Welcome to The Blueberry Barn
The Blueberry Barn is owned and operated by Ann Wildes.
She was a business education teacher for more than 30 years and worked extensively with middle and high school students through UGA Cooperative Extension and 4H programs.
After many years serving the youth of the local community, God gave her the drive and desire to start her own business. Ann and her husband have been growing blueberries together in Georgia for the past 40 years.
Since blueberries are what Alma is famous for, the logical outcome of her business was a store specializing in “all things Blueberry.”
If you are traveling on US Hwy 1 and come through Alma, be sure to stop by and peruse all the delightful items the store has to offer.
Why Georgia for Blueberries?
The largest producing state of blueberries—Georgia’s Super Fruit
The soil in South Georgia is perfect for growing blueberries, because it is sandy and acidic. Our beautiful climate is ideal; a short winter gives the berries the chill they need, followed by warm spring and even warmer summer temperatures that give us those perfect Sweet Georgia Blues!
Georgia’s blueberry harvest starts each year in mid- to late-April and continues through July. Blueberries are primarily grown in the southernmost areas of the state.
Why Alma, Georgia? Because we grow the sweetest Georgia Blues in Bacon County (the sweetest of any county in the state), giving Alma the distinction of being the “Blueberry Capital!”