U-Pick

U-Pick 2020

2019 U-Pick Season is coming soon!  Here are our dates and times of operation:

April 19th - May 11th

Fridays (8-2) & Saturdays (8-4)

 

Find weather related closures on our Facebook page.

**SUBJECT TO CHANGE.**

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U-Pick FAQ

Q. How much is it?

A. If you pick the price is $5/lb and if it is pre-picked by us it is $6.50/lb. 

We due accept credit cards, as well as cash. 

Q. Are you certified organic?

(Due to limited quantities, certified organic is not available at this time.)

 

Yes and no.  After Hurricane Irma hit us in 2017, we experienced devastating destruction to our field.  When we realized we would be replanting much of the field, we made the decision to transition to organic.  All the plants we have in pots are certified organic.  The older plants that made it through Irma will take three years to transition, even though they are cared for the same way as the current certified plants.  That means in 2021 our entire operation will be certified organic!

Q. What should I wear?

A. Wear clothes to protect you from the sun. It is Florida and it is HOT! Bring a hat and lather up with sunscreen.  We also, recommend closed toe walking shoes, for comfort and protection.   

Q. Should I bring my own buckets/bags?

A.  We prefer our patrons to use our 1 gallon picking buckets since our scales are tared for their weight.  We also have harnesses to hold your bucket so you can pick with two hands and get done quicker.  This is especially helpful for those who come to stock their freezer for the year.  Some folks choose to use there own containers to take their blues home.  If you show up empty handed, no worries, we are happy to provide you with paper bags to get them home.

Q. What time of day should we come?

A. Good idea to check the weather - the earlier the better.  If you are interested in the coolest time of the day.   

Q.  Will there be more berries if I come earlier in the season?

A.  Absolutely not!  We pick the same bush over several months.  Every 3-4 days new fruit will ripen up.  If you look closely you can even see blooms on the bushes still.

1291 NE Hansel Ave

Arcadia, Florida 34266

lisa@downsouthbluescorp.com

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