I went blueberry picking today - it was very cool! Well, it was actually very hot, but I'm so glad I went out and did this. Drove about 20 miles outside of town to a little blueberry farm. It's an honor system where the farmer has one-gallon buckets and bags available for picking. When done, you drop your money in a wooden bird house. At $8 per gallon, I couldn't go wrong!
I'm now faced with the dilemma of what to do with two gallons of blueberries. I had fantasies of making jam but that's not going to happen until my first paycheck. My friend ZeldaMae suggested blueberry pancakes or muffins. Pancakes I can handle, through them in the Bisquick mix. But muffins, that's a little too adventurous for me right now.
I am freezing them (yes, I know to freeze them on a pan then into a bag) for the day I get my canning supplies. Guess what everyone's getting for Christmas????
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I was wondering if you could tell me where the blueberry picking place was!
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In 2005 and in July 2007, I went to Beare's Berries in Havana. However, when visited in 2007, it wasn't on the honor system and a man weighed the berries and collected the money, $4 a pound. Not sure if at the end of the season they make it an honor system.
Take 27 North and turn left onto SR 159/SR 12 - Havana Highway (there is an earlier turn for SR 159 but don't turn on that, like I did!). If they still have blueberries, there should be a sign (here's a photo on the new blog post) http://qkgirltallahassee.blogspot.com/2007/06/spam-i-am-not-and-i-like-blueberries.html
There's also this site which is useful: http://www.pickyourown.org/FLpanhandle.htm
Hope this helps!