Blueberry Season on the Farm

It’s finally blueberry season on our farm in Kentucky!

We own a blueberry farm in southern Kentucky and the berries are getting ripe. Pretty soon I’ll be up to my eye balls in berries! When you go to the store and see a box of blueberries please remember the vast amount of work it takes to get those little blue gems to market!

My grandchildren love them (some more than others) and today I’m sharing a video of my 4 year old granddaughter eating some. She calls them brewberries but I couldn’t get her to speak loud enough for you to hear her very well. This clip is only 31 seconds…I know you are busy!

Why blueberries are so good for you…

One of the things they do is help prevent cancer. Vitamin C, vitamin A, and various phytonutrients in blueberries function as powerful antioxidants that help protect cells against free radical damage. They inhibit tumor growth, decrease inflammation in the body and help ward off or slow several types of cancer, including esophageal, lung, mouth, pharynx, endometrial, pancreatic, prostate and colon.1

Blueberries also contain folate, which plays a role in DNA synthesis and repair, thus preventing the formation of cancer cells from mutations in the DNA.1

You can read more about this here.

Blueberry season

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Comments

  1. We are trying to eat healthy but my son is not adventurous about food. I wish he will eat more fruits and veggies.

  2. Two different varieties of our blueberries are coming in. We have a small yard orchard. Two more will harvest later. We love them,too,

  3. I love blueberries – they get so expensive here out of season!

  4. The farms haven’t started their season yet here in Georgia. Probably next week. They are still in the mist of Strawberries right now. I should go call and see when they open. They should have a good crop this year with all the rain we have had recently.
    http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.com/2017/05/forever-family.html

  5. I like Blackberries too (not the phone but the ones you grow)

    Aww isn’t she cute heheh! nice pic too

    Have a fruitytastic week 🙂

  6. I love blueberries! My daily ritual is oatmeal with 1/2 cup blueberries mixed in (and cooked in). When the blueberry season is on in NZ, I get two punnets at a time (one for me and one for my daughter). I had a blueberry plant but it did not do well. A workman eventually pulled it out during landscaping because he did not recognize it as anything but a spindly stalk. 🙁

  7. I love blueberries!

  8. Blueberries are awesome no matter how they are used, She is so cute!! 🙂
    Hugs
    Karren

  9. Blueberries are awesome no matter how they are used, She is so cute!!:)
    Hugs
    Karren

  10. teresak 23 May, 2017

    Thanks so much Karren!

  11. teresak 23 May, 2017

    Me too, come help me pick!

  12. teresak 23 May, 2017

    Yum, sounds great!

  13. teresak 23 May, 2017

    Thanks Steve!

  14. Your 4 year old granddaughter- adorable. Blueberries are one of those perfect foods. Yum I never knew anyone who had a blueberry farm before!

  15. Oh wow! We only have Juneberries in our yard. It’s a lot of work picking them for sure. I don’t think we’ll have a lot this year. It’s been really windy!

  16. That is so cool. I wish we had something like that in your yard. Very cool.

  17. I love visiting our local blueberry farm – it just opened last weekend! Thanks for sharing and for all the work that goes into making these available for us!

  18. Wow! I knew blueberries were good for you, but I didn’t know they did ALL that!

  19. teresak 25 May, 2017

    They are great for you! Eat more blueberries!

  20. teresak 25 May, 2017

    Thanks for visiting Roseann!

  21. My girls love blueberries. Thanks for linking up to #MummyMondays.

  22. teresak 28 May, 2017

    And thanks for visiting!

  23. Stopping by to say Hi from My WAHM Plan blogs Facebook page where you just shared some very helpful tips on growing your own blueberries. Thank you so very much for sharing your knowledge there. And your grand-daughter is such a cutie!