Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Herndon Hills Farms (Blueberries, Blackberries, & Grapes)

We love Pick-Your-Own ("PYO") places here at MiCHill. See our list and especially our last review of a blueberry spot called Patchwork Farm. Thus when Marney went out to Herndon Hills Farm to pick we had to get you the information while blueberries were still ripe. Enjoy Marney's review, everyone, then get to picking:

With its picturesque scenery, ripe delicious fruit and convenient location, Herndon Hills Farm is the perfect place to spend a morning. And of course, picking is a great way to teach your kids about their food and healthy eating. I encouraged my son (age 2) to pick in his own small bucket while I kept the majority of our berries safe from being dumped. These little flavor gems take a while to pick so try and go early before the sun beats down.

The farm provides buckets lined with a plastic bag so you can take your berries home in these. Pick blueberries and blackberries separately, blueberries are $2.75/lb. and blackberries are $3.00 /lb. Cash or check is accepted.

There is a porta potty on site and a few coolers filled with ice cold water (ahhhh….). And, if you can't wait to eat the fruits of your labor, they have a few picnic tables overlooking a small lake or bring a blanket and picnic.

The berries are not sprayed and looked delicious -- enjoy!

Season is as follows:
Blueberries: (NOW!) late June - July
Blackberries: (NOW!) late June - July
Muscadine Grapes: late Aug - Sept

Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 7am-12pm

Herndon Hills Farm
7110 Massey Chapel Road
Durham (near Southpoint mall
Phone: 919-544-3313

Email: nancy_herndon@yahoo.com

Directions: From I-40, take exit 276 (Fayetteville Road) and turn south. Take the first left on Herndon Road. Go 1/2 mile. Turn right on Barbee Road. Go 1/4 mile to farm on right.



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