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Kick Off Blueberry Picking Season at K & S Blueberry Hill!

July 2, 2024

 

Dive into Summer with a Family Adventure at K & S Blueberry Hill!

As summer blossoms, there's no better way to celebrate the season than by heading out for a family adventure at the start of blueberry picking season. Nestled in the heart of Littleport, IA, the beloved K & S Blueberry Hill invites you to kick off the season with the joy of picking your own blueberries.

Every Saturday in July, Keith and Sandy open their picturesque pick-your-own blueberry patch to families eager for a delightful day out. With the season just beginning, now’s the perfect time to grab your sunscreen, hats, and cash (cards aren't accepted) and head to the farm for a memorable day of berry picking.


Discover the Joy of Blueberry Picking

At K & S Blueberry Hill, picking blueberries is more than just a chore—it’s an experience. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be greeted by Keith and Sandy’s warm smiles and infectious enthusiasm for their blueberries. They’re always eager to share their love and knowledge of these delicious berries.

The real adventure begins as you step into the expansive blueberry patch. With rows of bushes stretching into the horizon, both kids and adults will find endless joy in searching for the biggest and juiciest berries. Children, in particular, will love the freedom to roam and explore, baskets in hand, as they hunt for their perfect berries. Watching their faces light up with pride and excitement when they find that ideal blueberry is a moment to treasure.


Friendly Competition

For our family, a friendly competition among siblings always unfolds. Each child strives to outdo the other, vying for the title of "Picker of the Biggest Berry." This spirited contest only adds to the excitement of the day and encourages children to develop their hand-eye coordination and patience. Remember, though, the berries may be small, but the baskets are larger than they appear, so it’s best for the adults to be ready to lend a lot of helping hands.


Exploring the Berry Varieties

K & S Blueberry Hill offers a delightful array of blueberry varieties to explore. From the classic Bluecrop to the sweet and flavorful Northland, there’s a berry to suit every taste. The Earliblue is perfect for those who enjoy early-season harvests, while the Bluejay provides a burst of flavor that will leave your taste buds tingling with delight. Take your time to sample the different types, savoring the unique characteristics of each variety. Keith and Sandy encourage you to taste as you pick, too!


Sharing the Blueberry Love

Keith and Sandy’s love for blueberries extends beyond the picking experience. They generously share their favorite blueberry recipes through a handy brochure you’ll receive when you check out. From delectable blueberry cobbler you make in your crock pot to scrumptious pie and yummy coffee cake, these recipes will inspire you to bring the goodness of blueberries into your kitchen.



Practical Tips for Your Visit

To ensure your family outing goes smoothly, keep in mind these essential tips:

  • Pack Essentials: Don’t forget to bring sunscreen and hats, as there’s minimal shade available in the blueberry patch (and lots of flies, so roll up your car windows!).
  • Bring Cash: The cost is around $20 per basket to pick your own blueberries. Also, bring a few extra bucks for the basket, which you’re encouraged to save and bring back to reuse next year.
  • Patience is Key: Be patient with the young ones as they pick; the experience is about making memories and enjoying the process, not just the end result.
  • Chat with the Owners: Take a moment to chat with Keith and Sandy; their passion for blueberries is contagious, and you might pick up some useful tips.


Make a Day of It

A trip to K & S Blueberry Hill is not just a simple berry-picking excursion; it’s an opportunity for families to bond, make memories, and enjoy the beauty of nature together. The chance to savor the sweet and juicy blueberries right off the bush is an experience that will stay with your kids for years to come. So, pack your bags, gather your loved ones, and head to Littleport, IA, for an unforgettable adventure as the blueberry season begins.

Remember, it’s not just about the blueberries; it’s about the love, laughter, and joy that permeate the air at K & S Blueberry Hill, making it a perfect weekend destination for families eager to start their summer on a delightful note.

For an added bonus, Littleport is about 8 miles from Elkader, a great stop before or after berry picking for lunch, coffee, or shopping. We highly recommend The Brim Coffeehouse for food and drinks!


Directions to K & S Blueberry Hill

  • Address: 1234 Blueberry Lane, Littleport, IA 52043
  • GPS Coordinates: 42.9736° N, 91.2547° W
  • From Elkader:
  • Head north on IA-13 N toward Main St for about 2 miles.
  • Turn left onto Golden Ave and continue for 3 miles.
  • Turn right onto Blueberry Lane; K & S Blueberry Hill will be on your right.


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