The Sanctuary Blueberry Farm
A Family Friendly
The Sanctuary Blueberry Farm is a family friendly farm, and we are renowned for our big sweet berries nourished with only natural mineral rich pond and well water and organic fertilizers. Never any chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or weed killers used on our fields!
Curious about what blueberry plants look like in the spring during pollinating season? We made this video just for you so you could see the progress of the berries!
Blueberry Picking Schedule
Note: always refresh this page to get the most updated version as we change it frequently during blueberry picking season!
Today is Thursday, June 29th and it looks like TODAY will be our last day of picking for the season. 😥 There are still wonderful berries to be found out in the fields--it just won't be as fast to pick a bucket as you'll need to treat it as a treasure hunt! 😉
We are so grateful for all of our wonderful blueberry customers--you are the BEST! We are excited to see what next year's picking season brings as we make some changes to the fields in the off-season this year.
We also have lots of opportunities throughout the year and during the season for events at the farm, such as homesteading classes, gardening classes, natural medicine classes, shopping for healthy foods classes, and even cooking classes!
We are in the process of revising our website to include a calendar of upcoming events, and until we get that done--if you join our email list you won't miss anything. (Very bottom of the page to join the list.)
Tom and Evangeline Reed
The Sanctuary Blueberry Farm
When you come to pick...
Berries are $5 per pound and you only pay for what you pick. Bring your own picking containers from home or purchase buckets from us and re-use them each time you come! We accept cash or credit cards--no checks please. Please consider wearing good CLOSED TOE shoes (to protect your feet from ants and other pests on the ground), and some sun protection like a broad brimmed hat or sunscreen. We do have water for sale--or bring your own. Do stay hydrated in the Texas summer heat!
Our berries are completely chemical free--we weed by hand (our men work several hours 5 days a week to keep the fields free of weeds and the rows mulched and mowed) and we use no chemical herbicides, pesticides, or fertilizers. Natural fertilizers like fish emulsion and molasses are what we feed our plants to make the SWEETEST berries! Come visit us! We believe you'll come back!
Best Picking Practices
Wear closed toe shoes
Bring hat and sunscreen
Bring water bottles
Bring insect protection
Pick ONLY the powdery deep blue berries--white, pink and green ones are not yet ripe and super SOUR
We will direct you to the best places to pick for the day, however, you may pick anywhere in the field you find some ripe berries. The smaller bushes often have really big sweet berries too!
Keep a good eye on small children. We have a pond and there are critters such as fire ants they can encounter
Use the tiny small buckets for toddlers and small children. That way if they tumble and tip their berries, they don't lose as many
Let the farmers know if you encounter anything that needs their attention