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Blueberry Field Report - updated 21 July 2017, 6:47 AM

Berry Quality: Excellent Picking Ease: Very Slow Stage: Almost done Current Road Condition: Some mud puddles

The blueberries are now fairly few and far between; it's probably not worth your while to come just to pick them. We have a variety (Late Blue) that has scattered bushes that is has not all ripened yet so we will have some available for a while yet. The blackberries are right next to them. If you come for blackberries, you might want to search out a few blueberries. Blueberries are $3.00 / pound.

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 24 July 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.
Monday July 24 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.*
Tuesday July 25 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.*
Wednesday July 26 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.*
Thursday July 27 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.*
Friday July 28 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.*
Saturday July 29 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.*
Sunday July 30 Closed Sundays
* Self Serve: Please bring a container to bring your berries home in and exact change or a check. There are written directions at the checkout counter.

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Saturday morning I’ll be at Princeton Farmers’ Market with blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, garlic, elephant garlic, lambsquarter, and rhubarb. Market opens at 8:30. Saturday Market


<a href=Today, Saturday, we will be at Princeton Farmers’ Market. We’ll bring blueberries, blackberries, and red, black, and purple (my favorite) raspberries. We also have rhubarb, lambsquarter, and fresh garlic. Market opens at 8:30.


Blueberries are pretty well picked out by 10 a.m. July 4. More will be ripe later in the week.


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.

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