On Friday, June 22nd, we had the opportunity to pick blueberries with my in laws in Delaware. They have a great U-Pick place just a few minutes from their house. We visited Fifer Orchards last fall for apples, but this was our first experience with blueberries. The berries were plentiful. It was a very hot day for picking. We were glad that we arrived just after they opened.
Here are some photos of the crew picking.
We were glad that we had water bottles, especially for the kids.
After picking, Nick and Sally enjoyed a few minutes on the swing. I found the reminder sign interesting because I hadn’t really seen them before and I noticed them several times on our vacation. It basically says not to eat fresh fruits and vegetables without washing them and gives specific procedures for washing and sanitizing surfaces etc..
A trip to Fifer isn’t complete with ice cream, so we all enjoyed some even though it was mid morning. While we were there, my mother in law picked up some beautiful produce.
I always enjoy their displays. We had a great time and ended up picking about 8 pounds of berries.
I’m not sure who was happier, Sally or Grandpa. Everyone had a great visit to Fifer. Some of the blueberries were made into syrup, we left a few in Delaware for the in laws to enjoy, and the rest were happily enjoyed at our beach house last week.