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Blueberry Bliss!

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You ought to have seen what I saw on my way 
To the village, through Mortenson’s pasture to-day: 
Blueberries as big as the end of your thumb, 
Real sky-blue, and heavy, and ready to drum 
In the cavernous pail of the first one to come!
And all ripe together, not some of them green
And some of them ripe! You ought to have seen!
Robert Frost
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You know that much of “blueberries” that are in processed foods are not real???? There is no excuse to be eating some chemical wanna-be when the REAL DEAL is fresh and ripe and ready for you most places in the U.S. right now!!!

Luscious sweet juicy blueberries. Some of the early varieties are ripe. Earliblue bushes at the Beach Family Farm in Sherwood, Oregon are loaded!!!  So are the 3-year-old Duke bushes.

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If you’ve never picked blueberries before it is very very easy.  You pick the (ready for this?????) the BLUE berries.  In the photo above you can see some are light green (not ready), some are white (not ready), some are light purple (not ready) and some are blue (READY!!!)

It doesn’t take long to pick. At the Beach Family Farm you are given a bag lined bucket and a web belt to hook around your middle. It has a grommet which holds the bucket clip so you have both hands free for picking and the bucket is easy to reach. More berries in the bucket. None on the ground!! Maybe one or two in your mouth.  $2/pound is the same price they have charged for three years and less expensive that the other UPIck farms in the area.

Daily hours are 9:00-4:00, Wednesday through Sunday. The Beach Family Farm is located at 27626 SW 147th Avenue in Sherwood, Oregon about a half hour southwest from downtown Portland.  Anyone who lives in the southwestern suburbs are within a very very few minutes of yumminess.

Blueberries, by the way, are one of the easiest fruits to save. You can pick a bunch, eat some fresh and freeze the rest for later use. The people at the farm will be glad to give you instructions.DSC_0001

http://www.beachblueberry.com/                                                                                                  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beach-Family-Farm
(503) 625-6314
9:00-4:00, Wednesday through Sunday                                                                                                                                                     27626 SW 147th Avenue in Sherwood
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Author: GoingPlaces Can-Do Zero Waste

I moved to McMinnville a few years ago and was impressed with its friendliness and the beauty of the surrounding countryside. I write several blogs. GoingPlacesLivingLife is my personal blog related to travel, food and just general thoughts. Can-Do Real Food tells about my business processing local produce from small farms and preserving it by canning and dehydrating. The concept of Zero Waste appeals to me because we can truly reduce what gets tossed into the landfill with very small changes in our lifestyle. Join us.

13 thoughts on “Blueberry Bliss!

  1. Beth, we bought blueberries at the Wild Ramp two days ago. They were delicious!

    • Super! It’s amazing how freshly picked ripened local produce tastes!!! Now that it is over in Central City the market is closer to you!

  2. Hm, I need to find a place around here where I can pick fresh blueberries… thanks for the inspiration. Love that Frost poem, also 🙂

  3. Well, She tells it like it is.. A handful of Blues, chases the blues away 😃😃

  4. Sad for me that we do not have blueberries here.

  5. Blueberries. Yum. My favorite berry and no thorns! 😀

    • Come get some!!

      • I’ve been picking ’em in my own backyard, plus some wonderful u-pick farms down here. I usually freeze enough to see me through the year, but this year it’s been tough to find a day when it wasn’t too hot.

        • I’d tell you to get out at 9 when they open, the easier to deal with the temperature, but there may be some that are open evenings and you can try that.

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