August 7, 2010
The berries this summer are all mixed up. Actually, not true, everything is just really early. Strawberries in June. Raspberries done by the middle of July.
And now this. Blueberries picked out by the first week in August. First week in August?
Finding blueberries has proven difficult this summer. Apparently they were ready two weeks early. In addition many farms experienced un-timely frost, storms and pest problems which has further limited the supply. In years past I would start picking early August and finally give out in September, though often berries remained on the bushes.
This year was to be a different story. Because of other family commitments and priorities for July I wasn't able to go picking. Until today. After calling four farms earlier this week I was finally able to find a u-pick with a few berries left.
We may get in one more picking next week. But this could be it.
I will be freezing most of them tomorrow (I use a similar method to this) and we'll be eating some fresh. We'll do our best to enjoy these without thinking of all that we missed out on.
Afterall, the freezers are still full of strawberries and raspberries from the late June/early July frenzy of berry picking.
Are you picking any berries these days?
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