Pick Your Own Blueberries
Blueberries. We’re not just for pancakes anymore.
- Easy picking, delicious
- New blueberry plants and varieties
- Powerful, antioxidants at the best price in season
Pancakes are amazing, but the possibilities are endless.
When I make a blueberry pancake, it’s more berries than cake. Once you taste our blueberries, you’ll want to do that, too.
Pancake hint: Use fresh-frozen blueberries for your pancakes and they hold up and make delicious whole blueberry bites. Unfrozen berries will burst when you are stirring them into the batter, which makes cool blue colored cakes, but not the best for texture.
Rebuilding the blocks.
We have been replanting blueberries over the past few years to introduce new, earlier varieties and replace our bushes, some of which are over 30 years old! You might think it sad to replace our “dear old friends”, but blueberry bushes have a life-span and it’s about 15 to 20 years.
Healthy as they are tasty.
Blueberries are one of the most powerful health foods on the planet. Checkout this info from http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/blueberries.html
Health benefits of blueberries
- Blueberries are very low in calories. 100 g fresh berries carry just 57 calories. Nonetheless, they possess notable health benefiting plant-nutrients such as soluble dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and pigment anti-oxidants that contribute immensely towards optimum health and wellness.
- Blueberries are among the highest anti-oxidant value fruits. The ORAC value of 100 g fresh blueberry is 5562 TE (Trolex equivalents). Their antioxidant value largely comes from poly-phenolic anthocyanidin compounds such as chlorogenic acid, tannins, myricetin, quercetin and kaempferol.
- Additionally they compose of other flavonoid anti-oxidants such as carotene-ß, lutein and zea-xanthin.
- Altogether, the phyto-chemical compounds in the blueberry help rid off harmful oxygen-derived free radicals from the human body, and thereby, protect it against cancers, aging, degenerative diseases, and infections.
- Further, research studies suggest that chlorogenic acid in these berries help lower blood sugar levels and control blood-glucose levels in type-II diabetes mellitus condition.
- Fresh berries carry small amount of vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin E. Altogether, these vitamins work as potent anti-oxidants which help limit free radical mediated injury to the body.
- The berries also carry a small amount of B-complex group of vitamins such as niacin, pyridoxine, folates and pantothenic acid. They are very good in vitamin B-6, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and folic acid. These vitamins are acting as co-factors that help in metabolism of carbohydrates, protein, and fats.
- Furthermore, they contain a good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, iron and zinc. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Copper is required for the production of red blood cells. Iron is required for red blood cell formation.
Tips from the Farmer
Freezing made simple. Save your blueberries the easy way.
- Pick blueberries
- Take home
- Put on flat tray, one single berry layer
- Put in freezer (DO NOT WASH THEM FIRST)
- Once frozen, bag in ZipLocs
- When ready to use, open bag, WASH/RINSE
- Enjoy blueberries.