Locals: Pungo Blueberries and Blackberries (Save On Produce)

by Jana on August 2, 2013

Post image for Locals: Pungo Blueberries and Blackberries (Save On Produce)

One of the ways my family saves money on produce is to pick it ourselves. In the Hampton Roads area we have been able to pick strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and peaches.

Last weekend we ventured out to Pungo Blueberries and picked 9 lbs. of blackberries and 4 lbs. of blueberries. At just $1.95 a lb. this is a huge savings for our family. It also makes for some fun family memories too.

IMG_1206

There were a lot of blueberries on the vine and by next week they are going to be in abundance. There were also a TON of blackberries on the vine and made picking quick and easy. They tasted much better than any I have ever had from a grocery store. So we decided to stock up.

After picking way more blackberries than I had originally planned, I came home determined not to let any go to waste. So far I have frozen 3 cups, made 2 quarts of blackberry syrup, 1 cobbler, 1 gallon of blackberry lemonade, and canned 8 pints of jam. I still have about 3 cups left for the kiddos to eat throughout the week unless of course I find another recipe to try!

Total blackberry cost was just $18.00 and look how I have been able to preserve the berries so that they will last me throughout the year. A small jar of jam alone would cost at least $3.50 in the store.

If you are looking for ways to save money on produce this is the way to go!

I would recommend calling for picking conditions and hours before heading out there.

Pungo Blueberries Etc.
3477 Muddy Creek Road
Virginia Beach VA 23456
721-7434

  • Share This Post:
  • Share This Post on Facebook
  • Email this Post
  • Share this Post on Twitter
It is important to note that this blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorships, paid insertions, or other forms of compensation. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All opinions stated in this blog belong to its author and no one else. I will only endorse products, companies, and services that I have found worthy of my time and opinion. A Frugal Chick is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to www.amazon.com.


{ 1 comment }

  • Share This Post:
  • Share This Post on Facebook
  • Email this Post
  • Share this Post on Twitter
Lee August 3, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Would you please post the recipes?

Previous post:

Next post: