It’s that time of year again when the blueberries are ready for picking, and when it’s blueberry time, Hemlock is the place to go. I went picking at Brenske’s Blueberry farm my friend’s farm located at 17505 Roosevelt Rd between Brennan and Iva roads south west of Hemlock. (You can find their facebook page HERE) It’s best to go in the morning before it gets too hot out in the Michigan summer sunshine but the blueberries are delicious no matter what time of day you go.
The owner Ed will give you a bucket you can tie around your waist so you can have both hands free for picking. When you have picked what you wanted then you can weigh your berries on his old school made in Detroit scale. The blueberry bushes have been there for over 70 years and I can only imagine how many blueberry pies and pancakes have been made with blueberries from them over the years. They say blueberries are a superfood packed with antioxidants, I am not sure what that means but I think if you eat enough of them you will get some sort of superpower.
Late summer is the best time to get out to Hemlock and pick some blueberries. Afterward, I stopped at Farmers Home Tavern for a burger but that’s a post for a different day.
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