Saturday, July 7, 2007

Blueberries, Blueberries, Blueberries


On Tuesday, I needed to decompress a bit from the busy weekend. I decided it was the perfect day to pick blueberries. It was warm and there was a nice breeze, plus the scenery at Spring Valley Farm is so beautiful...it made for the perfect escape. I have been picking blueberries every July for about 8 years now. I really look forward to going and bringing back a big pail of delicious berries. Tuesday was the easiest picking I have ever done. I picked 10 pounds and only picked around 5-6 bushes. They were loaded and HUGE. You can't tell from the photos, but most of the berries were bigger than my thumb and sweet. The farm is so pretty and filled with fields and fields of blueberry bushes, peach trees and rows of blackberries. The berries were too pretty to bake with so I gave away some and ate the rest like popcorn..in huge handfuls! I would like to go back next week, but they have limited hours because it seems like their supply is low...I was lucky to go when I did.

7 comments:

Brenda said...

Awwww, I want to go and pick some and pick some blackberries. When we lived in N. C. I used to go and pick blueberries with my friend and her 3 children. You won't believe it but there were 9 of us in her Volkswagon. Can't do that this day in time. We had a good time everytime we went with her. Her name was Brenda, also.

You know of so many places to go and escape. You need to let me know where they are.

Love you.

Anonymous said...

They're so big, they look the size of grapes in your hand!

You're the Ina Garten of the Eastern Shore. I wish you had a store.

Kim and Victoria said...

What a great way to enjoy yourself and escape. I LOVE blueberries!

Natalie said...

Mama,
I'll take you next week...I will have to check the calendar when they have a good crop and we'll meet and GO! I'd love for you to come along!!!

Mama/Brenda said...

Thanks, I would love that. See you tomorrow at Russell's.

Oyster Girl said...

I went blueberry picking on Saturday with Kate, Lucas and my Mom.

We always go to Moods Farm in Mullica Hill, NJ. They were going for a $1 per pound...not bad!

I will post pixs of this on The Guardian of Gimcracks soon.

Natalie said...

THAT is CHEAP!! They are 2.50 lb at my spot. Are they still hardy....good picking??