Blueberry Picking

blueberry basketBy Michelle Yera

June and July is blueberry season here in Georgia and there is nothing tastier than blueberries picked fresh from the bush!  A few years ago I found a local blueberry farm that doesn’t spray the plants and we’ve gone back every year since.  I love supporting a local family plus it’s fun and the berries are delicious!  We usually pick a gallon and that gives us enough to last awhile.

If you would like to find a local farm near you try searching on PickYourOwn.org

We freeze most of our berries for smoothies but I always make at least one fresh blueberry pie.  Yum!  The recipe below is so simple and absolutely delicious.

Blueberry Pie

Ingredientsblueberry pie

3/4 cup of white sugar
3 tbs of cornstarch (I use arrowroot)
1/4 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
4 cups of fresh blueberries
1 recipe for a 9 inch double crust pie (I buy mine at Whole Foods)
1 tbs butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Mix sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cinnamon, and sprinkle over blueberries.
  3. Line pie dish with one pie crust. Pour berry mixture into the crust, and dot with butter.
    Cut remaining pastry into 1/2 – 3/4 inch wide strips, and make lattice top. Crimp and flute edges.
  4. Bake pie on lower shelf of oven for about 50 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

Recipe courtesy of Allrecipes.com

Michelle has spent the last 5 years nurturing and raising her daughter in the Metro Atlanta area.  After enrolling her in a Waldorf Morning Garden program, her interest in the Waldorf method unfolded naturally.  As Client Services Manager for The Waldorf Connection, she provides the support for projects that parallel her own personal parenting values.
Photo credit blueberry pie: bitzcelt / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND
Photo credit blueberry basket: mystuart / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND