August is blueberry season in New Brunswick* and there are lots of great u-pick spots in and around the Greater Moncton Area. (This post was updated in 2018; watch for a 2019 update!)
What are your favourite ways to enjoy blueberries? Do you pick your own each summer? I grew up foraging for wild blueberries near our summer property and have wonderful memories of heading out early in the morning to fill a cup so my aunt would make blueberry pancakes for breakfast.
Please share your blueberry memories and must-eats below, I’d love to read about them!
I was gifted a few bushes this year as a milestone birthday gift; I’m hoping to pass on this summer tradition to my kids. Until the bushes grow, though, we’ll need some u-pick options, and we thought you might want a handy list of them, too!
Blue Valley Berries offers a u-pick option within Moncton! Head to the Gorge Road (near Mapleton Park) to enjoy these lovely berries, priced for 2018 at $3.50/lb for u-pick or $5/pint and $8/quart pre-picked. Check their Facebook Page for open times; they generally are closed Tuesdays and Wednesday, and open late on Fridays, with a 9am start time on open days.
Les Petits Fruits de Pré-d’en-Haut in Memramcook offers several u-pick options, including high bush blueberries. The 2018 u-pick hours are 8am until 5pm seven days a week, weather dependant. You can call 758-0987 or check their Facebook page for updates.
Trueman Blueberry Farm in Sackville (which also has a corn maze, sunflower maze, home made ice cream stand, and much more) offers both wild and high-bush blueberries and raspberries for picking. U-pick blueberries are $2.75/lb for 2018. The farm is open seven days a week, noon until 8pm. Watch for updates on their Facebook Page.
Ramsay’s High Bush Blueberries is located between Havelock and Petitcodiac. For the 2018 season, hours are Monday to Saturday, 9am to 7pm, and noon to 5pm on Sundays. U-pick prices are $2.65/lb or $36.50 for a pre-picked flat of 10lbs. Call 750-1234 for updates and questions, or check their Facebook page. (Check out the awesome big red chair they have for fun family photos!)
The Elgin Blueberry U-Pick offers lowbush blueberries at a 2018 price of $3.75 per quart, with pre-picked costing $4 per quart. You can visit weeknights from 5pm to 8:30pm, and Saturdays from 10am until 8:30pm.
Now you can take the family on a picking adventure and fill the house with blueberry pancakes, blueberry muffins (click here for a great recipe from Moncton’s own Ruth Ann Swansburg!), blueberry pies, or just enjoy handfuls of delicious sweetness as a snack!
* Technically you can usually pick blueberries from late July until early September, not just in August, but it’s always a safe bet there will be berries this month. Also, please check if the u-pick you plan to visit accepts cash only or if other payment options are available before heading out.
Also, please note that this is not a paid directory. Information here was collected from various websites and social media, not directly from the business – but we’d love if you let them know you visited because of Pickle Planet! Any omissions, etc are not intentional, and please always double-check the rates, times, etc using the source links provided to ensure you have the most recent information before heading out. Happy blueberry picking!