Memorial Weekend U Pick at Maassen’s Berry Patch

Looking for some great way to spend your Memorial Weekend in Southwest Florida? Come over to Maassen’s Berry Patch for a day of blueberry picking and tasting.

Our patch is open for U-pick May 27th and 28th, from 8am to 5pm to all blueberry fans.

Our prices are $3.00 per pound U-pick$4.50 per pound if we pick. We’ll provide picking buckets, so all you need to bring is a container to take the blueberries home.

We are located in the beautiful town of Arcadia, Florida, at 3440 NW Pearce St. There is plenty of parking space and a picnic table you can use if you wish to have lunch or taste a few of the berries before you take them home.

Don’t forget to bring comfortable clothes, good shoes and sunblock.

We are in the last stretch of blueberry season so take advantage of the great weather and  get your little piece of blue heaven while it last!

Frozen Blueberry Pie for Memorial Weekend

After two weekends devoted to blueberry picking, we decided to treat ourselves with a piece of scrumptious frozen blueberry pie. The Maassen’s love this recipe because: a) is easy as pie! b) it has blueberries in it, and c) it’s a great dessert to have when the heat is on.

Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Frozen blueberry pie

Mix:

¼ c sugar

¼ t salt

1 T flour

¼ c light corn syrup

1 egg

1 ¼ c coconut

¼ c pecans

Cook pie crust at 400 degrees for 5 minutes.

Spread above mixture in and up sides of pie shell.

Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.

While pie shell is cooling…

Mix:

1 ½ c frozen blueberries (cut  or minced in small pieces)

2/3 c sugar

1 container of cool whip

Put mixture in cooled pie shell and place in freezer several hours before serving.

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Get your Blueberries May 20th-21th

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Our first group of blueberry pickers arrive bright an early at the patch today. We had tons of family fun running across the rows of blueberry bushes, picking the best berries and eating an early morning sweet treat.

We would like to invite you to come again to Maassen’s Berry Patch to get a taste of the best blueberries in all Arcadia, FL. Our patch is open for U-pick May 20th and 21th, from 8am to 5pm to all blueberry fans.

Our prices are $3.00 per pound U-pick$4.50 per pound if we pick. We’ll provide picking buckets, so all you need to bring is a container to take the blueberries home.

We are located in the beautiful town of Arcadia, Florida, at 3440 NW Pearce St. There is plenty of parking space and a picnic table you can use if you wish to have lunch or taste a few of the berries before you take them home.

Don’t forget to bring comfortable clothes, good shoes and sunblock.

We look forward to meeting you and sharing our crop with you!

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That’s what we call getting your dollar’s worth of blueberries!

Blueberry-Banana Smoothie

First U-Pick event at the Patch went amazing… Lots of old friends and new came to check out our 2016 berries and they left with buckets full of little blue goblets of joy.

So much time out in the Florida sun left us a bit dehydrated, so when we went back home it was Smoothie time!

Here is a great blueberry-banana smoothie recipe from Whole Foods Market, to quench your thirst and load you up with antioxidants:

Ingredients: 
  • 1 fresh or frozen banana, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
  • 6 ounces nonfat plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup skim milk or unsweetened soymilk, ricemilk or almondmilk
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes, (optional)
Directions:
Put all ingredients into a blender and purée until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.
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Get your Blueberries May 13th-14th!

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Maassen’s Berry Patch invites you to the first U-Pick event of the 2016 Blueberry Season. We’ll be opening the doors of our patch May 13th and 14th, from 8am to 5pm to all blueberry fans.

Our prices are $3.00 per pound U-pick, $4.50 per pound if we pick. We’ll provide picking buckets, so all you need to bring is a container to take the blueberries home.

We are located in the beautiful town of Arcadia, Florida, at 3440 NW Pearce St. There is plenty of parking space and a picnic table you can use if you wish to have lunch or taste a few of the berries before you take them home.

Don’t forget to bring comfortable clothes, good shoes and sunblock.

We look forward to meeting you and sharing the best blueberries in all Southwest Florida with you!

 

 

Blueberry Pound Cake

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Blueberry Pound Cake

We are days away from our big U-Pick event at Maassen’s Berry Patch, so we wanted to share the best way to use our delicious Blueberries. First up… Dessert! A good friend of our Berry Patch recently shared this amazing blueberry pound cake recipe from Allrecipes.com.

We got to taste it… and the only thing we can say is that it did not last very long in our kitchen counter.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter

¼ cup white sugar

2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup butter

2 cups white sugar

4 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups fresh blueberries

¼ cup all-purpose flour

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 10 inch tube pan with 2 tablespoons butter. Sprinkle pan with ¼ cup sugar. Mix together 2 ¾ cups flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup butter and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Gradually beat in the flour mixture. Dredge blueberries with remaining ¼ cup flour, then fold into batter. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 70 to 80 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

If you don’t feel like baking right after a weekend of fresh blueberry picking at our Arcadia farm, frozen blueberries will also do the trick.

Enjoy!

U-Pick Season is here!

Come out to Arcadia on the last two weekends of May to taste the most delicious blueberries in all Southwest Florida. Maassen’s Berry Patch will be hosting blueberry U-Pick events on May 20-21 and May 27-28 from 8:00am to 5:00pm

We’ll be selling our blueberries at $3.00 per pound u-pick, $4.50 per pound when we pick for you.

We are at 3440 NW Pearce St. Arcadia, FL

There is ample parking space and a picnic table in case you want to bring lunch and eat at the patch.

Come on over and get a piece of our blue heaven!