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It’s Worth the Drive to Do the Picking at Moorhead’s Blueberry Farm

Getting the good berries means putting in the work.

By Cory Garcia 6/11/2018 at 11:30am

Look at these blue beauties.

There will be a moment on your first visit to Moorhead’s Blueberry Farm in Conroe where you’ll pause, look at your phone’s Map app, and ask yourself, “Seriously?” This will be after you’ve fled the city, likely spent some time on the Grand Parkway, passed a countless number of trees, and, eventually, made your way down a dirt road. And there you’ll be, being asked to make a left turn that doesn’t feel quite right. Do it. Turn left. The blueberries are worth it.

Or so I’m told. I’m not much of a blueberry man myself, but the act of picking blueberries is fun and my roommate raves about what she gets from Moorhead’s, and that’s enough for me. Houston’s rising heat over the spring is mostly a bummer, but every time the temperature inches up it means we’re closer to blueberry picking season, and that season is in full swing. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of the experience.

Blueberry picking means people listening.

People love to talk, and talk freely, during their blueberry picking session. It’s easy to feel alone while you’re working—the bushes grow tall and thick and don’t stick to neat, orderly rows—or at least forget you’re surrounded by strangers who you can’t see because of the bushes. Conversations are rarely salacious, but kids say funny things and sometimes you get an adult who overshares just a bit too much. If you enjoy the drama of others, keep your ears open.

Blueberry picking is a contact sport.

The thing about blueberry picking is that if you give into the process, all the distractions of life can fade away and it’s just you, a bush, and a bucket. It’s like solving a puzzle: the bush has something you want, but how will you manipulate the branches so that you can get to the prizes lurking closer to the center? The bush will give you the prize freely, it takes little more than the easiest of tugs to get it to surrender its berry, but it also offers up scrapes and cuts for those who move too fast. Only you can decide which berries are worth the risk.

Blueberry picking is hot work.

Take the usual precautions of doing outside activities in Houston in June: Hydrate. Wear a hat. Use sunscreen if you burn easily. And know your body. If you start to feel yourself hitting a wall, don’t be afraid to tap out. I can pick for about an hour and then it’s like all the heat hits me at once. So I go sit in the shade and drink some water. You may be tempted to order a snow cone from the snow cone stand. That’s a very good idea.

Getting the good berries means putting in the work.

Moorhead’s Blueberry Farm

19531 Moorhead Rd

Conroe , TX 77302

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About Moorhead’s Blueberry Farm

You will LOVE this place! It is a family run/owned orchard/farm that has a unique and interesting history. The “bushes” are like small trees! Very abundant fruit no matter when you go because they have several varieties growing. It is a

Excellent! You NEED to go here!

You will LOVE this place! It is a family run/owned orchard/farm that has a unique and interesting history. The “bushes” are like small trees! Very abundant fruit no matter when you go because they have several varieties growing. It is a

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this place! The blueberry season is short (May – July) so this place is open seven days a week during picking season. You pick your own and pay by the pound. They provide buckets and bags to carry your blueberries home in. They also have sodas, water, and local honey you can buy. The best part is that they are CHEAP! Pick a ton and freeze them for year long use. Never pay outrageous grocery store prices for blueberries again. Don’t forget to bring your kids. Kids has SO much fun! I also suggest going in the morning or evening so avoid the heat!

Morehead’s Blueberry Farm is an awesome experience!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this place! The blueberry season is short (May – July) so this place is open seven days a week during picking season. You pick your own and pay by the pound. They provide buckets and bags to carry your blueberries home in. They also have sodas, water, and local honey you can buy. The best part is that they are CHEAP! Pick a ton and freeze them for year long use. Never pay outrageous grocery store prices for blueberries again. Don’t forget to bring your kids. Kids has SO much fun! I also suggest going in the morning or evening so avoid the heat!

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