Blueberries are in season here in Florida. That means we can take advantage of buying one of my favorite berries at their peak ripeness.
Besides eating blueberries, one of my favorite things to do is picking them. It is always a fun family affair.
We always try to find a berry (patch, orchard??) that does not spray pesticides. This is important because my kids like to eat as they pick and of course, there’s nowhere to wash them first.
The easiest way to find a pick-your-own farm is signs you just drive by. If you never see those in your area, try your local newspapers’ classifieds. But one of my favorite sources is Pick Your Own site. I used this site often when we lived in Michigan because we lived more in the city and had to drive out to find any farms. However, now that we live in a more rural area, I drive by several farms with Pick-Your-Own signs. The blueberries we picked this past weekend were $3/pound and for the freshness, knowing where they came from, and the experience of picking your own food makes it well worth every penny.
And of course, since I’m a unit study mama in my heart, I have to make everything educational and round it out with a good reading book.
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