The Blueberry Farm is located in the northwest corner of Georgia and is a small pick-your-own, family operated farm. While picking some of the best blueberries in the area you can also enjoy the beauty of the countryside.
The farm consists of two blueberry fields and one muscadine vineyard. During the season, these fruits are available for you-pick customers. We have about 1,000 large southern Rabbiteye blueberry plants and about 50 muscadine plants.
The farm was established in the 70’s by Jim Smith and his family, and was a test site for the USDA in Beltsville, MD to determine the best blueberry varieties for north Georgia. After struggling with Highbush plants, it was proven Rabbiteyes would be the better choice. Working with the local agriculture extension office and the blueberry specialists from Tifton, Georgia, the Smith family planted several different varieties in the main field. These plants grew exceedingly well, and limited pick-your-own sales began after two or three years. Many of the bigger bushes in the field are original old plants from the 70’s.
The south field, on the south side of the driveway, was added in approximately 1977. These plants produce earlier fruit but are more susceptible to extremely late freezes. Over the years new plants have been planted in our main field as necessary to replace older ones. In 1997 the Kilpatrick family became the owners and have welcomed pickers ever since. They are grateful to a generous God for the ripening of the berries, the beauty of the property and for the happy voices of generations of people who come to pick here.
In addition to blueberries, The Blueberry Farm has a small muscadine with a mixture of both bronze and dark muscadines. Our Muscadines are usually ripe around Labor Day and last until October.
We enjoy meeting our summer visitors and we welcome new friends!