Michigan U-Pick Blueberry News (7/12/2010)

DSCF2264 U-Pick blueberry farms are now opening all across the state of Michigan. The season typically lasts from mid-July to the end of August. So you do have some time, but don’t wait too long. Their are different varieties of blueberries, which you wouldn’t know by visiting a super market. While most people may not notice a different, a true blueberry fan can pick up on the subtle difference in varieties. The differences are no where near what you see in apples or oranges. Right now a variety called Blue Crop is what you will find at most the u-pick farms. It’s an early maturing type. Later, the Jersey variety will be ready. Farms plant different varieties to extend their picking season.

1. Dexter Blueberry farm (located to the west of downtown Dexter) is NOW open for u-pick blueberries. They sell the picking conditions are excellent. They sell for $1.60 a pound. I picked their twice last season and it was a great experience and they are plenty of bushes to pick from. Click here to visit their website.

2. Jones Berry Farm in Bridgman, MI is NOW open for u-pick. They are saying they have a “bountiful blueberry crop”. Click here to visit their website.

3. Rambo Blueberries also located in Bridgman, is OPEN for business. Their Bluecrop variety is available for picking. They recommend you call ahead before you come in. Their phone number is (269) 426-4074. Click here to visit their website.

4. Czaika’s Blueberry Farm in Tawas City has not set their opening date for u-pick yet, but they expect it to be any time now. Call them at (989) 326-4638 or visit their website for updates.

5. Woodland Berry Farms in Zeeland, MI is now open for u-pick. They are offering their Bluecrop variety. For more information call them at (616) 875-8853 or visit their website.

6. Croswell Berry Farm in Croswell, MI (6 miles west of Lexington) should be open for picking now. Call 810-679-3273 for crop conditions before coming. Click here for their website.

7. Hazen’s Farm in Howell, MI should be open now for picking. Call 517-548-1841 to see what dates they will be open for picking. Click here for their website.

Keep coming back to the website for updates as the season progresses.

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