While driving out of town one day, I noticed a sign that said “Blueberries $2.50 per gallon”. I called my husband and told him to go there after work. He ran out there and found that they work on an honor system. You go out pick your gallon and put the money in a box on your way out. He told me that the berries were not ready yet, and we decided to wait until I got back in town and try again.
Once coming home, a month later, we went to the grocery store that night as I had a craving for blueberry pancakes. After spending $3.99 for a pint, I remembered the blueberry patch that I had seen while leaving town. We decided that we would go out there the next morning to see if they were ready to pick.
To our surprise the bushes were loaded, we spent 45 minutes picking 2 gallons of blueberries for $5.00. We came home and froze a total of 22 cups and used the rest for pancakes and fruit salad. Well, I thought to myself, “go back out and see what is left”. A week later I went back out and the bushes were loaded again. Another 45 minutes and $5.00 and I had two more gallons of blueberries.
For a special treat for my chickens, I take some frozen blueberries and mix it in with their scratch and meal worms. They love it. The rest we have frozen, use for salads, make muffins and other tasty treats!!