Blueberries are one of my favorite berries. My tribe loves it too. And who wouldn’t? This blue-ish purple berry is high in Vitamin K, Manganese, Vitamin C, Fiber, and Copper. They also have a low glycemic index and it’s only 80 calories for 1 cup of fresh blueberries.
Blueberries have long been valued by their unique anti-inflammatory phytonutrients. I’ve heard that they are great for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Spinach is another great vegetable for RA.
We are blessed to have a locally grown blueberry farm near us where we can pick fresh, delicious blueberries from the bushes. TLC Blueberry Farm is also pesticide free!! I love that it’s safe for my boys to eat the blueberries while picking them. The farm grows 5 different varieties to extend the picking season. We usually just pick the Premier Blueberries. This variety produces fruit of excellent color, size, and flavor. And of course they are blue-tiful!
The other 4 varieties of Rabbiteye blueberry plants are: Powderblue, Tifblue, Climax, and Brightwell.
We first took the in-laws to visit the farm. I think our party was a little reluctant at first. The kiddos were complaining from the get-go. Mr. Simplyladdie supplied them with $1.00 snow cones and that kept them content for a while. It was really HOT but everyone made an effort to pick a few blueberries. I was proud of them all.
After picking roughly 5 lbs. of fruit, we headed back to join my in-laws. They took the boys to the playground and enjoyed blueberry ice cream in the shade. The farm has a pond, where you can have a picnic lunch. The kids can feed the ducks in the pond and feed the chickens in their coop.
If you’re feeling froggy next Saturday, go pick some blueberries!! It’s your last chance until next season. Look for I found in one of the blueberry bushes!
Happy Blueberry Picking,