Blueberry Season

 (usually from mid-July to early September)

The Hugli family has been growing nutritious & delicious high bush blueberries for over 43 years. 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.  To keep everyone safe, please follow all Covid safety measures that are in place.  Pick your own or purchase fresh, picked blueberries  in the Country Market.   

 Crop Report:

The blueberry bushes wintered well and we are hoping to have blueberries available around the middle of July.  Please check back often for updates or sign up for our Newsletter to get information sent to your inbox.

 

2020 Blueberry Prices

Pick-your-own $7.75/kg. Fresh picked – $7.75/qt, $13 1.5 litre, $21 3 litre

Dates: TBA

Picking Hours

Monday – Friday 8 am – 8 pm
Saturdays 9 am – 5 pm
Sundays 11 am – 4 pm

Picking Blueberries

Designated Accessible Picking Area

The rows closest to the ranch building are designated for those with physical disabilities. A wheelchair can easily fit between and under 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.

Health Benefits

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.