Blueberry Picking and Top 5 Blueberry Recipes!

Blueberry Picking and Top 5 Blueberry Recipes!

Going blueberry picking might be one of the most serene and peaceful things you can possibly do. It’s a great way to unplug and get away from all the distractions of everyday life. No need for computers, phones or video games. This is just the kind of fun that goes along with spending the day with loved ones and enjoying nature. By the time you have all your blueberries picked, I promise you’ll love all of the blueberry recipes that I have in store.

We like to go to Blueberry Hill Farm in Acton, Maine. It is a truly beautiful berry farm, with bushes filled with ripe juicy berries stretching on and on. If you are ever in the area it’s definitely one to check out. And if you’re not, I’m sure your local berry farm can provide the same experience. The most important part is enjoying a day outdoors, laughing with your family as you create memories that will last a lifetime.

We had so much fun looking for the best of the best, ripest, juiciest berries to take home. Blueberry season usually starts around the middle of July. That’s why summer seems to be so synonymous with all things blueberry flavored! The blueberries continue to grow and stay in season typically through September which gives you plenty of time to eat all your berries and then head back for more. The nice thing about blueberries is that they freeze well too. So you can stock up on even more berries and put them away to enjoy all winter long as you reminisce about warm summer days in the blueberry patch.

There are lots of health benefits to eating blueberries too! They are filled with antioxidants which help protect the body from free radicals. And research suggests these tiny berries could even aid in disease prevention and overall cardiovascular health. Basically, they are completely delicious and great for you too, the perfect reason to eat lots of these tiny nutritious berries.

We brought home lots and lots of blueberries! Which is good because I love all things blueberry. My top five favorite blueberry recipes to make are:

  1. Blueberry Cobbler

    I can’t believe how many people I talk to say they don’t like cobbler! You’d be surprised to find out that EVERY ONE of those people turned a new leaf when they tried my homemade cobbler. I think the problem is that a lot of people buy pre-made cobbler that is filled with nothing but preservatives and corn-syrup. Yuck! You’re really going to want to try this cobbler with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!

  2. Blueberry Jam

    Quick and easy to make, this blueberry jam is just PERFECT on a nice piece of toast or breakfast bagel.

  3. Blueberry Muffins

    Blueberry Muffins are one of my personal favorites, because they are great for breakfast time, lunch time, or just about any time!

  4. Blueberry Syrup

    This syrup is quite possible one of the best topping I’ve ever had on pancakes. What makes it even better is how surprisingly easy it is to whip up. I prefer to make it the night before so that it is all ready to go the next day for fresh pancakes!

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  5. Blueberry Turnovers

    These artisan-style turnovers will impress absolutely anyone! The main ingredients are blueberries (of course!) and delicious phyllo dough. Phyllo dough is one of my favorite ingredients to work with. It’s so versatile and can be used on many dishes. And of course it is delicious!

 

I hope you enjoy all of those blueberry recipes! Leave a comment and tell me what you think.

There were also plenty of cute little animals to keep us company as we made our way around the farm picking berries! Look at that cute little baby!

This little guy was pretty cute too!

I hope this post has inspired you to go out and pick your own blueberries this summer. I feel like this is such a fun activity that is often overlooked. So instead of hanging out and watching another movie, get out and get some exercise. Then bring home your bounty and you’ll be turning your berries into all kinds of delicious treats! If you tried one of the blueberry recipes, let me know about it in the comments below.

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