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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Southern Indiana in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Clark County

  • Huber's Orchard & Winery - apples, beans, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, grapes, nectarines, other berries, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries, tomatoes, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    19816 Huber Road, Borden, IN 47106. Phone: 800-345-9463. Email: Open: Sunday thru Saturday 10 am to 6 pm Extended hours seasonally Open all year. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
    Huber's Orchard & Winery Facebook page. . Fax: 812-923-3013. . Please call for specific harvest dates. Crops are usually available all year. is a Hoosier Homestead Farm with a Farm Market, Winery with Tasting Bar and Cafe, Ice Cream and Cheese Shop, Children's Farm Park. We also feature Huber's Plantation Hall for banquet facilities, company outings, weddings, and receptions. Facebook page

Dearborn County

  • Phillips Berry Patch - strawberries, blueberries and blackberries, pumpkins
    9429 Yorkridge Road, Guilford, IN 47022. Phone: 812-623-1433. Open: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 6 p. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: (812) 623-3774. m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am to 4 p.m. I -74 to St. Leon exit. South on State Road 1 approximately 3 miles to Dover. West on North Dearborn Road - 3 miles to New Alsase. South on Yorkridge Road. Farm is one half mile on the right. U-pick or pre-picked strawberries, blueberries and blackberries. (Blueberry season usually begins in late June or early July). Early June: strawberries. July: early blueberries. August: blackberries. September to October: pumpkins, gourds and mums. Also offer jams and jellies, pumpkins and gourds in the fall, and other fall produce. May through October. (UPDATED: June 12, 2016, JBS) A visitor writes on June 19, 2013: "We visited 6/15/13 and picked strawberries. They will have blueberries in a few weeks. They have have blackberries but when we visited they were not sure how this years crop was going to turn out. Young children are NOT allowed to pick blackberries due to canes being damaged. Containers are provided for picking (small buckets) but you will want to bring your own boxes or buckets to take your fruit home in, as the provided containers are used for picking and weighing only. "
    Comments from a visitor on August 03, 2010: (positive) - "Even though we live in SW Ohio, this Farm is about 40 minutes away in Dearborn County, Indiana. A quaint farm with many gardens. Blueberries were under netting, safe from birds. The berries were small, but the sweetest I have ever had! When my kids and I finished picking and put the berries on the scale, the owner only charged us $4.00! Delicious berries, friendly folks, and great value!
    Comments from a visitor on July 16, 2010: (positive) - "I took my teenage children out to this small picking farm in dearborn county, Indiana last week. The season was in for blueberries. We had a great time picking and talking to the owner. She is a fabulous woman with a great love for her family. By the time we were done picking we had 6-1/2 pounds of blueberries. I could have picked for hours out there in the field surrounded by blueberry bushes and talking. We will be back to pick here again. PS: this farm is organic. at least as far as their blueberries are concerned.
    Comments from a visitor on July 14, 2009: (positive) - "Decided to pick blueberries on Flag Day at this small farm in Guilford, IN. (BTW, for those of you who ski at Perfect North, this farm is less than 10 miles farther north in SE Indiana.) Lovely, quiet, country setting. Berry bushes are inside a net- which was fine for me, a tall person might feel awkward. Buckets provided for picking. PYO delicious blueberries are $2.50 a pound. They estimate the season going until first week of August."

Gibson County

  • Decker's Berries - blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries
    Route 1, Box 25, Hazleton, IN 47640. Phone: 812-784-2469. Open: daylight hours in June and July. Click here for a map and directions. . U-pick blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries available on a seasonal basis, starting with strawberries in May and June, then raspberries, blackberries and blueberries

Harrison County

  • Bryant's Blueberries - blueberries
    6900 Oak Park Road NE, New Salisbury, IN 47161. Phone: 812-366-3592. Email: Open: Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 9 pm; Mid June through mid July. Click here for a map and directions.
    Bryant's Blueberries Facebook page. . . Check the website for a current crop report before you go! Approximate Season: Mid June to Mid July. Always closed Sunday. If demand exceeds the supply of ripe , we will close for ripening. Wednesdays & Saturdays are often the designated days when demand exceeds supply. Check homepage for current status. A picking report will be updated nightly during the season. Facebook page. From Louisville take I-64 to Georgetown exit, West on SR 64 10 miles, south on Oak Park Road 1 mile to sign on left (one quarter mile East of St. Road 135). Please bring your own buckets. Please weigh your bucket before picking and mark its weight on the outside. Please bring your own water or other beverage.

Jefferson County

  • Rykers Ridge Blueberry - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, picnic area you may bring your own food
    1492 N Rykers Ridge Road, Madison, IN 47250. Phone: 812-493-5771. Email: Open: May 20th to July 15th pick from dawn to dusk; Please call ahead to insure availability. Directions: For a map to our farm, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . Formally known as "Stiver Family Farms". (UPDATED: June 07, 2016)

Jennings County

  • Clark's Berry Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area you may bring your own food
    8905 West 350 South, North Vernon, IN 47265. Phone: (812) 344-5401. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday, from 8 am to 1 pm; closed on Sunday, late June thru July blueberries; strawberries are typically available in June and the blackberries are July and August. Directions: Located between Seymour and North Vernon Just off Highway 50. Turn south on 900 west to 350 south. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Strawberries: Memorial weekend to early June, Raspberries: mid June to late June, Blackberries: early July to early August. We use integrated pest management practices. Picking containers are supplied. (UPDATED: May 27, 2021)

Warrick County

  • Engelbrecht Orchard - Apples, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, cucumbers, cantaloupe, cherries, green beans, nectarines, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, pears, plums, raspberries, summer and winter squash, sweet corn, strawberries, tomatoes, turnips, watermelon.
    3922 Saint Rd. 261, Newburgh, IN 47630. Phone: 812-853-8778. Open: Daily from 10 am to 3 pm. Click here for a map and directions. . East of Hwy. 164 at the intersection of Hwy. 66 and 261 in Newburgh. You won't get anything fresher than pumpkins and apples that you hand-pick right from Engelbrecht's Orchard & Pumpkin Patch! Pick-your-own apples and other exciting fun on the farm at Engelbrecht's Orchard just north of Evansville, Indiana . With 13 varieties of apples, our apple season picks up in July, with delicious, crunchy apples for eating and cooking available well into October. As with our apples and other fresh fruit, each season is slightly different, so if you are coming to the orchard, please check our U-Pick box for availability. Check our ripening calendar for information on when your favorites will be ready for picking! (UPDATED: January 24, 2022 JBS) (ADDED: October 07, 2017, JBS)
  • Wright's Berry Farm - U-pick and pre-pick strawberries, blueberries and blackberries.
    5233 Anderson Road, Newburgh, IN 47630. Phone: 812-853-6408. Email: Open: Our answering machine is updated when OPEN DAILY . Click here for a map and directions. Wright's Berry Farm . Our answering machine is updated (when OPEN) DAILY .. we will inform you of our hours for THAT day and let you know what type of fruits and/or vegetables we have available at that time.Also already picked tomatoes, corn, gourds, green beans, potatoes, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, and okra. 30+yrs of service! We are a Family owned & operated Strawberry, Blueberry & Produce Farm. We are Seasonal & are Open May thru October. Like & Follow us! Seasonal Hours Apply (Closed Yearly from November-Mid-April)


Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.


How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries


Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

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