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Best U-Pick Blueberry Farms in Southwest Missouri

We rounded up some of the best u-pick blueberry patches in southwest Missouri, so you can get a head start on planning your own personal harvest.

By Katie Pollock Estes

Jun 2019

The Best Places To Pick Blueberries in Southwest, MO
Photo courtesy ShutterstockThe Top Places To Pick Blueberries This Summer in Missouri

Blueberry season starts mid-June and runs through mid-July. That means you have about one month to get your fill of those luscious blue beauties. The versatile blueberry is one of Mother Nature’s sweetest candies. Eat them raw, toss them into a bowl of oatmeal, layer them in a yogurt parfait or use them for any number of juicy, gooey, beautifully purple baked treats. 

The trick to pulling off the perfect blueberry season is to start with a game plan. This list of local u-pick berry spots can help you decide where to get started. Picking berries is a great outing with the kids. Bring them along for the fun, and then try our easy blueberry lemonade recipe once you get home. If you find you’ve picked too many berries, don’t worry. Blueberries freeze for use all year long. One more bonus: Blackberry season runs about the same time as blueberry season. That means you might be able to snag blackberries while you’re out pickin’.

Persimmon Hill Farm

367 Persimmon Hill Lane, Lampe
Tuesdays - Saturdays, 7 am to 7 pm

While You’re There

Order a Thunder Muffin, Persimmon Hill’s ultra-massive blueberry muffin. Be sure to bring lots of water and sunscreen while you’re picking. 

Black and Blue Berry Farm

5313 S. Farm Road 241, Rogersville
417-396-8333
BlueBerries: $3.75 per pound for U-pick or ​$5.50 pint for pre-picked

While You’re There

Dig into a bowl of homemade blueberry ice cream. You should also check out the old fashioned recipes they have online. Blueberry sugar cake anyone?

Sunshine Valley Farm

8011 E. State Highway AD, Rogersville
417-753-2698

While You’re There

Make a reservation for a meal at Harvest Restaurant, located at Sunshine Valley Farm.

Blueberry Lemonade Recipe
Photo courtesy Shutterstock

Kid-Friendly Blueberry​ Lemonade

Ingredients:

3 cups fresh blueberries
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ cup sugar (plus more to taste)
8 mint leaves (optional)
5 cups water, plus 1 cup

Instructions:

1. Blend blueberries, lemon juice, sugar, mint and 1 cup water in a blender. Strain through a sieve and discard solids and seeds.
2. Stir together the blueberry mixture and remaining water.
3. Serve over ice and garnish with lemon slices. (Hint: You can freeze this mixture into ice pops too!)

U-Pick Strawberry Guide

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Need more berries? Find out the best places to pick strawberries in southwest, MO this year.