Sunday, June 14, 2009

Picky, Picky, Picky

100_7587Our son was here for the weekend and so we three went down to a local blueberry farm and proceeded to turn our teeth blue.


We arrived there reasonably early, about 8:30 and found the parking lot fairly full. By the time we left an hour later, we estimated more than 30 cars were in the grassy lot. I guess we have not been on weekends in the past, but we were surprised how many folks were there.

This is a rather large blueberry farm. The thing we particularly appreciate is that the bushes are planted on mounds so that you are not stooping to pick, but rather as our son put it, “giraffe-ing” at times.



We came away with two gallons. This year the price is up to $12 a gallon. Ahhh, and we can remember when it was half that. Most of these will be frozen and used throughout the coming year.

This morning, I made a blueberry crumble: think blueberry pie with pecan granola on top. Served with ice cream, it is a tasty treat.


Yup, we all got the blues.


Kimberlee said...

Wow! Those berries look terrific. Your dessert looks pretty amazing too. I can just imagine that with ice cream. We have wild blueberries out on the tundra, but in our area they are usually pretty small are so similar to another (inedible) berry that I don't even go there. :(

Twelve dollars does seem like a lot for berries you pick yourself, but I guess the grocery store would be even more expensive, right?

Dani said...

Oh man! That crumble looks delish!