And according to the owner of Backwoods Berry Farm, there are still lots of blueberries available. If you are interested in picking and saving a large quantity for your own use, your opportunity is now! The season will be ending here soon. Blueberries are easier to keep for extended periods than strawberries, just wash well, towel dry and lay out on a cookie sheet in the freezer until frozen well, then save in containers.
During blueberry picking season, the picking hours are more limited than during the strawberry season. The hours they'll be open for U-pick on Saturday, July 3rd, will be from 7:30 A.M. to noon. The best time to pick is as early as possible before it gets hot (sun screen, hats, and bottled water are a good idea). Call ahead to double-check their availability during the week.
If you are interested in going and picking for yourself, the web link is pasted below. Dale and Becky welcome kids to come and pick, but sometimes kids lose interest early and want to call it quits before the job is complete. They do have a cornbox (similar to a sandbox) and playground equipment to help keep the kids entertained. Backwoods Berry Farm is a very family friendly setting and city kids enjoy visiting the farm. The Conrady family are hospitable and make U-pick berries a fun outing.
You can Mapquest driving directions or one easy route is to take I-55 South to the Farmersville exit, take the road west to Girard, go north a few blocks on Route 4 to the stop sign, and then continue westerly.