Live Like a Local: Blueberry Picking!

By Schell Brothers, in All Communities

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.
Happy picking!

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.

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