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Blueberry Picking in Missouri

Every year after the conference our family makes its annual pilgrimage (a journey to a place with special significance) to Liberty Farm to pick blueberries. We usually arrive in the early evening during that magnificent time of day when everything becomes golden from the last rays of sun. Well constructed birds nests are nestled amongst the branches. Rabbits hop out from amongst the high grass. And as we pick, we can hear cows and birds in the background. Ahh, what peaceful surroundings!

 

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However, last year the Burns family called to ask us to pick blueberries with them at Maupins Blueberries in Illinois just north of Grafton. We had such fun picking blueberries—talking, picking, kerplunking, talking, and eating. 

 

I love the clusters of berries which range in color from light green, rosy pink, powdery blue, reddish purple, bluish purple, to blackish purple. They are so beautiful that I always pick a few small branches to use in decorating our dining room table when we return home.

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High in vitamin C and other antioxidants, blueberries are highly nutritious but low in calories making them a wonderful addition to salads, cereals, desserts, or just eaten with a good splash of cream. They also make a beautiful accompaniment to any peach salad or dessert. Look under Come Gather At Our Table for our Peach/Blueberry Cobbler recipe. Not only is it delicious but it is beautiful, as well.  


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Blueberries and fellowship were not the only treasures gathered on this trip, as Adrienne recommended a book we had never read before, entitled Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey. After picking blueberries we went to the library and found this book so that we could read it together before our blueberry extravaganza of blueberry smoothies, blueberry coffee cake, blueberry muffins, and blueberry pie. The book was cute and perfect for the occasion.

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Blueberry season is typically from mid-June to mid-July. Below is a list of some blueberry farms. Enjoy!


Liberty Blueberry Farms just south of Farmington www.libertyblueberryfarms.com

Maupins Blueberry Farm is located at 20792 Dabbs North Road , Jerseyville , IL 62052 . Take the River

Road to Grafton. Take Rte. 3 out of Grafton to Otterville Road . Go left on Otterville Road. Go left on Dabbs North Road (this road only goes to the left). For more information call 618-498-4378.

Huckleberry Hollow in St. Clair Missouri www.h-hollow.com

Carter Blueberry Farm in Southwest Missouri www.carterblueberryfarm.com

Waters Blueberry Farm in Smithville Missouri www.watersblueberryfarm.com

Missouri Highland Farm in Jamestown Missouri www.missourihighlandfarm.com