The local blueberry season is upon us. Fat, high-bush blueberries have appeared at farms in the Pioneer Valley, luring buyers with the promise of pies, muffins and extra-delicious cereal.
At Quonquont Farm in Whately, the blueberries have their own festival. On Sunday, July 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Quonquont Farm will honor these blue gems for the second year with a variety of activities including a bake-off.
Leslie Harris, farm manager, recently explained what inspired the festival.
“We came up with the idea because we wanted to invite more people to enjoy our farm through more seasons. Apple season is very popular. Peaches speak for themselves,” she observed.
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