Today, we splendidly enjoyed ourselves over at Belltown Hill Orchards in South Glastonbury, CT picking blueberries. Boy, I hope I don’t get sick of all this fruit. There are a bunch of months left to pick-your-own.
Since we had never been to this farm before, we had to use the GPS for the last few miles. The farm is actually located right across the street from Rose’s…the one we went strawberry and raspberry picking at last week. It’s right off Matson Hill Road. If you decide to visit this farm, beware that the driveway is kind of steep.
This farm offered a nice tractor ride up to the blueberry fields. I read a little sign on the back of the trailer that said, “Tractor runs on bio-diesel.” I thought that was kind of neat. I kept trying to smell Chinese food, but all I smelled was exhaust. I guess it wasn’t running on Chinese food.
Okay, to the blueberries. We met Laura’s friend up at the bushes (by the way, one more hangout with the three of us and she is my friend too). She was already picking away. She is a blueberry fanatic, like I am. You can honestly never eat too many blueberries. The best part about picking these things is that you can get handfuls of them and stuff them in your mouth right there in the field. It’s gross, but worth it.
These blueberries were really huge. They were like small plums, they were so big. I hung a little bucket around my neck and picked and picked and picked. Towards the top of the bucket, my neck started to hurt. I am guessing that I had about three pounds in there because overall, we had about five pounds. Three pounds hanging around the neck gets to ya after a while.
You can pick blueberries all the way into August, which is cool because we will probably end up getting more.
I am really enjoying visiting all the farms around here for their pick-your-own fun. There is really a good variety through the Summer and Fall, like apples, blueberries, cherries, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums, pumpkins and blackberries. Some farms even have cut-your-own Christmas trees, which is cool.
Here, check out some pictures of blueberries.