Berry Facts

It is recommended that all fruits be washed before consumption. It is always best to pick berries during the early hours of the day. It is cooler for you and the berries; there is a lot less stress on both. Because you will be outdoors, we recommend you bring some water to drink, bug spray, sunscreen, and hats to protect you from the heat and sun. As with any outdoor activity, you should be aware of things such as insects, bees, fire ants, etc., anything that would normally be seen out in a "country" setting.


TIPS FOR SELECTION AND STORAGE OF BLUEBERRIES

Picking Hints:
· Pick berries when dark blue. A gentle tug will release the blueberry from the stem.

Storage Hints:
· Blueberries should be stored in the refrigerator unwashed in a covered container as soon as you get them home. They will usually keep well in the refrigerator for about a week. You should rinse them right before eating or using them.
· To freeze the blueberries, do not wash; put them into freezer bags and freeze. To use the frozen berries, remove from the freezer and rinse in a colander. Frozen berries will last in the freezer for about a year.