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1. U-Pick them during the peak berry season.
2. Place your fresh picked berries directly in the freezer when you get home in a re-useable plastic freezer bag. No need to even wash them first, as you want them to be dry to ensure they freeze separately.
3. When your ready to use them, wash them while they are still frozen, then thaw and enjoy!
If you prefer to rinse the blueberries first, dry them well with paper towels, then transfer them to freezer containers .
Fresh blueberries may be kept in the freezer for up to 10 months.
You can enjoy them all year round at an exceptional price.
2C mixed salad greens
1/4 crumbled feta cheese
2Tb candied or toasted walnuts
1/4 c raspberries
1/4 C blueberries
Toss together and add dressing. Toss again
6Tb. red wine vinegar
1/c c sugar
1 t. salt
1 t ground mustard
1 C canola oil
1 C fresh or frozen blueberries
1 t. poppy seeds,optional
In a blender, combine 1st 4 ingredients. While processing, add oil in a steady stream. Add blueberries, cover and process until blended.
Makes 2 cups
2 C flour
2/3 C sugar
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
Sift there ingredients into a large bowl.
Stir the following ingredients together:
1 C lemon yogurt
¼ C butter or 3 Tb. Oil
1-2 tsp. grated lemon peel
1 tsp. vanilla
Add to above ingredients in bowl. Then fold in 2 C blueberries.
Bake in 400 degree oven for 15-20 min.
Makes 12 muffins.
1 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
10 frozen blueberries, thawed slightly
2 ounces vodka
1 teaspoon agave syrup
Rosemary sprig and fresh blueberries for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the blueberries and fresh squeezed lemon juice.
Add vodka and agave syrup; fill cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish with a rosemary sprig and blueberries.
A Note From Oregon's Blueberry Commission
2016-2017 Oregon Blueberry Harvest Updated Healthy
and Delicious - A Summertime Classic
Freshly Harvested Oregon Blueberries - one of the joys of summer - are on the way and this year’s crop is looking bigger and better than ever. In fact, Oregon growers are expected to harvest more than 100 million pounds of blueberries this year, another production record. A bumper crop of fresh blueberries is good news for customers who have increasingly become aware of the advantages of buying local and buying fresh.
While we tend to think of Oregon blueberries as simply a tasty summer treat, blueberries have been named the star of Super Foods for a healthy mind and body. It’s the Super Food designation that has driven Oregon blueberry production and sales increases in recent years. With such large production numbers, Oregon remains one of the top producing states in the nation.
Fresh Oregon blueberries are a hot commodity these days for a lot of reasons with incredible taste, the highest quality and high nutritional value being just a few.
Oregon growers routinely realize the highest crop yields per acre compared to any other state, an estimated 20,000 pounds per acre, or more. Oregon farms range from large operations that ship their crop to both national and international buyers to small family farms with less than ten acres offering on-farm sales.