Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm

Blueberry Picking in Sharon, CT

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during blueberry picking season in CT!

Blueberries

Pick Your Own Blueberries


Description/Availability

Delicate, delicious, and great for snacking! Our blueberries produce fruit for 2 and a half months.

Available early July through Early September. Fresh picked blueberries are also available in our farm store Saturday and Sunday, and pre-picked at our farm stand Monday through Friday.


Health benefits of Blueberries

Blueberries are one of the most nutritional fruits you can eat. Low in fat and calories, high in fiber and Vitamin C. Blueberries are rich in antioxidants. Eating 1/2 cup of blueberries daily provides antioxidant activity that has been shown to help protect against the effects of aging, including heart disease, arthritis, and short-term memory loss.


Selection

Using your thumb and forefinger, pick the blueberries that are fully deep blue/purple, smooth-skinned, and firm.


Preparation

Wash in cold water right before you eat them.


Storing

Take out from the cold storage, place them in a bowl of water to bring to normal room temperature to enrich their taste and sweetness. Gently pat dry using a paper towel and enjoy!


Freezing

Frozen blueberries will retain their flavor for up to two years. For best results, we recommend keeping berries as dry as possible before freezing.  Do not add sugar before freezing berries. To freeze berries individually, lay them out on a flat tray, freeze, then place frozen berries in container, and store in freezer.


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