so i recently went blueberry picking at black river organics! i had never been before and i can't wait to go again next year. michael and i woke up bright and early to beat the crowds as it's nearing the end of the season and it was just us and old couple for the first hour. once it got to be around 1030 though, the place was filled! we walked away with a little over 10lbs and then scooted off to the lakewood art's festival where we were sharing a booth. get your cupcakes & messenger bags! hey, it works.
after the long day finished we sorted our blueberries & made some jam! admittedly neither of us really like blueberry jam, but we made some nonetheless. we kept the majority of the berries frozen for later snacking. for our jam recipe, we really try not to use any sort of thickening agents and just cooked it for a long time with a little bit of sugar. the jam ended up being a bit thicker than we wanted, we were hoping for more of a syrup for pancakes, but i'm happy with the result. i ended up using the jam as a garnish on these lovely blueberry cupcakes i sent off to the sweet spot the following friday :)