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:
400 Baty Road
Cleveland, AL 35049
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
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
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.
6582 County Rd 7
Talladega, AL 35160
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
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.
658 Townsend Road
Woodstock, AL 35188
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
Lang’s Blueberry Farm is located in Coker, about an hour west of Birmingham. Blueberries are $8.00 a gallon.
17952 Foxfire Road
Buhl, AL 35446
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
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
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.
181 Morgan Creek Lane
Harpersville, AL 35078
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
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.
8939 Highway 51
Sterrett, AL 35147
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
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
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.
Wadsworth Blueberry Farms
330 Wadsworth Road
Cropwell, AL 35054
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.
What’s your favorite place around Birmingham for blueberry picking? Did we include your favorite spot? Tell us in the comments below!