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If you lived only by weather forecasts you would miss a lot of good living! Well, watching the blueberry fields is little easier to go by. The crop is ripening well and there are some really nice fruit. It is time to get to some serious picking.
The blueberry field will be open Friday 8 to 10 am and Saturday 8 to 11 am. Next week we should have lots of blues going into the 4th of July weekend. Look for several days of picking.
We have a lot of plums, squash, zucchini, potatoes and getting some beans. Tomatoes are not far away. Cantaloupes and watermelons are coming. We have some good corn right now.
Good times make great memories is something we have longed believed and is the background of our Fall event days. Just think of your favorite memories! They take you back to something special; people, times, occasions usually triggered by smells, sights, sounds, feelings or tastes.
Food is one of those things that help make good memories. It has even been called the bridge to understanding different cultures. That is just one aspect of food. Get people together and something is sure to cook! It is an ingredient for fun. I like to think of food as fun.
The summer lends itself to get together. Whether it is friends, neighbors, visiting friends or family time. For the young families or the grandparents with grandkids you treasure the time knowing children grow so quickly.
This summer , this Fourth of July you may want to come up with some fun ways to share a tasteful memory with those you care about. Here are a couple of ideas.
Red, white and blue potato salad. We have the potatoes plus more colors and flavors. Do a little research and teach your kids such interesting things about how most people in the world do not eat white potatoes. They prefer colored fleshed potatoes. Learn about the nutritional differences.
A fruit salad in a watermelon rind! cut watermelon rinds in fancy bowl shapes and scope out the flesh in little balls. Mix them with cantaloupe balls and honey dew balls topped with blueberries and maybe a few backberries.
Experiment with making watermelon coolers or making homemade peach ice cream. We sometimes have ice cream peaches for sale ( you may want to check that out).
Blueberry muffins, breakfast with blueberry pancakes. Frozen blueberries eaten as a single cold blueberry treat. It often is the doing and making together that makes it such a special memory.
My wife and I had a friend years ago who loved to make his own concoctions. We think of him and his whimiscal creations and realize he was making his own yogurt before we had ever heard of yogurt.
Perhaps you have ideas you would want to share?
Regardless be BOLD. GO FOR A GREAT MEMORY!
The blueberry field will be open Monday and Tuesday mornings, 8 to 9 am each day. We plan to open this Saturday. We don't know about the other days yet.
For Monday's picking be sure to go down the rows toward the end for the best picking.
Still have lots of good zucchini squash, plums, potatoes and other good stuff.
The blueberry field will be open Thursday 8 am to 9:30 am. Those who picked Tuesday did a very good job. You stayed on the right rows, picked ripe fruit, did not knock berries off. Hopefully we will be able to do some picking Saturday for a short time.
Specials on squash , zucchini, pickling cukes and we have lots of plums!!
We aren't at this stage in ripeness [see picture] this year, but we will be open some point this week. One of the problems we run into every year is having people pick unripe fruit the first few pickings. We have found that the best way to keep this from happening is to limit the time for the first few PYO. One of the advantages of being on the email list is you get information earlier than most.
I think we will open one morning real soon ( maybe Tuesday?? or Thursday) for about 1or 2 hours. I will post the time ahead on the website or send another email.
We plan to pick a few more strawberries for the store but the cost of picking and grading is telling on us.
Things to keep in mind about PYO blueberries.
Bring something to take your berries home in.
Be aware of the heat . Take care to not get too hot. We want it to be enjoyable and safe.
We do not have the ability for credit cards.
Please be careful when picking to not knock berries off the bushes.
If you come with children teach them the value of respecting the bushes. Help them realize that we depend on the berries to pay bills. There are many families that get their pay from those berries.
Drive carefully going to and from the fields.