BLUEBERRIES WILL BE BACK IN Spring 2021!

“Damn Good” Blueberries

If you haven’t added blueberry picking to your family’s annual traditions, we’d love to show you what makes it our favorite thing to do each summer! There aren’t many things more rewarding than picking a perfectly ripe blueberry and enjoying the exceptional flavor that you only get from fresh, local produce. While picking blueberries is fun for the whole family, we like to take it up a notch with food trucks, music, and outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy. 

We never imagined that we’d buy a farm and make this big of a deal out of blueberries, but when John brought home 2,600 blueberry bushes in 2016, we knew we wanted to make it something our whole community could get excited about. So, plan to come hang out with us in June and July, bring your friends and family, and grab some of the best blueberries you’ll ever have! We can’t wait to see you!

FOR THE Latest NEWS VISIT:

Freshly Picked Blueberries at DGD Farms

HOURS:

9:00a-4:00p

DAILY, JUNE-JULY

PICK YOUR OWN:

$3.50/lb

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PRE-PICKED:

$6.00/lb

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  • Grab a basket from the mercantile.
  • We will guide you to the areas with the best berries.
  • The gray-blue berries are the ripest and the sweetest!
  • Gently roll the berries off the stem.
  • Pick as many as your heart desires!
  • Return to the mercantile to weigh and pay.
  • Learn more by reading our frequently asked questions.

DGD FARMS ROUND-UP PROGRAM

We love what we do and are so thankful to have the opportunity to give back to local nonprofit organizations that are dear to our hearts. In addition to donating a portion of our merchandise sales, we have established a Round-Up program that allows you to round your purchases to the nearest dollar amount. We match that amount and donate it at the end of the blueberry picking season.

With your generosity in 2020, we were so excited to raise over $2,500 that benefitted the Oconee Area Resource Council and the Athens Area Diaper Bank! Thank you!

Raised in 2020!

Frequently asked questions

For additional information or specific requests regarding our blueberries, please contact us.

Phone:

706.705.6132

Email:

hello@haddenestate.com

When does your blueberry season start?

Please head over to our facebook page for the most up to date information about blueberry season. The season typically starts near the beginning of June and ends in mid-July.

Is blueberry picking open rain or shine?

We have installed our very own weather station, so you can check the weather at the farm anytime you like and make the decision that is best for you. In case of inclement weather, we will close for a few hours or the entire day. That information will always be posted on our social media pages.

How much does it cost to pick my own blueberries?

You may bring your own bucket from home. Pick as many blueberries as you like! Once you’re finished, we will weigh them. The cost is $3.50 per pound.

We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Amex, Discover) processed through Square.

Do you offer pre-picked berries?

Pre-picked blueberries are $6.00 per pound. Please contact us to check availability of pre-picked blueberries.

We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Amex, Discover) processed through Square.

Is blueberry picking appropriate for my whole family?

Blueberry picking is the perfect summer family activity! When ripe, blueberries are easy to pick, and there is no skill required. Parking is convenient to the orchard, and there are plenty of berries at all heights. Strollers are welcome and encouraged for little ones who may want shade. We don’t use pesticides on our blueberries, so you can eat them right off the bush!

Do we need to reserve a time to pick blueberries?

You do not need to reserve a time to pick blueberries. Please check our social media pages for the latest updates on weather and hours.

Do you sell anything other than blueberries?

We sell bottled water and sports drinks, along with t-shirts, hats, and koozies. A portion of the proceeds from these sales benefit the Athens Area Diaper Bank and OARC!

Do you have a public restroom?

Yes. We have an ADA compliant family restroom located at Mercantile along with a hand washing station on the exterior of the building.

KIND WORDS from OUR VISITORS

Friendly folks and so many delicious blueberries! We definitely will be back for more because even though we picked a lot, the blueberries are so good they won’t last long in our house!

-Lydia J.

We went for the first time today and had a great experience! Tons of delicious blueberries to pick. The kids really loved it! The owners were also very friendly and welcoming.

-Cathy A.

It was so clean and well organized and perfect for our kids. The kids could easily pick the 3 different types of berries and pick which one was their favorite. We will be back!

-Danielle W.

Such a wonderful family and beautiful place for photography mini sessions and to pick blueberries! An amazing hidden treasure in Watkinsville!

-Amanda S.