The Corvallis Summertime Berry Lowdown

1429274935mhhf8We’ve got another month and a half of summer left, and there are plenty of tasty berries still waiting to be eaten. There are many advantages to taking the U-pick route rather than buying berries at the store: cheaper fruit, a bigger harvest, sunshine, exercise, and the benefit of choosing each berry oh-so-carefully for all of us OCD fruit enthusiasts. Whether you’re going to store them in the freezer for countless smoothies or whip up a giant batch of jam, berries are healthy, delicious, and easy to get at each of Corvallis’ family-owned U-pick farms.

1. Blueberry Meadows

Located at 3860 NE Highway 20, Blueberry Meadows offers U-pick blueberries for $1.50 a pound and is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 541-753-2614 for more information before you head over, or visit

2. Radke’s Blueberries

Find them at 490 SE 3 Mile Avenue. Radke’s also sells U-pick blueberries for $1.50 a pound and is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m, seven days a week. For more info, call 541-753-5680 or visit

3. Anderson Blues

Go to 8793 NW Arboretum Road for these tasty blueberries that run at $1.75 per pound. Anderson Blues is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 541-754-5487 or visit for more information.

4. Sunset Valley Organics & Wilt Farms, Inc.

Sunset Valley & Wilt Farms are located at 31567 Highway 99 W, and their U-pick blueberries cost $2.75 a pound. The farms are open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call them at 541-752-0460 or visit for additional info.

5. Fairfield Farm

The biggest strawberry farm still open for the rest of the summer can be found at 29204 Lakeside Drive. Strawberries are $2.75 a pound and can be picked by appointment; call Alice Fairfield at 541-760-8163 to schedule a time. Fairfield’s website is at

When going U-picking, always remember to bring along a large container, preferably a bucket with a handle, to hold your fruit. Most farms provide cardboard boxes or other containers to take the berries home. Wear plenty of sunscreen, have fun picking, and enjoy your berries!

By Kiki Genoa