What better way to share our spectacular blueberries than with a Blueberry Bash. Join us on Saturday and Sunday, July 11th and 12th from 10am to 5pm as we celebrate “everything blueberry.” Wander through our Pick-Your-Own blueberry bushes and enjoy the sight and scent of these fabulous berries. Because blueberries grow on bushes, they are easily accessible to all.
You’ll know which berries are ready for picking by their appearance. The choicest berries are firm, plump, dark blue, and covered with a frosty sheen. The natural sheen gives blueberries a just-picked “bloom” that people find so attractive and appetizing. Green or reddish berries are not yet ripe. Unlike some other fruits, blueberries only ripen when left on the bush. So, pass over the unripe berries to give them some additional time to mature. For your convenience, the Farm Store has special picking baskets for you to use.
After you’ve picked your blueberries, relax and enjoy some country music. Music on Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 4 each day, Enjoy Magnolia Street Swing Band on Saturday and Swinging Dixie on Sunday. Hop on one of our tractor-drawn wagons for a ride through our lush orchards and fields planted with summer crops. This is part of what makes Terhune Orchards such a special place. Pony rides, music, children's games in the barnyard and entertainment are available for the children.
Enjoy a puppet show presented by Tuckers' Tales Puppet Theatre on Saturday and Sunday 12:00 and 1:30pm each day. Suitable for ages 3 to adult. This years show is St. George and the Dragon.
Blueberry Bash Bake-off
Get in the spirit by entering your favorite blueberry recipe in the juried Blueberry Bash Bake-off. (see Entry Details ). Of course, the not-so-secret ingredient in every entry will be blueberries! Susan Yeske, Food Editor for the Trenton Times, will be judging the entries. The prizewinners will receive a Terhune Orchards Gift Certificate good for any purchase in the Farm Store. Watch for the winning recipe in a future edition of Terhune Orchards News.
Blueberry Bash Buffet
When hunger strikes, visit Pam Mount’s Blueberry Bash “Buffet.” Lots of tasty blueberry treats–great for lunch or a quick snack. Try our Blueberry-Apple Crisp, Blueberry drinks, Blueberry Muffins, Blueberry Cobbler, Blueberry jam, and Blueberry Salsa.
Parking is available at Terhune Orchards. Admission is $5.00 (children under 3 are free). Admission fee includes wagonrides, pedal tractors, barnyard of animals, music, play tractors, puppet shows and children games. (Additional activites available for additional cost)