Summers here in WNY are short, so it is best to maximize your time outdoors in the sunshine! One way that my family loves to soak up the sun is to go blueberry picking at a local farm. We enjoy the experience of picking our own fruit and blueberries are, in my opinion, one of the easiest fruits to pick!
Blueberries grow on bushes in a bunch and are about eye level, making them super easy to pick. Place your bucket under the bunch and just pluck off the berries. I recommend picking only round, fully ripe blueberries that are not split. At some farms you might even be able to pick raspberries or cherries as the part of blueberry season overlaps with these two fruit seasons.
Below is a list of where to go blueberry picking at some of the best U-pick farms that our region has to offer. You will be happy to get out to one or a few of these places, but don’t wait too long WNY! Blueberry picking season lasts just a few short weeks, from about mid-July to early August.
527 North Avenue, Hilton NY 14468
12229 Hanford Road, Silver Creek NY 14136
Green Acre Fruit Farm
3460 Latta Road, Rochester NY 14612
17260 Ridge Road, Holley NY 14470
Whittier Fruit Farm (formerly called Russell’s U-Pick)
7399 Lake Road, Appleton NY 14008
3186 E. Main Road, Sheridan NY 14048