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Blueberries and Bluegrass at a Owls Head Farm

Ever since I moved back to Vermont nearly six years ago, Owl’s Head Blueberry Farm has been on my list of places to visit. Located in Richmond, the farm offers blueberry picking seven days a week in July and August.

One of the things that makes Owls Head Farm so special is the live music guests can enjoy while blueberry picking on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

After work on Tuesday, Dave and I picked four quarts of blueberries listening to Doug Perkins play bluegrass music on a small stage just beyond the rows of bushes.  Near the stage, people relaxed on picnic blankets enjoying wine and cheese while soaking up views of the hillsides of eastern Chittenden County. It was, without a doubt, a perfect summer evening.

Owl’s Head Farm just gave me one more reason to love Vermont. And blueberries.

Categories:
blueberry picking, Chittenden County, Farms, Food & Drink, Richmond, Scenic, Summer, Travel Tips
7 Comments
  • From Beyond My Kitchen Window
    Posted at 14:43h, 08 August Reply

    What a happy night. There are so many wonderful recipes for blueberries. Of course just in a bowl of cheerios is good too.

  • Erica Houskeeper
    Posted at 15:22h, 08 August Reply

    Hi Susan – I was checking out recipes last night. But yes, cereal is always a good option! Hope you are having a great summer.

  • Margaret Ohrn
    Posted at 00:20h, 09 August Reply

    I’m so glad you posted this. I remember going to this farm years ago but couldn’t recall the name of it. I loved the combination of bluegrass music and berry picking.

  • Erica Houskeeper
    Posted at 00:45h, 09 August Reply

    Hi Margs – I am amazed it took us so long to visit the farm.What a beautiful spot!! You should go back one of these days.

  • Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes
    Posted at 02:09h, 11 August Reply

    Vermont is beautiful! Blueberry farms are the best. We were in Down East Maine recently and the wild Maine blueberries are amazing!

    I have a friend who lives in Richmond, VT, the next time I see her I’ll have to have her bring some of those delicious berries.

    Have you made any blueberry jam? It’s so easy and you’ll love the tase of summer love in a jar in January! If you haven’t tried canning/preserving I highly recommend it.

    Mary

  • Erica Houskeeper
    Posted at 12:38h, 11 August Reply

    Hi Mary- Maine sounds wonderful. I haven’t been there in ages. I will have to try making blueberry jam. Thanks for the tip!

  • Flights to Shanghai
    Posted at 11:49h, 02 October Reply

    It’s lovely to spend a wonderful evening in a nice place. I think it’s a perfect place to relax ourselves in a greenish surrounding.

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