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I've been waking up in a cold sweat for about a month and a half now, wondering just how enormous 30 pounds of frozen blueberries would be, and how I was going to get them into my freezer. I've been eating all kinds of old frozen food as fast as I can, trying to clear some space!

Well, slashbike made his delivery run down I-5 today (for those of you who saw his blueberries for-sale thread). It was a nice easy meet at the Des Moines Park and Ride for me, though I did see a few other WaGuns deplorables while I was there, so that was a little creepy.

But, to my relief, 30 pounds really isn't THAT much. Bananas included for scale. :bigsmile: The box is 15"L x 11"W x 8.5"H.

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That big blue bag is stuffed into my freezer at the moment, but I'll be getting to work here shortly so I'll add to this thread as I get some of them processed.

Check out their Facebook page, there are a couple of cool videos showing the machine picker, and the de-stemming machine: https://www.facebook.com/eastviewblueberryfarm/.

I've got a lot of food prep in front of me, but I'm excited! Chime in if you got some too, and what you're doing with them.

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Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:30 am
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I picked up my blueberries at 8:30 and was eating a HUGE blueberry pancake by 9:30.
So far I’ve portioned out five, 2lbs containers to give to family.
Just got back from the store. Had to buy a muffin pan.
Hey MadPick. I apologize for not saying hi. I thought I recognized you there.
I was the guy in the white Toyota Tacoma and WaGuns hat.
I’m sorta antisocial :peep:

( I’m having issues posting photos. Postimager. I’ll share some when I figure out what’s going on)


Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:59 pm
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Hey MadPick. I apologize for not saying hi. I thought I recognized you there.
I was the guy in the white Toyota Tacoma and WaGuns hat.


Aha! You were the other deplorable that was there, in addition to L_O_G and Rutilate! :ROFLMAO: Yes, I saw you, and I'll take an antisocial hit too. :thumbsup2:

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I wonder what they would be like dehydrated, a good snack? :popcorn:

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usrifle wrote:
I wonder what they would be like dehydrated, a good snack? :popcorn:


They smell so damned good while cooking that I think it's unlikely that any will make it to the dehydrated stage. :bigsmile:

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Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:07 pm
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MadPick wrote:
usrifle wrote:
I wonder what they would be like dehydrated, a good snack? :popcorn:


They smell so damned good while cooking that I think it's unlikely that any will make it to the dehydrated stage. :bigsmile:


So what are you making? :popcorn:

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We got 60lbs this morning.

Thanks again!


Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:22 pm
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These are really, really good. Big and sweet.

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We got 60lbs this morning.


Bastard. My only regret is that I sold my second box to Rutilate. :frust:

usrifle wrote:
So what are you making? :popcorn:


Well, a small amount went towards this:

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Start with a quart jar. Add two cups of vodka and one cup of sugar, shake to dissolve. Top it up with blueberries (maybe 2 cups?). Apparently the next step is to let it sit for a couple of months, shaking/turning occasionally.

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P.S. There's an empty vodka bottle that didn't make it into the pic. icon_eek

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MadPick wrote:
These are really, really good. Big and sweet.

Old Growth wrote:
We got 60lbs this morning.


Bastard. My only regret is that I sold my second box to Rutilate. :frust:

usrifle wrote:
So what are you making? :popcorn:


Well, a small amount went towards this:

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Start with a quart jar. Add two cups of vodka and one cup of sugar, shake to dissolve. Top it up with blueberries (maybe 2 cups?). Apparently the next step is to let it sit for a couple of months, shaking/turning occasionally.



That looks deelish!! :bigsmile:


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Well, I've made it through all of the blueberries (more details to come as they all get finished up), and it turns out that I vastly overestimated my need for lemons.

Now I have 11.5 lemons and almost a liter of vodka. This may require more research . . . I have a feeling that there may be a solution to this problem.

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MadPick wrote:
Well, I've made it through all of the blueberries (more details to come as they all get finished up), and it turns out that I vastly overestimated my need for lemons.

Now I have 11.5 lemons and almost a liter of vodka. This may require more research . . . I have a feeling that there may be a solution to this problem.


Oh there is............

Nice work!

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Pablo, you were right! :thumbsup2:

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Stuff lemon quarters (about 3 lemons, maybe a little more) into a quart jar. Fill with vodka. Add two tablespoons sugar. Give it a shake, let it sit for a week-ish. So they say.

I still have a little vodka and three lemons left, but I think I can deal with that!

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MadPick wrote:
Pablo, you were right! :thumbsup2:

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Stuff lemon quarters (about 3 lemons, maybe a little more) into a quart jar. Fill with vodka. Add two tablespoons sugar. Give it a shake, let it sit for a week-ish. So they say.

I still have a little vodka and three lemons left, but I think I can deal with that!


Which guy didn't want a LIKE button?

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I did the same with some berries and vodka, and also busted out 5 jars of jam today. Going to make more in a few weeks


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