Yesterday, we went blueberry picking at the Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm, which is located in Bellevue, which is the largest city on the Eastside of Seattle. Bellevue doesn’t have a lot in the way of big museums, but it is a wonderful city for natural and historical outings. I had never taken the any of my kids blueberry picking before, because none of the them likes blueberries and blueberries are not my favorite either. At the farm, however, I had blueberries that I truly loved for the first time in my life. These tasted nothing like what you get in the store.
Dora’s method of blueberry picking was “One for me, one for the bucket, two for me, one for the bucket, three for me….”. I felt a bit guilty about this, as you pay by the pound, but I was hoping that take some sampling into account when they price the berries. She just kept going on about how delicious they were and I just couldn’t say “no, you have to wait to eat this healthy fruit”. I did the majority of the picking, so we still bought plenty. We also bought the most delicious peaches from their produce stand. It is a bit of drive for us, but I may make more of an effort to shop there in the future, given the large variety of fresh and local produce that they had. It also seemed like it would be a good place to bring a picnic lunch and then go hiking in the slough, as there is a trail head right there.
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