Frequently asked questions

General FAQ

Are your blueberries organic?

As of this season, we have only used organic treatments on our bushes. However, we are not certified organic. We treat on an as needed basis and use traps to monitor for any pests that may become an issue. All products used to treat have a time frame in which you must stay out of the fields. After this time frame is up, it is safe to go back in and eat the berries right off the bush.

How long is the picking season?

The length of our season varies from year to year depending on the weather. Our season usually goes from mid-July to mid-August. It is best to call for updates on our season.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash and credit cards; No American Express.

Do you deliver?

No, we do not deliver. Everything we sell is sold right at our farm in Sawyer, MI.

What varieties of blueberries do you offer?

Our U-Pick fields consist of Bluecrop, Drapers, Rubels, and Jerseys. Each of these have a unique size and flavor. They also ripen at different points throughout the season. Give us a call to check what variety is ready for picking! For All-Ready Picked we start with Bluecrop berries and try to harvest those as long as possible since they are a favorite variety among our customers. After the Bluecrop have been picked we move on to later season berries. It is best to call or check our Facebook page for variety updates during the season.

Do you sell other fruits?

No, blueberries are the only fruit we sell at our farm. We do offer several blueberry products such as honey, jellies, butters, etc.

Are there any good restaurants in the area?

There are lots of great restaurants in our area! Check out some of our favorites: Greenbush in Sawyer, MI The Stray Dog in New Buffalo, MI The Featherbone in Three Oaks, MI Oak's Eatery in Three Oaks, MI

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, of course! We love all dogs, big and small. We just ask that you bring them on their leash and pick up after them.

Do you have restrooms?

Yes, we have two restrooms with running water near our building and one portajohn in our farthest field for your convience.

Do we need to bring our own containers, or do you provide them?

No, you do not need to bring containers. We ask that you pick into our buckets as a way for us to better regulate who has yet to pay. We have had issues with some dishonest people stealing berries by bringing their own buckets and putting them right into their vehicle, so we have these rules in place to help. With the ongoing pandemic, this year we will be providing brand new buckets for customers to pick into and take berries home in. This should eliminate extra handling of the berries and reduce chances of contamination. Lids and ropes for the buckets are available for $1 each to add to your bucket.

What makes blueberry honey different than regular clover honey?

Blueberry honey is collected during the time honey bees are pollinating blossoms on blueberry bushes. During this time, blueberries are pretty much the only fruits in blossom, resulting in a delishious honey that is slightly darker and richer than the typical clover honey. Our Blueberry Blossom Honey is natural and does not have any blueberry flavoring added to it.

What is the difference between Preserves and Spreads?

The Blueberry Preserve has a chunky consistency with pieces of fruit inside and is sweetened with sugar. The Spreads come in both blueberry and blueberry/ raspberry flavor. Spreads have a similar consistency to preserves, however, they are sweetened with natural fruit juices only. These are a much healthier option and are more diabetic friendly.

Do you sell blueberry plants?

No, we do not sell blueberry plants. If you are looking for blueberry bushes to plant it is best to check plant nurseries. Pro tip: Be sure to get your soil tested before planting your blueberry bush! Blueberry plants love sandy, acidic soil that drains well.

How far in advance do I need to place my order?

We recommend placing orders at least one day in advance, however, most of the time you are able to call the day of and place an order for pickup. Ordering ahead ensures we will have the amount of berries you need, as well as helps us more accurately prepare for demand each day.

What are the best days to come pick?

We usually recommend coming to pick sometime between Thursday and earlier in the day Saturday. Our weekends tend to be very busy, so by Sunday we can be a bit picked over. It's best to come later in the week after the busy weekend to let the berries ripen up.

Does a bigger blueberry mean a better blueberry?

No! Most people are looking for a big sweet berry, however, bigger does not necessarily mean sweeter when it comes to blueberries. The more rain a blueberry plant gets, the bigger the berries on the bush will be. Size is not related to berry sweetness. Sunshine is what makes berries nice and sweet! So the more sun and longer the berries are able to ripen on the bush, the sweeter their flavor. There are several varieties of blueberries and just like apples, each kind has its own unique flavor.