Between The Bushes Restaurant

Blueberry and Raspberry U-Picks

Blueberry U-Pick

We supply what you need for picking your own “fresh and good-for-you” highbush blueberries. Our friendly u-pick staff is available to answer your questions and make the experience a fun time for all. UPickAt Blueberry Acres we have seven regular varieties of blueberries to u-pick: Blue Crop, Blue Ray, Bonus, Berkley, Duke, Jersey, and Spartan. Each berry offers a unique flavor and is equally nutritious and delicious! At Blueberry Acres u-pick, 10 minutes of picking will give you enough berries for two pies!  Picking starts mid to end July/early August and finishes mid/late September.

Our blueberry u-pick is closed for the 2015 season.  Please call our information line 902-582-1482 for daily updates on the u-picks in season.

  • 5 lb boxes Frozen Blueberries sold throughout the year through our upstairs main office
    • 1225 Middle Dyke Road; 9 – 5, Monday through Friday.  902-582-1445 x 0

Hours of operation: Weather and crop permitting, 9 – 5 seven days a week in August, six days a week in July and September, closed Mondays, except Labour Day weekend – the u-pick is open Labour Day Monday.  We accept cash, Debit, Visa and MasterCard.

Address: 1225 Middle Dyke Road, Centreville, NS.

Unless picking around our building, our bus will take you to and from the field. Your blueberry u-pick experience includes a Blueberry Acres u-pick box for convenient carrying, travel ease and can even be used for freezing the berries in. These u-pick boxes contain between 10 – 12 pounds of blueberries, depending on the size of the berry.  For health and safety reasons, all berries must be in our closed u-pick box on the bus.

We currently supply 2 L containers (with a lace to go over the neck) to pick into, allowing customers both hands to pick with, and the ability to get into the bushes and pick up the branches, getting all the berries.  We would appreciate if customers would make their own picking containers (similar to ours), as we are short of them.

2015 Blueberry Costs:

  • $2.45/lb
  • Experience charge of $3, if less than 6 lbs per person/couple are picked
  • $1 charge for a sale under $5 when using credit and debit cards
  • Accept Visa, MasterCard and good old cash!

Pets are not allowed in the blueberry fields due to our Blueberry Acres retail farm audits and health concerns.  As animals get extremely hot when left in vehicles, please leave your pets at home when visiting any u-pick.

Raspberry & Grape Tomato U-pick upick6      

 

 

 

Enjoy picking fresh red raspberries and delicious grape tomatoes rain or shine. Our crops are grown under European style greenhouse tunnels, allowing you to pick at your leisure regardless of outdoor conditions.

Our raspberry u-pick is open until Thanksgiving: located just two minutes from Blueberry Acres.  A new experience – fun picking in the tunnels.

Hours of operation: Open six days a week, 9 – 5 daily…….cash only; closed Wednesdays.     Our Raspberry U-pick runs mid July through early October!  Enjoy picking raspberries when you are visiting the area picking apples.  Call 582.1482, our u-pick update line, for updates throughout the season and near the first of October for a closing date.

2015 Costs:

  • $3/pint of raspberries, includes the fibre pint
  • $2.50/pint of grape tomatoes
  • $1/pint of beans, when available
  • At our Gibson Woods u-pick location, we only have the ability to accept cash for payment.

Address: Our sister company, Vital Berry Farms, is located at 366 Gibson Woods Rd. between Saxon St. & Highway 221; parking at location.  You can’t miss seeing the tunnels!

Directions: 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. Go past Blueberry Acres and make a left on Saxon St., drive approximately 3km and turn right at the stop sign, on to Gibson Woods Rd. Travel 300 ft and you will be arriving at the U-pick on your right. At our Gibson Woods raspberry and tomato u-pick location, we only have the ability to accept cash for payment.