Blueberry season starts mid-June and runs through mid-July. That means you have about one month to get your fill of those luscious blue beauties. The versatile blueberry is one of Mother Nature’s sweetest candies. Eat them raw, toss them into a bowl of oatmeal, layer them in a yogurt parfait or use them for any number of juicy, gooey, beautifully purple baked treats.
The trick to pulling off the perfect blueberry season is to start with a game plan. This list of local u-pick berry spots can help you decide where to get started. Picking berries is a great outing with the kids. Bring them along for the fun, and then try our easy blueberry lemonade recipe once you get home. If you find you’ve picked too many berries, don’t worry. Blueberries freeze for use all year long. One more bonus: Blackberry season runs about the same time as blueberry season. That means you might be able to snag blackberries while you’re out pickin’.