U-Pick Berry Season Is Upon Us

strawberriesSummer has arrived! And along with it come some fantastic local You-Pick destinations!

Strawberries are currently here and should be available for one or two more weeks, while Blueberries are just around the corner. Although we’re looking at a probable July harvest for them, you can call some of the farms listed below to check in on when they expect carious berries to be ready!

1. Davis Family Farm:

An abundance of strawberries has arrived at Davis Farm. Weather permitting and depending on the volume of visitors, they expect to have another week to two left for U-pick. The strawberries are not certified organic, but they are spray-free. They also have picked strawberries, hothouse tomatoes, and local honey for sale. Sometimes they have fresh baked doughnuts as well! Davis Family Farm is open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: 4380 NW Highway 20, Corvallis; 541-752-0697

2. Fairfield Farm:

Strawberries: U-pick and already picked. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fairfield’s strawberries sometimes produce continually through the summer into fall, so call for more information. U-pick berries are $2 per pound and are certified organic.

Location: 29204 Lakeside Drive, Corvallis; 541-766-8083

3. Red Barn Farm:

Cherries will be ready for U-pick by June 15, and by the end of June the marionberries, blackberries, raspberries, and boysenberries should be ready for picking. Red Barn follows organic practices, but is not yet certified. Open daily.

Location: 6718 Camp Adair Road, Albany; 541-928-8887

4. Anderson’s Nursery:

U-pick blueberries.

Location: 8793 NW Arboretum Road, Corvallis; 541-745-5487

5. Blueberry Meadows

Blueberries.

Location: 3860 NE Highway 20, Corvallis; 541-753-2614

6. Radke’s Blueberries

Blueberries.

Location: 490 SE Three Mile Avenue, Corvallis; 541-753-5680

7. Sunset Valley Farms/Wilt Farms

Sunset Valley should have U-pick blueberries available the first week of July. Currently they have fresh picked strawberries, and they also sell a variety of fruit spreads.

Location: 31567 Highway 99W, Corvallis; 541-752-0460

Some farms have containers you can use for picking, but it’s a good idea to bring your own. Also, due to weather variations it’s recommended that you call in advance to make sure the fruits you’re looking for are ready—especially if it’s early in the season. Happy summer, Corvallis!

Have a favorite spot that we missed? Let us know in the comment section below!

By Maria Murphy

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