DAYS/HOURS OF OPERATION: FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY 9-4 (closed Monday-Thursday)
To provide clean, healthy and delicious fruit for our family and local community.
Blueberries Olé! LLC is a small farm that’s run by a husband-and-wife team. The husband is a 5th-generation farmer and decided to give blueberries a try after a career as a broccoli grower. In 2009 the first berries were harvested. Their daughter suggested the idea of allowing her friends to come out and pick berries and the U-PICK blueberry farm was born. Since those early years, strawberries, blackberries, apricots, lavender, and tomatoes have been added. Mike and Carol are committed to no pesticide use at the blueberry farm.
Below are just a few of the items you will find out at the U-PICK farm:
We offer several varieties of blueberries and introduce new varieties as old plants tire out, in an effort to provide quality fruit over a more extended grow period. Our Blueberry U-Pick season runs from April through July. This year we are open for picking April 22, 2020.
The Freedom variety of blackberries are thorn-less and begin ripening in June-July and harvest into September. They develop a high sugar content and are large berries.
Through the Spring and Summer the Albion variety of strawberries are ripe and delicious! We don’t use ANY sprays to manage pesty mites that can plague strawberries. Instead we use IPM (integrated pest management.... good bugs eat the bad) as our method of controlling those pests. In addition, we do not treat the soil with any sprays, organic or otherwise. Instead we rotate the strawberry crop every year which helps avoid root issues.
This year Mike planted a row of daffodil bulbs in the last row of the strawberry plot, offering flowers for customers to cut. In addition, we grow lavender.
In summer, Carol and her grand daughter plant cherry tomatoes which harvest later in the summer and into fall.
Local beekeeper, Jeremy Rose, keeps his hives at our farm. The bees pollinate the blueberry flowers and we sell the honey at our stand. Jeremy is a knowledgeable beekeeper and well known in the Central Coast.
Expert jam maker, Christiana, comes out and picks our fruit which she turns into delicious jams such as Strawberry-Tarragon, Blueberry-Lime, and Summer Apricot....... to name a few. They’ve become a popular hit with our customers.
Good friends, the Ferrari’s, grow olives in the Santa Maria Valley, East of the UPICK Farm, using organic practices. They harvest the olives in the Fall which produce delicious, organic Extra Virgin olive oil. The oil is sold at our stand and sells out by the end of the season.
We are always thinking of and planning for new products to offer at our U-Pick Farm..... STAY TUNED!