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Since 1952

U-Pick Blueberries

2021 season happening now!

Visiting a berry picking farm is a fun way to spend time with family and friends, all while getting your hands on some delicious fruit grown right here at Rulfs!

Blueberries

The season of pick your own blueberries starts around late July and lasts as long as the berries do, usually into August. U pick blueberry season is short, so bear this in mind when planning a visit to us.

With this in mind, we advise coming to our berry fields as soon you can after we announce they are open. Not sure how to find out? It’s always best to check here, our Facebook page, or give us a call in the store to get the latest news on availability and conditions.


How to u-pick blueberries at Rulfs

We advise coming to our berry fields as soon you can after we announce they are open. Not sure how to find out? If in doubt it’s always best to check here, our Facebook page, or give us a call in the store to get the latest news on availability and conditions.

Please respect the Rulfs property, our employees, and the rules for u-pick - we want everyone to enjoy their berry picking experience with us! 

Note: To protect the integrity of the food we grow, please leave your dogs at home when planning to berry pick at Rulfs.

Our blueberry fields will be open and staffed 7AM-5PM during the season. Towards the end of July, as the season begins to wind down we decrease field hours to 7AM-3PM.

Please park in the designated areas and make your way down to the fields as marked. If you’re not sure where our blueberry pick your own fields are, stop by our store first and pick up a map.

You are welcome to bring your own containers this year!

Please respect the Rulfs property, our employees, and the rules for u-pick - we want everyone to enjoy their berry picking experience with us and stay safe!

Price

Pick your own blueberries are $4.50 per lb.

Fresh in store blueberries are $5.00 per pint

Blueberry picking tips

  1. Look for plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color (a berry with a hint of red isn't fully ripened, and white/green colored blueberries will not ripen after being picked).
  2. Blueberries hang in bunches like grapes do. Hold your container under them and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and rub them gently with your fingers. Ripe berries will drop into your container while unripe ones will stay attached to the bush!

Storage tips

  1. Do not place freshly picked berries in a closed bag or container - especially if they are still warm from the sun. Leave the container open on your journey home so moisture doesn't form on the berries.
  2. Do not wash berries until just before using them. They will become mushy quickly if washed and left!
  3. Chill berries to increase their shelf life. Store in the refrigerator as soon as possible (without washing them) in a covered bowl or container. Freshly-picked blueberries can keep 10 to 14 days if refrigerated.
  4. Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed in cold water and drained just before using or serving.

Ten Minute Blueberry Crisp Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 cups fresh blueberries, freshly rinsed
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) real butter, plus more for greasing baking dish

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using softened butter, grease a 13x9" baking dish; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, toss blueberries with sugar, cornstarch, 2 tablespoons of flour, lemon juice, water, and vanilla until the blueberries are well coated.
  3. Spread blueberries into prepared baking dish.
  4. In a medium bowl, blend 1 1/2 cups flour, salt, oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  5. Melt butter in microwave, then pour melted butter into oat mixture. Mix well.
  6. Use your fingers to crumble oat mixture over top of blueberries. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes, until mixture is bubbly and topping is golden brown.
  7. Let cool for at least 30 minutes; serve warm with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

Recipe from: https://www.livingwellspendingless.com/2014/05/14/ten-minute-blueberry-crisp/

We can’t wait to see you for blueberry picking at Rulfs! If you have questions, give us a call... 518-643-8636