blase family farm, rockwall, tx , pumpkin patch, pick-your-own blueberries, and wedding venue
Frequently Asked Questions
Blueberry Season Questions:
When is blueberry season?
We usually open the end of May through the beginning of July (typically 6 weeks). But each year is different depending on the Spring weather. We had a year when we lost 80% of our berries due to a late freeze and we had a year that didn't end until August 1st. This year, we opened very early due to a warm winter and Spring, on May 15th.
Where are you located, phone, and email?
1232 E Fork, Rockwall, TX
Why did you pick blueberries for your farm?
Our family loves blueberries and how healthy they are, so Chris, who grew up on a farm in South Dakota, decided to give it a try after much research.
Can we bring a stroller or a wagon?
Yes! Umbrella strollers are a little harder to get around with, but the other strollers do well.
Is this a good activity for our young children and grandparents?
Yes! We have families with babies to grandparents come to pick blueberries!
Do you have baskets we can use?
Yes, we have baskets and pails or you are welcome to bring your own.
Do you allow dogs?
We love dogs, but some people are scared of them, so we are sorry, dogs that are not service dogs, are not allowed.
Why are your hours not consistent and posted week to week?
We are a small but growing farm. We are learning more every year. We watch the berries to determine what days and times to offer. We hope to be more consistent in the future.
Is it muddy after it rains?
We do have some muddy spots, but fortunately we have good drainage, so it isn't bad. We always recommend closed toe shoes that can get dirty, rain or shine. People seem to love to come on rainy days, as it is cooler. In the event of lightning, we will close until it is gone.
What varieties of blueberry bushes do you grow?
We grow Tiff Blue, Premier, Climax, and Brightwell.
When did you first open for Pick-Your-Own blueberries?
2011 with 480 bushes. We now have 1350 and hope to add 240 bushes this year.
Do you use pesticides on your bushes?
No, we have never used pesticides, herbicides, or insecticides.
Are there chiggers?
Yes, we recommend using bug spray. Chiggers like blueberry bushes. Personally, we use the kind with Deet and spray it only on our shoes and socks.
Are the bushes in the sun?
Yes, full sun, we recommend bringing cold water and any cooling products you might have.
Where are the bushes located?
The bushes are a short walk from the entrance. It's a pretty walk on a shaded wooded path. If you have been to the farm before for our Pumpkin Patch, it is just around the corner from where the hayride starts.
Do you have the petting zoo during blueberry season?
No, we do not. The animals are here for our Pumpkin Patch.
Is there an entrance fee?
No, you just pay for the blueberries that you pick.
The price is $4.50 per pint that you pick.
Do you have concessions?
We sell bottled water for $1.00 and our blueberry popsicles that we make with fresh blueberries, $3.00. You are welcome to bring a picnic during blueberry season. We have plenty of picnic tables among the trees.
Do blueberries ripen after they have been picked?
Yes! If they are blue or have red and pink, they will ripen at room temperature.
Are there restrooms?
We have porta-potties.
We are thankful to Pick-Your-Own.org for listing us.
Here is a link to their website for more information about blueberries and recipes: http://pickyourown.org/blueberries.htm
blase family farm rockwall, tx , pumpkin patch, pick-your-own blueberries, wedding venue
We accept cash and credit card.