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Don't forget the fresh blueberries

Take a little drive out to the country and you may just end up at the VanderHelm U-Pick Blueberry Farm. Located in Modesto, this 10-acre farm offers 13 different varieties of the delicious and healthy fruit. This family farm offers an environment that people of all ages will find intriguing and memorable.

Blueberry picking has proven to be a tradition for many families, year after year. VanderHelm Farms provides the buckets to pick in and also offers pre-picked berries for your convenience. Pickers at the farm express how excited they get for the blueberries to ripen and most have found early morning to be the most pleasant time for picking. Adding to the pleasant experience, is the fact that blueberry bushes are thornless, providing easy and quick picking. Come on over with your friends and family to pick blueberries and play on a swing or in the sand to build unforgettable memories!

VanderHelm Farms is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and is located at 1678 Albers Rd., in Modesto. For more information, visit