Blueberry Picking at the Strawberry Basket
OUR BLUEBERRY SEASON - Our 2017 Blueberry crop looks like it's going to be the BEST EVER!. Blueberry season lasts about 1 month. When enough fruit is ripe - we open the field for picking. We pick the entire field from one end to the other. Once completely picked we let the field rest for a few days for more fruit to ripen. When enough fruit is ripe again - we again open the field for picking - and the cycle continues. Dates and Times change due to crowd size and the weather. Please visit our website each morning prior to coming out to check to see if we're picking for that specific day.
OUR BLUEBERRIES - For the Ripest, Juiciest, Sweetest Tasting Blueberries - it's worth the trip to Monticello, MN and "The Strawberry Basket". We incorporate and adhere to environmentally sound practices and sustainable cultural methods of production. This in turn leads to a healthy and high quality product for the consumer. We have a variety of blueberry cultivars, with Northblue, Polaris, Chippewa and Northland as our mainstay. We often get comments from folks who mention how our berries are so much more sweeter than at other farms they've visited. This we contribute to the hard work/long hours of both ourselves and our pollinator friends (Bumble and Honey Bees).. When you come visit, you too will say WOW!, look at all that fruit, and how tall the bushes stand out.. The pictures above are the results of our 2011 season - We continue to be truly blessed.
OUR BLUEBERRY POLICY / PRICES - Our #1 Policy is that we want everyone to enjoy their time spent picking in our blueberry patch.
Smoking is not allowed in the fields - not even e-cigs.
Well supervised children and families are always welcome. Due to the delicate nature of both the bushes and berries, care must be taken when picking.
Blueberry Price for 2017 is $4 per pound for Pick-Your-Own. Picking containers and home transport flats are provided for your convenience
WE DO NOT TAKE PRE-PICK ORDERS FOR BLUEBERRIES. PETS OF ANY SORT ARE NOT ALLOWED IN OUR FIELDS - PLEASE LEAVE THEM AT HOME WHERE THEY WILL BE MORE COMFORTABLE.
ENJOY SUMMER FRUITS!