Monday, August 24, 2009

My Blueberry Nights - A Vermont Summertime Experience

Last Tuesday, Nick and I were in the mood for a picnic, live music, and some blueberries. The logical choice was to head out to Owl's Head Farm.

At Owl's Head Farm in Richmond Vermont you can pick your own blueberries while enjoying live entertainment on selected Tuesday and Thursday evenings during the 2009 blueberry harvest season. Entertainment is complimentary with a 2 quart minimum purchase per person prior to entering the fields on music nights.

On our way, we swung by On the Rise Bakery in Richmond to pick up some fresh bread for our blueberry picnic. Along with the fresh bread we had an heirloom tomato pasta salad, chilled Prosecco and for dessert, of course, blueberries.

It was a hot August evening, and we started out the evening with a 10 minute refreshing light rain which helped to cool things down. Our patience was rewarded with a beautiful rainbow (the picture doesn't do it justice).

After picking our blueberries, we spread out our blanket and enjoyed the "fruits" of our labor while listening to Full Circle, a live recorder ensemble, adding a bit of medieval flair to our little feast. We stayed to watch the sun set over the mountains. A great ending to a unique Vermont summertime experience.

The blueberry season is winding down and this Saturday is the last day of picking at Owl's Head Farm so if you want some blueberries and great live music, go soon or you will have to wait until next year! Give them a call for current picking conditions.

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