U-Pick Organic Blueberries at Duckworth Family Farm in Sebastopol
Blueberries are one of summer's most delicious (and healthy) treats and like most fruit, they always taste better right after you pick them. You can pick your own berries and taste the difference this summer at Duckworth Family Farm in Sebastopol, which offers blueberry u-pick on Saturdays through the end of the season. A trip here is always one of the highlights of our summer, and we can't wait to visit again to pick more berries!
U-pick hours at Duckworth Family Farm this season are on Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm. Apparently blueberries picked early in the morning away from the heat of the day taste better and last longer, so try to reserve an early slot if you can.
The berries here are certfied organic and they're delicious! We visited this weekend and had a fantastic time picking blueberries, visiting farm animals, and treating ourselves to some amazing blueberry ice cream.
Strap a picking bucket around your waist and head out into the blueberry fields to start picking. The blueberry plants are low to the ground and the berries are easy to pick, so it's perfect for little ones who might have a hard time picking apples or other fruit. Blueberries cost $5.99 per pound, which is a great deal for certified organic berries.
You can also visit with some friendly farm animals like horses, sheep, chickens and geese. There's plenty of room on this 80-acre farm and plenty of families were relaxing under the trees with a picnic.
The blueberries from Duckworth Family Farm really taste way better than the kind you get at the grocery store, probably because we picked them that morning. They're perfect for baking into pies or muffins or of course just eating as-is. It's a fun and delicious experience and a great outing for the whole family.
If You Go
Duckworth Family Farm is open for blueberry u-pick on Saturdays through mid-July or until berries run out. Advance reservations are required; reservations usually open at 6:30 am the Thursday prior to the picking event (e.g. reservations for Saturday, June 25 will open on Thursday, June 23). U-pick slots fill up quickly, so make sure you make your reservations as soon as you can. Sign up for their email list on their website (www.duckworthfarmblueberries.com) to get the latest details and reminder emails. There is a $5 per car parking fee, cash or check preferred.
Blueberries cost $5.99 per pound. Blueberry ice cream, in sugar cones or cups, costs $5. A limited variety of hot and cold drinks and baked goods are available for sale. You'll find a variety of picnic tables and benches throughout the farm, so feel free to bring a picnic and relax after picking your berries.
They're located at 2950 Canfield Road in Sebastopol. To get there, take highway 101 to the Highway 116/Sebastopol exit and head west on Highway 116. In Sebastopol, turn left onto Bloomfield Road, then follow Bloomfield Road west. Turn left at the stop sign (you're still on Bloomfield Road) and go straight at the second stop sign which leads you onto Canfield Road. Duckworth Family Farm will be on your right.
Wear sturdy shoes and clothes that you don't mind get dirty—you're on a farm, after all. Restroom facilities with hand-washing stations are available for guests.
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