Blue Dog Organic Berries offers many varieties of u-pick blueberries and raspberries. Blue Dog Farm is a membership-based certified organic u-pick blueberry farm. We launched the membership format in 2012 in an effort to make our berries more accessible to our customers and to foster a relaxed picking atmosphere. If you love local blueberries, you’ll love being a member of Blue Dog Farm!
Membership and U-Pick Details
happy blueberry lover
We realize many people have not picked berries before. Maybe you’ve never been a Blue Dog member before! Don’t let that stop you! It’s easy!
Every year, we think how we can make your organic blueberry u-pick experience even better. Our ideal is that you have a high quality picking experience to go along with our tremendously tasty certified organic berries.
How does this sound?
Come when you want. Stay as long as you like. Enjoy the cool evenings. (Or the cool early mornings. Or the heat of the day if you’re headed to the river afterwards!) Hear the birds sing.
Again this year, in an effort to make our berries more accessible to our customers and to foster a relaxed picking atmosphere,
Blue Dog Farm will be open primarily as a membership u-pick farm.
As soon as those berries are ripe, our members will be coming at their convenience to pick. You, too, can become a member because though memberships will be limited, we can comfortably serve a few more this summer.
How much does a membership cost? How can we become members? What does it include? Membership costs $30 ($25 for payment made before July 1).
You still pay for your berries by the pound each time you come to pick, and there is an honor system and self-service component to membership, but what you get is access when YOU want to come and a relaxed and peaceful picking experience. We know you love coming out when it works for you! What we want is to create for you a special category of customer called “member” that grants you nearly unlimited access to our blueberry fields during the season. (Early evening picking is the BEST! Bring your picnic dinner.)
How does it work? Those best and most motivated customers know our routines (or can easily learn them). You know where the buckets are. You’re willing to wipe them out and put them away when you’re done. You can operate a scale and record your sale. You feel comfortable roaming in the fields until you find berries you like. You can help yourselves and will leave or mail a check. You relish the idea of stewarding this farm with us. We want members who have the skill and fortitude and sense of ownership to generally help themselves. That is a large part of what puts the sustainable into this farm.
Don’t misconstrue us: we LOVE seeing you. As much as possible, you will find us or a farm helper in the tent. And we hope to have time to actually VISIT with you. But we won’t be there dawn to dark (though you could be!) And if we’re not there, you’ll be prepared to get your berries anyway because you will have reviewed our information here and in the tent.