Berry Patch Farms in Woodstock season begins July first according to their Facebook page, but they are opening earlier on June 24th this year. Their blueberries are never sprayed with pesticides, so feel free to eat them right off the bush! Freeze your blueberries and put them in blueberry muffins, pancakes and desserts all year long. Check out their recipes for some ideas. They are closed on Mondays — no dogs allowed.
Cool Springs Blueberry Farm in Gainesville nourishes their blueberries with cool spring water! Blueberries are a superfruit rich in powerful antioxidants and should be ready the third week of June according to their website. Call to make an appointment at (770) 480-8085.
DJs Upick Blueberry Farm in Lawrenceville, located just minutes from the Mall of Georgia and the Gwinnett Braves Stadium! All of their berries are pesticide and chemical free and are sold by the gallon. They supply 1-gallon containers for our customers to use in the field as well as a bag for you to take the delicious berries home in. Check their Facebook for hours or call 678.442.7853 to make sure they are open. Their website says open now, but they do close early or on certain days to let the berries replenish.
Pleasant Union Farm in Canton has been picking their blueberries and selling them at the Canton Farmer’s Market. Here’s an interesting twist, pick your blueberries and have a wedding! All plants gets Cottonseed meal for fertilizer – all natural, no chemicals. Then they are covered with pine bark mulch – the acid in the mulch is good for the plants. The rows get all natural mulch in between the plants for weed control and to hold in moisture. Finally, there is grass seed in between the rows to give you something nice to walk on as you pick.
There are more local patches around town, let us know your favorite at [email protected]
You may also be interested in the Farmer’s Markets around town if you don’t have time to U-pick them yourself!