Let the Blueberry Picking Begin!

Big Bend Berries (458 Big Bend Rd. off Garden Valley, 541-673-8767) is now open for u-picking!  They have tons of beautiful Patriot berries just waiting for you.  I dashed out there this morning and picked for about 45 minutes.  I'll head back tomorrow evening with the family.

Big Bend is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 8:00 am to noon and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 pm until 8:30 pm.  They WILL be open this Wednesday on the 4th of July until noon.  

Berries are $1.20/lb and they are not sprayed with anything--no fungicide, no insecticide.  Bring your own containers.  I always use the "bucket-on-a-belt" method for hands-free picking.

Be sure to pick up a copy of the new pamphlet put out by the Oregon Blueberry Commission when you weigh and pay.  There's a recipe for for Blueberry Chicken Salad Wraps that sounds delicious.  More luscious looking recipes on their website.

For a primer of blueberry picking, storing and freezing, check out my previous post here.

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