by Barbara Dean
One of my favorite things to do in June is pick local blueberries. Here in Sussex County, Delaware, there is a large blueberry farm near Dagsboro where you can go to pick your own berries. The fields are open 7 days a week. Here are some tips from a local:
- Wear a hat no matter how overcast.
- Spray your legs with bug spray.
- Take water to drink.
- Bring a bucket! The farm provides buckets for picking, but don’t forget to take containers to bring the berries home.
- Blueberries freeze well, but make sure you DON’T rinse them before you freeze them. Rinse them when you are ready to thaw and use them.
- They are sold by the pound. Here’s the best part: you can eat while you pick, and they don’t weigh you on the way out!
I use the berries for pies, muffins, pancakes and just plain old snacking. Close to home, fresh off the vine and supplying antioxidants that taste good – what a great way to spend an afternoon!
For information call 302-238-7043.
Barbara Dean is a Sussex County native, born and raised in Lewes, Delaware. Barbara is the Controller at Schell Brothers and has been with the company for 5 years.