About the Blueberry | Hours of Operation | Directions
Berry picking is generally from mid-July to mid-September; come and enjoy a few hours of peace and quiet at our farm. Books and products are available year-round. See our Products page for more details.
About the Blueberry
Blueberries - delicious and nutritious - are truly one of nature’s miracle foods. Blueberries are high in antioxidants and other compounds that help prevent heart disease and cancer, help brain and memory functions, and slow the effects of aging.
Antioxidants are proven to fight effectively against certain types of cancer, and when it comes to fruits containing antioxidants, blueberries are the "leader of the pack" according to Ron Prior of Tufts University Human Nutrition Research Center. In studies done at Tufts University, the blueberry consistently outscored other fruits and vegetables in antioxidant activity. The type of antioxidants found in blueberries have a different chemical structure compared with other common antioxidants such as Vitamin C. This makes the blueberry antioxidant three to four times more potent.
For helping memory and fighting the effects of aging, it was also noted in a recent Time magazine article that “When fed blueberry extract for nine weeks, elderly rats outperformed a control group at such tasks as navigating mazes and balancing on rotating logs. And when aging rats ate a blueberry-enriched diet for four months, they performed as well in memory tests as younger rats.”
For more information on nutrition and health studies related to blueberries, http://www.blueberry.org/.
Blueberries are nutritious, but we also love them because they're so delicious! Click on the following link to find some delicious blueberry recipes:
Pastry Wiz Blueberry Recipes - muffins and rolls
Hours of Operation/Season
Russell Farms will be open for berry picking during the week after July 4th, and we are still selling plants, Watkins products, gardening supplies, and books.
Our regular season hours:
July 4th through Labor Day:
Monday - Sunday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m
Please call (989) 781-2859 to verify hours, or e-mail us at email@example.com.