Baldwin County's blueberry season is in full bloom; here's where to pick them

By Melanie LeCroy
Lifestyle Editor
melanie@gulfcoastmedia.com
Posted 6/17/22

Baldwin County's blueberry season is in full bloom, and picking your own is a fun summertime activity for the whole family. Call the grandparents and gather up the littles and head out to one of the …

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Baldwin County's blueberry season is in full bloom; here's where to pick them

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Baldwin County's blueberry season is in full bloom, and picking your own is a fun summertime activity for the whole family. Call the grandparents and gather up the littles and head out to one of the u-pick farms across Baldwin County.

Get out early before the day heats up and make sure to wear light colored clothing. Choosing the right footwear is also important as you will be walking through farm fields so pick something closed toed and ready for the dirt. And do not forget a hat, sunscreen, bug spray and water.

What will you do with all those blueberries once you get home? If you are looking for a summertime side, make a corn and blueberry salad. It combines all the best produce of summer.

Before you go, check with the farm to ensure their blueberries are ready and their hours of operation.

Baldwin County U-Pick Farms

  • Baldwin Blueberries — 27608 County Road 65, Loxley, (251) 234-0444
  • Gardner's Berry Farm — 21909 County 68, Robertsdale, (251) 597-5456
  • Hillcrest Farm — 30497 Hixson Rd, Elberta, (251) 962-2500
  • Meadowlark Farms —Check Facebook for direction. It is located off Mary Ann Beach Road and Dominion Drive in Fairhope, (256) 617-0467
  • Weeks Bay Plantation — 12562 Mary Ann Beach Rd., Fairhope, (251) 263-2066

Blueberry-Corn Salad

Makes: 10 servings
Source: Publix

2 tablespoons lemon juice

½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoons salt
6 ears fresh sweet corn, husked
1 English cucumber, quartered lengthwise and cut into ½-inch chunks (about 2 ½ cups)
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

In a glass jar with a lid, combine lemon juice and crushed red pepper. Let stand 10 minutes. Add honey, oil and salt. Cover; shake well to combine. Set aside.

In a large pot bring salted water to a boil. Add corn. Cook, covered, five minutes or until corn in tender. Remove from water.

When corn is cool enough to handle, cut corn kernels from cobs and transfer to a large bowl. Add cucumber, blueberries, red onion, basil and lemon juice mixture; toss well. Cover and chill at least two hours or up to 24 hours.

Sprinkle with feta before serving.

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