Update July 31, 2023: CLOSED for the 2023 BLUEBERRY SEASON
Thanks to all for a wonderful, albeit short, picking season due to an overabundance of rainy days that provided perfect conditions for SWD fruit fly damage to the crop.
We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you next year in the blueberry meadow.
With apprciation, Peggy and John
The picking season typically begins around July 15th and ends around August 15th.
We will have a recorded telephone message describing current picking conditions and Covid-related precautions and procedures. Our phone number is (802) 333-4155.
A portion of our blueberry crop is donated to WILLING HANDS, a volunteer organization that harvests fresh crops and delivers them to area families facing food insecurity.
We wish you a safe and healthy summer, and we look forward to greeting you during the 2023 blueberry season.
Welcome to Wild Hill Organic Blueberries!
Wild Hill Organics is a beautiful Vermont Certified Organic blueberry farm nestled up in the hills of West Fairlee, Vermont. We are certified by VOF, Vermont Organic Farmers and are a member of NOFA, Northeast Organic Farmers Association. We are also a Certified Real Organic Project Farm in which our crops are grown in certified organic soil (not hydroponically in water with added nutrients).
In July and August we welcome people to pick their own organic blueberries and in September and October, in years when the trees set fruit, there are processing apples for applesauce and cider.
Our farm is naturally, lovingly tended. We are dedicated to raising fruit in a way that benefits the soil, the wildlife, and you. Thus we use only OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) approved organic fertilizers, certain biodynamic preparations, and give plenty of personal attention to each plant.
Blueberry season begins around July 15th - 20th, though it depends on climate and seasonal weather conditions. Peak picking is generally around August 6th. It is always advisable to call for current picking conditions..
We are generally open daily at 7:00 A.M. and close the gate to the blueberry meadow at 7:00 P.M. or dusk, whichever is earlier.
We have pre-measured buckets for pickers to use, and we provide pint and quart containers for you to take your berries home.
To preserve the freshness of your berries, we suggest that you refrigerate or freeze them as soon as possible.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
- We do not have public rest room facilities, so please use your own rest room facilities before you come.
- Shirts and shoes, sneakers or sandals are required.
- Pets are not allowed in the blueberry meadow, due to health and safety considerations.
- There is no cellphone or WiFi reception on Wild Hill, so put your devices away and enjoy being outside in Nature without the distraction of electronics.
- Please call (802) 333-4155 for recorded updates on picking conditions and current closing hours..
We look forward to your visit !