Picking Blueberries - Summer Fun for the Whole Family
Wild Blueberries, Pick-Your-Own Blueberries, and Yummy Blueberry Recipes
Blueberry lovers find many ways to use the versatile fruit. I'll share with you my tips for picking these and some favorite recipes. Think of blueberry muffins, blueberry syrup for your blueberry French toast bake, blueberry crumble and blueberries on ice cream.
Check out the pick-your-own listing below to find a place nearby to pick this wonderful fruit. Keep an eye out for opportunities to pick wild ones if they grow in your area too. In New Hampshire, I pick the wild ones in July.
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Where to Pick-Your-Own Blueberries
We like to pick blueberries every summer at Blueberry Hill near Sanford, Maine. We take our plastic buckets and fill them to the brim. Of course, we eat a lot as we are picking. Since they have high-bush blueberries, we don't have to stoop down and the the bushes even provide some shade so it doesn't get too hot.
Picking the blueberries is lots of fun and makes a good excursion for the whole family. Even more fun, is eating the blueberries. Continue on down this page for some recipes.
- Where to Find Pick-Your-Own Fruit and Vegetable Farms / Orchards for Local, Fresh Fruit, Vegetables
This easy-to-use web site lists all of the pick-your-own fruit and vegetable farms the U.S., Canada, Britain and other countries Find a farm or orchard near you to pick apples, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, figs, peaches and tomatoes at be
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Advice for Picking Blueberries
You'll need a lightweight, not-too-deep bucket so it won't get too heavy and so the fruit won't crush the ones on the bottom. The berries are easily pulled from the stems by hand. Most berry farms weigh the containers before you start picking and deduct that from the final weight.
Dress comfortably for a farm setting as you'll be walking in grass. Wear a hat and put on sunscreen.
Aren't They Beautiful? And So Good for You
- When Is Blueberry-Picking Season? | eHow
There is nothing better than sweet, fresh blueberries picked right from the patch. Whether you have a blueberry patch on your property, you've run across some blueberry plants in the woods, or you're planning on visiting a commercial blueberry patch.
- Not So Lazy Days: Pick blueberries at the local farm
Every summer we make at least one trip to Johnson's Corner Farm in Medford, NJ, to pick blueberries. Tonight was a Family Fun Night at which the hayrides to the blueberry patch (and the corn field) were free, so, of course we saved the money and...
Yummy Blueberry Recipes
I like to make blueberry crumble. A crumble is essentially mixing flour, sugar and butter until it reaches a crumbly texture. Mix some cornstarch with the blueberries, top with the crumble mixture and bake until done.
- Tasty Blueberry Crumble for A Winter Treat
What can be better than sitting by a warm fire on a cold day eating a piping hot blueberry crumble topped with your favorite topping of custard or cream? Nothing. However sitting outside on the patio on a sunny day eating blueberry crumble and ice...
- Healthy Delicious Blueberries - Blueberry Recipes, B...
Blueberries are not only delicious but good for you too! Whether you pick blueberries or grow blueberries these delicious blueberry desserts are great when you have too many blueberries
- The BlueBerry Flax Breakfast Sandwich
Original recipe for a blueberry flax spread, on toast with sliced bananas. Full of super-nutrients and a great energy booster.
I Love the Berries Fresh with Just Milk or Frozen Yogurt on Top
Blueberry Recipes (books from Amazon)
People share their favorite blueberry recipes in a variety of cookbooks. It's hard to choose just one but the reviewers love this one. 5 stars!
Grow Blueberries in the Garden
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It is important to get at least two varieties for cross-pollination. I have 6 different varieties of blueberries so I can have early, mid-season and late ones to pick. It's mid-June in New Hampshire, as I write this, and my bushes are loaded. It's time to give them a dose of Miracle-Gro to give them a boost as the berries ripen over the next month or so.
Plants in My Blueberry Patch in New Hampshire
Products for Growing Blueberries
Blueberry bushes need acid soil, so use the kind of fertilizer that says it is for azaleas and rhododendrons. Here are some books on caring for your blueberry plants.
Advice for Growing Blueberries in Your Yard
- How to Get the Soil Just Right for Growing Blueberries | eHow.com
Blueberries are fairly easy to grow, but soil preparation to critical to your success in growing blueberries. Getting the soil right for blueberries is well worth the effort because these plants...
- Planting Blueberry Bushes: Growing Blueberry Plants ...
Tips for planting blueberry bushes, and growing blueberries in your backyard.
Blueberries to Buy - Dried, Canned, Fresh
If you don't have time to pick your own fresh blueberries or it is the wrong season for blueberries, you can use these instead. The canned ones are plump while the dried ones are like the ones you see in a blueberry muffin mix. Those rehydrate when they are cooked in a mix.
Substitute Dried Blueberries for Raisins or Dried Cranberries When You Make This Trail Mix
- Make a Healthy Trail Mix of Seeds, Dried Fruits and ...
In our goal to eat more healthy foods, my husband developed this trail mix. With lots of dried fruits, nuts and seeds, it's a great snack and very good for you.
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