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Friday, June 3, 2011

Bryant's Blueberries are just about ripe!

We just received this update from a local Kentuckiana farm!  If you love blueberries, they are almost ready. Picking fruit at a local farm is such a fun activity to do with your family. Then, head home and scour books and the internet for fun new recipes to try together!

From their email:

Our first ripening variety (Duke) will be ready to pick on Monday June 6 from 7:30am (please no earlier) to 8 pm. There will be approximately 2 1/2 tons of ripe fruit available. We will remain open until all of the ripe Duke are picked and then close for ripening. We might be open Tuesday from 7:30am to 1pm to finish the first picking of Duke. Only Duke will be available for picking on Monday & possibly Tuesday. Duke is a non acidic, somewhat sweet berry whose flavor improves with chilling. More will ripen in the first 2 weeks of the season.
We expect to be picked out of the Duke by the Monday night or midday Tuesday and will close until PROBABLY Saturday June 11. When we reopen more Duke will be available and Bluejay should also be ready. Bluejay is a very firm berry that cooks quite well; it is slightly acidic but most consider it sweet.

Check the website http://www.bryantsblueberries.com/ or call 812 366-3592 to find out if we have enough ripe fruit to be open on Tuesday morning. The information will be updated by Monday 9pm. (No separate email will be sent regarding Tuesday.)

Here's the directions that I hope you will read.

The price is $2.05 per lb; pre-picked berries are not available.

We accept cash and checks, but NEITHER debit NOR credit cards.

Please park facing ribbons hung on rope. Please do NOT park within 10 feet of the driveway. People need to pull off to get around oncoming traffic.

If you bring your own picking containers (they should have handles), please have us weigh them BEFORE picking. You may pick into our buckets, baskets and/or milk jugs.
For transporting your berries home, we provide plastic bags. Or you can bring your own large shallow containers (dish pans, roasters, Tupperware, etc.)

Do not follow Google or Garmin directions if they use the Lanesville Exit (#113); you will get lost !

From Louisville or New Albany: Take I-64 west to the Georgetown Exit

(#118). Go right (west) on SR 64 for 10 miles. Turn left on Oak Park Rd

(opposite Insight Eye Care-before New Salisbury stop light!) 1 mile on left.

From Corydon: Go north on SR 135 toward New Salisbury. Pass under train

trestle. Turn right on Spring Branch Rd (first street beyond the "New Salisbury" sign.)

Turn Right at first stop. ½ mile on left. (If you miss Spring Branch Rd, turn right at

New Salisbury stop light onto SR 64 and right at the first street, Oak Park Rd. 1 mile

on left.)

From Palmyra: Take SR 135 south to the New Salisbury stoplight. Turn

left on SR 64; go about 1/4 mile to Oak Park Rd (the first street). Turn

right on Oak Park Rd (opposite Insight Eye Care). 1 mile on left.

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