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Tammen Treeberry Farm

37131 Essex Rd, Wilmington, IL. Tel: 815-458-6264.

www.tammentreeberryfarm.net/

 

Pick Your Own Blueberries

 

At Tammen Treeberry Farm, you may pick your own blueberries. We grow about 50 acres of blueberries. We started picking blueberries on July 13. The price is $1.85 per pound for pick-your-own blueberries. We have had large crowds. We have moved quickly through the fields. We are on the second pick. We will be open on Monday, August 3 and probably Tuesday and Wednesday. Rain showers on Saturday slowed business down considerably. Information is updated more frequently at Tammen Treeberry Farm page on Facebook.

 

Hours

 

Our hours are 8 AM till 4:30 PM, Monday through Saturday. We are closed on Sundays. We accept Master Card, Visa, Discover, and American Express credit and debit cards. We have restrooms and a shaded picnic area.

 

This link leads to Treeturkey's Blog.

 

Benefits of Blueberries

 

-- Blueberries are easy to freeze. They need no peeling, hulling, or pitting. Just place them into containers and put them in the freezer. The berries do not need to be washed until they are removed from the freezer.

 

-- They contain vitamins A and C, and contribute iron, calcium, and potassium to the diet. Blueberries contain only 42 calories per 1/2 cup serving, are a good source of fiber, contain no cholesterol, and are very low in sodium.

 

-- Blueberries are at the top of a list of 40 fruits, juices, and vegetables in antioxidant activity. Antioxidants have shown promise at reducing the risk of cancer.

 

More Information

 

For more information about blueberries, visit the North American Blueberry Council, U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, and Michigan Blueberry Growers Association websites.

   

Photograph taken by Michael Kappel

www.michaelkappel.com

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Taken on August 1, 2009