Border Country Berries

UPDATES

Hours on Monday, Aug 15, are going to be a little different than usual.  Picking will start at 10:30a.  Closing time will be 5:00p.  All check out must be done by 5:00p.  Picking is definitely good.  We continue to be blessed with fantastic weather.  It's a great combination to take advantage of folks.   We expect to have more prepicked berries available on Tuesday afternoon.

 

On Sunday, Aug 14, the farm will be open for the usual Sunday afternoon hours.  U-picking from 1:30p to 6:00p.  We will also have prepicked berries available.  Another beautiful day is forecast.  Drop by for a bit.

 

August 12, 2022, 9:30pm

The farm will be open tomorrow, August 13th all day from 9:30am - 7:00pm.  The berries continue to ripen and picking is very good.  The weather also looks to be beautiful again tomorrow.  Perfect for picking or stopping by to get some pre-picked berries.  Would love for you to stop in and see us. 

 

August 11, 2022, 9:40pm

Today was a great picking day.  Thanks to everyone who came out and took part.

Please allow me to take a quick moment to address something I am seeing in the field.  I am noticing on the ground, underneath some recently picked bushes, an unusually large numbers of ripe berries along with numerous clumps of green berries.  I've seen this in past years but to a much lesser extent than this year.  I'm not sure, but I think it could be the result of young fingers eager to pick or perhaps having grown tired.  I love having families at the farm and I want to continue to be able to do so by helping the kids learn good picking habits.  I'm asking, parents and grandparents, for your understanding and help in this matter by providing guidance and oversight to my youngest customers.  Thanks, everybody.

On Friday, August 12th, the farm will be open from 9:30am - 7:00pm.  The bushes are loaded with ripe berries and picking is extremely easy.  It looks to be another gorgeous day for weather and harvest. 

I do have some pre-picked berries.  Call or text 906-748-2048 to place an order or stop by the farm counter to see what's available.

Based on past years, I think we're approaching the mid-point of the harvest.  If you haven't been able to make it out yet, I sure hope to see you in the near future.  The berries are definitely delicious, especially on ice cream, in my opinion that is.  

WHAT WE OFFER

The farm offers four varieties of blueberries: Northland, BluRay, BluGold and Patriot. 

 

 

I thank you for your continued patronage and I’m looking forward to seeing you out at the farm in the near future and wish your families a very happy Mid-summer.

Happy summer from Border Country Berries.  I would like to provide an update on what I anticipate for ouWeather permitting, the farm will open tomorrow (Thursday) at 9:30Generally, the daily picking hours will run from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., with the exception of Sunday being from 1:30 p. to 6:00 p.  If you've picked at the farm in the past you know that this varies almost daily with the changing availability of ripe berries on the bushes.  Anticipated changes will be posted here and at https://www.facebook.com/bordercountryberries.com. each evening regarding the following day.

We will not have any other produce for the 2022 season.

PRICES  

2022 Season Prices

U-pick blueberries are $2.95 per pound.

Pre-picked blueberries are $4.20 per pound.

Accepted methods of payment are cash or local check.  "Local" would be defined as the counties of Chippewa, Mackinac, Luce, Emmet and Cheboygan.

PICKING HOURS

U-pick hours

Monday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Sunday 1:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

If you have picked at the farm in the past, then you know that this varies almost daily with the changing picking and weather conditions.  Changes will be posted here and at facebook/bordercountryberries each evening regarding the following day.

NOTE RE WEATHER:  If thunder can be heard or lightning seen while one is in the berry field, then the farm will immediately close until those conditions are absent.  Please exit the field right away!