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From Buffalo, North Tonawanda, East Aurora, Elma Area--Take Rt. 90 to the East Aurora Expressway (Rt. 400 South). Rt. 400 becomes Rt. 16 South. Continue on Rt. 16 exactly five miles past the light in Franklinville. Make a right (signs posted) on County Rt. 19. Go ½ mile and make a right on Williams Hollow. Take your first left on Cooper Hill Road and follow the signs to the farm.
From Rochester, Scio, Hornell Area--Take Interstate 86 West to the Hinsdale Exit. Make a right on 16 North. Go 7.9 miles and make a left on the Five Mile Road (watch for sign) i.e. County Rt. 19. Go 1/2 mile and make a right on Williams Hollow. Take your first left on Cooper Hill Road and follow the signs to the farm.
From Ellicottville—Stay on Route 219 North to Great Valley and just past Davis- O'Laughlins Cadillac make a left on Peth Road. Stay on Peth Road past Great Valley Berry Patch to the four corners in Humphrey. Veer right (GPS will say left—disregard) on to Chapel Hill Road— (For non-paved winding country roads—the kind John Denver sang about turn at Childs Blueberry sign and follow signs for 4 miles). For paved road—stay on Chapel Hill Road until it "T's" at County Route 19--The Five Mile Road. Take a left. Your second road on the left is South Cooper Hill Road and you want to turn there. Go 2.5 miles until the road again "T's". Turn left and the farm is .3 miles up.
From Allegany, Olean, Portville Area—Go past the Allegany-Limestone Middle/High School on County Rt. 19. You're second left after Chapel Hill Road (also known as Humphrey Hill Road) is South Cooper Hill (signs posted). Go 2.5 miles up on South Cooper and then make a left on Cooper Hill and watch for the farm.
From Pittsburgh, Salamanca, Erie, Jamestown—stay on I-86 until exit 24—Allegany. Make a left. Take a right on Chapin Cross Road, take a left on County Rt. 19…follow directions for Allegany, Olean, Portville from here. Note--GPS will suggest you get off in Salamanca--I suggest you do not--wait until Exit 24 and let your GPS take it from there.
From Batavia--Take Route 98 south to Route 16. Make a left and enter Franklinville. Continue on Rt. 16 exactly five miles past the light in Franklinville. Make a right (signs posted) on County Rt. 19. Go ½ mile and make a right on Williams Hollow. Take your first left on Cooper Hill Road and watch for the farm.
NOT ALL YOU PICKS ARE CREATED EQUAL
Dan and Carrie Childs welcome you to experience superbly flavored blueberries. Our berries are grown in soil never touched by the glaciers @ 2250 feet. Blueberries grow wild on mountain tops like ours and that is one factor in why these berries taste so good and grow so well.
At Childs Blueberries, we micromanage our fields, continuing to follow Cornell Universities teaching since 1984, by checking pheromone traps daily to monitor for pests as nobody wants extra protein in their produce. If we catch a pest in one of the traps, we spray with the mildest of sprays where the food can be eaten the next day. It is 200% more mild than the spray used on most certified organic produce. As with preventative medicine, by catching the pest incursion early, we cure it quickly and move on--pest free. For this reason, I believe our way is better and "Beyond Organic". Many times we go years with no spray at all.
Our fields are manicured like a lawn and clearly marked. The bushes are properly pruned and maintained. The view is beautiful and you can see all the way to the foothills of Appalachia from our highest hill in Humphrey farm. The price per pound is still $2.00 per pound. Rows 1-18 are dedicated solely for our "U-Pick" customers. There is a wide range of varieties from big to small berries. Each variety has a unique flavor and texture. Wander around and taste until you find just the variety you like best!
Bring beverages, snacks, sunscreen, and containers to transport berries home, bug spray, any medications for bee stings or allergies.
Short YouTube Video of the farm...see what our UPICK is about! Dan Childs
Hours: We open the UPICK and the Farm Stand the third Wednesday in July. UPICK is open Wednesday-Sunday after that through August. In September the UPICK is open Saturday and Sundays only and closes the last weekend in September.
Our first Buffaloes will be arriving in the early summer of 2019 to add to your UPICK adventure at Childs Blueberries & Buffalo Ranch.