(TammenTreeberry Farm is so named because they also raise ‘christmas’ trees that people can come and cut on their own.)
Blueberry pie has always been my favorite, so I like to keep a stash of blueberries in my freezer for when the craving hits me. I also have an awesome blueberry cake recipe and who doesn’t love blueberry muffins! And they are very good to snack on. And if you’re into smoothies…. Ok, ok. YES. I love blueberries.
|Driving into the berry farm - 50 acres of blueberries|
My daughter and I picked a good day to go berry picking - it wasn’t raining. But it was hot and headed for the mid to upper 90’s. And that meant humid. Ugh! We got an early start, wondering if it had dried up enough to let people in (they had delayed opening due to all the standing water in the fields) but the parking lot was already filling up. I had planned on throwing my
into the car just in case, but of course forgot them. It would have been a good
idea. Lots of other people had remembered to bring theirs. Wellingtons
|Navigating through the mud|
Blueberries have got to be the easiest thing to harvest. They clump on the bushes and come off by the handful. Of course you lose a lot too, as the ripe ones fall at the slightest touch. How sad to see those mounds of berries on the ground! All I could think of was those berry-less muffins…
|Each bucket holds about 10 pounds of blueberries|
I had to let my berries sit a day, but I got up early to beat the heat and set about to canning them.
|Getting the jars and lids ready|
|Berries boiling - this pan will never be white again|
The result? Twelve jelly jars, twelve mini jelly jars and a couple of extra containers I had no more jars for!
The taste is to die for! And the consistency is perfect.
|Mouthwatering homemade goodness|
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