Last week before Mom and I headed North for the weekend we found our way here, to The Blueberry Patch. I had gone last year at the end of the season and picking was slim. This year I called way ahead to see when opening day was and that's when we went...blueberries EVERYWHERE =) These berries are organic and certifiably delicious! (On a side note the owners make flooring, bar tops, mantels, etc, out of reclaimed local barn wood, really cool, which is actually how I met them and found out about the organic berries. One of my photo classes were working on images at Parker Mill park on a day when the Toth Brothers were restoring a building there and a couple of us were chatting with them/getting in the way of their work day and he said something like we grow organic upick blueberries, yea! I was pretty excited to find local ones! Also if you're local you can see the flooring they made in Zingerman's Roadhouse).
with our buckets ;) I love this vine archway!
Me sampling =)
Having a good time gathering all the delicious antioxidants
Mom proved to be a faster picker than I by a couple of pounds, her giant bowl
On the drive home I snacked on this Kelp Krunch bar that was given out in the goodie bags at VegFest this year. I've been so curious about it and finally tried it. I really enjoyed it, full of sesame seeds and kelp and flavored with vanilla and cayenne pepper.
Once we were home my berries got a quick rinse off and layed out on sheets in the freezer before bagging.
These will be great in smoothies and probably some pancakes too over the winter months.
and found Maggie resting on her catnip lemon pillow ;)
Yeowww is the recommended catnip toy in our house with a four paws up rate of approval! The lemon, fish, and sardines get thrown all over, around, and under everything, they go bonkers for them. And apparently they are a good napping companion too ;)
Breathe deep, enjoy the catnip, have a fabulous day!