06 August 2010

Not Just Blueberries



I talked about our blueberry-picking experience in yesterday’s post, but I don’t want to leave you with the impression that it’s all just blueberries…
Blueberries 3

They also had strawberries and raspberries for U-Pick or you could also buy them by the flat.
At their store,
 
they also sold peppers… peppers in yummy colors.Peppers

And peaches.

And beans.

And potatoes.

They also have these boards out front where kids (and grown-ups, too!) can learn interesting facts.image

You lift up the boards to get to the answers… Board-1
Overall, it was a really fun experience for all of us.  Josh wanted to go back the very next day!  The farm offers a lot more than just blueberry-picking, for adults and children alike.  There’s the U-pick part, the scrumptious baked goods, the yummy shakes, the fresh produce they sell at their stores (along with other natural products), the petting zoo, and even a children’s play area.  Definitely a great place for family fun.
Why do we always end up picking blueberries when we could have also picked strawberries or raspberries?
With blueberries, there is no need to bend down low the way you’d have to with strawberries.  Blueberries are perfect for children and grown-ups alike.  The children pick from the lower branches, while the adults tackle the higher ones.  Blueberry plants (bushes?) don’t have thorns the way raspberries do.  Blueberries are also less fragile and we don’t have to worry about little fingers squishing the fruits when they pick them off. 
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

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Image credits:  The last two photos – Krause Berry Farms. The rest – mine.

22 COMMENTS:

Nezzy said...

Mmmmm, makin' me hungry...looks like my kinda place. I just wanted to scoop out some lovely produce out of those magnificent pictures!

Have a terrifically blessed day and a wonderful weekend sweetie

Menopausal New Mom said...

Fabulous photos! Everything looks so fresh and there is nothing better than picking your own. Great for the kids to learn stuff actually grows on bushes and not in store showcases Lol!

Ashley Sisk said...

These all look so delicious. Yum.

Hannah said...

Everything looks so yummy! I really want to got to a place like that!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

We didn't have a great berry crop this year in GA. (Read HOT!!!) Today I got some great green beans and banana peppers in my farmers market basket, tho. Sam LOVES them both "raw"!

Lori said...

Such beautiful photo's of such delicious fruit and veggies. We have been eating from our garden for the past couple of weeks...nothing like baby potatoes and green beans freshly picked...tomatoes are going to be coming in soon...I will have tomatoes coming out of my ears and peppers and all that yummy goodness. It will be busy but so worth it.

What a neat place this was for you to go to! XX

Elle Bee said...

Your pictures are so beautiful!! THe colors are so vibrant. All that delicious produce--YUM!

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Jessie said...

That looks like a beautiful place to visit. We have small farms that do it but nothing like that. WOW!

parkanista said...

Your pictures are gorgeous! You've convinced me to head out to our local pick it yourself farm. Thanks for sharing. I'm stopping by from Mama's Little Nestwork

Discovering the Me in Mommy said...

Lovin' all that fresh produce!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Really lovely...and fun!

I picked up another Farmers Market Basket yesterday. It's so much fun to see what we get, and this time 2 HUGE banana peppers were included!

Lolo @ Crazy About My Baybah said...

Wow! I wish we had a place like that here. Thanks for stopping by today!
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Jinnia Low said...

Great pics! Everything looks delicious and ready to eat :) I'm stopping by from Mama's Nestwork, and your newest follower!

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Asashia said...

Oh, how I wish the closest farm wasn't an hour and a half away! Those pics just make me want to...eat!
Thanks for stopping by!

TV's Take said...

I love fresh blueberries with a hint of sugar and some cream - pure summer goodness! Thanks for stopping by TVs Take. Now following you!

CM said...

How fun! Beautiful shots! This is such a good reminder to always have my camera with.

Small Burst said...

what a fun place for the family. we love visiting agritainment farms. So much fun for everyone. Have a great weekend.

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natalee said...

that place looks adorable... i wish i had one by me!!!

AliLilly said...

WOW!! I want to take my girl there. We do have a wonderful farmers market just up the street. It's all in doors tho, which out here in Phoenix, AZ where it is 980 degrees inside is JUST FINE! I can't wait to take her again now. Thanks for sharing! :)

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Serline said...

Narelle is crazy about blueberries, so I'm taking her as soon as she's a little older and easier to handle on long distance flights.

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