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Commercial Pick

Money grows on bushes at Blueberry Acres – you just have to pick it off to get paid! Have another job and would like to pick during free time or holidays? Enjoy the good weather in the blueberry fields with all our fantastic commercial pickers earning extra money at the same time. Full days or part days!

Our blueberries conveniently grow within easy reach on high bushes. Most cultivated varieties of blueberries grow large and sweet – it doesn’t take long to fill up your containers.

Commercial Pick COVID-19 Protocol

Everyone is to have a mask. Masks are to be worn on the bus, when passing people in the rows, when taking berries to the check out stations and when waiting in line/at the cash window and anywhere that you can not physically distance. Please bring your Mask with you as they will not be provided.

Limit personal items taken to the field. If you require a stool, please bring one that can be sanitized.

Absolutely no eating or smoking in the fields.

Please bring a water bottle (screw cap style) with you. You can refill at the water stations.

No personal picking containers. You must use ours. There is also a limit of 4 buckets per person at any one time.

Harnesses will be available for purchase at $10.00 each. Once purchased, they are yours to maintain and keep.

The number of people that will be permitted on the bus will be greatly reduced. Please be patient and wait you turn.

Please note that the Government has imposed very tight guidelines that we must follow in order to operate. Please adhere to these at all times.

The commercial harvest starts in late July, early August and runs through October, weather and crop dependent. The weather and crop do determine picking so check by calling our commercial pick line, 902-582-7095 daily for updated picking times and locations. Updates are given daily by 7 am.

Our commercial blueberry fields are located in Sheffield Mills on Saxon Street and Middle Dyke Road. We also have commercial picking fields on Jackson Barkhouse Road and Weaver Road in Medford.

For the commercial pick you will need comfortable clothing, lunch, water and sunscreen for a lucrative day of blueberry picking. You will not be required to bring a picking container, these will be provided for you.   Harnesses are available for sale at the pay window for $10.00.

We ask that all pickers sanitize their hands after eating or having a drink of water, after using the washroom and before picking. We provide in field hand sanitizer stations for our pickers.
All children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Commercial picking is paid by the pound. Depending on the bushes being picked and how fast you pick, determines the amount you can earn. The rate per pound changes throughout the season. You will be provided with a scan card.  When you turn in your blueberries to the truck, you will scan your card and the weight will be recorded in the system . It is up to the picker to be responsible for their issued card. Any lost or forgotten cards cannot and will not be re-issued.

At the end of each day, you are issued a print out for how much you have picked throughout the day. Then you take your slip to the pay window where your slip gets exchanged for cash. if you have any questions or issues do not leave the pay window until you feel satisfied with the amount issued being correct.

It is up to the picker to be responsible for their issued slip. Any lost or forgotten slips cannot and will not be re-issued.

The pay window is the only place to turn your slip in for payment; unless you have previously set up with payroll to be paid by cheque.

We have parking areas available at the fields and we ask that you please lock your vehicle. Buses will transport you to the field being picked.