Your summer guide to u-pick farms an hour’s drive (or less) from Birmingham, including 6 in Jefferson County

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Blueberries, blackberries, peaches, tomatoes, yum! Muscadines? Those will be ready late summer. Check out these u-pick farm locations about an hour’s drive (or less!) from central Birmingham. We’ll start with Jefferson county, then move on to locations in Blount, Chilton, Cullman and Shelby Counties.

Tip: Before you head out the door, call your u-pick destination to double-check availability and hours. Weather and farming are unpredictable by nature.

Bham Now verified 6 locations right here in Jefferson County where you can pick your own blackberrries, blueberries and plums.
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Judy Bee’s Honey & Berry Farm (Jefferson County)
  • U-pick options: blackberries (ready now) and blueberries (starting June 9)
  • Hours: seven days a week 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Where: 1601 Downs Road, Mount Olive, Alabama 35117
  • Contact: 205-631-2895

Judy Bee’s Honey & Berry Farm insists customers pile baskets to overflowing, so a “gallon” is more like five quarts.

Pocahontas Produce (Jefferson County)
  • U-pick options: blackberries and blueberries
  • Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Where: 6146 Pocahontas Road, Bessemer, Alabama 35022. Direction notes: 12 miles west of the Galleria. 1/2 mile south of I-459 at Exit 1 McCalla/Bessemer. Intersection of Harper Dairy Loop and Pocahontas Road. Feel free to call for further directions.
  • Contact: 205-368-2091
Charles Gamble (Jefferson County)
  • U-pick option: plums
  • Hours: Daylight; call ahead
  • Where: 5614 Hidden Valley Road, McCalla, Alabama 35111
  • Phone: 205-529-5999

    Charles Gamble’s old-fashioned plums are a labor of love. One of his prized plum trees is 26 years old, seven feet tall and about 20 feet in diameter.

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Bear Mountain Blueberry Farm (Jefferson County)
  • U-pick option: blueberries (ready later in June; check Facebook for updates)
  • Where: 8245 Clayton Road, Springville, Alabama 35146
  • Contact: 205-286-2272

On June 6, 2018, Bear Mountain Blueberry Farm reported on Facebook, “(The berries) aren’t quite ready yet! Opening will not be for a couple weeks or so. We’ll let you know when they’re ready for picking! Good news is, there are LOTS of berries, early and later variety!”

Max and Lydia Blackburn (Jefferson County)
  • U-pick option: blueberries (ready mid to late June; call to check on readiness)
  • Hours: 6 a.m. to noon, Friday and Saturday. Call for additional days.
  • Where: 750 Blackburn Lane, Warrior, Alabama 35180. Direction notes: I-65 North, Exit 282 (Warrior Robins). Go west 1/4 Mile. Left onto Blackburn Lane.
  • Phone: 205-647-2420
Blueberry Hill Farm (Jefferson County)
  • U-pick option: blueberries (approximately end of June through first half of July; call to check on readiness)
  • Hours: Daylight; call ahead
  • Where: 6630 Quinton Road, Dora, AL 35062. Direction notes: Highway 78 west to Graysville, Flat Top Road West Jefferson exit. Stay on Flat Top Road until you get to Snowville Brent Road, turn right. Turn left on Quinton Road. Drive 1/4 mile; farm on left. Call for more directions.
  • Contact: 205-674-7121

Blueberry Hill Farm told Bham Now the first two weeks of July will be prime picking time for their location in west Jefferson County.

Blount County u-pick farms range from 45 minutes to an 1 hour’s drive northeast of central Birmingham. If you want to pick veggies, check out these locations.
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Allman Farms via Facebook
Allman Farms & Orchard (Blount County)
  • U-pick option: tomatoes
  • Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Closed Sunday
  • Where: 6866 Co Hwy 29 Oneonta, Alabama 35121
  • Contact: 205-274-8448 | theallmanfarms@gmail.com

Allman Farms is a family-owned business currently run by fourth generation farmer Daniel Allman.

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Strawberries season has ended for the year, but Trina’s U-Pick Produce will reopen to u-pickers the later part of July for the summer harvest.

Trina’s U-Pick Produce (Blount County)
  • U pick options, beginning in late July: tomatoes, green beans, sweet corn, okra, squash, cucumbers and peppers
  • Hours: Monday through Saturday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Closed Sunday
  • Where: 78409 Hwy 278 Blountsville, Alabama 35031. Direction notes: Highway 278 East, 2 miles east of Cullman County line. Watch for signs.
  • Contact: (256) 385-6772
Chilton County farms are about an hour south of central Birmingham via Interstate 65 South. Go pick yourself some peaches and nectarines.
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McCraw Farms (Chilton County)
  • U pick options: Early in the summer, peaches, nectarines and (on certain days) blackberries. Peaches are available through mid-August.
  • Hours: 7 days a week 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., through August 15
  • Where: 7299 Co. Rd 15 Maplesville, AL 36750. Direction notes: From Clanton, take Hwy 22 West for 9 miles. Turn left on County Road 15 at McCraw Peach sign. Go 3 miles. Farm on right at sign.
  • Contact: (334) 366-4263 | mccraw27@bellsouth.net
If you head to Cullman County, about an hour north of central Birmingham, to pick blueberries, swing by Ave Maria Grotto while you’re there. It’s a must-see Alabama attraction.
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Photo via Bagwell Blueberry Farm on Facebook
Bagwell Blueberry Farm (Cullman County)
  • U-pick option: blueberries
  • Hours: Saturdays 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Where: 228 County Road 721, Cullman, AL 35055. Direction notes: Take Highway 278 East from Cullman to County Road 719. Turn right, go 2 miles. Turn right on County Road 721. Second house, 1/3 mile.
  • Contact: (256) 339-4342
Shelby County is the place to go for muscadines late summer and early fall! Bring a picnic basket and make a day of it.
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Morgan Creek Vineyards (Shelby County)
  • U-pick options: blueberries (starting June 15) and muscadines (starting end of August)
  • Hours: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Where: 181 Morgan Creek Lane, Harpersville, Alabama 35078
  • Contact: (205) 672-2053 | info@morgancreekwinery.com
Dry Valley Vineyard (Shelby County)
  • U-pick option: muscadines (starting end of July; call to check for readiness)
  • Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Where: 1280 Hwy 89 Montevallo, Alabama 35115. Direction notes: From I-65 take Calera/Montevallo exit to Highway 25 through Calera. 4 miles from Calera take Co Rd 89. Vineyard is approximately 1 mile on left.
  • Contact: (205) 983-1123 | bmcdeaqq13@aol.com

Barbara and Robert Reynolds of Dry Valley Farms invite you to bring out the family and make a day of picking muscadines (starting end of July), picnicking and play on their beautiful grounds.

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