The Ultimate Guide to Picking Blueberries Around Birmingham

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My husband and I have been picking blueberries at various farms in the area for years. It doesn’t take long to pick a couple of gallons, and I swear the berries are bigger than anything that can be bought in grocery stores. Plus they freeze well, so the blueberries can be used year-round (assuming they don’t get eaten first).

Some Blueberry Picking Pointers

Since blueberry season typically starts around June, I do have a few pointers:

  • Go early, as in 8:00 a.m. or earlier if possible. Most places that we’ve been to are open fields with little shade. The earlier you can go, the better.
  • Wear a hat and sunscreen. Again, most places we’ve been have very little shade!
  • Wear good shoes, preferably close-toed. You may be doing a bit of walking. I would also recommend rain boots if it has recently rained.
  • If possible, verify that your chosen farm will be open on the day you want to go. This means checking social media or even a phone call. I especially recommend this when it’s early or late in the season, or if your chosen farm is highly-traveled.

Where to Pick Blueberries Near Birmingham

Without further ado, here’s a list of blueberry farms in the metro Birmingham area:

Baty Farm

400 Baty Road
Cleveland, AL 35049
(205) 559-7711

Baty Farm is located in Cleveland, about 45 minutes northeast of Birmingham. Blueberries are $10.00 per gallon. They are open 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Bear Mountain Blueberry Farm

8245 Clayton Road
Springville, AL 35146
(205) 286-2272

Bear Mountain Blueberry Farm is located in Springville, about 30 minutes northeast of Birmingham. Blueberries are $10.00 per gallon. Hours are 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays as long as the weather isn’t rainy. No pesticides are used, so there will be bugs. Bring bug spray, sunscreen, and water. Cash only.

Dry Valley Vineyard

1280 County Road 89
Montevallo, AL 35115
(205) 983-1123

Dry Valley Vineyard is located in Montevallo, about 45 minutes south of Birmingham. They are open July, August, and September, Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 pm. No pesticides are used.

Holmestead Farm

6582 County Rd 7
Talladega, AL 35160
(256) 404-4316

Holmestead Farm is an organic-practiced berry, fruit, and vegetable farm located in Talladega, about an hour and a half southeast of Birmingham. In addition to blueberries, they also offer many other kinds of produce, pies, and other goodies in their country store. Hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Check their Facebook page on bad weather days to verify they are open.

Judy Bee’s Honey and Berry Farm

1601 Downs Road
Mount Olive, AL 35117
(205) 631-2895

Judy Bee’s Honey and Berry Farm is located in Mount Olive, about 20 minutes north of Birmingham. Blueberries are $15.00 per gallon. They are open from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Saturday hours are from 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Call ahead to make an appointment outside of regularly scheduled times. They stress to bring water, a hat, and bug spray.

K&D Farm

658 Townsend Road
Woodstock, AL 35188
(205) 602-7802

K&D Farm is located in Woodstock, about 45 minutes southeast of Birmingham. Blueberries are $8.00 per gallon. No pesticides are used, so bring bug spray. Call or send a Facebook message about when you would like to come pick blueberries!

Lang’s Blueberry Farm

14727 Bel Aire Est
Coker, AL 35452
(205) 339-7814

Lang’s Blueberry Farm is located in Coker, about an hour west of Birmingham. Blueberries are $8.00 a gallon.

Leavelle Farms

17952 Foxfire Road
Buhl, AL 35446
(205) 339-7723

Leavelle Farms is located in Buhl, about an hour southwest of Birmingham. Blueberries are $8.00 per gallon bucket. They are open 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. They accept exact cash (no change), check, or Venmo. Check their Facebook page for up-to-date news!

Lyon Blueberry Farm

1700 County Road 56
Wilsonville, AL 35186
(205) 864-5701

Lyon Blueberry Farm is located in Wilsonville, about an hour southeast of Birmingham. They stress to bring sturdy shoes and water! Blueberries are $15.00 per gallon. They are open Wednesday through Sunday from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Call ahead if you want to come on a Monday or Tuesday.

Mae-Berry Blueberry Farm

515 Happy Hollow Road
Odenville, AL 35120
(205) 629-0435

Mae-Berry Blueberry Farm is located in Odenville, about 45 minutes northeast of Birmingham. Mae-Berry Blueberry doesn’t use herbicides or pesticides. Blueberries are $10.00 per gallon. They are open 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. seven days a week. Cash only.

Morgan Creek

181 Morgan Creek Lane
Harpersville, AL 35078
(205) 672-2053

Morgan Creek is located in Harpersville, about 45 minutes southeast of Birmingham. They are mainly known for local wines you see stocked in local grocery stores, but blueberries can also be picked at the winery! Blueberries are $8.00 for every half-gallon or $15.00 per gallon. They are open 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Check Facebook for up-to-date information!

Mountain Meadows Farm

1842 County Road 30
Columbiana, AL 35051
(205) 260-3124

Mountain Meadows Farm is located in Columbiana, about an hour south of Birmingham. Blueberries are $27.00 per gallon. Mountain Meadows Farm is open Monday through Saturday.

Smith’s Farm

8939 Highway 51
Sterrett, AL 35147
(205) 678-6994

Smith’s Farm is located in Sterrett, about 45 minutes southeast of Birmingham. Blueberries are $2.00 per pound. Hours are 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Cash or check only.

Tuscan Pointe Farm

12170 Rivervista Drive
Cottondale, AL 35453
(205) 887-1812

Tuscan Pointe Farm is located in Cottondale, about an hour southwest of Birmingham. Blueberries are $12.00 per gallon. They open at 6:00 a.m. during blueberry season. Check their Facebook page for updated news!

The Vogel Farm, LLC

2824 West Ashby Road
Brierfield, AL 35035
(205) 915-2932

Vogel Farm is a pesticide-free farm located in Brierfield, about an hour south of Birmingham. They stress that you may encounter bees while out and about, so take proper precautions. Blueberries are $10.00 per gallon. They are open 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Cash only.

blueberry picking near Birmingham
Elle and June’s first trip to Vogel Farm one year ago.

Wadsworth Blueberry Farms

330 Wadsworth Road
Cropwell, AL 35054
(205) 525-4708

Wadsworth Blueberry Farms is located in Cropwell, about 45 minutes east of Birmingham. Wadsworth Farms is a fourth-generation family farm, originally opened in 1911. Today they grow blueberries, pine timber, and cattle. Blueberries are $14.00 per gallon. They are open dawn to dusk seven days a week, depending on weather. Cash or check only.

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Kristina is an Alabama native who came to Birmingham in 2005 for college (has it really been 15 years?!). She had lived in Muscle Shoals her whole life up until that point. After graduating from UAB in 2009 with a degree in journalism and a minor in music, she married Paul in 2011. Paul has worked in the tech industry since 2009. Kristina has had several jobs in the area - everything from banking, veterinary medicine and receptionist. She most recently worked from home as low-level tech support. Kristina and Paul had the biggest surprise of their lives when they went in for the first 8-week ultrasound and found out that they were expecting "spontaneous" twins! Everything was going to change already, but they had to multiply it by two! Two girls, Elle and June, were born in July 2019 and nothing has been the same since. Kristina is now a stay-at-home mom to Elle and June and it has been the most rewarding job of all! Kristina, Paul, Elle and June make home in Alabaster, where you can usually find them on the weekends. They like going around to the things in the area, such as shopping and going on walks in the park. The babies are famous - neither Kristina or Paul can go anywhere alone without people asking about the twins!