During my stay in Alabama, I had the pleasure of picking some blueberries at the nearby berry farm with some friends.
Blueberries are not only rich in vitamins, they also contain minerals, fiber, and lots of phytonutrients that can help promote cardiovascular health, eye health, anti-cancer, and many other benefits.
I love to eat, especially healthy, delicious stuff.
So there's nothing like shoving my face and eat non-stop of this delicious antioxidant superfood.
The berry farm we went is G&N Berry Farm and it's at north side of Alabama.
You pretty much just walk up to their log cabin office, grab a prepared bucket, go to the trees, start picking away and pay per lb at the end.
The best season for blueberries usually goes from early July to end of August...for Alabama.
The best time to do berry picking is early morning before 9 am so it doesn't get too hot.
Although we went as early as 7 am, I still wore my Uniqulo UV black jacket, a straw hat, applied sunblock and had sunglasses on.
Yes, I'm prepared.
To my surprise, the blueberry trees are not that tall, which is perfect for a petite girl like me.
I felt like one of those farmers from Age of Empires.
There are many blueberries on the trees and it was fairly easy to pick them because they form in clusters.
We picked and picked, occasionally encounters some caterpillars, spiders, butterflies, and unknown insects, but nothing too crazy.
The blueberries are incredibly sweet & delicious ♥
Blueberries are great either eaten raw or mix in pancakes, muffins, yogurt, juice, and even salads.
To consumer in its fresh state and the whole nutritional value, I normally just eat them as is or make juice with it.
For about 2 hours we picked and ate a lot of blueberries.
Satisfied and full, we sure would return next season.
How do you like to eat your blueberries?