We’re excited for you to come visit! Here are a few tips to make your trip to Danamay Farm a success and make the most of your berries.
Plan Your Visit
When is fruit available and what can we pick?
Picking season varies each year, depending on weather. Generally, blueberries are mid-June and finish late July and blackberries begin late June and end late July.
Do you need an appointment for picking?
No appointment necessary, come during picking hours which are posted on Sunday evening. Hours are subject to change due to weather and ripe fruit. We recommend checking our Facebook page or picking times on our website for up-to-date information.
Do we need to bring containers?
Buckets for picking and bags to bring your fruit home are provided. It’s advisable to bring a cooler if you travel more than 30 minutes to get fruit home.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, check, and credit cards with a processing fee.
How much does it cost?
You pay for what you pick and charged by the pound. Blueberries are $4/lb and Blackberries are $3.50/lb.
Are kids welcome?
We are happy to have kids! But please be sure to keep a close eye on them and monitor their picking habits.
Can I bring my pet?
We love animals as much as you do, but for the consideration of all please do not bring your pets with you.
How do I get there?
Please visit our contact page for address and directions.
How do I care for fresh-picked fruit?
Cool your berries as quickly as possible. Do not leave them in a hot car or sitting in the sun.
Do not wash berries until you are ready to eat or use them.
Do not leave berries tied up in a bag. Open them up and let them "breathe".
Fresh berries do not last long, enjoy them quickly!
How can I freeze fresh-picked berries?
You can wash berries either before freezing or when you are ready to use the fruit, but make sure berries are relatively dry before freezing.
Spread our your fruit on rimmed baking sheets and place in freezer for a couple of hours.
Once fruit is frozen through, dump into freezer bags for storage and place back in the freezer. This allows you to scoop out the needed amount when your ready to use.
Where does the name 'Danamay Farm' come from?
We get this question a lot! Here's a quick blog post with the story.
How long have you been open?
We began planning and ground preparation in 2010 and planted our blueberries in 2012. Our first picking season was 2015! Visit our blog for more of the story!
Is your farm organic?
We are not a certified organic farm, but we strive to use healthy, sustainable methods for growing our produce. We use organic practices whenever possible. We eat everything we grow and having safe, healthful food is important to us.
Please be sure to wash your hands, as we are picking fruit intended for consumption.
If you dump a bucket of berries, do your best to pick up all of the fruit.
Please do not be wasteful, and only pick ripe fruit.
Please stay within the boundaries of where we set you up for picking.
Be considerate of others and the environment.
We love opening up our farm to you, please remember this is also our home.