Pick Your Own Blueberries

There’s nothing better than waking up on a Saturday morning with your family, grabbing a cup of coffee, and heading outside.  Today we took the boys to Blue Youth Berries to pick their own Blueberries.  The weather was beautiful, low 80’s, no humidity, and not a cloud in the sky.  I stumbled across this place through my next door neighbor Kelly, she had seen them advertised and decided to check them out the weekend before.  This location requires you to make an appointment, so before heading out a little planning was required.

Upon arrival we checked in and were handed a 5 gallon white bucket.  Davy was so excited to get his own bucket.  We stayed for about an hour and picked 3 gallons.  The kids loved running up and down the isles, and everyone there was so friendly.  How much does that cost you ask?  $13.00.  $5 for the first pound and $4 for each additional.  In case you are wondering what that looks like…see the glass pitcher.  It amazes me that most of the year at the local grocery store I pay $6 for two small containers.  Farms and farmers markets are so much more fun and affordable.  I have attached a link to Pick Your Own, this website can help anyone anywhere find fun places to pick your own food.

I wanted to make something different (don’t get me wrong cobbler and pancakes are definitely some of our favorites) and healthy.  We are always trying to teach Davy to make good choices, so Italian Ice was the winner.  This can be made with any fruit and goes great on a warm night after a BBQ.

  • 2 cups of fruit (Blueberries)
  • 2 tbl sugar
  • 2 tbl honey
  • 1 tbl lemon juice
  • 2 cups of ice

Using a blender or food processor, blend the first 4 ingredients and then slowly blend in the ice.  Freeze for roughly 2-2.5 hours in a shallow baking dish.  Enjoy!

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