There is not much that would have me jumping out of bed at 6 o clock on a Thursday morning but blueberry picking is definitely one of them! A fellow military spouse told us about a wonderful blueberry farm where you could go and pick blueberries. I was so excited and put it right on our summer bucket list.
The heat and humidity in Mississippi is no joke so I knew we would have to go early if we were going to survive. Johnson farm is open from 7am to 7:30pm, Tuesday through Saturday, so when Rob's flight schedule came out saying that he was off the following day, we made plans for some early morning picking.
We headed out to the farm when it opened at 7. It was a pretty drive and the sun wasn't too high in the sky yet. We were greeted by Joe, the owner of the farm, and given a quick run down of the shadiest spots to pick and the most efficient methods.
We had almost the entire farm to ourselves and had a blast! The farm is beautiful -- a hidden little oasis in Meridian. Even at 7am, the air was thick and humid (as you can tell from my hair in some of these pictures!) but there were lots of shady spots. We picked for about an hour and a half before bringing our buckets up to the scale to be weighed.
I cannot believe how cheap the blueberries were! We picked 11 lbs of blueberries and it only cost is $10.50! Considering a tiny package of blueberries at the commissary can run almost $4, this is a steal!
Blueberry muffins, blueberry pie, blueberry pancakes....the recipe ideas are almost as endless as this 11 lbs of fresh blueberries!!! ;)