Opening July 23!!

We will be opening Tuesday, the 23rd of July this year and look forward to what we hope is a nice long season.

Last year our harvest season lasted nearly 7 weeks and the year before that, six weeks. But, other years have been as short as 3 weeks, so come early and often to make sure you don’t miss season for what are (arguably) the area’s Largest and Sweetest berries.

Check out our tips for a good visit.

We look forward to seeing you at the Berry Ranch!

Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad

Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad
Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad

Salad Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped fine
  • 2 c fresh blueberries
  • 1 c pecans, roughly chopped
  • 2/3 c red onion, diced
  • 1/2 c blue cheese (or any soft cheese)

Dijon Vinaigrette Ingredients

  • 1/3 c olive oil
  • 3 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp prepared Dijon mustard
  • pinch each of salt and freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Season chicken breasts on both sides with salt and freshly ground pepper
  2. Heaet oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat
  3. Add chicken breasts and cook for about 4-5 minutes per side, just long enough to make sure there’s no pink inside
  4. Transfer chicken to a plate to cool for at least 5-10 minutes.  Chop into small bite-sized pieces
  5. In a large bowl, toss lettuce, onion, blueberries, cheese, vinaigrette and pecans together
  6. Add chicken to the top of the salad and serve immediately

 

as adapted from www.oregonblueberry.com

Balsamic Blueberry Mascarpone Crostinis

Balsamic Blueberry Mascarpone Crostinis
Balsamic Blueberry Mascarpone Crostinis

Toast Ingredients

  • 18 (1/4″ thick) baguette slices
  • 1 Tbs olive oil

Topping Ingredients

  • 12 Tbs mascarpone cheese
  • 1c fresh blueberries
  • 1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepepr
  • 2 Tbs thinly sliced basil leaves

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Brush bread slices with olive oil.  Arrange on a baking sheet and toast until just browned, 8-10 minutes with one turn
  3. In a skillet, heat blueberries, vinegar an sugar just until blueberrries are tender and a sauce forms, about 4-5 minutes.  Set aside and let cool
  4. Top toasts with about 2 tsp mascarpone each and sprinkle with salt and pepper
  5. Top with blueberry mixture and fresh basil

Grilled Chicken with Blueberry Relish

Grilled Chicken with Blueberry Relish
Grilled Chicken with Blueberry Relish

serves 4 hungry folks

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 c frozen blueberries
  • 2 Tbs fresh chopped rosemary, divided
  • 1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 c blueberry preserves or jam
  • 4 medium chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground

Instructions

  1. Combine frozen blueberries, half the rosemary, vinegar and preserves into a saucepan.
  2. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook over medium-low heat until slightly thickened, or about 20 minutes
  3. Crush the blueberies with the back of a large spoon and set aside.
  4. Preheat grill to high
  5. Drizzle olive oil over the chicken and season with salt and pepper
  6. Place on grill and cook until no pink is seen inside, about 7 minutes on each side, depending upon thickness
  7. Serve on a large plate and top with the blueberry relish and the remaining chopped rosemary

 

as adapted from www.oregonblueberry.com

Blueberry Sorbet

Blueberry Sorbet
Blueberry sorbet

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 6oz can frozen apple juice concentrate

Instructions

  1. In the mixing vessel of a food processor or blender, combine blueberries and apple juice concentrate.
  2. Whirl until liquified.
  3. Cover and freeze until firm around the edges, about 2 hours
  4. Use a heavy spoon to break the frozen mixture into pieces and put back into blender or food processor.
  5. Whirl again until smooth but not completely melted.
  6. Spoon into a 9″x5″ loaf pan
  7. Cover and freeze until firm

Serve within a few days.

 

as adapted from www.oregonblueberry.com