U-PICK BLACKBERRIES

Some Tips for Your U-Pick Experience:
 

  • wear the appropriate footgear (sneakers, boots and closed toe shoes)
     

  • We will provide buckets for berry picking,
    but recommend that you bring something to put them in to take home 

     

  • A golf cart will take you to the field,
    however be prepared to walk during slow or peak picking times

     

  • We suggest you wear a hat and sunscreen
     

  • Many visitors bring bottled water. Water is available from a cooler on picnic tables in the shade or bottled water can be purchased in the farm stand.
     

  • Children are welcome in the field under supervision.
     

  • Sunglasses that are not polarized are not recommended as they make red berries appear blue.
     

  •  When picking, avoid berries that are hard or have red color.
     

  • To avoid damaging the canes, it is best to bend the berry at a 45 degree angle from the stem rather than pulling it.
     

  • The ripest berries are a dull black and are easily removed from the cane.
     

  • It is recommended that you do not fill your bucket to the rim or you risk mashing the berries on the bottom.
     

  • Blackberry pickers are encouraged to fill their buckets only half full.