Berry Barn Farms is a local family owned you-pick blueberry farm. The farm is located between Binder Park and the intersection of Rainbow Drive and Business 50 West in St. Martins, Missouri. The farm features seven different varieties of blueberries, including the delicious Pink Lemonade. Mature Berries generally range from nickel to quarter size in diameter and are excellent for eating plain, sprinkled on breakfast foods and desserts or incorporated in your favorite baked good. Blueberries are considered “super foods” by some nutritionist because they contain antioxidants and are a great source of vitamin C.
What to Expect When Picking
Customers should not come to the farm if they are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or any contagious illness (e.g., fever, vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, fatigue, body aches), or have come in contact with someone who has.
If customers are displaying symptoms, they will be asked to leave.
- Barn will be closed to the public this season
- When arriving you will enter the Barn’s side porch and find the bucket and payment table to receive orientation and start your picking day
- We will furnish pails with plastic liners
- Pails are to be returned
- You take the plastic liner with you
- We sanitize the pails daily before returning to circulation
- Porta Potty’s will be available
- Customers should observe CDC guidelines to remain 6-feet apart
Berry Barn Farms is a working you-pick blueberry farm. Guests should prepare for a fun and safe day outside on the farm. We encourage guests to wear closed toe shoes or boots and plan for the likelihood of sunny, hot and humid summer days. The earlier you arrive, the more we think you’ll enjoy your experience.
Footwear – Closed toe shoes and boots are encouraged. Grass rows can be wet from rain or dew. You are discouraged from wearing anything you don’t want to get a little dirty.
Terrain – Expect sloping hills, uneven surfaces, and transitions to different surfaces types such as gravel, grass and concrete.
No thorns – Blueberry plants do not have thorns. At times, some weed varieties might present thorns. If you encounter thorns, please alert our staff and we will remove those undesired weeds. However, you should plan to enjoy a thorn-free picking day.
Sun protection – The blueberries are on a south facing hillside that receives direct sunlight. We encourage sunscreen, hats and other sun protection measures. Sunglasses can play tricks and make berries look ripe when they are not so don’t be fooled if you wear sunglasses.
No Pets – We love pets but they are not allowed on the farm. Service animals are always welcome.
Special Needs – If you have unique needs, please alert our staff and we will make every effort to make your visit to the farm as enjoyable as possible.
- The farm is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 7:30am to 11:30am.
- Gate opens 7:30am.
- Picking ends at 11:30am.
- We recommend at least one hour for picking. Most can pick one gallon 30 – 45 minutes.
- Guests are welcomed by reservation. If guests have not arrived by 10am, you are still welcome, however, we may invite walk-ins after 10am.
- You can reserve your picking day on this site.
Where to Park
- An attendant will greet you at gate and direct you to available parking.
- Please enter the farm by coming in the main gate (between the rock wall, under the wood overhang).
- Please exit through the agriculture gate opening (green metal gates).
Container Size Options, Prices and Payment
- Gallon – $20
- Half gallon – $10
- We accept Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Apple Pay and Android Pay.
What if I want another pail?
- Guests are encouraged to come back for more pails as often as they would like. We ask that you pay by the pail before you take new ones to the field.
What Berries to Pick
- “Blue” berries only – Dark solid blue – (avoid, purple, pink and green berries).
- Unlike many other fruits, such as bananas, blueberries only ripen on the bush and will NOT continue to ripen after picking.
Ready to Leave? What to do.
- Return your pail to the designated area (an attendant will show you when you arrive).
- Take plastic liner containing your berries with you.
- Wash your fruit before consuming but only when ready to eat (don’t wash like grapes and then stick in fridge – they will get soggy)
- Berries prefer open air containers – not closed containers.
What if my picking day gets rained out or canceled?
- In the unfortunate event that we must cancel a picking day due to weather, we will send a text alert to the number in our reservation system. If your picking day is canceled due to weather, please reschedule a different day using our reservation tool. We hope to see you on the farm soon!