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  • July is Washington Blueberry Month! 07.01.20

     

    July is Washington Blueberry Month! Summer is in full bloom and plump Washington blueberries are ready to be eaten and picked! Pick up Washington-grown blueberries at your local grocery store or plan an upcoming visit to local U-Pick Farms when they open mid-July to hand-pick your own fresh blueberries. Don’t forget to check your u-pick’s website to confirm their opening date. For recipes, inspiration and a list of u-pick farms near you visit wablueberries.com.

     

    Did you know Washington is the number one producer of blueberries in the U.S.? Last year our state yielded approximately 160 million pounds! Washington has one of the longest harvest seasons in the world (five months) and blueberry plants in our state are also some of the world’s highest yielding, including our organic fields. Our local farmers are out there working hard all season!

     

    To select fresh blueberries while shopping, choose berries with a sweet, fruity scent. Size isn’t an indicator of maturity, but color is – berries should look deep blue! Refrigerate fresh blueberries when you get them home, either in their original package or in a covered bowl or container. Be sure to wash your blueberries before you start snacking!

     

    Fresh blueberries make a delicious and healthy snack! The phytochemicals found in blueberries are short-lived, so eat fresh blueberries within a few days of purchase or you can also freeze them. Be sure to look for signage citing Washington or locally-grown to support our local blueberry farmers!

     

    Blueberries are also so versatile for baking and cooking and can be used in salads, pies, cobblers, and more or as a breakfast topper on yogurt, oatmeal, and granola! What are you making with your Washington blueberries? Share your photos on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #wablueberries and tag @wablueberries!

     

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  • Hand-Pick Fresh Washington Blueberries at Your Local Blueberry Farms! 07.24.18

     

    Washington fresh blueberries are now in season! Take a trip to your local U-Pick blueberry farm for some affordable outdoor summer fun! Blueberry picking can make a for a great date or family outing in the gorgeous Northwest summer!

     

    After hand-picking your blueberries, add your harvest to homemade lemonade, smoothies, oatmeal or baked goods such as muffins, scones, pancakes and more! Add juicy flavorful blueberries to fresh summer salads, cocktails or even on top of ice cream!

     

    Blueberries can also be used to create homemade beauty products like soaps, sugar scrubs and facemasks. Plus, farms offer more than just picking! Many farms carry a variety of homemade blueberry products including syrups, jams, and even blueberry juice! Check out the list below to find a U-Pick farm nearest you.

     

    For recipes, ideas, and inspiration visit pinterest.com/wablueberries or visit wablueberries.com

     

    King County

     

    • Blue Dot Farm
    • Bob’s Blueberry Patch
    • Bybee Blueberry Farms
    • Canter-Berry Farms
    • The Country Store & Gardens
    • Henna Blueberry Farm
    • Larsen Lake U-Pick
    • Mercer Slough & Kinley Farms
    • Remlinger Farms
    • Rusty Plow Farm

     

    Clark County

     

    • Bosch’s Blueberry Hills
    • Bountiful Acres
    • Conway Family Farm
    • Kanooth’s Berry Farm
    • Kaye’s Blueberries
    • Libby Farms
    • Majestic Farms Blueberries
    • Meadowglenn Farms
    • Valley View Blueberries
    • Van Tol Blueberries

     

    Lewis, Pierce and Thurston County

     

    • Aldrich Berry Farm
    • Black River Blues
    • Bluefarm Blueberries
    • Blue Horizons Blueberries
    • Gile Berry Farm
    • Pan-American Berry Growers, LLC
    • Scholz Farm

     

    Skagit and Snohomish County

     

    • Aarstad’s Blueberry Farm
    • Blueberry Acres
    • Blue Heron Farm
    • Bow Hill Blueberries, LLC
    • Carpenter Creek Farm
    • Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries
    • Hazel Blue Acres
    • Hunter’s Moon Farm
    • Lenning Farms
    • Mountainview Blueberry Farm
    • Sakuma Bros. Farms & Market
    • Whitehorse Meadows Farm

     

    Whatcom County

     

    • Barbie’s Berries
    • Bjornstad Farms
    • Cleaarian Berry Farm
    • Hopewell Farm LLC
    • Koskela Blueberry Farm

     

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