Sunday, June 28, 2015

Super Simple Blueberry Ice Cream

This Blueberry Ice Cream recipe treat is from a friend of ours.

You don't even have to have an ice cream maker to enjoy ice cream.
I started making this tasty treat over 30 years ago, when I was a single mom. 
Three ingredients: Frozen blueberries, sugar, half & half.

I tend to not cook with recipes, I taste & fiddle with ingredients as I make things. For two servings I use about a cup of blueberries in my blender, add enough milk so the blueberries are still peeking through & add enough sugar to taste (about 1/3 cup).

 Pulse & blend until the ice cream is smooth.

 Eat & enjoy! It is really that easy. 

 This works with any frozen fruit you want.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Tiny Blueberry Miracles...

We often don't take the time to notice the little things. There are tiny miracles all around us everyday.
Last year some children were picking blueberries at the farm and saw this wee little birds nest with one blueberry inside. They got so excited and they insisted that the adults come over to see their tiny little miracle.
Picture perfect moment, picture perfect day.
Berry picking is a great family adventure in the summer time. 
Fresh air, sunshine, laughter and memories built together. Let us adults not forget, that this time is so precious while they are young. Build some wonderful memories with your children this summer.
Make blueberry ice cream
Make a blueberry pie
Make blueberry juice
Stuff blueberries in your mouth
Follow us as we are going to be sharing some recipes to increase your summer fun and someday in the future you will be able to reminiscence about the days you spent at the farm
Last thought...take pictures...I'm glad I did.

Friday, June 26, 2015

A. General Information

There are exciting changes this year at the Gold Hill Blueberry Farm and we are looking forward to seeing you. Make sure you sign up for e-mail updates (on the top right hand side of this blog page). We will be sharing tasty recipes, blueberry facts, stories and updates in the future and you sign up, all the posts here will be sent to your e-mail address.

Blueberry Season is Open:

Blueberries are ready for picking.
We are open on Friday & Saturdays; from 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
To check on the Blueberry Forecast call 540.222.7954

Blueberry Prices UPDATED

This year we are selling our juicy PYO blueberries for $3.40 a pound. This is a great price which equates to about only $2.50 a pint. We will be weighing the blueberries onsite.

Cash or check only

What to Bring

Here is a list of items you may want to bring with you when you are picking. 
1) Hat
2) Sunblock
3) Bug Spray: we ask if you are using a bug spray to please spray in the parking area, to help keep all chemicals away from the plants...
4) We have containers to pick into.  
5) Bring a bag and/or containers to carry your purchase home. We will have some cartons available.
6) Feel free to bring a blanket, pack a lunch and stay for a spell. 
7) Your smile

Blueberry Picking Tips:

Select plump and full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. If there is any hint of red on the blueberries they are not fully ripened. Blue berries will not ripen further once they are picked.
Once blueberries are picked, it's best to leave your picking container open to prevent moisture from forming. Remember they are still warm from being in the sun. 

Fresh Blueberry Tips:
Remember your blueberries are grown naturally without any chemicals, so they are safe to eat immediately. You will want to refrigerate your blueberries soon after picking which increases the shelf life. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
If you do wash your blueberries wait until just before eating or using in your recipes otherwise they become mushy. Unwashed blueberries will stay fresh for up to two weeks in the refrigerator if kept dry.

A bathroom for people picking is available.

Address & Directions:

We are located at 12290 Daffodil Ln, Unionville, VA. 22567(<--Click for Google Map)

Future News:

We are now offering grass feed lambs and taking orders for custom butchering.
2016 we will be offering grass feed Angus beef.
All lamb and beef are raised here on the farm, naturally on open pasture. From birth until they are processed they roam around on the farm.
Hormone free and antibiotic free.
If you are interested in getting in line for purchasing meat please call