Friday, May 27, 2011

Summer's Going to be Late--and Blueberries too!

As we launch into Memorial Day weekend we've gotten a couple of calls about when fresh blueberries will be ready for picking. 

Good Question.   Late-- which right now means sometime in July for the first blueberries.

Cold, Wet Spring
As anyone who is in Oregon may have noticed, its been a very cold and wet spring.  That means that we've had fewer warm sunny hours to encourage the blueberries to grow.   Our blueberry plants are still in flower this week, with the bees doing their work. The bad news is that that's really late, but the good news is, there are lots of flowers. 

We think its going to be a good, but late crop this year.  Here's wishing for a warmer, but not hot, June, so we can make up a little growing time.

Keep checking in here, or our facebook page   (http://www.facebook.com/SunsetValleyOrganics)  to get the status of u-pick and fresh organic blueberries for the farmer's market. In the meantime, we've got great dried organic blueberries, and frozen organic blueberries to satisfy that great blueberry craving.  I'm finding that a blueberry smoothie made very simply with a banana, some juice, some ice and a cup of our frozen blueberries really hits the spot this time of year!  Its a little taste of the summer to come.   Enjoy your memorial day weekend!  Stay dry and warm.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Val Cleland said...

I can't wait for blueberry season!

June 9, 2011 at 12:15 PM  

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