2017 Opening Day PROJECTION for Blueberry Picking

The blueberries are blooming like crazy, and there are more bumblebees than I have ever seen before. That translates into lots of nice, easy-to-pick berries for you all to pick. Looks like around June 16th for projected opening day. We would appreciate if you would TELL all your friends!   We will keep everyone informed for sure what the opening day will be as the day approaches.

How to Freeze your Asparagus

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Welcome 2017 Season- Asparagus is Here – Blueberries Coming Soon!

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Lost Branch Blueberry Farm is happy to announce the 2017 asparagus season has begun!  The price this year will remain the same: $3/pound.

We will probably be making deliveries to Kirksville on Wednesdays and Fridays, 5pm-6pm, at the Lincoln Square Shopping Center. BUT we would like feedback from you as to what works best for the  majority.  We will change our plan if necessary.    You are also welcome to come pick up your order at the farm by appointment.

If you would like to place an order, please e-mail me at rpriceblue@gmail.com or call/text me at 660-342-2725.   Let us know the following:

  1. How many pounds (min. 1 lb) you would like.
  2. The date you want to pick it up
  3. Phone number to contact you in case of a last minute change
  4. Please bring correct change or a check

ORDERS FILLED based upon AVAILABILITY.

We look forward with excitement as we, Lord willing, are able to provide high quality produce for you that is naturally grown using no insecticides.

Wanted to share a recipe from a dear customer.

Blueberry Pound Cake

1/2 cup butter, rooom temp

3 eggs, room temp

3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

2 cups sugar

4 cups fresh blueberries

1 cup milk

Grease a 10″ tube pan.  In a large bowl sift together flour, bp, and salt; set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until well combined.  Beat in eggs.

Stir blueberries into reserved flour mixture.  Then fold the blueberry/flour mixture into the butter  mixture.  Stir in milk just until combined.  Spread batter into the prepared pan.  Bake at 325 degrees F for 60-90 minutes, until a wooden skewer inserted near center comes out clean.  Cool on a wire rack 15 minutes.  Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

 

Blueberry Cheesecake is one of our favorites. Here’s a simple recipe.

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Some young pickers came out to the farm to learn about blueberry production.

Preschool pickers

I want to try this recipe real soon! “Blueberry Scones” See the link below for recipe:

Sconeshttp://www.food.com/recipe/blueberry-scones-cooks-illustrated-318620

Yummy Blueberry Pancakes this morning made with coconut & tapioca flours

Find the recipe here:  http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/recipes/breakfast/gluten-free-pancakes/

Yummy Blueberry Pancakes this morning made from coconut & tapioca flours.

Yummy Blueberry Pancakes this morning made from coconut & tapioca flours.

Let the 2016 Blueberry Picking Season Begin in Northeast Missouri

Let the picking begin! Yes, We will be opening this Thursday June 16th at 8am. The berries look very nice this year and plentiful. There will be a good 5 weeks of picking and maybe more.
We have expanded our open hours this year so please take note:
 HOURS:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8am – 8pm.
We will be closed on Wednesdays and Sundays.
 
**Sometimes we may have to close for a day or two for ripening so please keep checking into facebook or website as I will be posting frequently.
 
Please feel free to call if you are coming from a long distance.
PRICE per pound is $3 for U-Pick blueberries.
 
It is looking to be rather warm so remember to bring your sunscreen, a hat, water, and a cooler for your berries if you have one. If you are picking a lot, make sure to keep your berries shaded.
We will be starting for the most part on Zone 5. Those bushes have quite a bit of foliage this year so remember to move the canes around to see the nice berries inside.
 
This year we have enhanced our herb garden area with a nice waterfall. Please go down in the valley and enjoy the shade and the sound of the waterfall. We do ask that you or your children do not enter the actual waterfall area (which is roped off) as it would be unsafe.
 
Have a wonderful time picking fresh, untainted, local blueberries in Northeast Missouri.
 
Please tell your friends about us.  Thanks!
Blueberry Bob
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They’re Beginning to Ripen!

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