Blueberries – Watkinsville Location Only!
In the summer, starting around mid-June, the blueberries are ripe and ready for picking at Washington Farms! We invite families to come out and pick fresh blueberries straight from the bushes! We have multiple varieties of blueberry plants spread across three acres of our farm. We recommend bringing sunscreen and cold water for picking on hot summer days! Join our email list and “Like” us on Facebook to be notified when we start picking each summer!
- Pick-Your-Own: $12 (plus tax) per gallon
- Pre-Picked: $19 (plus tax) per gallon (please call ahead to place an order)
- Picking Bucket: $1 (plus tax) each
We provide one gallon buckets for your picking. After picking the berries you may empty them into containers that you bring from home or you may keep the picking bucket for $1.00 plus tax. You can bring that bucket back next time you pick and use it every year!
Planning Your Visit
Check the homepage of our website under the “Picking Conditions” and/or call the farm the night before you want to come in order to confirm that we will be picking blueberries the next day. Please understand, we make decisions about availability on a day-to-day basis; we cannot predict, even a few days out, if we will be picking or not on any given day.
Arrive early! We suggest arriving early to pick when it is cool and there are lots of berries in the field! It usually takes about one hour to pick a gallon of blueberries, so arrive with enough time to pick before we close!
Understand our summer hours: Monday – Friday from 8am to 2pm and Saturday from 8am to 6pm as long as there are ripe berries in the field and the weather is good. That being said, please know that some days we get picked-out and have to close early or we have to close for ripening.
- Picked-Out Early: If a lot of people arrive early and pick a lot of berries, there may not be any berries left to pick later in the morning. Therefore, we will close before the scheduled 2pm (weekday) or 6pm (Saturday) time. Some days we get picked-out of blueberries or blackberries before the other, so make sure you get the correct information on the berries you want to pick.
- Closed For Ripening: If we are heavily picked on any given day, we often have to be closed the next day or two to give the half-ripe berries enough sunshine to fully ripen.
As always, if you don’t plan to arrive shortly after we open, it is always best to call the farm before you drive out to make sure we will still be open and have plenty of berries to pick when you plan to arrive. Don’t assume that if you call early in the morning we will still have berries later in the day.