Blueberry Season (usually from mid July to early September)
(click for updated crop report)
The Hugli’s have been growing nutritious & delicious blueberries for over 30 years. Pick-your-own or picked high-bush blueberries are usually in season from mid July to early September. Please check our crop report for up to date conditions during the season. There are 17 acres of blueberries with 17 different varieties that ripen at various times. Children are always welcome to pick with an adult. There are no pets or smoking permitted in the field. There is a designated smoking area. Fresh, picked blueberries are also available for sale in the country gift store.
2016 Blueberry Price
Pick-your-own $6.55/kg. Fresh picked – $6.95 /quart
Mon – Fri: 8am – 8pm, Sat: 9am – 5pm and Sun: 11am – 4pm
High-bush blueberries are picked by hand and not with a rake. In case you didn’t know, the sweetest blueberries will be all blue. You are welcome to bring your own containers to pick into or
use our picking buckets with net bags. Pick-your-own blueberries are sold by weight. For those who do not want to bend over, you will be happy to know that some of our bushes are 6 feet high. Your blueberry picking adventure may include a short wagon ride to the best picking spot for that day. Your friendly and knowledgeable field hosts will show you how and where to pick. Farmer Hugli has a designated picking plan to ensure that all varieties get picked at their peak.
The rows closest to the ranch building are designated for those with physical handicaps. A wheelchair can easily fit between the bushes.
Storing and Preparing Blueberries
Unwashed blueberries will keep for up to a month in a dry, sealed container. Wash the blueberries when ready to serve. To freeze blueberries, wash your blueberries and drain well, then pack into containers leaving 1/2 inch space at the top or pack in plastic bags. The key is to drain well and then you can easily scoop out the blueberries as needed.
Did you know that one-half cup of blueberries delivers as much antioxidant power as five servings of other fruits and vegetables? The high levels of anthocyanin in blueberries which is a natural antioxidant, make blueberries powerful allies in the fight against aging, heart disease and cancer. Anthocyanin is the same substance that gives the fruit its rich blue coloring. As well, blueberries also contain large amounts of chlorogenic acid, which is thought to be one of the “cancer fighters” found in fresh fruits and vegetables. In addition, blueberries also have strong anti-inflammatories such as the arthritis-relieving pigment cyanidin.
Family Fun Play Park
After picking blueberries, we invite you to visit Hugli’s Family Fun Play Park (admission required). Please click here for more info.