Blueberry Picking!

YUM!!!! If you like blueberries, even just a little, I’ve found an absolutely delicious place to go!

This little farm was started about 40 years ago and is still going strong. Run by the family who started it, the people who work and help there are really friendly and helpful.

Buy berries already picked… or, better yet, pick your own!!!

Blauwe Bessen/Heidelbeeren/Blueberrys
Fam. Heinen-Moors
Prinsenbaan 45, 6104 BB Koningsbosch
tel. 0475-301317
mobile. 06-22423158
email: carlaheinenmoors@home.nl

Hours:  Call their phone 0475-301317 to see if they are open.  They have a recording.  Press 1 for Dutch, 2 for German, and 3 for English.

You-Pick Blueberries are 2.20E/kilo with a 3 kilo minimum 
(about one of their buckets full)
  • Bring your own bucket if you have one, or you can borrow theirs. When they’ve weighed your berries, they’ll send them home with you in large fruit crates that stack and lay flat.
  • Bring the children! They can help! The people there are VERY child friendly. Even tiny ones are welcome.
  • There is a system . Sophie is the woman in charge. She doesn’t speak a lot of English, but is very kind and very helpful. She will tell you which bush to pick. You pick the entire bush – all the blue ones, she says. No green. Then, you move on to the next bush in the row. They are packed with berries and the blue ones fall off very easily. Some are tiny and some are the size of nickles, but they are all delicious.
  • The young girl speaking English to us and bringing us to Sophie told us we could eat as many as we’d like. Then Sophie, in showing us how, pointed to the green berries and shook her head no, picked a few blue ones and dropped all but one into my bucket. The last one went into her mouth and she smiled.

Such a friendly place. Go, enjoy the sun and the delicious berries (they have jam for sale there as well), and say “hi” to Sophie for me!

Open Seasonally: Depending on the weather, they are open from early July to early August. (I went today and they thought they’d be open for picking for two more weeks.)

Directions: Take that main highway that runs from Brunssum north to Koningsbusch. Go through one roundabout in Koningsbusch continuing straight. About 1 mile down on your right hand side, you’ll see house #45 and the sign above for “Bosbessen.” Turn there. There is parking if you drive back a bit. A sign saying “zelf plukken” or “selbst pluecken” means “U-Pick” and will tell you the current price.

5 Responses to “Blueberry Picking!”

  1. Jaime G. June 19, 2012 8:43 am #

    the now have a small website that will say when the season opens / closes.

    http://www.oppeboesj.com/

  2. Anonymous July 31, 2010 1:39 pm #

    just called and this year (2010) she’ll definitely be open through the first two weeks of August. After then, call before you go.

  3. Anonymous July 25, 2010 10:23 am #

    Called and they are not open on Sundays, but they are currently open m-f 8am-5pm. Sat. 8am til early afternoon.

  4. Jeff July 25, 2010 10:25 am #

    Currently open m-f 8-5pm…Sat 8am til early afternoon.

  5. Sparks Photography August 4, 2008 12:38 pm #

    I LOVE blueberries! I’m so glad you shared this. I’ve got a great recipe for blueberry pie but they’re usually so expensive to buy fresh ones.

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