Farmer Bill can't wait any longer. He'll start picking blueberries on Monday July 8.
Picking hours will be 8 am-12 noon every day - dependent on weather, of course.
Pick-your-own blueberries are $4.25/lb.
and we provide picking containers.
Picked blueberries are not available at the farm, but may be available at Farmer's Markets listed on our home page during blueberry season.
Children should be at least 8 to pick blueberries. Younger children need to be well supervised & assisted to ensure that they don't knock off unripe berries while picking the ripe ones. Your cooperation means we'll continue to allow young children into the blueberry fields.
Plan to sit or kneel on the ground part of the time, or bring a kneeler or a light stool to sit
on while picking; only some of our blueberries have grown tall enough to pick standing up.
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.
For recipes and canning and freezing information, we recommend:
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3733 220th St E Faribault, MN