03 Jun It’s Blueberry Season At The Farm
One of our favorites here at the farm are the fresh blueberries when they get ripe. This year they were ready to start picking a little earlier than usual. The early warm weather in the spring enticed the bushes to bloom early and they avoided any late frosts so early ripe berries!
Blueberries are a versatile tasty treat and good for you too. Whether you just pop them into you mouth or discover a variety of other ways to enjoy them, they contain lots of antioxidants and beneficial nutrients. Our berries are also grown with the addition of a special formulated organic blueberry food and no chemical pesticides.
Blueberry season lasts only a few weeks and we pick our berries fresh everyday. The berries grow in clusters on the blueberry bushes. They all do not ripen at the same time. It is best to pick the ripest ones off daily, so the others will ripen quickly. The berries that are ready to pick will be a dark blueish color and release from the stem easily when rubbing gently between your fingers.
Fresh blueberries have a sweet but tart taste and have their best flavor while they are still a bit firm and before they become very soft and overly ripe. Like other fruits and vegetables, they contain the most natural nutrients fresh, but can be successfully frozen to be eaten or used in other dishes at a later date. Frozen blueberries are really tasty when eaten straight out of the freezer before they thaw.
We have other products made with blueberries including jams, jellies, muffins, cakes, & more on our shelves here at the farm store.