Last month, it was strawberry picking…now it’s time to pick blueberries!
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…
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!
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…
We decided that blueberry picking is much easier on the back than blueberry picking…no bending and stooping down.
It does take a little longer to fill a container, though.
There is nothing quite like the taste of Michigan blueberries…even my picky eater was trying them right off the bush!
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.
Jeannelle Hart says
Oh boy, looking forward to seeing how you put these to use!
Beth Rotman says
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…