Earl's Farm Market
1630 Blue Star Hwy   Fennville/Glenn, MI 49408     269-227-2074  info@earlsfarmmarket.com
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Blueberries
Nutrition & Measurements
  • 1 cup = 80 calories (½ of the daily USDA recommended goal of fruit for a day)
  • 1 cup = 1/3 pound
  • Blueberries are high in dietary fiber & vitamin C
  • 9 inch pie: 4 cups = 1¼ pound
  • Blueberry Jam: 6 cups fresh blueberries or 6 cups frozen blueberries, thawed with juice
Picking Tips 

Pick blueberries when bushes are dry.

Pick only ripe berries; most blueberries will not ripen after picking (reddish berries might turn blue overnight).

Don’t pick over ripe and mushy berries.

Keep picked berries out of direct sun.

Click here for harvesting times

Blueberry Fact:
Blueberries are recognized as the fruit with the highest antioxidant activit.

Storing & Traveling Tips

If berries have been refrigerated, keep them refrigerated. Berries will dampen and mold if not kept cold.

If berries have not been refrigerated, keep in cool place out of direct sunlight.

Don’t put berries in trunk of car. If blueberries are in a box, make sure there are vent holes. If berries are in a bag, open top of bag for air.

Blueberries can travel for several hours to overnight as long as the berries are kept in a cool place.






Earl's Blueberry Varieties:
  • Duke
  • Bluecrop
  • Jersey
  • Rubel
  • Elliot

How to Freeze

Sort berries; remove mushy berries, stems, and leaves.

Rinse berries in colander; drain for about 10 minutes or blot excess water with paper towel.

Put berries in ziploc bags; get as much air out as possible (a vacuum sealer works great).

Label bags; add contents & date
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