Sunday, August 1, 2010
Blueberry Picking in South Haven
Are you coming to the National Blueberry Festival in South Haven this year? This 47th annual affair runs from Aug 12-15. Besides the traditional blueberry pancakes and bake-offs, there is a fish boil, a 5k run, an art show, lots of free concerts and gorgeous sunsets out by the lighthouse pier. The blueberries are ripe for picking now. The DeGrandchamp Farm with its 130 acres has been family operated since 1958. It opens at 8am and you can pick your own for a dollar fifty a pound. Heavenly! Michigan is the nation's leader in highbush blueberry production, producing nearly 500 million pounds a year. That's a lot of blueberries, baby!