Pick Juicy Blackberries at Bison Berry Farm Right Outside Greenville, SC

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Juicy blackberries await picking at Bison Berry Farm in Enoree, SC, just a short drive from Greenville, SC. This is a perfect summer day trip to get some delicious berries! 

Blackberries are one of my favorite berries but I haven’t ever picked them here in Greenville – until now. I was supposed to be doing an interview with one of the farm’s owners, Kellee, and I really had to focus on what she was saying because I was standing there picking and eating blackberries. They are so good and I wasn’t thinking of anything else. It was like a little Blackberry heaven.

And you too can experience blackberry heaven! The farm is opening up for u-pick blackberries starting on Saturday, June 17, 2023 and will be open all summer (weather permitting) for blackberry picking. At the end of the summer, they will have sunflowers for picking also. What a summer, right?

About Bison Berry Farm 

Kellee and her family only purchased Bison Berry Farm in January of 2023 and they are learning as they go. The homeschool family is perfect for the adventure though. I met the kids before I met Kellee and they were a wealth of information about blackberries and the farm. I learned straight off that the u-pick blackberries don’t have thorns. I didn’t even know you could grow blackberries without thorns. 

The kids were happy to tell me about the acres and acres of berries on the farm when they bought it and all the work they have done to get it ready for the public to come and pick berries. 

The farm is about 70 acres total but not all of it is for blackberries. There is a beautiful pond on the property and several acres are dedicated to the bison that roam there. Yup, bison. One of the owners really likes bison so that’s how they ended up on the farm. If the bison are near the parking area, you’ll get to see these magnificent creatures when you visit. 

Berry Picking 

There are a lot – like a lot – of blackberries at Bison Berry Farm. And the berries are different varieties which means they will keep ripening all summer long at different intervals. The berries that you can pick are on thornless plants (I’m still amazed by this fact) and are absolutely delicious. They are big, plentiful, and easy to pick. 

U-pick berries are $5/pound and the farm will also be selling prepicked berries by the quart. It should only take maybe 10 or 15 minutes to pick a pound depending on how plentiful the berries are. You can pick as much as you want.

Summer Berry Picking 

Bison Berry Farm opens on June 17, 2023 from 10 am – 4 pm with lots of fun crafts and activities for kids plus local vendors and the opportunity to hold some cute ducks and chickens. Afterward, the farm will be open for the season these days and hours:

  • Tuesdays: 8 am – Noon and 4-8 pm
  • Fridays: 8 am – Noon
  • Saturdays: 8 am – 4 pm

Tips on Enjoying Bison Berry Farm 

There are some helpful things to do when you go berry picking at Bison Berry Farm. 

  • To get to the blackberry patch, you need to walk up a dirt hill. It’s about a five-minute walk and could be muddy depending on the weather. 
  • Pets are not allowed so keep your dog at home. 
  • You don’t need to bring any containers to pick your berries as the farm will have them for you.
  • Wear closed-toed shoes. It’s a working farm and there are bugs, dirt, etc. 
  • Wear sunscreen and a hat. It’s hot and sunny. 
  • For people who are unable to hike up to the blackberry patch, the farm does have a lot of u-pick berries right next to the parking area. They do have thorns but you don’t need to really walk anywhere to pick them. 
  • While strollers aren’t prohibited at the farm, you may have difficulty pushing it up the hill to get to the blackberry patch. 

Bison Berry does sell their berries around town so you can find them at places like Farmfare Local Grocery in Pauline, the Upstate Growers Market in Fountain Inn, the Hub City Farmers Market, and in the baked goods at Humble Grounds coffee shop in Woodruff.

Wondering where else to pick berries? We’ve got a whole list of Pick Your Own Blueberries & Blackberries.

Bison Berry Farm
2425 SC 92, Enoree, SC

About the Author
Kristina Hernandez is a mom of two girls, freelance writer and photographer. Originally from New Jersey, she is in love with the Upstate and could not imagine raising her kids anywhere else. She enjoys hiking to waterfalls, kayaking, camping, cooking, and exploring all that Greenville has to offer. And she really loves baby goats. Follow her on Instagram at @scadventurer.

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