Border Country Berries


8-16-22 evening 

A lot of folks ask how long the harvest will last.  This year is no exception.  The safest answer is, "I don't know".  But I wish I did; so, I usually try to give an answer that will be, at least, a little helpful to them.  I'm going to step out on a limb here for a minute.  Without getting deep into the weeds of why I think this, I'll simply say I think we are a few days into the second half of the harvest; a few days beyond the midpoint.  Historically, our harvest "averages" about 4 weeks; today was day 19.  You can do the math.  And we can all guess as to whether this year will be "average".  All of that said, the picking remains really good.  It's surprising how fast the berries ripen to keep the bushes full of blue.  On Wednesday, Aug 17, the farm will open at 9:30a with another gorgeous day in the forecast.  We plan to close at 7p.  Come on out for a little picking, or we do have some pre-picked berries on hand right now.  Pre-pick orders are taken by call or text to 906-748-2048.



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.



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 each evening regarding the following day.

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


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.


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!