Blueberry Picking Patches Around Columbia

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Personally, I think there’s nothing better than fresh fruit and veggies straight off the farm. Since I am completely inept at growing my own produce, it’s a relief to know there are farms locally that do all the hard work for me. I can just take the children and enjoy the fruits of their labor … literally.

In May we enjoyed several pounds of fresh strawberries. SOME places have strawberries still, but now is the season for blueberries, peaches, and other yummy summer fruits and veggies.

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Strawberry Picking at Cottle Farms!
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Strawberry Picking (and eating!) at Cottle Farms!

Just recently we went blueberry picking. This is the perfect time for them! They are big, juicy, and sweet. I now have a freezer full of blueberries for my smoothie addiction. Or muffins. Or blueberry pancakes.

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Yummm … homemade pancakes with freshly picked blueberries!

So by this point, you should be thinking: how do I get a piece of that action?

I’ve compiled a list of local farms in and around Lexington and Richland counties, but there are farms all over South Carolina. Be sure to visit Pick Your Own – South Carolina for a complete listing of places all over the state to gather your own produce.

Tip: Always call or visit the farm’s website to confirm information before you go. They may close for the season, run out of a certain item or change their open and closing times. Nothing is worse than planning a fun trip for the family only to find things aren’t as you expected when you arrive (or worse, not open at all so you have to turn around and drive home empty-handed).

Redmond Road Blueberries

Items Available: Blueberries

Address: 1126 Redmond Road, Lexington 29073

Phone Number: n/a

Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Closed Sunday.

Additional Details:  Tons of berries you can pick. Owned by a local couple. They would hate to see them go bad! They should have berries for another 2-3 weeks (through July 16 to July 23 or so).

Southern Blues

Items Available: Blueberries

Address: 218 E Boundary Street, Chapin 29036

Phone Number: (803) 730-6161

Hours: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Call 803-360-7483 to verify the exact season end date.)

Additional Details: We will be open on Thursday, June 16, 2022. Due to the late freeze, blueberries are very sparse but we hope you still enjoy coming out to pick!

Open for pickers only! Pre-picks will NOT be available at this time. Bags will be on the porch of the building for you to grab and go. Please practice social distancing on the farm. Cost will be $1.75 per pound. Payment: CASH & CHECKS ONLY!

Smith Blueberry Farm

Items Available: Blueberries

Address: 341 Holley Ferry Road, Leesville 29020

Phone Number: 803-532-6219

Hours: Monday – Saturday, 7 – 11 a.m. and 5 – 8 p.m., Sunday 5 – 8 p.m.

Additional Details: Pesticide free and totally delicious! Preorder available June 18 through August 10. Due to the late freeze and hail storm we anticipate our crop being limited this season. Unfortunately this means we will not be doing you-pick. If you would like to order berries, please call and put your name on the waiting list. We will fill orders as berries become available, which should be starting the third week in June. Thank you for understanding!

Know of a farm not listed? Tell us about it and we’ll add it to the list! 

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Alexa Bigwarfe is a mother to 3 wildlings who keep her on her toes. She is an advocate, activist, speaker, author & author coach, publisher, and podcaster. Her writing career began after her infant daughter passed away at 2 days old and she turned to writing for healing. Since then, she has used her writing platform for advocacy and activism to support mothers, children, and marginalized voices. She began a nonprofit, Sunshine After the Storm, to provide support, care, healing retreats, and grief recovery to mothers in their most difficult time. She is the creator and co-host of the Lose the Cape podcast, which features moms working to make a difference in their children's lives and has co-authored and published four volumes under the Lose the Cape brand. Her primary business is Write|Publish|Sell, a company dedicated to shepherding authors through the massive process of writing and publishing their books like a pro. She owns her own publishing house, Kat Biggie Press, and a children's book publishing company, Purple Butterfly Press - both dedicated to bringing stories of hope, inspiration, encouragement, and girl-power to the world. Learn more at alexabigwarfe.com.

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    • Thanks for letting us know! We couldn’t find updated information about them, but now that we know they are closed, we will remove them from our list.

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