Pittsboro-Chapel Hill outdoors: Blueberry picking at Herndon Hills Farm (Durham, NC)
Remember the time (last year) I started the Pittsboro-Chapel Hill Outdoors series, and I actually posted a few entries? And then remember when Baby #3 decided to wake up and become mobile, and I never wrote another series post? Well I'm not making any promises on whether I can actually find the time to revive the series, but here's an attempt.
I wrote this post after we went blueberry picking last year, and then somehow I never actually posted it. But you're in luck, because this year I remembered to post it just as the short blueberry-picking season is starting.
I'm sure there are pick-your-own blueberry farms closer to where we live now, but we've been going to Herndon Hills Farm (Durham, NC), a family-run, certified-organic farm, every summer for several years now, and we'll keep going as long as they'll have us.
Parking logistics & hours: The parking lot is a large grassy field, which can get very muddy. The farm is small, so the blueberries are not far from the parking. The fields are wet in the mornings; wear boots or sneakers. It can get crowded, so get there very early. We've never braved it on a weekend, but even on weekdays it draws a lot of blueberry and blackberry lovers. Days and hours change depending on how many berries are available, so be sure to check for updates on their Facebook page before you go.
Strollers: Hmm...the rows are probably wide enough for a stroller, but it would have to be all-terrain.
Bathrooms: I'm pretty sure there was a portopotty set up last year, but don't quote me on it.
7110 Massey Chapel Road/Barbee Rd
Here is a previous post I wrote about blueberry picking at Herndon Hills.
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2/26/2023 08:19:31 am
Imagine you are picking up all the sweet blueberries and placing them in a bucket! What a satisfaction. Well, now that you know about blueberry farming, let’s move on to harvesting them.
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