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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Northeastern South Carolina 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.

Chesterfield County

  • Nicholson Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, beans, blackberries, blueberries, broad beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, muscadine grapes, melons, onions, other berries, peas, pecans , peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (black), summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    3062 Highway 601 North, Pageland, SC 29728. Phone: 843-672-5572. Email: ryan@nicholsonfarms.com. Open: Call for Dates and hours per specific crop!. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals.

Clarendon County

  • Campbell's Corner - blueberries, peaches, cantaloupe, watermelon
    1041 Watergate Rd, Summerton, SC 29148. Phone: 803-478-9930. Email: mrcaster@ftc-i.net. Open: May-December Hours-call. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . . No insect pest or herbicides are used on the property. Everything is all natural grown like organic-exception- We use chemical fertilizers with all trace elements along with organic mulch. Almost all vegetables; 145 producing Blueberry bushes, Peaches, cantaloupe, watermelon, etc.,

Georgetown County

  • Parsons' Tree and Berry Farm - blueberries!
    49 Christmas Tree Avenue, Andrews, SC 29510. Phone: (843) 221-5336. Click here for a map and directions. ‎. I haven't seen in an update from this farm in a few years, so call before you go!
    Comments from a visitor on August 16, 2009: "I absolutely love the Parsons'. They are very friendly people. Very good prices. Absolutely the only place I will ever buy my blueberries from. They have some of the biggest blueberries with the sweetest taste."

Horry County

  • Bruces Blueberries - blueberries, blackberries, U-pick and already-picked, restrooms
    141 Rainbow Road, Conway, SC 29526. Phone: 843 814-2431. Email: dwnsbruc@aol.com. Open: starting June 14; open on Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 7 am to 7 closed Monday to Thursday. Directions: From main street in Conway go north on 905 5.5 miles Rainbow road is on right. From N Myrtle Beach take Highway 22 west to third exit, Highway 905 go south 4.5 miles Rainbow Road is on left Look for signs. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . starting June 14; open on Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 7 am to 7 (closed Monday to Thursday). June 4th opening open every weekend Friday Saturday Sunday 7 to 7 Grapes in September. Located on a quaint country road (rainbow) off of hwy. 905 the old tractor shed is where you will find your bucket, or fresh picked fruit wonder down to one of the fields and pick to your hearts content.
    Comments from a visitor on May 31, 2010: "Bruce is a good guy with lots of berries."

Marion County

  • Baxley Farms Produce & Country Market - blueberries, tomatoes, Fresh eggs, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms
    2606 Hanover Road, Marion, SC 29571. Phone: 843-275-9933. Open: Monday to Thursday: 8 am to 3 pm Friday: 8 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Baxley Farms Produce & Country Market

Marlboro County

  • Webster's Blueberry Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    221 highway 34 East, Blenheim, SC 29516. Phone: 843-528-3338. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 7 am to 7 pm, May 28 to June 18. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 843-439-3810. 20 miles south of Bennettsville on highway 38 near the Brownsville community on highway 34, 16 miles west of Dillon on highway 34, 17 miles east of Darlington on highway 34. We use integrated pest management practices.

Williamsburg County

  • Parsons Berry Farm - blueberries, restrooms
    49 Christmas Tree Avenue, Andrews, SC 29510. Phone: (843)221-5336. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 7am to 8pm; mid June through July, please call for season beginning or ending details. Directions: from Myrtle Beach: west of Andrews on South Carolina Highway 521. from Charleston: Highway 17 out of Mount Pleasant to Highway 41 then left onto 521. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Please call for season beginning or ending details. Restroom facilities available. Payment: in 2021, $5/5 quart bucket
    Comments from a visitor on June 18, 2012: "This is a delightful farm to pick at. They are warm and friendly, and the blueberries are awesome. They have several different varieties, and encourage you to taste to find your favorite!"

 

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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