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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Southeast Michigan 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.

Hillsdale County

  • Westacres Farm - Closed for PYO, blueberries are gone.
    5211 West Chicago Road between Jonesville and Allen, Jonesville, MI 49250. Phone: . Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website or Facebook page says they no longer offer Pick-your-own; stopped growing any fruit No Blueberries. Directions: 2 12 miles West of Jonesville and 2 12 miles East of Allen on US 12. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.

Ingham County

  • Balzer Blueberries - Blueberries.
    2784 S Aurelius Road, Onondaga, MI 49264. Phone: 517-628-2370. Open: mid-July thru Aug. Click here for a map and directions. . Please call ahead for season opening information and picking conditions. U-pick and ready-picked; please call ahead for ready-picked. , seven days a week, Monday to Friday, 3-8:30 pm Saturday, & Sun. 8 am to 8 pm. 2784 S. Aurelius Road, Onondaga. 2-1/4 miles S of Aurelius Center.
  • Klinger Blueberries - blueberries
    3408 W Covert Rd, Leslie, MI 49251. Phone: (517) 589-8695. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday during July and August from 8:30 am to dark; Please call for conditions. Directions: directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check . . . Click here for a map and 2019 Price for the is $1.50 per pound, (ADDED: July 17, 2019)

Jackson County

  • Bob's Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    8972 College Drive, Jackson, MI 49201. Phone: 517-522-5314. Email: Open: Starting July 20, typically through the end of August, on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday 8 am to 12 and 4 pm to 7. Directions: Take old Michigan Avenue to Portage . Alternate route Page Avenue to Portage, then to College. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 517-206-5576. . We do not use pesticides on the crops. A visitor writes on August 30, 2020: "In 2020 they have been posting up to date. Also, I was confused about their hours so I gave them a call. Got a machine with the first number, then with the alternate number it got me through to someone and she said they are closed for the season - August 30, 2020. Just wanted to let you know. Thanks for your website and all the work you do to keep it - it is amazing! Alicia "
  • Sodt's Berry Farm - Strawberries, blueberries, U-Pick and Aready picked
    7403 Blackman Rd, Jackson, MI 49201. Phone: (517) 782-8933. Open: They did not have U-pick strawberries in 2021; unknown about blueberries call them or see their Facebook page. Click here for a map and directions. . They did not have U-pick strawberries in 2021; unknown about blueberries (call them or see their Facebook page.
  • Toth Brothers Blueberry Patch - No pesticides are used Blueberries
    13007 East Michigan Avenue, Grass Lake, MI 49240. Phone: (517) 522-4796. Email: Directions: West bound I-94 take Exit# 157 \(Pierce Rd.Old US-12\) and head west on E. Michigan Ave. \(left\). The Blueberry Patch is approx. 5 miles down Michigan Ave. on the left. We never spray our berries and we use only organic fertilizer. You can actually eat them right off of the bushes. There is a Facebook page, but it is unofficial. Be sure to call before you go. A visitor writes on August 02, 2020: \Friend went today to pick. Very under construction or reorganization. Lots of birds. Click here for a map and directions. mosquitos

Lenawee County

  • Kapnick Orchards - PYO cherries, blueberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins
    4245 Rogers Hwy., Britton, MI 49229. Phone: 517-423-7419. Email: Open: in Spring. Click here for a map and directions. . . Country farm market. Apples, peaches, cider, doughnuts, cherries, pears, pumpkins, honey and fruit baskets. We ship apples Sept.-Jan. Greenhouse open year 'round, Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 6 p.m. Sun. 9 am to 5 pm. From M-50 turn S onto Rogers Hwy. Farm is 4 miles on left side. Only 15 miles from Cabela's.

Livingston County

  • Hazen's Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    1144 Peavy Road, Howell, MI 48843. Phone: 517-548-1841. Email: Open: Tuesday to Sunday from 8 am to 7 pm, closed on Mondays. Directions: Our farm is located in beautiful Howell, MI just minutes from exit 137 off I96. Off I-96 to Exit D-19 N to Mason Road, left on Peavy Road, farm 1 mi. on right side of the Road. Come see us. We appreciate your business!. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Hazen's Farm Facebook page. . . Blueberries: mid July to the end of August Raspberries: August to October Peaches: end of July to August. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. We have a bakery where we sell freshly made pies, cookies, and other baked goods. We also sell our artisinal handpacked ice cream. Our raw honey is made from the local hives of Livingston County. Raw honey has not been heated, pasteurized, or processed. Honey that is raw maintains its natural vitamins, enzymes, and antioxidants. Many healthy benefits of raw honey include anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties. It promotes body and digestive health, while strengthening the immune system. One of the most useful benefits to our customers is it's ability to treat seasonal allergies. Note: A visitor says they do not have peaches any more - all their trees died. (UPDATED: July 15, 2016)
  • Spicer Orchards - strawberries, raspberries, cherries, pumpkins, blueberries, plums, apples, hayrides, winery, corn maze
    10411 Clyde Rd, Fenton, MI 48430. Phone: (810) 632-7692. Email: Open: Daily from 9:00am to 7:00pm. Directions: Take US-23 3 miles N of M-59 interchange to Clyde Road \(Exit 70\), then go E 12 mile Located 10 miles N of Brighton or 10 miles S of Fenton. . Click here for a map and directions.
    Spicer Orchards Facebook page. . U-pick or picked strawberries, raspberries, cherries, pumpkins, blueberries, plums and apples. Picked peaches and pears. Strawberries start around June 1st. Cider mill, hayrides, Fall Festival weekends, petting farm, kids playground and school tours. Take US-23 3 miles N of M-59 interchange to Clyde Road (Exit 70), then go E 1/2 mile Located 10 miles N of Brighton or 10 miles S of Fenton. PICK YOUR OWN~ESTIMATED HARVEST DATESStrawberries ........ June 7th to July 1stRed Tart Cherries .... July 1st to August 1st (We have a pitting machine)Sweet Cherries ...... July 1st to July 20th (usually pre-picked only)Red Raspberries ..... July 5th to August 1stBlueberries ......... July 10th to September 1stPaula Red .......... August 15th to September 1stRed Cortand ........... August 20th to September 5thFall Red Raspberries .. August 1st to October 15th Blue Stanley Plums ... September 5th to September 15th MacIntosh .......... September 5th to October 1st Honeycrisp.......... September 10th to October 1st Jonagold ........... September 25th to October 15th Empire ............. September 25th to October 10th Red Delicious ....... September 25th to October 25th Jonathon ........... September 25th to October 10th Golden Delicious ..... September 25th to October 31stNorthern Spy ......... October 1st to October 25thIda Red ............ October 1st to October 25thMutsu ............. October 1st to October 25th.

Monroe County

  • Erie Orchards Cider - blueberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins and raspberries, corn maze, hayrides, apple cider
    1235 Erie Road, Erie, MI 48133. Phone: (734) 848-4518. Email: Open: July- December . Directions: Located 10 miles S of Monroe and 5 miles N of Toledo. Click here for a map and directions. . . U-pick blueberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins and raspberries. Weekend special events in September & Oct. School tours May- December . Farm market has fresh donuts & fritters daily. , daily, 9 am to 7 p.m. Sun. 11 am to 6 pm. I-75 S to Exit 5, Erie Road. Then W 3 miles to orchard. . Note: the u-pick closes a 1/2 hour before the store closes each evening. Call for picking info. At the Orchard, you can.. Visit our Animal Center, Play in our Straw Play Zone, Have fun at our Children Play Zone, Walk our Corn Maze, Join us for an Evening hay ride, Have a party at our place, Shop at our main store, Join us for Family Fun Night, Pick some apples, Join us for a Weekend Event, Bring your group for a Tour, Visit our Crafter area.
  • U-Pick Blueberries - Blueberries (no pesticides)
    15682 Albain Rdoad, Petersburg, MI . Phone: (734) 279-2308. Open: Please call before coming!!! Typically ripe in July. Click here for a map and directions. .

Washtenaw County

  • Dexter Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    11024 Beach Road, Dexter, MI 48130. Phone: (734) 426-2900. Email: Open: mid-July thru early September as berries permit. Click here for a map and directions. . U-pick . Monday to Saturday, 8:30 am to 7:30 pm, Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Call for message about picking information. Take the I-94 Baker Road Exit 167 (W of Ann Arbor), right (N) on Baker Road, left on Main St. through downtown Dexter, left (W) on Dexter-Chelsea Road, right (N) on N. Dancer Road, left on Beach Road to 11024 Beach Road.
  • Eddie's Blueberry Patch - Blueberries only
    3150 Judd Road, Milan, MI 48160. Phone: 734 439-8360. Open: July-August. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. .
    Comments from a visitor on July 07, 2011: "This blueberry patch has been in Milan for almost 50 years and the locals know about it. "

Wayne County

  • Blueville Acres Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, sunflowers, flowers, Turkeys, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, farm animals
    38093 Judd Rd, Huron Charter Township, MI 48111. Phone: (734) 252-6751. Email: Open: Hours vary considerably; please call, see our website or Facebook page for current availability and hours. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Blueville Acres Blueberry Farm Facebook page. . . Typical u-pick blueberry season is from Mid July - Mid August. We do not use pesticides on the crops. We are a no spray farm. We use only water and sunshine! Closed toe shoes are recommended. We ask that you apply any insect repellent at your vehicle as to not contaminate the bushes. Parking is limited so if your coming as a group please drive together. U-pick blueberries are $3/pound. At this time we accept cash only. We provide you with picking containers and bags to take your berries home in. (UPDATED: May 08, 2022)NOTE: Formerly called Sandy Acres Blueberry Farm
    Comments from a visitor on July 23, 2010: "We loved this charming place."


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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