Do you know what's sweet? Berries!
Do you know what's even sweeter? Picking your own berries!
Good news: blueberry season in the Heartland is here.
Check out this guide pick your own farms across the area.
Knowlan Family Farm
The whole family is invited to Knowlan Family Farm in Burfordville, Mo.
You can fill up a basket or two of blueberries in their U-Pick farm.
Here you can also get grass fed & grass finished beef, hand-dipped ice cream, and more produce inside their farm store.
Kiddos can even run around in the play area or step inside the petting barn to hang out with some small farm animals.
Location: 3243 State Hwy 34, Burfordville, Missouri
Contact: Follow Knowlan Family Farm on Facebook for more info.
Blueberry Hill Farm
Escape from the hustle and bustle to the rolling hills of the Shawnee National Forest.
That’s where you’ll find Blueberry Hill farm near Cobden, Ill.
Here you can pick all sorts of berries, including strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries.
Location: 675 Wrights Crossing Road, Cobden IL 62920
Times: Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
This family owned and operated farm in Buncombe, Illinois has been in operation since 1994.
They’re known for their fresh local strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries.
Location: 20 United Missionary Lane, Buncombe IL 62912
Times: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. 12 to 6 on Sundays
Contact: 618-559-6127 or visit their Facebook page
This locally owned U-Pick blueberry farm is in Jefferson County, Illinois. You are encouraged to call for picking times.
Location: 23650 N Harmony Ln Texico IL 62889
Times: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays
Contact: (618) 755-9910 or visit their Facebook page
Greer's Lost Creek Blueberries
You can pick your own blueberries or buy them pre-picked at this blueberry farm in Carbondale, Illinois.
Location: 5023 New Hope Lane Carbondale, IL 62902
Times: Regular hours will be 8am-1pm and 4-8pm daily
Contact: (618) 457-5949 or visit their Facebook page
Quint's U-Pick Blueberries
The picking usually starts at this farm the first week of June and lasts for 4 or 5 weeks.
Location: 6658 Unity School Rd Brookport, Illinois 62910
Times: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m.
Contact: (270) 832-0626 or visit their Facebook page
Easy to pick, very delicious! What else do you need?! At Alene’s Garden, you can pick strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries.
Location: 4906 State Highway Z, Gordonville, MO
Times: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Contact: Visit their Facebook page
Pick until you can pick no more at Shelton Farms. You can pick your own and eat as many as you want while picking for $1.00 per pint.
Location: 4373 County Road 651, Bernie, MO
Times: Monday – Saturday open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday
Contact: (573) 281-9360 or visit them on Facebook
Liberty Blueberry Farms
This is a you-pick blueberry and blackberry farm in Farmington, Missouri. If you’d rather not to the work, you can also buy them pre-picked.
Location: 1450 Highway OO Farmington, MO 63640
Times: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. & Saturday-Sunday, 7a-7p
In the Heartland, you will certainly be able to load up at a local farmer’s market.
CLICK HERE to find a market near you.