You know it’s summer when you can get fresh, delicious berries at the market. Better yet, when you can go and pick them yourself like we did recently at Soergel Orchards in Wexford, north of Pittsburgh. I can’t say for sure if the berries tasted better because we picked them ourselves, but I can tell you that the process of being outside picking them was awesome. Enjoy the pictorial – it’ll be just like you were there.
A beautiful, overcast, not-sunny-at-all-but-at-least-not-raining day to go blueberry picking at Soergel Orchards.
Short walk up to the blueberry fields, which were covered with netting so the birds couldn’t feast.
Rows and rows of blueberry bushes, all in different states of ripeness.
Of course, we sampled a couple while we picked but not too many because that wouldn’t be honest, now would it?
We brought our own containers to fill, which we weighed in the back of the market before we headed up the hill to pick.
An abundance of berries on the bushes.
Berries get weighed and paid for, then we can eat as many as we want.
We made blueberry ice cream with some of our berries and we plan to make a pie, too. Yum!