Blueberry Season

PICK-YOUR-OWN

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Pre-pay for containers, berries included
 
PINT BOX (approx. 1 lb. of berries)  --   $4.50 each
2 QUART BOX (approx. 4 pints of berries)  --   $16.00 each
For all Pick-Your-Own you must first stop in the store to purchase your container and get directions to the proper location for picking.
Your honesty keeps us in business!
Please pay for all you pick!

Please walk to the blueberry patch!
Only vehicles with a handicapped license plate or placard permitted.

Varieties:

  • Bluetta Jul/Aug
  • Spartan Jul/Aug
  • Patriot Jul/Aug
  • Jersey Jul/Aug
  • Bluecrop Jul/Aug
  • Berkeley Jul/Aug
  • Coville Sep
  • Elliot Sep

Selection:
Select berries that are firm, dry, plump, smooth skinned and completely blue, with no hint of red. Check carefully and do not take any mouldy or damaged berries.

Note: Often, blueberries are covered with a white powdery substance called "bloom", a naturally occuring waxy protective coating that need not be removed before eating. It is not harmful and actually helps prevent deterioration.

Caring for your fresh-picked blueberries:
Do not wash your blueberries until you are ready to use them, because water accelerates their deterioration. Store them in the refrigerator, unwashed, in a rigid covered container. Fresh-picked blueberries have a good shelf life and should last up to two weeks in the refrigerator.

Freezing:
Remove the stems. It's best not to wash blueberries before freezing; you can rinse them prior to use when frozen. If you choose to wash the berries, rinse in a colander and drain for at least 10 minutes. Pat dry (blueberries must be completely dry before freezing or they will stick together and possibly get freezer burn). Place the blueberries in a single layer on a cookie sheet and freeze. The berries will freeze faster if your cookie sheet is pre-frozen. Once the berries are frozen, place them in containers or zip-lock bags and store in freezer.