Directions for Freezing Blueberries

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruits I’ve found to freeze. They hold up well in the freezer without losing too much flavor or color. My sons eat them like candy right out of the freezer.

Blueberries freeze the very best if they are left unwashed. This keeps the bloom intact, and this light colored, dusty coating is the blueberry’s natural protection, preserving the fruit. Simply rinse frozen berries quickly before use if desired.

  1. Go through berries, picking out any leaves, blossoms, or mushy berries.
  2. Spread berries in a single layer in cookie sheets.
  3. Freeze until solid.
  4. Pour frozen berries into freezer bags or containers. I’ve found Ziploc freezer bags to work the best.

If you really want to wash your berries before you freeze them, you would want to wash them, drain them in a colander, and let them air dry on paper towels before you begin Step 2 above.

Also, if your berries are really clean and dry after you pick them, you can skip the first three steps above, and just put them directly into the Ziplocs. Just make sure there are no leaves or stems!

Our COVID-19 Response

Dear Customers, as you may have anticipated, there will be a few changes this season . . .

Hours of Operation

  • 10-6, Tuesday through Sunday. We will be closed Mondays for the time being.

Staying Safe

  • In order to comply with the Department of Health’s statewide face covering order, we would like to politely request that you wear a fabric face covering/mask and social distance when you visit us. The guidance reads: all individuals should wear a face-covering in any indoor public setting or when outdoors and unable to maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water before you begin picking, and before you leave (we have 2 handwashing stations).
  • Please keep your children with you in the field to help with social distancing.
  • If you are an at-risk individual, we now offer curbside pickup. Place your We-Pick order at https://www.breckenridgeblueberries.com/orders/ and then call 360-220-4102 or email to arrange a time/date for pick up.
  • You may keep your dog in your car or the parking area, but please do not bring them into the field.

Other Changes

  • We will accept the following forms of payment: cash (preferred), check, and card.
  • We will be selling Probably Shouldn’t Distillery face masks and hand sanitizer – all proceeds go toward making and donating hand sanitizer.
  • We won’t have a water cooler to refill water bottles this season, but will have bottles of water for sale.

Finally, we realize that these are really bizarre times. Please be patient and respectful to our staff and to your fellow customers. We are doing our best to keep everyone as safe as possible, and also still allow everyone to enjoy some semblance of a relaxing U-Pick experience.

See you all soon!

Mariah, Shawn, Owen and Bo