Perseverance Farm has had a successful Pick Your Own program for more than 20 years. Customers have come from all over the world. Some residents from Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey plan their vacations around our harvest time. A few customers have even purchased an extra home freezer to allow room for a year's worth of berries! (The FDA recommends that every individual have at least one cup of blueberries/day to get an adequate amount of anti-oxidants.)
Customers can use rakes or pick their blueberries by hand. You can bring your own rake, or borrow one of our Tabbut Rakes (manufactured in Maine). We have mostly 40 point (i.e., tine) rakes with a couple of 45 and 50's. The sour-top blueberries are more difficult to rake so we don't use the real wide 60's or greater... because it would be POINTLESS.
While the great taste quality of the berries remains the same from field to field, the fields that are not easily raked are set aside for hand picking. This convention continues with the fields that are rock free and level being set aside for machine harvesting. We respectfully ask our customers to stay in the rows they are assigned.
Children are welcome, but MUST BE CONSTANTLY SUPERVISED. The risks include several covered wells on the property, and the wild bumble bees, honey bees and wasps that frequent the great outdoors. We hate to stifle the urge to explore, but our blueberry farm is not a safe place for unsupervised play.
No Pets Policy
Please leave your dog or pets at home. Dogs are not allowed in the blueberry fields where they enjoy the blueberries a little too much, and some of our customers are afraid of dogs.
Caution - Wasps
We try to find all of the wasp’s nests prior to sending customers into the fields to pick or rake, but nature is a master at disguise. Try as we do, we invariably find some nests the hard way. Please exercise extreme caution and vigilance, and if you are allergic to bee stings please bring your own bee sting medication.