“Star Berries”

It’s blueberry season and the pickings are good right now. The blueberry is one of the few fruits that are native to North America. The Northeast Native American tribes revered blueberries and the elders of the tribe named them “star berries” due to the shape of a perfect five-point star blossom at the end of each blueberry.

Blueberries, also known as “star berries”, are ready to pick and eat.

Blueberries can be enjoyed in a multitude of ways: plain, in cereals, in pancakes and waffles, on ice cream, in pies, in muffins and scones, in a salad, in a smoothie, etc. I recently picked my own blueberries at Blueberry Fields of Stillwater. They’re easy to pick and it’s a good way to save money at the grocery store. And these are grown without pesticides, a definite plus!

Pick your own blueberries at Blueberry Fields of Stillwater

Bev, one of the owners of Blueberry Fields of Stillwater,
greets you and shows you how to pick if it’s your first time.
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My box of blueberries and a sheet with several recipes. Picking is easy.
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Beautiful, ready to eat and wonderfully fresh.
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Bev and Mike O’Connor of Blueberry Fields of Stillwater
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Check their website for a schedule of picking times:

Blueberry Fields of Stillwater

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Blueberries are a real food that are naturally good for you:

Nutrition Facts on Blueberries

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4 Comments

  1. Beth says:

    Ok, now that my mouth is watering I’m going to search which varieties work in hot weather. I just paid $1.99 for a pint. If I’m lucky I can get them a little less. My first tomatoes have peeked out.

    1. designhouse9 says:

      I hope you’ll be able to find some that can tolerate the heat so you can grow them in your own yard. Kyra is growing some in her yard. I just paid $1.99 for a half-pint of raspberries. Blueberries are great since they freeze so well.

  2. designhouse9 says:

    Of course, the flavor of the picked blueberries is far superior to the flavor of those purchased in the grocery stores. Too bad the season is so short.

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