Our blueberry season generally starts the first week in July and lasts through mid to late September.
We have 9 different varieties (11 acres) of blueberries which all ripen at different times during the season. Each variety has its own unique flavor. Our earliest variety "The Spartans" are said to be some of the biggest and sweetest blueberries in all of the Tri-State area!
We offer "Pick Your Own" berries or you can buy them already picked at our market stand. All our berries are hand picked fresh daily.
For "Pick Your Own" berries, we supply buckets to pick in and also clear plastic bags to store your berries for easy handling. So there is no need to bring your own containers!
HOW TO BUY BLUEBERRIES
Fresh blueberries are most plentiful during the summer months, but you will find them in stores all year round, along with frozen, canned and dried blueberries.
When purchasing fresh blueberries, look for firm, plump, dry berries with smooth skins and a silvery sheen. Size doesn't matter, but color does - reddish berries are not ripe, but can be used in cooking. Avoid soft or shriveled fruit, or any signs of mold. Containers with juice stains indicate that the fruit may be bruised.
HOW TO STORE BLUEBERRIES
Refrigerate fresh blueberries as soon as you get them home, in their original plastic pack, a covered bowl or storage container. Do not wash berries until just before use, then use within 10 days of purchase.
HOW TO FREEZE BLUEBERRIES
The secret to successful freezing is to use berries that are unwashed and completely dry. Discard berries that look bruised or shriveled. No need to freeze berries on a cookie sheet, just place the berries, still in their original plastic pack, in a resealable plastic bag. Or, transfer berries to freezer containers or resealable freezer bags. The berries will freeze individually and you can remove just the portion you need. Remember to rinse them before using.
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