17 Aug

Guess what’s in season? Blueberries! The wild kind. There are a couple of places in Anchorage that are pretty famous for going, but given the local population the berries were few and far between. I spent about 4 hours and got about 3/4 of a cup. Sad! Pathetic! Although, still a nice day. 

Fireweed on its last legs…


Watermelon berries…I think. So I didn’t try, no need to poison myself!

Watermelon berries

Only three blueberries on this plant…geesh!

tiny blueberries

Moose turds (everywhere!)….

Moose turds

A view from the berry picking area (or “attempted” berry picking area!) which makes the lack of success worthwhile….


So, because I am pretty keen to get blueberries this year, I read about a place a two hour drive from Anchorage. Was it worth the drive? YOU BET!

Notice all the blueberries on the bush below. 

Lots of blueberries

This whole area was thick with blueberry bushes. So many it was hard to even know where to start picking. It was amazing!


And despite the rain the area is beautiful.

Sheep mountain

In two hours we managed to pick two quarts each of tart and heavily perfumed wild blueberries.

quart of blueberries

We’re combing our harvest and making jam tomorrow. Stay tuned for more…I’m planning on going again this week. It’s too good to resist!


2 Responses to “Blueberries…blueberries….blueberries”

  1. Allison Stusse August 17, 2014 at 6:23 pm #

    yum, that is definitely one of the things I miss about NC

  2. Grapenuts in AK August 17, 2014 at 7:15 pm #

    You should come to AK just for this. 🙂 Way better than NC blueberries (and healthier too :)).

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