Our blueberry and raspberry u-picks are now closed for the season.

COVID-19

Please read the COVID-19 rules carefully before showing up to pick.

  • You are not permitted to bring your own picking containers as they will not be able to be sanitized.  New boxes are available.\
  • Hand sanitizer and paper towel dispenser will be available upon entering the u-pick
    You are not permitted to bring your own food,  you are permitted to bring a beverage into the field as long as it has a screw cap where you are drinking out of the body of the bottle not the lid (bottles with a spout or flip lid are not acceptable). Water will be available in the field.
  • COVID-19 regulations restricts the consumption of fruit in the field or on the bus, no eating of fruit.
  • Masks will be mandatory while on the bus and passing in the rows
  • Please respect the 2m social distancing  rule (2 blueberry bushes apart)
  • No pets allowed in the fields.
  • No smoking in the fields.
  • You will be shown where to pick and given enough space for your box(s).  You cannot walk around in another customers space.

It is important that these rules are followed during your visit to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff members.

Looking forward to seeing you at the u-pick!

Please call our U-pick line for daily picking information

1 (902) 582-1482

Blueberry u-pick:

1225 Middle Dyke Rd.
Centreville, NS.

Raspberry u-pick:

366 Gibson Woods Rd.
Centreville, NS.

Blueberry U-pick

Our blueberry u-pick season is always a great time of year, beginning in late July/early August, running through to mid /late September. Please join us at Blueberry Acres for a fun time picking highbush blueberries in the beautiful Annapolis Valley. If you have any questions while here, our friendly u-pick staff is available to help you.

Please call ahead to ensure we are open for the day as the u-pick is weather and crop dependant. 1-(902)-582-1482

Weather and crop permitting, our blueberry u-pick is open from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday and 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday from season opening to Labour Day. 9am to 5pm seven days a week after Labour Day.

Please call 902-582-1482 for daily updates, and follow us on Facebook: Blueberry Acres U-pick.

Seniors’ hours are 8-10am Monday through Friday from season opening through Labour Day and 9-10am after Labour Day to the end of the season.  We recommend that seniors and those with disabilities pick between 8 and 10am when it is cooler and typically, not as busy.

Due to field placement COVID-19 regulations, it is highly recommended that families pick between 3 – 5pm, when it is typically less crowded, and much better for a group setting.

Our blueberry u-pick is weather (and crop) permitting. For daily information about our our u-pick please call 902-582-1482, and and follow us on Facebook: Blueberry Acres U-pick

We have designed our Blueberry Acres U-pick box (holds 10 – 12 lbs depending on berry size) for your carrying, travelling, storing and freezing convenience.

Unfortunately, we are not able to sanitize your used Blueberry Acres boxes, therefore, your used boxes cannot be taken to the field.

New this year, we are providing fibre pints to pick into for dumping berries into your box, as we are unable to sanitize our plastic buckets with laces which we have provided customers in prior years.  These pints are yours to take home if you wish…please remember though, just like your box needing to be covered on the bus for safety reasons, the fibre pints need to be empty on the bus, as blueberries on the floor are a safety hazard.

Be prepared for the sun! We recommend you bring a hat and put sun screen on, just like at the beach!

Due to COVID-19 regulations, please bring your mask.  Masks must be worn on the bus to the fields, and when passing in your row.  If you are unable to wear a mask, we have shields available for $5

Please leave all valuables at home, as personal items cannot be taken into the fields due to possible contamination.  Although we will have a parking attendant, we are not responsible for any theft.

We have many different varieties of u-pick blueberries: Blue Crop, Blue Ray, Bonus, Berkley, Duke, Jersey and Spartan. Each berry offers a unique flavour and is equally nutritious and delicious.

It does not take long to pick our blueberries. In just 10 minutes you can pick enough blueberries for two delicious blueberry pies!!

Our blueberries cost $2.90/lb. 

Due to the increased cost of our Blueberry Acres u-pick boxes, we have found it necessary to charge a $1.00 fee for each new box.

You can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Debit or cash.

There is a $1.00 charge for credit and debit sales under $5.00.

We are only a short drive to Canning or Kentville.

Our cafe has yummy ice cream and snacks.

Unless we are picking around our U-pick building, a u-pick bus will shuttle you to and from the blueberry fields. For safety reasons, there cannot be any open blueberries or food on the bus; all blueberries must stay ENCLOSED in their containers.

New this year, we are asking that you drive your cars to our second location of u-pick fields on Saxon Street, just 1.5 km from Blueberry Acres, when we are picking there.  This is necessary, as we need to leave an empty seat between each group of customers on the buses, therefore we are only able to utilize less than half of the normal occupancy.

For anyone with a mobility issue, we have reserved a section beside our U-pick building for easy access.

We do not allow pets in our blueberry fields due to our Blueberry Acres retail farm audits and health concerns. As pets can perish when left in vehicles, please leave them home while visiting.

Freezing your blueberries is a great way to enjoy them at a later time. Your berries can be directly frozen in the Blueberry Acres u-pick boxes. Please save our u-pick boxes…..hopefully you will be able to bring them back to pick in next year when, or if, we are past the strict COVID-19 regulations.

We recommend checking out our Country Magic recipes page for some great ways to prepare your blueberries.

November through July, we sell 5lb boxes of frozen blueberries from Nova Agri Inc, 1225 Middle Dyke Road, Centreville, through our administration office, (upstairs above our U-pick Retail/Café).

During our commercial blueberry harvest (August through October) 5lb boxes of fresh blueberries can be bought at our U-pick Retail/Café and our U-pick Front Porch during the u-pick season; otherwise, upstairs at our administration office. The office is open 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday.

To place an order beforehand, please call 1-902-670-1346 or 1-902-582-1445 Ext 230

If the administration office is inaccessible to the public due to COVID-19 regulations, please call 902-670-1346 to order your berries.

We also sell Country Magic blueberries in retail stores.

We have parking available at Blueberry Acres when picking at 1225 Middle Dyke Road.

New this year, we are asking that you drive your cars to our second location of u-pick fields on Saxon Street, just 1.5 km from Blueberry Acres, when we are picking there.  This is necessary, as we need to leave an empty seat between each group of customers, therefore will only be able to utilize less than half of the normal occupancy.

Please lock your vehicle, as we are not responsible for items that could get stolen.  Valuables should be left at home.

There will be a parking attendant to help you park, and for directions to the bus pickup or retail.  The location of our bus pick-up has changed from previous years.

Raspberry & Tomato U-pick

Our raspberry and grape tomato u-pick season begins in mid-July and runs through to Thanksgiving. Please join us at our Vital Berry tunnels for a fun time u-picking in the beautiful Annapolis Valley. If you have any questions while here, our friendly u-pick staff is available to help you.

Our raspberry and grape tomato u-pick is open from 9am to 5pm six days a week, closed on Wednesday. Our raspberry and grape tomato u-pick runs from the mid July through to Thanksgiving. Call, in season, for daily updates 902-582-1482 and check updates on Facebook at Blueberry Acres U-pick and Country Magic Produce.

Our raspberry and grape tomatoes are grown in greenhouse style tunnels, so you can leisurely pick rain or shine!

We provide fiber pints for you to pick in.

We recommend that you bring a box or tray to carry the fibre pints in.

It doesn’t take long to pick a pint of raspberries or grape tomatoes.

Our u-pick costs:

  • $4.00/pint of raspberries
  • At our Vital Berry location, we only have the ability to accept CASH for payment.

We only accept cash at our raspberry and grape tomato u-pick.

Our raspberry and grape tomato u-pick is located at Vital Berry, 366 Gibson Woods Rd., just 2 minutes from Blueberry Acres. Ten minutes from the 101. Take exit 12 North off Hwy 101. Go straight through three sets of lights and two stop signs. At the second stop sign, turn left and continue 100 ft., then turn right. Just past Blueberry Acres, make a left on Saxon St. Drive approximately 2 km to a stop sign, then turn right onto to Gibson Woods Rd. Travel 300 ft and you will be arriving at the U-pick on your right.

You can’t miss our tunnels!

We are only a short drive to Canning and Kentville.

The ground in the tunnels is a bit uneven between the rows of canes. Parking is available right next to the tunnels.

We do not allow pets in our greenhouse tunnels because of our Vital Berry retail farm audits and health concerns.

Raspberries can be frozen in any closed container.

We recommend checking out our Country Magic recipes page for some great ways to prepare your raspberries and grape tomatoes.

We have parking available at the tunnels and ask that you please lock your vehicle.