Blueberry Season 2023
Thank you to all that picked and purchased blueberries this season.
End of Season for Blueberries – Thank you!
Celebrating 45 Years of Growing Blueberries!
The Hugli family started growing nutritious & delicious high bush blueberries in 1978. You can pick your own or purchase fresh, picked blueberries in the Country Market. 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. Reservations are not required at this time. Bring your own containers or you can purchase a basket to pick into. Please do not eat blueberries while picking. Pick. Pay. Wash. Eat. Please leave your pets at home. There is no smoking/vaping in the fields. Our blueberry season usually runs between mid July to the beginning of Sept. Credit, debit & cash accepted for payment. Public washrooms are open. We have a beautiful, outdoor seating area for guests to enjoy food and beverage products purchased from our Country Market. Private, group picnics with outside food brought in are not allowed. We can direct you to public picnic areas in Pembroke if required.
Access Fee is $3.00/person (under 2 free) and includes entry to the blueberry picking area, wagon rides to the picking area when picking in the far field, a first aid trained field host (during the day) to help find you the best bushes to pick and show you how to pick the ripest blueberries as well as well watch for heat exhaustion and or any other medical issues (AED Defibrillator on-site). It also includes admission to the Summer Play Park area with friendly animals, walking trails & scenic selfie spots. NEW – as of Aug 24th, your Access Fee includes entry into the Sunflower Trails this is now starting to bloom. Please note that it is a 10-15 minute walk to the trail. Wagon rides aren’t available to this are at this time. During our Fall Family Fun Season starting Sept 16th, you can access the Sunflower Trail with a wagon ride on weekends.Please note that hours may change as we approach the end of the harvest season.
Summer Play Park (Mid Jul – Sept 15)
Come for some outdoor, fresh air fun in the country. Say hello to our new baby goats, llamas, peacocks, miniature horses, pigs, chickens and rabbits.
Slide down the hill slide, read a story as you walk through fairy tale trail (stroller friendly), climb up tire mountain, ride the zippy line swings and play in the pirate ship maze.
Blueberry Picking Access Fee/Play Park Admission (Mid Jul – Sep 15)
$3 (kids/adults). Under 2 is free.
Fall Family Fun Season begins Sept 16th.
Please self monitor for Covid symptoms and stay home if you do not feel well.
2023 Blueberry Prices
Pick-your-own $8.95 kg.
Fresh picked :
Quarts – $8.75
1.5 L Basket – $15
3 L Basket -$29
|Monday – Friday
Designated Accessible Picking Area
The rows closest to the ranch building are designated for those with mobility challenges. A wheelchair can easily fit between and under the bushes. Chairs are also available if needed.
Storing and Preparing Blueberries
Unwashed blueberries will keep for up to a month in a dry, sealed container in the fridge. 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, 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 it’s rich blue colouring. Blueberries also contain large amounts of chlorogenic acid, which is thought to be one of the “cancer fighters” found in fresh fruits and vegetables. Blueberries also have potent 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). Click here for more details.
During the fall, we add more seasonal activities such as the 6-acre corn maze, wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, pig races, pirate pumpkin cannon shows & more.