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Everyone loves blueberries!

Blueberries are one of the heartier berries around, with a growing season that some years can extend into September, depending on the weather. So plan to visit the farm between early July and and some years, as late as Labor Day, a few times to stock up on nature's convenience food! Please check our recorded message on 860-633-7467 or Facebook before coming to make sure we are indeed open for blueberry picking.

 

How to pick blueberries
  • Ripe blueberries are plump, deeply colored and pleasantly tinged with

  • a powdery complexion.

  • Pick all of the ripe blueberries on your assigned bush. Large or small, every blue
    berry is ripe and ready to eat.

  • Green berries will not ripen after picking. Ripe berries should give easily from the bush.

  • Look under the leaves and within the branches of the blueberry bush to find tons of
    berries ripe for the picking.

Take 'em home
  • Remember, blueberries are perishable and need to be handled gently. 
    Protect the berries from sunlight...particularly in your car. Take the berries straight
    home...don't leave them in a hot car. Storing your blueberries...

  • Blueberries are probably the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There’s no peeling,
    pitting, coring or cutting.

  • Fresh blueberries are perishable and should be refrigerated. They should be consumed
    within 10-14 days after harvesting. They should be rinsed and drained just before
    serving. Mother Nature has provided the blueberry with a special protective coating;
    it's important not to wash it off until just ready to use.

Freezing Blueberries
  • Do not wash blueberries before freezing.

  • For loose packed berries, spread them in a shallow roasting pan or cookie sheet
    and place in freezer until hard, approximately 1 hour. Transfer to the freezer in
    either bags or containers; store at 0 degrees or lower.

  • Freezer life is one year.

  • The secret of success in freezing blueberries is to have berries completely dry
    before freezing.

 

Visit the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council for RECIPES for many delicious treats you can make yourself with our produce.

 

 

 

 

Blueberries at Rose's Berry Farm
Blueberries

Raspberry picking is a labor of love...

The raspberry is sweet, thimble-shaped, with edible seeds and an intense flavor and aroma. There are two bearing seasons for raspberries: summer and fall. The summer crop is usually available starting the end of June and goes through late July. The fall crop starts in late August and can last until the first hard frost of fall. In addition, not only do they come in the traditional red but we also offer a sweet yellow raspberry in the fall. Please call our recorded message at 860-633-7467 for updated picking information or sign up for our Facebook updates.

This favorite summer and early fall berry is ruby red in color. The raspberry is sweet, thimble-shaped, with edible seeds and an intense flavor and aroma.

How to pick raspberries
  • Large or small, every deep red berry is ripe, luscious and ready-to-eat.

  • So pick all the red ones you can find in your assigned area.

  • Choose plump, soft, bright colored raspberries that show no signs of mold.

  • Raspberries are very fragile, so handle with care.

  • Be sure to look under and deep within the leaves to find a bounty of beautiful berries.

Take 'em home
  • Remember, raspberries are perishable and need to be handled gently.

  • Protect the berries from sunlight... particularly in your car.

  • Take the berries straight home... don't leave them in a hot car.

Storing your raspberries...
  • Store fresh raspberries in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.

  • Place in shallow containers to prevent crushing.

  • Do not rinse berries until ready to serve or process.

Freezing Raspberries
  • Do not wash raspberries before freezing.

  • For loose packed berries, spread them in a shallow roasting pan or

       cookie sheet and place in freezer until hard, approximately 1 hour.

  • Transfer to freezer in either bags or containers; store at 0 degrees

        or lower.   

  • Freezer life is one year.

raspberries Rose's Berry Farm

Choose Blackberries... for flavor and health.

Taking care of your blackberries.
  • Make sure your berries don’t get hot in the car on the way home after you
    buy or pick them.

  • Store them immediately in the refrigerator until ready to use.

  • If you must transfer them, shallow, closed containers are best.

  • Use blackberries as soon as possible, within 1-3 days.

  • Don’t wash berries until just before using.

  • To freeze berries, just wash them, drain off excess water, and drop them into
    a freezer bag or container. Use within 4-5 months. Adding sugar will preserve
    flavor longer. To keep each berry separate, spread them on a tray or cookie
    sheet, freeze, and then put them in a container.

 

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