23 pounds of blueberries!
Yesterday I went blueberry picking with my fiancé and his siblings. Together, we picked 23 pounds of blueberries! In less than an hour and a half. They were 0.99 cents/lb--I called around the local farms to find a good price, and these are no-spray. It is so fast and easy to pick blueberries compared to other berries, and it is so much cleaner and less painful! No thorns, no mushy berries that get all over your hands, easy to cup your hand under a cluster and pull them off with your thumb. And you don't have to bend over much unless you want to get the low-hanging berries.
Here's the lovely "Blueberry Valley" at the farm we went to.
- Dump blueberries out onto a cookie sheet. Sort out the little leaves, stems, wrinkled berries, etc.
- Freeze on cookie sheets for a long time--they freeze unevenly, so even after overnight some of mine aren't totally frozen. But, get most of them frozen.
- Dump into containers or freezer bags and store for months! Fresh smoothie ingredients into the winter months.
I love summer!
Hope you are having a good weekend--have you done any great summery activities in this August heat?