Thursday, June 18, 2009
Grab a basket and pluck your own at Champion U-Pick, which specializes in blueberries.
60 Cherry St., Whiting, N.J., 732-350-4467
EMERY'S ORGANIC BLUEBERRY FARM
Find farm animals, blueberry treats (ice cream, doughnuts, pies, muffins, etc.) and no chemicals at Emery's Organic Blueberry Farm.
346 Long Swamp Rd., New Egypt, N.J., 609-758-8514, http://www.emerysfarm.com TOOTIES DINER & ICE CREAM PARLOR
Tooties Diner & Ice Cream Parlor dresses up sundaes, pancakes and biscuits with the berry.
46 Main St., New Egypt, N.J., 609-758-9861
Even berries have birthplaces: The cultivated blue fruit traces its roots to Whitesbog Village.
120-34 Whites Bogs Rd., Browns Mills, N.J., 609-893-4646, http://www.whitesbog.org CONTE FARMS
At Conte Farms, pickers are transported to the field by tractor.
299 Flyatt Rd., Tabernacle, N.J., 609-268-1010.
For berries you can wear and display, stop by Blueberry Factory, which sells art, clothing and trinkets inspired by the fruit.
218 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, N.J., 609-561-1300, http://www.blueberryfactory.com ATLANTIC BLUEBERRY CO.
Get 'em fresh or frozen at the Atlantic Blueberry Co., run by the Galletta brothers, who have been in the blueberry biz since the 1930s .
7201 Weymouth Rd., Hammonton, N.J., 609-561-8600, http://www.atlanticblueberry.com