blueberry picking

Last month, it was strawberry picking…now it’s time to pick blueberries!

blueberry picking | polka dots and picket fences

blueberry picking | polka dots and picket fences

While we go strawberry picking every summer, it has been a while since our family picked blueberries.  In fact, my last memory of blueberry picking was pushing my now 14-year-old in a stroller through the fields.  That was a LONG time ago!  We were way overdue for a day of blueberry picking, so off we went…

blueberry picking | polka dots and picket fences

blueberry picking | polka dots and picket fences

Erie Orchards is located in Erie, Michigan…not too far from us.  They are better known as an apple orchard, but I will say they produce some great blueberry bushes!

blueberry picking | polka dots and picket fences

blueberry picking | polka dots and picket fences

Upon arriving at the orchard, we were given plastic berry baskets to use for collecting our berries.  They were kind enough to warn us about the bugs, and they allowed us to borrow some bug spray…which proved to be quite helpful.  We drove right out to the blueberry bushes and started picking…

blueberry picking | polka dots and picket fences

blueberry picking | polka dots and picket fences

blueberry picking | polka dots and picket fences

blueberry picking | polka dots and picket fences

We decided that blueberry picking is much easier on the back than blueberry picking…no bending and stooping down.

blueberry picking | polka dots and picket fences

It does take a little longer to fill a container, though.

blueberry picking | polka dots and picket fences

There is nothing quite like the taste of Michigan blueberries…even my picky eater was trying them right off the bush!

blueberry picking | polka dots and picket fences

We left with just over seven pounds of blueberries.  Now it is time to bake…I’ll be sharing a favorite blueberry recipe or two later this week.

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    1. So many great blueberry recipes! And they don’t go bad as quickly as strawberries, so I feel like I don’t have to use them all right away. Still one berry basket left in the fridge…

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