3733 220th St E Faribault, MN
Straight River Farm © 2018
Produce from our farm
to your table
The blueberries came through the winter well,
and look great. Blueberry season usually begins in early July. Check back here for updates.
Pick-your-own blueberries are $3.50/lb.
A limited supply of picked blueberries will be available at $7.00/lb. Picked blueberries must by ordered and confirmed ahead - and must be picked up during our open hours. Please email, IM us on Facebook, or call and leave a message.
While we welcome very young children in the strawberry patch, they do not do so well picking blueberries. Children should be at least age 8 to pick blueberries and well supervised & assisted to ensure that they don't knock off the unripe berries while picking the ripe ones.
Plan to sit on the ground, or bring a kneeler or a light stool to sit on while picking. Pick only the darkest blue berries that release easily at your touch. If you have to tug, it's not ripe yet!
Blueberries were first planted at Straight River Farm in 2011. In 2013 we picked about a flat of berries to take to market - and a few to freeze for Farmer Bill's favorite winter breakfast of blueberry pancakes. The production has continued to go up each year. In fall 2015 we added to the original planting & those plants have done very well, and will have a light crop ready to pick in 2017.
For recipes and canning and freezing information, we recommend: