May 21, 2011

Rapture Blueberries

If you're reading this, you made it through the EST Rapture - Congratulations!

PDubbs and I decided to enjoy what could have potentially been our last day by picking some fresh blueberries.

We saw an ad in a local newspaper about All U Can Pick Blueberries. Who could resist some fresh blueberries on a perfect early summer day?

Just grab a bucket and start picking!

Yum yum yum!

We spent about 20 minutes roaming around the property, picking berries and sampling along the way.

These blueberries are as fresh as they come. And so delicious! But we realize now why they're usually so expensive in grocery stores - it takes a lot of time and effort to pick through the bushes to get to the good ones!

Morgan Farm is located about 4 miles south of Gainesville down 441. It's owned by a lovely couple, the Morgans. They have acres of land devoted to these blueberries. Ms. Morgan called them hybrids because they have a thin skin but keep their sweetness. She also suggested looping the bucket through a belt. That way you have both hands free - one to pick blueberries and the other to snack with!

They are opened Wednesday through Friday from 8 am to 7 pm and on the weekends from 8 am to 1 pm. The price of the berries depends on what day of the week you pick. Weekdays are $1/lb and weekends are $2/lb - still a great deal! It was definitely something fun and different to do while supporting local business.

Now all we need are some good recipes to use up all of these fresh berries!

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