The Best of Blueberry Season, Right in Your Kitchen
Pick seasonal blueberries like a pro.
Blueberry lovers wait all year for peak season, and when it comes, the pressure is on to pick the best berries and use every last one. On average, blueberry season stretches from mid-June to mid-August, depending on the region. But no matter whether you’re picking your own or buying them at the farmers market, look for blueberries with a slight shimmery coating, which helps prevent deterioration, and avoid soft or mushy fruits. Once home, keep them in the refrigerator, unwashed, for up to two weeks. Find more insider picking tips below, then make the most of farm-fresh blueberries with our favorite recipes for compotes, muffins, salads and more.