Saturday, August 8, 2009

Buckets of blueberries!

We are now in the midst of blueberry season, so I made my annual outing to Monadnock Berries in Troy for PYO berries. Even though it isn't the closest place to pick blueberries around here (there are quite a few farms close by in Peterborough and neighboring towns), it is still one of my favorites! The views of Mount Monadnock are spectacular and the blueberries are delicious and plentiful.

Mount Monadnock from Monadnock Berries

The folks at Monadnock Berries have many different varieties of blueberries, so their season lasts from mid-July into September. The ones I picked were Blueray... they were yummy and varied in size from average to gargantuan! In less than 2 hours, I picked about 13 1/2 pounds.

Thirteen and a half pounds of blueberries

My next blueberry outing will be to Pitcher Mountain in Stoddard. There, the wild blueberry bushes cover the mountain so you can hike and pick berries at the same time. Payment is by the honor system and the price can't be beat (75 cents a quart, goes towards helping to maintain the trails)!

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