Where to pick (or buy) farm fresh berries this season 

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Strawberry season has come and gone, but luckily blueberry and blackberry season is right on its heels. Get your hands dirty and satisfy your berry cravings at one of these U-Pick farms. If you'd rather buy a pint instead of filling it yourself, many of these places also offer We-Pick.

Hickory Bluff Berry Farm is open through July and offers U-Pick strawberries, blueberries & blackberries. If you can’t make it up to their farm, stop by one of their booths at the Charleston Farmers Market or the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market.

Ambrose Family Farm is a U-Pick farm for strawberries, blackberries and blueberries. They open with their strawberry crops starting in April, and close when the blueberry crop is finished in late June to mid-July. They are open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for picking, unless it is raining. You can also buy their produce at their Stono Market on Johns Island.

Blue Pearl Farms will be selling their blueberries at the third annual Lowcountry Blueberry Festival on Sunday, June 23 from 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. They will have live music and will be open to the public for blueberry picking.

Champney’s Blueberry Farm plans on staying open until mid-July, weather permitting, for both U-Pick and We-Pick blueberry picking. And if you end up needing to make, say, 100 blueberry pies, they've also got bulk sales. Located in Ravenel, Champney’s is family owned and pesticide free.

Newton Blueberry Farm, which has been in the blueberry business for over 30 years, also offers U-Pick blueberries. 5 quart buckets are $12 for U-Pick, and prices for We-Pick are $3 for a pint bucket, $5 for a quart bucket, $14 for a five-pound box, $25 for a 10-pound box, and $28 for a flat (12 pints). You can find them in Hollywood, SC.

For something a bit closer to home, try Myers Blueberries in Summerville, run by Peggy and Hugo Myers. Their U-pick farm opens in mid-June. They have plenty of buckets for you to use, so no need to bring your own.

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