Moorhead’s Blueberry Farm is open for business Summer time is here, and this means fun in the sun, pools, popsicles, and fresh, delicious seasonal fruit. It is blueberry season, and Moorhead’s Blueberry Farm is a great place to spend some time with the family while picking the freshest blueberries around. Located in Conroe, Moorhead’s is just a short drive away. Buckets are provided, and everyone simply grabs one and starts picking. No pesticides are ever used at Moorhead’s. Restrooms and nicely shaded picnic areas are conveniently located, and snow cones and cold drinks are available for sale as well. The Moorhead Blueberry Farm is a family-run enterprise. Sid Moorhead has run the farm for the past nineteen years. “My dad started this as a hobby over thirty years ago,” he said. “At first people did not want to come because they felt guilty taking the blueberries, but once he started charging, they came back.” There is no fee to get in, and the blueberries are only $1.50 per pound. The farm consists of 15 acres, with over 20 varieties of blueberries. It is the first commercial blueberry farm in Texas. Blueberry season runs from late May or early June through about mid-July, varying slightly year by year. Once home, enjoy your fresh blueberries with cream, on cereal, in muffins, jams, pies, cobblers, pancakes, yogurt, or of course just by themselves. Pick up a list of blueberry recipes provided by Moorhead’s. Blueberries are an excellent source of antioxidants, iron, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, and are naturally low calories so you can have fun picking them, and you can feel good about eating them as a healthy snack as well. Moorhead encourages guests to eat them right off the vine. “We don’t use pesticides, so eat all you want. We only weigh what’s in the bucket, not yourselves,” he jokes. There is still plenty of time to get the freshest picks, so pack up the family and head to Moorhead’s for a fun, relaxing time. Moorhead’s is located in Conroe, at 19531 Moorhead Rd, 77302. Call them at 281-572-1265, or toll free at 888-702-0622. Visit their Web site at www.moorheadsblueberryfarm.com. During the season, they are open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Berries are $1.50/pound. This story was first published in the June 17, 2009 issue of The Tribune. Photo: Ian (L) and Keith Miller enjoy a day of blueberry picking with their mom Julie.

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