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NH Blueberry Season: Pick-Your-Own Farms List, Recipes, Tips & More

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Blueberries are ripe and ready for picking in New Hampshire. These tasty blue gems take a little longer than succulent strawberries to mature, but they are worth the wait!

Blueberries are a wonderfully versatile, vitamin-packed fruit and a great source of dietary fiber. This makes them a perfectly cool pick-me-up treat for mid-day snacking, too! New Hampshire has many great farmers markets and pick-your-own farms, so you can always maintain your supply of fresh, local, NH blueberries!

Blueberry Picking Tips

Select plump blueberries with a light gray-blue color, any redness indicates the fruit isn’t yet fully ripened.

White and green blueberries will not ripen after they are picked.

Darker, red or purple berries may continue to ripen (at room temperature) after they are picked.

Cut a bunch of mostly ripe berries and roll your fingers over them. The ripe berries will fall into your container.

Where to Pick Blueberries in NH

Here are just a few pick-your-own farms offering PYO blueberries.

Find more farms near you on our NH Pick-Your-Own Farms map or on our NH Blueberry Picking Guides!

Brookdale Fruit Farm

38 Broad Street
Hollis, NH 03049
(603) 465-2240

Bartlett’s Blueberry Farm

648 Bradford Road
Newport, NH 03773

Blueberry Heaven

681 West Milan Road
Milan, NH 03588

Blue Moon Berry Farm

195 Waldron Hill Road
Warner, NH 03278
(603) 456-3144

Blueberry Gardens

40 Ingalls Road
Pittsfield, NH 03263

Double Z Ranch

77 Brad Chase Road
Danbury, NH 03230

Monadnock Berries

545 West Hill Rd.
Troy, NH 03465
(603) 242-6417

Berry Knoll

67 Old Portland Road
Eaton Center, NH 03832
(603) 447-3994

Saltbox Farm

321 Portsmouth Ave
Stratham, NH 03885
(603) 436-7978

Fresh Blueberry Cooking Tips

Blueberries are delicious is both sweet and savories dishes, baked goods and salads, or by themselves. Blueberry muffins are a favorite in my house, but honestly, I think my oldest would eat just about anything if I added blueberries!

When baking with blueberries, the best advice is softness. Blueberries bruise and squish easily. The idea is not to pulverize the blueberries into muffins and scones, but to gently add them once the mixing is done. Your muffins should not be blue or purple, they should be muffin colored, with blue spots!

Blueberry Recipes on Pinterest

Here are some of our favorite blueberry recipes from Pinterest! View even more blueberry goodness on our Blueberry Recipe Ideas for Summer in NH pinboard!




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