I have been hearing about blueberry picking at the White Oak Farm in Renick, West Virginia, since moving to Lewisburg in 2005. Well, today my husband and I went blueberry picking. We traveled from Lewisburg, to Renick, WV, to the White Oak Farm. This was a very scenic, 30-minute drive to Renick, a rural farming community. The day was warm, with an overcast sky with rain in the forecast.
Upon arrival at the White Oak Farm in Renick, we parked and walked over to the purchasing area. We were given buckets that had a rope that you tie around your waist, so your hands are free for picking. Each bucket had a plastic bag liner. Once you are finished picking, and go to check out, the bag is taken out of the bucket and weighed.
Our buckets were full of blueberries. We picked a total of 12 pounds and the cost was $19.20.
What I really liked is that the blueberry fields are netted to keep out birds. I also found out that this insures that the berries are allowed to reach their peak ripeness.
To the left are the berries we picked. I was informed to clean the berries, removing stems and leaves...BUT DO NOT WASH. Put them in freezer bags, and wash the berries when you are ready to eat them.
The owners, Max and Anne Robinson, use minimal pesticides, to produce naturally healthy berries. They are grown in mulched beds with mowed aisles that really made it easy for us to access the berries with ease.
The White Oak Farm also has raspberries, and we can't wait to pick some of these delicious fruits.
You can pick your own berries for $1.60 lb. ($9.60 a gallon) or they will pick for you for $2.85 lb.
For information on hours and location, contact Max and Anne Robinson at the White Oak Farm at 304-497-3577
Located 16 miles north of the Lewisburg; Interstate 64, Exit 169, follow US Rt. 219 North to Renick. White Oak Farm is 1 1/2 miles off of US Rt. 219 on Brownstown Road on the right.
Take a ride to the White Oak Farm in Renick, WV, and enjoy the beautiful scenic views...and pick some berries.....AHHHH they are absolutely ripe and delicious.
Rebecca Gaujot, REALTOR® | 304-520-2133
Coldwell Banker | Stuart & Watts Real Estate
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