Blueberry Patches in Oswego County Where You Can Pick-Your-Own Berries
August 4, 2023
If you’re like most people, there is nothing better than fresh picked fruit in the summer. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries… Plenty of berries to keep you satisfied until apple and pumpkin picking season in the fall. Luckily for us Central New Yorkers, there are plenty of farms offering u-pick berries. Here are the blueberry patches in Oswego County offering pick-your-own opportunities.
This is part 2 in today’s 3-part series of where to pick blueberries in Central New York. Stay tuned for more!
A few words of advice before you head to the fields. Most of the farms only accept cash, so be sure to visit the ATM before you visit the farm (or call to ask if they take card). Also, while most farmers love animals, please leave your dog at home for your blueberry picking adventures.
Bluberry Patches in Oswego County
📍 114 Potter Road, Mexico
Best known for their apple picking weekends in the fall Behling Orchards also has a great selection of blueberries in the summer. The family-owned orchards invite visitors into the fields daily from 7:30 am until noon, weather permitting.
📍 529 County Route 22A, Sandy Creek
If you find yourself driving around Sandy Creek, you’ll see signs for pick-your-own blueberries. Follow those signs and you’ll discover Farnham Farms. During the summer seasons, the horse farm turns blue with fields of blueberry bushes. Visitors are invited to come pick their own for just $2.50 per pound.
Godfrey’s Last Stand
📍 1232 State Route 264, Phoenix
There really is no shortage of blueberry patches in Oswego County. But out of all the options, Godfrey’s Last Stand is open later than most. Open weekdays from 8am til 7pm and weekends from 8am til 6pm, there’s just enough time to pick some blueberries after work one day. Pick-your own berries are $2.75 per pound and visitors are asked to bring their own containers.
Grangers Christmas Tree Farm
📍 380 Tubbs Rd, Mexico
Believe it or not, Grangers Christmas Tree Farm in Mexico, NY has more than just Christmas trees. In fact, the farm excels during blueberry season. The fields are open daily from 9am til 5pm, and blueberries are $2 per pound. And unlike other farms, Grangers is dog-friendly.
If you’re looking for a small and simple family-owned blueberry farm, check out Halls Blueberry Farm in West Monroe. The blueberry fields are open daily until 5pm; be sure to check their Facebook page for any weather updates or unexpected closures. Pick-your-own blueberries are just $2 per quart. Additional pre-picked quarts are available at the fruit stand.
Holst U-Pick Blueberries
📍 772 State Route 49, Bernhards Bay
Blueberry picking and lake views? It doesn’t get much better than that! Located along the northern shore of Oneida Lake, Holst U-Pick Blueberries has been a popular berry-picking spot for many years. The fields are open Monday through Saturday, 8am until 3pm. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own containers to fill them with blueberries for $2 per pound. Pre-picked quarts are also available for $6.50.
Stan’s Berry Patch
📍 208 County Route 84, West Monroe
According to Stan’s Berry Patch‘s Facebook page, they have quite an abundance of fresh, juicy blueberries waiting to be picked! And they planted an additional 80 bushes this spring to increase the crop for future years. Head over to Stan’s in West Monroe to fill up your containers with blueberries for $2.20 per pound. The patch is open Tuesday through Sunday, 8am to 6pm.
What to make with blueberries that you picked
Will you start your day with some blueberry crepes, blueberry pancakes, or blueberry muffins? Maybe you’ll enjoy some blueberry tea or blueberry smoothies throughout the day. Perhaps a blueberry cocktail? Pork chops with a blueberry glaze? Or will you go the dessert route with some blueberry pie, blueberry crisp, blueberry crumble, blueberry cobbler, blueberry cake, blueberry cookies, blueberry parfaits, blueberry tarts, blueberry donuts, blueberry ice cream…? There truly are endless options.
PS – Just like blueberries are healthy for humans, they also provide great benefits for dogs. In moderation. Feel free to toss your pup a few blueberries to enjoy with you. My dogs love them!