Wednesday, June 27, 2012

At last... the blueberries are ready!

Finally, blue blueberries!
They have taken their sweet time to ripen. 
And are they ever so sweet.
The price is $1.95 a pound for u-pick, $3.00 a pound for ready picked.

And I want to share a recipe.
This is a family favorite and I recently made this for our
 youngest daughter, who was home for one night last week.
This can be topped with any fresh fruit and since we grow berries,
I like to serve this with a bowl of mixed berries.
Puff pancake
1/4 cup butter
3 large eggs
1- 3 oz package cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup milk
2 cups mixed berries
1 T. powdered sugar
maple syrup

Place butter in a glass 9"x13" pan. Set in 425° oven until the butter is melted.
Meanwhile, put the eggs, flour, milk and cream cheese into a blender or food processor and mix until smooth. 
Remove the pan from the oven. Pour the batter into the pan. Bake until the batter puffs and is golden, 25-30 minutes.
While the pancake bakes, mix the berries in a bowl. When the pancake is done, sprinkle with powdered sugar. Offer the syrup along with the berries to top the pancake.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The raspberries are ready!

Look what we picked last night!
Today we opened our raspberry fields for picking. 
The price for u-pick is $1.95 a pound.
The price for ready picked fruit is $3.00 a pound.
We will be picking raspberries through the end of July.
We are still picking strawberries too, although it is getting to the end of strawberry season. I am thinking that this weekend, June 23-24, will be the last for strawberries.
Blueberries are not to far behind... maybe by June 26th. They need more sunshine to sweeten up.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

A special way to transport berries

Place the flat on your trunk lid and drive...
Look at this flat!
FULL of strawberries; about 12 pounds .
The fields are busy today and the customers are happy to fill their boxes with red, ripe strawberries.
We should have strawberries through Father's Day.
Strawberry Shortcake anyone?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Strawberry Time! Just in time for Rose Festival

Just what we have all been waiting for!
We will open our strawberry field for picking on Thursday, June 7th.
We have Hood, Puget Reliance and Honeoye  strawberries for your pleasure.
I like Puget Reliance for jam; but the Hoods are my favorite for fresh eating.
The cost is $1.40 a pound for u-pick and $2.15 a pound for ready picked berries.
We will be open Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 to 5.
Closed on Mondays.
As of today, with buckets of rain, the field is quite muddy.
Bring your boots.