Saturday, May 17, 2014

Blueberry Picking at Harkins Slough

I have always wanted to pick blueberries! We pick olallies every year, but I've never had the chance to pick blues. Then, yesterday, I saw an email from our CSA farm, High Ground Organics: "You are invited to a Blueberry U-pick at High Ground Organics tomorrow 10am to 1pm." Oh, yeah!

Jake had to do homework, so I took the mini-boys up to Harkins Slough and we picked almost 5 pounds of blueberries. What a beautiful location!


Jeanne gave us a quick orientation and in we went...


They grow four varieties of blueberries in the blueberry patch - Southmoon, O’Neal, Misty, and Jewel. The Jewels were giant-sized and gorgeous. But we found that we preferred one of the other varieties. They were smaller but much, much sweeter.


The boys were great helpers. In fact, they did almost all the picking. I just took photos and enjoyed the sunshine.



Of course they did do some tasting along the way... R said that one of the varieties tasted like a peach to him. Interesting! It was sweet and summery. I wouldn't necessarily have said 'peach', but it was delicious.


 Now we just need to figure out what we're going to do with our bounty.
 

Thanks, High Ground Organics, for opening up your blueberry patch! We had an amazing time and can't wait to create some goodies...that is, if any survive our incessant munching.

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