Blueberry Picking in Kentucky

by Kerry O'Donnell
Kentucky's counties have a bounty of pick-your-own blueberry farms.

Kentucky's counties have a bounty of pick-your-own blueberry farms.

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According to multiple studies, the benefits of adding blueberries to your diet on a regular basis are numerous. Some of the enhancements this small fruit can add are fighting aging, improving memory and learning, lowering cholesterol, improving vision and brain function, and preventing and fighting cancer and urinary tract infections. It also acts as a weight-loss and sleep aid and fights osteoporosis. Kentucky is home to dozens of blueberry farms where members of the public can go in and pick their own fruit. Information about payment is from 2010.

Adair, Brackenridge and Carlisle Counties

Adair County offers Rainy Hollow Blueberries, located in Gradyville. Rainy Hollow offers high bush blueberries that, although not organically certified, have not been treated with pesticides or herbicides. Payments for purchases are cash only. Brackenridge Berry Farm is located in the town of Brooksville and is currently Bracken County's only blueberry farm. It is also a cash-only business. Twin Willows Farm is located in Bardwell, in Carlisle County, and accepts cash and checks for payment.

Casey, Christian and Daviess Counties

Rainbow Forest Farm, located in Liberty in Casey County, offers jams, jellies, juices and gift boxes, all payable by cash or check. Christian County is the home of Amazing Acres. The farm, located in Hopkinsville, offers blueberry pickers a gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties and school tours. Lovell's Lacy Orchard and Pumpkin Patch is also located in Hopkinsville and also offers a gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties and school tours. The town of Utica is the home to the Blueberries of Daviess County blueberry farm.

Fayette, Green and Greenup Counties

Reed Valley Orchard, located in Paris, plays host for Fayette County residents to the annual Blueberry Jubilee and Pancake Day. Greensburg, in Green County, is the home of Sangreal Farms. Located on the Russell Creek, the farm also offers blueberry pickers canoeing, hiking, fishing and primitive camping. Greensburg is also home of Spring Hollow Farms Herb Cottage and Berries. Greenup County also offers a farm for blueberry pickers, Higgins Farm, located in the town of Greenup. It is a cash-only facility.

Hart, Henry, and McCracken Counties

Cub Run's Blueberry Croft Farm and Nursery uses no pesticides on its blueberry crops. The Hart County farm also sells blueberry plants. Payments are cash only. Henry County's only blueberry picking location, in Campbellsburg, is Blueberry Hill Farm. The facility also offers honey from hives located on the farm, farm animals and school tours. Green's Silo House Farms, in Paducah in McCracken County, also sells an extensive variety of trees and ornamental shrubs. The farm accepts cash, checks, debit cards, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

Metcalfe, Pulasi, Russell, Scott and Spencer Counties

Bluegrass Blueberries, in Edmonton, has plants available year around that can be shipped or picked up at the farm. All major credit cards accepted. The farm, located in Metcalfe County, is also home to many farm animals including miniature horses, alpacas, a miniature donkey and rare Sundog toy. There's also a pre-Civil War log cabin on the farm. Pulaski County's town of Somerset is home to Burnside Florist and Greenhouses. It accepts cash, check, MasterCard, Visa and Discover. Other Kentucky blueberry farms include Russell County's Triple Creek Berry Farm in Russell Springs, Scott County Evans Orchard and Cider Mill in Georgetown, and Spencer County's Eyes Blueberry Orchard in Taylorsville.

About the Author

Kerry O'Donnell has been writing professionally since 2008, when she began freelancing for the online magazine NewEnglandFilm.com. She later became the website's associate editor. She also serves as an associate editor of books for The Independent online magazine. O'Donnell holds an associate degree in criminal justice.

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