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
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.
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
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups fresh blueberries
¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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!