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2016 Blueberry Season Update!! (June 25, 2016)
I hope everyone is doing well. This is our first update of the 2016 blueberry season. We have a couple of rows that have had some ripe berries this week but the majority of the berries are still 2-3 weeks away from being ripe. We have had some of our pickers out picking the past two days and we do have a limited number of pre-picked gallons of berries available. If you are interested in these pre-picked berries please message me on Facebook @ Martha's Blueberries and let me know how many gallons you are wanting to reserve. I will then contact you as they become available.
We will probably let people start picking their own berries next weekend or soon thereafter. I will try and update this page as much as possible. Thank you for your patience.
If you are not already friends with us on Facebook then feel free to friend us, once again we can be found at@ Martha's Blueberries.
Thanks again, we look forward to hearing from you soon!!
Tick....Tock....Our Blueberry Season is almost here!!
Bring the whole family for a fun time of picking blueberries!!
Blueberry Picking Prices (Updated for 2016)
Pick your own = $10 per Gallon Bag of Blueberries Pre-Picked for you = $14 per Gallon Bag of Blueberries * We accept Cash, and Checks. No Credit Cards *We supply gallon buckets for picking blueberries. Then we transfer them into bags for you when you leave. You are welcome to bring your own containers for picking.
*We have free Ice water on site for your enjoyment as well as soft drinks. If you get too hot feel free to take a break to cool down. We have many areas of shade available.
*Please Read below for directions, Contact information, and for pointers on picking blueberries and their health benefits!!
Directions to Blueberry Farm are below
Start of these directions is from the Wolfchase Mall
Start at 2760NGERMANTOWNPKY,MEMPHIS going toward USHIGHWAY64
go 0.2 mi
Turn RIGHT on USHIGHWAY64(US-64E)
go 1 mi
Continue to follow US-64E
go 24.9 mi
Turn RIGHT on JERNIGANDR
go 8.9 mi
Arrive at 8870JERNIGANDR,SOMERVILLE, on the RIGHT
go < 0.1 mi
Look For the "Blueberries For Sale Sign!!
It is only 35 miles from the Wolfchase area to our Orchard in Fayette County!!
Please read below for proper picking techniques as well as some of the many health benefits of eating blueberries!!
Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened, and once picked, blueberries won't ripen and further.
Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripened berries will drop into your bucket, while the ones that are not quite readywill remain attached to the bush.
Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
Don't wash berries until just before using to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.
Nutrition and miscellaneous facts: 1 cup (143 grams) of blueberries is 84 calories (technically, kcal). Blueberries contain no cholesterol or fat and are also low in calories. Blueberries are high in dietary fiber, Vitamin A and niacin. They contain iron and other trace minerals and are a fair source of Vitamin C.
Blueberries are ranked No. 1 in antioxidant activity compared with 40 other commercially available fruits and vegetables. That means a serving of blueberries has more of the antioxidant power you need to fight aging, cancer and heart disease.