A few weekends ago, we decided to go pick blueberries at a local orchard across the river in Kentucky. Alan and I aren't the hugest fan of blueberries, but the kids love them and we thought that it would be a fun family outing to go pick some since we missed the u-pick strawberries with the exception of the one time at our CSA. Even though we got up super early to get there right after they opened (and I was up til after 1 because I went with a friend to see The Fault in Our Stars - which is really good btw), we were right, the kids had a BLAST!
Pardon my just rolled out of bed look!
We picked just over two pounds of blueberries, which was about half of one bucket. It may not seem like a lot, but trust me. It is!
I had originally intended to freeze some for later, but we wound up just eating them or using them in several things. As someone who's not really a blueberry fan, these were delicious! The orchard we go to uses very minimal spraying and tries to grow their produce sustainably. Believe me, you can tell!
Here are a few of the things we made with our blueberries.
blueberry zucchini bread
blueberry no-bake granola bars
Do you visit u-pick places? What do you make with what you pick?
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