Thanks for making our opening week spectacular! We saw so many familiar faces and many new ones! The farm is looking great and the berries are plentiful. The Reka's are still coming strong, and are so very good this year. The Blue Golds have really surprised us this season. The small plants are deceptive- there is a ton of HUGE, beautiful, dusty blue fruit coming off of those little buggers! Everyone knows Blue Golds are my favorites, and I have been jealous watching giant bowlfuls of those huge tangy fruit pass by the stand! The Hardy Blues are also getting ripe and sweeter by the day. They are the perfect size and texture for baking. They hold their integrity in baked goods and their quintessential blueberry flavor is unbeatable in muffins and breads. We've got a couple of family members who don't do dairy or gluten, but we love quick breads. Our go to recipe is the Heavenly Blueberry Lemon Loaf, and Hardy Blues are the perfect berry. This is a quick, crumbly, delicious bread. You'll likely end up eating it with a spoon, but I never hear any complaints. Crush it over a little bit of coconut ice cream, and you're in business! If you have a bit more time and can handle flour, this Blueberry Buckle looks pretty fabulous too. Happy Blueberry Baking!
The berries are ripe and the fields are ready! The Rekas are delicious and sweet with all of this nice sunshine! Everyone here at the farm has been scurrying around getting the fields prepped and ready for your arrival. More shade tents, picnic tables, and so much fruit! We look forward to seeing all of our old berry-loving friends, and hoping to meet even more new faces this year. We have two new farm helpers, Mitch and Maggie. They've come all the way from Australia to help us pick berries, keep the place looking great, and greet visitors. Kat and Dave have been working tirelessly to get the farm into beautiful shape. The fruit looks and tastes amazing, and there is SO MUCH of it. I don't know about you, but this weather makes me want ice cream. A blueberry regular turned me onto a simple dairy free dessert idea a few weeks ago, and I've been thinking about blueberry ice cream A LOT. Our friend simply pours coconut cream (and a bit of honey, if you'd like!) over frozen berries for a quick treat. I was thinking I'd take it to the next level with Blueberry Lime Coconut Ice Cream! I haven't tried this one yet, but it's vegan and looks super easy and delicious.
Do you have any favorite blueberry recipes? Do you have any left in your freezer from last year? Time to use 'em up to make room for this season's crop!
So looking forward to seeing you all shortly! In the meantime, keep in touch via Facebook or our Instagram feeds! Look for giveaways and contests in the coming weeks!
Greetings, berry lovers! We are in the process of getting the farm ready for picking as we speak. The berries are nearly there, but need a few more days for ripening. We want them to be as ripe, sweet, and delicious as you remember them from last season! The Rekas are coming on nicely, and the Hardyblues are right behind them. A few more days of warm weather will get us right where we'd like to be.
We will post here and on our Facebook and Instagram feeds when we set an opening date. Look for updates on pricing, hours, and days in the very near future!