Time to pick some blueberries!

[ 4 ] July 10, 2008 |

I just got word from my weekly Providence Business News (PBN) email:
Blueberries

BLUEBERRIES ARE CALLED “superfruits,” having the favorable combination of nutrients and high levels of antioxidants. Though they are shipped to every corner of the world, blueberries are native only to North America. As luck would have it, blueberry season starts this weekend, and Rhode Islanders can get their hands on a fresh batch right from the field at Schartner Farms in Exeter. With a daily harvest of vegetables, homemade cooked goods, summer flowers and baked pies, Schartner Farms is a step back in time without the costumes or exaggerated accents. Take an afternoon to explore the grounds and pick berries with the children, or make it a first stop on that road trip to South County.

Details: Schartner Place, Route 2, Exeter. Saturday, July 12; 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Web site: www.farmfresh.org
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Category: activities: outdoor, food + recipes


Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. calendar Katy says:

    it’s raspberry time too.

  2. AK Murakami says:

    How long does blueberry season last? We are relocating to RI this coming week, and I’d love to be able to pick blueberries!

  3. Anisa Raoof Anisa says:

    Blueberry season should still be happening all this week.

  4. MelissaB says:

    Schartner rocks! Many parents who grew up in RI probably remember picking strawberries and apples there, when it was much smaller and there was not much else to be picked!

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