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Blueberry Picking in Northwest Indiana

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While picking fruit may sound like a chore to some, I have always enjoyed my family’s annual trip to the blueberry orchard.  There is nothing quite as satisfying as seeing my empty coffee can slowly fill with the blue berries.  Of course, they all don’t end up in the bucket, but hopefully the cashiers don’t notice my blue mouth.

Blueberry farms in Northwest Indiana generally allow visitors to pick their own blueberries from early July until around Labor Day.

Below are three of our favorite farms.  Of course, it is always a good idea to call first in order to make sure the blueberries are plentiful and to check pricing information.

Stateline Blueberries
Address: 9957 North Frontage Road, Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone Number: (219) 874-7721
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8AM-6PM, Sat-Sun: 7AM-6PM
Websitehttp://www.statelineblueberries.com
GPS Coordinates: 41.750376, -86.760586

 

Blueberries of Indiana
Address: 2388 W. 1000 North, LaPorte, IN  46350
Phone Number: (219) 326-8686
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8AM-6PM
Websitehttp://www.blueberriesofindiana.com
GPS Coordinates:  41.748431, -86.746624

 

Billy Boy’s Blueberry Barn
Address: 650 Freyer Road, Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone Number: (219) 872-7477
Hours: Wed-Mon: 8:30AM – 6PM
Websitehttp://www.billyboysblueberrybarn.com/
GPS Coordinates: 41.739642, -86.833080

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The Fruit Kingdom

The Kingdom of Fruit

Taiwan has occasionally been called the Fruit Kingdom. Most varieties of the stuff can be grown on this small island we call home. Taiwan produces bananas, mangoes, guavas, pineapples, peaches, strawberries, starfruits, jujubes, bell fruits, litchis, and pomelos among others.

The picture above shows a common fruit stand selling cut fruit. This one is in a night market, but people randomly sell cut and whole fruit on most streets. There are also many 24 hour stores that sell whole fruit. Be aware, though, that you will only be able to buy fruit that is currently in season. (For example, don’t look for mangoes in the winter.)

In Kaohsiung, we are blessed to be near many fruit farms. This drives down the price of fresh fruit. For one small bag of fresh fruit, we usually pay no more than $1 US. If you are in southern Taiwan, don’t miss out on gorging yourself on sweet delicious fruit daily.

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May 7, 2013 · 9:22 am