"We are committed to having the cleanest most chemical free fruit available"
Strawberries, Blackberries, Blueberries, Peaches, Asparagus and Grapes, straight from our Farm.
We will have Satsuma Oranges this fall.
*Seasonal February- December
Please supervise your children, there are domestic bee-hives on the property.
Call ahead for picking inventories.
How to Freeze your Berries
Spread berries without touching each other on cookie sheet and place in freezer overnight. Once they are frozen, put in freezer bags and use as needed. Do not rinse before placing in freezer. To thaw just lightly rinse in colander.
Blueberry favorites -Send us your recipes and we'll share ours.
Blueberry Creme Muffins
2 cups cake flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 pinch salt
3 ounces cream cheese, cut in cubes
2 teaspoon lemon juice
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Whole eggs
1/4 cup melted butter, hot, about 175°
1/2 cup milk
1 cup blueberries
paper muffin cup liners
Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350°. Line the cups of a muffin tin with 12 paper liners. Set aside.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir well; set aside. Using metal blade in food processor, process cream cheese, lemon juice, and vanilla in food processor until smooth. Add eggs and process 15 seconds. Scrape down side of container with a spatula. With processor running, pour hot melted butter through food chute gradually, but within 10 seconds. Process another 10 seconds. Add milk and process 5 seconds. Add dry ingredients to container and mix with 4 to 6 half-second pulses. Add blueberries and fold in with a spoon. Pour an equal amount of batter into each muffin cup, filling each about 2/3 to 3/4 full. Bake in preheated 350° oven for 30 minutes. Cool on rack 15 minutes. Makes 12 muffins.
For winemakers, blueberries are a natural choice for creating a dry, aromatic wine that can be light or full-bodied depending on the recipe.
Full-Bodied Homemade Blueberry Wine Recipe
20 lbs blueberries (any variety) 2 lb raisins 10 lbs granulated sugar ½ teaspoon pectic enzyme 1 ½ teaspoon acid blend ½ teaspoon yeast energizer 3.5 gallon water 5 crushed Campden tablet Wine yeast
In large pot, bring water to a boil. Wash and crush blueberries. Remember that you don’t need to pulverize the fruit. Rather, the goal is to break the skin so that the yeast can start the fermentation process. Place blueberries in a 7 to 10 gallon primary fermentation container (either food grade plastic or stainless steel). Add raisins, sugar, enzyme, acid blend, yeast energizer, and Campden tablet. Add boiling water and stir to dissolve sugar. Allow liquid to cool until it has reached approximately 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Add yeast, stir, and cover lightly with cloth. Stir daily for one week. Strain pulp and siphon into secondary fermentation container. Glass containers work best so that you can see the clarity of the wine. Rack the wine in three weeks and at 2 months. When wine has become clear, rack again and bottle Let bottles age at least one year before opening.
UNCOOKED BERRY JELLY
Blueberry or Blackberry
3 cups unsweetened berry juice, fresh* or frozen (strawberry, raspberry, or blackberry) 4 1/2 cups sugar 1 box powdered pectin 1/2 cup water
Add the sugar to 1 1⁄4 cups of berry juice. Stir thoroughly. Add the pectin slowly to the water. Heat almost to boiling, stirring constantly. Pour the pectin mixture into the remaining 1 3⁄4 cups of berry juice. Stir until pectin is completely dissolved. Let the pectin mixture stand 15 minutes. Stir occasionally. Mix the juice mixture with the pectin mixture. Stir until all sugar is dissolved.
Pour into freezer containers or canning jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Cover with a tight lid. Let stand at room temperature until set (up to 24 hours). Store in refrigerator or freezer.
* To extract juice from fresh berries, crush the berries in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring to prevent scorching. Reduce heat and cook until soft, about 10 minutes. Pour the cooked product into a damp jelly bag or bag made from several layers of cheesecloth. Allow the juice to drain undisturbed. For the clearest jelly, do not press or squeeze.
Yield: about 6 half-pint jars
Source: University of Georgia in cooperation with the USDA
4 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 cup heavy cream**
* If using frozen berries, thaw and drain all juice before mixing.
** Sour cream may be substituted.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare pie pastry; line pie plate with pastry. Place blackberries in unbaked pastry shell.
In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, flour, salt, vanilla extract, and cream; pour mixture over the blackberries.
Bake for approximately 30 to 40 minutes or until the crust is nicely browned and the filling is set. Remove and oven and let cool slightly. Best served slightly warm.
6 cups water, divided
3cups fresh blackberries
3/4 to 1 cup sugar
2/3 cup fresh lime juice
Lime wedges and fresh blackberries for garnish
Blend the blackberries and one cup of water together until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a pitcher. add the remaining 5 cups of water, sugar and lime juice to the pitcher. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. pour into ice filled glasses and garnish with lime wedge and fresh blackberries if desired.
cups fresh or frozen (thawed and drained) blackberries (do not use blueberries)
In medium bowl, stir together blackberries and sugar. Let stand about 20 minutes or until fruit syrup forms. Heat oven to 375°F.
In large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt and milk. Stir in melted butter until blended. Spread in ungreased 8-inch square pan. Spoon blackberry mixture over batter.
Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until dough rises and is golden. Serve warm with cream.
TY TY Blackberry Wine
* This is great
5 gallons of fresh or frozen blackberries
10 pounds granulated sugar
3 1/2 gallons water
In a clean 10-gallon crock jar or plastic bottled water jar, add the sugar. Heat water to 100° then add to the sugar. Dissolve thoroughly. Measure out 20quarts of fresh, good quality fruit and pour into the sugar and water mixture. Cover the crock with a cheesecloth and secure tightly with butcher's twine or place a wine-making air-lock device in the mouth of a water jar. Place in a cool, dark place and allow to ferment for 6 weeks. At the same time each week stir the mixture in crock or shake the bottle well to blend the ingredients. When done, strain the wine through a few layers of cheesecloth 2 to 3 times, then bottle and store in a cool dark place. (call for more details) ask about yeast types. Sample tasting available
Combine the peaches, 1 cup sugar, and water in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Put the butter in a 3-quart baking dish and place in oven to melt.
Mix remaining 1 cup sugar, flour, and milk slowly to prevent clumping. Pour mixture over melted butter. Do not stir. Spoon fruit on top, gently pouring in syrup. Sprinkle top with ground cinnamon, if using. Batter will rise to top during baking. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes.