Saturday, June 18, 2011


Here's what 10 lbs of blueberries looks like!
The kids and I went and visited our local blueberry farm this morning bright and early! It opened today as a pre-pick day since they had so many already ready, but the regular season actually starts next Saturday. We got 10 lbs for $12.50. I'm so excited....My hubby loves blueberries and they are actually something he can eat. He can't have phosphorus or potassium due to his medical condition, so it really limits what fruits/veggies (and food for that matter) I can bring into the house because if he likes it, he will eat it regardless! LOL I think I'm going to make homemade blueberry pancakes tomorrow morning for Father's Day and a blueberry cobbler for later during the day! Blueberries are so yummy and so good for you! Here's some nutritional information. It only took about 45 minutes today to get that much!

So, if we add this 12.50 to my totals from my groceries this week, we have 42.80 TOTAL out of pocket to feed my family of 5. Not bad! :)

Also, I wanted to mention that a pint of dry blueberries from the grocery store weighs about 12 oz. The cheapest in my area you can find that at is 1.99. So, 10 lbs of blueberries from the grocery store would cost me about 26.00. So, this was a savings of 13.50 or 52%. Not too bad for fresh produce!Pin It


  1. I am a big fan of pick your own farms too. You get to pick only the produce you want the most and you know it is at its peak. And it's just plain fun to play farmer for an hour!

  2. Coupon Crocodile, I so agree! We are actually trying our hand at some backyard "farming" this year. Long story, but we just finished planting, so I'm not really expecting too much from the garden this year. I'm hoping to get the hang of it and maybe get some fresh tomatoes, squash, eggplant, cucumbers, carrots, beans, peas, and herbs out of it. Then, next year I might try to do some other things like strawberries, watermelon, and cantaloupe along with lettuce, spinach, and cabbage. We don't have a ton of u-pick farms in my area, but I love doing the ones we have!