We are a small blueberry farm with goats, horses, ducks, chicks, geese and of course farm dogs.
Our u-pick season typically starts sometime near the end of May and goes through about the 25th of June.
We also sell our blueberries at the Poplar Grove Farmers Market in Wilmington and at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh when we have enough berries to sell off farm.
We’ve been doing a good job of keeping the right balance of customers and blueberries with the crop that we have this year.
Our plants are small because they are young, but they have a nice crop of fruit on them. Of course, the easiest blueberries to pick are the ones on the outside rim of the bushes and those have mostly been harvested.
We have plenty of berries in the inside and underneath the leaves of the bushes that are just waiting for you to come and harvest them.
The challenge is that it is quite hot and humid now that we’re into mid-June. For this reason, it’s better to come out in the mornings or late afternoon, but leave the early afternoon sun for inside activities. In numerical terms, before noon and after 4 pm are better for harvesting fruit than the hot part of the day.
We are open daily, except Sundays for u-pick.
Pre-picked blueberries are only done on a phone order basis to see what is available. We are losing our entire picking crew (Melissa and Maali) on Thursday, so mom will likely not have pre-picked blueberries available after we leave.
Have a wonderful, safe, and blueberry-filled summer!