Blueberry U-Pick @ Birak Farm

I love blueberries.  They go well with many things, especially desserts and drinks.  They also one of the world’s heathiest food item.  They are a great source of vitamins, fibre, anitoxidants, low-calories, low-fat, and so on, so on…  A good friend of mine owns a blueberry farm (well, his parents does) and when prompted, he will very generously give me a good bag of blueberries.  He is definitley one of the coolest guys on this world!  So Wendy decided that we should brave the summer sun and go blueberry picking.  I myself don’t really like being in the sun so much as I enjoy the urban lifestyle in an air-conditioned room, plus, too much sun makes your skin look older faster!

Don’t mind the arrow. It’s pointing the wrong way.

We actually overran the place so we have to make a fast U-turn on No. 6 Rd in Richmond (south of Blundell Rd.)

Blueberry U-Pick at Birak Farm

We were greeted in a tent by a East-Indian that spoke little English but was extremely friendly!  We barely communicated our thoughts to each other but we managed.  She was also very nice to point out where the good stuff were.

Blueberry U-Pick at Birak Farm

This was the sign facing the other way (heading north).

Blueberry U-Pick at Birak Farm

There were SO MANY blueberries bushes that if we had the whole day, we still would not have finished picking it all!  Here’s a sample of a cluster of ready-to-pick blueberries.  I must be honest that Wendy and I half-feasted in the secluded bushes! lol

Blueberry U-Pick at Birak Farm

This was our end product after about 45 minutes.  The rate was $1.50/lb and we had actually 2.5 lbs of blueberry goodness!  I just plopped down $4 and the very pleasant East-Indian lady (should’ve got her name!) just topped up my bucket with probably 1+ lb of the good stuff they have just for “retail” sale to make it worth the $4 I just gave her (and probably more).  Wow, simply wow!   Wendy and I were in awe.  So good service, good fun on the cheap, a chance to escape my computer!  Highly recommended!


5 Responses

  1. I, too have a friend who owns a blueberry farm. Hey! He doesn’t give me any! One problem I have with blueberry picking is that my head hits the #$)*#)*$#) branches all the time. Definitely not good for a person who is 6’1! But I agree, what a deal eh?

  2. I went to buy blueberries from Birak after reading your post. I got the already picked blueberries picked on the same day. Yummy fresh blueberries. I bought the 10 lb box for $20.00. The nice east indian lady was there. She gave me an additional 3 big 2-hand scoops of free berries. I think that was over a pound. I will definitely go back to this farm next blueberries season. For the meantime the 10 lb box plus the 5 lbs i bought from T&T should last me for the rest of the year.

  3. hi thanks for buying our berries we will be r-locating this year please do email me back in july i will let you know where thank you
    harry birak

  4. thnx dear for this,,,,,

  5. Hi could I know where you are r-located now? and when is for the blueberry u-pick this year? also the operation time on Friday? thank you!

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