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Blueberry Field Report - updated 23 June 2017, 5:55 PM

Berry Quality: Excellent Picking Ease: Good Stage: Ramping Up Current Road Condition: A little mud

This year the blueberries have good size and are tasty, but the bunches are small. We don't expect any really fast picking, but Thursday's pickers felt picking was good. Blueberries are $3.00 / pound. We could be picked out mid-morning on Saturday; come early.

To prepare for your U-Pick experience, please read about picking blueberries.

Enter at the Blueberry Hill sign, 1/10 mile east of our white Market Barn on Bottom Road. Don't rely on your GPS unit; it steers many people to the wrong place. Please see our location page.


Blueberry U-Pick Scheduleupdated 22 June 2017

Schedules are subject to change. Please check shortly before coming.
Sometimes we need to cancel the u-pick at short notice due to berry supply, weather or road conditions.
Wednesday June 21 closed
Thursday June 22 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Friday June 23 closed
Saturday June 24 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Sunday June 25 Closed Sundays
Monday June 26 TBD*
Tuesday July 27 TBD*
* To Be Determined

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Saturday, at Princeton Farmers’ Market, we will have strawberries (maybe the last of the season), blueberries, black raspberries, and garlic scapes. The market opens at 8:30. We will also have plenty of blueberries at the Peoria Riverfront Market with Plow Creek Bakery (opens 8:00).


We will open for blueberry picking on Thursday, June 22, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. Berries are a good size this year and taste great, but the bunches are mostly small, so we don’t expect fast picking this season. Strawberries and black raspberries can also be picked.


We need to spend time getting the blueberry patch ready for picking, so we will be opening the strawberry patch to self-serve u-pick, 7 to 7, Monday through Saturday. (subject to change - news.htm for the latest schedule). There are still plenty of good berries, but some have soft spots.


We will be at Princeton Farmers’ Market on Saturday with strawberries, blueberries(!), rhubarb, and garlic scapes. Market opens at 8:30. We will also have some blueberries with Plow Creek Bakery at Peoria Riverfront Market (opens at 8:00).


beautiful blooming blueberry blossom The blueberries have been blooming about a week. We expect them to be ripe in late June.


We will be at Princeton Farmers’ Market on Tuesday afternoon. We have plenty of watermelon, blackberries, delicata squash, and tomatoes. We’ll bring what might be the last few blueberries of the season. We also expect to have peppers (ripe, green, and hot varieties), eggplant, potatoes, onions, garlic, basil, cilantro, zucchini, cucumbers, kale and chard. Market runs from 3:00 to 5:30.


On Saturday morning we will be at farmers’ markets in Princeton and Peoria. We’ll have good quantities of watermelon, muskmelon (cantaloupe), and tomatoes. We’ll bring blueberries, red raspberries, and blackberries. We have eggplant, potatoes, onions, garlic, basil, cilantro, zucchini, cucumbers, and ripe & green peppers. Plow Creek Bakery will also have a good selection of their goodies. Peoria market opens at 8:00 and Princeton at 8:30.


Tuesday afternoon we will be at farmer’s markets in LaSalle and Princeton. We have lots of tomatoes and potatoes. We also have muskmelon, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. We’ll have eggplant, greens, onions and garlic. Both markets open at 3:00.


Plow Creek Farm will be at the Peoria and Princeton farmers’ markets on Saturday. The first watermelon are now in. We also plan to bring muskmelon, blueberries, blackberries and a few red raspberries. We have plenty of tomatoes and peppers (both green and a few ripe). Zucchini, cucumbers, onions, garlic, potatoes, and some wild greens will also be there. We’ve just made jam from some of the blackberries — delicious! And Plow Creek Bakery will have plenty of home-made baked goods. Peoria market opens at 8:00 and Princeton at 8:30.


We will be at market in Princeton this afternoon with blackberries, blueberries, and red raspberries. We should have fresh garlic, cucumbers, zucchini, cilantro, a few tomatoes and peppers. Market is open from 3:00 to 5:30.


We will be at Peoria and Princeton farmers’ markets on Saturday. We have fruit: blueberries, blackberries, red raspberries and muskmelon. Vegetables include tomatoes, green peppers, eggplant, beets, new potatoes, onions, fresh garlic, basil, zucchini, and cucumbers. Plow Creek Bakery will provide cookies, rolls, and breads. Peoria market opens at 8:00 and Princeton at 8:30


Beautiful bountiful berries at markets Saturday in Princeton and Peoria. Mostly raspberries and blueberries, with some black raspberries and blackberries in Princeton. We’ll also have cabbage, chard, fresh garlic, onions, zucchini, cucumbers, basil and cilantro. Maybe we’ll have a few early tomatoes at Princeton and beets in Peoria. Peoria market opens at 8:00 and Princeton at 8:30.

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