This Connecticut Mom’s 2017 Guide to Pick-Your-Own Blueberries

Last month, our fingers were stained red from picking strawberries… and now it’s time to turn them blue.

Blueberry season is here! 

I love picking blueberries, more than strawberries actually! Even though the berries are smaller, I like being able to stand up and see things at eye level. It’s much better on the knees and back. What can I say, I’m getting old! 

There are so many options for pick-your-own blueberries in Connecticut (and a few in Western Massachusetts); I was actually pretty overwhelmed when I created this list!  You’ll find some of these are the same farms from our pick-your-own strawberry guide, but there are also a lot of new names on here! 

Many farms offering pick-your-own blueberries in Connecticut have already started picking; some are not picking until next week. I’ll try to update the opening dates as I hear about them. It’s important to always call the farm for current picking conditions (some even put updates on their Facebook page.)   Always, it’s important to carry cash on hand when going to picking since many farms are cash only (some take check, a few take credit); best to be prepared! 

Happy picking everyone! 

IN CONNECTICUT

Hartford & Tolland County

158 Auer Farm Road – Bloomfield

(860) 242-7144

Open as of July 3, 2017

Hours: Daily dawn to dusk

Prices: $3.50/pint

 

483 Matson Hill Road  –  South Glastonbury

(860) 633-2789

Open as of July 5, 2017

Hours: Daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Prices: $3.79/lb,  (if picking over 10 lbs.: $3.25/lb)

 

87 Barber Hill Road – Broad Brook

(860) 871-8183

Open as of July 4, 2017

Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Price: $2.99/lb (cash or check)

 

46 Bailey Road – Enfield

(860) 763-FARM

Open as of July 13, 2017 

Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Check out our post from last year!

 

295 Matson Hill Road – South Glastonbury

(860) 633-7467

Open as of July 1, 2017

Hours: Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Price:  1 pint: $4, 4 pints: $15, 4 quart box: $20 (boxes must be paid for before picking)

 

327 9th District Road – Somers

(860) 749-3286

Open as of July 19, 2017

Hours: Thursday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Check out our post from last month (we went strawberry picking!) 

 

360 Matson Hill Road – South Glastonbury

(860) 633-2286

Open as of July 5, 2017

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Closed Sundays

Prices: $3.20/lb

 

New Haven & Middlesex County

480 New England Road– Guilford

(203) 458-PICK

Open as of July 13, 2017

Hours: Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Full days on weekends (call for hours).

 

84 Tankwood Road-  Wallingford

(203) 949-0594

Open as of July 8, 2017

Hours:  Please call or check their Facebook page for up to date conditions and hours

 

32 Reeds Gap Road – Middlefield

(860) 349-6015

Open as of June 29, 2017

Hours: Daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Prices: $3.25/lb

 

Windham & New London County

108 Crystal Pond Road – Eastford

(860) 947-1150

Open as of July 15, 2017

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

188 Mell Road  – Lisbon

(860) 376-5625

Open as of July 4, 2017

Hours: Daily, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

12 Orchard Lane –  Gales Ferry

(860) 464-7305

Open as of July 11, 2017 

Hours: Call for hours. 

 

57 NW Corner Road  – Preston

(860) 889-3766

Open as of July 2, 2017

Hours: Daily, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Prices: $2.90/lb (cash or check only)

 

436 Boston Post Road  – East Lyme

(860) 739-5209

Open as of July 12, 2017 

Hours: Daily, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 

Litchfield & Fairfield County

461 Cornwall Bridge Road (Rte. 4) –  Sharon

(860) 364-0025

Open as of July 4, 2017

Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Prices:  4 quarts or more: $5/quart; Under 4 quarts: $7/quart

 

435 Bassett Road – Watertown

(860) 274-0825

Open as of July 3, 2017

Hours: Daily, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Prices: $3.59/lb (over 9 lbs); $3.99/lb (under 9 lbs)

 

606 Walnut Tree Hill Road- Shelton

(203) 929-8425

Open as of July 8, 2017

Make sure to call ahead for conditions, hours and berry picking location as they vary daily!

 

57 Church Street (Rte 317) – Roxbury

(860) 354-7038

Open as of July 7, 2017

Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

160 Munger Lane- Bethlehem

(203) 266-7721

Open as of July 6, 2017

Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Prices: $3 for a pint container; $5 for a quart container; $3.50/lb to pick as much as you would like (in a lined basket)

 

451 Sport Hill Road – Easton

(203) 261-3306

Open as of July 1, 2017

Hours: Daily, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (call ahead for picking hours)

 

IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

New Ludlow Road- Granby 

(413) 467-3794

Open as of July 5, 2017

Hours: Daily, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

82 Park Hill Road – Easthampton

(413) 303-0335

Open as of July 15, 2017

Hours: Saturdays and Sundays in July, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Prices: $4.00/pint

 

448 North Lane – Granville

(413) 357-8829

Open as of July 20, 2017

Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Prices: $2.50/pint

 

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