Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania in 2023, 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!
- Norman's Orchard - Uses integrated pest management practices,apples, blueberries, cherries, wine grapes, pears, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm
2318 Butler Logan Road, Tarentum, PA 15084. Phone: (724) 224-9491. Email: email@example.com. Open: Cherries: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm; Blueberries on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm; Apples and pears: Wednesday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm. Directions: Exit Route 28 at the Pittsburgh Mills exit #12A, go northwest on Butler Logan Road \(the road behind the mall\) for 2 miles. The orchard is on the left. \(Do NOT use exit #13.\). . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
Norman's Orchard Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: (480) 220-8228. . Exit Route 28 at the Pittsburgh Mills exit #12A, go northwest on Butler Logan Road (the road behind the mall) for 2 miles. The orchard is on the left. (Do NOT use exit #13.). Sweet Cherries: mid to late June; Tart Cherries: mid to late June; Blueberries: late June or early July to late July; Apples: mid-July (Wealthy apples), mid-August through late October, depending upon variety; Grapes: mid-August to early September; Pears: mid-August to early September, depending upon variety;. We use integrated pest management practices (IPM). both sweet cherries and tart cherries apple butter and local honey available all season. Apple cider available in October. All fruit is grown at the orchard. Please call ahead or check our Facebook page to verify availability of fruit. You may pick your own fruit or we will pick for you (blueberries are PYO only). We specialize in heirloom apple varieties that are rarely found elsewhere. Our tart cherries, available in early summer, make the best pies and cobblers.(UPDATED: May 11, 2022)
- Soergel Orchards - Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, pumpkins
2573 Brandt School Road, Wexford, PA 15237. Phone: 724-935-1743. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: PYO is not available every day, so call ahead; Mondays through Fridays, 8:30am - 7:30pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 8:30am - 6pm. Click here for a map and directions.
Soergel Orchards Facebook page. . Soergels is open year round. Facebook page. There is a market, bakery, deli, garden center, farm animals, mining sluice. Nearly one weekend each month there is a festival or special event. On Sundays in August there are Corn Roasts, October brings harvest festivals each weekend with hayrides, pony rides, horse drawn wagon rides, straw tunnel, moonwalk, duck pond, loads of festival food and more.
- Bowser's Blueberries - blueberries,
143 McCalmont Road, Renfrew, PA 16053. Phone: 724-482-2373. Email: email@example.com. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 8:00am to 6:00pm. Directions: We are located 6 miles West of Butler PA. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, AmEx, SFMNP Vouchers.
Bowser's Blueberries Facebook page. . . We are a family owned "u-pick" blueberry farm; We have 11 different varieties of blueberries which ripen at different times so our season generally runs from July through August; We do not spray pesticides on our plants so we encourage you to come out and taste the difference for yourself!. Bags are provided to take your pickings home so there is no need to bring containers. Restroom available. Visit us and make some fun, family traditions!.
- Krasinski's Blueberry Farm - blueberries, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
3163 Rolling Stone Road, Morrisdale, PA 16858. Phone: 814-345-5208. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 8 am until sunset; We are closed on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Directions: We are located 3 miles North of Kylertown, Pa. Follow Rolling Stone Road North from the intersection of Pa Route 53 and I-80. We are on the left hand side of the road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . Krasinski Blueberries - blueberries, restrooms, picnic tables. We have a fully mulched field. No weeds, grass, or mud. Also cold drinks & flush toilet & picnic tables available. Bring your own containers.
Comments from a visitor on February 05, 2010: "Many different kinds of blueberries ripening at different times for a long season I was glad the bushes were tall as me. There had to be 5 to 7 acres of them to pick. I liked it so much my family went back many times; we picked 75lbs last year"
- Cameron's Blueberries - blueberries
Bonner Road, Rossiter, PA . Phone: (814) 938-3957. Click here for a map and directions. . In season (July) on Tuesday and Thursday from 7am to 7pm and Saturday's 7am to 12 pm. on Bonner Road in Rossiter, PA (near Steffy Church). In 2020, You pick was only $1.50 per pound. (ADDED: April 19, 2021, JBS)
- Ishman's Blueberries - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
812 Route 210 Highway, Punxsutawney, PA 15767. Phone: 814 938 5930. Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8am to 4pm; Saturday 8am to noon, July 1 to August 10. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 814 590 1205. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.
- Pome Ridge Orchard - Sour cherries, blueberries and raspberries.
1715 Luciusboro Road, Blairsville, PA 15717. Phone: 724-479-0534. Open: Monday - Friday: 9am - 4:00 pm; Saturday: 9am - 2:30 pm; closed on Sunday; from the first week of July - Late November early December; Exceptions: Only if there is not enough fruit or season was bad. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
Pome Ridge Orchard Facebook page. . s Facebook page. is a family owned business that sells plums, blueberries, peaches (many different kinds), nectarines, apples (many different kinds), tart cherries, and some vegetables. Our tart cherries and blueberries are 'You Pick' and we pick the peaches, apples, nectarines and plums. has been around for a long time and is now owned by a new family, who bought the orchard about 4 years ago. Remember only, the cherries and blueberries are PYO, the following are ALREADY picked (not pyo) apples plums, peaches, nectarines, tart cherries. Typical harvest start dates are:Sour Cherries - End of JuneBlueberries - JulyPeaches - (NOT PYO) End of July - First week of September; varieties: Garnet Beauty, Red Haven, Harmony, Sunhigh, Sweet & Ups, Cresthaven)Nectarines - (NOT PYO) Mid-August - First week September (Sunglo, Red Gold, Fantasia)Cider - September - OctoberA visitor writes on June 21, 2014: "Nice small farm/orchard. Friendly owners."
- Stutzman Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
8690 Highway 422 East, Penn Run, PA 15765. Phone: 724-463-7915. Open: Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm; Tuesdays 8 am to 8 pm; closed Sundays. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
Stutzman Farms Facebook page. . We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Facebook page. There are more than 5,000 five-foot blueberry bushes on Berry Hill (and 8 different varieties!), so no scouting or crouching is required on your part. Price is per pound that you pick. They provide the buckets Also known as "Berry Hill of". A visitor writes: "This is a pretty simple set up. There are no picnic tables, or activities. You can pick your own. They are not an organic farm. They are mainly a blueberry operation and have several acres of blueberries. I am not sure how much of the farm is dedicated to raspberries. "
- Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries,
10160 Route 322, Reynoldsville, PA 15851. Phone: (814) 328-5073. Email: email@example.com. Open: Daily July thru mid August from daylight To dusk. Directions: Located 2 miles west of Reynoldsville on Route 322 or 8.5 miles east of Brookville on Route 322. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: (814) 771-2417. . (UPDATED: July 08, 2019)
- Gary's Berries - blueberries,
412 George Washington Rd, Volant, PA 16156. Phone: 724-674-2136. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 8am to 8 pm; Closed Wednesday and Sunday, July - August. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 724-674-0696. . Blueberries come in around July 15 until August 15; Before or after these dates one should call for availability. The farm has 1,000+ blueberry plants. Come pick your own blueberries or purchase a quart already picked.
- Skyview Lab Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
480 Willison Road, Boswell, PA 15531. Phone: 814-629-9742. Email: email@example.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates Days and hours of operation are subject to change. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
Skyview Lab Blueberry Farm Facebook page. . . . Come pick blueberries that taste best right off the bushes. Facebook page. Bring a picnic lunch, and enjoy the day. Take pictures of the children you will treasure forever. There are varieties coming ripe all summer to eat, freeze, make pies and all sorts of nutritious dishes. We have picnic tables located between the North/South Fields for your enjoyment! Come pick blueberries that taste best right off the bushes. All of our berries are grown right on the mountain. None of the berries are sprayed with any harmful pesticides or anything of the sort. We invite you to bring a picnic lunch, take pictures of the children that you will treasure forever, and just enjoy your day entirely. This summer there will be different varieties that can be eaten, frozen, made into pies, and all sorts of delicious, nutritious dishes! All Mountain Grown & Unsprayed. Pick Your Own Blueberries 2018 price was $ 3.50 per pound, and Fresh Picked Blueberries to Order 2018 price was $ 5.00 per pint. All mountain grown and unsprayed. Please bring your own containers.
- Trax Farms - strawberries, blueberries, or pumpkins
528 ax Road, Finleyville, PA 15332. Phone: 412-835-3246. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Monday through Saturday - 8AM to 8PM, Sunday - 8AM to 6PM, Starting November 1st, we start our Winter Hours: Monday through Saturday - 9AM to 7PM, Sunday - 9AM to 6PM. Directions: 12 miles south of Pittsburgh on Route 88. . Click here for a map and directions.
Trax Farms Facebook page. . Facebook page. Our Strawberry crop covers 8 acres. Our sweet corn covers 85 acres, and is our largest crop on the farm. We offer Pick-Your-Own Crops. These crops start with strawberries in June, blueberries in July, and pumpkins during our Harvest Festival in October. With the Pick-Your-Own crops, you drive out to the field and "pick your own" . This is a great time to spend with your family! There are also fresh picked crops: We have 2250 apple trees and have 17 different varieties of apples. Our peach orchard covers 12 acres.
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
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.
here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April
If you are looking for information about a similar
berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry)
see this page about
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.
So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!
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
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
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
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:
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
- 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!