8/07/2009

Organic Blueberry Picking in the Berkshires: Blueberry Hill Farm, Mt. Washington, MA



It's blueberry season in the Berkshires. Blueberry Hill Farm in Mt. Washington on East Road (a 20 minute drive from Great Barrington) is the place to go for pick-your-own, organic blueberries. Mount Washington is a great area to hang out. Besides blueberry picking, there are some wonderful places nearby: Bash Bish Falls, Mt. Everett State Reservation and the famed Appalachian Trail. There are also tons of dairies just a short drive away. Some of them will be featured in the coming weeks, along with blueberry recipes that I'll be sharing with you here at alli411.


OK, I'm a little biased, my husband's grandfather planted heirloom, high-bush blueberries many years ago when he founded Blueberry Hill Farm.

Now there are acres and acres of organic blueberries available for $2 per lb. (a sweet deal compared to over $3 a pint in the stores and farm stands).

Jax (the adorable kid below and one of the family) is Blueberry Hill Farm's Blueberry Baby 2009. At just one year of age she is already carrying on the Austin Farm tradition of blueberry picking.


Directions to Blueberry Hill Farm from Great Barrington: Going south on Main Street:
  • Turn right onto Route 23/41, just south of town.
  • Drive approximately 5 miles to South Egremont.
  • Just past South Egremont, turn left onto Route 41.
  • About 100 yards down Route 41, turn right onto Mt. Washington Road.
  • We are approimately 7 to 8 miles from this intersection.
  • Please note that Mt. Washington Road turns into East Street.

Blueberry Hill Farm
100 East Street
Mt. Washington, MA 01258

Found this article useful? Mention Alli411 in your post, subscribe to our feed, link to us, or bookmark this site. Thanks for your support!

3 comments:

Charles G Thompson said...

Pick your own is such a great summer activity. What a great place to have in the family. It looks incredibly beautiful there. Bring some back for us!

KK's InterNetWork Cafe said...

What a great place! You so make me want to come out there all the way from Mississippi - even though I can pick blueberries at my Mom's house...

I love your blog and your site! Found yout through Jason Sadler's I wear your shirt calendar...(so you know you made a great decision!)

Kudos for your out of the box thinking!


KK

Alli411 said...

Charles: Good idea. Maybe I'll freeze them and bring them back to LA. Blueberry pizza ;)

KK: Thanks for stopping by KK, all the way from Mississippi.