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2017 Blueberry Season Update!!
I hope everyone is doing well. This is our first update of the 2017 blueberry season. We have a few rows that have had some ripe berries this week but the majority of the berries are still a couple of 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 fill out the order form in the section below or Click Here to visit our Order Form Page. You may also direct 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.
If you'd like to pick your own berries please call us at (901) 800-8490 to ensure that someone is at the property and to make sure that we actually have berries available to pick. 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!!
Blueberry Picking Prices (2017) Pick your own = $10 per Gallon Pre-Picked = $14 per Gallon * 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.
*Please Read below for directions, Contact information, and for pointers on picking blueberries and their health benefits!!
Bring the whole family for a fun time of picking blueberries!!
Directions to Blueberry Farm
These directions begin from the Wolfchase Galleria 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!!
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.