Living in Arizona, there are a couple of different things I wish my kiddos could do like I did growing up. One of those things is picking blueberries. Growing up in the south, there are lots of opportunities to pick berries but in the desert…not so much.
Organic Blueberry Picking in Georgetown
Knowing we had the opportunity for the boys to go organic blueberry picking in Georgetown, I jumped on it. I started researching a place nearby we could check out and I stumbled upon the Winyah Organic Blueberry Farm. A small little farm only a few miles away sounded perfect for the boys.
Hours. I had trouble finding out the hours you could go blueberry picking so we decided just to show up at the farm. Turns out they are open most days during typical business hours. We showed up right before the owner was going to run some pickers home and she was so sweet. She left the door unlocked and told us to go with the honor system when it came to picking.
Baskets. You don’t have to bring your own basket as they will provide one for you. However, once you’re finished, you put your blueberries in a ziplock bag to take home. I try to avoid using single-use plastics so if you are conscious as well, make sure to bring your own container to take your berries home.
Pricing. If you would like to pick the blueberries yourself, it is $4 a pound. If you want to just pick up prepicked blueberries then it is only $5 a pound. I don’t know about you but I pay quite a bit for organic blueberries at home so these prices are a great price point.
When we showed up at the farm, I had no idea that blueberries grew on trees. I was so amazed! However, I did come to find out that they actually are meant to be shrubs, they were just overgrown at the moment. Either way, I thought they grew on vines like blackberries!
I digress. The boys and my sweet little niece had the best time picking blueberries in Georgetown. The two babies were eating them by the handfuls as we were picking and my older two loved filling the baskets with blueberries.
We ended up with 2lbs before calling it quits since we knew we couldn’t eat more than that and I definitely didn’t want to be wasteful. We didn’t have any change so we left a $20 bill to cover our tab so be sure to bring smaller bills if you think you will need change. I’m sure the owner would have helped us out if she were still there, however.
Overall, we had a great time picking blueberries in Georgetown and it will definitely be a yearly tradition for when we visit. The boys learned more about where our found comes from and how to appreciate it a little more. If you’re in the area or looking for berry picking in general, be sure to check out the Winyah Organic Blueberry Farm.
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