STATELINE BLUEBERRIES is a family-run farm that has 12 varieties of blueberries on 35 acres. The planting goes back to 1942 and is as recent as 2021. The farm is maintained for the u-pick customer. Grass in the rows and the availability to pick where ever you like makes for a pleasurable day.
The picking season runs from the last week in June to the middle of August, Although we are always at the mercy of Mother Nature, and berries ripen on her time schedule. It is always a good idea to call at the beginning of the season for the exact opening date and again at the end to see how late into August we will be picking.
Our knowledgeable staff will answer all your questions.
We are a family business that has truly established itself, developing real roots in our community.
Along with our u-pick blueberries, we do sell berries ready-picked for those that don't have time to engage in this wonderful experience. We also sell blueberry blossom honey, blueberry jam, blueberry syrup, and maple syrup. We also sell cold beverages. New this year: we will be selling Blueberry BBQ sauce and Blueberry Honey Mustard. We have a limited supply-Get it before it's gone!
This throwback photo of the family was taken over 10 years ago, boy how time flies. You'll be hard-pressed to even recognize the kids today.
We have a lovely shadded picnic area
A little HISTORY about the farm and about the family
The farm was planted in 1942. Most of the bushes that were planted then are still here today. The labor-intensive work to plant the bushes was done by Fred Westphal ( pictured to the left),
brother; to the man behind the dream. Fred, who moved to Florida, would come and pick berries every year until his death in 2002. He was 97 years old. The bushes and his memory live on!~
Dean and I bought the farm ( literally) 23 years ago. Boy does time fly. When we moved out to the area 24 years ago from the "region" a good friend of ours told us about the best place to pick berries in this area. I ended up picking across the street on the Blue Crop (right in front of the trailer) and was amazed at the size of the berries! I was not thinking a whole lot about berry farming then; for I was still teaching elementary school. During the winter, Dean and I noticed the farm was for sale..... On a whim, we looked into it, and low and behold, the rest is history. Dean felt that I needed a summer job since school teachers have their summers off and he was working 12 months of the year; he felt I should be too!
The first year we owned the farm I was 9 months pregnant and we had our first child, Audrey, at the height of the season......third week in July. What a crazy summer that was...... our extended farm family still tells stories of the day I went into premature labor and they thought they would be delivering the baby right here at the farm. Wouldn't that be the one to tell the grandchildren? LOL. Our youngest son, Owen, was also born during the busy season. Three tractor drivers later, we are happy with our family and are concentrating our efforts on providing exceptional service to our guests!
Audrey, Drake, and Owen are nearing the end of their blueberry farm experience. Audrey is off at grad school and you may not see her around the farm at all this summer, this spring she graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She is studying Neuroscience and will be off to the University of Minnesota focusing her attention on medical school. Drake has been given an appointment and has been at WEST POINT MILITARY ACADEMY, this past year. He should make an appearance at the farm this summer. As for Owen, he graduated high school this year and will be playing hockey for the Metro Jets Program out of Mount Clemmons, MI come September, he too will help out with the business this year! We will also have some young ladies helping us with the increasing number of guests we seem to be generating here at the farm.....They are like our family and hope you treat them with the same kindness you have shown us over the years!!