THE SANCTUARY BLUEBERRY FARM
A Family Friendly Pick-Your-Own Experience!
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!
When you come to pick...
We provide the buckets for picking as well as the bags to take your treasures home in. All you need to bring is cash or credit card, good CLOSED TOE shoes (protect your feet from ants and other pests on the ground), and some sun protection like a broad brimmed hat or sunscreen. Oh, and a bottle of water would be really smart! It can get thirsty out here!
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
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 2.5 lb 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
Picking Schedule and Pricing
Tuesday, June 22 2021 UPDATE:
It is a great day for blueberry picking! There was a nice rain last night so the temperatures should be cooler for picking this morning!
Come on out to the farm today between 7 AM and and 11 AM. Weekday mornings (see schedule below) you will park up by the big red barn at the very end of the driveway and take a bucket and start your picking from the close end of the field up by the house.
We look foward to seeing you! We have some local honey bottled with love by our beekeeper, Cyrus of the Hive Bee Farm (yes, from our own bees and other local hives), we have delicious homemade organic baked goods, including gluten free options and we have LOTS of berries at $4 per pound!
Hope to see you at the farm today!
Picking hours this week (Weather Permitting):
Monday: 7 AM to 11 AM
Tuesday: 7 AM to 11AM
Wednesday: 7 AM to 11 AM
Friday: 7 AM to 11 AM next week
Saturday: 7 AM to Noon, 5 PM to 8 PM
Sunday: 7 AM to Noon, 5 PM to 8 PM
Follow the traffic cones to know whether to park in the field near the blueberries or up by the big red barn. We will be out in the field or driveway to greet you and point you in the right direction for sweet, ripe berries. We have 11 acres of blueberries, so wear comfortable, preferably water-proof shoes or boots to protect your feet on the farm. If you have small children, a wagon or stroller is recommended.
Price for the berries is $4 per pound. You pay for your berries right there in the field under the green tent that you see when you drive in. If we are parking up by the barn, you pay for your berries under the carport to the right of the barn.
You may bring your own bucket or bag for picking, or we have some here. We are sending all berries home in buckets now, as they travel better that way -- the berries stay more firm and intact. So if you don't have your own container, pick up one of ours and you will just pay for it after you pick at the same time as you pay for your berries. 1/2 gallon buckets are $2, 1 gallon buckets for picking are $3, and 2 gallon buckets are $5. Berries are $4 per pound and you are only charged for what you pick.
Another change for this year is the recommended minimum berry purchase for visiting the farm is now at $8 per family. This minimum is per family group--not per person.
We do accept cash and credit/debit cards!
Items to make your trip more comfortable:
Closed toe comfortable shoes
A sun hat or sunscreen
Natural Insect repellent (please don't spray chemical repellent near the bushes)
Water to stay hydrated in the Texas sun
First aid for bug bites
No dogs or other pets in the fields please. Not only for the safety of other pickers, but for the danger of contamination of our soil from what the pets may leave behind (they eliminate chemicals from their food and the metabolites of medications). We take our crop purity seriously!
Come on Down to the Farm!
18430 Kinkaid Rd W
Montgomery, TX 77316