BLUEBERRY SEASON 2016
We are now picking plenty of blueberries and they are for sale at the farm gate daily. PYO for 'Registered Customers' and locals only. These people have been notified. Please watch to see when PYO will start. We are not taking any more registrations at present .
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Limes, lemons, Red Currants, and rhubarb and garlic.
Jams, Marmalades, Jellies,and Cordial ,all organic, are made with fruits from the farm. These are available at the farm .They are extremely good.
We also have a good range of Birdland Seed ,open pollinated, organic vegetable seeds. www.birdlandseeds.com
What to look for while picking the berries?
- Good berries have a light powdery grey-blue colour, the so-called bloom.
- Pick only largest plumpest berries, these are the ripest.
- Do not wash the berries, it will damage the fruit.
- Refrigerate the fresh berries as soon as possible after picking.
How to maintain the high quality of the berries?
Do not wash the berries
When refrigerated immediately after picking the berries can be kept for up to 2 weeks. Alternatively the berries are excellent for freezing. Put them straight into the freezer and do not thaw frozen berries before cooking.