Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Blueberry and Raspberry Picking

One of our favorite times of year is blueberry season. Since we don't have a garden of our own (yet), we are very grateful for the local farms. Underwood Family Farms has a location in Somis where you can pick your own blueberries. This year they've also added raspberries. And I was told by one of the employees that they are hoping to have blackberry bushes next year. Hurray for berries!

The new raspberry bushes were a huge hit, especially with Ian. He spent most of his time there, until the end when we coaxed him into the blueberry bushes.

We did not neglect the blueberry bushes, and made sure we picked lots. This is where Cole, Bode, and I spent most of our time. I had a hard time leaving because the pickings were so good, but we still took home quite a load of berries.

We came away with lots and lots of berries. The kids love to just eat them fresh, so we don't cook many. But I will definitely be making a Blueberry Buckle because it is so yummy and this is the only time of year I make it. These fresh-picked berries spoil us so we can't enjoy the berries in the supermarkets. It's a good thing my boys are good berry pickers.

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