For several years my daughter Sarah and I have been talking about going on a berry picking expedition to Woodall's Blueberries (http://www.woodallblueberries.blogspot.com/) in Craig County, Virginia. Today with her son Sam in tow, we finally were able to go.
Everything about the Woodall's is wonderful: mowed paths between the rows, healthy, vigorous plants, and reasonable prices ($12.00 per gallon). Of course, going anywhere with my three-year-old grandson Sam can be an adventure. A steady, light rain fell during the 85 minutes or so it took for Sarah and myself to each pick a gallon. Sam after starting strong in the berry picking department soon became distracted by the nearby pond, bugs in the grass, the rows which were ideal for him to run up and down, and his penchant for eating as many berries as he picked.
But sopping wet, we finally finished our mission around 10:15 and headed for home. Elaine immediately made a blueberry cobbler for lunch, a quart was held out for pancakes and toppings for oatmeal in the coming days, the rest was frozen for the winter.
We'll be back next summer.