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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Southwestern Washington State in 2024, by county

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

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

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

Clark County

  • Belle Jolie Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    39009 Ne 41st Avenue, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: 503-819-5115. Email: john@choquer.net. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . We are first year completely biodynamic farming practices. Our berries are not sprayed with any chemicals or pesticides. We offer over five acres of organically grown blueberries. Bring your own container or use one of ours, either way you are assured of getting the best berries on the market! Blueberries are so good for you, full of antioxidants and Vitamin C. What most people don't realize is they are also a great source of fiber and manganese. All of our blueberries are grown utilizing the biodynamic practices, we do not use any pesticides whatsoever. This means that our berries will not have any nasty residue that can be found on several fruits that have been bombarded with chemicals during its growth cycle. These berries are beautiful. Large and plump and very tasty. We recommend you bring a friend and enjoy a relaxing day picking gorgeous berries in the country!. (UPDATED: June 17, 2016)
  • Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    30813 Nw 51st Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642. Phone: 360 574-4395. Email: robertetkyla@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; Starts Monday July 7th. Directions: Payment: Cash, only. \(UPDATED: June 26, 2016\) Bosch\'s Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries3917 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA. Phone: 360-225-7103. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: June 26, 2016) Bosch's Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries3917 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA. Phone: 360-225-7103. call for an appointment to pick. Established 1970. Flavorful old varieties. U-pick only. Call first.
    Comments from a visitor on August 5, 2018: "I just wanted to let you know, the farm has been sold and no longer offer already picked berries, just U-pick. She said they did not have the hep to pick, and that they do u-pick on their certain schedules"Bountiful Acres - blueberries4008 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA. Phone: 360-225-9479. Large and flavorful Blueray and Bluecrop blueberries. U-pick and picked. Llamas for sale.
  • Davenport Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    37614 Ne 137th Ct, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: (206) 947-9262. Email: sarajunebug@hotmail.com. Open: Monday thru Saturday 8 to 5. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . July 5 until picked out, about 4 weeks;. We do not use pesticides on the crops. (ADDED: July 05, 2019)
  • Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    17719 NE 182nd Ave, Brish Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 892-9549. Email: Blueberries4U@mail.com. Open: HOURS: Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 5 pm. Directions: Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you\'re heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs \(Grandma Dixie\'s Blueberries\) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK Alternate Phone: (360) 216-6902. . Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you're heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs (Grandma Dixie's Blueberries) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. Blueberries are ready for picking staring in late June through MID AUGUST. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries is a Family Farm. We have extremely Large Beautiful Berries. We even have what they call early birds which are so sweet and big. We have had our farm for 20 plus years and our berries are beautiful. At this time we are charging $1.50 per pound for U-Pick. We also can pick the berries for you, price varies. Please come out and enjoy your day in at our beautiful farm with wonderful people. You will be very glad you did. See you soon :). Greer Family Farm - pears4214 N.W. 151st street, Vancouver, WA. Phone: 360-573-7600. U-pick and we pick Bartlett and Asian pears. daylight hours. A visitor tells me (July 11, 2008) that they no longer offer U-pick Chilcotin raspberries.
    Comments from a visitor on September 07, 2010: "They do still have u-pick pears each year but as of Sept 5 2010 they were sold out for the season. "
  • Majestic Farms Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food
    18500 Ne 182nd Avenue, Brush Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 883-1388. Email: majesticblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Wednesday through Sunday, from 8 am to 8 pm Seasonal, call to confirm, as we sometimes need to close for ripening of berries. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Majestic Farms Blueberries Facebook page. . . Majestic Farms is one of the largest (9 acres), friendliest, cleanest and well-known U-Pick Blueberry Farms in the area. We produce some of the highest quality fruit and have a beautiful, well-maintained field. We have many repeat customers from as far away as Montana and California. Large, easy access parking area, we provide containers for us while picking our berries. We also offer special consideration to the elderly or those with special needs. Once you see our operation, you will come back time and time again. Thanks for visiting our farm. (UPDATED: July 19, 2019)
  • Hummingbird Farm  - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    18105 NE 204th Avenue, Brush Prarie, WA 98606. Phone: 360-607-8003. Email: hbhillfarm@gmail.com. Open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 9 am to 6 pm; berries are usually from August through the end of September as long as it doesn't rain too much. Directions: from 182nd Avenue in Brush Prairie, head east on 184th Street, turn right on 204th Avenue and the field is located at the end of Munoz the road. Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. formerly Mattila's Berry Farm. (UPDATED: July 25, 2023, JBS)
  • Meadowglenn Farms Blueberries - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    6150 NE 232nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98682. Phone: (360) 254-0223. Email: bluefood35@comcast.net. Open: Typically the month of July; Start checking by the Fourth of July!. Directions: Between 58th Street and 68th Street, on 232nd Avenue. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Typically the month of July; (Start checking by the Fourth of July!). July. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Should be able to find us on Google Business. (UPDATED: August 09, 2021)
  • Munoz Berry Farm - strawberries, blackberries, Loganberries, Blueberries,
    S 78th Place, Ridgefield, WA . Phone: (360) 608-8409. Open: Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries May - June: Red Raspberries June-July: We pick only!Black Raspberries July: We pick only!Marionberries Mid June - JulyBoysenberries JulyLoganberries Mid June -JulyBlueberries mid June-JulyU-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Click here for a map and directions. . Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries (May - June): Red Raspberries (June-July): We pick only!Black Raspberries (July): We pick only!Marionberries (Mid June - July)Boysenberries (July)Loganberries (Mid June -July)Blueberries (mid June-July)U-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Available at our U-Pick Farm and Farmers Markets.Our delicious fruit is still available at the local farmers' markets or at our LaCenter stand. If you call ahead, we can pick your order fresh and have it ready when you arrive!
  • Nick's Acres - blueberries, currants (red and black), porta-potties are available
    16323 NE 94th Ave, Battle Ground, WA 98604. Phone: 360-798-4698. Open: Tuesday through Saturday, 8:00am to 6:00 pm. Directions: Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 360-573-9785. Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :). Note: The first phone number is a seasonal phone that only works during the season. (UPDATED: July 05, 2019), JBS) (UPDATED: June 25, 2016) Historic Stratton Berry Farm - Pre-picked and U-pick strawberries, Hood, Shuksans, later Puget Summer and Reliance, Marion berries and a pumpkin patch. 38208 N.E. 41st Avenue, La Center, WA. Phone: 360-263-4626. Also nursery stock. Monday-Saturday,9 am to 5 p.m. in season.
    Comments from a visitor on June 19, 2010: "They said they don't have strawberries this year (2010) but hope to next year."
  • Valley View Blueberries - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, porta-potties
    21717 Ne 68th Street, Vancouver, WA 98682. Phone: (360) 892-2839. Email: valley.view@comcast.net. Open: During U - pick season we are open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Mondays through Thursdays and any rainy days. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, AmEx. . U-pick is in July and August; Please call or see our Facebook page for opening and closing dates as they will vary from year to year;. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. U-pick and frozen blueberries from current harvest for sale, as well as snacks and our homemade blueberry lemonade (made with juice from our own berries). Parking is very close to fields. Hand washing station available. Buckets and boxes for sale or feel free to bring your own. Responsible farming practices used. (UPDATED: June 09, 2021)

Cowlitz County

  • SandiBuds Blueberry Haven - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, restrooms
    466 Sandy Bend Road, Castle Rock, WA 98611. Phone: 360-274-9474. Email: sandibuds@yahoo.com. Open: 8:00 am to 8:00 Monday - Friday 9 am to 6:00 Saturday and Sunday Best to call in case we are out in the field and in town. Directions: I-5 to exit 42. Go over Lexington Street Bridge. Turn right on Westside Highway. At the miler marker 8 will be a left turn to Sandy Bend Road Continue on that road and up the hill to 466 Sandy Bend Road Red house on the right side of the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . July 1st through the end of August. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

 

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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Southwestern Washington State Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Southwestern Washington State in 2024, by county

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

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

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

Clark County

  • Annie's Berry Farm - Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries
    39609 NE 41st Avenue, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2289. Open: 8 am to 8 pm daily. Directions: Located in La Center, Washington, about 40 minutes north of Portland, Oregon. Click here for a map and directions. Annie's Berry Farm. . Farm Sales & U-Pick. Check back in June for updates about raspberry and blueberry season! is . We have u-pick raspberries and blueberries. Some years, they don't have strawberries. Come to the farm to visit our fresh market for already picked berries and honey. *Please no dogs at the farm.
  • Belle Jolie Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    39009 Ne 41st Avenue, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: 503-819-5115. Email: john@choquer.net. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . We are first year completely biodynamic farming practices. Our berries are not sprayed with any chemicals or pesticides. We offer over five acres of organically grown blueberries. Bring your own container or use one of ours, either way you are assured of getting the best berries on the market! Blueberries are so good for you, full of antioxidants and Vitamin C. What most people don't realize is they are also a great source of fiber and manganese. All of our blueberries are grown utilizing the biodynamic practices, we do not use any pesticides whatsoever. This means that our berries will not have any nasty residue that can be found on several fruits that have been bombarded with chemicals during its growth cycle. These berries are beautiful. Large and plump and very tasty. We recommend you bring a friend and enjoy a relaxing day picking gorgeous berries in the country!. (UPDATED: June 17, 2016)
  • Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    30813 Nw 51st Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642. Phone: 360 574-4395. Email: robertetkyla@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm; Starts Monday July 7th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: June 26, 2016)
  • Bosch's Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    3917 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-7103. Open: call for an appointment to pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Established 1970. Flavorful old varieties. U-pick only. Call first.
    Comments from a visitor on August 5, 2018: "I just wanted to let you know, the farm has been sold and no longer offer already picked berries, just U-pick. She said they did not have the hep to pick, and that they do u-pick on their certain schedules"
  • Bountiful Acres - blueberries
    4008 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Click here for a map and directions. . Large and flavorful Blueray and Bluecrop . U-pick and picked. Llamas for sale.
  • Davenport Blueberries - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    37614 Ne 137th Ct, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: (206) 947-9262. Email: sarajunebug@hotmail.com. Open: Monday thru Saturday 8 to 5. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . July 5 until picked out, about 4 weeks;. We do not use pesticides on the crops. (ADDED: July 05, 2019)
    Comments from a visitor on July 31, 2009: "Really big blueberries and easy to pick. Have gone about every week! They have more berries than pickers right now. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 26, 2008: "Small berry farm, Beautiful scenery and they have nice big flavorful blueberries. Not many people know about this one yet, so there are lots of easy to pick berries available. "
  • Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    17719 NE 182nd Ave, Brish Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 892-9549. Email: Blueberries4U@mail.com. Open: HOURS: Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 5 pm. Directions: Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you\'re heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs \(Grandma Dixie\'s Blueberries\) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK Alternate Phone: (360) 216-6902. . Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you're heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs (Grandma Dixie's Blueberries) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. Blueberries are ready for picking staring in late June through MID AUGUST. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries is a Family Farm. We have extremely Large Beautiful Berries. We even have what they call early birds which are so sweet and big. We have had our farm for 20 plus years and our berries are beautiful. At this time we are charging $1.50 per pound for U-Pick. We also can pick the berries for you, price varies. Please come out and enjoy your day in at our beautiful farm with wonderful people. You will be very glad you did. See you soon :).
  • Hummingbird Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    18105 NE 204th Avenue, Brush Prarie, WA 98606. Phone: 360-607-8003. Email: hbhillfarm@gmail.com. Directions: from 182nd Avenue in Brush Prairie, head east on 184th Street, turn right on 204th Avenue and the field is located at the end of Munoz the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 9 am to 6 pm; berries are usually from August through the end of September as long as it doesn't rain too much. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. formerly Mattila's Berry Farm. (UPDATED: July 25, 2023, JBS)
  • Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    5406 NE 219th Street, Battleground, WA . Phone: 360-687-4630. Email: indigoacresblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: July and August usually, Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Located in the heart of Southwest Washington. Click here for a map and directions.
    Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm Facebook page. . . Open July and August (usually), Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. is a U-pick blueberry farm formerly known as "Kaye's ", . The Ralphs family is happy to be the new owners and bring you the same quality berries and happy memories! Facebook page.
  • Lena M. Tanselli - Blueberries
    2716 NW 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2333. Open: U-Pick by appointment . Click here for a map and directions. . Does anyone have any current info?
  • Majestic Farms Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food
    18500 Ne 182nd Avenue, Brush Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 883-1388. Email: majesticblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Wednesday through Sunday, from 8 am to 8 pm Seasonal, call to confirm, as we sometimes need to close for ripening of berries. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Majestic Farms Blueberries Facebook page. . Majestic Farms is one of the largest (9 acres), friendliest, cleanest and well-known U-Pick Blueberry Farms in the area. We produce some of the highest quality fruit and have a beautiful, well-maintained field. We have many repeat customers from as far away as Montana and California. Large, easy access parking area, we provide containers for us while picking our berries. We also offer special consideration to the elderly or those with special needs. Once you see our operation, you will come back time and time again. Thanks for visiting our farm. (UPDATED: July 19, 2019)
  • Meadowglenn Farms Blueberries - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    6150 NE 232nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98682. Phone: (360) 254-0223. Email: bluefood35@comcast.net. Open: Typically the month of July; Start checking by the Fourth of July!. Directions: Between 58th Street and 68th Street, on 232nd Avenue. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Typically the month of July; (Start checking by the Fourth of July!). July. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Should be able to find us on Google Business. (UPDATED: August 09, 2021)
  • Munoz Berry Farm - strawberries, blackberries, Loganberries, Blueberries,
    S 78th Place, Ridgefield, WA . Phone: (360) 608-8409. Open: Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries May - June: Red Raspberries June-July: We pick only!Black Raspberries July: We pick only!Marionberries Mid June - JulyBoysenberries JulyLoganberries Mid June -JulyBlueberries mid June-JulyU-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Click here for a map and directions. . Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries (May - June): Red Raspberries (June-July): We pick only!Black Raspberries (July): We pick only!Marionberries (Mid June - July)Boysenberries (July)Loganberries (Mid June -July)Blueberries (mid June-July)U-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Available at our U-Pick Farm and Farmers Markets.Our delicious fruit is still available at the local farmers' markets or at our LaCenter stand. If you call ahead, we can pick your order fresh and have it ready when you arrive!
  • Nick's Acres - blueberries, currants (red and black), porta-potties are available
    16323 NE 94th Ave, Battle Ground, WA 98604. Phone: 360-798-4698. Open: Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 360-573-9785. Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :). Note: The first phone number is a seasonal phone that only works during the season. (UPDATED: July 05, 2019), JBS) (UPDATED: June 25, 2016)
  • Van Tol Blueberries - Blueberries
    10113 NE 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-3499. Click here for a map and directions. , U-Pick, Daylight hours. No sprays used! UPDATE July 15, 2007: visitors report the pickings are sparse in 2007 here.

Cowlitz County

  • Bountiful Acres - Blueberries
    4005 NE Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Open: Farm Sales and U-Pick, 7 am to 7 pm daily. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • SandiBuds Blueberry Haven - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, restrooms
    466 Sandy Bend Road, Castle Rock, WA 98611. Phone: 360-274-9474. Email: sandibuds@yahoo.com. Open: 8 am to 8:00 Monday - Friday 9 am to 6:00 Saturday and Sunday Best to call in case we are out in the field and in town. Directions: I-5 to exit 42. Go over Lexington Street Bridge. Turn right on Westside Highway. At the miler marker 8 will be a left turn to Sandy Bend Road Continue on that road and up the hill to 466 Sandy Bend Road Red house on the right side of the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . July 1st through the end of August. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

 

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)

Southwestern Washington State Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Southwestern Washington State in 2024, by county

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

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

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

Clark County

  • Annie's Berry Farm - Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries
    39609 NE 41st Avenue, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2289. Open: 8 am to 8 pm daily. Directions: Located in La Center, Washington, about 40 minutes north of Portland, Oregon. Click here for a map and directions. Annie's Berry Farm. . Farm Sales & U-Pick. Check back in June for updates about raspberry and blueberry season! is . We have u-pick raspberries and blueberries. Some years, they don't have strawberries. Come to the farm to visit our fresh market for already picked berries and honey. *Please no dogs at the farm.
  • Belle Jolie Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    39009 Ne 41st Avenue, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: 503-819-5115. Email: john@choquer.net. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . We are first year completely biodynamic farming practices. Our berries are not sprayed with any chemicals or pesticides. We offer over five acres of organically grown blueberries. Bring your own container or use one of ours, either way you are assured of getting the best berries on the market! Blueberries are so good for you, full of antioxidants and Vitamin C. What most people don't realize is they are also a great source of fiber and manganese. All of our blueberries are grown utilizing the biodynamic practices, we do not use any pesticides whatsoever. This means that our berries will not have any nasty residue that can be found on several fruits that have been bombarded with chemicals during its growth cycle. These berries are beautiful. Large and plump and very tasty. We recommend you bring a friend and enjoy a relaxing day picking gorgeous berries in the country!. (UPDATED: June 17, 2016)
  • Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    30813 Nw 51st Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642. Phone: 360 574-4395. Email: robertetkyla@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm; Starts Monday July 7th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: June 26, 2016)
  • Bosch's Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    3917 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-7103. Open: call for an appointment to pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Established 1970. Flavorful old varieties. U-pick only. Call first.
    Comments from a visitor on August 5, 2018: "I just wanted to let you know, the farm has been sold and no longer offer already picked berries, just U-pick. She said they did not have the hep to pick, and that they do u-pick on their certain schedules"
  • Bountiful Acres - blueberries
    4008 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Click here for a map and directions. . Large and flavorful Blueray and Bluecrop . U-pick and picked. Llamas for sale.
  • Davenport Blueberries - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    37614 Ne 137th Ct, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: (206) 947-9262. Email: sarajunebug@hotmail.com. Open: Monday thru Saturday 8 to 5. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . July 5 until picked out, about 4 weeks;. We do not use pesticides on the crops. (ADDED: July 05, 2019)
    Comments from a visitor on July 31, 2009: "Really big blueberries and easy to pick. Have gone about every week! They have more berries than pickers right now. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 26, 2008: "Small berry farm, Beautiful scenery and they have nice big flavorful blueberries. Not many people know about this one yet, so there are lots of easy to pick berries available. "
  • Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    17719 NE 182nd Ave, Brish Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 892-9549. Email: Blueberries4U@mail.com. Open: HOURS: Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 5 pm. Directions: Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you\'re heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs \(Grandma Dixie\'s Blueberries\) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK Alternate Phone: (360) 216-6902. . Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you're heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs (Grandma Dixie's Blueberries) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. Blueberries are ready for picking staring in late June through MID AUGUST. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries is a Family Farm. We have extremely Large Beautiful Berries. We even have what they call early birds which are so sweet and big. We have had our farm for 20 plus years and our berries are beautiful. At this time we are charging $1.50 per pound for U-Pick. We also can pick the berries for you, price varies. Please come out and enjoy your day in at our beautiful farm with wonderful people. You will be very glad you did. See you soon :).
  • Hummingbird Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    18105 NE 204th Avenue, Brush Prarie, WA 98606. Phone: 360-607-8003. Email: hbhillfarm@gmail.com. Directions: from 182nd Avenue in Brush Prairie, head east on 184th Street, turn right on 204th Avenue and the field is located at the end of Munoz the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 9 am to 6 pm; berries are usually from August through the end of September as long as it doesn't rain too much. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. formerly Mattila's Berry Farm. (UPDATED: July 25, 2023, JBS)
  • Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    5406 NE 219th Street, Battleground, WA . Phone: 360-687-4630. Email: indigoacresblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: July and August usually, Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Located in the heart of Southwest Washington. Click here for a map and directions.
    Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm Facebook page. . . Open July and August (usually), Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. is a U-pick blueberry farm formerly known as "Kaye's ", . The Ralphs family is happy to be the new owners and bring you the same quality berries and happy memories! Facebook page.
  • Lena M. Tanselli - Blueberries
    2716 NW 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2333. Open: U-Pick by appointment . Click here for a map and directions. . Does anyone have any current info?
  • Majestic Farms Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food
    18500 Ne 182nd Avenue, Brush Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 883-1388. Email: majesticblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Wednesday through Sunday, from 8 am to 8 pm Seasonal, call to confirm, as we sometimes need to close for ripening of berries. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Majestic Farms Blueberries Facebook page. . Majestic Farms is one of the largest (9 acres), friendliest, cleanest and well-known U-Pick Blueberry Farms in the area. We produce some of the highest quality fruit and have a beautiful, well-maintained field. We have many repeat customers from as far away as Montana and California. Large, easy access parking area, we provide containers for us while picking our berries. We also offer special consideration to the elderly or those with special needs. Once you see our operation, you will come back time and time again. Thanks for visiting our farm. (UPDATED: July 19, 2019)
  • Meadowglenn Farms Blueberries - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    6150 NE 232nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98682. Phone: (360) 254-0223. Email: bluefood35@comcast.net. Open: Typically the month of July; Start checking by the Fourth of July!. Directions: Between 58th Street and 68th Street, on 232nd Avenue. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Typically the month of July; (Start checking by the Fourth of July!). July. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Should be able to find us on Google Business. (UPDATED: August 09, 2021)
  • Munoz Berry Farm - strawberries, blackberries, Loganberries, Blueberries,
    S 78th Place, Ridgefield, WA . Phone: (360) 608-8409. Open: Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries May - June: Red Raspberries June-July: We pick only!Black Raspberries July: We pick only!Marionberries Mid June - JulyBoysenberries JulyLoganberries Mid June -JulyBlueberries mid June-JulyU-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Click here for a map and directions. . Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries (May - June): Red Raspberries (June-July): We pick only!Black Raspberries (July): We pick only!Marionberries (Mid June - July)Boysenberries (July)Loganberries (Mid June -July)Blueberries (mid June-July)U-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Available at our U-Pick Farm and Farmers Markets.Our delicious fruit is still available at the local farmers' markets or at our LaCenter stand. If you call ahead, we can pick your order fresh and have it ready when you arrive!
  • Nick's Acres - blueberries, currants (red and black), porta-potties are available
    16323 NE 94th Ave, Battle Ground, WA 98604. Phone: 360-798-4698. Open: Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 360-573-9785. Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :). Note: The first phone number is a seasonal phone that only works during the season. (UPDATED: July 05, 2019), JBS) (UPDATED: June 25, 2016)
  • Van Tol Blueberries - Blueberries
    10113 NE 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-3499. Click here for a map and directions. , U-Pick, Daylight hours. No sprays used! UPDATE July 15, 2007: visitors report the pickings are sparse in 2007 here.

Cowlitz County

  • Bountiful Acres - Blueberries
    4005 NE Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Open: Farm Sales and U-Pick, 7 am to 7 pm daily. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • SandiBuds Blueberry Haven - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, restrooms
    466 Sandy Bend Road, Castle Rock, WA 98611. Phone: 360-274-9474. Email: sandibuds@yahoo.com. Open: 8 am to 8:00 Monday - Friday 9 am to 6:00 Saturday and Sunday Best to call in case we are out in the field and in town. Directions: I-5 to exit 42. Go over Lexington Street Bridge. Turn right on Westside Highway. At the miler marker 8 will be a left turn to Sandy Bend Road Continue on that road and up the hill to 466 Sandy Bend Road Red house on the right side of the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . July 1st through the end of August. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

 

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)

Southwestern Washington State Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Southwestern Washington State in 2024, by county

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

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

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

Clark County

  • Annie's Berry Farm - Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries
    39609 NE 41st Avenue, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2289. Open: 8 am to 8 pm daily. Directions: Located in La Center, Washington, about 40 minutes north of Portland, Oregon. Click here for a map and directions. Annie's Berry Farm. . Farm Sales & U-Pick. Check back in June for updates about raspberry and blueberry season! is . We have u-pick raspberries and blueberries. Some years, they don't have strawberries. Come to the farm to visit our fresh market for already picked berries and honey. *Please no dogs at the farm.
  • Belle Jolie Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    39009 Ne 41st Avenue, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: 503-819-5115. Email: john@choquer.net. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . We are first year completely biodynamic farming practices. Our berries are not sprayed with any chemicals or pesticides. We offer over five acres of organically grown blueberries. Bring your own container or use one of ours, either way you are assured of getting the best berries on the market! Blueberries are so good for you, full of antioxidants and Vitamin C. What most people don't realize is they are also a great source of fiber and manganese. All of our blueberries are grown utilizing the biodynamic practices, we do not use any pesticides whatsoever. This means that our berries will not have any nasty residue that can be found on several fruits that have been bombarded with chemicals during its growth cycle. These berries are beautiful. Large and plump and very tasty. We recommend you bring a friend and enjoy a relaxing day picking gorgeous berries in the country!. (UPDATED: June 17, 2016)
  • Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    30813 Nw 51st Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642. Phone: 360 574-4395. Email: robertetkyla@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm; Starts Monday July 7th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: June 26, 2016)
  • Bosch's Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    3917 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-7103. Open: call for an appointment to pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Established 1970. Flavorful old varieties. U-pick only. Call first.
    Comments from a visitor on August 5, 2018: "I just wanted to let you know, the farm has been sold and no longer offer already picked berries, just U-pick. She said they did not have the hep to pick, and that they do u-pick on their certain schedules"
  • Bountiful Acres - blueberries
    4008 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Click here for a map and directions. . Large and flavorful Blueray and Bluecrop . U-pick and picked. Llamas for sale.
  • Davenport Blueberries - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    37614 Ne 137th Ct, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: (206) 947-9262. Email: sarajunebug@hotmail.com. Open: Monday thru Saturday 8 to 5. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . July 5 until picked out, about 4 weeks;. We do not use pesticides on the crops. (ADDED: July 05, 2019)
    Comments from a visitor on July 31, 2009: "Really big blueberries and easy to pick. Have gone about every week! They have more berries than pickers right now. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 26, 2008: "Small berry farm, Beautiful scenery and they have nice big flavorful blueberries. Not many people know about this one yet, so there are lots of easy to pick berries available. "
  • Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    17719 NE 182nd Ave, Brish Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 892-9549. Email: Blueberries4U@mail.com. Open: HOURS: Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 5 pm. Directions: Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you\'re heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs \(Grandma Dixie\'s Blueberries\) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK Alternate Phone: (360) 216-6902. . Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you're heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs (Grandma Dixie's Blueberries) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. Blueberries are ready for picking staring in late June through MID AUGUST. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries is a Family Farm. We have extremely Large Beautiful Berries. We even have what they call early birds which are so sweet and big. We have had our farm for 20 plus years and our berries are beautiful. At this time we are charging $1.50 per pound for U-Pick. We also can pick the berries for you, price varies. Please come out and enjoy your day in at our beautiful farm with wonderful people. You will be very glad you did. See you soon :).
  • Hummingbird Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    18105 NE 204th Avenue, Brush Prarie, WA 98606. Phone: 360-607-8003. Email: hbhillfarm@gmail.com. Directions: from 182nd Avenue in Brush Prairie, head east on 184th Street, turn right on 204th Avenue and the field is located at the end of Munoz the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 9 am to 6 pm; berries are usually from August through the end of September as long as it doesn't rain too much. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. formerly Mattila's Berry Farm. (UPDATED: July 25, 2023, JBS)
  • Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    5406 NE 219th Street, Battleground, WA . Phone: 360-687-4630. Email: indigoacresblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: July and August usually, Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Located in the heart of Southwest Washington. Click here for a map and directions.
    Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm Facebook page. . . Open July and August (usually), Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. is a U-pick blueberry farm formerly known as "Kaye's ", . The Ralphs family is happy to be the new owners and bring you the same quality berries and happy memories! Facebook page.
  • Lena M. Tanselli - Blueberries
    2716 NW 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2333. Open: U-Pick by appointment . Click here for a map and directions. . Does anyone have any current info?
  • Majestic Farms Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food
    18500 Ne 182nd Avenue, Brush Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 883-1388. Email: majesticblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Wednesday through Sunday, from 8 am to 8 pm Seasonal, call to confirm, as we sometimes need to close for ripening of berries. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Majestic Farms Blueberries Facebook page. . Majestic Farms is one of the largest (9 acres), friendliest, cleanest and well-known U-Pick Blueberry Farms in the area. We produce some of the highest quality fruit and have a beautiful, well-maintained field. We have many repeat customers from as far away as Montana and California. Large, easy access parking area, we provide containers for us while picking our berries. We also offer special consideration to the elderly or those with special needs. Once you see our operation, you will come back time and time again. Thanks for visiting our farm. (UPDATED: July 19, 2019)
  • Meadowglenn Farms Blueberries - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    6150 NE 232nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98682. Phone: (360) 254-0223. Email: bluefood35@comcast.net. Open: Typically the month of July; Start checking by the Fourth of July!. Directions: Between 58th Street and 68th Street, on 232nd Avenue. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Typically the month of July; (Start checking by the Fourth of July!). July. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Should be able to find us on Google Business. (UPDATED: August 09, 2021)
  • Munoz Berry Farm - strawberries, blackberries, Loganberries, Blueberries,
    S 78th Place, Ridgefield, WA . Phone: (360) 608-8409. Open: Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries May - June: Red Raspberries June-July: We pick only!Black Raspberries July: We pick only!Marionberries Mid June - JulyBoysenberries JulyLoganberries Mid June -JulyBlueberries mid June-JulyU-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Click here for a map and directions. . Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries (May - June): Red Raspberries (June-July): We pick only!Black Raspberries (July): We pick only!Marionberries (Mid June - July)Boysenberries (July)Loganberries (Mid June -July)Blueberries (mid June-July)U-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Available at our U-Pick Farm and Farmers Markets.Our delicious fruit is still available at the local farmers' markets or at our LaCenter stand. If you call ahead, we can pick your order fresh and have it ready when you arrive!
  • Nick's Acres - blueberries, currants (red and black), porta-potties are available
    16323 NE 94th Ave, Battle Ground, WA 98604. Phone: 360-798-4698. Open: Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 360-573-9785. Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :). Note: The first phone number is a seasonal phone that only works during the season. (UPDATED: July 05, 2019), JBS) (UPDATED: June 25, 2016)
  • Van Tol Blueberries - Blueberries
    10113 NE 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-3499. Click here for a map and directions. , U-Pick, Daylight hours. No sprays used! UPDATE July 15, 2007: visitors report the pickings are sparse in 2007 here.

Cowlitz County

  • Bountiful Acres - Blueberries
    4005 NE Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Open: Farm Sales and U-Pick, 7 am to 7 pm daily. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • SandiBuds Blueberry Haven - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, restrooms
    466 Sandy Bend Road, Castle Rock, WA 98611. Phone: 360-274-9474. Email: sandibuds@yahoo.com. Open: 8 am to 8:00 Monday - Friday 9 am to 6:00 Saturday and Sunday Best to call in case we are out in the field and in town. Directions: I-5 to exit 42. Go over Lexington Street Bridge. Turn right on Westside Highway. At the miler marker 8 will be a left turn to Sandy Bend Road Continue on that road and up the hill to 466 Sandy Bend Road Red house on the right side of the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . July 1st through the end of August. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

 

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)

Southwestern Washington State Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Southwestern Washington State in 2024, by county

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

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

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

Clark County

  • Annie's Berry Farm - Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries
    39609 NE 41st Avenue, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2289. Open: 8 am to 8 pm daily. Directions: Located in La Center, Washington, about 40 minutes north of Portland, Oregon. Click here for a map and directions. Annie's Berry Farm. . Farm Sales & U-Pick. Check back in June for updates about raspberry and blueberry season! is . We have u-pick raspberries and blueberries. Some years, they don't have strawberries. Come to the farm to visit our fresh market for already picked berries and honey. *Please no dogs at the farm.
  • Belle Jolie Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    39009 Ne 41st Avenue, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: 503-819-5115. Email: john@choquer.net. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . We are first year completely biodynamic farming practices. Our berries are not sprayed with any chemicals or pesticides. We offer over five acres of organically grown blueberries. Bring your own container or use one of ours, either way you are assured of getting the best berries on the market! Blueberries are so good for you, full of antioxidants and Vitamin C. What most people don't realize is they are also a great source of fiber and manganese. All of our blueberries are grown utilizing the biodynamic practices, we do not use any pesticides whatsoever. This means that our berries will not have any nasty residue that can be found on several fruits that have been bombarded with chemicals during its growth cycle. These berries are beautiful. Large and plump and very tasty. We recommend you bring a friend and enjoy a relaxing day picking gorgeous berries in the country!. (UPDATED: June 17, 2016)
  • Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    30813 Nw 51st Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642. Phone: 360 574-4395. Email: robertetkyla@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm; Starts Monday July 7th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: June 26, 2016)
  • Bosch's Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    3917 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-7103. Open: call for an appointment to pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Established 1970. Flavorful old varieties. U-pick only. Call first.
    Comments from a visitor on August 5, 2018: "I just wanted to let you know, the farm has been sold and no longer offer already picked berries, just U-pick. She said they did not have the hep to pick, and that they do u-pick on their certain schedules"
  • Bountiful Acres - blueberries
    4008 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Click here for a map and directions. . Large and flavorful Blueray and Bluecrop . U-pick and picked. Llamas for sale.
  • Davenport Blueberries - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    37614 Ne 137th Ct, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: (206) 947-9262. Email: sarajunebug@hotmail.com. Open: Monday thru Saturday 8 to 5. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . July 5 until picked out, about 4 weeks;. We do not use pesticides on the crops. (ADDED: July 05, 2019)
    Comments from a visitor on July 31, 2009: "Really big blueberries and easy to pick. Have gone about every week! They have more berries than pickers right now. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 26, 2008: "Small berry farm, Beautiful scenery and they have nice big flavorful blueberries. Not many people know about this one yet, so there are lots of easy to pick berries available. "
  • Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    17719 NE 182nd Ave, Brish Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 892-9549. Email: Blueberries4U@mail.com. Open: HOURS: Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 5 pm. Directions: Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you\'re heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs \(Grandma Dixie\'s Blueberries\) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK Alternate Phone: (360) 216-6902. . Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you're heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs (Grandma Dixie's Blueberries) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. Blueberries are ready for picking staring in late June through MID AUGUST. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries is a Family Farm. We have extremely Large Beautiful Berries. We even have what they call early birds which are so sweet and big. We have had our farm for 20 plus years and our berries are beautiful. At this time we are charging $1.50 per pound for U-Pick. We also can pick the berries for you, price varies. Please come out and enjoy your day in at our beautiful farm with wonderful people. You will be very glad you did. See you soon :).
  • Hummingbird Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    18105 NE 204th Avenue, Brush Prarie, WA 98606. Phone: 360-607-8003. Email: hbhillfarm@gmail.com. Directions: from 182nd Avenue in Brush Prairie, head east on 184th Street, turn right on 204th Avenue and the field is located at the end of Munoz the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 9 am to 6 pm; berries are usually from August through the end of September as long as it doesn't rain too much. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. formerly Mattila's Berry Farm. (UPDATED: July 25, 2023, JBS)
  • Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    5406 NE 219th Street, Battleground, WA . Phone: 360-687-4630. Email: indigoacresblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: July and August usually, Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Located in the heart of Southwest Washington. Click here for a map and directions.
    Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm Facebook page. . . Open July and August (usually), Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. is a U-pick blueberry farm formerly known as "Kaye's ", . The Ralphs family is happy to be the new owners and bring you the same quality berries and happy memories! Facebook page.
  • Lena M. Tanselli - Blueberries
    2716 NW 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2333. Open: U-Pick by appointment . Click here for a map and directions. . Does anyone have any current info?
  • Majestic Farms Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food
    18500 Ne 182nd Avenue, Brush Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 883-1388. Email: majesticblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Wednesday through Sunday, from 8 am to 8 pm Seasonal, call to confirm, as we sometimes need to close for ripening of berries. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Majestic Farms Blueberries Facebook page. . Majestic Farms is one of the largest (9 acres), friendliest, cleanest and well-known U-Pick Blueberry Farms in the area. We produce some of the highest quality fruit and have a beautiful, well-maintained field. We have many repeat customers from as far away as Montana and California. Large, easy access parking area, we provide containers for us while picking our berries. We also offer special consideration to the elderly or those with special needs. Once you see our operation, you will come back time and time again. Thanks for visiting our farm. (UPDATED: July 19, 2019)
  • Meadowglenn Farms Blueberries - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    6150 NE 232nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98682. Phone: (360) 254-0223. Email: bluefood35@comcast.net. Open: Typically the month of July; Start checking by the Fourth of July!. Directions: Between 58th Street and 68th Street, on 232nd Avenue. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Typically the month of July; (Start checking by the Fourth of July!). July. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Should be able to find us on Google Business. (UPDATED: August 09, 2021)
  • Munoz Berry Farm - strawberries, blackberries, Loganberries, Blueberries,
    S 78th Place, Ridgefield, WA . Phone: (360) 608-8409. Open: Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries May - June: Red Raspberries June-July: We pick only!Black Raspberries July: We pick only!Marionberries Mid June - JulyBoysenberries JulyLoganberries Mid June -JulyBlueberries mid June-JulyU-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Click here for a map and directions. . Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries (May - June): Red Raspberries (June-July): We pick only!Black Raspberries (July): We pick only!Marionberries (Mid June - July)Boysenberries (July)Loganberries (Mid June -July)Blueberries (mid June-July)U-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Available at our U-Pick Farm and Farmers Markets.Our delicious fruit is still available at the local farmers' markets or at our LaCenter stand. If you call ahead, we can pick your order fresh and have it ready when you arrive!
  • Nick's Acres - blueberries, currants (red and black), porta-potties are available
    16323 NE 94th Ave, Battle Ground, WA 98604. Phone: 360-798-4698. Open: Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 360-573-9785. Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :). Note: The first phone number is a seasonal phone that only works during the season. (UPDATED: July 05, 2019), JBS) (UPDATED: June 25, 2016)
  • Van Tol Blueberries - Blueberries
    10113 NE 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-3499. Click here for a map and directions. , U-Pick, Daylight hours. No sprays used! UPDATE July 15, 2007: visitors report the pickings are sparse in 2007 here.

Cowlitz County

  • Bountiful Acres - Blueberries
    4005 NE Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Open: Farm Sales and U-Pick, 7 am to 7 pm daily. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • SandiBuds Blueberry Haven - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, restrooms
    466 Sandy Bend Road, Castle Rock, WA 98611. Phone: 360-274-9474. Email: sandibuds@yahoo.com. Open: 8 am to 8:00 Monday - Friday 9 am to 6:00 Saturday and Sunday Best to call in case we are out in the field and in town. Directions: I-5 to exit 42. Go over Lexington Street Bridge. Turn right on Westside Highway. At the miler marker 8 will be a left turn to Sandy Bend Road Continue on that road and up the hill to 466 Sandy Bend Road Red house on the right side of the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . July 1st through the end of August. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

 

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)

Southwestern Washington State Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Southwestern Washington State in 2024, by county

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

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

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

Clark County

  • Annie's Berry Farm - Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries
    39609 NE 41st Avenue, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2289. Open: 8 am to 8 pm daily. Directions: Located in La Center, Washington, about 40 minutes north of Portland, Oregon. Click here for a map and directions. Annie's Berry Farm. . Farm Sales & U-Pick. Check back in June for updates about raspberry and blueberry season! is . We have u-pick raspberries and blueberries. Some years, they don't have strawberries. Come to the farm to visit our fresh market for already picked berries and honey. *Please no dogs at the farm.
  • Belle Jolie Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    39009 Ne 41st Avenue, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: 503-819-5115. Email: john@choquer.net. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . We are first year completely biodynamic farming practices. Our berries are not sprayed with any chemicals or pesticides. We offer over five acres of organically grown blueberries. Bring your own container or use one of ours, either way you are assured of getting the best berries on the market! Blueberries are so good for you, full of antioxidants and Vitamin C. What most people don't realize is they are also a great source of fiber and manganese. All of our blueberries are grown utilizing the biodynamic practices, we do not use any pesticides whatsoever. This means that our berries will not have any nasty residue that can be found on several fruits that have been bombarded with chemicals during its growth cycle. These berries are beautiful. Large and plump and very tasty. We recommend you bring a friend and enjoy a relaxing day picking gorgeous berries in the country!. (UPDATED: June 17, 2016)
  • Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    30813 Nw 51st Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642. Phone: 360 574-4395. Email: robertetkyla@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm; Starts Monday July 7th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: June 26, 2016)
  • Bosch's Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    3917 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-7103. Open: call for an appointment to pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Established 1970. Flavorful old varieties. U-pick only. Call first.
    Comments from a visitor on August 5, 2018: "I just wanted to let you know, the farm has been sold and no longer offer already picked berries, just U-pick. She said they did not have the hep to pick, and that they do u-pick on their certain schedules"
  • Bountiful Acres - blueberries
    4008 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Click here for a map and directions. . Large and flavorful Blueray and Bluecrop . U-pick and picked. Llamas for sale.
  • Davenport Blueberries - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    37614 Ne 137th Ct, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: (206) 947-9262. Email: sarajunebug@hotmail.com. Open: Monday thru Saturday 8 to 5. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . July 5 until picked out, about 4 weeks;. We do not use pesticides on the crops. (ADDED: July 05, 2019)
    Comments from a visitor on July 31, 2009: "Really big blueberries and easy to pick. Have gone about every week! They have more berries than pickers right now. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 26, 2008: "Small berry farm, Beautiful scenery and they have nice big flavorful blueberries. Not many people know about this one yet, so there are lots of easy to pick berries available. "
  • Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    17719 NE 182nd Ave, Brish Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 892-9549. Email: Blueberries4U@mail.com. Open: HOURS: Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 5 pm. Directions: Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you\'re heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs \(Grandma Dixie\'s Blueberries\) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK Alternate Phone: (360) 216-6902. . Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you're heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs (Grandma Dixie's Blueberries) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. Blueberries are ready for picking staring in late June through MID AUGUST. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries is a Family Farm. We have extremely Large Beautiful Berries. We even have what they call early birds which are so sweet and big. We have had our farm for 20 plus years and our berries are beautiful. At this time we are charging $1.50 per pound for U-Pick. We also can pick the berries for you, price varies. Please come out and enjoy your day in at our beautiful farm with wonderful people. You will be very glad you did. See you soon :).
  • Hummingbird Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    18105 NE 204th Avenue, Brush Prarie, WA 98606. Phone: 360-607-8003. Email: hbhillfarm@gmail.com. Directions: from 182nd Avenue in Brush Prairie, head east on 184th Street, turn right on 204th Avenue and the field is located at the end of Munoz the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 9 am to 6 pm; berries are usually from August through the end of September as long as it doesn't rain too much. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. formerly Mattila's Berry Farm. (UPDATED: July 25, 2023, JBS)
  • Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    5406 NE 219th Street, Battleground, WA . Phone: 360-687-4630. Email: indigoacresblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: July and August usually, Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Located in the heart of Southwest Washington. Click here for a map and directions.
    Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm Facebook page. . . Open July and August (usually), Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. is a U-pick blueberry farm formerly known as "Kaye's ", . The Ralphs family is happy to be the new owners and bring you the same quality berries and happy memories! Facebook page.
  • Lena M. Tanselli - Blueberries
    2716 NW 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2333. Open: U-Pick by appointment . Click here for a map and directions. . Does anyone have any current info?
  • Majestic Farms Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food
    18500 Ne 182nd Avenue, Brush Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 883-1388. Email: majesticblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Wednesday through Sunday, from 8 am to 8 pm Seasonal, call to confirm, as we sometimes need to close for ripening of berries. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Majestic Farms Blueberries Facebook page. . Majestic Farms is one of the largest (9 acres), friendliest, cleanest and well-known U-Pick Blueberry Farms in the area. We produce some of the highest quality fruit and have a beautiful, well-maintained field. We have many repeat customers from as far away as Montana and California. Large, easy access parking area, we provide containers for us while picking our berries. We also offer special consideration to the elderly or those with special needs. Once you see our operation, you will come back time and time again. Thanks for visiting our farm. (UPDATED: July 19, 2019)
  • Meadowglenn Farms Blueberries - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    6150 NE 232nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98682. Phone: (360) 254-0223. Email: bluefood35@comcast.net. Open: Typically the month of July; Start checking by the Fourth of July!. Directions: Between 58th Street and 68th Street, on 232nd Avenue. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Typically the month of July; (Start checking by the Fourth of July!). July. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Should be able to find us on Google Business. (UPDATED: August 09, 2021)
  • Munoz Berry Farm - strawberries, blackberries, Loganberries, Blueberries,
    S 78th Place, Ridgefield, WA . Phone: (360) 608-8409. Open: Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries May - June: Red Raspberries June-July: We pick only!Black Raspberries July: We pick only!Marionberries Mid June - JulyBoysenberries JulyLoganberries Mid June -JulyBlueberries mid June-JulyU-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Click here for a map and directions. . Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries (May - June): Red Raspberries (June-July): We pick only!Black Raspberries (July): We pick only!Marionberries (Mid June - July)Boysenberries (July)Loganberries (Mid June -July)Blueberries (mid June-July)U-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Available at our U-Pick Farm and Farmers Markets.Our delicious fruit is still available at the local farmers' markets or at our LaCenter stand. If you call ahead, we can pick your order fresh and have it ready when you arrive!
  • Nick's Acres - blueberries, currants (red and black), porta-potties are available
    16323 NE 94th Ave, Battle Ground, WA 98604. Phone: 360-798-4698. Open: Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 360-573-9785. Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :). Note: The first phone number is a seasonal phone that only works during the season. (UPDATED: July 05, 2019), JBS) (UPDATED: June 25, 2016)
  • Van Tol Blueberries - Blueberries
    10113 NE 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-3499. Click here for a map and directions. , U-Pick, Daylight hours. No sprays used! UPDATE July 15, 2007: visitors report the pickings are sparse in 2007 here.

Cowlitz County

  • Bountiful Acres - Blueberries
    4005 NE Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Open: Farm Sales and U-Pick, 7 am to 7 pm daily. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • SandiBuds Blueberry Haven - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, restrooms
    466 Sandy Bend Road, Castle Rock, WA 98611. Phone: 360-274-9474. Email: sandibuds@yahoo.com. Open: 8 am to 8:00 Monday - Friday 9 am to 6:00 Saturday and Sunday Best to call in case we are out in the field and in town. Directions: I-5 to exit 42. Go over Lexington Street Bridge. Turn right on Westside Highway. At the miler marker 8 will be a left turn to Sandy Bend Road Continue on that road and up the hill to 466 Sandy Bend Road Red house on the right side of the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . July 1st through the end of August. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

 

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)

Southwestern Washington State Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Southwestern Washington State in 2024, by county

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

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

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

Clark County

  • Annie's Berry Farm - Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries
    39609 NE 41st Avenue, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2289. Open: 8 am to 8 pm daily. Directions: Located in La Center, Washington, about 40 minutes north of Portland, Oregon. Click here for a map and directions. Annie's Berry Farm. . Farm Sales & U-Pick. Check back in June for updates about raspberry and blueberry season! is . We have u-pick raspberries and blueberries. Some years, they don't have strawberries. Come to the farm to visit our fresh market for already picked berries and honey. *Please no dogs at the farm.
  • Belle Jolie Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    39009 Ne 41st Avenue, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: 503-819-5115. Email: john@choquer.net. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . We are first year completely biodynamic farming practices. Our berries are not sprayed with any chemicals or pesticides. We offer over five acres of organically grown blueberries. Bring your own container or use one of ours, either way you are assured of getting the best berries on the market! Blueberries are so good for you, full of antioxidants and Vitamin C. What most people don't realize is they are also a great source of fiber and manganese. All of our blueberries are grown utilizing the biodynamic practices, we do not use any pesticides whatsoever. This means that our berries will not have any nasty residue that can be found on several fruits that have been bombarded with chemicals during its growth cycle. These berries are beautiful. Large and plump and very tasty. We recommend you bring a friend and enjoy a relaxing day picking gorgeous berries in the country!. (UPDATED: June 17, 2016)
  • Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    30813 Nw 51st Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642. Phone: 360 574-4395. Email: robertetkyla@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm; Starts Monday July 7th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: June 26, 2016)
  • Bosch's Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    3917 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-7103. Open: call for an appointment to pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Established 1970. Flavorful old varieties. U-pick only. Call first.
    Comments from a visitor on August 5, 2018: "I just wanted to let you know, the farm has been sold and no longer offer already picked berries, just U-pick. She said they did not have the hep to pick, and that they do u-pick on their certain schedules"
  • Bountiful Acres - blueberries
    4008 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Click here for a map and directions. . Large and flavorful Blueray and Bluecrop . U-pick and picked. Llamas for sale.
  • Davenport Blueberries - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    37614 Ne 137th Ct, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: (206) 947-9262. Email: sarajunebug@hotmail.com. Open: Monday thru Saturday 8 to 5. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . July 5 until picked out, about 4 weeks;. We do not use pesticides on the crops. (ADDED: July 05, 2019)
    Comments from a visitor on July 31, 2009: "Really big blueberries and easy to pick. Have gone about every week! They have more berries than pickers right now. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 26, 2008: "Small berry farm, Beautiful scenery and they have nice big flavorful blueberries. Not many people know about this one yet, so there are lots of easy to pick berries available. "
  • Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    17719 NE 182nd Ave, Brish Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 892-9549. Email: Blueberries4U@mail.com. Open: HOURS: Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 5 pm. Directions: Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you\'re heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs \(Grandma Dixie\'s Blueberries\) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK Alternate Phone: (360) 216-6902. . Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you're heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs (Grandma Dixie's Blueberries) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. Blueberries are ready for picking staring in late June through MID AUGUST. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries is a Family Farm. We have extremely Large Beautiful Berries. We even have what they call early birds which are so sweet and big. We have had our farm for 20 plus years and our berries are beautiful. At this time we are charging $1.50 per pound for U-Pick. We also can pick the berries for you, price varies. Please come out and enjoy your day in at our beautiful farm with wonderful people. You will be very glad you did. See you soon :).
  • Hummingbird Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    18105 NE 204th Avenue, Brush Prarie, WA 98606. Phone: 360-607-8003. Email: hbhillfarm@gmail.com. Directions: from 182nd Avenue in Brush Prairie, head east on 184th Street, turn right on 204th Avenue and the field is located at the end of Munoz the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 9 am to 6 pm; berries are usually from August through the end of September as long as it doesn't rain too much. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. formerly Mattila's Berry Farm. (UPDATED: July 25, 2023, JBS)
  • Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    5406 NE 219th Street, Battleground, WA . Phone: 360-687-4630. Email: indigoacresblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: July and August usually, Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Located in the heart of Southwest Washington. Click here for a map and directions.
    Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm Facebook page. . . Open July and August (usually), Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. is a U-pick blueberry farm formerly known as "Kaye's ", . The Ralphs family is happy to be the new owners and bring you the same quality berries and happy memories! Facebook page.
  • Lena M. Tanselli - Blueberries
    2716 NW 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2333. Open: U-Pick by appointment . Click here for a map and directions. . Does anyone have any current info?
  • Majestic Farms Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food
    18500 Ne 182nd Avenue, Brush Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 883-1388. Email: majesticblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Wednesday through Sunday, from 8 am to 8 pm Seasonal, call to confirm, as we sometimes need to close for ripening of berries. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Majestic Farms Blueberries Facebook page. . Majestic Farms is one of the largest (9 acres), friendliest, cleanest and well-known U-Pick Blueberry Farms in the area. We produce some of the highest quality fruit and have a beautiful, well-maintained field. We have many repeat customers from as far away as Montana and California. Large, easy access parking area, we provide containers for us while picking our berries. We also offer special consideration to the elderly or those with special needs. Once you see our operation, you will come back time and time again. Thanks for visiting our farm. (UPDATED: July 19, 2019)
  • Meadowglenn Farms Blueberries - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    6150 NE 232nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98682. Phone: (360) 254-0223. Email: bluefood35@comcast.net. Open: Typically the month of July; Start checking by the Fourth of July!. Directions: Between 58th Street and 68th Street, on 232nd Avenue. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Typically the month of July; (Start checking by the Fourth of July!). July. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Should be able to find us on Google Business. (UPDATED: August 09, 2021)
  • Munoz Berry Farm - strawberries, blackberries, Loganberries, Blueberries,
    S 78th Place, Ridgefield, WA . Phone: (360) 608-8409. Open: Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries May - June: Red Raspberries June-July: We pick only!Black Raspberries July: We pick only!Marionberries Mid June - JulyBoysenberries JulyLoganberries Mid June -JulyBlueberries mid June-JulyU-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Click here for a map and directions. . Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries (May - June): Red Raspberries (June-July): We pick only!Black Raspberries (July): We pick only!Marionberries (Mid June - July)Boysenberries (July)Loganberries (Mid June -July)Blueberries (mid June-July)U-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Available at our U-Pick Farm and Farmers Markets.Our delicious fruit is still available at the local farmers' markets or at our LaCenter stand. If you call ahead, we can pick your order fresh and have it ready when you arrive!
  • Nick's Acres - blueberries, currants (red and black), porta-potties are available
    16323 NE 94th Ave, Battle Ground, WA 98604. Phone: 360-798-4698. Open: Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 360-573-9785. Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :). Note: The first phone number is a seasonal phone that only works during the season. (UPDATED: July 05, 2019), JBS) (UPDATED: June 25, 2016)
  • Van Tol Blueberries - Blueberries
    10113 NE 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-3499. Click here for a map and directions. , U-Pick, Daylight hours. No sprays used! UPDATE July 15, 2007: visitors report the pickings are sparse in 2007 here.

Cowlitz County

  • Bountiful Acres - Blueberries
    4005 NE Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Open: Farm Sales and U-Pick, 7 am to 7 pm daily. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • SandiBuds Blueberry Haven - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, restrooms
    466 Sandy Bend Road, Castle Rock, WA 98611. Phone: 360-274-9474. Email: sandibuds@yahoo.com. Open: 8 am to 8:00 Monday - Friday 9 am to 6:00 Saturday and Sunday Best to call in case we are out in the field and in town. Directions: I-5 to exit 42. Go over Lexington Street Bridge. Turn right on Westside Highway. At the miler marker 8 will be a left turn to Sandy Bend Road Continue on that road and up the hill to 466 Sandy Bend Road Red house on the right side of the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . July 1st through the end of August. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

 

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)

Southwestern Washington State Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Southwestern Washington State in 2024, by county

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

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

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

Clark County

  • Annie's Berry Farm - Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries
    39609 NE 41st Avenue, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2289. Open: 8 am to 8 pm daily. Directions: Located in La Center, Washington, about 40 minutes north of Portland, Oregon. Click here for a map and directions. Annie's Berry Farm. . Farm Sales & U-Pick. Check back in June for updates about raspberry and blueberry season! is . We have u-pick raspberries and blueberries. Some years, they don't have strawberries. Come to the farm to visit our fresh market for already picked berries and honey. *Please no dogs at the farm.
  • Belle Jolie Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    39009 Ne 41st Avenue, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: 503-819-5115. Email: john@choquer.net. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . We are first year completely biodynamic farming practices. Our berries are not sprayed with any chemicals or pesticides. We offer over five acres of organically grown blueberries. Bring your own container or use one of ours, either way you are assured of getting the best berries on the market! Blueberries are so good for you, full of antioxidants and Vitamin C. What most people don't realize is they are also a great source of fiber and manganese. All of our blueberries are grown utilizing the biodynamic practices, we do not use any pesticides whatsoever. This means that our berries will not have any nasty residue that can be found on several fruits that have been bombarded with chemicals during its growth cycle. These berries are beautiful. Large and plump and very tasty. We recommend you bring a friend and enjoy a relaxing day picking gorgeous berries in the country!. (UPDATED: June 17, 2016)
  • Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    30813 Nw 51st Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642. Phone: 360 574-4395. Email: robertetkyla@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm; Starts Monday July 7th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: June 26, 2016)
  • Bosch's Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    3917 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-7103. Open: call for an appointment to pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Established 1970. Flavorful old varieties. U-pick only. Call first.
    Comments from a visitor on August 5, 2018: "I just wanted to let you know, the farm has been sold and no longer offer already picked berries, just U-pick. She said they did not have the hep to pick, and that they do u-pick on their certain schedules"
  • Bountiful Acres - blueberries
    4008 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Click here for a map and directions. . Large and flavorful Blueray and Bluecrop . U-pick and picked. Llamas for sale.
  • Davenport Blueberries - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    37614 Ne 137th Ct, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: (206) 947-9262. Email: sarajunebug@hotmail.com. Open: Monday thru Saturday 8 to 5. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . July 5 until picked out, about 4 weeks;. We do not use pesticides on the crops. (ADDED: July 05, 2019)
    Comments from a visitor on July 31, 2009: "Really big blueberries and easy to pick. Have gone about every week! They have more berries than pickers right now. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 26, 2008: "Small berry farm, Beautiful scenery and they have nice big flavorful blueberries. Not many people know about this one yet, so there are lots of easy to pick berries available. "
  • Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    17719 NE 182nd Ave, Brish Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 892-9549. Email: Blueberries4U@mail.com. Open: HOURS: Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 5 pm. Directions: Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you\'re heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs \(Grandma Dixie\'s Blueberries\) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK Alternate Phone: (360) 216-6902. . Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you're heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs (Grandma Dixie's Blueberries) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. Blueberries are ready for picking staring in late June through MID AUGUST. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries is a Family Farm. We have extremely Large Beautiful Berries. We even have what they call early birds which are so sweet and big. We have had our farm for 20 plus years and our berries are beautiful. At this time we are charging $1.50 per pound for U-Pick. We also can pick the berries for you, price varies. Please come out and enjoy your day in at our beautiful farm with wonderful people. You will be very glad you did. See you soon :).
  • Hummingbird Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    18105 NE 204th Avenue, Brush Prarie, WA 98606. Phone: 360-607-8003. Email: hbhillfarm@gmail.com. Directions: from 182nd Avenue in Brush Prairie, head east on 184th Street, turn right on 204th Avenue and the field is located at the end of Munoz the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 9 am to 6 pm; berries are usually from August through the end of September as long as it doesn't rain too much. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. formerly Mattila's Berry Farm. (UPDATED: July 25, 2023, JBS)
  • Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    5406 NE 219th Street, Battleground, WA . Phone: 360-687-4630. Email: indigoacresblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: July and August usually, Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Located in the heart of Southwest Washington. Click here for a map and directions.
    Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm Facebook page. . . Open July and August (usually), Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. is a U-pick blueberry farm formerly known as "Kaye's ", . The Ralphs family is happy to be the new owners and bring you the same quality berries and happy memories! Facebook page.
  • Lena M. Tanselli - Blueberries
    2716 NW 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2333. Open: U-Pick by appointment . Click here for a map and directions. . Does anyone have any current info?
  • Majestic Farms Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food
    18500 Ne 182nd Avenue, Brush Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 883-1388. Email: majesticblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Wednesday through Sunday, from 8 am to 8 pm Seasonal, call to confirm, as we sometimes need to close for ripening of berries. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Majestic Farms Blueberries Facebook page. . Majestic Farms is one of the largest (9 acres), friendliest, cleanest and well-known U-Pick Blueberry Farms in the area. We produce some of the highest quality fruit and have a beautiful, well-maintained field. We have many repeat customers from as far away as Montana and California. Large, easy access parking area, we provide containers for us while picking our berries. We also offer special consideration to the elderly or those with special needs. Once you see our operation, you will come back time and time again. Thanks for visiting our farm. (UPDATED: July 19, 2019)
  • Meadowglenn Farms Blueberries - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    6150 NE 232nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98682. Phone: (360) 254-0223. Email: bluefood35@comcast.net. Open: Typically the month of July; Start checking by the Fourth of July!. Directions: Between 58th Street and 68th Street, on 232nd Avenue. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Typically the month of July; (Start checking by the Fourth of July!). July. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Should be able to find us on Google Business. (UPDATED: August 09, 2021)
  • Munoz Berry Farm - strawberries, blackberries, Loganberries, Blueberries,
    S 78th Place, Ridgefield, WA . Phone: (360) 608-8409. Open: Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries May - June: Red Raspberries June-July: We pick only!Black Raspberries July: We pick only!Marionberries Mid June - JulyBoysenberries JulyLoganberries Mid June -JulyBlueberries mid June-JulyU-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Click here for a map and directions. . Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries (May - June): Red Raspberries (June-July): We pick only!Black Raspberries (July): We pick only!Marionberries (Mid June - July)Boysenberries (July)Loganberries (Mid June -July)Blueberries (mid June-July)U-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Available at our U-Pick Farm and Farmers Markets.Our delicious fruit is still available at the local farmers' markets or at our LaCenter stand. If you call ahead, we can pick your order fresh and have it ready when you arrive!
  • Nick's Acres - blueberries, currants (red and black), porta-potties are available
    16323 NE 94th Ave, Battle Ground, WA 98604. Phone: 360-798-4698. Open: Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 360-573-9785. Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :). Note: The first phone number is a seasonal phone that only works during the season. (UPDATED: July 05, 2019), JBS) (UPDATED: June 25, 2016)
  • Van Tol Blueberries - Blueberries
    10113 NE 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-3499. Click here for a map and directions. , U-Pick, Daylight hours. No sprays used! UPDATE July 15, 2007: visitors report the pickings are sparse in 2007 here.

Cowlitz County

  • Bountiful Acres - Blueberries
    4005 NE Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Open: Farm Sales and U-Pick, 7 am to 7 pm daily. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • SandiBuds Blueberry Haven - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, restrooms
    466 Sandy Bend Road, Castle Rock, WA 98611. Phone: 360-274-9474. Email: sandibuds@yahoo.com. Open: 8 am to 8:00 Monday - Friday 9 am to 6:00 Saturday and Sunday Best to call in case we are out in the field and in town. Directions: I-5 to exit 42. Go over Lexington Street Bridge. Turn right on Westside Highway. At the miler marker 8 will be a left turn to Sandy Bend Road Continue on that road and up the hill to 466 Sandy Bend Road Red house on the right side of the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . July 1st through the end of August. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

 

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)

Southwestern Washington State Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Southwestern Washington State in 2024, by county

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

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

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

Clark County

  • Annie's Berry Farm - Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries
    39609 NE 41st Avenue, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2289. Open: 8 am to 8 pm daily. Directions: Located in La Center, Washington, about 40 minutes north of Portland, Oregon. Click here for a map and directions. Annie's Berry Farm. . Farm Sales & U-Pick. Check back in June for updates about raspberry and blueberry season! is . We have u-pick raspberries and blueberries. Some years, they don't have strawberries. Come to the farm to visit our fresh market for already picked berries and honey. *Please no dogs at the farm.
  • Belle Jolie Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    39009 Ne 41st Avenue, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: 503-819-5115. Email: john@choquer.net. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . We are first year completely biodynamic farming practices. Our berries are not sprayed with any chemicals or pesticides. We offer over five acres of organically grown blueberries. Bring your own container or use one of ours, either way you are assured of getting the best berries on the market! Blueberries are so good for you, full of antioxidants and Vitamin C. What most people don't realize is they are also a great source of fiber and manganese. All of our blueberries are grown utilizing the biodynamic practices, we do not use any pesticides whatsoever. This means that our berries will not have any nasty residue that can be found on several fruits that have been bombarded with chemicals during its growth cycle. These berries are beautiful. Large and plump and very tasty. We recommend you bring a friend and enjoy a relaxing day picking gorgeous berries in the country!. (UPDATED: June 17, 2016)
  • Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    30813 Nw 51st Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642. Phone: 360 574-4395. Email: robertetkyla@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm; Starts Monday July 7th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: June 26, 2016)
  • Bosch's Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    3917 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-7103. Open: call for an appointment to pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Established 1970. Flavorful old varieties. U-pick only. Call first.
    Comments from a visitor on August 5, 2018: "I just wanted to let you know, the farm has been sold and no longer offer already picked berries, just U-pick. She said they did not have the hep to pick, and that they do u-pick on their certain schedules"
  • Bountiful Acres - blueberries
    4008 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Click here for a map and directions. . Large and flavorful Blueray and Bluecrop . U-pick and picked. Llamas for sale.
  • Davenport Blueberries - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    37614 Ne 137th Ct, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: (206) 947-9262. Email: sarajunebug@hotmail.com. Open: Monday thru Saturday 8 to 5. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . July 5 until picked out, about 4 weeks;. We do not use pesticides on the crops. (ADDED: July 05, 2019)
    Comments from a visitor on July 31, 2009: "Really big blueberries and easy to pick. Have gone about every week! They have more berries than pickers right now. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 26, 2008: "Small berry farm, Beautiful scenery and they have nice big flavorful blueberries. Not many people know about this one yet, so there are lots of easy to pick berries available. "
  • Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    17719 NE 182nd Ave, Brish Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 892-9549. Email: Blueberries4U@mail.com. Open: HOURS: Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 5 pm. Directions: Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you\'re heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs \(Grandma Dixie\'s Blueberries\) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK Alternate Phone: (360) 216-6902. . Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you're heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs (Grandma Dixie's Blueberries) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. Blueberries are ready for picking staring in late June through MID AUGUST. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries is a Family Farm. We have extremely Large Beautiful Berries. We even have what they call early birds which are so sweet and big. We have had our farm for 20 plus years and our berries are beautiful. At this time we are charging $1.50 per pound for U-Pick. We also can pick the berries for you, price varies. Please come out and enjoy your day in at our beautiful farm with wonderful people. You will be very glad you did. See you soon :).
  • Hummingbird Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    18105 NE 204th Avenue, Brush Prarie, WA 98606. Phone: 360-607-8003. Email: hbhillfarm@gmail.com. Directions: from 182nd Avenue in Brush Prairie, head east on 184th Street, turn right on 204th Avenue and the field is located at the end of Munoz the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 9 am to 6 pm; berries are usually from August through the end of September as long as it doesn't rain too much. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. formerly Mattila's Berry Farm. (UPDATED: July 25, 2023, JBS)
  • Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    5406 NE 219th Street, Battleground, WA . Phone: 360-687-4630. Email: indigoacresblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: July and August usually, Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Located in the heart of Southwest Washington. Click here for a map and directions.
    Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm Facebook page. . . Open July and August (usually), Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. is a U-pick blueberry farm formerly known as "Kaye's ", . The Ralphs family is happy to be the new owners and bring you the same quality berries and happy memories! Facebook page.
  • Lena M. Tanselli - Blueberries
    2716 NW 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2333. Open: U-Pick by appointment . Click here for a map and directions. . Does anyone have any current info?
  • Majestic Farms Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food
    18500 Ne 182nd Avenue, Brush Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 883-1388. Email: majesticblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Wednesday through Sunday, from 8 am to 8 pm Seasonal, call to confirm, as we sometimes need to close for ripening of berries. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Majestic Farms Blueberries Facebook page. . Majestic Farms is one of the largest (9 acres), friendliest, cleanest and well-known U-Pick Blueberry Farms in the area. We produce some of the highest quality fruit and have a beautiful, well-maintained field. We have many repeat customers from as far away as Montana and California. Large, easy access parking area, we provide containers for us while picking our berries. We also offer special consideration to the elderly or those with special needs. Once you see our operation, you will come back time and time again. Thanks for visiting our farm. (UPDATED: July 19, 2019)
  • Meadowglenn Farms Blueberries - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    6150 NE 232nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98682. Phone: (360) 254-0223. Email: bluefood35@comcast.net. Open: Typically the month of July; Start checking by the Fourth of July!. Directions: Between 58th Street and 68th Street, on 232nd Avenue. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Typically the month of July; (Start checking by the Fourth of July!). July. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Should be able to find us on Google Business. (UPDATED: August 09, 2021)
  • Munoz Berry Farm - strawberries, blackberries, Loganberries, Blueberries,
    S 78th Place, Ridgefield, WA . Phone: (360) 608-8409. Open: Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries May - June: Red Raspberries June-July: We pick only!Black Raspberries July: We pick only!Marionberries Mid June - JulyBoysenberries JulyLoganberries Mid June -JulyBlueberries mid June-JulyU-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Click here for a map and directions. . Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries (May - June): Red Raspberries (June-July): We pick only!Black Raspberries (July): We pick only!Marionberries (Mid June - July)Boysenberries (July)Loganberries (Mid June -July)Blueberries (mid June-July)U-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Available at our U-Pick Farm and Farmers Markets.Our delicious fruit is still available at the local farmers' markets or at our LaCenter stand. If you call ahead, we can pick your order fresh and have it ready when you arrive!
  • Nick's Acres - blueberries, currants (red and black), porta-potties are available
    16323 NE 94th Ave, Battle Ground, WA 98604. Phone: 360-798-4698. Open: Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 360-573-9785. Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :). Note: The first phone number is a seasonal phone that only works during the season. (UPDATED: July 05, 2019), JBS) (UPDATED: June 25, 2016)
  • Van Tol Blueberries - Blueberries
    10113 NE 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-3499. Click here for a map and directions. , U-Pick, Daylight hours. No sprays used! UPDATE July 15, 2007: visitors report the pickings are sparse in 2007 here.

Cowlitz County

  • Bountiful Acres - Blueberries
    4005 NE Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Open: Farm Sales and U-Pick, 7 am to 7 pm daily. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • SandiBuds Blueberry Haven - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, restrooms
    466 Sandy Bend Road, Castle Rock, WA 98611. Phone: 360-274-9474. Email: sandibuds@yahoo.com. Open: 8 am to 8:00 Monday - Friday 9 am to 6:00 Saturday and Sunday Best to call in case we are out in the field and in town. Directions: I-5 to exit 42. Go over Lexington Street Bridge. Turn right on Westside Highway. At the miler marker 8 will be a left turn to Sandy Bend Road Continue on that road and up the hill to 466 Sandy Bend Road Red house on the right side of the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . July 1st through the end of August. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

 

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)

Southwestern Washington State Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Southwestern Washington State in 2024, by county

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

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

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

Clark County

  • Annie's Berry Farm - Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries
    39609 NE 41st Avenue, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2289. Open: 8 am to 8 pm daily. Directions: Located in La Center, Washington, about 40 minutes north of Portland, Oregon. Click here for a map and directions. Annie's Berry Farm. . Farm Sales & U-Pick. Check back in June for updates about raspberry and blueberry season! is . We have u-pick raspberries and blueberries. Some years, they don't have strawberries. Come to the farm to visit our fresh market for already picked berries and honey. *Please no dogs at the farm.
  • Belle Jolie Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    39009 Ne 41st Avenue, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: 503-819-5115. Email: john@choquer.net. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . We are first year completely biodynamic farming practices. Our berries are not sprayed with any chemicals or pesticides. We offer over five acres of organically grown blueberries. Bring your own container or use one of ours, either way you are assured of getting the best berries on the market! Blueberries are so good for you, full of antioxidants and Vitamin C. What most people don't realize is they are also a great source of fiber and manganese. All of our blueberries are grown utilizing the biodynamic practices, we do not use any pesticides whatsoever. This means that our berries will not have any nasty residue that can be found on several fruits that have been bombarded with chemicals during its growth cycle. These berries are beautiful. Large and plump and very tasty. We recommend you bring a friend and enjoy a relaxing day picking gorgeous berries in the country!. (UPDATED: June 17, 2016)
  • Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    30813 Nw 51st Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642. Phone: 360 574-4395. Email: robertetkyla@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm; Starts Monday July 7th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: June 26, 2016)
  • Bosch's Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    3917 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-7103. Open: call for an appointment to pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Established 1970. Flavorful old varieties. U-pick only. Call first.
    Comments from a visitor on August 5, 2018: "I just wanted to let you know, the farm has been sold and no longer offer already picked berries, just U-pick. She said they did not have the hep to pick, and that they do u-pick on their certain schedules"
  • Bountiful Acres - blueberries
    4008 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Click here for a map and directions. . Large and flavorful Blueray and Bluecrop . U-pick and picked. Llamas for sale.
  • Davenport Blueberries - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    37614 Ne 137th Ct, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: (206) 947-9262. Email: sarajunebug@hotmail.com. Open: Monday thru Saturday 8 to 5. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . July 5 until picked out, about 4 weeks;. We do not use pesticides on the crops. (ADDED: July 05, 2019)
    Comments from a visitor on July 31, 2009: "Really big blueberries and easy to pick. Have gone about every week! They have more berries than pickers right now. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 26, 2008: "Small berry farm, Beautiful scenery and they have nice big flavorful blueberries. Not many people know about this one yet, so there are lots of easy to pick berries available. "
  • Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    17719 NE 182nd Ave, Brish Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 892-9549. Email: Blueberries4U@mail.com. Open: HOURS: Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 5 pm. Directions: Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you\'re heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs \(Grandma Dixie\'s Blueberries\) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK Alternate Phone: (360) 216-6902. . Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you're heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs (Grandma Dixie's Blueberries) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. Blueberries are ready for picking staring in late June through MID AUGUST. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries is a Family Farm. We have extremely Large Beautiful Berries. We even have what they call early birds which are so sweet and big. We have had our farm for 20 plus years and our berries are beautiful. At this time we are charging $1.50 per pound for U-Pick. We also can pick the berries for you, price varies. Please come out and enjoy your day in at our beautiful farm with wonderful people. You will be very glad you did. See you soon :).
  • Hummingbird Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    18105 NE 204th Avenue, Brush Prarie, WA 98606. Phone: 360-607-8003. Email: hbhillfarm@gmail.com. Directions: from 182nd Avenue in Brush Prairie, head east on 184th Street, turn right on 204th Avenue and the field is located at the end of Munoz the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 9 am to 6 pm; berries are usually from August through the end of September as long as it doesn't rain too much. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. formerly Mattila's Berry Farm. (UPDATED: July 25, 2023, JBS)
  • Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    5406 NE 219th Street, Battleground, WA . Phone: 360-687-4630. Email: indigoacresblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: July and August usually, Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Located in the heart of Southwest Washington. Click here for a map and directions.
    Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm Facebook page. . . Open July and August (usually), Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. is a U-pick blueberry farm formerly known as "Kaye's ", . The Ralphs family is happy to be the new owners and bring you the same quality berries and happy memories! Facebook page.
  • Lena M. Tanselli - Blueberries
    2716 NW 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2333. Open: U-Pick by appointment . Click here for a map and directions. . Does anyone have any current info?
  • Majestic Farms Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food
    18500 Ne 182nd Avenue, Brush Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 883-1388. Email: majesticblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Wednesday through Sunday, from 8 am to 8 pm Seasonal, call to confirm, as we sometimes need to close for ripening of berries. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Majestic Farms Blueberries Facebook page. . Majestic Farms is one of the largest (9 acres), friendliest, cleanest and well-known U-Pick Blueberry Farms in the area. We produce some of the highest quality fruit and have a beautiful, well-maintained field. We have many repeat customers from as far away as Montana and California. Large, easy access parking area, we provide containers for us while picking our berries. We also offer special consideration to the elderly or those with special needs. Once you see our operation, you will come back time and time again. Thanks for visiting our farm. (UPDATED: July 19, 2019)
  • Meadowglenn Farms Blueberries - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    6150 NE 232nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98682. Phone: (360) 254-0223. Email: bluefood35@comcast.net. Open: Typically the month of July; Start checking by the Fourth of July!. Directions: Between 58th Street and 68th Street, on 232nd Avenue. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Typically the month of July; (Start checking by the Fourth of July!). July. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Should be able to find us on Google Business. (UPDATED: August 09, 2021)
  • Munoz Berry Farm - strawberries, blackberries, Loganberries, Blueberries,
    S 78th Place, Ridgefield, WA . Phone: (360) 608-8409. Open: Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries May - June: Red Raspberries June-July: We pick only!Black Raspberries July: We pick only!Marionberries Mid June - JulyBoysenberries JulyLoganberries Mid June -JulyBlueberries mid June-JulyU-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Click here for a map and directions. . Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries (May - June): Red Raspberries (June-July): We pick only!Black Raspberries (July): We pick only!Marionberries (Mid June - July)Boysenberries (July)Loganberries (Mid June -July)Blueberries (mid June-July)U-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Available at our U-Pick Farm and Farmers Markets.Our delicious fruit is still available at the local farmers' markets or at our LaCenter stand. If you call ahead, we can pick your order fresh and have it ready when you arrive!
  • Nick's Acres - blueberries, currants (red and black), porta-potties are available
    16323 NE 94th Ave, Battle Ground, WA 98604. Phone: 360-798-4698. Open: Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 360-573-9785. Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :). Note: The first phone number is a seasonal phone that only works during the season. (UPDATED: July 05, 2019), JBS) (UPDATED: June 25, 2016)
  • Van Tol Blueberries - Blueberries
    10113 NE 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-3499. Click here for a map and directions. , U-Pick, Daylight hours. No sprays used! UPDATE July 15, 2007: visitors report the pickings are sparse in 2007 here.

Cowlitz County

  • Bountiful Acres - Blueberries
    4005 NE Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Open: Farm Sales and U-Pick, 7 am to 7 pm daily. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • SandiBuds Blueberry Haven - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, restrooms
    466 Sandy Bend Road, Castle Rock, WA 98611. Phone: 360-274-9474. Email: sandibuds@yahoo.com. Open: 8 am to 8:00 Monday - Friday 9 am to 6:00 Saturday and Sunday Best to call in case we are out in the field and in town. Directions: I-5 to exit 42. Go over Lexington Street Bridge. Turn right on Westside Highway. At the miler marker 8 will be a left turn to Sandy Bend Road Continue on that road and up the hill to 466 Sandy Bend Road Red house on the right side of the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . July 1st through the end of August. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

 

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)

Southwestern Washington State Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Southwestern Washington State in 2024, by county

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

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

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

Clark County

  • Annie's Berry Farm - Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries
    39609 NE 41st Avenue, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2289. Open: 8 am to 8 pm daily. Directions: Located in La Center, Washington, about 40 minutes north of Portland, Oregon. Click here for a map and directions. Annie's Berry Farm. . Farm Sales & U-Pick. Check back in June for updates about raspberry and blueberry season! is . We have u-pick raspberries and blueberries. Some years, they don't have strawberries. Come to the farm to visit our fresh market for already picked berries and honey. *Please no dogs at the farm.
  • Belle Jolie Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    39009 Ne 41st Avenue, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: 503-819-5115. Email: john@choquer.net. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . We are first year completely biodynamic farming practices. Our berries are not sprayed with any chemicals or pesticides. We offer over five acres of organically grown blueberries. Bring your own container or use one of ours, either way you are assured of getting the best berries on the market! Blueberries are so good for you, full of antioxidants and Vitamin C. What most people don't realize is they are also a great source of fiber and manganese. All of our blueberries are grown utilizing the biodynamic practices, we do not use any pesticides whatsoever. This means that our berries will not have any nasty residue that can be found on several fruits that have been bombarded with chemicals during its growth cycle. These berries are beautiful. Large and plump and very tasty. We recommend you bring a friend and enjoy a relaxing day picking gorgeous berries in the country!. (UPDATED: June 17, 2016)
  • Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    30813 Nw 51st Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642. Phone: 360 574-4395. Email: robertetkyla@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm; Starts Monday July 7th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: June 26, 2016)
  • Bosch's Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    3917 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-7103. Open: call for an appointment to pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Established 1970. Flavorful old varieties. U-pick only. Call first.
    Comments from a visitor on August 5, 2018: "I just wanted to let you know, the farm has been sold and no longer offer already picked berries, just U-pick. She said they did not have the hep to pick, and that they do u-pick on their certain schedules"
  • Bountiful Acres - blueberries
    4008 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Click here for a map and directions. . Large and flavorful Blueray and Bluecrop . U-pick and picked. Llamas for sale.
  • Davenport Blueberries - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    37614 Ne 137th Ct, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: (206) 947-9262. Email: sarajunebug@hotmail.com. Open: Monday thru Saturday 8 to 5. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . July 5 until picked out, about 4 weeks;. We do not use pesticides on the crops. (ADDED: July 05, 2019)
    Comments from a visitor on July 31, 2009: "Really big blueberries and easy to pick. Have gone about every week! They have more berries than pickers right now. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 26, 2008: "Small berry farm, Beautiful scenery and they have nice big flavorful blueberries. Not many people know about this one yet, so there are lots of easy to pick berries available. "
  • Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    17719 NE 182nd Ave, Brish Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 892-9549. Email: Blueberries4U@mail.com. Open: HOURS: Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 5 pm. Directions: Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you\'re heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs \(Grandma Dixie\'s Blueberries\) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK Alternate Phone: (360) 216-6902. . Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you're heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs (Grandma Dixie's Blueberries) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. Blueberries are ready for picking staring in late June through MID AUGUST. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries is a Family Farm. We have extremely Large Beautiful Berries. We even have what they call early birds which are so sweet and big. We have had our farm for 20 plus years and our berries are beautiful. At this time we are charging $1.50 per pound for U-Pick. We also can pick the berries for you, price varies. Please come out and enjoy your day in at our beautiful farm with wonderful people. You will be very glad you did. See you soon :).
  • Hummingbird Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    18105 NE 204th Avenue, Brush Prarie, WA 98606. Phone: 360-607-8003. Email: hbhillfarm@gmail.com. Directions: from 182nd Avenue in Brush Prairie, head east on 184th Street, turn right on 204th Avenue and the field is located at the end of Munoz the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 9 am to 6 pm; berries are usually from August through the end of September as long as it doesn't rain too much. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. formerly Mattila's Berry Farm. (UPDATED: July 25, 2023, JBS)
  • Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    5406 NE 219th Street, Battleground, WA . Phone: 360-687-4630. Email: indigoacresblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: July and August usually, Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Located in the heart of Southwest Washington. Click here for a map and directions.
    Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm Facebook page. . . Open July and August (usually), Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. is a U-pick blueberry farm formerly known as "Kaye's ", . The Ralphs family is happy to be the new owners and bring you the same quality berries and happy memories! Facebook page.
  • Lena M. Tanselli - Blueberries
    2716 NW 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2333. Open: U-Pick by appointment . Click here for a map and directions. . Does anyone have any current info?
  • Majestic Farms Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food
    18500 Ne 182nd Avenue, Brush Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 883-1388. Email: majesticblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Wednesday through Sunday, from 8 am to 8 pm Seasonal, call to confirm, as we sometimes need to close for ripening of berries. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Majestic Farms Blueberries Facebook page. . Majestic Farms is one of the largest (9 acres), friendliest, cleanest and well-known U-Pick Blueberry Farms in the area. We produce some of the highest quality fruit and have a beautiful, well-maintained field. We have many repeat customers from as far away as Montana and California. Large, easy access parking area, we provide containers for us while picking our berries. We also offer special consideration to the elderly or those with special needs. Once you see our operation, you will come back time and time again. Thanks for visiting our farm. (UPDATED: July 19, 2019)
  • Meadowglenn Farms Blueberries - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    6150 NE 232nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98682. Phone: (360) 254-0223. Email: bluefood35@comcast.net. Open: Typically the month of July; Start checking by the Fourth of July!. Directions: Between 58th Street and 68th Street, on 232nd Avenue. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Typically the month of July; (Start checking by the Fourth of July!). July. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Should be able to find us on Google Business. (UPDATED: August 09, 2021)
  • Munoz Berry Farm - strawberries, blackberries, Loganberries, Blueberries,
    S 78th Place, Ridgefield, WA . Phone: (360) 608-8409. Open: Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries May - June: Red Raspberries June-July: We pick only!Black Raspberries July: We pick only!Marionberries Mid June - JulyBoysenberries JulyLoganberries Mid June -JulyBlueberries mid June-JulyU-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Click here for a map and directions. . Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries (May - June): Red Raspberries (June-July): We pick only!Black Raspberries (July): We pick only!Marionberries (Mid June - July)Boysenberries (July)Loganberries (Mid June -July)Blueberries (mid June-July)U-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Available at our U-Pick Farm and Farmers Markets.Our delicious fruit is still available at the local farmers' markets or at our LaCenter stand. If you call ahead, we can pick your order fresh and have it ready when you arrive!
  • Nick's Acres - blueberries, currants (red and black), porta-potties are available
    16323 NE 94th Ave, Battle Ground, WA 98604. Phone: 360-798-4698. Open: Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 360-573-9785. Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :). Note: The first phone number is a seasonal phone that only works during the season. (UPDATED: July 05, 2019), JBS) (UPDATED: June 25, 2016)
  • Van Tol Blueberries - Blueberries
    10113 NE 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-3499. Click here for a map and directions. , U-Pick, Daylight hours. No sprays used! UPDATE July 15, 2007: visitors report the pickings are sparse in 2007 here.

Cowlitz County

  • Bountiful Acres - Blueberries
    4005 NE Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Open: Farm Sales and U-Pick, 7 am to 7 pm daily. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • SandiBuds Blueberry Haven - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, restrooms
    466 Sandy Bend Road, Castle Rock, WA 98611. Phone: 360-274-9474. Email: sandibuds@yahoo.com. Open: 8 am to 8:00 Monday - Friday 9 am to 6:00 Saturday and Sunday Best to call in case we are out in the field and in town. Directions: I-5 to exit 42. Go over Lexington Street Bridge. Turn right on Westside Highway. At the miler marker 8 will be a left turn to Sandy Bend Road Continue on that road and up the hill to 466 Sandy Bend Road Red house on the right side of the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . July 1st through the end of August. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

 

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)

Southwestern Washington State Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Southwestern Washington State in 2024, by county

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

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

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

Clark County

  • Annie's Berry Farm - Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries
    39609 NE 41st Avenue, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2289. Open: 8 am to 8 pm daily. Directions: Located in La Center, Washington, about 40 minutes north of Portland, Oregon. Click here for a map and directions. Annie's Berry Farm. . Farm Sales & U-Pick. Check back in June for updates about raspberry and blueberry season! is . We have u-pick raspberries and blueberries. Some years, they don't have strawberries. Come to the farm to visit our fresh market for already picked berries and honey. *Please no dogs at the farm.
  • Belle Jolie Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    39009 Ne 41st Avenue, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: 503-819-5115. Email: john@choquer.net. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . We are first year completely biodynamic farming practices. Our berries are not sprayed with any chemicals or pesticides. We offer over five acres of organically grown blueberries. Bring your own container or use one of ours, either way you are assured of getting the best berries on the market! Blueberries are so good for you, full of antioxidants and Vitamin C. What most people don't realize is they are also a great source of fiber and manganese. All of our blueberries are grown utilizing the biodynamic practices, we do not use any pesticides whatsoever. This means that our berries will not have any nasty residue that can be found on several fruits that have been bombarded with chemicals during its growth cycle. These berries are beautiful. Large and plump and very tasty. We recommend you bring a friend and enjoy a relaxing day picking gorgeous berries in the country!. (UPDATED: June 17, 2016)
  • Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    30813 Nw 51st Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642. Phone: 360 574-4395. Email: robertetkyla@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm; Starts Monday July 7th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: June 26, 2016)
  • Bosch's Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    3917 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-7103. Open: call for an appointment to pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Established 1970. Flavorful old varieties. U-pick only. Call first.
    Comments from a visitor on August 5, 2018: "I just wanted to let you know, the farm has been sold and no longer offer already picked berries, just U-pick. She said they did not have the hep to pick, and that they do u-pick on their certain schedules"
  • Bountiful Acres - blueberries
    4008 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Click here for a map and directions. . Large and flavorful Blueray and Bluecrop . U-pick and picked. Llamas for sale.
  • Davenport Blueberries - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    37614 Ne 137th Ct, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: (206) 947-9262. Email: sarajunebug@hotmail.com. Open: Monday thru Saturday 8 to 5. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . July 5 until picked out, about 4 weeks;. We do not use pesticides on the crops. (ADDED: July 05, 2019)
    Comments from a visitor on July 31, 2009: "Really big blueberries and easy to pick. Have gone about every week! They have more berries than pickers right now. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 26, 2008: "Small berry farm, Beautiful scenery and they have nice big flavorful blueberries. Not many people know about this one yet, so there are lots of easy to pick berries available. "
  • Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    17719 NE 182nd Ave, Brish Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 892-9549. Email: Blueberries4U@mail.com. Open: HOURS: Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 5 pm. Directions: Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you\'re heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs \(Grandma Dixie\'s Blueberries\) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK Alternate Phone: (360) 216-6902. . Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you're heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs (Grandma Dixie's Blueberries) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. Blueberries are ready for picking staring in late June through MID AUGUST. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries is a Family Farm. We have extremely Large Beautiful Berries. We even have what they call early birds which are so sweet and big. We have had our farm for 20 plus years and our berries are beautiful. At this time we are charging $1.50 per pound for U-Pick. We also can pick the berries for you, price varies. Please come out and enjoy your day in at our beautiful farm with wonderful people. You will be very glad you did. See you soon :).
  • Hummingbird Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    18105 NE 204th Avenue, Brush Prarie, WA 98606. Phone: 360-607-8003. Email: hbhillfarm@gmail.com. Directions: from 182nd Avenue in Brush Prairie, head east on 184th Street, turn right on 204th Avenue and the field is located at the end of Munoz the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 9 am to 6 pm; berries are usually from August through the end of September as long as it doesn't rain too much. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. formerly Mattila's Berry Farm. (UPDATED: July 25, 2023, JBS)
  • Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    5406 NE 219th Street, Battleground, WA . Phone: 360-687-4630. Email: indigoacresblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: July and August usually, Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Located in the heart of Southwest Washington. Click here for a map and directions.
    Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm Facebook page. . . Open July and August (usually), Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. is a U-pick blueberry farm formerly known as "Kaye's ", . The Ralphs family is happy to be the new owners and bring you the same quality berries and happy memories! Facebook page.
  • Lena M. Tanselli - Blueberries
    2716 NW 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2333. Open: U-Pick by appointment . Click here for a map and directions. . Does anyone have any current info?
  • Majestic Farms Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food
    18500 Ne 182nd Avenue, Brush Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 883-1388. Email: majesticblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Wednesday through Sunday, from 8 am to 8 pm Seasonal, call to confirm, as we sometimes need to close for ripening of berries. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Majestic Farms Blueberries Facebook page. . Majestic Farms is one of the largest (9 acres), friendliest, cleanest and well-known U-Pick Blueberry Farms in the area. We produce some of the highest quality fruit and have a beautiful, well-maintained field. We have many repeat customers from as far away as Montana and California. Large, easy access parking area, we provide containers for us while picking our berries. We also offer special consideration to the elderly or those with special needs. Once you see our operation, you will come back time and time again. Thanks for visiting our farm. (UPDATED: July 19, 2019)
  • Meadowglenn Farms Blueberries - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    6150 NE 232nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98682. Phone: (360) 254-0223. Email: bluefood35@comcast.net. Open: Typically the month of July; Start checking by the Fourth of July!. Directions: Between 58th Street and 68th Street, on 232nd Avenue. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Typically the month of July; (Start checking by the Fourth of July!). July. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Should be able to find us on Google Business. (UPDATED: August 09, 2021)
  • Munoz Berry Farm - strawberries, blackberries, Loganberries, Blueberries,
    S 78th Place, Ridgefield, WA . Phone: (360) 608-8409. Open: Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries May - June: Red Raspberries June-July: We pick only!Black Raspberries July: We pick only!Marionberries Mid June - JulyBoysenberries JulyLoganberries Mid June -JulyBlueberries mid June-JulyU-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Click here for a map and directions. . Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries (May - June): Red Raspberries (June-July): We pick only!Black Raspberries (July): We pick only!Marionberries (Mid June - July)Boysenberries (July)Loganberries (Mid June -July)Blueberries (mid June-July)U-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Available at our U-Pick Farm and Farmers Markets.Our delicious fruit is still available at the local farmers' markets or at our LaCenter stand. If you call ahead, we can pick your order fresh and have it ready when you arrive!
  • Nick's Acres - blueberries, currants (red and black), porta-potties are available
    16323 NE 94th Ave, Battle Ground, WA 98604. Phone: 360-798-4698. Open: Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 360-573-9785. Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :). Note: The first phone number is a seasonal phone that only works during the season. (UPDATED: July 05, 2019), JBS) (UPDATED: June 25, 2016)
  • Van Tol Blueberries - Blueberries
    10113 NE 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-3499. Click here for a map and directions. , U-Pick, Daylight hours. No sprays used! UPDATE July 15, 2007: visitors report the pickings are sparse in 2007 here.

Cowlitz County

  • Bountiful Acres - Blueberries
    4005 NE Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Open: Farm Sales and U-Pick, 7 am to 7 pm daily. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • SandiBuds Blueberry Haven - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, restrooms
    466 Sandy Bend Road, Castle Rock, WA 98611. Phone: 360-274-9474. Email: sandibuds@yahoo.com. Open: 8 am to 8:00 Monday - Friday 9 am to 6:00 Saturday and Sunday Best to call in case we are out in the field and in town. Directions: I-5 to exit 42. Go over Lexington Street Bridge. Turn right on Westside Highway. At the miler marker 8 will be a left turn to Sandy Bend Road Continue on that road and up the hill to 466 Sandy Bend Road Red house on the right side of the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . July 1st through the end of August. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

 

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)

Southwestern Washington State Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Southwestern Washington State in 2024, by county

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

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

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

Clark County

  • Annie's Berry Farm - Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries
    39609 NE 41st Avenue, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2289. Open: 8 am to 8 pm daily. Directions: Located in La Center, Washington, about 40 minutes north of Portland, Oregon. Click here for a map and directions. Annie's Berry Farm. . Farm Sales & U-Pick. Check back in June for updates about raspberry and blueberry season! is . We have u-pick raspberries and blueberries. Some years, they don't have strawberries. Come to the farm to visit our fresh market for already picked berries and honey. *Please no dogs at the farm.
  • Belle Jolie Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    39009 Ne 41st Avenue, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: 503-819-5115. Email: john@choquer.net. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . We are first year completely biodynamic farming practices. Our berries are not sprayed with any chemicals or pesticides. We offer over five acres of organically grown blueberries. Bring your own container or use one of ours, either way you are assured of getting the best berries on the market! Blueberries are so good for you, full of antioxidants and Vitamin C. What most people don't realize is they are also a great source of fiber and manganese. All of our blueberries are grown utilizing the biodynamic practices, we do not use any pesticides whatsoever. This means that our berries will not have any nasty residue that can be found on several fruits that have been bombarded with chemicals during its growth cycle. These berries are beautiful. Large and plump and very tasty. We recommend you bring a friend and enjoy a relaxing day picking gorgeous berries in the country!. (UPDATED: June 17, 2016)
  • Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    30813 Nw 51st Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642. Phone: 360 574-4395. Email: robertetkyla@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm; Starts Monday July 7th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: June 26, 2016)
  • Bosch's Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    3917 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-7103. Open: call for an appointment to pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Established 1970. Flavorful old varieties. U-pick only. Call first.
    Comments from a visitor on August 5, 2018: "I just wanted to let you know, the farm has been sold and no longer offer already picked berries, just U-pick. She said they did not have the hep to pick, and that they do u-pick on their certain schedules"
  • Bountiful Acres - blueberries
    4008 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Click here for a map and directions. . Large and flavorful Blueray and Bluecrop . U-pick and picked. Llamas for sale.
  • Davenport Blueberries - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    37614 Ne 137th Ct, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: (206) 947-9262. Email: sarajunebug@hotmail.com. Open: Monday thru Saturday 8 to 5. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . July 5 until picked out, about 4 weeks;. We do not use pesticides on the crops. (ADDED: July 05, 2019)
    Comments from a visitor on July 31, 2009: "Really big blueberries and easy to pick. Have gone about every week! They have more berries than pickers right now. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 26, 2008: "Small berry farm, Beautiful scenery and they have nice big flavorful blueberries. Not many people know about this one yet, so there are lots of easy to pick berries available. "
  • Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    17719 NE 182nd Ave, Brish Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 892-9549. Email: Blueberries4U@mail.com. Open: HOURS: Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 5 pm. Directions: Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you\'re heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs \(Grandma Dixie\'s Blueberries\) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK Alternate Phone: (360) 216-6902. . Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you're heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs (Grandma Dixie's Blueberries) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. Blueberries are ready for picking staring in late June through MID AUGUST. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries is a Family Farm. We have extremely Large Beautiful Berries. We even have what they call early birds which are so sweet and big. We have had our farm for 20 plus years and our berries are beautiful. At this time we are charging $1.50 per pound for U-Pick. We also can pick the berries for you, price varies. Please come out and enjoy your day in at our beautiful farm with wonderful people. You will be very glad you did. See you soon :).
  • Hummingbird Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    18105 NE 204th Avenue, Brush Prarie, WA 98606. Phone: 360-607-8003. Email: hbhillfarm@gmail.com. Directions: from 182nd Avenue in Brush Prairie, head east on 184th Street, turn right on 204th Avenue and the field is located at the end of Munoz the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 9 am to 6 pm; berries are usually from August through the end of September as long as it doesn't rain too much. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. formerly Mattila's Berry Farm. (UPDATED: July 25, 2023, JBS)
  • Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    5406 NE 219th Street, Battleground, WA . Phone: 360-687-4630. Email: indigoacresblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: July and August usually, Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Located in the heart of Southwest Washington. Click here for a map and directions.
    Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm Facebook page. . . Open July and August (usually), Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. is a U-pick blueberry farm formerly known as "Kaye's ", . The Ralphs family is happy to be the new owners and bring you the same quality berries and happy memories! Facebook page.
  • Lena M. Tanselli - Blueberries
    2716 NW 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2333. Open: U-Pick by appointment . Click here for a map and directions. . Does anyone have any current info?
  • Majestic Farms Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food
    18500 Ne 182nd Avenue, Brush Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 883-1388. Email: majesticblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Wednesday through Sunday, from 8 am to 8 pm Seasonal, call to confirm, as we sometimes need to close for ripening of berries. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Majestic Farms Blueberries Facebook page. . Majestic Farms is one of the largest (9 acres), friendliest, cleanest and well-known U-Pick Blueberry Farms in the area. We produce some of the highest quality fruit and have a beautiful, well-maintained field. We have many repeat customers from as far away as Montana and California. Large, easy access parking area, we provide containers for us while picking our berries. We also offer special consideration to the elderly or those with special needs. Once you see our operation, you will come back time and time again. Thanks for visiting our farm. (UPDATED: July 19, 2019)
  • Meadowglenn Farms Blueberries - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    6150 NE 232nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98682. Phone: (360) 254-0223. Email: bluefood35@comcast.net. Open: Typically the month of July; Start checking by the Fourth of July!. Directions: Between 58th Street and 68th Street, on 232nd Avenue. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Typically the month of July; (Start checking by the Fourth of July!). July. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Should be able to find us on Google Business. (UPDATED: August 09, 2021)
  • Munoz Berry Farm - strawberries, blackberries, Loganberries, Blueberries,
    S 78th Place, Ridgefield, WA . Phone: (360) 608-8409. Open: Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries May - June: Red Raspberries June-July: We pick only!Black Raspberries July: We pick only!Marionberries Mid June - JulyBoysenberries JulyLoganberries Mid June -JulyBlueberries mid June-JulyU-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Click here for a map and directions. . Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries (May - June): Red Raspberries (June-July): We pick only!Black Raspberries (July): We pick only!Marionberries (Mid June - July)Boysenberries (July)Loganberries (Mid June -July)Blueberries (mid June-July)U-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Available at our U-Pick Farm and Farmers Markets.Our delicious fruit is still available at the local farmers' markets or at our LaCenter stand. If you call ahead, we can pick your order fresh and have it ready when you arrive!
  • Nick's Acres - blueberries, currants (red and black), porta-potties are available
    16323 NE 94th Ave, Battle Ground, WA 98604. Phone: 360-798-4698. Open: Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 360-573-9785. Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :). Note: The first phone number is a seasonal phone that only works during the season. (UPDATED: July 05, 2019), JBS) (UPDATED: June 25, 2016)
  • Van Tol Blueberries - Blueberries
    10113 NE 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-3499. Click here for a map and directions. , U-Pick, Daylight hours. No sprays used! UPDATE July 15, 2007: visitors report the pickings are sparse in 2007 here.

Cowlitz County

  • Bountiful Acres - Blueberries
    4005 NE Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Open: Farm Sales and U-Pick, 7 am to 7 pm daily. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • SandiBuds Blueberry Haven - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, restrooms
    466 Sandy Bend Road, Castle Rock, WA 98611. Phone: 360-274-9474. Email: sandibuds@yahoo.com. Open: 8 am to 8:00 Monday - Friday 9 am to 6:00 Saturday and Sunday Best to call in case we are out in the field and in town. Directions: I-5 to exit 42. Go over Lexington Street Bridge. Turn right on Westside Highway. At the miler marker 8 will be a left turn to Sandy Bend Road Continue on that road and up the hill to 466 Sandy Bend Road Red house on the right side of the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . July 1st through the end of August. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

 

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)

Southwestern Washington State Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Southwestern Washington State in 2024, by county

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

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

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

Clark County

  • Annie's Berry Farm - Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries
    39609 NE 41st Avenue, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2289. Open: 8 am to 8 pm daily. Directions: Located in La Center, Washington, about 40 minutes north of Portland, Oregon. Click here for a map and directions. Annie's Berry Farm. . Farm Sales & U-Pick. Check back in June for updates about raspberry and blueberry season! is . We have u-pick raspberries and blueberries. Some years, they don't have strawberries. Come to the farm to visit our fresh market for already picked berries and honey. *Please no dogs at the farm.
  • Belle Jolie Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    39009 Ne 41st Avenue, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: 503-819-5115. Email: john@choquer.net. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . We are first year completely biodynamic farming practices. Our berries are not sprayed with any chemicals or pesticides. We offer over five acres of organically grown blueberries. Bring your own container or use one of ours, either way you are assured of getting the best berries on the market! Blueberries are so good for you, full of antioxidants and Vitamin C. What most people don't realize is they are also a great source of fiber and manganese. All of our blueberries are grown utilizing the biodynamic practices, we do not use any pesticides whatsoever. This means that our berries will not have any nasty residue that can be found on several fruits that have been bombarded with chemicals during its growth cycle. These berries are beautiful. Large and plump and very tasty. We recommend you bring a friend and enjoy a relaxing day picking gorgeous berries in the country!. (UPDATED: June 17, 2016)
  • Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    30813 Nw 51st Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642. Phone: 360 574-4395. Email: robertetkyla@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm; Starts Monday July 7th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: June 26, 2016)
  • Bosch's Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    3917 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-7103. Open: call for an appointment to pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Established 1970. Flavorful old varieties. U-pick only. Call first.
    Comments from a visitor on August 5, 2018: "I just wanted to let you know, the farm has been sold and no longer offer already picked berries, just U-pick. She said they did not have the hep to pick, and that they do u-pick on their certain schedules"
  • Bountiful Acres - blueberries
    4008 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Click here for a map and directions. . Large and flavorful Blueray and Bluecrop . U-pick and picked. Llamas for sale.
  • Davenport Blueberries - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    37614 Ne 137th Ct, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: (206) 947-9262. Email: sarajunebug@hotmail.com. Open: Monday thru Saturday 8 to 5. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . July 5 until picked out, about 4 weeks;. We do not use pesticides on the crops. (ADDED: July 05, 2019)
    Comments from a visitor on July 31, 2009: "Really big blueberries and easy to pick. Have gone about every week! They have more berries than pickers right now. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 26, 2008: "Small berry farm, Beautiful scenery and they have nice big flavorful blueberries. Not many people know about this one yet, so there are lots of easy to pick berries available. "
  • Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    17719 NE 182nd Ave, Brish Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 892-9549. Email: Blueberries4U@mail.com. Open: HOURS: Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 5 pm. Directions: Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you\'re heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs \(Grandma Dixie\'s Blueberries\) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK Alternate Phone: (360) 216-6902. . Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you're heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs (Grandma Dixie's Blueberries) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. Blueberries are ready for picking staring in late June through MID AUGUST. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries is a Family Farm. We have extremely Large Beautiful Berries. We even have what they call early birds which are so sweet and big. We have had our farm for 20 plus years and our berries are beautiful. At this time we are charging $1.50 per pound for U-Pick. We also can pick the berries for you, price varies. Please come out and enjoy your day in at our beautiful farm with wonderful people. You will be very glad you did. See you soon :).
  • Hummingbird Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    18105 NE 204th Avenue, Brush Prarie, WA 98606. Phone: 360-607-8003. Email: hbhillfarm@gmail.com. Directions: from 182nd Avenue in Brush Prairie, head east on 184th Street, turn right on 204th Avenue and the field is located at the end of Munoz the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 9 am to 6 pm; berries are usually from August through the end of September as long as it doesn't rain too much. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. formerly Mattila's Berry Farm. (UPDATED: July 25, 2023, JBS)
  • Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    5406 NE 219th Street, Battleground, WA . Phone: 360-687-4630. Email: indigoacresblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: July and August usually, Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Located in the heart of Southwest Washington. Click here for a map and directions.
    Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm Facebook page. . . Open July and August (usually), Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. is a U-pick blueberry farm formerly known as "Kaye's ", . The Ralphs family is happy to be the new owners and bring you the same quality berries and happy memories! Facebook page.
  • Lena M. Tanselli - Blueberries
    2716 NW 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2333. Open: U-Pick by appointment . Click here for a map and directions. . Does anyone have any current info?
  • Majestic Farms Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food
    18500 Ne 182nd Avenue, Brush Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 883-1388. Email: majesticblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Wednesday through Sunday, from 8 am to 8 pm Seasonal, call to confirm, as we sometimes need to close for ripening of berries. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Majestic Farms Blueberries Facebook page. . Majestic Farms is one of the largest (9 acres), friendliest, cleanest and well-known U-Pick Blueberry Farms in the area. We produce some of the highest quality fruit and have a beautiful, well-maintained field. We have many repeat customers from as far away as Montana and California. Large, easy access parking area, we provide containers for us while picking our berries. We also offer special consideration to the elderly or those with special needs. Once you see our operation, you will come back time and time again. Thanks for visiting our farm. (UPDATED: July 19, 2019)
  • Meadowglenn Farms Blueberries - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    6150 NE 232nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98682. Phone: (360) 254-0223. Email: bluefood35@comcast.net. Open: Typically the month of July; Start checking by the Fourth of July!. Directions: Between 58th Street and 68th Street, on 232nd Avenue. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Typically the month of July; (Start checking by the Fourth of July!). July. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Should be able to find us on Google Business. (UPDATED: August 09, 2021)
  • Munoz Berry Farm - strawberries, blackberries, Loganberries, Blueberries,
    S 78th Place, Ridgefield, WA . Phone: (360) 608-8409. Open: Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries May - June: Red Raspberries June-July: We pick only!Black Raspberries July: We pick only!Marionberries Mid June - JulyBoysenberries JulyLoganberries Mid June -JulyBlueberries mid June-JulyU-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Click here for a map and directions. . Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries (May - June): Red Raspberries (June-July): We pick only!Black Raspberries (July): We pick only!Marionberries (Mid June - July)Boysenberries (July)Loganberries (Mid June -July)Blueberries (mid June-July)U-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Available at our U-Pick Farm and Farmers Markets.Our delicious fruit is still available at the local farmers' markets or at our LaCenter stand. If you call ahead, we can pick your order fresh and have it ready when you arrive!
  • Nick's Acres - blueberries, currants (red and black), porta-potties are available
    16323 NE 94th Ave, Battle Ground, WA 98604. Phone: 360-798-4698. Open: Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 360-573-9785. Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :). Note: The first phone number is a seasonal phone that only works during the season. (UPDATED: July 05, 2019), JBS) (UPDATED: June 25, 2016)
  • Van Tol Blueberries - Blueberries
    10113 NE 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-3499. Click here for a map and directions. , U-Pick, Daylight hours. No sprays used! UPDATE July 15, 2007: visitors report the pickings are sparse in 2007 here.

Cowlitz County

  • Bountiful Acres - Blueberries
    4005 NE Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Open: Farm Sales and U-Pick, 7 am to 7 pm daily. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • SandiBuds Blueberry Haven - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, restrooms
    466 Sandy Bend Road, Castle Rock, WA 98611. Phone: 360-274-9474. Email: sandibuds@yahoo.com. Open: 8 am to 8:00 Monday - Friday 9 am to 6:00 Saturday and Sunday Best to call in case we are out in the field and in town. Directions: I-5 to exit 42. Go over Lexington Street Bridge. Turn right on Westside Highway. At the miler marker 8 will be a left turn to Sandy Bend Road Continue on that road and up the hill to 466 Sandy Bend Road Red house on the right side of the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . July 1st through the end of August. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

 

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)

Southwestern Washington State Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Southwestern Washington State in 2024, by county

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

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

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

Clark County

  • Annie's Berry Farm - Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries
    39609 NE 41st Avenue, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2289. Open: 8 am to 8 pm daily. Directions: Located in La Center, Washington, about 40 minutes north of Portland, Oregon. Click here for a map and directions. Annie's Berry Farm. . Farm Sales & U-Pick. Check back in June for updates about raspberry and blueberry season! is . We have u-pick raspberries and blueberries. Some years, they don't have strawberries. Come to the farm to visit our fresh market for already picked berries and honey. *Please no dogs at the farm.
  • Belle Jolie Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    39009 Ne 41st Avenue, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: 503-819-5115. Email: john@choquer.net. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . We are first year completely biodynamic farming practices. Our berries are not sprayed with any chemicals or pesticides. We offer over five acres of organically grown blueberries. Bring your own container or use one of ours, either way you are assured of getting the best berries on the market! Blueberries are so good for you, full of antioxidants and Vitamin C. What most people don't realize is they are also a great source of fiber and manganese. All of our blueberries are grown utilizing the biodynamic practices, we do not use any pesticides whatsoever. This means that our berries will not have any nasty residue that can be found on several fruits that have been bombarded with chemicals during its growth cycle. These berries are beautiful. Large and plump and very tasty. We recommend you bring a friend and enjoy a relaxing day picking gorgeous berries in the country!. (UPDATED: June 17, 2016)
  • Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    30813 Nw 51st Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642. Phone: 360 574-4395. Email: robertetkyla@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm; Starts Monday July 7th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: June 26, 2016)
  • Bosch's Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    3917 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-7103. Open: call for an appointment to pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Established 1970. Flavorful old varieties. U-pick only. Call first.
    Comments from a visitor on August 5, 2018: "I just wanted to let you know, the farm has been sold and no longer offer already picked berries, just U-pick. She said they did not have the hep to pick, and that they do u-pick on their certain schedules"
  • Bountiful Acres - blueberries
    4008 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Click here for a map and directions. . Large and flavorful Blueray and Bluecrop . U-pick and picked. Llamas for sale.
  • Davenport Blueberries - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    37614 Ne 137th Ct, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: (206) 947-9262. Email: sarajunebug@hotmail.com. Open: Monday thru Saturday 8 to 5. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . July 5 until picked out, about 4 weeks;. We do not use pesticides on the crops. (ADDED: July 05, 2019)
    Comments from a visitor on July 31, 2009: "Really big blueberries and easy to pick. Have gone about every week! They have more berries than pickers right now. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 26, 2008: "Small berry farm, Beautiful scenery and they have nice big flavorful blueberries. Not many people know about this one yet, so there are lots of easy to pick berries available. "
  • Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    17719 NE 182nd Ave, Brish Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 892-9549. Email: Blueberries4U@mail.com. Open: HOURS: Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 5 pm. Directions: Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you\'re heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs \(Grandma Dixie\'s Blueberries\) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK Alternate Phone: (360) 216-6902. . Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you're heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs (Grandma Dixie's Blueberries) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. Blueberries are ready for picking staring in late June through MID AUGUST. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries is a Family Farm. We have extremely Large Beautiful Berries. We even have what they call early birds which are so sweet and big. We have had our farm for 20 plus years and our berries are beautiful. At this time we are charging $1.50 per pound for U-Pick. We also can pick the berries for you, price varies. Please come out and enjoy your day in at our beautiful farm with wonderful people. You will be very glad you did. See you soon :).
  • Hummingbird Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    18105 NE 204th Avenue, Brush Prarie, WA 98606. Phone: 360-607-8003. Email: hbhillfarm@gmail.com. Directions: from 182nd Avenue in Brush Prairie, head east on 184th Street, turn right on 204th Avenue and the field is located at the end of Munoz the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 9 am to 6 pm; berries are usually from August through the end of September as long as it doesn't rain too much. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. formerly Mattila's Berry Farm. (UPDATED: July 25, 2023, JBS)
  • Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    5406 NE 219th Street, Battleground, WA . Phone: 360-687-4630. Email: indigoacresblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: July and August usually, Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Located in the heart of Southwest Washington. Click here for a map and directions.
    Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm Facebook page. . . Open July and August (usually), Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. is a U-pick blueberry farm formerly known as "Kaye's ", . The Ralphs family is happy to be the new owners and bring you the same quality berries and happy memories! Facebook page.
  • Lena M. Tanselli - Blueberries
    2716 NW 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2333. Open: U-Pick by appointment . Click here for a map and directions. . Does anyone have any current info?
  • Majestic Farms Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food
    18500 Ne 182nd Avenue, Brush Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 883-1388. Email: majesticblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Wednesday through Sunday, from 8 am to 8 pm Seasonal, call to confirm, as we sometimes need to close for ripening of berries. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Majestic Farms Blueberries Facebook page. . Majestic Farms is one of the largest (9 acres), friendliest, cleanest and well-known U-Pick Blueberry Farms in the area. We produce some of the highest quality fruit and have a beautiful, well-maintained field. We have many repeat customers from as far away as Montana and California. Large, easy access parking area, we provide containers for us while picking our berries. We also offer special consideration to the elderly or those with special needs. Once you see our operation, you will come back time and time again. Thanks for visiting our farm. (UPDATED: July 19, 2019)
  • Meadowglenn Farms Blueberries - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    6150 NE 232nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98682. Phone: (360) 254-0223. Email: bluefood35@comcast.net. Open: Typically the month of July; Start checking by the Fourth of July!. Directions: Between 58th Street and 68th Street, on 232nd Avenue. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Typically the month of July; (Start checking by the Fourth of July!). July. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Should be able to find us on Google Business. (UPDATED: August 09, 2021)
  • Munoz Berry Farm - strawberries, blackberries, Loganberries, Blueberries,
    S 78th Place, Ridgefield, WA . Phone: (360) 608-8409. Open: Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries May - June: Red Raspberries June-July: We pick only!Black Raspberries July: We pick only!Marionberries Mid June - JulyBoysenberries JulyLoganberries Mid June -JulyBlueberries mid June-JulyU-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Click here for a map and directions. . Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries (May - June): Red Raspberries (June-July): We pick only!Black Raspberries (July): We pick only!Marionberries (Mid June - July)Boysenberries (July)Loganberries (Mid June -July)Blueberries (mid June-July)U-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Available at our U-Pick Farm and Farmers Markets.Our delicious fruit is still available at the local farmers' markets or at our LaCenter stand. If you call ahead, we can pick your order fresh and have it ready when you arrive!
  • Nick's Acres - blueberries, currants (red and black), porta-potties are available
    16323 NE 94th Ave, Battle Ground, WA 98604. Phone: 360-798-4698. Open: Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 360-573-9785. Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :). Note: The first phone number is a seasonal phone that only works during the season. (UPDATED: July 05, 2019), JBS) (UPDATED: June 25, 2016)
  • Van Tol Blueberries - Blueberries
    10113 NE 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-3499. Click here for a map and directions. , U-Pick, Daylight hours. No sprays used! UPDATE July 15, 2007: visitors report the pickings are sparse in 2007 here.

Cowlitz County

  • Bountiful Acres - Blueberries
    4005 NE Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Open: Farm Sales and U-Pick, 7 am to 7 pm daily. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • SandiBuds Blueberry Haven - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, restrooms
    466 Sandy Bend Road, Castle Rock, WA 98611. Phone: 360-274-9474. Email: sandibuds@yahoo.com. Open: 8 am to 8:00 Monday - Friday 9 am to 6:00 Saturday and Sunday Best to call in case we are out in the field and in town. Directions: I-5 to exit 42. Go over Lexington Street Bridge. Turn right on Westside Highway. At the miler marker 8 will be a left turn to Sandy Bend Road Continue on that road and up the hill to 466 Sandy Bend Road Red house on the right side of the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . July 1st through the end of August. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

 

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)

Southwestern Washington State Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Southwestern Washington State in 2024, by county

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

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

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

Clark County

  • Annie's Berry Farm - Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries
    39609 NE 41st Avenue, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2289. Open: 8 am to 8 pm daily. Directions: Located in La Center, Washington, about 40 minutes north of Portland, Oregon. Click here for a map and directions. Annie's Berry Farm. . Farm Sales & U-Pick. Check back in June for updates about raspberry and blueberry season! is . We have u-pick raspberries and blueberries. Some years, they don't have strawberries. Come to the farm to visit our fresh market for already picked berries and honey. *Please no dogs at the farm.
  • Belle Jolie Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    39009 Ne 41st Avenue, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: 503-819-5115. Email: john@choquer.net. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . We are first year completely biodynamic farming practices. Our berries are not sprayed with any chemicals or pesticides. We offer over five acres of organically grown blueberries. Bring your own container or use one of ours, either way you are assured of getting the best berries on the market! Blueberries are so good for you, full of antioxidants and Vitamin C. What most people don't realize is they are also a great source of fiber and manganese. All of our blueberries are grown utilizing the biodynamic practices, we do not use any pesticides whatsoever. This means that our berries will not have any nasty residue that can be found on several fruits that have been bombarded with chemicals during its growth cycle. These berries are beautiful. Large and plump and very tasty. We recommend you bring a friend and enjoy a relaxing day picking gorgeous berries in the country!. (UPDATED: June 17, 2016)
  • Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    30813 Nw 51st Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642. Phone: 360 574-4395. Email: robertetkyla@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm; Starts Monday July 7th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: June 26, 2016)
  • Bosch's Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    3917 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-7103. Open: call for an appointment to pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Established 1970. Flavorful old varieties. U-pick only. Call first.
    Comments from a visitor on August 5, 2018: "I just wanted to let you know, the farm has been sold and no longer offer already picked berries, just U-pick. She said they did not have the hep to pick, and that they do u-pick on their certain schedules"
  • Bountiful Acres - blueberries
    4008 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Click here for a map and directions. . Large and flavorful Blueray and Bluecrop . U-pick and picked. Llamas for sale.
  • Davenport Blueberries - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    37614 Ne 137th Ct, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: (206) 947-9262. Email: sarajunebug@hotmail.com. Open: Monday thru Saturday 8 to 5. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . July 5 until picked out, about 4 weeks;. We do not use pesticides on the crops. (ADDED: July 05, 2019)
    Comments from a visitor on July 31, 2009: "Really big blueberries and easy to pick. Have gone about every week! They have more berries than pickers right now. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 26, 2008: "Small berry farm, Beautiful scenery and they have nice big flavorful blueberries. Not many people know about this one yet, so there are lots of easy to pick berries available. "
  • Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    17719 NE 182nd Ave, Brish Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 892-9549. Email: Blueberries4U@mail.com. Open: HOURS: Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 5 pm. Directions: Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you\'re heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs \(Grandma Dixie\'s Blueberries\) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK Alternate Phone: (360) 216-6902. . Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you're heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs (Grandma Dixie's Blueberries) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. Blueberries are ready for picking staring in late June through MID AUGUST. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries is a Family Farm. We have extremely Large Beautiful Berries. We even have what they call early birds which are so sweet and big. We have had our farm for 20 plus years and our berries are beautiful. At this time we are charging $1.50 per pound for U-Pick. We also can pick the berries for you, price varies. Please come out and enjoy your day in at our beautiful farm with wonderful people. You will be very glad you did. See you soon :).
  • Hummingbird Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    18105 NE 204th Avenue, Brush Prarie, WA 98606. Phone: 360-607-8003. Email: hbhillfarm@gmail.com. Directions: from 182nd Avenue in Brush Prairie, head east on 184th Street, turn right on 204th Avenue and the field is located at the end of Munoz the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 9 am to 6 pm; berries are usually from August through the end of September as long as it doesn't rain too much. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. formerly Mattila's Berry Farm. (UPDATED: July 25, 2023, JBS)
  • Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    5406 NE 219th Street, Battleground, WA . Phone: 360-687-4630. Email: indigoacresblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: July and August usually, Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Located in the heart of Southwest Washington. Click here for a map and directions.
    Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm Facebook page. . . Open July and August (usually), Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. is a U-pick blueberry farm formerly known as "Kaye's ", . The Ralphs family is happy to be the new owners and bring you the same quality berries and happy memories! Facebook page.
  • Lena M. Tanselli - Blueberries
    2716 NW 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2333. Open: U-Pick by appointment . Click here for a map and directions. . Does anyone have any current info?
  • Majestic Farms Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food
    18500 Ne 182nd Avenue, Brush Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 883-1388. Email: majesticblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Wednesday through Sunday, from 8 am to 8 pm Seasonal, call to confirm, as we sometimes need to close for ripening of berries. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Majestic Farms Blueberries Facebook page. . Majestic Farms is one of the largest (9 acres), friendliest, cleanest and well-known U-Pick Blueberry Farms in the area. We produce some of the highest quality fruit and have a beautiful, well-maintained field. We have many repeat customers from as far away as Montana and California. Large, easy access parking area, we provide containers for us while picking our berries. We also offer special consideration to the elderly or those with special needs. Once you see our operation, you will come back time and time again. Thanks for visiting our farm. (UPDATED: July 19, 2019)
  • Meadowglenn Farms Blueberries - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    6150 NE 232nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98682. Phone: (360) 254-0223. Email: bluefood35@comcast.net. Open: Typically the month of July; Start checking by the Fourth of July!. Directions: Between 58th Street and 68th Street, on 232nd Avenue. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Typically the month of July; (Start checking by the Fourth of July!). July. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Should be able to find us on Google Business. (UPDATED: August 09, 2021)
  • Munoz Berry Farm - strawberries, blackberries, Loganberries, Blueberries,
    S 78th Place, Ridgefield, WA . Phone: (360) 608-8409. Open: Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries May - June: Red Raspberries June-July: We pick only!Black Raspberries July: We pick only!Marionberries Mid June - JulyBoysenberries JulyLoganberries Mid June -JulyBlueberries mid June-JulyU-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Click here for a map and directions. . Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries (May - June): Red Raspberries (June-July): We pick only!Black Raspberries (July): We pick only!Marionberries (Mid June - July)Boysenberries (July)Loganberries (Mid June -July)Blueberries (mid June-July)U-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Available at our U-Pick Farm and Farmers Markets.Our delicious fruit is still available at the local farmers' markets or at our LaCenter stand. If you call ahead, we can pick your order fresh and have it ready when you arrive!
  • Nick's Acres - blueberries, currants (red and black), porta-potties are available
    16323 NE 94th Ave, Battle Ground, WA 98604. Phone: 360-798-4698. Open: Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 360-573-9785. Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :). Note: The first phone number is a seasonal phone that only works during the season. (UPDATED: July 05, 2019), JBS) (UPDATED: June 25, 2016)
  • Van Tol Blueberries - Blueberries
    10113 NE 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-3499. Click here for a map and directions. , U-Pick, Daylight hours. No sprays used! UPDATE July 15, 2007: visitors report the pickings are sparse in 2007 here.

Cowlitz County

  • Bountiful Acres - Blueberries
    4005 NE Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Open: Farm Sales and U-Pick, 7 am to 7 pm daily. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • SandiBuds Blueberry Haven - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, restrooms
    466 Sandy Bend Road, Castle Rock, WA 98611. Phone: 360-274-9474. Email: sandibuds@yahoo.com. Open: 8 am to 8:00 Monday - Friday 9 am to 6:00 Saturday and Sunday Best to call in case we are out in the field and in town. Directions: I-5 to exit 42. Go over Lexington Street Bridge. Turn right on Westside Highway. At the miler marker 8 will be a left turn to Sandy Bend Road Continue on that road and up the hill to 466 Sandy Bend Road Red house on the right side of the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . July 1st through the end of August. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

 

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)

Southwestern Washington State Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Southwestern Washington State in 2024, by county

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

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

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

Clark County

  • Annie's Berry Farm - Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries
    39609 NE 41st Avenue, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2289. Open: 8 am to 8 pm daily. Directions: Located in La Center, Washington, about 40 minutes north of Portland, Oregon. Click here for a map and directions. Annie's Berry Farm. . Farm Sales & U-Pick. Check back in June for updates about raspberry and blueberry season! is . We have u-pick raspberries and blueberries. Some years, they don't have strawberries. Come to the farm to visit our fresh market for already picked berries and honey. *Please no dogs at the farm.
  • Belle Jolie Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    39009 Ne 41st Avenue, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: 503-819-5115. Email: john@choquer.net. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . We are first year completely biodynamic farming practices. Our berries are not sprayed with any chemicals or pesticides. We offer over five acres of organically grown blueberries. Bring your own container or use one of ours, either way you are assured of getting the best berries on the market! Blueberries are so good for you, full of antioxidants and Vitamin C. What most people don't realize is they are also a great source of fiber and manganese. All of our blueberries are grown utilizing the biodynamic practices, we do not use any pesticides whatsoever. This means that our berries will not have any nasty residue that can be found on several fruits that have been bombarded with chemicals during its growth cycle. These berries are beautiful. Large and plump and very tasty. We recommend you bring a friend and enjoy a relaxing day picking gorgeous berries in the country!. (UPDATED: June 17, 2016)
  • Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    30813 Nw 51st Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642. Phone: 360 574-4395. Email: robertetkyla@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm; Starts Monday July 7th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: June 26, 2016)
  • Bosch's Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    3917 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-7103. Open: call for an appointment to pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Established 1970. Flavorful old varieties. U-pick only. Call first.
    Comments from a visitor on August 5, 2018: "I just wanted to let you know, the farm has been sold and no longer offer already picked berries, just U-pick. She said they did not have the hep to pick, and that they do u-pick on their certain schedules"
  • Bountiful Acres - blueberries
    4008 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Click here for a map and directions. . Large and flavorful Blueray and Bluecrop . U-pick and picked. Llamas for sale.
  • Davenport Blueberries - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    37614 Ne 137th Ct, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: (206) 947-9262. Email: sarajunebug@hotmail.com. Open: Monday thru Saturday 8 to 5. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . July 5 until picked out, about 4 weeks;. We do not use pesticides on the crops. (ADDED: July 05, 2019)
    Comments from a visitor on July 31, 2009: "Really big blueberries and easy to pick. Have gone about every week! They have more berries than pickers right now. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 26, 2008: "Small berry farm, Beautiful scenery and they have nice big flavorful blueberries. Not many people know about this one yet, so there are lots of easy to pick berries available. "
  • Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    17719 NE 182nd Ave, Brish Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 892-9549. Email: Blueberries4U@mail.com. Open: HOURS: Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 5 pm. Directions: Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you\'re heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs \(Grandma Dixie\'s Blueberries\) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK Alternate Phone: (360) 216-6902. . Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you're heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs (Grandma Dixie's Blueberries) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. Blueberries are ready for picking staring in late June through MID AUGUST. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries is a Family Farm. We have extremely Large Beautiful Berries. We even have what they call early birds which are so sweet and big. We have had our farm for 20 plus years and our berries are beautiful. At this time we are charging $1.50 per pound for U-Pick. We also can pick the berries for you, price varies. Please come out and enjoy your day in at our beautiful farm with wonderful people. You will be very glad you did. See you soon :).
  • Hummingbird Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    18105 NE 204th Avenue, Brush Prarie, WA 98606. Phone: 360-607-8003. Email: hbhillfarm@gmail.com. Directions: from 182nd Avenue in Brush Prairie, head east on 184th Street, turn right on 204th Avenue and the field is located at the end of Munoz the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 9 am to 6 pm; berries are usually from August through the end of September as long as it doesn't rain too much. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. formerly Mattila's Berry Farm. (UPDATED: July 25, 2023, JBS)
  • Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    5406 NE 219th Street, Battleground, WA . Phone: 360-687-4630. Email: indigoacresblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: July and August usually, Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Located in the heart of Southwest Washington. Click here for a map and directions.
    Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm Facebook page. . . Open July and August (usually), Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. is a U-pick blueberry farm formerly known as "Kaye's ", . The Ralphs family is happy to be the new owners and bring you the same quality berries and happy memories! Facebook page.
  • Lena M. Tanselli - Blueberries
    2716 NW 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2333. Open: U-Pick by appointment . Click here for a map and directions. . Does anyone have any current info?
  • Majestic Farms Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food
    18500 Ne 182nd Avenue, Brush Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 883-1388. Email: majesticblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Wednesday through Sunday, from 8 am to 8 pm Seasonal, call to confirm, as we sometimes need to close for ripening of berries. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Majestic Farms Blueberries Facebook page. . Majestic Farms is one of the largest (9 acres), friendliest, cleanest and well-known U-Pick Blueberry Farms in the area. We produce some of the highest quality fruit and have a beautiful, well-maintained field. We have many repeat customers from as far away as Montana and California. Large, easy access parking area, we provide containers for us while picking our berries. We also offer special consideration to the elderly or those with special needs. Once you see our operation, you will come back time and time again. Thanks for visiting our farm. (UPDATED: July 19, 2019)
  • Meadowglenn Farms Blueberries - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    6150 NE 232nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98682. Phone: (360) 254-0223. Email: bluefood35@comcast.net. Open: Typically the month of July; Start checking by the Fourth of July!. Directions: Between 58th Street and 68th Street, on 232nd Avenue. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Typically the month of July; (Start checking by the Fourth of July!). July. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Should be able to find us on Google Business. (UPDATED: August 09, 2021)
  • Munoz Berry Farm - strawberries, blackberries, Loganberries, Blueberries,
    S 78th Place, Ridgefield, WA . Phone: (360) 608-8409. Open: Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries May - June: Red Raspberries June-July: We pick only!Black Raspberries July: We pick only!Marionberries Mid June - JulyBoysenberries JulyLoganberries Mid June -JulyBlueberries mid June-JulyU-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Click here for a map and directions. . Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries (May - June): Red Raspberries (June-July): We pick only!Black Raspberries (July): We pick only!Marionberries (Mid June - July)Boysenberries (July)Loganberries (Mid June -July)Blueberries (mid June-July)U-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Available at our U-Pick Farm and Farmers Markets.Our delicious fruit is still available at the local farmers' markets or at our LaCenter stand. If you call ahead, we can pick your order fresh and have it ready when you arrive!
  • Nick's Acres - blueberries, currants (red and black), porta-potties are available
    16323 NE 94th Ave, Battle Ground, WA 98604. Phone: 360-798-4698. Open: Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 360-573-9785. Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :). Note: The first phone number is a seasonal phone that only works during the season. (UPDATED: July 05, 2019), JBS) (UPDATED: June 25, 2016)
  • Van Tol Blueberries - Blueberries
    10113 NE 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-3499. Click here for a map and directions. , U-Pick, Daylight hours. No sprays used! UPDATE July 15, 2007: visitors report the pickings are sparse in 2007 here.

Cowlitz County

  • Bountiful Acres - Blueberries
    4005 NE Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Open: Farm Sales and U-Pick, 7 am to 7 pm daily. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • SandiBuds Blueberry Haven - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, restrooms
    466 Sandy Bend Road, Castle Rock, WA 98611. Phone: 360-274-9474. Email: sandibuds@yahoo.com. Open: 8 am to 8:00 Monday - Friday 9 am to 6:00 Saturday and Sunday Best to call in case we are out in the field and in town. Directions: I-5 to exit 42. Go over Lexington Street Bridge. Turn right on Westside Highway. At the miler marker 8 will be a left turn to Sandy Bend Road Continue on that road and up the hill to 466 Sandy Bend Road Red house on the right side of the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . July 1st through the end of August. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

 

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)

Southwestern Washington State Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Southwestern Washington State in 2024, by county

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

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

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

Clark County

  • Annie's Berry Farm - Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries
    39609 NE 41st Avenue, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2289. Open: 8 am to 8 pm daily. Directions: Located in La Center, Washington, about 40 minutes north of Portland, Oregon. Click here for a map and directions. Annie's Berry Farm. . Farm Sales & U-Pick. Check back in June for updates about raspberry and blueberry season! is . We have u-pick raspberries and blueberries. Some years, they don't have strawberries. Come to the farm to visit our fresh market for already picked berries and honey. *Please no dogs at the farm.
  • Belle Jolie Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    39009 Ne 41st Avenue, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: 503-819-5115. Email: john@choquer.net. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . We are first year completely biodynamic farming practices. Our berries are not sprayed with any chemicals or pesticides. We offer over five acres of organically grown blueberries. Bring your own container or use one of ours, either way you are assured of getting the best berries on the market! Blueberries are so good for you, full of antioxidants and Vitamin C. What most people don't realize is they are also a great source of fiber and manganese. All of our blueberries are grown utilizing the biodynamic practices, we do not use any pesticides whatsoever. This means that our berries will not have any nasty residue that can be found on several fruits that have been bombarded with chemicals during its growth cycle. These berries are beautiful. Large and plump and very tasty. We recommend you bring a friend and enjoy a relaxing day picking gorgeous berries in the country!. (UPDATED: June 17, 2016)
  • Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    30813 Nw 51st Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642. Phone: 360 574-4395. Email: robertetkyla@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm; Starts Monday July 7th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . (UPDATED: June 26, 2016)
  • Bosch's Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    3917 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-7103. Open: call for an appointment to pick. Click here for a map and directions. . Established 1970. Flavorful old varieties. U-pick only. Call first.
    Comments from a visitor on August 5, 2018: "I just wanted to let you know, the farm has been sold and no longer offer already picked berries, just U-pick. She said they did not have the hep to pick, and that they do u-pick on their certain schedules"
  • Bountiful Acres - blueberries
    4008 N.E. Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Click here for a map and directions. . Large and flavorful Blueray and Bluecrop . U-pick and picked. Llamas for sale.
  • Davenport Blueberries - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    37614 Ne 137th Ct, La Center, WA 98629. Phone: (206) 947-9262. Email: sarajunebug@hotmail.com. Open: Monday thru Saturday 8 to 5. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . July 5 until picked out, about 4 weeks;. We do not use pesticides on the crops. (ADDED: July 05, 2019)
    Comments from a visitor on July 31, 2009: "Really big blueberries and easy to pick. Have gone about every week! They have more berries than pickers right now. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 26, 2008: "Small berry farm, Beautiful scenery and they have nice big flavorful blueberries. Not many people know about this one yet, so there are lots of easy to pick berries available. "
  • Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    17719 NE 182nd Ave, Brish Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 892-9549. Email: Blueberries4U@mail.com. Open: HOURS: Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 5 pm. Directions: Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you\'re heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs \(Grandma Dixie\'s Blueberries\) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries U-PICK Alternate Phone: (360) 216-6902. . Easy access to our location: Weather you are driving from the south or from the north on I-5 you will take the EXIT PADDEN PARKWAY. Now you're heading EAST ON PADDEN PARKWAY for 5.1 miles then, slightly turn left onto WORD ROAD for 2.3 miles. The road name changes into NE 182nd Avenue so Continue for 3.0 miles and you will see our signs (Grandma Dixie's Blueberries) and a big log cabin home on right. Welcome you. Blueberries are ready for picking staring in late June through MID AUGUST. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Grandma Dixie's Blueberries is a Family Farm. We have extremely Large Beautiful Berries. We even have what they call early birds which are so sweet and big. We have had our farm for 20 plus years and our berries are beautiful. At this time we are charging $1.50 per pound for U-Pick. We also can pick the berries for you, price varies. Please come out and enjoy your day in at our beautiful farm with wonderful people. You will be very glad you did. See you soon :).
  • Hummingbird Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    18105 NE 204th Avenue, Brush Prarie, WA 98606. Phone: 360-607-8003. Email: hbhillfarm@gmail.com. Directions: from 182nd Avenue in Brush Prairie, head east on 184th Street, turn right on 204th Avenue and the field is located at the end of Munoz the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 9 am to 6 pm; berries are usually from August through the end of September as long as it doesn't rain too much. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. formerly Mattila's Berry Farm. (UPDATED: July 25, 2023, JBS)
  • Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    5406 NE 219th Street, Battleground, WA . Phone: 360-687-4630. Email: indigoacresblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: July and August usually, Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Located in the heart of Southwest Washington. Click here for a map and directions.
    Indigo Acres Blueberry Farm Facebook page. . . Open July and August (usually), Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm. is a U-pick blueberry farm formerly known as "Kaye's ", . The Ralphs family is happy to be the new owners and bring you the same quality berries and happy memories! Facebook page.
  • Lena M. Tanselli - Blueberries
    2716 NW 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-2333. Open: U-Pick by appointment . Click here for a map and directions. . Does anyone have any current info?
  • Majestic Farms Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food
    18500 Ne 182nd Avenue, Brush Prairie, WA 98606. Phone: (360) 883-1388. Email: majesticblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Wednesday through Sunday, from 8 am to 8 pm Seasonal, call to confirm, as we sometimes need to close for ripening of berries. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Majestic Farms Blueberries Facebook page. . Majestic Farms is one of the largest (9 acres), friendliest, cleanest and well-known U-Pick Blueberry Farms in the area. We produce some of the highest quality fruit and have a beautiful, well-maintained field. We have many repeat customers from as far away as Montana and California. Large, easy access parking area, we provide containers for us while picking our berries. We also offer special consideration to the elderly or those with special needs. Once you see our operation, you will come back time and time again. Thanks for visiting our farm. (UPDATED: July 19, 2019)
  • Meadowglenn Farms Blueberries - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    6150 NE 232nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98682. Phone: (360) 254-0223. Email: bluefood35@comcast.net. Open: Typically the month of July; Start checking by the Fourth of July!. Directions: Between 58th Street and 68th Street, on 232nd Avenue. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Typically the month of July; (Start checking by the Fourth of July!). July. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Should be able to find us on Google Business. (UPDATED: August 09, 2021)
  • Munoz Berry Farm - strawberries, blackberries, Loganberries, Blueberries,
    S 78th Place, Ridgefield, WA . Phone: (360) 608-8409. Open: Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries May - June: Red Raspberries June-July: We pick only!Black Raspberries July: We pick only!Marionberries Mid June - JulyBoysenberries JulyLoganberries Mid June -JulyBlueberries mid June-JulyU-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Click here for a map and directions. . Normal Season Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm, Typical season: Strawberries (May - June): Red Raspberries (June-July): We pick only!Black Raspberries (July): We pick only!Marionberries (Mid June - July)Boysenberries (July)Loganberries (Mid June -July)Blueberries (mid June-July)U-Pick Farm Near Ridgefield with quality Locally Grown Fresh Fruit. Available at our U-Pick Farm and Farmers Markets.Our delicious fruit is still available at the local farmers' markets or at our LaCenter stand. If you call ahead, we can pick your order fresh and have it ready when you arrive!
  • Nick's Acres - blueberries, currants (red and black), porta-potties are available
    16323 NE 94th Ave, Battle Ground, WA 98604. Phone: 360-798-4698. Open: Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 360-573-9785. Nearest corner is 92nd Avenue and 159th Street, south of Meadow Glade. Turn on Private drive 161st Street. Follow signs :). Note: The first phone number is a seasonal phone that only works during the season. (UPDATED: July 05, 2019), JBS) (UPDATED: June 25, 2016)
  • Van Tol Blueberries - Blueberries
    10113 NE 379th, LaCenter, WA . Phone: 360-263-3499. Click here for a map and directions. , U-Pick, Daylight hours. No sprays used! UPDATE July 15, 2007: visitors report the pickings are sparse in 2007 here.

Cowlitz County

  • Bountiful Acres - Blueberries
    4005 NE Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA . Phone: 360-225-9479. Open: Farm Sales and U-Pick, 7 am to 7 pm daily. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • SandiBuds Blueberry Haven - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, restrooms
    466 Sandy Bend Road, Castle Rock, WA 98611. Phone: 360-274-9474. Email: sandibuds@yahoo.com. Open: 8 am to 8:00 Monday - Friday 9 am to 6:00 Saturday and Sunday Best to call in case we are out in the field and in town. Directions: I-5 to exit 42. Go over Lexington Street Bridge. Turn right on Westside Highway. At the miler marker 8 will be a left turn to Sandy Bend Road Continue on that road and up the hill to 466 Sandy Bend Road Red house on the right side of the road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . July 1st through the end of August. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

 

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 o