Saturday, July 4, 2009

Blueberries for the Fourth of July

I went with friends to pick blueberries this morning - a perfect Fourth of July outing. We weren't alone. A favorite u-pick berry farm in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains has acres of blueberries and blackberries to pick. There were families of all sorts there and the parking areas were full. It was nice to see!

This was my harvest.


  1. Here in Southern NJ the Hammonton area is not far away and reported as the third largest blueberry growing area in the world. Usually our blueberries are just starting to come in around July 4th but we've had them for two weeks already but corn on the cob is struggling from all the wet cool weather we've had in June.

  2. There's something so satisfying about blueberry picking, from the feel of the blueberries to the big basket at the end. We made blueberry jam last weekend and, biased though I may be, it's the best I've ever had ...

  3. We have picked three blueberries from our potted patio blueberries so far. Three - a bumper crop? I love fresh blueberries and your container looks delicious, and so once again Lisa, I am very envious of you!

  4. We've had a good number from our own blueberries but the dry weather has really slowed them down. The blueberries from the berry farm have been watered, so they're extra plump this year!

    Rob, I guess we all need to count our blessings for abundant blueberries here -- three doesn't sound very satisfying. But you'll be enjoying all of those interesting apples in the fall and roasted parsnips for Christmas, as well as all the other things that your climate does so much better than ours.


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