THE 2017 Blueberry U-Pick Season Is Almost Here
LET THE BLUEBERRY PICKING BEGIN!
Zelma’s is now open weekends for the 2017 blueberry you pick season. The bushes are full and we already have ripe berries with more on the way — as you can see from our photos. We are looking forward to seeing all of our regular customers and to make new friends. We are excited about seeing you all very soon. And thanks to all of our return customers who have made this business so special to the extended Hadley family and all the people who work so hard at Aunt Zelma’s Blueberries. We love meeting all of you and hope you have a great experience on our family farm.
The farm will reopen to the public in the 2017 picking season. Open from 9 AM through 5 PM. We provide the buckets and weigh the blueberries that are actually picked. Although the market price varies, typically the price runs approximately 4 dollars a pound which is roughly 1/2 of the typical grocery store price.
We do have picnic tables under shade trees so that you have the opportunity to make it a real outing, and we are conveniently located right on US Highway 301 approximately 18 miles north of Ocala. We would very much enjoy having you and your students come visit us at Aunt Zelma’s Blueberries.
Zelma’s Blueberries offers a U-Pick option for our customers. We love to have people out at the farm and have made our You-Pick season a key part our our blueberry growing operation. Picking season varies depending on weather and when the berries ripen in the fields.
Picking starts around 10 a.m. as soon as the berries dry.
If you have a group larger than 15 people or have any special needs, please call ahead so we can have extra staff on site to help out. Our number is 352-317-6110.
We are open seven days a week, but the focus on you pick is Friday Saturday and Sunday, with the hours from 10 AM to 5 PM. Frankly we usually close about six because we still have people in the field at that time.
We have seven varieties of blueberries on the property, including Windsor and Sweet Crisp.
The weather has been very favorable for blueberries this year and we have an exceptionally good crop.
We hope to see everyone out at the farm. Look for our blueberry signs on U.S. 301 in Island Grove near Cross Creek and just 18 miles north of Ocala near Country Road 325 from Gainesville, Florida.