We went Blueberry picking today, which is a good thing. Blueberries are packed with vitamin C. In one cup you'll find about a fourth of what you need in a day. They're also a great source of fiber with four grams in that same cup. Besides all of their many nutritional assets, they taste delicious! I was never a big fan of blueberry pie with it's syrupy goo and mushy berries. But then I ate them fresh off of the bush. A completely different taste that is a must try. The ripe berries are plump and dark blue. They may even have a little bit of a powdery look to them. Pass over the mushy or blemished ones. If you're like me, you won't mind the berries with a little tinge of red still on them. These are a little more tart and are delicious for cobbler.
We have several pick your own farms in our area. They're worth finding. You might try asking at your Farmer's Market for a local u-pick farm. If all else fails, local produce stands and markets should have fresh berries. Put them on ice cream, cereal, yogurt, make a cobbler, or eat them fresh. You won't regret it!
Labels: blueberry picking, foodie 101