starr Boys Garden Center - blueberries
    8340 SW River Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-642-2024. Email: StarrFarm1@gmail.com. Open: 7 AM to 7 PM Tuesdays-Sundays. Directions: 0.9 mile north of Farmington Road on SW River Road near Hillsboro, OR. Since 1969 the Starr Farm, owned and operated by Charles and Kathy Starr, has provided the public with hands-on experience in selecting their own fresh produce. We will . Click here for a map and directions.
    Starr Farm / Starr Boys Garden Center Facebook page. . CLOSED MONDAYS. open on July 1 for pie cherries & . We have seven varieties of , early to late. Customers may U-Pick in our containers, pay the posted price & put check or cash in the cash box, then transfer produce into your own containers. 2019 Prices: : 1 gal - $9, 2 gal-$17, 5 gal-$40; Marionberries: 1 gal - $9 & 2 gal - $17; Zucchini: 2/$1 or 7/$3. Buckets at the green barn to use for picking. BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINERS to take berries home, (UPDATED: July 03, 2019, JBS)
  • Sunrise U-Pick Blueberry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    25863 NW West Union Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: (503) 380-5108. Email: blemfive@msn.com. Open: Wednesday to Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm. Directions: Located two miles northwest of Oregon Highway 26 in the community of Helvetia on West Union Road. You can see the field from the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: (503) 849-9627. . Blueberry season is typically June 29 to August 15 with some slight variation due to seasonal variances in weather;. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Family owned and operated small acreage u-pick farm in peaceful setting, conveniently located 4 minutes from the highway. Other farm stores nearby selling meat, milk, eggs, and many specialty items. (ADDED: May 07, 2020)
  • Taylor's Blueberries - blueberries
    13325 NW Thompson Road, Portland, OR 97229. Phone: 503-645-1643. Email: tayblu4u@verizon.net. Open: permanently closed. Click here for a map and directions. . UPDATE for 2021, Google says they are.
  • Tom's Berry Patch - Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Marionberries, Raspberries
    43775 NW Greenville Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Phone: 503-327-3717. Email: support@tomsberrypatch.com. Open: Please call for availability from June through August. Directions: We are located approximately 2-12 miles south of Banks. From highway 26 westbound take the BanksHwy 6 Exit, when you take the Banks exit go right at the light heading south on highway 47 towards Forest Grove. Go about 2 miles and turn right onto Greenville Road and follow the signs for about 12 mile. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Tom's Berry Patch Facebook page. . . We are located approximately 2-1/2 miles south of Banks. From highway 26 westbound take the Banks/Hwy 6 Exit, when you take the Banks exit go right at the light heading south on highway 47 towards Forest Grove. Go about 2 miles and turn right onto Greenville Road and follow the signs for about 1/2 mile. Please bring your own containers. U-Pick Blueberries, Blackberries, Marionberries. Please bring your own containers; Call for availability. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: March 10, 2021)
  • Village Gardens At Witch Hazel - blueberries, Blueberries are not sprayed.
    4025 SE Brookwood Avenue, Hillsoro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-819-2411. Open: Wednesday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: East Hillsboro. Tualatin Valley Highway \(Hwy 8\). Turn South on Brookwood Avenue, go 12 mile. Second house on right after Davis Road. Sign at end of driveway. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . East Hillsboro. Tualatin Valley Highway (Hwy 8). Turn South on Brookwood Avenue, go 1/2 mile. Second house on right after Davis Road. Sign at end of driveway. Blueberries: July and August. Blueberries are not sprayed.

 

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)

Far Northwest Oregon Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Far Northwest Oregon 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.

Columbia County

  • Crawford Berries 'n Cream - strawberries, marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries
    68660 Whitney Rd, Rainier, OR 97048. Phone: (503) 556-1247. Email: crawfordberriesncream@live.com. Directions: ​​There are signs posted along the way, Highway 30 to Goble, OR \(6 miles east of Rainier or 12 miles west of St. Helens\); Turn onto Nicolai Rd., go 6 miles; Turn right onto Clark Rd., gravel road, go 14 mile. Take right onto Whitney Rd., follow to the end, approx. 1 14 mile. Please follow the directions below as GPS will take you all over the countryside. Since 1991 they have grown to 8 acres of Shuksan strawberries, their trademark. In addition, they have also added marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries to the . Click here for a map and directions.
    Crawford Berries 'n Cream Facebook page. . . Typically daily 1 pm to 7 pm, but please check back on Facebook, website, or by calling the farm ​ for availability. U-PICK and preordered picked strawberries. ​​There are signs posted along the way, Highway 30 to Goble, OR (6 miles east of Rainier or 12 miles west of St. Helens); Turn onto Nicolai Rd., go 6 miles; Turn right onto Clark Rd., gravel road, go 1/4 mile. Take right onto Whitney Rd., follow to the end, approx. 1 1/4 mile. Please follow the directions below as GPS will take you all over the countryside. Since 1991 they have grown to 8 acres of Shuksan strawberries, their trademark. In addition, they have also added marionberries, Tulameen raspberries and blueberries to the crops they grow.​
  • Thorneberry Farm - ORGANIC, blueberries
    27697 W. Dike Road, Rainier, OR 97048. Phone: 503-753-1192. Click here for a map and directions. . Certified Organic.

Tillamook County

Washington County

  • . - blueberries, picnic area
    5301 SE Patterson Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Phone: 503-649-6000. Email: oldberrybear@msn.com. Open: 8:30 am to 8 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Sara's Blueberries5301 SE Patterson Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123Phone: Eastside of Hillsboro, turn north from Tualatin Valley Hwy at 239th and follow blue/white signs to the end of Imlay Street for approximately 1 mileTurn left onto Patterson StreetWe are on the right hand side approximately one quarter mileMapQuest gives the wrong locationWe offer both U-pick and ready pickedCall recording for crop availability, 5 varieties of blueberriesAvailability of berries is dependent is upon weatherClean field with plentiful picking, children welcome, shady picnic area, come enjoy the farm animalsUsually available: June 29-August 15.
  • Apple Valley Farms - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    22330 NW Fisher Rd, Banks, OR 97106. Phone: 503-277-8190. Open: Weekends 9 am to 5 or a call of an appointment. Directions: HWY 26 & Fisher Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. . Starting June 29, 2013.
  • Bear Hollow - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    21035 Sw Old Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 538-1822. Email: vbearlady@hotmail.com. Open: Starting mid July picking days will be Thursday through Sunday 8am to 8 pm. Directions: 20 miles from PDX. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Bear Hollow . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Please call 503-538-1822 before coming to verify picking days. Some days we get picked out! The. (UPDATED: June 27, 2018)
  • Blooming Junction Farm and Garden - No pesticides are used blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, flowers, marionberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours, group reservations
    35105 Nw Zion Church Rd, Cornelius, OR 97023. Phone: (503) 681-4646. Email: info@bloomingjunction.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take the North Plains exit off of highway 26 and go south towards Hillsboro. Go approximately 1 12 miles and take a right turn onto Zion Church Road. Go about a mile and a half and we are on the right side, just past the intersection of Zion Church with Susbauer Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Blooming Junction Farm and Garden Facebook page. . Take the North Plains exit off of highway 26 and go south towards Hillsboro. Go approximately 1 1/2 miles and take a right turn onto Zion Church Road. Go about a mile and a half and we are on the right side, just past the intersection of Zion Church with Susbauer Road. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Note: The flowers to pick are sunflowers. (UPDATED: July 19, 2020)
  • Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    13794 SW Roy Rogers Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: . Open: permanently closed. Click here for a map and directions.
  • Blueberry Hill, Roshak's Berry Shak - blueberries, Marionberries and Raspberries.
    11300 SW River Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97007. Phone: 503-590-3201. Open: Sunday from early July, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 am to 1 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: We accept cash and checks only. . Sunday (from early July), Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 am to 1 pm. From Blueberry Hill Farm, take Scholls Ferry 3 miles west to River Road, continue for 2 miles to silver barn on right, entry near large sign, plenty of parking. Price $1.25 per pound U-Pick all berries. More blueberries to pick, younger plants, same great flavor and taste. Blueberries (Earliblue, Blue Crop and Duke), Marionberries and Raspberries. Also called Roshak's Berry Shak.
  • Blueberry Ridge Farm Inc - Certified Organic, blueberries
    19711 SW Conzelmann Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140. Phone: (503) 625-5178. Email: blueberryridge@blueberries4you.com. Open: see their website for current hours. Click here for a map and directions. . We are a family run farm that has been growing organic blueberries since 1983. Part of what makes us different from other farms is that we have complete quality control over every stage of processing. We have our made from scratch organic blue-berry pies. Our dehydrated organic blueberries dried at the farm with no added sugars, preservatives or oils. Also, make sure to try our blueberry clusters consisting of our organic dried blueberries and dark chocolate. Member grower of the Oregon Blueberry Commission. A visitor writes on August 22, 2014: "Hi - I just wanted to note that the blueberries on this farm are CERTIFIED ORGANIC, so ought to be in GREEN font. We've picked there for two seasons now, and the berries are incredible! :-)"
  • Bonny Slope Blueberries - Blueberries
    3565 NW South Road, Portland, OR 97229. Phone: (503) 816-9110. Open: July-August, 9 am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday or by appt. Click here for a map and directions. .Phone: 503- 645-1252. . No chemical sprays used. close to Beaverton, follow signs along West Union Road, NW Skyline or Cornell Road in Cedar Mill to Thompson Road, follow signs to South Road. Unsprayed , close to Beaverton, clean fields, easy picking, families welcome, call for availability. U-pick, ready pick - on order. Bring your own containers/some provided. Usually available: July 1-September 1. See our roadside stand for fresh organic fruits and vegetables.Note: please park above on the street. This makes the field safe for children to play. If you have a reason you cannot walk the road down, please move the barrier aside and drive down very slowly. Thanks!
  • Callaghan's Blueberry Field - blueberries
    10880 NW Jackson Quarry Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone: 503-647-5358. Open: Typically from mid to late June through July, Check their Facebook page for open hours, they vary depending on when berries are ripe. Click here for a map and directions. . U-Pick Blueberry field. are $2.00 per pound. There are three varieties of : EarliBlue, Blue Crop, and Berkeley.
  • Crawford's Nursery and Produce - blueberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, Mulberries, Plums, Zucchini, Green Beans, Yellow Beans
    34849 SW Tongue Lane, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-359-0337. Open: see their Facebook page. Click here for a map and directions. . Throughout the season, they usually have U-pick & More!
    Comments from a visitor on August 23, 2012: "Just wanted to say that our experience at Crawford's could not have been more different. We have been now 2-3 times and each time the man in the wheelchair has been pleasant and beyond generous. "
    Comments from a visitor on August 25, 2011: "Went to this farm today Aug 25, 2011, had the worse experience this man mostly likely the owner in a wheelchair was rude and very defensive. His addition was off and I question it, he flew of the handle making comments like you people want things for nothing, and to get out of his store and to never come back. Mind you we are Asian, so Asian people don't go there. He is a racist and he well add to his favor."