Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Picking Blackberries at Vollmer Farm

We spent a very HOT afternoon this past Sunday picking blackberries at Vollmer Farm in Bunn, NC.

Like their strawberries, Vollmer's blackberries are organically-grown.


Ashleigh picking some blackberries

Reed with his bucket

Clayton decided to find some shade

A dragonfly amongst the berries

Our blackberries

After we finished picking berries, we headed back up to the market building where the kids had fun playing in this old airplane.

We also cooled down with a treat from the homemade ice cream shop - the Wildcat Whopper!  Two bananas, 7 scoops of homemade ice cream, 5 toppings, whip cream and sprinkles!


Clayton playing a game of checkers with Daddy on the front porch.

Just a swingin'!

We're looking forward to going back in a few weeks to pick blueberries and maybe some more blackberries.

I'm sharing our blackberry fun with:


  1. What sweet images. I can't wait to pick blackberries. Looks like y'all had a great day.

  2. Those blackberries look great! I love pyo farms!!!!

  3. Hi!
    Looks like you all had fun. The ice cream looks delicious. Have a great day!

    Sherrie's Stuff

  4. Looks like the perfect day Mary Ellen. Your pictures were stunning! Any recipes for blackberries??

  5. Kim,

    I froze some of the blackberries for smoothies and jam later. But tonight, I'm going to try this recipe for Clafouti. The recipe uses cherries, but I don't see why blackberries wouldn't work. Guess I'll see tonight!

    Mary Ellen

  6. That looks like the perfect summer day! And I love that you got to go to an organic farm. How neat! Looks like your crew had lots of fun. It's heartwarming to see children having so much fun with the simple things in life. Thank you for sharing with us.

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday...


    Sheila :-)

  7. Hi Mary Ellen,

    Your blog is beautiful. Love the pics of the berries, my mouth is watering! Nice to meet you. Blessings!

  8. Sonds like a fun day! Wow, that wildcat whopper looks and sounds delicious!

  9. Sounds like a fabulous day! Great shots capturing the day.