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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Salem and Marion County 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.

Marion County

  • Boones Ferry Berry Farm - blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, corn (sweet), loganberries, marionberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    19602 Boones Ferry Road NE, Hubbard, OR 97032. Phone: 503-678-5871. Email: berries@boonesberry.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sunday; May - August. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers.
    Boones Ferry Berry Farm Facebook page. . Hood strawberries, Albion strawberries, Totem strawberries. We are the Snegirev family: Growing and selling Oregon strawberries, Marion berries, Blueberries, and Raspberries right from our farm in Aurora Oregon since 1993. We offer several you-pick (u-pick) berry fields that you and your family can come out and pick as much of any of our berries our farm has to offer. You can easily find our berries for sale at Wholesale foods under our beautiful "Boones Ferry Berry Farms" branded boxes. "These berries are amazing" -Quote by the Wholefoods produce buyer.s Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on August 05, 2011: "I love Oregon berries. I grew up picking all types of berries from Strawberries, Marion berries, and all types of black berries. Waking up 4 in the morning since I was 6 years old. So I know how much hard work goes behind growing delicious Oregon berries here in the Willamette valley.s has to have the best berries I have ever tasted. Not only was their very first pick nice a ripe, but every strawberry, marionberry, blue berry looked as though it was the very first berry from the first harvest (aka: first pick). The berries are not only aesthetically pleasing but are still as delicious and sweet as the first picks berries. Trust me, once you eat one berry, your mouth will "water" for more:)"
  • Briggs Family Blueberry Patch - blueberries
    5365 Radell Dr SE, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-364-8222. Email: briggsblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Daily 7 am to 8 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . 2020 Price $1.20 Lb. : For over 25 years, our family has provided yours with the biggest, sweetest, you will find anywhere. We offer U-Pick in a serene rural setting. Please do not bring pets into the field due to sanitation concerns. Remember to bring your own containers and wear your old shoes. Remember to bring your own containers, old shoes, drinking water and smaller currency. Children are welcome to help you pick. A visitor writes on July 02, 2014: "This was our families U-pick until 5 years ago, Briggs now have the field and the entrance is on their street (5365 Radell Dr SE)"A visitor writes: "They have several varieties (early and late) and they don't spray!"
  • Cora's Crop U-pick - blueberries,
    21897 Case Rd NE, Aurora, OR 97002. Phone: 503-678-6021. Open: Call for opening day and price. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: We accept cash and check only. . From I-5, take exit 278 (Donald/Aurora) and turn right at the stop sign onto Ehlen Rd. Follow the road for 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Case Rd for another half mile. We are on your left. From Newberg, take Hwy 219 toward St. Paul. Take the first left after crossing the Willamette River. This is Champoeg Rd. Follow the road to the stop sign and take a left. Proceed two miles making sure to stay to the right when the road makes a Y. Five acres of blueberries just south of Champoeg Park!
  • Fariji Farm - apples, blueberries,
    7601 Howell Prairie Road NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-874-1135. Email: farijifarm@gmail.com. Directions: I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa RoadKeizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North Fariji Farm - 7601 - on left of road \(orchard in front - log house\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 503-569-7094. . UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone and there's nothing else about them that is current on the internet - I presume they have closed. Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me.Weekends 8 am to 6 pm Weed days after 5 pm Call for more information. I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa Road/Keizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North - 7601 - on left of road (orchard in front - log house). Organic blueberries u-pick from mid-July to mid-August. is a small organic blueberry and horse boarding/riding farm located between Salem and Silverton, Oregon. The name Fariji comes from the Swahili word 'comfort' and expresses the hope that the farm's fruits and animals (horse, cows, chickens) will bring comfort and health to its guests. Guided by a deep love of God's gifts of life and nature, invites you take a great horse ride, picking your own bucket of organic blueberries or both in the same day.
  • Fordyce Farm - U-pick Strawberries, black currants, gooseberries, Blueberries, Kotataberries, Autumn pumpkin patch and corn maze
    7023 Sunnyview Road NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-5105. Email: fordyce.farm.info@gmail.com. Open: from mid May- end of October. Click here for a map and directions.
    Fordyce Farm Facebook page. . Alternate phone: 503-362-0132. . Season: Open June-July, 9:00 to 6:00, Monday through Saturday for a full season of berries, vegetables, baked goods, and lots of other good things; Blue & Kotata 7:30-3. We are a family owned berry farm offering a wide variety of u-pick and already picked fruits and vegetables. We have a store, bakery, display garden, beautiful perennial plants, pumpkin patch, and corn maze. We are open
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Fordyce Farm will have u-pick strawberries after June 20, 2011"
  • Forsters' Blueberry Hill - follows organic methods, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    17950 Hazelnut Ridge Road, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: (503) 873-7524. Email: bigtracks@earthlink.net. Open: Due to the Covid - 19 epidemic we are only open by appointment this year Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 8am and 1pm Opening about July 17. Directions: The farm is 6 miles north of Silverton off of Highway 213. Turn east on North Abigua Road, go 1 mile to Hazelnut Ridge Road then left. The farm is on the right about 1 mile up the hill. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (503) 312-1830. . We use natural organic practices, and are subject to the NOP small quantity exemption. Upick and already picked berries by appointment only. Forster's Blueberry Hill is one the oldest blueberry farms in Oregon having been operated by the same family since 1950. (UPDATED: July 04, 2020)
  • Jensen Blueberries - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    8485 Anderson Rd., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: 503-769-4244. Email: jensenblueberries@gmail.com. Directions: Located 1 mile outside of Sublimity. Click here for a map and directions. . Small u-pick and custom pick blueberry field. We are a family friendly field . We offer Duke, Blue Crop, Legacy and Pink Lemonade varieties. Come see us !
  • Miller Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Apples, Pears, grapes, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked
    4935 Riverside Road South, Salem, OR 97392. Phone: 503-580-5767. Email: millerfarmsalem@gmail.com. Open: Sunday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Directions: From Portland take Exit 252 and turn right onto Kuebler. From Eugene take Exit 252 and turn left onto Kuebler. Continue on Kuebler for 3.5 miles. Turn left on Skyline Road and proceed until it comes to an end. Then turn right onto Riverside Road South and continue for 0.9 miles. Turn right at 4935 Riverside Road South and proceed up the driveway and follow the directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 503-580-1332. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Blueberries: late June thru September Blackberries: July Apples: August thru October. We've added Apples, Pears, and Table Grapes.'s beautiful setting in Salem, Oregon is known for quality fresh local produce while using natural farming methods. You can also sign up for our weekly email to know what mouth-watering, hand-picked, ripe produce is ready. We have a Fruit Stand, Upick and Weekly Delivery Service FEATURING: BERRIES, GRAPES, VEGETABLES, APRICOTS, APPLES, PEARS, CHERRIES, PEACHES, PLUMS, FIGS, LOCAL RAW HONEY, FRESH AND DRIED LAVENDER, HOMEMADE JAMS AND SYRUPS, AND FRESH CUT FLOWERS. (UPDATED: June 28, 2018) (ADDED: June 11, 2015)A visitor writes on July 07, 2022: "Blueberries: $1.55per lb! Prices you quote must be nationally. Good thing we don't live where ever they are $4 and up. Wouldn't be buying any."
  • Minto Island Growers - blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    Salem, Or 97302, Salem, OR 97302. Phone: 503-931-6840. Email: elizabeth@mintogrowers.com. Open: June, July, August; After your first visit you will be able to pick earlier than 9am; You will not be able to weigh your berries until 9am and you must be checked out by 5pm; Where: Come to the Farm Stand to receive your U - Pick map and information; Return to the Farm Stand after you are done to weigh and pay; See the website for more information. Directions: From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road \(before Illahe and Roberts Crossing\). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Minto Island Growers Facebook page. . From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road (before Illahe and Roberts Crossing). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road.
  • Olson Stuart Farms Inc - Cherries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Peaches, Apples, Blueberries, nectarines
    6925 Joseph SE, Salem, OR 97301. Phone: 503-362-5942. Email: info@olsonfarms.com. Open: June 1- September 30; The stand is Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm; U-Pick closes at 5:30 pm. Click here for a map and directions.
    Olson Stuart Farms Inc Facebook page. . . See updates on Olson Farms Facebook page. 5 miles east of I-5 on Highway 22. u-pick, ready pick, pick to order (bring containers and call ahead for u-pick), accepts WIC and senior coupons. U-pick and we-pick fruits. Also have a farmer's market that has other produce and honey that they produce. (a.k.a, Olson Peaches).
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Olson's Farm will have strawberries available after June 16th or 17th - recorded message said they will update by the info by the 15."
  • Purdy Enterprises - U-Pick Strawberries, blueberries
    14435 E Marquam Rd NE, Mt Angel, OR 97362. Phone: 503-845-6822. Email: reaganpurdy@cs.com. Open: Late May-June, 7 days, 8:00-6:00. Directions: Located outhouse for public use. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash or checks. Purdy Enterprises . They have a conveniently . U-pick, we-pick strawberries; jam, syrup & preserves. U-Pick Blueberries! 2021 price is $1.00 /Lb, Bring your own containers. Park behind the barn to the right when you pull in driveway. Scale in front of office, self service.
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Purdy Enterprises is 75 cents per pound and will open up u-pick after June 16th."
  • Rick Johnson Farm - apples, blueberries, cherries, peaches, strawberries,
    3310 Perkins Street Ne, Salem, OR 97303. Phone: 503-393-0859. Open: Monday thru Saturday 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sundays; June to November. Directions: Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 \(the Brooks exit\). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south \(left\) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left \(east\). Go for 0.8 miles; Rick Johnson Farm is on the right hand side \(south side\). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Rick Johnson Farm Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 (the Brooks exit). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south (left) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left (east). Go for 0.8 miles; is on the right hand side (south side). Farm is located at corner of Perkins St. and 35th just north of Keizer. address is 3310 Perkins St NE Keizer Oregon 97303. Picked Peaches, Apples, Grapes, and Walnuts will also be sold in season. For information about these fruits please call. (UPDATED: June 25, 2020)
    Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2016: "Good old-fashioned family farm with hardworking family members doing 99% of the work. Awesome Peaches--Suncrest (very sweet!), Cresthavens, and Elbertas. Very good prices on u-pick (70 cents/lb). You can also buy already-picked peaches by the lug box (about 15-16 quarts of canned peaches worth) and two smaller box sizes. Also they have cherries, and I'm not sure what else. maybe watermelons? "
  • Riley and Sons Oregon Blueberries - blueberries
    26022 NE Butteville Road, Aurora, OR . Phone: 503-678-5852. Click here for a map and directions. . U-pick/ready picked .
  • Sherwood Farms - blueberries
    11991 Ashley Ln. S.E., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 769-7325. Email: tyke@wvi.com. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate Phone: (503) 551-5941. .
  • Sublimity Blueberries - blueberries,
    11991 Ashley Lane Se, Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 551-5941. Email: sublimityblueberries@gmail.com. Open: U-Pick season generally begins in late-June, early-July and lasts a little over a month each year.  ; See our website for hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: see website. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 1, 2024, JBS)  (ADDED: January 07, 2018)
  • Thank You Berry Much Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    5975 Culver Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-393-2758. Email: berries@thankyouberrymuchfarms.com. Open: Every day from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Culver drive is the first right-hand turn off Macleay road, East of Cordon road. We are also accessible by taking Exit 4 off Highway 22. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Thank You Berry Much Farms Facebook page. . We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. We are a small 2.5 acre blueberry farm in Salem, Oregon. Our primary business is U-pick, but we also offer ReadyPick options as well. During regular season, an attendant is available every day from about 8 A.M. until sundown. Please visit our Facebook page for season announcements, updates, and changes. Visitors are welcome at any time for U-pick! We have an honor pay system in place in the event a team member is not present to assist you. We prefer cash, but also accept checks and most debit/credit cards. Please make checks payable to. (UPDATED: July 08, 2018)
  • Thompson Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties are available
    8132 Pudding Creek Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-363-9800. Email: thompsonblueberries@aol.com. Open: Thursday to Monday, 9 am to dusk, July 17 to September 1, 2014; Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Directions: Located in the Macleay area of Southeast Salem, between 74th and 82nd. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . lease remember we are CASH only and to bring a container to take your berries home in.
  • Wilco Strawberry Farms - blueberries,
    13841 Wilco highway NE, Woodburn, OR 97071. Phone: 503-806-4838. Email: fooy.chen@gmail.com. Open: Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Alternate Phone: 503-327-9374. . (ADDED: June 10, 2016)
  • Willamette Valley Fruit Company - Strawberries, Blueberries, Marionberries, Raspberries and other fruit, U-Pick or pre-picked, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch;
    2994 82nd Avenue NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-8857. Email: info@wvfco.com. Open: call or see their website. Directions: 5 miles east of Salem. . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for a map, directions, & hours. Our Farm Store has delicious Pies, Scones, Smoothies, Frozen fruit and more! Restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, & school tours of our Pie Production and Processing Facilities. Fall Harvest Festival, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch. Visit our website for more info. The best from our land to your hands! Come see us!
  • Windmill Acres - blueberries
    7841 Howell Prairie Rd. NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-873-7856. Email: mywindmillacres@gmail.com. Click here for a map and directions. .

 

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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Salem and Marion County Oregon Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Salem and Marion County 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.

Marion County

  • Boones Ferry Berry Farm - blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, corn (sweet), loganberries, marionberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    19602 Boones Ferry Road NE, Hubbard, OR 97032. Phone: 503-678-5871. Email: berries@boonesberry.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sunday; May - August. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers.
    Boones Ferry Berry Farm Facebook page. . Hood strawberries, Albion strawberries, Totem strawberries. We are the Snegirev family: Growing and selling Oregon strawberries, Marion berries, Blueberries, and Raspberries right from our farm in Aurora Oregon since 1993. We offer several you-pick (u-pick) berry fields that you and your family can come out and pick as much of any of our berries our farm has to offer. You can easily find our berries for sale at Wholesale foods under our beautiful "Boones Ferry Berry Farms" branded boxes. "These berries are amazing" -Quote by the Wholefoods produce buyer.s Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on August 05, 2011: "I love Oregon berries. I grew up picking all types of berries from Strawberries, Marion berries, and all types of blackberries. Waking up 4 in the morning since I was 6 years old. So I know how much hard work goes behind growing delicious Oregon berries here in the Willamette valley.s has to have the best berries I have ever tasted. Not only was their very first pick nice a ripe, but every strawberry, marionberry, blue berry looked as though it was the very first berry from the first harvest (aka: first pick). The berries are not only aesthetically pleasing but are still as delicious and sweet as the first picks berries. Trust me, once you eat one berry, your mouth will "water" for more:)"
  • Briggs Family Blueberry Patch - blueberries
    5365 Radell Dr SE, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-364-8222. Email: briggsblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Daily 7 am to 8 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . 2020 Price $1.20 Lb. : For over 25 years, our family has provided yours with the biggest, sweetest, you will find anywhere. We offer U-Pick in a serene rural setting. Please do not bring pets into the field due to sanitation concerns. Remember to bring your own containers and wear your old shoes. Remember to bring your own containers, old shoes, drinking water and smaller currency. Children are welcome to help you pick. A visitor writes on July 02, 2014: "This was our families U-pick until 5 years ago, Briggs now have the field and the entrance is on their street (5365 Radell Dr SE)"A visitor writes: "They have several varieties (early and late) and they don't spray!"
  • Cora's Crop U-pick - blueberries,
    21897 Case Rd NE, Aurora, OR 97002. Phone: 503-678-6021. Open: Call for opening day and price. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: We accept cash and check only. . From I-5, take exit 278 (Donald/Aurora) and turn right at the stop sign onto Ehlen Rd. Follow the road for 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Case Rd for another half mile. We are on your left. From Newberg, take Hwy 219 toward St. Paul. Take the first left after crossing the Willamette River. This is Champoeg Rd. Follow the road to the stop sign and take a left. Proceed two miles making sure to stay to the right when the road makes a Y. Five acres of blueberries just south of Champoeg Park!
  • Fariji Farm - apples, blueberries,
    7601 Howell Prairie Road NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-874-1135. Email: farijifarm@gmail.com. Directions: I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa RoadKeizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North Fariji Farm - 7601 - on left of road \(orchard in front - log house\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 503-569-7094. . UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone and there's nothing else about them that is current on the internet - I presume they have closed. Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me.Weekends 8 am to 6 pm Weed days after 5 pm Call for more information. I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa Road/Keizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North - 7601 - on left of road (orchard in front - log house). Organic blueberries u-pick from mid-July to mid-August. is a small organic blueberry and horse boarding/riding farm located between Salem and Silverton, Oregon. The name Fariji comes from the Swahili word 'comfort' and expresses the hope that the farm's fruits and animals (horse, cows, chickens) will bring comfort and health to its guests. Guided by a deep love of God's gifts of life and nature, invites you take a great horse ride, picking your own bucket of organic blueberries or both in the same day.
  • Fordyce Farm - U-pick Strawberries, black currants, gooseberries, Blueberries, raspberries, Kotataberries, Autumn pumpkin patch and corn maze
    7023 Sunnyview Road NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-5105. Email: fordyce.farm.info@gmail.com. Open: from mid May- end of October. Click here for a map and directions.
    Fordyce Farm Facebook page. . Alternate phone: 503-362-0132. . Season: Open June-July, 9:00 to 6:00, Monday through Saturday for a full season of berries, vegetables, baked goods, and lots of other good things; Blue & Kotata 7:30-3. We are a family owned berry farm offering a wide variety of u-pick and already picked fruits and vegetables. We have a store, bakery, display garden, beautiful perennial plants, pumpkin patch, and corn maze. We are open We have many fruits available for u-pick throughout different times of the season. Please check our u-pick availability below to see what’s in season before coming out. We ask our customers to please bring their own containers.
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Fordyce Farm will have u-pick strawberries after June 20, 2011"
  • Forsters' Blueberry Hill - follows organic methods, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    17950 Hazelnut Ridge Road, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: (503) 873-7524. Email: bigtracks@earthlink.net. Open: Due to the Covid - 19 epidemic we are only open by appointment this year Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 8am and 1pm Opening about July 17. Directions: The farm is 6 miles north of Silverton off of Highway 213. Turn east on North Abigua Road, go 1 mile to Hazelnut Ridge Road then left. The farm is on the right about 1 mile up the hill. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (503) 312-1830. . We use natural organic practices, and are subject to the NOP small quantity exemption. Upick and already picked berries by appointment only. Forster's Blueberry Hill is one the oldest blueberry farms in Oregon having been operated by the same family since 1950. (UPDATED: July 04, 2020)
  • Jensen Blueberries - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    8485 Anderson Rd., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: 503-769-4244. Email: jensenblueberries@gmail.com. Directions: Located 1 mile outside of Sublimity. Click here for a map and directions. . Small u-pick and custom pick blueberry field. We are a family friendly field . We offer Duke, Blue Crop, Legacy and Pink Lemonade varieties. Come see us !
  • Miller Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, pie or sour cherries, figs, Seedless table grapes, plums, red raspberries red, Spring red raspberries, Black raspberries, beans, beets, sweet corn, slicing cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, kale, lettuce or salad greens, hot peppers, sweet peppers, Swiss chard, summer squash, winter squash, Heirloom tomatoes, paste or Roma tomatoes, tomatoes, lavender, sunflowers, zinnias, flowers, chestnuts, herbs or spices, Honey from hives on the farm, Local honey from within 50 miles, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    4935 Riverside Drive S, Salem, OR 97392. Phone: (503) 580-5767. Email: millerfarmsalem@gmail.com. Open: from late June until late October on Sunday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm ,Closed on Saturdays. Directions: From Portland take Exit 252 and turn right onto Kuebler. From Eugene take Exit 252 and turn left onto Kuebler. Continue on Kuebler for 3.5 miles. Turn left on Skyline Road and proceed until it comes to an end. Then turn right onto Riverside Road South and continue for 0.9 miles. Turn right at 4935 Riverside Road South and proceed up the driveway and follow the directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (503) 580-1332. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. 's beautiful setting in Salem, Oregon is known for quality fresh local produce while using natural farming methods. You can also sign up for our weekly email to know what mouth-watering, hand-picked, ripe produce is ready. (UPDATED: May 28, 2024) (ADDED: June 11, 2015) A visitor writes on July 07, 2022: "Blueberries: $1.55per lb in 2022! Prices you quote must be nationally. Good thing we don't live where ever they are $4 and up. Wouldn't be buying any."
  • Minto Island Growers - blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    Salem, Or 97302, Salem, OR 97302. Phone: 503-931-6840. Email: elizabeth@mintogrowers.com. Open: June, July, August; After your first visit you will be able to pick earlier than 9am; You will not be able to weigh your berries until 9am and you must be checked out by 5pm; Where: Come to the Farm Stand to receive your U - Pick map and information; Return to the Farm Stand after you are done to weigh and pay; See the website for more information. Directions: From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road \(before Illahe and Roberts Crossing\). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Minto Island Growers Facebook page. . From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road (before Illahe and Roberts Crossing). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road.
  • Olson Stuart Farms Inc - Cherries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Peaches, Apples, Blueberries, nectarines
    6925 Joseph SE, Salem, OR 97301. Phone: 503-362-5942. Email: info@olsonfarms.com. Open: June 1- September 30; The stand is Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm; U-Pick closes at 5:30 pm. Click here for a map and directions.
    Olson Stuart Farms Inc Facebook page. . . See updates on Olson Farms Facebook page. 5 miles east of I-5 on Highway 22. u-pick, ready pick, pick to order (bring containers and call ahead for u-pick), accepts WIC and senior coupons. U-pick and we-pick fruits. Also have a farmer's market that has other produce and honey that they produce. (a.k.a, Olson Peaches).
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Olson's Farm will have strawberries available after June 16th or 17th - recorded message said they will update by the info by the 15."
  • Purdy Enterprises - U-Pick Strawberries, blueberries
    14435 E Marquam Rd NE, Mt Angel, OR 97362. Phone: 503-845-6822. Email: reaganpurdy@cs.com. Open: Late May-June, 7 days, 8:00-6:00. Directions: Located outhouse for public use. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash or checks. Purdy Enterprises . They have a conveniently . U-pick, we-pick strawberries; jam, syrup & preserves. U-Pick Blueberries! 2021 price is $1.00 /Lb, Bring your own containers. Park behind the barn to the right when you pull in driveway. Scale in front of office, self service.
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Purdy Enterprises is 75 cents per pound and will open up u-pick after June 16th."
  • Rick Johnson Farm - apples, blueberries, cherries, peaches, strawberries,
    3310 Perkins Street Ne, Salem, OR 97303. Phone: 503-393-0859. Open: Monday thru Saturday 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sundays; June to November. Directions: Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 \(the Brooks exit\). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south \(left\) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left \(east\). Go for 0.8 miles; Rick Johnson Farm is on the right hand side \(south side\). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Rick Johnson Farm Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 (the Brooks exit). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south (left) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left (east). Go for 0.8 miles; is on the right hand side (south side). Farm is located at corner of Perkins St. and 35th just north of Keizer. address is 3310 Perkins St NE Keizer Oregon 97303. Picked Peaches, Apples, Grapes, and Walnuts will also be sold in season. For information about these fruits please call. (UPDATED: June 25, 2020)
    Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2016: "Good old-fashioned family farm with hardworking family members doing 99% of the work. Awesome Peaches--Suncrest (very sweet!), Cresthavens, and Elbertas. Very good prices on u-pick (70 cents/lb). You can also buy already-picked peaches by the lug box (about 15-16 quarts of canned peaches worth) and two smaller box sizes. Also they have cherries, and I'm not sure what else. maybe watermelons? "
  • Riley and Sons Oregon Blueberries - blueberries
    26022 NE Butteville Road, Aurora, OR . Phone: 503-678-5852. Click here for a map and directions. Riley and Sons Oregon . U-pick/ready picked .
  • Sherwood Farms - blueberries
    11991 Ashley Ln. S.E., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 769-7325. Email: tyke@wvi.com. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate Phone: (503) 551-5941. .
  • Sublimity Blueberries - blueberries,
    11991 Ashley Lane Se, Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 551-5941. Email: sublimityblueberries@gmail.com. Open: U-Pick season generally begins in late-June, early-July and lasts a little over a month each year. Directions: see website. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . ; See our website for hours. (UPDATED: June 1, 2024, JBS) (ADDED: January 07, 2018)
  • Thank You Berry Much Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    5975 Culver Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-393-2758. Email: berries@thankyouberrymuchfarms.com. Open: hours, days and dates. Directions: Culver drive is the first right-hand turn off Macleay road, East of Cordon road. We are also accessible by taking Exit 4 off Highway 22. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Thank You Berry Much Farms Facebook page. . Every day from 8 am to 8 pm; Our U-Pick season "usually" runs from late June to early August, always depending on Mother Nature, they update their website, their Facebook page and our phone recording. Click here for current open We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. We are a small 2.5 acre blueberry farm in Salem, Oregon. Our primary business is U-pick, but we also offer ReadyPick options as well. During regular season, an attendant is available every day from about 8 A.M. until sundown. Please visit our Facebook page for season announcements, updates, and changes. Visitors are welcome at any time for U-pick! We have an honor pay system in place in the event a team member is not present to assist you. We prefer cash, but also accept checks and most debit/credit cards. Please make checks payable to. (UPDATED: July 08, 2018)
  • Thompson Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties are available
    8132 Pudding Creek Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-363-9800. Email: thompsonblueberries@aol.com. Open: Thursday to Monday, 9 am to dusk, July 17 to September 1, 2014; Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Directions: Located in the Macleay area of Southeast Salem, between 74th and 82nd. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . lease remember we are CASH only and to bring a container to take your berries home in.
  • Wilco Strawberry Farms - blueberries,
    13841 Wilco highway NE, Woodburn, OR 97071. Phone: 503-806-4838. Email: fooy.chen@gmail.com. Open: Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Alternate Phone: 503-327-9374. . (ADDED: June 10, 2016)
  • Willamette Valley Fruit Company - Strawberries, Blueberries, Marionberries, Raspberries and other fruit, U-Pick or pre-picked, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch;
    2994 82nd Avenue NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-8857. Email: info@wvfco.com. Open: call or see their website. Directions: 5 miles east of Salem. . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for a map, directions, & hours. Our Farm Store has delicious Pies, Scones, Smoothies, Frozen fruit and more! Restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, & school tours of our Pie Production and Processing Facilities. Fall Harvest Festival, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch. Visit our website for more info. The best from our land to your hands! Come see us!
  • Windmill Acres - blueberries
    7841 Howell Prairie Rd. NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-873-7856. Email: mywindmillacres@gmail.com. Click here for a map and directions. .

 

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)

Salem and Marion County Oregon Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Salem and Marion County 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.

Marion County

  • Boones Ferry Berry Farm - blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, corn (sweet), loganberries, marionberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    19602 Boones Ferry Road NE, Hubbard, OR 97032. Phone: 503-678-5871. Email: berries@boonesberry.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sunday; May - August. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers.
    Boones Ferry Berry Farm Facebook page. . Hood strawberries, Albion strawberries, Totem strawberries. We are the Snegirev family: Growing and selling Oregon strawberries, Marion berries, Blueberries, and Raspberries right from our farm in Aurora Oregon since 1993. We offer several you-pick (u-pick) berry fields that you and your family can come out and pick as much of any of our berries our farm has to offer. You can easily find our berries for sale at Wholesale foods under our beautiful "Boones Ferry Berry Farms" branded boxes. "These berries are amazing" -Quote by the Wholefoods produce buyer.s Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on August 05, 2011: "I love Oregon berries. I grew up picking all types of berries from Strawberries, Marion berries, and all types of blackberries. Waking up 4 in the morning since I was 6 years old. So I know how much hard work goes behind growing delicious Oregon berries here in the Willamette valley.s has to have the best berries I have ever tasted. Not only was their very first pick nice a ripe, but every strawberry, marionberry, blue berry looked as though it was the very first berry from the first harvest (aka: first pick). The berries are not only aesthetically pleasing but are still as delicious and sweet as the first picks berries. Trust me, once you eat one berry, your mouth will "water" for more:)"
  • Briggs Family Blueberry Patch - blueberries
    5365 Radell Dr SE, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-364-8222. Email: briggsblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Daily 7 am to 8 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . 2020 Price $1.20 Lb. : For over 25 years, our family has provided yours with the biggest, sweetest, you will find anywhere. We offer U-Pick in a serene rural setting. Please do not bring pets into the field due to sanitation concerns. Remember to bring your own containers and wear your old shoes. Remember to bring your own containers, old shoes, drinking water and smaller currency. Children are welcome to help you pick. A visitor writes on July 02, 2014: "This was our families U-pick until 5 years ago, Briggs now have the field and the entrance is on their street (5365 Radell Dr SE)"A visitor writes: "They have several varieties (early and late) and they don't spray!"
  • Cora's Crop U-pick - blueberries,
    21897 Case Rd NE, Aurora, OR 97002. Phone: 503-678-6021. Open: Call for opening day and price. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: We accept cash and check only. . From I-5, take exit 278 (Donald/Aurora) and turn right at the stop sign onto Ehlen Rd. Follow the road for 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Case Rd for another half mile. We are on your left. From Newberg, take Hwy 219 toward St. Paul. Take the first left after crossing the Willamette River. This is Champoeg Rd. Follow the road to the stop sign and take a left. Proceed two miles making sure to stay to the right when the road makes a Y. Five acres of blueberries just south of Champoeg Park!
  • Fariji Farm - apples, blueberries,
    7601 Howell Prairie Road NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-874-1135. Email: farijifarm@gmail.com. Directions: I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa RoadKeizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North Fariji Farm - 7601 - on left of road \(orchard in front - log house\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 503-569-7094. . UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone and there's nothing else about them that is current on the internet - I presume they have closed. Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me.Weekends 8 am to 6 pm Weed days after 5 pm Call for more information. I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa Road/Keizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North - 7601 - on left of road (orchard in front - log house). Organic blueberries u-pick from mid-July to mid-August. is a small organic blueberry and horse boarding/riding farm located between Salem and Silverton, Oregon. The name Fariji comes from the Swahili word 'comfort' and expresses the hope that the farm's fruits and animals (horse, cows, chickens) will bring comfort and health to its guests. Guided by a deep love of God's gifts of life and nature, invites you take a great horse ride, picking your own bucket of organic blueberries or both in the same day.
  • Fordyce Farm - U-pick Strawberries, black currants, gooseberries, Blueberries, raspberries, Kotataberries, Autumn pumpkin patch and corn maze
    7023 Sunnyview Road NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-5105. Email: fordyce.farm.info@gmail.com. Open: from mid May- end of October. Click here for a map and directions.
    Fordyce Farm Facebook page. . Alternate phone: 503-362-0132. . Season: Open June-July, 9:00 to 6:00, Monday through Saturday for a full season of berries, vegetables, baked goods, and lots of other good things; Blue & Kotata 7:30-3. We are a family owned berry farm offering a wide variety of u-pick and already picked fruits and vegetables. We have a store, bakery, display garden, beautiful perennial plants, pumpkin patch, and corn maze. We are open We have many fruits available for u-pick throughout different times of the season. Please check our u-pick availability below to see what’s in season before coming out. We ask our customers to please bring their own containers.
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Fordyce Farm will have u-pick strawberries after June 20, 2011"
  • Forsters' Blueberry Hill - follows organic methods, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    17950 Hazelnut Ridge Road, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: (503) 873-7524. Email: bigtracks@earthlink.net. Open: Due to the Covid - 19 epidemic we are only open by appointment this year Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 8am and 1pm Opening about July 17. Directions: The farm is 6 miles north of Silverton off of Highway 213. Turn east on North Abigua Road, go 1 mile to Hazelnut Ridge Road then left. The farm is on the right about 1 mile up the hill. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (503) 312-1830. . We use natural organic practices, and are subject to the NOP small quantity exemption. Upick and already picked berries by appointment only. Forster's Blueberry Hill is one the oldest blueberry farms in Oregon having been operated by the same family since 1950. (UPDATED: July 04, 2020)
  • Jensen Blueberries - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    8485 Anderson Rd., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: 503-769-4244. Email: jensenblueberries@gmail.com. Directions: Located 1 mile outside of Sublimity. Click here for a map and directions. . Small u-pick and custom pick blueberry field. We are a family friendly field . We offer Duke, Blue Crop, Legacy and Pink Lemonade varieties. Come see us !
  • Miller Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, pie or sour cherries, figs, Seedless table grapes, plums, red raspberries red, Spring red raspberries, Black raspberries, beans, beets, sweet corn, slicing cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, kale, lettuce or salad greens, hot peppers, sweet peppers, Swiss chard, summer squash, winter squash, Heirloom tomatoes, paste or Roma tomatoes, tomatoes, lavender, sunflowers, zinnias, flowers, chestnuts, herbs or spices, Honey from hives on the farm, Local honey from within 50 miles, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    4935 Riverside Drive S, Salem, OR 97392. Phone: (503) 580-5767. Email: millerfarmsalem@gmail.com. Open: from late June until late October on Sunday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm ,Closed on Saturdays. Directions: From Portland take Exit 252 and turn right onto Kuebler. From Eugene take Exit 252 and turn left onto Kuebler. Continue on Kuebler for 3.5 miles. Turn left on Skyline Road and proceed until it comes to an end. Then turn right onto Riverside Road South and continue for 0.9 miles. Turn right at 4935 Riverside Road South and proceed up the driveway and follow the directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (503) 580-1332. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. 's beautiful setting in Salem, Oregon is known for quality fresh local produce while using natural farming methods. You can also sign up for our weekly email to know what mouth-watering, hand-picked, ripe produce is ready. (UPDATED: May 28, 2024) (ADDED: June 11, 2015) A visitor writes on July 07, 2022: "Blueberries: $1.55per lb in 2022! Prices you quote must be nationally. Good thing we don't live where ever they are $4 and up. Wouldn't be buying any."
  • Minto Island Growers - blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    Salem, Or 97302, Salem, OR 97302. Phone: 503-931-6840. Email: elizabeth@mintogrowers.com. Open: June, July, August; After your first visit you will be able to pick earlier than 9am; You will not be able to weigh your berries until 9am and you must be checked out by 5pm; Where: Come to the Farm Stand to receive your U - Pick map and information; Return to the Farm Stand after you are done to weigh and pay; See the website for more information. Directions: From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road \(before Illahe and Roberts Crossing\). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Minto Island Growers Facebook page. . From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road (before Illahe and Roberts Crossing). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road.
  • Olson Stuart Farms Inc - Cherries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Peaches, Apples, Blueberries, nectarines
    6925 Joseph SE, Salem, OR 97301. Phone: 503-362-5942. Email: info@olsonfarms.com. Open: June 1- September 30; The stand is Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm; U-Pick closes at 5:30 pm. Click here for a map and directions.
    Olson Stuart Farms Inc Facebook page. . . See updates on Olson Farms Facebook page. 5 miles east of I-5 on Highway 22. u-pick, ready pick, pick to order (bring containers and call ahead for u-pick), accepts WIC and senior coupons. U-pick and we-pick fruits. Also have a farmer's market that has other produce and honey that they produce. (a.k.a, Olson Peaches).
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Olson's Farm will have strawberries available after June 16th or 17th - recorded message said they will update by the info by the 15."
  • Purdy Enterprises - U-Pick Strawberries, blueberries
    14435 E Marquam Rd NE, Mt Angel, OR 97362. Phone: 503-845-6822. Email: reaganpurdy@cs.com. Open: Late May-June, 7 days, 8:00-6:00. Directions: Located outhouse for public use. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash or checks. Purdy Enterprises . They have a conveniently . U-pick, we-pick strawberries; jam, syrup & preserves. U-Pick Blueberries! 2021 price is $1.00 /Lb, Bring your own containers. Park behind the barn to the right when you pull in driveway. Scale in front of office, self service.
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Purdy Enterprises is 75 cents per pound and will open up u-pick after June 16th."
  • Rick Johnson Farm - apples, blueberries, cherries, peaches, strawberries,
    3310 Perkins Street Ne, Salem, OR 97303. Phone: 503-393-0859. Open: Monday thru Saturday 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sundays; June to November. Directions: Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 \(the Brooks exit\). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south \(left\) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left \(east\). Go for 0.8 miles; Rick Johnson Farm is on the right hand side \(south side\). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Rick Johnson Farm Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 (the Brooks exit). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south (left) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left (east). Go for 0.8 miles; is on the right hand side (south side). Farm is located at corner of Perkins St. and 35th just north of Keizer. address is 3310 Perkins St NE Keizer Oregon 97303. Picked Peaches, Apples, Grapes, and Walnuts will also be sold in season. For information about these fruits please call. (UPDATED: June 25, 2020)
    Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2016: "Good old-fashioned family farm with hardworking family members doing 99% of the work. Awesome Peaches--Suncrest (very sweet!), Cresthavens, and Elbertas. Very good prices on u-pick (70 cents/lb). You can also buy already-picked peaches by the lug box (about 15-16 quarts of canned peaches worth) and two smaller box sizes. Also they have cherries, and I'm not sure what else. maybe watermelons? "
  • Riley and Sons Oregon Blueberries - blueberries
    26022 NE Butteville Road, Aurora, OR . Phone: 503-678-5852. Click here for a map and directions. Riley and Sons Oregon . U-pick/ready picked .
  • Sherwood Farms - blueberries
    11991 Ashley Ln. S.E., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 769-7325. Email: tyke@wvi.com. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate Phone: (503) 551-5941. .
  • Sublimity Blueberries - blueberries,
    11991 Ashley Lane Se, Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 551-5941. Email: sublimityblueberries@gmail.com. Open: U-Pick season generally begins in late-June, early-July and lasts a little over a month each year. Directions: see website. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . ; See our website for hours. (UPDATED: June 1, 2024, JBS) (ADDED: January 07, 2018)
  • Thank You Berry Much Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    5975 Culver Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-393-2758. Email: berries@thankyouberrymuchfarms.com. Open: hours, days and dates. Directions: Culver drive is the first right-hand turn off Macleay road, East of Cordon road. We are also accessible by taking Exit 4 off Highway 22. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Thank You Berry Much Farms Facebook page. . Every day from 8 am to 8 pm; Our U-Pick season "usually" runs from late June to early August, always depending on Mother Nature, they update their website, their Facebook page and our phone recording. Click here for current open We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. We are a small 2.5 acre blueberry farm in Salem, Oregon. Our primary business is U-pick, but we also offer ReadyPick options as well. During regular season, an attendant is available every day from about 8 A.M. until sundown. Please visit our Facebook page for season announcements, updates, and changes. Visitors are welcome at any time for U-pick! We have an honor pay system in place in the event a team member is not present to assist you. We prefer cash, but also accept checks and most debit/credit cards. Please make checks payable to. (UPDATED: July 08, 2018)
  • Thompson Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties are available
    8132 Pudding Creek Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-363-9800. Email: thompsonblueberries@aol.com. Open: Thursday to Monday, 9 am to dusk, July 17 to September 1, 2014; Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Directions: Located in the Macleay area of Southeast Salem, between 74th and 82nd. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . lease remember we are CASH only and to bring a container to take your berries home in.
  • Wilco Strawberry Farms - blueberries,
    13841 Wilco highway NE, Woodburn, OR 97071. Phone: 503-806-4838. Email: fooy.chen@gmail.com. Open: Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Alternate Phone: 503-327-9374. . (ADDED: June 10, 2016)
  • Willamette Valley Fruit Company - Strawberries, Blueberries, Marionberries, Raspberries and other fruit, U-Pick or pre-picked, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch;
    2994 82nd Avenue NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-8857. Email: info@wvfco.com. Open: call or see their website. Directions: 5 miles east of Salem. . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for a map, directions, & hours. Our Farm Store has delicious Pies, Scones, Smoothies, Frozen fruit and more! Restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, & school tours of our Pie Production and Processing Facilities. Fall Harvest Festival, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch. Visit our website for more info. The best from our land to your hands! Come see us!
  • Windmill Acres - blueberries
    7841 Howell Prairie Rd. NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-873-7856. Email: mywindmillacres@gmail.com. Click here for a map and directions. .

 

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)

Salem and Marion County Oregon Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Salem and Marion County 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.

Marion County

  • Boones Ferry Berry Farm - blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, corn (sweet), loganberries, marionberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    19602 Boones Ferry Road NE, Hubbard, OR 97032. Phone: 503-678-5871. Email: berries@boonesberry.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sunday; May - August. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers.
    Boones Ferry Berry Farm Facebook page. . Hood strawberries, Albion strawberries, Totem strawberries. We are the Snegirev family: Growing and selling Oregon strawberries, Marion berries, Blueberries, and Raspberries right from our farm in Aurora Oregon since 1993. We offer several you-pick (u-pick) berry fields that you and your family can come out and pick as much of any of our berries our farm has to offer. You can easily find our berries for sale at Wholesale foods under our beautiful "Boones Ferry Berry Farms" branded boxes. "These berries are amazing" -Quote by the Wholefoods produce buyer.s Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on August 05, 2011: "I love Oregon berries. I grew up picking all types of berries from Strawberries, Marion berries, and all types of blackberries. Waking up 4 in the morning since I was 6 years old. So I know how much hard work goes behind growing delicious Oregon berries here in the Willamette valley.s has to have the best berries I have ever tasted. Not only was their very first pick nice a ripe, but every strawberry, marionberry, blue berry looked as though it was the very first berry from the first harvest (aka: first pick). The berries are not only aesthetically pleasing but are still as delicious and sweet as the first picks berries. Trust me, once you eat one berry, your mouth will "water" for more:)"
  • Briggs Family Blueberry Patch - blueberries
    5365 Radell Dr SE, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-364-8222. Email: briggsblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Daily 7 am to 8 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . 2020 Price $1.20 Lb. : For over 25 years, our family has provided yours with the biggest, sweetest, you will find anywhere. We offer U-Pick in a serene rural setting. Please do not bring pets into the field due to sanitation concerns. Remember to bring your own containers and wear your old shoes. Remember to bring your own containers, old shoes, drinking water and smaller currency. Children are welcome to help you pick. A visitor writes on July 02, 2014: "This was our families U-pick until 5 years ago, Briggs now have the field and the entrance is on their street (5365 Radell Dr SE)"A visitor writes: "They have several varieties (early and late) and they don't spray!"
  • Cora's Crop U-pick - blueberries,
    21897 Case Rd NE, Aurora, OR 97002. Phone: 503-678-6021. Open: Call for opening day and price. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: We accept cash and check only. . From I-5, take exit 278 (Donald/Aurora) and turn right at the stop sign onto Ehlen Rd. Follow the road for 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Case Rd for another half mile. We are on your left. From Newberg, take Hwy 219 toward St. Paul. Take the first left after crossing the Willamette River. This is Champoeg Rd. Follow the road to the stop sign and take a left. Proceed two miles making sure to stay to the right when the road makes a Y. Five acres of blueberries just south of Champoeg Park!
  • Fariji Farm - apples, blueberries,
    7601 Howell Prairie Road NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-874-1135. Email: farijifarm@gmail.com. Directions: I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa RoadKeizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North Fariji Farm - 7601 - on left of road \(orchard in front - log house\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 503-569-7094. . UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone and there's nothing else about them that is current on the internet - I presume they have closed. Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me.Weekends 8 am to 6 pm Weed days after 5 pm Call for more information. I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa Road/Keizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North - 7601 - on left of road (orchard in front - log house). Organic blueberries u-pick from mid-July to mid-August. is a small organic blueberry and horse boarding/riding farm located between Salem and Silverton, Oregon. The name Fariji comes from the Swahili word 'comfort' and expresses the hope that the farm's fruits and animals (horse, cows, chickens) will bring comfort and health to its guests. Guided by a deep love of God's gifts of life and nature, invites you take a great horse ride, picking your own bucket of organic blueberries or both in the same day.
  • Fordyce Farm - U-pick Strawberries, black currants, gooseberries, Blueberries, raspberries, Kotataberries, Autumn pumpkin patch and corn maze
    7023 Sunnyview Road NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-5105. Email: fordyce.farm.info@gmail.com. Open: from mid May- end of October. Click here for a map and directions.
    Fordyce Farm Facebook page. . Alternate phone: 503-362-0132. . Season: Open June-July, 9:00 to 6:00, Monday through Saturday for a full season of berries, vegetables, baked goods, and lots of other good things; Blue & Kotata 7:30-3. We are a family owned berry farm offering a wide variety of u-pick and already picked fruits and vegetables. We have a store, bakery, display garden, beautiful perennial plants, pumpkin patch, and corn maze. We are open We have many fruits available for u-pick throughout different times of the season. Please check our u-pick availability below to see what’s in season before coming out. We ask our customers to please bring their own containers.
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Fordyce Farm will have u-pick strawberries after June 20, 2011"
  • Forsters' Blueberry Hill - follows organic methods, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    17950 Hazelnut Ridge Road, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: (503) 873-7524. Email: bigtracks@earthlink.net. Open: Due to the Covid - 19 epidemic we are only open by appointment this year Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 8am and 1pm Opening about July 17. Directions: The farm is 6 miles north of Silverton off of Highway 213. Turn east on North Abigua Road, go 1 mile to Hazelnut Ridge Road then left. The farm is on the right about 1 mile up the hill. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (503) 312-1830. . We use natural organic practices, and are subject to the NOP small quantity exemption. Upick and already picked berries by appointment only. Forster's Blueberry Hill is one the oldest blueberry farms in Oregon having been operated by the same family since 1950. (UPDATED: July 04, 2020)
  • Jensen Blueberries - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    8485 Anderson Rd., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: 503-769-4244. Email: jensenblueberries@gmail.com. Directions: Located 1 mile outside of Sublimity. Click here for a map and directions. . Small u-pick and custom pick blueberry field. We are a family friendly field . We offer Duke, Blue Crop, Legacy and Pink Lemonade varieties. Come see us !
  • Miller Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, pie or sour cherries, figs, Seedless table grapes, plums, red raspberries red, Spring red raspberries, Black raspberries, beans, beets, sweet corn, slicing cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, kale, lettuce or salad greens, hot peppers, sweet peppers, Swiss chard, summer squash, winter squash, Heirloom tomatoes, paste or Roma tomatoes, tomatoes, lavender, sunflowers, zinnias, flowers, chestnuts, herbs or spices, Honey from hives on the farm, Local honey from within 50 miles, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    4935 Riverside Drive S, Salem, OR 97392. Phone: (503) 580-5767. Email: millerfarmsalem@gmail.com. Open: from late June until late October on Sunday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm ,Closed on Saturdays. Directions: From Portland take Exit 252 and turn right onto Kuebler. From Eugene take Exit 252 and turn left onto Kuebler. Continue on Kuebler for 3.5 miles. Turn left on Skyline Road and proceed until it comes to an end. Then turn right onto Riverside Road South and continue for 0.9 miles. Turn right at 4935 Riverside Road South and proceed up the driveway and follow the directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (503) 580-1332. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. 's beautiful setting in Salem, Oregon is known for quality fresh local produce while using natural farming methods. You can also sign up for our weekly email to know what mouth-watering, hand-picked, ripe produce is ready. (UPDATED: May 28, 2024) (ADDED: June 11, 2015) A visitor writes on July 07, 2022: "Blueberries: $1.55per lb in 2022! Prices you quote must be nationally. Good thing we don't live where ever they are $4 and up. Wouldn't be buying any."
  • Minto Island Growers - blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    Salem, Or 97302, Salem, OR 97302. Phone: 503-931-6840. Email: elizabeth@mintogrowers.com. Open: June, July, August; After your first visit you will be able to pick earlier than 9am; You will not be able to weigh your berries until 9am and you must be checked out by 5pm; Where: Come to the Farm Stand to receive your U - Pick map and information; Return to the Farm Stand after you are done to weigh and pay; See the website for more information. Directions: From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road \(before Illahe and Roberts Crossing\). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Minto Island Growers Facebook page. . From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road (before Illahe and Roberts Crossing). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road.
  • Olson Stuart Farms Inc - Cherries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Peaches, Apples, Blueberries, nectarines
    6925 Joseph SE, Salem, OR 97301. Phone: 503-362-5942. Email: info@olsonfarms.com. Open: June 1- September 30; The stand is Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm; U-Pick closes at 5:30 pm. Click here for a map and directions.
    Olson Stuart Farms Inc Facebook page. . . See updates on Olson Farms Facebook page. 5 miles east of I-5 on Highway 22. u-pick, ready pick, pick to order (bring containers and call ahead for u-pick), accepts WIC and senior coupons. U-pick and we-pick fruits. Also have a farmer's market that has other produce and honey that they produce. (a.k.a, Olson Peaches).
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Olson's Farm will have strawberries available after June 16th or 17th - recorded message said they will update by the info by the 15."
  • Purdy Enterprises - U-Pick Strawberries, blueberries
    14435 E Marquam Rd NE, Mt Angel, OR 97362. Phone: 503-845-6822. Email: reaganpurdy@cs.com. Open: Late May-June, 7 days, 8:00-6:00. Directions: Located outhouse for public use. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash or checks. Purdy Enterprises . They have a conveniently . U-pick, we-pick strawberries; jam, syrup & preserves. U-Pick Blueberries! 2021 price is $1.00 /Lb, Bring your own containers. Park behind the barn to the right when you pull in driveway. Scale in front of office, self service.
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Purdy Enterprises is 75 cents per pound and will open up u-pick after June 16th."
  • Rick Johnson Farm - apples, blueberries, cherries, peaches, strawberries,
    3310 Perkins Street Ne, Salem, OR 97303. Phone: 503-393-0859. Open: Monday thru Saturday 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sundays; June to November. Directions: Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 \(the Brooks exit\). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south \(left\) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left \(east\). Go for 0.8 miles; Rick Johnson Farm is on the right hand side \(south side\). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Rick Johnson Farm Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 (the Brooks exit). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south (left) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left (east). Go for 0.8 miles; is on the right hand side (south side). Farm is located at corner of Perkins St. and 35th just north of Keizer. address is 3310 Perkins St NE Keizer Oregon 97303. Picked Peaches, Apples, Grapes, and Walnuts will also be sold in season. For information about these fruits please call. (UPDATED: June 25, 2020)
    Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2016: "Good old-fashioned family farm with hardworking family members doing 99% of the work. Awesome Peaches--Suncrest (very sweet!), Cresthavens, and Elbertas. Very good prices on u-pick (70 cents/lb). You can also buy already-picked peaches by the lug box (about 15-16 quarts of canned peaches worth) and two smaller box sizes. Also they have cherries, and I'm not sure what else. maybe watermelons? "
  • Riley and Sons Oregon Blueberries - blueberries
    26022 NE Butteville Road, Aurora, OR . Phone: 503-678-5852. Click here for a map and directions. Riley and Sons Oregon . U-pick/ready picked .
  • Sherwood Farms - blueberries
    11991 Ashley Ln. S.E., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 769-7325. Email: tyke@wvi.com. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate Phone: (503) 551-5941. .
  • Sublimity Blueberries - blueberries,
    11991 Ashley Lane Se, Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 551-5941. Email: sublimityblueberries@gmail.com. Open: U-Pick season generally begins in late-June, early-July and lasts a little over a month each year. Directions: see website. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . ; See our website for hours. (UPDATED: June 1, 2024, JBS) (ADDED: January 07, 2018)
  • Thank You Berry Much Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    5975 Culver Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-393-2758. Email: berries@thankyouberrymuchfarms.com. Open: hours, days and dates. Directions: Culver drive is the first right-hand turn off Macleay road, East of Cordon road. We are also accessible by taking Exit 4 off Highway 22. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Thank You Berry Much Farms Facebook page. . Every day from 8 am to 8 pm; Our U-Pick season "usually" runs from late June to early August, always depending on Mother Nature, they update their website, their Facebook page and our phone recording. Click here for current open We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. We are a small 2.5 acre blueberry farm in Salem, Oregon. Our primary business is U-pick, but we also offer ReadyPick options as well. During regular season, an attendant is available every day from about 8 A.M. until sundown. Please visit our Facebook page for season announcements, updates, and changes. Visitors are welcome at any time for U-pick! We have an honor pay system in place in the event a team member is not present to assist you. We prefer cash, but also accept checks and most debit/credit cards. Please make checks payable to. (UPDATED: July 08, 2018)
  • Thompson Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties are available
    8132 Pudding Creek Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-363-9800. Email: thompsonblueberries@aol.com. Open: Thursday to Monday, 9 am to dusk, July 17 to September 1, 2014; Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Directions: Located in the Macleay area of Southeast Salem, between 74th and 82nd. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . lease remember we are CASH only and to bring a container to take your berries home in.
  • Wilco Strawberry Farms - blueberries,
    13841 Wilco highway NE, Woodburn, OR 97071. Phone: 503-806-4838. Email: fooy.chen@gmail.com. Open: Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Alternate Phone: 503-327-9374. . (ADDED: June 10, 2016)
  • Willamette Valley Fruit Company - Strawberries, Blueberries, Marionberries, Raspberries and other fruit, U-Pick or pre-picked, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch;
    2994 82nd Avenue NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-8857. Email: info@wvfco.com. Open: call or see their website. Directions: 5 miles east of Salem. . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for a map, directions, & hours. Our Farm Store has delicious Pies, Scones, Smoothies, Frozen fruit and more! Restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, & school tours of our Pie Production and Processing Facilities. Fall Harvest Festival, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch. Visit our website for more info. The best from our land to your hands! Come see us!
  • Windmill Acres - blueberries
    7841 Howell Prairie Rd. NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-873-7856. Email: mywindmillacres@gmail.com. Click here for a map and directions. .

 

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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Salem and Marion County Oregon Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Salem and Marion County 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.

Marion County

  • Boones Ferry Berry Farm - blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, corn (sweet), loganberries, marionberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    19602 Boones Ferry Road NE, Hubbard, OR 97032. Phone: 503-678-5871. Email: berries@boonesberry.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sunday; May - August. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers.
    Boones Ferry Berry Farm Facebook page. . Hood strawberries, Albion strawberries, Totem strawberries. We are the Snegirev family: Growing and selling Oregon strawberries, Marion berries, Blueberries, and Raspberries right from our farm in Aurora Oregon since 1993. We offer several you-pick (u-pick) berry fields that you and your family can come out and pick as much of any of our berries our farm has to offer. You can easily find our berries for sale at Wholesale foods under our beautiful "Boones Ferry Berry Farms" branded boxes. "These berries are amazing" -Quote by the Wholefoods produce buyer.s Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on August 05, 2011: "I love Oregon berries. I grew up picking all types of berries from Strawberries, Marion berries, and all types of blackberries. Waking up 4 in the morning since I was 6 years old. So I know how much hard work goes behind growing delicious Oregon berries here in the Willamette valley.s has to have the best berries I have ever tasted. Not only was their very first pick nice a ripe, but every strawberry, marionberry, blue berry looked as though it was the very first berry from the first harvest (aka: first pick). The berries are not only aesthetically pleasing but are still as delicious and sweet as the first picks berries. Trust me, once you eat one berry, your mouth will "water" for more:)"
  • Briggs Family Blueberry Patch - blueberries
    5365 Radell Dr SE, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-364-8222. Email: briggsblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Daily 7 am to 8 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . 2020 Price $1.20 Lb. : For over 25 years, our family has provided yours with the biggest, sweetest, you will find anywhere. We offer U-Pick in a serene rural setting. Please do not bring pets into the field due to sanitation concerns. Remember to bring your own containers and wear your old shoes. Remember to bring your own containers, old shoes, drinking water and smaller currency. Children are welcome to help you pick. A visitor writes on July 02, 2014: "This was our families U-pick until 5 years ago, Briggs now have the field and the entrance is on their street (5365 Radell Dr SE)"A visitor writes: "They have several varieties (early and late) and they don't spray!"
  • Cora's Crop U-pick - blueberries,
    21897 Case Rd NE, Aurora, OR 97002. Phone: 503-678-6021. Open: Call for opening day and price. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: We accept cash and check only. . From I-5, take exit 278 (Donald/Aurora) and turn right at the stop sign onto Ehlen Rd. Follow the road for 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Case Rd for another half mile. We are on your left. From Newberg, take Hwy 219 toward St. Paul. Take the first left after crossing the Willamette River. This is Champoeg Rd. Follow the road to the stop sign and take a left. Proceed two miles making sure to stay to the right when the road makes a Y. Five acres of blueberries just south of Champoeg Park!
  • Fariji Farm - apples, blueberries,
    7601 Howell Prairie Road NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-874-1135. Email: farijifarm@gmail.com. Directions: I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa RoadKeizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North Fariji Farm - 7601 - on left of road \(orchard in front - log house\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 503-569-7094. . UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone and there's nothing else about them that is current on the internet - I presume they have closed. Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me.Weekends 8 am to 6 pm Weed days after 5 pm Call for more information. I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa Road/Keizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North - 7601 - on left of road (orchard in front - log house). Organic blueberries u-pick from mid-July to mid-August. is a small organic blueberry and horse boarding/riding farm located between Salem and Silverton, Oregon. The name Fariji comes from the Swahili word 'comfort' and expresses the hope that the farm's fruits and animals (horse, cows, chickens) will bring comfort and health to its guests. Guided by a deep love of God's gifts of life and nature, invites you take a great horse ride, picking your own bucket of organic blueberries or both in the same day.
  • Fordyce Farm - U-pick Strawberries, black currants, gooseberries, Blueberries, raspberries, Kotataberries, Autumn pumpkin patch and corn maze
    7023 Sunnyview Road NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-5105. Email: fordyce.farm.info@gmail.com. Open: from mid May- end of October. Click here for a map and directions.
    Fordyce Farm Facebook page. . Alternate phone: 503-362-0132. . Season: Open June-July, 9:00 to 6:00, Monday through Saturday for a full season of berries, vegetables, baked goods, and lots of other good things; Blue & Kotata 7:30-3. We are a family owned berry farm offering a wide variety of u-pick and already picked fruits and vegetables. We have a store, bakery, display garden, beautiful perennial plants, pumpkin patch, and corn maze. We are open We have many fruits available for u-pick throughout different times of the season. Please check our u-pick availability below to see what’s in season before coming out. We ask our customers to please bring their own containers.
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Fordyce Farm will have u-pick strawberries after June 20, 2011"
  • Forsters' Blueberry Hill - follows organic methods, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    17950 Hazelnut Ridge Road, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: (503) 873-7524. Email: bigtracks@earthlink.net. Open: Due to the Covid - 19 epidemic we are only open by appointment this year Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 8am and 1pm Opening about July 17. Directions: The farm is 6 miles north of Silverton off of Highway 213. Turn east on North Abigua Road, go 1 mile to Hazelnut Ridge Road then left. The farm is on the right about 1 mile up the hill. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (503) 312-1830. . We use natural organic practices, and are subject to the NOP small quantity exemption. Upick and already picked berries by appointment only. Forster's Blueberry Hill is one the oldest blueberry farms in Oregon having been operated by the same family since 1950. (UPDATED: July 04, 2020)
  • Jensen Blueberries - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    8485 Anderson Rd., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: 503-769-4244. Email: jensenblueberries@gmail.com. Directions: Located 1 mile outside of Sublimity. Click here for a map and directions. . Small u-pick and custom pick blueberry field. We are a family friendly field . We offer Duke, Blue Crop, Legacy and Pink Lemonade varieties. Come see us !
  • Miller Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, pie or sour cherries, figs, Seedless table grapes, plums, red raspberries red, Spring red raspberries, Black raspberries, beans, beets, sweet corn, slicing cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, kale, lettuce or salad greens, hot peppers, sweet peppers, Swiss chard, summer squash, winter squash, Heirloom tomatoes, paste or Roma tomatoes, tomatoes, lavender, sunflowers, zinnias, flowers, chestnuts, herbs or spices, Honey from hives on the farm, Local honey from within 50 miles, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    4935 Riverside Drive S, Salem, OR 97392. Phone: (503) 580-5767. Email: millerfarmsalem@gmail.com. Open: from late June until late October on Sunday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm ,Closed on Saturdays. Directions: From Portland take Exit 252 and turn right onto Kuebler. From Eugene take Exit 252 and turn left onto Kuebler. Continue on Kuebler for 3.5 miles. Turn left on Skyline Road and proceed until it comes to an end. Then turn right onto Riverside Road South and continue for 0.9 miles. Turn right at 4935 Riverside Road South and proceed up the driveway and follow the directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (503) 580-1332. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. 's beautiful setting in Salem, Oregon is known for quality fresh local produce while using natural farming methods. You can also sign up for our weekly email to know what mouth-watering, hand-picked, ripe produce is ready. (UPDATED: May 28, 2024) (ADDED: June 11, 2015) A visitor writes on July 07, 2022: "Blueberries: $1.55per lb in 2022! Prices you quote must be nationally. Good thing we don't live where ever they are $4 and up. Wouldn't be buying any."
  • Minto Island Growers - blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    Salem, Or 97302, Salem, OR 97302. Phone: 503-931-6840. Email: elizabeth@mintogrowers.com. Open: June, July, August; After your first visit you will be able to pick earlier than 9am; You will not be able to weigh your berries until 9am and you must be checked out by 5pm; Where: Come to the Farm Stand to receive your U - Pick map and information; Return to the Farm Stand after you are done to weigh and pay; See the website for more information. Directions: From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road \(before Illahe and Roberts Crossing\). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Minto Island Growers Facebook page. . From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road (before Illahe and Roberts Crossing). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road.
  • Olson Stuart Farms Inc - Cherries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Peaches, Apples, Blueberries, nectarines
    6925 Joseph SE, Salem, OR 97301. Phone: 503-362-5942. Email: info@olsonfarms.com. Open: June 1- September 30; The stand is Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm; U-Pick closes at 5:30 pm. Click here for a map and directions.
    Olson Stuart Farms Inc Facebook page. . . See updates on Olson Farms Facebook page. 5 miles east of I-5 on Highway 22. u-pick, ready pick, pick to order (bring containers and call ahead for u-pick), accepts WIC and senior coupons. U-pick and we-pick fruits. Also have a farmer's market that has other produce and honey that they produce. (a.k.a, Olson Peaches).
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Olson's Farm will have strawberries available after June 16th or 17th - recorded message said they will update by the info by the 15."
  • Purdy Enterprises - U-Pick Strawberries, blueberries
    14435 E Marquam Rd NE, Mt Angel, OR 97362. Phone: 503-845-6822. Email: reaganpurdy@cs.com. Open: Late May-June, 7 days, 8:00-6:00. Directions: Located outhouse for public use. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash or checks. Purdy Enterprises . They have a conveniently . U-pick, we-pick strawberries; jam, syrup & preserves. U-Pick Blueberries! 2021 price is $1.00 /Lb, Bring your own containers. Park behind the barn to the right when you pull in driveway. Scale in front of office, self service.
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Purdy Enterprises is 75 cents per pound and will open up u-pick after June 16th."
  • Rick Johnson Farm - apples, blueberries, cherries, peaches, strawberries,
    3310 Perkins Street Ne, Salem, OR 97303. Phone: 503-393-0859. Open: Monday thru Saturday 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sundays; June to November. Directions: Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 \(the Brooks exit\). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south \(left\) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left \(east\). Go for 0.8 miles; Rick Johnson Farm is on the right hand side \(south side\). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Rick Johnson Farm Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 (the Brooks exit). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south (left) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left (east). Go for 0.8 miles; is on the right hand side (south side). Farm is located at corner of Perkins St. and 35th just north of Keizer. address is 3310 Perkins St NE Keizer Oregon 97303. Picked Peaches, Apples, Grapes, and Walnuts will also be sold in season. For information about these fruits please call. (UPDATED: June 25, 2020)
    Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2016: "Good old-fashioned family farm with hardworking family members doing 99% of the work. Awesome Peaches--Suncrest (very sweet!), Cresthavens, and Elbertas. Very good prices on u-pick (70 cents/lb). You can also buy already-picked peaches by the lug box (about 15-16 quarts of canned peaches worth) and two smaller box sizes. Also they have cherries, and I'm not sure what else. maybe watermelons? "
  • Riley and Sons Oregon Blueberries - blueberries
    26022 NE Butteville Road, Aurora, OR . Phone: 503-678-5852. Click here for a map and directions. Riley and Sons Oregon . U-pick/ready picked .
  • Sherwood Farms - blueberries
    11991 Ashley Ln. S.E., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 769-7325. Email: tyke@wvi.com. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate Phone: (503) 551-5941. .
  • Sublimity Blueberries - blueberries,
    11991 Ashley Lane Se, Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 551-5941. Email: sublimityblueberries@gmail.com. Open: U-Pick season generally begins in late-June, early-July and lasts a little over a month each year. Directions: see website. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . ; See our website for hours. (UPDATED: June 1, 2024, JBS) (ADDED: January 07, 2018)
  • Thank You Berry Much Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    5975 Culver Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-393-2758. Email: berries@thankyouberrymuchfarms.com. Open: hours, days and dates. Directions: Culver drive is the first right-hand turn off Macleay road, East of Cordon road. We are also accessible by taking Exit 4 off Highway 22. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Thank You Berry Much Farms Facebook page. . Every day from 8 am to 8 pm; Our U-Pick season "usually" runs from late June to early August, always depending on Mother Nature, they update their website, their Facebook page and our phone recording. Click here for current open We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. We are a small 2.5 acre blueberry farm in Salem, Oregon. Our primary business is U-pick, but we also offer ReadyPick options as well. During regular season, an attendant is available every day from about 8 A.M. until sundown. Please visit our Facebook page for season announcements, updates, and changes. Visitors are welcome at any time for U-pick! We have an honor pay system in place in the event a team member is not present to assist you. We prefer cash, but also accept checks and most debit/credit cards. Please make checks payable to. (UPDATED: July 08, 2018)
  • Thompson Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties are available
    8132 Pudding Creek Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-363-9800. Email: thompsonblueberries@aol.com. Open: Thursday to Monday, 9 am to dusk, July 17 to September 1, 2014; Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Directions: Located in the Macleay area of Southeast Salem, between 74th and 82nd. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . lease remember we are CASH only and to bring a container to take your berries home in.
  • Wilco Strawberry Farms - blueberries,
    13841 Wilco highway NE, Woodburn, OR 97071. Phone: 503-806-4838. Email: fooy.chen@gmail.com. Open: Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Alternate Phone: 503-327-9374. . (ADDED: June 10, 2016)
  • Willamette Valley Fruit Company - Strawberries, Blueberries, Marionberries, Raspberries and other fruit, U-Pick or pre-picked, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch;
    2994 82nd Avenue NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-8857. Email: info@wvfco.com. Open: call or see their website. Directions: 5 miles east of Salem. . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for a map, directions, & hours. Our Farm Store has delicious Pies, Scones, Smoothies, Frozen fruit and more! Restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, & school tours of our Pie Production and Processing Facilities. Fall Harvest Festival, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch. Visit our website for more info. The best from our land to your hands! Come see us!
  • Windmill Acres - blueberries
    7841 Howell Prairie Rd. NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-873-7856. Email: mywindmillacres@gmail.com. Click here for a map and directions. .

 

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)

Salem and Marion County Oregon Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Salem and Marion County 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.

Marion County

  • Boones Ferry Berry Farm - blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, corn (sweet), loganberries, marionberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    19602 Boones Ferry Road NE, Hubbard, OR 97032. Phone: 503-678-5871. Email: berries@boonesberry.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sunday; May - August. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers.
    Boones Ferry Berry Farm Facebook page. . Hood strawberries, Albion strawberries, Totem strawberries. We are the Snegirev family: Growing and selling Oregon strawberries, Marion berries, Blueberries, and Raspberries right from our farm in Aurora Oregon since 1993. We offer several you-pick (u-pick) berry fields that you and your family can come out and pick as much of any of our berries our farm has to offer. You can easily find our berries for sale at Wholesale foods under our beautiful "Boones Ferry Berry Farms" branded boxes. "These berries are amazing" -Quote by the Wholefoods produce buyer.s Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on August 05, 2011: "I love Oregon berries. I grew up picking all types of berries from Strawberries, Marion berries, and all types of blackberries. Waking up 4 in the morning since I was 6 years old. So I know how much hard work goes behind growing delicious Oregon berries here in the Willamette valley.s has to have the best berries I have ever tasted. Not only was their very first pick nice a ripe, but every strawberry, marionberry, blue berry looked as though it was the very first berry from the first harvest (aka: first pick). The berries are not only aesthetically pleasing but are still as delicious and sweet as the first picks berries. Trust me, once you eat one berry, your mouth will "water" for more:)"
  • Briggs Family Blueberry Patch - blueberries
    5365 Radell Dr SE, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-364-8222. Email: briggsblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Daily 7 am to 8 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . 2020 Price $1.20 Lb. : For over 25 years, our family has provided yours with the biggest, sweetest, you will find anywhere. We offer U-Pick in a serene rural setting. Please do not bring pets into the field due to sanitation concerns. Remember to bring your own containers and wear your old shoes. Remember to bring your own containers, old shoes, drinking water and smaller currency. Children are welcome to help you pick. A visitor writes on July 02, 2014: "This was our families U-pick until 5 years ago, Briggs now have the field and the entrance is on their street (5365 Radell Dr SE)"A visitor writes: "They have several varieties (early and late) and they don't spray!"
  • Cora's Crop U-pick - blueberries,
    21897 Case Rd NE, Aurora, OR 97002. Phone: 503-678-6021. Open: Call for opening day and price. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: We accept cash and check only. . From I-5, take exit 278 (Donald/Aurora) and turn right at the stop sign onto Ehlen Rd. Follow the road for 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Case Rd for another half mile. We are on your left. From Newberg, take Hwy 219 toward St. Paul. Take the first left after crossing the Willamette River. This is Champoeg Rd. Follow the road to the stop sign and take a left. Proceed two miles making sure to stay to the right when the road makes a Y. Five acres of blueberries just south of Champoeg Park!
  • Fariji Farm - apples, blueberries,
    7601 Howell Prairie Road NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-874-1135. Email: farijifarm@gmail.com. Directions: I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa RoadKeizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North Fariji Farm - 7601 - on left of road \(orchard in front - log house\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 503-569-7094. . UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone and there's nothing else about them that is current on the internet - I presume they have closed. Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me.Weekends 8 am to 6 pm Weed days after 5 pm Call for more information. I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa Road/Keizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North - 7601 - on left of road (orchard in front - log house). Organic blueberries u-pick from mid-July to mid-August. is a small organic blueberry and horse boarding/riding farm located between Salem and Silverton, Oregon. The name Fariji comes from the Swahili word 'comfort' and expresses the hope that the farm's fruits and animals (horse, cows, chickens) will bring comfort and health to its guests. Guided by a deep love of God's gifts of life and nature, invites you take a great horse ride, picking your own bucket of organic blueberries or both in the same day.
  • Fordyce Farm - U-pick Strawberries, black currants, gooseberries, Blueberries, raspberries, Kotataberries, Autumn pumpkin patch and corn maze
    7023 Sunnyview Road NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-5105. Email: fordyce.farm.info@gmail.com. Open: from mid May- end of October. Click here for a map and directions.
    Fordyce Farm Facebook page. . Alternate phone: 503-362-0132. . Season: Open June-July, 9:00 to 6:00, Monday through Saturday for a full season of berries, vegetables, baked goods, and lots of other good things; Blue & Kotata 7:30-3. We are a family owned berry farm offering a wide variety of u-pick and already picked fruits and vegetables. We have a store, bakery, display garden, beautiful perennial plants, pumpkin patch, and corn maze. We are open We have many fruits available for u-pick throughout different times of the season. Please check our u-pick availability below to see what’s in season before coming out. We ask our customers to please bring their own containers.
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Fordyce Farm will have u-pick strawberries after June 20, 2011"
  • Forsters' Blueberry Hill - follows organic methods, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    17950 Hazelnut Ridge Road, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: (503) 873-7524. Email: bigtracks@earthlink.net. Open: Due to the Covid - 19 epidemic we are only open by appointment this year Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 8am and 1pm Opening about July 17. Directions: The farm is 6 miles north of Silverton off of Highway 213. Turn east on North Abigua Road, go 1 mile to Hazelnut Ridge Road then left. The farm is on the right about 1 mile up the hill. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (503) 312-1830. . We use natural organic practices, and are subject to the NOP small quantity exemption. Upick and already picked berries by appointment only. Forster's Blueberry Hill is one the oldest blueberry farms in Oregon having been operated by the same family since 1950. (UPDATED: July 04, 2020)
  • Jensen Blueberries - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    8485 Anderson Rd., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: 503-769-4244. Email: jensenblueberries@gmail.com. Directions: Located 1 mile outside of Sublimity. Click here for a map and directions. . Small u-pick and custom pick blueberry field. We are a family friendly field . We offer Duke, Blue Crop, Legacy and Pink Lemonade varieties. Come see us !
  • Miller Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, pie or sour cherries, figs, Seedless table grapes, plums, red raspberries red, Spring red raspberries, Black raspberries, beans, beets, sweet corn, slicing cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, kale, lettuce or salad greens, hot peppers, sweet peppers, Swiss chard, summer squash, winter squash, Heirloom tomatoes, paste or Roma tomatoes, tomatoes, lavender, sunflowers, zinnias, flowers, chestnuts, herbs or spices, Honey from hives on the farm, Local honey from within 50 miles, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    4935 Riverside Drive S, Salem, OR 97392. Phone: (503) 580-5767. Email: millerfarmsalem@gmail.com. Open: from late June until late October on Sunday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm ,Closed on Saturdays. Directions: From Portland take Exit 252 and turn right onto Kuebler. From Eugene take Exit 252 and turn left onto Kuebler. Continue on Kuebler for 3.5 miles. Turn left on Skyline Road and proceed until it comes to an end. Then turn right onto Riverside Road South and continue for 0.9 miles. Turn right at 4935 Riverside Road South and proceed up the driveway and follow the directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (503) 580-1332. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. 's beautiful setting in Salem, Oregon is known for quality fresh local produce while using natural farming methods. You can also sign up for our weekly email to know what mouth-watering, hand-picked, ripe produce is ready. (UPDATED: May 28, 2024) (ADDED: June 11, 2015) A visitor writes on July 07, 2022: "Blueberries: $1.55per lb in 2022! Prices you quote must be nationally. Good thing we don't live where ever they are $4 and up. Wouldn't be buying any."
  • Minto Island Growers - blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    Salem, Or 97302, Salem, OR 97302. Phone: 503-931-6840. Email: elizabeth@mintogrowers.com. Open: June, July, August; After your first visit you will be able to pick earlier than 9am; You will not be able to weigh your berries until 9am and you must be checked out by 5pm; Where: Come to the Farm Stand to receive your U - Pick map and information; Return to the Farm Stand after you are done to weigh and pay; See the website for more information. Directions: From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road \(before Illahe and Roberts Crossing\). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Minto Island Growers Facebook page. . From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road (before Illahe and Roberts Crossing). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road.
  • Olson Stuart Farms Inc - Cherries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Peaches, Apples, Blueberries, nectarines
    6925 Joseph SE, Salem, OR 97301. Phone: 503-362-5942. Email: info@olsonfarms.com. Open: June 1- September 30; The stand is Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm; U-Pick closes at 5:30 pm. Click here for a map and directions.
    Olson Stuart Farms Inc Facebook page. . . See updates on Olson Farms Facebook page. 5 miles east of I-5 on Highway 22. u-pick, ready pick, pick to order (bring containers and call ahead for u-pick), accepts WIC and senior coupons. U-pick and we-pick fruits. Also have a farmer's market that has other produce and honey that they produce. (a.k.a, Olson Peaches).
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Olson's Farm will have strawberries available after June 16th or 17th - recorded message said they will update by the info by the 15."
  • Purdy Enterprises - U-Pick Strawberries, blueberries
    14435 E Marquam Rd NE, Mt Angel, OR 97362. Phone: 503-845-6822. Email: reaganpurdy@cs.com. Open: Late May-June, 7 days, 8:00-6:00. Directions: Located outhouse for public use. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash or checks. Purdy Enterprises . They have a conveniently . U-pick, we-pick strawberries; jam, syrup & preserves. U-Pick Blueberries! 2021 price is $1.00 /Lb, Bring your own containers. Park behind the barn to the right when you pull in driveway. Scale in front of office, self service.
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Purdy Enterprises is 75 cents per pound and will open up u-pick after June 16th."
  • Rick Johnson Farm - apples, blueberries, cherries, peaches, strawberries,
    3310 Perkins Street Ne, Salem, OR 97303. Phone: 503-393-0859. Open: Monday thru Saturday 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sundays; June to November. Directions: Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 \(the Brooks exit\). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south \(left\) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left \(east\). Go for 0.8 miles; Rick Johnson Farm is on the right hand side \(south side\). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Rick Johnson Farm Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 (the Brooks exit). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south (left) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left (east). Go for 0.8 miles; is on the right hand side (south side). Farm is located at corner of Perkins St. and 35th just north of Keizer. address is 3310 Perkins St NE Keizer Oregon 97303. Picked Peaches, Apples, Grapes, and Walnuts will also be sold in season. For information about these fruits please call. (UPDATED: June 25, 2020)
    Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2016: "Good old-fashioned family farm with hardworking family members doing 99% of the work. Awesome Peaches--Suncrest (very sweet!), Cresthavens, and Elbertas. Very good prices on u-pick (70 cents/lb). You can also buy already-picked peaches by the lug box (about 15-16 quarts of canned peaches worth) and two smaller box sizes. Also they have cherries, and I'm not sure what else. maybe watermelons? "
  • Riley and Sons Oregon Blueberries - blueberries
    26022 NE Butteville Road, Aurora, OR . Phone: 503-678-5852. Click here for a map and directions. Riley and Sons Oregon . U-pick/ready picked .
  • Sherwood Farms - blueberries
    11991 Ashley Ln. S.E., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 769-7325. Email: tyke@wvi.com. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate Phone: (503) 551-5941. .
  • Sublimity Blueberries - blueberries,
    11991 Ashley Lane Se, Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 551-5941. Email: sublimityblueberries@gmail.com. Open: U-Pick season generally begins in late-June, early-July and lasts a little over a month each year. Directions: see website. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . ; See our website for hours. (UPDATED: June 1, 2024, JBS) (ADDED: January 07, 2018)
  • Thank You Berry Much Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    5975 Culver Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-393-2758. Email: berries@thankyouberrymuchfarms.com. Open: hours, days and dates. Directions: Culver drive is the first right-hand turn off Macleay road, East of Cordon road. We are also accessible by taking Exit 4 off Highway 22. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Thank You Berry Much Farms Facebook page. . Every day from 8 am to 8 pm; Our U-Pick season "usually" runs from late June to early August, always depending on Mother Nature, they update their website, their Facebook page and our phone recording. Click here for current open We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. We are a small 2.5 acre blueberry farm in Salem, Oregon. Our primary business is U-pick, but we also offer ReadyPick options as well. During regular season, an attendant is available every day from about 8 A.M. until sundown. Please visit our Facebook page for season announcements, updates, and changes. Visitors are welcome at any time for U-pick! We have an honor pay system in place in the event a team member is not present to assist you. We prefer cash, but also accept checks and most debit/credit cards. Please make checks payable to. (UPDATED: July 08, 2018)
  • Thompson Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties are available
    8132 Pudding Creek Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-363-9800. Email: thompsonblueberries@aol.com. Open: Thursday to Monday, 9 am to dusk, July 17 to September 1, 2014; Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Directions: Located in the Macleay area of Southeast Salem, between 74th and 82nd. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . lease remember we are CASH only and to bring a container to take your berries home in.
  • Wilco Strawberry Farms - blueberries,
    13841 Wilco highway NE, Woodburn, OR 97071. Phone: 503-806-4838. Email: fooy.chen@gmail.com. Open: Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Alternate Phone: 503-327-9374. . (ADDED: June 10, 2016)
  • Willamette Valley Fruit Company - Strawberries, Blueberries, Marionberries, Raspberries and other fruit, U-Pick or pre-picked, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch;
    2994 82nd Avenue NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-8857. Email: info@wvfco.com. Open: call or see their website. Directions: 5 miles east of Salem. . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for a map, directions, & hours. Our Farm Store has delicious Pies, Scones, Smoothies, Frozen fruit and more! Restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, & school tours of our Pie Production and Processing Facilities. Fall Harvest Festival, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch. Visit our website for more info. The best from our land to your hands! Come see us!
  • Windmill Acres - blueberries
    7841 Howell Prairie Rd. NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-873-7856. Email: mywindmillacres@gmail.com. Click here for a map and directions. .

 

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)

Salem and Marion County Oregon Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Salem and Marion County 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.

Marion County

  • Boones Ferry Berry Farm - blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, corn (sweet), loganberries, marionberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    19602 Boones Ferry Road NE, Hubbard, OR 97032. Phone: 503-678-5871. Email: berries@boonesberry.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sunday; May - August. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers.
    Boones Ferry Berry Farm Facebook page. . Hood strawberries, Albion strawberries, Totem strawberries. We are the Snegirev family: Growing and selling Oregon strawberries, Marion berries, Blueberries, and Raspberries right from our farm in Aurora Oregon since 1993. We offer several you-pick (u-pick) berry fields that you and your family can come out and pick as much of any of our berries our farm has to offer. You can easily find our berries for sale at Wholesale foods under our beautiful "Boones Ferry Berry Farms" branded boxes. "These berries are amazing" -Quote by the Wholefoods produce buyer.s Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on August 05, 2011: "I love Oregon berries. I grew up picking all types of berries from Strawberries, Marion berries, and all types of blackberries. Waking up 4 in the morning since I was 6 years old. So I know how much hard work goes behind growing delicious Oregon berries here in the Willamette valley.s has to have the best berries I have ever tasted. Not only was their very first pick nice a ripe, but every strawberry, marionberry, blue berry looked as though it was the very first berry from the first harvest (aka: first pick). The berries are not only aesthetically pleasing but are still as delicious and sweet as the first picks berries. Trust me, once you eat one berry, your mouth will "water" for more:)"
  • Briggs Family Blueberry Patch - blueberries
    5365 Radell Dr SE, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-364-8222. Email: briggsblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Daily 7 am to 8 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . 2020 Price $1.20 Lb. : For over 25 years, our family has provided yours with the biggest, sweetest, you will find anywhere. We offer U-Pick in a serene rural setting. Please do not bring pets into the field due to sanitation concerns. Remember to bring your own containers and wear your old shoes. Remember to bring your own containers, old shoes, drinking water and smaller currency. Children are welcome to help you pick. A visitor writes on July 02, 2014: "This was our families U-pick until 5 years ago, Briggs now have the field and the entrance is on their street (5365 Radell Dr SE)"A visitor writes: "They have several varieties (early and late) and they don't spray!"
  • Cora's Crop U-pick - blueberries,
    21897 Case Rd NE, Aurora, OR 97002. Phone: 503-678-6021. Open: Call for opening day and price. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: We accept cash and check only. . From I-5, take exit 278 (Donald/Aurora) and turn right at the stop sign onto Ehlen Rd. Follow the road for 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Case Rd for another half mile. We are on your left. From Newberg, take Hwy 219 toward St. Paul. Take the first left after crossing the Willamette River. This is Champoeg Rd. Follow the road to the stop sign and take a left. Proceed two miles making sure to stay to the right when the road makes a Y. Five acres of blueberries just south of Champoeg Park!
  • Fariji Farm - apples, blueberries,
    7601 Howell Prairie Road NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-874-1135. Email: farijifarm@gmail.com. Directions: I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa RoadKeizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North Fariji Farm - 7601 - on left of road \(orchard in front - log house\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 503-569-7094. . UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone and there's nothing else about them that is current on the internet - I presume they have closed. Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me.Weekends 8 am to 6 pm Weed days after 5 pm Call for more information. I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa Road/Keizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North - 7601 - on left of road (orchard in front - log house). Organic blueberries u-pick from mid-July to mid-August. is a small organic blueberry and horse boarding/riding farm located between Salem and Silverton, Oregon. The name Fariji comes from the Swahili word 'comfort' and expresses the hope that the farm's fruits and animals (horse, cows, chickens) will bring comfort and health to its guests. Guided by a deep love of God's gifts of life and nature, invites you take a great horse ride, picking your own bucket of organic blueberries or both in the same day.
  • Fordyce Farm - U-pick Strawberries, black currants, gooseberries, Blueberries, raspberries, Kotataberries, Autumn pumpkin patch and corn maze
    7023 Sunnyview Road NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-5105. Email: fordyce.farm.info@gmail.com. Open: from mid May- end of October. Click here for a map and directions.
    Fordyce Farm Facebook page. . Alternate phone: 503-362-0132. . Season: Open June-July, 9:00 to 6:00, Monday through Saturday for a full season of berries, vegetables, baked goods, and lots of other good things; Blue & Kotata 7:30-3. We are a family owned berry farm offering a wide variety of u-pick and already picked fruits and vegetables. We have a store, bakery, display garden, beautiful perennial plants, pumpkin patch, and corn maze. We are open We have many fruits available for u-pick throughout different times of the season. Please check our u-pick availability below to see what’s in season before coming out. We ask our customers to please bring their own containers.
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Fordyce Farm will have u-pick strawberries after June 20, 2011"
  • Forsters' Blueberry Hill - follows organic methods, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    17950 Hazelnut Ridge Road, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: (503) 873-7524. Email: bigtracks@earthlink.net. Open: Due to the Covid - 19 epidemic we are only open by appointment this year Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 8am and 1pm Opening about July 17. Directions: The farm is 6 miles north of Silverton off of Highway 213. Turn east on North Abigua Road, go 1 mile to Hazelnut Ridge Road then left. The farm is on the right about 1 mile up the hill. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (503) 312-1830. . We use natural organic practices, and are subject to the NOP small quantity exemption. Upick and already picked berries by appointment only. Forster's Blueberry Hill is one the oldest blueberry farms in Oregon having been operated by the same family since 1950. (UPDATED: July 04, 2020)
  • Jensen Blueberries - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    8485 Anderson Rd., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: 503-769-4244. Email: jensenblueberries@gmail.com. Directions: Located 1 mile outside of Sublimity. Click here for a map and directions. . Small u-pick and custom pick blueberry field. We are a family friendly field . We offer Duke, Blue Crop, Legacy and Pink Lemonade varieties. Come see us !
  • Miller Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, pie or sour cherries, figs, Seedless table grapes, plums, red raspberries red, Spring red raspberries, Black raspberries, beans, beets, sweet corn, slicing cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, kale, lettuce or salad greens, hot peppers, sweet peppers, Swiss chard, summer squash, winter squash, Heirloom tomatoes, paste or Roma tomatoes, tomatoes, lavender, sunflowers, zinnias, flowers, chestnuts, herbs or spices, Honey from hives on the farm, Local honey from within 50 miles, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    4935 Riverside Drive S, Salem, OR 97392. Phone: (503) 580-5767. Email: millerfarmsalem@gmail.com. Open: from late June until late October on Sunday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm ,Closed on Saturdays. Directions: From Portland take Exit 252 and turn right onto Kuebler. From Eugene take Exit 252 and turn left onto Kuebler. Continue on Kuebler for 3.5 miles. Turn left on Skyline Road and proceed until it comes to an end. Then turn right onto Riverside Road South and continue for 0.9 miles. Turn right at 4935 Riverside Road South and proceed up the driveway and follow the directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (503) 580-1332. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. 's beautiful setting in Salem, Oregon is known for quality fresh local produce while using natural farming methods. You can also sign up for our weekly email to know what mouth-watering, hand-picked, ripe produce is ready. (UPDATED: May 28, 2024) (ADDED: June 11, 2015) A visitor writes on July 07, 2022: "Blueberries: $1.55per lb in 2022! Prices you quote must be nationally. Good thing we don't live where ever they are $4 and up. Wouldn't be buying any."
  • Minto Island Growers - blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    Salem, Or 97302, Salem, OR 97302. Phone: 503-931-6840. Email: elizabeth@mintogrowers.com. Open: June, July, August; After your first visit you will be able to pick earlier than 9am; You will not be able to weigh your berries until 9am and you must be checked out by 5pm; Where: Come to the Farm Stand to receive your U - Pick map and information; Return to the Farm Stand after you are done to weigh and pay; See the website for more information. Directions: From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road \(before Illahe and Roberts Crossing\). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Minto Island Growers Facebook page. . From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road (before Illahe and Roberts Crossing). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road.
  • Olson Stuart Farms Inc - Cherries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Peaches, Apples, Blueberries, nectarines
    6925 Joseph SE, Salem, OR 97301. Phone: 503-362-5942. Email: info@olsonfarms.com. Open: June 1- September 30; The stand is Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm; U-Pick closes at 5:30 pm. Click here for a map and directions.
    Olson Stuart Farms Inc Facebook page. . . See updates on Olson Farms Facebook page. 5 miles east of I-5 on Highway 22. u-pick, ready pick, pick to order (bring containers and call ahead for u-pick), accepts WIC and senior coupons. U-pick and we-pick fruits. Also have a farmer's market that has other produce and honey that they produce. (a.k.a, Olson Peaches).
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Olson's Farm will have strawberries available after June 16th or 17th - recorded message said they will update by the info by the 15."
  • Purdy Enterprises - U-Pick Strawberries, blueberries
    14435 E Marquam Rd NE, Mt Angel, OR 97362. Phone: 503-845-6822. Email: reaganpurdy@cs.com. Open: Late May-June, 7 days, 8:00-6:00. Directions: Located outhouse for public use. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash or checks. Purdy Enterprises . They have a conveniently . U-pick, we-pick strawberries; jam, syrup & preserves. U-Pick Blueberries! 2021 price is $1.00 /Lb, Bring your own containers. Park behind the barn to the right when you pull in driveway. Scale in front of office, self service.
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Purdy Enterprises is 75 cents per pound and will open up u-pick after June 16th."
  • Rick Johnson Farm - apples, blueberries, cherries, peaches, strawberries,
    3310 Perkins Street Ne, Salem, OR 97303. Phone: 503-393-0859. Open: Monday thru Saturday 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sundays; June to November. Directions: Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 \(the Brooks exit\). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south \(left\) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left \(east\). Go for 0.8 miles; Rick Johnson Farm is on the right hand side \(south side\). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Rick Johnson Farm Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 (the Brooks exit). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south (left) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left (east). Go for 0.8 miles; is on the right hand side (south side). Farm is located at corner of Perkins St. and 35th just north of Keizer. address is 3310 Perkins St NE Keizer Oregon 97303. Picked Peaches, Apples, Grapes, and Walnuts will also be sold in season. For information about these fruits please call. (UPDATED: June 25, 2020)
    Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2016: "Good old-fashioned family farm with hardworking family members doing 99% of the work. Awesome Peaches--Suncrest (very sweet!), Cresthavens, and Elbertas. Very good prices on u-pick (70 cents/lb). You can also buy already-picked peaches by the lug box (about 15-16 quarts of canned peaches worth) and two smaller box sizes. Also they have cherries, and I'm not sure what else. maybe watermelons? "
  • Riley and Sons Oregon Blueberries - blueberries
    26022 NE Butteville Road, Aurora, OR . Phone: 503-678-5852. Click here for a map and directions. Riley and Sons Oregon . U-pick/ready picked .
  • Sherwood Farms - blueberries
    11991 Ashley Ln. S.E., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 769-7325. Email: tyke@wvi.com. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate Phone: (503) 551-5941. .
  • Sublimity Blueberries - blueberries,
    11991 Ashley Lane Se, Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 551-5941. Email: sublimityblueberries@gmail.com. Open: U-Pick season generally begins in late-June, early-July and lasts a little over a month each year. Directions: see website. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . ; See our website for hours. (UPDATED: June 1, 2024, JBS) (ADDED: January 07, 2018)
  • Thank You Berry Much Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    5975 Culver Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-393-2758. Email: berries@thankyouberrymuchfarms.com. Open: hours, days and dates. Directions: Culver drive is the first right-hand turn off Macleay road, East of Cordon road. We are also accessible by taking Exit 4 off Highway 22. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Thank You Berry Much Farms Facebook page. . Every day from 8 am to 8 pm; Our U-Pick season "usually" runs from late June to early August, always depending on Mother Nature, they update their website, their Facebook page and our phone recording. Click here for current open We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. We are a small 2.5 acre blueberry farm in Salem, Oregon. Our primary business is U-pick, but we also offer ReadyPick options as well. During regular season, an attendant is available every day from about 8 A.M. until sundown. Please visit our Facebook page for season announcements, updates, and changes. Visitors are welcome at any time for U-pick! We have an honor pay system in place in the event a team member is not present to assist you. We prefer cash, but also accept checks and most debit/credit cards. Please make checks payable to. (UPDATED: July 08, 2018)
  • Thompson Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties are available
    8132 Pudding Creek Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-363-9800. Email: thompsonblueberries@aol.com. Open: Thursday to Monday, 9 am to dusk, July 17 to September 1, 2014; Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Directions: Located in the Macleay area of Southeast Salem, between 74th and 82nd. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . lease remember we are CASH only and to bring a container to take your berries home in.
  • Wilco Strawberry Farms - blueberries,
    13841 Wilco highway NE, Woodburn, OR 97071. Phone: 503-806-4838. Email: fooy.chen@gmail.com. Open: Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Alternate Phone: 503-327-9374. . (ADDED: June 10, 2016)
  • Willamette Valley Fruit Company - Strawberries, Blueberries, Marionberries, Raspberries and other fruit, U-Pick or pre-picked, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch;
    2994 82nd Avenue NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-8857. Email: info@wvfco.com. Open: call or see their website. Directions: 5 miles east of Salem. . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for a map, directions, & hours. Our Farm Store has delicious Pies, Scones, Smoothies, Frozen fruit and more! Restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, & school tours of our Pie Production and Processing Facilities. Fall Harvest Festival, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch. Visit our website for more info. The best from our land to your hands! Come see us!
  • Windmill Acres - blueberries
    7841 Howell Prairie Rd. NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-873-7856. Email: mywindmillacres@gmail.com. Click here for a map and directions. .

 

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)

Salem and Marion County Oregon Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Salem and Marion County 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.

Marion County

  • Boones Ferry Berry Farm - blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, corn (sweet), loganberries, marionberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    19602 Boones Ferry Road NE, Hubbard, OR 97032. Phone: 503-678-5871. Email: berries@boonesberry.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sunday; May - August. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers.
    Boones Ferry Berry Farm Facebook page. . Hood strawberries, Albion strawberries, Totem strawberries. We are the Snegirev family: Growing and selling Oregon strawberries, Marion berries, Blueberries, and Raspberries right from our farm in Aurora Oregon since 1993. We offer several you-pick (u-pick) berry fields that you and your family can come out and pick as much of any of our berries our farm has to offer. You can easily find our berries for sale at Wholesale foods under our beautiful "Boones Ferry Berry Farms" branded boxes. "These berries are amazing" -Quote by the Wholefoods produce buyer.s Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on August 05, 2011: "I love Oregon berries. I grew up picking all types of berries from Strawberries, Marion berries, and all types of blackberries. Waking up 4 in the morning since I was 6 years old. So I know how much hard work goes behind growing delicious Oregon berries here in the Willamette valley.s has to have the best berries I have ever tasted. Not only was their very first pick nice a ripe, but every strawberry, marionberry, blue berry looked as though it was the very first berry from the first harvest (aka: first pick). The berries are not only aesthetically pleasing but are still as delicious and sweet as the first picks berries. Trust me, once you eat one berry, your mouth will "water" for more:)"
  • Briggs Family Blueberry Patch - blueberries
    5365 Radell Dr SE, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-364-8222. Email: briggsblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Daily 7 am to 8 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . 2020 Price $1.20 Lb. : For over 25 years, our family has provided yours with the biggest, sweetest, you will find anywhere. We offer U-Pick in a serene rural setting. Please do not bring pets into the field due to sanitation concerns. Remember to bring your own containers and wear your old shoes. Remember to bring your own containers, old shoes, drinking water and smaller currency. Children are welcome to help you pick. A visitor writes on July 02, 2014: "This was our families U-pick until 5 years ago, Briggs now have the field and the entrance is on their street (5365 Radell Dr SE)"A visitor writes: "They have several varieties (early and late) and they don't spray!"
  • Cora's Crop U-pick - blueberries,
    21897 Case Rd NE, Aurora, OR 97002. Phone: 503-678-6021. Open: Call for opening day and price. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: We accept cash and check only. . From I-5, take exit 278 (Donald/Aurora) and turn right at the stop sign onto Ehlen Rd. Follow the road for 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Case Rd for another half mile. We are on your left. From Newberg, take Hwy 219 toward St. Paul. Take the first left after crossing the Willamette River. This is Champoeg Rd. Follow the road to the stop sign and take a left. Proceed two miles making sure to stay to the right when the road makes a Y. Five acres of blueberries just south of Champoeg Park!
  • Fariji Farm - apples, blueberries,
    7601 Howell Prairie Road NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-874-1135. Email: farijifarm@gmail.com. Directions: I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa RoadKeizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North Fariji Farm - 7601 - on left of road \(orchard in front - log house\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 503-569-7094. . UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone and there's nothing else about them that is current on the internet - I presume they have closed. Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me.Weekends 8 am to 6 pm Weed days after 5 pm Call for more information. I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa Road/Keizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North - 7601 - on left of road (orchard in front - log house). Organic blueberries u-pick from mid-July to mid-August. is a small organic blueberry and horse boarding/riding farm located between Salem and Silverton, Oregon. The name Fariji comes from the Swahili word 'comfort' and expresses the hope that the farm's fruits and animals (horse, cows, chickens) will bring comfort and health to its guests. Guided by a deep love of God's gifts of life and nature, invites you take a great horse ride, picking your own bucket of organic blueberries or both in the same day.
  • Fordyce Farm - U-pick Strawberries, black currants, gooseberries, Blueberries, raspberries, Kotataberries, Autumn pumpkin patch and corn maze
    7023 Sunnyview Road NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-5105. Email: fordyce.farm.info@gmail.com. Open: from mid May- end of October. Click here for a map and directions.
    Fordyce Farm Facebook page. . Alternate phone: 503-362-0132. . Season: Open June-July, 9:00 to 6:00, Monday through Saturday for a full season of berries, vegetables, baked goods, and lots of other good things; Blue & Kotata 7:30-3. We are a family owned berry farm offering a wide variety of u-pick and already picked fruits and vegetables. We have a store, bakery, display garden, beautiful perennial plants, pumpkin patch, and corn maze. We are open We have many fruits available for u-pick throughout different times of the season. Please check our u-pick availability below to see what’s in season before coming out. We ask our customers to please bring their own containers.
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Fordyce Farm will have u-pick strawberries after June 20, 2011"
  • Forsters' Blueberry Hill - follows organic methods, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    17950 Hazelnut Ridge Road, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: (503) 873-7524. Email: bigtracks@earthlink.net. Open: Due to the Covid - 19 epidemic we are only open by appointment this year Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 8am and 1pm Opening about July 17. Directions: The farm is 6 miles north of Silverton off of Highway 213. Turn east on North Abigua Road, go 1 mile to Hazelnut Ridge Road then left. The farm is on the right about 1 mile up the hill. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (503) 312-1830. . We use natural organic practices, and are subject to the NOP small quantity exemption. Upick and already picked berries by appointment only. Forster's Blueberry Hill is one the oldest blueberry farms in Oregon having been operated by the same family since 1950. (UPDATED: July 04, 2020)
  • Jensen Blueberries - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    8485 Anderson Rd., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: 503-769-4244. Email: jensenblueberries@gmail.com. Directions: Located 1 mile outside of Sublimity. Click here for a map and directions. . Small u-pick and custom pick blueberry field. We are a family friendly field . We offer Duke, Blue Crop, Legacy and Pink Lemonade varieties. Come see us !
  • Miller Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, pie or sour cherries, figs, Seedless table grapes, plums, red raspberries red, Spring red raspberries, Black raspberries, beans, beets, sweet corn, slicing cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, kale, lettuce or salad greens, hot peppers, sweet peppers, Swiss chard, summer squash, winter squash, Heirloom tomatoes, paste or Roma tomatoes, tomatoes, lavender, sunflowers, zinnias, flowers, chestnuts, herbs or spices, Honey from hives on the farm, Local honey from within 50 miles, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    4935 Riverside Drive S, Salem, OR 97392. Phone: (503) 580-5767. Email: millerfarmsalem@gmail.com. Open: from late June until late October on Sunday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm ,Closed on Saturdays. Directions: From Portland take Exit 252 and turn right onto Kuebler. From Eugene take Exit 252 and turn left onto Kuebler. Continue on Kuebler for 3.5 miles. Turn left on Skyline Road and proceed until it comes to an end. Then turn right onto Riverside Road South and continue for 0.9 miles. Turn right at 4935 Riverside Road South and proceed up the driveway and follow the directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (503) 580-1332. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. 's beautiful setting in Salem, Oregon is known for quality fresh local produce while using natural farming methods. You can also sign up for our weekly email to know what mouth-watering, hand-picked, ripe produce is ready. (UPDATED: May 28, 2024) (ADDED: June 11, 2015) A visitor writes on July 07, 2022: "Blueberries: $1.55per lb in 2022! Prices you quote must be nationally. Good thing we don't live where ever they are $4 and up. Wouldn't be buying any."
  • Minto Island Growers - blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    Salem, Or 97302, Salem, OR 97302. Phone: 503-931-6840. Email: elizabeth@mintogrowers.com. Open: June, July, August; After your first visit you will be able to pick earlier than 9am; You will not be able to weigh your berries until 9am and you must be checked out by 5pm; Where: Come to the Farm Stand to receive your U - Pick map and information; Return to the Farm Stand after you are done to weigh and pay; See the website for more information. Directions: From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road \(before Illahe and Roberts Crossing\). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Minto Island Growers Facebook page. . From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road (before Illahe and Roberts Crossing). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road.
  • Olson Stuart Farms Inc - Cherries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Peaches, Apples, Blueberries, nectarines
    6925 Joseph SE, Salem, OR 97301. Phone: 503-362-5942. Email: info@olsonfarms.com. Open: June 1- September 30; The stand is Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm; U-Pick closes at 5:30 pm. Click here for a map and directions.
    Olson Stuart Farms Inc Facebook page. . . See updates on Olson Farms Facebook page. 5 miles east of I-5 on Highway 22. u-pick, ready pick, pick to order (bring containers and call ahead for u-pick), accepts WIC and senior coupons. U-pick and we-pick fruits. Also have a farmer's market that has other produce and honey that they produce. (a.k.a, Olson Peaches).
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Olson's Farm will have strawberries available after June 16th or 17th - recorded message said they will update by the info by the 15."
  • Purdy Enterprises - U-Pick Strawberries, blueberries
    14435 E Marquam Rd NE, Mt Angel, OR 97362. Phone: 503-845-6822. Email: reaganpurdy@cs.com. Open: Late May-June, 7 days, 8:00-6:00. Directions: Located outhouse for public use. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash or checks. Purdy Enterprises . They have a conveniently . U-pick, we-pick strawberries; jam, syrup & preserves. U-Pick Blueberries! 2021 price is $1.00 /Lb, Bring your own containers. Park behind the barn to the right when you pull in driveway. Scale in front of office, self service.
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Purdy Enterprises is 75 cents per pound and will open up u-pick after June 16th."
  • Rick Johnson Farm - apples, blueberries, cherries, peaches, strawberries,
    3310 Perkins Street Ne, Salem, OR 97303. Phone: 503-393-0859. Open: Monday thru Saturday 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sundays; June to November. Directions: Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 \(the Brooks exit\). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south \(left\) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left \(east\). Go for 0.8 miles; Rick Johnson Farm is on the right hand side \(south side\). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Rick Johnson Farm Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 (the Brooks exit). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south (left) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left (east). Go for 0.8 miles; is on the right hand side (south side). Farm is located at corner of Perkins St. and 35th just north of Keizer. address is 3310 Perkins St NE Keizer Oregon 97303. Picked Peaches, Apples, Grapes, and Walnuts will also be sold in season. For information about these fruits please call. (UPDATED: June 25, 2020)
    Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2016: "Good old-fashioned family farm with hardworking family members doing 99% of the work. Awesome Peaches--Suncrest (very sweet!), Cresthavens, and Elbertas. Very good prices on u-pick (70 cents/lb). You can also buy already-picked peaches by the lug box (about 15-16 quarts of canned peaches worth) and two smaller box sizes. Also they have cherries, and I'm not sure what else. maybe watermelons? "
  • Riley and Sons Oregon Blueberries - blueberries
    26022 NE Butteville Road, Aurora, OR . Phone: 503-678-5852. Click here for a map and directions. Riley and Sons Oregon . U-pick/ready picked .
  • Sherwood Farms - blueberries
    11991 Ashley Ln. S.E., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 769-7325. Email: tyke@wvi.com. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate Phone: (503) 551-5941. .
  • Sublimity Blueberries - blueberries,
    11991 Ashley Lane Se, Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 551-5941. Email: sublimityblueberries@gmail.com. Open: U-Pick season generally begins in late-June, early-July and lasts a little over a month each year. Directions: see website. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . ; See our website for hours. (UPDATED: June 1, 2024, JBS) (ADDED: January 07, 2018)
  • Thank You Berry Much Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    5975 Culver Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-393-2758. Email: berries@thankyouberrymuchfarms.com. Open: hours, days and dates. Directions: Culver drive is the first right-hand turn off Macleay road, East of Cordon road. We are also accessible by taking Exit 4 off Highway 22. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Thank You Berry Much Farms Facebook page. . Every day from 8 am to 8 pm; Our U-Pick season "usually" runs from late June to early August, always depending on Mother Nature, they update their website, their Facebook page and our phone recording. Click here for current open We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. We are a small 2.5 acre blueberry farm in Salem, Oregon. Our primary business is U-pick, but we also offer ReadyPick options as well. During regular season, an attendant is available every day from about 8 A.M. until sundown. Please visit our Facebook page for season announcements, updates, and changes. Visitors are welcome at any time for U-pick! We have an honor pay system in place in the event a team member is not present to assist you. We prefer cash, but also accept checks and most debit/credit cards. Please make checks payable to. (UPDATED: July 08, 2018)
  • Thompson Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties are available
    8132 Pudding Creek Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-363-9800. Email: thompsonblueberries@aol.com. Open: Thursday to Monday, 9 am to dusk, July 17 to September 1, 2014; Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Directions: Located in the Macleay area of Southeast Salem, between 74th and 82nd. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . lease remember we are CASH only and to bring a container to take your berries home in.
  • Wilco Strawberry Farms - blueberries,
    13841 Wilco highway NE, Woodburn, OR 97071. Phone: 503-806-4838. Email: fooy.chen@gmail.com. Open: Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Alternate Phone: 503-327-9374. . (ADDED: June 10, 2016)
  • Willamette Valley Fruit Company - Strawberries, Blueberries, Marionberries, Raspberries and other fruit, U-Pick or pre-picked, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch;
    2994 82nd Avenue NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-8857. Email: info@wvfco.com. Open: call or see their website. Directions: 5 miles east of Salem. . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for a map, directions, & hours. Our Farm Store has delicious Pies, Scones, Smoothies, Frozen fruit and more! Restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, & school tours of our Pie Production and Processing Facilities. Fall Harvest Festival, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch. Visit our website for more info. The best from our land to your hands! Come see us!
  • Windmill Acres - blueberries
    7841 Howell Prairie Rd. NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-873-7856. Email: mywindmillacres@gmail.com. Click here for a map and directions. .

 

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)

Salem and Marion County Oregon Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Salem and Marion County 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.

Marion County

  • Boones Ferry Berry Farm - blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, corn (sweet), loganberries, marionberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    19602 Boones Ferry Road NE, Hubbard, OR 97032. Phone: 503-678-5871. Email: berries@boonesberry.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sunday; May - August. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers.
    Boones Ferry Berry Farm Facebook page. . Hood strawberries, Albion strawberries, Totem strawberries. We are the Snegirev family: Growing and selling Oregon strawberries, Marion berries, Blueberries, and Raspberries right from our farm in Aurora Oregon since 1993. We offer several you-pick (u-pick) berry fields that you and your family can come out and pick as much of any of our berries our farm has to offer. You can easily find our berries for sale at Wholesale foods under our beautiful "Boones Ferry Berry Farms" branded boxes. "These berries are amazing" -Quote by the Wholefoods produce buyer.s Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on August 05, 2011: "I love Oregon berries. I grew up picking all types of berries from Strawberries, Marion berries, and all types of blackberries. Waking up 4 in the morning since I was 6 years old. So I know how much hard work goes behind growing delicious Oregon berries here in the Willamette valley.s has to have the best berries I have ever tasted. Not only was their very first pick nice a ripe, but every strawberry, marionberry, blue berry looked as though it was the very first berry from the first harvest (aka: first pick). The berries are not only aesthetically pleasing but are still as delicious and sweet as the first picks berries. Trust me, once you eat one berry, your mouth will "water" for more:)"
  • Briggs Family Blueberry Patch - blueberries
    5365 Radell Dr SE, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-364-8222. Email: briggsblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Daily 7 am to 8 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . 2020 Price $1.20 Lb. : For over 25 years, our family has provided yours with the biggest, sweetest, you will find anywhere. We offer U-Pick in a serene rural setting. Please do not bring pets into the field due to sanitation concerns. Remember to bring your own containers and wear your old shoes. Remember to bring your own containers, old shoes, drinking water and smaller currency. Children are welcome to help you pick. A visitor writes on July 02, 2014: "This was our families U-pick until 5 years ago, Briggs now have the field and the entrance is on their street (5365 Radell Dr SE)"A visitor writes: "They have several varieties (early and late) and they don't spray!"
  • Cora's Crop U-pick - blueberries,
    21897 Case Rd NE, Aurora, OR 97002. Phone: 503-678-6021. Open: Call for opening day and price. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: We accept cash and check only. . From I-5, take exit 278 (Donald/Aurora) and turn right at the stop sign onto Ehlen Rd. Follow the road for 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Case Rd for another half mile. We are on your left. From Newberg, take Hwy 219 toward St. Paul. Take the first left after crossing the Willamette River. This is Champoeg Rd. Follow the road to the stop sign and take a left. Proceed two miles making sure to stay to the right when the road makes a Y. Five acres of blueberries just south of Champoeg Park!
  • Fariji Farm - apples, blueberries,
    7601 Howell Prairie Road NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-874-1135. Email: farijifarm@gmail.com. Directions: I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa RoadKeizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North Fariji Farm - 7601 - on left of road \(orchard in front - log house\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 503-569-7094. . UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone and there's nothing else about them that is current on the internet - I presume they have closed. Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me.Weekends 8 am to 6 pm Weed days after 5 pm Call for more information. I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa Road/Keizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North - 7601 - on left of road (orchard in front - log house). Organic blueberries u-pick from mid-July to mid-August. is a small organic blueberry and horse boarding/riding farm located between Salem and Silverton, Oregon. The name Fariji comes from the Swahili word 'comfort' and expresses the hope that the farm's fruits and animals (horse, cows, chickens) will bring comfort and health to its guests. Guided by a deep love of God's gifts of life and nature, invites you take a great horse ride, picking your own bucket of organic blueberries or both in the same day.
  • Fordyce Farm - U-pick Strawberries, black currants, gooseberries, Blueberries, raspberries, Kotataberries, Autumn pumpkin patch and corn maze
    7023 Sunnyview Road NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-5105. Email: fordyce.farm.info@gmail.com. Open: from mid May- end of October. Click here for a map and directions.
    Fordyce Farm Facebook page. . Alternate phone: 503-362-0132. . Season: Open June-July, 9:00 to 6:00, Monday through Saturday for a full season of berries, vegetables, baked goods, and lots of other good things; Blue & Kotata 7:30-3. We are a family owned berry farm offering a wide variety of u-pick and already picked fruits and vegetables. We have a store, bakery, display garden, beautiful perennial plants, pumpkin patch, and corn maze. We are open We have many fruits available for u-pick throughout different times of the season. Please check our u-pick availability below to see what’s in season before coming out. We ask our customers to please bring their own containers.
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Fordyce Farm will have u-pick strawberries after June 20, 2011"
  • Forsters' Blueberry Hill - follows organic methods, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    17950 Hazelnut Ridge Road, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: (503) 873-7524. Email: bigtracks@earthlink.net. Open: Due to the Covid - 19 epidemic we are only open by appointment this year Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 8am and 1pm Opening about July 17. Directions: The farm is 6 miles north of Silverton off of Highway 213. Turn east on North Abigua Road, go 1 mile to Hazelnut Ridge Road then left. The farm is on the right about 1 mile up the hill. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (503) 312-1830. . We use natural organic practices, and are subject to the NOP small quantity exemption. Upick and already picked berries by appointment only. Forster's Blueberry Hill is one the oldest blueberry farms in Oregon having been operated by the same family since 1950. (UPDATED: July 04, 2020)
  • Jensen Blueberries - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    8485 Anderson Rd., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: 503-769-4244. Email: jensenblueberries@gmail.com. Directions: Located 1 mile outside of Sublimity. Click here for a map and directions. . Small u-pick and custom pick blueberry field. We are a family friendly field . We offer Duke, Blue Crop, Legacy and Pink Lemonade varieties. Come see us !
  • Miller Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, pie or sour cherries, figs, Seedless table grapes, plums, red raspberries red, Spring red raspberries, Black raspberries, beans, beets, sweet corn, slicing cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, kale, lettuce or salad greens, hot peppers, sweet peppers, Swiss chard, summer squash, winter squash, Heirloom tomatoes, paste or Roma tomatoes, tomatoes, lavender, sunflowers, zinnias, flowers, chestnuts, herbs or spices, Honey from hives on the farm, Local honey from within 50 miles, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    4935 Riverside Drive S, Salem, OR 97392. Phone: (503) 580-5767. Email: millerfarmsalem@gmail.com. Open: from late June until late October on Sunday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm ,Closed on Saturdays. Directions: From Portland take Exit 252 and turn right onto Kuebler. From Eugene take Exit 252 and turn left onto Kuebler. Continue on Kuebler for 3.5 miles. Turn left on Skyline Road and proceed until it comes to an end. Then turn right onto Riverside Road South and continue for 0.9 miles. Turn right at 4935 Riverside Road South and proceed up the driveway and follow the directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (503) 580-1332. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. 's beautiful setting in Salem, Oregon is known for quality fresh local produce while using natural farming methods. You can also sign up for our weekly email to know what mouth-watering, hand-picked, ripe produce is ready. (UPDATED: May 28, 2024) (ADDED: June 11, 2015) A visitor writes on July 07, 2022: "Blueberries: $1.55per lb in 2022! Prices you quote must be nationally. Good thing we don't live where ever they are $4 and up. Wouldn't be buying any."
  • Minto Island Growers - blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    Salem, Or 97302, Salem, OR 97302. Phone: 503-931-6840. Email: elizabeth@mintogrowers.com. Open: June, July, August; After your first visit you will be able to pick earlier than 9am; You will not be able to weigh your berries until 9am and you must be checked out by 5pm; Where: Come to the Farm Stand to receive your U - Pick map and information; Return to the Farm Stand after you are done to weigh and pay; See the website for more information. Directions: From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road \(before Illahe and Roberts Crossing\). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Minto Island Growers Facebook page. . From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road (before Illahe and Roberts Crossing). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road.
  • Olson Stuart Farms Inc - Cherries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Peaches, Apples, Blueberries, nectarines
    6925 Joseph SE, Salem, OR 97301. Phone: 503-362-5942. Email: info@olsonfarms.com. Open: June 1- September 30; The stand is Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm; U-Pick closes at 5:30 pm. Click here for a map and directions.
    Olson Stuart Farms Inc Facebook page. . . See updates on Olson Farms Facebook page. 5 miles east of I-5 on Highway 22. u-pick, ready pick, pick to order (bring containers and call ahead for u-pick), accepts WIC and senior coupons. U-pick and we-pick fruits. Also have a farmer's market that has other produce and honey that they produce. (a.k.a, Olson Peaches).
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Olson's Farm will have strawberries available after June 16th or 17th - recorded message said they will update by the info by the 15."
  • Purdy Enterprises - U-Pick Strawberries, blueberries
    14435 E Marquam Rd NE, Mt Angel, OR 97362. Phone: 503-845-6822. Email: reaganpurdy@cs.com. Open: Late May-June, 7 days, 8:00-6:00. Directions: Located outhouse for public use. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash or checks. Purdy Enterprises . They have a conveniently . U-pick, we-pick strawberries; jam, syrup & preserves. U-Pick Blueberries! 2021 price is $1.00 /Lb, Bring your own containers. Park behind the barn to the right when you pull in driveway. Scale in front of office, self service.
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Purdy Enterprises is 75 cents per pound and will open up u-pick after June 16th."
  • Rick Johnson Farm - apples, blueberries, cherries, peaches, strawberries,
    3310 Perkins Street Ne, Salem, OR 97303. Phone: 503-393-0859. Open: Monday thru Saturday 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sundays; June to November. Directions: Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 \(the Brooks exit\). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south \(left\) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left \(east\). Go for 0.8 miles; Rick Johnson Farm is on the right hand side \(south side\). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Rick Johnson Farm Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 (the Brooks exit). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south (left) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left (east). Go for 0.8 miles; is on the right hand side (south side). Farm is located at corner of Perkins St. and 35th just north of Keizer. address is 3310 Perkins St NE Keizer Oregon 97303. Picked Peaches, Apples, Grapes, and Walnuts will also be sold in season. For information about these fruits please call. (UPDATED: June 25, 2020)
    Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2016: "Good old-fashioned family farm with hardworking family members doing 99% of the work. Awesome Peaches--Suncrest (very sweet!), Cresthavens, and Elbertas. Very good prices on u-pick (70 cents/lb). You can also buy already-picked peaches by the lug box (about 15-16 quarts of canned peaches worth) and two smaller box sizes. Also they have cherries, and I'm not sure what else. maybe watermelons? "
  • Riley and Sons Oregon Blueberries - blueberries
    26022 NE Butteville Road, Aurora, OR . Phone: 503-678-5852. Click here for a map and directions. Riley and Sons Oregon . U-pick/ready picked .
  • Sherwood Farms - blueberries
    11991 Ashley Ln. S.E., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 769-7325. Email: tyke@wvi.com. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate Phone: (503) 551-5941. .
  • Sublimity Blueberries - blueberries,
    11991 Ashley Lane Se, Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 551-5941. Email: sublimityblueberries@gmail.com. Open: U-Pick season generally begins in late-June, early-July and lasts a little over a month each year. Directions: see website. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . ; See our website for hours. (UPDATED: June 1, 2024, JBS) (ADDED: January 07, 2018)
  • Thank You Berry Much Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    5975 Culver Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-393-2758. Email: berries@thankyouberrymuchfarms.com. Open: hours, days and dates. Directions: Culver drive is the first right-hand turn off Macleay road, East of Cordon road. We are also accessible by taking Exit 4 off Highway 22. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Thank You Berry Much Farms Facebook page. . Every day from 8 am to 8 pm; Our U-Pick season "usually" runs from late June to early August, always depending on Mother Nature, they update their website, their Facebook page and our phone recording. Click here for current open We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. We are a small 2.5 acre blueberry farm in Salem, Oregon. Our primary business is U-pick, but we also offer ReadyPick options as well. During regular season, an attendant is available every day from about 8 A.M. until sundown. Please visit our Facebook page for season announcements, updates, and changes. Visitors are welcome at any time for U-pick! We have an honor pay system in place in the event a team member is not present to assist you. We prefer cash, but also accept checks and most debit/credit cards. Please make checks payable to. (UPDATED: July 08, 2018)
  • Thompson Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties are available
    8132 Pudding Creek Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-363-9800. Email: thompsonblueberries@aol.com. Open: Thursday to Monday, 9 am to dusk, July 17 to September 1, 2014; Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Directions: Located in the Macleay area of Southeast Salem, between 74th and 82nd. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . lease remember we are CASH only and to bring a container to take your berries home in.
  • Wilco Strawberry Farms - blueberries,
    13841 Wilco highway NE, Woodburn, OR 97071. Phone: 503-806-4838. Email: fooy.chen@gmail.com. Open: Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Alternate Phone: 503-327-9374. . (ADDED: June 10, 2016)
  • Willamette Valley Fruit Company - Strawberries, Blueberries, Marionberries, Raspberries and other fruit, U-Pick or pre-picked, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch;
    2994 82nd Avenue NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-8857. Email: info@wvfco.com. Open: call or see their website. Directions: 5 miles east of Salem. . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for a map, directions, & hours. Our Farm Store has delicious Pies, Scones, Smoothies, Frozen fruit and more! Restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, & school tours of our Pie Production and Processing Facilities. Fall Harvest Festival, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch. Visit our website for more info. The best from our land to your hands! Come see us!
  • Windmill Acres - blueberries
    7841 Howell Prairie Rd. NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-873-7856. Email: mywindmillacres@gmail.com. Click here for a map and directions. .

 

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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Salem and Marion County Oregon Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Salem and Marion County 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.

Marion County

  • Boones Ferry Berry Farm - blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, corn (sweet), loganberries, marionberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    19602 Boones Ferry Road NE, Hubbard, OR 97032. Phone: 503-678-5871. Email: berries@boonesberry.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sunday; May - August. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers.
    Boones Ferry Berry Farm Facebook page. . Hood strawberries, Albion strawberries, Totem strawberries. We are the Snegirev family: Growing and selling Oregon strawberries, Marion berries, Blueberries, and Raspberries right from our farm in Aurora Oregon since 1993. We offer several you-pick (u-pick) berry fields that you and your family can come out and pick as much of any of our berries our farm has to offer. You can easily find our berries for sale at Wholesale foods under our beautiful "Boones Ferry Berry Farms" branded boxes. "These berries are amazing" -Quote by the Wholefoods produce buyer.s Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on August 05, 2011: "I love Oregon berries. I grew up picking all types of berries from Strawberries, Marion berries, and all types of blackberries. Waking up 4 in the morning since I was 6 years old. So I know how much hard work goes behind growing delicious Oregon berries here in the Willamette valley.s has to have the best berries I have ever tasted. Not only was their very first pick nice a ripe, but every strawberry, marionberry, blue berry looked as though it was the very first berry from the first harvest (aka: first pick). The berries are not only aesthetically pleasing but are still as delicious and sweet as the first picks berries. Trust me, once you eat one berry, your mouth will "water" for more:)"
  • Briggs Family Blueberry Patch - blueberries
    5365 Radell Dr SE, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-364-8222. Email: briggsblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Daily 7 am to 8 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . 2020 Price $1.20 Lb. : For over 25 years, our family has provided yours with the biggest, sweetest, you will find anywhere. We offer U-Pick in a serene rural setting. Please do not bring pets into the field due to sanitation concerns. Remember to bring your own containers and wear your old shoes. Remember to bring your own containers, old shoes, drinking water and smaller currency. Children are welcome to help you pick. A visitor writes on July 02, 2014: "This was our families U-pick until 5 years ago, Briggs now have the field and the entrance is on their street (5365 Radell Dr SE)"A visitor writes: "They have several varieties (early and late) and they don't spray!"
  • Cora's Crop U-pick - blueberries,
    21897 Case Rd NE, Aurora, OR 97002. Phone: 503-678-6021. Open: Call for opening day and price. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: We accept cash and check only. . From I-5, take exit 278 (Donald/Aurora) and turn right at the stop sign onto Ehlen Rd. Follow the road for 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Case Rd for another half mile. We are on your left. From Newberg, take Hwy 219 toward St. Paul. Take the first left after crossing the Willamette River. This is Champoeg Rd. Follow the road to the stop sign and take a left. Proceed two miles making sure to stay to the right when the road makes a Y. Five acres of blueberries just south of Champoeg Park!
  • Fariji Farm - apples, blueberries,
    7601 Howell Prairie Road NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-874-1135. Email: farijifarm@gmail.com. Directions: I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa RoadKeizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North Fariji Farm - 7601 - on left of road \(orchard in front - log house\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 503-569-7094. . UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone and there's nothing else about them that is current on the internet - I presume they have closed. Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me.Weekends 8 am to 6 pm Weed days after 5 pm Call for more information. I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa Road/Keizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North - 7601 - on left of road (orchard in front - log house). Organic blueberries u-pick from mid-July to mid-August. is a small organic blueberry and horse boarding/riding farm located between Salem and Silverton, Oregon. The name Fariji comes from the Swahili word 'comfort' and expresses the hope that the farm's fruits and animals (horse, cows, chickens) will bring comfort and health to its guests. Guided by a deep love of God's gifts of life and nature, invites you take a great horse ride, picking your own bucket of organic blueberries or both in the same day.
  • Fordyce Farm - U-pick Strawberries, black currants, gooseberries, Blueberries, raspberries, Kotataberries, Autumn pumpkin patch and corn maze
    7023 Sunnyview Road NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-5105. Email: fordyce.farm.info@gmail.com. Open: from mid May- end of October. Click here for a map and directions.
    Fordyce Farm Facebook page. . Alternate phone: 503-362-0132. . Season: Open June-July, 9:00 to 6:00, Monday through Saturday for a full season of berries, vegetables, baked goods, and lots of other good things; Blue & Kotata 7:30-3. We are a family owned berry farm offering a wide variety of u-pick and already picked fruits and vegetables. We have a store, bakery, display garden, beautiful perennial plants, pumpkin patch, and corn maze. We are open We have many fruits available for u-pick throughout different times of the season. Please check our u-pick availability below to see what’s in season before coming out. We ask our customers to please bring their own containers.
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Fordyce Farm will have u-pick strawberries after June 20, 2011"
  • Forsters' Blueberry Hill - follows organic methods, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    17950 Hazelnut Ridge Road, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: (503) 873-7524. Email: bigtracks@earthlink.net. Open: Due to the Covid - 19 epidemic we are only open by appointment this year Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 8am and 1pm Opening about July 17. Directions: The farm is 6 miles north of Silverton off of Highway 213. Turn east on North Abigua Road, go 1 mile to Hazelnut Ridge Road then left. The farm is on the right about 1 mile up the hill. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (503) 312-1830. . We use natural organic practices, and are subject to the NOP small quantity exemption. Upick and already picked berries by appointment only. Forster's Blueberry Hill is one the oldest blueberry farms in Oregon having been operated by the same family since 1950. (UPDATED: July 04, 2020)
  • Jensen Blueberries - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    8485 Anderson Rd., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: 503-769-4244. Email: jensenblueberries@gmail.com. Directions: Located 1 mile outside of Sublimity. Click here for a map and directions. . Small u-pick and custom pick blueberry field. We are a family friendly field . We offer Duke, Blue Crop, Legacy and Pink Lemonade varieties. Come see us !
  • Miller Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, pie or sour cherries, figs, Seedless table grapes, plums, red raspberries red, Spring red raspberries, Black raspberries, beans, beets, sweet corn, slicing cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, kale, lettuce or salad greens, hot peppers, sweet peppers, Swiss chard, summer squash, winter squash, Heirloom tomatoes, paste or Roma tomatoes, tomatoes, lavender, sunflowers, zinnias, flowers, chestnuts, herbs or spices, Honey from hives on the farm, Local honey from within 50 miles, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    4935 Riverside Drive S, Salem, OR 97392. Phone: (503) 580-5767. Email: millerfarmsalem@gmail.com. Open: from late June until late October on Sunday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm ,Closed on Saturdays. Directions: From Portland take Exit 252 and turn right onto Kuebler. From Eugene take Exit 252 and turn left onto Kuebler. Continue on Kuebler for 3.5 miles. Turn left on Skyline Road and proceed until it comes to an end. Then turn right onto Riverside Road South and continue for 0.9 miles. Turn right at 4935 Riverside Road South and proceed up the driveway and follow the directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (503) 580-1332. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. 's beautiful setting in Salem, Oregon is known for quality fresh local produce while using natural farming methods. You can also sign up for our weekly email to know what mouth-watering, hand-picked, ripe produce is ready. (UPDATED: May 28, 2024) (ADDED: June 11, 2015) A visitor writes on July 07, 2022: "Blueberries: $1.55per lb in 2022! Prices you quote must be nationally. Good thing we don't live where ever they are $4 and up. Wouldn't be buying any."
  • Minto Island Growers - blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    Salem, Or 97302, Salem, OR 97302. Phone: 503-931-6840. Email: elizabeth@mintogrowers.com. Open: June, July, August; After your first visit you will be able to pick earlier than 9am; You will not be able to weigh your berries until 9am and you must be checked out by 5pm; Where: Come to the Farm Stand to receive your U - Pick map and information; Return to the Farm Stand after you are done to weigh and pay; See the website for more information. Directions: From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road \(before Illahe and Roberts Crossing\). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Minto Island Growers Facebook page. . From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road (before Illahe and Roberts Crossing). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road.
  • Olson Stuart Farms Inc - Cherries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Peaches, Apples, Blueberries, nectarines
    6925 Joseph SE, Salem, OR 97301. Phone: 503-362-5942. Email: info@olsonfarms.com. Open: June 1- September 30; The stand is Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm; U-Pick closes at 5:30 pm. Click here for a map and directions.
    Olson Stuart Farms Inc Facebook page. . . See updates on Olson Farms Facebook page. 5 miles east of I-5 on Highway 22. u-pick, ready pick, pick to order (bring containers and call ahead for u-pick), accepts WIC and senior coupons. U-pick and we-pick fruits. Also have a farmer's market that has other produce and honey that they produce. (a.k.a, Olson Peaches).
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Olson's Farm will have strawberries available after June 16th or 17th - recorded message said they will update by the info by the 15."
  • Purdy Enterprises - U-Pick Strawberries, blueberries
    14435 E Marquam Rd NE, Mt Angel, OR 97362. Phone: 503-845-6822. Email: reaganpurdy@cs.com. Open: Late May-June, 7 days, 8:00-6:00. Directions: Located outhouse for public use. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash or checks. Purdy Enterprises . They have a conveniently . U-pick, we-pick strawberries; jam, syrup & preserves. U-Pick Blueberries! 2021 price is $1.00 /Lb, Bring your own containers. Park behind the barn to the right when you pull in driveway. Scale in front of office, self service.
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Purdy Enterprises is 75 cents per pound and will open up u-pick after June 16th."
  • Rick Johnson Farm - apples, blueberries, cherries, peaches, strawberries,
    3310 Perkins Street Ne, Salem, OR 97303. Phone: 503-393-0859. Open: Monday thru Saturday 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sundays; June to November. Directions: Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 \(the Brooks exit\). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south \(left\) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left \(east\). Go for 0.8 miles; Rick Johnson Farm is on the right hand side \(south side\). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Rick Johnson Farm Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 (the Brooks exit). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south (left) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left (east). Go for 0.8 miles; is on the right hand side (south side). Farm is located at corner of Perkins St. and 35th just north of Keizer. address is 3310 Perkins St NE Keizer Oregon 97303. Picked Peaches, Apples, Grapes, and Walnuts will also be sold in season. For information about these fruits please call. (UPDATED: June 25, 2020)
    Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2016: "Good old-fashioned family farm with hardworking family members doing 99% of the work. Awesome Peaches--Suncrest (very sweet!), Cresthavens, and Elbertas. Very good prices on u-pick (70 cents/lb). You can also buy already-picked peaches by the lug box (about 15-16 quarts of canned peaches worth) and two smaller box sizes. Also they have cherries, and I'm not sure what else. maybe watermelons? "
  • Riley and Sons Oregon Blueberries - blueberries
    26022 NE Butteville Road, Aurora, OR . Phone: 503-678-5852. Click here for a map and directions. Riley and Sons Oregon . U-pick/ready picked .
  • Sherwood Farms - blueberries
    11991 Ashley Ln. S.E., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 769-7325. Email: tyke@wvi.com. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate Phone: (503) 551-5941. .
  • Sublimity Blueberries - blueberries,
    11991 Ashley Lane Se, Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 551-5941. Email: sublimityblueberries@gmail.com. Open: U-Pick season generally begins in late-June, early-July and lasts a little over a month each year. Directions: see website. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . ; See our website for hours. (UPDATED: June 1, 2024, JBS) (ADDED: January 07, 2018)
  • Thank You Berry Much Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    5975 Culver Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-393-2758. Email: berries@thankyouberrymuchfarms.com. Open: hours, days and dates. Directions: Culver drive is the first right-hand turn off Macleay road, East of Cordon road. We are also accessible by taking Exit 4 off Highway 22. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Thank You Berry Much Farms Facebook page. . Every day from 8 am to 8 pm; Our U-Pick season "usually" runs from late June to early August, always depending on Mother Nature, they update their website, their Facebook page and our phone recording. Click here for current open We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. We are a small 2.5 acre blueberry farm in Salem, Oregon. Our primary business is U-pick, but we also offer ReadyPick options as well. During regular season, an attendant is available every day from about 8 A.M. until sundown. Please visit our Facebook page for season announcements, updates, and changes. Visitors are welcome at any time for U-pick! We have an honor pay system in place in the event a team member is not present to assist you. We prefer cash, but also accept checks and most debit/credit cards. Please make checks payable to. (UPDATED: July 08, 2018)
  • Thompson Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties are available
    8132 Pudding Creek Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-363-9800. Email: thompsonblueberries@aol.com. Open: Thursday to Monday, 9 am to dusk, July 17 to September 1, 2014; Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Directions: Located in the Macleay area of Southeast Salem, between 74th and 82nd. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . lease remember we are CASH only and to bring a container to take your berries home in.
  • Wilco Strawberry Farms - blueberries,
    13841 Wilco highway NE, Woodburn, OR 97071. Phone: 503-806-4838. Email: fooy.chen@gmail.com. Open: Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Alternate Phone: 503-327-9374. . (ADDED: June 10, 2016)
  • Willamette Valley Fruit Company - Strawberries, Blueberries, Marionberries, Raspberries and other fruit, U-Pick or pre-picked, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch;
    2994 82nd Avenue NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-8857. Email: info@wvfco.com. Open: call or see their website. Directions: 5 miles east of Salem. . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for a map, directions, & hours. Our Farm Store has delicious Pies, Scones, Smoothies, Frozen fruit and more! Restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, & school tours of our Pie Production and Processing Facilities. Fall Harvest Festival, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch. Visit our website for more info. The best from our land to your hands! Come see us!
  • Windmill Acres - blueberries
    7841 Howell Prairie Rd. NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-873-7856. Email: mywindmillacres@gmail.com. Click here for a map and directions. .

 

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)

Salem and Marion County Oregon Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Salem and Marion County 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.

Marion County

  • Boones Ferry Berry Farm - blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, corn (sweet), loganberries, marionberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    19602 Boones Ferry Road NE, Hubbard, OR 97032. Phone: 503-678-5871. Email: berries@boonesberry.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sunday; May - August. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers.
    Boones Ferry Berry Farm Facebook page. . Hood strawberries, Albion strawberries, Totem strawberries. We are the Snegirev family: Growing and selling Oregon strawberries, Marion berries, Blueberries, and Raspberries right from our farm in Aurora Oregon since 1993. We offer several you-pick (u-pick) berry fields that you and your family can come out and pick as much of any of our berries our farm has to offer. You can easily find our berries for sale at Wholesale foods under our beautiful "Boones Ferry Berry Farms" branded boxes. "These berries are amazing" -Quote by the Wholefoods produce buyer.s Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on August 05, 2011: "I love Oregon berries. I grew up picking all types of berries from Strawberries, Marion berries, and all types of blackberries. Waking up 4 in the morning since I was 6 years old. So I know how much hard work goes behind growing delicious Oregon berries here in the Willamette valley.s has to have the best berries I have ever tasted. Not only was their very first pick nice a ripe, but every strawberry, marionberry, blue berry looked as though it was the very first berry from the first harvest (aka: first pick). The berries are not only aesthetically pleasing but are still as delicious and sweet as the first picks berries. Trust me, once you eat one berry, your mouth will "water" for more:)"
  • Briggs Family Blueberry Patch - blueberries
    5365 Radell Dr SE, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-364-8222. Email: briggsblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Daily 7 am to 8 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . 2020 Price $1.20 Lb. : For over 25 years, our family has provided yours with the biggest, sweetest, you will find anywhere. We offer U-Pick in a serene rural setting. Please do not bring pets into the field due to sanitation concerns. Remember to bring your own containers and wear your old shoes. Remember to bring your own containers, old shoes, drinking water and smaller currency. Children are welcome to help you pick. A visitor writes on July 02, 2014: "This was our families U-pick until 5 years ago, Briggs now have the field and the entrance is on their street (5365 Radell Dr SE)"A visitor writes: "They have several varieties (early and late) and they don't spray!"
  • Cora's Crop U-pick - blueberries,
    21897 Case Rd NE, Aurora, OR 97002. Phone: 503-678-6021. Open: Call for opening day and price. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: We accept cash and check only. . From I-5, take exit 278 (Donald/Aurora) and turn right at the stop sign onto Ehlen Rd. Follow the road for 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Case Rd for another half mile. We are on your left. From Newberg, take Hwy 219 toward St. Paul. Take the first left after crossing the Willamette River. This is Champoeg Rd. Follow the road to the stop sign and take a left. Proceed two miles making sure to stay to the right when the road makes a Y. Five acres of blueberries just south of Champoeg Park!
  • Fariji Farm - apples, blueberries,
    7601 Howell Prairie Road NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-874-1135. Email: farijifarm@gmail.com. Directions: I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa RoadKeizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North Fariji Farm - 7601 - on left of road \(orchard in front - log house\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 503-569-7094. . UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone and there's nothing else about them that is current on the internet - I presume they have closed. Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me.Weekends 8 am to 6 pm Weed days after 5 pm Call for more information. I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa Road/Keizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North - 7601 - on left of road (orchard in front - log house). Organic blueberries u-pick from mid-July to mid-August. is a small organic blueberry and horse boarding/riding farm located between Salem and Silverton, Oregon. The name Fariji comes from the Swahili word 'comfort' and expresses the hope that the farm's fruits and animals (horse, cows, chickens) will bring comfort and health to its guests. Guided by a deep love of God's gifts of life and nature, invites you take a great horse ride, picking your own bucket of organic blueberries or both in the same day.
  • Fordyce Farm - U-pick Strawberries, black currants, gooseberries, Blueberries, raspberries, Kotataberries, Autumn pumpkin patch and corn maze
    7023 Sunnyview Road NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-5105. Email: fordyce.farm.info@gmail.com. Open: from mid May- end of October. Click here for a map and directions.
    Fordyce Farm Facebook page. . Alternate phone: 503-362-0132. . Season: Open June-July, 9:00 to 6:00, Monday through Saturday for a full season of berries, vegetables, baked goods, and lots of other good things; Blue & Kotata 7:30-3. We are a family owned berry farm offering a wide variety of u-pick and already picked fruits and vegetables. We have a store, bakery, display garden, beautiful perennial plants, pumpkin patch, and corn maze. We are open We have many fruits available for u-pick throughout different times of the season. Please check our u-pick availability below to see what’s in season before coming out. We ask our customers to please bring their own containers.
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Fordyce Farm will have u-pick strawberries after June 20, 2011"
  • Forsters' Blueberry Hill - follows organic methods, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    17950 Hazelnut Ridge Road, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: (503) 873-7524. Email: bigtracks@earthlink.net. Open: Due to the Covid - 19 epidemic we are only open by appointment this year Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 8am and 1pm Opening about July 17. Directions: The farm is 6 miles north of Silverton off of Highway 213. Turn east on North Abigua Road, go 1 mile to Hazelnut Ridge Road then left. The farm is on the right about 1 mile up the hill. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (503) 312-1830. . We use natural organic practices, and are subject to the NOP small quantity exemption. Upick and already picked berries by appointment only. Forster's Blueberry Hill is one the oldest blueberry farms in Oregon having been operated by the same family since 1950. (UPDATED: July 04, 2020)
  • Jensen Blueberries - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    8485 Anderson Rd., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: 503-769-4244. Email: jensenblueberries@gmail.com. Directions: Located 1 mile outside of Sublimity. Click here for a map and directions. . Small u-pick and custom pick blueberry field. We are a family friendly field . We offer Duke, Blue Crop, Legacy and Pink Lemonade varieties. Come see us !
  • Miller Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, pie or sour cherries, figs, Seedless table grapes, plums, red raspberries red, Spring red raspberries, Black raspberries, beans, beets, sweet corn, slicing cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, kale, lettuce or salad greens, hot peppers, sweet peppers, Swiss chard, summer squash, winter squash, Heirloom tomatoes, paste or Roma tomatoes, tomatoes, lavender, sunflowers, zinnias, flowers, chestnuts, herbs or spices, Honey from hives on the farm, Local honey from within 50 miles, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    4935 Riverside Drive S, Salem, OR 97392. Phone: (503) 580-5767. Email: millerfarmsalem@gmail.com. Open: from late June until late October on Sunday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm ,Closed on Saturdays. Directions: From Portland take Exit 252 and turn right onto Kuebler. From Eugene take Exit 252 and turn left onto Kuebler. Continue on Kuebler for 3.5 miles. Turn left on Skyline Road and proceed until it comes to an end. Then turn right onto Riverside Road South and continue for 0.9 miles. Turn right at 4935 Riverside Road South and proceed up the driveway and follow the directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (503) 580-1332. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. 's beautiful setting in Salem, Oregon is known for quality fresh local produce while using natural farming methods. You can also sign up for our weekly email to know what mouth-watering, hand-picked, ripe produce is ready. (UPDATED: May 28, 2024) (ADDED: June 11, 2015) A visitor writes on July 07, 2022: "Blueberries: $1.55per lb in 2022! Prices you quote must be nationally. Good thing we don't live where ever they are $4 and up. Wouldn't be buying any."
  • Minto Island Growers - blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    Salem, Or 97302, Salem, OR 97302. Phone: 503-931-6840. Email: elizabeth@mintogrowers.com. Open: June, July, August; After your first visit you will be able to pick earlier than 9am; You will not be able to weigh your berries until 9am and you must be checked out by 5pm; Where: Come to the Farm Stand to receive your U - Pick map and information; Return to the Farm Stand after you are done to weigh and pay; See the website for more information. Directions: From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road \(before Illahe and Roberts Crossing\). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Minto Island Growers Facebook page. . From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road (before Illahe and Roberts Crossing). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road.
  • Olson Stuart Farms Inc - Cherries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Peaches, Apples, Blueberries, nectarines
    6925 Joseph SE, Salem, OR 97301. Phone: 503-362-5942. Email: info@olsonfarms.com. Open: June 1- September 30; The stand is Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm; U-Pick closes at 5:30 pm. Click here for a map and directions.
    Olson Stuart Farms Inc Facebook page. . . See updates on Olson Farms Facebook page. 5 miles east of I-5 on Highway 22. u-pick, ready pick, pick to order (bring containers and call ahead for u-pick), accepts WIC and senior coupons. U-pick and we-pick fruits. Also have a farmer's market that has other produce and honey that they produce. (a.k.a, Olson Peaches).
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Olson's Farm will have strawberries available after June 16th or 17th - recorded message said they will update by the info by the 15."
  • Purdy Enterprises - U-Pick Strawberries, blueberries
    14435 E Marquam Rd NE, Mt Angel, OR 97362. Phone: 503-845-6822. Email: reaganpurdy@cs.com. Open: Late May-June, 7 days, 8:00-6:00. Directions: Located outhouse for public use. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash or checks. Purdy Enterprises . They have a conveniently . U-pick, we-pick strawberries; jam, syrup & preserves. U-Pick Blueberries! 2021 price is $1.00 /Lb, Bring your own containers. Park behind the barn to the right when you pull in driveway. Scale in front of office, self service.
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Purdy Enterprises is 75 cents per pound and will open up u-pick after June 16th."
  • Rick Johnson Farm - apples, blueberries, cherries, peaches, strawberries,
    3310 Perkins Street Ne, Salem, OR 97303. Phone: 503-393-0859. Open: Monday thru Saturday 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sundays; June to November. Directions: Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 \(the Brooks exit\). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south \(left\) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left \(east\). Go for 0.8 miles; Rick Johnson Farm is on the right hand side \(south side\). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Rick Johnson Farm Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 (the Brooks exit). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south (left) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left (east). Go for 0.8 miles; is on the right hand side (south side). Farm is located at corner of Perkins St. and 35th just north of Keizer. address is 3310 Perkins St NE Keizer Oregon 97303. Picked Peaches, Apples, Grapes, and Walnuts will also be sold in season. For information about these fruits please call. (UPDATED: June 25, 2020)
    Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2016: "Good old-fashioned family farm with hardworking family members doing 99% of the work. Awesome Peaches--Suncrest (very sweet!), Cresthavens, and Elbertas. Very good prices on u-pick (70 cents/lb). You can also buy already-picked peaches by the lug box (about 15-16 quarts of canned peaches worth) and two smaller box sizes. Also they have cherries, and I'm not sure what else. maybe watermelons? "
  • Riley and Sons Oregon Blueberries - blueberries
    26022 NE Butteville Road, Aurora, OR . Phone: 503-678-5852. Click here for a map and directions. Riley and Sons Oregon . U-pick/ready picked .
  • Sherwood Farms - blueberries
    11991 Ashley Ln. S.E., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 769-7325. Email: tyke@wvi.com. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate Phone: (503) 551-5941. .
  • Sublimity Blueberries - blueberries,
    11991 Ashley Lane Se, Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 551-5941. Email: sublimityblueberries@gmail.com. Open: U-Pick season generally begins in late-June, early-July and lasts a little over a month each year. Directions: see website. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . ; See our website for hours. (UPDATED: June 1, 2024, JBS) (ADDED: January 07, 2018)
  • Thank You Berry Much Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    5975 Culver Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-393-2758. Email: berries@thankyouberrymuchfarms.com. Open: hours, days and dates. Directions: Culver drive is the first right-hand turn off Macleay road, East of Cordon road. We are also accessible by taking Exit 4 off Highway 22. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Thank You Berry Much Farms Facebook page. . Every day from 8 am to 8 pm; Our U-Pick season "usually" runs from late June to early August, always depending on Mother Nature, they update their website, their Facebook page and our phone recording. Click here for current open We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. We are a small 2.5 acre blueberry farm in Salem, Oregon. Our primary business is U-pick, but we also offer ReadyPick options as well. During regular season, an attendant is available every day from about 8 A.M. until sundown. Please visit our Facebook page for season announcements, updates, and changes. Visitors are welcome at any time for U-pick! We have an honor pay system in place in the event a team member is not present to assist you. We prefer cash, but also accept checks and most debit/credit cards. Please make checks payable to. (UPDATED: July 08, 2018)
  • Thompson Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties are available
    8132 Pudding Creek Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-363-9800. Email: thompsonblueberries@aol.com. Open: Thursday to Monday, 9 am to dusk, July 17 to September 1, 2014; Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Directions: Located in the Macleay area of Southeast Salem, between 74th and 82nd. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . lease remember we are CASH only and to bring a container to take your berries home in.
  • Wilco Strawberry Farms - blueberries,
    13841 Wilco highway NE, Woodburn, OR 97071. Phone: 503-806-4838. Email: fooy.chen@gmail.com. Open: Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Alternate Phone: 503-327-9374. . (ADDED: June 10, 2016)
  • Willamette Valley Fruit Company - Strawberries, Blueberries, Marionberries, Raspberries and other fruit, U-Pick or pre-picked, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch;
    2994 82nd Avenue NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-8857. Email: info@wvfco.com. Open: call or see their website. Directions: 5 miles east of Salem. . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for a map, directions, & hours. Our Farm Store has delicious Pies, Scones, Smoothies, Frozen fruit and more! Restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, & school tours of our Pie Production and Processing Facilities. Fall Harvest Festival, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch. Visit our website for more info. The best from our land to your hands! Come see us!
  • Windmill Acres - blueberries
    7841 Howell Prairie Rd. NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-873-7856. Email: mywindmillacres@gmail.com. Click here for a map and directions. .

 

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)

Salem and Marion County Oregon Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Salem and Marion County 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.

Marion County

  • Boones Ferry Berry Farm - blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, corn (sweet), loganberries, marionberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    19602 Boones Ferry Road NE, Hubbard, OR 97032. Phone: 503-678-5871. Email: berries@boonesberry.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sunday; May - August. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers.
    Boones Ferry Berry Farm Facebook page. . Hood strawberries, Albion strawberries, Totem strawberries. We are the Snegirev family: Growing and selling Oregon strawberries, Marion berries, Blueberries, and Raspberries right from our farm in Aurora Oregon since 1993. We offer several you-pick (u-pick) berry fields that you and your family can come out and pick as much of any of our berries our farm has to offer. You can easily find our berries for sale at Wholesale foods under our beautiful "Boones Ferry Berry Farms" branded boxes. "These berries are amazing" -Quote by the Wholefoods produce buyer.s Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on August 05, 2011: "I love Oregon berries. I grew up picking all types of berries from Strawberries, Marion berries, and all types of blackberries. Waking up 4 in the morning since I was 6 years old. So I know how much hard work goes behind growing delicious Oregon berries here in the Willamette valley.s has to have the best berries I have ever tasted. Not only was their very first pick nice a ripe, but every strawberry, marionberry, blue berry looked as though it was the very first berry from the first harvest (aka: first pick). The berries are not only aesthetically pleasing but are still as delicious and sweet as the first picks berries. Trust me, once you eat one berry, your mouth will "water" for more:)"
  • Briggs Family Blueberry Patch - blueberries
    5365 Radell Dr SE, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-364-8222. Email: briggsblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Daily 7 am to 8 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . 2020 Price $1.20 Lb. : For over 25 years, our family has provided yours with the biggest, sweetest, you will find anywhere. We offer U-Pick in a serene rural setting. Please do not bring pets into the field due to sanitation concerns. Remember to bring your own containers and wear your old shoes. Remember to bring your own containers, old shoes, drinking water and smaller currency. Children are welcome to help you pick. A visitor writes on July 02, 2014: "This was our families U-pick until 5 years ago, Briggs now have the field and the entrance is on their street (5365 Radell Dr SE)"A visitor writes: "They have several varieties (early and late) and they don't spray!"
  • Cora's Crop U-pick - blueberries,
    21897 Case Rd NE, Aurora, OR 97002. Phone: 503-678-6021. Open: Call for opening day and price. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: We accept cash and check only. . From I-5, take exit 278 (Donald/Aurora) and turn right at the stop sign onto Ehlen Rd. Follow the road for 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Case Rd for another half mile. We are on your left. From Newberg, take Hwy 219 toward St. Paul. Take the first left after crossing the Willamette River. This is Champoeg Rd. Follow the road to the stop sign and take a left. Proceed two miles making sure to stay to the right when the road makes a Y. Five acres of blueberries just south of Champoeg Park!
  • Fariji Farm - apples, blueberries,
    7601 Howell Prairie Road NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-874-1135. Email: farijifarm@gmail.com. Directions: I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa RoadKeizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North Fariji Farm - 7601 - on left of road \(orchard in front - log house\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 503-569-7094. . UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone and there's nothing else about them that is current on the internet - I presume they have closed. Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me.Weekends 8 am to 6 pm Weed days after 5 pm Call for more information. I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa Road/Keizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North - 7601 - on left of road (orchard in front - log house). Organic blueberries u-pick from mid-July to mid-August. is a small organic blueberry and horse boarding/riding farm located between Salem and Silverton, Oregon. The name Fariji comes from the Swahili word 'comfort' and expresses the hope that the farm's fruits and animals (horse, cows, chickens) will bring comfort and health to its guests. Guided by a deep love of God's gifts of life and nature, invites you take a great horse ride, picking your own bucket of organic blueberries or both in the same day.
  • Fordyce Farm - U-pick Strawberries, black currants, gooseberries, Blueberries, raspberries, Kotataberries, Autumn pumpkin patch and corn maze
    7023 Sunnyview Road NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-5105. Email: fordyce.farm.info@gmail.com. Open: from mid May- end of October. Click here for a map and directions.
    Fordyce Farm Facebook page. . Alternate phone: 503-362-0132. . Season: Open June-July, 9:00 to 6:00, Monday through Saturday for a full season of berries, vegetables, baked goods, and lots of other good things; Blue & Kotata 7:30-3. We are a family owned berry farm offering a wide variety of u-pick and already picked fruits and vegetables. We have a store, bakery, display garden, beautiful perennial plants, pumpkin patch, and corn maze. We are open We have many fruits available for u-pick throughout different times of the season. Please check our u-pick availability below to see what’s in season before coming out. We ask our customers to please bring their own containers.
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Fordyce Farm will have u-pick strawberries after June 20, 2011"
  • Forsters' Blueberry Hill - follows organic methods, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    17950 Hazelnut Ridge Road, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: (503) 873-7524. Email: bigtracks@earthlink.net. Open: Due to the Covid - 19 epidemic we are only open by appointment this year Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 8am and 1pm Opening about July 17. Directions: The farm is 6 miles north of Silverton off of Highway 213. Turn east on North Abigua Road, go 1 mile to Hazelnut Ridge Road then left. The farm is on the right about 1 mile up the hill. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (503) 312-1830. . We use natural organic practices, and are subject to the NOP small quantity exemption. Upick and already picked berries by appointment only. Forster's Blueberry Hill is one the oldest blueberry farms in Oregon having been operated by the same family since 1950. (UPDATED: July 04, 2020)
  • Jensen Blueberries - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    8485 Anderson Rd., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: 503-769-4244. Email: jensenblueberries@gmail.com. Directions: Located 1 mile outside of Sublimity. Click here for a map and directions. . Small u-pick and custom pick blueberry field. We are a family friendly field . We offer Duke, Blue Crop, Legacy and Pink Lemonade varieties. Come see us !
  • Miller Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, pie or sour cherries, figs, Seedless table grapes, plums, red raspberries red, Spring red raspberries, Black raspberries, beans, beets, sweet corn, slicing cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, kale, lettuce or salad greens, hot peppers, sweet peppers, Swiss chard, summer squash, winter squash, Heirloom tomatoes, paste or Roma tomatoes, tomatoes, lavender, sunflowers, zinnias, flowers, chestnuts, herbs or spices, Honey from hives on the farm, Local honey from within 50 miles, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    4935 Riverside Drive S, Salem, OR 97392. Phone: (503) 580-5767. Email: millerfarmsalem@gmail.com. Open: from late June until late October on Sunday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm ,Closed on Saturdays. Directions: From Portland take Exit 252 and turn right onto Kuebler. From Eugene take Exit 252 and turn left onto Kuebler. Continue on Kuebler for 3.5 miles. Turn left on Skyline Road and proceed until it comes to an end. Then turn right onto Riverside Road South and continue for 0.9 miles. Turn right at 4935 Riverside Road South and proceed up the driveway and follow the directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (503) 580-1332. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. 's beautiful setting in Salem, Oregon is known for quality fresh local produce while using natural farming methods. You can also sign up for our weekly email to know what mouth-watering, hand-picked, ripe produce is ready. (UPDATED: May 28, 2024) (ADDED: June 11, 2015) A visitor writes on July 07, 2022: "Blueberries: $1.55per lb in 2022! Prices you quote must be nationally. Good thing we don't live where ever they are $4 and up. Wouldn't be buying any."
  • Minto Island Growers - blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    Salem, Or 97302, Salem, OR 97302. Phone: 503-931-6840. Email: elizabeth@mintogrowers.com. Open: June, July, August; After your first visit you will be able to pick earlier than 9am; You will not be able to weigh your berries until 9am and you must be checked out by 5pm; Where: Come to the Farm Stand to receive your U - Pick map and information; Return to the Farm Stand after you are done to weigh and pay; See the website for more information. Directions: From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road \(before Illahe and Roberts Crossing\). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Minto Island Growers Facebook page. . From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road (before Illahe and Roberts Crossing). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road.
  • Olson Stuart Farms Inc - Cherries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Peaches, Apples, Blueberries, nectarines
    6925 Joseph SE, Salem, OR 97301. Phone: 503-362-5942. Email: info@olsonfarms.com. Open: June 1- September 30; The stand is Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm; U-Pick closes at 5:30 pm. Click here for a map and directions.
    Olson Stuart Farms Inc Facebook page. . . See updates on Olson Farms Facebook page. 5 miles east of I-5 on Highway 22. u-pick, ready pick, pick to order (bring containers and call ahead for u-pick), accepts WIC and senior coupons. U-pick and we-pick fruits. Also have a farmer's market that has other produce and honey that they produce. (a.k.a, Olson Peaches).
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Olson's Farm will have strawberries available after June 16th or 17th - recorded message said they will update by the info by the 15."
  • Purdy Enterprises - U-Pick Strawberries, blueberries
    14435 E Marquam Rd NE, Mt Angel, OR 97362. Phone: 503-845-6822. Email: reaganpurdy@cs.com. Open: Late May-June, 7 days, 8:00-6:00. Directions: Located outhouse for public use. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash or checks. Purdy Enterprises . They have a conveniently . U-pick, we-pick strawberries; jam, syrup & preserves. U-Pick Blueberries! 2021 price is $1.00 /Lb, Bring your own containers. Park behind the barn to the right when you pull in driveway. Scale in front of office, self service.
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Purdy Enterprises is 75 cents per pound and will open up u-pick after June 16th."
  • Rick Johnson Farm - apples, blueberries, cherries, peaches, strawberries,
    3310 Perkins Street Ne, Salem, OR 97303. Phone: 503-393-0859. Open: Monday thru Saturday 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sundays; June to November. Directions: Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 \(the Brooks exit\). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south \(left\) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left \(east\). Go for 0.8 miles; Rick Johnson Farm is on the right hand side \(south side\). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Rick Johnson Farm Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 (the Brooks exit). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south (left) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left (east). Go for 0.8 miles; is on the right hand side (south side). Farm is located at corner of Perkins St. and 35th just north of Keizer. address is 3310 Perkins St NE Keizer Oregon 97303. Picked Peaches, Apples, Grapes, and Walnuts will also be sold in season. For information about these fruits please call. (UPDATED: June 25, 2020)
    Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2016: "Good old-fashioned family farm with hardworking family members doing 99% of the work. Awesome Peaches--Suncrest (very sweet!), Cresthavens, and Elbertas. Very good prices on u-pick (70 cents/lb). You can also buy already-picked peaches by the lug box (about 15-16 quarts of canned peaches worth) and two smaller box sizes. Also they have cherries, and I'm not sure what else. maybe watermelons? "
  • Riley and Sons Oregon Blueberries - blueberries
    26022 NE Butteville Road, Aurora, OR . Phone: 503-678-5852. Click here for a map and directions. Riley and Sons Oregon . U-pick/ready picked .
  • Sherwood Farms - blueberries
    11991 Ashley Ln. S.E., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 769-7325. Email: tyke@wvi.com. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate Phone: (503) 551-5941. .
  • Sublimity Blueberries - blueberries,
    11991 Ashley Lane Se, Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 551-5941. Email: sublimityblueberries@gmail.com. Open: U-Pick season generally begins in late-June, early-July and lasts a little over a month each year. Directions: see website. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . ; See our website for hours. (UPDATED: June 1, 2024, JBS) (ADDED: January 07, 2018)
  • Thank You Berry Much Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    5975 Culver Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-393-2758. Email: berries@thankyouberrymuchfarms.com. Open: hours, days and dates. Directions: Culver drive is the first right-hand turn off Macleay road, East of Cordon road. We are also accessible by taking Exit 4 off Highway 22. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Thank You Berry Much Farms Facebook page. . Every day from 8 am to 8 pm; Our U-Pick season "usually" runs from late June to early August, always depending on Mother Nature, they update their website, their Facebook page and our phone recording. Click here for current open We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. We are a small 2.5 acre blueberry farm in Salem, Oregon. Our primary business is U-pick, but we also offer ReadyPick options as well. During regular season, an attendant is available every day from about 8 A.M. until sundown. Please visit our Facebook page for season announcements, updates, and changes. Visitors are welcome at any time for U-pick! We have an honor pay system in place in the event a team member is not present to assist you. We prefer cash, but also accept checks and most debit/credit cards. Please make checks payable to. (UPDATED: July 08, 2018)
  • Thompson Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties are available
    8132 Pudding Creek Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-363-9800. Email: thompsonblueberries@aol.com. Open: Thursday to Monday, 9 am to dusk, July 17 to September 1, 2014; Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Directions: Located in the Macleay area of Southeast Salem, between 74th and 82nd. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . lease remember we are CASH only and to bring a container to take your berries home in.
  • Wilco Strawberry Farms - blueberries,
    13841 Wilco highway NE, Woodburn, OR 97071. Phone: 503-806-4838. Email: fooy.chen@gmail.com. Open: Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Alternate Phone: 503-327-9374. . (ADDED: June 10, 2016)
  • Willamette Valley Fruit Company - Strawberries, Blueberries, Marionberries, Raspberries and other fruit, U-Pick or pre-picked, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch;
    2994 82nd Avenue NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-8857. Email: info@wvfco.com. Open: call or see their website. Directions: 5 miles east of Salem. . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for a map, directions, & hours. Our Farm Store has delicious Pies, Scones, Smoothies, Frozen fruit and more! Restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, & school tours of our Pie Production and Processing Facilities. Fall Harvest Festival, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch. Visit our website for more info. The best from our land to your hands! Come see us!
  • Windmill Acres - blueberries
    7841 Howell Prairie Rd. NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-873-7856. Email: mywindmillacres@gmail.com. Click here for a map and directions. .

 

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)

Salem and Marion County Oregon Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Salem and Marion County 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.

Marion County

  • Boones Ferry Berry Farm - blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, corn (sweet), loganberries, marionberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    19602 Boones Ferry Road NE, Hubbard, OR 97032. Phone: 503-678-5871. Email: berries@boonesberry.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sunday; May - August. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers.
    Boones Ferry Berry Farm Facebook page. . Hood strawberries, Albion strawberries, Totem strawberries. We are the Snegirev family: Growing and selling Oregon strawberries, Marion berries, Blueberries, and Raspberries right from our farm in Aurora Oregon since 1993. We offer several you-pick (u-pick) berry fields that you and your family can come out and pick as much of any of our berries our farm has to offer. You can easily find our berries for sale at Wholesale foods under our beautiful "Boones Ferry Berry Farms" branded boxes. "These berries are amazing" -Quote by the Wholefoods produce buyer.s Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on August 05, 2011: "I love Oregon berries. I grew up picking all types of berries from Strawberries, Marion berries, and all types of blackberries. Waking up 4 in the morning since I was 6 years old. So I know how much hard work goes behind growing delicious Oregon berries here in the Willamette valley.s has to have the best berries I have ever tasted. Not only was their very first pick nice a ripe, but every strawberry, marionberry, blue berry looked as though it was the very first berry from the first harvest (aka: first pick). The berries are not only aesthetically pleasing but are still as delicious and sweet as the first picks berries. Trust me, once you eat one berry, your mouth will "water" for more:)"
  • Briggs Family Blueberry Patch - blueberries
    5365 Radell Dr SE, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-364-8222. Email: briggsblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Daily 7 am to 8 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . 2020 Price $1.20 Lb. : For over 25 years, our family has provided yours with the biggest, sweetest, you will find anywhere. We offer U-Pick in a serene rural setting. Please do not bring pets into the field due to sanitation concerns. Remember to bring your own containers and wear your old shoes. Remember to bring your own containers, old shoes, drinking water and smaller currency. Children are welcome to help you pick. A visitor writes on July 02, 2014: "This was our families U-pick until 5 years ago, Briggs now have the field and the entrance is on their street (5365 Radell Dr SE)"A visitor writes: "They have several varieties (early and late) and they don't spray!"
  • Cora's Crop U-pick - blueberries,
    21897 Case Rd NE, Aurora, OR 97002. Phone: 503-678-6021. Open: Call for opening day and price. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: We accept cash and check only. . From I-5, take exit 278 (Donald/Aurora) and turn right at the stop sign onto Ehlen Rd. Follow the road for 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Case Rd for another half mile. We are on your left. From Newberg, take Hwy 219 toward St. Paul. Take the first left after crossing the Willamette River. This is Champoeg Rd. Follow the road to the stop sign and take a left. Proceed two miles making sure to stay to the right when the road makes a Y. Five acres of blueberries just south of Champoeg Park!
  • Fariji Farm - apples, blueberries,
    7601 Howell Prairie Road NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-874-1135. Email: farijifarm@gmail.com. Directions: I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa RoadKeizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North Fariji Farm - 7601 - on left of road \(orchard in front - log house\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 503-569-7094. . UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone and there's nothing else about them that is current on the internet - I presume they have closed. Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me.Weekends 8 am to 6 pm Weed days after 5 pm Call for more information. I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa Road/Keizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North - 7601 - on left of road (orchard in front - log house). Organic blueberries u-pick from mid-July to mid-August. is a small organic blueberry and horse boarding/riding farm located between Salem and Silverton, Oregon. The name Fariji comes from the Swahili word 'comfort' and expresses the hope that the farm's fruits and animals (horse, cows, chickens) will bring comfort and health to its guests. Guided by a deep love of God's gifts of life and nature, invites you take a great horse ride, picking your own bucket of organic blueberries or both in the same day.
  • Fordyce Farm - U-pick Strawberries, black currants, gooseberries, Blueberries, raspberries, Kotataberries, Autumn pumpkin patch and corn maze
    7023 Sunnyview Road NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-5105. Email: fordyce.farm.info@gmail.com. Open: from mid May- end of October. Click here for a map and directions.
    Fordyce Farm Facebook page. . Alternate phone: 503-362-0132. . Season: Open June-July, 9:00 to 6:00, Monday through Saturday for a full season of berries, vegetables, baked goods, and lots of other good things; Blue & Kotata 7:30-3. We are a family owned berry farm offering a wide variety of u-pick and already picked fruits and vegetables. We have a store, bakery, display garden, beautiful perennial plants, pumpkin patch, and corn maze. We are open We have many fruits available for u-pick throughout different times of the season. Please check our u-pick availability below to see what’s in season before coming out. We ask our customers to please bring their own containers.
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Fordyce Farm will have u-pick strawberries after June 20, 2011"
  • Forsters' Blueberry Hill - follows organic methods, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    17950 Hazelnut Ridge Road, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: (503) 873-7524. Email: bigtracks@earthlink.net. Open: Due to the Covid - 19 epidemic we are only open by appointment this year Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 8am and 1pm Opening about July 17. Directions: The farm is 6 miles north of Silverton off of Highway 213. Turn east on North Abigua Road, go 1 mile to Hazelnut Ridge Road then left. The farm is on the right about 1 mile up the hill. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (503) 312-1830. . We use natural organic practices, and are subject to the NOP small quantity exemption. Upick and already picked berries by appointment only. Forster's Blueberry Hill is one the oldest blueberry farms in Oregon having been operated by the same family since 1950. (UPDATED: July 04, 2020)
  • Jensen Blueberries - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    8485 Anderson Rd., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: 503-769-4244. Email: jensenblueberries@gmail.com. Directions: Located 1 mile outside of Sublimity. Click here for a map and directions. . Small u-pick and custom pick blueberry field. We are a family friendly field . We offer Duke, Blue Crop, Legacy and Pink Lemonade varieties. Come see us !
  • Miller Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, pie or sour cherries, figs, Seedless table grapes, plums, red raspberries red, Spring red raspberries, Black raspberries, beans, beets, sweet corn, slicing cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, kale, lettuce or salad greens, hot peppers, sweet peppers, Swiss chard, summer squash, winter squash, Heirloom tomatoes, paste or Roma tomatoes, tomatoes, lavender, sunflowers, zinnias, flowers, chestnuts, herbs or spices, Honey from hives on the farm, Local honey from within 50 miles, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    4935 Riverside Drive S, Salem, OR 97392. Phone: (503) 580-5767. Email: millerfarmsalem@gmail.com. Open: from late June until late October on Sunday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm ,Closed on Saturdays. Directions: From Portland take Exit 252 and turn right onto Kuebler. From Eugene take Exit 252 and turn left onto Kuebler. Continue on Kuebler for 3.5 miles. Turn left on Skyline Road and proceed until it comes to an end. Then turn right onto Riverside Road South and continue for 0.9 miles. Turn right at 4935 Riverside Road South and proceed up the driveway and follow the directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (503) 580-1332. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. 's beautiful setting in Salem, Oregon is known for quality fresh local produce while using natural farming methods. You can also sign up for our weekly email to know what mouth-watering, hand-picked, ripe produce is ready. (UPDATED: May 28, 2024) (ADDED: June 11, 2015) A visitor writes on July 07, 2022: "Blueberries: $1.55per lb in 2022! Prices you quote must be nationally. Good thing we don't live where ever they are $4 and up. Wouldn't be buying any."
  • Minto Island Growers - blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    Salem, Or 97302, Salem, OR 97302. Phone: 503-931-6840. Email: elizabeth@mintogrowers.com. Open: June, July, August; After your first visit you will be able to pick earlier than 9am; You will not be able to weigh your berries until 9am and you must be checked out by 5pm; Where: Come to the Farm Stand to receive your U - Pick map and information; Return to the Farm Stand after you are done to weigh and pay; See the website for more information. Directions: From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road \(before Illahe and Roberts Crossing\). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Minto Island Growers Facebook page. . From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road (before Illahe and Roberts Crossing). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road.
  • Olson Stuart Farms Inc - Cherries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Peaches, Apples, Blueberries, nectarines
    6925 Joseph SE, Salem, OR 97301. Phone: 503-362-5942. Email: info@olsonfarms.com. Open: June 1- September 30; The stand is Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm; U-Pick closes at 5:30 pm. Click here for a map and directions.
    Olson Stuart Farms Inc Facebook page. . . See updates on Olson Farms Facebook page. 5 miles east of I-5 on Highway 22. u-pick, ready pick, pick to order (bring containers and call ahead for u-pick), accepts WIC and senior coupons. U-pick and we-pick fruits. Also have a farmer's market that has other produce and honey that they produce. (a.k.a, Olson Peaches).
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Olson's Farm will have strawberries available after June 16th or 17th - recorded message said they will update by the info by the 15."
  • Purdy Enterprises - U-Pick Strawberries, blueberries
    14435 E Marquam Rd NE, Mt Angel, OR 97362. Phone: 503-845-6822. Email: reaganpurdy@cs.com. Open: Late May-June, 7 days, 8:00-6:00. Directions: Located outhouse for public use. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash or checks. Purdy Enterprises . They have a conveniently . U-pick, we-pick strawberries; jam, syrup & preserves. U-Pick Blueberries! 2021 price is $1.00 /Lb, Bring your own containers. Park behind the barn to the right when you pull in driveway. Scale in front of office, self service.
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Purdy Enterprises is 75 cents per pound and will open up u-pick after June 16th."
  • Rick Johnson Farm - apples, blueberries, cherries, peaches, strawberries,
    3310 Perkins Street Ne, Salem, OR 97303. Phone: 503-393-0859. Open: Monday thru Saturday 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sundays; June to November. Directions: Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 \(the Brooks exit\). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south \(left\) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left \(east\). Go for 0.8 miles; Rick Johnson Farm is on the right hand side \(south side\). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Rick Johnson Farm Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 (the Brooks exit). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south (left) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left (east). Go for 0.8 miles; is on the right hand side (south side). Farm is located at corner of Perkins St. and 35th just north of Keizer. address is 3310 Perkins St NE Keizer Oregon 97303. Picked Peaches, Apples, Grapes, and Walnuts will also be sold in season. For information about these fruits please call. (UPDATED: June 25, 2020)
    Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2016: "Good old-fashioned family farm with hardworking family members doing 99% of the work. Awesome Peaches--Suncrest (very sweet!), Cresthavens, and Elbertas. Very good prices on u-pick (70 cents/lb). You can also buy already-picked peaches by the lug box (about 15-16 quarts of canned peaches worth) and two smaller box sizes. Also they have cherries, and I'm not sure what else. maybe watermelons? "
  • Riley and Sons Oregon Blueberries - blueberries
    26022 NE Butteville Road, Aurora, OR . Phone: 503-678-5852. Click here for a map and directions. Riley and Sons Oregon . U-pick/ready picked .
  • Sherwood Farms - blueberries
    11991 Ashley Ln. S.E., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 769-7325. Email: tyke@wvi.com. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate Phone: (503) 551-5941. .
  • Sublimity Blueberries - blueberries,
    11991 Ashley Lane Se, Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 551-5941. Email: sublimityblueberries@gmail.com. Open: U-Pick season generally begins in late-June, early-July and lasts a little over a month each year. Directions: see website. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . ; See our website for hours. (UPDATED: June 1, 2024, JBS) (ADDED: January 07, 2018)
  • Thank You Berry Much Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    5975 Culver Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-393-2758. Email: berries@thankyouberrymuchfarms.com. Open: hours, days and dates. Directions: Culver drive is the first right-hand turn off Macleay road, East of Cordon road. We are also accessible by taking Exit 4 off Highway 22. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Thank You Berry Much Farms Facebook page. . Every day from 8 am to 8 pm; Our U-Pick season "usually" runs from late June to early August, always depending on Mother Nature, they update their website, their Facebook page and our phone recording. Click here for current open We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. We are a small 2.5 acre blueberry farm in Salem, Oregon. Our primary business is U-pick, but we also offer ReadyPick options as well. During regular season, an attendant is available every day from about 8 A.M. until sundown. Please visit our Facebook page for season announcements, updates, and changes. Visitors are welcome at any time for U-pick! We have an honor pay system in place in the event a team member is not present to assist you. We prefer cash, but also accept checks and most debit/credit cards. Please make checks payable to. (UPDATED: July 08, 2018)
  • Thompson Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties are available
    8132 Pudding Creek Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-363-9800. Email: thompsonblueberries@aol.com. Open: Thursday to Monday, 9 am to dusk, July 17 to September 1, 2014; Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Directions: Located in the Macleay area of Southeast Salem, between 74th and 82nd. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . lease remember we are CASH only and to bring a container to take your berries home in.
  • Wilco Strawberry Farms - blueberries,
    13841 Wilco highway NE, Woodburn, OR 97071. Phone: 503-806-4838. Email: fooy.chen@gmail.com. Open: Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Alternate Phone: 503-327-9374. . (ADDED: June 10, 2016)
  • Willamette Valley Fruit Company - Strawberries, Blueberries, Marionberries, Raspberries and other fruit, U-Pick or pre-picked, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch;
    2994 82nd Avenue NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-8857. Email: info@wvfco.com. Open: call or see their website. Directions: 5 miles east of Salem. . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for a map, directions, & hours. Our Farm Store has delicious Pies, Scones, Smoothies, Frozen fruit and more! Restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, & school tours of our Pie Production and Processing Facilities. Fall Harvest Festival, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch. Visit our website for more info. The best from our land to your hands! Come see us!
  • Windmill Acres - blueberries
    7841 Howell Prairie Rd. NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-873-7856. Email: mywindmillacres@gmail.com. Click here for a map and directions. .

 

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)

Salem and Marion County Oregon Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Salem and Marion County 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.

Marion County

  • Boones Ferry Berry Farm - blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, corn (sweet), loganberries, marionberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    19602 Boones Ferry Road NE, Hubbard, OR 97032. Phone: 503-678-5871. Email: berries@boonesberry.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sunday; May - August. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers.
    Boones Ferry Berry Farm Facebook page. . Hood strawberries, Albion strawberries, Totem strawberries. We are the Snegirev family: Growing and selling Oregon strawberries, Marion berries, Blueberries, and Raspberries right from our farm in Aurora Oregon since 1993. We offer several you-pick (u-pick) berry fields that you and your family can come out and pick as much of any of our berries our farm has to offer. You can easily find our berries for sale at Wholesale foods under our beautiful "Boones Ferry Berry Farms" branded boxes. "These berries are amazing" -Quote by the Wholefoods produce buyer.s Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on August 05, 2011: "I love Oregon berries. I grew up picking all types of berries from Strawberries, Marion berries, and all types of blackberries. Waking up 4 in the morning since I was 6 years old. So I know how much hard work goes behind growing delicious Oregon berries here in the Willamette valley.s has to have the best berries I have ever tasted. Not only was their very first pick nice a ripe, but every strawberry, marionberry, blue berry looked as though it was the very first berry from the first harvest (aka: first pick). The berries are not only aesthetically pleasing but are still as delicious and sweet as the first picks berries. Trust me, once you eat one berry, your mouth will "water" for more:)"
  • Briggs Family Blueberry Patch - blueberries
    5365 Radell Dr SE, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-364-8222. Email: briggsblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Daily 7 am to 8 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . 2020 Price $1.20 Lb. : For over 25 years, our family has provided yours with the biggest, sweetest, you will find anywhere. We offer U-Pick in a serene rural setting. Please do not bring pets into the field due to sanitation concerns. Remember to bring your own containers and wear your old shoes. Remember to bring your own containers, old shoes, drinking water and smaller currency. Children are welcome to help you pick. A visitor writes on July 02, 2014: "This was our families U-pick until 5 years ago, Briggs now have the field and the entrance is on their street (5365 Radell Dr SE)"A visitor writes: "They have several varieties (early and late) and they don't spray!"
  • Cora's Crop U-pick - blueberries,
    21897 Case Rd NE, Aurora, OR 97002. Phone: 503-678-6021. Open: Call for opening day and price. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: We accept cash and check only. . From I-5, take exit 278 (Donald/Aurora) and turn right at the stop sign onto Ehlen Rd. Follow the road for 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Case Rd for another half mile. We are on your left. From Newberg, take Hwy 219 toward St. Paul. Take the first left after crossing the Willamette River. This is Champoeg Rd. Follow the road to the stop sign and take a left. Proceed two miles making sure to stay to the right when the road makes a Y. Five acres of blueberries just south of Champoeg Park!
  • Fariji Farm - apples, blueberries,
    7601 Howell Prairie Road NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-874-1135. Email: farijifarm@gmail.com. Directions: I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa RoadKeizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North Fariji Farm - 7601 - on left of road \(orchard in front - log house\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 503-569-7094. . UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone and there's nothing else about them that is current on the internet - I presume they have closed. Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me.Weekends 8 am to 6 pm Weed days after 5 pm Call for more information. I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa Road/Keizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North - 7601 - on left of road (orchard in front - log house). Organic blueberries u-pick from mid-July to mid-August. is a small organic blueberry and horse boarding/riding farm located between Salem and Silverton, Oregon. The name Fariji comes from the Swahili word 'comfort' and expresses the hope that the farm's fruits and animals (horse, cows, chickens) will bring comfort and health to its guests. Guided by a deep love of God's gifts of life and nature, invites you take a great horse ride, picking your own bucket of organic blueberries or both in the same day.
  • Fordyce Farm - U-pick Strawberries, black currants, gooseberries, Blueberries, raspberries, Kotataberries, Autumn pumpkin patch and corn maze
    7023 Sunnyview Road NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-5105. Email: fordyce.farm.info@gmail.com. Open: from mid May- end of October. Click here for a map and directions.
    Fordyce Farm Facebook page. . Alternate phone: 503-362-0132. . Season: Open June-July, 9:00 to 6:00, Monday through Saturday for a full season of berries, vegetables, baked goods, and lots of other good things; Blue & Kotata 7:30-3. We are a family owned berry farm offering a wide variety of u-pick and already picked fruits and vegetables. We have a store, bakery, display garden, beautiful perennial plants, pumpkin patch, and corn maze. We are open We have many fruits available for u-pick throughout different times of the season. Please check our u-pick availability below to see what’s in season before coming out. We ask our customers to please bring their own containers.
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Fordyce Farm will have u-pick strawberries after June 20, 2011"
  • Forsters' Blueberry Hill - follows organic methods, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    17950 Hazelnut Ridge Road, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: (503) 873-7524. Email: bigtracks@earthlink.net. Open: Due to the Covid - 19 epidemic we are only open by appointment this year Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 8am and 1pm Opening about July 17. Directions: The farm is 6 miles north of Silverton off of Highway 213. Turn east on North Abigua Road, go 1 mile to Hazelnut Ridge Road then left. The farm is on the right about 1 mile up the hill. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (503) 312-1830. . We use natural organic practices, and are subject to the NOP small quantity exemption. Upick and already picked berries by appointment only. Forster's Blueberry Hill is one the oldest blueberry farms in Oregon having been operated by the same family since 1950. (UPDATED: July 04, 2020)
  • Jensen Blueberries - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    8485 Anderson Rd., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: 503-769-4244. Email: jensenblueberries@gmail.com. Directions: Located 1 mile outside of Sublimity. Click here for a map and directions. . Small u-pick and custom pick blueberry field. We are a family friendly field . We offer Duke, Blue Crop, Legacy and Pink Lemonade varieties. Come see us !
  • Miller Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, pie or sour cherries, figs, Seedless table grapes, plums, red raspberries red, Spring red raspberries, Black raspberries, beans, beets, sweet corn, slicing cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, kale, lettuce or salad greens, hot peppers, sweet peppers, Swiss chard, summer squash, winter squash, Heirloom tomatoes, paste or Roma tomatoes, tomatoes, lavender, sunflowers, zinnias, flowers, chestnuts, herbs or spices, Honey from hives on the farm, Local honey from within 50 miles, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    4935 Riverside Drive S, Salem, OR 97392. Phone: (503) 580-5767. Email: millerfarmsalem@gmail.com. Open: from late June until late October on Sunday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm ,Closed on Saturdays. Directions: From Portland take Exit 252 and turn right onto Kuebler. From Eugene take Exit 252 and turn left onto Kuebler. Continue on Kuebler for 3.5 miles. Turn left on Skyline Road and proceed until it comes to an end. Then turn right onto Riverside Road South and continue for 0.9 miles. Turn right at 4935 Riverside Road South and proceed up the driveway and follow the directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (503) 580-1332. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. 's beautiful setting in Salem, Oregon is known for quality fresh local produce while using natural farming methods. You can also sign up for our weekly email to know what mouth-watering, hand-picked, ripe produce is ready. (UPDATED: May 28, 2024) (ADDED: June 11, 2015) A visitor writes on July 07, 2022: "Blueberries: $1.55per lb in 2022! Prices you quote must be nationally. Good thing we don't live where ever they are $4 and up. Wouldn't be buying any."
  • Minto Island Growers - blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    Salem, Or 97302, Salem, OR 97302. Phone: 503-931-6840. Email: elizabeth@mintogrowers.com. Open: June, July, August; After your first visit you will be able to pick earlier than 9am; You will not be able to weigh your berries until 9am and you must be checked out by 5pm; Where: Come to the Farm Stand to receive your U - Pick map and information; Return to the Farm Stand after you are done to weigh and pay; See the website for more information. Directions: From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road \(before Illahe and Roberts Crossing\). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Minto Island Growers Facebook page. . From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road (before Illahe and Roberts Crossing). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road.
  • Olson Stuart Farms Inc - Cherries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Peaches, Apples, Blueberries, nectarines
    6925 Joseph SE, Salem, OR 97301. Phone: 503-362-5942. Email: info@olsonfarms.com. Open: June 1- September 30; The stand is Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm; U-Pick closes at 5:30 pm. Click here for a map and directions.
    Olson Stuart Farms Inc Facebook page. . . See updates on Olson Farms Facebook page. 5 miles east of I-5 on Highway 22. u-pick, ready pick, pick to order (bring containers and call ahead for u-pick), accepts WIC and senior coupons. U-pick and we-pick fruits. Also have a farmer's market that has other produce and honey that they produce. (a.k.a, Olson Peaches).
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Olson's Farm will have strawberries available after June 16th or 17th - recorded message said they will update by the info by the 15."
  • Purdy Enterprises - U-Pick Strawberries, blueberries
    14435 E Marquam Rd NE, Mt Angel, OR 97362. Phone: 503-845-6822. Email: reaganpurdy@cs.com. Open: Late May-June, 7 days, 8:00-6:00. Directions: Located outhouse for public use. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash or checks. Purdy Enterprises . They have a conveniently . U-pick, we-pick strawberries; jam, syrup & preserves. U-Pick Blueberries! 2021 price is $1.00 /Lb, Bring your own containers. Park behind the barn to the right when you pull in driveway. Scale in front of office, self service.
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Purdy Enterprises is 75 cents per pound and will open up u-pick after June 16th."
  • Rick Johnson Farm - apples, blueberries, cherries, peaches, strawberries,
    3310 Perkins Street Ne, Salem, OR 97303. Phone: 503-393-0859. Open: Monday thru Saturday 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sundays; June to November. Directions: Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 \(the Brooks exit\). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south \(left\) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left \(east\). Go for 0.8 miles; Rick Johnson Farm is on the right hand side \(south side\). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Rick Johnson Farm Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 (the Brooks exit). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south (left) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left (east). Go for 0.8 miles; is on the right hand side (south side). Farm is located at corner of Perkins St. and 35th just north of Keizer. address is 3310 Perkins St NE Keizer Oregon 97303. Picked Peaches, Apples, Grapes, and Walnuts will also be sold in season. For information about these fruits please call. (UPDATED: June 25, 2020)
    Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2016: "Good old-fashioned family farm with hardworking family members doing 99% of the work. Awesome Peaches--Suncrest (very sweet!), Cresthavens, and Elbertas. Very good prices on u-pick (70 cents/lb). You can also buy already-picked peaches by the lug box (about 15-16 quarts of canned peaches worth) and two smaller box sizes. Also they have cherries, and I'm not sure what else. maybe watermelons? "
  • Riley and Sons Oregon Blueberries - blueberries
    26022 NE Butteville Road, Aurora, OR . Phone: 503-678-5852. Click here for a map and directions. Riley and Sons Oregon . U-pick/ready picked .
  • Sherwood Farms - blueberries
    11991 Ashley Ln. S.E., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 769-7325. Email: tyke@wvi.com. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate Phone: (503) 551-5941. .
  • Sublimity Blueberries - blueberries,
    11991 Ashley Lane Se, Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 551-5941. Email: sublimityblueberries@gmail.com. Open: U-Pick season generally begins in late-June, early-July and lasts a little over a month each year. Directions: see website. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . ; See our website for hours. (UPDATED: June 1, 2024, JBS) (ADDED: January 07, 2018)
  • Thank You Berry Much Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    5975 Culver Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-393-2758. Email: berries@thankyouberrymuchfarms.com. Open: hours, days and dates. Directions: Culver drive is the first right-hand turn off Macleay road, East of Cordon road. We are also accessible by taking Exit 4 off Highway 22. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Thank You Berry Much Farms Facebook page. . Every day from 8 am to 8 pm; Our U-Pick season "usually" runs from late June to early August, always depending on Mother Nature, they update their website, their Facebook page and our phone recording. Click here for current open We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. We are a small 2.5 acre blueberry farm in Salem, Oregon. Our primary business is U-pick, but we also offer ReadyPick options as well. During regular season, an attendant is available every day from about 8 A.M. until sundown. Please visit our Facebook page for season announcements, updates, and changes. Visitors are welcome at any time for U-pick! We have an honor pay system in place in the event a team member is not present to assist you. We prefer cash, but also accept checks and most debit/credit cards. Please make checks payable to. (UPDATED: July 08, 2018)
  • Thompson Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties are available
    8132 Pudding Creek Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-363-9800. Email: thompsonblueberries@aol.com. Open: Thursday to Monday, 9 am to dusk, July 17 to September 1, 2014; Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Directions: Located in the Macleay area of Southeast Salem, between 74th and 82nd. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . lease remember we are CASH only and to bring a container to take your berries home in.
  • Wilco Strawberry Farms - blueberries,
    13841 Wilco highway NE, Woodburn, OR 97071. Phone: 503-806-4838. Email: fooy.chen@gmail.com. Open: Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Alternate Phone: 503-327-9374. . (ADDED: June 10, 2016)
  • Willamette Valley Fruit Company - Strawberries, Blueberries, Marionberries, Raspberries and other fruit, U-Pick or pre-picked, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch;
    2994 82nd Avenue NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-8857. Email: info@wvfco.com. Open: call or see their website. Directions: 5 miles east of Salem. . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for a map, directions, & hours. Our Farm Store has delicious Pies, Scones, Smoothies, Frozen fruit and more! Restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, & school tours of our Pie Production and Processing Facilities. Fall Harvest Festival, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch. Visit our website for more info. The best from our land to your hands! Come see us!
  • Windmill Acres - blueberries
    7841 Howell Prairie Rd. NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-873-7856. Email: mywindmillacres@gmail.com. Click here for a map and directions. .

 

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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Salem and Marion County Oregon Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Salem and Marion County 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.

Marion County

  • Boones Ferry Berry Farm - blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, corn (sweet), loganberries, marionberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    19602 Boones Ferry Road NE, Hubbard, OR 97032. Phone: 503-678-5871. Email: berries@boonesberry.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sunday; May - August. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers.
    Boones Ferry Berry Farm Facebook page. . Hood strawberries, Albion strawberries, Totem strawberries. We are the Snegirev family: Growing and selling Oregon strawberries, Marion berries, Blueberries, and Raspberries right from our farm in Aurora Oregon since 1993. We offer several you-pick (u-pick) berry fields that you and your family can come out and pick as much of any of our berries our farm has to offer. You can easily find our berries for sale at Wholesale foods under our beautiful "Boones Ferry Berry Farms" branded boxes. "These berries are amazing" -Quote by the Wholefoods produce buyer.s Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on August 05, 2011: "I love Oregon berries. I grew up picking all types of berries from Strawberries, Marion berries, and all types of blackberries. Waking up 4 in the morning since I was 6 years old. So I know how much hard work goes behind growing delicious Oregon berries here in the Willamette valley.s has to have the best berries I have ever tasted. Not only was their very first pick nice a ripe, but every strawberry, marionberry, blue berry looked as though it was the very first berry from the first harvest (aka: first pick). The berries are not only aesthetically pleasing but are still as delicious and sweet as the first picks berries. Trust me, once you eat one berry, your mouth will "water" for more:)"
  • Briggs Family Blueberry Patch - blueberries
    5365 Radell Dr SE, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-364-8222. Email: briggsblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Daily 7 am to 8 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . 2020 Price $1.20 Lb. : For over 25 years, our family has provided yours with the biggest, sweetest, you will find anywhere. We offer U-Pick in a serene rural setting. Please do not bring pets into the field due to sanitation concerns. Remember to bring your own containers and wear your old shoes. Remember to bring your own containers, old shoes, drinking water and smaller currency. Children are welcome to help you pick. A visitor writes on July 02, 2014: "This was our families U-pick until 5 years ago, Briggs now have the field and the entrance is on their street (5365 Radell Dr SE)"A visitor writes: "They have several varieties (early and late) and they don't spray!"
  • Cora's Crop U-pick - blueberries,
    21897 Case Rd NE, Aurora, OR 97002. Phone: 503-678-6021. Open: Call for opening day and price. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: We accept cash and check only. . From I-5, take exit 278 (Donald/Aurora) and turn right at the stop sign onto Ehlen Rd. Follow the road for 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Case Rd for another half mile. We are on your left. From Newberg, take Hwy 219 toward St. Paul. Take the first left after crossing the Willamette River. This is Champoeg Rd. Follow the road to the stop sign and take a left. Proceed two miles making sure to stay to the right when the road makes a Y. Five acres of blueberries just south of Champoeg Park!
  • Fariji Farm - apples, blueberries,
    7601 Howell Prairie Road NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-874-1135. Email: farijifarm@gmail.com. Directions: I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa RoadKeizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North Fariji Farm - 7601 - on left of road \(orchard in front - log house\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 503-569-7094. . UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone and there's nothing else about them that is current on the internet - I presume they have closed. Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me.Weekends 8 am to 6 pm Weed days after 5 pm Call for more information. I-5 North or South Exit at 260 Chemawa Road/Keizer Exit Go West back over I-5 Drive West 1 mile on Chemawa Road Chemawa Road becomes Hazelgreen Road after crossing Cordan Road Drive 6 miles to stop sign at Howell Prairie Road NE Turn Left on Howell Prairie Road NE Drive 1 mile North - 7601 - on left of road (orchard in front - log house). Organic blueberries u-pick from mid-July to mid-August. is a small organic blueberry and horse boarding/riding farm located between Salem and Silverton, Oregon. The name Fariji comes from the Swahili word 'comfort' and expresses the hope that the farm's fruits and animals (horse, cows, chickens) will bring comfort and health to its guests. Guided by a deep love of God's gifts of life and nature, invites you take a great horse ride, picking your own bucket of organic blueberries or both in the same day.
  • Fordyce Farm - U-pick Strawberries, black currants, gooseberries, Blueberries, raspberries, Kotataberries, Autumn pumpkin patch and corn maze
    7023 Sunnyview Road NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-5105. Email: fordyce.farm.info@gmail.com. Open: from mid May- end of October. Click here for a map and directions.
    Fordyce Farm Facebook page. . Alternate phone: 503-362-0132. . Season: Open June-July, 9:00 to 6:00, Monday through Saturday for a full season of berries, vegetables, baked goods, and lots of other good things; Blue & Kotata 7:30-3. We are a family owned berry farm offering a wide variety of u-pick and already picked fruits and vegetables. We have a store, bakery, display garden, beautiful perennial plants, pumpkin patch, and corn maze. We are open We have many fruits available for u-pick throughout different times of the season. Please check our u-pick availability below to see what’s in season before coming out. We ask our customers to please bring their own containers.
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Fordyce Farm will have u-pick strawberries after June 20, 2011"
  • Forsters' Blueberry Hill - follows organic methods, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    17950 Hazelnut Ridge Road, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: (503) 873-7524. Email: bigtracks@earthlink.net. Open: Due to the Covid - 19 epidemic we are only open by appointment this year Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 8am and 1pm Opening about July 17. Directions: The farm is 6 miles north of Silverton off of Highway 213. Turn east on North Abigua Road, go 1 mile to Hazelnut Ridge Road then left. The farm is on the right about 1 mile up the hill. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (503) 312-1830. . We use natural organic practices, and are subject to the NOP small quantity exemption. Upick and already picked berries by appointment only. Forster's Blueberry Hill is one the oldest blueberry farms in Oregon having been operated by the same family since 1950. (UPDATED: July 04, 2020)
  • Jensen Blueberries - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    8485 Anderson Rd., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: 503-769-4244. Email: jensenblueberries@gmail.com. Directions: Located 1 mile outside of Sublimity. Click here for a map and directions. . Small u-pick and custom pick blueberry field. We are a family friendly field . We offer Duke, Blue Crop, Legacy and Pink Lemonade varieties. Come see us !
  • Miller Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, pie or sour cherries, figs, Seedless table grapes, plums, red raspberries red, Spring red raspberries, Black raspberries, beans, beets, sweet corn, slicing cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, kale, lettuce or salad greens, hot peppers, sweet peppers, Swiss chard, summer squash, winter squash, Heirloom tomatoes, paste or Roma tomatoes, tomatoes, lavender, sunflowers, zinnias, flowers, chestnuts, herbs or spices, Honey from hives on the farm, Local honey from within 50 miles, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work here
    4935 Riverside Drive S, Salem, OR 97392. Phone: (503) 580-5767. Email: millerfarmsalem@gmail.com. Open: from late June until late October on Sunday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm ,Closed on Saturdays. Directions: From Portland take Exit 252 and turn right onto Kuebler. From Eugene take Exit 252 and turn left onto Kuebler. Continue on Kuebler for 3.5 miles. Turn left on Skyline Road and proceed until it comes to an end. Then turn right onto Riverside Road South and continue for 0.9 miles. Turn right at 4935 Riverside Road South and proceed up the driveway and follow the directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (503) 580-1332. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. 's beautiful setting in Salem, Oregon is known for quality fresh local produce while using natural farming methods. You can also sign up for our weekly email to know what mouth-watering, hand-picked, ripe produce is ready. (UPDATED: May 28, 2024) (ADDED: June 11, 2015) A visitor writes on July 07, 2022: "Blueberries: $1.55per lb in 2022! Prices you quote must be nationally. Good thing we don't live where ever they are $4 and up. Wouldn't be buying any."
  • Minto Island Growers - blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    Salem, Or 97302, Salem, OR 97302. Phone: 503-931-6840. Email: elizabeth@mintogrowers.com. Open: June, July, August; After your first visit you will be able to pick earlier than 9am; You will not be able to weigh your berries until 9am and you must be checked out by 5pm; Where: Come to the Farm Stand to receive your U - Pick map and information; Return to the Farm Stand after you are done to weigh and pay; See the website for more information. Directions: From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road \(before Illahe and Roberts Crossing\). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Minto Island Growers Facebook page. . From downtown Salem head south on commercial street. Take a right on Owens which turns into River Road S. Go past the entrance to Minto Park, past the Plaid Pantry to Brown Island Road (before Illahe and Roberts Crossing). Take a right on Brown Island Road at the large green Farm Stand signs. Go .3 miles until you see the signs and right hand turn into the Farm Stand. From there you will have directions to the blueberry field which is another .3 miles down Brown Island Road.
  • Olson Stuart Farms Inc - Cherries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Peaches, Apples, Blueberries, nectarines
    6925 Joseph SE, Salem, OR 97301. Phone: 503-362-5942. Email: info@olsonfarms.com. Open: June 1- September 30; The stand is Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm; U-Pick closes at 5:30 pm. Click here for a map and directions.
    Olson Stuart Farms Inc Facebook page. . . See updates on Olson Farms Facebook page. 5 miles east of I-5 on Highway 22. u-pick, ready pick, pick to order (bring containers and call ahead for u-pick), accepts WIC and senior coupons. U-pick and we-pick fruits. Also have a farmer's market that has other produce and honey that they produce. (a.k.a, Olson Peaches).
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Olson's Farm will have strawberries available after June 16th or 17th - recorded message said they will update by the info by the 15."
  • Purdy Enterprises - U-Pick Strawberries, blueberries
    14435 E Marquam Rd NE, Mt Angel, OR 97362. Phone: 503-845-6822. Email: reaganpurdy@cs.com. Open: Late May-June, 7 days, 8:00-6:00. Directions: Located outhouse for public use. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash or checks. Purdy Enterprises . They have a conveniently . U-pick, we-pick strawberries; jam, syrup & preserves. U-Pick Blueberries! 2021 price is $1.00 /Lb, Bring your own containers. Park behind the barn to the right when you pull in driveway. Scale in front of office, self service.
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2011: "Purdy Enterprises is 75 cents per pound and will open up u-pick after June 16th."
  • Rick Johnson Farm - apples, blueberries, cherries, peaches, strawberries,
    3310 Perkins Street Ne, Salem, OR 97303. Phone: 503-393-0859. Open: Monday thru Saturday 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sundays; June to November. Directions: Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 \(the Brooks exit\). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south \(left\) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left \(east\). Go for 0.8 miles; Rick Johnson Farm is on the right hand side \(south side\). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Rick Johnson Farm Coming from I-5: Take I-5 to exit 263 (the Brooks exit). Turn west on Brooklake Road, continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn south (left) on River Road, continue to Perkins road, turn left (east). Go for 0.8 miles; is on the right hand side (south side). Farm is located at corner of Perkins St. and 35th just north of Keizer. address is 3310 Perkins St NE Keizer Oregon 97303. Picked Peaches, Apples, Grapes, and Walnuts will also be sold in season. For information about these fruits please call. (UPDATED: June 25, 2020)
    Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2016: "Good old-fashioned family farm with hardworking family members doing 99% of the work. Awesome Peaches--Suncrest (very sweet!), Cresthavens, and Elbertas. Very good prices on u-pick (70 cents/lb). You can also buy already-picked peaches by the lug box (about 15-16 quarts of canned peaches worth) and two smaller box sizes. Also they have cherries, and I'm not sure what else. maybe watermelons? "
  • Riley and Sons Oregon Blueberries - blueberries
    26022 NE Butteville Road, Aurora, OR . Phone: 503-678-5852. Click here for a map and directions. Riley and Sons Oregon . U-pick/ready picked .
  • Sherwood Farms - blueberries
    11991 Ashley Ln. S.E., Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 769-7325. Email: tyke@wvi.com. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate Phone: (503) 551-5941. .
  • Sublimity Blueberries - blueberries,
    11991 Ashley Lane Se, Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 551-5941. Email: sublimityblueberries@gmail.com. Open: U-Pick season generally begins in late-June, early-July and lasts a little over a month each year. Directions: see website. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . ; See our website for hours. (UPDATED: June 1, 2024, JBS) (ADDED: January 07, 2018)
  • Thank You Berry Much Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    5975 Culver Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-393-2758. Email: berries@thankyouberrymuchfarms.com. Open: hours, days and dates. Directions: Culver drive is the first right-hand turn off Macleay road, East of Cordon road. We are also accessible by taking Exit 4 off Highway 22. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Thank You Berry Much Farms Facebook page. . Every day from 8 am to 8 pm; Our U-Pick season "usually" runs from late June to early August, always depending on Mother Nature, they update their website, their Facebook page and our phone recording. Click here for current open We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. We are a small 2.5 acre blueberry farm in Salem, Oregon. Our primary business is U-pick, but we also offer ReadyPick options as well. During regular season, an attendant is available every day from about 8 A.M. until sundown. Please visit our Facebook page for season announcements, updates, and changes. Visitors are welcome at any time for U-pick! We have an honor pay system in place in the event a team member is not present to assist you. We prefer cash, but also accept checks and most debit/credit cards. Please make checks payable to. (UPDATED: July 08, 2018)
  • Thompson Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties are available
    8132 Pudding Creek Drive Southeast, Salem, OR 97317. Phone: 503-363-9800. Email: thompsonblueberries@aol.com. Open: Thursday to Monday, 9 am to dusk, July 17 to September 1, 2014; Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Directions: Located in the Macleay area of Southeast Salem, between 74th and 82nd. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . lease remember we are CASH only and to bring a container to take your berries home in.
  • Wilco Strawberry Farms - blueberries,
    13841 Wilco highway NE, Woodburn, OR 97071. Phone: 503-806-4838. Email: fooy.chen@gmail.com. Open: Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Alternate Phone: 503-327-9374. . (ADDED: June 10, 2016)
  • Willamette Valley Fruit Company - Strawberries, Blueberries, Marionberries, Raspberries and other fruit, U-Pick or pre-picked, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch;
    2994 82nd Avenue NE, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-362-8857. Email: info@wvfco.com. Open: call or see their website. Directions: 5 miles east of Salem. . Click here for a map and directions. . Click here for a map, directions, & hours. Our Farm Store has delicious Pies, Scones, Smoothies, Frozen fruit and more! Restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, & school tours of our Pie Production and Processing Facilities. Fall Harvest Festival, Corn Maze, & Pumpkin Patch. Visit our website for more info. The best from our land to your hands! Come see us!
  • Windmill Acres - blueberries
    7841 Howell Prairie Rd. NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-873-7856. Email: mywindmillacres@gmail.com. Click here for a map and directions. .

 

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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