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 early August 2019, but you can always click through the links to get the latest information from the source!)
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. Check their Facebook Page for open times; they generally are closed Wednesday, and open late on Thursdays and Fridays.
Trueman Blueberry Farm outside 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; check for availability. The farm is open seven days a week. Watch for updates on their Facebook Page.
Ramsay’s High Bush Blueberries is located between Havelock and Petitcodiac. 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 is not opening for the 2019 season.
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!