|The beautiful fields at Graysmarsh U-pick Farm, Sequim WA|
|Blueberry bush laden with perfectly ripe berries!|
|Spread the berries out on a big baking tray to inspect carefully for smashed berries, stems, leaves, bugs etc.|
|TIP: To get the sorted berries from the tray into the colander for a rinse,|
use a pastry dough scraper, so you are not squeezing or crushing the fruit.
|Seeds, squishies and leaves picked out.|
|From the colander, spread washed berries onto a tea towel. I love these ones from IKEA.|
TIP: Use the towel to pick up and pour the berries into a container for bagging. Again, no squeezing or bruising of the berries like you get if you try to grab them up with your hands.
|TIP: I use this narrow, shallow container to transfer the berries into freezer bags.|
I end up with many fewer berries on the floor this way!