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.

Visitors will notice the store shelves are made from +100-year-old wood from Mr. Albert's grandfather’s home – there is a LOT of farming history in this small store.
In addition to the unique blueberry products the store features, there are also many items made by local artists, with everything from paintings to jewelry, pottery to ornaments and t-shirts.
During blueberry harvest season, from May through July, store visitors will find fresh Georgia blueberries directly from the Wildes 40-acre farm available.
You can't get any fresher than that! Be sure to stay long enough to enjoy a scoop or two of our blueberry ice cream while you sip on a blueberry soda.


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!”