So, the kids and I are up in Hiawassee, GA this week. In plotting out what our daily adventure should be, we decided to go blueberry picking. Much to my surprise there is a Blueberry Patch (look under Towns County and you will see Blueberry Patch) in Hiawassee. I was some what reluctant as the verbiage I read was as such: The Blueberry Patch is a small hostel outside of Hiawassee, GA run by a former thru hiker and his wife. While I love the idea of hostel, you never know what you are going to get making me even more nervous with kids. So, I called up the Blueberry Patch and spoke to the owner, Gary, and decided to give it a chance.
Located off of Hwy. 76 E headed towards Clayton, GA, is this beautiful blueberry patch tucked behind a quaint hostel. Unlike most u-pick farms, this one was quiet. The kids could yell, run and explore. This, by far and away, has been the best u-pick experience. This is a smaller crop with lots of character. Gary, the owner, was so sweet and even gave us an all natural bug repellent made from a geranium plant. Gary, also, invited us back and made sure we knew about the honor system in case he wasn’t around to chaperone us through his farm.
The kids and I managed to pick 2.5 lbs of blueberries, before we were chased out, by yet another, summer storm. We decided to make a blueberry pie with some of our berries – thank you Pioneer Woman for the delicious and easy recipe.
As always, apply the bug spray and sunblock. Be sure to call ahead (706-896-4893) to ensure availability. Happy Picking!