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Lew Bristow's U-Pick Blackberries in Virginia

blackberries for making jam

Lew Bristow's Blackberries in Middlesex County

  • Lew Bristow's Blackberry Farm - blackberries,
    9607 General Puller Highway, Hartfield, VA 23071. Phone: 804-776-7785. Open: Monday through Saturday 9 am to 5 pm Mother Nature permitting; Feel free to phone for availability and leave message; We will phone you back when they're ready. Directions: Approximately 1/2 mile from Hartfieldost Office.Post Office. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
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How to make blackberry jam or jelly 

Blackberry Recipes, Freezing berries, Jam, Jellies, Pies

  1. How to make Blackberry jam - It is VERY easy - especially with our free Blackberry jam directions - very easy!
  2. How to make Blackberry jelly
  3. How to freeze berries How to make a blackberry pie
  4. Blackberry syrup, make and can it! 
  5. Seedless blackberry pie!
  6. Blackberry Festivals: Where, When and More to Find a Blackberry Festival Near You this year:


Notes for September 2022: The warm winter means strawberries will be EARLY this year! Move the dates ahead by 2 - 3 weeks on our state crop availability calendars for strawberries; see your state's calendar for more dates of upcoming crops. Blueberries have already started in FL and TX.

We also have home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! It is easy to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note, there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now.  They have all copied their information from here and usually do not ever update.  Since 2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see anything wrong, please write me!

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