The sun is high in the sky, school is out and the landscape is bursting with color! It’s time for blueberry picking in New Hampshire. The state of New Hampshire’s agriculture website has many ag development publications including a harvest your own guide of the many farms in New Hampshire where you can visit. Locally, Seacoast Eat Local has produced a harvest guide listing area farmer’s markets and farms within Strafford and Rockingham counties and also York county in Maine.
The Blueberry picking season in New Hampshire can last anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks depending on the varieties grown. We usually start picking a week after July 4th and continue until the end of August with peak season usually happening the end of July and first week of August. However, this can change due to many factors and conditions so it’s always good to check our latest fruit conditions on the home page of this website.
Over the past year our nephew has been redoing the row and field signs in the blueberry fields. He individually cut wood into a blueberry pattern to make all the row numbers and signs. The fields look so much better with this addition and we are grateful for all his hard work! Thanks Noah!
We have also been busy throughout the year testing out new recipes. We have many free recipe cards in our screenhouse for you to add to your recipe collections and we really appreciate when you pass along your own recipes to us. This recipe of Easy Blueberry Jam has been popular.
and of course my mom’s special Blueberry Muffin recipe is a favorite!
We hope that 2016 is a great blueberry picking season and we welcome you back to the farm this summer. Take advantage of all the fresh fruits and veggies that the short growing season provides and don’t miss blueberry picking in New Hampshire !
Do we have to bring our containers to pick the blueberry
No you dont need to bring your own container Doris. We have containers/bags but you are more than welcome to bring yours which we will weigh for you.