Blueberries are perennial flowering plants with indigo-colored berries that are native to North America. Blueberries can be very sweet or very tart depending on when they are picked. Generally, if the berries are harvested early, they will be more sour than those that have more time to ripen and grow on the bush. Blueberries are rich in antioxidants, which are necessary for life and are well known to reverse and prevent heart disease and even cancer. The blue color of the berry comes from it's polyphenols which provide most of it's antioxidant properties. High in fiber these little berries help keep cholesterol low which, in turn, keeps ones heart healthy. Fiber also aids in the regularity of your digestive system.
In-Season: July-Mid September
Blueberry Picking: Many berry farms in Connecticut allow consumers to pick the fruits themselves, which is a fun and tasty activity to do with friends or family. Below is a list of farms where you can enjoy picking your own fresh blueberries.