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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 the safest, superbly flavored, pest free blueberries. At Childs Blueberries, we do not neglect our fields and are thus, pest-free. It is a matter of honor to not sell inferior products to the public.
Our berries are grown in soil never touched by the glaciers @ 2250 feet giving them what our customers call, "the best tasting blueberry flavor-ever!". Blueberries grow wild on mountain tops like ours and that is one factor in why these berries taste so good and grow so well plus at the higher elevation, we have few to no mosquitos.
You won't find a nicer Blueberry UPICK than Childs.
Folks come back year after year, some driving from as far as Ohio and Pittsburgh, to get Childs Blueberries.
Click on the Beyond Organic link to learn what sets Childs Blueberries apart as the safest, best tasting, pest-free blueberries!
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.
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.
SMALL FAMILY FARM MEANS QUALITY AND SAFETY--At Childs Blueberries, we micromanage our fields, continuing to follow Cornell Universities teaching since 1984, by checking pheromone traps daily to monitor for pests. 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% milder than the spray used on most certified organic produce with less residual grown by large conglomerate farms. 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.
No spray & all natural are not desirable in a blueberry field as that translates to the farmer not following the teachings of Cornell University and in most states these type of Upicks are closed by the Dept. of Agriculture for pest incursions and neglect although in NY our dept. choses to turn a blind eye. Visit our website for details on our Beyond Organic properly managed UPICK BLUEBERRIES. CLOSED MONDAYS. OPEN 9 TO 7 TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY IN AUGUST. Great tasting berries, scenic view, pest free, no mosquitoes at our elevation, well maintained field that is mowed like a lawn, great crop! $2.75 per pound. Also for sale: blueberry grilling sauce, low sugar blueberry jam, blueberry pie slices, semi sweet chemical free elderberry/blueberry/raspberry wine and semi dry chemical free elderberry/blueberry/raspberry wine, frozen worm free seconds and frozen worm free firsts and during the week, ready picked best berries on the planet hands down--Childs Blueberries.
UPICK CLOSED FOR THE SEASON! THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL SEASON. LIKE CHILDS BLUEBERRIES ON FACEBOOK FOR UPDATES AND EARLY OPENING MESSAGES.
Short YouTube Video of the farm...see what our UPICK is about! Dan Childs
Google Maps works well from Route 400 out of Buffalo, from Hornell direction or from PA BUT it does not do well from Ellicottville. Disregard Google Maps and use the directions below from EVL. From Jamestown, Use Exit 24--St. Bonaventure and then follow Google Maps from there.