Updated 8, 2017
The Murphy Blueberry Farm grows 5 high-bush blueberry varieties on their 2 acres of farmland. Grown without pesticides or chemicals, they are said to be the most flavorful berries many have tasted. You can u-pick at the farm, or, just pick up a pint by calling in advance. Or you can taste their blueberries covered in chocolate at Chilmark Chocolates for sweet enjoyment.
Rumpus Ridge Road, Chilmark
Blueberries by the pint, call for availability; U-pick blueberries, by appointment
Farmstand during blueberry season; mid-July through August
Murphy Blueberry Farm began in 1986 when Susan Murphy, a furniture maker and former Chilmark postmaster, and her husband Lynn Murphy, owner of Menemsha Marine Repair (now retired), purchased four hundred blueberry plants from a Massachusetts nursery. They transported them to their Chilmark property in an unconventional way – inside a retired and retrofitted sightseeing bus. Three years later, the first crop of blueberries was brought to the West Tisbury Farmers Market, where Susan had a spot for 12 years. Today, Susan sells berries from her back porch from mid-July through August (call for availability) and operates a U-pick business, by appointment (508-645-2883). Part of the crop can be found at Chilmark Chocolates for their popular summer delicacy: chocolate-covered blueberries.
Offers U-pick during the season and occasional pruning workshops