Sunday, February 8, 2009

Bluberry Season Come and Gone

I know about blueberries. Blueberry season is July...well, at least it is July in the United States. In Chile, it is January (exactly 1/2 year from July). This is the first year that we have had tons of blueberries available in our stores
in January! Well, at least at the WinCo...where I shop)for really cheap prices. I have not done the research, but I surmise that...

#1. In Chile, they have planted tons more blueberry bushes!
#2. In Chile this year,they had an EXCELLENT crop of blueberries. I guess conditions were perfect.

For about 2 weeks in mid January, the largest display of produce was the blueberry display! Stacks and stack of these Driscoll boxes. First they came out at $2.48 per 18 oz. box. (Blueberries can always be had from Costco, but you have to pay 8 or 9 bucks for 24 oz. The second week at WinCo, the display was was a small mountain of blueberry boxes...and the price was lowered to $1.99 per 18 oz. box. I was in blueberry heaven. We ate blueberries like popcorn in this household! We love blueberries in our tossed salad. I rinsed and froze about 6 pounds of them in nice heavy freezer bags. We use them in our blender shakes. Sometimes I am tempted to make a pie with them. We shall see. February is more blueberries at Winco. Oh, there are about a half dozen boxes in the the salad dressings. $3.99 for an 8 oz. box Season is over in Chile.
Let's hope the USA (and Canada) have as good a harvest!


Unknown said...

yes, but strawberry season IS here! yay for that!