Cedar Grove Blueberry U-PICK is closed until the end of June. During the season we are open from sun up to sun down every day of the week. Most of the day someone will be present to assist you if needed. If no one is on site, you are still free to pick, self weigh your fruit, and place your payment in our lock box. Please bring a container to bring your fruit home.
We expect the season to last through Mid-August, possibly longer.
Bring your family and friends and enjoy a summer day at the farm. It’s a lot of fun and you will be rewarded with the healthiest and tastiest berries in the world.
Blueberry picking preparation, tips and etiquette:
-To begin, please come find a cedar grove blueberry staff person or the instructions sheet in our “Picking Shed” for daily picking instructions.
-Plastic buckets are provided free of charge, but please leave them for your neighbors to use. We encourage you to bring containers, bags, or buckets to bring your berries home with you, but will have some packaging materials available on site if you forget.
How to Pick: Ripe blueberries are plump, deeply colored and tinged with a powdery complexion.
-Pick only the ripe berries and leave the green berries to ripen for a later day. Green berries will not ripen after picking.
-Ripe berries should release easily from the bush.
-Size is not an important characteristic. Small blueberries taste just as good, if not better, than large berries. Again, color is the most important quality to look for.
-The best berry picking is usually on the far end of the patch where fewer pickers venture. A little extra walking is usually worth the effort for easy, prime picking.
-All produce should be washed before eating at home. For your own safety please do not consume blueberries in the field.
-Do not overfill your containers to where berries are falling on the ground. The weight of overfilled containers crushes the berries at the bottom. A level-filled container is best. You can always get additional containers if needed.
-Children must be under adult supervision at all times.
-When you get home…cool your berries down as soon as possible after picking.
-Do not wash blueberries until right before you are ready to eat them.
-Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. It’s always best to wear comfortable closed toed shoes. Sandals and flip flops are not recommended.
-No pets please.
-We work hard to keep Cedar Grove Blueberry clean and enjoyable. Please do not leave trash in the fields. Waste baskets are available for your convenience.
-Restrooms and hand sinks are available. Water is available for free in the big orange cooler in the picking shed.
Do not wash blueberries prior to freezing. Place the berries in your freezer on a cookie sheet single layered. After frozen, move the berries into freezer tight containers or plastic bags and then place back in the freezer for long term storage. The berries are good for up to 1 year in the freezer. Great for smoothies!