End of the 2015 Blueberry Season

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Our season is starting to wind down so don’t wait too long to get your last supply of fresh blueberries this summer!

Our late season berries are great for freezing! So now is a good time to stock your freezer for those blueberry pies, pancakes, muffins, and smoothies!

The last day for U-Pick Blueberries will be Sunday August 23rd! We will continue to be open 8am-6pm everyday through Sunday!

We are now winding down our Fresh Blueberry Season in our Market. Right now it looks like our last day for Fresh Blueberries will be Sunday August 30th, but that could easily change. Check back for more updates as the season progresses!

Remember to mark your calendars! Our annual Cranberry Harvest Day is scheduled for Saturday October 10th!

 

Home Made Blueberry Sauce

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Alyssa’s Blueberry Sauce:

2 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
Sugar to taste (I used about 4 tablespoons) depending on the variety of blueberries you might need more or less. I just added until it was sweet enough for my liking.

Combine BB and water and simmer on the stove on medium/low until blueberries break down and the water nearly cooks out. (15-20 mins maybe). Taste and add sugar if needed. Stir in cornstarch. Remove from heat and enjoy on pancakes, French toast, oatmeal, or ice cream!

Spring Update!

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Well, another winter came and went, leaving its mark on the fruit industry. After two cold, hard winters, the blueberry bushes came through with varying degrees of damage. Some varieties seemed to tolerate the extreme cold better than others. All varieties showed some injury, ranging from the minor to very severe. That said, the varieties that DeGrandchamp’s grow seem to have an average crop on them.

The honey bees were moved into the fields in mid-May and did a wonderful job of pollinating the blossoms. The blooms fell from the bush white, which indicates that they were pollinated in their prime. Sometimes a gentle shake of the branch will show the falling blooms. Temps have been good as well as timely rains to help size the fruit. My prediction is a crop of big berries this year.

I would expect if the weather continues as it is now, we would be picking blueberries at or around July 10th. This is an estimate only!!!

Spring Time

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The weather is beautiful and exciting things are happening out in our fields! Our early varieties have small blossoms that will be opening in the next few days! We will be putting bees out in the fields with these early varieties this weekend so that they can get right to work!

Cranberry Harvest Day

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It’s Cranberry Harvest Time at DeGrandchamp Farms! Our annual Cranberry Harvest Day will be held this Saturday, October 11th from 10am-4pm!

Enjoy a hayride to the Cranberry bogs where you can watch the harvesting of a sea of red ripe cranberries. Just $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under!

Then follow the berries in to the warehouse for a demonstration of the equipment used to clean and package the berries for Market.

Shop our farm market and take home fresh or dried cranberries for your family to enjoy! We will also have lots of delicious baked goods, preserves, salsas, mustards, sauces, maple syrup, honey and much more!

End of the Season Information

Our season is starting to wind down so don’t wait too long to get your last supply of fresh blueberries this summer!

Our late season berries are great for freezing! So now is a good time to stock your freezer for those blueberry pies, pancakes, muffins, and smoothies!

The last day for U-pick Blueberries will be Sunday August 24th! We will continue to be open from 8am-6pm through Sunday!

The Market will be Open through August 31th from 8am-6pm and we will be closed September 1st (Labor Day). We will have already picked Blueberries available through the 31st.
The Market will re-open on September 4th. We will continue to be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 9am-5pm for the month of September and October.

Remember to mark your calendars! Our annual Cranberry Harvest Day is scheduled for Saturday October 11th!

In case you missed it…

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Our Market is now open for the season! We will be open seven days a week from 8am to 6pm!

We will have Blueberries in our Market on Tuesday July 8th!

Our U-pick will open for the season on Wednesday July 9th! We will then be open seven days a week from 8am to 6pm!

 

Taste Testing

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What is one of our favorite things to do on the farm?! Taste Testing!

Katy and Molly DeGrandchamp went out on a little adventure to a few of our fields on Thursday! They were on a mission to get some updated pictures of the berries and enjoy a little snack!

The berries are ripening along nicely. They just needed a few more days of sunshine to sweeten up! Luckily we got those days this weekend! We will start picking berries for our Market on Monday morning, weather permitting of course! We hope to have a nice supply of berries in our market by Monday afternoon! Our U-pick berries need just a few extra days though. We will be opening on Wednesday!

We all can’t wait for our Blueberry season to really get rolling!

Hope to see you soon!

Opening July 4th!

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Our Market will be starting our summer hours on Friday July 4th! We will be open seven days a week from 8am to 6pm!

We will not have blueberries yet, but they will be ready soon!!

Shop DeGrandchamp Farms Online!

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Our online store is now up and running! Order all of your favorite Blueberry and Cranberry products and have them shipped directly to your door!