Strawberry season is coming to a close, but there’s more to come at pick-your-own farms near Birmingham. Up next: BLUEBERRIES!
Now, more than ever, finding activities to do in the fresh air and away from crowds is the way to go. Pick-your-own farms offer social distancing in the sunshine plus they’re an educational and entertaining activity for kids.
We’ve found five places to pick your own blueberries within driving distance from Birmingham. As the growing season continues, check back for what’s coming into season next at self-pick farms.
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Be sure and call ahead or check their websites/Facebook pages for when U-pick days are happening. Dates and times change rapidly according to weather conditions, how much product is available, and social distancing precautions.
1700 Co Rd 56, Wilsonville, AL 35186
Located in Shelby County, Lyon Blueberry Farm has posted on Facebook that it looks like the blueberry-picking season will be cranking up on June 12 this year. Hours typically run Wednesdays through Sundays from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Cost is $15/gallon. Please check their Facebook page or call ahead to confirm hours and dates. Social distancing is easy while out picking, however, Lyon Blueberry Farms asks that you bring a mask for times when you’re unable to social distance in order to protect yourself and others.
8245 Clayton Rd, Springville, AL 35146
Bear Mountain Blueberry Farm hasn’t announced an opening date, yet. According to their Facebook page, a mid-June opening is typical so stay tuned! Bear Mountain encourages social distancing during the picking experience as well as while waiting in lines to pay or to get a bucket. Buckets will be sanitized between uses and will always be lined with clean, plastic bags. Blueberries will cost $10/gallon CASH ONLY. They’d appreciate it if you’d bring the correct amount.
330 Wadsworth Rd, Cropwell, AL 35054
Wadsworth Farm’s blueberries are ready to go! They opened on June 7th and are up and running seven days a week from sun-up to sundown. They will be closed if there is lightning or the threat of imminent bad weather or rain in the area. Their blueberries cost $14/gallon. Visit their Facebook page for some great recipes for fresh blueberries.
363 Coosa County Road 98 Old County Road 2 changed to, Co Rd 98, Equality, AL 36026
Oakachoy Blueberry Farm is ready to open but check their Facebook page for an exact date. This farm boasts berry bushes that are over thirty years old. Buckets and bags for carrying berries home will be provided. They ask that you keep a safe distance from fellow blueberry pickers during your visit. Berries cost $10/gallon.
228 County Road 721, Cullman, Alabama 35055
The blueberries aren’t advertised as being ready for U-Pick as of June 9, but the BLACKBERRIES and PLUMS are! Blackberries are $15/gallon for U-Pick. Pick-your-own plums are $5.00/gallon. Prepicked blueberries and blackberries are available for $25/gallon. Bagwell Farm advertises organic methods of growing all their berries.
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